Hwang’s plays include M. Butterfly (1988 Tony Award®, 1989 Pulitzer Prize Finalist), Golden Child (1998 Tony Award® nomination, 1997 Obie Award), Yellow Face (2008 Obie Award, 2008 Pulitzer Prize Finalist), FOB (1981 Obie Award), The Dance and the Railroad (1982 Drama Desk Award nomination), Family Devotions (1982 Drama Desk Award nomination) and Bondage. He wrote the libretti for the Broadway musicals Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida (co-author), Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Flower Drum Song (revival, 2002 Tony Award® nomination) and Disney’s Tarzan. In opera, his libretti include four works with composer Philip Glass: The Voyage (Metropolitan Opera), 1000 Airplanes on the Roof, Sound and Beauty (seen in Chicago at the Court Theatre), and Icarus at the Edge of Time; as well as Osvaldo Golijov’s Ainadamar (two 2007 Grammy Awards), Unsuk Chin’s Alice in Wonderland (Opernwelt 2007 “World Premiere of the Year”) and Howard Shore’s The Fly. Hwang penned the feature films M. Butterfly, Golden Gate and Possession (co-author), and co-wrote the song “Solo” with Prince. He sits on the Council of the Dramatists Guild, and served by appointment of President Clinton on the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities.
Previous Broadway: Lisa Kron's Well. Recent world premieres: In The Wake (Center Theatre Group/Berkeley Repertory Theatre and The Public Theater; Obie Award, Lortel Nomination); Go Back To Where You Are (Playwrights Horizons: Obie Award); From Up Here (MTC; Drama Desk Nomination); Coraline (MCC/True Love); Beebo Brinker Chronicles (Hourglass Group/ 37 Arts); Creature (New Georges/P73); Hunting and Gathering (Primary Stages); Well (The Public Theater, The Huntington Theatre and ACT); The Retributionists (Playwrights Horizons); Blue Door (Playwrights Horizons and Seattle Repertory Theatre); Oedipus At Palm Springs (NYTW); Jump/Cut (Woolly Mammoth Theatre/Theater J and Women's Project); also Danny and the Deep Blue Sea (Second Stage Theatre). West End: Wit (Vaudeville Theatre). This marks Leigh’s second premiere production of a work by David Henry Hwang having previously directed Yellow Face at the Center Theater Group and The Public Theater.
Broadway: Godspell, The Pee-wee Herman Show, Lombardi, Passing Strange, An Evening With Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin, Bridge & Tunnel, Annie and Magic Bird (both upcoming). He has designed shows at many Off-Broadway and regional theatres. David has had the honor of receiving Drama Desk, Lucille Lortel and Hewes awards, as well as the 2009 Obie Award for Sustained Excellence in Design. www.davidkorinsdesign.com
Broadway: Anna in the Tropics. NY: The Submission, Coraline, The Wooden Breeks, Orlando, Venus in Fur, New Jerusalem, Texts for Nothing, Iphigenia 2.0, Measure for Pleasure, Kit Marlowe, Civil Sex, Macbeth, Coriolanus and Svejk. Opera: Cyrano de Bergerac (La Scala, Met, Royal Opera); Les Troyens (Met); The Gambler (Opera Zuid); Steve Reich’s Three Tales. Puppet and costume design: Salzburger Marionetten’s The Sound of Music. 2006 Obie Award.
Currently: Enchanted Island at the Met, The Mountaintop. Last season: The Book of Mormon (Tony Award®), CHINGLISH at the Goodman, Le Compte Ory (Met), The House of Blue Leaves, Women on the Verge.... Recent NYC: Fences, A Behanding in Spokane, Race, Joe Turner’s Come and Gone (Tony Award®). Dance: Merce Cunningham, Nearly Ninety; the Joffrey; ABT; Tere O’Connor Dance; Lar Lubovitch; Nancy Bannon, et al. Member: Naked Angels. Faculty: University of Maryland. Father: Jake and Georgie.
His accolades for sound design include the 2010 Bay Area Theater Critics Circle Award, 2006 Lortel and AUDELCO Awards, 2004 and 2005 Henry Hewes Design Awards, the Princess Grace, The Village Voice Obie Award and the Entertainment Design magazine EDDY Award. Sound designer and founding member of Anne Bogart’s SITI Company. Former resident sound designer, Actors Theatre of Louisville and the Williamstown Theatre Festival.
