The Creative Team
JOHN KANDER & FRED EBB
John Kander and Fred Ebb (Music and Lyrics). Theatre: Flora, the Red Menace; Cabaret (Tony, music and lyrics); The Happy Time; Zorba; 70, Girls, 70; Chicago; The Act; Woman of the Year (Tony, music and lyrics); The Rink; Kiss of the Spider Woman (Tony, music and lyrics); The World Goes Round; Steel Pier; Curtains; All About Us; The Visit and The Scottsboro Boys. Film: Funny Lady; Lucky Lady; Cabaret; New York, New York; Steppin' Out; Chicago; Kramer vs. Kramer; Places in the Heart; Still of the Night; Blue Skies Again. Television: "Liza with a Z," "Steppin' Out" (Emmy winners); "My Coloring Book," the Academy Awards, "Baryshnikov on Broadway," "Goldie and Liza Together," "Breathing Lessons," "The Boys Next Door" and "An Early Frost." In 1985, "New York, New York" became the official anthem of New York City.
David Thompson (Book). Broadway: Steel Pier (Tony nomination), Chicago (script adaptation for current revival), Lincoln Center's Thou Shalt Not. Off-Broadway: The Scottsboro Boys (Drama Desk Nomination, Outer Circle Critics Award, Lucille Lortel Award); And the World Goes 'Round (Drama Desk and Outer Circle Critics Awards); Flora, the Red Menace (Drama Desk Nomination). McCarter Theater: A Christmas Carol (now in its twentieth year). Television: "Sondheim - A Celebration at Carnegie Hall" (Emmy nomination); PBS specials - "Razzle Dazzle," "Bernstein on Broadway," "The Music of Richard Rodgers" and Great Performances' "My Favorite Broadway." Education: Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism.
Susan Stroman (Direction/Choreography). Broadway: The Producers, Contact, Crazy for You, Show Boat, Oklahoma!, Young Frankenstein, The Frogs, The Music Man, Thou Shalt Not, Steel Pier, Big, Picnic. Off-Broadway: The Scottsboro Boys; Happiness; Flora, the Red Menace; And the World Goes 'Round; MSG's A Christmas Carol. NYC Opera: A Little Night Music, 110 in the Shade, Don Giovanni. Ballet: Double Feature (NYCB), Blossom Got Kissed (NYCB), But Not For Me (Martha Graham), Take Five... More or Less (PNB). Film: Center Stage (American Choreography Award), The Producers: The Movie Musical (Four Golden Globe nominations). A five-time Tony Award-winner, her work has been honored with Olivier, Drama Desk, Outer Critics, Lucille Lortel, George Abbott and Astaire Awards. In January 2011 she will premiere a new work commissioned by NYCB.
Beowulf Boritt (Scenic Design). Broadway: Sondheim on Sondheim, ...Spelling Bee, LoveMusik, Rock of Ages, Two and Only. Off-Broadway: More than 50 shows including The Last Five Years, Toxic Avenger, Miss Julie, Public, Roundabout, MTC, 2nd Stage, MCC, New Group. Other: Paradise Found (London), Reel to Real (Beijing) and the Ringling Brothers Circus.
Toni-Leslie James (Costume Design). Broadway: Finian's Rainbow; Chita Rivera: The Dancer's Life; Ma Rainey's Black Bottom; One Mo' Time; King Hedley II; The Wild Party; Marie Christine; Footloose; The Tempest (Drama Desk nomination); Twilight: Los Angeles 1992; Angels in America and Jelly's Last Jam. Thanks Stro, Mr. Kander, Tommy, Nicky and Cailin!
Ken Billington (Lighting Design). Scottsboro is his 93rd Broadway show. Around the world you can see his work on Chicago, Shamu Rocks at Seaworld, Jubilee! at Bally's Las Vegas and NY's Belasco Theatre where he was the architectural lighting consultant. Ken is the recipient of the Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics and Lumen awards.
