THE REALLY USEFUL GROUP (RUG) (Licensor) has produced, co-produced or licensed throughout the world Aspects of Love, The Beautiful Game, Bombay Dreams, By Jeeves, Cats, Daisy Pulls It Off, Evita, The Hired Man, Jeeves Takes Charge, Jesus Christ Superstar, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, La Bête, Lend Me a Tenor, Love Never Dies, The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber, On Your Toes, The Phantom of the Opera, Shirley Valentine, The Sound of Music, Song & Dance, Starlight Express, Sunset Boulevard, Tell Me on a Sunday, Whistle Down the Wind, The Wizard of Oz and The Woman in White. RUG is wholly owned by Andrew Lloyd Webber.
TIM RICE (Book & Lyrics) got the idea for Evita driving to a dinner in London in 1973, hearing part of a radio program about her remarkable life. He remembered her from his schoolboy stamp collection, and after further research realized her fantastic story might be the musical to prove that he and Andrew Lloyd Webber were not one-hit wonders. His first new stage musical in thirteen years, From Here to Eternity, based on James Jones’ 1951 masterpiece novel—music by Stuart Brayson—opens (or has opened, depending on when you’re reading this) in the West End in October 2013. www.timrice.co.uk.
ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER (Music & Orchestrations) is best known as a composer. His musicals include The Phantom of the Opera, Evita, Cats, Sunset Boulevard and Jesus Christ Superstar. His recent producer credits include A.R. Rahman’s Bombay Dreams, The Sound of Music and The Wizard of Oz. He pioneered casting for musical theatre on TV with the International Emmy award-winning “How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria?” His awards include an Oscar, seven Tony’s®, three Grammys, two International Emmys, seven Olivier Awards and the Kennedy Center Honor. His latest work is based on the life of Dr. Stephen Ward. He was knighted in 1992 and created an honorary life peer in 1997.
MICHAEL GRANDAGE (Director) is Artistic Director of the Michael Grandage Company in London. He was Artistic Director of the Donmar Warehouse (2002–2012) and Sheffield Theatres (2000–2005). He is the recipient of Tony, Drama Desk, Olivier, Evening Standard and Critics’ Circle Awards. Work includes: The Cripple of Inishmaan with Daniel Radcliffe, Peter and Alice with Judi Dench and Ben Whishaw, 25 productions for the Donmar Warehouse including Red (UK & NYC), Hamlet with Jude Law (UK & NYC), Frost/Nixon (UK & U.S.) Michael is President of the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and was appointed CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2011.
ROB ASHFORD (Choreographer) Broadway—Director/Choreographer: How To Succeed (Tony nominations, Direction and Choreography); Promises, Promises (Tony nomination, Choreography); Choreographer: Thoroughly Modern Millie (Tony Award, Best Choreography), Evita (Tony nomination), The Wedding Singer (Tony nomination), Cry-Baby (Tony nomination), Curtains (Tony nomination); Director: Cat On A Hot Tin Roof. London—Director: Anna Christie (Donmar; Olivier Award), A Streetcar Named Desire (Donmar; Olivier nomination), Macbeth at Manchester International Festival; Director/Choreographer: Parade (Donmar; Olivier nominations, Direction and Choreography); Choreographer: Evita (Olivier nomination), Guys and Dolls (Olivier nomination), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Olivier nomination), Forum (National Theatre). Other: “The 81st Annual Academy Awards” (Emmy Award, Choreography).
SETH SKLAR-HEYN (Tour Director) Broadway: The Phantom of the Opera (Production Supervisor), Evita (Associate Director), A Little Night Music (Associate Director), Finian’s Rainbow (Associate Director), Good Vibrations (Associate Director), Mary Stuart (Assistant Director), Rock’n’Roll (Assistant Director), Frost/Nixon (Assistant Director), The Coast of Utopia (Assistant to the Director). Off-Broadway/Encores!: Cotton Club Parade (Assistant Director). U.S. National Tour: Billy Elliot (Resident Director). Previously for Michael Grandage, Seth directed the U.S. National Tour of Frost/Nixon in 2009, starring Stacy Keach and Alan Cox. Seth serves as Executive Producer for Cameron Mackintosh Inc. in N.Y. Graduate of Vassar College..
