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Tour Cast To Be Announced!


Tour Cast To Be Announced!

Marc Shaiman

Music/Co-lyricist

Scott Wittman

Co-lyricist

David Greig

Book

Jack O'Brien

Director

Joshua Bergasse

Choreographer

Mark Thompson

Set/Costume Design

Japhy Weideman

Lighting Design

Basil Twist

Puppet Design

Buist Bickley

Production Properties Supervisor

Jeff Sugg

Projection Design

Andrew Keister

Sound Design

Campbell Young Associates

Wig, Hair & Makeup Design

Doug Besterman

Orchestrations

Telsey + Company

Casting

Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures

Producer

Langley Park Productions

Producer

Neal Street Productions

Producer

Marc Shaiman

Music/Co-lyricist

Mark Shaiman in 100 words or less: has been awarded a Tony, Grammy and an Emmy, but despite five nominations, no Oscar. Selected highlights: Hairspray; Mary Poppins Returns (currently in production); Sleepless in Seattle; The First Wives Club; Patch Adams; The American President; South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut; When Harry Met Sally; Beaches; Misery; City Slickers; The Addams Family; A Few Good Men; Sister Act; The Bucket List; Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me; Catch Me If You Can; “SNL”; “Smash”; Billy’s Oscar medleys; Bette; Barbra; Patti; Christine; Harry Jr.; Mariah; Prop 8: The Musical. For further credits, call him.

Scott Wittman

Co-lyricist

Scott Wittman co-wrote (with Marc Shaiman) the lyrics for Hairspray, for which they received Tony and Grammy awards. Scott & Marc teamed up again on Broadway for Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me, which he also directed, and Catch Me If You Can. For their original songs for the NBC’ s series “Smash,” they were nominated for two Emmy Awards, a Grammy and a Golden Globe. Scott has created, written and/or directed shows for Patti LuPone, Christine Ebersole, Justin Vivian Bond, Bette Midler and Bridget Everett. He co-wrote the lyrics for Disney’ s upcoming film musical Mary Poppins Returns starring Emily Blunt and Lin Manuel Miranda.

David Greig

Book

David is a playwright. His plays include The Events, The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart, Monster in the Hall, Midsummer, Dunsinane, Yellow Moon, Damascus, Outlying Islands, The American Pilot, San Diego, Pyrenees, The Cosmonaut’s Last Message, Dr. Korczcak’s Example, The Architect and Europe. David’s adaptations include The Suppliant Women, The Father, The Lorax, Lanark, Creditors and Caligula. In 1990 he co-founded Suspect Culture Theatre Co., for whom he wrote Timeless, Mainstream & 8000M. Since 2016, David has been the Artistic Director of The Royal Lyceum Theatre in Edinburgh.

Jack O'Brien

Director

Jack O’Brien has won three Tony Awards, for his direction of Hairspray, Henry IV and The Coast of Utopia. His other Broadway credits include The Front Page, It’ s Only a Play, Macbeth, The Nance, Dead Accounts, Catch Me If You Can, Impressionism, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Tony nomination), Imaginary Friends, The Invention of Love (Tony nomination and Drama Desk winner), The Full Monty (Tony nomination), More to Love, Getting Away With Murder, The Little Foxes, Damn Yankees, Two Shakespearean Actors (Tony nomination) and Porgy and Bess (Tony nomination). Off-Broadway credits include Pride’ s Crossing and Hapgood (Lucille Lortel Award). Other productions include Il Trittico at the Metropolitan Opera, Guys and Dolls at Carnegie Hall, Much Ado About Nothing for The Public’s Shakespeare in the Park and Love Never Dies and Hairspray (Olivier nomination) in London. Mr. O’Brien was the Artistic Director of the Old Globe Theatre from 1981 until 2007. He has directed six movies for PBS’ “American Playhouse.” Mr. O’Brien co-executive produced and was nominated for a 2016 Emmy for his work on the HBO special “Becoming Mike Nichols.” His book Jack Be Nimble is published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Joshua Bergasse

Choreographer

Broadway: On the Town (Tony, Drama Desk, OCC noms.; Astaire Award) and Gigi. Off-Broadway: Sweet Charity (The New Group), Cagney (Drama Desk, OCC, Astaire noms.; Callaway finalist), Bomb-itty of Errors and Captain Louie. Encores!: Little Me and It’s a Bird…It’ s a Plane…It’ s Superman! Carnegie Hall: Guys and Dolls and The Sound of Music. As dir./choreo.: Hazel (Drury Lane), West Side Story (NCT); as co-dir./choreo.: Bombshell on Broadway (Minskoff Theatre). Television: “Smash” (NBC, Emmy Award), “So You Think You Can Dance” (FOX) and “Sinatra; A Voice for a Century” (PBS).

