Jeffrey Finn

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Jeffrey Finn
Born(1970-06-03)June 3, 1970
OccupationTheatrical Producer

Jeffrey Finn is a four-time Tony Award nominated theatrical producer. He is the Vice President of Theater Producing and Programming at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.[1] He received the Commercial Theater Institute's 2013 Robert Whitehead Award for outstanding achievement in commercial theatre producing.[2] Jeffrey is the President of Jeffrey Finn Productions and Hot On Broadway. He attended Connecticut College, where he received his bachelor's degree in 1992. He attended Beaver Country Day School from 1984 to 1988. Jeffrey is a member of Meeting Professionals International, The Broadway League and The Independent Presenters Network, and is also a Tony Award voter.

Broadway[edit]

Currently: [3]

Previously:

The Kennedy Center[edit]

As the Vice President of Theater Producing and Programming at The Kennedy Center, Jeffrey oversees the theater season for all of the presented Broadway shows and self-produced productions. In the 17/18 season he launched Broadway Center Stage, a series of semi-staged musicals featuring talent and creative teams direct from Broadway.

Broadway Center Stage productions[edit]

2017 - 2018 Season[edit]

2018 - 2019 Season[edit]

2019 - 2020 Season[edit]

Additional shows produced in Jeffrey's time at The Kennedy Center[edit]

Other projects[edit]

Between 1996 and 1999, Jeffrey produced a series of five new concerts titled Broadway Songbooks, which originated at Kennedy Center. These national tours starred Melba Moore, Carol Lawrence, Mimi Hines, Diahann Carroll, Marilyn McCoo, and Billy Davis, Jr. and celebrated the songbooks of Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, Rodgers and Hart, and Duke Ellington. Additional national and international tours include The Who's Tommy, A Few Good Men...DANCIN', Leader of the Pack starring Mary Wilson, Promises, Promises, Company, and Chess.

Before working there full time, Jeffrey produced many shows at the Kennedy Center, including Andrew Lloyd Webber's Tell Me on a Sunday starring Alice Ripley (2003), The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber (2005, 2008) and a revival of the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama The Subject Was Roses starring Bill Pullman and Judith Ivey (2006).

By special arrangement with the Really Useful Group, Jeffrey produced a revised version of The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber at other locations including the Hummingbird Centre, The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts and the Civic Center of Greater Des Moines in 2006.

In 2006, he also produced a national tour of On Golden Pond starring Tom Bosley and Michael Learned, which premiered at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts. [3]

Jeffrey is co-author of Game Show, which he produced off-Broadway at the 45 Bleecker Theatre. It opened on October 25, 2000. [4] A production at Harrah's Showboat Casino opened on July 6, 2002. The play was translated into French for a Canadian production outside Montreal, as well as a Toronto sit-down engagement.

Corporate entertainment[edit]

In 1998, Jeffrey Finn Productions launched a Corporate Division entitled Hot On Broadway, which presents customized entertainment with stars from current Broadway productions for corporate clients. [5] The client list includes General Motors, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Harrah's, Ritz-Carlton, Disney, H&R Block, MPI, Jack Morton, and Fidelity Investments.

Awards and nominations[edit]

  • 2019 Drama League nomitation for Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Musical for Ain't Too Proud
  • 2015 Tony Award nomination for Best Revival of a Play for The Elephant Man
  • 2015 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Revival of a Play for The Elephant Man
  • 2015 Outer Critics Circle nomination for Outstanding Revival of a Broadway Play for The Elephant Man
  • 2014 Outer Critics Circle nomination for Outstanding New Broadway Play for The Realistic Joneses
  • 2014 Drama League nomination for Outstanding Production of a Broadway Play for The Realistic Joneses
  • 2013 Robert Whitehead Award Winner for Excellence in Commercial Theatre Producing - Commercial Theatre Institute
  • 2013 Outer Critics Circle nomination for Outstanding Production of a Play for I'll Eat You Last
  • 2010 Tony Award nomination for Best Revival of a Play for A View From the Bridge
  • 2010 Tony Award nomination for Best Musical for American Idiot
  • 2010 Drama Desk nomination for Best Revival of a Play for A View From the Bridge
  • 2010 Drama Desk nomination for Best Musical for American Idiot
  • 2009 Drama Desk nomination for Best Revival of a Play for Blithe Spirit
  • 2005 Tony Award nomination for Best Revival of a Play for On Golden Pond

