Theater Pizzazz is proud to announce that “Bernie” – Dr. Bernard Furshpan will be publishing an on-going series of articles entitled: Short, Sweet and Relevant.


In a city where the art of cabaret is served by less than a handful of venues, The Metropolitan Room (named NYC’s # 1 jazz/cabaret venue by New York Magazine) flourished.

Presently, however, Dr. Furshpan manages professional singers and songwriters and is the Booking Director at The Triad Theater in NYC.  And it is Dr. Bernard Furshpan who tends do to it in a manner that is unusually generous and civilized. Bernie, as he is called by everyone, is not your typical restaurateur, as he has had a career the most accomplished polymath would envy.

The Long Island resident was born in Israel and came to this country in 1963 to be raised in Brooklyn, where he graduated with honors from James Madison High School. Bernie was athletic, and civic minded—he held the office of Vice President of MEDEX—a very ambitious High School pre-med program congruent to being a member of the high school backstroke swimming team.

Later, when a pre-med student at Stony Brook University, the tireless young man found time to be a drummer in the rock band, J&B, and was a cartoonist for the Fortnight and Statesman publications. Dr. Furshpan went from graduating New York Chiropractic College to owning one of the largest practices in New York State for 27 years. While practicing, he invented the Furshpan Maneuver to correct disc bulges and herniations. Never forgetting his love of sport, he produced one of the biggest sponsorship pitches on behalf of NASCAR to Nextel for the Cup Series. Finally, before taking ownership of The Metropolitan Room, he summited Mount Kilimanjaro on his 50th birthday and delved into a successful comedy career.

One must hold a unique life philosophy to be able to rack up such a list of achievements and keep one’s sanity. Dr. Furshpan wants to share the motivation behind his inspiring and creative career and lifestyle. Starting back in 1977, Bernie has been educating people using his life experiences as an example with a compilation of lectures and seminars. These seminars feature an understanding of how the world “actually works” with an earthly wisdom that enables folks around him to benefit from his practical way of grasping a heightened reality.

He demonstrates how lifting the hood of the “vehicles” of our personal and business lives reveals the mechanics and the workings of all things in nature. Understanding these basic mechanisms and systems allows one to be steps ahead of the game. Dr. Furshpan attributes his ultra-successful careers and businesses to his ability to separate emotional streams of thought from his intuitive self. He has developed a technique which helps make personal and business decisions that are benevolent to both himself and those around him.  Dr. Furshpan incorporates the understanding of quantum physics and ancient practices to explain the  aspects of the fundamental life cycles that exist and the commonality of experience.  Using his system allows one to predict behavior and succeed in all aspects of life.