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Hello and welcome to the DCPA. Whether you are joining us for the hilarious antics in The Play That Goes Wrong or for the legendary Hello, Dolly!, we are delighted you are here. Our Broadway touring shows play a significant role in the success of the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. Therefore, it is my pleasure to share with you the highlights from our recently released 2017/18 Community Report. Thanks to the generosity of our community which gave nearly $22 million through donations, support of the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District and gifts to our capital campaign, we were able to provide: • 43 productions • 246 classes • 2,517 ticket vouchers • 36,989 student discounts • 20,588 free and discounted admissions • Rental space valued at more than $30,000 Through these endeavors, we welcomed nearly 30,000 subscribers, distributed more than 850,000 tickets and engaged with more than 144,000 students. Through your patronage and giving, we had a $193.4 million economic impact on our local economy. Broadway does mean big business and next season is no exception. I invite you to review our 2019/20 season announcement on pages 18-19, which includes Escape to Margaritaville, Mean Girls and Summer: The Donna Summer Musical as well as the return engagement of Hamilton. While we are in the throes of one season and planning for another, it is always our great pleasure to consider the future of our industry and there is no better way to see its potential than through our annual Bobby G High School Musical Theatre Awards. Now in its seventh year, this statewide competition is our chance to see Colorado’s up-and-coming talent. We review 45 school productions and, ultimately, nominate schools and students in 15 categories. Students are then honored for their creativity, versatility and talent at an awards ceremony complete with student performances. Two students are awarded Best Actor and Actress in a Musical and go on to represent us at the national Jimmy Awards in New York City. We hope you can join us for this celebration on May 23 in The Ellie. In closing, I am honored and humbled by the generosity of our community, inspired by our artists, proud of our talented youth and enthusiastic about the season to come. We hope to see you again soon at the theatre! Warm regards,

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If ever there was truth in advertising it’s the hit British comedy The Play That Goes Wrong, says producer Kevin McCollum. “I’ve got to tell you, it’s been a pleasure having a show that I can market and it is exactly what it says it is!” McCollum (Rent, Avenue Q) has teamed up with famed writer/producer J.J. Abrams (Star Wars, Star Trek, Lost) to present this international sensation about a hilariously disastrous production of a murder mystery here in the United States. There are ten actors onstage, but McCollum says the eleventh character is the set. “I think one of the reasons it won the Tony is because it is a set with a personality,” he says. “It actually is the antagonist of the show.” The characters in the play struggle with tiny things at first – a stuck door, a mantlepiece which keeps falling down, pictures and other objects which keep falling off the walls. But as the play goes on, the set malfunctions become more and more sidesplittingly spectacular. UK-based set designer Nigel Hook has worked on several murder mysteries, so his set, which is supposed to be of a collegiate production of an Agatha Christie-type play, features all the clichés of the genre – wood paneling, tacky wallpaper, a fireplace and mantle, pictures and shields on the wall, even a second floor study. But Hook has attended more than his share of theatrical disasters over the years, which he’s

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FIDDLER ON COSTUME COLUMN THE ROOF In 1961, writers Joseph Stein (book), Jerry Bock (music), and Sheldon Harnick (lyrics) set out to adapt three stories from Sholem Aleichem’s “Tevye’s Daughters” into a Broadway musical. The result was Fiddler on the Roof (Jun 11-16), which opened on September 22, 1964, directed and choreographed by Jerome Robbins and starring Zero Mostel as Tevye. It won nine 1965 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Book and Best Score. The show has enjoyed five other Broadway revivals, several U.S. tours, countless productions around the world, and a successful film. Many of the show’s songs have gone on to become standards, including “To Life (L’Chaim!),” “If I Were A Rich Man,” “Sunrise, Sunset,” “Matchmaker, Matchmaker” and “Tradition.” Tony-winning director Bartlett Sher reunited his creative team from Rodgers and Hammerstein’s South Pacific and The King and I to bring a fresh and authentic vision to this beloved theatrical masterpiece. The new revival also features stunning choreography from acclaimed Israeli choreographer Hofesh Shechter, based on the original Jerome Robbins staging. A wonderful cast and a lavish orchestra tell this heartwarming story of fathers and daughters, husbands and wives, and the timeless traditions that define faith, family, and community.

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also incorporated into his set design. “You just pull references from what you’ve seen and what you wish would happen sometimes,” he says. Hook recalls attending an “incredibly dull Charley’s Aunt,” which was unwittingly improved when, “on the first night literally the furniture started falling apart.” So watch for the same kind of mayhem to ensue in The Play That Goes Wrong when the characters onstage least expect it. There’s quite an art to making things appear to be broken, says Hook. “Basically, you don’t make it so it will break, you make it broken,” he explains. “And you make it very well, so it will go back together again very quickly.” Without trying to give away too many trade secrets, the designer says much of what “goes wrong” involves magnets, hooks, levers and “the forces of gravity.” Part of the fun of the set is that, at times, what happens onstage looks genuinely perilous. “We’re really, really precise with all the slapstick,” says co-author Henry Shields. “We want it to look dangerous, but be absolutely safe for the actors doing it. It’s all about making sure all the precautions are in place and making sure that things are cued at the right time.” To achieve that, the actors rehearsed on the set for the original production, says Hook. “We had a period of time where we could pidge and fiddle with things, and it went up in the rehearsal rooms.” And that has been the protocol for every production since. So “that when we do hand it over to people, you know, we all sleep easily,” says co-author Jonathan Sayer. The set itself gets quite a workout during every show. Hook says after each performance there’s “about half an hour’s work, sort of settling things; putting flaps back up, cleaning…the rug gets very wet, so that has to be put into a position where it can dry out, without causing any problems.” Before each performance, there’s at least another hour of getting the set and props ready to go: “They do lists and they double check and they check themselves and somebody else does a shout round of what has to be where.” When The Play That Goes Wrong opened on Broadway, Hook’s set design was singled out in most of the reviews. Jesse Green, in Vulture, wrote: “Nigel Hook’s booby-trapped set should get either a Tony Award or a cease-and-desist order from OSHA.” And when the Tony Awards were handed out a couple of months later, Hook received the Tony for Best Scenic Design of a Play. “It was just extraordinary,” Hook remembers of attending the ceremony in the 6,000 seat Radio City Music Hall. “I made the foolish mistake of putting my pathetic little speech in my back pocket. I never use a back pocket! And then couldn’t find it once I got up there. So, I winged it. Fortunately, I think everybody thought I was making a big joke! But I was terrified.” A little bit like the seemingly hapless actors who get conked on the head and buffeted about on his brilliant set.


