Hailed as “the leading impresario of nontraditional theater in New York” by the New York Times, and “a mad genius of nightlife” by The Wall Street Journal, Randy Weiner is a producer and playwright.
With Partners Simon Hammerstein and Richard Kimmel, Weiner created the theater nightclub, The Box (first in New York, now also in London), for which he continues to serve as a Managing Partner. With Hammerstein, Weiner created The Box’s sister nightclub, The Act, which currently has venues in Las Vegas and Dubai. Hammerstein and Weiner are currently developing a new food-theater concept for The Diamond Horseshoe at The Paramount Hotel in New York City.
With partners Jonathan Hochwald and Arthur Karpati, Weiner produced the Drama Desk Award-winning theater experience “Sleep No More” at the formerly abandoned McKittrick Hotel. Weiner and his partners have gone on to restore The McKittrick Hotel to include a jazz club, Manderley Bar; a club theater, The Heath; and a roof garden restaurant, Gallow Green.
With his wife, Tony Award Winning Director Diane Paulus, Weiner created “The Donkey Show,” a disco adaptation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream that has been produced in New York, London, Madrid, Geneva, Edinburgh, Helsinki, Seoul, and throughout the United States.
With Jeff Beacher, Weiner created the hit club theater extravaganza Beacher’s Madhouse, that has run at the Supper Club in Times Square, The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, and currently at The Roosevelt Hotel in Los Angeles.
Weiner is the creator and Executive Producer of OBERON, the theater nightclub that is the second stage at A.R.T. in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Weiner has worked as a designer for Cirque du Soleil on multiple occasions, and recently served as the dramaturg for their new touring tent show “Amaluna.” Weiner has also collaborated with MIT Media Lab composer Tod Machover to create the opera Death and the Powers, a finalist for the 2012 Pulitzer Prize.
Weiner serves on the Advisory Committee on the Arts at Harvard University and has lectured on theater at Harvard, Columbia University, Barnard College, New York University, Yale University, and TEDxBroadway.