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Jed Bernstein

Date of Birth: March 27, 1955 (68)

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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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.

Guy Davis And More Join Theatre Aspen For SOLO FLIGHTS New Works Festival

Theatre Aspen has announced the line-up for its third annual Solo Flights, the organization's developmental one-person show festival, running September 10-15, 2022 at the Hurst Theatre in Aspen, Colorado. Tickets will be available for purchase beginning tomorrow, Wednesday, August 3rd.

Theatre Aspen Nominated for Five Henry Awards

Theatre Aspen received five nominations for The Colorado Theatre Guild’s 16th Annual Henry Awards for its productions of Rock of Ages and Chicago during the 2021 Summer Season.

Hunter Foster, Cassondra James & More to Take Part in Theatre Aspen's 2022 Season

Theatre Aspen announced today the complete casts and creative teams for the company’s 39th Season, which includes the Tony Award-winning musicals Gypsy and Jersey Boys on the mainstage, as well as the summer Cabaret Series at Hotel Jerome and additional programming and special events for the summer.

Theatre Aspen Announces 2022 Summer Season

Producing Director Jed Bernstein announced today the exciting line-up for the 2022 Theatre Aspen summer season. The 39th season, running from June 28 – September 15, will include two musicals, Gypsy, A Musical Fable and Jersey Boys, The Story of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, and more.


Theatre Aspen has announced that the organization will celebrate spring in Aspen with their first live event of the season, The Spring Soirée: A Benefit for Theatre Aspen, an intimate fund-raising concert starring Tony Award® winner and five-time Tony Award nominee Laura Benanti on Saturday, March 12th at 6:00pm MT at Paepcke Auditorium in Aspen.

THE SOUND OF MUSIC to be Presented by the Aspen Music Festival and School & Theatre Aspen

The Aspen Music Festival and School and Theatre Aspen announced today that, this summer, their organizations will again collaborate to present a very special concert production of the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic musical The Sound of Music on Monday, July 25 and Tuesday, July 26 at 7:30 pm in the Benedict Music Tent.

Theatre Aspen Education To Produce The Most-Ever Productions This Summer; Plus New Classes

Producing Director Jed Bernstein announced today that Theatre Aspen Education will present three summertime productions this year, the most ever for the organization, including a first-ever Shakespeare-in-the-Park.

Theatre Aspen 2020 Summer Season to Modify its Schedule

Producing Director Jed Bernstein announced today that the 2020 Theatre Aspen summer season, the 37th for the company, will modify its schedule due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Shows Shutdown: A Look at Broadway Closures of the 21st Century

Throughout the short beginning of 21st century alone, Broadway has been dealt a number of blows in various ways and has always managed to find a way back. Read about them here!

The Aspen Music Festival and School and Theatre Aspen to Present THE SOUND OF MUSIC: IN CONCERT

The Aspen Music Festival and School (Alan Fletcher, President and CEO) and Theatre Aspen (Jed Bernstein, Producing Director) announced today that this summer their organizations will again collaborate to present a very special one-night-only concert production of The Rodgers and Hammerstein classic musical The Sound of Music on Monday, August 3 at 7:30 pm in the Benedict Music Tent. This evening builds on the success of the sold-out production of South Pacific last year and will be presented by special arrangement with The Rodgers and Hammerstein Organization.

BWW Interview: Alexander Fraser on Preparing the Bucks County Playhouse for the World Premiere of OTHER WORLD

The Bucks County Playhouse is one of the most historic theaters in the country. Its wooden walls practically brim over with a sense of magic, holding within them the vast legacy of performers and creatives who made their impact upon its stage. Names like Grace Kelly, Robert Redford, Neil Simon, Helen Hayes, Angela Lansbury... and that's the short list. One of the people currently contributing to the Playhouse's legacy in a big way is Alexander Fraser, who came onboard the Bucks County Playhouse team as Producing Director in January of 2014.

Brian Stokes Mitchell Will Perform at 2020 Theatre Aspen Gala

Theatre Aspen (Jed Bernstein, Producing Director) announced today that the organization's annual Gala, this year with a special 'Rockstar' theme, will be held at the Hotel Jerome in Aspen, Colorado, on Saturday, February 22, 2020. The evening will feature a special performance by two-time Tony Award, Drama Desk Award, and Outer Critics Circle Award winner Brian Stokes Mitchell (Kiss Me, Kate; Man of La Mancha; Ragtime).

Theatre Aspen Announces Holiday Cabaret Series This December

Theatre Aspen (Jed Bernstein, Producing Director) announced today that for the first time ever, the popular Theatre Aspen Cabaret Series will return this winter with a very special Holiday edition, perfect for families, for four public performances only, December 15 a?" 19, 2019.

Kate Baldwin, Beau Bridges, and More Talk Theatre Aspen's SOLO FLIGHTS

Solo Flights is an annual week-long festival of one-person shows presented in the beginning stages of their development. In addition to the performances, Solo Flights will feature signature events including talkbacks, creative discussions, and special receptions. This year's Solo Flights festival will be held September 18 - 21, 2019 at Theatre Aspen's Hurst Theatre.


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