Peter Hylenski (Sound Design). Grammy, Tony and Olivier award nominated. Selected Broadway: Shrek the Musical; Rock of Ages; Cry Baby; Lend Me A Tenor; The Times They Are a-Changin'; The Wedding Singer; Sweet Charity; Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me; Little Women; Brooklyn. Other credits: Le Reve (Wynn Las Vegas), Ragtime (West End), Walking with Dinosaurs, Mame, Opening Doors, Annie.
David Loud (Musical Direction, Vocal Arrangements). Broadway: Sondheim on Sondheim, Curtains, Sweeney Todd, The Look of Love, The Boys From Syracuse, A Class Act, Ragtime, Company, She Loves Me. Off-Broadway: And the World Goes 'Round. Regional: The Visit, Harold and Maude, First You Dream. As an actor he created roles in Master Class, Merrily We Roll Along and Curtains. Yale University.
Larry Hochman (Orchestrations). Three Tony nominations, four Emmys. Broadway: The Addams Family, Spamalot, Jane Eyre, Fiddler, others. 28 Regional and Off-Broadway shows. 18 films including Disney, Marvin Hamlisch's The Informant. Composer: The Wonder Pets!, Disney, Spielberg's Amazing Stories. Paul McCartney, Eric Idle, Mandy Patinkin, Audra McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Barry Manilow, Boston Pops. www.LarryHochman.net.
Glen Kelly (Music Arrangements). Music supervisor and arranger for The Producers and Young Frankenstein. Other Broadway credits include Spamalot, The Drowsy Chaperone, Beauty and the Beast, Frogs, High Society, Steel Pier and A Christmas Carol. For New York City Ballet, he arranged the music and co-wrote the libretto for Double Feature.
John Monaco (Music Coordinator) is a veteran of the musical theatre. He has been music coordinator for over 75 Broadway musicals and has performed in over 40 Broadway shows. Mr. Monaco has had the privilege of working with Richard Rogers, John Kander, Jule Styne, Elmer Bernstein and many others.
Paul Masse (Conductor, Associate Music Director). Kander/Ebb projects: First You Dream, The Visit, Curtains, Chicago. Thirteen other Broadway credits including Avenue Q, 42nd Street, Gypsy. Off-Broadway: Jacques Brel..., The Fantasticks. 1st National/LA: Wicked. Various film/television. BFA - NYU.
Jim Carnahan, C.S.A. (Casting). Also Roundabout's Director of Artistic Development. Roundabout shows include: Anything Goes, Importance of Being Earnest, Mrs. Warren's Profession, Sondheim on Sondheim, Godot, Sunday in the Park..., Pajama Game, Cabaret. Other Broadway: Elling, La Béte, American Idiot, Behanding in Spokane, Seagull, Spring Awakening, Boeing-Boeing, Curtains, Pillowman, Millie. Film: Home at the End of the World, Flicka. TV: "Glee" (Emmy nom).
Rick Sordelet (Fight Direction). 50 Broadway productions. The opera Cyrano de Bergerac. Film: The Game Plan, Dan in Real Life, Hamlet. Chief stunt coordinator for "Guiding Light." Lucille Lortel Award for Sustained Excellence. Teaches at Yale School of Drama, The New School for Theater and Neighborhood Playhouse. Author of the play Buried Treasure.
Aurora Productions (Production Manager). Current: The Addams Family, A Little Night Music, The 39 Steps, Mrs. Warren's Profession, The Language Archive, La Béte and the touring company of Shrek The Musical. Past projects include over 150 Broadway shows and their tours. Aurora is Gene O'Donovan and Ben Heller with Stephanie Sherline, Jarid Sumner, Liza Luxenberg, Jason Margolis, Ryan Stanisz & Melissa Mazdra.
Jeff Whiting (Associate Director/Choreographer). Broadway: Hair, Young Frankenstein, Wicked (5th Anniversary). Off-Broadway: The Scottsboro Boys, Happiness. West End: Jersey Boys. National Tours: Young Frankenstein, Hairspray, The Producers. Member of Disney's Creative Team. Founder/Artistic Director of Open Jar Institute (actor's training program). www.openjarproductions.com.
