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The new musical from tony award®-winning creators of
AVENUE Q, IN THE HEIGHTS and NEXT TO NORMAL
Jeff Whitty Librettist
Jeff Whitty - Librettist
Jeff won the 2004 Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical for Avenue Q, which ran on Broadway for six years and then moved Off-Broadway where its run continues. Also: libretto for a musical of Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City (SF Bay Area Critics Award) which premiered at ACT in San Francisco, with music by Jake Shears and John Garden of the band Scissor Sisters. Plays include The Further Adventures of Hedda Gabler, The Hiding Place, The Plank Project, Balls, Suicide Weather and Sequel 2: A New Beginning. Theatres presenting his work include Exit Pursued By a Bear (NYC), Oregon Shakespeare Festival, the Atlantic Theater Company, the Vineyard Theatre, the New Group, the Alliance Theatre (Atlanta, GA), South Coast Repertory (Costa Mesa, CA) and the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center.
Tom KittCo-Composer, Co-Arranger/ Orchestrator
Tom Kitt - Co-Composer, Co-Arranger/ Orchestrator
Tom received the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama as well as two Tony Awards for Best Score and Best Orchestrations for Next to Normal. His music for Next to Normal also received the 2009 Frederick Loewe Award for Dramatic Composition and the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Score. Tom is also responsible for the music supervision, arrangements and orchestrations for Green Day's American Idiot, and provided additional arrangements for their Grammy Award-winning album 21st Century Breakdown and their upcoming trilogy, ¡Uno;! ¡Dos;! ¡Tr;é! Tom is also the composer of High Fidelity (Broadway), The Winter's Tale and All's Well That Ends Well (the Public's NYSF), From Up Here (MTC) and The Retributionists (Playwrights Horizons.) As a musical director, conductor, arranger and orchestrator, his credits include Pitch Perfect (feature film), 13, Debbie Does Dallas, Everyday Rapture, Hair, Laugh Whore, Pippin (Deaf West) and Urban Cowboy.
Lin-Manuel Miranda Co-Composer, Co-Lyricist
Lin-Manuel Miranda - Co-Composer, Co-Lyricist
Lin-Manuel won the 2008 Tony Award for Best Original Score for In the Heights, a 2009 Grammy Award for its original Broadway cast album and was named a finalist for the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, in addition to numerous other awards. He contributed new songs to the revival of Stephen Schwartz's Working and collaborated with Arthur Laurents and Stephen Sondheim on Spanish translations for the 2009 Broadway revival of West Side Story. TV credits: "Modern Family," "The Electric Company," "The Sopranos," "House," "Sesame Street." He is a co-founding member of Freestyle Love Supreme, a hip-hop comedy group that tours comedy festivals worldwide. Upcoming: The Hamilton Mixtape. For Vanessa, the best cheerleader ever.
Amanda Green - Co-Lyricist
Amanda wrote the lyrics and co-wrote the music for Hands on a Hardbody, collaborating with Trey Anastasio and playwright Doug Wright. It premiered at the La Jolla Playhouse in May and opens on Broadway in 2013. Mr. Anastasio also performs their songs with his bands Phish and TAB in concerts around the country. She wrote the lyrics for High Fidelity (Broadway, 2006); add'l lyrics for Hallelujah Baby! (Arena Stage, dir. by Arthur Laurents). Other musicals: For the Love of Tiffany (NY Fringe Festival, also co-starred), Up the Week Without a Paddle (L.A. Drama Critics Circle nom., Best Score). TV: "The Wonder Pets." Print: comic essays for Playboy magazine. Winner of the Jonathan Larson Award and Songwriter's Hall of Fame Scholarship Award. She's performed her songs from Carnegie Hall to the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville. Put a Little Love In Your Mouth! The Songs of Amanda Green is available on CD at www.greenpiecemusic.com.
Andy BlankenbuehlerDirector, Choreographer
Andy Blankenbuehler - Director, Choreographer
Andy won the 2008 Tony Award for his choreography in the Tony Award winning Best Musical In the Heights (also Lortel, Calloway, Outer Critics and Drama Desk awards for Outstanding Choreography). Broadway credits include the musical 9 to 5 (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics nominations), The People in the Picture and the revival of The Apple Tree. Other recent credits include The Wiz (City Center), Desperately Seeking Susan (West End), the national tour of Bring It On as well as work on "So You Think You Can Dance." As a performer, Mr. Blankenbuehler has danced on Broadway in Fosse, Contact, Man of La Mancha, Saturday Night Fever, Steel Pier, Big and Guys and Dolls. Future projects include the upcoming Broadway revival of Annie and a new musical with British songwriter Kate Nash. Mr. Blankenbuehler resides in New York City with his wife and two children, Luca and Sofia.