Mark Thompson

Set/Costume Design

Mark’s work in the theatre has been recognized with two Critics’ Circle, five Olivier Awards and and five Tony Award nominations and most recently the Olivier for best costume design for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory West End production. Recent international theatre includes Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (London); The Taming of the Shrew (The Public); Mamma Mia! (worldwide); A Raisin in the Sun (NY); Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (worldwide); God of Carnage (London/NY); Bombay Dreams (London/NY); Art (worldwide); La Bête (London/NY); One Man, Two Guvnors (London/NY); The Blue Room (London/NY); Arcadia (NT/Lincoln Center). Opera includes The Queen of Spades (The Met), The Mikado (Lyric, Chicago), Montag aus Licht (La Scala, Milan), Hansel and Gretel (Sydney Opera House), Carmen (Opéra Comique Paris) and Macbeth (The Met).

Japhy Weideman

Lighting Design

Broadway: Dear Evan Hansen, Bright Star, The Visit (Tony nom.), The Nance (Tony nom.), Of Mice and Men (Tony nom.), Airline Highway (Tony nom.), Sylvia, Old Times, The Heidi Chronicles, Macbeth (Drama Desk nom.), Cyrano de Bergerac and The Snow Geese. Off-Broadway: Lincoln Center Theater, Roundabout, The Public Theater, NYTW, Second Stage, Playwrights Horizons, MTC, MCC, LAByrinth and Vineyard. International: West End, RSC, La Scala, Nederlands Opera, Edinburgh International Festival.

Basil Twist

Puppet Design

Broadway: The Addams Family (Drama Desk); The Pee-wee Herman Show; Oh, Hello! on Broadway. Original creations include Symphonie Fantastique, La bella dormente nel bosco, Dogugaeshi, Hansel and Gretel, Behind the Lid, Arias With a Twist, Seafoam Sleepwalk, The Rite of Spring and Sisters Follies. Awards: Obie, US Artists, Doris Duke Artists Award, New York Innovative Theatre, Henry Hewes, UNIMA, Bessies, Guggenheim, MacArthur Fellow. He is the director of the Dream Music Puppetry Program at HERE Arts Center.

Buist Bickley

Production Properties Supervisor

Select Broadway: The Glass Menagerie, Dear Evan Hansen, The Color Purple, Thérèse Raquin, Sylvia, The Elephant Man, It’s Only a Play, The Last Ship, Act One, The Nance, Other Desert Cities. Other recent: Fun Home (national tour), The SpongeBob Musical (Chicago)

Jeff Sugg

Projection Design

Select theatre credits include Broadway: Sweat, Macbeth (Lincoln Center Theater), Bring It On, 33 Variations. Off- Broadway: The Layover, The Fortress of Solitude, An Octoroon, Tribes, The Slug Bearers of Kayrol Island…. Regional credits include work at Steppenwolf, The Old Globe, Mark Taper Forum, Oregon Shakespeare and Arena Stage. Music: Anthracite Fields (Julia Wolfe’s Pulitzer Prize-winning composition), Prince’ s final appearance on “Saturday Night Live.” Awards: Lucille Lortel Award, Obie Award, Bessie Award and two Henry Hewes Design Awards.

Andrew Keister

Sound Design

Broadway: Godspell, Company, Taller Than a Dwarf. Other notable designs at The Public Theater, Atlantic Theater Company, Stratford Shakespeare Festival, Cincinnati Playhouse, La Jolla Playhouse and Trinity Rep. As a partner in SCK Sound Design, his Broadway credits include On Your Feet! and Dr. Zhivago as well as the Radio City Christmas Spectacular and The Rockettes New York Spectacular. Associate Sound Design credits include Catch Me If You Can, Jersey Boys, Hairspray and Mary Poppins.

Campbell Young Associates

Wig, Hair & Makeup Design

Broadway: Hello, Dolly!; Groundhog Day; The Front Page; The Crucible; Misery; Sylvia; A Delicate Balance; The Last Ship; It’s Only a Play; Betrayal; Les Misérables; One Man, Two Guvnors; Spider-Man. West End/Broadway: Les Liaisons Dangereuses, American Psycho, The Cripple of Inishmaan, Matilda, Ghost, Mary Stuart, Billy Elliot, Private Lives. West End: Funny Girl, The Master Builder, The Lorax, Gypsy, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Bodyguard. Film/TV: “The Americans,” “House of Cards,” “Orange Is the New Black.”

