DAVID ROSSMER and STEVE ROSEN
met each other on stage during an improv at French Woods summer camp. They have since been collaborators on a number of projects, and occasionally punch each other in the face. Rosen and Rossmer created, wrote and hosted (with Dan Lipton and Sarah Saltzberg) the comedy improv variety show Don’t Quit Your Night Job, which began at Joe’s Pub in downtown NYC and migrated Off-Broadway to the HA! Comedy Club in Times Square, The Zipper, The Julia Miles Theater and Le Poisson Rouge. Rossmer and Rosen wrote, with Lipton, The Great Broadway Shuffle, which Rosen has performed to standing ovations at Joe’s Pub, Ars Nova and somewhere else no one can remember. Currently, Rosen and Rossmer are splitting their efforts between creating their warped new game show “People You Know Are Aliens” in New York, and developing their TV show, “Say Ah”, in Los Angeles. The Other Josh Cohen is their first musical…and quite possibly their last, because one of them doesn’t bathe properly. You know who I’m talkin’ about. Seriously, it’s gross.
is a director, music director, arranger, orchestrator, conductor, singer, pianist and violinist. Mr. Sperling won the 2005 Tony and Drama Desk Awards for his orchestrations of The Light in the Piazza, for which he was also music director. Other Broadway credits include the Tony Award-winning revival of South Pacific, Guys and Dolls, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The Full Monty, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Angels in America, My Favorite Year, Falsettos, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Les Misérables, Roza, and Sunday in the Park with George. Mr. Sperling was an original cast member of the Broadway musical Titanic, where he shared a dressing room with David Rossmer. Off-Broadway credits include A Man of No Importance, Wise Guys, A New Brain, Saturn Returns, Floyd Collins, Falsettoland, and Romance in Hard Times. Mr. Sperling’s work as a stage director includes the world premieres of The Other Josh Cohen, See What I Wanna See, Charlotte: Life? Or Theater? and Striking 12, as well as a revival of Lady in the Dark. He has conducted the scores for the films The Manchurian Candidate and Everything Is Illuminated, and directed the short film, Love Mom, starring Tonya Pinkins. Mr. Sperling has an active concert career, working with singers Audra McDonald, Victoria Clark, Patti LuPone, Kelli O’Hara, Nathan Gunn, Michael Bublé, Idina Menzel, John Pizzarelli, Ann Hampton Callaway, Bryn Terfel, Paulo Szot and Deborah Voigt. He has conducted concerts with the New York Philharmonic, the Collegiate Chorale, the Chicago and San Francisco Symphonies, for Live at Lincoln Center, the American Songbook Series at Lincoln Center and the Lyrics and Lyricists series at the 92nd Street Y. Mr. Sperling was a recipient of the 2006 Shen Family Foundation Award for leadership in the musical theater and is the Director of the Music Theater Initiative at the Public Theater, as well as the Creative Director of the 24-Hour Musicals.
Co-Founding Artistic Director of dre.dance, a contemporary dance company. Theatrical direction and choreography: Allegiance (The Old Globe); Kristin Chenoweth at Carnegie Hall; The Frank Loesser Songbook/New York Philharmonic (Lincoln Center); The Mikado (Carnegie Hall); Lyrics and Lyricists (92nd St. Y); The Aluminum Show (international tour); V-Day (Urban Stages); Journey to the West (37 Arts); Esther Demsack (SPF/The Public Theater); DanceBreak (Joan Weill Center for Dance); Ace (The Old Globe, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Repertory Theater of St. Louis); Bright Lights, Big City (Prince Music Theater); Vices (Theatre Aspen); Aida (Music Theater Wichita); Man of La Mancha (Sacramento Music Circus); numerous university and others.
