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‘Chicago’ producer Fran Weissler reveals stories from her 40 years on Broadway

The longtime Tony Award-winning producer shares the “Chicago” origin story, her producing philosophy, industry changes in her time and more.

(L-R) Fran and Barry Weissler (Credit: Jason Torres/NY Vintage Camera Works)

Fran Weissler never had ambitions of producing theater, let alone on Broadway — until she met her now-husband of 55 years Barry Weissler. As their personal lore goes: Fran was a single mom filling in at the box office of a New Jersey theater where Barry’s troupe was performing; 18 months later they were married and a partnership was born. “When you fall in love with somebody and [producing] is what they do, when they want you to do it with them it’s a whole new world,” Fran told Broadway News.

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