The Royal Family of Broadway 2018-06-15T15:12:02+00:00

Project Description

Sponsored by Cynthia and Randolph Nelson

The Royal Family of Broadway

A Production of the Musical Theatre Lab
Musical Theatre Lab Producers Sydelle and Lee Blatt

Book by RACHEL SHEINKIN
Music & Lyrics by WILLIAM FINN
Based on the original play by George S. Kaufman & Edna Ferber and an original adaptation by Richard Greenberg
Choreographed by JOSHUA BERGASSE
Directed by JOHN RANDO

This production made possible in part by Stacey Mindich

A brilliant musical comedy, The Royal Family of Broadway is a masterful love letter to the Great White Way. Set in the 1920’s and loosely based on the legendary Barrymores, it centers around the Cavendish family of actors: an aging imperious grande dame, a Broadway star looking for love, a self-centered boozy leading man who has fled to Hollywood, and a promising ingénue – each having to make pivotal choices in their lives. A brand new musical from the creators of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and the team that brought you On the Town and The Pirates of Penzance.

*Children under 5 will not be admitted into the theatre.

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“See it now and spread the word: This show is going far.” – The Wall Street Journal

“The Royal Family of Broadway at Barrington Stage is the first smash hit of the 2018 Berkshire Season. When word gets out this is sure to be the hottest ticket in town. Be warned, this world premiere musical will only be around through July 7.” Berkshire Fine Arts

“Deeply funny, exuberantly joyous, flawlessly performed and full of feeling. The Royal Family of Broadway continues Barrington Stage Company’s tradition of starting the season with a superlative production of a musical.” – Albany Times Union

“The cast and the production are Broadway worthy…we’re so fortunate to have it here first.” Berkshire Bright Focus

“The entire cast is terrific…Swenson sizzles..Laura Michelle Kelly knocks power ballads from stage to rafters…Harriet Harris stops the show…Kudos to Barrington Stage for developing and nurturing new musicals.” The Westfield News

“If you are looking for a funny, touching, and rollicking good time at the theatre, look no further than The Royal Family of Broadway at Barrington Stage Company.” – Broadway World

“A palpable musical theater hit…lavishly entertaining…And oh, the singing and dancing!” – Berkshire On Stage

The Royal Family of Broadway - 2018

CAST

HOLLY ANN BUTLER (Della/Ensemble) is thrilled to make her Barrington debut. Broadway/Off Broadway: On the Town (Flossie, Claire u/s), How to Succeed… (Hedy/Smitty u/s), Grease (Rizzo u/s), Happiness, Anyone Can Whistle. 1st nat’l tours: Evita (Eva u/s), Flashdance (Alex u/s), Shrek (Wicked Witch, Fiona u/s), Jersey Boys (Lorraine). Regional: On the Town, Nice Work… (Sacramento Music Circus); A Chorus Line, Holiday Inn (Muny); Miracle Worker (Queens Theatre); Leading Ladies (ACCC); Thoroughly Modern Millie (Drury Lane – Jeff Award nom.); Cats (TUTS); Honeymooners (Papermill). Film/TV: Looking for Trouble, Seaquest2032, Figure It Out. Thanks: John and Josh, Nani/Saperstein, my family, and my penguin Steven.

ARNIE BURTON (Bert) Broadway: The 39 Steps, Peter and the Starcatcher, Machinal, A Free Man of Color, Amadeus, also The New Yorkers for Encores!. Off Broadway highlights: The Government Inspector (Callaway Award), The Temperamentals (Drama Desk Award), The Mystery of Irma Vep (Drama League Nomination), Lonely Planet, The Winter’s Tale, The Explorers Club, The Jew of Malta/The Merchant of Venice, Lives of the Saints, Mere Mortals. Great Britain: The Merchant of Venice at the RSC. Film/TV: The Greatest Showman, The Invention of Lying, The Good Fight, Blacklist, Blue Bloods, Jessica Jones, Elementary, Frasier, White Collar, Law & Order, L&O: Criminal Intent, Sister Sister.

