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Fran Kirmser on way to 2018 Tony Awards

After a career ending dance injury,

I began working on the other side of the stage producing and providing services in what became the first consulting company dedicated to emerging artists. Here artists can obtain help with fundraising and promotion of their art, production services and career development. 

As a producer of Broadway and the performing arts stage,

primarily I focus on material I conceive and vision out before putting together a team of artists to realize the work. Most of what my company has produced appears in fine-arts venues Off-Broadway in the areas of dance, theater, and music. Broadway credits include; The 2009 Tony Award winner for Best Musical Revival, HAIR, the 2013 Tony Award winner for Best Revival of a Play WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?, GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS starring Al Pacino, and the world premiere of August Wilson's RADIO GOLF, the last play and final chapter in an epic ten-play cycle by Wilson, one of our nation's greatest playwrights. 

I strive to develop provocative and inspiring stories about our world with like minded artists.

Off the heels of the 2008 financial crisis, I conceived a sports series for stage to explore leadership, competition, teamwork, drive and resilience. Developing first LOMBARDI, a new play based on the life of Iconic Leader and Hall of Fame Football Coach Vince Lombardi. LOMBARDI was produced in association with the NFL and was the longest running play of it’s Season where it brought in an estimated 146,000 new patrons to the Broadway theater for the first time. and was optioned for feature film by Legendary Pictures. Additional Broadway shows in the sports trilogy includes MAGIC/BIRD, based on the incredible friendship and rivalry of basketball titans Magic Johnson and Larry Bird, and BRONX BOMBERS based on the team history of The New York Yankees. Currently our team produces AMERICAN SCOREBOARD which follows our current administration and presents actors of stage and screen performing verbatim Senate and Congressional hearings without intentional slant or interpretation in an effort to get to know who makes up our government and what they stand for.

Service to the field of dance includes,

work with Doug Varone, Lucinda Childs, Shen Wei, Francesca Harper, Donna Uchizono, Pascal Riuolt, Dance Brazil, Martha Graham Dance Company, among many others helping companies and hundreds of emerging dance artists build their careers forward with the help in fundraising, career planning, production, marketing and publicity while they work in such venues as The Joyce Theater, the Actors Fund Theater, New York City Center, Brooklyn Academy of Music and New York Live Arts.

An Arts Advocate,

I've served on funding panels in the fine and performing arts such as New York Foundation for the Arts. I've taught master classes at Columbia University, NYU Tisch School of the Arts, and Universities across the country as well as Commercial Theater Institute and HB Studio where I sit on the HB Artistic Council. I have served as a Tony Voter for five years and recently co-authored the book A LIFE IN DANCE ~ A practical guide. The book is required reading in Universities across the country, now available on Amazon, and available on this site

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  Above Photo: Fran on the way to 2018 Tony Awards            

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February 13, 2019

Entertaining Twist On Reality: Actors Will Read Senate Hearing Transcript At MOCAD

-Deadline Detroit

September 26, 2018

Monthly QuotED: 9 Notable Quotes That Made Education Headlines in September, From Curriculum to Kavanaugh — and the DeVos Confirmation Hearings as Theater

-The 74

September 18, 2018

Betsy DeVos' Confirmation Hearing Became A Play

-Associated Press

September 18, 2018

DeVos' Dramatic Confirmation Hearing Inspires Drama on Stage

-US News

September 11, 2018

Do you miss the drama of Betsy DeVos’s confirmation hearing? You can catch it on stage.

-Washington Post

June 28, 2018

AMERICAN SCOREBOARD Presents Special on The Trump Administration

-Broadwayworld.com

December 14, 2017 

This Broadway Producer Has a Heart for Dance

-Culture Sonar 

October 30, 2017

All-Star Lineup Takes Part in 'AMERICAN SCOREBOARD' Reading of Betsy DeVos Hearing at Pace

-Broadwayworld.com

October 18, 2017

American Scoreboard: Dramatic Readings of Confirmation Hearing of US Education Secretary Betsy DeVos

-Tribeca Trib

October 12, 2017

Lindsay Mendez Joins Broadway’s ‘Carousel’ + More New York Theater News

-Backstage.com

October 10, 2017

Sydney Lucas and Lilla Crawford to Play U.S. Senators for American Scoreboard Readings

-Playbill.com

October 9, 2017

Lilla Crawford, Sydney Lucas to Headline 'AMERICAN SCOREBOARD' Reading of Betsy DeVos Hearing

-Broadwayworld.com

October 7, 2017

DeVos confirmation hearing dramatic reading

-PoliticoPro

September 7, 2017

American Scoreboard Series to Take Betsy DeVos Back to School in Live Reading

-Broadwayworld.com

September 7, 2017

AMERICAN SCOREBOARD (NYC)

-The Pulse

May 24, 2017

AMERICAN SCOREBOARD Continues with Kevin Mambo In US Senate Hearing On Russian Interference In The 2016 Election

-Broadwayworld.com

May 12, 2017

‘All the President’s Men?’ Is a Starry C-Span Supercut with Bite

-NY Times

April 25, 2017

Radio568 Presents American Scoreboard

-Radio568

February 17, 2017

'AMERICAN SCOREBOARD' Reading Series to Continue with Tom Price Hearing

-Broadwayworld.com

January 9, 2017

'AMERICAN SCOREBOARD' Readings Series to Kick Off with Wells Fargo Fraud at Bank Street

-Broadwayworld.com

November 30, 2016

Rebecca Stenn and Fran Kirmser Launch A LIFE IN DANCE: A PRACTICAL GUIDE, Spring 2017

