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“Any time discrimination and hate speech and scapegoating of minorities — religious, sexual — is used to motivate political action, this show is relevant,” says Randy Harrison, who follows in the footsteps of Joel Grey and Alan Cumming as the Emcee. Harrison, 39, grew up in Alpharetta and graduated from Pace Academy.

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In the touring version of Cabaret that Atlanta audiences are seeing, members of the ensemble sing, dance, play multiple characters and handle musical instruments onstage.

“Leave your troubles outside! So, life is disappointing? Forget it! In here, life is beautiful.” So coos Cabaret’s iconic Emcee early in the show. Nothing, however, could be further from the truth. The troubles outside the theater — whether it’s the Kit Kat Club in 1930s Berlin or the Fox Theatre in 2016 Atlanta — are exactly what make Cabaret so resonant, and for some theatergoers, so uncomfortable. “I think the show is extremely relevant right now,” says Randy Harrison (Showtime’s “Queer as Folk”), who plays the Emcee in this national touring production. It helps to know your history. The musical, loosely based on the memoirs of writer Christopher Isherwood, takes place in Berlin as Hitler is coming to power. Sexual freedom flourishes, tipping into decadence and debauchery in some cases. But the Nazis would soon put an end to that nonsense. No matter how much staged frivolity the Kit Kat Club musters inside, it can’t keep the darkness outside the doors at bay. “Any time discrimination and hate speech and scapegoating of minorities —religious, sexual — is used to motivate political action, this show is relevant,” says Harrison, 39. “It’s very much a part of the American discourse.” Harrison, who is gay, grew up in Alpharetta and graduated from Pace Academy before earning a B.F.A. in musical theater from the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) and starting his professional career. Atlanta is the 27th city on his tour, which began in January in Providence, R.I., and is scheduled to run through next July.

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The show, which was written by John Kander and Fred Ebb (Chicago, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Steel Pier, The Scottsboro Boys) and based heavily on ideas from producer-director Hal Prince, opened on Broadway in 1967. It was a response to the backlash stirred up by the civil rights movement and the Vietnam War. “At the first rehearsal,” Harrison says about the original, “Hal Prince showed the actors a picture of a bunch of white people screaming in hate and asked the cast what they thought it was.” Their response: Hitler Youth. It actually had been taken the week before at a civil rights rally. Leave your troubles outside, indeed. Back in the day, Cabaret made a star of Joel Grey, the original Emcee on Broadway and in Bob Fosse’s 1972 film. Grey won a Tony Award and an Oscar for the role. The show was named the best musical of 1967 and won Tonys for composer Kander, lyricist Ebb and Prince’s direction. (Fosse won the directing Oscar, with Liza Minnelli, who played nightclub singer Sally Bowles, named best actress.) For a certain generation of Americans, Grey IS the Emcee; for others, it’s Alan Cumming, who helped reinvent the role in the 1993 Broadway revival shaped by stage and film director Sam Mendes. Mendes’ radical version refocused the show’s action and created an edgier, more menacing Emcee. That iteration, first staged by New York’s Roundabout Theatre Company, is the one Fox audiences are seeing. Harrison, who’s been acting since age 8, began with simpler fare, settling on his career path after seeing a production of Peter Pan and realizing that’s what he was meant to do. He acted in Pace Academy and CCM productions but probably is best known for his five seasons on “Queer as Folk.” He also appeared in two 2015 episodes of the USA Network cult favorite “Mr. Robot.” Joel Grey’s somewhat fey and puckish Emcee, and the new, scarier version, are almost different characters, Harrison says. “They serve a similar function, as a subversive middle


Randy Harrison’s Emcee is the edgier, more menacing character created by actor Alan Cumming in the 1993 Cabaret revival. The role first made a star of Joel Grey, who created the Emcee as a sort of playful, puckish character in the original 1967 Broadway staging.

man between the story and the audience, but they come from a different place. “It was all there from what Alan did, that debased aspect,” he says. “Sadly, the character is a drug addict. He’s very intelligent. He sees what’s going on politically more than anyone else. He understands what that hate could lead to. But he’s too self-destructive to make a healthy decision about how to handle it. So you’re watching this person self-destruct while the world around him becomes more hateful.” The Emcee doesn’t have a name, but Harrison has given him one privately. He’s not it sharing, though. It’s part of the backstory he created for his character, something actors often do. “I think you learn a little bit more about him in this production,” Harrison says, “but he’s still pretty mysterious. As the show and the politics of Weimar Berlin start to unravel, you start to see underneath the cracks of who the character is.” As his comrade Sally Bowles sings, “What good is permitting some prophet of doom to wipe every smile away?” Our permission, however, is not the point. Cabaret makes us smile, but more importantly, wipes it away. 14 ENCOREATLANTA.COM


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Todd Haimes, Artistic Director Julia C. Levy, Executive Director Sydney Beers, General Manager Steve Dow, Chief Administrative Officer presents

CABARET Book by

Music by

Joe Masteroff

John Kander

Lyrics by

Fred Ebb

Based on the play by JOHN VAN DRUTEN and stories by CHRISTOPHER ISHERWOOD starring

Randy Harrison

Andrea Goss

Benjamin Eakeley Alison Ewing Mary Gordon Murray Scott Robertson Patrick Vaill Kelsey Beckert Sarah Bishop Ryan DeNardo Margaret Dudasik Hillary Ekwall Lori Eure Aisling Halpin Leeds Hill Andrew Hubacher Joey Khoury Tommy McDowell Dani Spieler Laura Sheehy Steven Wenslawski Set Design by

Robert Brill

Costume Design by

William Ivey Long

Lighting Design by

Sound Design by

Peggy Eisenhauer Mike Baldassari

Keith Caggiano

Based on the Original Broadway design by Brian Ronan

Orchestrations

Dance & Incidental Music

Music Director

Hair & Wig Design

Casting

Production Stage Manager

Technical Supervisor

Tour Booking Agency

Marketing & Publicity Direction

Director of Marketing and

Director of Development

Founding Director

Michael Gibson Paul Huntley

Larry Morley

Elizabeth Kandel Executive Producer

Sydney Beers

David Krane

Jim Carnahan, C.S.A. Jillian Cimini, C.S.A. The Booking Group Meredith Blair Lynne Gugenheim Gregory

Robert Cookman John M. Atherlay

Bond Theatrical Group

Gene Feist

Adams Associate Artistic Director*

Scott Ellis

General Manager

Richards/Climan, Inc.

Musical Supervisor / Vocal Arrangements

Patrick Vaccariello

Associate Choreographer & Choreography Recreated by

Cynthia Onrubia Directed by

BT McNicholl Originally Co-Directed & Choreographed by

Rob Marshall Originally Directed by

Sam Mendes *Generously underwritten by Margot Adams, in memory of Mason Adams. Roundabout Theatre Company is a member of the Broadway League and League of Resident Theatres. RoundaboutTheatre.org

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CAST (in order of appearance) Emcee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . RANDY HARRISON The Kit Kat Girls: Rosie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . HILLARY EKWALL Lulu. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . DANI SPIELER Frenchie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .AISLING HALPIN Texas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MARGARET DUDASIK Fritzie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .ALISON EWING Helga . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SARAH BISHOP The Kit Kat Boys: Bobby . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . LEEDS HILL Victor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ANDREW HUBACHER Hans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . RYAN DeNARDO Herman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TOMMY McDOWELL Sally Bowles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ANDREA GOSS Clifford Bradshaw . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BENJAMIN EAKELEY Ernst Ludwig . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PATRICK VAILL Customs Official . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TOMMY McDOWELL Fräulein Schneider . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MARY GORDON MURRAY Fräulein Kost . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .ALISON EWING Rudy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . RYAN DeNARDO Herr Schultz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SCOTT ROBERTSON Max . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TOMMY McDOWELL Gorilla . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .AISLING HALPIN Boy Soprano (recording) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .ALEX BOWE Customs Official (recording) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FRED ROSE All other parts played by members of the company. Time: 1929-1930 Place: Berlin, Germany THERE WILL BE ONE FIFTEEN-MINUTE INTERMISSION. STANDBYS AND UNDERSTUDIES Standbys and understudies never substitute for listed players unless a specific announcement is made for the appearance at the time of performance. Swings: KELSEY BECKERT, LORI EURE, JOEY KHOURY, LAURA SHEEHY, STEVEN WENSLAWSKI. Understudy for Emcee: LEEDS HILL, JOEY KHOURY; for Sally Bowles: ALISON EWING, DANI SPIELER; for Clifford Bradshaw: TOMMY McDOWELL; for Ernst Ludwig: RYAN DeNARDO, ANDREW HUBACHER; for Fräulein Kost: LORI EURE, DANI SPIELER; for Rosie, Lulu, Frenchie, Texas, Fritzie, Helga: KELSEY BECKERT, LORI EURE; for Bobby, Victor, Hans, Herman: JOEY KHOURY, STEVEN WENSLAWSKI. Standby for Herr Schultz: BOB AMARAL; Standby for Fräulein Schneider: LUCY SORLUCCO. Dance Captain: LEEDS HILL. Inspired by the 1993 production of Cabaret at the Donmar Warehouse, London. Directed by Sam Mendes. The use of any recording device, either audio or video, and the taking of photographs, either with or without flash, is strictly prohibited. Please turn off all electronic devices such as cell phones, beepers and watches.

