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Jed Bernstein
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Jed Bernstein, 2016
Born (1955-03-27) March 27, 1955 (age 64)
Upper West Side, New York City
ResidenceNew York City
Alma materUniversity of Pennsylvania (BA)
Yale School of Management (MBA)
Occupationarts executive, theatrical producer

Jed Bernstein (/bɜːrnstn/; born March 27, 1955) is the former president of the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, having served in this role since January 2014, when he replaced Reynold Levy.[1] He resigned from his role on April 14, 2016 after the discovery that he had been in a consensual, but undisclosed relationship with a staff member that he had twice promoted.[2] Bernstein has extensive experience in theater producing, arts administration, and marketing and promotion.

Career and education[edit]

Immediately before his time at Lincoln Center, Bernstein served as the producing director of the Bucks County Playhouse in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, and as the president of Above the Title Entertainment,[3] a theater and television production company and marketing consultancy.[1]

From 1995 to 2006, Bernstein served as the president of The Broadway League, the national trade association for the commercial theater industry. Bernstein also served as an independent theater producer for such works as Driving Miss Daisy[4] and the 2009 revival of the musical Hair, for which he received a Tony Award.[5]

Bernstein started his career in the advertising industry, spending 15 years working on corporate accounts at firms that included Ally & Gargano, Wells Rich Greene, and Ogilvy & Mather.[6] He is a graduate of the Yale School of Management, where he received an MBA, and the University of Pennsylvania.

The actress Ellen Foley is married to his brother, Douglas Bernstein.


  1. ^ a b Pogrebin, Robin (May 15, 2013). "Lincoln Center Turns to Broadway for Its Next Chief". The New York Times. Retrieved October 20, 2014.
  2. ^ Pogrebin, Robin (May 3, 2016). "Lincoln Center President's Abrupt Departure Was Prompted by a Relationship". New York Times. Retrieved May 3, 2016.
  3. ^ "Jed Bernstein", Above the Title Entertainment
  4. ^ Gans, Andrew (December 21, 2010). "Driving Miss Daisy Recoups Investment". Playbill. Retrieved October 20, 2014.
  5. ^ Ng, David (May 15, 2013). "Jed Bernstein, Broadway producer, to head Lincoln Center". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved October 20, 2014.
  6. ^ "Lincoln Center Names Jed Bernstein as its Next President". WQXR-FM. May 15, 2013. Retrieved October 20, 2014.

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