Previews Begin April 6
Book and Lyrics
A.D. Penedo (Lyrics, Co-Book). Musicals (lyrics, co-book): Loch Ness (Chance Theater '15); The Chocolate Tree (ACE Theater, Eugene); Where It's At (New Haven); Cratchett Farm (Dillons, NYC). Plays include: The Three Times She Knocked (Best Playwrighting, FringeNYC); Off the Record (New York); Thursday (New Haven); Dance of the Fireflies (Payan Theater, NYC). BMI Lehman-Engel Musical Theater Workshop; ASCAP Musical Theater Workshop. Boundless gratitude to Charlie, Marshall, cast, crew and creative team. For Betty, Rick, Nicole, Jackie, Susie and Jenn. www.adpenedo.com
Misha's dance & aerial circus choreography credits: Off-Broadway's interactive dance party, The Orion Experience (XL Nightclub), Merrily We Roll Along (APAC), Rocky Horror (Yale), Follies (TheaterWorks), The Travels (NYMF), Hey, You Know What Movie Would Make A Good Musical? (Julia Miles/Zipper Factory), Company (Fordham), Cabaret and Sunday In The Park… (Boston Conservatory), Perks of Writing A Musical: Web-Series (DIGGSY Productions), Victory Drill: Music Video (Threefifty Duo). Love to Ben. www.mishashields.com
2014 ASCAP Mary Rodgers/Lorenz Hart Award, 2011 ASCAP Foundation/Max Dreyfus Scholarship, 2010 Best Musical Direction - Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle SF. Musicals: One Good Day - ASCAP/Dreamworks Musical Theatre Workshop. The Tin - Samuel French OOB Short Play Festival. Featured songwriter: Sondheim Remix - NY City Center, Broadway's Future at Lincoln Center.
Broadway: 13 (Guitars, Bass, Keys), Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (Associate Conductor, Bass, Piano). Cyrano de Bergerac (Original Music) Off Broadway/Regional: Dr. Wonderful (Kennedy Center, Orchestrator), Unauthorized Samantha Brown (Goodspeed, Drums, Guitar, Bass, Flute), Joes Pub, LPR, Birdland, Playboy, Monterey Jazz Festivals. Director/conductor/orchestrator for Charlie Rosen's Broadway Big Band. Berklee grad. www.charlierosen.com @CRosenMusic
Jan Brandt is among the best-known and most innovative marketers in the online space-- a reputation earned as one of America Online's key executive leaders during the company's explosive growth during the 1990's and early 2000's. As Vice Chair and Chief Marketing Officer for AOL from 1993-2003, Brandt oversaw the company wide strategic focus on marketing for America Online, the worlds leading interactive service, and the rest of America Online Inc.'s family of brands including Compuserve, Netscape, ICQ and AOL Instant Messenger. She is currently a political and social activist with a life long love of theater. She is a member of the board of the New York Musical Festival and the Advisory Board of the International Medical Corps and works with a selected group of technology start-ups.
Abigail E. Disney
Abigail E. Disney is a filmmaker, philanthropist and the CEO and president of Fork Films. Disney’s longtime passion for women’s issues and peace building culminated in producing her first film, Pray the Devil Back to Hell (winner, Best Documentary Feature, Tribeca Film Festival 2008). She then executive produced the five-part PBS series, Women, War & Peace. Her executive producing and producing credits include Fork Films supported films 1971, Citizen Koch, Family Affair, Hot Girls Wanted, The Invisible War (2012 Academy Award Nominee, Best Documentary Feature), Return and Sun Come Up (2011 Academy Award Nominee, Best Documentary Short). Her most recent projects include Fork Films original productions The Trials of Spring, which she executive produced, and The Armor of Light, her directorial debut. Disney is also the founder and president of Peace is Loud, a nonprofit organization that uses media and live events to highlight the stories of women who are stepping up for peace and resisting violence in their communities.
