2018-2019 TOUR CAST COMING SOON
KAREY KIRKPATRICK, Book, Music and Lyrics
began his career as a screen and songwriter for Disney Animation, where he penned The Rescuers Down Under and James and the Giant Peach. With more than a dozen feature films produced, screenplay credits include Chicken Run (Golden Globe nominee for Outstanding Comedy), Charlotte’s Web, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, The Spiderwick Chronicles, Flakes and Over the Hedge, which he also co-directed. He directed the Paramount Pictures film Imagine That starring Eddie Murphy and co-produced, wrote and performed on the film’s soundtrack. Broadway theater credits: none (please don’t judge). Regional theater: nope! Awards: first place, Bible verse memorization, Horseshoe Drive Baptist Church. Other credits: husband of Nada, father of Sami, Maia and Finn.
WAYNE KIRKPATRICK, Music and Lyrics
Grammy Award-winning songwriter of “Change the World” by Eric Clapton (Song of the Year). Top 10 singles include “Every Heartbeat,” “Good for Me” (Amy Grant); “Wrapped Up in You” (Garth Brooks); “Boondocks,” “Bring It on Home,” “Little White 8 WHO’S WHO in the CAST Church” (Little Big Town); “Place in This World” (Michael W. Smith). He is a multi-formatted songwriter, with songs recorded by Bonnie Raitt, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Joe Cocker, Wynonna, Gabe Dixon, Nickel Creek, Trisha Yearwood, Babyface and Peter Frampton, among others. His songs have been featured in films such as Almost Famous and Phenomenon and television shows such as “Grey’s Anatomy,” “True Blood” and “Hart of Dixie.” Wayne lives in Nashville with his wife Fran. Favorite productions: Kourtney, Shelby and Carson.
JOHN O’FARRELL, Book
is one of the U.K.’s best-known comic authors and script writers. Bestselling novels include The Best a Man Can Get, This Is Your Life, May Contain Nuts and The Man Who Forgot His Wife. Non-fiction includes Things Can Only Get Better, An Utterly Impartial History of Britain and three collections of his satirical columns for The Guardian newspaper. His books have been translated into 25 languages and adapted for BBC radio and television. TV and film credits include “Spitting Image,” “Have I Got News for You,” Chicken Run, “Murder Most Horrid,” “Smith and Jones.” Winner, British Comedy Award. Founded U.K.’s first daily satirical news website, Newsbiscuit. Currently writing a screenplay for Aardman Animations, having just completed his fifth novel. @mrjohnofarrell
CASEY NICHOLAW, Director, Choreographer
Currently represented on Broadway as director and choreographer of Disney’s Aladdin (2014 Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award nominations, Best Choreography); co-director and choreographer of The Book of Mormon (2011 Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards as co-director with Trey Parker, receiving the same nominations for choreography as well as an Olivier Award). Other Broadway credits as director/choreographer: Elf: The Musical, The Drowsy Chaperone (2006 Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle nominations), Monty Python’s Spamalot directed by Mike Nichols (2005 Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle nominations, Best Choreography). Additional New York credits for City Center Encores!: the highly acclaimed productions of Most Happy Fella, Anyone Can Whistle and Follies (Direction/Choreography).
STEVE BEBOUT, Associate Director
Associate credits: The Book of Mormon (Broadway, tour), The Addams Family (Broadway, tour, Brazil, Australia), Sister Act (Broadway), 101 Dalmatians (tour), Girl Crazy (Encores!). Directing credits: NYC: I Got Fired; regional: The Full Monty, The Buddy Holly Story, Little Shop of Horrors; for NYU: Urinetown, Bye Bye Birdie. “Love and gratitude to Casey, John, Holly and my rotten boy Gus.”
ERIC GIANCOLA, Associate Choreographer
Broadway: Something Rotten!, The Book of Mormon, Mamma Mia! Broadway tours: The Book of Mormon, Mary Poppins, Mamma Mia! Regional faves: Goodspeed and MSMT. NYU grad. Thanks to Casey Nicholaw. “I would follow you off a cliff. Make an Omelette!”
