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Playing Will Shakespeare as a put-upon egomaniac doesn't come with a lot of pressure, says Adam Pascal (center). "My main job is to keep making it fun."

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“Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.”


The ladies, especially, are enraptured by the strutting Will Shakespeare (Adam Pascal, center), with the Something Rotten! company.

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f anyone ever had greatness thrust upon him, it’s Adam Pascal. In 1996, at age 26, he came out of nowhere to originate the role of Roger Davis in the singular Broadway musical Rent. A guitar-playing rocker, Pascal grew up in New York City but had never thought about musical theater nor auditioned for anything. But he knew Idina Menzel, who’d already been hired to


play Maureen. They’d been friends since third grade, and she knew the show hadn’t found its Roger. The concept sounded cool to Pascal, so he brought his guitar and auditioned with U2’s “Red Hill Mining Town.” He got the gig and, after a brief off-Broadway run, the musical moved to Broadway. It won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, the 1996 Tony Award for best new musical and ran for 11 years. Suddenly, girls were screaming Pascal’s name at the stage door, wanting to touch him, begging for his autograph. “It was pretty wild,” he says from a stop on the Something Rotten! tour. “It certainly took a while to realize that nothing else would ever live up to that level of success.” Pascal spent 18 months on Broadway, did Rent in London for six months, filmed the so-so 2005 movie and returned for the show's 2009 national tour. Now 47, Pascal is crisscrossing the nation as the world’s biggest rock star of the ’90s — the 1590s. He plays a swaggering Will Shakespeare in the national tour of Something Rotten!, slipping into the leathers and tight breeches of Christian Borle, who won a Tony for the role. Pascal joined Something Rotten! for its final two months on Broadway and agreed to tour. He’s joined by Josh Grisetti and Rob McClure (as Nigel and Nick Bottom), who also played the show’s final months on Broadway,

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In addition to telling its own story, Something Rotten! doubles as a valentine to the Broadway musical. Its score is laced with bits of familiar melodies.


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What's this, a musical? Yes, a musical. The Bottom brothers (Josh Grisetti, left, and Rob McClure) plot to out-Shakespeare Shakespeare and create the first play with songs.

Playing the famous scribe as a put-upon egomaniac doesn’t come with a lot of pressure, Pascal says. “My main job is to keep making it fun.” Think David Bowie or Mick Jagger in an Elizabethan getup with an oversized codpiece and knee-high boots. “The opportunity to disappear into a costume,” Pascal says, “is one of the things that most appeals to me about doing theater.” People have said there’s a Bowie-esque quality to his performance. If so, it wasn’t intentional. “I think there’s a bit of Stewie Griffin from ‘Family Guy’ in my Shakespeare,” he says. Pascal camps it up mirthfully in the number “It’s Hard to Be the Bard.” Backed by four manservants — sort of like Gladys Knight’s Pips — he sings:

Something Rotten! follows the Bottom brothers — aspiring playwrights Nick and Nigel Bottom — who are obscured by Shakespeare’s dominating fame. When they hear that musicals will be the next big thing, they pounce 12

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I make it look easy but honey, believe me / It’s hard / It’s hard / It’s so incredibly hard / So inconceivably, unbelievably hard / It’s hard to be the bard!


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on the chance to write the first one. In doing so, Something Rotten! doubles as a valentine to Broadway musicals, its score laced with bits of melody from familiar shows. Something Rotten! “isn’t sappy and doesn’t have those other stereotypical characteristics — all those things that make people decide they don’t like musicals,” Pascal says. “I liken it to a combination of Mel Brooks and Monty Python. Men [especially] like that kind of humor.” An L.A. guy now Pascal grew up in and around Manhattan, but says he’d much rather be on tour than living there now. “It’s just a bit too much for me.” Being on tour “helps with the monotony of being away from my family, which is the hardest part.” He’s called Los Angeles home for a dozen years. He and wife Cybele, married for almost 20 years, have sons who are 16 and 14. The oldest, like Dad, is a singer-guitarist. His wife runs Cybele’s Free to Eat, a gluten- and allergy-free foods company. Pascal happily helps out when he’s home but says he

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also wants — and needs — to work. He’s uninterested in “playing that Hollywood game, going to endless auditions and all of that.” He’s also uninterested in doing stage work on the West Coast. “Nothing happens in California in terms of theater,” he says, “nothing worth my time.” In recent years, Pascal and buddy Anthony Rapp, Rent’s original Mark Cohen, developed a cabaret-type show they perform when possible. It includes Rent’s “What You Own,” a duet that showcases their harmonies. Pascal’s post-Rent Broadway career has included leading roles in Aida and Memphis. In 2016, he did the painfully titled flop Disaster! — a sendup of 1970s’ disaster films with pop hits from the era. He once hoped to play the masked man in Phantom of the Opera and auditioned, but he was not cast. He’d like to play Jean Valjean in Les Misérables, he says, adding, “The good news is I haven’t aged out of that role yet.” For now, channeling Will Shakes as a raving narcissist suits him fine. If all the world’s a stage, he gets to strut on stages all across the country. He also tap dances, something he’s never done before. Tapping can be a little irksome with a knee issue, so he pampers his knee in hotel gyms and spas when possible. It’s about taking care of himself. And about taking seriously the message of Something Rotten!: “To thine own self be true.”

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CAST (in order of appearance) Minstrel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NICK RASHAD BURROUGHS Brother Jeremiah . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SCOTT COTE Portia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . AUTUMN HURLBERT Shakespeare . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ADAM PASCAL Nick Bottom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ROB McCLURE Nigel Bottom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . JOSH GRISETTI Francis Flute . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PATRICK JOHN MORAN Peter Quince . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TONY NEIDENBACH Tom Snout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . KYLE NICHOLAS ANDERSON Yorick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . DANIEL BEEMAN Robin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . DAVID ROSSETTI Snug . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NICK RASHAD BURROUGHS Lord Clapham . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . JOEL NEWSOME Shylock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .JEFF BROOKS Bea . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MAGGIE LAKIS Eyepatch Man . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . JOEL NEWSOME Nostradamus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BLAKE HAMMOND Shakespeare’s Valet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . DANIEL BEEMAN Will Power Backup Boys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . DANIEL BEEMAN, DREW FRANKLIN, LUKE HAMILTON, TONY NEIDENBACH Chef Trio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . KYLE NICHOLAS ANDERSON, NICK RASHAD BURROUGHS, TONY NEIDENBACH Master of the Justice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PATRICK JOHN MORAN Ensemble . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . LUCY ANDERS, KYLE NICHOLAS ANDERSON, DANIEL BEEMAN, MANDIE BLACK, NICK RASHAD BURROUGHS, DREW FRANKLIN, LUKE HAMILTON, PATRICK JOHN MORAN, TONY NEIDENBACH, JOEL NEWSOME, DAVID ROSSETTI, KAYLIN SECKEL, SARAH QUINN TAYLOR, TONYA THOMPSON, EMILY TRUMBLE UNDERSTUDIES Swings and understudies never substitute for listed performers unless a specific announcement is made at the time of the appearance. for Brother Jeremiah — PATRICK JOHN MORAN, JOEL NEWSOME for Portia — LUCY ANDERS, KATE BAILEY for Shakespeare — DANIEL BEEMAN, NICK RASHAD BURROUGHS for Nick Bottom — SCOTT COTE, LUKE HAMILTON for Nigel Bottom — KYLE NICHOLAS ANDERSON, DAVID ROSSETTI for Shylock — PATRICK JOHN MORAN, JOEL NEWSOME for Bea — KAYLIN SECKEL, EMILY TRUMBLE for Nostradamus — PATRICK JOHN MORAN, JOEL NEWSOME SWINGS KATE BAILEY, IAN CAMPAYNO, ERIC COLES, CAMERON HOBBS DANCE CAPTAIN MANDIE BLACK ASSISTANT DANCE CAPTAIN IAN CAMPAYNO

