Meredith Willson’s The Music Man - In Concert
March 13, 2014 - March 16, 2014
The Music Man - In Concert
Book, Music and Lyrics by Meredith Willson
Story by Meredith Willson and Franklin Lacey
Concert Adaptation by Evans Haile
Music Direction by Kenny Seymour
Directed by Robert O'Hara
A co-production between New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark and Two River Theater in Red Bank, New Jersey.
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Featuring an all African-American cast, one of Broadway’s most beloved musicals is revived in an exciting new concert version, directed by Obie Award winner Robert O’Hara.
Winner of Best Musical at the 1957 Tony Awards, The Music Man tells the story of con man Harold Hill, who falls for piano teacher Marian Paroo in the summer of 1912 as he bamboozles the townsfolk of River City, Iowa into financing a marching band.
Don’t miss this production that will delight audiences in both Newark & Red Bank with hit songs such as “ Seventy-six Trombones," "Goodnight, My Someone" and "Till There Was You” under the music direction of Kenny Seymour (Broadway’s Tony-winning Best Musical Memphis).
The company will include 11 actors, some of whom will double in the six-piece onstage band.
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Only 6 performances in Red Bank: Thursday, March 13 – Sunday, March 16/2014
Only 4 performances in Newark: Friday, March 21 – Sunday, March 23/2014
Both theaters are located within walking distance of NJ Transit’s North Jersey Coastline.
Kevin Boseman (Conductor/Winthrop Paroo) can currently be seen writing thesis papers at SUNY Empire State College. A former soloist with the world renowned Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Kevin’s favorite theatre credits include Broadway National Tours of The Lion King, The Color Purple, and Shrek: The Musical. He was the standby for the sexy Horses in the Broadway revival of Equus and has been seen regionally in the Kennedy Center’s all-new mounting of Ragtime and Paper Mill Playhouse’s revival of A Chorus Line.
Mayor George Shinn/Jacey Squires/Salesman 3
Lawrence Clayton (Mayor George Shinn/Jacey Squires/Salesman 3) Broadway appearances include Bells Are Ringing, It Ain’t Nothin but the Blues, The Civil War, Once upon a Mattress, and Dreamgirls. Off Broadway includes Crowns at Second Stage, Saturn Returns and Romance in Hard Times at The Public Theater, and as Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar at the Paramount Theater at Madison Square Garden. He also starred as Jean Valjean in the 25th anniversary production of Les Miserables. New York audiences may have seen him as the diaper-wearing Montel/Jesus in Jerry Springer: The Opera at Carnegie Hall. On the small screen Lawrence has appeared in episodes of Homeland, The Good Wife, The Big C, All My Children, Another World, As the World Turns, One Life to Live, Deadline, Law & Order: CI, and the made-for-TV movie Mary and Rhoda. He lent his voice to the Rankin-Bass animated Christmas special Santa Baby starring Vanessa Williams, Gregory Hines and Eartha Kitt. Recordings include Broadway cast albums of Bells Are Ringing and Once upon a Mattress, and Adam Guettel’s Myths and Hymns.
Charlie Cowell/Oliver Hix
Bernard Dotson (Charlie Cowell/Oliver Hix) is pleased to make his debut at Two River Theater and NJPAC in this groundbreaking production. Bernard began his career in entertainment traveling nationally and internationally singing the Walt Disney Songbook. Working for the Disney Company, he has been featured on TV shows singing in English, French, German, and Japanese. New York Concerts include She Loves Me, the 2012 hit Encores production of Merrily We Roll Along directed by James Lapine, with musical supervision by Stephen Sondheim, Finian’s Rainbow, Encores Broadway Bash, The Broadway Gospel Choir, and Dreamgirls to benefit the Actors Fund. Bernard has been seen on Broadway in Finian's Rainbow (First Gospeleer, Original Revival Cast), Chicago (Billy Flynn), Imaginary Friends (Leo, Original Cast), starring Swoosie Kurtz, Cherry Jones, and Harry Groener, Sweet Smell of Success (Club Zanzibar Singer, Original Cast) starring John Lithgow and Brian d'Arcy James, Jesus Christ Superstar (Original Revival Cast), and the Tony Award-winning musical Ragtime (Original Cast). With a host of Regional, National, and International Tours, Bernard has been seen in such shows as Xanadu (Danny McGuire/Zeus), Pippin (Leading Player), Smokey Joe's Cafe (Ken), Five Guys Named Moe (No Moe), Kiss Me, Kate (Paul), and Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (The Baker), just to name a few. He can be heard on six cast recordings and has been seen on General Hospital (Dr. Woodruff) and the hit TV series Smash. He recently made his debut with the New York Philharmonic, and is currently performing his show Bernard Dotson Live at the Metropolitan Room to rave reviews. Two is best!! www.bernarddotson.com
