Leonard Nimoy spent years researching and writing Vincent, a show that would eventually star Nimoy himself. In March of 1981, Vincent opened at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, then to Broadway where it became the smash-hit of the season. That success led to a PBS special taped back at the Guthrie in January 1983. Mr. Nimoy has never performed the show since.
Jim Jarrett was introduced to Vincent in 1994. After reading it, he immediately contacted Mr. Nimoy and an hour later, secured the rights to produce the show himself. Jarrett then spent the next two and a half years simply working on what he knew to be, “the role of a lifetime.”
In October of 1996, Vincent opened in Kona, on the island of Hawaii and was an enormous success — sold-out shows over the next six weeks.
From this success, he was invited by Bruce Willis and Demi Moore to perform at their theater in Sun Valley, Idaho. The success and publicity from these shows created such a buzz that Jarrett has been on tour ever since, playing to over a quarter-million people in premier performing art centers, colleges and museums throughout the world.