is the composer and lyricist of Parade, The Last Five Years, 13, Songs for a New World, and Honeymoon In Vegas (opens fall 2013 at Paper Mill Playhouse). He is the winner of the Tony Award (Parade), the Drama Desk Award (The Last Five Years, Parade), and the Kleban Award. With Marsha Norman, he created The Trumpet of the Swan, which he conducted with the National Symphony Orchestra. He tours the world with his band The Caucasian Rhythm Kings, with whom he has also recorded a CD, “Wearing Someone Else’s Clothes.”
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.
is Resident Director of Lincoln Center Theater, where he has directed 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.
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.
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.
Broadway: 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.
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.
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).
Broadway: Macbeth, The Nance, Death of a Salesman, Follies, Sister Act, Arcadia, A Steady Rain, Shrek, The Little Mermaid, Legally Blonde, Spamalot, Tarzan, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Fiddler on the Roof, Nine, Gypsy, Sweet Smell of Success, The Invention of Love, Aida, The Iceman Cometh, Annie Get Your Gun, Chicago, Side Show, Steel Pier. Off-Broadway: Far From Heaven, Giant. Film credits: It’s Complicated, “Angels in America” (Emmy nominated), To Wong Foo…
Broadway: 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: Honeymoon in Vegas (Paper Mill), The Last Five Years (New York, London), The Glorious Ones (Ahrens/Flaherty), Loving Repeating (Flaherty), Saturday Night (U.S. premiere). Regional: My Fair Lady (McCarter); Pacific Overtures (Chicago Shakespeare); Sweeney Todd, Passion, Anyone Can Whistle (Ravinia Festival, Chicago). Upcoming: Honeymoon in Vegas (NYC).
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.
Broadway/tours: If/Then, All the Way, Motown, Kinky Boots, Newsies, Rock of Ages, Wicked, Evita, Porgy and Bess, Sister Act, Million Dollar Quartet. Off-Broadway: Atlantic, MCC, Signature. Film: Into the Woods, The Last Five Years, The Odd Life of Timothy Green, Friends With Kids, Margin Call, Sex and the City. TV: “Masters of Sex,” “Smash,” “The Big C,” commercials. www.telseyandco.com
Current Broadway: Motown the Musical, Kinky Boots, The Book of Mormon, Wicked, Mamma Mia!, The Lion King. Tours: The Book of Mormon, The Lion King, Wicked. Television: “Smash” (2011-13). Pamela, Alexis, Zachary and Christin make it all worthwhile.
Fabian has created props for more than 50 Broadway productions. Recent credits include I’ll Eat You Last, Kinky Boots, Lucky Guy, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Chaplin, Nice Work If You Can Get It, A Streetcar Named Desire, The Normal Heart, The House of Blue Leaves and Anything Goes.
More than 65 Broadway productions and tours. Recent: Twelfth Night/Richard III, After Midnight, A Night With Janis Joplin, The Glass Menagerie, Cinderella, Newsies. HTA is part of the HUDSON family, which includes Hudson Scenic Studio and Hudson Sound & Light.
Broadway: Golden Boy, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, The Coast of Utopia. Off-Broadway: Blood and Gifts, A Minister’s Wife, Bernarda Alba, Belle Epoque (Lincoln Center Theater). Various productions at New York Theatre Workshop, the Vineyard Theatre, Signature Theatre, Manhattan Theatre Club, Theatre for a New Audience and Primary Stages.
Broadway: Golden Boy, Catch Me If You Can, Women on the Verge…, Ragtime, Shrek. Off-Broadway: Detroit; Rapture, Blister, Burn; and Prayer for My Enemy (Playwrights Horizons); The Model Apartment (Primary Stages); King Lear (Public Theater). National tour: Spamalot. Encores!: Pipe Dream.
Broadway: Golden Boy, Joe Turner’s Come and Gone (LCT); Fences (Cort Theatre). Off-Broadway: Grasses of a Thousand Colors, The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide… (the Public), Caucasian Chalk Circle (CSC), On the Head of a Pin (Strangemen & Co.), Cock (Duke), Rx (Primary Stages), Blood and Gifts (LCT). Five years with CTC.
Assistant director: Golden Boy (LCT), Nikolai and the Others (LCT). SDCF Directing Fellow: Julie Taymor’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Wendy Orshan and Jeffrey M. Wilson founded their company in 1994, having first worked together at Gatchell & Neufeld, Ltd. Associates: Elie Landau, Ron Gubin and Chris Morey. Recent: Big Fish, Romeo and Juliet, Annie. Upcoming: Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Of Mice and Men.
With gratitude to Jason, Kelli and Marsha, who came to my office nearly five years ago. And of course to Bart and subsequently Stacey for joining Jerry and me shortly thereafter. Our sixth production at the Schoenfeld Theatre. Thank you to Phil and Bob.
Past productions: Annie, Lucky Guy, The Heiress, Catch Me If You Can, 13, A Catered Affair. Also this season: The Realistic Joneses. Broadway bound: see staceymindichproductions.com. Stacey is the co-chair of the board of New York City Center. Most beloved productions: Russell, Danny and Charlie.
received Tony Awards for Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (2013), Glengarry Glen Ross (2005), La Cage aux Folles (2010), August: Osage County, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, Hair, Spring Awakening and Death of a Salesman (1999).