Kevin R. Free
Marcellus Washburn/Ewart Dunlop
Kevin R. Free (Marcellus Washburn/Ewart Dunlop) is a writer/performer whose work has been showcased on the Moth Radio Hour, The Fire This Time Festival, and The New Black Fest. Favorite roles include Albert/Kevin in Clybourne Park (Portland Center Stage); Tonton Julian in Once On This Island (Paper Mill Playhouse); Dromio of Ephesus in The Boys from Syracuse (CENTERSTAGE); Nemur in Chasing Nicolette (Prince Music Theater); Flick in Violet (Arden Theatre, Barrymore Award Nominee - Best Supporting Actor in a Musical), and Belize in Angels in America (Charlotte Repertory). Once a regular contributor the NPR show “News & Notes,: Mr. Free’s voice can now be heard on the popular podcast Welcome to Night Vale as Kevin, the voice of Desert Bluffs. He is also the narrator of over 100 audio books, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Known World (AudioFile Magazine Earphones Award, 2004) Rick Riordan’s The Kane Chronicles (Audie Award Finalist, Audiobook of the Year 2011), and Langdon Cook's The Mushroom Hunters (Best Voices of 2013, AudioFile Magazine). His full-length play A Raisin in the Salad: Black Plays for White People was a Eugene O’Neill Playwrights Conference Semi-Finalist in 2013. He is an alumnus of the New York Neo-Futurists, with whom he wrote and performed regularly in Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind (30 Plays in 60 Minutes) between 2007 and 2011. In 2010, He was named one of NYTheatre.com’s 15 people of the year, because of his “outstanding, noteworthy contributions to the New York theatre scene.” www.kevinrfree.com
Professor Harold Hill/Salesman 5
Isaiah Johnson (Professor Harold Hill/Salesman 5) has appeared on Broadway in Peter and the Starcatcher and The Merchant of Venice. His Off-Broadway/other NY credits include: Far from Heaven, Richard III, and Othello. TV credits include: Person of Interest (CBS), The Knick (Cinemax). After joining Actors’ Equity Association as a performer in the D.C. Metro area, he went on to earn a BFA from Howard University and an MFA from New York University/Tisch in Acting.
Trent Armand Kendall
Olin Britt/Salesman 1
Trent Armand Kendall (Olin Britt/Salesman 1) Los Angeles: The Scottsboro Boys (Mr. Bones), The Color Purple (Preacher), The Wizard of Oz (Lion). Broadway and Off-Broadway: Into the Woods revival (Steward, Baker u/s), Bat Boy, Nunsense A-Men!, God’s Trombones. National Tours: The Color Purple, Smokey Joe’s Cafe, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. London: Five Guys Named Moe, Hey, Mr. Producer!. Regional: It’s a Wonderful Life (Harbor Lights Theater Co.), Thunder Knocking on the Door (Cincinnati Playhouse), My One and Only, Lil’ Abner (Goodspeed), Children of Eden (Paper Mill Playhouse). Other New York: Purlie! (Encores), Winner Take All (Fringe), writer & star/producer of Picture Incomplete (NYMF, Fringe, United Solo Festival NY - Best Musical, Tampa Bay PAC, Dallas Convention Center, UMC), Louis & Ella!, producer of Mr. Irresistible (Off-Broadway). Film: Five Guys Named Moe, Hey, Mr. Producer!, The Pink Panther. TV: Blue Bloods, Law & Order: SVU, Strangers with Candy, numerous commercials. Recordings: Introducing Trent Kendall and Picture Incomplete. www.TrentKendall.com
Amaryllis/Alma Hix/Gracie Shinn
Destinee Rea (Amaryllis/Alma Hix/Gracie Shinn) is overjoyed to be a part of The Music Man! A recent grad of Sam Houston State University, her favorite credits include: Pedro Pan (Wendy), Hairspray (Lorraine), Songs for a New World (Woman 1), and The Colored Museum (Normal). Thanks to my family & friends, Transform, TGS, The Mine, and Tolan Casting. Without you I wouldn’t be here... Eph. 2:10.
