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The Producers


Bruce Robert Harris

Bruce Robert Harris
Producer

Dedicated to producing new, innovative and cutting-edge theater and special events, Mr. Harris is producer of the soon-to-open Broadway revival of the musical Pippin and his recent credits include the Pulitzer Prize-winning Clybourne Park which won this year’sTony Award for Best Play and the new Gershwin musical Nice Work If You Can Get It starring Matthew Broderick and Kelli O’Hara (10 Tony Award nominations). His other Broadway productions include Bonnie & Clyde (3 Tony Award nominations) andthe new Kander and Ebb musical The Scottsboro Boys, which received 12 Tony Award nominations; The Judy Show starring Judy Gold and Leslie Jordan's My Trip Down The Pink Carpet both Off Broadway; and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s By Jeeves and My Trip Down The Pink Carpet in London’s West End. He worked on Little Women, The Musical on Broadway and the pre-Broadway engagement of the new comedy Paper Doll. His production of the comic thriller, Bag Fulla Money, played a limited engagement in New York City. He is founding producer of GAYFEST NYC, a festival of new LGBT plays presented Off-Broadway with producing partner Jack W. Batman, benefiting the Harvey Milk High School. Harris was Associate Producer of the innovative theatre piece about empowerment and human potential, History of the Word. InJune 2005, he produced the Off-Broadway production of Charles Messina's The Great Divide, and with co-producer Douglas Leland, produced Harvey Fierstein’s Torch Song Trilogy, Mart Crowley’s The Boys in the Band, Terrence McNally’s The Ritz and Love! Valour! Compassion!, Paul Rudnick’s Jeffrey, Larry Kramer’s The Normal Heart, Howard Crabtree’s When Pigs Fly and the first New York City revival of William Finn and James Lapine’s A New Brain. For five years he produced The Elan Awards, showcasing developing choreographers while honoring well-known figures in the dance world. Honorees included Graciella Danielle, Jerry Mitchell, Ann Reinking, Lar Lubovitch, Rob Marshall and Susan Stroman. In November 2001, Mr. Harris co-produced a three-play showcase series to benefit the Fireman's 911 Relief Funds. That series included a new production of The Odd Couple (female version) by Neil Simon, a revival of his summer hit, Jeffrey (with a cast of 29) and a re-staged production of Love! Valour! Compassion! Mr. Harris also single handedly produced a star-studded gala performance of Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens directed by Bill Russell to benefit the Momentum AIDS Project, and co-produced its widely successful first American album. Mr. Harris holds a BFA from The Juilliard School of Music and for three years was Associate Producer at the White Plains Performing Arts Center. He is a graduate of the Commercial Theater Institute.

 

Bruce Robert Harris

Jack W. Batman
Producer

Since returning to the professional theatre in 2003, Jack has produced on Broadway: Pippin,  Clybourne Park (Tony Award for Best Play, Pulitzer Prize), Nice Work If You Can Get It (Tony Award nomination), Bonnie & Clyde (Drama Desk Award nomination), The Scottsboro Boys (Tony Award nomination), Enchanted April (Tony Award nomination). London: My Trip Down The Pink Carpet, By Jeeves. Off Broadway: The Judy Show (Outer Critics’ Circle Award nomination), My Trip Down the Pink Carpet (Drama League Award nomination), The Jesus Factor, Clean Alternatives (also Edinburgh Festival, Fringe First Award)and fourteen new plays and musicals for GAYFEST NYC (GLAAD Media Award nomination) which he produces with business partner, Bruce Robert Harris, to benefit the Harvey Milk High School. Regional Theatre (Executive Producer, White Plains Performing Arts Center): Man of La Mancha, Ragtime, Ain’t Misbehavin’, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Camelot, Oliver!, and the highly acclaimed production of A Little Night Music starring Penny Fuller and Mark Jacoby, directed by Sidney J. BurgoyneOther NYC: Evensong; Will the Circle Be Unbroken; Film Chinois (Los Angeles Ovation Award for Best New Play)and The Jesus Hickey (Ehrlich Award for a socially relevant new play). It was quite a decade. Jack began his career in the legendary William Morris Agency mailroom and then specialized in new film properties and film casting for director clients Stanley Kramer, Robert Mulligan and Sidney Lumet. After leaving WMA he worked as a theatre agent and later was Casting Director of over 200 plays and musicals for Broadway, national tours and regional theatres. Jack then joined a small team at Silver Screen Management, Inc. that administered an investment of over $1 billion and produced 75 films for the Walt Disney Company, Touchstone Pictures, IFI and HBO, including Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Pretty Woman, Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, Three Men and a Baby, Dick Tracy, Gandhi and The Killing Fields. For eight years he was Vice President of Chelsea Piers in NYC, a 30-acre sports and entertainment complex on Manhattan’s Hudson River, where he handled all the press and produced and directed twelve ice shows starring World and Olympic figure skating champions and 46 other major public events attended by over 450,000 people. Jack is a graduate of the Commercial Theater Institute.