Adrian Bryan-Brown

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Adrian Bryan-Brown
Born 1956
Oxford, England
Residence Manhattan, New York City, United States
Citizenship American
Education Dragon School
Marlborough College
Alma mater Royal Holloway College
UCLA Film School
Occupation Theatrical press agent
Years active 1979 – present
Employer Boneau/Bryan-Brown
Known for "one of the top press agents on Broadway"[1]
Spouse(s) Joan Marcus (1991)[2]

Adrian Bryan-Brown (born 1956) is a leading press agent and theatrical promoter based in Manhattan, New York, United States. He has been especially involved with Broadway theatre[3] and is considered to be "one of the top press agents on Broadway" by the Association of Theatrical Press Agents & Managers.[1]

Life and career[edit]

Bryan-Brown was born in Oxford, England, and grew up in London and New York.[4] He was educated in England at the Dragon School in Oxford, Marlborough College in Wiltshire, and Royal Holloway College (University of London). He received a BSc degree in zoology in 1978. He also attended the UCLA Film School in Los Angeles briefly.

Bryan-Brown worked with press agent Susan Bloch. The first Broadway show he worked on was a Roundabout Theatre Company transfer, A Taste of Honey, in 1979. When Bloch died suddenly, he went to work for Roundabout itself.[5]

In 1983, he joined Solters/Roskin/Friedman, working with Joshua Ellis on many Broadway productions. He then worked with Chris Boneau and in 1991 established Boneau/Bryan-Brown, one of the leading theatrical press agencies in New York.[6] He has represented more than 200 shows including Tony Award-winning plays like Art, Copenhagen and The History Boys. Other plays include Frost/Nixon, Skylight and Amy's View and musicals include The Who's Tommy,[7] Sunset Boulevard, Titanic, Jersey Boys, Monty Python's Spamalot and Mamma Mia! Further productions include Rock 'n' Roll, The Seafarer, The Farnsworth Invention, Is He Dead?, Sunday in the Park with George, The 39 Steps, and Les Liaisons Dangereuses, directed by Rufus Norris.[5] He also represented the 2011 Broadway production of the rock musical Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark initially.[8]

Bryan-Brown has also acted as a photographer, providing backstage photographs for the Associated Press and the New York Post. He has taught theatrical public relations at Brooklyn College in New York as an adjunct professor.

Adrian Bryan-Brown married the theatrical photographer Joan Marcus in 1991.[2][9] They are both involved with Broadway theatre.[10] Bryan-Brown is also the elder brother of the photographer Marc Bryan-Brown.

In 2015, Adrian Bryan-Brown was awarded a Tony Honor for Excellence in the Theatre at the Tony Awards.[11][12]


  1. ^ a b Rothstein, Mervyn (March 24, 2008). "A Life in the Theatre: Adrian Bryan-Brown". Association of Theatrical Press Agents & Managers. Retrieved April 13, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Joan Marcus Is a Bride". The New York Times. May 4, 1991. Retrieved April 13, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Adrian Bryan-Brown Theatre Credits". Broadway World. Retrieved March 28, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Biography: Adrian Bryan-Brown". Biography. American Theatre Wing. September 2009. Retrieved October 2, 2011. 
  5. ^ a b "A Life in the Theatre: Adrian Bryan-Brown". A Life in the Theatre. Playbill. March 24, 2008. Retrieved February 16, 2012.  External link in |work= (help)
  6. ^ "Adrian Bryan-Brown". Downstage Center. American Theatre Wing. September 28, 2009. Retrieved October 2, 2011. 
  7. ^ Walker, Susan (September 23, 1993). "Tommy's on the trail to Toronto". Toronto Star. Retrieved April 13, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Alan Cumming drops out of Broadway's 'Spider-Man'". Bloomberg Businessweek. April 20, 2010. Retrieved April 13, 2012. 
  9. ^ Alexander, Ron (November 17, 1991). "AMC, Where the Movie Never Ends". The New York Times. Retrieved April 13, 2012. 
  10. ^ Stewart, Zachary (13 February 2014). "The 10 Greatest Broadway Couples of All Time". TheaterMania. Retrieved 5 June 2015. 
  11. ^ "Three Broadway Veterans to Receive 2015 Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre". Tony Awards. 7 April 2015. Retrieved 5 June 2015. 
  12. ^ "BWW TV: Gene O'Donovan, Adrian Bryan-Brown, and Arnold Abramson Accept Tonys Honors!". 2 June 2015. Retrieved 5 June 2015. 

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