Pippin the Musical

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Producers

Barry & Fran Weissler (Producer). The recipients of six Tony Awards: Othello, their Broadway debut, starring James Earl Jones and Christopher Plummer, Fiddler on the Roof with Topol, Gypsy with Tyne Daly, Annie Get Your Gun with Bernadette Peters and Reba McEntire, the 2010 revival of La Cage Aux Folles starring Kelsey Grammer and Douglas Hodge, and the worldwide hit, Chicago, which also won the Olivier Award for its London production. Chicago is the longest running musical revival on both Broadway and the West End. The show’s global success has reached over 23 countries and been translated into 11 languages.

Other notable credits include Cabaret with Joel Grey, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof with Kathleen Turner, Zorba with Anthony Quinn, My One & Only with Tommy Tune, Falsettos, My Fair Lady with Richard Chamberlin, Grease with Rosie O’Donnell and Megan Mullally, Wonderful Town, Sweet Charity with Christina Applegate, and Kander and Ebb’s The Scottsboro Boys directed and choreographed by Susan Stroman.

Howard & Janet Kagan (Producer). Broadway: 2012 Tony Award for The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess; also in 2012, Bonnie & Clyde and The Anarchist. Upcoming:  Tuck Everlasting (Boston, summer 2013). Off-Broadway: Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812; and the critically acclaimed Not by Bread Alone. Through their company Maxolev Productions, the Kagans look for entertaining commercial productions with atypical heroes, especially strong independent women. Mr. Kagan is on the board of the Off-Broadway theatre companies Ars Nova and The New Group.

Lisa Matlin (Producer). Makes her Broadway debut, fittingly, in the favorite musical from her childhood.

Kyodo Tokyo, Inc. (Producer). Established in 1950, Kyodo Tokyo, Inc., has been promoting and organizing musical concerts and other live arts events. In 1966, the well-known martial arts venue, the Budokan, saw its first pop music act ever when Kyodo Tokyo first brought the Beatles to Japan to play in concert. Since then, Kyodo Tokyo has promoted and provided production for numerous artists, both from Japan and abroad - not only popular music, but Broadway musicals and dance productions as well. In 2012, Kyodo Tokyo promoted, throughout all 47 prefectures of Japan the Special Tony Award Broadway Musical Blast, something never done with a US cast before. Kyodo Tokyo is also the first and only Japanese company to succeed in arranging for a Japanese actress to perform on Broadway, taking the lead on Chicago, the Musical, with the kind cooperation of producers Barry and Fran Weissler.

A&A Gordon/Brunish Trinchero (Producer). Kinky Boots, Evita, Rent, Hairspray, Spamalot, Porgy & Bess.

Tom Smedes (Producer). Peter and the Starcatcher, Next Fall, [title of show] www.tomsmedes.com

Peter Stern (Producer). Prominent Art Attorney, Peter and the Starcatcher.

Broadway Across America (Producer) is part of the Key Brand Entertainment family of companies which includes Broadway.com and is operated by John Gore (Owner & CEO). BAA is the foremost presenter of first-class touring musicals and plays in North America, operating in 40 markets. As a leading Broadway producer, BAA is dedicated to the development and production of new and diverse theatre. Current/upcoming productions include Beautiful, Betrayal, Big Fish, Bullets Over Broadway, Little Miss Sunshine, Million Dollar Quartet and Pippin. Past productions include Hairspray, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Memphis, Promises, Promises, The Producers and War Horse. Broadway.com is the premier theater website for news, exclusive content and ticket sales. For more information please visit BroadwayAcrossAmerica.com and Broadway.com.

Independent Presenters Network (Producer) is a consortium of 50 of the nation’s leading touring Broadway presenters with a total of 350,000 season ticket holders.  Recent and current Broadway/London/U.S. tours:  Matilda, Cinderella, Jekyll & Hyde, La Cage Aux Folles, Leap of Faith, Matthew Bourne’s Edward Scissorhands and Sleeping Beauty, Wonderland, 9 to 5, Ragtime, Frost/Nixon, Legally Blonde, The Color Purple & Spamalot.

