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Barry Weissler

 
Bio:
Barry Weissler (born 1939) is a theater producer who along with his wife Fran Weissler started a touring theatrical group, The National Theatre Company, which presented classic plays to High School, College and adult audiences with professional casts. After years of touring Shakespearean plays on ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Barry Weissler (born 1939) is a theater producer who along with his wife Fran Weissler started a touring theatrical group, The National Theatre Company, which presented classic plays to High School, College and adult audiences with professional casts. After years of touring Shakespearean plays on ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[Broadway, 2021] [Replacement]
Producer[Replacement]
 
[Broadway, 2016]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 2015]
Executive Producer
 
[Broadway, 2014]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 2013]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 2005]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 2000]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 1999]
Producer
 
[Off-Broadway, 1998]
Associate Producer
 
[West End, 1997]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 1996]
Producer
 
[Off-Broadway, 1996]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 1994]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 1993]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 1992]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 1990]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 1989]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 1987]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 1983]
Producer
 
[Off-Broadway, 1979]
Producer

Photos

Pamela Anderson and Barry Weissler Photo

Pamela Anderson and Barry Weissler

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03/23/2022
Pamela Anderson and Barry Weissler Photo

Pamela Anderson and Barry Weissler

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03/23/2022
Pamela Anderson and Barry Weissler Photo

Pamela Anderson and Barry Weissler

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03/23/2022
Fran Weissler, Barry Weissler Photo

Fran Weissler, Barry Weissler

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11/17/2021
57th Governor of New York Kathy Hochul poses with the cast, Barry Weissler and Robert Photo

57th Governor of New York Kathy Hochul poses with the cast, Barry Weissler and Robert E. Wankel

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10/23/2021

 

Stage

Productions

[Broadway, 2021] [Replacement]
Producer[Replacement]

[Broadway, 2016]
Producer

[Broadway, 2015]
Executive Producer

[Broadway, 2014]
Producer

[Broadway, 2013]
Producer

[Broadway, 2005]
Producer

[Broadway, 2000]
Producer

[Broadway, 1999]
Producer

[Off-Broadway, 1998]
Associate Producer

[West End, 1997]
Producer

[Broadway, 1996]
Producer

[Off-Broadway, 1996]
Producer

[Broadway, 1994]
Producer

[Broadway, 1993]
Producer

[Broadway, 1992]
Producer

[Broadway, 1990]
Producer

[Broadway, 1989]
Producer

[Broadway, 1987]
Producer

[Broadway, 1983]
Producer

[Off-Broadway, 1979]
Producer

Barry Weissler Biography

Barry Weissler (born 1939) is a theater producer who along with his wife Fran Weissler started a touring theatrical group, The National Theatre Company, which presented classic plays to High School, College and adult audiences with professional casts. After years of touring Shakespearean plays on the east coast they brought ‚ÄúOthello‚ÄĚ and ‚ÄúMedea‚ÄĚ to Broadway in 1982. The two plays earned them their first two Tony Award nominations and first win for ‚ÄúOthello.‚ÄĚ As of 2014 the pair have earned 28 Tony or Drama Desk nominations. They have won 7 Tony Awards including Best Rivival for ‚ÄúGypsy‚ÄĚ(1990), ‚ÄúFiddler on the Roof‚ÄĚ(1991), and ‚ÄúPippin‚ÄĚ(2013) and 4 Drama Desk Awards including Outstanding Revival for ‚ÄúLa Cage aux Folles‚ÄĚ (2010), and ‚ÄúChicago‚ÄĚ (1997). The couple also received the Olivier Award for Outstanding Musical Production for their production of ‚ÄúChicago‚ÄĚ in the London West End.

Barry Weissler Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 2016 - Best Musical
Barry WeisslerWaitress
 
Tony Awards - 2014 - Best Revival of a Musical
Barry Weissler, Violet
 
Tony Awards - 1988 - Best Revival
Barry Weissler, Cabaret

Barry Weissler News

TAKE ME OUT Will Return to Broadway This Fall With Jesse Williams and Jesse Tyler Fer Photo TAKE ME OUT Will Return to Broadway This Fall With Jesse Williams and Jesse Tyler Ferguson
by Stephi Wild - Aug 18, 2022

The Tony Award-winning revival of TAKE ME OUT will return to Broadway on Thursday, October 27 at the Schoenfeld Theatre. Written by Richard Greenberg and directed by Scott Ellis, TAKE ME OUT opened in spring 2022 to rave reviews and went on to garner four Tony Award nominations, winning Best Revival of a Play and Best Featured Actor in a Play for Jesse Tyler Ferguson.