MICHELLE E. CARTER (Ensemble) is excited to make her Barrington debut! She is a recent Marymount Manhattan College MT graduate. Regional: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Anything Goes, Saturday Night Fever, Sweeney Todd, Spamalot, Hello, Dolly! (Mac-Haydn Theatre); Oklahoma!, The Addams Family (Tibbits Opera House); Kiss Me, Kate, South Pacific, Zelda (MMC). She is also an accomplished tap dancer and choreographer in the Northeast. Many thanks to her family at Barrington, as well as her family in Maryland. www.michelle-e-carter.com

KATHRYN FITZGERALD (Kitty Dean) Broadway: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Mrs. Gloop), Wicked (Madame Morrible), 9 to 5 (Roz; Outer Critics Nom. Best Featured Actress), The Producers (Shirley Markowitz), Swinging on a Star (Drama Desk Nom. Best Featured Actress). Off Broadway: Damn Yankees (Doris; Encores!), Disaster! (Shirley; Triad), Donnybrook (Irish Rep). Regional: Pirates! (Ruth; Muny), Emmet Otter (Ma; Goodspeed), A Christmas Carol (Fezziwig; McCarter), The Tempest, Twelfth Night, School for Wives, Search for Signs. National Tour: Wicked (Morrible—Broadway World Award). TV/Film: Smash, Mercy, One Life to Life, Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Next Three Days, Our Idiot Brother and The Producers.

TIM FUCHS (Ensemble) is very excited to be working at Barrington Stage! Nat’l. Tour: 42nd Street (Swing). Cruise Ship: Cats (Mungojerrie). Regional: A Chorus Line (Al; Westchester Broadway), Newsies (Davey; PCPA), Beauty and the Beast (Carpet; PCPA), Crazy for You (Jimmy, u/s Lank; FLMTF), Oklahoma! (Ensemble, u/s Will; FLMTF), Mary Poppins (Ensemble; FLMTF), White Christmas (Ensemble; Engeman Theater). From Ithaca, NY. Love and thanks to all family and friends who support him, Sierra, McCorkle Casting and Barrington Stage. SUNY Cortland alum. Daniel Hoff Agency. www.timfuchs282.com Insta: @timfuchsphotography.

ELI GOYKHMAN (Ensemble) is so excited to be at Barrington Stage for the summer! From Acton, MA, he is a rising sophomore at CCM. Previous roles include Bert in Mary Poppins, Orlando in As You Like It, and Cinderella’s Prince in Into The Woods.

ALAN H. GREEN (Gil) BSC: Broadway Bounty Hunter, Romance in Hard Times. Broadway: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, School of Rock, Sister Act, Play On! 1st National Tours: The 25th…Spelling Bee, Swing!, Smokey Joe’s Cafe. International: Miss Saigon (sung in German). Recent Regional: Disney’s Freaky Friday, First You Dream (Kennedy Center). TV: Unforgettable, 30 Rock, Law & Order: SVU, The Guiding Light. Lots of National Commercials. Alan has been a featured soloist all over the world from The Mt. of Olives in Jerusalem to The White House in DC. Deacon at Metro Baptist Church. Rice University Graduate. IG: @alanhgreen

HARRIET HARRIS (Fanny) BSC: Sweeney Todd. Broadway: It Shoulda Been You,  Cinderella,  Cry-Baby, Old Acquaintance, Thoroughly Modern Millie (2002 Tony and Drama Desk Awards), The Man Who Came to Dinner. Off Broadway: Me and My Girl (City Center Encores), The Low Road,  The Roads to Home, Standing On Ceremony, Yeast Nation, Little Me (City Center Encores), Jeffrey (Drama Desk nomination), Bella, Belle of Byelorussia (Drama Desk nomination). Film: Phantom Thread, Love is Strange, Memento, Nurse Betty, Addams Family Values. TV: Felicia Tillman on Desperate Housewives, Bebe Glazer on Frasier. Member: The Acting Company, AEA. @msharrietharris. www.HarrietHarrisActress.com