Norton Herrick (Producer) is Chairman of The Herrick Company, Inc., with income property transactions, "Green" Power Plants and hospitals totaling more than over $4 Billion. Its Herrick Entertainment division, a motion picture and theatrical production and financing company's current line up includes the films Very Good Girls, a coming-of-age film starring Dakota Fanning, Elizabeth Olsen and Demi Moore which premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival; 2 Guns, starring Mark Wahlberg and Denzel Washington; action-thriller Lone Survivor, starring Mark Wahlberg and horror-thriller Nightlight. Past film credits include The Devil's Double, Vanishing on 7th Street, My One and Only, and The Moth Diaries. Mr. Herrick's theatrical production credits include the Las Vegas show Hairspray; the theater adaption of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord Of The Rings; and the Broadway revival of American Buffalo. Mr. Herrick also produced the Broadway revivals of Exit The King, starring Geoffrey Rush and Susan Sarandon; Eugene O’Neill's Desire Under The Elms, starring Brian Dennehy and Carla Gugino; Hair The Musical, for which Mr. Herrick won a Tony Award for Best Musical Revival; and Promises, Promises, starring Kristin Chenoweth and Sean Hayes. Mr. Herrick also produced Dolly Parton's 9 to 5: The Musical; and Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson; the currently running Spiderman: Turn Off The Dark and the Broadway Revival of Pippin. He is also an investor in the Broadway revival and touring show of West Side Story. In addition to his production credits, his partnership in Thoroughbred horses won the Kentucky Derby in 2011 and the $10,000,000 World Cup in Dubai in 2013. Mr. Herrick is a longtime supporter of progressive and humanitarian causes. He has served on the Boards of People for the American Way and Make-A-Wish Foundation. Mr. Herrick is also the recipient, along with President Ronald Reagan and Isaac Stern, of the Jerusalem 3000 Award, presented by Prime Minister Shimon Peres and most recently the recipient, along with Michael J. Fox and Billy Cypress, of the President's Medal from the University of Miami presented by its President, Donna Shalala and the Guardian Award from the Hebrew University Jerusalem. www.theherrickcompany.com

Allen Spivak (Producer). Tony Award Winner and recipient of a place along Philadelphia’s Walk of Fame.  As co-producer or partner on Broadway:  Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Hello Dolly!, Grease, Chicago, Wonderful Town, Seussical The Musical, Billy Crystal 700 Sundays, The Grinch That Stole Christmas, La Cage Aux Folles, Addams Family, Next to Normal, Jekyll & Hyde, Victor/Victoria, Dame Edna: The Royal Tour.   National touring: original Phantom of the Opera by Ken Hill, Jesus Christ Superstar, Fame, The Great Radio City Music Spectacular, Grease! Guys and DollsAll Shook Up.  Currently on Broadway, Chicago, Matilda and is proud to be a co-producer of Pippin.

Rebecca Gold (Producer). Would do it all again! Porgy and BessHair!! Sleep No More!!  Extensively, nonprofit theater!

Joshua Goodman (Producer). Also debuts this season with Vanya/Sonia…Spike.

Stephen E. McManus (Producer).  To my beautiful granddaughters Maddy and Marin search and find your "Corner of the Sky"

Jill & David Robbins (Producer). Private investors looking forward to a "magical" ride!

Bryan & Margie Weingarten (Producer). Lifetime theater lovers and excited to be a part of Pippin!

Philip Hagemann/Murray Rosenthal (Producer). As an investing team, Philip Hagemann and Murray Rosenthal have been associate producers of four shows: Red (New York - Best Play Tony), La Bete (New York and London), Sweeney Todd (London -  Evening Standard Award for Best Musical Revival), and the current Broadway revival of Pippin. They have invested in more than 50 productions over the last 16 years in New York and London. Highlights: Tony Award-winning The Book of Mormon and plays The History Boys, The Goat, or Who is Sylvia, and God of Carnage. Also Australian tours of Driving Miss Daisy and The Addams Family. In Britain they were happy to be associated with A Delicate Balance, Equus, Brief Encounter, Calendar Girls, Betrayl, and the current Old Times, The Audience, Merrily We Roll Along, and The Full Monty. Other New York high points include Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune, The Pillowman and Driving Miss Daisy.

