Please join us for a Conversation with Annette Niemtzow
on Producing Jane Eyre & Leap of Faith on Broadway
Annette Niemtzow is currently the producer of Leap of Faith, which will open on Broadway in Fall 2011. With music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Glenn Slater and book by Janus Cercone, the show stars Raul Esparza and Brooke Shields. Some of her previous Broadway credits include producing Frost/Nixon, Jane Eyre and The Kentucky Cycle. Her Off-Broadway credits include BE by Mayumana, NEWSical, and Nicky Silver’s The Food Chain. Productions with which she has been involved as producer or investor have garnered two Pulitzer Prizes, 21 Tony nominations resulting in five awards and 14 Olivier nominations resulting in five awards.
Her future productions include: Tosca’s Kiss by Kenneth Jupp; The Black Suits, a new rock musical by Joe Iconis (book by Joe Iconis and Robert Maddock, directed by John Simpkins); Without You, a new rock musical about love, loss, and the musical Rent (written and performed by Anthony Rapp, directed by Steven Maler).
Niemtzow is the co-chair of the Transport Group, a non-profit New York theatre company, which has won Drama Desk and Obie Awards. A graduate of Barnard College, she did graduate work at Harvard University (Ph.D.) and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. She is a member of the Broadway League, for which she serves as a Tony voter and as a member of the League’s Intra-Industry Committee. Niemtzow is also a member of the League of Professional Theatre Women and an Advisory Member of Hal Prince’s T Fellowship, which honors the legacy of Broadway producer T. Edward Hambleton and supports the development of gifted emerging theatrical producers.
Thursday, April 7, 2011
3:00 - 4:20 PM
Room 010, East Pyne
Free and open to the public.
Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis