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Jed Bernstein

Birth Place: New York, NY, USA

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Jed Bernstein is a prominent figure in the entertainment industry, having worked in various roles on Broadway, in film, and in television. Born in New York City in 1956, Bernstein attended the University of Pennsylvania and graduated with a degree in English literature. He began his career in the theater industry as a press agent, working for the Shubert Organization and the National Theatre of the Deaf.


In 1989, Bernstein co-founded the Broadway advertising agency Premier. The agency quickly became one of the most successful in the industry, working on campaigns for hit shows such as The Phantom of the Opera and Les Misérables. In 1994, Bernstein sold his stake in Premier and became the executive director of the Commercial Theater Institute, a training program for aspiring producers.
Bernstein's success at the Commercial Theater Institute led to his appointment as the president of the Broadway League in 1995. During his tenure, he oversaw the organization's efforts to promote Broadway as a tourist destination and worked to address issues such as ticket scalping and theater security. He also played a key role in the development of the Times Square Alliance, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life in the Times Square area.
In 2005, Bernstein left the Broadway League to become the president of the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. During his tenure, he oversaw the renovation of the Alice Tully Hall and the development of the Lincoln Center's new campus plan. He also worked to expand the Lincoln Center's programming to include more contemporary and popular music, as well as theater productions.
In 2013, Bernstein returned to Broadway as a producer, working on shows such as After Midnight and Driving Miss Daisy. He also served as the executive producer of the Tony Awards from 2013 to 2015. In 2015, he produced the Broadway musical Dames at Sea, which starred Bernadette Peters and received positive reviews from critics.
In addition to his work in the theater industry, Bernstein has also worked in film and television. He served as the executive producer of the film The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland and worked on the television series The Cosby Show and The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.

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Kornfeld, Bogart, and More Set for Theatre Aspen's 2024 Summer Season

Theatre Aspen has announced the complete casts for Theatre Aspen's 41st summer season, including Steel Magnolias, Legally Blonde The Musical, and Come From Away.
Shuler Hensley to Direct and Star in FIDDLER ON THE ROOF IN CONCERT at Theatre Aspen

The Aspen Music Festival and School and Theatre Aspen's fifth annual co-production will be the 9-time Tony Award-winning Fiddler on the Roof in Concert. See who is starring and learn how to purchase tickets.
Industry Pro Newsletter: Baltimore Center Stage Announces Layoffs, League President's Abrupt Departure Raises Questions

January is often a rough month in the theater industry - there are fewer shows running, audiences are reluctant to venture out into the winter weather, there is typically a slate of Broadway closings, and companies are taking stock of their financial situation following the closure of (typically) popular holiday productions.
League President's Abrupt Departure Leaves Industry Talking

Last week, the Broadway League announced that Charlotte St. Martin would be “retiring” after 18 years. An email went out to League members shortly before the release. And I’m not sure I’ve ever received quite so many theater-related communications before noon.
Theatre Aspen to Present 12th Annual Summer Apprentice Program

Theatre Aspen will present its largest apprentice program ever for its 41st Season where they expect over 1,000 applicants to apply for the coveted 30 slots.
LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL, COME FROM AWAY & More Set for Theatre Aspen 2024 Summer Season

Theatre Aspen has unveiled its highly anticipated 2024 Summer Season, featuring must-see productions like Legally Blonde and Come From Away.
Theatre Aspen to Present First-Ever Winter Season Featuring Seth Rudetsky's BROADWAY CONCERT SERIES

Theatre Aspen announces their first-ever winter season, including Seth Rudetsky's 'Broadway Concert Series'. Get ready for an exciting lineup of performances.
Erika Henningsen, Kyle Selig & More to be Featured in Theatre Aspen 2023 Holiday Events

Theatre Aspen will present the return of their celebrated cabaret series for its third year. See who is starring and learn how to purchase tickets!
Emily Zeck Returns to Theatre Aspen as Managing Director

Emily Zeck has joined Theatre Aspen as Managing Director. Emily returns to Theatre Aspen after stints at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, New York Stage and Film, and Philadelphia Theatre Company.  
The National Announces 6:30pm Experiment--Is Broadway Next?

