About Elie Hirschfeld Productions
Elie Hirschfeld cultivated his passion for theatre through many years as an avid patron and audience member before making his first production investment in 1996 in support of Jackie Mason’s Love Thy Neighbor on Broadway. Mr. Hirshfeld’s love for theatre has only grown stronger as he continues to finance and support successful productions that have the power to transport actors and audience together, through once-in-a-lifetime experiences, which can be transformative, uplifting, inspiring and illustrative.
Love Thy Neighbor was a hit, and since that first success, Hirschfeld Productions has been involved in production and financial support of a wide variety of acclaimed plays and musicals, including Doubt on Broadway, Year with Frog & Toad, and The Fantasticks to name just a few. Elie Hirschfeld and Hirschfeld Productions have enjoyed a wonderful partnership with the Shubert Organization . The Shubert Organization is America's oldest professional theatre company and the largest theatre owner on the Broadway.
Since the dawn of the 20th Century, Shubert has operated hundreds of theatres and produced hundreds of plays and musicals both in New York City and throughout the United States. Elie Hirschfeld Productions co-produced Passing Strange with the Schubert Organization, which opened at the Belasco Theatre on Broadway in February 2009. This vibrant coming of age musical was nominated for seven Tony Awards and won the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best Musical, among many other accolades. Elie Hirschfeld was also nominated for a Tony Award in the Best Producer category for this production. Famed director Spike Lee filmed three performances to create Passing Strange: The Movie, which premiered at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival.
Hirschfeld Productions also partnered with the Shubert Organization and influential theatre impresario Gerald Schoenfeld to help bring the 2007 London revival of Peter Schaffer’s famous Equus to Broadway’s Broadhurst Theatre in September 2008. Directed by Thea Sharrock, this acclaimed production starred Richard Griffiths and Daniel Radcliffe and ran through February 2009.
Elie Hirschfeld Productions helped bring Oleanna to the John Golden Theatre in October 2009. The play, starring Bill Pullman and Julia Stiles, was written by Tony and Pulitzer Prize winning playwright David Mamet and directed by Tony Award winner Doug Hughes.
Hirschfeld Productions later invested in Flashdance: The Musical, opening October 14, 2010 at the Shaftesbury Theatre in London’s West End. Beyond the New York theatre community, Elie Hirschfeld Productions supports The B-Street Theatre in Sacramento, CA, as well as The Brown University Theater and The Trinity Repertory in Providence, RI. Elie Hirschfeld enjoys expressing his life-long love of the theatre not just as a spectator, but also as an investor and co-producer