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Marsha Norman (Book)

Marsha Norman (Book)

is a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and co-chair of Playwriting at Juilliard. She won a Tony for The Secret Garden, and another nomination for The Color Purple. Her first play, Getting Out, received the John Gassner Playwriting Medallion, the Newsday Oppenheimer Award, and a citation from the American Critics Association. Other plays include The Laundromat, The Pool Hall, Loving Daniel Boone, Trudy Blue, and her newest play, Last Dance.

Published collections of her works include Four Plays, Collected Works of Marsha Norman, Vol. 1, and a novel, The Fortune Teller. She has also worked extensively in television and film and has an uncomping play for the UN about trafficking and violence toward women. She is a member of the Fellowship of Southern Writers, a former advisory member of the Sewanee Writers Conference, and current vice president of The Dramatists Guild of America. She serves on the boards of the New York Foundation for the Arts and the Independent Committee for Arts Policy. Ms. Norman was elected to the Agnes Scott College Board of Trustees in 2003. She lives with her two children in Monterey, MA and New York City.

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Jason Robert Brown (Music & Lyrics)

Jason Robert Brown (Music & Lyrics)

Jason Robert Brown has won three Tony Awards for his groundbreaking work as a composer, lyricist and orchestrator. His emotionally incisive, ferociously energetic and deeply human scores for Honeymoon In Vegas, The Bridges of Madison County, Parade, The Last Five Years (now a feature film starring Anna Kendrick), 13 and Songs for a New World have brought his unique voice and highly personal songs to stages and cinemas all over the world. Jason also tours as a singer and pianist, and has recorded two solo albums: Wearing Someone Else’s Clothes and Jason Robert Brown in Concert. www.jasonrobertbrown.com

Robert James Waller (Novelist)

grew up in Rockford, Iowa, where his mother was a housewife and his father operated a small produce business. He was educated at the University of Northern Iowa and Indiana University, where he received his doctorate. He taught management, economics and applied mathematics courses at the University of Northern Iowa from 1968 to 1991. He worked for more than 20 years as a musician (guitar, flute, singer/songwriter) playing nightclubs and concerts, and is a serious photographer. Among his publications is the best-selling novel, The Bridges of Madison County, with 12 million copies in print in 40-plus languages, and which was adapted into a major motion picture starring Meryl Streep and Clint Eastwood. He has published a total of seven novels, with sales of more than 17 million copies. Robert lives on a small farm in the Texas Hill Country and pursues his various interests, including economics, mathematics, writing and music.

Bartlett Sher (Director)

Bartlett Sher (Director)

is Resident Director of Lincoln Center Theater, where he has directed The King and I ; Golden Boy by Clifford Odets (Tony Nomination), Blood and Gifts by J.T. Rogers, the new musical Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown by Jeffrey Lane and David Yazbek, August Wilson’s Joe Turner’s Come and Gone (Tony Award nomination), Rodgers and Hammerstein’s South Pacific (2008 Tony Award, South Pacific went on to Australia where it was the most successful show in the history of the Sydney Opera House), Awake and Sing! by Clifford Odets (Tony Award nomination) and The Light in the Piazza by Craig Lucas and Adam Guettel (Tony Award nomination).

He has directed operas for the Metropolitan Opera (L’Elisir d’Amore, Le Comte Ory, Les Contes d’Hoffmann, and Il Barbiere di Siviglia), Roméo et Juliette for Salzburg Festival in 2008) and Seattle Opera/New York City Opera (Mourning Becomes Electra, 2003-2004). From 2000-2010, Mr. Sher was Artistic Director of Seattle’s Intiman Theatre, where his credits include the world premieres of Prayer for My Enemy and Singing Forest by Craig Lucas and Nickel and Dimed, Joan Holden’s adaptation of the nonfiction bestseller by Barbara Ehrenreich, and plays by Chekhov, Shakespeare, Goldoni and Tony Kushner, among other credits. His New York credits include the Theatre for a New Audience productions of Cymbeline, which premiered in England and was the first American Shakespeare production at the Royal Shakespeare Company, and for which he received the 2001 Callaway Award, and the American premiere of Harley Granville-Barker’s Waste, winner of the 2000 Best Play Obie. He is a graduate of Holy Cross College and received his graduate training in a class of international theatre artists at the University of Leeds in England.