Myra Lucretia Taylor
Mrs. Paroo/Maud Dunlop/Salesman 4
Myra Lucretia Taylor (Mrs. Paroo/Maud Dunlop/Salesman 4) recently made her Two River debut in As You Like It. Broadway: Nine (Tony Award Best Revival 2003), Macbeth, Electra, Chronicle of a Death Foretold, Mule Bone, and A Streetcar Named Desire. Off Broadway: Bethany (world premiere w/America Ferrera); Love, Loss, and What I Wore (Westside Theatre); A Cool Dip in a Barren Saharan Crick, Crazy Mary, Fabulation (world premieres at Playwrights Horizons). National Tours: Wicked (Madame Morrible); Love, Loss, and What I Wore. Regional: Romeo and Juliet (Actors Theatre of Louisville), Mary (world premiere at Goodman Theatre), Going to St. Ives (Barrington Stage), The Old Settler (world premiere at McCarter/Long Wharf), The Colored Museum (world premiere at Crossroads), The American Clock, The Crucible, Vieux Carre, others (Williamstown). International: The Winter’s Tale, Pericles (member of the Royal Shakespeare Company), The Colored Museum (West End). Film: She’s Lost Control (upcoming), Mega Tsunami (BBC), Silver Tongues, The Lives of Pippa Lee, and Changing Lanes. TV: The Big C, all three of the Law & Order series. Myra is a Fox Fellow.
Stephanie Umoh (Marian Paroo) Broadway: Revival of Ragtime (Sarah). Off Broadway: Falling for Eve (Eve) at The York. NYC: Tin Pan Alley Rag workshop (Freddie/Treemonisha) via Roundabout Theatre; Bare (Kyra) reading w/ director Stafford Arima; Bonnie and Clyde (Mona) staged reading at the Westside Theatre and NYMF. Regional: Johnny Baseball (Daisy) at A.R.T., Jesus Christ Superstar (Mary) at PCLO, Pal Joey (Linda) at Arkansas Repertory Theater, Caroline, or Change (Emmie) at Syracuse Stage, A Christmas Carol (Lily/Belle) at McCarter, Aida (Aida) at Drury Lane, and more. Film/TV: The NY 22, Big Words (www.bigwordsthemovie.com). She has also appeared as a Featured Soloist with The Boston Pops Orchestra and The Syracuse Symphony. Stephanie was awarded the 2009-2010 Theater World Award for Outstanding Broadway Debut. She received her BFA in Musical Theater at The Boston Conservatory.
Ethel Toffelmier/Salesman 2
Aurelia Williams (Ethel Toffelmier/Salesman 2) is so pleased to be a part of this fabulous grouping of talent in her home state of NJ! Currently, she is in the off-B’way hit: Sistas: The Musical. Some favorite past productions include: Once on This Island as Asaka (Paper Mill Playhouse), Madagascar Live as Gloria (DreamWorks), Dreamgirls as Effie (TUTS) Caroline, or Change as The Radio (The Guthrie), the first national tour of All Shook Up and Ain't Misbehavin' as Armelia (Pittsburgh Public Theater). She would like to thank her family, husband and son for their everlasting love and unbelievable support!
NaTasha Yvette Williams
Eulalie Mackecknie Shinn
NaTasha Yvette Williams (Eulalie Mackecknie Shinn) made her Broadway debut as Sofia in The Color Purple. She also originated the role of Mammy in the West End production of Gone with the Wind. Other Broadway credits include A Night with Janis Joplin (Aretha Franklin) and The Gershwin's Porgy and Bess (Mariah). NaTasha is a talented gospel artist who has been featured on TBN Praise The Lord, The Wendy Williams Show, Live Sessions at Studio 54, and One Life to Live. Her New York/Concert credits include Ragtime (Sarah’s Friend) at Avery Fisher Hall, Dessa Rose at Lincoln Center, Irving Berlin Rags to Riches at Carnegie Hall, Storyville (Mama Magique). NaTasha has been a featured vocalist with Naples Philharmonic, and the Indiana, Baltimore, Omaha, Ft Worth, Edmonton and Ottawa Symphony Orchestras. Her National Tours include Xanadu (Melpomene), All Shook Up (Sylvia), Cinderella (Grace), Seussical: The Musical (Sour Kangaroo), Drowsy Chaperone (Trix), The Goodbye Girl (Mrs. Crosby), and Parade. www.Natashayvettewilliams.com.