CHRIS BAILEY (Tour Choreographer) Choreography—2013 CBS Tony Awards opening number. Movement Director—Cyrano De Bergerac, Roundabout Theatre company. Tours as Choreographer: Shrek (US), The Wedding Singer (US), Guys and Dolls (UK, Australia), Thoroughly Modern Millie (UK). Associate choreography—2013 Academy Awards. Broadway: Evita; How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying; Promises, Promises; Cry-Baby. West End: Guys and Dolls, Evita, Once in a Lifetime, Candide (also Paris). Film: Beyond the Sea.
JENNIE FORD (Associate Choreographer) Choreography credits range from Opera to Broadway; working closely with numerous Tony Award winning choreographers. Performing credits: 7 Broadway musicals and 4 albums. She has been hired as “teacher to the stars” such as Nick Jonas, Darren Criss, Beau Bridges, George Wendt, Ronn Moss, Jerry Mathers. Author of a new “how-to” book series for Broadway.
CHRISTOPHER ORAM (Scenic & Costume Design) is the recipient of Tony, Oliver, Evening Standard, Critics’ Circle, Garland and Ovation Awards for his work both here in the U.S. and in the UK. Currently the set and costume designer for the Michael Grandage Company season at the Noel Coward Theatre in the West End.
NEIL AUSTIN (Lighting Design) Recipient of the 2010 Tony Award and Drama Desk Award for Red at the Golden Theatre and the 2011 Laurence Olivier Award for The White Guard at the National Theatre, London. Other Broadway credits include A Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Rodgers), Evita (Marquis), Hamlet (Broadhurst), The Seafarer (Booth), Frost/Nixon (Jacobs). He has designed over 200 productions including many in the UK for the National Theatre, Donmar Warehouse, Royal Opera House, Royal Shakespeare Company and in the West End.
MICK POTTER (Sound Design) has designed numerous world premiere, West End and Broadway musicals. Recent sound designs include Miss Saigon, Saturday Night Fever, Bombay Dreams, Zorro, The Woman in White, Whistle Down the Wind, Evita, Joseph…, Love Never Dies, The Sound of Music, Sister Act, The Wizard of Oz, Betty Blue Eyes, The Phantom of the Opera and Les Misérables. Awards include an Olivier for The Woman in White London and Parnelli Award for Phantom of the Opera Las Vegas.
RICHARD MAWBEY (Wig and Hair Design) owns London’s Wig Specialities. Theatre: La Cage aux Folles, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Frost/Nixon, Hairspray, South Pacific, Legally Blonde, Passion, End of the Rainbow, White Christmas, Piaf, Sweet Charity, Evita, Guys and Dolls, The Producers, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Merrily We Roll Along, the Donmar West End season. Television: “Little Britain,” “Poirot.” Film: The Ghost Writer, Titanic, Star Wars, Dumbledore in Harry Potter. Personal wigmaker to Sean Connery, Dame Edna, Kylie Minogue, Madonna.
ZACHARY BOROVAY (Projection Designer) Recent Broadway credits include No Man’s Land, Waiting For Godot, Evita, Elf, Lombardi (Drama Desk nom.), Rock of Ages (London, national tour, Las Vegas, etc.), A Catered Affair (Drama Desk nom.), Xanadu (national tour, Japan). Additional selected credits include Chaplin (La Jolla Playhouse), Peepshow (Planet Hollywood Casino, Las Vegas), The Radio City Christmas Spectacular and Voyage de la Vie (RWI, Sentosa, Singapore). Zachary is on the board of trustees of United Scenic Artists Local 829. borovay.com.
TELSEY + COMPANY (Casting) If/Then, The Bridges of Madison County, First Date, Motown, Kinky Boots, Annie, Newsies, Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark, Rock of Ages, Wicked, Porgy and Bess, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Sister Act, Million Dollar Quartet. Off-Broadway: Little Miss Sunshine (2nd Stage), Atlantic, MCC, Signature. Regional: La Jolla, Paper Mill. Film: The Last Five Years, The Odd Life of Timothy Green, Friends with Kids, Joyful Noise, Margin Call, Sex and the City 1 & 2, I Love You Phillip Morris, Rachel Getting Married, Dan in Real Life, Across the Universe. TV: “Smash,” “The Big C,” commercials. www.telseyandco.com
JASON GOLDSBERRY (Makeup Design) is proud to make his Broadway design debut with this astounding show and amazing creative team! Many thanks to family and friends for undying support, especially my sweetheart Bryan and my CC. This one’s for Amy!