TYLER JOHNSON-CAMPION (Ensemble) is elated to be a part of The Royal Family of Broadway in his Barrington Stage debut! Regional credits include: 42nd Street (The Muny, North Shore Music Theatre), Wiley and the Hairy Man (Wiley), Joseph… Dreamcoat (Dance Captain; StageOne Family Theatre) and 42nd Street (Andy Lee u/s; The Lexington Theatre Company). Many thanks to McCorkle Casting, this amazing cast and creative team, The Mine, CCM, and his beautiful friends and family. Proud AEA Member! For Ernie, Rocco, and Max! Intsa: @_TylerJC #tothemax

LAURA MICHELLE KELLY (Julie) was recently seen starring in Encores! Me & My Girl. Prior, she starred as Anna in the national tour of The King and I. She starred in the hit Broadway musical Finding Neverland after creating the role at ART.  West End: Originated the role of Mary Poppins (Olivier Award), The Second Mrs. Tanqueray, The Lord of the Rings—The Musical, Speed The Plow, Beauty and the Beast, Les Misérables, Peter Pan, Mamma Mia!, My Fair Lady, Whistle Down the Wind. Broadway: Fiddler on the Roof, Mary Poppins. Film/TV: Goddess, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Miss Marple: Nemesis. Album: The Storm Inside.

LINDSAY KRAFT (Ensemble/Dance Swing) is thrilled to be making her Barrington Stage Company debut here with her Royal Family! Lindsay is a rising senior at The Boston Conservatory pursuing a BFA in Musical Theatre. Sons of the Prophet (Gloria; BCB), Equus (Dora; BCB). Amazon Alexa (Intelligence Voice Database). Many thanks to the amazing cast and creative team of The Royal Family of Broadway. Gratitude to mom, dad, and family near and far, to Tanner for his endless love, and to all of her amazing friends/teachers who have guided her from the start.

SAM PALEY (Ensemble) is thrilled to be making her Barrington Stage Company debut! She’s a rising senior at NYU Tisch School of the Arts New Studio on Broadway pursuing a BFA in Drama. She would like to thank the cast and creative team for all of their work to create this beautiful show, as well as her friends, teachers, and family for all of their support.

HAYLEY PODSCHUN (Gwen Cavendish) Barrington debut! Broadway: Wicked (Glinda; Natl. Tour); Hello, Dolly!; Something Rotten; Chaplin (Mildred Harris); Anything Goes; Sunday in the Park With George; Pal Joey; Hairspray (Bway, Natl. Tour); The Sound of Music. Film/TV: The Blacklist (NBC), Louie (FX), Hairspray (Tammy). Regional: Holiday Inn (Lila Dixon; World Premiere at Goodspeed), Peter Pan (Peter Pan; ArtPark), Legally Blonde (Elle Woods; Arvada Center), In Your Arms (Old Globe) and many more. Love and thanks to her family, B, and Nicolosi.  For more information, check out her instagram: @hayley_podschun or her website www.hayleypodschun.com

TYLER  ROBERTS (Ensemble) is honored to making his BSC debut. Previous credits: The Sting (World Premiere—Paper Mill Playhouse);The Pajama Game (Arena Stage); Beauty and the Beast, West Side Story (North Shore Music Theatre); Mamma Mia! (Fireside Theatre). Tyler comes from Northford, CT, and is a proud alum of Wagner College. Thank you John, Josh, Pat McCorkle and LDC Artist Representation for the opportunity. Much love to family and friends!

PATRICK SHARP (Ensemble) is currently working toward his BFA in Musical Theatre at Montclair State University. Last summer he appeared at Interlakes Summer Theatre, NH in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Pharaoh), South Pacific and Cats (Skimbleshanks).  Other favorite roles include Brad in The Rocky Horror Show (Pentangle Arts, VT) and Gabey in On The Town (NCCT, NH).

