Wednesday, October 1, 2014
FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT OF NEW BROADWAY MUSICAL
Book by MICHAEL WELLER
Music by LUCY SIMON
Lyrics by MICHAEL KORIE and AMY POWERS
Choreography by KELLY DEVINE
Directed by DES McANUFF
Previews Begin Friday, March 27, 2015
Opening Tuesday, April 21, 2015
At the BROADWAY THEATRE
Scenic Design by MICHAEL SCOTT-MITCHELL
Costume Design by PAUL TAZEWELL
Lighting Design by HOWELL BINKLEY
Sound Design by STEVE CANYON KENNEDY
Projection Design by SEAN NIEUWENHUIS
Orchestrations by DANNY TROOB
Music Arrangements by ERIC STERN
Musical Supervision by RON MELROSE
Tickets on Sale Monday, November 10, 2014
(New York, NY) The new Broadway musical DOCTOR ZHIVAGO, based on Boris Pasternak’s Nobel Prize-winning 20th-century epic Russian masterpiece, will begin performances on Friday, March 27, 2015, and open on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at the Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway). This sweeping musical romance, which revolves around five intertwined lovers set against a panoramic portrait of a nation in upheaval, is directed by two-time Tony Award winner Des McAnuff (Jersey Boys), with a book by Academy Award nominee Michael Weller (Ragtime), music by Grammy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Lucy Simon (The Secret Garden), lyrics by Tony Award nominee Michael Korie (Grey Gardens) and Emmy Award nominee Amy Powers (Ella Enchanted), and choreography by Tony Award nominee Kelly Devine (Rocky). DOCTOR ZHIVAGO will be produced on Broadway by Anita Waxman, Tom Dokton, Latitude Link, Ted Hartley/RKO Stage and Chunsoo Shin, with Joe Corcoran, J. Todd Harris, The Pelican Group and John Frost. Junkyard Dog Productions is the executive producer of DOCTOR ZHIVAGO. Casting to be announced soon.
DOCTOR ZHIVAGO will feature scenic design by Michael Scott-Mitchell (Wagner’s Ring Cycle), costume design by five-time Tony Award nominee Paul Tazewell (Memphis), lighting design by Tony Award winner Howell Binkley (Jersey Boys), sound design by Tony Award winner Steve Canyon Kennedy (700 Sundays), projection design by Sean Nieuwenhuis (Jesus Christ Superstar), with orchestrations by Danny Troob, music arrangements by Eric Stern and musical supervision by Ron Melrose.
The first block of tickets for DOCTOR ZHIVAGO go on sale Monday, November 10, 2014, and will be available for performances from Friday, March 27, 2015, through March 6, 2016.
DOCTOR ZHIVAGO is an epic romance set during the final days of Czarist Russia, the First World War and the chaos of the Russian revolution. Raised as an aristocrat, Zhivago is a political idealist, physician and poet whose life is tossed by the tides of history as he is torn between a life with his devoted wife, Tonia Gromeko and the passionate and mysterious Lara Guishar. Zhivago is not alone in his yearnings for Lara, competing for her affections with the young revolutionary Pasha Antipov, and the aristocrat Viktor Komarovsky. DOCTOR ZHIVAGO celebrates the strength of love and art, in the face of political oppression, war and revolution.
“DOCTOR ZHIVAGO has a profound and exquisite intimacy” said director Des McAnuff, “The story is about five people – three men in love with one woman and two women in love with one man. While they are so close to us that we can reach out and touch them, they also live out their lives over a vast stretch of Russian history from the streets of Moscow to the icy slopes of the Ural Mountains. The heart of our story is the discovery that love through art can survive even the most unimaginably violent and turbulent times. Working on this has given us all on the team the kind of emotional inspiration that we hope to pass on to New York audiences. The story of DOCTOR ZHIVAGO is just as pertinent today as it was fifty years ago. It continues to advance on the edge of time.”
“I have always had a very personal feeling about Boris Pasternak’s novel and a tremendous respect for the David Lean film. Before I even started thinking it might be possible to write a musical based on this work, I reread the novel three times. Only after I grasped the significance of the last chapter, “The Poems of Yurii Zhivago,” did I see a way forward,” said composer Lucy Simon, “After completing the prose novel, Pasternak wrote 25 poems – poems that Zhivago had been in the process of creating throughout the novel. If read by themselves, the poems capture the novel and retell it in a different form. That concept of being able to reduce the size of the novel by translating into another language – music – was my thrilling challenge. Also igniting my interest was the discovery that DOCTOR ZHIVAGO is more than a story about love and revolution. It is a novel about the irreducible force of creation rising from the ashes of revolution – a creation that continues and informs the future.”