Eric Santagata (Assistant Director/Choreographer). Broadway/New York: The Apple Tree, Happiness, Face the Music, Stairway to Paradise, NYMF. Tours: Casper (starring Chita Rivera), The Boy Friend (directed by Julie Andrews). Regional: Paper Mill Playhouse, The Old Globe, PCLO, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Riverside Theater. TV/Film: Pittsburgh, 2009 Kennedy Center Honors. CCM graduate.
Joshua Halperin (Production Stage Manager). Broadway: West Side Story; The Drowsy Chaperone; LoveMusik; Movin' Out; Anna in the Tropics; The Graduate; Seussical the Musical; Parade; Miss Saigon; Bring in 'da Noise, Bring in 'da Funk; The Phantom of the Opera and Candide. Other New York Credits: On the Town (NYSF/Delacorte) and A New Brain (LCT).
Alex Lyu Volckhausen
Alex Lyu Volckhausen (Stage Manager). Broadway: Promises, Promises; Guys & Dolls; All My Sons; The Little Dog Laughed; Dracula: The Musical; Avenue Q; ...Spelling Bee. National tour: The Lion King. Graduate of Princeton University's School of Architecture.
Richards/Climan, Inc. (General Manager). David R. Richards and Tamar Haimes manage La Béte, A Life in the Theatre, The Pee-Wee Herman Show, Driving Miss Daisy. Broadway: Enron; Race; August: Osage County; Blithe Spirit; November; Speed-the-Plow and Annie.
BARRY AND FRAN WEISSLER
Barry and Fran Weissler (Producers) are the recipients of six Tony Awards. Broadway: Othello, starring James Earl Jones and Christopher Plummer, Fiddler on the Roof with Topol, Gypsy with Tyne Daly, Annie Get Your Gun with Bernadette Peters and Reba McEntire, Cabaret, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Zorba, My One & Only, My Fair Lady, Grease, Seussical, Wonderful Town, Sweet Charity, Falsettos and the transfer of the London production of La Cage aux Folles, winner of 2010 Tony for Best Revival of a Musical. West End: Neil Labute's Fat Pig. Next up: a revival of Zorba starring Antonio Banderas.
Jacki Barlia Florin
Jacki Barlia Florin (Producer). Broadway: All About Me, The Seagull (starring Kristin Scott Thomas), Passing Strange (2008 Drama Desk Winner Best Musical, Tony Nominee Best Musical), Is He Dead (Tony Award). Off-Broadway: Vanities (Second Stage), Newsical the Musical (Upstairs at Studio 54), Fanny Hill (York). Regional: All About Us starring Eartha Kitt (Westport Country Playhouse). Mrs. Florin is a graduate of Emerson College and CTI. She is also a Board member of the American Friends of the Rabin Medical Center. Thanks to family, friends and partners for all of their support.
Alecia Parker (Executive Producer) serves as executive producer of La Cage Aux Folles, worldwide productions of Chicago, international productions of Rock of Ages, and the Broadway transfer of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. Other credits, spanning over 30 years include: Executive Producer of Sweet Charity, Wonderful Town, Seussical; Associate Producer of Annie Get Your Gun, My Thing of Love, Grease, My Fair Lady, Falsettos, Fiddler on the Roof, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Cabaret, Zorba starring Anthony Quinn; General Manager for Othello, Medea, Your Arms Too Short to Box With God, the international tours of My One and Only, Gypsy, Bye Bye Birdie and Macbeth. She is the proud mother of Michael, a freshman at Washington University in St. Louis, MO.
Janet Pailet/P2 Creations
Janet Pailet/P2 Creations (Producer). An independent producer of live entertainment and film. Broadway/National Tours: Burn the Floor, Passing Strange (Tony Nomination), How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Dirty Dancing. Off-Broadway: Groundswell, Masked, The Great American Trailer Park Musical. Pailet is a consulting producer to "The Ride," the newest Times Square attraction which melds live entertainment with tourism. Upcoming projects include On a Glorious Day, IDAHO! and Jurassic Parq..... 65 Million Years in the Making.