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CAST

CAST

Randy Harrison

Andrea Goss

Benjamin Eakeley

Alison Ewing

Mary Gordon Murray

Scott Robertson

Kelsey Beckert

Sarah Bishop

Ryan DeNardo

Margaret Dudasik

Hillary Ekwall

Lori Eure

Aisling Halpin

Leeds Hill

Andrew Hubacher

Joey Khoury

Tommy McDowell

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Laura Sheehy

Bob Amaral

Dani Spieler

Lucy Sorlucco

Patrick Vaill


MUSICAL NUMBERS Act One “Willkommen” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Emcee and the Kit Kat Klub “So What” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fräulein Schneider “Don’t Tell Mama”. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sally and the Kit Kat Girls “Mein Herr” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sally and the Kit Kat Girls “Perfectly Marvelous”. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sally and Cliff “Two Ladies” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Emcee, Lulu and Bobby “It Couldn’t Please Me More” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fräulein Schneider and Herr Schultz “Tomorrow Belongs to Me” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Emcee “Maybe This Time”. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sally “Money” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Emcee and the Kit Kat Girls “Married” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Herr Schultz, Fräulein Schneider, Fritzie “Tomorrow Belongs to Me” (Reprise) . . . . . . . . . . . Fräulein Kost, Ernst Ludwig and the Company Act Two “Entr’Acte” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Kit Kat Band “Kick Line” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Kit Kat Klub “Married” (Reprise). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Herr Schultz “If You Could See Her” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Emcee and the Gorilla “What Would You Do?”. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fräulein Schneider “I Don’t Care Much” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Emcee “Cabaret” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sally “Finale” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Company The Kit Kat Band Musical Director/Conductor/Piano . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Robert Cookman Associate Music Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Alec Bart Keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Alec Bart, Steven Wenslawski Bass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bobby Brennan Drums. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Taurus Lovely Accordion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Alec Bart, Alison Ewing Flute . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Samantha Shafer Clarinet. . Kelsey Beckert, Aisling Halpin, Leeds Hill, Joey Khoury, Laura Sheehy, Steven Wenslawski Violin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Margaret Dudasik, Leeds Hill Cello . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Samantha Shafer Banjo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Tommy McDowell Trumpet. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sarah Bishop, Lori Eure, Preston Haining, Tommy McDowell Trombone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Andrew Hubacher French Horn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lori Eure Euphonium . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Lori Eure Alto Sax. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ryan DeNardo, Laura Sheehy, Dani Spieler, Steven Wenslawski Tenor Sax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ryan DeNardo, Laura Sheehy, Dani Spieler

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elcome to the Kit Kat Klub, and to John Kander, Fred Ebb and Joe Masteroff’s seductive masterpiece of a musical, Cabaret. The production you see today, brought to life by Sam Mendes and Rob Marshall (one of the most

gifted directorial teams in the business), first slinked onto the Roundabout stage in 1998. The show presented a dark and dazzling vision for the iconic musical, stripping away show-biz sheen and sparkle to reveal an unadorned, visceral core: In the jagged choreography and raw sensuality of this production, we find a story both stark in its judgment and mesmerizing in its empathy. The 1998 production ran on Broadway until 2004 and proved to be a landmark moment in the Roundabout’s history. In 2013, when conversations about a second revival began, I knew we had to take the opportunity to bring the musical to another generation of Broadway theatergoers. This is a production that deserves to be seen, whether for the first time or for a blissful encore. Following that exceptional second run on Broadway, I am incredibly proud to be sharing this milestone production with a national audience. This season marks Roundabout’s 50th anniversary as a company, and in this historic year, I cannot think of a better production with which to share our work and mission. Since Roundabout’s founding, the company’s mission has been growing with our audience. Today, our seasons include expert revivals of rarely seen classic plays like Machinal and The Winslow Boy, joyous reimaginings of timeless American musicals like Anything Goes and She Loves Me, and new works by the playwrights penning the classics of the future. Roundabout is committed to bringing thrilling, high-quality productions to each of our New York stages and to stages throughout the country. As a not-for-profit theater, we are also dedicated to making these enduring stories accessible to the largest possible audience, through extensive education and audience development programs. Whether you have seen Roundabout’s work in New York or on the road (Cabaret marks our third national tour, following Twelve Angry Men and Anything Goes) or if you are joining us for the first time, thank you. Thank you for welcoming us to your theater and for being a part of our 50th year. I hope you will visit us the next time you are in New York City, or online at RoundaboutTheatre.org. We are thrilled to continue growing our Roundabout family and to celebrate five decades of extraordinary productions and performances with you. Enjoy the show! Sincerely, Todd Haimes, Artistic Director 22 ENCOREATLANTA.COM


BIOS RANDY HARRISON (Emcee). Broadway: Wicked. Off-Broadway: Harbor (Primary Stages), The Singing Forest (Public Theatre/NYSF), Antony and Cleopatra (TFANA), Edward the Second (Red Bull). Regional credits include The Glass Menagerie (The Guthrie), Pop! (Yale Rep), Red (George Street and Cleveland Play House), The Habit of Art (Studio Theatre, D.C)., Twelfth Night (Shakespeare Theatre, D.C.), Amadeus (Ensemble Theater of Santa Barbara), The Who’s Tommy, Waiting for Godot and Ghosts (Berkshire Theatre Group). Founding Member: Qwan Company. TV: “Mr. Robot,” “Queer as Folk” (five seasons). Film: Bang Bang You’re Dead, Such Good People, Gayby. @RandyHarrison01 ANDREA GOSS (Sally Bowles). Broadway: Cabaret, Once, Rent. Regional: Zorro (Alliance Theatre), A Civil War Christmas (Baltimore Center Stage), Striking 12 (TUTS), A Christmas Carol (McCarter), Tarzan (North Shore), Venice (Center Theatre Group/KC Rep), High School Musical (St. Louis MUNY), The Sound of Music and Big River (Syracuse Stage). Readings: Zapata, K-Pop, Little Did I Know, Casanova Returns, Freckle-Face Strawberry. Film: Rent: Filmed Live on Broadway. Thanks and love to my incredible family and CGF. BENJAMIN EAKELEY (Clifford Bradshaw) played Max and Cliff in the Studio 54 revival of Cabaret opposite Michelle Williams, Emma Stone and Sienna Miller. Other Broadway: She Loves Me, On a Clear Day, Sweeney Todd (also national tour). Film/TV: Six feature films, “The Blacklist,” “Orange Is the New Black,” “The Good Wife.” Regional: Goodspeed, Pioneer, Cincinnati Playhouse and three seasons at N.J. Shakes. Solo cabaret: Broadway Swinger. Education: Yale University.

casts: A ... My Name Is Alice, The Knife. TV: Showtime’s “DC: 9/11” (Laura Bush), “One Life to Live” (Becky), more than 30 episodics. On faculty at AMDA College and Conservatory. SCOTT ROBERTSON (Herr Schultz) reprises the role he played on Broadway, celebrating 40 years on the N.Y. stage. Broadway: Living on Love starring Renee Fleming, Damn Yankees with Jerry Lewis, Pajama Game, Grease. Off-B’way: Choir Boy, Glorious Ones, Mayor, It’s Only a Play. Regional: Harmony, Falsettos, Annie 2, Damn Yankees, London. Film/TV: In and Out, Tenderness, Mildred Pierce, “Boardwalk Empire,” “Billions.” Solo: Noises On (writer/performer). PATRICK VAILL (Ernst Ludwig). Broadway: Macbeth. Off-Broadway: Edward the Second (Red Bull Theater). Also the York Theater Company, NY Fringe, Fringe Encores, the Brick and others. Regional includes Oklahoma! (Bard Summerscape; Daniel Fish, dir.), Othello, Henry IV, Parts 1 & 2, Henry V, Richard II, As You Like It (Shakespeare Theatre Company), Bay Street Theater and others. Film: Xmas in July. M.F.A.: NYU-graduate acting program. KELSEY BECKERT (Swing). National tours: Seven Brides ... (Liza, Milly u/s). Regional: Oklahoma! (Laurey u/s), Do Black ... Reflect Up? (Nancy). Dedicated to family, friends, teachers, casting and Eddie at Take 3 who have helped make this dream come true. Montclair State University B.F.A. KelseyBeckert.com SARAH BISHOP (Helga). Touring debut! Regional: 42nd Street at Pittsburgh CLO. Other roles include Legally Blonde (Elle), Singin’ in the Rain (Lina) and The Sound of Music (Maria). CCM grad. Thank you to Mom, Dad, family, friends and Harden Curtis! SarahBishop.net

