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Seven years after it first shook Broadway’s funny bone, The Book of Mormon maintains its popularity and edge, and proves again that it has serious staying power. By Julie Bookman

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t’s been seven years since The Book of Mormon opened on Broadway and 2½ years since its missionaries last tapdanced their way into town and the Fox Theatre. In that span, the careers of many original Mormons have taken off. Tony nominees Andrew Rannells and Josh Gad (the original Elders Price and Cunningham), composer Robert Lopez (Frozen) and director-choreographer Casey Nicholaw (Mean Girls, The Drowsy Chaperone, The Prom) have all become go-to guys. Rannells, a two-time Tony nominee, is on Broadway in

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the limited run of the landmark drama The Boys in the Band. He’s played King George in Hamilton and Hedwig in Hedwig and the Angry Inch and made his mark on HBO’s Girls, playing Elijah Krantz, an ex of creator Lena Dunham’s Hannah. Gad has voiced the role of Olaf in the Frozen movie and was LeFou in Disney’s live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast. He’s been attached as a writer of a possible Gilligan’s Island movie and rumored to be the top choice for Seymour in a Little Shop of Horrors movie remake. And he’s ENCORE ATLANTA | ATLANTA’S PERFORMING ARTS PUBLICATION | ENCOREATLANTA.COM

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been pitching himself to play the Penguin in the Batman film franchise. But that was then, this is now. We’re pretty familiar with those smiling, doorbell-ringing lads and their snappy waves as they say, “Hello!” We also know that Elder Price won’t be dispatched to Orlando as he wishes and will go to an AIDS-stricken village in Uganda instead. So why do we keep coming back? “It’s the laughter,” says Ron Bohmer, who’s toured with

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Welcome to Africa! A villager (Monica L. Patton) greets the well-intentioned but naive Elder Price (Kevin Clay, center) and Elder Cunningham (Conner Peirson).


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the award-wining musical for 3½ years, longer than just about anyone. else. “We need to laugh. But a really good time in life is pretty rare," he says. "So if we can get the chance to have that really good time all over again, then we want to. "You can’t relive your wedding day, except maybe by watching the video. But you can buy a ticket to this show and have that laugh-out-loud experience again.” Bohmer, who plays the Missionary Training Center ENCORE ATLANTA | ATLANTA’S PERFORMING ARTS PUBLICATION | ENCOREATLANTA.COM

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Voice, Elder Price’s dad, Joseph Smith and a mission president), is a 56-year-old journeyman actor on and off Broadway, so his words carry some weight. The show’s comedy produces “huge tears through laughter,” he says. “It’s like a drug you can’t buy. It sends us all out into life with a positive feeling.” Mormon, created by Lopez and South Park’s Trey Parker and Matt Stone, lampoons its fair share of atrocities. In the wrong hands, they could be far less funny. Apparently, they were in the right creative hands. Upon its opening, Vogue magazine called The Book of Mormon “the filthiest, most offensive and — surprise — the sweetest thing you’ll see on Broadway … and quite possibly the funniest musical ever.” The show has its naysayers but has proved overwhelmingly popular, having grossed more than $500 million to date. It still plays to overflow houses in New York and on tour and has companies in Australia, Denmark, Norway and Sweden. Mormon’s creative team “put something together that’s truly incredible,” Bohmer says. “I just want to stay out of the way of the script — there’s nothing to fix. It’s just, deliver the mail cause the mail is so good.

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He's baptized her! Elder Cunningham does the deed with Nabulungi (Kim Exum) in Act 2.


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“The beauty of the show is that it never insults in any way,” Bohmer says. “It never says look how stupid or goofy these boys are.” Even Mormons have proved relatively accepting. The Church of Latter-day Saints regularly buys ads in the Broadway Playbill and other theater programs, saying: “You’ve Seen the Play … Now Read the Book,” using the spoofy show to attract potential converts. Bohmer has played the Phantom in Phantom of the Opera and Enjolras in Les Miserables at points in his career, so he’s seen some long runs. That doesn’t negate his gratitude for Mormon. “This is the first time in a long time that I’ve been in a show with this kind of legs,” he says. “I’m lucky, I’m treated very well, and I don’t take it for granted.” The show triumphs, he believes, because its heart is as big as its humor is daring. “It celebrates the goodness of humanity and the value of faith and religion. I think it tries to tell us that no matter what you believe, faith is important, but faith is here to serve you — faith should make it easier for us to get through the day.” This show, he adds, “just keeps telling you the truth without telling you what to think about it. It lets you make your own decisions.” To that we say, “Hasa Diga Eebowai.”

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Say hello to Elder Cunningham (Conner Peirson, left), Elder Price (Kevin Clay) and Nabulungi (Kim Exum).

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CAST (in order of appearance) Mormon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TYLER LEAHY Moroni . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ANDY HUNTINGTON JONES Elder Price . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .KEVIN CLAY Elder Cunningham . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CONNER PEIRSON Missionary Voice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . RON BOHMER Price’s Dad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . RON BOHMER Cunningham’s Dad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . JARON BARNEY Mrs. Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MONICA L. PATTON Guards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WILL LEE-WILLIAMS, TYRONE L. ROBINSON Mafala . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . JACQUES C. SMITH Nabulungi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . KAYLA PECCHIONI Doctor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ANDRÉ-CHANCE GODDARD Elder McKinley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ANDY HUNTINGTON JONES Joseph Smith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . RON BOHMER General . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . COREY JONES Mission President . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . RON BOHMER Ensemble . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . JARON BARNEY, CHRISTOPHER BRASFIELD, JAKE EMMERLING, ZACH ERHARDT, JOHN GARRY, ERIC GEIL, KEISHA GILLES, ANDRÉ-CHANCE GODDARD, TYLER LEAHY, WILL LEE-WILLIAMS, JOSH MARIN, STONEY B. MOOTOO, MONICA L. PATTON, JOHN PINTO JR., TYRONE L. ROBINSON, BRINIE WALLACE UNDERSTUDIES Understudies never substitute for the listed players unless a specific announcement is made at the time of the performance. For Elder Price—ZACH ERHARDT For Elder Cunningham—KENNY FRANCOEUR For Mafala Hatimbi—TYRONE L. ROBINSON, LEONARD E. SULLIVAN For Nabulungi—KRISTEN JETER, STONEY B. MOOTOO, BRINIE WALLACE For McKinley/Moroni—JAKE EMMERLING, HENRY McGINNISS For Price’s Dad/Joseph Smith/Missionary President/et al—JARON BARNEY, JAKE EMMERLING For General—WILL-LEE WILLIAMS, TYRONE L. ROBINSON Standby for Elder Price—ROBERT COLVIN Standby for Elder Cunningham— JACOB BEN-SHMUEL Robert Colvin is appearing with the support of Actors’ Equity Association pursuant to an exchange program between American Equity and UK Equity.

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Conner Peirson

Kevin Clay

Andy Huntington Jones

Kayla Pecchioni

Jacques C. Smith

Corey Jones

Jaron Barney

Jacob Ben-Shmuel

Ron Bohmer

Christopher Brasfield

Robert Colvin

Scott Difford

Jake Emmerling

Zach Erhardt

Kenny Francoeur

John Garry

Eric Geil

Keisha Gilles

André-Chance Goddard

Kristen Jeter

Tyler Leahy

Will Lee-Williams

Josh Marin

Henry McGinniss

Stoney B. Mootoo

Monica L. Patton

John Pinto Jr.

J Nycole Ralph

Jamard Richardson

Tyrone L. Robinson

Leonard E. Sullivan

Brinie Wallace

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BIOS K EVIN CL AY (Elder Price). National tour debut.Regional: Pittsburgh CLO, Music Theatre Wichita and Wagon Wheel Theatre. Proud graduate of Penn State with a B.F.A. in musical theater. He thanks his family and, of course, Crew 15. CONNER PEIRSON (Elder Cunningham) is excited to jump into the Book of Mormon family. Favorite roles include Little Shop of Horrors (Seymour), Rent (Mark), Seussical (Horton) and Commedia in the Park. Thanks to my supportive family, friends and mentors. Curtis G. this is all your fault. A N DY H U N T I NGTON JON E S (Elder McKinley). Broadway: Cats (Munkustrap), Bullets Over Broadway, Cinderella. Tours: Cinderella (Prince Topher), West Side Story (Riff). Regional: Muny, North Shore Music Theatre, Maltz Jupiter. Andy graduated from the University of Michigan, lives in New York and is super stoked to be touring through your town. K A Y L A P E C C H I O N I ( N a b u l u n g i) . International tour: Dreamgirls (Ensemble, u/s Lorrell); New York: Radio City Christmas Spectacular. Kayla is so humbled to join this incredible family! Endless thanks to her friends, family, Eddie, Avalon Artists Group and the entire BoM team. JACQU ES C . SM IT H (Mafala Hatimbi). Broadway/national tour: If/Then (Stephen), Rent (Benny). Regional: Old Globe; Goodman Theater (BTAA Award, Jefferson nomination); Pasadena Playhouse (FRED Award, NAACP nomination); Ebony Repertory Theatre (Ovation Award); and others. TV: “Marlon,” “Eagleheart,” “Oz” (series regular), “General Hospital,” “CSI: Miami,” “American Masters,” “Law & Order,” “ER” and others. Education: UCSD (M.F.A.), Princeton University (B.A.).

