The Chosen Ones: An Interview with Barry Weissler

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Creative Theatrical Producer Barry Weissler is, by any and all accounts, the O.G. of Broadway. Between him and Fran Weissler, his wife and partner of half a century, they have received seven TONY awards and have produced such masterpieces as Othello, Fiddler on the Roof, Gypsy, Annie Get Your Gun, Chicago, La Cage Aux Folles and more.

Save for a small stint in Mexico, against all odds, this Jersey boy wandered into a theatre over fifty years ago and never left. Talking to him recently reminded me that New York really is the place where fairy tales become reality. I met him in his office, which appropriately enough, is in the heart of the theatre district.

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