ALISON EWING (Fräulein Kost, Fritzie; u/s Sally Bowles) is honored to be in this beautiful production after playing Lulu in the 1998 Broadway, first national and Paris productions. Other favorites: Mamma Mia!, Broadway, Las Vegas & national tour (Tanya); Flashdance national tour (Tess); Ain’t Nothin’ But the Blues, Theatreworks; Sweet Charity, Center Rep. Love to Keith.

RYAN DeNARDO (Hans, Rudy; u/s Ernst Ludwig). Tour debut. Regional: Grease, Cabaret, Buddy Holly Story, Pump Boys, Les Misérables, West Side Story. TV: “Fakers,” “My Crazy Love,” “Almost College.” Performs & records with the rock band Worthy Fools. B.F.A., Ithaca College. Love to Mom, Dad & Laura. RyanDeNardo.com

MARY GORDON MURRAY (Fräulein Schneider). Broadway: Hands on a Hardbody, Into the Woods (Baker’s Wife), Little Me (best actress Tony nom), Footloose, Coastal Disturbances, Grease, Play Me a Country Song, I Love My Wife, The Robber Bridegroom. Off-Broadway, original

MARGARET DUDASIK (Texas). Off-Broadway: Chautauqua! (The Public). Regional: Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story (The MUNY), Ring of Fire (Gretna Theatre). Joshua Bell stand-in for PBS’ Live From Lincoln Center’s “One Singular Sensation! Celebrating Marvin Hamlisch.” Proud Pace ATLANTA’S PERFORMING ARTS PUBLICATION 23


BIOS University MT’13. Thank you to this dream creative team, Jim Carnahan Casting and Avalon Artists. Mom and Dad, this is only possible because of you. Hey boo! MargaretDudasik.com HILLARY EKWALL (Rosie) is overjoyed to make her Roundabout debut. Nat’l tour: How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Boo Who). Regional: Grease (Patty Simcox) at North Shore, Les Miz (Eponine u/s), Spelling Bee (Schwarzy). Endless gratitude to the Cabaret team and Carnahan Casting for making this dream come true and to my family and friends for their constant support and love. www.hillaryekwall.com LORI EURE (Swing; u/s Fräulein Kost, Assistant Dance Captain), originally from North Carolina, is thrilled to come full circle and return to this incredible production. Broadway: Cabaret (1998 revival), Sally Bowles cover/swing. National tours: first national of Cabaret, The Buddy Holly Story. Favorite regional: Women of Woodstock, Ring of Fire, The Buddy Holly Story, Wonderland, We Will Rock You (Las Vegas); Footloose, Beehive at the Kennedy Center. TV credits include “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno,” “Spin City” and “LI Divas” (web series). Lori gives much thanks and love to her family and friends. AISLING HALPIN (Frenchie, Gorilla) is so excited to be a part of this show! National tours: Peter and the Starcatcher, A Chorus Line, Radio City Christmas Spectacular. Thanks to her family, friends, and Team Boals for their support. B.F.A., Syracuse University. @AaaislingHalpin/ AislingHalpin.com LEEDS HILL (Bobby; u/s Emcee; Dance Captain). Broadway: Cabaret. He understudied Alan Cumming and played the Emcee on Broadway seven times. He performed in all 423 consecutive performances, the only cast member to not miss a show in the entire Broadway run. National tours: Mary Poppins (Neleus). @LeedsHill/LeedsHill.com ANDREW HUBACHER (Victor; u/s Ernst Ludwig). Cabaret (Milwaukee Repertory), Camelot (Goodspeed), Crazy for You (Riverside Theatre), The Music Man and Jesus Christ Superstar (Kansas City Starlight). Thanks to Mom and Dad for getting this kid a trombone when he asked for a saxophone. Soli Deo Gloria. JOEY KHOURY (Swing; u/s Emcee). From Kaysville, Utah. Studied music and theater at 24 ENCOREATLANTA.COM

Weber State University. New York: Altar Boyz, Radio City Christmas Spectacular. National tours: Altar Boyz (first national), Radio City Christmas Spectacular (arena tour). Regional: The Pirates of Penzance (Frederick), Fiddler on the Roof (Motel), Little Shop of Horrors (Seymour). Love to Mom & Dad. TOMMY McDOWELL (Herman, Customs Official, Max; u/s Clifford Bradshaw). National tours: American Idiot (first national, swing), A Year With Frog & Toad (Snail). NYC: Urinetown, Hudson Guild Theatre (Bobby Strong). Regional: Duck Commander Musical (Jase, Willie u/s), Grey Gardens (Joe Kennedy Jr.), Hairspray (Link), The Who’s Tommy (Tommy), Joseph ... (Ruben). @Tommy_McDowell/TommyMcDowell.com LAURA SHEEHY (Swing). Broadway: Cabaret (Roundabout). Off-Broadway: Joe Fearless (Atlantic Theater), Cycle (Cherry Lane). Regional: The Heart of Robin Hood (A.R.T.), Mental Head Circus (aerialist, pianist), Cirque du Soleil (guest artist). TV: “Saturday Night Live” (associate choreographer), “The Miraculous Year” (Kathryn Bigelow, dir.), “American Idol” (aerialist for Rihanna), Country Music Awards (aerialist for Sarah Evans), MTV Music Awards (dancer for Ricky Martin), “The Daily Show: with Jon Stewart. NYU graduate. Love to Ryan and my family. DANI SPIELER (Lulu; u/s Sally Bowles, Fräulein Kost). Broadway/national tours: Chicago, Legally Blonde, Elf, West Side Story, Flashdance. Film/Hulu: Are You Joking?, That’s What She Said, The Battery’s Down. Pre-Broadway: Nerds. Regional: Paper Mill, TUTS, Goodspeed. B.F.A.: UMich. Thanks: Mom, Dad, Cory, family, friends, 44WEST, Cabaret team. TheBatteryCo.com STEVEN WENSLAWSKI (Swing). National tours: Spamalot, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Fosse, Tommy Tune’s Dr. Dolittle. Regional: Kennedy Center, Dallas Theater Center, Theater Under the Stars, Sacramento Music Circus, North Shore Music Theater, Human Race Theater Company, Ogunquit Playhouse and others. Love to family! BOB AMARAL (Standby for Herr Schultz). Broadway: Guys & Dolls, Forum, The Lion King. National tours: The Producers (Max), The Lion King (Pumbaa), The Wizard of Oz (Cowardly Lion), Annie Get Your Gun (Pawnee Bill) & more. Regional: Anything Goes, Hairspray, Old Jews