Shakespeare); Wild With Happy (Pittsburgh City Theatre), The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity (Dallas Theater Center); The Color Purple (Celebration Theater); Gee’s Bend (Arkansas Repertory); Othello (Shakespeare Santa Cruz); Macbeth, Ragtime (PCPA); Williamstown; Illinois Shakes; Chautauqua. Love to my family! JARON BARNEY (Ensemble). National tour debut. Regional: Elf the Musical, Something’s Afoot (Pioneer Theatre Company). Special thanks to my incredibly supportive family, Mike, the University of Utah MTP and The Book of Mormon team! J AC OB BE N -SH M U E L (Standby Elder Cunningham) is thrilled to make his national tour debut with this brilliant show. He's a recent graduate from UC-Irvine with a B.F.A. in music theater. Thanks to his incredible family, friends and mentors. CHR ISTOPHER BR ASFIELD (Ensemble). National tours: Hairspray, Smokey Joe’s Cafe. OffBroadway: Choir Boy, Dear Edwina, The Columbine Project. TV: “The Chica Show” (NBC and Sprout). Thanks to my amazing family and friends! xo. ROBERT COLVIN (Standby Elder Price) is thrilled to make his American debut in The Book of Mormon. He's from just outside London and his previous credits include Legally Blonde (Warner, international); Dirty Dancing (Standby Johnny, West End and international tour); Grease (Danny, Sweden). SCOTT DIFFORD (Swing) is ecstatic about being a Mormon. Broadway: Matilda, A Christmas Carol. Tours: Memphis (first national), Ragtime. Select regional: Miss Saigon, Oklahoma!, White Christmas, Cats (PCLO); Joseph … Dreamcoat (Ogunquit Playhouse and Theater of the Stars); The Producers (Riverside Theater); NY Knicks Acroback Tumbler. Thanks to TKO, Heather, friends and family.

RON BOHMER (Price’s Dad and others). Select Broadway/tour: Ragtime (Father), The Scarlet Pimpernel (the Scarlet Pimpernel), The Woman in White (Sir Percival Glyde), The Phantom of the Opera (Phantom), Sunset Boulevard (Joe Gillis), Aspects of Love (Alex — Robby Award for best actor). Regional: The Fantasticks (El Gallo — Acclaim Award for best actor), Sunday in the Park With George (Critics Circle Award for best actor).

JA K E EMMER LING (Ensemble). National tour debut. Regional: South Pacific (Cable), West Side Story (Snowboy) and Much Ado About Nothing (Claudio). Thanks to his friends, family, educators and the BoM creative team. Proud Shenandoah Conservatory grad and Derry, Pa., native.

COREY JONES (General). Regional: How the Grinch ... (Old Globe); How to Fight Loneliness, King John, Titus Andronicus, The Tempest (Utah

ZACH ERHARDT (Ensemble). Recent CCM graduate. Regional: Jesus Christ Superstar (The Muny), Chuck Cranston in Footloose

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BIOS (Thunder Bay Theatre), Doody in Grease (John W. Engeman). Thanks to Nicolosi & Co., the Mindocks, Phil, Grace, the BoM team and my family. KENNY FRANCOEUR (Dance Captain, Swing). Broadway: Book of Mormon. Tours: Anything Goes (Purser). Regional: Spamalot, The Little Mermaid, The Music Man, Spelling Bee. B.M. in vocal performance from NYU Steinhardt. Thanks to the Book of Mormon family, SW Artists and my family. JOHN GARRY (Ensemble) is so excited to be here.Favorite credits include Spamalot (national tour), Bunnicula (off-Broadway), … Spelling Bee (Alabama Shakes) and clowning around with the physical comedy company Parallel Exit. For Ben, my familyand friends — LOVE!!! ERIC GEIL (Ensemble) is a recent CCM graduate (B.F.A.) and has performed at KC Starlight. He thanks his incredible family for their unending support, CYT, CCM faculty, AEA and MT15. You know what’s. KEISHA GILLES (Ensemble) is thrilled to join this cast! National tour: Dreamgirls. Off-Broadway: Sistas the Musical. Regional: The Little Mermaid, Smokey Joe’s Café, The Drowsy Chaperone. The Hartt School graduate. Thanks to the Boys at Hoff. ANDRÉ-CHANCE GODDARD (Ensemble) is elated to be joining The Book of Mormon family in his national tour debut. Recent credits include Swing!, Fugitive Songs and Shining City. Tremendous thanks to my supportive family. New York University ’16. KRISTEN JETER (Assistant Dance Captain, u/s Nabulungi, Swing). Credits: Hair (Dionne), Smokey Joe’s Café (Brenda), All Shook Up (Lorraine), Nuncrackers. Raised in Smyrna, Ga; attended the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in NYC. Love and thanks to the Jeters for their never-ending support. TYLER LEAHY (Ensemble). National tour debut. Regional: Farmers Alley Theatre, Music Theatre Wichita. Proud graduate of the University of Michigan with a B.F.A. in musical theater. Thanks to my family, KMR and my MT16ers. W IL L LEE-W IL LI A MS (Ensemble). OffBroadway: Seussical. National tour: Miss Saigon. NYC/regional: Philly in From My Hometown (Wilde Award winner); Aida; Tommy; Rent. Film/ Web: Losing Lester, Passed Over. Recordings:

Seussical: Original Off-Broadway Cast. For my Roxana. Love to Dad, Mom and TIC. JOSH MARIN (Ensemble) National tour debut. Credits include Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln, Mr. Black in The Wild Party, Chad Diety in The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Diety, Harpo in The Color Purple, Flick in Violet and, most recently, Benny in In the Heights. HENRY McGINNISS (Swing).National tour debut. Chicago: Paramount, Drury Lane, Marriott, Mercury, Griffin, Boho. Regional: KC Starlight, Peninsula Players. TV: “Chicago Fire.” Henry is a Joseph Jefferson Award winner and two-time nominee. Proud CCPA graduate. Love to my family and Hayley. STONEY B. MOOTOO (Ensemble) is from the Bronx and a recent graduate of UNCG’s acting and musical theater program, including intensive training from Tony Award-winning musical director Dominick Amendum. MONICA L. PATTON (Ensemble) has worked with such notables as Eartha Kitt and Diahann Carroll. Broadway: Abby’s Song, Ragtime, Finian’s Rainbow. Tour: The Lion King, Annie, Joseph … Dreamcoat. Her novel and single, Beautiful Carnage is available on Amazon. JOHN PINTO JR. (Ensemble) thanks Anne, Scott and Casey for giving him this amazing job ... again! Love and thanks to his incredibly supportive family and boyfriend. Dass it! J NYCOLE RALPH (Swing). Award-winning producer best known for creating “Working Out the Kinks,” the first scripted sitcom series highlighting the natural hair movement. Yaaaaaasssss!” Best supporting actress — Smokey Joe’s Café; Consuela and Anita in the West Side Story Broadway tour. JAMARD RICHARDSON (Swing). Broadway/ off-Broadway: Book of Mormon, Waitress (reading), Invisible Thread. Proud OU alumni. BOOMER!! Thanks and love to “G,” The Mine, BoM casting/ creatives and my amazing family. MLMR, this is for you! #ShareLove. #GiveLove. #SpreadLove. TYRONE L. ROBINSON (Ensemble) worked with writing teams at “The Daily Show” and “The Colbert Report.” TV: “Law & Order: SVU.” Tour: Disney’s The Lion King, Ragtime (best actor nominee at Denver's Henry Awards). Thanks to family, friends, creatives. M.F.A.: NYU Tisch.