DAVID CULLEN (Co-Orchestrator) studied composition with Howard Ferguson and Richard Rodney Bennett at the Royal Academy of Music in the 1960s. He is best known as an orchestrator of musicals, particularly those of Andrew Lloyd Webber — Cats, Starlight Express, Song and Dance, Aspects of Love, Sunset Boulevard, By Jeeves, Whistle Down the Wind, The Beautiful Game, The Phantom of the Opera, The Woman in White, Love Never Dies and most recently The Wizard of Oz.
KRISTEN BLODGETTE (Music Supervisor). Credits: Evita with Ricky Martin (Broadway), The Phantom of the Opera (Broadway, North American companies, Stuttgart, Hamburg, Basel, Antwerp, Copenhagen, Mexico City, Madrid, Buenos Aires); Cats (Broadway, national tours, Hamburg, Copenhagen); Sunset Boulevard; Jesus Christ Superstar; The Woman in White; Mary Poppins; LoveMusik; Chitty Chitty Bang Bang; Annie Get Your Gun with Deborah Voigt (Glimmerglass); Bounce directed by Harold Prince (Goodman, Kennedy Center); tours of On Your Toes, Jerry’s Girls, Barnum; and rehearsal pianist for Carrie with Betty Buckley.
WILLIAM WALDROP (Associate Music Supervisor/Music Director/Conductor). Broadway: Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Evita. National tours: The Phantom of The Opera, Cats. Off-Broadway: Donnybrook!, A Tree Grows In Brooklyn. Las Vegas: Phantom—The Las Vegas Spectacular, Hedwig and The Angry Inch. As a composer, William’s songs (with lyricist Robert Williamson) have been heard in cabarets and theatres across the country. In New York City: Birdland, The Laurie Beechman Theatre, The Duplex, New World Stages. William is a proud graduate of The Peabody Conservatory of Music (M.M.) and The University of Mississippi (B.M.). Love to Mom and Dad!
DAVID CHASE (Dance Arrangements) is thrilled to once again be part of the Grandage and Ashford team. West End (dance arranger): Evita, Guys and Dolls. Current Broadway: music supervisor/arranger/adapter for Cinderella, music director/arranger: How to Succeed…; dance arranger: Anything Goes; music supervisor/arranger: Nice Work If You Can Get It. Music education: Harvard Biology degree.
TIMOTHY R. MACKABEE (Associate Set Design) Broadway: Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth (directed by Spike Lee). Lincoln Center Theatre, Public Theater. Regional: Dallas Theatre Center, Portland Center Stage, Syracuse Stage, Yale Rep, Paper Mill Playhouse, Asolo Rep, Studio Theatre. TV: “Smash,” “The Today Show.” Education: North Carolina School of the Arts, Yale School of Drama. timothymackabeedesign.com
AMANDA SEYMOUR (Associate Costume Designer) Recent credits: A Paul’s Case, Urban Arias; Exile, Lawnpeople at the Cherry Lane Theatre; Don Pasquale, Armide at the Juilliard School; Bumbug the Muscial, The Clurman: Theatre Row; The Sound of Music, Paper Mill Playhouse; The Family Room, Arclight Theatre; Lydia, Yale Repertory Theatre. Broadway assistant credits: Chaplin the Musical; Nice Work If You Can Get It; Present Laughter.
KRISTINA KLOSS (Associate Lighting Designer) Evita (Broadway), Billy Elliot (Broadway, first national, second national), Mary Poppins (Broadway, first national). Broadway: First Date, August Osage County, Faith Healer, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Glass Menagerie, Urban Cowboy. Metropolitan Opera House, Radio City Christmas Spectacular. Member of United Scenic Artists 829. For Pumpkin.
TONY SMOLENSKI (Associate Sound Designer)
DRISCOLL OTTO (Associate Projection Design) Recently: Lighting Design Rock of Ages (Norwegian Cruise Line), Lighting/Projections Antony & Cleopatra (Houston Shakespeare Festival). Regional: Dallas Theatre Center, The Hangar Theater, Flatrock Playhouse, Reprise Theatre Company, Houston Shakespeare Festival, Shakespeare Dallas, Utah Festival Opera, and Trinity Rep. Associate designer (Broadway): Evita, Elf, Ann, Rock of Ages, After Miss Julie and Race.