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MUSICAL NUMBERS ACT ONE SCENE 1: A South London Street “Welcome to the Renaissance” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Minstrel and Company SCENE 2: The Theatre “God, I Hate Shakespeare” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Nick, Nigel, The Troupe SCENE 3: A South London Street/Outside Nick and Bea’s House SCENE 4: Nick and Bea’s House “Right Hand Man” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bea, Nick “God, I Hate Shakespeare” (Reprise) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nick SCENE 5: Soothsayer Alley “A Musical” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nostradamus, Nick, Ensemble SCENE 6: A South London Street/Outside the Theatre SCENE 7: The Theatre “The Black Death” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Troupe SCENE 8: A South London Street “I Love the Way” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Portia, Nigel SCENE 9: The Park “Will Power” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Shakespeare, Ensemble SCENE 10: After-Show Party Tent SCENE 11: Soothsayer Alley “Bottom’s Gonna Be on Top” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nick and Company ACT TWO SCENE 1: London “Welcome to the Renaissance” (Reprise) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Minstrel “Hard to Be the Bard” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Shakespeare and Ensemble SCENE 2: The Theatre “It’s Eggs!” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nick, The Troupe SCENE 3: Under London Bridge “We See the Light” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Portia, Nigel, Brother Jeremiah, Nick, Ensemble SCENE 4: The Theatre “To Thine Own Self” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nigel, Nick, Shakespeare, Shylock, Nostradamus, The Troupe SCENE 5: A South London Street “Right Hand Man” (Reprise) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bea SCENE 6: One Stage at the Theatre “Something Rotten!” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Troupe “Make an Omelette” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nick and Company SCENE 7: Courtroom “To Thine Own Self” (Reprise) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nick, Nigel SCENE 8: The Settlement “Finale” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .The Company ORCHESTRA Conductor/Keyboard 1 — BRIAN P. KENNEDY Associate Conductor/Keyboard 2 — WILLIAM SHAFFER Guitar — CAMERON RASMUSSEN Drums/Percussion — BRAD FLICKINGER Music Coordinator — JOHN MILLER Music Copying — EMILY GRISHMAN Music Preparation — EMILY GRISHMAN, KATHARINE EDMONDS

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BIOS ROB McCLURE (Nick Bottom) received Tony, Drama League, Astaire and Outer Critics Circle nominations and won Theatre World and Clive Barnes awards for the title role in Chaplin: The Musical. Broadway: Something Rotten!, Noises Off, Honeymoon in Vegas, I’m Not Rappaport and Avenue Q. Encores: Where’s Charley? and Irma La Douce. Film: Recursion. TV: “Person of Interest,” “Elementary” and the pilot “Drew.” Love to his “right-hand man” of 12 years, Maggie Lakis. ADAM PASCAL (Shakespeare) starred as the original Roger Davis in the off-Broadway, Broadway and London productions of Rent. He was the original Radames in Broadway’s Aida and starred as the Emcee in Roundabout’s Broadway production of Cabaret. Adam played Huey Calhoun in Broadway’s Memphis and Billy Flynn in Broadway’s Chicago. He recently played Chad in Broadway’s Disaster! He and his wife, Cybelem co-own the gluten and allergen-free company Cybele’s Free to Eat. JOSH GRISETTI (Nigel Bottom). Broadway: Something Rotten!, It Shoulda Been You (Derwent Award), Broadway Bound. Off-Broadway: Enter Laughing (Theatre World Award), Rent, Peter & the Starcatcher, Red Eye of Love, Candida, After the Ball. Favorite regional: Prince of Broadway (Tokyo), Diner (Signature Theatre), Camelot (Kennedy Center), How to Succeed … (L.A., Ovation Award), Spamalot (Vegas). TV: “The Gates,” “Nurse Jackie,” “The Knights of Prosperity.” Film: The Immigrant, The Namesake and others. Twitter/Instagram: @joshgrisetti. MAGGIE LAKIS (Bea). First national tour and off-Broadway production of Avenue Q. OffBroadway: John Doyle’s reimagined Allegro (CSC). Regional: Because of Winn-Dixie (Delaware Theatre) and Little Shop of Horrors (11th Hour/Theatre Horizon, Barrymore nomination for best actress in a musical). Other highlights: The Muny, Bucks County Playhouse, Wilma Theater, Arden Theatre, Flat Rock Playhouse. Thanks to Mike at 9MUSE. Thankful for the opportunity play opposite her husband! BLAKE HAMMOND (Nostradamus). Broadway: Living on Love (Bruce); First Date (Waiter); Sister Act (Ernie); Elf (Chadwick); Billy Elliot (Braithwaite); Hairspray (Edna); The Lion King (Pumbaa); The Music Man (Quartet); Kiss Me, Kate (Phillip); On the Town (Uperman/MC). Off-Broadway: six productions. National tours: seven productions, most recently Cinderella (Sebastian), The Addams Family (Fester). Blake has many TV/film credits and has received the L.A. Critics, Carbonell, Chicago After Dark and Indy Soap awards.

AUTUMN HURLBERT (Portia). Broadway: Legally Blonde. First national tour: Little Women. Off-Broadway/regional highlights: Nobody Loves You (Second Stage), A Taste of Things to Come (York Theatre Company), The Last Five Years (ACT Louisville), Private Lives (Shakespeare Theatre Company, Huntington Theatre Company), every tongue confess (Arena Stage), Les Misérables and Evita (Pioneer Theatre). Film/TV: “The Sound of Music Live!,” “Legally Blonde: The Search for Elle Woods,” Sudden Death!, Research. @autumnhurlbert. SCOTT COTE (Brother Jeremiah, u/s Nick Bottom). National tour: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Regional: The Producers (Paper Mill); Noises Off (Pittsburgh Public); Lend Me a Tenor (Bay Street); Guys and Dolls (Goodspeed); Boeing Boeing, Cabaret, Moon Over Buffalo (Northern Stage); A Funny Thing … Forum, The Music Man (Flat Rock Playhouse). Scott originated the role of Gus Gus in Twice Charmed: An Original Twist on the Cinderella Story for Disney Cruise Line. JEFF BROOKS (Shylock). Broadway: A History of the American Film, Loose Ends, Lend Me a Tenor, Gypsy, Nick & Nora, Guys and Dolls and Beauty and the Beast. Off-B’way: Durang’s Titanic, Sister Mary Ignatius … and The Actor’s Nightmare; Talk Radio; The Foreigner; and Shlemiel the First. Film: The Secret of My Success, The Lemon Sisters, The Bonfire of the Vanities, IQ, Julie & Julia. TV: “The Good Wife,” “Law & Order: SVU,” “The Cosby Mysteries.” LUCY ANDERS (Ensemble, u/s Portia). Favorite credits include Baby (Lizzie), A Little Night Music (Anne), A Chorus Line (Maggie), Follies (Young Heidi) and Humperdink’s Hansel and Gretel (Gretel). For Poppa and KJB. BWMT15. KYLE NICHOLAS ANDERSON (Ensemble, u/s Nigel Bottom). National tour debut. Regional highlights: Paper Mill Playhouse, Muny, DTC, Syracuse Stage, NSMT. “Endless love to my family, Liz, Telsey + Co. and the Rotten team.” B.F.A., Syracuse University. @KyleNicholasAnderson. KATE BAILEY (Swing, u/s Portia) is so excited to join the Rotten players! Regional: Oliver! and Grease (Paper Mill Playhouse); Saturday Night Fever; and Xanadu. Training: BYU. “Love to my friends, family, BLOC NYC and Telsey + Co.” DANIEL BEEMAN (Ensemble, u/s Shakespeare). Touring debut. Regional: KC Rep, KC Starlight, MTWichita, Ogunquit Playhouse, Spinning Tree Theatre. Omaha native. Endless gratitude to family, friends, BRS/Gage, Telsey and the entire Something Rotten! team! @danielbeeman.