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Alan Brady (Flute/Clarinet) is a New York City/New Jersey-based clarinetist and woodwind specialist. He performs frequently with the Garden State Philharmonic, the Westfield Symphony, Paper Mill Playhouse Orchestra, the New Jersey State Opera, the Northeast Pennsylvania Philharmonic, many theatrical productions, and many other ensembles in the NYC area. He has performed with The Big Apple Circus Band, The Mostly Mozart Festival at Monteaux, the New York Gilbert and Sullivan Orchestra, The Mantovani Orchestra, The New Sousa Band, The LSO Chamber Players, and legendary performers such as Bernadette Peters, Ray Charles, Patty Austin, Marcus Roberts, The Artie Shaw Orchestra, The Benny Goodman Tribute Orchestra (clarinet soloist), and many others. He resides in Weehawken, NJ, with his wife Karen.
Matt Doebler (Keyboard 1) is thrilled to be a part of The Music Man. Matt has conducted and played keyboards for the Broadway orchestras of Wicked and Book of Mormon, as well as their respective National Tours. Other recent NYC shows include The Great Comet of 1812, Annie, and Leap of Faith. Matt is a graduate of Penn State University and a resident of Millburn, NJ. Thanks to Kenny, August, and David. For Loco Kabuki.
Adam Machaskee (Trombone) is a recent graduate of Rutgers University’s Mason Gross School of the Arts where he earned his Masters of Music degree studying with New York area professionals Conrad Herwig and Andy Hunter. Originally from Cleveland Ohio, Adam studied with such locals as Mark Russo, Mike Shively and Paul Ferguson. He then completed a Bachelors of Music degree in Jazz Studies from University of Cincinnati’s College – Conservatory of music. There he studied with professors Marc Fields, Tim Anderson, and Kim Pensyl. At Rutgers, Adam had the privilege of performing in the school’s top ensembles including the Scarlet Knights Jazz Trombones, winners of the 2011 International Trombone Association’s (ITA) Kai Winding Jazz Trombone Ensemble Competition. Adam has also appeared with the Mingus Band, Birdland Big Band, Blue Wisp Big Band, Mike Dease Big Band, Orrin Evans’ Captain Black Big Band, the Valery Ponomarev Big Band, and The US Army Blues Band. He has performed professionally with such artists as Jon Faddis, Bill O’Connell, Rufus Reid, Andy Martin, Ken Peplowski, Bobby Selvaggio, Jon Von Ohlen and Dr. John the Night Tripper. Adam was the winner of the 2012 Eastern Trombone Workshop’s Jazz Soloist Competition and the 2011 ITA J.J. Johnson Jazz Soloist Competition and was awarded the grand prize of a Rath Trombone. He can be seen as an active performer, composer, and teacher in the New York, New Jersey and surrounding areas.
Aiden Moore (Upright Bass) is a bassist and singer songwriter from Los Angeles, California. He has worked with Bono, Justin Timberlake and Mark Foster (from Foster the People) and was the bassist for the Spider-Man musical on Broadway. Currently, he is teaching bass lessons, playing gigs around the city, and working with children as an accompanist and songwriting teacher.
Michael Spengler (Trumpet) has had a long and varied career, including tours with Southside Johnny, Diana Ross, Bruce Springsteen, and Michael Bolton among others. Most recently he has played lead trumpet with Diane Moser's Composers' Big Band, the Wallace Roney Orchestra, and is part of the House Orchestra at the Hunterdon Hills Playhouse. He also teaches brass at the Montclair Music Studio.
Marques Walls (Drums) is excited to join Two River Theater and NJPAC’s The Music Man! His past productions include the Rent tour, Spring Awakening 1st Nat'l Tour, Lysistrata Jones, and Smash, to name a few. Marques is looking forward to working with many more great talents!
Meredith Willson (Book, Music, and Lyrics) was born in 1902 in Mason City, Iowa. He learned to play the flute as a child and began playing semi-professionally while still in high school. After high school he left Iowa to study at the Damrosch Institute of Musical Art (later the Julliard School), receiving flute instruction from Georges Barrere, the world-renown flutist. While still attending the Institute, he was hired as principle flutist and piccolo player for the John Philip Sousa Band. He later joined the New York Philharmonic Orchestra where he was 1st flutist. He became musical director for various radio programs throughout the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s, including Tallulah Bankhead’s program, The Big Show, for which he wrote the hit song “May the Lord Bless and Keep You.” He composed the scores for the movies The Great Dictator and The Little Foxes, as well as symphonic, band, and choral works, including The Jervis Bay: Symphonic Variations on an American Theme and Anthem of the Atomic Age. Willson wrote three Broadway musicals: The Music Man, his first and most successful; The Unsinkable Molly Brown (music and lyrics), and Here's Love (book, music and lyrics). As an author he published two autobiographical works (And There I Stood with My Piccolo and Eggs I Have Laid), one novel (Who Did What to Fedalia) and a memoir about the making of The Music Man (But He Doesn't Know the Territory).
