Jeffrey M. Wilson
101 Productions, Ltd. is a theatrical General Management firm headed by Wendy Orshan and Jeffrey M. Wilson. In business since 1994, Jeff, Wendy and their team have been making their mark on Broadway and beyond for more than 25 years, having general managed more than 133 Broadway, Off Broadway and touring productions including the original productions of Spamalot, Curtains, Radio Golf by August Wilson, Noise/Funk, Lucky Guy, History Boys; revivals of The Normal Heart, Kiss Me Kate, Noises Off, and many more, and have also managed several high-profile international transfers. They currently manage the Tony Award-winning Best Musical Dear Evan Hansen, as well as its National Tour and London companies; Pretty Woman: The Musical, based on the classic film, now in London and on National Tour; Plaza Suite starring Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker, coming to Broadway from a sold out Boston engagement; Macbeth, coming to Broadway staring Daniel Craig and Ruth Negga; and the upcoming Broadway revival of For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf
Recent Broadway shows include Betrayal starring Zawe Ashton, Charlie Cox, and Tom Hiddleston, direct from a standing-room only hit run in London, Burn This starring Adam Driver and Keri Russell; Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune starring Audra McDonald and Michael Shannon; Head Over Heels, featuring the music of the Go-Go’s; Latin History for Morons, starring John Leguizamo; The Terms of My Surrender created by and starring filmmaker Michael Moore; Sunday in the Park With George with Jake Gyllenhaal and Annaleigh Ashford at the newly reopened Hudson Theatre; The Donmar Warehouse production of Les Liaisons Dangereuses starring Liev Schreiber and Janet McTeer; An American in Paris, winner of four 2015 Tony Awards, directed and choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon; Hedwig and the Angry Inch, winner of four 2014 Tony Awards, including Best Musical Revival (also Executive Producers); An Act Of God, a new play by David Javerbaum starring Jim Parsons (2015), and Sean Hayes (2016) (also Executive Producers); The Elephant Man, starring Bradley Cooper; Of Mice and Men, starring James Franco and Chris O’Dowd (also Executive Producers); The Cripple of Inishmaan, starring Daniel Radcliffe; the musical adaptation of The Bridges of Madison County by Jason Robert Brown and Marsha Norman; I’ll Eat You Last starring Bette Midler; and the 35th Anniversary revival of Annie (also Executive Producers). They’ve also general managed several London transfers, having built a long-standing relationship with the prestigious Donmar Theater and The National Theatre. Special projects include The New Island Festival on Governor’s Island; A Broadway Celebration – In Performance at the White House for PBS; IBM's Centennial Gala; Barack on Broadway, a benefit for the Obama Victory Fund; and Eclipsed at the Curran (San Francisco).
Prior to the formation of 101 Productions, Ms. Orshan assisted R. Tyler Gatchell, Jr. at the general management firm Gatchell & Neufeld, Ltd., where she worked by his side on more than 25 Broadway and touring shows, including the record-breaking international tour of The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber with Sarah Brightman and Michael Crawford, where she met the show’s then-Company Manager Jeff Wilson. Three years later, the two joined forces to launch 101 Productions, named after the animated Disney film they both love. Over the course of their careers together, Wendy and Jeff have worked with first-time producers, veteran producers, and everyone in between, and are well-respected in the industry for their hands-on approach with early-career producers. They also serve as Executive Producer on many productions, taking on a more active role beyond the traditional general management duties.
101 Productions has two additional General Managers, Chris Morey and Jeff Klein, as well as Tour Engagement Manager, Ron Gubin. Chris Morey graduated from NYU and as a Company Manager toured the U.S. with Cats, Music of the Night, and Mamma Mia, among others, and served as Associate GM on the Los Angeles production of God of Carnage. For 101, Chris worked on the tour of Bring in the Noise/Bring in the Funk, Radio Golf, Annie, I'll Eat You Last, An American in Paris, and Dear Evan Hansen. Ron Gubin began working in theatrical management in the early 1980's and has served as a Company Manager or Booking Agent for numerous Broadway and touring productions. Ron was a founding partner in Avid Touring, a theatrical booking office responsible for the tours of Monty Python’s Spamalot and Peter Pan, among others. Having initially worked for 101 Productions in 1994 at the company's inception, Ron re-joined the company in 2012 as an associate general manager. After starting his career in theatre as a producer's assistant, Jeff Klein worked on several Broadway and touring productions as a Company Manager, and began working in general management with 101 Productions in 2016. Jeff is a graduate of The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where he studied business and theatre.
101 has four Associate General Managers as well: Susie Brant, Bobby Driggers, Ed Nelson, and Christopher Taggart. Bobby has managed Broadway, Off-Broadway, National, and International Productions and Tours for over 20 years. He first worked with 101 in 2012 on ‘Grace’ starring Paul Rudd, Michael Shannon and Ed Asner, and returned to 101 in 2020 on the National tour of Pretty Woman. Ed Nelson has worked in various management capacities on shows around the world. Highlights of his career include working on Jersey Boys both in Australia and Las Vegas, the Broadway premieres of three Neil Simon plays and the original production of John Guare’s Six Degrees of Separation as well as its Broadway revival 27 years later. Christopher Taggart has worked as a Company Manager on numerous Broadway shows. Some highlights include Carousel, Aladdin, The Book of Mormon, The Front Page, The Humans – and the upcoming spring revival of Macbeth. He holds an MFA in Theatre Management and Producing from Columbia University.