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BIOS LEONARD E. SULLIVAN (Swing). National tours: Hairspray, High School Musical. European tours: A Chorus Line, Smokey Joe’s Café, And the World Goes Round. Regional: Paper Mill Playhouse, Goodspeed, Atlanta TUTS, San Jose Music Theatre. Thanks to Mom, Dad and Lenore. BRINIE WALLACE (Ensemble) is honored to be back in the states after premiering The Book of Mormon in Australia. Thanks to the Tombros’, Jen Waldman, the YoungArts Foundation, the Broadway Dreams Foundation and her PSU Misfits! Recent grad, Penn State. TREY PARKER (Co-Director, Book, Music, Lyrics) wrote and directed his first feature film, Cannibal! The Musical, while attending the University of Colorado-Boulder. A few years later, he co-created the hit animated series “South Park” with Matt Stone (his college friend and Cannibal! producer). “South Park” debuted on Comedy Central in 1997 and is in its 21st season. It has won five Emmy awards and a coveted Peabody Award. The same year “South Park” debuted, Parker wrote, directed and starred in the film Orgazmo. Two years later, he and Stone released the critically acclaimed feature film South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut. The musical, which Parker directed and co-wrote, earned an Oscar nomination for best song and the firstever New York Film Critics Circle Award for an animated film. In 2004, the pair returned with the action movie Team America: World Police, which starred a cast of marionettes (Parker co-wrote and directed). Parker, orignally from Conifer, Colo., has long dreamd of writing a Broadway musical. ROBERT LOPEZ (Book, Music, Lyrics) is the co-creator of the Tony Award-winning Broadway musicals Avenue Q and The Book of Mormon. With his wife and collaborator, Kristen AndersonLopez, he wrote the songs for Disney’s Frozen, earning an Oscar and a Grammy for the movie’s signature song, “Let It Go,” and a Grammy for the Frozen soundtrack. Lopez and Anderson-Lopez also co-wrote the song “Remember Me” from Pixar’s Coco, the original musical Up Here for the La Jolla Playhouse’s 2015/16 season, the score for Disney’s Winnie the Pooh and Finding Nemo: The Musical (playing at Walt Disney World since 2006). The team has adapted Frozen for Broadway and is working on the Disney animated film Frozen 2. Lopez shared two Emmy wins for the music for Nickelodeon’s “The Wonder Pets” and Emmy nominations for the musical episode of “Scrubs” and the song “Moving Pictures,” which opened the 87th Academy Awards. His work has been featured on 22

such TV shows as “South Park,” “The Simpsons” and “Phineas and Ferb.” Lopez is one of only 12 artists to win all four major entertainment industry awards (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony). He's also won Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Drama League, Lucille Lortel, Frederick Loewe and Edward Kleban awards. A Yale graduate, Lopez lives in Brooklyn with his wife and two daughters. Thanks Buzzetti, Mom, Dad, Billy, Katie, Annie and especially Kristen for all the love and support. MATT STONE (Book, Music, Lyrics) met Trey Parker at the University of Colorado, and together they made a short animated piece called The Spirit of Christmas. This launched their most recognized work, the acclaimed and award-winning TV show “South Park.” The animated series is in its 21st season on Comedy Central and has won five Emmy awards for Stone and a coveted Peabody Award. South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut, which Stone produced and co-wrote, earned an Oscar nomination and the New York Film Critics Circle Award for best animated film. In addition to “South Park,” Stone and Parker have partnered on the low-budget Cannibal! The Musical, the superhero comedy Orgazmo and the marionette action thriller Team America: World Police. Stone is originally from Littleton, Colo. C A SE Y N IC HOL AW (Co-Director and Choreographer) is represented on Broadway as director/choreographer for Disney’s Aladdin (2014 Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle award nominations for best choreography) and co-director/ choreographer of The Book of Mormon (2011 Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards as co-director and choreography as well as an Olivier Award. He's represented on the West End as director/choreographer of Dreamgirls, Aladdin and The Book of Mormon. Other Broadway director/ choreographer credits: Tuck Everlasting; Something Rotten! (2015 Tony nominee); 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). City Center Encores!: Most Happy Fella, Anyone Can Whistle and Follies (director/ choreographer). SCOTT PASK (Scenic Design). has designed more than 50 Broadway shows, including The Book of Mormon (Tony Award); The Pillowman (Tony); The Band’s Visit; Mean Girls; Waitress; Oh, Hello on Broadway; Pippin (Tony nomination); Something Rotten!; The Visit; An Act of God; It’s Only a Play;

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BIOS I’ll Eat You Last; A Steady Rain; The Coast of Utopia (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Hewes awards); Pal Joey (Tony nomination); Les Liaisons Dangereuses (first revival, Tony nomination, Drama Desk Award); A Behanding in Spokane; Nine; Promises, Promises; Speed the Plow; Take Me Out; Martin Short …; The Vertical Hour; Sweet Charity; Urinetown. London: The Book of Mormon, Playboy of the Western World, The Country Girl, LoveSong, On an Average Day (all West End); Tales From Hollywood, Take Me Out and The Same Deep Water as Me (Donmar). Also Peter Grimes (Met Opera), Cirque du Soleil’s Amaluna. STEPHEN OREMUS (Musical Supervisor/Music Director/Vocal Arranger/Co-Orchestrator). Broadway: Kinky Boots (Tony Award for Best Orchestrations and Grammy Award); The Book of Mormon (Tony and Drama Desk awards for Best Orchestrations and Grammy Award). Worldwide music supervisor/arranger of Wicked; music supervisor/vocal arranger/orchestrator of Broadway productions/ tours of The Book of Mormon, Avenue Q, All Shook Up and 9 to 5: The Musical. Conductor/contributing arranger for the Oscar-winning Disney film Frozen. Music director of “The Wiz Live” on NBC TV and The 87th Academy Awards telecast; arranging Lady Gaga’s tribute to The Sound of Music and orchestrator/conductor for Lady Gaga’s performance of “Till It Happens to You” on The 88th Academy Awards. Music director/conductor for Rufus Wainwright’s concerts: Rufus Does Judy and House of Rufus. ANDREW GRAHAM (Music Director/Conductor). New York: The Book of Mormon, Wicked and Avenue Q. Las Vegas: Spamalot, Avenue Q. National tours: Wicked, Avenue Q, Pippin, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Seussical, The Music Man, Footloose. European tours: Hair and Grease. Regional: world premiere of Disney’s Freaky Friday at Signature Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, Cleveland Play House and Alley Theatre; Aida, Annie and Footloose at The Muny; Beauty and the Beast and the world premiere of Disney’s When You Wish at Tuacahn Center for the Arts. He holds degrees from both Capital University in Columbus, Ohio, and Trinity College of Music in London. ANN ROTH (Costume Design) is a Tony Awardwinning costume designer with more than 100 theater credits. Select designs: the original Broadway productions of The Odd Couple, Purlie, Seesaw, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, They’re Playing Our Song, Hurlyburly, The House of Blue Leaves, The Book of Mormon and The Nance (Tony Award). Film credits include The English Patient (Academy Award), The

