Cast & Culprits



Darko Tresnjak won the Tony®, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle awards for his direction of A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder. He recently won the Obie Award for his direction of The Killer with Michael Shannon at Theatre for a New Audience. Recent directing credits include Hamlet at Hartford Stage, where he is the Artistic Director, and The Ghosts of Versailles with Patti LuPone at LA Opera. Upcoming: Rear Window with Kevin Bacon.


Robert L. Freedman received the Fred Ebb and Kleban awards for the musicals A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder and Campaign of the Century with Steven Lutvak, and was nominated for Emmy and Writers Guild awards for the television miniseries Life With Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows.  Other teleplays include Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella (WGA nomination), HBO’s A Deadly Secret (WGA winner), What Makes A Family (GLAAD Award, Humanitas finalist), Murder In The Hamptons, The Pastor’s Wife, Honor Thy Mother, What Love Sees, Bitter Blood, and Broadway Sings The Music of Jule Styne (PBS) Stage works include The Beast of Broadway: The Life and Times of David Merrick, written with Faye Greenberg, and the musical Grand Duchy, with composer John Bayless.

STEVEN LUTVAK (Music/Lyrics)

Broadway debut. Steven wrote the title track to Paramount’s hit film, Mad Hot Ballroom. He won the Kleban and Fred Ebb Awards, both with Robert L. Freedman, for A Gentleman's Guide To Love and Murder and Campaign of the Century. Other musicals include Almost September, Esmeralda, The Wayside Inn and other awards include two Jonathan Larson Performing Arts Foundation Grants, the Johnny Mercer Emerging American Songwriting Award, and an NEA New American Work Grant. He was profiled in Time Magazine’s People To Watch. Steven has performed his songs at Carnegie Hall and around the country, and his CD’s are "The Time It Takes" and "Ahead of my Heart." Steven is proud to have his songs discussed in the David Jenness and Don Velsey book Classic American Popular Song.


Previously Mel Brooks' assistant on The Producers, assistant director The Boy From OzNew musicals in development: The Everleigh ClubThe Rose of Versailles, revue of Joe Raposo (Sesame Street) songs, and a jukebox musical composed of songs from failed/forgotten Broadway musicals.

PEGGY HICKEY (Choreographer)

Broadway debut. New York Theater: Most Happy Fella, La Rondine, Leonard Bernstein Tribute, My Fair Lady, Hansel and Gretel Live from Lincoln Center, Antony and Cleopatra, Babes in Toyland. Regional: Gentleman’s Guide (Hartford Stage, The Old Globe), Carnival, Amour, A Little Night Music, King of Hearts, On the 20th Century, Brigadoon (Goodspeed). Many productions for California Music Theater, Music Theater Wichita, LA Opera. TV/Film: The Brady Bunch Movie, Beck’s New Pollution (MTV Award) Thank you Darko. Love you Tony, Molly and Gaby.

PAUL STAROBA (Music Supervisor)

As conductor, Broadway: A Little Night Music, Next to Normal, Grey Gardens. Off-Broadway: Carrie, The Blue Flower, Lucky Guy, Happiness, Saved, Take Me Along. Other selected keyboard credits: Big FishFar From HeavenNewsies, Sister Act, The Addams Family, West Side Story, Spamalot, In the Heights, Wicked, Young Frankenstein, Legally Blonde, A Chorus Line, Les Miserables.  

LARRY GOLDBERG (Music Director)

As conductor, Broadway: A Little Night Music, Next to Normal, Grey Gardens. Off-Broadway: Carrie, The Blue Flower, Lucky Guy, Happiness, Saved, Take Me Along. Other selected keyboard credits: Big FishFar From HeavenNewsies, Sister Act, The Addams Family, West Side Story, Spamalot, In the Heights, Wicked, Young Frankenstein, Legally Blonde, A Chorus Line, Les Miserables.  

