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Gerald Schoenfeld Biography (c. 1924-)
Born in 1924 in New York, NY; father a fur coat manufacturer. Addresses: HOME--New York, NY. OFFICE--c/o The Shubert Organization, 225 W. 44th Street, New York, NY 10036.
As manager and president of the Shubert Organization, Gerald Schoenfeld and his partner, Bernard Jacobs, have been major influences in the revival of theBroadway theatre. Among its other developments, the Shubert Organization hasbeen credited with instituting telephone ticket sales and computerized seat selection, making it easier for patrons to order theatre tickets. In addition,Schoenfeld has worked to improve the Times Square area of New York City in order to promote theatre attendance, donating equipment to the city sanitationdepartment and organizing protests and political action groups to fight forbetter conditions in the area.
- Birth Details
- c. 1924
- New York, New York, United States
- PRINCIPAL STAGE WORK; PRODUCER (WITH BERNARD JACOBS,AS THE SHUBERT ORGANIZATION) Amadeus, Broadhurst Theatre, New York City, 1980.
- The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, Plymouth Theatre, New YorkCity, 1981.
- Dreamgirls, Imperial Theatre, New York City, 1981.
- Little Shop of Horrors, Orpheum Theatre, New York City, 1982.
- The Middle Ages, Theatre at St. Peter's Church, New York City, 1983.
- 'night Mother, John Golden Theatre, New York City, 1983.
- Whoopi Goldberg, Lyceum Theatre, New York City, 1984.
- Marcel Marceau, Belasco Theatre, New York City, 1983.
- Pacific Overtures, Promenade Theatre, New York City, 1984.
- The Real Thing, Plymouth Theatre, 1984.
- The Human Comedy, Royale Theatre, New York City, 1984.
- A Moon for the Misbegotten, Cort Theatre, New York City, 1984.
- As Is, Lyceum Theatre, 1985.
- Harrigan 'n' Hart, Longacre Theatre, New York City, 1985.
Credits; MAJOR TOURS
- Producer, Dreamgirls, U.S. cities, 1983.
Credits; PRINCIPAL FILM APPEARANCES
- Sid Bacharach, Broadway Danny Rose, Orion, 1984.
- Contemporary Newsmakers, 1986 Cumulation, Gale, 1987.
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