Summer Lee Jack
Summer Lee Jack is a Brooklyn based costume designer. Recent design credits include: La Boheme, The Wedding, Beatrice and Benedict(Aspen Opera Center), Otello, Cenerentola(Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra), The Tower(HERE Arts Center), The Elephant in Every Room I Enter(La Mama ETC), Roméo et Juliette, The Classical Style, The Cows of Apollo, and Così fan tutte(Aspen Opera Center), The Cunning Little Vixen, La Doriclea, L'Roi a Dit, Das Land des Lächelns and A Little Night Music(Manhattan School of Music), Die Verschworenen/Die Winterreise(Hofstra Opera Theater), Carmen, The Picture of Dorian Gray, Eugene Onegin(Aspen Opera Center). MFA in Design from the Yale School of Drama. www.summerleejack.com
Caite Hevner is a New York City based scenic and projection designer. She previously designed the scenery for Whose Your Baghdaddy? at The Actors Temple, and has been a collaborator with Marshall Pailet, with projects including Triassic Parq at Soho Playhouse. Selected scenic/projection design credits include: Broadway: In Transit. Off-Broadway: Ugly Lies the Bone, Roundabout Underground; Tail! Spin!, Lynn Redgrave Theater; My Mother Has 4 Noses, the Duke on 42nd Street; Honky, Urban Stages; Jukebox Jackie, La MaMa. New York: Parade, Avery Fisher Hall; Game Play, Ars Nova; You Better Sit Down, The Civilians; Il Cambiale di Matrimonio and La Scala di Seta, The Juilliard School; My Base and Scurvy Heart, Studio 42. Regional: Alley Theatre, Arena Stage, Barrington Stage Company, Cleveland Play House, Chautauqua Theater Company, Dallas Theater Center, Guthrie Theater, Marin Theatre Company, Northern Stage, Pasadena Playhouse, People’s Light, Playmakers Repertory Company, Round House Theater, Seattle 5th Avenue, Theater J, Williamstown Theatre Festival. Caite has served as adjunct Faculty at Fordham University and Ramapo College. Member of Wingspace Theatrical Design. www.caitedesign.com
Jennifer Schriever is an American lighting designer based in New York City. Her Broadway credits include John Leguizamo’s Ghetto Klown (also filmed for HBO). Ms. Schriever’s off-Broadway credits include Mala Hierba and American Hero (Second Stage); A Second Chance (Public Theater); Sunset Baby (Labyrinth Theater Company); Triassic Parq (SoHo Playhouse); Bullet for Adolf (New World Stages); Stuffed and Unstrung (Union Square Theater) and An Evening Without Monty Python (Town Hall). Regionally, she has designed Marie Antoinette (Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company); Sunday in the Park with George (Signature Theatre); The Other Josh Cohen (Paper Mill Playhouse); Romeo And Juliet, The Conference of the Birds and A Taming of the Shrew (Folger Theatre); Stones in his Pockets (Center Stage) and American Hero (Williamstown Theatre Festival). Her opera credits include Die Fledermaus (Metropolitan Opera); Faust and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Mariinsky Theatre in Russia) and The Pearl Fishers (English National Opera in London). Ms. Schriever’s dance credits include Liz Lerman: Healing Wars. She is an adjunct professor at Purchase College.
Daryl Eisenberg Casting
Casting for film, theater, television, commercials, and new media. Broadway: Gettin' The Band Back Together (upcoming), Off-Broadway: That Bachelorette Show, The Anthem, Around...80 Days, Altar Boyz, and more. Regional/Other: Folger Theatre, Norwegian Cruise Line, Davenport Reading Series, countless NYMF/Fringe, and more. Member, Casting Society of America. www.decasting.com
Courteney Lynn Leggett
Courteney Lynn Leggett (Stage Manager) is NYC based Stage Manager. Credits Include: The Broken Record(Fringe NYC), Trouble Cometh, Into the Woods, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo(SF Playhouse), Sid the Science Kid(International Tour), Our Town(Interlochen Center for the Arts). She has a BFA in Stage Management from University of Miami, FL.
Assistant Stage Manager
Off Broadway Credits: The Babies (Sophie), The Babies (Production Stage Manager), Two By Tennessee Williams (Stage Manager). Krista Swan is also a graduate of Coastal Carolina's BFA Theatre Arts program where she starred in productions including Metamorphoses, The Sweetest Swing in Baseball, A Midsummer Night's Dream and many others. She is originally from Burbank, California where she was featured in TV series including Nickelodeon's "Danny Phantom" (Dani Phantom), Disney's "Hannah Montana," and "Dexter;" and feature films such as Transformers, Meet the Robinsons, and Blades of Glory.
Jon Farber (Casting Assistant): Broadway: Gettin' The Band Back Together (upcoming). Off-Broadway: That Bachelorette Show, Blank! The Musical, Shatter. Regional/Other: Norwegian Cruise Line, Folger Theatre, Aaron Grant Theatrical Reading Series, NYMF, Fringe. Film: Cheerleader and Evol. MFA in screenwriting.
