WHAT WE DO

The Parnes Office operates on one simple philosophy: “we want to do meaningful work we believe in, and have fun doing it, with people we like who share our passion.” Joey and his colleagues produce, executive produce, and general manage theatrical productions from the commercial and non-profit worlds, both on and off Broadway, internationally and on the road. They seek out unique material to develop for Broadway and often work with non-profits to transfer commercial projects to a broader audience. Theater is nothing if not a labor of love, and the people at The Parnes Office bring creativity and heart to every project they undertake. Plus they throw really great parties!

Joey Parnes has over thirty Broadway credits as a producer, executive producer, or general manager, including the Tony Award-winning Best Musical Revival Hello, Dolly!, Meteor Shower, 1984, A Doll’s House, Part 2, Bright Star, the Tony Award-winning Best Play The Humans, The Glass Menagerie, the Tony Award-winning Best Play Revival Arthur Miller's A View From The Bridge, Shuffle Along, Blackbird, Arthur Miller's The Crucible, the Tony Award-winning Best Musical A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder, Betrayal, the Tony Award-winning Best Play Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, The Merchant of Venice, the Tony Award-winning Best Musical Revival HAIR, Equus, and he worked on the original production of Dreamgirls. He served as the Executive Producer (1994-1996) and the Interim Executive Director (2011) of The Public Theater as well as the Coordinating Producer of the Tony Awards (2001-2008) and, since 2012, as the Producer of the Drama Desk Awards.

WHO WE ARE

Joey Parnes (Producer)

With more than 40 years' experience, Joey Parnes is a Tony Award-winning producer and manager of plays and musicals for Broadway and the road. Joey Parnes Productions also provides executive producer and general management services for a wide range of theatrical ventures, including non-profit theater consulting and working with non-profits on Broadway transfers. This season, Joey is working on The Waverly GalleryTo Kill a Mockingbird, King Lear, Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus and Hillary and Clinton on Broadway; and on the road, the national tour of Hello, Dolly! Past Broadway credits include: Hello, Dolly! (Tony Award, 2017), Carousel, The Iceman Cometh, Three Tall Women, 1984, Meteor Shower, A Doll’s House, Part 2, The Glass Menagerie, The Front Page, The Humans (Tony Award), Bright Star, Shuffle Along, Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, Blackbird, Arthur Miller’s A View From the Bridge (Tony Award, 2016), A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder (Tony Award), Skylight (Tony Award, 2015), Fish in the Dark, This Is Our Youth, A Delicate Balance, A Raisin in the Sun (Tony Award, 2014), Betrayal, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike (Tony Award), End of the Rainbow, The Merchant of Venice, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Equus, HAIR (Tony Award, 2010), Passing Strange, Butley, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?, Copenhagen, The Tempest, Bring in ‘da Noise, Bring in ‘da Funk, Grand Hotel, Passion, Legs Diamond, Rags, The Floating Light Bulb, Camelot and the original production of Dreamgirls (starting as the Assistant Company Manager). Touring credits include: The Humans, Bright Star, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, HAIR and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf. Off-Broadway credits include: Here Lies Love and Satchmo at the Waldorf. Joey was the Executive Producer of The Public Theater from 1994 until 1996 and then returned in 2011 to serve as its Interim Executive Director. He also served as the Coordinating Producer of the Tony Awards from 2001 to 2008 and has produced the Drama Desk Awards since 2012. Joey is a past president of the Yale Dramatic Association and teaches Producing for the Commercial Theater at the Yale School of Drama. He and his wife have three children and started a Reconstructionist synagogue 22 years ago.

 

Jesse Rothschild (Associate Producer)

This season’s credits include: King Lear, Gary: A Sequel to Titus AndronicusHillary and Clinton and the national tour of Hello, Dolly!. Past Broadway credits include: Carousel, Three Tall Women, Meteor Shower, A Doll's House, Part 2, Hello, Dolly!,  The Humans, Shuffle Along, Bright Star, Arthur Miller’s A View From the Bridge, Skylight, Fish in the Dark, A Raisin in the Sun, A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder and Betrayal. Off-Broadway credits include: Here Lies Love and Satchmo at the Waldorf. National tours include: Bright Star, The Humans and A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder. Before joining the Parnes Office, Jesse worked at Second Stage Theatre, The National Alliance for Musical Theatre and Barrington Stage Company. Jesse is a graduate of the LaGuardia High School for the Performing Arts Drama program, The Commercial Theater Institute (Fred Vogel Scholarship recipient) and Northwestern University. While at Northwestern, Jesse served as a co-chair for The Waa-Mu Show. Jesse currently sits on City Center's Off-Center Artist Board and the Young Professional Board of A BroaderWay Foundation.