BIOS Telling Jokes, Little Shop of Horrors, Fiddler on the Roof, The Merry Widow at SF Opera & more. TV: “Morton & Hayes,” “N. Y. P. D. Blue,” “Mad About You,” “Babylon 5” & more. Proud AEA member for 37 years. BobAmaral.com LUCY SORLUCCO (Standby for Fräulein Schneider). National tours: Cabaret (Fräulein Schneider), The Phantom of the Opera (Madame Giry). Regional: Cabaret (WBT, Foothills, Ogunquit), Miracle on 34th Street (WBT). OffBroadway: Evergreen (Prospect Theater). NY: FACT, Abingdon, GFL, Downtown Music. Love to BT, Mom, Stuart & Geoffrey! JOE MASTEROFF (Book). Born in 1919 in Philadelphia, he had only one dream from an early age: to write for the theater. After the essential lonely childhood and four-year stint in the Air Force, he came to New York to face his future: book writer or bookseller? Luck intervened. Before long he had three shows on Broadway: The Warm Peninsula starring Julie Harris and the musicals She Loves Me and Cabaret, for which he wrote the book. Thanks to indulgent parents, the New Dramatists, Hal Prince and many others, he is retired and living in subdued luxury. JOHN KANDER (Music) & FRED EBB (Lyrics). Kander & Ebb’s four-decade collaboration created many Broadway standards and contemporary classics. Their first collaboration, “My Coloring Book,” became a hit song for Barbra Streisand, earning the team a Grammy nomination. Kander & Ebb’s first Broadway show, 1965’s Flora the Red Menace, was produced by Hal Prince, directed by George Abbott and introduced a rising new star named Liza Minnelli. Cabaret (Tony Award music and lyrics); The Happy Time; Zorba; 70, Girls, 70; Chicago; The Act; Woman of the Year (Tony Award music and lyrics); The Rink; Kiss of the Spider Woman (Tony Award music and lyrics); and Steel Pier followed. They wrote movies and original material for the Academy Awards; “Liza With a Z” and Liza Minnelli’s “Steppin’ Out” on HBO (both Emmy winners); “Baryshnikov on Broadway,” “Goldie and Liza Together,” Funny Lady; Lucky Lady; New York, New York; Steppin’ Out; and Chicago the movie. In 1985 the song “New York, New York” became the official anthem of New York City. At the time of Mr. Ebb’s death in 2004, Kander & Ebb had several projects in different stages of completion, including the Tony-nominated Curtains in 2007; the 12-time Tony-nominated The Scottsboro Boys in 2010; All About Us (an adaptation of The Skin of Our Teeth); and The Visit, which

premiered at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, played the Signature Theatre in Fairfax, Va., and was nominated for five 2015 Tony awards, including best score, starring Chita Rivera. Mr. Kander is collaborating with author/playwright Greg Pierce on The Landing and Kid Victory, which debuted at the Signature Theatre and yhe Vineyard Theatre. SAM MENDES (Original Director) founded and ran the Donmar Warehouse in London for 10 years. He has directed many productions at the Donmar, the Royal Shakespeare Company, the National Theatre, in the West End and on Broadway. He founded the trans-Atlantic theater company The Bridge Project, for which he directed five productions that toured the world. In London currently: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane. He has directed suchl movies as the Academy Award-winning American Beauty and the James Bond movies Skyfall and Spectre. He has won awards for his work onstage and screen, including the Tony, the Olivier, the Directors Guild, the Shakespeare Prize, the BAFTA, the Golden Globe and the Oscar. He was awarded the CBE in 2000 and the Directors Guild Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005. ROB MARSHALL (Original Co-Director & Choreographer). Broadway: Cabaret, Little Me, Kiss of the Spider Woman, She Loves Me, Damn Yankees, Victor/Victoria, A Funny Thing ... Forum and Company. For his stage work, Marshall has earned six Tony nominations, the Outer Critics Award, the Jason Robards Award and the George Abbott Award. Film: Chicago, Memoirs of a Geisha, Nine, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides and Into the Woods. Marshall’s films have been nominated for 26 Academy Awards and have won nine, including best picture. For his film work, he has received the DGA Award, an Oscar nomination, the National Board of Review Award, the New York Film Critics Award, three Golden Globe nominations, a BAFTA nomination and an American Choreography Award. TV: “Tony Bennett: An American Classic,” “Annie,” “Cinderella,” “Mrs. Santa Claus.” For his TV work, Marshall has received four Emmy awards, the DGA Award and the American Choreography Award. BT McNICHOLL (Director) won the Australian “Tony” (the Helpmann) for best direction (along with Messrs. Mendes and Marshall) for Cabaret, which he also staged to record-setting runs in Paris and Madrid. McNicholl was the protégé of the legendary Mike Nichols, and has been associated with directors Stephen Daldry, James Lapine, David Hare and Jerry Zaks on 12 Broadway shows. He directed ATLANTA’S PERFORMING ARTS PUBLICATION 25


BIOS Spamalot at the Hollywood Bowl, the European premiere of The Producers for Mel Brooks, and the regional premiere of Billy Elliot (Moss Hart Award). A BMI Award-winning lyricist, his credits include the critically acclaimed musical The It Girl. CYNTHIA ONRUBIA (Associate Choreographer & Choreography Re-created by) has worked on numerous productions for the Kennedy Center Honors, Carnegie Hall, City Center’s Encores! and the original Broadway productions of Dame Edna: The Royal Tour (League of Producers Award nomination for best choreography), Cabaret (2003 Sir Robert Helpmann Award for best choreography, Australia), Little Me, Victor/ Victoria, Damn Yankees, The Goodbye Girl, Metro, Jerome Robbins’ Broadway, Song and Dance, Cats, Gotta Go Disco, Dancin’ and A Chorus Line. Film choreography: Labor Day; Away We Go; Revolutionary Road; Definitely, Maybe; Connie and Carla; Big Fish; Analyze That; Chicago (2003 American Choreography Award); Center Stage; The Cradle Will Rock. She received the 1994 American Theatre Roundtable Award for outstanding career performances. PATRICK VACCARIELLO (Musical Supervisor/Vocal Arrangements) has just returned from an arena tour in Australia, musicdirecting Hugh Jackman. He supervised and conducted the 2014 and 2015 Tony awards and is music coordinator for the new Broadway musical, On Your Feet. Broadway: music directoraArranger for Hugh Jackman: Back on Broadway, West Side Story, Come Fly Away, Lend Me a Tenor, Gypsy (Patti LuPone and Bernadette Peters), La Cage aux Folles, The Boy From Oz, Cabaret, Dance of the Vampires, Jesus Christ Superstar, Victor/Victoria, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Cats and Take Me Along. West End: A Chorus Line. Worldwide: The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber. Patrick has performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Kansas City Symphony and conducted at Carnegie Hall, Radio City Music Hall, City Center, Steppenwolf Theatre, the Kennedy Center and the Great Hall of the People (Beijing). A graduate of the Hartt School of Music, Patrick received its Distinguished Alumni Award in 2010. ROBERT BRILL (Set Design). Broadway: Cabaret, Jesus Christ Superstar, Assassins (Tony nomination), Buried Child, Guys and Dolls (Tony nomination), Design for Living, A Streetcar Named Desire, Laugh Whore, The Story of My 26 ENCOREATLANTA.COM

Life, The Good Body, Anna in the Tropics, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and The Rehearsal. Other credits include the Flaming Lips’ musical Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, Christopher Plummer’s A Word or Two, Moby Dick (Dallas Opera), Faust (Met/ENO), Sinatra (Radio City), On the Record (Disney), An American in Paris (Boston Ballet), A Clockwork Orange (Steppenwolf) and The Laramie Project (BAM and others). Founding member of Sledgehammer Theatre and recipient of the Merritt Award for Excellence in Design and Collaboration. WILLIAM IVEY LONG (Costume Design). Select Broadway credits include Chicago (now in its 19th year), Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Grey Gardens, The Producers, Hairspray, Cabaret (1998 and 2014), Crazy for You, Guys and Dolls, Nine. Mr. Long has been nominated for 15 Tony awards, winning sox times. He was inducted into the Theatre Hall of Fame in 2005 and was elected chairman of the American Theatre Wing in June 2012. WilliamIveyLong.com PEGGY EISENHAUER (Lighting Design) designs concurrently for Broadway, film and the music industry, most notably with design partner Jules Fisher. Broadway design highlights include Ragtime, Jane Eyre, Noise/Funk, Assassins and Victor/Victoria. Music industry highlights include Tracy Chapman; Crosby, Stills & Nash; Whitney Houston; and Neil Young. Film designs include Chicago, School of Rock, Dreamgirls and Beauty and the Beast. She has received three Tony awards and eight nominations. MIKE BALDASSARI (Lighting Design), a Tony- and multiple Emmy-nominated designer has worked on live productions seen in 25+ countries. Films: Ghostbusters (2016), Nine, Rock of Ages, Joyful Noise, Sex and the City 2 and Neil Young Trunk Show. Broadway: Cabaret, First Date and Holler If Ya Hear Me. European: Beauty and the Beast. Family entertainment: Yo Gabba Gabba. Production designer: Alice in Chains, codesigned Neil Young’s Chrome Dreams. Select television: “(RED) Concert” (broadcast from Times Square) with U2 and Bruce Springsteen, U2’s “Top of the Rock,” SNL’s digital shorts, Mary J. Blige, Tim McGraw, Sam Smith and Garth Brooks’ “Live From Central Park.” Mikeo-matic.com KEITH CAGGIANO (Sound Design) has worked across the country and internationally


BIOS on everything from Broadway and West End musicals to spectacles in Las Vegas and Australia. Select credits include Radio City Spring Spectacular, Cabaret, Disenchanted, Bare (Broadway/off-Broadway); Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Anything Goes (national tours); and Big River, Guys and Dolls, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, and Little Shop of Horrors (regional).

and Marlene Dietrich to Jane Fonda and Scarlett Johansson. Current shows include Fun Home and Noises Off. ROBERT AMODEO (Makeup Designer) Broadway: Fool for Love (MTC); associate makeup designer: Cabaret, Bullets Over Broadway; assistant makeup designer: Macbeth, Cinderella, Scandalous, The Mystery of Edwin Drood and Chaplin. Off-Broadway: assistant makeup design: Domesticated, Golden Age (MTC) and the Anything Goes tour.