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Tyne Rafaeli (Tour Direction)

Tyne Rafaeli (Tour Direction)

Recent directing credits include: Everything is Wonderful by Chelsea Marcantel (Juilliard); Oslo by JT Rogers (Playpenn), Pride & Prejudice (American Players Theatre), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Classic Stage Company), Wild Blue by Jen Silverman (Juilliard), The Happy Journey From Trenton to Camden by Thornton Wilder and Arabian Night by Roland Schimmelpfennig (Williamstown Theatre Festival), and The Poor Of New York by Dion Boucicault (The Connelly Theatre). Upcoming: Othello (Classic Stage Company); Loves Labours Lost (Great Lakes Shakespeare). As Associate Director to Bartlett Sher: Fiddler on the Roof (Broadway)The King and I (LCT), Women on the Verge (West End), The Bridges of Madison County (Broadway), Golden Boy (LCT/Broadway). Tyne was awarded the 2013/14 Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation Sir John Gielgud Fellowship for Classical Direction, and is a member of the Ars Nova Directing Troupe. M.F.A. in Directing from Columbia University.

Danny Mefford (Movement)

Broadway: Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (Astaire and Lortel nominations, Best Choreography). Off-Broadway: Fun Home, Good Person of Szechwan, Love’s Labour’s Lost, February House, Melancholy Play, Dance Dance Revolution. Directing: Becoming Liv Ullmann (NY Fringe), Wasted (Ars Nova) and The Maids. Education: MFA in acting, Brown/Trinity; BS, University of Evansville.

Michael Yeargan (Scenic Design)

Theatre credits include designs for regional theatres in America, London’s West End and numerous Broadway and off-Broadway productions, including The Light in the Piazza, South Pacific (Tony and Drama Desk Awards), Awake and Sing, Cymbeline, Joe Turner’s Come and Gone, Blood and Gifts and this season’s Golden Boy. Yeargan’s extensive international opera credits include projects for San Francisco Opera, Chicago Lyric, Royal Opera House, La Scala, the Vienna Statsoper and the opening night production of L’elisir D’amore at the Met. He is a professor and co-chair of the Stage Design Department at the Yale School of Drama.

Catherine Zuber (Costume Design)

Broadway: The King and I, Golden Boy, The Big Knife, Enemy of the People, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (Tony nomination), Born Yesterday, (Tony nomination), Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, The Royal Family (Tony Award), South Pacific (Tony Award), The Coast of Utopia (Tony Award), The Light in the Piazza (Tony Award), Edward Albee’s Seascape (Tony nomination), Awake and Sing! (Tony Award), Joe Turner’s Come and Gone (Outer Critics Circle nomination), Blood & Gifts, Oleanna, Cry-Baby, Mauritius, Doubt, Little Women, Dinner at Eight (Tony nomination, Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk nominations), Twelfth Night (Tony nomination, Drama Desk nomination), Ivanov, Triumph of Love (Drama Desk nomination), The Sound of Music, The Red Shoes, among others.

Opera: L’Elisir d’Amour, Le Compte d’Ory, Les Contes d’Hoffman, Doctor Atomic, Il Barbiere di Siviglia, The 125th Anniversary Gala (The Metropolitan Opera); Two Boys, Carmen (ENO); Roméo et Juliette (Salzburger Festspiele, La Scala); Des Ring des Nibelungen (Washington National Opera, San Francisco Opera); South Pacific (Sydney Opera House). Off-Broadway: BAM/Old Vic’s The Bridge Project 2009, 2010, 2011 (Richard III, The Cherry Orchard, The Winter’s Tale, As You Like It, The Tempest). Recipient: 2012 Olivier Award nomination, 2003 and 2004 Henry Hewes Award for Outstanding Costume Design, 2004 Lucille Lortel Award, 2004 Ovation Award, 1997 and 2005 Obie Award for Sustained Achievement. Other: 1999 Fête des Vignerons, Vevey, Switzerland. Catherine is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama.