JENNY PENDERGRAFT (Wig & Hair Supervisor) is a NYC based hair dresser. Broadway credits include: Evita, Wicked, Bye Bye Birdie and The Little Mermaid. Thanks to Eddie for opening my eyes to this world, to Patrick for supporting me in every new adventure and to my Angels for guiding me!
DAVID LAI (Music Coordinator) Broadway: Mary Poppins, Bonnie & Clyde, Wonderland, South Pacific, Woman In White, Jesus Christ Superstar, Riverdance. Broadway conductor: Miss Saigon and The Phantom of the Opera for last 15 years. Producer: West Side Story (Grammy); Promises, Promises, South Pacific (Grammy noms).
TALITHA FEHR (Music Coordinator) National tours: Sister Act, Catch Me If You Can, West Side Story, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Wizard of Oz, Come Fly Away, Mamma Mia!, A Christmas Story, Fiddler on the Roof, Jesus Christ Superstar, Cats, Chicago, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Chita Rivera A Dancer’s Life, Movin’Out, and 101 Dalmatians. International/Asian tours: West Side Story, Sound of Music, Swing!, Cinderella, and The King and I. Broadway: A Christmas Story, The Pirate Queen, pre-production and development of Twyla Tharp’s Come Fly Away, the 2012 Toronto launch of Wizard of Oz, and the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics Opening and Closing Ceremonies.
STUART ANDREWS (Synthesizer Programmer) Broadway & West End: Mary Poppins, The Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, The Woman in White, Jesus Christ Superstar. West End: The Wizard Of Oz, Betty Blue Eyes, Love Never Dies, Oliver!, Evita, The Sound of Music.
BONNIE PANSON (Production Stage Manager) Broadway: 26 productions including Bring It On, Spider-Man, Chicago, Dance of the Vampires, Private Lives, Blast, Seussical, Civil War, On the Town, Bring in ‘da Noise/Funk, Starlight Express, The Odd Couple, Pirates of Penzance. Tours: Bring It On and multiple versions of The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber. St. Louis Muny: South Pacific. Off-Broadway: The Last Five Years, A New Brain. Proud mom of her college kid, Jenny Spicola.
TREY JOHNSON (Stage Manager) Trey is excited to be a part of the Evita family. Broadway: A Streetcar Named Desire; Off-Broadway: The Last Five Years, Fun Home, The Broken Heart; multiple workshops and readings. Northern Arizona Grad. Proud Member AEA. Love to his family and friends for their constant support.
MICHELLE HELLER (Assistant Stage Manager) Broadway: No Man’s Land & Waiting for Godot, Annie, Breakfast at Tiffany’s. New York: Tough Titty, La hija de Rappaccini, Instinct. Regional: No Man’s Land, Misery, Williamstown Theatre Festival, the Old Globe. University of Maryland. Much love to Mom and Dad.
RYAN P. MURPHY (Production Manager) is currently in his seventh season as Production Coordinator with Troika Entertainment, having worked on over 30 national and international tours with a wide range of amazing artists. Prior to joining Troika, Ryan served as the Production Supervisor and Executive Producer for The Rainbow Cubs, overseeing the creation, development, and operation of a children’s entertainment company in Niagara Falls, N.Y. Originally from Buffalo, N.Y, Ryan holds a B.F.A. from Niagara University and an M.A. from The University of Rochester. Ryan would also like to thank his family, friends and most importantly his partner Joe, for all their love and support.
JOE CHRISTOPHER (General Manager)presented and produced over 65 productions and special events as the Associate General Manager and Coordinator of Theater Programming at The Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. His favorite Kennedy Center credits include the Tony® Award nominated Broadway revivals of Follies and Ragtime, four seasons of Barbara Cook's Spotlight Series, critically acclaimed festivals celebrating the works of August Wilson & Terrence McNally, Master Class starring Tyne Daly, Thurgood starring Laurence Fishburne and numerous other special events. National Tours: Sister Act, Shear Madness, Evita, Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Andrew Lloyd Webber's new production of The Wizard of Oz.
