K. Jacob Ruppert's Broadway Credits
Starring Savion Glover

Produced by The Public
Theater-New York Shakespeare
Festival

George C. Wolfe Producer

Joey Parnes Executive Producer

April 25, 1996 - Jan 10, 1999.  
Awards:
1996 Tony Award® Best Featured Actress in a Musical: Ann Duquesnay
1996 Tony Award® Best Lighting Design: Jules Fisher, Peggy Eisenhauer
1996 Tony Award® Best Choreography: Savion Glover
1996 Tony Award® Best Direction of a Musical: George C. Wolfe
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The Tempest
by William Shakespeare

Starring Patrick Stewart

Produced by The Public Theater-New York
Shakespeare Festival

Producer George C. Wolfe

Broadhurst Theater
Nov. 1, 1995 - Dec. 31, 1995.
'The Tempest' to Broadway
New York Times
August 15, 1995

The New York Shakespeare Festival's highly
acclaimed production of "The Tempest" will
begin a limited 12-week run at the Broadhurst
Theater on Oct. 10, with Patrick Stewart returning
in the role of Prospero. Several members of the
original cast will also make the trip to Broadway, i
including Teagle F. Bougere as Caliban,
Aunjanue Ellis as Ariel and Carrie Preston as Miranda.

                                       
                                       
"The Tempest" drew full houses at the Delacorte
Theater in Central Park from the first previews in
late June. By the end of the play's brief run on July
19, desperate ticket hunters were camping out in
the park to establish position in front of the box
office, and ticket seekers were being turned away
by the hundreds. When Broadway theater owners
began turning up in the front rows at the Delacorte,
a transfer to Broadway seemed virtually assured,
provided that Mr. Stewart could be signed up.
The last of the festival's Shakespeare productions to move from Central Park to
Broadway was "Much Ado About Nothing" in 1972.
Tickets for "The Tempest" go on sale Sept. 10 through Telecharge and Sept. 11 at the Broadhurst Theater box office.
This is a picture Joey Parnes (left) and actor Ron Silver.  Joey
was the Executive Producer at the Public Theater who hired
me as Director of Operations for the Public Theater.  I wanted
to learn so much from him; I was (am) so impressed with him;
so professional, grounded, honest and spiritual in this nasty
back-biting industry of Broadway and television.  Our
sojourns at the Public ended at the same time and the missed
opportunity to learn more from him still frustrates me to this
day.