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HISTORY There are some roles on Broadway that draw December 28, 1938 December 5, 1955 an actor like a moth to a flame. Dolly Gallagher 30OCT 21 •thePLAYHOUSE LeviSEPT is one such role. Consider star-studdedSQUARE • 216.241.6000 • PLAYHOUSESQUARE.ORG • list of actresses who have appeared in Hello, Dolly! — Carol Channing, Bette Midler, Betty Buckley, Pearl Bailey, Barbra Streisand, Mary ASSIGNMENT: CLIENT: HELLO, DOLLY! Wilder’s TRIM: 10" W x 5.25" H The MerchantNEWSPAPER of Yonkers opens Wilder revises the unsuccessful The Merchant Martin, Ethel Merman, Betty Grable, Phyllis Diller TEMPLATE DATE: 8.29.18 SAFETY: N/A it as The Matchmaker. on Broadway. The author bases his farce of Yonkers and reopens and Ginger Rogers just to name a few. QTR PAGE HORZ BLEED: N/A hit on Broadway, with 486 on Nestroy’s Einen Jux will er sich machen; It becomes a major But the role would be inconsequential if it were it fails after 39 performances. performances. Merrick — who embarks on not for the musical and the musical may never full-scale producing, with as many as three have been conceived of had it not been for a oneBroadway openings in a single week — act farce written by John Oxenford entitled December 16, 1948 ponders turning the play into a musical. A Day Well Spent. Read on for a history of the one, the only Hello, Dolly!

April 4, 1835

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April 13, 1961

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The musical revue Lend an Ear opens. Actress Carol Channing attracts major notice as a flapper-like “Gladiola Girl” and features choreography by newcomer Gower Champion.

A Day Well Spent opens at London’s Theatre Royal, English Opera House. It was seemingly forgotten.

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Einen Jux will er sich machen (“He Will Go on a Spree”) opens at the Theatre an de Wien. Written by Johann Nestroy, with music by Adolf Müller, it is based on A Day Well Spent.

April 17, 1897

ENTER THORNTON WILDER Thornton Wilder is born in Madison, Wisconsin. His second novel, The Bridge of San Luis Rey, earns him the 1928 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES Channing returns to Broadway as Lorelie Lee in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. She becomes an instant celebrity thanks to her rendition of “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend.”

November 4, 1954

DAVID MERRICK’S FANNY When Fanny opens on Broadway, it marks the debut of producer David Merrick, who is determined to not only conquer Broadway but vanquish all competitors.

CARNIVAL! Merrick hires director / choreographer Gower Champion and librettist Michael Stewart, from the 1960 sleeper-hit Bye Bye Birdie to mount Carnival! which goes on to a 719-performance run. Merrick is so pleased that the morning after the show’s opening, he invites Champion and Stewart to work on a musical version of The Matchmaker.

October 10, 1961

MILK AND HONEY Milk and Honey opens with music and lyrics from first-time-on-Broadway composer, Jerry Herman. Stewart — already working on The Matchmaker — suggests Herman as composer. He writes four songs “on spec” and the job is his.

January 16, 1964

THE NEW MUSICAL COMEDY Hello, Dolly! starring Carol Channing opens and is immediately hailed as the biggest hit in a decade.

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2,844 PERFORMANCES

Hello, Dolly! sets a new record for most Tony Awards won by a show with 10 honors: Best Musical, Best Composer and Lyricist, Best Author, Best Direction, Best Choreography, Best Scenic Design, Best Costume Design, Best Conductor, Best Producer and the Best Actress.

Hello, Dolly! closes after 2,844 performances, having shattered the record for the longest-running musical in Broadway history formally held by My Fair Lady.

October 10, 1965

INTERNATIONAL INCIDENT Hello, Dolly! makes front page news when the touring company headed by Mary Martin begins a State Department tour of U.S. military bases in Saigon, Tokyo, Korea and London.

February, 1967

THE DIVINE MISS M 22-year-old Bette Midler takes over the role of Tzeitel in Fiddler on the Roof. The young singer records her breakthrough album “The Divine Miss M” in 1972. She returns to Broadway in 1973 with her concert Bette Midler, for which she receives a special Tony Award.

November 12, 1967

HELLO, PEARLIE Pearl Bailey, Broadway’s sixth Dolly, takes over the Broadway production with a cast including Cab Calloway as Horace Vandergelder (and a young actor named Morgan Freeman as Rudolph).