“I have always felt that DOCTOR ZHIVAGO is the most passionate, emotional and romantic love story ever told,” said producer Anita Waxman. “When I first heard Lucy Simon’s soaring score I felt emotionally connected in a way I’ve never felt before to a piece of musical theatre. Following the great success of the Australian production, Des and the team continue to refine their work in preparation for ZHIVAGO’s Broadway bow. We are thrilled to be offered the Broadway Theatre to bring Lucy’s gorgeous score, Michael Korie and Amy Powers’ exquisite lyrics and Michael Weller’s rich adaptation of this compelling story to New York audiences.”
In 1955 Boris Pasternak finished writing DOCTOR ZHIVAGO and after many months of silence and rejection from publishers in the Soviet Union, a manuscript of the novel was smuggled into Italy where it was first published in 1957. In 1958 Pasternak was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature which infuriated the Soviet Union’s Communist Party as they felt the spirit of his most successful novel, DOCTOR ZHIVAGO, was offensive in its depiction of the October Revolution and the aftermath as a chaotic disaster. With the aid of The United States, copies of the novel were smuggled into the USSR so the country’s citizens could read Pasternak’s epic masterpiece about their homeland during the dawning of the 20th Century. In 1965 David Lean’s critically-acclaimed film adaption of DOCTOR ZHIVAGO won five Academy Awards and starred Omar Sharif, Julie Christie, Geraldine Chaplin and Tom Courtenay. Adjusted for inflation, DOCTOR ZHIVAGO is the 8th highest grossing film of all time.
The musical received its world premiere, directed by Des McAnuff with a creative team that included Michael Weller, Lucy Simon, Michael Korie and Amy Powers, in California at the La Jolla Playhouse in 2006. In 2011, a revised DOCTOR ZHIVAGO opened to critical acclaim at the Lyric Theatre in Sydney.
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CREATIVE TEAM BIOGRAPHIES
MICHAEL WELLER (Book) studied music composition with Harold Shapiro, Irving Fine and Martin Boykin at Brandeis University, where he wrote scores and libretti for original musicals. After receiving a theatre diploma from Manchester University he spent the next seven years living and writing plays in the UK. His work came to public attention with Cancer at the Royal Court Theatre in London. Under its new name, Moonchildern it went on to Broadway, off-Broadway and around the world. He’s written dozens of produced plays (most known: Loose Ends, Spoils of War, Fifty Words) and screenplays (Hair, Ragtime, Lost Angels), and in television he was writer/producer on “Once and Again.” He developed and supervised for its first ten years the acclaimed Mentor Project of the Cherry Lane Theatre. Awards: Academy Award nomination, N.A.A.C.P. Outstanding Contribution Award, Critics Outer Circle Award, Rockefeller Foundation Grant, Kennedy Center Fund for New American Plays Award, Helen Merrill Award, Flora Roberts Award. The Broken Watch Theatre Company named its playhouse after him. He’s President of the Writer’s Guild Initiative (of the Writers Guild of America, east, Inc) and a counsel member of The Dramatists Guild of America. He teaches a class at the New School for Drama.
LUCY SIMON (Composer) is a Grammy Award-winning, critically acclaimed singer/songwriter and composer for the American musical theatre. Born into a musical family, Ms. Simon began her professional career at age 16 with her sister Carly as part of The Simon Sisters. This was followed by a career as a songwriter and recording artist. While she was raising her children, she co-wrote and produced the children’s albums, “In Harmony” and “In Harmony 2,” both of which won Grammy Awards. She found her true calling writing for the musical theatre. Ms. Simon made her Broadway debut in 1991 as the composer of The Secret Garden for which she received Tony and Drama Desk nominations, The Drama-Logue Award, and a Grammy nomination for the recording of the score. The Secret Garden was produced in Australia in 1995 and for the Millennium, in the UK by The Royal Shakespeare Company. It broke box office records in its run at Stratford before transferring to the West End. Ms. Simon wrote and produced the songs and soundtrack for the multi-award winning HBO movie, “The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader Murdering Mom.” Ms. Simon returns to home ground as she develops her next musical based on an iconic and beloved American story.