A.J. SHIVELY (Perry) Broadway: Bright Star (Drama Desk Nomination), La Cage aux Folles. Nat’l Tour: The Sound of Music. Off Broadway/New York: February House (The Public), Brigadoon (Irish Rep), The Suitcase Under The Bed (Mint), Unlock’d (Prospect), …Guide to a Successful Marriage (Cherry Lane), Things to Ruin (Second Stage), Little Airplanes of the Heart (Ensemble Studio Theatre), ReWrite (Urban Stages), NYMF, Fringe NYC. Regional: Kennedy Center, Old Globe, CTG, McCarter, Pioneer, CenterStage, TUTS, George Street Playhouse, Long Wharf, TheatreWorks Silicon Valley. TV/Film: Homeland, Madam Secretary, The Blacklist, Younger, The Daily Show, Nobody Walks In LA, From Nowhere, Syrup, HairBrained. Training: University of Michigan, RADA.

WESTLEY STAUSMAN (Ensemble) is super excited to be making his professional debut in The Royal Family of Broadway! He is a rising Junior at Pace University where he studies Musical Theatre. Previous credits include Feldzieg in The Drowsy Chaperone, Thenardier in Les Miserables and Juror #3 in 12 Angry Men. Special thanks to MTC and the Big House!

WILL SWENSON (Tony) BSC: The Pirates of Penzance (Best Lead ActorBerkshire Theatre Awards). Broadway: Waitress, Disaster!, Les Miserables, Priscilla: Queen of the Desert (Drama League Nomination), Hair (Tony, Drama Desk and Drama League Nominations), 110 in the Shade, Lestat, Brooklyn!. Off Broadway: Jerry Springer: The Opera (Obie Award), Murder Ballad, Rock of Ages, Little Miss Sunshine, Adrift in Macao, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Pericles. Tours and Other: Miss Saigon, We Will Rock You, Camelot (NY Philharmonic), …Superman!. Film & Television: The Kitchen, The Greatest Showman, This is Where I Leave You, The Switch, Law & Order (SVU & CSI), The Good Wife, No Tomorrow,  The Code.

CHIARA TRENTALANGE (Ensemble) is honored to make her BSC debut in The Royal Family of Broadway! Regional: Anything Goes (Goodspeed Opera House), In The Heights (Vanessa; Geva Theatre Center), The Marvelous Wonderettes (Cindy Lou; Repertory Theatre of St. Louis), 42nd Street (Annie; Forestburgh Playhouse), A Chorus Line (Diana; Interlakes Theatre). Special thanks to TKO… all my love to Mom, Dad, Sil, & Dom. For Mommom Elaine.

JAKE VACANTI (Ensemble) This is Jake’s Barrington Stage Company debut! Previous credits include: 42nd Street (Ensemble; The MUNY), Call Me Madam (Kenneth); Crazy for You (Ensemble). A very loving thank you to his family for their endless support. A big thank you to Meg Pantera The Agency for their dedication. Proud member of AEA. Insta: @Vacanti_Sauce

NOAH VIRGILE (Ensemble) is thrilled to be making his Barrington Stage Company debut as part of this incredible team. Film/TV: Rachel Unraveled, 71st Annual Tony Awards. Concerts/readings: Big Deal, Starblasters (Musical Theatre Factory); LaChiusa’s Dead Babies (Pace University); A Celebration of Herman, Menken, and Sondheim (Lincoln Center/Alice Tully Hall); Carner and Gregor’s Barely Legal Show-Tune Extravaganza (Le Poisson Rouge); Hatched (54 Below); Shopocalypse Now!, Bluebeard (Hangar Theatre). Regional: Alice (Wheelock Family Theatre); The Velveteen Rabbit, The Dead, Journey to Oz (Hangar Theatre); Rabbit Hole (The Umbrella). For professional updates, visit www.noahvirgile.com. For bad jokes and weird antics, follow @noahvirgile (on Instagram and Twitter).