March 28, 1970

SING OUT, ETHEL Ethel Merman takes over the starring role in Hello, Dolly! The show had originally been offered to Merman, who begged off having just finished three years in Gypsy. Composer Herman brushes off two songs he had written when it was expected that Merman would originate the role, and they are inserted into the show.

July 1994

DENVER launches NATIONAL TOUR Denver is chosen to launch the revival of Hello, Dolly! starring Carol Channing.

April 20, 2017

BACK WHERE THEY BELONG Hello, Dolly! opens at the Shubert Theatre starring Better Midler, heading a cast that includes David Hyde Pierce, Gavin Creel and Kate Baldwin. The artistic team is Jerry Zaks, Director; Warren Carlyle, Choreographer; Santo Laquasto, Set & Costume Designer; Natasha Katz, Lighting Designer, and Andy Einhorn, Musical Director.

June 11, 2017

TONY AWARDS The 2017 revival wins four Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical, Best Actress in a Musical, Best Featured Actor in a Musical and Best Costume Design of a Musical.

October 5, 2018

NATIONAL TOUR BEGINS Betty Buckley stars in the touring production of Hello, Dolly! which opens in Cleveland, Ohio.

March 27 – April 7, 2019

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UPCOMING

SHOWS The Play That Goes Wrong Mar 5 – 17 Hello, Dolly! Mar 27 – Apr 7 Powered By Off-Center Mar 31 & Apr 12 – 14 The Illusionists Apr 12 – 14 Cats Apr 24 – 28 Sweat Apr 26 – May 26 Wicked May 8 – Jun 9 Between Us Mar 23 – May 26 Fiddler on the Roof Jun 11 – 16 Rain – A Tribute to the Beatles Jun 23 Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Jul 9 – 28 Anastasia Aug 7 – 18 It’s Not You, It’s Me The Second City Jul 31 – Aug 25 Erma Bombeck: At Wit’s End Sept 4 – 22 Miss Saigon Sep 10 – 22 Blue Man Group Oct 22 – 27 The Phantom of the Opera Nov 6 – 17 The Improvised Shakespeare Company Oct 15, 2019 – Mar 22, 2020 Jesus Christ Superstar Nov 26 – Dec 1

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THE CORNLEY UNIVERSITY DRAMA SOCIETY PRESENTS

CAST INSPECTOR CARTER – CHRIS BEAN CHARLES HAVERSHAM – JONATHAN HARRIS THOMAS COLLEYMOORE – ROBERT GROVE PERKINS – DENNIS TYDE FLORENCE COLLEYMOORE – SANDRA WILKINSON CECIL HAVERSHAM – MAX BENNETT ARTHUR THE GARDENER – MAX BENNETT

CREATIVE WRITER – SUSIE H.K. BRIDESWELL PRODUCER – WAYNE BLEXT DIRECTOR – CHRIS BEAN DESIGNER – CHRIS BEAN COSTUME DESIGNER – CHRIS BEAN PROP MAKER – CHRIS BEAN BOX OFFICE MANAGER – CHRIS BEAN PRESS & PR – CHRIS BEAN DRAMATURGY – CHRIS BEAN VOICE COACH – CHRIS BEAN DIALECT COACH – CHRIS BEAN FIGHT CHOREOGRAPHER – CHRIS BEAN REHEARSAL ROLE ‘MR FITZROY’ – CHRIS BEAN STAGE MANAGER – ANNIE TWILLOIL LIGHTING & SOUND OPERATOR – TREVOR WATSON THIS PRODUCTION WAS MADE POSSIBLE BY THE BRITISH-AMERICAN CULTURAL EXCHANGE PROGRAM


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THE PRESIDENT Hello and welcome to The Murder at Haversham Manor. We are thrilled that the Cornley University Drama Society is performing in the USA. We can only apologise to those involved in the production of Equus originally scheduled for this week, which due to a clerical error, is now being performed in the Cornley University Gymnasium. We hope there are no hard feelings and we’ve left the vaulting horse out for you. The question everyone at Cornley has been asking is: are we ready for a venue of this size? The answer is “yes.” The cast and I rehearsed for weeks using only the best acting teachings to inspire us. We read that Sanford Meisner once said, “Acting is behaving truthfully,” so we immediately changed all the names in the play to our own names and cut the murder, the manor house setting and any other element that we hadn’t personally experienced. We then found the piece rather flat, and it only ran at 17 minutes. So we went back to the Meisner book and we realized the full quote was in fact: “Acting is behaving truthfully... under imaginary circumstances,” so we reinstated the cuts and we were then quickly back on track. We found the teachings of Michael Chekhov less confusing. He says, “An actor has to burn inside with an outer ease.” So that evening it was vindaloos all round at the Sunam Balti House on Cornley High Street. However, try as we did to not react to our burning insides, it was certainly noticeable that we were all in significant discomfort, which just goes to show how tough acting can be. At the end of the evening, Dennis was actually sick in the restaurant bathrooms. We always knew he was one of the weaker actors. All this hard work and preparation has left us with an ensemble piece that has achieved such critical acclaim as “VERY INTERESTING” from Mr. Harwood, esteemed head of Design Technology at Cornley University, and “RATHER UNSETTLING” from real-life police chief Mr. Greaves of the Cornley Volunteer Police Force. I’m sure that with a full audience, the piece will truly bring down the house.