Broadway: Ghetto Klown. Off-Broadway: Triassic Parq (Amas Musical Theatre @ Soho Playhouse), Bullet for Adolf (New World Stages), Whida Peru and Mosaic (59E59), Stuffed and UnStrung (Union Square Theater), An Evening without Monty Python (Town Hall). Regional: The Gronholm Method (Falcon Theatre, LA), The Taming of the Shrew (Folger Theatre, DC), A Second Chance (Signature Theatre), Pippin, A Streetcar Named Desire, The Winter’s Tale (Berlind Theatre @ McCarter). International: The Pearl Fishers (Coliseum ENO, London), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Marinsky, Russia). Upcoming: Conference of the Birds (Folger Theatre, DC), Solo Musicals (Urban Stages), Faust (Mariinsky, Russia), Die Fledermaus (MET Opera). www.jenschriever.com
Broadway: Memphis, The 39 Steps, The Wedding Singer. Off-Broadway (selected): Graceland (LCT3), Love Loss and What I Wore (Westside), Crazy Mary (Playwrights Horizons), A Second Hand Memory and Writer’s Block, both written and directed by Woody Allen (Atlantic Theater Co.); Cellini (Second Stage). Other: NYCO, Huntington, NYSAF, Williamstown. MFA: Yale School of Drama.
(Assistant Stage Manager)
Broadway: The 24-Hour Plays on Broadway (American Airlines Theater), Broadway Backwards 5 (Vivian Beaumont Theatre), The American Plan (Manhattan Theatre Club). Off-Broadway: Chimichangas and Zoloft (Atlantic Theater Company), Teresa’s Ecstasy (Cherry Lane Theatre), The Man Who Came to Dinner (Peccadillo Theater Company), Little Black Dress, The 24-Hour Musicals, The Last Castrato, Havana Journal 2004, Lotus Feet, The Last Starfighter the Musical, Summer Shorts I-VI, Artfuckers (DR2), All Eyes and Ears, Kingdom, Daughter of a Cuban Revolutionary, Kissing Fidel (INTAR). Regional: A Doll’s House (Williamstown Theatre Festival), The 24-Hour Plays: Los Angeles (The Broad Stage), Chekhov Lizardbrain (Pig Iron Theatre Company). Education: MFA in Stage Management from Columbia University.
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RED RISING MARKETING
Current clients: Jersey Boys, Jesus Christ Superstar, 7th Monarch, Closer Than Ever, SILENCE! The Musical, the 2012 return engagement of Mummenschanz and BroadwayInsider.com. Red Rising Marketing was established in February 2012 by Michael Redman, after serving as vice president at HHC Marketing for the last 10 years and overseeing marketing and promotions on over 200 Broadway and Off-Broadway shows. www.redrisingnyc.com.
SCANDOBEAN PRODUCTIONS, LLC
founded by Lily Fan in 2010, is a theatre and film production company that hopes to transform our collective consciousness and forge our differences by telling gripping stories that inspire thinking and encourage us to love. The Other Josh Cohen is a true story about the ultimate nice guy that gels perfectly with my mission and makes me love this world even more. Other productions include: Chinglish by David Henry Hwang (Broadway and national tour); Jesus Christ Superstar (2012 Tony nomination for Best Revival); The Standbys, a documentary film about Broadway understudies (world premiered at the 2012 Tony Awards Film Series) opening at Clearview Theatres in 15 cities starting on October 19, 2012; Miss Abigail’s Guide to Dating, Mating, and Marriage; The Rotten Plaintains, a physical comedy show; The Mountaintop on Broadway; The Addams Family (National and Australian tours).
AMAS MUSICAL THEATRE
(Donna Trinkoff, Artistic Producer)
New York City’s award-winning pioneer in multiculturalism in the performing arts since 1969. Founded by ground-breaking actress and producer Rosetta LeNoire (Bubbling Brown Sugar), Amas (“you love” in Latin) is devoted to the creation, development and professional production of new American musicals through the celebration of diversity and minority perspectives, the emergence of new artistic talent, and the training and encouragement of under-served young people in the New York area. In recent years Amas has emerged as a leading not-for-profit laboratory for new musicals, including Triassic Parq, Marry Harry, Me and Miss Monroe, Aesop & Company, Signs of Life, Wanda’s World, SHOUT! The Mod Musical, Lone Star Love, From My Hometown, Zanna, Don’t!, and Stormy Weather: The Story of Lena Horne. Amas education programs include the Rosetta LeNoire Musical Theatre Academy, a pre-professional training program for teenagers, and a host of programs for elementary, middle and high schools. Next up at Amas: Casanova, 13 Things About Ed Chilicotti, Burly-Q, Distant Thunder. Visit www.amasmusical.org.