Bernard Gersten

BERNARD GERSTEN was the Executive Producer of Lincoln Center Theater from its re-establishment in 1985 to his retirement in 2013. He led LCT in partnership with Gregory Mosher through 1991 and with André Bishop from 1991 forward. Notable among Lincoln Center Theater's 155 productions during his 28 years: Golden Boy, Other Desert Cities, Rodgers and Hammerstein's South Pacific, The Coast of Utopia, Henry IV, Contact, The Heiress, The Substance of Fire, Six Degrees of Separation, Our Town, The Front Page, The House of Blue Leaves, Speed-The-Plow, Sarafina!, Anything Goes and many others. From 1960 to 1978, Mr. Gersten was the Associate Producer of the New York Shakespeare Festival for, among other works, A Chorus Line, Two Gentlemen of Verona, For Colored Girls..., That Championship Season, Streamers, Threepenny Opera and Hair.  He was Executive Vice President of Zoetrope Studios, Executive Producer of Francis Ford Coppola's One From the Heart, and Co-Producer of the live-orchestra presentations throughout the world of Abel Gance's Napoleon. He was the Vice President of Radio City Music Hall and Executive Producer of Porgy and Bess and Ice. Mr. Gersten was also an adjunct professor of Theater Administration at New York University, Yale School of Drama, and Columbia University School of the Arts.

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