PHIL RENO, Music Supervisor and Vocal Arrangements
Broadway: Elf; Promises, Promises; The Drowsy Chaperone; The Producers; Thou Shalt Not; Dame Edna: The Royal Tour and Back With a Vengeance; Cats. Off-Broadway: The Diva is Dismissed (Public), A New Brain (Lincoln Center). National tours: Joseph… (with Donny Osmond), original company of Music of the Night, Starlight Express, Bob Fosse’s Sweet Charity. Television: music director/conductor for “Broadway Under the Stars” (CBS 2002–2006), “CBS Tree Lighting in Bryant Park” (2006–2011). Film: The Producers. Grammy nominee as co-producer of The Drowsy Chaperone cast album.
BRIAN P. KENNEDY
Los Angeles: Carrie, Oklahoma!, Sweet Smell of Success, William Finn’s Make Me a Song, Randy Newman’s Harps & Angels, Re-Animator, New Hopeville Comics, Silence: The Musical, The Real Love (ask Adam Pascal about it…), Hello! My Baby (Arrangements/Orchestrations), Silversea Cruiselines (Music Supervisor), Rockwell Table & Stage (Resident Music Director) and Broadway Stage Door Supper Club on SiriusXM. Broadway: 13 (Music Assistant). Graduate of UNC—Greensboro
SCOTT PASK, Scenic Designer
His 40 Broadway productions include The Book of Mormon (Tony Award), It’s Only a Play, Finding Neverland, Airline Highway, The Visit, Pippin (Tony nom.), Casa Valentina, I’ll Eat You Last, The Coast of Utopia (Tony Award), Take Me Out, Hair, Pal Joey (Tony nom.), Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Tony nom.), The Pillowman (Tony Award), Nine and Urinetown. Also Peter Grimes (Met Opera), Cirque du Soleil’s Amaluna. Numerous West End credits, Donmar Warehouse, National Theatre, Almeida Theatre, Chichester Festival Theatre, Leicester Curve. Honorary doctorate, University of Arizona. @scottpaskstudio.
GREGG BARNES, Costume Designer
Broadway: Something Rotten!, Aladdin, Kinky Boots (2013 Tony nomination), Follies (2012 Tony Award, Drama Desk Award), Elf, Legally Blonde (2007 Tony nomination), The Drowsy Chaperone (2006 Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards, Olivier nomination), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Flower Drum Song (2003 Tony nom.), Side Show, To Be or Not to Be. New York: Sinatra (Radio City), The Wizard of Oz, The Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Cinderella and The Merry Widow (New York City Opera), Pageant (the Blue Angel and London’s West End—Olivier nom.), The Kathy and Mo Show. Regional credits: Robin and the 7 Hoods, Mame, Allegro (Helen Hayes Award). TDF Young Master Award.
JEFF CROITER, Lighting Design
Broadway: Newsies, Mothers and Sons, Peter and the Starcatcher (Tony Award), A Time to Kill, Soul Doctor, Jekyll & Hyde, The Anarchist, The Performers, The Pee-wee Herman Show, Next Fall, Kiki and Herb. Other NYC: Parade; A Month in the Country; Fly by Night; The Last Five Years; Old Jews Telling Jokes; Silence; Love, Loss, and What I Wore; Meet Vera Stark; Rapture Blister Burn; A Lie of the Mind; Ordinary Days; Family Guy Sings; The Voysey Inheritance; The Internationalist; Jacques Brel; Almost, Maine; The Dazzle; Jennifer Muller/The Works. Jeff is a producer of “Submissions Only.”
PETER HYLENSKI, Sound Designer
Grammy, Olivier and four-time Tony Award nominee. Selected Broadway designs: After Midnight, Motown, The Scottsboro Boys, Rock of Ages, Side Show, Rocky, Bullets Over Broadway, Shrek the Musical, On a 9 WHO’S WHO in the CAST Clear Day…, Lend Me a Tenor, Elf, Wonderland, CryBaby, The Times They Are A-Changin’, The Wedding Singer, Sweet Charity, Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me, Little Women, Brooklyn. Other credits: Le Rêve at Wynn Las Vegas, Ragtime (London), Rocky das Musical (Hamburg), King Kong (Melbourne), How to Train Your Dragon, Walking with Dinosaurs.