Jeff is a Brooklyn-based artist, designer and multi-award winner. Some theatre credits include, Broadway: 33 Variations. Off-Broadway: Brooklyn Omnibus, Compulsion, The Book of Grace, Slug Bearers of Kayrol Island, The Truth: A Tragedy. Regional: Bring It On: The Musical, As You Like It, A Time to Kill. He has also worked with many renowned companies and artists including Cynthia Hopkins, Laurie Anderson, the Wooster Group, Richard Foreman, Mikel Rouse and Lee Breuer.
More than 50 Broadway productions. Recent: Enron, Ghetto Klown, A View From the Bridge, Race, American Idiot, Fela!, Finian’s Rainbow and the Papal Visit: Mass at Yankee Stadium. HTA is a member of Neil’s Hudson family which includes Hudson Scenic Studio and Hudson Sound and Light. Joining Neil on the HTA team are Sam Ellis and Irene Wang.
New York Casting
B’way/tours: Evita, Porgy and Bess, Bonnie & Clyde, Godspell, Spider-Man, The Addams Family, Memphis, Rock of Ages, Wicked, Bring It On. Off-B’way: Rent, Million Dollar Quartet, Atlantic, MCC, Signature. Film: The Odd Life of Timothy Green, Joyful Noise, Friends With Kids, Margin Call, Sex and the City 1 and 2, Jonah Hex, Main Street, I Love You Phillip Morris, Rachel Getting Married, Dan in Real Life. TV: Smash, A Gifted Man, The Big C. www.telseyandco.com
As co-directors of Museworks Ltd., offer wide-ranging support, from production to translation and media services, for artists and institutions seeking links to and from Asia. Clients include Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center, the New York Philharmonic, San Francisco Opera, the YouTube Symphony Orchestra, Holland Festival, Habitat for Humanity, the Hong Kong International Film Festival and Sotheby’s HK.
A recipient of the Best Artist Award (Drama) by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council and winner of four Hong Kong Drama Awards (Best Script) for Alive in the Mortuary, Shall We Go to Mars, The French Kiss and Murder in San Jose. Her first commission as librettist, for the opera Dr. Sun Yat-sen, was selected as part of NY City Opera’ s VOX: Contemporary American Opera Lab. Her upcoming play, The Wild Boar, will premiere at the 2012 Hong Kong Arts Festival.
Founded in 1997 by David R. Richards and Tamar Haimes (formerly Tamar Climan). Current credits: The Mountaintop, Relatively Speaking, An Evening With Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin and The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess. Past credits: Born Yesterday, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, Driving Miss Daisy, The Pee-wee Herman Show, La Bête, The Scottsboro Boys, Harry Connick, Jr. in Concert on Broadway, August: Osage County, Little Women and Jane Eyre the Musical.
Production Stage Manager
Broadway: The Merchant of Venice, Present Laughter, Match, Dracula: The Musical (sub). Off-Broadway: The New Century, Observe the Sons of Ulster... (LCT); Gone Home (MTC); The Merchant of Venice, Twelfth Night, Why Torture Is Wrong... (Public); The Butter and Egg Man (Atlantic); Streamers (Roundabout). Many regional credits including Huntington Theatre (three seasons as resident PSM), McCarter, Old Globe, Williamstown Theatre Festival (nine seasons). Education: Boston University, where he also taught stage management.
Broadway: A Life in the Theatre, Race, Speed-the-Plow. Off-Broadway: Cradle and All (MTC); Oohrah!, Body Awareness, Trumpery, Human Error, The Voysey Inheritance, Birth and After Birth (Atlantic Theater Company); Why Torture Is Wrong..., Conversations in Tusculum (Public Theater). Regional: productions at the Huntington Theatre, Williamstown Theatre Festival and Boston Ballet. Ms. Oliver is a graduate of Boston University.