MICHAEL KORIE (Co-Lyricist) was nominated for a Tony Award and received the Outer Critics Circle award for his lyrics to Grey Gardens with music by Scott Frankel and book by Doug Wright, directed by Michael Greif. Following its Playwrights Horizons premiere and subsequent Broadway run, the musical has been produced across America and internationally, and will receive its London premiere in 2015. Korie wrote the lyrics to Far From Heaven produced at Playwrights Horizons and developed at the Williamstown Festival, also with music by Frankel, book by Richard Greenberg and direction by Michael Greif. He wrote lyrics to Happiness at Lincoln Center Theater with composer Frankel and playwright John Weidman, directed by Susan Stroman. For opera, Korie wrote the libretto to composer Ricky Ian Gordon’s The Grapes of Wrath produced at Minnesota Opera, Los Angeles Disney Hall and Carnegie Hall. Korie’s librettos to operas composed by Stewart Wallace include Harvey Milk at San Francisco Opera, Houston Grand Opera, and New York City Opera, Kabbalah at Brooklyn Academy, and Where’s Dick? at Houston Grand Opera directed by Richard Foreman. Korie’s lyrics have received the Kleban Award, Jonathan Larson Award, and the ASCAP Richard Rodgers Award. His songs with composer Frankel were spotlighted at The Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage Broadway Today. He serves on the council of The Dramatists Guild, moderates the musical theatre division of the Dramatist Guild Fellows Program, and teaches lyric writing at Yale.
AMY POWERS (Co-Lyricist). Emmy-nominated lyricist Amy Powers creates songs for film, television, commercials, pop and country artists, animation, theme parks and children’s brands, as well as theatre. Her work has been featured in Oscar- and Tony- winning productions and recorded by #1-selling and multi-platinum artists worldwide, including Barbra Streisand, Alabama, Katharine McPhee, Ashley Tisdale, Patti LuPone, Diamond Rio, Brian McKnight, and Tina Arena, among other. Her songs have been featured on “Glee,” “True Blood,” “Sons of Anarchy” and many other TV shows, and in films from The Muhammad Ali documentary When We Were Kings to Make Your Move, directed by Duane Adler. A Vassar College, Harvard Law School and Columbia Business School graduate, Powers writes frequently for Mattel’s Barbie movie series, as well as for the Disney Channel, Universal Family Entertainment, and Nickelodeon. Her theatre credits include ‘As If We Never Said Goodbye’ and ‘With One Look’ from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Sunset Boulevard; Lizzie Borden (Goodspeed), and The Game (Barrington Stage), starring Sara Ramirez. She is also a Regional Vice President with Arbonne; and, with her husband J. Todd Harris, a co-producer of Heathers, The Musical (written by Lawrence O’Keefe and Kevin Murphy; directed by Andy Fickman).
DES McANUFF (Director) is a two-time Tony Award-winning director and the immediate past Artistic Director of the Stratford Shakespeare Festival. He is also Artistic Director Emeritus of La Jolla Playhouse, where during his tenure he directed more than 30 productions of classics, new plays and musicals. Broadway: Jesus Christ Superstar, Guys and Dolls, Aaron Sorkin’s The Farnsworth Invention, Jersey Boys (Tony and Olivier Awards: Best Musical), Billy Crystal’s 700 Sundays (Tony Award: Best Special Theatrical Event), Dracula the Musical, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, The Who’s Tommy (Tony and Olivier Awards: Best Director), A Walk in the Woods, and Big River (Tony Awards: Best Director, Best Musical). Other New York: Fetch Clay, Make Man (New York Theatre Workshop); The Crazy Locomotive (Chelsea Theater Center); The Death of Von Richtofen As Witnessed From Earth, Henry IV Part 1, Mary Stuart and Leave It to Beaver Is Dead (Public Theatre). Stratford highlights: A Word or Two, Caesar and Cleopatra, The Tempest (all with Christopher Plummer) Opera: Faust (Metropolitan Opera, English National Opera). Film: Cousin Bette (director), The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle (director), Iron Giant (producer) and Quills (executive producer).
