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Barry & Fran Weissler are Tony Award-winning American theatrical producers.
Barry Weissler (born 1939) and Fran Weissler (born 1928) met in 1964 during an engagement of a touring theatrical production in New Jersey. The two then 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 Othello and Medea to Broadway in 1982. The two plays earned them their first two Tony Award nominations As of 2014 the pair have earned 28 Tony or Drama Desk nominations. They have won 7 Tony Awards and 4 Drama Desk Awards. The couple also received the Olivier Award for Outstanding Musical Production for their production of Chicago in the London West End.

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Fran Weissler Productions

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

Fran Weissler Awards and Nominations

Tony Awards - 2016 - Best Musical

Fran WeisslerWaitress

Tony Awards - 1988 - Best Revival

Fran Weissler, Cabaret

Tony Awards - 1982 - Best Revival

Fran Weissler, Othello

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CHICAGO Will Embark on 2024/2025 UK Tour

The 2024/2025 UK tour of the multi award-winning musical CHICAGO will open at Milton Keynes Theatre on 12 October 2024. Initial tour schedule below with further dates and casting to be announced soon.

Ariana Madix Extends Run in CHICAGO on Broadway Through Early April

TV personality, actress and author Ariana Madix will extend in her role as 'Roxie Hart' in Chicago on Broadway through April 7. Learn how to purchase tickets!

Jinkx Monsoon Will Return to CHICAGO in June

Chicago has announced that actress, vocalist, and two-time “RuPaul's Drag Race” winner Jinkx Monsoon will return in the role of Matron “Mama” Morton for 20 performances only beginning this June!

CHICAGO Has Best Non-Holiday Performance Week In the Show's History

Chicago, Broadway’s longest running American Musical, had its highest grossing non-holiday performance week in the show’s 27-year history.

Video: Ariana Madix Takes Her First Bows in CHICAGO on Broadway

Reality TV star Ariana Madix, known for 'Vanderpump Rules', made her Broadway debut January 29, in the role of Roxie Hart in Chicago. Check out footage from her first curtain call in the video here!

Photos: Ariana Madix Takes Her First Bows in CHICAGO on Broadway

'Vanderpump Rules' star Ariana Madix made her Broadway debut January 29, in the role of Roxie Hart in Chicago. BroadwayWorld was there and you can check out photos from her first curtain call here!

Photos: Billy Stritch Plays Cafe Centro

What made last night so special was how he curated the evening of songs ranging from Broadway and Hollywood Musicals, to  Jazz, Gershwin and Irving Berlin, as always, exhibiting his innate charm and knowledge. Check out photos here!

Red Concepción Joins CHICAGO as 'Amos Hart' Next Week

The Broadway company of the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical Chicago will welcome Red Concepción in the role of “Amos Hart” beginning Monday, January 15th at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St., NYC).

WAITRESS THE MUSICAL Live Capture Sets Streaming Premiere Date; DVD & Blu-Ray Release Announced

The live capture of Waitress the Musical will be available to own on digital platforms this week. The new release date will now allow audiences to stream the filmed version of the Broadway musical from their homes using apps like Prime Video, Apple TV, and more. The film stars Sara Bareilles, Charity Angél Dawson, Christopher Fitzgerald, and more.

WAITRESS Film Will Be Available for Streaming and VOD

BroadwayWorld has learned that the Waitress: the Musical film will be made available for streaming and VOD.

WAITRESS Comes to the Cameri Theatre

Waitress begins performances tonight, December 8, at the Cameri Theatre. Performances run through 27 January 2024.

Vanderpump Rules' Ariana Madix Will Make Her Broadway Debut as 'Roxie Hart' in CHICAGO

Chicago will welcome TV personality, actress and author Ariana Madix (Bravo’s “Vanderpump Rules” and a finalist on the most recent season of ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars) making her Broadway debut in the role of “Roxie Hart” beginning Monday, January 29, 2024 at the Ambassador Theatre .

Video: Tamron Hall Surprises Comedian Luenell With CHICAGO Broadway Debut Offer

Tamron Hall surprised acclaimed actress and comedian Luenell with a one-night only role in Broadway’s longest running hit musical “Chicago.” Cast member Michael Scirrotto invited Luenell to join their ensemble courtesy of the show’s producers Barry and Fran Weissler. Watch the video clip from the episode now!

Video: Watch Sara Bareilles Perform 'She Used to Be Mine' on TODAY Ahead of the WAITRESS Movie Theater Release

Sara Bareilles appeared on the TODAY Show this morning to perform a string version of 'She Used to Be Mine' from Waitress the Musical. The Tony nominee sat down to discuss bringing a filmed version of Waitress the Musical on Broadway to movie theaters. Watch the video of the performance and get tickets to see Waitress in cinemas now!

Tickets to CHICAGO at Proctors Now On Sale

BROADWAY'S RECORD-BREAKING, TONY AWARD-WINNING MUSICAL SMASH, CHICAGO, is BACK IN TOWN with show-stopping songs, astonishing dancing, and a universal tale of fame and fortune.

The Curiosity Cabinet to Present CHASING LIGHT This December

CHASING LIGHT is a performance art installation and exhibition of movement, light, and live music. The work traverses 16 unique environments in a non-linear, non-narrative, immersive space.

Study Up on a Brief History of WAITRESS

In just days, the diner is openig up again! As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Bleecker Street and Fathom Events have teamed up for a five-day series of nationwide special-event screenings of Waitress! Check out a timeline of the show's journey from movie to musical to movie musical here!

James T. Lane Will Return to CHICAGO Next Week

The Broadway company of the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical Chicago will welcome back Broadway triple threat James T. Lane in the role of “Amos Hart” beginning Tuesday, November 21st at the Ambassador Theatre.

Video: CHICAGO Celebrates 27th Year on Broadway

Pop the champagne – the longest running musical now playing on Broadway has reached another milestone! On Tuesday, November 14th, the Tony, Olivier, and Grammy Award-winning smash hit musical Chicago celebrated its 27th year as a Broadway institution.  Check out video footage from the unveiling here!

Photos: CHICAGO Receives Plaque at the Ambassadors Theatre For 27th Anniversary

On November 14, Bob Wankel of the Shubert Organization presented Barry & Fran Weissler with a plaque outside the Ambassador Theatre commemorating the show’s legacy on Broadway. BroadwayWorld was there for the unveiling. Check out photos here!


Fran Weissler has been nominated for several awards throughout her career. Some of her notable nominations include Best Musical (Tony Awards) for Waitress, Best Revival of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Violet, Best Revival (Tony Awards) for Cabaret, Best Revival (Tony Awards) for Othello, and Best Revival (Tony Awards) for Medea.

Fran Weissler has won the Tony Award for Best Revival for the Broadway show Othello.

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