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Donald Holder (Lighting Design)

Broadway: Big Fish, Bullets Over Broadway (upcoming), South Pacific (2008 Tony Award), The Lion King (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle Awards, Paris Moliere Award), Golden Boy, Ragtime, Movin’ Out, Les Liasons Dangereuses, Gem of the Ocean, A Streetcar Named Desire, Juan Darien (all Tony nominated), Spiderman – Turn Off the Dark, Annie, Promises, Promises, Come Fly Away, Cyrano de Bergerac, The Little Dog Laughed, Thoroughly Modern Millie, The Boy From Oz, many others. Recent Opera: Two Boys and The Magic Flute (Metropolitan Opera), Grendel (LA Opera & Lincoln Center Festival), Dark Sisters (Gotham Opera and Philadelphia Opera Company), Moby Dick (World premiere: Dallas Opera). Television: “Smash” Seasons One and Two. Education: Yale School of Drama.

Jon Weston (Sound Design)

Broadway: Big Fish (upcoming), How to Succeed…; 13, The Musical; Les Miserables; The Color Purple; The Glass Menagerie; Caroline, or Change (AUDELCO Award); Nine; Imaginary Friends; Thoroughly Modern Millie; The Green Bird; It Ain’t Nothin’ But the Blues; On the Town; Company in concert at Lincoln Center; Man of La Mancha (Starring Raul Julia and Sheena Easton). Off Broadway and Regional: The Last Five Years, Death Takes a Holiday, In Transit, Dangerous Beauty; Bloodsong of Love: The Rock ‘N’ Roll Spaghetti Western; Wonderland (Alley and Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center); Parade (Mark Taper Forum dir. by Rob Ashford); The First Wives Club (dir. by Francesca Zambello); Rooms…a rock romance (dir. by Scott Schwartz); A Little Night Music (L.A. Drama Critics Award); Himself & Nora; The Thing About Men; tick, tick…BOOM!; Bright Lights, Big City; Family Guy, Live! (Carnegie Hall).

Mikiko Suzuki Macadams (Additional Set and Adaptation)

. As a scenic designer, recent credits includes, Off Broadway: Pike st.,Macbeth, Born with Teeth, Hold These Truths, Dispatches from (A)mended America (Epic Theater Ensemble) Cherry Smoke, Our Dad is in Atlantis (Working Theater); points of departure, Tight Embrace, Kissing Fidel (Intar Theatre); Lenin’s Embalmers, Pigeon (Ensemble Studio Theatre) Regional: In the Next Room or the Vibrator Play (Syracuse Satge); The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window (Oregon Shakespeare festival); It’s A Wonderful Life: a Live Radio Play (Long Wharf Theatre); The Brothers Size, The Cook, The Glass Menagerie (Seattle Repertory Theatre); Abe Lincoln in Illinois, The Year of Magical Thinking (Intiman Theatre); Topdog/Underdog, 9 Parts of Desire (Actors Theatre of Louisville); Hold These Truths (Honolulu Theatre for Youth, PlayMakers Repertory Company); Kingdom of Earth (Yale Repertory Theatre); Low (Cincinati Playhouse & Public Theatre’s Under the Raider Festival); The Mikado (Opera Theatre of St. Louis); Sunday in the park with George (Short North Stage); Its All Bueno (Cornerstone Theater Company) among others. International:Rigoletto (Biwako Hall, Otsu), Three Musketeers the Musical (Nissay Theatre, Tokyo; Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci, Die Csárdásfürstin (Nikikai Opera,Tokyo); Madame Butterfly (Aichi Triennale, Nagoya) As an associate scenic designer, Broadway credits includes: Fiddler on the Roof, The King and I, The Bridges of Madison County, Golden Boy, That Championship Season, Women on The Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Next Fall, and Joe Turner’s Come and Gone. And Lincoln Center theater’s South Pacific US, UK and Australian national tours. She is teaching at Rutgers University and Fordham University