-Broadwayworld.com

November 4, 2015

Joe Louis Movie Biopic in Development (EXCLUSIVE)

-Variety

May 2, 2014

One on One: with Steve Adubato

-Thirteen

February 6, 2014

Bringing the Bronx Bombers to Broadway

-WiltonBulletin.com

January 19, 2014

Pitching a new audience

-Crains

September 18, 2013

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/producing-duo-ready-third-sports-145826781.html

-Associated Press

December 2, 2013

Legendary Sets ‘All Is Lost’s J.C. Chandor For Packers Coach Vince Lombardi Pic

-Deadline

November 16, 2012

Yankees, ‘Lombardi’ Producers Seek Round-Tripper On Broadway

-CBS

November 16, 2012

Broadway Bombers? Yankees to be the subject of play

-New York Business Journal

November 15, 2012

Broadway Play to Include Yankees From Ruth to Jeter

-NY Times 

November 15, 2012

The Yankees heading to Broadway courtesy of fans-turned-producers

-Daily News 

November 15, 2012

There’s Going to Be a Broadway Show About the Yankees

-New York Magazine

November 15, 2012

Yankees-themed play to round Broadway bases

-Variety

November 15, 2012

New York Yankees and Major League Baseball Batting For Broadway

-Hollywood Reporter

November 15, 2012

New York Yankees play to hit Broadway stage

-Reuters

November 15, 2012

LOMBARDI Producers Kirmser/Ponturo Announce Plans for a New Play, Based on the New York Yankees

-Broadwayworld.com

November 15, 2012 

Baseball Meets Broadway! Lombardi and Magic/Bird Team at Work on a Play About the New York Yankees

-broadway.com

November 15, 2012 

Yankees Seek Broadway Hit as Kirmser, Ponturo Commission Project

-Bloomberg

November 15, 2012 

Center field to take center stage as newly commissioned theatre piece to focus on New York Yankees

-MLB

April 11, 2012

https://www.broadway.com/shows/magicbird/photos/hoop-dreams-come-true-magic-johnson-larry-bird-and-the-cast-of-magicbird-score-big-on-opening-night/173029/magicbird-opening-night-fran-kirmser-penny-marshall

-broadway.com

April 9, 2012

A 'Magical' Rivalry To Teach Our Kids

-Huffington Post

April 4, 2012

Magic/Bird on Broadway a Must See

-Huffington Post 

March 31, 2012

Basketball stars earn Broadway assist

December 13, 2011

STAGE TUBE: Thomas Kail, Fran Kirmser and Tony Ponturo Talk MAGIC/BIRD

-Broadwayworld

July 25, 2011

NYC WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT SUMMIT ELECTRIFIES THE BIG APPLE

-F.A.M.E NYC Magazine

May 20, 2011

Ponturo, Kirmser Reflect On "Lombardi" As Show Ends Run On Broadway

-Sports Business Journal 

May 2, 2011

Mom in Charge: "Lombardi" Producer https://www.nbcnewyork.com/shows/moms-city/Mom_in_Charge___Lombardi__Producer_New_York.html 

-NBC 4

April 24, 2011

LOMBARDI-The Producers

-Fancaster

February 18, 2011

Monster Mash: Magic Johnson, Larry Bird rivalry to become a play; ancient statue recovered in Egypt

-LA Times

February 18, 2011

Larry Bird and Magic Johnson Show Headed to Broadway

-WSJ

February 17, 2011

There Is Going to Be a Broadway Play About Larry Bird and Magic Johnson’s Relationship

-Vulture

February 17, 2011

Hoop Dreams Next for ‘Lombardi’ Producers: A Larry Bird-Magic Johnson Play

-NY Times

February 17, 2011

Magic Johnson, Larry Bird Relationship to Become Broadway Play

-Bloomberg

February 17, 2011

Basketball Drama Magic/Bird to Fly onto Broadway in 2012

-Broadway.com

February 17, 2011

Eric Simonson's Magic / Bird, About Larry Bird and Earvin 'Magic' Johnson, to Play Broadway in 2012

-TheaterMania

February 17, 2011

Magic Johnson And Larry Bird Hit The Broadway Stage

-HipHopWired

February 17, 2011

Magic Johnson, Larry Bird story headed to Broadway stage

-NBCSports

October 22, 2010

Photo Coverage: LOMBARDI Opening Night Party

-Broadwayworld.com

October 22, 2010

Pretty Tough: Thinking about Lombardi on Broadway

-Prettytough.com

October 4, 2010

Lombardi Heads to Broadway

-FOX

August 5, 2010

Photo Flash: Broadways LOMBARDI - First Production Shots!

-Broadwayworld.com

July 29, 2010

Media watch: ‘Lombardi’ comes to Broadway

-USA Today

July 27, 2010

Broadway Producers Give Back to South County

-iberkshires.com

July 21, 2010

Studying Lombardi: The Cast of “Lombardi” spent time in Green Bay capturing the essence of the legendary coach

-NFL.com

June 26, 2010

Lombardi on Broadway: A Candid Chat with an Award-Winning Cast

-Huffington Post

June 20, 2010

Can’t wait to see Lauria play Lombardi

-NY Post

April 29, 2010

Lindenhurst product Lauria a natural to play Lombardi

-Newsday

April 14, 2010

The N.F.L. Heads to Broadway

-NY Times

December 23, 2009

Broadway's Best: Broadway.com Picks the Top Five Shows of 2009

-Broadway.com

September 22, 2009

Prince and Stroman Team Up for a ‘Paradise’ Bound for Broadway

-NY Times