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/arts-and-entertainment/wp/2016/10/06/jeffrey-finn-to-run-kennedy-centers-theater-programming/
  2. ^ http://www.playbill.com/news/article/174621-Jeffrey-Finn-Is-2013-Robert-Whitehead-Award-Recipient
  3. ^ http://www.playbillvault.com/Person/Detail/28423/Jeffrey-Finn
  4. ^ http://www.playbill.com/personlistpage/person-list?production=00000165-6c7e-daab-a96f-7e7ed4cc0000&type=op#op
  5. ^ http://www.playbill.com/article/jake-gyllenhaal-sunday-in-the-park-with-george-begins-previews-feb-11#
  6. ^ http://www.theatermania.com/broadway/news/hughie-forest-whitaker-cast-photos_75635.html
  7. ^ http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/01/29/jim-parsons-to-play-the-title-role-in-an-act-of-god-on-broadway/?_r=0
  8. ^ http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/culture/la-et-cm-sean-hayes-act-of-god-20150825-story.html
  9. ^ http://www.theatermania.com/san-francisco-theater/news/sean-hayes-san-francisco-an-act-of-god_74322.html
  10. ^ http://www.playbill.com/news/article/box-office-now-open-for-the-elephant-man-starring-bradley-cooper
  11. ^ http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/01/23/bradley-cooper-to-take-the-elephant-man-to-london-stage/?_r=0
  12. ^ https://variety.com/2014/legit/reviews/broadway-review-the-realistic-joneses-1201153252/
  13. ^ http://www.illeatyoulast.com/about/about-the-show/
  14. ^ http://www.playbillvault.com/Show/Detail/13979/Dead-Accounts
  15. ^ http://www.playbillvault.com/Show/Detail/13969/Scandalous-The-Life-and-Trials-of-Aimee-Semple-McPherson
  16. ^ http://www.playbillvault.com/Show/Detail/13759/Seminar
  17. ^ http://www.playbillvault.com/Show/Detail/4165/American-Idiot
  18. ^ http://www.playbillvault.com/Show/Detail/3463/A-View-from-the-Bridge
  19. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-03-18. Retrieved 2011-12-15.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  20. ^ http://www.playbillvault.com/Show/Detail/10461/Blithe-Spirit
  21. ^ http://www.playbillvault.com/Show/Detail/3470/ On-Golden-Pond
  22. ^ "Broadway Center Stage: Chess - The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts". www.kennedy-center.org. Retrieved 2018-05-25.
  23. ^ "Broadway Center Stage: In the Heights - The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts". www.kennedy-center.org. Retrieved 2018-05-25.
  24. ^ "Broadway Center Stage: How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying - The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts". www.kennedy-center.org. Retrieved 2018-05-25.
  25. ^ Pressley, Nelson (2018-04-10). "'Dear Evan Hansen' and 'The Band's Visit' are coming to the Kennedy Center". Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved 2018-05-25.
  26. ^ Pressley, Nelson (2018-04-10). "'Dear Evan Hansen' and 'The Band's Visit' are coming to the Kennedy Center". Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved 2018-05-25.
  27. ^ Pressley, Nelson (2018-04-10). "'Dear Evan Hansen' and 'The Band's Visit' are coming to the Kennedy Center". Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved 2018-05-25.
  28. ^ Schor, Rachel (2019-04-08). "'2019-2020 Season Announcement'". The John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Text "Access-date2019-04-08" ignored (help)
  29. ^ "'2019-2020 Season Announcement'".
  30. ^ "'2019-2020 Season Announcement'".

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