Robert O’Hara (Director) received the NAACP Best Director Award for his direction of Eclipsed by Danai Guiria. He received the Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding New Play for Antebellum and an Obie Award for his direction of the world premiere of the critically acclaimed In the Continuum by Danai Guiria and Nikkole Salter at Primary Stages. He wrote and directed the world premiere of Insurrection: Holding History at The Public Theater; the piece received the Oppenheimer Award for Best New American Play. He directed the world premiere of Tarell McCraney’s Brother/Sister Plays (Part 2), a co-production at McCarter Theater/The Public Theater. His work includes directing his play Bootycandy (Wilma Theater) and the world premiere of Colman Domingo’s Wild with Happy (The Public Theater) and Katori Hall’s The Mountaintop (Alley Theatre and Arena Stage). He is currently an Adjunct Professor at NYU/TISCH School of the Arts and the Mellon Playwright in Residence at Woolly Mammoth Theatre.
Kenny J. Seymour (Music Director and Arrangements) was most recently Music Director/Arranger and Incidental Music Composer for The Tallest Tree in the Forest at Kansas City Repertory Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, and Arena Stage. His Broadway and off-Broadway credits include the Tony Award-winning Best Musical Memphis (Music Director/Conductor); Amazing Grace (Orchestrator); The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker (Co-Composer and Lyricist, Orchestrations); The Wiz (Dance Music Arranger); and Hot Feet: The Music of Earth, Wind & Fire (Synth Programmer). Film and TV credits include Fringe (Composer), Talking with the Taxman About Poetry (Composer; recipient of the 2013 Global Music Award for Best Original Score); Music Arranger/Orchestrator for shows on Fox, BET, NBC and the inaugural ball for President Barack Obama. Kenny has performed around the world, from the legendary Apollo Theater and Carnegie Hall to the Montreux Jazz Festival. He studied at Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art, Manhattan School of Music and Berklee College of Music. www.kennyseymour.com.
Craig Napoliello (Scenic Designer) Regional: Witness for the Prosecution, Fulton Theatre. Off-Bway: I Forgive You, Ronald Regan, Beckett Theatre; The Bardy Bunch, St. Clement’s Theatre; Sexual Healing, Rattapallax Productions. Other: The Violet Hour, Body Language with the Active Theater, Interchange with WorkShop Theatre Company. Associate Scenic Designer credits (selected): Appropriate, Signature Theatre; A Wind in the Willows Christmas, Two River Theater; Peter and the Starcatcher, New World Stages; The North Pool, Vineyard Theatre; Wild with Happy, The Public Theater. www.napoliellodesign.com
Dede M. Ayite (Costume Designer) is a costume and set designer with an M.F.A in Design from the Yale School of Drama and B.A. in Theatre and Behavioral Neuroscience from Lehigh University. She has done set and costumes for both theater and film. Her past design credits include Kurt Metzger (Comedy Central), Adoration of the Old Woman (INTAR), Woyzeck (UM, Amherst), Look Upon Our Lowliness (TMTC), Fox Shortcoms (FOX Network), COPPER Project (Improve Everywhere /BBC America), Last Laugh (soloNOVA Festival), Mary Stuart directed by Robert O’Hara (NYU), Hollow Roots (The Public UTRF), Holding it Down (Harlem Stage), Vassa (Lee Strasburg Inst.), Illmatic (Urban Stages), The Piano Lesson (Yale Repertory Theatre), Smile Orange (Trinidad), The Seagull, Every Other Hamlet In the Universe (Yale School Of Drama), Passing, Orestes (Yale Cabaret), American Schemes (Summer Stage, NYC), Frozen, The Fantasticks and No Exit (Lehigh University). Associate/Assistant credits (selected): Othello (Guthrie), Witness Uganda (ART), Fences (Long Wharf, McCarter), The Laramie Project (BAM), Wild with Happy (Public Theater), Hurt Village (Signature), The Common Pursuit (Roundabout), Compulsion (Yale Rep.)