 

Aliza Wassner (Associate General Manager)

This season’s credits include: To Kill a Mockingbird, The Waverly Gallery, King Lear, Gary: A Sequel to Titus AndronicusHillary and Clinton and the national tour of Hello, Dolly!. Since joining the Parnes Office she has served as controller on shows including Carousel, The Iceman Cometh, Three Tall Women, Meteor Shower, 1984Hello, Dolly!, A Doll's House, Part 2, The Glass Menagerie, The Front Page, Shuffle Along, Bright Star, Arthur Miller's The Crucible, Blackbird, The Humans, Arthur Miller's A View From the Bridge, Skylight, Fish in the Dark, This Is Our Youth, A Raisin in the Sun, A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder, Here Lies Love, and Satchmo at the Waldorf, as well as the national tours of The HumansA Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder and Bright Star. Prior to her time at JPP, she was a Broadway and national tour company manager. Her credits include: Hairspray (entire 6 1/2 year run), Smokey Joe’s CaféThe Sound of Music, Swing!, The Who’s Tommy, Cookin’, and Franco Dragone’s India Circus (Germany Tour). She received a BA in Drama from Catholic University and an MA in Arts Administration from NYU.

 

Kyle Bonder (Associate General Manager)

This season’s credits include: The Waverly Gallery, To Kill a Mockingbird, King Lear, Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus, Hillary and Clinton and the national tour of Hello, Dolly!. At JPP she has also worked on Carousel, Three Tall Women, The Iceman Cometh and Meteor Shower. Prior to joining the Parnes office, she has worked in multiple producing offices on and Off Broadway. Past Broadway credits include: Indecent, The Visit, It's Only a Play, You Can't Take It With You, All the Way, Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Mothers and Sons, The Glass Menagerie, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, The Anarchist, Bullets Over Broadway, Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill, Glengarry Glen Ross, The Gershwins’ Porgy & Bess, Gore Vidal’s The Best Man, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, The Mountaintop, An Evening with Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin, The Pee-wee Herman Show, Chinglish, La Bete, Race, The Scottsboro Boys, Relatively Speaking, A Life in the Theatre, Born Yesterday, Driving Miss Daisy. Off-Broadway credits include: Dot, Indecent, This Day Forward, Kid Victory, Can You Forgive Her? (Vineyard Theatre); Clever Little Lies, The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey, Under My Skin, and Becoming Dr. Ruth. She has also worked on the national tours of Cabaret, Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Anything Goes, Blithe Spirit, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess. She has served as a Company Manager on and off Broadway. Broadway credits include: Harry Connick, Jr. in Concert, Enron and A Steady Rain. Off-Broadway she was the Company Manager of Mazel Tov Cocktail. Kyle served as General Manager for Stars of David and Love, Loss, and What I Wore at the 92nd Street Y and the New Dramatists Luncheon 2011 - 2017

 

Allison Kupfer (Management Associate)

This season’s credits include: The Waverly Gallery, To Kill a Mockingbird, King Lear, Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus, Hillary and Clinton and the national tour of Hello, Dolly!. Past Broadway credits include: Three Tall Women, Carousel, The Iceman Cometh, Meteor Shower, Hello, Dolly!, A Doll’s House, Part 2, 1984, as well as the national tours of The Humans and Bright Star. Prior to joining the Parnes Office, Allison worked on the Chicago production of Hamilton: An American Musical, and the Hollywood Bowl productions of Chicago, HAIR, and Spamalot. Allison is an alumna of The Theatre School at DePaul University with a BFA in Theatre Management.

 

Marina Hyson (Management Associate)

This season’s credits include: The Waverly Gallery, To Kill a Mockingbird, King Lear, Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus, Hillary and Clinton and the national tour of Hello, Dolly!. She has also worked on the Broadway production of Carousel. Marina is a graduate of Brown University where she chaired the Musical Forum board and co-founded the Brown Theatre Collective.

 

SHOWS WE'VE DONE

  • To Kill A Mockingbird

    Broadway
    First Preview: November 1, 2018
    Opened: December 13, 2018
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  • Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus

    Broadway
    First Preview: March 11, 2019
    Opened: April 21, 2019
    Closed: June 16, 2019
  • Hillary and Clinton

    Broadway
    First Preview: March 16, 2019
    Opened: April 18, 2019
    Closed: June 23, 2019
  • King Lear

    Broadway
    First Preview: February 28, 2019
    Opened: April 4, 2019
    Closed: June 9, 2019
  • The Waverly Gallery

    Broadway
    First Preview: September 25, 2018
    Opened: October 25, 2018
    Closed: January 27, 2019
  • Hello, Dolly!

