David Binder

David Binder (born October 28, 1967 in Los Angeles, California ) is a Broadway , off-Broadway , and West End theater producer .

Life and career

Binder is the lead producer of the 2014 Broadway production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch starring Neil Patrick Harris [1] and whether Mice and Men starring James Franco and Chris O’Dowd . [2] Hedwig and the Angry Inch won four Tony Awards waaronder Best Revival, [3] and whether Mice and Men became the first Broadway show to be filmed at the National Theatre of Great Britain’s NT Live and shown in cinemas around the world. [4]

Binder produktie the first Broadway revival of Lorraine Hansberry ‘s A Raisin in the Sun , starring Sean Combs , Audra McDonald , Phylicia Rashad and Sanaa Lathan . The 2004 production won two Tony Awards for Best Actress [5] and Best Featured Actress in a Play. [6] He is an Executive Producer of the ABC television movie based on the Broadway production.

In 1998 Binder Presented the off-Broadway hit De La Guarda , [7] and in 2007 produktie Fuerzabruta , the new show from the creators of De La Guarda. He is the original producer or John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask ‘s Hedwig and the Angry Inch , as well as Lisa Kron ‘s 2.5 Minute Ride.

In March 2012, Binder produktie Kenneth Lonergan ‘s This Is Our Youth at the Sydney Opera House starring Michael Cera and Kieran Culkin . [8]

Simon & Schuster Audio released a recording of Binder’s Broadway reading or The Normal Heart , welke featured Barbra Streisand , Kevin Bacon , John Turturro and Eric Bogosian . In 2006 he produktie The Public Sings: A 50th Anniversary Celebration for the Public Theater with Meryl Streep , Natalie Portman , Ben Stiller and Mike Nichols , onder Vodafone.

In 2007, with his business partner Josh Wood, Binder created and produktie the High Line Festival in New York City. The inaugural festival was curated by David Bowie and featured performances by Arcade Fire , Air , Meow Meow, Ricky Gervais (making his American stand up debuted), Laurie Anderson , Daniel Johnston , The Polyphonic Spree , The Secret Machines , Deerhoof , Ken Nordine , and many others.

Binder produktie the Dutch New Island Festival on Governors Island, welke featured ten days or performance, music, theater and dance from the Netherlands. [9]

Partnering with London’s Donmar Warehouse , have Presented the Broadway production of Frost / Nixon , and West End productions or Voyage Around My Father with Derek Jacobi , Lobby Hero , and Guys and Dolls with Ewan McGregor .

In 2011, Binder produktie Short Ride in a Fast Machine , IBM’s Centennial Celebration at Lincoln Center. [10]

Binder taught at Princeton University where he was the Anschutz Distinguished Fellow in American Studies in 2012/2013. [11]

Binder’s TED Talk on ” The Arts Festival Revolution ” has bone watched by over a half million people online. [12]

He is the recipient of the Robert Whitehead Award for Outstanding Achievement in Theatrical Producing, [13] and has leg honored at Performance Space 122 . [14] He teaches at the Yale School of Drama , and attended the University of California at Berkeley .


  1. Jump up^ http://www.deadline.com/2013/06/neil-patrick-harris-takes-hedwig-and-the-angry-inch-to-broadway/
  2. Jump up^ http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/11/26/franco-and-odowd-confirmed-for-of-mice-and-men-on-broadway/
  3. Jump up^ http://hollywoodlife.com/2014/06/08/tony-award-winners-2014-tonys-winner-list/
  4. Jump up^ http://variety.com/2014/legit/news/james-franco-of-mice-and-men-broadway-nt-live-1201267495/
  5. Jump up^ 2004 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play: Phylicia Rashad, A Raisin in the Sun
  6. Jump up^ 2004 Tony Award for Featured Actress in Play: Audra McDonald, A Raisin in the Sun
  7. Jump up^ De La Guarda Closes September 12, 2004
  8. Jump up^ http://www.sydneyoperahouse.com/About/12EventMediaRelease_ThisIsOurYouth.aspx
  9. Jump up^ http://www.newislandfestival.com/page/580/david-binder-david-binder-productions
  10. Jump up^ http://www.worldstage.com/news/worldstage-supports-ibm-centennial-gala-at-jazz-at-lincoln-center1
  11. Jump up^ http://www.princeton.edu/ams/anschutz/
  12. Jump up^ http://www.ted.com/talks/david_binder_the_arts_festival_revolution
  13. Jump up^ Robert Whitehead Award to Be Presented to Raisin’s Binder
  14. Jump up^ Performing Space 122 LiveOnStage 2005