DAVID KORINSSCENIC DESIGNER
DAVID KORINS - SCENIC DESIGNER
Broadway: Annie, Motown (both upcoming), Magic/Bird, Godspell, Chinglish, An Evening With Patti LuPone & Mandy Patinkin, The Pee-wee Herman Show, Lombardi, Passing Strange and Bridge & Tunnel. He has designed shows for many Off-Broadway and regional theatres as well as several concerts for Kanye West. David has received a Drama Desk, Lucille Lortel, two Hewes Design Awards and the 2009 Obie Award for Sustained Excellence in Design. www.davidkorinsdesign.com.
ANDREA LAUERCostume Designer
ANDREA LAUER - Costume Designer
Broadway: Bring It On, American Idiot. Off-Broadway: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Unnatural Acts, Rx, Or, The Butcher of Baraboo, Elephant Dreams, Kiss the Air. Regional: Bring It On: The Musical, My Brilliant Divorce, Tru, American Idiot, The Crucible, After the Fall, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Steel Magnolias. Designer in residence for the Trey McIntrye Project. Her work has been seen at the 2012 London Cultural Olympiad, on "The 52nd Annual Grammy Awards" and in American Vogue, OUT Magazine and Rolling Stone. MFA, NYU (Baryshnikov Fellow).
JASON LYONS Lighting Designer
JASON LYONS - Lighting Designer
Broadway: Rock of Ages (Toronto, Australia, London and nat'l tours), The Threepenny Opera, Barefoot in the Park, Good Vibrations. Recent: So You Think You Can Dance Tour 2011; Fat Camp, the Musical;The Toxic Avenger (Alley); Medieval Play (Signature); Happy Hour (Atlantic); White Noise (Jeff Award); Broke-ology (LCT); Uncle Vanya (CSC); Clay (LCT). Designs for the Goodman, KC Rep, Kennedy Center, Philadelphia Theatre Company, South Coast Rep, the New Group. Faculty: Purchase College. www.jasonlyonsdesign.com
BRIAN RONANSound Designer
BRIAN RONAN - Sound Designer
More than 20 Broadway musicals and plays. Some recent designs include Nice Work If You Can Get It (Tony nomination); The Book of Mormon (Tony Award); Anything Goes (Drama Desk); American Idiot; Promises, Promises; Next to Normal (Tony nomination); Grease; Curtains; Spring Awakening; Grey Gardens; and The Pajama Game. He's worked with the most talented composers, directors, designers, actors, musicians and stagehands in the world, for which he is eternally grateful.
JEFF SUGGVideo Design
JEFF SUGG - Video Design
Jeff is a Brooklyn-based designer and multi-award winner. Selected theatre credits include, Broadway: Magic/Bird, 33 Variations, Chinglish. Off-Broadway: Tribes, Compulsion, The Book of Grace, Slug Bearers of Kayrol Island, The Truth: A Tragedy, The Accidental Trilogy. Tour: Bring It On: The Musical. He has also worked with many renowned companies and artists including Cynthia Hopkins, Laurie Anderson and the Wooster Group.
CHARLES G. LAPOINTE Hair and
CHARLES G. LAPOINTE - Hair and
Broadway: Magic/Bird, Clybourne Park, A Streetcar Named Desire, The Mountaintop, Newsies, The Columnist, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, The Merchant of Venice, Memphis, Henry IV, The Rivals, Cymbeline, Lombardi, Fences, Looped, The Miracle Worker, Superior Donuts, 33 Variations, Guys and Dolls, In the Heights, Jersey Boys, The Color Purple, Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me, Good Vibrations, The Apple Tree, A Raisin in the Sun, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Lieutenant of Inishmore, Radio Golf, Sight Unseen, High Fidelity, Xanadu and Signature Theatre's Angels in America.