Last week, London’s National Theatre announced that starting in February 2024, select Tuesday and Thursday performances for new productions will begin at 6:30pm. Is it a good idea? Should the West End or Broadway adopt 6:30pm curtains? It’s hard to know, but it could pay off.
Theatre Aspen Unveils Recipients of the 2023 Solo Flights Project Advancement Fund Grant

Theatre Aspen has announced the recipients of the 2023 Solo Flights Project Advancement Fund Grant. Discover the artists and productions that have been selected for this prestigious grant, supporting and recognizing their exceptional talent and creativity.
Phylicia Rashad Joins Theatre Aspen's 2023 Solo Flights Festival

Tickets are on sale for the 2023 Solo Flights Festival at Theatre Aspen featuring works and performances starring Tony Award nominee Bryce Pinkham, HBO's Somebody Somewhere's Jeff Hiller, two-time Tony Award winner Judith Ivey, principal American Ballet Theatre dancer James Whiteside, four-time Academy Award-nominated actress and director Marsha Mason, and a work by Golden Globe and NAACP Award-winning playwright, actor and director Regina Taylor which will be directed by Tony Award and Drama Desk Award-nominated actress Phylicia Rashad from September 7-14 at Theatre Aspen's Hurst Theatre.
Theatre Aspen To Present Works Starring Judith Ivey, Bryce Pinkham And More For 2023 SOLO FLIGHTS FESTIVAL

Today, Theatre Aspen has announced tickets are on sale for the 2023 Solo Flights Festival featuring works and performances starring Tony Award nominee Bryce Pinkham, HBO's Somebody Somewhere's Jeff Hiller, two-time Tony Award winner Judith Ivey, principal American Ballet Theatre dancer James Whiteside, four-time Academy Award-nominated actress and director Marsha Mason, and  Golden Globe and NAACP Award-winning playwright, actor and director Regina Taylor from September 7-14 at Theatre Aspen's Hurst Theatre.
Felicity Huffman & William H. Macy to Star in THE GUYS at Theatre Aspen

Emmy Award winners Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy will star in Theatre Aspen’s production of Anne Nelson’s The Guys. Learn how to purchase tickets!
Theatre Aspen To Present Summer Gala, a Community Cabaret Celebration & More for 40th Anniversary

Theatre Aspen has announced the full-season activities surrounding the momentous 40th anniversary of bringing live theater to Aspen, CO and its surrounding communities.
Judd Hirsh & Marilu Henner to Reunite for LOVE LETTERS Performance at Theatre Aspen

Theatre Aspen will commemorate Valentine’s Day weekend with A.R. Gurney’s celebrated play Love Letters, reuniting co-stars from the Emmy ® award-winning comedy series “Taxi.” See how to purchase tickets.
Theatre Aspen Announces Holiday Cabaret At Hotel Jerome

​​​​​​​Theatre Aspen announced today that Theatre Aspen is once again ushering in the holiday season with its celebrated cabaret series. As is traditional, the series will take place In the Grand Ballroom of the Hotel Jerome.
Theatre Aspen Announces 40th Anniversary Season Featuring BEAUTIFUL �" THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL & More

Theatre Aspen has announced the exciting mainstage line-up for its 2023 summer season. The 40th anniversary season will now include 3 mainstage productions including Beautiful – The Carole King Musical, the Tony Award®-winning musical, and more.
Theatre Aspen Announces Solo Flights Project Advancement Fund Recipients

Theatre Aspen (Jed Bernstein, Producing Director) announced that Avaaz by Michael Shayan and Sally: A Solo Play by Sandra Seaton have received grants from the Solo Flights Project Advancement Fund. Each playwright, whose work was just presented at the 2022 Solo Flights Festival, will receive a $10,000 grant to support their piece's further development.
Theatre Aspen Grant Program Established to Support Solo Flights Festival

Theatre Aspen announced that, beginning this season, $10,000 grants will be awarded to two of the Solo Flights selections, to support their further development, underwritten by Rachel and Rick Klausner.

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Jed Bernstein has been nominated for the Best Musical award at the Tony Awards for "Passing Strange."

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