ARNY GRANAT BIOGRAPHY
Arny Granat founded Grand Slam Productions, LLC in 2012, co-founded Jam Productions, Ltd. in 1971 and co-founded Jam Theatricals. Grand Slam Productions is a full-time producer/promoter company focused on traveling exhibits, concerts and events such as the Cooperstown Baseball Hall of Fame traveling exhibit, Bodies: The Exhibition, which toured worldwide, and was instrumental in the Nik Wallenda wire walk across the Chicago River. Among Granat’s many achievements in the music industry is being named Pollstar’s Talent Buyer of the Year and Performance Magazine Readers Poll Promoter of the Year.
Jam Productions is one of the largest independent concert promoters in North America and has promoted a wide array of events over the past 50 years including the Rolling Stones, Madonna, and Frank Sinatra, as well as producing the first Farm Aid concert. Through the corporate special events division, they have produced such events as the Grand Opening of Millennium Park in Chicago, three Gubernatorial inaugurations and the World Cup ’94 Chairman’s Opening Night Gala.
Granat expanded his range of entertainment into the world of theater through Jam Theatricals which won several Tony Awards as a producer on Broadway. Jam Theatricals manages subscription seasons in 30+ cities throughout the country where they strive to bring the best-of Broadway to the communities they serve. Current presentations include some of Broadway’s biggest blockbusters: Wicked, The Book of Mormon, Jersey Boys, The Phantom of the Opera and many more. Additional Broadway credits include: Mean Girls, Waitress, Something Rotten, Hand To God, The Realistic Joneses, The Glass Menagerie, One Man Two Guvnors, Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune, Talk Radio, Rock‘n’Roll, November, Sunday in the Park with George, 9to5, The Addams Family, and the 30th anniversary revival of Glengarry Glen Ross starring Al Pacino.