TELSEY + COMPANY Casting
TELSEY + COMPANY - Casting
Broadway/tours: Glengarry Glen Ross, Annie, Chaplin, A Streetcar Named Desire, Evita, The Best Man, Newsies, Porgy and Bess, Spider-Man, Sister Act, Memphis, Rock of Ages, Wicked, The Normal Heart, Million Dollar Quartet, The Addams Family. Off-Broadway: Dogfight (Second Stage), Rent, Atlantic, MCC, Signature. Film: The Odd Life of Timothy Green, Friends With Kids, Margin Call, Sex and the City 1 and 2, Rachel Getting Married, Across the Universe. TV: "Smash," "The Big C." www.telseyandco.com
BONNIE PANSON Production Stage Manager
BONNIE PANSON - Production Stage Manager
Bonnie has stage managed more than 20 Broadway shows including Spider-Man, Chicago, Dance of the Vampires, Private Lives, Blast, Seussical, Bring in 'da Noise/Funk, Starlight Express, The Odd Couple, Pirates of Penzance, and toured multiple versions of The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber. Proud mother of her college kid, Jenny Spicola.
RYAN J. BELL Stage Manager
RYAN J. BELL - Stage Manager
Broadway/tour: Disney's Tarzan and The Lion King, Rent, Sweeney Todd, Lennon, Movin' Out, Grease. Off-Broadway: Lucky Guy. Workshops: Disaster!, Newsies, High School Musical 1 and 2, Dessa Rose, Harmony. MGSA Rutgers graduate. Love to Tim, Elaine, Courtney, Shannon, Dave, Joe Colette and Ryan.
RL CAMPBELLAssistant Stage Manager
RL CAMPBELL - Assistant Stage Manager
Ronnie's Broadway debut! Regional: Alliance Theatre, Horizon Theatre, Theatre in the Square, Utah Festival Opera, the Freddie Hendricks Youth Ensemble. Ronnie dedicates this and all performances in loving memory of his mother DGBC. Proud member of Actors' Equity Association.
HOLLY-ANNE RUGGIEROAssistant Director
HOLLY-ANNE RUGGIERO - Assistant Director
Selected Broadway AD credits: Jersey Boys, 700 Sundays, Dracula. Recent directing credits: Wine Lovers (national tour, NCL), All Shook Up (starring Sally Struthers), Steel Magnolias (starring Loni Ackerman), Oklahoma! (Boston). Artistic development director of the Broadway Artists Alliance/NYC. Much gratitude to Andy, Kristin, Mike and Ken. Love to Josh. HollyAnneRuggiero.com
STEPHANIE KLEMONSAssociate Choreographer
STEPHANIE KLEMONS - Associate Choreographer
Associate: In the Heights (1st nat'l), Tea With Chachaji (Off-B'way). Choreographer: Automatic Superstar (Off-B'way); Broadway Bares, Backwards and Bonnet. Performer: In the Heights (OBC, Drama Desk), Bombay Dreams (1st nat'l), Tea With..., Automatic Superstar, Repo!..., Bring It On (Atlanta/Alexis). Back-up: Ciara, Don Omar, Julio Voltio. For my Bunny :)x3. @Steph_Klem on twitter
JESSICA COLOMBOCheer and Stunt Coordinator
JESSICA COLOMBO - Cheer and Stunt Coordinator
Two-time collegiate national cheerleading champion and graduate from Hofstra University. Former UCA college/core staff instructor. A high school, college, world championship judge and choreographer. So much love for my family! Thanks AB! *Blessed*
JAKE BELLTechnical Supervisor
JAKE BELL - Technical Supervisor
Jake has been technical supervisor and stage manager on Broadway for more than 30 years. Broadway, national and international credits include Wicked, The Phantom of the Opera, A Streetcar Named Desire, Billy Elliot, Les Misérables, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Miss Saigon, Swan Lake, Dreamgirls, Cats, Chess.
LISA DAWN CAVEProduction Supervisor
LISA DAWN CAVE - Production Supervisor
Broadway: West Side Story; Come Fly Away; The Color Purple; Hot Feet; The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial; The Woman in White; Julius Caesar with Denzel Washington; Caroline, Or Change; Hairspray; Hollywood Arms; Into the Woods with Vanessa Williams; The Wild Party; Parade; Smokey Joe's Cafe; Show Boat. Proud AEA member. Namaste.