MICHAEL GIBSON (Orchestrations). Broadway: The Boy From Oz, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Cabaret (revival, Tony Award nomination), You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown (revival), Steel Pier (Tony Award nomination), Anything Goes, My One and Only (Drama Desk Award), The Rink, Woman of the Year, Over Here, Meet Me in St. Louis and Peter Pan (revival). Also orchestrated for Radio City, Ringling Bros. Circus and for such performers as Patti LuPone, Liza Minnelli, Bernadette Peters, Joel Grey and Chita Rivera. Film/TV: Grease, Roseland, Still of the Night, the Kennedy Center Honors, Miss America Pageant, Super Bowl and Tony awards.

JOHN M. ATHERLAY (Production Stage Manager). Broadway: Fela!, Xanadu, original company of Beauty and the Beast, A Small Family Business, The Seagull with Tyne Daly and Jon Voight, and Prelude to a Kiss. National tours: Blithe Spirit with Angela Lansbury, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, Roundabout Theatre Company’s Anything Goes, Fela!, Young Frankenstein, Fiddler on the Roof with Topol, Little Shop of Horrors, The Producers and Stardust with Betty Buckley.

DAVID KRANE (Dance & Incidental Music) created dance music and additional score for the Oscar-winning Chicago and the film of Nine; adapted the score for Disney’s Into the Woods starring Meryl Streep; produced and arranged Michelle Williams’ vocals for My Week With Marilyn; and composed Aspire with Stephen Cole, the first American musical produced in the Middle East. Krane and Cole’s musical comedy about that wild experience, The Road to Qatar!, is licensed by JosefWeinberger.com; the CD is produced by JayRecords.com. DavidKrane.com

ROBERT V. THURBER (Stage Manager) is thrilled to return to this seedy Berlin dive. Credits include international tours of Cabaret and Les Misérables (first assistant stage manager); mini-tours of Disney’s The Little Mermaid and Miss Saigon (production stage manager); Billy Crystal’s 700 Sundays on Broadway (assistant stage manager); off-Broadway’s Dinah Was and A Good Swift Kick and, regionally, Victor/Victoria, The Sunshine Boys and dozens of others from Arizona to Maine. Proud member of AEA since 1989.

ROBERT COOKMAN (Music Director) recently toured with the band Bright Light Bright Light opening for Elton John. New York substitute credits include Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark and the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. Music director tours include: Come Fly Away (first national), Legally Blonde, Mamma Mia! (assistant music director), Movin’ Out, Swing! and Cirque du Soleil’s Banana Shpeel. Love to Des and Olivia.

NIKKI LINT (Assistant Stage Manager). Select regional credits include Billy Elliot, West Side Story (Ogunquit Playhouse); 42nd Street, Billy Elliot (Gateway Playhouse); 9 to 5, Young Frankenstein, Saturday Night Fever (OPH/ GWP); Les Misérables, The Wiz, Annie, Red (Maltz Jupiter Theatre); Rock Odyssey (Adrienne Arsht Center); Reverie (Second City); Forbidden Broadway; American Girl Theatre. National tours: production assistant on Mary Poppins.

PAUL HUNTLEY (Hair & Wig Design), a London native, has worked on hundreds of Broadway shows, most memorably the original productions of Cats, Amadeus, Evita, The Producers, Sweeney Todd and Hairspray. He’s received Drama Desk and Tony awards, and has worked with some of the most legendary leading ladies of the cinema, ranging from Bette Davis

JIM CARNAHAN, C.S.A. (Casting) Roundabout’s Director of Artistic Development. Roundabout: Noises Off, Thérèse Raquin, Old Times, On the Twentieth Century, The Real Thing, Violet, Dinner With Friends, Machinal, The Winslow Boy, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Cyrano, Harvey, Anything Goes, The Pajama ATLANTA’S PERFORMING ARTS PUBLICATION 27


BIOS Game, Twelve Angry Men, Assassins, Nine and Big River. Other Broadway: Fun Home, Constellations, The River, You Can’t Take It With You, Rocky, The Glass Menagerie, Once, Matilda, Peter and the Starcatcher, The Mountaintop, Jerusalem, The Scottsboro Boys, American Idiot, The Seagull, Boeing-Boeing, Spring Awakening, The Pillowman and True West. Film: The Seagull, Home at the End of the World and Flicka. TV: “Glee” (Emmy nomination). LARRY MORLEY (Technical Supervisor) is pleased to have been a part of the Broadway community for more than 35 years. Broadway credits include A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder, End of the Rainbow, Hair, Next to Normal, Equus, Journey’s End, Driving Miss Daisy and The Merchant of Venice. Larry also supervises productions of the Radio City Christmas Spectacular both in New York and on tour. RICHARDS/CLIMAN, INC. (General Manager) Founded in 1997 by David R. Richards and Tamar Climan. Broadway credits include Fiddler on the Roof, The Visit, You Can’t Take It With You, All the Way and Bullets Over Broadway. National tours: Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Blithe Spirit, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, Anything Goes, August: Osage County, Twelve Angry Men, The Exonerated, Say Goodnight Gracie and Annie. BOND THEATRICAL GROUP (Marketing & Publicity Direction) is a fully independent booking, marketing and publicity company for live entertainment productions, forming strategic and authentic connections between live audiences and live entertainment. Current productions include marketing & publicity services for Cabaret; The Color Purple; Dirty Dancing; Escape to Margaritaville; Fiddler on the Roof; Half Time; Holiday Inn, The New Irving Berlin Musical; How the Grinch Stole Christmas; and marketing services for The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway. GENE FEIST (Founding Director, Roundabout Theatre Company). 1923-2014. Since founding Roundabout in 1965, Gene was intimately involved as producer-director for more than 150 productions. For Broadway, he directed The Play’s the Thing (1973) and produced A Taste of Honey (1981) and the Tony Award-winning revival of Joe Egg (1984). He sent The Winslow Boy and A Raisin in the Sun on national tours. Among 28 ENCOREATLANTA.COM

the produced plays he wrote are James Joyce’s Dublin, Jocasta, A Toy of the Clowns and Building Blocks in addition to adaptations of Feydeau, Ibsen, Chekhov and Strindberg. A WWII Army Air Force veteran, he held degrees from Carnegie Mellon and New York universities. He received the Lucille Lortel Foundation’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 1996. ROUNDABOUT THEATRE COMPANY (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) is committed to producing the highest-quality theater with the finest artists, sharing stories that endure and providing accessibility to all audiences. A notfor-profit company founded in 1965 and now celebrating its 50th anniversary, Roundabout fulfills its mission each season through the production of classic plays and musicals; development and production of new works by established and emerging writers; educational initiatives that enrich the lives of children and adults; and a subscription model and audience outreach programs that cultivate and engage all audiences. Roundabout presents this work on its five stages and across the country through national tours. Since moving to Broadway 20 years ago, Roundabout productions have received 208 Tony Award nominations, 202 Drama Desk nominations and 239 Outer Critics Circle nominations. More information on Roundabout’s mission, history and programs can be found at RoundaboutTheatre.org.