Post, Julie & Julia, The Reader, Doubt, Mamma Mia!, Cold Mountain, The Hours, The Talented Mr. Ripley, The Birdcage, Klute, Working Girl, Silkwood, 9 to 5, Hair and Midnight Cowboy. Roth was inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame in 2011. BRIAN MacDEVITT (Lighting Design). The Book of Mormon (Tony Award). Recent New York City: Death of a Salesman directed by Mike Nichols, The Mountaintop with Samuel L. Jackson, Chinglish on Broadway and The Enchanted Island at the Metropolitan Opera. Last season he designed Le Compte Ory at the Metropolitan Opera. Dance: American Ballet Theater, Tere O’Connor Dance, Merce Cunningham, Lar Lubovitch, and Nancy Bannon, among others. Director: Proof at Theater Three. Awards: Five Tonys, Obie, Bessie, Outer Critics’, Hewes and Drama Desk, among others. He is a member of Naked Angels and on the faculty at the University of Maryland. He is a father to Jake and Georgie. BRIAN RONAN (Sound Design) has designed more than 35 Broadway shows, including Springsteen on Broadway, War Paint, Tuck Everlasting, Sting’s The Last Ship, Beautiful, If/Then, The Book of Mormon, Anything Goes, American Idiot, Next to Normal, Spring Awakening, Grey Gardens and Cabaret. Off-Broadway designs include Bowie’s Lazarus, Giant, Rent, Everyday Rapture, Saved, 10 Million Miles and Bug. He has received Obie, Lucille Lortel, Drama Desk, Olivier and Tony awards, and has been fortunate to work with the most talented composers, directors, designers, actors, musicians and stagehands in the world. For that he is eternally grateful. LARRY HOCHMAN (Co-Orchestrator). Tony Award: The Book of Mormon. Tony nominations: Fiddler on the Roof; A Class Act; Spamalot; The Scottsboro Boys; Something Rotten!; She Loves Me; Hello, Dolly! Five Emmy awards as composer of “The Wonder Pets” (Nickelodeon). Other Broadway: The Addams Family, Jane Eyre. Twenty-eight regional and off-Broadway shows. Film: multiple Disney movies and The Informant! (Marvin Hamlisch). Composer: The Little Mermaid II, Spielberg’s “Amazing Stories,” In Memoriam (symphonic poem). Recordings, concerts: Sir Paul McCartney, Not the Messiah (Eric Idle), Mandy Patinkin, Audra McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Barry Manilow, the Boston Pops, San Francisco Symphony, New York Philharmonic. GLEN KELLY (Dance Arrangements) arranged music and wrote original lyrics for Bullets Over Broadway. He supervised and arranged Mel Brooks’ The Producers and Young Frankenstein. Other arrang-

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BIOS ing credits include Beauty and the Beast, Spamalot, The Drowsy Chaperone, A Christmas Story, The Scottsboro Boys, Aladdin and Something Rotten! He won a Drama Desk Award for his original score to The Nance.

She's directec The Little Mermaid, Spamalot (NCT); Chess (Wharton Center). Off-Broadway choreography credits include Bloodsong of Love (Ars Nova), The Plant That Ate Dirty Socks (Lortel/Theatreworks), ReWrite (Urban Stages) and Things to Ruin (Second Stage).

JOSH M A RQUETTE (Hair Design). N Y/ London: Dreamgirls; Paramour; Tuck Everlasting; School of Rock; Something Rotten!; Aladdin; Kinky Boots; The Book of Mormon; Trip of Love; First Date; Elf; Dogfight; The Best Man; Look Back in Anger; The Drowsy Chaperone; Pig Farm; ... Trailer Park Musical; Altar Boyz; Show Boat at Carnegie Hall; Mamma Mia! at Encores!; Most Happy Fella; No, No, Nanette; and Follies. West Coast: Robin and the 7 Hoods, Peep Show, Minsky’s, Vanities. TV: “The Slap,” “30 Rock,” “Saturday Night Live.”

JOHN MacINNIS (Associate Choreographer) directed and choreographed medal ceremonies at the Olympic Winter Games (2002 and 2010) and the Radio City Christmas Spectacular in Mexico City. He choreographed Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, currently running in Europe. He also choreographed at Sthe haw Festival, Godspeed, 5th Avenue, Pittsburgh CLO, TUTS, MTW, Sacramento Music Circus and North Shore Music Theatre. He has performed in eight Broadway shows.

CARRIE GARDNER, C.S.A. (Casting) also serves as casting director for the Roundabout Theatre Company. Broadway: Cyrano de Bergerac, The Importance of Being Earnest, The Pee-wee Herman Show, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, American Idiot, Spring Awakening, Mrs. Warren’s Profession and Les Liaisons Dangereuses. Off-Broadway: Sons of the Prophet, Look Back in Anger, Suicide Incorporated, Dream of the Burning Boy, Tigers Be Still, Ordinary Days, The Understudy, The Language of Trees, Distracted, Speech & Debate and The Marriage of Bette & Boo.

AU ROR A PRODUCTIONS (Production Management). Current projects: Amy and the Orphans, Anastasia, Angels in America, Bobbie Clearly, The Book of Mormon (Broadway and tour), Children of a Lesser God, Farinelli and the King, Carousel, Frozen, The Iceman Cometh, School of Rock, Springsteen on Broadway, Stories By Heart, The Humans (tour), Three Tall Women, Travesties and The Boys in the Band. Upcoming: Head Over Heels, Skintight. Aurora has provided technical supervision & production management to the entertainment industry since 1989.

MICHAEL KELLER (Music Coordinator). Current Broadway: Dear Evan Hansen, Hamilton, The Color Purple, School of Rock, Kinky Boots, Wicked, The Lion King. Upcoming Broadway: War Paint, Anastasia, The SpongeBob Musical, Half Time. Tours: Kinky Boots, The Book of Mormon, The Lion King, Wicked.

PAIGE GRANT (Production Stage Manager) is happy to be part of The Book of Mormon. National tours: The King and I, Jersey Boys (first national), Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella, War Horse. New York: Productions with Manhattan Theatre Club. Las Vegas: Jersey Boys. Regional: La Jolla Playhouse and California Shakespeare Theatre. B.F.A. Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. Love and thanks to Mom in Washington and friends across the country.

STEVE BEBOUT (Associate Director) served as associate director for The Addams Family (Broadway, tour, Brazil and Australia); Sister Act (Broadway); 101 Dalmatians (tour); and Girl Crazy (Encores!). Directing credits include I Got Fired and Two Rooms in New York City. Regional: The Full Monty, The Buddy Holly Story and Little Shop of Horrors. NYU: Urinetown and Bye Bye Birdie. Thanks to Casey, Trey, Jen and the entire BoM team. JENNIFER WERNER (Associate Director) has been the associate irector for The Most Happy Fella, Follies (Encores!); Robin and the 7 Hoods (Old Globe); and Winnie the Pooh (int’l tour). She's choreographed As Long As … (Roundabout); NFL national commercials; the Drama League awards; ABC upfronts;Cabaret (Paris, numerous regional productions); The Black Suits (Center Theatre Group); The Wiz (Maltz Jupiter Theatre); My Fair Lady (Ogunquit); A Wonderful Life (Engeman); The Phantom … (NCT). 24

JASON J. CARROLL (Stage Manager). Broadway: Les Misérables 25th anniversary production, In My Life, Cabaret, Thou Shalt Not. National tours: Les Misérables 25th anniversary production, The Phantom of the Opera, The Full Monty, Million Dollar Quartet, The Producers, Jolson. Off-Broadway: Hair and Bloomer Girl (Encores!), Mr. Goldwyn, Blue Window. Regional: Goodspeed and Paper Mill. B.F.A. University of Michigan. DERRIC NOLTE (Assistant Stage Manager). Broadway: Bullets Over Broadway, Annie, Evita. Off-Broadway: Rent, Avenue Q. New York: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Cotton Club Parade (Encores!); Carousel (N.Y. Philharmonic). Regional: Paper Mill Playhouse, Porthouse

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BIOS Theatre. Education: University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music. BRIAN USIFER (Associate Music Supervisor) was music director of Kinky Boots on Broadway, associate music supervisor of the Kinky Boots North American tour and the Toronto and London productions. Broadway/off-Broadway orchestras include Spelling Bee, Avenue Q and Altar Boyz. DAVID TURNER (General Manager) is a partner in Thompson Turner Productions. Previous credits with Stuart Thompson include Boeing-Boeing, The Seagull, You’re Welcome America, God of Carnage, Fences, Jerusalem, King Charles III, The Present and worldwide companies of The Book of Mormon. Previous management credits include Spelling Bee, Show Boat and Barrymore on Broadway and numerous off-Broadway plays and musicals. He founded and ran the Adirondack Theatre Festival (19942007), producing more than 60 plays and musicals and leading the construction of a new theater in a vacant Woolworths store in Glens Falls, N.Y. ADAM J. MILLER (Associate General Manager) Has worked with Stuart Thompson Productions on The Seagull, Boeing-Boeing, Exit the King, Lend Me a Tenor and Elling. Other Broadway/tour management credits: Burn the Floor, A Chorus Line, Ring of Fire, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Bombay Dreams, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and Urinetown. ALLIED TOURING (Tour Marketing & Press) is a full-service engagement management agency representing Broadway tours and other live touring events across North America. Current tours: An American in Paris, The Book of Mormon, Bright Star, Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Elf the Musical, The Humans, Kinky Boots, Motown the Musical, Rent, School of Rock, Something Rotten! and Irving Berlin’s White Christmas. Upcoming tours: Bandstand; Bat Out of Hell; Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; Hello, Dolly!; The Lightning Thief; Mean Girls; The Play That Goes Wrong; Rock of Ages; and SpongeBob SquarePants. ANNE GAREFINO (Producer) has been executive producer for the Emmy and Peabody award-winning TV series “South Park” since it began 21 seasons ago. She has produced two critically acclaimed films with Trey Parker and Matt Stone: South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut and Team America: World Police. Before moving to Los Angeles, she lived in Washington, D.C., and worked for public television station WETA. While at WETA, she co-produced the “In Performance at the White House” series. The Tony-winning production of The Book