Jeffrey is proud to have presented plays and musicals by the following authors: David Mamet, Tracy Letts, Harold Pinter, Gore Vidal, August Wilson, Eric Bogosian, George Abbott, Richard Adler and Jerry Ross, Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater, Herman Wouk, Betsy Kelso and David Nehls, Matthew Barber, Herb Gardner, Peter Ackerman, John Logan, David Ives, Jess Winfield, Adam Long, Daniel Singer, Will Ferrell, Noël Coward, Neil LaBute, Eugene O’Neill, Barry Humphries, Michael Feinstein, Christopher Durang, Lucy Prebble, Alex Timbers and Michael Friedman. He is equally thrilled to have worked with the following directors: Joe Mantello, Daniel Sullivan, Anna D. Shapiro, Jerry Zaks, Kenny Leon, Michael Mayer, Kathleen Marshall, Michael Wilson, John Rando, Jeremy Dobrish, Ethan McSweeny, Warner Shook, James MacDonald, Adam McKay, Neil Pepe, Terry Kinney, Diane Paulus, Robert Falls, Tina Landau, David Mamet, Rupert Goold, Alex Timbers, and, now, Leigh Silverman. Also this season: Bonnie & Clyde by Frank Wildhorn, Don Black, and Ivan Menchell, directed by Jeff Calhoun; and The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, by Dorothy and DuBose Heyward, George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin, with an updated libretto by Suzan-Lori Parks, directed by Diane Paulus.
Received Tony Awards® for producing Hair, August: Osage County, Spring Awakening, Glengarry Glen Ross, Death of a Salesman and the recent revival of La Cage aux Folles. This season: The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, Bonnie & Clyde, Detroit and The Mountaintop. Other Broadway: Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson; A Life in the Theatre; The Merchant of Venice; Race; Superior Donuts; A Little Night Music; Come Fly Away; Blithe Spirit; Desire Under the Elms; Neil LaBute’s Reasons to Be Pretty; Will Ferrell’s You’re Welcome America; Speed-the-Plow; November; The Homecoming; Talk Radio; Radio Golf (NY Drama Critics Circle Award); Enchanted April (Outer Critics Circle Award); Gore Vidal’s The Best Man (Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk Awards, Outstanding Revival of a Play); The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial; Jekyll & Hyde; You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown (Drama Desk Award). Regional: numerous productions at the Park Cities Playhouse in Dallas, including Love Letters with Charlton Heston. Film: Slap Shot with Paul Newman, Eye of the Needle with Donald Sutherland, The Big Easy, Fast Break.
Current Broadway projects include Priscilla Queen of the Desert; Memphis; The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess, opening December; and the current national tour of Peter Pan starring Cathy Rigby. Heni thanks her family and friends for their ongoing love and support.
Born and raised in Hong Kong, Chinglish is her first language. She is enormously proud and humbled to make her Broadway debut with this production. Other projects: The Mountaintop, The Addams Family (nat’l tour), The Other Josh Cohen. Much love to Mommy, Daddy and big sister Mandy.
Producers of Full House Productions, and are delighted to be a part of Chinglish. Other recent productions include Catch Me If You Can, The Merchant of Venice, Race, Fela!, Come Fly Away and A View From the Bridge.
Broadway: Tony Awards® for Ain’t Misbehavin’ and Children of a Lesser God; two Drama Desk Awards and the Drama Critics Circle and Outer Critics Award for “Master Harold”...and the boys. Also Romance, Romance (Tony®/Outer Critics Circle noms). After graduating from Barnard, she learned the tools of the theatre by working for Lillian Hellman and Jule Styne (under the guidance of the wonderful Sylvia Herscher). Her first production was with Morton Gottlieb as co-producer of Same Time, Next Year. Other credits include Orphans (Steppenwolf, NY/London), starring Albert Finney; Something’s Afoot; Hal Holbrook’s Mark Twain Tonight; Last Licks, produced with Emanuel Azenberg and the Shubert Organization. Vice president of the American Theatre Wing, on the Drama Board at Duke University, on the boards of the O’Neill Theater Center and Ensemble Studio Theatre, the Advisory Committee of CUNY-TV and the Visiting Committee of The New School.
Received Tony Awards® for August: Osage County and Glengarry Glen Ross. Other B’way: The Homecoming, Reasons to Be Pretty, Jekyll 7 Hyde, You’re Welcome America, November, Speed-the-Plow, Talk Radio, Blithe Spirit, Race, A Little Night Music and Come Fly Away. Love to Alex, Sammy and Nicole.