Broadway: Glengarry Glen Ross, Evita (Tony nom.), The Merchant of Venice (Tony nom.), Catch Me if You Can (Tony nom.), The Addams Family, Come Fly Away, Race, The Seagull, Spring Awakening (Tony, Drama Desk Awards), Glengarry Glen Ross (Tony), All the Way with Bryan Cranston. Love to Lance, Samantha, Josh and Cathy.
Broadway: The Merchant of Venice, Catch Me If You Can, Evita (all Tony nominated), Chinglish and Glengarry Glen Ross. Jay and Cindy: continued love and appreciation. Tony: thank you for your love and support. David: keep watching my back.
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: Kinky Boots (Tony Award), Macbeth, Godspell, Chinglish. Upcoming projects: Somewhere in Time, Gettin’ the Band Back Together.
Broadway and Off-Broadway: Macbeth, Kinky Boots (Tony Award), Godspell, Altar Boyz, The Awesome 80s Prom, My First Time and more. Created “Be a Broadway Star” board game and the iPhone app AT THE BOOTH. For more, read his blog TheProducersPerspective.com. Upcoming: Gettin’ the Band Back Together and Somewhere in Time.
spent his teens working behind-the-scenes at the Bucks County Playhouse in PA, and intends to spend his 50s supporting quality theatre on Broadway. Recent projects include Macbeth and Kinky Boots. Upcoming projects include Somewhere in Time and Gettin’ the Band Back Together.
is a Tony Award-winning producer of Kinky Boots and a producer of last summer’s Macbeth, as well as having backed more than a dozen Broadway, West End, regional and touring productions. Next up is producing Somewhere in Time.
This Tony Award-winning mother-daughter team’s many productions have received Outer Critics Circle, Drama Desk, National Broadway Theater and Lucille Lortel Awards, as well as a Pulitzer Prize. They are most grateful for their family: Wendy, Colin, Courtney, Jeb, Lexie, Baker and Katelyn.
has co-produced more than 30 plays and musicals on Broadway and London’s West End, earning seven Tony nominations and two Tony Awards along the way. And the prospect of teaming up with Jeffrey and Stacey for a grand love story just seemed too good to pass up.
started his literary agency in 1974 and represents many best-selling authors. He sold both the book and movie rights to Bridges. The novel was published in 1992 and sold six million copies in the U.S. and more than 20 million worldwide. This is his first time producing on Broadway.
Through the generosity of Kathryn and Raymond Harbert, Red Mountain Theatre Company, led by Executive Director Keith Cromwell, is thrilled to be a part of Bridges. RMTC is Alabama’s preeminent year-round professional musical theatre organization, delivering Broadway-caliber performances along with a continuum of high-quality performing arts education enriching the city of Birmingham’s cultural landscape and transforming lives through theatre.
is a consortium of 40 of the leading Broadway presenters in cities throughout America. Recent and current Broadway/London/U.S. tours: Pippin, Kinky Boots, Jekyll & Hyde, Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty, Leap of Faith, Wonderland, La Cage aux Folles, Ragtime, 9 to 5, Spamalot.
are owners of Manhattan Movement and Arts Center and B and L Management. Broadway: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Tony Award), Glengarry Glen Ross, The Anarchist, Cinderella, The Heiress, Jekyll & Hyde, Godspell. Off- Broadway: Freckleface Strawberry the Musical (for which Rose is also co-author).
Credits: First Date and A Time to Kill (2013 B’way), Nice Work If You Can Get It (2012 Tony nom.), War Horse (2011 Tony), Catch Me If You Can (2011 Tony nom.), Memphis (2010 Tony) and The Norman Conquests (2009 Tony).
His producing credits include The Lieutenant of Inishmore, Almost an Evening, Fela!, The Motherf**ker With the Hat, Glengarry Glen Ross and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Ken serves on the boards of the Vineyard Theatre and TADA!
Twenty-seven years ago David and Marsha collaborated on both the play and film of ’night, Mother. Having stepped away from the stage to produce movies and television, David is thrilled to be back on Broadway with Marsha, his original muse.
loves being part of Bridges! She produced Macbeth (Alan Cumming) on Broadway and is lead producing the upcoming Broadway revival of The Me Nobody Knows. EVP and counsel at Supersmile. Blessed with three wild, loving, wonderful sons and the best family ever.
Credits: Porgy and Bess (Tony), The Best Man (Tony nom.), Virginia Woolf, All Shook Up, Burn the Floor, The Graduate, If Love Were All. Mark is also president of America’s national Jewish television network, ShalomTV.
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Tony Award), Porgy and Bess (Tony Award), The Best Man (Tony nom.), Glengarry Glen Ross. Also this season: The Glass Menagerie, All the Way, The Realistic Joneses. Many thanks to Jeffrey and Jerry.
A division of Warner Bros. Entertainment, is currently represented in London by the hit stage musical Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Before that, the division produced the seasonal musical Elf on Broadway. WBTV has several co-productions and licensed properties playing globally, including The Bodyguard, Hairspray, Singin’ in the Rain, Top Hat and The Wizard of Oz.
Founded in 1955 on the Williams College campus in the Berkshire hills of Massachusetts, WTF is a nationally acclaimed summer regional theatre (Tony Award recipient) and one of the top mentoring and early-career training programs for young theatre professionals. Proudly premiered The Bridges of Madison County in August 2013.
This season: The Glass Menagerie, All the Way. Thanks to Jeffrey, Stacey and Jerry. All my love, Tabitha!
Credits: Ghost, …Virginia Woolf, Glengarry Glen Ross, The Anarchist, The Glass Menagerie, All the Way, The Realistic Joneses.