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Bernard Gersten

American theatrical producer

Died when: 97 years 88 days (1166 months)
Star Sign: Aquarius

Bernard Gersten (January 30, 1923 – April 27, 2020) was an American theatrical producer.Beginning in the 1960s through the early 2000s, Gersten played a major role in shaping American drama and musical theatre.

From 1960 to 1978, Gersten worked with Joseph Papp as associate producer at the New York Shakespeare Festival.After leaving the NYSF, he served as executive producer of Lincoln Center Theater from 1986 until he retired in 2013, where (with Gregory Mosher, then with Andre Bishop) he oversaw over 150 productions.

In addition to receiving the Antoinette Perry Award (The "Tony Award") for Lifetime Achievement in 2013, Gersten was the recipient of fifteen Tony Awards for his productions.

He died from pancreatic cancer on April 27, 2020 at the age of 97.


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