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BIOS MANDIE BLACK (Dance Captain, Ensemble). National tour debut. Select favorites (regional/international): Crazy for You, A Chorus Line, The Naked Truth, Zorro. Thank you, Casey, Bloc, Michael and the wonderful players of team Rotten! @mandieblackforreal. NICK RASHAD BURROUGHS (Minstrel, Ensemble, u/s Shakespeare) is thrilled to make his national tour debut. Kinky Boots on Broadway (Angel/Lola understudy), Netflix series “The Get Down” (CJ), Shrek the Musical (Donkey), Jesus Christ Superstar (Judas). Instagram: @nickrburroughs. IAN CAMPAYNO (Assistant Dance Captain, Swing). Broadway: Mary Poppins. Off-Broadway: Trip of Love. Tours: Chicago, Mary Poppins, The Wizard of Oz, Cats. Regional: Saturday Night Fever, Legally Blonde, Cabaret, Chicago, A Christmas Carol. B.F.A. Shenandoah Conservatory. ERIC COLES (Swing). Credits: Mary Poppins, Sweeney Todd (FLMTF), Rock of Ages (Broadway & Toronto), Mary Poppins (Disney), Wizard of Oz (Mirvish). Cheers to Telsey, Jess, and my love, Alison. ericcoles.net DREW FRANKLIN (Ensemble). Broadway: R&H Cinderella. NYC: Radio City Christmas Spectacular; Where’s Charley?; Lady, Be Good (with Tommy Tune); Elf. National tours: Cats, White Christmas, A Chorus Line. Enjoy the show! LUKE HAMILTON (Ensemble, u/s Nick Bottom). National tour debut. Favorite regional credits: Saturday Night Fever (Ogunquit Playhouse), Follies (STL Rep), Xanadu (Connecticut Rep). Love to Telsey + Co., JHA, the entire Rotten team and Amandina. B.F.A., UMiami. lukehamiltonactor. com, @looqhamilton. CAMERON HOBBS (Swing). Eggcited to be here! National tour debut. Regional: Muny, NSMT, Fulton Theatre, Disney Cruise Line. B.F.A.: Otterbein University. Thanks to Telsey, Bloc, the Rotten team, family and friends. As always, for Mom. @camhobbs. PATRICK JOHN MORAN (Ensemble, u/s Nostradamus, Brother Jeremiah, Shylock). Education: Greensboro College/M.F.A. UCF. National tour: Joseph … (Asher/Baker). Regional: … Spelling Bee (Barfèe, Chicago); The Music Man (Jacey Squires, Cape Playhouse); Man of La Mancha (Sancho, Flat Rock). TONY NEIDENBACH (Ensemble). First national tour: RTC’s Anything Goes. Regional: Arena, Signature, La Jolla, Cleveland Play House, The Alley, 26

TUTS, The Muny, Northern Stage, Pioneer, Finger Lakes MTF. Big thanks Telsey + Co., the Rotten team, CESD and the fam. @ToeToe_A_gogo. JOEL NEWSOME (Lord Clapham, Ensemble, u/s Nostradamus, Brother Jeremiah, Shylock). Broadway: The Producers, 42nd Street. Off-B’way: Cagney. National tours: Billy Elliot (u/s George), The Producers (Leo Bloom). Regional: Everywhere. CCM graduate. Thanks to Mom/Dad. DAVID ROSSETTI (Ensemble, u/s Nigel). Broadway: Annie, 2013 revival (u/s Rooster). Tours: Joseph …, Hairspray. Regional faves: Singin’ in the Rain (Cosmo), Anything Goes (Sir Evelyn), Spamalot (Sir Robin) and Cabaret (Emcee). Valdosta State graduate. D4D. DavidRossetti.com. KAYLIN SECKEL (Ensemble, u/s Bea). National tour debut. Regional: Ragtime (Actors’ Playhouse), Pirates of Penzance (freeFall Theatre). TV: “The Vampire Diaries,” “Red Band Society.” FSU grad. “Endless gratitude to my family, friends, Telsey and Durham.” @kseckel. SARAH QUINN TAYLOR (Ensemble). National tour debut. Regional: Goodspeed, MUNY, STL Rep, MTWichita, Lyric OKC. “Endless gratitude to OUMT16, CTG, Telsey + Co., the entire Rotten family and my Jeffrey and Harvey.” @sarah_q_taylor. TONYA THOMPSON (Ensemble). SCAD graduate with a B.F.A. in performing arts. Credits: second national tour of Mary Poppins (Miss Corry, u/s Bird Lady/Ms. Andrews). Psalms 46:10. Love to family and friends. EMILY TRUMBLE (Ensemble, u/s Bea). First national tour: The Sound of Music (Maria u/s). Regional: The Muny, Pittsburgh CLO, Berkeley Rep. B.F.A.: CCM. Endless thanks to Cesar, Eric and KMR. For Mama and Maddy. @emtrum. 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.

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BIOS WAYNE KIRKPATRICK (Music and Lyrics) is the 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 Church”; (Little Big Town); “Place in This World” (Michael W. Smith). He is a multiformatted 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 TV 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 bestknown comic authors and scriptwriters. Best-selling novels include The Best a Man Can Get, This Is Your Life, May Contain Nuts and The Man Who Forgot His Wife. Nonfiction includes Things Can Only Get Better, An Utterly Impartial History of Britain and three collections of 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) is 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, 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 for 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). 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 2002-06), “CBS Tree Lighting in Bryant Park” (2006-11). Film: The Producers. Grammy nominee as co-producer of The Drowsy Chaperone cast album. BRIAN P. KENNEDY (Music Director & Conductor). 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 Cruises (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 and Drama Desk awards); 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.”

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BIOS 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 Clear Day …, Lend Me a Tenor, Elf, Wonderland, Cry-Baby, 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.

WHITNEY KEETER (Assistant Stage Manager). New York: Something Rotten! (first national tour), Orwell in America, Pygmalion, Measure for Measure. Regional: Triad Stage: South Pacific; Northern Stage: Into the Woods, A Christmas Carol, The Hound of the Baskervilles and Trick or Treat; New London Barn Playhouse: Shrek the Musical, Don’t Dress for Dinner, Brigadoon, Gypsy, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Forever Plaid, Spamalot, A Little Night Music, Singing’ in the Rain, Les Misérables, Hair and Oklahoma!; Alabama Shakespeare Festival: Macbeth, God of Carnage and A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

LARRY HOCHMAN (Orchestrations). Broadway: On the Twentieth Century; The Book of Mormon (Tony, Drama Desk awards); Big Fish; Pippin; Chaplin; The Scottsboro Boys (Tony nom.); Spamalot (Tony nom.); A Class Act (Tony nom.); Fiddler on the Roof (Tony nom.; Jane Eyre. Television: composer of “The Wonder Pets!” (five Emmys). Twenty-five regional and off-Broadway shows, including Death Takes a Holiday (Maury Yeston) and Marvin Hamlisch’s The Nutty Professor. Seventeen films, including The Informant! (Marvin Hamlisch). Recordings, concerts: Paul McCartney, Eric Idle, Barbra Streisand, Hugh Jackman, Audra McDonald, Barry Manilow, Mandy Patinkin, Boston Pops, New York Philharmonic. LarryHochman.net.

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.”

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, Follies and No, No, Nanette; numerous Juilliard productions. National tours: The Book of Mormon, The 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. JEFF NORMAN (Production Stage Manager). Disney’s Newsies, The Lion King and Beauty and the Beast; Chicago; Mamma Mia!; Cirque du Soleil’s O at the Bellagio; Miss Saigon; Les Misérables. Proud member of Actors’ Equity Association. MATT SCHREIBER (Stage Manager). Broadway: Motown the Musical, The Performers, Godspell, In the Heights, Avenue Q. National tours: Motown the Musical, Wicked, Memphis, In the Heights and Mamma Mia!

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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!” JOHN MILLER (Music Coordinator). Broadway: more than 100 shows, including Doctor Zhivago, Gigi, It Shoulda Been You, On the Twentieth Century, On the Town, Les Misérables, Beautiful, Jersey Boys, Newsies, Pippin, Rock of Ages. Musician (bass): Leonard Cohen, Eric Clapton, Frank Sinatra, Carly Simon, B.B. King, Bette Midler. His album Stage Door Johnny — John Miller: Takes on Broadway is available on PS Classics Records. johnmillerbass.com. TELSEY + COMPANY (Casting). Broadway/tours: SpongeBob SquarePants; Once on This Island; The Parisian Woman; M. Butterfly; Anastasia; Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; Hello, Dolly!; Come From Away; Waitress; Hamilton; Kinky Boots; Wicked; The Color Purple; On Your Feet!; The King and I; An American in Paris. Off-Broadway: Sweeney Todd, Atlantic, Classic Stage, MCC, Second Stage. Film: Miss Sloane, Into the Woods, Margin Call, Rachel Getting Married, Across the Universe, Camp, Pieces of April. TV: “This Is Us,” “NCIS: New Orleans,” “House of Cards,” “Rise,” “I’m Dying Up Here,” “One Day at a Time,” “Graves,” “Atypical,” commercials. telseyandco. com MICHAEL SANFILIPPO (Company Manager). Broadway: Five Guys Named Moe, Aida. National tours: The Lion King, Dreamgirls, The Color Purple, The Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, Peter Pan, Motown. PORT CITY TECHNICAL (Production Management) is a production management company based in Charleston, S.C. Current tours with Work Light