of Mormon marks Anne’s Broadway debut. She began her career in entertainment at the Folger Shakespeare Theatre on Capitol Hill and is thrilled and honored to be working in theater again. Anne, originally from Lambertville, N.J., attended Boston College and the American Film Institute. SCOTT RUDIN (Producer). Films include Lady Bird, Fences, Ex Machina, Steve Jobs, Top Five, While We’re Young, Inherent Vice, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Captain Phillips, Inside Llewyn Davis, Frances Ha, Moonrise Kingdom, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Margaret, Moneyball, True Grit, The Social Network, Greenberg, It’s Complicated, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Julie & Julia, Doubt, There Will Be Blood, Margot at the Wedding, The Darjeeling Limited, No Country for Old Men, Notes on a Scandal, The Queen, Closer, The Life Aquatic, Team America, The Village, School of Rock, The Hours, The Royal Tenenbaums, Wonder Boys, Sleepy Hollow, South Park, A Civil Action, The Truman Show, In & Out, First Wives Club, Mother, Clueless, Nobody’s Fool, The Addams Family, Addams Family Values, Searching for Bobby Fischer, The Firm and Sister Act. Theater includes Passion; Seven Guitars; A Funny Thing ...; The Chairs; The Blue Room; Closer; Amy’s View; Copenhagen; The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?; Medea; Caroline, or Change; The Normal Heart; Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?; Doubt; The History Boys; Faith Healer; Gypsy; God of Carnage; Fences; The Motherf**ker With the Hat; Jerusalem; Death of a Salesman; One Man, Two Guvnors; Betrayal; A Raisin in the Sun; This Is Our Youth; The Curious Incident …; A Delicate Balance; The Iceman Cometh; Between Riverside and Crazy; Fish in the Dark; The Audience; Skylight; The Flick; A View From the Bridge; The Humans; The Crucible; Blackbird; Shuffle Along …; The Front Page; The Wolves; The Glass Menagerie; Hello, Dolly!; and A Doll’s House, Part 2. Television includes “The Newsroom,” “Silicon Valley,” “The Night Of” and “Five Came Back.” ROGER BERLIND (Producer). Recent productions include Copenhagen; Kiss Me, Kate; Proof; Medea; Anna in the Tropics; Caroline, or Change; Wonderful Town; Doubt; The History Boys; Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?; Faith Healer; Deuce; The Year of Magical Thinking; Curtains; Rock ’n’ Roll; Is He Dead?; Gypsy; 13; Equus; Ragtime; A Little Night Music; A Behanding in Spokane; Driving Miss Daisy; La Bête; Arcadia; and Jerusalem. SCOTT M. DELMAN (Producer) is a theater producer and investor. In the past eight years, he has participated in some 60 Broadway plays and musicals, which in turn have received 33 Tony nominations and 14 Tony awards.

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BIOS & STAFF JEAN DOUMANIAN (Producer). Tribes (Drama Desk Award); Cock; The Mountaintop (Olivier Award); Death of a Salesman (Tony Award); The Motherf**ker with the Hat; The House of Blue Leaves; August: Osage County (Tony Award, Pulitzer Prize); and Our Town (Lortel and Obie awards); plus the film adaptations of August: Osage County, Blackbird, and Galveston.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, King Charles III, No Man’s Land/Waiting for Godot, The Testament of Mary, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Death of a Salesman, Jerusalem, The Motherf*cker With the Hat, A View From the Bridge, God of Carnage, Exit the King.

ROY FURMAN (Producer). Now on Broadway: Hello, Dolly! (Tony Award); Dear Evan Hansen (Tony); and The Band’s Visit (Tony). Other Tony Awardwinning productions include Spamalot, The Color Purple, Skylight, The Humans, A Raisin in the Sun, War Horse, A View From the Bridge, Curious Incident … and The History Boys. He co-founded the investment firm Furman Selz, is now vice chairman of Jefferies & Co. and chairman of Jefferies Capital Partners, its private equity arm. He is also vice chairman of Lincoln Center and chairman emeritus of the Film Society of Lincoln Center.

GENERAL MANAGEMENT THOMPSON TURNER PRODUCTIONS Oliver Benjoseph   Micah Frank   Rebecca Habel  Garrett Holtz  Carrie Jablansky  Jasmin L. Jakobsen  Adam Jackson  James Lawson  Sammie Liebman  Shaun Moorman  Brittany Weber

STEPHANIE P. McCLELLAND (Producer) foundered Green Curtain Productions and is a multiaward-winning producer (13 Tonys, 12 Drama Desks, 10 Drama Leagues, 10 Outer Critics Circles, one Olivier). Credits include more than 90 theatrical productions worldwide. She's represented on Broadway this season by The Book of Mormon and Hello, Dolly! KEVIN MORRIS (Producer) represents Trey Parker and Matt Stone, and writes fiction. He wrote the 2016 novel All Joe Knight (Grove Atlantic, 2016) and a collection of short stories titled White Man’s Problems (Black Cat Press, 2015). All Joe Knight was long-listed for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize. SON I A F R I E DM A N PRODUCT IONS LTD. (Producer) has initiated and produced more than 160 productions in the West End and on Broadway. JON B. PLATT (Producer). Productions include Angels in America, Copenhagen, God of Carnage, The Humans, The Book of Mormon, Death of a Salesman, Clybourne Park, A Raisin in the Sun, Wicked, A View From the Bridge, Venus in Fur, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, The Front Page, The Crucible, The Audience, Fish in the Dark and Skylight. Winner of the 2012 Robert Whitehead Award for distinguished producing on Broadway. STUART THOMPSON (Executive Producer). Select Broadway credits: Sweat (2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama), Six Degrees of Separation, The Present, 26

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COMPANY MANAGER Spencer Smith PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT AURORA PRODUCTIONS Steven Dalton, Cori Gardner, Ben Heller, Anthony Jusino, Isaac Katzanek, Liza Luxenberg, Chris Minnick, Serena Montsma, Ryan Murphy, Gene O’Donovan, Geoff Quart, Luke Ricca, Mackenzie Whiting TOUR BOOKING AND ENGAGEMENT MANAGEMENT THE BOOKING GROUP Meredith Blair, President Kara Gebhart, Vice President Operations TOUR PRESS & MARKETING ALLIED TOURING Marya Peters  Andrew Damer Meghan Kastenholz  Sarah Dahlberg  Jen Gallagher  Anne Dailey Meyer  Scott Praefke  Jacqueline Smith  Anne Waisanen BROADWAY PRESS OFFICE BONEAU/BRYAN-BROWN Chris Boneau  Kelly Guiod ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR Steve Bebout BROADWAY ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR Jennifer Werner ASSOCIATE CHOREOGRAPHER John MacInnis SCOTT RUDIN PRODUCTIONS Garrett Basch  Helena Budnik  Patrick Wengler  Tom Ishizuka  Daniel Goldberg  Daniel Unitas  Sam Martinez  Henry Cropsey  Rachel Marc Production Stage Manager . . . Paige Grant Stage Manager . . . . . . . . . . Jason J. Carroll Assistant Stage Manager . . . . . . . Derric Nolte Assistant Company Manager . . . . . Alexa Bishop Dance Captain . . . . . . . . . Kenny Francoeur Assistant Dance Captain . . . . . . . Kristen Jeter Associate Scenic Designer . . . .Frank McCullough

