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'''Freddie Gershon''' [http://www.freddiegershon.com] is an entertainment [[Attorney at law (United States)|attorney]], lecturer in [[entertainment law]], author, and former COO of the Stigwood Group of companies and current co-chairperson (with Sir [[Cameron Mackintosh]]) of [[Music Theatre International]].
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'''Freddie Gershon''' is an entertainment [[Attorney at law (United States)|attorney]], author, former president of the Stigwood Group Ltd. label,<ref>{{cite web|url=https://www.wsj.com/articles/SB935448886531981611|title=Will Robert Stigwood's Disco Musical Be a Major Comeback or Swan Song?|first=Lisa|last= Gubernick|date= August 24, 1999|publisher=Wall Street Journal}}</ref> and current co-chairperson (with Sir [[Cameron Mackintosh]]) of [[Music Theatre International]].
  
 
==Education==
 
==Education==
Gerson studied classical music for six years at The [[Juilliard School]]. He graduated from [[Columbia Law School]] in 1964.
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Gershon studied classical music for six years at The [[Juilliard School]]. He graduated from [[Columbia Law School]] in 1964.
  
 
==Career==
 
==Career==
After graduation, he represented film directors [[Michael Ritchie (film director)|Michael Ritchie]], stage director choreographer [[Ron Field]], playwright Tom Eyen, and the rock band [[Chicago (band)|Chicago]]. In 1971, Gershon became counsel to [[Robert Stigwood|The Robert Stigwood Group Ltd.]] and represented them on landmark concert tours, including the Broadway production and film ''[[Jesus Christ Superstar]]'' as well as [[Blind Faith]], [[Derek & the Dominoes]], [[Eric Clapton]], The [[Bee Gees]] and the financing of [[Tommy (1975 film)|''Tommy'']] the film. He also represented [[RSO Records]] and later partnered with [[CBS Masterworks Records]] and Allan Carr with producing a breakthrough album for [[Plácido Domingo]], ''Goya...A Life in Song''. He has been active in charities such as the Arts Connection and served as vice chairman of the Development Committee for NYU's [[Tisch School of the Arts]].
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After graduation, Gershon represented film directors [[Michael Ritchie (film director)|Michael Ritchie]], stage director choreographer [[Ron Field]], playwright Tom Eyen, and the rock band [[Chicago (band)|Chicago]]. In 1971, Gershon became counsel to [[Robert Stigwood|The Robert Stigwood Group Ltd.]] and represented them on landmark concert tours, including the Broadway production and film ''[[Jesus Christ Superstar]]'' as well as [[Blind Faith]], [[Derek & the Dominoes]], [[Eric Clapton]], The [[Bee Gees]] and the financing of [[Tommy (1975 film)|''Tommy'']] the film. He also represented [[RSO Records]] and later partnered with [[CBS Masterworks Records]] and Allan Carr with producing a breakthrough album for [[Plácido Domingo]], ''Goya...A Life in Song''. He has been active in charities such as the Arts Connection and served as vice chairman of the Development Committee for NYU's [[Tisch School of the Arts]].
  
Gershon, as co-chairperson of [[Music Theatre International]] (MTI) since 1994, has developed its Broadway Junior Program designed to bring art, theater, dance and music to children. Gershon, while with MTI, created the Freddie G Fellowship, which each year selects eight theatre instructors to attend an all-expenses-paid four-day trip to New York City to work one-on-one with industry professionals in seminars, master classes and Broadway shows. Each teacher's school also receives $5,000 from Gershon and his wife Myrna to enhance their respective arts programs.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.playbill.com/article/what-does-it-mean-to-be-a-freddie-g-fellow|title=What Does It Mean for Teachers to Be Named a Freddie G Fellow?|first=Sarah Jane|last=Arnegger|date=25 August 2017|website=Playbill}}</ref>
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As co-chairperson since 1994 of [[Music Theatre International]], which licenses amateur rights to Broadway shows, Gershon has developed its Broadway Junior Program designed to bring art, theater, dance and music to children. Gershon also created the Freddie G Fellowship, which each year selects eight theatre instructors to attend an all-expenses-paid four-day trip to New York City to work one-on-one with industry professionals in seminars, master classes and Broadway shows. Each teacher's school also receives $5,000 from Gershon and his wife Myrna to enhance their respective arts programs.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.playbill.com/article/what-does-it-mean-to-be-a-freddie-g-fellow|title=What Does It Mean for Teachers to Be Named a Freddie G Fellow?|first=Sarah Jane|last=Arnegger|date=25 August 2017|website=Playbill}}</ref>
  