STAFF ROUNDABOUT THEATRE COMPANY STAFF ARTISTIC DIRECTOR . . . . . . . . . . . . . TODD HAIMES EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR . . . . . . . . . . . JULIA C. LEVY GENERAL MANAGER . . . . . . . . . . . SYDNEY BEERS CHIEF ADMINSTRATIVE OFFICER . . . . . . . STEVE DOW ADAMS ASSOCIATE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR . . . . . . . . . . . . SCOTT ELLIS DIRECTOR OF ARTISTIC DEVELOPMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . .JIM CARNAHAN Director of Casting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jim Carnahan Director of New Play Development . . . . . . . . . . Jill Rafson Senior Casting Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . Carrie Gardner Director of Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jennifer DiBella Associate Managing Director . . . . . . . . . Katharine Croke General Manager, American Airlines Theatre . . Denise Cooper General Manager, Steinberg Center . . . .Nicholas J. Caccavo Director of Facility Operations . . . . . . . Valerie D. Simmons Director of Finance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . John DiMeglio Human Resources Director . . . . . . . . . . . Janice Penino Director of Development . . . . . . Lynne Gugenheim Gregory Director of Information Technology . . . . . . Daniel V. Gomez Director of Marketing . . . . . . . . . . . . . Elizabeth Kandel Director of Audience Services . . . . . . . . . . .Sarah J. Hom Marketing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Darren Melchiorre Finance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . John LaBarbera, Yonit Kafka, Alex Parra, Morgan Grambo Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Christina Pezzello Development . . . . . . Christopher Nave, Samantha Bagwell Education . . . . . . . Mitch Mattson, Hannah Johnson Walsh, Carrie Heitman, Katlyn Rapini, Kimberley Oria Roundabout Theatre Company 231 West 39th Street, New York, NY 10018 (212) 719-9393 RoundaboutTheatre.org CABARET STAFF GENERAL MANAGER RICHARDS/CLIMAN, INC. David R. Richards Tamar Climan Heather Allen Joe Christopher Sarah Kay COMPANY MANAGER Denny Daniello ASSISTANT COMPANY MANAGER Aaron DiFrancia TOUR BOOKING AGENCY THE BOOKING GROUP Meredith Blair Kara Gebhart TheBookingGroup.com MARKETING & PUBLICITY DIRECTION BOND THEATRICAL GROUP DJ Martin Temah Higgins Marc Viscardi Madelyn Ransom Nick Jaech PRODUCTION STAGE MANAGER . . . .JOHN M. ATHERLAY Stage Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Robert V. Thurber Assistant Stage Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nikki Lint Assistant Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tony von Halle Dance Captain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Leeds Hill Dialect Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Susan Cameron Associate Costume Designer . . . . . . . . . Stephanie Levin Costume Shopper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Michelle Ridley Associate Lighting Designer . . . . . . . . . Jonathan Spencer Moving Light Programmer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Colin Scott Associate Sound Designer . . . . . . . . . . . Jesse Stevens Head Carpenter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . David “Pfish” Terry Assistant Carpenter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Samuel G. Betts Head Electrician . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stephen Atwell

Assistant Electrician . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ian Wright II Followspot Operator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Eric Johnson Head Sound . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rachelle Hough Assistant Sound . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gaven Wedemeyer Production Properties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Emiliano Pares Head Properties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wendy Joy Beckwith Assistant Properties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Sara A. Schultz Wardrobe Supervisor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Matty Kelbaugh Wardrobe Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Curtis Kelly Makeup Designer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Robert Amodeo Hair & Make-up Supervisor . . . . . . . . . . . . Jakey Hicks Production Assistants . . . . . . . . . . . Julianne Menassian, Sean Francis Patrick Advertising . . . . . . . . . The Marketing Division, Bob Bucci; CreativeXs, Don Phillips, Jr. & Julian Roca Interactive Marketing . . . . . . . . . . . Situation Interactive, Damien Bazadona, Katryn Geane, Danielle Barchetto Michaelson General Press Representation . . . . . . . . . . . Polk & Co., Matt Polk, Jessica Johnson, Jeffrey Fauver, Alexandra Cutler Production Photographer . . . . . . . . . . . . . Joan Marcus Video . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . David Kane Productions Merchandise Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . Jackson D. Cline, Marquee Merchandise Hotel Booking . . . . . . . . . . . Road Concierge/Lisa Morris Travel Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tzell Travel/Andi Henig Physical Therapy . . . . NEURO TOUR Physical Therapy, Inc Medical Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Thomas Myers, MD CREDITS Scenery built and painted by F&D Scene Changes Ltd.; Lighting equipment from PRG Lighting. Sound equipment from PRG Audio. Costumes by Arel Studio, Inc.; Artur & Tailors Ltd.; Carelli Costumes Inc.; Krostyne Studio; Parson-Meares, Ltd; Paul Chang Custom Tailors; Tricorne, Inc.; John Kristiansen New York, Inc. Millinery by Lynne Mackey Studio; Rodney Gordon, Inc; Arnold Levine. Men’s hats by J.J. Hat Center. Furs by Sharnelle Furs. Shoes by JC Theatrical, LaDuca, Worldtone Dance. Hosiery and undergarments by Bra*Tenders. Softgoods by I. Weiss and Rosebrand. Specialty prop construction by BrenBri Props. Flame treatment by Turning Star, Inc. Rigging supplied by United Staging & Rigging, Inc. Rehearsed at Gibney Dance Center.

The Actors and Stage Managers employed in this production are members of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers of the United States. Backstage employees are represented by the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (or I.A.T.S.E.). The Musicians, Conductors, Music Preparation Personnel and Librarians employed in this production are members of the American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada. The Press Agents and Company Managers employed in this production are represented by the Association of Theatrical Press Agents & Managers. The Director and Choreographer are members of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers, Inc., an independent national labor union. United Scenic Artists represents designers and scenic artists for the American Theatre.

This production is produced by a member of The Broadway League in collaboration with our professional union-represented employees.

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sheville FOR SHOPPERS

A guide to the galleries of the River Arts District

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by Bret Love


MARY GABBETT

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t’s never too early to start holiday shopping, so why not spoil yourself a bit in the process? To that end, may we suggest Asheville, N.C.? About three hours from Atlanta, Asheville has emerged as a progressive hot spot of arts and culture amid North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains. It’s known for its fiercely independent spirit, myriad “green” restaurants, brewpubs and art studios. It’s been a remarkable transformation. The city was a ghost town in the 1980s, with historic buildings downtown boarded up and a fleeing population. But where locals saw a city in serious decline, outsiders drawn by the area’s immense natural beauty saw opportunity. Pattiy Torno, former Asheville Area Riverfront Redevelopment Commission chair, is a perfect example. The New York-bred clothing designer and rock-climbing enthusiast, scored a 3,000-sq. ft. loft for $300 a month when she moved here in 1984, ultimately becoming part of a tight-knit group of transplants known as “the Asheville 1000.” By 1990 she’d opened CURVE Studios, one of the first art studios in what came to be known as the River Arts District.

CLOCKWISE, FROM TOP LEFT: At Riverview-Station, Jonas Gerard creates paintings you can touch, like this one, titled “Moroccan Wind XIV“; the Village Potters, also at Riverview Station, includes work by Sarah Wells Rolland, including this piece, “The Mighty Oak”; at ClayWorks Gallery at the Odyssey Center, you’ll find handmade teapots by Isis Dudek and tall coffee mugs by Gabriel Kline.

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CURVE STUDIOS & GARDEN 6, 9 & 12 Riverside Drive 828.388.3526 www.curvestudiosnc.com CURVE’s three buildings house nine artists and a garden of flowers and dramatic sculptures. Torno’s work is center stage. From fashionable clothing and intricately designed quilts to fleece throws and quilt-style “Photopiecings,” her intensely colored textiles are as vibrant as Asheville itself. Other impressive artists with studios here include Kyle Carpenter, who specializes in nature-themed ceramics; Mary McCall Timmer, a metalsmith whose sterling silver, gold and precious stone jewelry offers a twist on classic elegance; and the Silver River Center for Chair Caning, where Brandy Clements and Dave Klingler share four generations of knowledge by teaching

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CLOCKWISE, FROM TOP LEFT: In the past 25 years, the landscape has changed in Asheville, a city of some 425,000 people; pots mark the spot of the ClaySpace Co-op on Roberts Street; Pattiy Torno, an early convert to Asheville’s creative possibilities, founded CURVE Studios & Garden, where she sells her textiles, quilts, fleece throws and “Photopiecings” and offers an artistic home to nine artists.