David Brian Brown (Hair & Wig Design)

Broadway: Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Gigi, If/Then, Bridges of Madison County, Macbeth, The Nance, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Death of a Salesman, Follies, Sister Act, Arcadia, A Steady Rain, Bye Bye Birdie, Shrek, The Country Girl, Little Mermaid, Legally Blonde, Butley, Tarzan, Wedding Singer, The Odd Couple, Chita A Dancers Life, The Woman In White, Spamalot, Dirty Rotten Scoundrel, Mambo Kings, Glass Menagerie, Dracula, Fiddler on the Roof, Nine, Gypsy, Flower Drum Song, Boys From Syracuse, Sweet Smell of Success, The Invention Of Love, Aida, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The Rainmaker, The Iceman Cometh, Annie Get Your Gun, Little Me, Chicago, Sideshow, 1776, The Herbal Bed, Steel Pier, King David, Big, Sunset Boulevard, Artist Descending A Staircase. World Premiere of Whistle Down The Wind. Off Broadway – Far From Heaven, Giant. Film credits include: The Sound of Music – Live, It’s Complicated, Angels In America – HBO (Emmy Nomination ) , Too Wong Foo…, The Paper , A Time To Live , Liza in Concert , The Invisible Thread

Tom Murray (Music Director)

Broadway: Honeymoon In Vegas, The Bridges of Madison County, Nice Work If You Can Get It, A Little Night Music, Sunday In The Park With George; London: A Little Night Music (Chocolate Factory, West End), Parade (Donmar), Pacific Overtures (Donmar); Premieres: The Last Five Years (New York, London); The Glorious Ones (Ahrens/Flaherty), Loving Repeating (Flaherty), Saturday Night (US premiere); Parade (US tour), My Fair Lady (McCarter), Pacific Overtures (Chicago Shakespeare), Sweeney Todd, Passion, Anyone Can Whistle (Ravinia Festival, Chicago). Recipient of four Joseph Jefferson Awards (Chicago) and one Barrymore Award (Philadelphia) for music-direction. Future: Anastasia (Ahrens/Flaherty).

Michael Keller and Michael Aarons (Music Coordinator)

Broadway: School of Rock, The Color Purple (2015), Hamilton, Amazing Grace, Honeymoon in Vegas. Upcoming Broadway: Gotta Dance, Spongebob. Current & Future Tours: Kinky Boots, If/Then, The Bridges of Madison County.

Keith Levenson (Music Director).

Broadway and National Touring productions of Annie, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (with Ann-Margret), Grease, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Who’s Tommy, Annie Warbucks, Big River, Chess, and Dreamgirls. As a Music Supervisor/Orchestrator/Arranger: National Tours of Jekyll and Hyde, Love Janis, Scoundrels, Camelot, Joseph…and Franco Dragones’s Kung Fu Panda & India! As a composer/lyricist/librettist work includes: Starcrossed with Jeanine Tesori and Alexa Junge, Winchell with Martin Charnin and Broadway’s The Flowering Peach. TV appearances include “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “The Late Show with David Letterman,” “The 1997 Tony Awards,” and “The Wizard of Oz: In Concert at Avery Fisher Hall featuring Jewel,” “Nathan Lane,” “Roger Daltrey,” “Jackson Browne,” “Joel Grey,” “Debra Winger,” “Natalie Cole” and “The New York Philharmonic.” Keith serves as principal conductor and arranger of the British Rock Symphony and has worked with, The Who, Kiss, Yes, Alice Cooper, Peter Frampton, and Meat Loaf. He is Tour Supervisor of Annie, Musical Supervisor of Flashdance and creator of Broadway the Big Band Years. All thanks to JRB, Tom Murray, et al, for the amazing opportunity. It couldn’t have come at better time.