Gerson's book ''Sweetie, Baby, Cookie, Honey'', a [[roman a clef]] novel about the music industry of 1960s thru 1980s, was <ref name="LATimes">{{Cite web|url=https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1986-09-28-ca-9459-story.html|title=2 NOVEL APPROACHES TO ROCK TRUTH|publisher=LA Times|author=Patrick Goldstein|date=28 September 1986|accessdate=16 June 2019}}</ref><ref name="Kirkus">{{Cite web|url=https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/freddie-gershon/sweetie-baby-cookie-honey/|title=SWEETIE BABY COOKIE HONEY Review|publisher=Kirkus Reviews|date=3 October 1986|accessdate=16 June 2019}}</ref><ref name="WP">{{Cite web|url=https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/entertainment/books/1986/11/30/making-beautiful-money-together/2be1c67d-96d6-4f7b-a0e7-1ff58870519c/?utm_term=.2681966c8cde|title=Making Beautiful Money Together|author=By Christopher Schemering|date=30 November 1986|publisher=Washington Post|accessdate=16 June 2019}}</ref><ref name="ReaReview">{{cite news |last1=Rea |first1=Steven |title=A PRODUCER'S 'INSIDE' NOVEL ON THE MUSIC BIZ (book review) |publisher=[[Philadelphia Inquirer]] |date=7 October 1986}}</ref><ref name="VanMatreReview">{{cite news |last1=Van Matre |first1=Lynn |title=MAKING BOOK ON THE POP MUSIC MINEFIELD (book review) |publisher=[[Chicago Tribune]] |date=21 October 1986}}</ref>
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Gershon's book ''Sweetie, Baby, Cookie, Honey'', is a [[roman a clef]] novel about the music industry of 1960s through 1980s.<ref name="LATimes">{{Cite web|url=https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1986-09-28-ca-9459-story.html|title=2 NOVEL APPROACHES TO ROCK TRUTH|publisher=Los Angeles Times|author=Patrick Goldstein|date=28 September 1986|accessdate=16 June 2019}}</ref><ref name="Kirkus">{{Cite web|url=https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/freddie-gershon/sweetie-baby-cookie-honey/|title=SWEETIE BABY COOKIE HONEY Review|publisher=Kirkus Reviews|date=3 October 1986|accessdate=16 June 2019}}</ref><ref name="WP">{{Cite web|url=https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/entertainment/books/1986/11/30/making-beautiful-money-together/2be1c67d-96d6-4f7b-a0e7-1ff58870519c/?utm_term=.2681966c8cde|title=Making Beautiful Money Together|author=By Christopher Schemering|date=30 November 1986|publisher=Washington Post|accessdate=16 June 2019}}</ref><ref name="ReaReview">{{cite news |last1=Rea |first1=Steven |title=A PRODUCER'S 'INSIDE' NOVEL ON THE MUSIC BIZ (book review) |publisher=[[Philadelphia Inquirer]] |date=7 October 1986}}</ref><ref name="VanMatreReview">{{cite news |last1=Van Matre |first1=Lynn |title=MAKING BOOK ON THE POP MUSIC MINEFIELD (book review) |publisher=[[Chicago Tribune]] |date=21 October 1986}}</ref>
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After Freddie and Myna Gershon in 2013 tracked the effects of a musical theater program for autistic children, the couple executive produced a 2014 documentary profiling the program, titled ''Spectrum of Hope'', directed by Danny Mendoza.<ref>{{cite web|url=https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2015/04/making-theater-autism-friendly/388348/|title=Making Theater Autism-Friendly|first=Vidya|last=Viswanathan|date=6 April 2015|website=The Atlantic}}</ref>
  
 
==Awards==
 
==Awards==
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==External links==
 
==External links==
* [http://www.mtishows.com/ Music Theatre International (MTI)]
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* [http://www.freddiegershon.com Fredie Gershon official website]
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* [http://www.mtishows.com/ Music Theatre International official website]
 
* [http://www.tisch.nyu.edu/page/home NYU's Tisch School of the Arts]
 
* [http://www.tisch.nyu.edu/page/home NYU's Tisch School of the Arts]
* [http://www.broadwayjr.com/ Broadway Junior Program]
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* [http://www.broadwayjr.com/ Broadway Junior Program official website]
  
 
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Freddie Gershon is an entertainment attorney, author, former president of the Stigwood Group Ltd. label,[1] and current co-chairperson (with Sir Cameron Mackintosh) of Music Theatre International.