Now, 25 years later, the area is a creative home to more than 200 artists. “We’re starting to have a much more vibrant arts scene in Asheville,” Torno says. “In the River Arts District, you see UNC students who are just out of college, transplants coming here to launch a second career, and people in their 40s who’ve been members of the Highland Guild for 20 years. There’s a whole range of what is possible in Asheville due to our creative independent commerce.” Atlanta travelers looking for a weekend getaway amid arts and culture — and perhaps that one-of-a-kind Christmas gift for a special someone — will find excellent holiday shopping in the River Arts District — 22 former industrial buildings along a one-mile stretch of the French Broad River. Here’s a brief guide to a few key studios and galleries …


others their craft. CURVE occasionally hosts seasonal open houses, parties and other community-focused events. THE ODYSSEY CENTER FOR CERAMIC ARTS 236-238 Clingman Ave. 828.285.0210 www.odysseyceramicarts.com Asheville’s premier ceramics studio, gallery and pottery school was founded on the notion that everyone has creative potential that can be enhanced by a strong community and challenging instruction. The ClayWorks Gallery is among the city’s largest, featuring work by instructors, resident artists, studio assistants and students. Resident artists include Anja Bartels, who specializes in porcelain pieces with nautical themes inspired by her childhood on the North Sea; transgender activist Mac McCusker, who uses humor and social commentary in “Trans-Action Figures”; and Nick Moen, whose dinnerware blends fashion and function. Check the website for Friday-night workshops, open to students of all experience levels.

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PINK DOG CREATIVE 342-348 Depot St. 828.216.1331 or 828.216.1337 www.pinkdog-creative.com

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A newer studio, this former textile manufacturing and warehouse building has been transformed by founders Randy Shull and Hedy Fischer into a colorful space for some 25 artists. The background of creative director Shull includes ATLANTA’S PERFORMING ARTS PUBLICATION 39


architecture, landscape and furniture design, and painting: His work appears in such museum collections as Atlanta’s High Museum of Art and New York’s Museum of Art and Design. His curated pool of artists includes landscape painter Karen Keil Brown, “antiques of the future” craftsman Mark Goldthwaite, jewelry-maker Christie Calaycay, mosaic tile master Leene Hermann and jack-of-all-trades Andrea Mulish, whose work ranges from handmade lamps and Ukrainian pysanky eggs to silkscreens and woodblock prints).

FROM TOP: You’ll know you’re at Pink Dog Creative when you see the large pink canine on the wall; Anja Bartels, who grew up on the North Sea, creates ocean-inspired porcelain at the Odyssey Center; the trickedout red door welcomes you to CURVE Studio.

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Constructed in 1902 to house the Hans Rees Tannery, this building had fallen into disrepair by the time sisters Helaine Greene and Trudy Gould moved the manufacturing side of their Candle Station business here in 1990. Windows were boarded, barbed wire fence surrounded the lot and the red-brick building was mostly vacant. In 2004 they sold their candle company, renovated the facility and renamed it Riverview Station in honor of its picturesque location. Today the 110,000-sq. ft. space is home to more than 60 artists and crafters. You’ll find painters, potters, photographers, jewelry designers, textile artists, woodworkers and mixed-media artists here, as well as three galleries. Visitors also can watch art demonstrations and take part in classes offered by more than a half-dozen artists in various media.

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RIVERVIEW STATION 191 Lyman St. 828.231.7120 www.riverviewstation.com


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FOR YOUR INFORMATION THE THEATER A fully restored 1929 “Movie Palace,” the Fox Theatre, with 4,665 seats, is a multiple-purpose facility, housing Broadway shows, ballet, symphonies, concerts, movies, and private corporate events. PRIVATE EVENTS The Fox Theatre has three private rental spaces, with accommodations for 25 to 1,200 guests. Our Egyptian Ballroom and Grand Salon are beautifully decorated and can be set up to your specifications. The Landmarks Lounge is adjacent to the lobby and is perfect for a small pre-show and intermission event. To book your “Fabulous Fox” evening, please call 404.881.2100 or visit us at www.foxtheatre.org. TICKET OFFICE The Fox Theatre Ticket Office is located in the arcade entrance to the theatre. The Ticket Office is open for walkup ticket sales Monday-Friday, 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., and Saturday,10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. The Fox Theatre Ticket Office is not open on Sundays unless there is a performance. On event days, the Ticket Office opens two hours prior to show time. Doors to the Fox open one hour prior to show time. Tickets for all performances at the Fox may be purchased online at www.FoxTheatre.org, all Ticket Alternative outlets and all Atlanta-area Whole Foods Markets, by calling 855-285-8499, or by visiting the Fox Theatre Ticket Office in person during regular Box Office hours. GROUP SALES The Fox Theatre Group Sales Department offers discounts to Groups for most Broadway shows. The Group Sales office is open Monday-Friday from 9am to 5pm. Call 404 881-2000 or email foxgroup@foxtheatre.org. CONCESSIONS Concession stands are located in the Spanish Room, main lobby, and on the mezzanine lobby level. RESTROOMS Restrooms are located off the Main Lobby (downstairs), Mezzanine Lobby levels, and the Gallery level. Accessible restroom facilities are located in the Spanish Room and Accessible/Family restrooms are located through the Office door in the main lobby. GIFT SHOP The Fox Theatre operates a gift shop selling history books, T-shirts, sweatshirts, and an assortment of other theatre-related merchandise. The gift shop is located in the Spanish Room. TOURS Fox Theatre Tours are conducted Mondays and Thursdays at 10 AM, 11 AM, noon and 1 PM. Saturday tours are offered at 10 AM and 11 AM. Fox Theatre Tours are guided by Fox employees well-versed in the Fox’s history, current events, awards, and upcoming shows.   Tickets for Fox Theatre Tours are available at the Fox Theatre Ticket Office or online at www.foxtheatre.org. Special Tours can range from backstage to architectural to a school or college group. Please contact the Fox Theatre by calling 404.881.2100 to schedule your group tour. LOST AND FOUND Lost and found items are turned in to the Event Staff’s office. To check on lost items, please call 404-881-2119. Lost and found items will be retained for 30 days.

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EMERGENCY INFORMATION In the event of an emergency, and for your safety, please follow the directions provided by the Fox Theatre staff. SMOKING In accordance with the Fulton County Clean Air Ordinance, the Fox Theatre is a smoke-free facility. Smoking is only permitted in designated areas. ABOUT ACCESSIBILITY The Fox Theatre strives to make events accessible to all guests. If you require assistance during your visit to the Fox Theatre please seek out or ask for one of our Accessible Ambassadors. These staff members are attired in the traditional Fox Theatre uniform however also have gold braid and white gloves to make them easier to see. The Fox Theatre offers the use of wheelchairs, listening devices and booster seats at no additional charge. Our Ambassadors will assist you to special restroom accommodations. Note: Steep Steps lead to all seats on the upper levels. For assistance needed or additional information on programs, please contact the Event Staff’s office at: 404-881-2119. TICKETS To purchase accessible seating at the Fox Theatre please call: 404-881-2016 Monday through Friday, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM or on Saturday, 10:00 AM-3:00 PM. A Fox Theatre Ticket Office Associate will be happy to help you. Ticket buyers may also visit the ticketing site at www.foxtheatre.org. PROGRAMS PROVIDED Opened Captioning Performance Sponsored in partnership through TDF (Theatre Development Fund).

ELEVATORS Elevators are located at the north end of each lobby. The elevators are available during all performances and make it possible to access each lobby without the use of stairs. Patrons should be aware that access to upper seating areas do involve stairs. PARKING Parking is available within a four-block radius in all directions of the Fox Theatre. Advanced reserved parking is available for sale at the Fox Ticket Office or by calling 855-285-8499. The Fox Theatre assumes no responsibility for vehicles parked in any of the privately owned parking lots operating in the Fox Theatre district. PERFORMANCE NOTES All patrons, regardless of age, must have a ticket in order to be admitted to the theatre. Not all events are suitable for children. Infants will not be admitted to adult programs/performances. Parents will be asked to remove children who create a disturbance.   Latecomers will be seated at the discretion of the management, in conjunction with the wishes of the producers.   Please turn off all pagers and cell phones prior to the beginning of each performance.   Camera and recording devices are strictly prohibited.   Backstage employees are represented by the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (I.A.T.S.E.)


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ETIQUETTE 1. Please arrive early. Latecomers may not be seated until intermission. 2. Take care of personal needs (drinks of water or restroom) before the performance begins. 3. Please silence or turn off all electronic devices, including cell phones, beepers, and watch alarms. We encourage you to share your experience at the Fox via social media, but please refrain from doing so or texting during performances; the glow from your device is distracting. 4. Most shows do not allow photography of any kind. Flash photography inside the theatre is never allowed as it is a distraction to those around you and a danger to the performers. 5. The overture is part of the performance. Please cease talking at this point. 6. Dear Lovebirds, when you lean your heads together, you block the view of the people behind you. Please consider the people that will be seated behind you when choosing whether or not to wear a hat or what hair style you choose. 7. Please refrain from talking, humming, or singing along with the show, except when encouraged to do so by the artist or show. 8. Please wait for an appropriate moment to dig something out of your pocket or bag. 9. Go easy with the perfume and cologne, many people are highly allergic. 10. If you need assistance during the show, please go to your nearest volunteer usher. If additional assistance is needed the usher will get the appropriate person to further help you. 11. Yes, the parking lot gets busy and public transportation is tricky, but leaving while the show is in progress or before the actors have taken their final bows is discourteous. Wait until it is over and then exit with the rest of the audience.