KELLY DEVINE (Choreographer) is Tony Award nominated, internationally recognized choreographer whose work spans the mediums of film, television and live performance. Broadway: Rocky, Rock of Ages (1st National Tour, London, Australia, Helpman Award Best Choreography, Toronto, Las Vegas), Jersey Boys and Memphis as Associate Choreographer. Opera: Faust at the Metropolitan Opera House/London Coliseum. Off-Broadway: Rock of Ages; Fat Camp; Frankenstein; Anne Wrecksick. La Jolla Playhouse: Peter and the Starcatcher (In association with Disney Theatricals); Doctor Zhivago (Australia; Helpman Nomination); and Private Fittings. Stratford Shakespeare Festival: Cabaret; Romeo & Juliet. Regional: Toxic Avenger (The Alley Theater); A Christmas Story (Kansas City Rep. and 5th Avenue Theatre);Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (Kirk Douglas Theatre); Sneaux (L.A. Weekly Theatre Award for Best Choreography); Wozzeck (San Diego Opera); The Wiz (Associate Choreographer). Film/Television: Dear Dumb Diary; Naomi and Ely’s No Kiss List; Happy Texas; Zombie Prom; Mozart in the Jungle; “So Little Time;” “Two of a Kind;” Upcoming New York: Director/Choreographer Bliss- A New Musical, Jawbreaker, and The David Foster Project.
MICHAEL SCOTT-MITCHELL (Scenic Design), one of Australia’s most outstanding designers, studied architecture at Sydney University before receiving a Bachelor of Dramatic Art from NIDA. He has extensive credits in opera, theatre and special events and has won many awards for his designs. Michael is known for the design of the Cauldron, Sydney 2000 Olympic Games; Cauldron, Asian Games Doha 2006 and set design for State Opera of South Australia’s production of Wagner’s Ring Cycle (Helpmann Award for the Best Scenic Design). For the Sydney Theatre Company (STC) he has designed over 28 productions and was Bell Shakespeare Company’s inaugural designer. Michael has worked extensively in opera, designing for Opera Australia and all the state opera companies. Michael’s recent designs include Boundary Street for Black Swan and the Brisbane Festival, Honour, Long Day’s Journey into Night, Travesties and Elling for STC, La Fanciulla del West for State Opera of South Australia, West Australian Opera, Opera Australia and Opera Queensland. Other recent designs include FIFA World Congress Sydney 2008, Don Giovanni for Opera Australia and World Youth Day 2008 – Stations of the Cross, broadcast internationally.
PAUL TAZEWELL (Costume Design) has designed extensively for theatre, dance and opera. Selected credits: Broadway: Noise/Funk (Tony nomination), The Color Purple (Tony nomination), In The Heights (Tony nomination), Memphis (Tony nomination), Streetcar Named Desire (Tony nomination), On the Town, Def Poetry Jam, Elaine Strich: At Liberty, Fascinating Rhythm. Off-Broadway: Flesh and Blood, Harlem Song, Dina Was, City Center Encores! Li’l Abner, Once Around the City, Before It Hits Home, Playboy of the West Indies (Lincoln Center Theater). Joseph Papp Public Theater: Boston Marriage, One Flea Spare, Henry V, Venus, Blade to the Heat. Regional: Arena Stage, Guthrie Theater, Goodman Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, Center Stage, Hartford Stage, Long Wharf Theatre, Seattle Rep, Trinity Rep, Cincinnati Playhouse, Alliance Theatre, Milwaukee Rep, Glimmerglass Opera, New York City Opera, Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Boston Ballet. Award and honors: Lortel Award (On the Town), two Helen Hayes Awards (African Company, Richard III, Peer Gynt), a Michael Merritt Award and the AUDELCO Award (Harlem Song), the TDF Irene Sharaff Young Master Award and a Princess Grace Fellowship. Graduate of North Carolina School of the Arts and NYU Tisch School.
HOWELL BINKLEY (Lighting Design). Broadway credits include: After Midnight (Tony Award nomination), A Christmas Story, Jesus Christ Superstar, Memphis, West Side Story (Tony Award nomination.), Guys and Dolls, In the Heights (Tony Award nomination), Jersey Boys (Tony Award), Avenue Q, The Full Monty, Parade, Kiss of the Spider Woman (Tony Award nomination) and How to Succeed… (Tony Award nomination). Extensive regional and dance works. Joffrey Ballet (Billboards), Parsons Dance (co-founder) for which he has designed more than 60 pieces and the Kennedy Center’s Sondheim Celebration. Five-time Helen Hayes Award recipient, 1993 Laurence Olivier Award and Canadian Dora Award for Spider Woman, 2006 Henry Hewes Design Award and Outer Critics Circle Award for Jersey Boys.
