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Adrian Bryan-Brown
ADRIAN BRYAN-BROWN was born in Oxford, England and was fortunate enough to grow up in London and New York City. He took advantage of living in both theater capitals and from the late 1960s on, his grandmother took him to see the theatrical knights (Sir Ralph, Sir Larry, Sir Michael, Sir John, etc.) perform in the West End on weekends away from boarding school. During longer vacations in New York, his mother introduced him to the great Broadway musicals of the 1970s. She is still dismayed at having to pay $16 for orchestra seats to see Chicago. After earning a BSc in Zoology from the University of London (Royal Holloway College) in 1978, Adrian spent a summer at UCLA film school, which led directly to working shifts at a Carvel ice cream store and a photocopy shop on the Upper East Side in New York City. Through a friend, Adrian was introduced to Susan Bloch who ran a small public relations business, which specialized in promoting ailing Off-Broadway theatre companies and visiting European dance companies, as well as the recently established Roundabout Theatre Company. In addition to learning to be a press agent at Susan Bloch, Adrian also worked as a photographer, supplying the Associated Press, the New York Post and others with photographs of celebrities backstage. Enjoying the work, Adrian stayed with the company until Susan Bloch passed away in 1982. Adrian briefly ran that company with Susan's cousin, which was followed by a short period working in-house at the Roundabout Theatre Company. In 1983, he joined Josh Ellis at Solters/Roskin/Friedman (SRF), working on a wide range of Broadway shows including the RSC's Cyrano de Bergerac and Much Ado About Nothing with Derek Jacobi and the Tony Award-winning productions of 42nd Street and Big River, among many others. When Josh Ellis left with the SRF theatre department to form his own company in 1987, Adrian joined his staff. After a couple of years, Josh dissolved the Joshua Ellis Office and Adrian operated as part of a loose collective of press agents along with Chris Boneau. Boneau/Bryan-Brown was officially established in 1991. Current Broadway productions that Adrian is working on include Mamma Mia!, Jersey Boys, Bye Bye Birdie, Wishful Drinking, After Miss Julie, Million Dollar Quartet, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, Lend Me a Tenor and La Cage aux Folles. A proud member of the Association of Theatrical Press Agents and Managers for more than 20 years, Adrian has worked on more than 200 shows on and Off-Broadway (a list of the Broadway shows can be found at www.ibdb.com) and consulted on productions around the world. In addition to working on theatrical productions, he has also represented individuals and organizations on numerous projects ranging from Broadway legend Carol Channing, British rockers Pete Townshend and Ray Davies, to SONY Classics, the Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization and the leading British theatre companies, The National Theatre, The Royal Shakespeare Company and the Donmar Warehouse, among many others. He has taught theatrical public relations as an adjunct professor at Brooklyn College and has written about the work of a press agent in numerous publications. Adrian is married to the theatrical photographer Joan Marcus.

Bio as of September, 2009.

American Theatre Wing programs, interviews and/or credits include:

Working in the Theatre (video)
The Publicists' World - May, 2012 - Watch now.
Production: Mamma Mia! - September, 2001 - Watch now.
Production: Moon Over Buffalo - September, 1995 - Watch now.

Downstage Center (audio)
Adrian Bryan-Brown - September, 2009 - Listen Now.

Career Guides (video)
The Press Representative - June, 2001 - Watch now.

Internet Broadway Database Listing (IBDB.com)