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BIOS Productions include Mamma Mia!, Rent, Cinderella and White Christmas. 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; Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; Hello, Dolly!; and The Play That Goes Wrong. 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 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. WORK LIGHT PRODUCTIONS (General Management) is 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. 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-winning 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. THE 5TH AVENUE THEATRE. Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre is one of America’s leading musical theater companies. Under the leadership of executive producer and artistic director David Armstrong, managing director Bernadine C. Griffin and producing artistic director Bill Berry, the 5th has premiered 16 new musicals, nine of which have moved to Broadway, including Hairspray (2003 best musical Tony), The Wedding Singer, Shrek, Memphis (2010 best musical Tony), Catch Me If You Can, A Christmas Story, Scandalous, First Date and Disney’s Aladdin. 5thavenue.org. KEVIN McCOLLUM (Producer) has received three Tony awards for best musical for In the Heights (2008), Avenue Q (2004) and Rent (1996), which also earned the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. He also produced The Drowsy Chaperone (2006, winner of five Tonys) and most recently The Play That Goes Wrong on Broadway. Additional credits include the Tony-nominated shows Hand to God, Something Rotten! and Motown the Musical.

Something Rotten! and Motown are now touring America, Motown can be seen on London’s West End. Mr. McCollum trained at the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music and earned his master’s from the University of Southern California. THE SEELIG GROUP (Producer) is a private media and entertainment principal investment and advisory firm founded in 2012 by a group of successful and experienced entrepreneurs, executives and investors. ASHLEY DeSIMONE (Producer) is an executive focused on live entertainment at The Seelig Group and is the managing partner of Fortune Theatrical Ventures, an investment platform dedicated to producing projects with Kevin McCollum. She is delighted to be part of the Something Rotten! tour. MORRIS BERCHARD (Producer). Broadway credits include The Color Purple (Tony Award for best musical revival), Something Rotten!, Hand to God, It’s Only a Play, The Performers, Ragtime, Desire Under the Elms, Impressionism, The Little Dog Laughed, The Last Sunday in June (off-Broadway), Master Class, Afraid of the Dark (London) and Bat Boy: The Musical (Toronto). WENDY FEDERMAN (Producer). CEO of Foolish Mortals Productions. Four Tony awards, five Drama Desk awards. Involved in more than 50 Broadway, national tour and London productions. Film: Wakefield starring Bryan Cranston and Jennifer Garner. Wendy is thrilled to be a Rotten! producer! BARBARA FREITAG (Producer) and her late husband, Buddy, formed B Square+4 Productions in 2004 with the mission of producing original musicals and plays. 2016/17 Broadway: Come From Away, A Doll’s House Part 2 and Hello, Dolly! Barbara and Buddy shared a passion for theater ... she continues the love. LAMS PRODUCTIONS (Producer) is a New Yorkbased production company founded by Tony and Olivier-nominated producers Bradley Reynolds and David Siesko. LAMS produced Something Rotten! on Broadway, Hand to God on Broadway and in London, and It’s Only a Play. Bradley and David also produced the recent revivals of West Side Story and Ragtime as well as [title of show] and Mothers and Sons. RICHARD WINKLER (Producer). Tony awards: Vanya and Sonia …, La Cage …, Memphis, The Norman Conquests. Other Broadway includes Disgraced, You Can’t Take It With You, Cinderella, A Little Night Music, Lend Me a Tenor, Catch Me If You Can, Nice Work.... Upcoming: Come From Away. West End includes Dreamgirls, Betrayal and Long Day’s Journey Into Night (Olivier Award). TIMOTHY LACZYNSKI (Producer). Broadway: Something Rotten!, Hand to God, A Christmas Story the Musical and The Pee-wee Herman Show. Mr. Laczynski

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BIOS & STAFF serves as the board treasurer for Lincoln Theater in Napa and was formerly the executive producer at Surflight Theatre in New Jersey. He consults in business development and strategic planning. JAM THEATRICALS (Producer). U nder the direction of founders Arny Granat and Steve Traxler, manages subscription series in 30 North American cities and has produced more than 45 shows on Broadway, winning nine Tony awards along the way. JOHN YONOVER (Producer) supported and invested in more than 35 productions on Broadway, in Chicago and in London, including Memphis; Dee Snider’s Rock & Roll Christmas Tale (Toronto and Chicago); The Mountaintop; First Date; Dear Evan Hansen and Come From Away. John was a guest judge on an episode of Donald Trump’s “The Apprentice” alongside Kristin Chenoweth. John and Evonne, his wife of 30 years, are beyond excited to bring Something Rotten! to America. ROBERT GREENBLATT (Producer) is chairman of NBC Entertainment, the No. 1 network for ages 18-49. His support for live musicals (“The Sound of Music,” “The Wiz,” “Hairspray”) changed the TV landscape. He also oversees Universal Stage Productions (Holiday Inn, Wicked) and is a Tony-winning Broadway producer (A Gentleman’s Guide …). He has run three networks (NBC, Showtime, Fox), produced several series (“Six Feet Under”) and won some awards. LUCAS McMAHON (Associate Producer) has worked with Kevin McCollum at Alchemation since 2012. Other credits include Something Rotten! on Broadway, Hand to God (Broadway and West End) and the new Broadway production of The Play That Goes Wrong. He is a proud alumnus of Northwestern University. STAFF FOR SOMETHING ROTTEN! GENERAL MANAGEMENT WORK LIGHT PRODUCTIONS Stephen Gabriel  Nancy Gabriel Scott Seay  Anièle Fortin Kevin Greene  Courtney King Emily Miller  Carolyn Smith COMPANY MANAGER MICHAEL SANFILIPPO Assistant Company Manager . . . Jessica Morrow CONSULTANT GENERAL MANAGERS BESPOKE THEATRICALS PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT PORT CITY TECHNICAL Rhys Williams  Mike East Mackenzie Foster  Tom Klonowski Rossella Human  Susie Prueter 30

TOUR PRESS AND MARKETING ALLIED TOURING Marya K. Peters  Andrew Damer Sarah Dahlberg Jennifer Gallagher  Meghan Kastenholz  Anne Dailey Meyer  Scott Praefke Jacqueline Smith  Anne Waisanen TOUR BOOKING AGENCY THE BOOKING GROUP Meredith Blair, Kara Gebhart www.thebookinggroup.com CASTING TELSEY + COMPANY Bernard Telsey CSA, William Cantler CSA, David Vaccari CSA, Bethany Knox CSA, Craig Burns CSA, Tiffany Little Canfield CSA, Rachel Hoffman CSA, Patrick Goodwin CSA, Cesar A. Rocha CSA, Karyn Casl CSA, Kristina Bramhall, Adam Caldwell CSA, Josh Einsohn CSA, Conrad Woolfe CSA, Rachel Nadler, Rachel Minow, Rikki Gimelstob, Rachel Dill CSA, Ryan Bernard Tymensky CSA, Rebecca Scholl CSA, Scott Galina, Madison Sylvester, Lauren Harris, Laura Wade, Ally Kiley, Rose Bochner, Kristian Charbonier, Julia Torres, Destiny Lilly LEGAL COUNSEL LEVINE PLOTKIN & MENIN, LLP Loren Plotkin, Conrad Rippy, Susan Mindell Daniel Watkins, Emily Erstling PRODUCTION STAGE MANAGER . . . . . . . . . JEFF NORMAN Stage Manager . . . . . . . . . . Matt Schreiber Assistant Stage Manager . . . . . Whitney Keeter Dance Captain . . . . . . . . . . . Mandie Black Assistant Dance Captain . . . . . . Ian Campayno Associate Director . . . . . . . . . Steve Bebout Associate Choreographer . . . . . . Eric Giancola Assistant to Choreographer . . Courtney Iventosch Associate Scenic Designers . .Orit Jacoby Carroll, Gabriel Firestone Assistant Scenic Designer . . . . . Jerome Martin Associate Costume Designer . . Tricia Barsamian Assistant Costume Designers . . . . Becky Lasky, Alexander Cole Gottlieb Costume Intern . . . . . . . . . . James Nguyen Associate Lighting Designer . . . . .Jon Goldman Assistant Lighting Designer . . . Brandon Bagwell Associate Sound Designer . . . . . .Justin Stasiw Associate Hair Designer . . . . . . Kevin Maybee Production Carpenter . . . . . . . Tom Klonowski Head Carpenter . . . . . . . . . . Jack Gilchrist Assistant Carpenter/Flyman . . . Nathaniel Reindl Assistant Carpenter . . . . . . . . Shawn Watson Head Electrician . . . . . . . . . .Dirk Van Pernis Assistant Electrician . . . . . . . . . Erin Yoshida