JONATHAN TUNICK (Orchestrations)

Broadway: Company, Follies, A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd, Merrily We Roll Along, Passion, Road Show, Promises, Promises, A Chorus Line, The Color Purple, Titanic, Nine. Composer/conductor, films: Mike Nichols, Franco Zeffirelli, Sidney Lumet, plus Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, "Murder, She Wrote," "Columbo" and "Smash."  Recordings: arranger/ conductor: Bernadette Peters, Kate Bush,  Johnny Mathis, Bette Midler, Paul McCartney.  Next: Into The Woods movie. One of only eight persons holding Tony, Emmy, Grammy and Academy Awards. Elected to the Theatre Hall of Fame in 2009.


Broadway: Present Laughter (Tony Nom.), Old Acquaintance, Butley, Hedda Gabler. West End: All New People. Off-Broadway: 2ST: Modern Terrorism, All New People, Trust, Water’s Edge; Playwrights: Rapture Blister Burn, Maple & Vine; Roundabout: Understudy; Public: Measure for Pleasure; LCT: …Sons of Ulster… (Lortel), Chaucer in Rome. Opera: Berlin: Trittico; Minnesota: Cosi; Munich: Waffenschmied; Würzburg: Holländer; Budapest: Lohengrin. Training: Yale.

LINDA CHO (Costume Design)

New York: Theater for a New Audience; Manhattan Theatre Club;  Second Stage; NY Public Theater; Classic Stage; Atlantic Theater. Regional: La Jolla Playhouse; Arena Stage; The Old Globe;  Guthrie; Goodman; Williamstown Theater Festival; Goodspeed. Opera: Los Angeles Opera; Opera Theater of Saint Louis.  International: Royal Shakespeare Company; Stratford Festival. Education: Yale School of Drama, MFA.

PHILIP S. ROSENBERG (Lighting Design)

Off-Broadway: The Explorers Club (MTC).  Regional: Kennedy Center, La Jolla Playhouse, Ford's, Guthrie, Old Globe, TheatreWorks, Hartford Stage, Huntington, Chicago Shakespeare, Shakespeare Theatre, Manhattan School of Music, Portland Stage Company, TACT, Barrington Stage Company, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Dorset Theatre Festival, Bay Street Theatre, Two River Theatre, George Street Playhouse, Westport. Philip has served as Associate Lighting Designer of over 35 Broadway plays and musicals.


Broadway/Sound Design: Merrily We Roll Along, Sondheim on Sondheim, A Little Night Music, Gypsy, Radio Golf, John Doyle’s production of Sweeney Todd, 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Gem Of the Ocean, Pacific Overtures, Assassins, Into The Woods, Topdog/Underdog, Dirty Blonde, Bring in ‘Da Noise, Bring in ‘Da Funk, others. Off-Broadway: Passion, Road Show, Homebody/Kabul, Floyd Collins, others. Broadway/Composer: The Merchant of Venice with Al Pacino, Julius Caesar with Denzel Washington, The Tempest with Patrick Stewart. Dan Hurlin’s Disfarmer. Awards: 3 Tony Awards nominations, 3 Drama Desk Awards, OBIE Award for sustained excellence.

AARON RHYNE (Projection Design)

Broadway: Bonnie and Clyde. Off-Broadway: Water By the Spoonful, Lonely, I’m Not, The Blue Flower, All New People (Second Stage), Wild With Happy (Public), Working (Prospect), Graceland (LCT), Spirit Control (MTC). Regional: Huntington, Hartford Stage, Shakespeare Theatre, The Old Globe, La Jolla Playhouse, Ford’s Theatre, Asolo Rep, Wolftrap.

CHARLES G. LAPOINTE (Hair & Wig Design)

Broadway: After Midnight, Beautiful, Soul Doctor, Motown, Clybourne Park, Bring It On, Newsies, The Columnist, Mountaintop, Merchant of Venice, Memphis, Henry IV, Lombardi, Fences, Miracle Worker, Superior Donuts, 33 Variations, In The Heights, Jersey Boys, The Color Purple, Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me, Good Vibrations.


NYC based Make-Up Designer & Hairstylist. Bway: Larry David’s Fish in the Dark (Make-Up Designer), A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder (Make-Up Designer), Mamma Mia!, Cabaret, The Lion King, The End of the Rainbow.

