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What Makes You Tick? by Douglas E. Schoen, Michael J. Berland

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CHAPTER 40

Barry Weissler

BROADWAY PRODUCER

Barry Weissler is one of the most prolific producers in Broadway history. Along with his wife and producing partner, Fran, Weissler has won five Tony Awards—including one for Chicago, the legendary musical he brought back to Broadway in 1996. Chicago holds the record for the longest-running musical revival in theater history.

Weissler’s other Tony Award–winning Broadway productions include Annie Get Your Gun, Gypsy, Fiddler on the Roof, and Othello.

A signature feature of a Weissler production is the rotation of celebrity replacements in leading roles—an ingenious strategy Weissler pioneered and perfected over the course of his career.

 

Barry Weissler discovered theater his freshman year of college ...

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