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Jackson Wiederhöeft; Jan Parran LLC; Jennifer Chapman Studios LLC; Jennifer Love Costumes; Katrina Patterns, Inc.; Lynne Baccus; Marian Jean Hose LLC, “Killer”; Pae & Kim’s Custom Tailoring; Redthreaded; Tricorne, Inc.; the Work Room. Costume painting, dyeing and distressing by Jeff Fender Studio and Gene Mignola, Inc. Crafts by David Crittenden; Judith E. Marsh; Miodrag Guberinic. Boots made by T.O. Dey Shoe Company. Custom shoes by LaDuca Shoes. Millinery by J. Doug James Millinery; Lynne Mackey Studio; Monica Viani; Rodney Gordon Inc. Custom jewelry by Moans Couture. The official makeup provider for Something Rotten! is Inglot. Hair products provided by PRAVANA®. Special thanks to Bra*Tenders for hosiery and undergarments. SPECIAL THANKS/SPONSORS Special thanks to the TDF Costume Collection. The actors and stage managers employed in this production are members of Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States. The Director and Choreographer are members of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers, Inc., an independent national labor union. Backstage and Front of the House Employees are represented by the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (or I.A.T.S.E.). United Scenic Artists represents the designers and scenic painters for the American Theatre. The Press Agents and Company Managers employed in this production are represented by the Association of Theatrical Press Agents & Managers. The musicians employed in this production are members of the American Federation of Musicians. This production is produced by a member of The Broadway League in collaboration with our professional union-represented employees.

CREDITS Scenery constructed by Hudson Scenic Studio, PRG-Scenic Technologies, a division of Production Resource Group, LLC, Scenic Arts Studios and TTS Studios. Lighting equipment by PRG Lighting, Inc. Sound equipment by PRG Sound, Inc. Props fabricated by Tom Carol Scenery, Joseph Cairo, Jeremy Lydic Design, Daedalus Design and Production, Jerard Studio, Matt Hodges, Sarah Odam Hodges, Marcus Kean, Atalantia Siegel, Rob McFayden, R. Ramos Upholstery, Raphael Mishler and Peter Sarafin. Hag noses created by Thomas Denier and Vincent Schiccchi. Costumes by Arel Studio Inc.; Artur & Tailors Ltd.; By Barak, LLC; Carelli Costumes Inc.; Costume Armour, Inc.; Cygnet Studio, Inc.; Eric Winterling, Inc.; Ingrid Helton; ENCORE ATLANTA | ATLANTA’S PERFORMING ARTS PUBLICATION | ENCOREATLANTA.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.

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, they 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.)

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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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.

STAFF Allan C. Vella. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . President & C.E.O. Adina Alford Erwin . . . . . . . . . . . . Vice President & C.O.O. Jeff Quesenberry. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vice President & C.F.O. Jamie Vosmeier. . . . . . Senior Director, Sales and Marketing Shannon Caudill. . . Director of Operations & Public Safety Lester Andrews. . . . . . Director of Information Systems Nancy Lutz. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Director of Special Events Lucy Lawler-Freas. . . . . . . . . . Director of Programming Shelly Kleppsattel. . . . . . . Booking & Contract Manager William Renshaw. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Director of Finance Rachel Bomeli. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Director of Events Erick Jimerson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ticket Office Manager Shelby Moody. . . . . . . . Corporate Group Sales Manager Aly Knight Grubb. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Marketing Manager Laura Zimbrick. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Corporate Partnership Premium Seating Manager Andy Arnold. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Security Manager Amy Smith. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Director of Production Gary Hardaway. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Head Carpenter Larry Watson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Head Flyman Scott Hardin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Head Props/Projectionist Ray T. Haynie. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Head Electrician Cary Oldknow. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assistant Electrician Rodney Amos. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Head Audio

BOARD OF DIRECTORS Edward L. White . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chairman Keith O Cowan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vice Chairman Clara Axam, Robyn Barkin, Beauchamp Carr, Renee Dye, Sheffield Hale, John Holder, Walt Huntley, Edward Hutchison, Craig Jones, Jay Myers, Glen Romm, Howard Smith

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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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f your bucket list includes filling your bucket with wine, North Georgia is a fine place to start. The state has some 50 wineries (impressive considering the challenges of grape-growing in the Deep South), with most in or near the mountains, tucked into bucolic niches and spread across rolling landscapes. While other wine regions are undoubtedly more famous, don’t discount Peach State grapes as a secondhand rosé. North Georgia wine country delivers killer views and a rural charm that will relax you even before the sipping starts. The area also produces wines that win regional, national and international awards. Wine is sexy. Oenophiles discuss the body profile, the legs and the finish with a knowing wink. It all means something. Body is how the wine feels in your mouth. The


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near Dahlonega and at Braselton’s Château Élan in mind, too. All that wine isn’t going to drink itself. 12 SPIES VINEYARDS Founder/winemaker Mike Brown dismisses the idea that the everyday person is not a wine expert. “Do you know what you like? Then you’re an expert at what you like,” says the former financial services executive. The whimsical tasting room (which Brown built, along with the winery) lends itself to easy conversation and new friends made over a glass or three (perhaps why 12 Spies received a TripAdvisor certificate of excellence). The vino veranda has country views defined by layers of green, and a wood-burning oven for pizza parties. Tastings are $1 per pour. The Cabernet Franc alone is worth the trip. 12 Spies also makes an aptly named, for Southerners, Bless Your Heart muscadine (less sweet than others). Brown says the winery’s name is from the Old Testament and came to him as he sat in church. The wines have playful names like Holy Moses Red and Lordy Mercy, a Seyval blanc and Petit Manseng blend. Brown doesn’t enter contests. Yet. But his business has grown from about 500 cases in 2012 to a projected 3,000 this year. For him, it’s about the wine and especially enjoying the people who enjoy wine. DETAILS: 550 Black Branch Road, Rabun Gap.706.490.0890. 12spiesvineyards.com.

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Max the dog will wag you inside the tasting room at Stonewall Creek Vineyards. Samples there often come with cheese, crackers, fine-wine jellies and conversation.

STONEWALL CREEK VINEYARDS Stonewall Creek’s valley view is striking, and its wines won multiple awards at the 2016 Georgia Trustees Wine Challenge. Uncork and unwind in the homey tasting room or on the expansive covered patio, which overlooks 3,000 precisely planted vines and the rise of Glassy Mountain. Co-founder/winemaker Carl Fackler, a retired orthopedic surgeon, now uses his tactile skills on the vines. Everything is done by hand, from planting and harvesting the grapes to labeling every bottle in the 900 cases of wine produced each year. Leftover wine goes into fine-wine jellies, served with cheese and crackers in the tasting room. You’ll often find Fackler and wife Carla there, conversing with visitors. Max the dog will wag you inside. Red wine lovers will love Stonewall Creek. Its Cabernet Franc is an award winner; the mild, tasty 2015 Malbec aged 12 months in French and Bulgarian oak. The Malbec is named Three Eagles, for the couple’s sons, all Eagle Scouts. Tastings here are $10 for six samples or $6 for three samples. DETAILS: 323 Standing Deer Lane, Tiger. 706.212.0584. stonewallcreek.com. ENCORE ATLANTA | ATLANTA’S PERFORMING ARTS PUBLICATION | ENCOREATLANTA.COM

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TIGER MOUNTAIN VINEYARDS In 1995, a fifth-generation family farm became Tiger Mountain Vineyards, the first in the area and the first vinifera (white Mediterranean grape) vineyard in Georgia. At 100 acres, it’s still one of the largest, too. John Ezzard, who made his living as a urologist, was born on the farm in 1936, and founded the winery with wife Martha, a onetime columnist and author (The Second Bud, Deserting the City for a Farm Winery). He died in November, but you might meet Miss Martha, who at 77, is still a force of nature. Tiger Mountain focuses on fine, dry, white European wines and has a list of awards as long as the mountain views from the property's 75-year-old Red Barn Café. That list includes prestigious international honors. Your many choices include whites (a one-of-a-kind, lateharvest Petit Manseng) and reds (go for the Malbec). The challenge is deciding which eight wines to taste for the $10 it costs. Each May, Atlanta’s Seed & Feed Marching Abominables visit to perform and “wake the vines” for growing season. This year, that happens May 12. DETAILS: 2592 Old 441 S, Tiger. 706.782.4777. tigerwine.com.