CHIP ZIEN (Oscar) BSC: Travels With My Discontent, The Little Immigrant. Broadway: Mendel in Finn/Lapine’s Falsettos and the central role of the Baker in Sondheim/Lapine’s Into the Woods. Select credits include: It Shoulda Been You, The Big Knife, People in the Picture, The Country Girl, Les Misérables, Grand Hotel, The Boys from Syracuse, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Mr. Zien starred in the La Jolla reworking of Merrily We Roll Along. TV (recent): The Night Of (HBO), Bull, House of Cards (2018). As book writer, Mr. Zien’s The History of War was an invited entry at NYMF. His album: Seriously Upbeat available everywhere.

CREATIVE TEAM

WILLIAM FINN (Music & Lyrics) BSC Associate Artist. BSC: Romance in Hard Times, 2014; workshopped and premiered The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee which moved to Broadway and won two Tony Awards, 2004, second production 2008; Falsettos, 2003. Under his mentorship, 10 world premiere musicals and 6 workshops have been produced in the Musical Theatre Lab. He has written/composed In Trousers (L.A. Drama Critics Award), Falsettos (two Tony Awards: Best Book [with James Lapine] and Best Original Score), March of the Falsettos (Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Musical; L.A. Drama Critics Award), Falsettoland (two Drama Desk Awards; Lucille Lortel Award for Best Musical), Romance in Hard Times (Public Theater), A New Brain (Lincoln CenterOuter Critics Circle Award for Best Musical), Elegies: A Song Cycle (Lincoln Center) and Little Miss Sunshine with James Lapine. He graduated from Williams College, where he was awarded the Hutchinson Fellowship in Musical Composition, and currently teaches a weekly master class at NYU’s Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program. A Broadway revival of his musical Falsettos under the direction of James Lapine and starring Christian Borle, Andrew Rannells, Stephanie J. Block and Brandon Uranowitz was nominated for Best Musical Revival (2017).

RACHEL SHEINKIN (Book) BSC: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (book) from winter workshop to high school cafeteria and back again after Broadway; Romance in Hard Times (new book, with William Finn); Deborah Abramson’s Travels with My Discontent (contributing lyricist). Other regional, NY and international productions: Striking 12; Sleeping Beauty Wakes (both with score by Brendan Milburn and Valerie Vigoda); Blood Drive (music by Joel Derfner); Serenade (music by Nils Olaf Dolven). Rachel is a member of Clubbed Thumb Playwrights group and teaches libretto writing at NYU’s Tisch Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program.

GEORGE S. KAUFMAN (Original Book) (1889–1961) was an American playwright, theatre director and producer, humorist and drama critic. In addition to comedies and political satire, he wrote several musicals, notably for the Marx Brothers. One play and one musical that he wrote won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama: You Can’t Take It with You (1937, with Moss Hart) and Of Thee I Sing (1932, with Morrie Ryskind and Ira Gershwin). He also won the Tony Award as a Director for the musical Guys and Dolls.

EDNA FERBER (Original Book) (1885 – 1968) was an American novelist, short story writer and playwright. Her novels included the Pulitzer Prize-winning So Big (1924), Show Boat (1926; made into the celebrated 1927 musical), Cimarron (1929; made into the 1931 film which won the Academy Award for Best Picture), Giant (1952; made into the 1956 Hollywood movie) and Ice Palace (1958), filmed in 1960.

RICHARD GREENBERG (Original Adaptation) is the author of The Babylon Line, Our Mother’s Brief Affair, The Assembled Parties (Tony, Drama Desk nominations), Take Me Out (Tony Award for Best Play; Drama Desk Award; NY Drama Critics Circle Award; Outer Critics Circle Award; Lucille Lortel Award), The House in Town, The Violet Hour, The Dazzle (Outer Critics Circle Award), Everett Beekin, Three Days of Rain (L.A. Drama Critics Award; Pulitzer finalist), The American Plan and many other plays.