DIANNE ADAMS MCDOWELL (Vocal Arrangements)

Credits include The Wind in the Willows and Bookends (both with husband/collaborator, James McDowell), the Tony-nominated Starmites, and Radio City Music Hall. Nominated for the 2002 Helen Hayes Award, Dianne was also the recipient of the 2004 Barrymore Award (Philadelphia), and the 2006 Beverly Hills/Hollywood NAACP Award.


With Jay Binder, CSA, Jack Bowdan, CSA, Mark Brandon, CSA, and Jason Styres, CSA, have cast over 70 Broadway shows including Dames at Sea (upcoming), A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Born Yesterday, The Miracle Worker, Finian’s Rainbow, Brighton Beach Memoirs, A Chorus Line, Gypsy, 39 Steps, White Christmas, Is He Dead?, Inherit The Wind, Journey’s End, Butley, Virginia Woolf, Sweet Charity, Wonderful Town, Movin’ Out, 42nd Street, Music Man, Iceman Cometh, Charlie Brown, Sound of Music, Beauty & the Beast, Last Night of Ballyhoo, Chicago, King & I, Damn Yankees, Lost in Yonkers, Jerome Robbins’ Broadway, The Goodbye Girl and every City Center Encores! production since its inception in 1994. Film/TV/Other: Carousel (NY Philharmonic/PBS), Six by Sondheim (HBO), So You Think You Can Dance, West Side Story (San Francisco Symphony), Hairspray, Dreamgirls, Chicago, Nine. Ten–time Artios Award winner.

TRIPP PHILLIPS (Production Supervisor)

Broadway/tour includes: Gent’s Guide, Macbeth, Memphis, Christmas Story, Born Yesterday, Lombardi, Finian’s Rainbow, Pal Joey, Passing Strange, The Ritz, Jersey Boys, White Christmas, Princesses, 42nd Street, Swing!, Ring Round the Moon, Dream, King and I.

J. JASON DAUNTER (Production Stage Manager)

Broadway: Shuffle Along, Wicked, Chicago, Glory Days, Cyrano de Bergerac (Kevin Kline). National Tours: Wicked, Chicago, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Joseph... Dreamcoat. Regional: Stages St. Louis, Pittsburgh CLO, Kennedy Center. Creative Director for the Educational Theatre Association (EdTA). Films: The Extra Man, You Don't Know Jack. "Dare to Dream!" 

JOEY PARNES (Producer)

Broadway: A View from the Bridge; Skylight (Tony Award); Fish in the Dark; A Delicate Balance; This Is Our Youth; A Raisin in the Sun (Tony); Gentleman’s Guide (Tony); BetrayalVanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike (Tony); End of the RainbowHAIR (Tony); The Merchant of Venice (2010); Bloody Bloody Andrew JacksonPassing StrangeWho’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (2005); The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?Copenhagen; and Dreamgirls, among others. 

SUE WAGNER (Producer)

Broadway: A View from the Bridge, Skylight (Tony Award), Fish in the Dark, A Delicate Balance, This Is Our Youth, A Raisin in the Sun (Tony), A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder (Tony), Betrayal, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike (Tony), End of the Rainbow, HAIR, The Merchant of Venice, Lombardi, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Equus, Passing Strange, Butley, Well, and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?.


Broadway credits include A View from the BridgeSkylight (Tony Award), Fish in the DarkA Delicate BalanceThis Is Our YouthA Raisin in the Sun (Tony),Gentleman’s Guide (Tony), BetrayalVanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike (Tony), End of the RainbowHAIRThe Merchant of VeniceBloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, and Passing Strange. Graduate: Fordham University at Lincoln Center.


50 Church Street Productions is headed by Rick Costello and is thrilled to be a part of this amazing, fresh, fun musical. Broadway: The Trip to Bountiful, Gore Vidal’s The Best Man and Hair (tour). Proud board member of the outstanding Hartford Stage Company.