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The much-honored Tiger Mountain Vineyards focuses on fine, dry, white European wines but offers plenty to please the palates of red-wine lovers, too. If you go, try to meet Miss Martha.

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CHÂTEAU ÉLAN WINERY AND RESORT The granddaddy of Georgia wineries was founded in 1984 and recently changed ownership. There's much to do on its 3,500 acres — go gourmet at mealtime, stay a few days, swim, play golf, get married, take cooking classes, disappear into the spa and, of course, drink wine. Should you tire of wine (???), grab a pint at the Irish pub. Tastings are $25 for seven samples; $63 buys eight samples, a guided tour, and a sampling of chef-selected cheeses and seasonal goodies. .... DETAILS: 100 Rue Charlemagne Drive, Braselton. 678.425.0900 or chateauelan. com. 42

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CAVENDER CREEK VINEYARDS Five acres of vines produce Norton, Petit Manseng and cabernet sauvignon grapes. Two of Cavender’s 2016 reds are award winners. .....Tastings are $12 for four samples, with the option of adding a shot of “wine shine” (apple or peach) for $3. Also tempting: the sangria and wine slushies. Stay on-site in the 1820s log cabin ($225 nightly) and relax on the porch with Tinkerbell and Tucker, two Great Pyrenees who look after the place. Donkeys and free-range chickens will keep you company, too. 3610 DETAILS: Cavender Creek Road, Dahlonega.706.867.7700 or cavendercreekvineyards.com.


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KAYA VINEYARD AND WINERY Numbers tell the tale at Kaya: specifically 1,600 and 2,000. You’re at an elevation of 1,600 feet here, and can take in views from a 2,000-sq. ft. front porch. Fill your glass with the reserve chardonnay, a 2017 award winner, or any of 19 other estate-grown varietals. Tastings start at $14 for five samples. Onsite cottages open to guests this summer and Kaya holds its annual Jeeps in the Vines party April 25 (live music, dozens of Jeeps and, of course, wine). DETAILS: 5400 Town Creek Road, Dahlonega. 706.219.3514. kayavineyards.com.

MONTALUCE WINERY & RESTAURANT Italian-style la dolce vita (the sweet life) is served daily, and Montaluce’s wine and food are 2017 North Georgia Top Chef and Wine Tasting winners. Tastings are $18-$23 for five samples (white only, red only or mixed). Montaluce also makes mead. Weekend wine hikes are $45. The restaurant serves lunch and dinner daily, with a Sunday brunch that includes chefmade cinnamon rolls. DETAILS: 501 Hightower Church Road, Dahlonega.706.867.4060 or montaluce.com. WOLF MOUNTAIN VINEYARDS AND WINERY The first Georgia winery to win best in class and double gold medals at both the San Francisco Chronicle and Los Angeles International competitions offers Napa Valleystyle opulence. Tastings are $20 for six samples. Lunch and dinner (reservations required) are served in the Vineyard Café. Ask about the gourmet winemaker’s dinner. Check out the library and 19th-century wine artifacts. DETAILS: 180 Wolf Mountain Trail, Dahlonega. 706.867.9862 or wolfmountainvineyards.com. ENCORE ATLANTA | ATLANTA’S PERFORMING ARTS PUBLICATION | ENCOREATLANTA.COM

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THE ALLIANCE THEATRE christens its brand-spanking-new mainstage in 2018/19 with five world premieres, two regional premieres, new work from Atlanta artists Pearl Cleage, Phillip DePoy and Mary Lynn Owen, and a piece by Faith Salie of National Public Radio and “CBS News Sunday Morning.” The Alliance, which turns 50 next season, has produced 110 world premieres since its founding in 1968, becoming a heavyweight in the world of American regional theater and winning the regional theater Tony Award in 2007. Susan V. Booth has led the company as artistic director since 2001. “The best part of theater, I’ve always thought, is the living and breathing pulse it gives to human language,” Booth said in a statement, “the elevation of the spoken word to an art form, and the pure wonder that a mere mortal can say exactly the right thing at exactly the right time.” After a season on the road to allow for renovations, the company returns to its Midtown home at the Woodruff Arts Center. The new 650-seat CocaCola Stage opens in October with events for subscribers, patrons, artists and the community, and sees its first production in January. It has been redesigned to upgrade

the theatergoing experience by creating a more intimate, comfortable and soundsensitive space (the old mainstage seated 770). The renovation project included upgrades to rehearsal, education and artist support spaces. The 200-seat Hertz Stage, a flexible black box, received technical upgrades. In January, the Coca-Cola Stage debuts with the musical Ever After, based on the 1998 movie with Drew Barrymore. The score comes from the award-winning songwriting team of Zina Goldrich and Marcy Heisler, with JoAnn M. Hunter choreographing. The Coca-Cola stage will see three productions and the Hertz Stage will see four, including the 2019 winner of the Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition. One show will be done outdoors at the Atlanta Botanical Garden; A Christmas Carol returns to the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre for a second season; and all three Family Series shows will be done at the Woodruff Arts Center's Rich Theatre. Season tickets are on sale now as are single tickets for Winnie-the-Pooh. Single tickets for the rest of the season go on sale in August. Details, tickets at alliancetheatre.org or 404.733.5000.

In chronological order, the 12-show season lines up like this: JUNE WINNIE-THE-POOH | June 7-July 8. Rich Theatre. Family Series. Journey through the Hundred Acre Wood with Pooh Bear, Piglet, Rabbit, Eeyore, Kango, Roo and Owl, as each of their adventures turns into another. Le Clanché du Rand wrote the script, with music by Allan J. Friedman and lyrics by A.A. Milne, Kristin Sergel and du Rand. Leora Morris, the Alliance's 2016/17 Yale Directing Fellow, directs. The exhibition Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring a Classic runs concurrently (June 3-Sept. 2) at the High Museum of Art, making its first U.S. visit.

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A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM | Sept. 5-Oct. 21. Atlanta Botanical Garden. A world premiere adaptation from David Catlin of Chicago's Lookingglass Theatre Company (Lookingglass Alice, Moby Dick). Described as a whimsical, outdoor version of the Shakespeare comedy, in which two couples deal with love and all its complications — confusion, jealousy and passion. On their journey to happily ever after, the lovers encounter a band of actors, wood sprites and elves, a botched love potion and the wedding of a king. Catlin directs.

NICK'S FLAMINGO GRILL | Sept. 29-Oct. 28. Hertz Stage. A world premiere musical by actor-playwright-director-musiciancomposer-novelist and educator Phillip DePoy (2015's Edward Foote). Inspired by the true story of the first integrated nightclub in Atlanta and featuring 10 original jazz songs by DePoy and Tyrone Jackson. The story: Two World War II ex-GIs have become jazz musicians and found great success in the nightclubs of Paris. This convinces them that their mixed-race act will be a hit in the States, too. So they return home, to 1950s Georgia. Tinashe Kajese-Bolden (Synchronicity Theatre's Suzi Bass Award-winning Eclipsed) directs, with musical direction by Jackson. PAIGE IN FULL | Oct. 6-13. Rich Theatre. Family Series. This piece for middle-school audiences, first seen in on stages in 2010, uses poetry, dance, media and music to tell the story of a multicultural girl and her journey through hip-hop to self-discovery. Paige in Full looks at how ethnicity and pop culture shape our identities, in what's described as a "personal, yet universal story." Written and choreographed by Paige Hernandez. Hernandez — a multidisciplinary performer, director, choreographer — has been named a Classroom Hero by The Huffington Post, a Citizen Artist Fellow by the Kennedy Center and one of "Six Theater Workers You Should Know" by American Theatre magazine. Hernandez and the Alliance’s Rosemary Newcott direct.