STEVE CANYON KENNEDY (Sound Design). Production engineer on such Broadway shows as Jesus Christ Superstar, Cats, Starlight Express, Song & Dance, The Phantom of the Opera, Carrie and Aspects of Love. His Broadway sound design credits include Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill, Hands on a Hardbody (Drama Desk Award) Catch Me If You Can, Guys and Dolls, Mary Poppins, The Lion King, Jersey Boys (Drama Desk Award), Billy Crystal’s 700 Sundays, Hairspray, The Producers, Aida, Titanic, Big, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Carousel and The Who’s Tommy (Drama Desk Award).
SEAN NIEUWENHUIS (Projection Design). Broadway: Jesus Christ Superstar. Metropolitan Opera: Faust. Stratford Festival: Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita, Cabaret, Peter Pan, Don Juan. Touring: Mythbusters Live, Larry King: Standing Up, Kids in the Hall. San Francisco Opera: Nixon in China. Events: 2010 Paralympics Winter Games Opening and Closing Ceremonies. Vancouver Opera: Lillian Alling, Nixon in China, The Magic Flute. Film: Force of Nature: David Suzuki’s Last Lecture, Deck the Halls, Shadow Pleasures. Regional: Ann of Green Gables (Confederation Centre), Romeo and Juliet (RMTC).
DANNY TROOB (Orchestrations). Danny’s five-decade career includes composing, orchestrating and conducting. Some of his early credits include Pacific Overtures (Sondheim) and The Baker’s Wife (Stephen Schwartz) – both of which were dance music. For Big River, Danny received a Drama Desk Award for Music Supervision. Danny orchestrated the Disney animated features Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Newsies and Pocahontas (for which he also conducted the score), and the Broadway productions of Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin and Newsies. Danny wrote and conducted the scores to Disney’s The Little Mermaid 2, and Lady and the Tramp 2. On Broadway he orchestrated the award winning revivals of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying and The Pajama Game. Recently: Doctor Zhivago in Australia and The Little Mermaid in Russia. China, Korea, Japan, Italy, France and New Jersey round out his world travels.
ERIC STERN (Music Arrangements) has conducted and often arranged many Broadway production including Pal Joey, Shrek The Musical, Xanadu, Follies, Candide, Rags, The Will Rogers Follies, Show Boat and Gypsy. He has recorded and/or concertized with Dawn Upshaw, Barbara Cook, Mandy Patinkin, Betty Buckley and Audra McDonald among many others and is a frequent guest conductor of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, noted for his interpretations of Bernstein, Copland and Gershwin. He has won an Emmy, Grammy and several Gramophone Awards.
RON MELROSE (Musical Supervision). Music direction: Jersey Boys, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Imaginary Friends, Radio City Sinatra. Dance/vocal arranging: Sweet Smell of Success, Wonderland, Jekyll & Hyde, The Act, Woman of the Year. Composing: Superdimensional Microbabes, Fourtune (Off-Broadway), The Silver Swan (NEA Fellowship), theatrical CDs (The Missing Peace, Early One Morning, Songs I Won’t Be Singing), two Harvard Hasty Pudding shows, a gospel-based Requiem and songs for “Saturday Night Live.”
ANITA WAXMAN (Producer) is a multiple Tony Award-winning producer. As CEO of Alexis Productions, Ms. Waxman’s productions have garnered 28 Tony awards and 71 Tony nominations. Currently, she is working as the lead producer of the musical Doctor Zhivago. Her past productions include Rocky, Cabaret, Chaplain, The Real Thing, Jesus Christ Superstar and Noises Of among others. Ms. Waxman’s production career was fueled by her passion for theatre, nurtured alongside her distinguished positions in the healthcare sector. Her current role as Co-Founder, Director and Chief Business Development Officer at Self Health Network in San Francisco puts her on the leading front of transforming healthcare around the world. She also founded and served as Chairman of Howe-Lewis International, a management consulting and executive search firm. She co-founded Diasonics, a medical imaging company which was responsible for bringing Diagnostic Ultrasound and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) technology and equipment to world markets. Ms. Waxman was the Founder and Director of American Biodyne, the first managed mental health Services Company in the US, which was taken public and ultimately merged with Magellan Behavioral Health. She holds seats on the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Board and the Self Health Network Board.
