Lincoln Center President Jed Bernstein to Host Reddit AMA, 3/11
Jed Bernstein, the new President of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts who assumed office in January, will take questions on Reddit as part of its popular Ask Me Anything (AMA) series. Bernstein will take and respond to questions about Lincoln Center in this special open-forum session on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 3:30 p.m., atreddit.com.
Lincoln Center, the world's leading performing arts center, represents the highest standards of excellence in symphonic, opera and chamber music, jazz, theater, dance, film and arts education. The 16 acre campus recently completed a $1.2 billion transformation, making it more open and accessible to the five million people who visit each year.
Jed Bernstein became the ninth president of Lincoln Center in January 2014. A native New Yorker with a lifetime passion for the arts, Bernstein has extensive experience in producing, arts administration and education, fundraising, and the use of digital platforms to expand the reach of the performing arts. Prior to assuming the Lincoln Center presidency he served for seven years as president of Above the Title Entertainment, a theater/television production company and marketing consultancy. As an independent Broadway producer, Bernstein received a Tony Award® for the revival of Hair, and most recently produced Driving Miss Daisy which had successful runs on Broadway, London's West End, and in Australia. From 2011 through 2013, he simultaneously played a central role in the financial and creative restructuring and renovation of the iconic Bucks County Playhouse, where he served as producing director. For 11 years, as president of Broadway League, Bernstein headed up Broadway's national trade association. His work on digital initiatives included the launches of the Internet Broadway Database, the number-one theatrical industry data resource, and TonyAwards.com the official website of the Tony Awards®. During his 15 years in the marketing and advertising industry, Bernstein led creative teams and worked closely with corporate clients such as IBM, American Express, and Seagrams on some of the most noteworthy, effective campaigns of recent times. Bernstein has a longstanding commitment to arts education, and taught and lectured for more than 20 years. Bernstein is a graduate of the Yale School of Management where he received an MBA, and the University of Pennsylvania.
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (LCPA) serves three primary roles: presenter of artistic programming, national leader in arts and education and community relations, and manager of the Lincoln Center campus. A presenter of more than 3,000 free and ticketed events, performances, tours, and educational activities annually, LCPA offers 15 series, festivals, and programs including American Songbook, Avery Fisher Artist Program, Great Performers, Lincoln Center Books, Lincoln Center Festival, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Midsummer Night Swing, Martin E. Segal Awards, Meet the Artist, Mostly Mozart Festival, Target Free Thursdays, and the White Light Festival, as well as the Emmy Award-winning Live From Lincoln Center, which airs nationally on PBS. As manager of the Lincoln Center campus, LCPA provides support and services for the Lincoln Center complex and its 11 resident organizations, which include the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, The Film Society of Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Juilliard School, Lincoln Center Theater, The Metropolitan Opera, New York City Ballet, New York Philharmonic, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, the School of American Ballet and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.