Education

Gershon studied classical music for six years at The Juilliard School. He graduated from Columbia Law School in 1964.

Career

After graduation, Gershon represented film directors Michael Ritchie, stage director choreographer Ron Field, playwright Tom Eyen, and the rock band Chicago. In 1971, Gershon became counsel to The Robert Stigwood Group Ltd. and represented them on landmark concert tours, including the Broadway production and film Jesus Christ Superstar as well as Blind Faith, Derek & the Dominoes, Eric Clapton, The Bee Gees and the financing of Tommy the film. He also represented RSO Records and later partnered with CBS Masterworks Records and Allan Carr with producing a breakthrough album for Plácido Domingo, Goya...A Life in Song. He has been active in charities such as the Arts Connection and served as vice chairman of the Development Committee for NYU's Tisch School of the Arts.

As co-chairperson since 1994 of Music Theatre International, which licenses amateur rights to Broadway shows, Gershon has developed its Broadway Junior Program designed to bring art, theater, dance and music to children. Gershon also created the Freddie G Fellowship, which each year selects eight theatre instructors to attend an all-expenses-paid four-day trip to New York City to work one-on-one with industry professionals in seminars, master classes and Broadway shows. Each teacher's school also receives $5,000 from Gershon and his wife Myrna to enhance their respective arts programs.[2]

Gershon's book Sweetie, Baby, Cookie, Honey, is a roman a clef novel about the music industry of 1960s through 1980s.[3][4][5][6][7]

After Freddie and Myna Gershon in 2013 tracked the effects of a musical theater program for autistic children, the couple executive produced a 2014 documentary profiling the program, titled Spectrum of Hope, directed by Danny Mendoza.[8]

Awards

In 2012 he was awarded a Tony Honor for Excellence in the Theatre for creating Broadway Junior.[9][10]

The New York Historical Society honored Gershon and his wife Myrna for at the 2013 American Musicals Project Benefit for the couple's philanthropic work benefitting children through performing arts.[11]

Personal life

Gershon lives in New York City with his wife, Myrna.

References

  1. Gubernick, Lisa (August 24, 1999). "Will Robert Stigwood's Disco Musical Be a Major Comeback or Swan Song?". Wall Street Journal. https://www.wsj.com/articles/SB935448886531981611. 
  2. Arnegger, Sarah Jane (25 August 2017). "What Does It Mean for Teachers to Be Named a Freddie G Fellow?". http://www.playbill.com/article/what-does-it-mean-to-be-a-freddie-g-fellow. 
  3. Patrick Goldstein (28 September 1986). "2 NOVEL APPROACHES TO ROCK TRUTH". Los Angeles Times. https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1986-09-28-ca-9459-story.html. Retrieved 16 June 2019. 
  4. "SWEETIE BABY COOKIE HONEY Review". Kirkus Reviews. 3 October 1986. https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/freddie-gershon/sweetie-baby-cookie-honey/. Retrieved 16 June 2019. 
  5. By Christopher Schemering (30 November 1986). "Making Beautiful Money Together". Washington Post. https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/entertainment/books/1986/11/30/making-beautiful-money-together/2be1c67d-96d6-4f7b-a0e7-1ff58870519c/?utm_term=.2681966c8cde. Retrieved 16 June 2019. 
  6. Rea, Steven (7 October 1986). "A PRODUCER'S 'INSIDE' NOVEL ON THE MUSIC BIZ (book review)". Philadelphia Inquirer. 
  7. Van Matre, Lynn (21 October 1986). "MAKING BOOK ON THE POP MUSIC MINEFIELD (book review)". Chicago Tribune. 
  8. Viswanathan, Vidya (6 April 2015). "Making Theater Autism-Friendly". https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2015/04/making-theater-autism-friendly/388348/. 
  9. Gans, Andrew (12 March 2012). "Recipients of Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre Announced". http://www.playbill.com/article/recipients-of-tony-honors-for-excellence-in-the-theatre-announced-com-188312. 
  10. "Freddie Gershon: Building the Broadway Audience by Empowering Young Performers". https://tonyawards.com/. 
  11. Hetrick, Adam (7 May 2013). "NY Historical Society to Honor MTI's Freddie and Myrna Gershon". http://www.playbill.com/article/ny-historical-society-to-honor-mtis-freddie-and-myrna-gershon-com-205157. 

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