MICHAEL KELLERMusic Coordinator
MICHAEL KELLER - Music Coordinator
Broadway: The Book of Mormon, Memphis, Wicked, Mamma Mia!, The Lion King. Television: "The Celebrity Apprentice," "Smash." Concert: Barbra Streisand (1994-2012). Pamela, Zachary and Alexis make it all worthwhile.
Alex LacamoireMusic Supervisor, Co-Arranger/ Orchestrator
Alex Lacamoire - Music Supervisor, Co-Arranger/ Orchestrator
Alex won a Tony and a Grammy as the music supervisor, coorchestrator and cast album producer of In the Heights. In 2005, he served as the music director of Wicked on Broadway, for which he also contributed music arrangements. For 9 to 5, Alex wrote dance arrangements and co-orchestrations (Drama Desk nomination) and produced the cast album (Grammy nomination). Other credits as music director, arranger and/or orchestrator: High Fidelity, The People in the Picture, Bat Boy: The Musical, Working (Chicago's Broadway Playhouse), and the 2001 national tour of Godspell. Sending love to Mom, Dad, Little Sis and his wife, Ileana.
DAVE PEPIN Music Director/ Conductor
DAVE PEPIN - Music Director/ Conductor
Broadway: The Addams Family, Wicked, Shrek. On tour: Bring It On, Wicked, Rent, All Shook Up. Thanks to Lin, Tom and Amanda for writing these awesome tunes and Andy B for being brilliant every day. Profuse thanks to one of the finest musicians I've ever known, Alex Lacamoire. Love to NY, CT, MA, OH families. Dave shares a home in Westchester with the two most beautiful girls in the world: his wife, Erin, and daughter, Gracie.
321 THEATRICAL MANAGEMENTGeneral Management
321 THEATRICAL MANAGEMENT - General Management
321 Theatrical Management is currently represented by Wicked, Sister Act and Peter and the Starcatcher. Nina Essman, Nancy Nagel Gibbs and Marcia Goldberg's past Broadway, Off-Broadway and national tour management credits include Traces; Next to Normal; The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee; Man of La Mancha; The Graduate; I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change; and Bat Boy: The Musical. Additional individual productions include The Lion King, Smokey Joe's Cafe, The Vagina Monologues, The Santaland Diaries and The Diary of Anne Frank. Ken Silverman joined 321 in 2005.
TYPE A Marketing
TYPE A - Marketing
Type A is an independent entertainment marketing company that specializes in Broadway and national touring productions. Broadway/New York clients: Bring It On: The Musical, Evita, Hands on a Hardbody, The Phantom of the Opera. National touring clients: The Addams Family, American Idiot, Anything Goes, The Book of Mormon, Flashdance, Million Dollar Quartet and Nice Work If You Can Get It.
VARSITY - WE ARE CHEERLEADINGTM Cheerleading Consultant
VARSITY - WE ARE CHEERLEADINGTM - Cheerleading Consultant
School spirit and team pride have united millions of Americans with a common goal, and the driving force behind this cultural phenomenon is Varsity. A brand rooted in both tradition and innovation, Varsity has led the way in the spirit industry since 1948. Varsity is on every sideline, at every half-time show, of every season and in every school across America. Varsity, led by Jeff Webb, is the global leader in camps, competitions, special events and spirit fashions, as well as cheerleading safety education. Varsity teaches more than 350,000 cheerleaders at summer camps, hosts more than 475,000 competitors at events and outfits more than one million athletes in cheerleading uniforms. Varsity's National Championship events, many of which are held at the Walt Disney World® Resort, have been televised on ESPN for more than 25 years. For more information about Varsity, please visit varsity.com.
Kristin CaskeyExecutive Producer
Kristin Caskey - Executive Producer
Kristin is President of Fox Theatricals. With producing partner Mike Isaacson, current productions include Traces (Off-Broadway) and Grace, opening on Broadway this fall. Broadway: Red (Tony Award); Legally Blonde (also West End-Olivier Award for Best New Musical); Thoroughly Modern Millie (Tony Award); One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (Tony Award); Death of a Salesman (Tony Award); The Seagull; 'night, Mother; Caroline, Or Change; You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown; and Everyday Rapture. Chicago: An Evening with Sutton Foster, amongst others. Upcoming: Coal Miner's Daughter. Kristin also programs the U.S. Bank Broadway Series at the Fox Theatre in St. Louis. She is a member of the Independent Presenter's Network and on the Board of Governors of the Broadway League. Special thanks to Megan and Kate.