HAL LUFTIG (Producer) Winner of four Tony Awards and London’s Olivier Award, Hal Luftig has worked on and off-Broadway for the past 25 years. Broadway: Kinky Boots, Evita, Catch Me If You Can, Come Fly Away, West Side Story, All My Sons, Legally Blonde, The Times They Are A-Changin’, Whoopi, Movin’ Out, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Annie Get Your Gun, High Society, The Diary of Anne Frank, The King and I, Moon Over Buffalo, Angels in America, Jelly’s Last Jam, The Secret Garden. He is currently developing The Last Goodbye, with the music of Jeff Buckley. Hal has an M.F.A. from Columbia University, and an ulcer from tension.
TROIKA ENTERTAINMENT(Producer) has been the innovator in touring musical theater productions for over two decades, producing shows throughout North, Central, and South America, Europe and Asia. Additionally, the company is experienced in casino and leisure markets having produced for the Wynn, Caesars, Grand Casino, Hilton, Eldorado and Harrah’s. Current and upcoming productions include Annie, Bring It On: The Musical, Evita, Ghost, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Sister Act and West Side Story. With strong ties to the Broadway community, Troika prides itself on delivering top quality productions to audiences worldwide.Please visit us at www.troika.com.
RANDALL A. BUCK (Producer) has produced more than 50 productions across the globe for Troika Entertainment. Before joining Troika in 1999, Mr. Buck was Vice President and General Manager for Livent in Toronto. Mr. Buck was a stage manager for more than 20 years, surviving a year with Mary Martin and Carol Channing in Jimmy Kirkwood’s Legends!, a year in Japan with Siegfried & Roy, opening The Phantom of the Opera Music Box Company and opening Show Boat on Broadway. When not on the road Randy can be found in the Washington, D.C. area with his wife, Angela, and their daughter Sierra Ashley Buck.
JAMES L. NEDERLANDER (Producer) President of Nederlander Organization and son of James M. Nederlander (Chairman). Mr. Nederlander is currently represented on Broadway with Priscilla, Spider-Man. Other credits include West Side Story, Next to Normal, 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Movin’ Out, The Tragedy of Carmen (recipient of a special Tony Award).
TERRY ALLEN KRAMER (Producer) Credits (partial listing): Sugar Babies; Me and My Girl: The Goat… (Tony Award); Movin’ Out (Tony Award); Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?; Cyrano; West Side Story; 9 to 5; The Addams Family; The Merchant of Venice; Race; Promises, Promises; Spider-Man Turn of the Dark; Priscilla Queen of the Desert; Mike Tyson: The Undisputed Truth; Kinky Boots (Tony Award); and I’ll Eat You Last.
ANTHONY NICHOLSON (Producer) Director of Foundation Board of University of Central Florida. Broadway: Evita with Ricky Martin, The Best Man with James Earl Jones, Porgy and Bess, Matilda and Cinderella.
TOM & CONNIE WALSH (Producer) Broadway: Kinky Boots (Tony winner), First Date. Long-time supporters of the nonprofit performing arts in Seattle. Board members of the 5th Avenue Theatre and the Pacific Northwest Ballet.
ROY FURMAN (Producer) Currently on Broadway: The Book of Mormon (Tony Award), Cinderella, Annie, Big Fish and After Midnight. Later this season: Bullets Over Broadway the Musical, Betrayal and Rocky. Previous productions include: Lucky Guy, War Horse (Tony), West Side Story, The History Boys (Tony), Gypsy, Spamalot (Tony), The Color Purple and Fosse (Tony).
YASUHIRO KAWANA (Producer) Broadway: First Date; Let It Be; Kinky Boots (Tony Award); Evita; Catch Me If You Can; Come Fly Away; Legally Blonde. He has co-presented Rain: A Tribute To The Beatles; The Full Monty; Fosse; in Japan and Japanese local productions of Promises, Promises; Side Show; Grease; All Shook Up; Brooklyn; Titanic; Sweet Charity; The Producers; The Boy From Oz; Never Gonna Dance.
ALLAN S. GORDON/ADAM S. GORDON (Producers) Allan has received Tony Awards for Rent, Death of a Salesman, Hairspray and Spamalot. Allan’s career spans the fields of theatre, law, investment banking, real estate and venture capital. Together, Allan and Adam’s credits include The Pee-wee Herman Show, Peter and the Starcatcher, and Tony Awards in 2013 for Kinky Boots and Pippin.