Jim Kierstead (Producer).  Broadway:  Kinky Boots.  Off-Broadway:  Yank! - A World War II Love Story (nominated for Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and Lucille Lortel Awards), Thrill Me - The Leopold & Loeb Story (nominated for Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Best Musical).  In Development:  Unexpected Joy (Bill Russell/Janet Hood).  Board member at York Theatre Company.  Jim is thrilled to be a part of Pippin's return to Broadway.  Special thanks to our team!

Carlos Arana (Producer). Co-founder and CEO of Hiro Sake and a lifetime Theatre lover. Broadway: La Cage Aux Folles (Tony and Drama Desk awards), The Scottsboro Boys (12 Tony nominations), On A Clear Day, The Anarchist West End: The King’s Speech (world premiere).  Upcoming: The Boy from Oz (Latin American premiere).

Myla Lerner (Producer). Broadway:  Glengarry Glen Ross, End of the Rainbow,  Priscilla Queen of the Desert,  Hair, National Tour (Tony/Drama Desk Awards)  Finian’s Rainbow, (Tony Nominated) Lombardi.  Board member: Dreamlight Theatre Company.

Hugh Hayes (Producer) has worked extensively on and off Broadway for the past 25 years. He has served as producer, publicist, company manager, executive producer or investor on over 75 productions. He has been nominated for the Tony, Outer Critics Circle, Drama Desk and Lortel Awards. Mr. Hayes is the owner of the seat-filling organization Play by Play, with offices in both New York and London. He is a self-taught theater historian with a degree in theater from Boston University. His work on Pippin is dedicated to the many dreams and quests of his nephew, Hugh Andrew Hayes.

Jamie Cesa (Producer). Broadway: Wishful Drinking (written by & starring Carrie Fisher); Kiki & Herb: Alive on Broadway (2007 Tony Award nomination); Colin Quinn Long Story Short (directed by Jerry Seinfeld); Lombardi (starring Dan Lauria & Judith Light); Godspell. West End: Hair. Other producing and general management credits include Off-Broadway’s Bullet for Adolf (written & directed by Woody Harrelson); Celia: The Life & Music of Celia Cruz; 21 Dog Years: Doing Time @ Amazon.com (written by & starring Mike Daisey); Los Big Names (written by & starring Marga Gomez); Criss Angel: Mindfreak; The Women of Lockerbie (starring Judith Ivey); Love, Janis and The Last Session.

Jonathan Reinis (Producer). Broadway: Dan Lauria and Judith Light in Lombardi (2010), Carrie Fisher in Wishful Drinking (2009-10), Harvey Keitel in Jerry Springer: The Opera at Carnegie Hall (2008), How The Grinch Stole Christmas: The Musical (2006-7), Kiki and Herb: Alive On Broadway (Tony Nomination 2007), Dame Edna (Tony Award, 2000), Russell Simmons’s Def Poetry Jam (Tony Award, 2003), Bill Maher: Victory Begins at Home (Tony nomination, 2003) and It Ain’t Nothin’ But the Blues (Tony nomination, 1999);. National Tours: Wishful Drinking, Dame Edna, Steve Martin’s Picasso at the Lapin Agile; The Piano Lesson and Forever Tango. Mr. Reinis built and operated a 750 seat Theatre on the Square in San Francisco (1981-2002) and is a member of the Broadway League and ATPAM.

Sharon A. Carr (Producer). Broadway credits include Cinderella, The Trip to Bountiful, The Scottsboro Boys, Time Stands Still, Stick Fly, Burn the Floor and American Buffalo. Other: Little House on the Prairie (US Tour), Dirty Dancing (Toronto, U.S. Tour).  Off-Broadway: I Love You Because (2006), Masked (2007) and Glimpses of the Moon (2008). Regional: Respect: A Musical Journey (Cleveland, Boston and Atlanta), Menopause the Musical (Minneapolis). In development: Who You See Here by Matt Hoverman and IDAHO! The Musical Comedy Love Story (Best of Fest, NYMF 2008).  So proud to be involved in this extraordinary production - SHOUT OUT (!) to the remarkable cast & creatives with special thanks to my producing partners for making it happen.