Sharon A. Carr
Sharon A. Carr (Producer). Broadway credits: Time Stands Still, Burn the Floor and American Buffalo. Other: Little House on the Prairie (U.S. Tour), Dirty Dancing (Toronto, U.S. Tour). Off-Broadway: I Love You Because (2006), Masked (2007), Glimpses of the Moon (2008). Regional: Respect: A Musical Journey (Cleveland, Boston, Atlanta), Menopause the Musical (Minneapolis). In development: IDAHO! The Musical Comedy Love Story (Best of Fest, NYMF 2008), Who You See Here. In memory of my parents and Kathy Shearer, Woodlands HS, Class of 1968.
Patricia R. Klausner
Patricia R. Klausner (Producer). Off-Broadway: Groundswell. In production: The Band of Sisters Project, Nureyev's Dog (film). For the past 15 years she has been the Managing Director of Shotgun Productions developing and producing theater, dance and opera. She is a founder of Global Arts Initiative, an international arts education organization currently working in Africa, and is the Marketing Director for Steps on Broadway. A member of TRU and a graduate of CTI, she is honored to finally be putting into praxis her theater education on The Scottsboro Boys. Thanks JBF.
NEDERLANDER PRESENTATIONS, INC.
Nederlander Presentations, Inc. (Producer) is the production division of multinational theatrical entities owned by James M. and James L. Nederlander.
THE SHUBERT ORGANIZATION, INC.
The Shubert Organization, Inc. (Producer). A leader in the American theatre since the start of the 20th century.
Beechwood Entertainment (Producer). Founded by Evan J. Renov, President and CEO, Beechwood Entertainment, LLC is an independent production and finance company. Mr. Renov is founder and Managing Member of the Global Paramount BioFund, LP, an independent investment partnership formed to invest in a portfolio of late-stage biotechnology and life sciences companies. He is also Member of Beechwood Ventures, LLC. Mr. Renov holds a degree in finance from the Sy Syms School of Business at Yeshiva University.
BROADWAY ACROSS AMERICA
Broadway Across America (Producer) is owned by John Gore and Thomas B. McGrath. In addition to presenting in 40 North American cities, Broadway Across America's current productions include Promises, Promises; Million Dollar Quartet; La Cage aux Folles; Memphis and Nickelodeon's Storytime Live.
Mark Zimmerman (Producer) is ecstatic about producing his first Broadway production after having been involved in not for profit Canadian theater for over 23 years. Previous Broadway ventures have included Passing Strange, The Seagull and Next to Normal. Off-Broadway projects have included The Scottsboro Boys at The Vineyard Theater and Vanities. London West End projects include Naked Boys Singing and All My Sons. He is a progeny of Centaur Theater in Montreal, Canada.
Joseph R. & Sandra Schneider Black
(Producers) Bloodletters, YANK!, My Favorite Animal, Bonnie Parker, Kris Kindle; Collage. TV/video: Storybook Tree, Bluegrass Sundae, The Third World, Video Reader; E.A. Poe: A Condition of Shadow. Sandi was a psychiatric social worker, two sons with doctorates; three grandchildren.
Adam Blanshay (Producer). Off-Broadway: Tales from the Tunnel, The Picture of Dorian Gray. FringeNYC: All Day Suckers, His Greatness. Directing credits: Opera: Les Contes d'Hoffmann (Santa Fe Opera); Off-Broadway: Piaf: Love Conquers All (SoHo Playhouse/Ntl Tour), The Black Monk (Theatre Row), The Second Tosca (45th Street Theatre), Clean (Urban Stages), A Woman Of Will (Daryl Roth Theatre); Regional: In Piazza San Domenico (Centaur Theatre, Montreal), Evita (Moyse Hall, Montreal). Associate to Jacki Barlia Florin. Graduate of McGill University.
R2D2 Productions (Producer). Michael Roderick, David Greer, Kate Russo and Dauna Williams are thrilled to help "Entertain the Truth!" Thanks Patricia.