The Booking Group is Broadway’s premiere booking agency representing more than 18 Tony Award winning best musicals and plays since its inception in 1996. TBG has booked several long running tours such as the “Best Musical of the Century” The Book of Mormon, the most Tony Award winning musical in history Mel Brooks’ The Producers, the worldwide hit Mamma Mia! and the groundbreaking musical Rent. TBG is committed to bringing the best of Broadway to North America and beyond.


Broadway/Tours: Fiddler on the Roof, The Color Purple, China Doll, Misery, Allegiance, On Your Feet!, Sylvia, Spring Awakening, Hamilton, Something Rotten!, An American in Paris, Finding Neverland, The King and I, Hand to God, Kinky Boots, Wicked, The Bridges of Madison County, If/Then, Love Letters, Newsies, Pippin, Motown, Rock of Ages, Million Dollar Quartet. Off-Broadway: Atlantic, MCC, Second Stage, Signature. Regional: A.R.T., La Jolla, New York Stage and Film, Old Globe, Paper Mill, Williamstown. Film: Fun House, Tallulah, Ithaca, The Intern, Ricki and the Flash, Focus, The Last Five Years, Song One, A Most Violent Year, Into the Woods. TV: “Flesh and Bone,” “Masters of Sex,” commercials. www.telseyandco.com

TYPE A MARKETING (Marketing & Press)

Type A Marketing is an independent, full-service marketing company specializing in Broadway and national tours. Broadway: American Psycho, The Color Purple, Kinky Boots, Les Misérables, The Phantom of the Opera, Sylvia and Tuck Everlasting. Tours: The Bridges of Madison County, Bullets Over Broadway, Cabaret, Dirty Dancing, Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn and Vocalosity. typeamktg.com

MELISSA CHACÓN (Production Stage Manager)

Melissa Chacon recently stage managed The Iceman Cometh at BAM with Nathan Lane and Brian Dennehy. National Tours: We Will Rock You, Billy Elliot, Contact and Rent. Off-Broadway: Avenue Q. Other Credits include: Les Misérables, Shida, 1001, Pinkalicious, Jimi & Mr. B, Circle of Friends, The American Girls Revue, As You Like It, Much Ado About Nothing, The Tempest and The School for Husbands. She earned her MFA in Stage Management from Rutgers University’s Mason Gross School of the Arts.

JOSHUA PILOTE (Stage Manager)

Broadway/Tours: Other Desert Cities, Jersey Boys, Rent, Mamma Mia!, Dirty Dancing, Wicked. Off-Broadway: Angels in America (Signature), Forbidden Broadway, Frankenstein, I Love You… Now Change!, Little Me (City Centre Encores!). Other: The Little Mermaid (TUTS), Blue Man Group, Public Theater, Roundabout. Regional: American Players Theatre, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Dallas Theater Center, Ogunquit Playhouse. B.A.: The College of Idaho. Follow his adventures on Instagram: @co_pilote

NORAH SCHEINMAN (Assistant Stage Manager)

Regional credits include The Comedy of Errors (Shakespeare & Company), Mary Poppins (West Virginia Public Theatre), On The Town and Mary Poppins (Merry-Go-Round Playhouse). She earned her MFA in stage management from Rutgers University’s Mason Gross School of the Arts. www.norahjanescheinman.com.

RYAN PARLIMENT (Company Manager)

Ryan is excited to join NETworks for another season! National tours include Riverdance and NETworks presents Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. He earned his MBA from the University of North Florida, completed undgraduate studies at the University of Central Florida, is proud to be ATPAM Board Certified, and will always be a Florida Gator at heart. CHOMP CHOMP.