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STAFF Allan C. Vella. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . President & C.E.O. Adina Alford Erwin. . . . . . . . . . . . C.O.O. & General Manager Jeff Quesenberry. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vice President & C.F.O. Jamie Vosmeier. . . . . . Senior Director, Sales and Marketing Elton Howze. . . . . . . . . . . . . Director of Information Systems Carmie McDonald . . . . . . . . . Director, Fox Theatre Institute Nancy Lutz. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Director of Special Events Shelly Kleppsattel. . . . . . . . . . Booking & Contract Manager William Renshaw. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Director of Finance Rachel Bomeli. . . . . . . . . Manager Ticket Sales and Service Jon Cooper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Guest Services Manager Shelby Moody . . . . . . . . . . Corporate Group Sales Manager Aly Knight. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Marketing Manager Laura Zimbrick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Corporate Partnership Premium Seating Manager Amy Smith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Director of Production Gary Hardaway. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Head Carpenter Larry Watson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Head Flyman Scott Hardin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Property Master Ray T. Haynie. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Head Electrician Cary Oldknow. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assistant Head Electrician Rodney Amos. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Head Props/Projection

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uburban steak, style the South African way, a ritzy resurrection and a soul singer’s namesake restaurant leaving on a midnight train from Georgia. All are making news on the perpetually changing Atlanta dining scene. Well done • W ho says Buckhead has cornered the market on great steak? Restaurant group 101 Concepts has chosen Vinings for its 101 Steak, a spot with all the swagger of an upscale intown steakhouse and the mellow vibe of an easygoing neighborhood. Executive chef Joe Ahn summons his Culinary Institute of America training and his experience at Soho of Vinings and Pricci to fuse Asian, Italian and Southern influences. Cold water oysters, Skuna Bay salmon and Berkshire pork chops smoked on a Big Green Egg join classic steaks and chops on the menu. The restaurant has 100 wines by the glass and more than 50 reserve wines with which to wash it all down. 101 Steak has been open since just before the Fourth of July in the former Social Vinings location. • The South African-themed Yebo Beach Haus has commandeered the former Coast location on West Paces Ferry Road near the Atlanta History Center. It generates a sophisticated Hamptons-meets-Capetown experience, serving peri-peri prawn tacos, yellowtail crudo, linguine and clams, lamb chops and bobotie bunny chow, a sweet

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South African ground beef curry dish served in a bread bowl. Open for dinner and Sunday brunch, expect the same attention paid to the cocktail, wine and craft beer program as the others in Justin Anthony’s restaurant group (10 Degrees South, Biltong Bar and Cape Dutch). • Burgers and sushi vie for the spotlight at Cowfish Burger Sushi Bar, in the former Goldfish space in Perimeter Mall. Sushi snobs (like me) will appreciate the quality of nigiri and sashimi, which come slightly chilled over ice. Sushi mainstreamers will find their raw-fish connection in a large lineup of fusion sushi rolls (like the Tropical Storm made with crab, salmon, yellowtail, eel and sriracha). Cowfish’s beef burgers, half-pound certified angus beef behemoths, are sure to be please carnivores, but if bovine isn’t your jam, there are 18 burger varieties, including turkey, lamb, bison and camel (yes farm-raised camel). If you still can’t make up your mind, then the nine varieties of “Burgushi,” a burger/sushi hybrid, may be for you. 52 ENCOREATLANTA.COM


101 Steak, new to Vinings, looks good whether you’re eyeing the crispy rock shrimp and calamari; (left) or the ambience inside. You’ll find a spot with all the swagger of an upscale intown steakhouse, a great wine list and a menu with Asian, Italian and Southern influences.

• Colony Square continues remaking itself with the acquisition of Buckhead’s Establishment. Get cozy inside the Montana-esque ranch atmosphere full of reclaimed woods and rich leathers, or breathe in the autumn air on the rustic outdoor terrace overlooking 14th Street. Chef Aaron Avers cooks creative and prettily plated comfort food like grilled buffalo shrimp with blue cheese mousse, baked goat cheese mac-and-cheese and a juicy brisket sandwich that is slow-braised in red wine and slathered with a perfect house-made horseradish sauce. Handcrafted cocktails are as excellent here as they were at the Buckhead location. Simmering • The Ritz-Carlton Buckhead was once home to The Dining Room, one of the top-rated restaurants in the Southeast before it closed in 2009. Now the Ritz has announced that it will open an “inspiring restaurant and bar concept” in late summer 2017. ATLANTA’S PERFORMING ARTS PUBLICATION 53


Among the options at Establishment, at Peachtree and 14th streets in Midtown, is this Big Green Egg smoked salmon salad. Other options include grilled buffalo shrimp with blue cheese mousse, goat cheese mac-and-cheese and a slow-braised brisket sandwich with house-made horseradish sauce. And don’t forget the handcrafted cocktails.

• Chef Shaun Doty of Bantam and Biddy, which closed in September, has announced that his forthcoming effort, The Federal, will open on Crescent Avenue in Midtown. Inspired by the nearby Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, the menu promises to be “souvenirs of his life” including steak frites from Doty’s time in Belgium and chopped liver from his culinary trysts with Katz’s Delicatessen in New York City. No opening date has been set. • The first location of Rize Artisan Pizza + Salads plans to rise in a new mixed-use development on North Highland Avenue sometime this fall. The Poncey-Highland spot will serve artisan pizza, salads, flatbreads, pasta, small plates, sandwiches, and premium gelato and sorbet. • The Atlanta Business Chronicle reports that Italian food colossus Eataly is talking with Colony Square about a possible Atlanta outpost. The chain has 28 locations worldwide, including a 50,000-sq. ft. version in Manhattan that houses various restaurants, food & beverage counters, bakery, retail and a cooking school. If the talk is true, Eataly’s arrival would be a grande affare for metro Atlanta.

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Food for Thought, Encore Atlanta’s bimonthly dining column, keeps you up to date on openings, closings and what chefs are up to in one of three categories — well done (reasons for praise), simmering (what’s in the works) and toast (what’s closed, etc.). Email kathy@encoreatlanta.com.


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he Fox Theatre is seeing stars. And we’re not just talking about the marquee outside or the make-believe twinkles on the auditorium ceiling. By next fall, the iconic venue will include a 4,000-sq. ft. rooftop terrace under the night sky and overlooking Peachtree Street, plus some 6,000 square feet of indoor event space. It’s the most significant expansion in the theater’s 87-year history. It’s the Fox’s way of the playing the game led by the Atlanta Braves’ new SunTrust Park, the Atlanta Falcons’ new Mercedes-Benz Stadium and the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, which all include premium spaces and enhanced amenities for attendees. Admission to the Fox’s premier space, to be known officially as the Marquee Club, will be available by membership (annual, corporate, individual) and via ticket upgrades at certain performances, space permitting. No specific fee structure has been set yet. The former Churchill Downs jazz club next door will be converted into the indoor portion of the Morrocan-themed club. The rooftop terrace will feature a combination of indoor, solarium and outdoor spaces for climate controlled, cooled or fully outdoor spaces. Members will be able to use the lounge/terrace before and after events and during intermission. 62 ENCOREATLANTA.COM

Other expected amenities include: • Enhanced food-and-beverage service. • Five stationary bars. • Passed and displayed hors d’oeuvres. • Access to private restrooms, concierge guest services and parking. Lord Aeck Sargent, an award-winning Atlanta architectural firm that specializes in conserving and preserving historic venues, will lead the renovation. Previous projects include Language Hall at Oxford College at Emory University in Oxford, the Gwinnett Environmental & Heritage Center in Buford and the mixed-use Berkshire Terminus in Buckhead. The 4,665-seat Fox, which holds some 250 performances each year, is home to the Broadway in Atlanta series of touring theater productions, Atlanta Ballet’s annual Nutcracker and the CocaCola Summer Film Festival. It’s a regular stop for dance companies, comedians — Louis CK, Mike Epps, George Lopez — and such musicians as Pink Floyd, Nicki Minaj and Bonnie Raitt. Events attract more than 500,000 patrons a year. The venue also is the site of wedding receptions, trade shows, corporate meetings and association functions.

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