Broadway: Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike (Tony, Drama Desk, Drama League, OCC Awards); Macbeth with Alan Cumming. Off-Broadway: Saint Joan, Hamlet, Buyer & Cellar, My Name Is Asher Lev (OCC Award). Broadway investments: The Glass Menagerie, Big Fish, Kinky Boots, Matilda,Cinderella, Evita, The Best Man, On a Clear Day…, the Public Theater’s Love’s Labour’s Lost. The Broadway Consortium: Porgy and Bess, Bonnie & Clyde, Chinglish. Broadway Records: Matilda on Broadway, Patti LuPone, Norbert Leo Butz, Laura Benanti, Andrea McArdle, Aaron Tveit, Christiane Noll, Laura Osnes.


Produced documentary movie Joffrey: Mavericks of American Dance. Jay and Una are proud to be a part of the Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder team. They are making their debut as Broadway producers. Congrats to Steven and Joey. Love to S,C,S,A,A,V. “The Arts Lift Us All.”


Off-Broadway: In producer’s role, Sunday in the Park with George (in association with Playwrights Horizons), Hamlet Machine (NYU), The Gardens of Frau Hess, Bully Pulpit, You Should Be So Lucky and Garden of Earthly Delights. Broadway: All’s Well That Ends Well (Royal Shakespeare Company).


Broadway credits: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (2013 Tony Award, Drama Desk, Outer Critics); David Mamet’s Glengarry Glen Ross, Race and A Life in the Theatre; Nicky Silver’s The Lyons; Gore Vidal’s The Best Man; Tracy Letts’ Superior Donuts; Nöel Coward’s Blithe Spirit; and the 2009 Tony Award winner, Hair. She began her career as a producer with the formation of the Cast Theatre in Hollywood, and subsequently produced Eric Bentley’s Are You Now or Have You Ever Been, which garnered numerous awards.

JAMIE deROY (Producer)

Broadway: Vanya and Sonia… (Tony, Drama Critics, Drama Desk, Drama League, OCC), Cinderella, Nice Work…, Peter and the Starcatcher, The Motherf**ker With the Hat, Catch Me If You Can, The Addams Family, Finian’s Rainbow, Norman Conquests (Tony, OCC, Drama Desk), All My Sons, The Seagull, Thurgood. Off-Broadway: Dr. Ruth, Model Apartment, Asher Lev (OCC), Forbidden Broadway, Dividing the Estate, Opus.


Megan Savage made her Broadway producing debut last season with Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. She produces musical theatre readings and concerts throughout New York City. Thanks to Jerry and Linda Crawford; Rob Sherman and Joan Lenington; Terri and Frank Libby; Mark and Tricia Beisler; Ray, Liza and Charlotte Bryan; Sandy Amesur; Mom and Dad.


LOUISE H. BEARD Swine STARS Productions Broadway: A Christmas Story: The Musical (Tony nomination 2012), Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Porgy and Bess. BARBARA FREITAG: Barbara and late husband, Buddy, formed Tony-winning BSquare+4Productions to produce original shows. Broadway 2013-14: All The Way, Mothers and Sons, Allegiance.  RUTH HENDEL: Betrayal, Fela! (Broadway and world tour). Tonys: Red, Death of a Salesman, Clybourne Park. Love to Tolly and family.  HENI KOENIGSBERG: Productions include Betrayal, The Testament of Mary, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess (Tony). Sending love and thanks to my wonderful family.


Broadway: Clybourne Park (Tony Award), Hair on tour, American Idiot, Slava’s Snowshow. FringeNYC/Off-Broadway: 5 Lesbians Eating A Quiche, Yeast Nation, Silence! The Musical! Film: Standbys, Banshee Chapter. Co-founder: FringeNYC Encore Series, League of Independent Theater. Outstanding Young Alumnus, U. of Florida. Inaugural recipient: Hal Prince’s T. Fellowship for creative producers.


is a three-time Tony, four-time Drama Desk, two-time Drama League, two-time Outer Critics Circle Award-winning producer. Broadway includes On Your Feet, Skylight, The Elephant Man, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, After Midnight, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike; Off Broadway: Wiesenthal and The Flick. West End: The Elephant Man; National Tour: Gentleman’s Guide.