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Rental Cars . . Hertz Entertainment/Shauna Neeld Physical Therapy . . . Neuro Tour Physical Therapy CREDITS Scenery fabrication by PRG-Scenic Technologies, a division of Production Resource Groups, LLC, New Windsor, NY. Lighting equipment provided by PRG Lighting, Secaucus, NJ. Sound equipment provided by Masque Sound. Costumes by Eric Winterling, Inc; Gilberto Designs, Inc.; Katrina Patterns; Izquierdo Studios, Ltd; Studio Rouge, Inc. Millinery by Rodney Gordon, Inc. Custom fabric printing by First 2 Print LLC.; Jeff Fender Studios; Eyewear provided by Dr. Wayne Goldberg. Custom footwear by LaDuca Shoes, Inc., Props executed by Cigar Box Studios, Tom Carroll Scenery, Jerard Studios, Daedalus Design and Production, Joe Cairo, J&M Special Effects, Jeremy Lydic, Josh Yoccom, Anna Light. Wigs made by Hudson Wigs. Makeup provided by MAC Cosmetics. Keyboards from Yamaha Corporation of America. Drums by Pearl Drums. Cymbals provided by Zildjian Cymbals. SPECIAL THANKS John Barlow, Lisa Gajda, Angela Howard, Bruce Howell, Beth Johnson-Nicely, Sarah Kooperkamp, Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Katie Lopez, Annie Lopez, Kathy Lopez, Frank Lopez, Billy Lopez, Brian Shepherd, Eric Stough, Boogie Tillmon, The Vineyard Theatre, Darlene Wilson. Souvenir merchandise designed and created by The Araca Group. Rehearsed at New 42nd Street Studios. The actors and stage managers employed in this production are members of Actor’s Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in 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 Director and Choreographer are members of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, a national theatrical labor union. The press agents and company managers employed in this production are represented by the Association of Theatrical Press Agents & Managers.

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FOR YOUR INFORMATION THE THEATER A fully restored 1929 “movie palace,” the Fox Theatre, with 4,665 seats, is a multipurpose facility, housing Broadway shows, ballets, comedies, concerts, movies and private corporate events. PRIVATE EVENTS The Fox Theatre has three private rental spaces, accommodating 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 in the arcade entrance to the theater. It is open for walk-up ticket sales 10 a.m.6 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. It is not open on Sundays unless there is a performance. On event days, the Ticket Office opens two hours before show time. Doors to the Fox open one hour before show time. Tickets for all performances may be purchased online at www.foxtheatre.org, at all Ticket Alternative outlets and at all Atlanta-area Whole Foods Markets, by calling 855.285.8499 or 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. It is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. 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 in the Spanish Room; accessible/Family restrooms are located through the office door in the main lobby. TOURS Fox Theatre Tours are conducted at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., noon and 1 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays. Saturday tours are at 10 and 11 a.m. Tours are guided by Fox employees well-versed in the Fox’s history, current events, awards and upcoming shows. Tour tickets f 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 call 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. EMERGENCY INFORMATION In the event of an emergency, and for your safety, please follow the directions provided by the Fox Theatre staff.

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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 need assistance during your visit please ask for one of our Event Staff members. 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 or more information, please call the Event Staff’s office at: 404.881.2100. TICKETS To purchase accessible seating at the Fox Theatre please call 404.881.2016 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday or 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. A Ticket Office associate will be happy to help you. Ticket buyers may also visit the ticketing site at www.foxtheatre.org. ELEVATORS Elevators are at the north end of each lobby and available during all performances . They make it possible to access each lobby without using the 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 lots operating in the Fox Theatre district. PERFORMANCE NOTES All patrons, regardless of age, must have a ticket to be admitted to the theater. 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 management in conjunction with the wishes of the producers.  Please turn off all pagers and cellphones before 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.) MARQUEE CLUB PRESENTED BY LEXUS A stunning 10,000 square feet of exclusive space located on the northeast side of the theatre, the Marquee Club has access to the fabulous rooftop terrace overlooking the iconic Fox marquee and Peachtree Street.The Marquee Club is the perfect way to elevate your experience at the Fox. The club can be accessed through one of the annual membership options or on a per-event basis, as space allows. Entry to the club must accompany a ticket to the proceeding performance. For more information on club access, visit foxtheatre.org/MarqueeClub or call 404-881-2127.

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2. Take care of personal needs (water, restroom use) before the performance begins. 3. Please silence or turn off all electronic devices, including cellphones, beepers and watch alarms. We encourage you to share your experience 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 theater is never allowed. It distracts those around you and endangers 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 those behind you. Please consider those seated behind you when choosing whether to wear a hat or what hairstyle you choose. 7. Please refrain from talking, humming or singing along with the show, except when encouraged to do so by the artists 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 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 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 Lisa Marie Malovoz. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Production Manager 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

EMERITUS MEMBERS John Busby Jr., Anne Cox Chambers, Pat Connell, Rodney Cook, Ada Lee Correll, Richard Courts, Jere Drummond, Richard Flinn, Julia Grumbles, Steve Koonin, Charles Lawson, Starr Moore, Joseph Myers, Edgar Neiss, Carl Patton, Sylvia Russell, Nancy Simms, Preston Stevens, Clyde Tuggle, Carolyn Wills

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. Please wait until the bows are over and exit with the rest of the audience.

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LAKE BLUE RIDGE | About 2 hours away Peaceful, crystal-clear waters burble here, where 80 percent of the lake’s 3,300 acres is in the Chattahoochee National Forest and thus, protected from development. Lake Blue Ridge, due north from Atlanta, has one of the largest earth dams in the nation. It’s fed by the Toccoa River and considered a “top-of-the-food-chain” lake, without commercial runoff. Rent kayaks, pontoons and paddleboards at Lake Blue Ridge Marina or Morganton Point Recreation Area. There’s a pebble beach at Morganton (so wear shoes when you swim), plus concessions and public showers. The mountain town of Blue Ridge is laid-back and artsy. Visit shops, galleries and craft-beer taverns. If you hanker for an even

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Lake Hartwell touches both Georgia and South Carolina and is a nature lover's dream. Camp, hike, birdwatch and keep an eye out for wildlife. There's no swimming, though.

more elevated view, take a scenic drive that shows you parts of North Carolina or Tennessee. DETAILS: blueridgemountains.com/things-to-do/outdoors/ water-sports/lake-blue-ridge/. LAKE HARTWELL | 2 hours away Lake Hartwell, straddling the Georgia/South Carolina border, is one of the largest recreational bodies of water in the Southeast with 962 miles of shoreline, camping, hiking, birds galore and plenty of wildlife to spot. It’s not your best bet if you’re bent on swimming, however. Mix indoor comfort and outdoor fun by staying at the Skeleton House B&B ($120 and up), a Victorian house on 2 acres with Englishstyle gardens. You can walk downtown but still are near the water. Here you can have your lake and eat from it, too. Striped bass are plentiful and 20-pound catches are not unusual. The South Carolina portion of Lake Hartwell State Park even has a tackle loaner program. DETAILS: mylakehartwell.com and southcarolinaparks.com/lakehartwell. HIGH FALLS LAKE | About an hour away This lake is almost hidden in a pine forest some 50 miles south of Atlanta. High Falls Lake, named for the tumbling cascades on the Towaliga River, rates some of the best largemouth bass fishing in Georgia. Get your glamping (glamour camping) fix at the 1,050-acre High Falls State Park in a yurt with a lake view ($80). The park also has 107 tent, trailer and RV sites; a paddle-in primitive campsite for up to 25 people; two boat ramps; and a swimming pool. Swimming is not allowed in the lake or falls. Visit Whimsical Botanical Gardens seven miles away and take a free, self-guided tour to see one-of-a-kind statues and portraitworthy backdrops for vacation snaps. DETAILS: gastateparks.org/HighFalls.

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LAKE LANIER | 50 minutes away Lake Sidney Lanier is Atlanta’s outdoor party palace, having attracted all ages since the 1950s. Georgia’s largest lake, slightly northeast of Atlanta, has 700 miles of shoreline along 38,000 acres. Lodging choices are plentiful, many are pet-friendly, and they range from nearby chain hotels to Lake Lanier Islands’ hotel rooms and villas. Vacation packages at the grand Legacy Lodge ($149-$320) can include farm-to-table dining, golfing, water-park passes, horseback riding and romantic getaways. New for summer: Waste away (in the best way) in Margaritaville, a 1,500-acre attraction that includes a sandy beach, a wave pool, two booze-cruising party yachts and an RV resort. DETAILS: discoverlakelanier.com.

High Falls Lake lives in a forest about 50 miles south of Atlanta. It's named for the cascades on the Towaliga River. It has a pool, but swimming in the lake or falls is prohibited..

