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Jack Viertel

 
Jack Viertel Headshot
Bio:
Jack Viertel is an American theatrical producer and writer. From 2000 to 2020, he was a producer at the Encores! series. Viertel is credited as Producer, Theatre Owner/Operator, Conception, Creative Consultant, Writer, and more. (read complete bio)
 
Jack Viertel Headshot

Bio:
Jack Viertel is an American theatrical producer and writer. From 2000 to 2020, he was a producer at the Encores! series. Viertel is credited as Producer, Theatre Owner/Operator, Conception, Creative Consultant, Writer, and more. (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[US Tour, 2021]
Original Concept
 
[Broadway, 2019]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 2018]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 2018]
Producer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2018]
Co-Conceiver
 
[Off-Broadway, 2018]
Encores! Artistic Director
 
[Broadway, 2018]
Producer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2017]
Artistic Advisor
 
[Broadway, 2017]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 2017]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 2016]
Producer
 
[New York, 2015]
Artistic Advisor
 
[Broadway, 2015]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 2014]
Producer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2014]
Artistic Director
 
[Broadway, 2014]
Producer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2014]
Artistic Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2014]
Artistic Director
 
[Broadway, 2013]
Creative Consultant
 
[Broadway, 2013]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 2013]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 2013]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 2012]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 2012] [Replacement]
Producer[Replacement]
 
[Broadway, 2009]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 2008]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 2007]
Producer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2006]
Producer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2001]
Producer
 
[Off-Broadway, 1994]
Producer

Writing

Bookwriter
Bookwriter
Creator
Conceiver
Concept
Adaptation
Conceiver
Conceiver

Photos

Rob Berman, Jack Viertel and Josh Rhodes Photo

Rob Berman, Jack Viertel and Josh Rhodes

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Date:
02/25/2020
Bob Mackie and Jack Viertel and the cast of Forbidden Broadway: The Next Generation. Photo

Bob Mackie and Jack Viertel and the cast of Forbidden Broadway: The Next Generation.

From: 
Date:
11/07/2019
Bob Mackie and Jack Viertel and the cast of Forbidden Broadway: The Next Generation.  Photo

Bob Mackie and Jack Viertel and the cast of Forbidden Broadway: The Next Generation.

From: 
Date:
11/07/2019
Encores! Artistic Director Jack Viertel and Chester Gregory Photo

Encores! Artistic Director Jack Viertel and Chester Gregory

From: 
Date:
05/13/2019
Ron Berman and Jack Viertel Photo

Ron Berman and Jack Viertel

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Date:
02/11/2019

 

Stage

Productions

[US Tour, 2021]
Original Concept

[Broadway, 2019]
Producer

[Broadway, 2018]
Producer

[Broadway, 2018]
Producer

[Off-Broadway, 2018]
Co-Conceiver

[Off-Broadway, 2018]
Encores! Artistic Director

[Broadway, 2018]
Producer

[Off-Broadway, 2017]
Artistic Advisor

[Broadway, 2017]
Producer

[Broadway, 2017]
Producer

[Broadway, 2016]
Producer

[New York, 2015]
Artistic Advisor

[Broadway, 2015]
Producer

[Broadway, 2014]
Producer

[Off-Broadway, 2014]
Artistic Director

[Broadway, 2014]
Producer

[Off-Broadway, 2014]
Artistic Director

[Off-Broadway, 2014]
Artistic Director

[Broadway, 2013]
Creative Consultant

[Broadway, 2013]
Producer

[Broadway, 2013]
Producer

[Broadway, 2013]
Producer

[Broadway, 2012]
Producer

[Broadway, 2012] [Replacement]
Producer[Replacement]

[Broadway, 2009]
Producer

[Broadway, 2008]
Producer

[Broadway, 2007]
Producer

[Off-Broadway, 2006]
Producer

[Off-Broadway, 2001]
Producer

[Off-Broadway, 1994]
Producer

Writing
Bookwriter
Bookwriter
Creator
Conceiver
Concept
Adaptation
Conceiver
Conceiver

Jack Viertel Biography

Jack Viertel is an American theatrical producer and writer. From 2000 to 2020, he was a producer at the Encores! series. Viertel is credited as Producer, Theatre Owner/Operator, Conception, Creative Consultant, Writer, and more.