Credits: Catch Me If You Can (Tony® nom.); Merchant of Venice (Tony® nom.); The Addams Family (and nat’l tour); Race; The Seagull; Spring Awakening (Tony®, Drama Desk, nat’l tour); Glengarry Glen Ross (Tony®); Brooklyn the Musical; Hank Williams: Lost Highway; Love, Janis. Upcoming: Evita. Cathy would like to say: “Marc eat your vegetables, Mr. T time to come ‘home.’ Love to Jay and Cindy." Jay and Cindy would like to thank their friend and partner Cathy Chernoff. “Cathy, you rock! All our love to Samantha and Lance.”
Tony Awards® for August: Osage County (Best New Play, 2008), Hair (Best Musical Revival, 2009). Other B’way: Race and Come Fly Away. Love to my wife Karen, and family Alex, Sammy and Nicole.
Barry and Carole Kaye have recently produced on Broadway Superior Donuts, The Merchant of Venice, La Cage aux Folles, Enron, All About Me and A Life in the Theatre. Barry began as a radio and TV personality and then went on to an innovative and distinguished life insurance and estate planning career. A founder of the Los Angeles Music Center and former vice chairman of the Young Music Foundation, he and his wife Carole generously established the Carole and Barry Kaye Auditorium for the Performing Arts at Florida Atlantic University. They established the Carole and Barry Kaye Museum of Miniatures in Los Angeles, which was the largest miniature museum in the world.
Current: The Addams Family (Broadway/nat’l tour). Others: The House of Blue Leaves; Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson; Boeing-Boeing (Tony Award®); Spamalot (Tony Award®, also int’l/nat’l tour); Frost/Nixon (nat’l tour); Talk Radio (Tony nom.); Man of La Mancha (Tony nom.); The Retreat From Moscow (Tony nom.); Hedda Gabler; Angels in America (nat’l tour, Jeff Award); Sexual Perversity in Chicago (London); Fully Committed (OCC Award); The Bombitty of Errors (Jeff/Edinburgh Fringe Awards). Director of the AIDS Foundation of Chicago since 1992.
Co-founded by Van Dean and Kenny Howard. Productions include Evita, Bonnie & Clyde and Funny Girl (as co-producer with ZMBC Productions). Van’s credits include Catch Me If You Can (Tony Award® nomination), ROOMS a rock romance (Outer Critics Circle and Helen Hayes Award nominations), Saint Heaven and Alive in the World. Together, Kenny and Van executive produced the 2011 Broadway cast recording of How to Succeed.... Many thanks to Barry Miller, general counsel. www.TheBroadwayConsortium.com
Broadway: Godspell, Oleanna, Speed-the-Plow, Will Ferrell’s You’re Welcome America(Tony® nomination), Blithe Spirit, 13. Off-Broadway: Altar Boyz, Awesome 80’s Prom, My First Time, Miss Abigail’s Guide.... Featured in iPhone commercial and named one of Crain’s “40 Under Forty.” Writer of the popular Broadway blog TheProducersPerspective.com. Created the boardgame Be a Broadway Star, smartphone app AT THE BOOTH (Entertainment Weekly’s “Must List”) and websites BroadwaySpace.com, DidHeLikeIt.com and YourBroadwayGenius.com. Upcoming: A Few Good Men, Somewhere in Time. www.DavenportTheatrical.com
B’way: Norman Conquests (Tony Award®); Tony® nominees American Idiot, Blithe Spirit, Frozen and The Homecoming. Also: Driving Miss Daisy, November and Will Ferrell’ s You’re Welcome America. Off-B’way: Our Lady of 121st Street, Tea at Five. TV: executive producer of Knots Landing, Falcon Crest, Flamingo Road and Sisters.
Tony Award®: La Cage aux Folles. Tony® nominated: American Idiot. In development: Real Women Have Curves: The Musical, book by Josefina Lopez, and Song of Paradise, book by Marcus Gardley, music on both, Andrew Chukerman. Off-Broadway: Street Lights (NYMF).
