Episode 77: Bernard Gersten: A Life In The Theatre (1923-2020)

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This week’s show is a special tribute to the life and legacy of Bernard Gersten (1923-2020), a trailblazing producer and non-profit administrator responsible for the success of the Public Theater and Lincoln Center Theater (LCT). Jamie and Rob sat down with Bernard last summer for what would be his final interview. You’ll hear excerpts from that conversation along with remembrances and reflections from the Public Theater’s artistic director Oskar Eustis, LCT’s founding artistic director Gregory Mosher, LCT’s current producing artistic director André Bishop, and celebrated director Jerry Zaks. Tune in to hear the amazing, one-of-a-kind story of how Bernard Gersten shaped and changed the American theatre.

This week’s music: “Prelude”, “You’re the Top”, from “Anything Goes”, “Aquarius”, “Good Morning Starshine” and “Hair” from “Hair”, “Summer, Summer” and “Where’s North” from “Two Gentlemen of Verona”, “I Hope I Get It”, “At the Ballet”, “One” and “What I Did For Love” from “A Chorus Line”

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