The Show | THe Producers | Arnold Mittelman


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Mr. Mittelman is a producer and director with 40 years of theatrical achievement encompassing the creation and production of more than 300 artistically diverse plays, musicals and special events. He led the renowned Coconut Grove Playhouse for 21 years as Producing Artistic Director, helping create more than 200 plays and musicals, on two stages, highlighted by numerous world and American premieres, Broadway, off-Broadway, and London transfers.

Mr. Mittelman has also interacted with numerous presenting venues and commercial tours including Tuesdays With Morrie, with its Broadway Across America tour originating at the Coconut Grove Playhouse and playing in twelve major cities; Tallulah starring Kathleen Turner which toured Nederlander theaters around the country, and Death of A Salesman starring Hal Holbrook which also began its American theater tour at the Coconut Grove Playhouse.

Among Mr. Mittelman’s collaborations with other not-for-profit theaters have been co-productions with the Public Theater, the Old Globe, Pasadena Playhouse, Cleveland Playhouse, George Street Playhouse, Great Lakes Shakespeare Festival, Primary Stages, Denver Center Theater, Walnut Street Theater and Paper Mill Playhouse. For more than a decade, Mr. Mittelman was Producing Director of the nationally acclaimed Whole Theatre Company which he founded with other artists including Oscar-winner Olympia Dukakis. Earlier he founded and served as director, for six years, of the nationally acclaimed New York Free Theater, where he created original plays and musicals with relevant social themes.

During his tenure at each of the three not-for-profit theaters, the Coconut Grove Playhouse, the Whole Theater, and the New York Free Theater, he developed in-depth education and outreach programs. In 2006, Arnold Mittelman was honored with the George Abbott Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Arts.

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