LAKE OCONEE &LAKE SINCLAIR | 90 mins away The Oconee River connect these sister lakes, sitting pretty between Atlanta and Augusta. Note that that they’re 22 miles apart by road, however. Plenty of local businesses cater to both destinations. The 20-mile-long Oconee (“great waters” in the Creek language) offers waterside golfing on seven courses, water skiing (rentals at Young Harris Watersports) and rejuvenation (at the Ritz-Carlton Reynolds Spa), which has an indoor pool and a fitness center). You won’t really rough it at the 55-acre Lake Oconee/Greensboro KOA, which has 23 railroad boxcars, club cars and lakeside cabooses converted into camping cabins ($118 and up). There’s also a boat launch, a private beach and two swimming pools. Lake Sinclair’s 15,000 acres is beloved by anglers and hospitable to swimmers. National fishing tournaments happen here, with your best bets being bass, catfish and bream. Recreational opportunities abound at Sinclair. Check out VRBO for condo rentals overlooking either lake ($95-$380). DETAILS: visitlakeoconee.com and georgiapowerlakes.com/ oconeesinclair/. ENCORE ATLANTA | ATLANTA’S PERFORMING ARTS PUBLICATION | ENCOREATLANTA.COM

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The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds Spa on Lake Oconee has its own beach access plus an indoor pool and a fitness center.

LAKE RABUN | 2 hours away Woods, wineries, winding roads and waterways are signatures of North Georgia’s scenic Rabun County. Lake Rabun is a twisty 835-acre reservoir with 25 miles of shoreline. The Lake Rabun Hotel (beginning at $127 in season) combines quaint with quality in its farm-to-table restaurant, chef-inspired desserts, cocktails and every-room-is-customized ethos. Rabun Beach offers camping (80 tent/trailer sites), swimming, boating and fishing. This is the land of 12 waterfalls and high-view hiking. There are hundreds of acres of vineyards, all of which welcome visitors for tastings and events. Other Rabun County lakes — Lake Burton, Lake Seed and Tallulah Falls Lake — offer additional R&R opportunities. DETAILS: explorerabun.com and fs.usda.gov/recarea/.conf/ recarea/?recid=10488. LAKE SEMINOLE | Almost 4 hours away In this southeast corner of Georgia, you’re nearly in Florida. Notice the Spanish moss draping the trees and the sandhill cranes loitering to catch any fish you might drop. Fish are plentiful in this 37,500-acre lake — 79 types, in fact. The Chattahoochee, Flint and Apalachicola rivers feed Lake Seminole, helping make it a Deep South paradise for birding, boating and rustic relaxation. Swimming is not recommended (beware the gators). Seminole Cabins offers new, nicely appointed lodging on a cove (one to four bedrooms, $450-$700 weekly). Whether you’re fishing for footlong black bass or catching time away from the city, Lake Seminole is waiting. So are the cranes. DETAILS: gastateparks.org/Seminole.

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Good eats and exiting eateries are on our radar, from Johns Creek to Cobb County and Decatur, plus lots of Korean steak and a big birthday for the Varsity. story and photos by David Danzig

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Grab a booth and get grilling — thinly sliced beef brisket, pork belly, spicy squid and spicy chicken are among the meats that cook beautifully and come with a slew of small complimentary side dishes. Ari is open for lunch and dinner, has a lively bar and includes a fantastic bakery called The Cakeshop, which creates Instagram-worthy cakes, pastries and a rainbow of macarons. … On scale alone, the buzziest restaurant opening in the past decade has to be Little Alley Steak in Buckhead. The Roswell original is an intimate butcher-themed den of red meat and brown liquor. The Buckhead location looks big-league ready. It inhabits the former AJA (and before that, Emeril’s) space, serving wet- and dry-aged beef in 9,000 square feet of sexy red leather, butcher-block wood, white subway tile and a sea of Edison light bulbs. If you’re thirsty, sip from the extensive wine list or sample from 400-plus bottles of bourbon, whiskey and scotch. … The magazine Garden & Gun, a hipster chronicle of highbrow Southern art, food, horticulture and, yes, hunting, now lives and breathes in restaurant form with the Garden & Gun Club at The Battery Atlanta, next to SunTrust Park. Like the magazine, the ambience is fancy yet cozy with stylish bric-a-brac and taxidermy throughout (including mounted heads in the bathrooms)! Expect pimento cheese, boiled peanuts, raw oysters, fried quail and cornmeal-fried white shrimp. The flavors are hearty, and the dishes are beautiful without an ounce of pretense or Deep South cliché.

Ari Korean Steakhouse in Johns Creek (left) has the meats. Premium cuts of meat for tableside cooking. The spot includes The Cakeshop, where the macarons are always fresh.

SIMMERING Buckhead, get ready to pig out with your own branch of the Decatur darling The Iberian Pig. Look for Spanishinspired tapas, imported cheeses and charcuterie this winter in the new Hanover Buckhead Village on Roswell Road near the Buckhead Theatre. The Pig comes from Castellucci Hospitality Group, which owns and operates Bar Mercado and Recess on Krog Street, Cooks & Soldiers in West Midtown, Double Zero at Emory Village and Sugo in Johns Creek, as well at the Decatur Pig and another downtown at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. … Sandy Springs pie lovers are likely salivating in anticipation of their own Antico Pizza Napoletana, which is vying to supplant (get it?) 4 Seasons Pottery on Hammond Drive and open in spring 2019. Antico founder Giovanni Di Palma has filed a permit to demolish the existing building and build a home for his famous imported brick ovens. This would be Antico’s fourth location — it already has eateries on Atlanta’s Westside near Georgia Tech, at The Battery Atlanta and at Avalon in Alpharetta. … The aroma of grilled meats will join the mix at Perimeter Mall when Breakers Korean BBQ moves in next to The Cowfish, the burger/sushi hybrid on Level 2 near Dillard’s. ENCORE ATLANTA | ATLANTA’S PERFORMING ARTS PUBLICATION | ENCOREATLANTA.COM

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Breakers has five locations in four states (California, Georgia Texas and Virginia), including the one in Duluth, and promises an upscale experience even as you grill your own meats tableside. It will take over the spot once occupied by The Pub. … An Atlanta icon soon becomes a nonagenarian. The Varsity first asked “What’ll ya have …” on Aug. 12, 1928. To mark the occasion, it’s selling limited-edition cups for $5.99 and offering unlimited refills on soft drinks in them and 90-cent refills on frosted orange, vanilla and chocolate shakes through Dec. 31. On its actual birthday — Aug. 18 — all menu items will cost 90 cents all day at all five locations (Athens, Dawsonville, Kennesaw, Midtown and Norcross).

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TOAST The award-winning Decatur restaurant Cakes + Ale closed after dinner service June 9, a move announced just days earlier. The imaginative farm-to-table spot on Sycamore Street specialized in dishes made with seasonal ingredients. It often made best-of lists, and chef Billy Allin has been a semifinalist in the James Beard awards’ Best Chef: Southeast category more than once. Allin and wife Kristin cited the need to take a break, find more time for family and concentrate on their younger properties, Proof Bakeshop and Bread & Butterfly, both in Inman Park. … The taps at Tap have tapped out. After 10 years of brews and burgers at the Midtown corner of Peachtree and 14th streets, the gastropub kicked its last keg in late May. Owner Concentrics

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The Garden & Gun Club at The Battery Atlanta serves Southern tastes with (from left) Gulf oysters; buttermilkfried quail; and butter bean, bacon and tomato chopped salad with watercress dressing.

Restaurants cited lease renewal issues in closing its second legacy concept within months. You might recall that One Midtown Kitchen shuttered in March. … If you’re keeping score at home, Todd English Tavern (at The Battery Atlanta) struck out after a single season. The eatery from the locally grown celebrity chef closed before the Atlanta Braves home opener in March. The space has been swallowed by the mammoth (and apparently much more successful) two-story sports bar Sports and Social. … Lastly, we say arrivederci to the Italian duo of Bar Americano and Bar Crema, which lasted a mere six months at their side-by-side slots in Buckhead’s East Andrews district. Bar Americano considered itself a casual American-Italian spot; Bar Crema offered espresso drinks, cocktails and lighter bites. The creators, Ten Apart, also own The Pinewood in Decatur, The Mercury at Ponce City Market and the newish Deep End, a late-night taco spot that opened in November in the Old Fourth Ward. The Americano/Crema location has seen a regularly revolving door for several years. :: 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 (praise), simmering (in the works) and toast (what’s closed, etc.). Email kathy@encoreatlanta.com.