Patricia R. Klausner (Producer). Broadway: Pippin, Stick Fly, The Scottsboro Boys; Off-Broadway: Groundswell. Managing Director of Shotgun Productions, whose mission is to develop and produce new works for the stage; Founder of Global Arts Initiative - an international arts education organization currently working in Jamaica and at the Hudson Guild Summer Camp; and Marketing Director for Steps on Broadway. She sits on the Board of Directors of Cable Audit Associates, Inc., is a member of TRU, and a graduate of CTI.

Ben Feldman (Producer). NYC entertainment lawyer (bfgrslaw.com) — Bway producing debut.

Square 1 Theatrics (Producer). Jay Leland Krottinger, Ryan Tanner. Tulsa, OK. Off-Broadway: Flipside. www.square1theatrics.com

Wendy Federman (Producer). Tony Award (HAIR) ; 2 Drama Desk Awards ; 24 Broadway Shows; 3 National Tours& 2 London ;Boards served: MCC, Bergen PAC, Penguin Rep, Gilda’s Club. Absolutely THRILLED to be a part of the MAGIC!!!

Carl Moellenberg (Producer). Four Tony awards (Spring Awakening, Hair, War Horse, Death of a Salesman).  Producer of 24 Broadway shows, 3 national tours, and 2 London shows. Love this Corner of the Sky!

Bruce Robert Harris (Producer) produced the Pulitzer Prize-winning Clybourne Park which won the 2012 Tony Award for Best Play and the new Gershwin musical Nice Work If You Can Get It starring Matthew Broderick and Kelli O’Hara (10 Tony Award nominations). His other recent credits include the Broadway productions of Bonnie & Clyde (3 Tony Award nominations) and the new Kander and Ebb musical The Scottsboro Boys, which received 12 Tony Award nominations; The Judy Show starring Judy Gold and Leslie Jordan's My Trip Down The Pink Carpet both Off Broadway; and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s By Jeeves and My Trip Down The Pink Carpet in London’s West End. He also worked on Little Women, The Musical on Broadway and the pre-Broadway engagement of the new comedy Paper Doll, and produced a star-studded gala performance and the first American album of Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens. Mr. Harris is the founding producer of GAYFEST NYC and for two years was Associate Producer at the White Plains Performing Arts Center. He holds a BFA from The Juilliard School of Music and is a graduate of the Commercial Theater Institute.

Jack W. Batman (Producer). Broadway: Clybourne Park (Tony Award for Best Play, Pulitzer Prize for Drama), Nice Work If You Can Get It (Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award nominations for Best Musical), Bonnie & Clyde (Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award nominations for Best Musical), The Scottsboro Boys (Tony Award nomination for Best Musical), Enchanted April (Outer Critics Circle Award for Best New Play, Tony Award nomination for Best Play). London: My Trip Down The Pink Carpet, By Jeeves. Off Broadway: The Judy Show, My Trip Down The Pink Carpet, The Jesus Factor, Clean Alternatives (also Edinburgh – Fringe First Award), Brian Dykstra Cornered & Alone and fourteen new plays and musicals for Gayfest NYC (GLAAD Media Award nomination). Jack was Executive Producer of the White Plains Performing Arts Center, Casting Director of over 200 plays and musicals for Broadway, national tours and regional theatres and for eight years Vice President of Chelsea Piers in NYC where he handled all the press and produced 46 major public events. He is a graduate of the Commercial Theater Institute.

Infinity Theatre Company (Producer). Anna Roberts Ostroff & Alan Ostroff, Co-Producing Artistic Directors. Infinity brings professional New York City talent to Annapolis, MD for a summer season of musicals. Formed in 2010, Infinity has since "set the standard for excellence in local entertainment," with productions including THE FANTASTICKS, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, SHE LOVES ME, and DAMES AT SEA. Upcoming: the first Broadway production of the much-beloved musical DAMES AT SEA, directed and choreographed by three-time Tony nominee Randy Skinner. Many thanks to Ben, Howard, and the rest of the PIPPIN players.

Michael Rubenstein (Producer). Pippin is my first Broadway credit, Associate Producer 55th Annual Drama Desk Awards, In development both Broadway and Off Broadway productions. Thrilled to be involved in Pippin’s triumphant return to Broadway. Great cast, crew and executive and lead producing team-my producer partners have been terrific and know how much I appreciate them.