Partner/producer at Big Block Entertainment Group, a television, film, live entertainment and design production company based in New York and California. Broadway credits include The Performers. Film: Ride (2014). Los Angeles theatrical credits: Heathers: The Musical, Inappropriate: The Musical. Touring singer-songwriter with multiple releases. Love to AHLB.


Michael T. Cohen is president of the tri-state region for Colliers International, a commercial real estate firm. He also serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the Roundabout Theatre Company. A native New Yorker and theatre lover, Michael has invested in numerous shows. This is his first production credit.


Broadway investors on the Tony Award-winning Vanya and Sonya and Masha and Spike. Joe serves on the Manhattan Theatre Club Board. Longtime supporters of Page 73 Productions and Play Company, bringing new playwright voices to the New York stage.


Broadway investments include Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike (Tony Award) and End of the Rainbow. He is currently a producer of the Off-Broadway musical Disaster!

RON SIMONS (Producer)

Broadway: The Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess (Tony Award, Best Revival of a Musical), Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike (Tony Award, Best Play), A Streetcar Named Desire (Extraordinary Excellence in Diversity on Broadway Award). Film: Night Catches Us (FIPRESCI Award for Best American Feature), Gun Hill Road (IMAGEN Award, Best Film), Blue Caprice (official selection 2013 Sundance Film Festival) and Mother of George (Sundance Award for Best Cinematography).


Four Tony Awards since 2009: Norman Conquests, La Cage..., Memphis, Vanya/Sonia.... Currently: Something Rotten, Hand To God, Cinderella (tour). Also West End.

GREG NOBILE (Producer)

Broadway producing debut. Greg leads Leo Minor Productions, a next-generation production company, and Seaview Productions with partner Jana Shea. He also serves as the Managing Director at Legacy Theatre in Connecticut. Upcoming: Witness Uganda (ART), College Musical (Ars Nova). Impossible without Carole, Jana and Tony. For Poppy. Twitter: @GregNobile.




Five-time Tony winner Mr. Lane and two-time Tony winner Ms. Comley collectively produced more than 40 Broadway productions. Currently Romeo and Juliet and War Horse. They won the 2013 Olivier Award for Best Musical for Irving Berlin’s Top Hat. Mr. Lane is the owner and operator of the Palace Theatre in NY and the author of Jews on Broadway.,

JOE SIROLA (Producer)

Joe Sirola has starred in more than 600 TV shows, films and on Broadway in Molly Brown, Pal Joey and Golden Rainbow. The WSJ named him “King of the Voiceovers,” having recorded 10,000+ commercials. His one-man piece, Shakespeare’s Ages of Man, is continually successful. Producing credits: The Trip to Bountiful, Stick Fly and Time Stands Still.

TED SNOWDON (Producer)

Ted Snowdon is currently producing Jonathan Tolin’s hit play Buyer & Cellar starring Michael Urie. Broadway credits include Master Class, The Mountaintop, Time Stands Still, Spring Awakening, Reasons to Be Pretty, The Little Dog Laughed, Souvenir, The Twilight of the Golds and the 1979 Tony winner The Elephant Man. Off-Broadway: Harbor, My Name Is Asher Lev, Cock, Our Town and The Last Sunday in June.


Celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year, the Tony Award-winning Hartford Stage is under the leadership of Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak and Managing Director Michael Stotts. The company has a devoted and talented staff and is governed by a visionary board. Recent New York: Enchanted April, The Orphans’ Home Cycle and the 2012 Pulitzer Prize-winning Water by the Spoonful.

THE OLD GLOBE (Co-Producer)

San Diego’s Tony Award-winning Old Globe has been among the country’s leading theatres for over 75 years. Under Artistic Director Barry Edelstein and Managing Director Michael G. Murphy, the Globe produces 15 productions annually, including its internationally renowned Shakespeare Festival. World premieres such as The Full Monty, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, A Catered Affair and Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! were developed at the Globe.