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Fox Summer Film Festival 'Night of the Living Dead,' 'Iron Man,' 'Funny Girl' and 2 sing-alongs among the titles lined up. By Kathy Janich

EIGHT MOVIES over two months, two sing-alongs, two 50th anniversaries and an untold number of popcorn boxes (and toasty hot dogs, perhaps). Those are a few of the anecdotal numbers behind the Fox Theatre’s annual Coca-Cola Summer Film Festival. The fest opens July 27 with Night of the Living Dead and closes Aug. 25 with the 7 p.m. screening of a movie still not named at our deadline (it was to be announced after the July 4 holiday). You can count on every showing being huge — the Fox Theatre's screen measures 26-ft. high and nearly 57-ft. wide. The opening-night film and related festivities are fit for the undead, beginning with the 50th anniversary showing of Night of the Living Dead (10 p.m. July 27). In partnership with the ninth annual Atlanta Zombie Pub Crawl (July 28, age 21 and up only), zombie and non-zombie ticket holders can partake of a pre-screening costume contest plus food and drink specials. Zombie makeover stations ($5-$10) are available if you’re feeling a bit too ... alive. Some proceeds will benefit Team Fox, the Michael J. Fox Foundation in support of Parkinson’s Research.

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In chronological order, the rest of the fest lines up like this: SATURDAY MORNING CARTOONS. 10 a.m. July 28. IRON MAN. 7 p.m. July 28. A 10th anniversary screening of the 2008 superhero movie featuring Robert Downey Jr. in the title role, alongside Jeff Bridges, Terrence Howard and Gwyneth Paltrow. FUNNY GIRL. 7:30 p.m. Aug. 2. A 50th anniversary screening of one of Barbra Streisand's first movies. It tells the somewhat true story of Ziegfeld comedian Fanny Brice and her starcrossed love affair with a handsome gambler (Omar Sharif). Streisand tied with Katharine Hepburn (The Lion in Winter) for Oscar’s best-leading-actress honor for the role. TROLLS.. 2 p.m. Aug. 11. It's Trolls versus Bergens in this 2016 animated feature from DreamWorks. The Trolls are small creatures who live in an almost perpetual state of happiness — until they’re discovered by the Bergens, who eat them. Yum. GREASE SING-ALONG. 7:30 p.m. Aug. 23. Rama-lama-ding-dong! It’s back to the 1950s with this 40th-anniversary screening. Join the T-Birds, the Pink Ladies, bad boy John Travolta and good girl Olivia Newton-John in a musical homage to simpler times. Were you born to hand jive? MOANA SING-ALONG. 2 p.m. Aug. 25. This 2016 animated feature from Walt Disney Pictures tells the story of the strong-willed daughter of a Polynesian village chief chosen by the ocean to reunite a mystical relic with a goddess. The score comes from Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton), Opetaia Foa'i and Mark Mancina. General admission tickets ($10) are on sale via the Fox website and at 855.285.8499. Day-ofshow tickets are $12. Expect service fees with both. Saturday AM Cartoons are $5. Movie-tour tickets ($25) must be purchased with a movie ticket and are available before Night of the Living Dead, Iron Man, Funny Girl and the Grease Sing-Along. Details at 855.285.8499.

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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.

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, 52

which has hosted the likes of Clark Gable, and the al fresco seating area. 659 Peachtree St. NE, 404.897.5000, livingstonatlanta.com. M 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 BUCKHEAD DINER An American dining experience unlike any other, Buckhead Diner is truly an Atlanta classic. Join us where diner meets fine dining, with inventive and long-time favorite menu items, snappy service and retro style. 3073 Piedmont Rd. NE, 404.262.3336, buckheadrestaurants.com, B


THE ENCORE ATLANTA DINING GUIDE 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, 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 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

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 STEAKHOUSE CHOPS LOBSTER BAR — An Atlanta staple known for its award-winning food and service, Chops consistently ranks as one of the top ten steakhouses in the country. 70 West Paces Ferry Rd., 404.262.2675, buckheadrestaurants.com. B DAVIO’S — The concept behind Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse is simple, regional Italian food with a focus on the grill. Davio’s serves everything from aged steaks to simple-yet-unique pasta creations; all prepared by hand, using the finest ingredients. 3500 Peachtree Road, NE, 404-844-4810, davios.com/atl. B 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 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, NA

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THE ENCORE ATLANTA DINING GUIDE BREAKFAST/BRUNCH/DESSERT CORNER CAFE — This Buckhead favorite serves breakfast, brunch, and lunch selections, including salads, soups, and sandwiches, as well as baked-on-site pastries, bread, and special desserts. 3070 Piedmont Rd., 404.240.1978, buckheadrestaurants.com. B

FRENCH BISTRO NIKO is a nod to Paris in the heart of Buckhead. The classic French fare is authentic & ensures that everyone finds something to suit their tastes. 3344 Peachtree Rd. NE, 404.261.6456, buckheadrestaurants. com. B

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

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

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 DINNER THEATER LIPS-ATLANTA — Part cocktail bar, part restaurant, part wa-a-ay over-the-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 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, woodfired pizzas, and impressive meat and cheese menus. 40 7th St. NE, 404.347.9555, ecco-atlanta.com. M

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PRICCI — A contemporary Italian restaurant with a creative menu, dramatic interior and friendly service, Pricci is fun, stylish dining at its best. Casual and classy, Pricci has an innovative menu which combines classic cuisine with modern flair. 500 Pharr Road, 404.237.2941, buckheadrestaurants.com. B JAPANESE NAKATO — An authentic Japanese family owned restaurant serving dinner-both traditional and hibachi/teppanyaki style favorites, along with the freshest selection of sushi in Atlanta. 1776 Cheshire Bridge Road, NE, 404-873-6582, nakatorestaurant.com. B 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 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

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THE ENCORE ATLANTA DINING GUIDE SEAFOOD/SUSHI ATLANTA FISH MARKET — With the Southeast’s widest selection of fresh seafood, and a menu printed twice daily, Atlanta Fish Market’s comfortable, neighborhood atmosphere is a relaxing retreat from the hustle and bustle of Buckhead. 265 Pharr Rd., 404.262.3165. buckheadrestaurants.com. B KYMA — A contemporary seafood tavern with an inventive yet approachable menu that stays true to its Greek origins. The dazzling constellation display on the blue ceiling, white marble columns and fresh fish display create an experience like no other. 3085 Piedmont Rd., 404.262.0702. buckheadrestaurants.com. B LURE — A modern interpretation of a classic fish house with a focus on seasonality and freshness. 1106 Crescent Ave., 404.817.3650. lureatlanta.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

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 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, herbanfix.com. M WINERY/DINING + EVENT VENUE CITY WINERY — A unique facility, combining a fully functioning winery with intimate concerts, food & wine classes, private events in a variety of configurations, and fine dining. 650 North Avenue, NE, 404-946-3791, citywinery.com/atlanta. 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 THE SOUTHERN GENTLEMAN — This Southern-inspired gastropub located in The Shops Buckhead Atlanta “celebrates every aspect of what it means 56

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Drama. Excitement. Suspense. And that’s before the show. THREE-COURSE MENU $29 Dip into some decadence with our threecourse pre-theatre fondue menu for only $29. Please, no applause necessary. Duluth. Kennesaw. Midtown. Roswell. R E SE RVATI ONS RECOMMENDED | MELTI NGP OT.COM

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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

Ripple IT Janice & Gary Sloan

Marquee

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

Encore

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

Jamie Medalie Longhurst Margaret Ross

Concierge Services of Atlanta Ira & Talmer Curry Jr. Gary & Betty Draper Roger Gelder George Kuhn Adam Malone Carole Cole Musarra Jerel & Janet Rush Allan & Nicole Vella

Entourage

Active Production & Design Inc. Allied Integrated Marketing Allied International Cleaning Services, Inc. Harold Brody and Donald Smith Collins Project Management, Inc. 58

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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 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.

• 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 ballroom walls were covered with several coats of paint in the 1970s, obscuring the 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 painted symbols in the ballroom are authentic hieroglyphics but don’t form any real phrases when put together.

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• The Atlanta Shriners, who first conceived the idea for the majestic home that became the Fox, reserved the Egyptian Ballroom for their ceremonies and celebrations. They reserved the adjoining Grand Salon for a library.

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Encore Atlanta is the official show program for the Fox Theatre, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, the Alliance Theatre and the Hertz Stage, T...

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