ADRIENNE BARBEAU (Judy Garland) made her Broadway debut as Hodel in Fiddler on the Roof and received a Tony nomination and a Theatre World Award for her role as Betty Rizzo in Grease. Over 150 television and film roles followed, including Maude, The Fog, Escape From New York, Swamp Thing, Cannonball Run, Back to School, Creepshow, the voice of Catwoman on Batman: The Animated Series, The Drew Carey Show, Lifetime’s Shattered Hearts, and most recently, HBO’s Carnivale. Her son, Cody, fronts The Cody Carpenter Band and is a gifted composer. Her twins, Walker and William, are unbeatable athletes and the smartest mathematicians in third grade. Her husband, Billy, is a brilliant playwright and the love of her life. Adrienne recently had her first book published—a memoir titled There Are Worse Things I Could Do—and is currently at work on her first vampire novel.
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KERBY JOE GRUBB (Ed) is thrilled to be making his New York City stage debut with such an amazing group of professionals. Kerby’s done over 50 plays from Shakespeare to LaBute, throughout the continent, from Montreal to Chicago to Los Angeles. He recently was the lead in a film entitled King’s Echo opposite John Savage, currently on the festival circuit. Kerby would like to thank his family for undying support.
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JONATHAN E. SHULTZ (Assistant Stage Manager/Ed Understudy) is an actor happy to be joining the NYC acting scene. He has an M.F.A. in Theatre Performance from UNLV and has worked extensively with the Nevada Conservatory Theatre. Jonathan is also a voice and movement instructor.
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BILLY VAN ZANDT (Playwright).
Theatre: Silent Laughter; Drop Dead!; A Night at the Nutcracker; Love, Sex, and the I.R.S.; Confessions of a Dirty Blonde; What the Bellhop Saw; Merrily We Dance and Sing; The Pennies; and eleven others, all co-authored with Jane Milmore. Television: Newhart; I Love Lucy: The Very First Show (Emmy Award nomination); Martin (People’s Choice Award, NAACP Image Award); The Hughleys (Prism Multi-Cultural Award, People’s Choice nominee); Anything But Love; Yes, Dear; Center of the Universe. Co-created Daddy Dearest for Don Rickles and Richard Lewis. Developed Suddenly Susan for Brooke Shields and Bless This House for Andrew Dice Clay. Film: A Wake in Providence. Next up: “Plan B” for CBS Television and Martin: The Movie for Martin Lawrence and HBO. The Property Known as Garland is Billy’s first solo play.
GLENN CASALE (Director).
Broadway: the 1999–2000 Tony-nominated Best revival and Emmy-winning Peter Pan starring Cathy Rigby. Off Broadway: Dragapella, nominated for the Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel awards for Best Production. National tours/Europe: Peter Pan with Cathy Rigby; Leslie Bricusse’s Dr. Doolittle world premiere. Amsterdam, Germany: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Joop Van Den Ende, Stage Holding Ent., Producer. California Musical Theatre: Scarlet Pimpernel, Triumph of Love, 1776, Into the Woods, Gypsy and A Little Night Music. North Shore Music Theatre: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. Reprise, Broadways Best: The Threepenny Opera starring Patrick Cassidy, Fiorello with Tony Danza and Anything Goes (Ovation Award winner) with Rachel York, Brent Barrett and Sally Struthers. Wrestlers starring Mark Harmon and George Clooney. Stringbean by Lainie Robertson and starring Leslie Uggams at Theater Three in Dallas. For producer Barry Brown: Tyne Daly and Charles Durning in Ballroom and Patrick Cassidy and Carol Burnett in Company. His television directing credits include The Faculty starring Meredith Baxter for ABC and The Wayans Brothers for WB. Glenn is head of the Graduate Directing program at the University of Nevada.
Principal Associate Designer at David Gallo & Associates, an award-winning theatrical design studio. For David Gallo & Associates: Gem of the Ocean (Chicago, L.A., Boston, Broadway), The Drowsy Chaperone (L.A. & Broadway), Showstoppers (Lincoln Center), The It Girl (New York), Ringling Bros. Circus (US tour), Dora’s Pirate Adventure (US tour), Disney’s Beauty & The Beast (international tour), Radio Golf (New Haven, L.A., Seattle, Boston, Chicago, Baltimore, NY). Other NY: Assassins, The 7 Deadly Sins. Tours: You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown; The 3hree Musketeers. Regional: I Love You, You’re Perfect… (West Coast premiere); The Fantasticks; PeterPan; Honk! The Ugly Duckling (West Coast premiere); Song & Dance; A Streetcar Named Desire; Cabaret.
CYNTHIA NORDSTROM (Costume Design).
Off-Broadway: Silent Laughter, Jewtopia. Currently designing Universal Studio’s Peter Pan Lagoon show, Japan.
RICHARD WINKLER (Lighting Design).
Lately, New York: Dr. Sex, Cinderella (NYC Opera), Howie the Rookie, Silent Laughter, A Knight Out (Sir Ian McKellen). Regional: Cats, Tommy, Anything Goes, My Fair Lady, Funny Girl, Kiss Me Kate, Jeykll and Hyde, A Christmas Story, Wit, Underpants, Dirty Blonde, American Fiesta, The Little Prince, Lady Windemere’s Fan, Nickeled and Dimed. National tours: A Chorus Line, Evita, South Pacific, Don’t Bother Me…, Your Arms too Short to Box with God. The Kennedy Center: A Tribute to Jazz Legend Shirley Horn, Carmen Jones (Placido Domingo) and concerts starring Patti LuPone, Julie Andrews, Barbara Cook and Liza Minnelli.