CHRIS BEAN

President of the Cornley University Drama Society & Director of The Murder at Haversham Manor


CHRIS BEAN

MAX BENNETT

INSPECTOR CARTER & DIRECTOR

CECIL HAVERSHAM

Touring debut! Chris is the newly elected head of the Drama Society. For tonight’s show, he served as the voice coach, dialect coach, fight choreographer, casting director and costume designer. He also plays the lead role and, of course, directed. The Society would like to thank Chris for his remarkable passion and efforts. Credits within the University: Hamlet in Hamlet , Macbeth in Macbeth and Othello in Othello .

ROBERT GROVE THOMAS COLLEYMOORE

Touring debut! A member of the Cornley Drama Society for three years, Robert uses the Stanislavsky method. Credits include Lame Horse in Black Beauty , Victorian Policeman in Madame Tussauds Chamber of Horror – Live! , Dopey in Snow White and The Tall Broad Gentlemen and Augustus Gloop in Charlie & The Chocolate Factory . Robert’s next performance will be as Godot in a newly selfwritten sequel to Beckett’s classic.

JONATHAN HARRIS CHARLES HAVERSHAM

Touring debut! Jonathan works as a model and is therefore excited to learn transferrable skills by appearing in The Murder at Haversham Manor . He is no stranger to acting and appeared in Casualty when he was just 5 years old. Jonathan also performed with Emote, another local theater company, in A Midsummer Night’s Stamina, which featured a cast of 14 pedalling exercise bikes for the full two-hour performance.

SANDRA WILKINSON FLORENCE COLLEYMOORE

Touring debut! This is Sandra’s 11th season with the Cornley University Drama Society, during which she has proudly performed roles such as Snow White in Snow White and The Tall Broad Gentlemen, Virginia Woolf in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and The Cow in Jack and the Bean. Sandra has been performing from a very young age, since her mother appeared in A Winter’s Tale pregnant. 4

Touring debut! Max is in his first year at Cornley University where he is studying human geography and crime. He is an avid fan of films, and his favourite is The Legend of Bagger Vance, which he’s seen 27 times. This is Max’s first production with the Drama Society, and he is very glad to have donated a large portion of his recent inheritance to help the show reach Broadway.

DENNIS TYDE PERKINS

Touring debut! After failing the tryouts for the football, cricket, volleyball and basketball teams, Dennis decided to join the Drama Society. Dennis does not live in the Cornley halls of residence and commutes in daily from his parents’ house. He hopes the Society will give him the chance to meet like-minded people. Dennis’ only stage credit dates back to 1995 when he appeared in his primary school nativity. Credit: Shepherd.

ANNIE TWILLOIL STAGE MANAGER

Touring debut! The unsung hero of the Society, Annie has designed, built, painted, stage managed and costumed every single Society show in the last three years. Her hard work and dogged determination behind-the-scenes lies behind so much of the Society’s success. After The Murder at Haversham Manor, Annie will begin an internship at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.

TREVOR WATSON LIGHTING & SOUND OPERATOR

Touring debut! Trevor is only participating in The Murder at Haversham Manor to earn much needed extra credit for his electronics module in order to pass his engineering course at Cornley University. Once he has passed the course, he will not continue to work with the Drama Society. Trevor credits his success to his sunny disposition and his positive outlook on life.


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A MISCHIEF THEATRE PRODUCTION OF

BY HENRY LEWIS, JONATHAN SAYER AND HENRY SHIELDS STARRING

SCOTT COTE PEYTON CRIM BRANDON J. ELLIS ANGELA GROVEY NED NOYES JAMIE ANN ROMERO EVAN ALEXANDER SMITH YAEGEL T. WELCH BLAIR BAKER JACQUELINE JARROLD SID SOLOMON MICHAEL THATCHER SCENIC DESIGN

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SCOTT COTE

PEYTON CRIM

BRANDON J. ELLIS

ANGELA GROVEY

NED NOYES

JAMIE ANN ROMERO

EVAN ALEXANDER SMITH

YAEGEL T. WELCH

BLAIR BAKER

JACQUELINE JARROLD

SID SOLOMON

MICHAEL THATCHER

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WHO’S WHO IN THE CAST SCOTT COTE (Dennis). National tours: Something Rotten!, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Regional credits: The Producers (Paper Mill Playhouse), Guys and Dolls (Goodspeed), Noises Off (Pittsburgh Public), Lend Me a Tenor (Bay Street), The Music Man (Flat Rock Playhouse), Boeing Boeing (Northern Stage), The Drowsy Chaperone (Human Race Theatre). PEYTON CRIM (Robert). New York: Brigadoon (City Center Encores!), Finian’s Rainbow, On a Clear Day… (Irish Rep.) Selected regional: Mary Poppins (Paper Mill Playhouse), Sweeney Todd (The Gateway Playhouse), Sunset Blvd. (Music Theatre West), The Music Man, Peter Pan, Ring of Fire. Graduate of Oklahoma City University. Instagram: MrPeytonCrim. Twitter: TheRealPeytonC. BRANDON J. ELLIS (Trevor, u/s Robert). Broadway: Bandstand, Once, Company. West End: Once. OffBroadway: Of Mice and Men, Balls: The Musical? (Writer). TV/film: “Iron Fist,” “Dietland,” “Vinyl,” “30 Rock,” “The Naked Brothers Band,” “She Wolf Rising,” “The Ferryman.” B.F.A. acting, UNC-Greensboro. Love to Mom, Jenn, Austin. “For my Dad.” Proud AEA. ANGELA GROVEY (Annie). Broadway: Escape to Margaritaville, Leap of Faith. National tour: Newsies (Medda). Film/TV: “High Maintenance,” “Ray Donavan,” “…Kimmy Schmidt,” “Iron Fist,” “Joyful Noise,” “30 Rock,” “The Unusuals.” Some theater: Irish Rep, City Center Encores, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Chicago Shakespeare, Vineyard, Paper Mill, Goodspeed. I n s t a @ a n g e l a g r o v e y. Tw i t t e r : @angelagrovey. angelagrovey.com. NED NOYES (Max). Broadway: The Play That Goes Wrong, You Can’t Take It with You. National tour: Cabaret (Roundabout). Off-Broadway: Mint Theater (four productions). Regional: Steppenwolf Theatre, McCarter Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre (D.C.), Chicago Shakespeare Theater (among others). Film: The Post (directed by Steven Spielberg). TV: “Boardwalk Empire,” “Alpha House.” Training: Northwestern University.

