For almost a dozen years, Jed Bernstein held the honor of serving as President of the League of American Theatres and Producers, now the Broadway League. While at the League, Jed provided leadership in developing such industrywide programs as: Kids’ Night on Broadway, an annual event in New York where kids go free to select Broadway shows; Broadway Under the Stars, a free evening concert of Broadway performers with full orchestra which was presented over a five-year period at both Central Park and Bryant Park in New York; and the televised editions of Broadway on Broadway, a free concert performed in the heart of Times Square featuring performances from current and upcoming Broadway shows. Jed also played a primary role in the development of Internet Broadway Database (IBDB.com), which is considered Broadway’s ‘online bible,’ and he took on a key leadership role in the industry’s response to the events of 9/11.
Upon leaving the League, Jed launched Above The Title Entertainment, a Broadway and television production company and marketing consultancy whose projects have included the smash revival of Equus starring Richard Griffiths and Daniel Radcliffe, the Tony Award-winning revival of Hair, David Mamet’s highly acclaimed Oleanna starring Bill Pullman and Julia Stiles, and 2011’s successful Chicago run of the newly re-imagined production of Stephen Schwartz’ Working.
Most recently, Jed produced the Broadway premiere of Grace, a dark comedy that plays with the concept of space and time, starring Paul Rudd, Kate Arrington, Edward Asner and Michael Shannon. Other recent work includes Driving Miss Daisy, starring James Earl Jones, Vanessa Redgrave and Boyd Gaines, at Wyndham’s Theatre in London, after an enormously successful run on Broadway. He also serves as Executive Director of the Commercial Theater Institute, a training program for young producers, and is on the board of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, The Actor’s Fund, NYC Latin Media Commission and Theater Subdistrict Council. Jed has been a cherished annual guest at Broadway Theatre Project for many years.