RAINBOW TOUR PRODUCTIONS (Producer) The Broadway Consortium (Van Dean & Kenny Howard): 8 Broadway shows, 1 Tony Award, 4 Tony nominations, 18 albums. Thanks BMiller, BroadwayConsortium.com and BroadwayRecords.com; Wendy Federman: 2 Tony Awards, 13 Tony Nominations, 25 Broadway shows; Carl Moellenberg: 5 Tony Awards, 26 Broadway productions, 5 national tours.
MICHAEL J. MORITZ, JR (Producer) Broadway producer, record producer, music director, entertainment entrepreneur from Youngstown, Ohio. Broadway producing credits include Big Fish, One Night With Janis Joplin, Beautiful: The Carole King Story. Album producing credits include Norbert Leo Butz (Memory and Mayhem), Aaron Tveit (Radio In My Head).
PITTSBURGH CLO (Producer) Under the direction of Van Kaplan this not-for-profit arts organization appreciates the support of nearly 200,000 patrons each year and produces a subscription series, educational programs, national tours, develops and invests in new works, including 18 Broadway shows (24 Tony Awards) and is a founder of The National High School Musical Theater Awards (PBS). www.pittsburghCLO.org.
JOHN and DIANE CHACHAS (Producer) John is the Managing Partner of Methuselah Advisors and a Board Member of Gump’s San Francisco & PrePlay Sports. Diane is a Board Member of Parents in Action. Broadway: Kinky Boots; Tour: Evita.
JUST FOR LAUGHS THEATRICALS (Producer) CEO Adam Blanshay, Chairman Gilbert Rozon. Subsidiary of Just for Laughs. Broadway: Bullets Over Broadway, Twelfth Night/Richard III, Kinky Boots. London: I Can't Sing- The X Factor Musical, A Chorus Line (London Palladium), Chimerica, Merrily We Roll Along, Old Times (Harold Pinter Theatre), The Ladykillers (Vaudeville), Abigail’s Party (UK tour). Thanks to Hal. www.hahaha.com.
GLASS HALF FULL PRODUCTIONS (Producer) Managing members: Adam Blanshay and Gareth Lake. Broadway: Twelfth Night/Richard III. London: I Can’t Sing—The X Factor Musical (London Palladium). UK Tour: Shrek The Musical. Thanks to Hal. www.ghfproductions.co.uk.
RICARDO HORNOS (Producer) Broadway: Evita, The Heiress, Cinderella, The Trip to Bountiful, Big Fish. Buenos Aires: Spanish-speaking versions of Young Frankenstein, A Steady Rain, The Norman Conquests, Good People (all in association with Pablo Kompel). Film (in development): Omelette Surprise, Fernando in Arizona, Yankee Doodle Day. Board: Symphony Space.
SCOTT SANDERS PRODUCTIONS (Producer) Scott Sanders is an Emmy and Tony Award-winning theatre, film and television producer. Broadway: The Color Purple, with partner Oprah Winfrey; The Pee-wee Herman Show (Broadway and Los Angeles); Evita starring Ricky Martin. Additional Broadway: Elaine Stritch: At Liberty and upcoming—After Midnight, the new jazz musical created with Wynton Marsalis. Other musicals in development: Coal Miner’s Daughter, starring Zooey Deschanel as Loretta Lynn and Houdini, with a score by Stephen Schwartz, directed by Jack O’Brien and starring Hugh Jackman. In 2012 Sony Pictures Entertainment partnered with the company to adapt and develop stage musicals from SPE’s film library.
CAROL FINEMAN (Producer) Broadway: Evita, The Pee-wee Herman Show. Worth Street: Christopher Shinn’s Four, The Normal Heart, Drama Desk for The Stage Door Canteen. Headed press at the Public for 11 years. Highlight credits there (downtown and Broadway): The Tempest, Noise/Funk, Elaine Stritch: At Liberty, The Seagull w/Meryl Streep. Currently, Producer & VP/Theatre, Scott Sanders Productions.
BRIAN SMITH (Producer) Broadway: Kinky Boots (Tony Award), Evita, Catch Me If You Can. NYC: The Harmonious Pimps of Harmony…, Camp Wanatachi, Yes We Can, PINK!. Artistic Director, Down Payment Productions. 2010 NY Innovative Theatre Award, Outstanding Director.
WARREN TREPP (Producer) Broadway: Kinky Boots, Evita, Legally Blonde, Movin’ Out and Thoroughly Modern Millie. His proudest production is his son Warren Edward, a credit he shares with his wife, Jâlé.