JAMIE ANN ROMERO (Sandra). OffBroadway: Second Stage Theater. Regional: Paper Mill Playhouse, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Denver Center Theatre Company, Utah Shakespeare Festival, Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Arvada Center. International: Maxim Gorky Theatre Vladivostok, Russia. Television: “The Punisher,” “House of Cards.” Film: Viper Club. “Love and thanks to Benjamin and my family.” Insta: @annjamie. jamieannromero.com. EVAN ALEXANDER SMITH (Chris). Broadway: Amazing Grace. National tour: Dirty Dancing (Robbie). Selected regional: The Toxic Avenger (Title role, Toronto Company), Joseph… (Joseph, Drury Lane Theatre), Baskerville (Cleveland Play House/Cincinnati Playhouse), Ragtime (Younger Brother), Lady Windermere’s Fan (Shaw Festival). More info and complete credits at EvanAlexanderSmith. com. Thanks to HCKR. Love to Sarah. Twitter/Instagram: @iamevansmith. YAEGEL T. WELCH (Jonathan, u/s Trevor). Broadway (TPTGW), Lincoln Center, The Acting Company, Signature Theatre Company, Seattle Rep, Playmakers, True Colors/Alliance Theatre, Studio Theatre, Everyman Theatre (Company Member). TV/film: “The Blacklist,” “Blue Bloods,” “Madam Secretary,” “The Knick.” Education: B.A., Morehouse College; M.F.A., Brandeis University; M.F.A., Academy for Classical Acting. Insta: @yaegelwelch. Twitter: @yaegelwelch. BLAIR BAKER (Assistant Stage Manager, Understudy). Thrilled to join TPTGW. Credits: The Humans (Broadway, Roundabout), Oleanna (Broadway, CTG), title role in Hamlet (SheNYC), The Soap Myth (opposite Ed Asner), Chapter Two (directed by Marsha Mason). blairbaker.info. @blaircbaker. JACQUELINE JARROLD (Understudy). Broadway: The Cherry Orchard. Regional: The Shakespeare Theatre of D.C. Back in New York, Jacqui makes her artistic home with AmiosNYC. Training: Northwestern University. More at jacquelinejarrold.com. IG: @jacquijarrold.

SID SOLOMON (Understudy) received his training at New York’s LaGuardia Arts High School and Minneapolis’ Guthrie Theater. Proud Vice President of Actors’ Equity Association and core member of #FairWageOnStage. More at SidSolomon.com. M I C H A E L T H AT C H E R ( F i g h t Captain, Understudy). Broadway: TPTGW. Off-Broadway: Julius Caesar (NYSF), The Time Machine (NYMF). National tours: Guys and Dolls, A Christmas Story. Regional: Utah, Texas, Virginia Shakespeare festivals. TV: “Quantico.” M.F.A., U of Houston PATP. IG: @thatched44. HENRY LEWIS (Co-Author) is an Olivier Award-winning writer, actor and is the artistic director of Mischief Theatre. Henry trained at LAMDA. His recent credits include writer and actor for The Play That Goes Wrong (Broadway, West End and U.K./international tour—winner of Best New Comedy at the Olivier Awards 2015 and What’s On Stage Awards 2014), Peter Pan Goes Wrong (BBC1, West End/U.K. tour/Pleasance London—nominated for Best New Comedy at the Olivier Awards 2016), The Comedy About a Bank Robbery (West End—nominated for Best New Comedy at the Olivier Awards 2017). Christmas Carol Goes Wrong (BBC1), Royal Variety Performance (ITV), Keep It in the Family (ITV), Mischief Movie Night (West End/ U.K. tour—nominated for Best New Comedy at the Olivier Awards 2018), actor and producer for Mercury Fur (Trafalgar Studios— nominated for Best Production OffWest End Awards), actor for Beasts & Beauties (Hampstead Theatre) and producer of Tracy Letts’ Superior Donuts (Southwark Playhouse—winner of Peter Brook Empty Space Award). JONATHAN SAYER (Co-Author). Training: LAMDA. Jonathan is an Olivier Award-winning writer and the company director of Mischief Theatre working as a writer, actor and producer. Theater includes Mischief Movie Night (Arts Theatre), The Comedy About a Bank Robbery (Criterion Theatre), The Play That Goes Wrong (Lyceum Theatre, Broadway run Duchess Theatre, West End run, U.K. and international tour—writer/actor,