Photos: Meet CHICAGO's New Roxie Hart, Pamela Anderson Photo Photos: Meet CHICAGO's New Roxie Hart, Pamela Anderson
by Bruce Glikas - Mar 23, 2022

Take a first look at photos as the Broadway company of the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical Chicago will welcome actress and activist Pamela Anderson making her Broadway debut in the role of Roxie Hart beginning Tuesday, April 12, 2022. The name on everybody's lips is gonna be Pamela!

WAITRESS Won't Re-Open on Broadway; Show Played Final Performance on December 20 Photo WAITRESS Won't Re-Open on Broadway; Show Played Final Performance on December 20
by Robert Diamond - Dec 23, 2021

BroadwayWorld has confirmed that Waitress, which announced yesterday that it would resume performances this Saturday, December 25th will now remain closed, having played its final performance on December 20, 2021.

REAL WOMEN HAVE CURVES to be Adapted into Broadway Musical Photo REAL WOMEN HAVE CURVES to be Adapted into Broadway Musical
by Michael Major - Dec 1, 2021

Barry and Fran Weissler are adapting the acclaimed 2002 independent film Real Women Have Curves into a musical. Sergio Trujillo has been tapped to direct, with Lisa Loomer writing the book and Grammy-winning dup Jesse & Joy writing the score, likely making it the first Broadway musical with a Latine director, bookwriter, lyricist, and composer.

Photos: On the Red Carpet at CHICAGO's 25th Anniversary Performance Photo Photos: On the Red Carpet at CHICAGO's 25th Anniversary Performance
by Jennifer Broski - Nov 17, 2021

Last night, Chicago on Broadway celebrated 25 years of Razzle Dazzle on Broadway with a special celebration.

Photos: New York Governor Kathy Hochul Visits CHICAGO on Broadway Photo Photos: New York Governor Kathy Hochul Visits CHICAGO on Broadway
by Bruce Glikas - Oct 25, 2021

Broadway audience are back at the Ambassador Theatre, where Chicago has officially resumed performances last month. Just last week, the show welcomed a very special guest, the 57th Governor of New York, Kathy Hochul.

Photos: Jennifer Nettles, Erich Bergen, Nik Dodani and Ben Thompson Take First Bows i Photo Photos: Jennifer Nettles, Erich Bergen, Nik Dodani and Ben Thompson Take First Bows in WAITRESS
by Bruce Glikas - Oct 20, 2021

Last night marked a shift change at Joe's Diner! Waitress just welcomed four new Broadway cast members at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, including Grammy Award-winning singer and actress Jennifer Nettles as Jenna, Nik Dodani as Ogie, and former Waitress cast members Erich Bergen and Ben Thomspon as Dr. Pomatter and Earl respectively.

Photos: WAITRESS Company Takes First Bows at the Barrymore Theatre Photo Photos: WAITRESS Company Takes First Bows at the Barrymore Theatre
by Bruce Glikas - Sep 3, 2021

The hit musical Waitress opened up again last night as Broadway continues its highly-anticipated return! Check out photos from inside the big night below!

BWW Photo Exclusive: WAITRESS Welcomes Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer on Openin Photo BWW Photo Exclusive: WAITRESS Welcomes Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer on Opening Night
by Bruce Glikas - Sep 2, 2021

The hit musical Waitress is opening up once more this evening as Broadway continues its highly-anticipated return! To celebrate the return of live theatre at the Barrymore and beyond, New York Senator and Senate Majority Leader, Chuck Schumer, stopped in for a visit with the Waitress family.

Wake Up With BWW 5/6: Broadway to Reopen at 100% Capacity in September, and More! Photo Wake Up With BWW 5/6: Broadway to Reopen at 100% Capacity in September, and More!
by Stephi Wild - May 6, 2021

Today's top stories: Broadway will reopen at 100% capacity in September, Waitress revival in the works starring Sara Bareilles, and more!

Barry Weissler Videos

STAGE TUBE: The Warmest of Birthday Wishes for Barry Weissler from theatreMAMA
by Stage Tube - Feb 22, 2017

theatreMAMA wished Barry Weissler, the producer of hit Broadway shows such as Chicago and Waitress, a happy birthday with a little razzle dazzle! In the style of Chicago's "All I Care About Is Love," theatreMAMA's Chicago Dance Mob performed their own rendition with a little twist.

BWW TV: CHICAGO Stars Reunite to Celebrate Two Decades of Razzle Dazzle!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 23, 2016

CHICAGO, Broadway's longest running American musical, just held a celebratory cocktail reception yesterday at New York City's The Palm Restaurant West Side location to officially launch the show's 20th anniversary year. Lead producer Barry Weissler addressed the crowd to toast the occasion and announce initiatives taking place over the next year in the lead-up to the official anniversary celebration and performance this November. BroadwayWorld was there for the special celebration and you can check out interviews with CHICAGO stars of past and present below!