Michael A. Alden (Producer). Tony Award winning producer and Billboard charting recording artist. Broadway (Producer): The Gershwins' Porgy & Bess (Tony Award "Best Musical Revival," Grammy Nomination, 10 Tony nominations), Evita (Tony Nomination for producing the revival starring Ricky Martin), Bonnie & Clyde (2 Tony nominations), High (starring Kathleen Turner). Broadway (Actor/Concerts): Oliver, Camelot, Brigadoon (Shubert Theater). Rounder/Universal Recording Artist, # 2 single on Billboard chart, hit music video on CMT/GAC TV, toured all over the world including several performances at the legendary Grand Ole Opry. UCLA, MBA.

Dale Badway (Producer). Professional Actor, Singer, and Producer. Executive Producer, Creative Director of Badway On Broadway LLC. Broadway Producer: PIPPIN the Musical, The Gershwins’ PORGY AND BESS the Broadway Musical, and Bonnie & Clyde A New Musical on Broadway. “From Broadway With Love” A Benefit Concert For Sandy Hook (Concert/ TV Broadcast). Dale is a Two-Time TONY Award® Winner (2013, 2012), 2013 Drama Desk Award, Drama League Award, and Outer Critics Circle Award Winner. Dale was awarded 2013 Broadway Global Producer of the Year. Dale is President, Board of Directors, of Theatre World Awards, Inc. The Theatre World Awards were initiated in 1944 and are the oldest awards given to debut performances in New York City for Broadway and Off-Broadway. As an Actor, Dale has starred in shows in New York and around the country: Curly in Oklahoma!, Harold Hill in The Music Man, Joe/ Josephine in Sugar, Lover/ Hawker in The Who’s Tommy, Pharaoh in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Nick Arnstein in Funny Girl, Billy Bigelow in Carousel, Trevor Graydon in Thoroughly Modern Millie, Richard Henry Lee in 1776, and Conrad Birdie in the National Tour of Bye, Bye Birdie, which played in 26 states. Dale is a graduate of NYC’s famed Neighborhood Playhouse School of Acting, and appeared on ABC’s Loving and The City and in feature films as Passenger 57, Lethal Weapon III, Cop and a Half, and Matinee. Dale is also well known as the official “Voice of God” / MC for many Entertainment and high profile Corporate Events and is currently in development as Creator/ Host for the TV Show Fame-Wall® featuring the artwork of Grammy Award winning, world renowned artist Jim Warren. Fame-Wall® celebrates those who have made a significant impact in the world of Entertainment and the Arts and who have inspired others through their craft, by presenting them with a custom Fine Art Portrait by Jim Warren. Fame-Wall® Art Galleries are located in NYC and Hollywood. Fame-Wall.com.

Ken Mahoney (Producer). Ken is a Tony Award winning and Grammy nominated Producer. Ken has worked on a number of plays, musicals, and cast recording. He is the Executive Producer of several Cast Albums and 54 Below Live series. Ken is President and CEO of Mahoney Asset Management. His financial opinions are found on TV, Radio, and in Newspapers.He has written several books on personal finance including: “Can I Retire?”, “Now What?”, and “A GPS for your Retirement.” He is a Financial Contributor to Fox Business and WPIX on TV. www.thesmartinvestors.com

James L. Simon (Associate Producer). Tony and Drama Desk Award nominated for the revival of Bells Are Ringing, and associate producer of the Broadway musical Play On! and the London production of Damn Yankees with Jerry Lewis. He helped bring to Broadway Peter & The Starcatcher, Vanya & Sonya & Masha & Spike, Rent, Victor / Victoria, Golda's Balcony, Metamorphoses, the 2012 revivals of Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf and Glengarry Glen Ross, the musicals Grey Gardens, and Little Women amongst other shows. He has also had success with the Australian tour of Chicago and the UK tour of Hairspray with Michael Ball. Acting credits include the long running Off-Broadway hit Grandma Sylvia's Funeral, the critically acclaimed Sundance feature film Urbania, and various TV commercials.

Alecia Parker (Executive Producer). Chicago worldwide, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, The Scottsboro Boys, La Cage aux Folles, etc. Currently licensing Once the Musical internationally. Proud mother of Michael.