Alex Jainchill (Lighting Designer) is a freelance lighting designer based in New York. Credits include clean/through (Catastrophic Theatre), All Girls (Stark Naked Theatre), Ubu Roi (Classical Theatre), The Submission (Black Lab Theatre), There Is a Happiness That Morning Is (Catastrophic Theatre), When the Tanks Break (Williamstown Theatre Festival), Good Breeding (NYU), Oblivion (Assoc. Westport Country Playhouse), The Mountaintop (Assoc. Arena Stage), Toxic Avenger: The Musical (Assist. Alley Theatre).
Lindsay Jones (Sound Designer) Broadway credits include Bronx Bombers and A Time To Kill. Off-Broadway credits include Through the Night at Union Square/Westside Theatres, Wild with Happy at The Public Theater, The Burnt Part Boys for Playwrights Horizons/Vineyard, Top Secret for New York Theatre Workshop, Rx at Primary Stages and many others. Regionally he has designed for The Guthrie Theatre, Center Stage, American Conservatory Theatre, Hartford Stage, South Coast Rep, Alliance, Goodman, Arena Stage, Yale Rep, The Old Globe, Chicago Shakespeare, Steppenwolf, Lookingglass and many others. International: Stratford Shakespeare Festival in Canada, Royal Shakespeare Company (England), as well as productions in Austria, Zimbabwe, South Africa and Scotland. Awards: Six Joseph Jefferson Awards and 19 nominations, two Ovation Awards and three nominations, LA Drama Critics Circle Award, two ASCAP Plus Awards, two Drama Desk Award nominations, 2 AUDELCO nominations and nominations for Henry Hewes Design, Helen Hayes, Barrymore, Austin Critics Circle, and NAACP Theatre Awards. Mr. Jones was also the first sound designer to win the Michael Maggio Emerging Designer Award. Film scoring includes HBO Films’ A Note of Triumph (2006 Academy Award, Best Documentary) and Family Practice for Sony Pictures.
Jake Zerrer (Associate Sound Designer) is a young sound designer living in New York City. Recent assistant and associate design credits include The Happiest Song Plays Last at Second Stage; Juarez with Theatre Mitu at Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre; Love’s Labour’s Lost, Comedy of Errors, The Tempest, and Fall for Dance at Shakespeare in the Park; An Iliad at New York Theatre Workshop; Proof and Phaedra Backwards at McCarter; and My Wonderful Day at Two River Theater. Design credits include Spring Awakening and Violet at New York University and Fist in Mouth at the Cherry Lane Studio Theatre. Current projects include designing Les Miserables at the University of Michigan and preparation for the 2014 season of Shakespeare in the Park.
Cindy Tolan & Adam Caldwell (Casting) Broadway: Betrayal, Cinderella, The Performers, Lysistrata Jones, Relatively Speaking, That Championship Season, A View from the Bridge, All My Sons, Avenue Q, and Xanadu. Previous productions with Vineyard Theatre, Bay Street, Dallas Theater Center, Playwrights Horizons, The Public Theater, and Lincoln Center Theater. Film: The Place Beyond the Pines, Beasts of the Southern Wild, The Reluctant Fundamentalist, Blue Valentine, Another Happy Day, It’s Kind of a Funny Story, Letters to Juliet, The Private Lives of Pippa Lee, Starting Out in the Evening, Death of a President, The Darjeeling Limited, The Namesake, Sherrybaby, Kinsey, The Ballad of Jack and Rose, Personal Velocity. Upcoming films: This Is Where I Leave You, Winter’s Tale, Gods Behaving Badly. Television: Curb Your Enthusiasm, Flight of the Conchords, Fringe, The Return of Jezebel James, and multiple HBO pilots. Members of CSA.
David Apichell (Production Stage Manager) Off-Broadway credits include the 30th Anniversary edition of Forbidden Broadway: Alive and Kicking (named Best Musical of 2012 by Time Magazine and a 2013 Drama Desk nominee for Best Revue) and work with INTAR Theatre on American Jornalero and Intringulis. David spent 11 seasons with the national tour of the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, the final four as PSM. Recent regional credits include: The Sound of Music (Mill Mountain Theatre), Chicago, Fiddler on the Roof, and Les Miserables (Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston), and three seasons as Production Stage Manager for the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival. David serves as the Production Manager for NYU’s annual campus-wide talent show UltraViolet Live and is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association.
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