BWW TV: Past CHICAGO Stars Usher, Brooke Shields, Jennifer Nettles & More Send 20th Anniversary Love
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 23, 2016

CHICAGO, Broadway's longest running American musical, just held a celebratory cocktail reception yesterday at New York City's The Palm Restaurant West Side location to officially launch the show's 20th anniversary year. Lead producer Barry Weissler addressed the crowd to toast the occasion and announce initiatives taking place over the next year in the lead-up to the official anniversary celebration and performance this November.  Below watch as current Broadway casts and some of CHICAGO's own celebrity alumni send birthday wishes to the production!

BWW TV: Original CHICAGO Stars Pose for 20th Anniversary Campaign!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 23, 2016

CHICAGO, Broadway's longest running American musical, just held a celebratory cocktail reception yesterday at New York City's The Palm Restaurant West Side location to officially launch the show's 20th anniversary year. Lead producer Barry Weissler addressed the crowd to toast the occasion and announce initiatives taking place over the next year in the lead-up to the official anniversary celebration and performance this November. Click here to check out out those initiatives -- plus some killer new promo shots for the show!

STAGE TUBE: Harvey Fierstein Visits THE TODAY SHOW
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 16, 2011

Four-time Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein was featured today, Wednesday, March 16 on 'The Today Show' during the 10:00-11:00 AM hour. Fierstein won a 1984 Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical for the original production of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES. Now, 28 years later, he is starring as Albin in the Tony Award-winning revival of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street). In the New York area, 'Today' airs on WNBC Channel 4. Check local listings.

BWW TV: CHICAGO Performs Free for Facebook Fans
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 1, 2011

On January 30, an all-star roster of CHICAGO alumni celebrated CHICAGO's 'Facebook Fan Day,' a one-of-a-kind performance marking the first time in Broadway history that a production has given away its entire house to Facebook fans for FREE. Participants included Tony Award winner Chita Rivera (Broadway's original Velma Kelly), Vincent Pastore (Amos Hart), Tony Award winner Lillias White (Matron 'Mama' Morton), Tony Award winner Karen Ziemba (Roxie Hart), Brent Barrett (Billy Flynn), Rob Bartlett (Amos Hart), Amra-Faye Wright (Velma Kelly), Carol Woods (Matron 'Mama' Morton) and many more, plus current CHICAGO stars Bianca Marroquin (Roxie Hart), Leigh Zimmerman (Velma Kelly), Colman Domingo (Billy Flynn), Robert Creighton (Amos Hart) and LaVon Fisher-Wilson (Matron 'Mama' Morton). Also in attendance were producer Barry Weissler, special guest hosts Julie James and Seth Rudetsky of SiriusXM Radio's 'On Broadway' channel, and over 1,000 of CHICAGO's top fans, all of whom are attending this very special performance for free.

STAGE TUBE: Kelsey Grammer Visits Letterman
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 14, 2011

Five-time Emmy Award winner and 2010 Tony Award nominee Kelsey Grammer, currently starring on Broadway in the Tony Award-winning revival of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, was a guest last night, January 13, on 'The Late Show with David Letterman.' Click below to check out his segment.

STAGE TUBE: Meet LA CAGE's Door Girl!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 13, 2010

Meet the hilarious door girl of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES who greets audiences daily at the Longacre Theatre. Check out the video below!

STAGE TUBE: LA CAGE Star Grammer Chats With Couric
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 9, 2010

Katie Couric speaks with Kelsey Grammer, Tony Award nominee for 'La Cage aux Folles.' Grammer talks about playing Dr. Frasier Crane, overcoming personal tragedies, and being a conservative in Hollywood.

STAGE TUBE: Douglas Hodge Sings 'LA CAGE AUX FOLLES' At Royal Variety's 80th
by Eddie Varley - Aug 7, 2009

Producers Sonia Friedman, David Babani for the Menier Chocolate Factory, Fran and Barry Weissler and Robert Bartner / Norman Tulchin will bring London's critically acclaimed Menier Chocolate Factory production of the Tony Award-winning musical comedy LA CAGE AUX FOLLES to Broadway, opening on April 18, 2010 at a Shubert theatre to be announced.


Barry Weissler Frequently Asked Questions

What awards has Barry Weissler been nominated for?
Best Musical (Tony Awards) for Waitress Best Revival of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Violet and Best Revival (Tony Awards) for Cabaret .