JOSH MARQUETTE, Hair Design
Broadway/ Off-Broadway/West End: Aladdin, First Date, Kinky Boots, The Book of Mormon, Elf, Dogfight, The Best Man, Look Back in Anger, The Drowsy Chaperone, Pig Farm, The… Trailer Park Musical, Altar Boyz, Mamma Mia! West Coast: Robin and the 7 Hoods, Peep Show, Minsky’s, Vanities. Other N.Y.: Show Boat at Carnegie Hall; Encores! Most Happy Fella, No, No, Nanette and Follies; numerous Juilliard productions. National tours: BofM, Drowsy Chaperone, Barbie Live! Television: “The Slap,” “30 Rock,” “Saturday Night Live.”
GLEN KELLY, Music Arranger
arranged music and wrote original lyrics for Bullets Over Broadway. He supervised and arranged Mel Brooks’ The Producers and Young Frankenstein. Other credits include Beauty and the Beast, Spamalot, The Drowsy Chaperone, The Book of Mormon, A Christmas Story, The Scottsboro Boys and Aladdin. He won the New York Drama Desk Award for his original score to The Nance.
STEPHEN GABRIEL / WORK LIGHT PRODUCTIONS, Producer & General Manager
Dedicated to creating and producing live entertainment. General management for Something Rotten! and Motown. Producers of Rent 20th anniversary tour, Cinderella, Mamma Mia!, White Christmas. Currently developing Clue, a new stage play based on the Paramount movie. Produced Julie Andrews, The Gift of Music at The Hollywood Bowl and London’s O2 Arena. Other recent touring productions include the Tony Award-winners American Idiot, In the Heights and Avenue Q. WLP is led by founding partner and President Stephen Gabriel and Vice President Nancy Gabriel. worklightproductions.com.
WOJCIK | SEAY CASTING Casting
is Scott Wojcik and Gayle Seay. Along with Holly Buczek and Kevin Metzger-Timson, they cast all mediums. National and International tours: Something Rotten!, RENT, Kinky Boots, Rock of Ages, Motown, Vocalosity, Flashdance, Dreamgirls, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Jekyll & Hyde, Joseph... Dreamcoat, and A Chorus Line. Off -Broadway includes: Othello: The Remix, Church & State The Play, The Portal, Tennessee Williams’ The Two Character Play, Handle With Care, Triassic Parq and more. Regional: Multiple seasons/shows for Riverside Theatre, FL; Theatre Aspen,CO; John W. Engeman Theatre, NY; Theatre Raleigh, NC; Stages St. Louis, MO; Arvada Center, CO & Tuacahn Performing Arts Center, UT. www.wscasting.com
PORT CITY TECHNICAL, Production Management
is a production management company based in Charleston, S.C. Current tours with Work Light Productions include Mamma Mia!, Rent, Cinderella and White Christmas. We are thrilled to be working with them again on Motown and Something Rotten!
ALLIED TOURING, Tour Marketing & Press
is a full-service engagement management agency representing Broadway tours and other live touring events across North America. Current tours: An American in Paris, The Book of Mormon, Bright Star, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Elf the Musical, The Humans, Kinky Boots, Motown the Musical, RENT, School of Rock, Something Rotten!, and Irving Berlin’s White Christmas. Upcoming tours: Bandstand; Bat Out of Hell; Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; Hello, Dolly!;The Lightning Thief; Mean Girls; The Play that Goes Wrong; Rock of Ages; and SpongeBob SquarePants.
THE BOOKING GROUP, Tour Direction
(TBG) has represented more than 20 Tony Award-winning Best Musicals and Plays since its inception in 1996. In addition to Something Rotten!, TBG also currently represents the touring productions of: An American in Paris, The Book of Mormon, The Bodyguard, Cabaret, The Color Purple, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Finding Neverland, Fun Home, The Humans, Motown The Musical, On Your Feet!, School of Rock, the 20th anniversary tour of Rent, Waitress and Hamilton.