Jack Viertel Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 2010 - Best Revival of a Musical
Jack Viertel, Finian's Rainbow
 
Tony Awards - 2008 - Best Revival of a Musical
Jack Viertel, Gypsy
 
Tony Awards - 2007 - Best Play
Jack Viertel, Radio Golf
 
Tony Awards - 1995 - Best Musical
Jack Viertel, Smokey Joe's Cafe

Jack Viertel News

THE PROM National Tour is Coming to Center Theatre Group / Ahmanson Theatre in August Photo THE PROM National Tour is Coming to Center Theatre Group / Ahmanson Theatre in August
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 28, 2022

The national tour of the 2019 Drama Desk Award winner for Outstanding Musical ‚ÄúThe Prom‚Ä̬†will play at Center Theatre Group / Ahmanson Theatre from August 9 through September 11, 2022 and will open August 10, 2022.

Review: THE PROM at Golden Gate Theatre Photo Review: THE PROM at Golden Gate Theatre
by Linda Hodges - Jun 26, 2022

What did our critic think of THE PROM at Golden Gate Theatre?

DORIS DEAR'S GURL TALK Lights Up The Theatre District In NYC And Is Awarded The Silve Photo DORIS DEAR'S GURL TALK Lights Up The Theatre District In NYC And Is Awarded The Silver Communicator Award
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 20, 2022

On Saturday, the team that brought you the award-winning streaming series, ‚ÄúDoris Dear's Gurl Talk‚ÄĚ, was presented with the Silver Communicator Award at Gallaghers Steakhouse in the heart of the Theater District in New York City.

THE PROM Comes to Dallas Next Month Photo THE PROM Comes to Dallas Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Jun 15, 2022

Producers and co-Presidents of the Prom Committee announced today that the National Tour of the 2019 Drama Desk Award winner for Outstanding Musical THE PROM will play the Winspear Opera House from July 26-31.

THE PROM, FAIRVIEW & More Announced for SpeakEasy's 2022-2023 Season Photo THE PROM, FAIRVIEW & More Announced for SpeakEasy's 2022-2023 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 2, 2022

The riveting drama HEROES OF THE FOURTH TURNING; the profound comedy ENGLISH; the  Pulitzer Prize-winner FAIRVIEW; the wildly imaginative romance WILD GOOSE DREAMS; and the joyous musical comedy THE PROM will make-up SpeakEasy Stage Company’s 32nd Season, the company’s Founder and Producing Artistic Director Paul Daigneault announced today.

Broadway Casting Director Jay Binder Passes Away at 71 Photo Broadway Casting Director Jay Binder Passes Away at 71
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 15, 2022

Legendary Broadway casting director, Jay Binder, passed away Friday, April 15, 2022 at the age of 71. Binder died peacefully at home.

New York City Center Announces Departure of Music Director Rob Berman Photo New York City Center Announces Departure of Music Director Rob Berman
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 30, 2022

New York City Center President & CEO Arlene Shuler announced today that Encores! Music Director Rob Berman will step down following the 2022 Encores! season at New  York City Center. 

BWW Review: THE PROM at The Overture Center Photo BWW Review: THE PROM at The Overture Center
by Scott Rawson - Mar 23, 2022

The Prom is a hilarious romp about a very weighty and far-reaching issue. The issue of course is that actors are perceived as narcissistic and shallow. Well, that and a high school in Indian is canceling the prom so that out of the closet lesbian Emma (Kaden Keaney) won't attend.

Doris Dear's GURL TALK Moves to YouTube Photo Doris Dear's GURL TALK Moves to YouTube
by Stephen Mosher - Mar 18, 2022

Doris Dear's GURL TALK is changing things up.

VIDEO: THE PROM National Tour Star Sinclair Mitchell Gets Engaged Onstage! Photo VIDEO: THE PROM National Tour Star Sinclair Mitchell Gets Engaged Onstage!
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 14, 2022

It's a Promposal! This week, actor Sinclair Mitchell, currently touring the nation as Mr. Hawkins in The Prom, took a moment following the show to bring his partner, Joseph, onto the stage for a marriage proposal!

Jack Viertel Videos

VIDEO: Watch an All New Clip From THE PROM in Mexico VideoVIDEO: Watch an All New Clip From THE PROM in Mexico
by Stephi Wild - Dec 6, 2021

An all new clip has been released from the Spanish-language production of the hit musical The Prom currently playing at Centro Cultural Teatro II in México City.