John Rando (Director) BSC Associate Artist. BSC: The Pirates of Penzance, On the Town and Guys and Dolls. Broadway: On the Town (Tony nom.), Penn & Teller, Urinetown (Tony Award and Outer Critic’s Circle Award), A Christmas Story, The Wedding Singer, A Thousand Clowns and Neil Simon’s The Dinner Party. City Center Encores!: Little Me, Superman, On the Town, Damn Yankees, Face the Music, Of Thee I Sing, Pajama Game, Do Re Mi and Strike Up the Band. Off Broadway credits include Jerry Springer: The Opera, Lives of the Saints, The Heir Apparent (Callaway Award), All in the Timing (Obie Award), The Toxic Avenger, among many others.

JoshUA Bergasse (Choreographer) BSC Associate Artist. BSC: The Pirates of Penzance (Berkshire Theatre Award), On The Town, Guys and Dolls, Carousel, World Goes Round, West Side Story. Broadway: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, On the Town (TONY, Drama Desk, OCC noms; Astaire Award), Gigi. Off Broadway: Sweet Charity (Chita Rivera Award; Lortel nom.); Cagney (Drama Desk, OCC, Astaire Noms; Callaway Finalist); Bomb-itty of Errors; Captain Louie. Encores!: The Golden Apple, Little Me, It’s A Bird…It’s A Plane… It’s Superman!. As Dir/Choreo: Hazel (Drury Lane), West Side Story (NCT). Television: Smash (NBCEMMY Award), So You Think You Can Dance (FOX), A Capitol Fourth (PBS), Jessica Jones (Netflix), Sinatra: A Voice for a Century (PBS).

BRUCE COUGHLIN (Orchestrations) has created the orchestrations for many shows, on Broadway and off, including the recent productions of War Paint and Amélie on Broadway, Dolly Parton’s 9 To 5, Giant and Grey Gardens. He co-orchestrated The Light in the Piazza, orchestrated the memorable Floyd Collins, the Broadway hit Urinetown and the Grammy Award-winning revival of Annie Get Your Gun. Other Broadway shows include: The Wild Party (LaChiusa), On the Town, The Sound of Music, Triumph of Love, Once Upon A Mattress and The King & I. He has also contributed orchestrations to the recent Broadway hits Something Rotten, On the Twentieth Century and On the Town. More info: brucecoughlin.com

JEFF CROITER (Lighting Designer) Broadway: Bandstand, Falsettos, Holiday Inn, Something Rotten, Disaster, Penn & Teller, Newsies, Peter and the Starcatcher, Mothers and Sons, A Time to Kill, Soul Doctor, Jekyll and Hyde, The Anarchist, The Performers, The Pee-wee Herman Show, Next Fall and Kiki & Herb. Off Broadway: Jerry Springer: The Opera, Tiny Beautiful Things, Cost of Living, Good For Otto, Sweet Charity, Head of Passes, Last Five Years, Ordinary Days. Other: Big Apple Circus, Penn & Teller in Las Vegas, Rufus Wainwright’s Judy concert, Family Guy Sings, Jennifer Muller/The Works.  Jeff received Tony, Hewes and Bass awards and Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Lortel, Ovation, Irne and Audelco nominations.

ALEXANDER DODGE (Scenic Designer) BSC: Guys and Dolls. Broadway: Anastasia, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, Present Laughter, Old Acquaintance, Butley, Hedda Gabler. West End: All New People. Off Broadway: Harry Clarke (Vineyard & Minetta Lane); The Liar (CSC); Ripcord (MTC); Lips Together (Second Stage); Rapture Blister Burn (Playwright’s); Understudy (Roundabout). Tours: Disney’s Hunchback of Notre Dame (Germany and Japan). Opera: Samson et Dalila (Metropolitan Opera); Thirteenth Child (Santa Fe); Ghosts of Versailles (L.A. Opera); Dinner at Eight (Minnesota); Il trittico (Deutsche Oper Berlin); Lohengrin (Budapest). TV: Julie’s Greenroom starring Julie Andrews (Netflix). Awards: 2 Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle Nominations; Lortel, Eliot Norton, Craig Noel, LA Critics, CT Critics, IRNE Awards. MFA: Yale.

