Famed producer, and seven-time Tony Award winner, Fran Weissler, shares the story of how she became a Broadway producer and highlights some of her most memorable moments in the theater, from her Broadway producer debut, Othello, with James Earl jones and Christopher Plummer to the longest running American Musical in history, Chicago. We’ll also get the inside scoop on her other hit productions throughout the years as well as what new projects are on the horizon. It is a unique opportunity to get a glimpse at the drama and comedy that happens behind the curtain of some of your favorite shows from this trailblazing female producer.
Fran Weissler, along with her husband Barry, has had a producing career that spans 40 years. They are the recipients of seven Tony Awards: Othello starring James Earl Jones and Christopher Plummer, Fiddler on the Roof with Topol, Gypsy with Tyne Daly, Annie Get Your Gun with Bernadette Peters and Reba McEntire, the 2010 revival of La Cage Aux Folles with Kelsey Grammar, the 2013 revival of Pippin, and Chicago, presented in over 25 countries in over a dozen languages. Chicago is celebrating its 20th Anniversary on Broadway this year! She and her husband Barry have produced over 30 Broadway shows, including new on Broadway this season, Waitress, a musical adaptation of Adrienne Shelly’s 2007 independent film favorite, with an original score by Grammy nominated singer/songwriter, Sara Bareilles.