TOM DOKTON (Producer) Tom’s keen love of adventure and theater have led him to be involved in many successful productions which include Jesus Christ Superstar, American Idiot, Red, The Vertical Hour, Noises Off, Rocky and Chaplin. He has been an integral part of the making of Doctor Zhivago since its earliest stages, seeing it through to the fully realized production it is today. Tom is a businessman and property developer.
LATITUDE LINK (Producer) Led by three-time Tony Award winning producers, Ralph & Gail Bryan, Latitude Link is a La Jolla, California based theatrical production & licensing company. Since its founding in 2005, their shows have received 35 Tony Award nominations and have won 15. Currently on Broadway: Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2014 Tony), Matilda, and Jersey Boys (2006 Tony, 2009 Olivier). On National stages: Jersey Boys National Tour, Jersey Boys Las Vegas. On international stages: Jersey Boys London, Jersey Boys UK Tour, Memphis London. Past productions: Of Mice and Men, Rocky, Memphis (2010 Tony), Hands on a Hardbody, Jesus Christ Superstar, A Funny Thing Happened…Forum (Australia), Doctor Zhivago (Australia), American Idiot, 33 Variations, Farnsworth Invention, Cry Baby. www.latitudelink.com
TED HARTLEY/RKO STAGE (Producer) is the CEO of RKO Pictures and RKO Stage Productions. He has been a producer on Gypsy (Tony nomination), Curtains (Tony nomination), Big Fish, 13, and Never Gonna Dance. His production of Top Hat in the West End garnered the 2013 Olivier Award for Best Musical. RKO Stage, under the leadership of Hartley with Director of Development and Production, Ryan Bogner, draws inspiration from the classic RKO Pictures film library as well as original and acquired properties to produce theatre for audiences worldwide. By developing partnerships with non-profit theaters, commercial producers, and theatre owners, RKO Stage is able to utilize a multi-layered approach to creating theatrical productions for Broadway, Off-Broadway, regional theaters, and beyond. www.rkostage.com
CHUNSOO SHIN (Producer) founded OD Musical Company, one of the leading producing companies in South Korea. He was President of the Korea Association of Performing Arts Producers and a recipient of The Korea Musical Award, the equivalent of the Tony Award, for Best Producer, being acknowledged for his contribution to the development and nurturing of the Korean Musical Industry. His productions of Dreamgirls, Man of La Mancha, Jekyll & Hyde, and All Shook Up all received The Korea Musical Award for Best Musical. As a producer Mr. Shin is acclaimed for bringing foreign works to Korea in new, daring productions, and he also directs for the theater and films. He directed the Korean production of the musicals The Story of My Life and Spelling Bee, and his first film Beautiful Life was released in 2011. He is currently developing SPIN, Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots and many more productions through workshops and readings across Korea, England and USA. Recently he was a lead producer of the Broadway musical Holler If Ya Hear Me. www.odmusical.com
JUNKYARD DOG PRODUCTIONS (Executive Producer) is a Tony Award Winning producing company dedicated to developing and producing new musicals. In addition to producing the West End debut of Memphis, JYD produced Memphis on Broadway (Tony Award, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Musical of 2010) as well as a multi-year National Tour. JYD was recently represented on Broadway by First Date at the Longacre Theatre. Opening on Broadway in April 2015: Dr. Zhivago by Lucy Simon, Michael Weller, Michael Korie and Amy Powers, directed by Des McAnuff. Upcoming new musicals include Chasing the Song by Memphis Tony Award winners Joe DiPietro and David Bryan and Come From Away by David Hein and Irene Sankoff. Also in development: Fly High, Jawbreaker, and Take The Lead. Off Broadway and Regional productions include Make Me A Song, The Music Of William Finn (Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle nominations); Vanities, A New Musical; Party Come Here. Founding partners in Junkyard Dog are Randy Adams, Marleen and Kenny Alhadeff and Sue Frost. www.jydprod.com
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