June 7, 2013 Jed Bernstein, Broadway’s powerhouse producer and educator has been unanimously selected by The Lincoln Center Board of Directors as Lincoln Center’s next president. Mr. Bernstein will be managing the New York Philharmonic, the Metropolitan Opera and the New York City Ballet, beginning in January 2014. Mr. Bernstein steps down as producing director of the Bucks County Playhouse.
Mr. Bernstein led the Broadway League for 11 successful years and is a Tony Award-winning independent Broadway producer through Above the Title Entertainment, a Production Company and marketing consultancy he launched in 2006. Mr. Bernstein’s production credits include: Broadway’s Tony Award-winning revival of “Hair”, “Driving Miss Daisy”, “Equus” with Daniel Radcliffe, and “Oleanna.”
Katherine Farley, Chair of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts comments on the new appointment. “Jed’s breadth and depth of experience in the arts, together with his strong track record of inspired entrepreneurial leadership, are an ideal fit at this time for Lincoln Center.” She also said: “Throughout his career, as an arts executive, producer, educator and marketing executive, Jed has demonstrated the critical skills this unique position demands…. Most importantly, his work is informed and inspired by a life-long passion for the arts.”
In July, Mr. Bernstein will be joining Broadway Theatre Project’s 2013 season once again as a guest artist.
The 23rd Season of Broadway Theatre Project will take place on July 7- 28, 2013. Mr. Bernstein is in the company of Gregory Hines, Austin Pendleton, Julie Andrews, Joel Grey, and Patti Lupone, among the many who have served as guest faculty members at the Project.
Broadway Theatre Project (BTP), a nonprofit 501(c) (3) organization celebrating its 23rd anniversary in 2013, is the renowned musical theatre intensive that provides its apprentices with critical training in the disciplines of acting, dancing and singing, taught by a faculty of accomplished educators and performers. As part of its mission, the program strives to engender students with the personal skills necessary to work and survive in the professional world of performing arts. Sessions are held annually every July in Tampa on the campus of the University of South Florida. 2013 Artistic Directors are Debra McWaters and Darren Gibson.