VADIM FEICHTNER (Musical Director/Dance Arrangements) BSC Associate Artist. BSC: …Spelling Bee, Mysteries of Harris Burdick, Surviving the Avalanche, Mormons Mothers and Monsters, Presto Change-O, Falsettos, A Little More Alive, See Rock City, The Memory Show. Broadway: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Falsettos (2016 Revival). Off Broadway: Fly By Night, As You Like It, A New Brain (Encores), Little Miss Sunshine, Nobody Loves You, The Other Josh Cohen, Elegies: A Song Cycle, The Memory Show, Infinite Joy, The Burnt Part Boys, Ordinary Days, Long Story Short, I Sing!.  TV:  Last Week Tonight, Live From Lincoln Center. Dictionary: Webster’s Children (holding a tuba).

JOSHUA D. REID (Sound Designer) Barrington Stage Debut. Most recent designs include The Secret Garden (Theatre Calgary), Jerry Springer: The Opera (The New Group), A Time Like This (Carnegie Hall), The New World (Bucks County Playhouse), The Pride (Wallis Annenberg PAC, LA Ovation nomination), Beardo (Hewes Design nomination) and resident designer for Eugene O’Neill Cabaret Festival. Broadway Associate Design Credit selections include: Iceman Cometh, Falsettos, The Color Purple, American Psycho, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, The Visit, Act One, House of Blue Leaves, and Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles. Off Broadway Sound Design and Associate credits include Bandstand, Passion, Soul Doctor, Dogfight and Carrie. Additional credits listed at ReidSoundDesign.com

MARY SCHILLING-MARTIN (Wig Designer) Mary is enjoying her first summer in the Berkshires. Her company, Wigs and Whiskers, supplies custom wigs and facial hair for the stage. In addition to Barrington Stage Company, her clients include The Goodman Theatre, Great Lakes Theater, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Dobama Theatre, Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland Opera Theatre, San Diego Repertory Theatre, Victory Gardens and Northwestern University. She was Wig Master for La Jolla Playhouse, the Marriott Theater in Lincolnshire, Arizona Theatre Company and the Cleveland Play House.

ALEJO VIETTI (Costume Designer) BSC: Sweet Charity, Follies, The Human Comedy, Travels with My Discontent, Guys & Dolls and Presto Change-O. New York: Broadway’s Holiday Inn, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (West End–Olivier Nomination; UK tour, National tour, Japan, Australia) and Allegiance (Drama Desk Nomination). Works Radio City Rockettes, Roundabout, Manhattan Theatre Club, NYC Opera, City Center Encores, Atlantic Theatre and MCC among others. Selected Regional: Alley, Goodspeed, Guthrie, Hartford Stage, Paper Mill, Old Globe, La Jolla, Chicago Lyric Opera, Minnesota Opera. Other: Disney’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame (U.S. premiere, Japan, Germany). Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey. TDF Irene Sharaff Young Master Award.

RENÉE LUTZ* (Production Stage Manager) BSC Associate Artist. Over 55 productions for BSC including Gaslight, Company, Ragtime, American Son, Tribes, Sweeney Todd, Man of La Mancha, Cabaret, Follies, etc. Recent credits: Skin of Our Teeth (directed by Arin Arbus) and Pericles (directed by Trevor Nunn; Theatre for a New Audience). Credits include: Merchant of Venice (directed by Darko Tresnjak—both national tour and the Royal Shakespeare Company), Hamlet (directed by Darko; Hartford Stage), ART, New York Public Theater, Playwrights Horizons, Manhattan Theatre Club, Signature, Classic Stage, Vienna Festwochen, BTF, Yale Rep., Coconut Grove, etc. Her very best credit and longest run is her husband, actor Gordon Stanley.

