David Binder

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David Binder
BornOctober 28, 1967 (1967-10-28) (age 51)
Los Angeles, California, USA
OccupationTheater producer
NationalityUnited States of America

David Binder (born October 28, 1967 in Los Angeles, California) is a Tony Award-winning Broadway, off-Broadway, and West End theater producer and artistic director of the Brooklyn Academy of Music.[1]

Career[edit]

In 1998 Binder presented the off-Broadway play De La Guarda,[2] and in 2007 produced Fuerzabruta, the show from the creators of De La Guarda.

Binder produced the first Broadway revival of Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun, starring Sean Combs, Audra McDonald, Phylicia Rashad and Sanaa Lathan. The 2004 production won two Tony Awards for Best Actress[3] and Best Featured Actress in a Play.[4] He is an Executive Producer of the ABC television movie based on the Broadway production.

In 2006 he produced The Public Sings: A 50th Anniversary Celebration for the Public Theater with Meryl Streep, Natalie Portman, Ben Stiller and Mike Nichols, among others.

In 2011, Binder produced Short Ride in a Fast Machine, IBM’s Centennial Celebration at Lincoln Center.[5]

In March 2012, Binder produced Kenneth Lonergan's This Is Our Youth at the Sydney Opera House starring Michael Cera and Kieran Culkin.[6]

Binder taught at Princeton University where he was the Anschutz Distinguished Fellow in American Studies in 2012/2013.[7]

Binder was guest artistic director of LIFT (London International Festival of Theatre) which took place in June 2018.[8]

Binder produced[9] the 2018 production of Network[10] starring Bryan Cranston, and the 2014 productions of Hedwig and the Angry Inch starring Neil Patrick Harris[11] and Of Mice and Men starring James Franco and Chris O'Dowd.[12] Hedwig and the Angry Inch won four Tony Awards including Best Revival,[13] and Of Mice and Men became the first Broadway show to be filmed by the National Theatre of Great Britain’s NT Live and shown in cinemas around the world.[14]

Awards[edit]

He is the recipient of the Robert Whitehead Award for Outstanding Achievement in Theatrical Producing,[15] and has been honored by Performance Space 122.[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Paulson, Michael (2018-02-07). "Broadway Producer Named BAM's New Artistic Director". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2018-03-02.
  2. ^ "De La Guarda Closes September 12, 2004". Retrieved 30 January 2019.
  3. ^ "2004 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play: Phylicia Rashad, A Raisin in the Sun". Retrieved 30 January 2019.
  4. ^ "2004 Tony Award for Featured Actress in Play: Audra McDonald, A Raisin in the Sun". Retrieved 30 January 2019.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-09-16. Retrieved 2014-09-16.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-03-12. Retrieved 2014-03-12.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-12-25. Retrieved 2014-09-16.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ Cox, Gordon (2017-04-05). "Broadway's David Binder Takes the Reins at 2018 London Theater Festival". Variety. Retrieved 2018-03-02.
  9. ^ Itzkoff, Dave (2018-08-08). "Stage Version of Network, Starring Bryan Cranston, Sets Broadway Opening". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2019-01-29.
  10. ^ Brantley, Ben (2019-04-28). "Review: In Network, an Electrifying Bryan Cranston Is All the Rage". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2019-01-29.
  11. ^ Fleming, Mike (2013-06-17). "Neil Patrick Harris Takes 'Hedwig And The Angry Inch' To Broadway". Deadline. Retrieved 2019-01-30.
  12. ^ Healy, Patrick (2013-11-26). "Franco and O'Dowd Confirmed for 'Of Mice and Men' on Broadway - The New York Times". Artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com. Retrieved 2019-01-30.
  13. ^ Amanda Michelle Steiner (2014-06-08). "Tony Award Winners 2014 — FULL LIST: 'Hedwig And The Angry Inch' & More – Hollywood Life". Hollywoodlife.com. Retrieved 2019-01-30.
  14. ^ Gordon Cox (2014-07-23). "James Franco in Broadway's 'Of Mice and Men' to Play Movie Theaters – Variety". Variety.com. Retrieved 2019-01-30.
  15. ^ "Robert Whitehead Award to Be Presented to Raisin's Binder". Retrieved 30 January 2019.
  16. ^ "Performing Space 122 LiveOnStage 2005". Archived from the original on 2006-07-10. Retrieved 30 January 2019.

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