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Jeffrey Finn

Jeffrey Finn

Broadway theatre producer
Jeffrey Finn
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Quick Facts

Intro Broadway theatre producer
Is Businessperson
From United States of America
Type Business
Gender male
Birth 3 June 1970, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Age: 50 years
Star sign GeminiGemini
Education
Connecticut College
The details

Biography

Jeffrey Finn is a five-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. He received the Commercial Theater Institute's 2013 Robert Whitehead Award for outstanding achievement in commercial theatre producing. 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 The Broadway League and The Independent Presenters Network, and is also a Tony Award voter.

Broadway

Currently:

  • Company, a 1970 musical comedy with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by George Furth. A Broadway transfer of the 2018 West End revival will open at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre on March 22, 2020, with previews beginning on March 2. Patti LuPone will reprise her role as Joanne, with Katrina Lenk as Bobbie. The production will be directed by Marianne Elliott, with choreography by Liam Steel, music supervision and direction by Joel Fram, scenic and costume designs by Bunny Christie, lighting design by Neil Austin, sound design by Ian Dickinson (for Autograph Sound), and illusions by Chris Fisher.
  • Plaza Suite, a comedy play by Neil Simon. A Broadway revival will play at the Hudson Theatre beginning in previews on March 13, 2020 and officially on April 13, following a brief pre-Broadway run at the Emerson Colonial Theatre in Boston in February 2020. The production will star Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker and be directed by John Benjamin Hickey.
  • Ain't Too Proud, book by Dominique Morisseau, music and lyrics by The Temptations. It is directed by two-time Tony Award winner Des McAnuff and choreographed by Olivier Award winner Sergio Trujillo. The production opened at the Imperial Theatre on March 21, 2019. On April 30, 2019, Ain't Too Proud was nominated for 12 Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

Previously:

  • Hughie, starring Forest Whitaker. Written by Eugene O'Neill, the production began previews at the Booth Theatre on February 8, 2016. The director is Michael Grandage.
  • An Act Of God, starring Jim Parsons. Written by David Javerbaum, the production played Studio 54. The director was Joe Mantello. May 7, 2015 - August 2, 2015. A six-week engagement of the play starring Sean Hayes played at the CTG/Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles on January 30, 2016. The production starring Sean Hayes will then played a three-week engagement at the SHN/Golden Gate Theatre in San Francisco from March 29, 2016 - April 17, 2016.
  • I'll Eat You Last: A Chat With Sue Mengers, starring Bette Midler. Written by John Logan, the production played the Booth Theatre. The director was Joe Mantello. April 24, 2013 - June 30, 2013.

The Kennedy Center

As the Vice President of Theater Producing and Programming at The Kennedy Center, Jeffrey oversees theater for all of the presented Broadway tours and Kennedy Center produced theater shows. 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

2017 - 2018 season

2018 - 2019 season

2019 - 2020 season

Productions at The Kennedy Center

Other projects

Between 1994 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 produced by Jeffrey Finn Productions from 1999-2003 include The Who's Tommy, A Few Good Men...DANCIN', Leader of the Pack starring Mary Wilson, Promises, Promises, Company, and Chess.

Prior to his time working as the Vice President of Theater Producing and Programming, 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.

Jeffrey is co-author of Game Show, which he produced off-Broadway at the 45 Bleecker Theatre. It opened on October 25, 2000. 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

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. 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

  • 2019 Tony Award nomination for Best Musical for Ain't Too Proud
  • 2019 Drama League nomination 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
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