RYAN GOHSMAN* (Assistant Stage Manager) BSC: ’09 and ’10 seasons, two editions of …Ridiculously Talented. NYC: A Letter to Harvey Milk (Theatre Row); Here Lies Love (The Public); Hundred Days, Mary Jane (New York Theatre Workshop); The Light Years, Antlia Pneumatica, Detroit, Maple And Vine (Playwrights Horizons); The Death of the Last Black Man…, Chéri (Signature); Pretty Filthy (Civilians); three contemporary operas for the PROTOTYPE Festival; Ars Nova; St. Ann’s Warehouse. Regional: Gotta Dance (Chicago tryout), LA Opera, Arts Emerson. International: The Last Hotel (Royal Opera, London; Edinburgh International Festival; Dublin Theatre Festival; UK’s Sky Arts TV), Here Lies Love (consultant –National Theatre, London).

STACEY MINDICH (Producer) is a two-time Tony Award-winning Broadway producer, a recipient of the 2016 Robert Whitehead Award for Excellence in Commercial Producing and winner of the 2018 Grammy Award as a producer for Best Musical Theater Album. As the lead producer of Dear Evan Hansen, Stacey nurtured this original musical from an idea presented at a long-ago lunch with the composers Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, through an eight-year development that featured critically-acclaimed and sold-out runs both at Arena Stage in Washington, D.C. and Second Stage Theater Off Broadway, to its current home at The Music Box Theatre on Broadway, where it has broken every box office record. Dear Evan Hansen is the winner of six 2017 Tony Awards, including Best Musical; the 2018 Grammy Award and its original cast recently received Daytime Emmy Awards for their performance on The Today Show. Atlantic Records’ Original Broadway Cast Recording of Dear Evan Hansen made an extraordinary debut at #8 on the Billboard 200, the highest-charting debut position for an original cast album since 1961. Stacey also shepherded a special edition coffee table book, Dear Evan Hansen: Through the Window, into publication this year (Grand Central Publishing/Melcher Media), which offers an in-depth, all-access look at the musical. Hailed by The New York Times as “a gut-punching, breathtaking knockout of a musical” and by The Washington Post as “one of the most remarkable shows in musical theater history,” the show features a score by the Tony and Oscar-winning composing team of Pasek & Paul, a book by Tony-winning playwright Steven Levenson, and is directed by Rent and Next to Normal’s four-time Tony-nominated Michael Greif.

MCCORKLE CASTING LTD; PAT MCCORKLE, Katja Zarolinski (Casting) (C.S.A.) BSC Associate Artist. Casting actors for Barrington Stage for 15 years. Broadway: Over 50 productions including On the Town, Amazing Grace, End of the Rainbow, The Lieutenant of Inishmore, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Amadeus, She Loves Me, A Few Good Men. Off Broadway: highlights — Clever Little Lies; Sheer Madness; Tribes; Our Town (Barrow Street); Freud’s Last Session; Toxic Avenger; Almost, Maine; Driving Miss Daisy. Feature film: Premium Rush, Ghost Town, The Thomas Crown Affair, Die Hard with a Vengeance, School Ties, etc. Television: Twisted, St. George, Sesame Street, Hack, Californication, Max Bickford, Chappelle’s Show, Strangers with Candy, Barbershop, etc. mccorklecasting.com

CHARLIE SIEDENBURG (Berkshire Press Representative) BSC Associate Artist. Charlie joined the Barrington Stage family in 2005 and has represented over 80 BSC productions. His work has led to features in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, USA Today and American Theatre Magazine. He began working as a publicist in 1990 at the Barn Theatre in August, MI, working with folks like Marin Mazzie and Tom Wopat. His many PR credits include the Metropolitan Opera (Live in HD), Paper Mill Playhouse (1999-2004), George Street Playhouse, Hartford Stage, Goodspeed Musicals, Long Wharf Theatre and Two River Theatre Company. Charlie is personal publicist to Broadway’s Leslie Kritzer and Patrick Page. Charlie serves as National Press Rep for Chautauqua Theater Company, Project Shaw, Surflight Theatre and Wagner College Theatre. Charlie is a 1995 Theatre/Arts Administration graduate of Wagner College on Staten Island, where he currently teaches Theatre Appreciation.

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