HENRY SHIELDS (Co-Author) trained at LAMDA. He is an award-winning writer and has been a member of Mischief Theatre since 2009. Theater includes The Play That Goes Wrong (writer/actor, winner 2015 Olivier Award and WhatsOnStage Award for Best New Comedy), Peter Pan Goes Wrong (writer/actor, 2016 Olivier Award nominee for Best New Comedy), The Comedy About a Bank Robbery (actor/ writer, 2017 Olivier Award nominee Best New Comedy), Mischief Movie Night (actor, 2018 Olivier Award nominee for Best New Comedy), The Nativity Goes Wrong (writer), The Comedy About a Bank Robbery (writer/actor) and The Busy Body (Southwark Playhouse). Television includes “The Royal Variety Performance 2016: The Play That Goes Wrong,” “Holby City” (BBC), “Keep It in the Family” (ITV), “Peter Pan Goes Wrong” (BBC) and “A Christmas Carol Goes Wrong” (BBC). Henry is currently working on, and developing, a number of new projects. MATT DiCARLO (Tour Director) is overjoyed that things are going Wrong all over North America! As the Production Stage Manager, Matt helmed the Broadway production of The Play That Goes Wrong for the first year and a half of its run. He served as the Associate Director for the 2017–2018 national tour of the Tony Award-winning revival of The Color Purple, which he also stage managed on Broadway. Other Broadway credits include Honeymoon in Vegas and Rock of Ages. Regional theater work includes world premieres at La Jolla Playhouse and American

Conservatory Theater, and 12 productions at Paper Mill Playhouse. Matt has his B.F.A. from Rutgers University and is on the faculty at SUNY Purchase. He has supervised dozens of events with Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, Target and David Stark Design. Matt is endlessly grateful to the producers of The Play That Goes Wrong and to Mischief Theatre, for giving us the outlet and opportunity to make people laugh. Love to Joey. MARK BELL (Original Broadway D i r e c t o r ) . Tr a i n e d a t É c o l e Internationale de Théâtre, Jacques Lecoq and was co-Artistic Director of Liquid Theatre. Liquid shows include If You Were Mine (ACW), Feeding Time (BAC), Endgame (BAC) and Crave (BAC and touring). Directing includes Che Disastro di Commedia (Theatro Greco, Rome); Waiting for Waiting for Godot (St. James Theatre, Off-West End); The Comedy About a Bank Robbery (West End); Ma Este Megbukunk (Central Szinhaz, Budapest); The Play That Goes Wrong (West End); Blue Blood by Anna Jordan (Riverside); The Revenger’s Tragedy (RCSSD, London); A Servant of Two Masters, Scapino (CMU, Pittsburgh); The Snowfall (Etcetera). Mark has taught and directed at LAMDA, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, UEA and East 15 acting schools. markbell.info. NIGEL HOOK (Scenic Design) has designed an enormous range of drama, musical and opera productions throughout the U.K., Europe and the Brits Off-Broadway (Unsuspecting Susan) season in New York. West End credits: Spread a Little Happiness (Whitehall); Philadelphia, Here I Come! (Wyndhams); Elegies for Angels Punks and Raging Queens (Criterion); Ferry Across the Mersey (Lyric); The Boys in the Band (Aldwych); Party and When Pigs Fly (Arts); Forbidden Broadway (Albery); Pageant (Vaudeville); Steptoe and Son (Pinter); and the 2015 Olivier Award-winner for Best New Comedy, The Play That Goes Wrong (Duchess…still going wrong!). Future productions include the musical A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder at Oscarsteatrn, Stockholm 2018. ROBERTO SURACE (Costume Design) originates from Melbourne, Australia, where he trained at the Victorian

College of the Arts (VCA), now based in London. The Play That Goes Wrong marks his Broadway debut. West End: The Comedy About a Bank Robbery (Criterion), Peter Pan Goes Wrong (Apollo) and The Play That Goes Wrong (Duchess). U.K. national tours: The Play That Goes Wrong, Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None and Peter Pan Goes Wrong. Off-West End: The Trial of Jane Fonda (Park). International: The Play That Goes Wrong (Budapest, Rome and Australian tour). TV: “Peter Pan Goes Wrong” (BBC One). RIC MOUNTJOY (Lighting Design). Selected designs include The Play that Goes Wrong (Broadway, national U.S. tour, West End, also South Korea, Australia, Hong Kong), Uncle Vanya (Theatre Clwyd and Sheffield theaters), Emancipation of Expressionism (Barbican Theatre and BBC TV), Mr. Popper’s Penguins (New Victory, NYC, Seattle, Minneapolis and West End), world premiere of Karagula by Philip Ridley (Soho Theatre London), What the Ladybird Heard (international touring), Pandemic (Singapore International Festival), The White Whale (an outdoor Moby Dick, Leeds). Relights include The Magic Flute (London Coliseum, English National Opera). ricmountjoy.com. ANDREW JOHNSON (Sound Design). The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin (European premiere), Death Takes a Holiday (U.K. premiere), Ragtime, Titanic, TPTGW (West End, Australia and U.K. tours), Dogfight (European premiere), Catch Me If You Can (European premiere), Girlfriends, The Stripper, The Toxic Avenger, U.K. Off-West End nominations for Best Sound Design for Mack and Mabel, Titanic and Grand Hotel (Southwark Playhouse). Andrew is currently a regular sound designer for Charing Cross Theatre and Theatre Royal Stratford East, London. 2017 shows: The Braille Legacy, Tommy U.K. tour and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. STEPHEN KOPEL, CSA (U.S. Casting). Broadway: Amélie, Sunday in the Park…, She Loves Me, Noises Off, On the Twentieth Century, Violet, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, The Winslow Boy, The Glass Menagerie, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Harvey, Once, Anything Goes, Brief Encounter, The Scottsboro Boys, Sondheim on Sondheim, Hedda

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Olivier Awards and Whats On Stage Awards Best New Comedy), Peter Pan Goes Wrong (U.K. tour and West End—writer/actor), The Nativity Goes Wrong (writer, Mischief Theatre and Reading Rep co-production), Lights! Camera! Improvise! (various venues, actor, improviser, producer, Spirit of the Fringe Award 2013, Best Improv Show Award 2012) and Happy Birthday Simon (Orange Tree, actor). Television includes “Peter Pan Goes Wrong” (BBC One, writer/actor/associate producer), “The Royal Variety Performance: The Play That Goes Wrong” (ITV, writer and actor), “Keep It in the Family” (writer, ITV), “A Christmas Carol Goes Wrong” (BBC One, writer/actor). Radio includes The Christmas Show That Goes Wrong (BBC radio two).