Doug Besterman

Orchestrations

Three-time Tony Award winner. Broadway: Anastasia, A Bronx Tale, It Shoulda Been You, Bullets Over Broadway (Tony nomination), Rocky, On a Clear Day…, Sister Act, How to Succeed… (Tony nomination), Elf, Young Frankenstein (Drama Desk nomination), Tarzan, Dracula, Thoroughly Modern Millie (2002 Tony/Drama Desk awards), The Producers (2001 Tony/Drama Desk awards), Seussical, The Music Man (Drama Desk/Tony nominations), Fosse (1999 Tony), Big (Drama Desk nomination), Damn Yankees (Drama Desk nomination). International: Guys and Dolls. Off-Broadway: Carrie, Weird Romance. Regional: Little Dancer, Calvin Berger. Film/television: Beauty and the Beast, “Peter Pan Live!,” “The Sound of Music Live!,” Frozen, Mulan, Chicago.

Telsey + Company

Casting

Broadway: Anastasia; Hello, Dolly!; War Paint; Present Laughter; Come From Away; Paramour; Waitress; On Your Feet!; Hamilton; Kinky Boots; Wicked. Off-Broadway: Sweeney Todd, Atlantic, Classic Stage, MCC, Second Stage, Signature. Film: Miss Sloane, Into the Woods, Margin Call, Rachel Getting Married, Across the Universe, Camp, Pieces of April. TV: “One Day at a Time,” “Time After Time,” “Hairspray Live!,” “Conviction,” “This Is Us,” “Grease Live!,” “Masters of Sex,” “Smash,” “The Big C,” commercials. www.telseyandco.com

Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures

Producer

Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures develops and produces first-class musicals and stage productions from the company’s expansive catalogue. WBThV was previously represented on the West End by Olivier Award-winning musical Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and on Broadway by the stage adaptation of Stephen King’s Misery starring Bruce Willis and Laurie Metcalf and Tony Award Best Play winner The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Other Broadway credits include the Tony Award- winning musical The Bridges of Madison County and the holiday hit Elf. The division is readying productions of 17 Again, Dave, Beetlejuice, Night Shift, A Star is Born and Dog Day Afternoon for the stage. WBThV also licenses third-party stage rights including such productions as The Bodyguard, Singin’ in the Rain, Hairspray, The Wizard of Oz, The Color Purple and 42nd Street.

Langley Park Productions

Producer

Langley Park is a Warner Brothers-based production company led by EVP Production, Senior Advisor Warner Bros Motion Pictures Kevin McCormick. Kevin produced Charlie and the Chocolate Factory in London before bringing the show to New York. Next up with Warner Theatrical is Beetlejuice: The Musical. His next film & TV projects include crime suspense film Lost Girls for Amazon Studios, a series adaptation of bestseller Major Pettigrew for the BBC, and a six-hour limited series about Charles Lindbergh for Paramount Television, based on Pulitzer Prize-winning Lindbergh by A. Scott Berg.

Neal Street Productions

Producer

Founders Sam Mendes, Pippa Harris, Caro Newling. Since 2015 owned by All3Media. Mendes/Newling established Donmar Warehouse 1992–2002. Recent: The Ferryman, This House, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. West End: Shrek co-producer DreamWorks Animation Broadway 2008, West End 2011, U.K. tours 2014–2016 & 2017–2018. Previous: The Bridge Project with Old Vic/Brooklyn Academy of Music, Mendes directing classic plays across 15 international cities with Simon Russell Beale, Rebecca Hall, Ethan Hawke, Stephen Dillane, Juliet Rylance & Kevin Spacey. U.K. & world premieres: Three Days of Rain, The Vertical Hour, The House of Special Purpose, All About My Mother, Anna in the Tropics, The Hound of the Baskervilles, Fuddy Meers. West End/Broadway transfers: The Painkiller, Merrily We Roll Along, South Downs The Browning Version, Enron, Hamlet, Mary Stuart, Red, Sunday in the Park With George. Television: “Call the Midwife,” “Penny Dreadful,” “Britannia,” “The Hollow Crown: Richard II,” “Henry IV Part 1 & Part 2,” “Henry V,” “Henry VI parts 1 and 2,” “Richard III.” Film: Stuart: A Life Backwards, Starter for Ten, Things We Lost in the Fire, Jarhead, Revolutionary Road, Away We Go, Blood.

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