JILL DUBOFF (Sound Design).
Broadway: The Constant Wife, The Good Body, Bill Maher: Victory…. Off-Broadway: Memory House, Spatter Pattern, (Playwrights Horizons); Jump/Cut, Birdy (WP); What Then (Clubbed Thumb); Where Do We Live (Vineyard); Miss Julie (Cherry Lane); Well (Public); Poona the F#@kdog (adobe). Regional: The Clean House (CPP); Lost (ATF); Top Girls (Williamstown); 2005 Powerhouse (NYS&F); Moot the Messenger, A Nervous Smile (Humana); Jump/Cut (Woolly Mammoth). Television: “Comedy Central Presents: Slovin & Allen,” “NBC Late Fridays.” Nominated for two Drama Desk Awards and a Hewes Award in 2005.
DAVID H. LAWRENCE (Hair Designer).
Working on Broadway, Off-Broadway and great regional theatre productions for many years, David has had the pleasure of working with all of the best casts, crews and fellow designers in the theatre. This production is no exception. Thanks to my mentors Paul Huntley and Bob Kelly and all of my associates, plus all who work so hard backstage nightly.
STACEY PANEPINTO (Makeup Consultant).
Stacey is currently working on the film The Hottest State. Her recent credits include the TV series “Book of Daniel” and “Stella.”
BARRY KROST (Producer) has produced/executive produced numerous feature films, among them the critically acclaimed What’s Love Got to Do With It; Love! Valour! Compassion!; When a Stranger Calls; and Shakes the Clown. He has also produced films for television including Third Man Out, All Lies End in Murder, Rear View Murder, Missing Pieces, The Passion of Ayn Rand, Belle Star and Jackie’s Back.
SALLY V. WINTERS (Associate Producer) won an OOBR award for co-producing Love Is Not Concerned. Her first producing job was a murder mystery evening for Ford Motors; her most recent was her daughter, Lucy. Best known as an actress/voiceover performer, she thanks her husband Phil.
MARK FLEMING (Associate Producer) has produced/directed over 200 stage productions, including several Van Zandt/Milmore premieres. Mark and The Premier Theatre Company have presented several national and NJ state debuts starring various Broadway, film, and television performers including Ms. Barbeau, Tony Award winner Debbie Gravitte and others. With partner, John Ogrodnick, they congratulate the entire company of …Garland.
JANE MILMORE (Associate Producer).
Jane is one of the most often-produced female playwrights in the country. She has nineteen plays published worldwide with Samuel French, Inc. (co-authored with Billy Van Zandt). She is also an actress and an award-winning television writer-producer. She is married to writer-producer Richard Vaczy.
321 THEATRICAL MANAGEMENT (General Management). Nina Essman, Nancy Nagel Gibbs and Associates Marcia Goldberg, Lawrence Anderson & Greg Schaffert’s Broadway, Off-Broadway and national tour management credits include Wicked; The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee; Man of La Mancha; The Graduate; I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change; The Good Body; The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe; The Lion King; Smokey Joe’s Café; The Vagina Monologues; De La Guarda; Bat Boy: The Musical; Fully Committed; Silent Laughter; Hank Williams: Lost Highway; The Prince & the Pauper; Over the River; Visiting Mr. Green; The Last Session; Full Gallop; and Smoke on the Mountain.
MARK PALADINI, CSA (Casting Director).
Feature casting credits: The Mask, Mortal Kombat and Keys to Tulsa. Television casting credits: “Beverly Hills 90210,” “Babylon 5” and “Daddy Dearest.” Co-executive producer for two upcoming indie features: My First Wedding (w/Rachael Leigh Cook) and A Previous Engagement (w/Juliet Stevenson). In addition to casting, Mark teaches at Regent University.
THOM SCHILLING (Production Stage Manager).
Stage management credits include Broadway and national tours: Les Misérables, Five Guys Named Moe, Fosse, The American Dancemachine, Lambchop on Broadway. International tours: Miss Saigon (Manila), Grease (Brazil), The Magic Flute (Berlin), Two Gentlemen of Verona (Prague). Off-Broadway: Silent Laughter, Bat Boy the Musical, The Gorey Details. Future producing projects include Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood, Boarder Radio and The G-String Murders. This one is for Kelly.
KEITH SHERMAN & ASSOCIATES
(Press Representative) represents clients in entertainment, media, events, lifestyles and corporate industries. Currently representing: Jewtopia and The God Committee on stage; Three Mo’ Tenors on tour; the films Spinning into Butter starring Sarah Jessica Parker and Charles Busch’s A Very Serious Person; The New York Times Travel Show, among many other projects. KSA represented the Tony Awards for 18 years.
HHC MARKETING (Marketing).
Current: Jersey Boys, Monty Python’s Spamalot, Ring of Fire, Chicago, Phantom of the Opera, The Two and Only, Hot Feet, History Boys, Festen, Slava’s Snowshow, Moscow Cats Theatre, Drumstruck, Confessions of a Mormon Boy, The Property Known As Garland and the NY Musical Theatre Festival. HHC Marketing also proudly represents BroadwayBox.com, HotNYCDeals.com and TheMenEvent.com.
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