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Gabler. Off-Broadway: Kingdom Come, The Robber Bridegroom, Invisible Thread, Indian Ink, The Common Pursuit. Kopel currently serves as casting director for Roundabout Theatre Company and Encores! Off-Center. 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: Bat Out of Hell; The Book of Mormon; Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella; Elf The Musical; Hello, Dolly!; Kinky Boots; The Play that Goes Wrong; Rent; School of Rock; Something Rotten!; and Irving Berlin’s White Christmas. Upcoming tours: Bandstand, The Lightning Thief, Mean Girls, Rock of Ages and SpongeBob SquarePants. THE BOOKING GROUP (Tour Booking). Since its inception in 1996, The Booking Group has represented 25 Tony Awardwinning Best Musicals and Plays. Current touring productions include Hamilton; Anastasia; Come from Away; Dear Evan Hansen; Hello; Dolly! starring Betty Buckley; The Book of Mormon; School of Rock; Waitress; On Your Feet!; Rent 20th anniversary tour; Fiddler on the Roof; The Color Purple; and Irving Berlin’s White Christmas. Future productions include The Cher Show, Mean Girls, My Fair Lady, Pretty Woman and To Kill a Mockingbird. JEFF NORMAN (Production Stage Manager). Tours: Something Rotten!, Newsies, Chicago. Las Vegas: Mamma Mia!, The Lion King, Cirque du Soleil’s O. Toronto: Beauty and the Beast, Miss Saigon, Les Misérables. Opening team for Disney Cruise Line. Proud member of Actors’ Equity Association. SHARIKA NILES (Stage Manager). Broadway: The Play That Goes Wrong, The Color Purple (revival), Finding Neverland, Motown: The Musical, Pippin, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess. Tours: The Color Purple, Without You (Korea), Porgy and Bess. OffBroadway: The Tempest, Richard III, Well, Take Me Out, The Winter’s Tale, subUrbia. Apollo Theater: Production Coordinator/Stage Manager 2012–2017. Film: Baggage Claim, Our Song. Other: BET, HBO, Jazz at Lincoln Center. Love to Mom and Daisy.

DAVID BENKEN (Production Manager). Celebrating 20 years on Broadway and 50 U.S. international and touring productions. Credits include The Play That Goes Wrong (N.Y.), Paramour, Misery, The Lion King, Motown The Musical, El Rey Leon (Madrid), Annie, Mary Poppins, Peter and the Starcatcher, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, The Boy from Oz, The Seafarer, The Phantom… (Las Vegas). JOSE SOLIVAN (Company Manager). Broadway tours managed: The Color Purple, Finding Neverland, Cabaret, R&H Cinderella, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, Anything Goes, Hairspray, The Drowsy Chaperone, Rent, The Producers, Grease and Spamalot. Broadway tours performed: Oklahoma! “Turn your wounds into wisdom.” —Oprah. Instagram: cmjosesolivan. DIGBY ROBINSON (U.K. Production Management) has over 30 years’ experience of production management in both the commercial and subsidized sectors. Recent productions in London’s West End include Peter Pan Goes Wrong (Apollo), The Play That Goes Wrong (Duchess), The Comedy About a Bank Robbery (Criterion) and Matilda for the Royal Shakespeare Company (Cambridge). Current projects include Death of a Salesman (U.K. tour) and Fat Friends The Musical (U.K. tour). BESPOKE THEATRICALS (General Management). Partners Amy Jacobs and Devin Keudell manage Broadway musicals, plays and tours. Current/ recent productions: Tootsie, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two, School of Rock, The Play That Goes Wrong, The Boys in the Band and Angels in America. Upcoming: Beetlejuice and The Ferryman. General Managers include David Roth, Danielle Saks and Seth Shepsle. KEVIN McCOLLUM (Producer) has received the Tony Award for Best Musical for In the Heights (2008), Avenue Q (2004) and Rent (1996), which also won the Pulitzer Prize. He is currently represented on Broadway with the Olivier Award-winning The Play That Goes Wrong. He produced Something Rotten! (Broadway, national tour); Hand to God (Broadway, West End); Motown: The Musical (Broadway, West End and national tour); The Drowsy Chaperone in 2006, which