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KNEAD | Nov. 13-Dec. 9. Hertz Stage. This world premiere, written by and featuring Atlanta theater artist Mary Lynn Owen, was developed through the Alliance's Reiser Atlanta Artists Lab, which provides a producing home for works in development. The story: In the wee hours of the morning, a woman bakes bread, determined that her mother’s incomprehensible recipe will finally work. But something is different on this night. Time and memory keep interfering — the kneading, rising, shaping and baking, all in real time — become a journey into the unpredictability of, well, just about everything. Owen, who has been seen on most, if not all, metro stages, is a 2016 Suzi award-winning best actress for her work in Aurora Theatre's Wit. Atlanta-based artist David de Vries directs. A CHRISTMAS CAROL | Dec. 12-24. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. This is the Alliance's traditional multicultural, musical adaptation from David H. Bell, the company's associate artistic director in the Kenny Leon years. As you might well know, it's Christmas Eve, and the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by four ghosts — his old partner Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future. They give him one last chance to reshape his future. Newcott directs. JANUARY-FEBRUARY

EVER AFTER | Jan. 19-Feb. 17. Coca-Cola Stage. A new take on the Cinderella legend, based on the 1998 feature film (and the original 1729 fairy tale). Follow a young woman named Danielle de Barbarac, who risks everything to save a friend from an unjust fate. With the help of Leonardo da Vinci (yes, da Vinci) she must decide who she is, what she’ll fight for and how far she’ll go for love. In its 2015 world premiere at Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, N.J., critics praised Ever After for its score but were less enthusiastic about the script. At the time, there was speculation of a Broadway run, which hasn't happened ... yet. Creators Marcy Heisler (book and lyrics) and Zina Goldrich (composer) have been collaborating since 1993. Among other honors, they were the first women to win the Fred Ebb Award for musical theater songwriting. Their other projects include Junie B’s Essential Survival Guide to School and Dear Edwina (both off-Broadway); The Great American Mousical, based on the best-selling book by Julie Andrews (Goodspeed Opera House); and Snow White Rose Red (and Fred) at the Kennedy Center. Goldrich and Heisler are also performing and recording artists. 48

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GOODNIGHT, TYLER | Feb. 16-March 10. Hertz Stage. This world premiere by Northwestern University's B.J. Tindal is the 2019 winner of the Alliance/Kendeda competition. "Who was Tyler Evans?," it asks. Apparently, he was either a beloved best friend, grandson, mentor and fiancé, or a young black man killed by a police officer. To control the contradicting narratives of his death, Tyler haunts his best friend as other friends and relatives quibble over his legacy. The Alliance describes Goodnight, Tyler as a "contemporary and unexpectedly humorous drama."

THE WIZARD OF OZ | March 9-April 14. Rich Theatre. Family Series. The Alliance first told this 70-minute, family-friendly version of L. Frank Baum's Oz tale in 2012. It includes such iconic Harold Arlen and Yip Harburg songs as "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" and "Follow the Yellow Brick Road,” as well as puppetry and a whimsical nod to American folk art in its design and costumes. Newcott directs.

ANGRY, RAUCOUS AND SHAMELESSLY GORGEOUS | March 20-April 14. Coca-Cola Stage. World premiere. Much-loved Atlanta playwright Pearl Cleage draws on a life of art and activism to probe today's political landscape. The story: Two former activists set out to find a candidate they can back in an upcoming congressional race and find a political landscape quite different from the one they knew in their 1970s glory days. The wave of womanpower draws them back to the fight but seems a strange place — long on contradictions and short on sisterhood — which makes them question their values and a friendship that has lasted 30 years. Booth, who frequently collaborates with Cleage, the company’s playwright in residence, directs.

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APRIL

APPROVAL JUNKIE | April 5-28. Hertz Stage. World premiere. Written by and featuring Faith Salie, a comedian and Emmy Award-winning journalist who returns to Georgia to adapt her memoir into a one-woman show. You might know her from NPR or “CBS News Sunday Morning.” From winning her high-school beauty pageant to choosing the perfect outfit for her divorce, Salie has spent a lifetime looking for validation in all the wrong places. Here she reveals how she finally won gold stars from her toughest critic, herself.

MAY

RIDE THE CYCLONE | May 1-26. Coca-Cola Stage. A regional premiere musical from the Canadian team of Brooke Maxwell (music and lyrics) and Jacob Richmond (music, lyrics and book). The story: The St. Cassian High School Chamber Choir will board the Cyclone roller coaster at 8:17 p.m. At 8:19 the front axle will break, sending them to their deaths. A mechanical fortuneteller invites each of the six singers to tell their story of a life interrupted — with the promise of a remarkable prize. Ride the Cyclone began life in 2009 at Atomic Vaudeville in Victoria, British Columbia, and went on to win three Toronto Theatre Critics Awards (2012) and make its American premiere at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre (2015). New York Times critic Charles Isherwood listed the 2016 off-Broadway production among his Top 10 shows of the year, calling it "just plain fun from start to finish ... wildly original ... [and] part comedy, part tragedy and wholly unexpected."

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DINING GUIDE

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A GREAT NIGHT OUT? Try one of these local restaurants before or after the show. For dinner-and-show packages, visit encoreatlanta.com/offers.

LOBBY — The much-praised Lobby Bar and Bistro is a stylish yet casual modern American bistro that entices guests with its tempting aromas and alluring atmosphere.. 361 17th St. NE, 404.961.7370, lobbyattwelve.com, M PACES & VINE — Located in The Vinings Jubilee with classic American comfort food crafted from locally sourced ingredients. Shared plates, 52

fish, steaks. Wine-centric bar with craft cocktails. Weekday lunch, weekend brunch and dinner menus led by Atlanta Chef Kyle Schmidt who comes to Paces & Vine after eight years in Atlanta kitchens King and Duke, JCT Kitchen and No. 246, among others. Lunch, dinner, Saturday and Sunday brunch. 4300 Paces Ferry Road, 404.205.8255, pacesandvine.com. V NEIGHBORHOOD CODES A Alpharetta M Midtown BR Brookhaven NA North Atlanta BW Brookwood OFW Old Fourth Ward B Buckhead P Perimeter Mall D Downtown SS Sandy Springs DK DeKalb V Vinings DW Dunwoody VH Virginia Highland IP Inman Park W Westside

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AMERICAN LIVINGSTON RESTAURANT AND BAR — It’s hard to beat the location (across from the Fox Theatre in the Georgian Terrace), and diners get complimentary parking, but the main attraction is the glamour of the main dining room, which has hosted the likes of Clark Gable, and the al fresco seating area. 659 Peachtree St. NE, 404.897.5000, livingstonatlanta. com. M


THE ENCORE ATLANTA DINING GUIDE PARISH — Unique people, delicious food and good-for-the-Earth goods all come together at this brasserie and neighborhood café. Step off the BeltLine and join the vibrant culture of Inman Park. Whether you go upstairs to the brasserie or head downstairs to the café, expect inspired familiar American food, inventive beverages and warm hospitality. 240 North Highland Ave. NE, 404.681.4434, parishatl.com. OFW SOHO — American-style bistro offers fish and seafood, beef, game and poultry, with gluten-free lunch and dinner options, plus their specially-priced Cobb Energy Centre theater menu will get you in and out with plenty of time to make the performance; just show your tickets to your server. Different weekly “wine and tapas” flights debut each Wednesday night. Vinings Jubilee, 4300 Paces Ferry Road, 770.801.0069, sohoatlanta.com. V

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TWO URBAN LICKS — Heats up the Atlanta restaurant scene with its fiery American cooking. The experience available at TWO urban licks has made it one of the city’s busiest restaurants on a nightly basis. 820 Ralph McGill Blvd., 404.522.4622, twourbanlicks.com. M AMERICAN/STEAKHOUSE ROOM AT TWELVE — Go to this modern American steakhouse for drinks, steaks and sushi. You’ll find it on West Peachtree Street in the boutique TWELVE Hotel, Centennial Park. Room is open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Call or visit for reservations and more. 400 Peachtree St NW, #12, 404.418.1250. roomattwelve.com, D RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE — A favorite local steakhouse with multiple locations near shopping

SOHO’s Painted Hills short rib tacos, black pepper mustard, caramelized onions, cilantro sauce in a potato chip shell.