Mike IsaacsonExecutive Producer
Mike Isaacson - Executive Producer
Mike heads Fox Theatricals with partner Kristin Caskey. Broadway: Red (2010 Tony Award); Everyday Rapture; The Seagull starring Kristin Scott Thomas; Legally Blonde: The Musical; 'night, Mother; Caroline, Or Change; Thoroughly Modern Millie (2002 Tony Award Best Musical); One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (2001 Tony Award); You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown; Death of a Salesman (1999 Tony Award). For the IPN: Spamalot and The Color Purple. West End: Legally Blonde: The Musical (2011 Olivier Award, Best Musical); Thoroughly Modern Millie. National tour: An Evening With Sutton Foster. Current: Traces (Off-Broadway). He is also executive producer of the world-famous Muny Opera in St. Louis, the world's oldest, largest and grandest outdoor theatre.
UNIVERSAL PICTURES STAGE PRODUCTIONS GLENN ROSSProducer
UNIVERSAL PICTURES STAGE PRODUCTIONS GLENN ROSS - Producer
Universal Pictures Stage Productions is the live theatre division of the world-famous motion picture studio. Universal's record-breaking musical phenomenon Wicked, which opened in 2003, has been the #1 show on Broadway for eight consecutive years. With its two national tours and multiple international productions, Wicked has been seen by more than 30 million people worldwide, making it one of the most successful theatrical ventures of all time. In 2008, Universal's critically acclaimed musical adaptation of Billy Elliot opened on Broadway and went on to win ten Tony Awards including Best Musical. It continues to tour nationally and recently celebrated its seventh year on London's West End. Currently on Broadway, Universal produces Gore Vidal's The Best Man and The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess, winner of the 2012 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical. Upcoming films include the big screen musical adaptation of Les Misérables starring Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway and Amanda Seyfried.
Beacon Communications Armyan Bernstein & Charlie Lyons Producer
Beacon Communications Armyan Bernstein & Charlie Lyons - Producer
Armyan Bernstein and Charlie Lyons are the producers behind the Bring It On series of motion pictures and Bring It On: The Musical. They are partners in Beacon Communications, which is one of the most respected companies in the film business. Their collaboration over the past two decades has produced more than 30 motion pictures, which include Air Force One (Harrison Ford), The Hurricane (Denzel Washington), The Family Man (Nicholas Cage, Tea Leoni), End of Days (Arnold Schwarzenegger), Spy Game (Robert Redford, Brad Pitt), Sugar Hill (Wesley Snipes), For Love of the Game (Kevin Costner), Thirteen Days (Kevin Costner), Open Range (Kevin Costner, Robert Duvall, Annette Bening), Ladder 49 (John Travolta, Joaquin Phoenix), The Guardian (Kevin Costner, Ashton Kutcher), Raising Helen (Kate Hudson, Joan Cusack, John Corbett), Firewall (Harrison Ford, Paul Bettany), A Lot Like Love (Ashton Kutcher, Amanda Peet) and The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep (Emily Watson, Alex Etel, Loch Ness Monster). Television projects include "Castle" for the ABC television network and "Pu-239" for HBO. Among Beacon's early movies were The Commitments (Golden Globe Best Picture nominee and winner of four BAFTA awards) and David Mamet's A Life in the Theatre (winner of the Cable ACE award for best dramatic or theatrical special).
ALLIANCE THEATRE -
Founded in 1968, the Alliance Theatre remains closely tied to the cultural identity of Atlanta, growing as the city has grown. The theatre has gained national recognition and prominence as Atlanta has become a leading international city. In 2007, under the leadership of Susan V. Booth, Artistic Director, the Alliance received the Regional Theatre Tony Award, recognizing sustained excellence in programming, education and community engagement. The Alliance produces world premiere American works with a strong track record of Broadway, touring and subsequent regional productions. Believing that the same excellence found on our stage must be in our education programs, the Alliance nurtures the careers of developing playwrights, actors, students and educators. The Alliance Theatre strives to set the highest artistic standards and create the powerful experience of shared theatre for a diverse audience. Above all else, we value excellence, pursued with integrity and creativity, and achieved through collaboration. www.alliancetheatre.org