VIDEO: Go Inside the Revival for Encores! LOVE LIFE with Victoria Clark, Brian Stokes VideoVIDEO: Go Inside the Revival for Encores! LOVE LIFE with Victoria Clark, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Kate Baldwin & More
by Stage Tube - Feb 24, 2021

The third installment of¬†Encores! Inside the Revival¬†features¬†director¬†Victoria Clark,‚ÄĮEncores! Music¬†Director‚ÄĮRob Berman‚ÄĮand‚ÄĮConsulting Producer for Musical Theater,¬†and previous‚ÄĮEncores! Artistic Director‚ÄĮJack¬†Viertel¬†as they¬†revisit,¬†Love Life¬†a year later and‚ÄĮdiscuss their process of imagining Kurt Weill and Alan Jay Lerner‚Äôs rarely seen‚ÄĮ1948 musical.¬†

WATCH NOW! Zooming in on the Tony Nominees: Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin VideoWATCH NOW! Zooming in on the Tony Nominees: Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 6, 2019

How did The Prom come to be? Creators Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin tell us about the journey of the Tony-nominated musical!

Ryan Murphy to Host a Performance of THE PROM April 9th VideoRyan Murphy to Host a Performance of THE PROM April 9th
by Julie Musbach - Mar 21, 2019

Six-time Emmy Award winner Ryan Murphy announced today on Instagram that he will host a special performance of THE PROM to benefit Hetrick Martin, GLAAD and The Trevor Project on Tuesday, April 9.

VIDEO: Catch A Sneak Peek of SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE Off-Broadway VideoVIDEO: Catch A Sneak Peek of SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE Off-Broadway
by Stage Tube - Jun 12, 2018

Smokey Joe's Cafe is grooving across the stage at The Ogunquit Playhouse (Bradford Kenney, Executive Artistic Director) through June 9 prior to the New York production. Performances at Stage 42 begin on Friday, July 6. Visit www.smokeyjoescafemusical.com for more information.

VIDEO: Grab Your Date and Watch This All New Trailer for THE PROM VideoVIDEO: Grab Your Date and Watch This All New Trailer for THE PROM
by Stage Tube - Jun 10, 2018

The Prom, the new original Broadway musical comedy, has just released a trailer! Grab your date and watch it below!

Video: Mike Stoller Chats About The Return Of SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE VideoVideo: Mike Stoller Chats About The Return Of SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 6, 2018

Over the course of a 61-year partnership, Jerry Leiber (d. 2011) and Mike Stoller created enduring classics in a variety of genres including rhythm & blues, pop, country, jazz, cabaret, and-perhaps most notably-rock & roll. Elvis Presley and the Coasters are only two of the many acts whose careers skyrocketed because of Leiber and Stoller's creative partnership.

VIDEO: Mike Stoller Appears at Opening Night of Ogunquit's Off-Broadway Bound SMOKEY  VideoVIDEO: Mike Stoller Appears at Opening Night of Ogunquit's Off-Broadway Bound SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE
by A.A. Cristi - May 24, 2018

Smokey Joe's Cafe is grooving across the stage, get a first look at the production below! The show is currently playing at The Ogunquit Playhouse (Bradford Kenney, Executive Artistic Director) through June 9 prior to the New York production. Performances at Stage 42 begin on Friday, July 6. Visit www.smokeyjoescafemusical.com for more information.

VIDEO: First Look at Ogunquit's Off-Broadway Bound SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE VideoVIDEO: First Look at Ogunquit's Off-Broadway Bound SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE
by Alan Henry - May 24, 2018

Smokey Joe's Cafe is grooving across the stage, get a first look at the production below! The show is currently playing at The Ogunquit Playhouse (Bradford Kenney, Executive Artistic Director) through June 9 prior to the New York production. Performances at Stage 42 begin on Friday, July 6. Visit www.smokeyjoescafemusical.com for more information.

VIDEO: Jack Viertel Explains ME AND MY GIRL's 'Lambeth Walk' VideoVIDEO: Jack Viertel Explains ME AND MY GIRL's 'Lambeth Walk'
by Stage Tube - May 11, 2018

Encores! presents Me and My Girl as the final production of the Encores! at 25 season at New York City Center, beginning tonight! Check out producer Jack Viertel discussing the origin of the show's infamous dance, the Lambeth Walk below!


Jack Viertel Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Jack Viertel written?
Jack Viertel has written 8 shows including Ghetto (Adaptation), Smokey Joe's Cafe (Conceiver), Time and Again (Bookwriter), Time And Again (Bookwriter), Stairway to Paradise (Conceiver), After Midnight (Conceiver), Cotton Club Parade (Creator), The Prom (Concept).

What awards has Jack Viertel been nominated for?
Best Revival of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Finian's Rainbow , Best Revival of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Gypsy Best Play (Tony Awards) for Radio Golf and Best Musical (Tony Awards) for Smokey Joe's Cafe .