On Broadway he co-produced A Life in the Theatre, The Homecoming (Tony® nom.), The Two and Only (Tony® and Lortel Awards), Glengarry Glen Ross (Tony® and Drama Desk Awards), Mnemonic (Drama Desk and Lortel Awards), Marlene starring Sian Phillips, Arthur Miller’s Broken Glass (Tony® nom.), The Flying Karamazov Brothers Do the Impossible, Swinging on a Star (Tony® nom.), the NY revival and London production of Annie, the L.A. production of Paul Rudnick’s Jeffrey (Obie Award).
A Chicago-based entertainment company that presents and produces theatrical engagements throughout North America. Under the direction of co-founders Arny Granat and Steve Traxler, Jam Theatricals manages a subscription season in more than 30 cities and has produced a number of shows on Broadway, earning five Tony Awards® along the way.
Executive director, Liz Timperman. Broadway: Arcadia, La Cage aux Folles, American Idiot, Lend Me a Tenor, A View From the Bridge, The 39 Steps, The Seagull, 13: The Musical, Guys and Dolls. London: The Ladykillers, The Children’ s Hour, Sweet Charity, Arcadia, The Little Dog Laughed, Marguerite. Off-Broadway: The 39 Steps, Fault Lines. Olympus Pictures current productions: Beginners, The Oranges, Mr. Pip, Thanks for Sharing. www.olympustheatricals.com
Matthew Byam Shaw, Nia Janis and Nick Salmon. London productions include Flare Path (Theatre Royal Haymarket); Krapp’ s Last Tape (Duchess); Legally Blonde (Savoy); Yes, Prime Minister (Gielgud, tour and Apollo). As general manager, Wicked (Apollo Victoria), Dirty Dancing (Aldwych and tour), Shrek the Musical (Theatre Royal Drury Lane), Million Dollar Quartet (Noël Coward), Clybourne Park (Wyndhams). Broadway productions include Frost/Nixon (Bernard Jacobs), Boeing-Boeing (Longacre), Mary Stuart (Broadhurst), Jude Law’s Hamlet (Broadhurst), Red (Golden).
David and Barbara Stoller are thrilled to be part of CHINGLISH, supporting the inspired work of David Henry Hwang. Other credits include Porgy and Bess, Godspell, Ladykillers, Miracle Worker and Largo (currently in development). In the arts, Barbara was founding chairman of the South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC), and David is chairman of the Pivot Entertainment Group, a transatlantic media and entertainment company. Daughters Samantha, Jessica and Molly are David and Barbara’s finest productions.
Following years in real estate development and real estate counseling, Roy’s initial partnership with Jerry Frankel, racing and breeding thoroughbreds, transitioned into a Broadway theatre career. Shows include Jekyll & Hyde, August: Osage County (Tony Award®) and now, CHINGLISH. I’ve seen it four times in Chicago and it gets better and better. Looking forward to New York.
Founder/president: TBD Theatricals LTD. A Chicago native and a business person who frequently works in mainland China, seeing CHINGLISH transfer to Broadway has been a singular pleasure. Currently represented on Broadway by the revival of Godspell.
With Jeffrey Richards and Jerry Frankel: The Merchant of Venice, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, A Life in the Theatre, Enron, All About Me, Race, Superior Donuts. This season: Bonnie & Clyde.
Named the country’s Best Regional Theatre by Time magazine (2003). Artistic director Robert Falls and executive director Roche Schulfer’s leadership has earned unparalleled artistic distinction, including the Tony Award® for Outstanding Regional Theatre (1992). Chicago’s oldest and largest not-for-profit theatre, the Goodman recently celebrated the tenth anniversary of its state-of-the-art two-theatre complex in Chicago’s downtown theatre district, and has experienced unprecedented success in its new facility—earning more than 90 awards for its productions and producing nearly 30 new-work commissions.
Founded in 1913, the AEA represents more than 49,000 actors and stage managers in the United States. Equity seeks to advance, promote and foster the art of live theatre as an essential component of our society. Equity negotiates wages and working conditions, providing a wide range of benefits, including health and pension plans. AEA is a member of the AFL-CIO and is affiliated with FIA, an international organization of performing arts unions. The equity emblem is our mark of excellence. www.actorsequity.org