and entertainment hot spots. Sides are generous, and the quality of the steaks and seafood is excellent. Four locations: Alpharetta, 11655 Haynes Bridge Road, 770.777.1500; Buckhead, 3285 Peachtree Road NE, 404.365.0660; Centennial Olympic Park, 267 Marietta St. NW, 404.223.6500; Kennesaw, 620 Chastain Road NW, 770.420.1985; ruthschris. com. A, B, D BREWPUB/GOURMET PUB FARE GORDON BIERSCH — Fresh-brewed beers are a tasty accent to this brewery-restaurant’s hearty pizzas, salads and sandwiches. 3242 Peachtree Road NE, 404.264.0253, gordonbiersch.com. B

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THE ENCORE ATLANTA DINING GUIDE BREW PUB/GOURMET PUB FARE TAP –A GASTROPUB — The spot for seasonally driven, innovative comfort food. An extensive international beer list and innovative barrel wine program make TAP a convivial place to have a pint. 1180 Peachtree St. NE, 404.347.2220, tapat1180.com. M

EUROPEAN FUSION ECCO — Esquire Magazine named this casual, European-influenced bistro a best new restaurant in America. It’s received raves for its wine list, wood-fired pizzas, and impressive meat and cheese menus. 40 7th St. NE, 404.347.9555, ecco-atlanta.com. M

CREOLE/CAJUN COPELAND’S OF NEW ORLEANS — Bayou fare, plus steak, chicken, pasta and sandwiches. Fresh desserts and pastries from the Cheesecake Bakery. Live Jazz Sunday brunch buffet. A favorite gathering spot for Saints fans. Libations include the “Pontchartrain Beach” martini. Lunch, brunch, dinner. Takeout available. 3101 Cobb Parkway, 770.612.3311, copelandsatlanta.com. V

ITALIAN LA TAVOLA — Neighborhood hub for classic Italian comfort food has a cozy, exposed-brick interior & a back patio. 992 Virginia Ave. NE, 404.873.5430, latavolatrattoria.com. M

EL TACO — An eco-friendly watering hole serving fresh Mexican food made with all-natural meats and tasty margaritas. 1186 North Highland Ave. NE, 404.873.4656, eltaco-atlanta.com.VH

COPELAND’S OF NEW ORLEANS’ Eggplant Pirogue: fried eggplant slices, au gratin sauce, Gulf shrimp, fresh crab claws served on a bed of angel hair pasta.

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DINNER THEATER LIPS-ATLANTA — Part cocktail bar, part restaurant, part wa-a-ay overthe-top dinner theater in Brookhaven. The only things padded here are the waitresses. Open Wed.-Sun. only. Reservations required for dinner shows (not for the bar). Complimentary on-site valet parking. See website for more important information. 3011 Buford Hwy, 404.315.7711, atldragshow.com, BH

MEXICAN ALMA — A refreshing approach to contemporary Mexican cuisine. Bright, fresh ingredients and traditional regional influences come together with other Latin American flavors in vibrant dishes that feel familiar and new all at once. 191 Peachtree St. NE, 404.968.9662, alma-atlanta.com. D


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THE ENCORE ATLANTA DINING GUIDE SEAFOOD/SUSHI LURE — A modern interpretation of a classic fish house with a focus on seasonality and freshness. 1106 Crescent Ave., 404.817.3650. lure-atlanta.com. M SPANISH/IBERIAN FUSION GYPSY KITCHEN — The culinary riches of Spain, influenced by Moroccan and Indian cuisines; sharable Spanish snacks and plates served in a stylish modern atmosphere in The Shops Buckhead Atlanta. 3035 Peachtree Rd., NE, Suite A209, 404.939.9840, gypsykitchenatl.com. B

VEGAN HERBAN FIX — With a mission to share the best fusion vegan cuisine with local residents, businesses and visitors, Herban Fix offers a fusion vegan menu to let you experience the most iconic food throughout different parts of Asia. Taking inspiration from various cuisines, the menu at Herban Fix is carefully crafted and plated and all the dishes are designed for sharing. Ingredients are premium select, organic, fresh and aimed at good health as well as great taste. 565-A Peachtree Street NE, 404.815.8787. M

SOUTHERN/SOUTHERN-INSPIRED SOUTH CITY KITCHEN — With a stylish, Southern-contemporary menu, this DiRoNA restaurant helped make grits hip for the business crowd. Three locations: Buckhead: 3350 Peachtree Rd #175, 404.815-6677; Midtown: 1144 Crescent Ave., 404.873.7358; Vinings: 1675 Cumberland Parkway, 770.435.0700, southcitykitchen.com. B, M, V

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THE SOUTHERN GENTLEMAN — This Southern-inspired gastropub located in The Shops Buckhead Atlanta “celebrates every aspect of what it means to be from the South,” using locally sourced ingredients in their fresh, modern take on traditional dishes. Beverages? Your choices run from barrel-aged cocktails to bottled libations to adult beverages on tap, along with New World wines and craft beers and the “perfect” mint julep. 3035 Peachtree Rd., NE, Suite A208, 404.939.9845, thesoutherngentlemanatl.com. B

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FRIENDS OF THE FOX Members of the Fox Theatre’s Friends of the Fox program help support the Fox Theatre Institute, the theater’s community engagement arm. The Fox Theatre’s legend lives on through their generosity, supporting the theater, the city of Atlanta and communities across Georgia. To learn more about the Friends of the Fox membership program, please visit www.foxtheatre.org/support-us, email membership@foxtheatre.org, or call 404.881.2023.

The Fox Theatre would like to thank the following Friends of the Fox who have given at the Legend ($10,000), Marquee ($5,000), Encore ($2,500) and Entourage ($1,000) levels:

Legend

Mr. James Dougherty Drew Eckl & Farnham

Royce & Jessica Pedersen Janice & Gary Sloan

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Diana Blank Teresa Dau & Amanda McMillan Mr. & Mrs. Gary Martin Hays

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John R. Adams Blake’s on the Park Mr. & Mrs. Douglas Borenstein John & Mary Ann Busby George Butler Cathy & Mayson Callaway Matt Chambless & Michelle Love Citizen Lanier Holdings Colgate Crib Mattress

Jamie Medalie Longhurst Margaret Ross

Concierge Services of Atlanta Michael Crew Ira & Talmer Curry, Jr. Gary & Betty Draper Roger Gelder Adam Malone Jerel & Janet Rush Allan & Nicole Vella

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Active Production & Design Inc. Allied Integrated Marketing Allied International Cleaning Services, Inc. Collins Project Management, Inc.

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FOX FUN FACTS Uncover the mysteries that lie within the Egyptian Ballroom There’s more to the Fox Theatre than its expansive 4,665-seat auditorium, Moorish design and spacious stage. Its hallways, alcoves and meeting/event spaces are just as luxe as everything else in sight. In fact, the Egyptian Ballroom, Grand Salon and Spanish Room — all event spaces that can be rented for parties, weddings and the like — were originally Shriners’ meeting spaces. Here are few more fun facts about the Egyptian Ballroom: • The Atlanta Shriners organization, which first conceived the idea for the majestic home that became the Fox, reserved the Egyptian Ballroom for its ceremonies and celebrations. It reserved the adjoining Grand Salon for a library. • The ballroom’s original 7,500-sq. ft. floor is made of hard maple, also known as rock maple. A custom-designed carpet with Egyptian symbols of the afterlife and resurrection now protects the maple floor.

• The gilded and glazed wings of Osiris stretch above the ballroom’s stage. A plaster intaglio panel (an incised or engraved design) of Ramses II subduing an enemy is the focal point. • The painted symbols in the ballroom are authentic hieroglyphics but don’t form any real phrases when put together.

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• The ballroom’s walls were covered with several coats of paint in the 1970s, obscuring its original stenciled designs. When the years of paint were removed, vivid Egyptian symbols for life and rebirth once again saw the light of day ... and night.

• The ballroom’s balcony is a scarab, or dung beetle, the symbol for the sun god Ra, who was thought to ward off evil. It’s surrounded by the wings of Osiris, god of the underworld, afterlife and resurrection.

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IN THIS ISSUE: Catch up with Adam Pascal — who first found fame onstage in the original Broadway cast of “Rent” — and how he slipped into ti...

FOX ENCORE :: APRIL 2018 :: SOMETHING ROTTEN!  

IN THIS ISSUE: Catch up with Adam Pascal — who first found fame onstage in the original Broadway cast of “Rent” — and how he slipped into ti...