Jeffrey has produced more than 40 productions on Broadway including two revivals of Glengarry Glen ross, November, Speed-the-Plow and Race by David Mamet, Spring Awakening, August: Osage County and Superior Donuts by Tracy Letts, The Homecoming by Harold Pinter, Hair, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, The Merchant of Venice starring Al Pacino, Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolf, The Glass Menagerie, You’re Welcome America… A Final Night with George Bush staring Will Ferrell, two revivals of Gore Vidal’s The Best Man, All the Way, The Realistic Joneses, The Bridges of Madison County, You Can’t Take It With You, Wolf Hall Parts 1&2, and Fiddler on the Roof.


Jerry has produced more than 50 Broadway shows and has won Tony Awards for All the Way, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Porgy and Bess, Hair, August: Osage County, Spring Awakening, Glengarry Glen Ross and Death of a Salesman. Also this season: Sylvia, China Doll, Fiddler On The Roof, American Psycho.


Hunter is a producer, entrepreneur and the founder of the New Musical Creative Collective, an organization committed to aiding the development of new musical works from emerging artists. Broadway: Spring Awakening, Allegiance, Kinky Boots (Tony Award), Macbeth, Godspell, Chinglish and more.


Broadway: Spring Awakening, Kinky Boots (Tony Award), Allegiance, It’s Only a Play, Macbeth, Godspell and others. Off-Broadway: Daddy Long Legs. Ken is the writer of the popular blog TheProducersPerspective.com. Upcoming: Gettin’ the Band Back Together, Somewhere in Time. www.KenDavenport.com


In addition to his work as CEO of Beachbody.com, he is proud to work on Kinky Boots, Spring Awakening, Daddy Long Legs and more. Upcoming: Gettin’ the Band Back Together and the film adaptation of LaChiusa’s Hello Again.


Independent Presenters Network is a consortium of 40 of the leading Broadway presenters in cities throughout America. Recent and current Broadway/London/U.S. tours include The Color Purple, On Your Feet!, An American in Paris, The Bridges of Madison County, Pippin, Kinky Boots, Jekyll & Hyde.


Tony winning brother & sister producing team, Luigi & Rose Caiola. Recent: All the Way, An American in Paris, The Elephant Man. This season: On Your Feet! Fiddler on the Roof, China Doll, Spring Awakening.

WILL TRICE (Producer)

Tony Awards for Porgy and Bess, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, and All the Way as well as nominations for The Best Man, The Glass Menagerie, Wolf Hall, and You Can’t Take it With You. National Tours include Porgy and Bess and Blithe Spirit. Coming soon- Fiddler on the Roof and American Psycho.


Continuing Warner Bros.’ mission of presenting the finest entertainment across all media and platforms to global audiences, Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures is the company’s live stage play division, which develops and produces first-class plays, musicals and other stage productions, utilizing the company’s expansive catalogue. In addition to this production, WBTV is currently represented on the West End by the hit musical Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and on Broadway by both the 2013 Olivier and 2015 Tony Award Best Play-winner, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and Misery, adapted by Oscar winner Bill Goldman from his 1990 screenplay. WBTV has previously been represented on Broadway by the Tony Award-winning musical The Bridges of Madison County, as well as the holiday hit Elf, which broke box office records at the Al Hirschfield Theatre during its initial run. The division also co-produced the original musical Secondhand Lions at Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre and is readying productions of Dave and Beetlejuice for the stage. WBTV also licenses third-party stage rights to the various properties held within the Studio’s vast media library, including such productions as The Bodyguard, Top Hat, Singin’ in the Rain, Hairspray, The Wizard of Oz, The Color Purple, 42nd Street, Honeymoon in Vegas, and the upcoming Broadway musical Diner.

GENTRY AND ASSOCIATES (General Management)

Gentry and Associates has been managing domestic and international touring productions for nearly 20 years. Gentry & Associates has managed over 60 touring productions throughout North America. Current productions include Cameron Mackintosh’s The Phantom of the Opera, The Sound of Music, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (U.S. Tour), Dirty Dancing, Blue Man Group, Elf the Musical, The Bridges of Madison County, Bullets Over Broadway, Love Letters, Once the Musical and international tours of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast and Shrek the Musical.