About Jana Robbins
Jana Robbins Is a Broadway actor as well as a Tony, Olivier and Drama Desk Award winning Broadway and Off-Broadway producer. As an actor she’s appeared on Broadway in GOOD NEWS, I LOVE MY WIFE, CRIMES OF THE HEART, ROMANCE, ROMANCE, GYPSY, and THE TALE OF THE ALLERGIST’S WIFE. Her Broadway producing credits include THE SHARK IS BROKEN as Pinnacle Productions with producer Haley Swindal, the recent production of COMPANY; the revival of RAGTIME and LITTLE WOMEN. She also held a financial stake in WAR HORSE and SOMETHING ROTTEN. West End credits include HEISENBERG and COMPANY, both directed by Marianne Elliott., which transferred to Broadway garnering the show 5 Tony Awards as well, including Best Revival of a Musical. Most recently, she and Haley Swindal, again as Pinnacle Productions, produced ROSE starring Dame Maureen Lipman at The Ambassadors Theatre as well as DEATH NOTE at London’s Palladium and The Lyric Theatre, West End.
Jana is proud to have transferred the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbeine’s production of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF in Yiddish. directed by Joel Grey, to Off- Broadway’s Stage 42 with producer Hal Luftig. FIDDLER ON THE ROOF in Yiddish won the Drama Desk Award, as well as the Off-Broadway Alliance and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Outstanding Musical Revival. The show is currently running at New World Stages. Other Off-Broadway producing credits include I LOVE YOU BECAUSE, THROUGH THE NIGHT, and WHITE’S LIES.
THE ASTONISHING TIMES OF TIMOTHY CRATCHIT, which had its World Premiere at The Hope Mill Theater in Manchester, England; THE JAZZ AGE which she directed and produced at The Playground Theater in London; and ROOF OF THE WORLD which received its World Premier at KCRep directed by Eric Rosen. With producer Haley Swindal and their company Pinnacle Productions, she is currently developing a major Broadway musical revival to be announced in the near future. Jana is a proud recipient of the Jewish National Fund’s prestigious “Tree of Life Award”.