Rick Danzansky (Producer). Entrepreneur/Investor/Producer. Musical Investments: Avenue Q, American Idiot, In the Heights, Scottsboro Boys (Off-Broadway), Priscilla Queen of the Desert, West Side Story. Comedic Presentations: The Pee Wee Herman Show; Colin Quinn (Long Story Short). Classical Performances: Al Pacino in Merchant of Venice, and Patrick Stewart in A Life in the Theater. "Schtick with Rick."
Barry Tatelman (Producer). Barry and his brother changed furniture shopping and made it FUN. After selling the furniture empire Jordans to Warren Buffett, Barry's producing credits include Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, In the Heights, American Idiot, and, opening Fall 2010 "The Ride" a new tourism/show experience. As Barry says, "We are here for a good time...not a long time!"
BRUCE ROBERT HARRIS / JACK W. BATMAN
Bruce Robert Harris/ Jack W. Batman (Producers) have produced 26 plays and 9 musicals for Broadway, Off-Broadway and regional theatres since 2003, including the recent critically-acclaimed My Trip Down the Pink Carpet starring Leslie Jordan which will open in London in 2011.
Allen Spivak (Producer). Tony Award winner and member of Philadelphia's Walk of Fame. Broadway: Chicago, Next to Normal, Addams Family, La Cage aux Folles.
Jerry Frankel (Producer). 6-time Tony Award winner. This season: A Life in the Theatre, The Merchant of Venice, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson. www.broadwaysbestshows.com
Bard Theatricals (Producer) is the theatre-producing division of Bard Entertainment, an Emmy-winning television production company. As partners in Bard Theatricals, Annette Jolles, Laurence Holzman, Lara Holzman, David Stern, Jim van Bergen, and Linda Hamil are dedicated to bringing new works to the stage. Broadway: Looped. Off-Broadway: That Time of the Year (Cast Recording, JAY Records). NYMF: The Jerusalem Syndrome. White Plains Performing Arts Center: Wallenberg. www.bardtheatricals.com
PROBO Productions (Producer). Broadway: The Norman Conquests (Tony 2009, Best Play Revival), Next Fall, (Tony Nominee 2010, Best Play). Off-Broadway: Groundswell, 39 Steps. Tour: 39 Steps. Sponsor: Ringling International Arts Festival. PROBO is devoted to promoting excellence and integrity through the performing arts. Proboproductions.com
Randy Donaldson (Producer). Current projects: The Pee-wee Herman Show (Broadway), Falling for Eve (York Theater). As a performer Randy has appeared in 11 Broadway/ National tours including: Annie Get Your Gun starring Bernadette Peters and Tom Wopat, Wonderful Town, Disney's The Lion King, Grand Hotel and A Chorus Line. I love you Ma & Daddy.
Catherine Schreiber (Producer). Ms. Schreiber is a Producer/Actress/Writer. Producing credits: (Broadway) Tony-nominated Next Fall, King's Speech. Recently produced/co-wrote comedy hit Desperate Writers. Screenwriter: Disney, CBS, Rastar, Kate Hudson's Cosmic Entertainment. Actress: Jessica/Desperate Writers, Jill/Premiere of A.R Gurney's Wayside Motor Inn (Manhattan Theatre Club). Originated roles Chris Durang and Wendy Wasserstein plays (Yale), Williamstown, Sly Fox (National Tour/Arthur Penn). TV/Film roles include: "Seinfeld," "Arliss," "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia," "Jane Austen Book Club," "Rat Race."
Michael Palitz (Producer). Principal, GEMS Group Productions, currently executive producer, Tell Your Friends feature film. Producer, Next Fall (2010 Tony nominee, Best Play; Winner Outer Critics Circle Best New American Play on Broadway). Trustee, Museum of the Moving Image.
Patti Laskawy (Producer) is grateful for the privilege to participate in bringing this significant production to Broadway.
Vineyard Theatre (Producer) celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2012 as one of America's preeminent nonprofit theatre companies. Notable premieres: The Scottsboro Boys, Avenue Q (Tony), [title of show] and two Pulitzer Prize dramas: Three Tall Women and How I Learned to Drive. Vineyard has received Drama Desk, Lortel and Obie Awards for Sustained Excellence. www.vineyardtheatre.org