    First National Tour
    Launched: September 25, 2018
    Broadway
    First Preview: March 15, 2017
    Opened: April 20, 2017
    Closed: August 25, 2018
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  • Carousel

    Broadway
    First Preview: February 28, 2018
    Opened: April 12, 2018
    Closed: September 16, 2018
  • The Iceman Cometh

    Broadway
    First Preview: March 23, 2018
    Opened: April 26, 2018
    Closed: July 1, 2018
  • Three Tall Women

    Broadway
    First Preview: March 1, 2018
    Opened: March 29, 2018
    Closed: June 24, 2018
  • Meteor Shower

    Broadway
    First Preview: November 1, 2017
    Opened: November 29, 2017
    Closed: January 21, 2018
  • 1984

    Broadway
    First Preview: May 18, 2017
    Opened: June 22, 2017
    Closed: October 8, 2017
  • A Doll's House, Part 2

    Broadway
    First Preview: March 30, 2017
    Opened: April 27, 2017
    Closed: September 24, 2017
  • The Glass Menagerie

    Broadway
    First Preview: February 7, 2017
    Opened: March 9, 2017
    Closed: May 21, 2017
  • The Front Page

    Broadway
    First Preview: September 20, 2016
    Opened: October 20, 2016
    Closed: January 29, 2017
  • Shuffle Along

    Broadway
    First Preview: March 15, 2016
    Opened: April 28, 2016
    Closed: July 24, 2016
  • The Crucible

    Broadway
    First Preview: March 1, 2016
    Opened: March 31, 2016
    Closed: July 17, 2016
  • Bright Star

    First National Tour
    Launched: October 20, 2017
    Broadway
    First Preview: February 25, 2016
    Opened: March 24, 2016
    Closed: June 26, 2016
  • Blackbird

    Broadway
    First Preview: February 5, 2016
    Opened: March 10, 2016
    Closed: June 11, 2016
  • The Humans

    First National Tour
    Launched: November 29, 2017
    Broadway
    First Preview: January 24, 2016
    Opened: February 18, 2016 Closed: January 15, 2017
  • A View From The Bridge

    Broadway
    Opened: November 12, 2015
    Closed: February 21, 2016
  • A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder

    First National Tour
    Launched: September 19, 2015
    Ended: March 12, 2017
    Broadway
    First Preview: October 22, 2013
    Opened: November 17, 2013
    Closed: January 17, 2016
  • Skylight

    Broadway
    First Preview: March 13, 2015
    Opened: April 2, 2015
    Closed: June 21, 2015
  • Fish in the Dark

    Broadway
    First Preview: February 2, 2015
    Opened: March 5, 2015
    Closed: August 1, 2015
  • A Delicate Balance

    Broadway
    First Preview: October 20, 2014
    Opened: November 20, 2014
    Closed: February 22, 2015
  • This Is Our Youth

    Broadway
    First Preview: August 18, 2014
    Opened: September 11, 2014
    Closed: January 4, 2015
  • Here Lies Love

    Off-Broadway
    First Preview: April 14, 2014
    Opened: May 1, 2014
    Closed: January 3, 2015
  • Satchmo At The Waldorf

    Off-Broadway
    First Preview: February 15, 2014
    Opened: March 4, 2014
    Closed: June 29, 2014
  • A Raisin in the Sun

    Broadway
    First Preview: March 8, 2014
    Opened: April 3, 2014
    Closed: June 15, 2014
  • Betrayal

    Broadway
    First Preview: October 1, 2013
    Opened: October 27, 2013
    Closed: January 5, 2014
  • Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

    Broadway
    First Preview: March 5, 2013
    Opened: March 14, 2013
    Closed: August 25, 2013
  • End of the Rainbow

    Broadway
    First Preview: March 19, 2012
    Opened: April 2, 2012
    Closed: August 19, 2012
  • The Merchant of Venice

    Broadway
    First Preview: October 19, 2010
    Opened: November 13, 2010
    Closed: February 20, 2011
  • Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson

    Broadway
    First Preview: September 20, 2010
    Opened: October 13, 2010
    Closed: January 2, 2011
  • Hair

    First National Tour
    First Preview: July 5, 2011
    Opened: July 13, 2011
    Closed: September 10, 2011
    Broadway
    First Preview: March 6, 2009
    Opened: March 31, 2009
    Closed: June 27, 2010
  • Equus

    Broadway
    First Preview: September 5, 2008
    Opened: September 25, 2008
    Closed: February 8, 2009
  • Passing Strange

    Broadway
    First Preview: February 8, 2008
    Opened: February 28, 2008
    Closed: July 20, 2008
  • Butley

    Broadway
    First Preview: October 5, 2006
    Opened: October 25, 2006
    Closed: January 14, 2007
  • Well

    Broadway
    First Preview: March 10, 2006
    Opened: March 30, 2006
    Closed: May 14, 2006
  • Who’s Afraid of Virgina Woolf

    Broadway
    First Preview: March 12, 2005
    Opened: March 20, 2005
    Closed: September 4, 2005

HOW TO REACH US

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