J. T. Allen
J. T. Allen wrote the Dr. Strangelove-like screenplay Curveball in 2005, after Bob Drogin of the LA Times broke the story of an Iraqi fabricator who at that time was known only by his code name. The script was much admired in H-wood, but no one dared touch the damn thing. That is, until Pailet & Penedo transformed it into a blazing musical. Allen’s other film work includes drafts of The Lion King, and The Preacher’s Wife, and scripts for the TV movies Geronimo, The Good Old Boys, Death in Paradise, and Redemption, about gang leader Stan Tookie Williams, along with the YA novel Daisy and the Pirates.
As a national security reporter for the Los Angeles Times, Bob covered the run-up to the U.S invasion in Iraq in 2002 and the Bush administration's use of faulty intelligence. His book, "CURVEBALL: Spies, Lies and the Con Man who Caused a War," published by Random House, was translated into 11 languages and won the 2007 Cornelius Ryan Award for best nonfiction book on international affairs. He is now deputy bureau chief of Tribune Publishing's Washington bureau, which includes nine newspapers. He'd rather be sailing.
Feldshon & Schwartz, LLP
Lee Feldshon, Esq.
Lee Adhemar G. Feldshon has over 20 years of experience in entertainment and corporate law. Before forming Feldshon & Schwartz, LLP with David Schwartz, Lee was an associate at the entertainment law boutique Levine, Plotkin & Menin, LLP and later served as Director of Legal Affairs and Business Development at Radio City Entertainment/Madison Square Garden, where he negotiated contracts for the Rockettes, The Radio City Christmas Spectacular, The Radio City Carnivale Spectacular, and A Christmas Carol. Lee represents producers, composers, bookwriters, lyricists, designers, directors, and other clients in the live theatrical, film, television, music, fashion/modeling, talent management. and other entertainment industries. He has been legal counsel to the New York Musical Festival (NYMF) since its formation in 2004. Theatre clients have included Pump Boys & Dinettes (Broadway), Tony-award winner Dan Fogler (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee), Tony-award winner Celina Carvajal (p/k/a Lena Hall), Liberty: The Musical, Rooms, the authors of UnCivil (f/k/a Bayonets of Angst), Academia Nuts, Caligula: An Ancient Glam Epic, History of the Word, and others. Prior to his entertainment law career, he was a corporate associate at White & Case LLP. He received a B.A. from Columbia College in 1991 (magna cum laude, Rhodes Scholar State Finalist) and a J.D. from Columbia Law School in 1994 (Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, Columbia Human Rights Law Review).
Based in Northern Va, Gretchen has done show sites like "Super Claudio Bros.", "Baby Case", and the original "Who's Your BaghDaddy? Or How I Started the Iraq War" for the New Musical Foundation, Inc. She has been creating websites since 1998 for a lot of non-profit groups and small businesses. She often works alongside talented graphic designers to create a client's online presence. She grew up in a very musical family and absolutely loves musicals!
Jane Fink, Kellie Spill, Lee Seymour, L. Stuart Vance, Steve Salzinger, Paul Prokop, Stephen Prince, Martin Grant, Jim Bankoff, Ted May, Jennifer Hall, J. T. Allen, Christopher Lunt, Jacqueline Siroka, Robert Siroka, Eric Luftig, Paul A. Meloan, Beth Gross, Mark Walsh, Carla Briscoe, Bob Drogin, Elizabeth Searle, Franklin Fink, Carl Genberg, Joshua Morgan, Roney MacDaniel, Edie Cohen, Patricia Klausner, Aaron Glick, Ted May, Scott Rabinowitz, Emil Rensing, Jim Turner, Lenny Young, Kenneth Gilroy, Jon Gann, Erik Ransom, Kevin Blanchard, Dan Katzner, Claudia Zeldin, Paul Hardart, Peter Shiau, James Townsend, Sarah Rose Gulino-Waller, Charlie Levenson, Frederick Kahn, Marco Ceglie, Jon Katzman, Grace Terzian, Lilly Jay, Glen McCarthy, Gary Wortman, Jon Zeitler, Sharon Carr, Charles Hentrich, David Perlman, Mark Kalinoski, Keith Herron, Peter Schneider, Bonnie Bright Heikes, and Blaine Walton