won five Tony Awards; Baz Luhrmann’s production of Puccini’s La bohème in 2002; [title of show] in 2008; the touring and Broadway productions of Irving Berlin’s White Christmas; the Off-Broadway hit De La Guarda; the recent hit revival of West Side Story; and Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo. In 1995, Mr. McCollum co-founded the Producing Office, and has since created Alchemation, a theatrical and media producing company committed to new work. Mr. McCollum was trained at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and earned his master’s degree in film producing from the Peter Stark Program at the University of Southern California. In 1995, he received the Robert Whitehead Award for Outstanding Commercial Theatre Producing. J.J. ABRAMS (Producer) has no idea what he’s doing here. A fan of theater since he was a child, he claims to be thrilled to make his first foray onto Broadway with The Play That Goes Wrong. Abrams, founder of Bad Robot Productions, is a writer, director and/ or producer of such television series as “Felicity,” “Alias,” “Lost,” “Fringe,” “Person of Interest” and “Westworld” and such films as Mission Impossible: III, Star Trek, Mission: Impossible— Ghost Protocol, Super 8, Star Trek Into Darkness, Mission Impossible—Rogue Nation, 10 Cloverfield Lane and Star Trek Beyond. In 2013, Abrams collaborated with Doug Dorst on the novel S, which became a New York Times Best Seller. Abrams most recently directed and produced Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which he also co-wrote with Lawrence Kasdan. He and his wife, Katie McGrath, live in Los Angeles with their three children. KENNY WAX (Producer) is a triple Olivier Award-winning London-based producer, currently serving a three-year term as the President of the Society of London Theatre. His musical Top Hat won three Olivier Awards including Best New Musical from its seven nominations. His production of Once on This Island won Best New Musical in 1995 from its four nominations and The Play That Goes Wrong won Best New Comedy at the Olivier Awards in 2015 and is still playing in the West End, on a UK tour and has just been extended on Broadway, where it won a Tony Award for best set design. Peter Pan Goes


LUCAS McMAHON (Producer) is thrilled to help spread Mischief’s brand of mayhem across America! He has worked with Kevin McCollum at Alchemation since 2012. Other credits include The Play That Goes Wrong on Broadway, Something Rotten! (Broadway and national tour) and Hand to God (Broadway and West End). He is a proud alumnus of Northwestern University. He would like to thank his family and friends for letting him believe he is right when is often so wrong.

STAGE PRESENCE LTD. (Producer) is delighted to be part of the team presenting Mischief Comedy shows on Broadway and all across the United States.

MARTIAN E N T E R TA I N M E N T (Co-Producer) is Gregory Rae, Carl D. White and Tyrus Emory. Credits: The Normal Heart (Tony Award), Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Tony Award) and many others. Upcoming: The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical, Loch Ness, Home Street Home. MartianEntertainment.com.

CATHERINE SCHREIBER (Producer) is a two-time Tony-winning, international producer; Broadway Global Producer of the Year, 2017. Productions: Broadway: Lead Producer: The Play That Goes Wrong, Producer: Pretty Woman. Upcoming: Network, Broadway. London: Dreamgirls. Upcoming: Lead Producer: Company directed by Marianne Elliott. Recent (U.K.) Lead Producer: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe; Heisenberg; The Life; Gabriel. Catherine is most proud of bringing The Scottsboro Boys to London. Winner: London Critics’ Circle Award, Evening Standard Award. Nominated for seven Olivier Awards, including Best Musical. Tony winner for Clybourne Park and Angels in America. Six Tony nominations include Fiddler on the Roof, The Scottsboro Boys, Next Fall, Peter and the Starcatcher. Four Olivier nominations: Dreamgirls, Show Boat, The Scottsboro Boys, People Places and Things. Past productions: The King’s Speech (West End); Stick Fly (Broadway); Desperate Writers (Off-Broadway). KEN DAVENPORT (Co-Producer). Once on This Island (Tony Award), Gettin’ the Band Back Together, Groundhog Day, Spring Awakening (Tony nomination), It’s Only a Play, Macbeth, Godspell, Altar Boyz, The Awesome ’80s Prom, Daddy Long Legs and more. Executive Producer for North America of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Really Useful Group. Created “Be a Broadway Star” board game (available on Amazon), DidHeLikeIt.com and author of the blog TheProducersPerspective.com.

JACK LANE (Co-Producer). Broadway: Peter and the Starcatcher (Tony nomination), Fun Home (Tony Award), The Humans (Tony Award), The Play That Goes Wrong and The Prom. OffBroadway: Shear Madness. Jack is the Executive Producer and co-founder of Stages St. Louis, a 32-year-old regional theater. DOUBLE GEMINI PRODUCTIONS (Co-Producer). Wendy Federman and Carl Moellenberg have collectively garnered 18 Oscars (that is what they call them, right?). Career highlights: Wendy doing the 100-yard dash in a long red dress at Radio City on national TV, Carl searching in Thailand for the missing star who ate too much sushi. deROY-BRUNISH (Co-Producer). Jamie deRoy: three Tony Awards, three Drama Desk, six Outer Critics, two Drama League awards; 41 Broadway and 33 Off-Broadway shows. TV: 11 Telly Awards. Film: Broadway: The Golden Age Trilogy. Corey Brunish has garnered eight Tony nominations, two Tony Awards. Currently: Come from Away. Beautiful is now in its fourth year. For Jessica. DAMIAN ARNOLD (Co-Producer) trained at LAMDA for three years. Producing credits: Don’t Dress for Dinner (Chicago and Broadway, two Tony nominations), Gypsy with Imelda Staunton (West End, Olivier Award),

Thark by Ben Travers, Brief Encounter (dir. Emma Rice). Investor: Matilda (Broadway), Blithe Spirit with Angela Lansbury (West End and U.S. tour), Labour of Love (with Martin Freeman), The Lieutenant of Inishmore (West End), The Moderate Soprano by David Hare, The Girl from the North Country (West End). GREENLEAF PRODUCTIONS (Producer) is a Tony, Drama Desk and Olivier award-winning company whose recent productions include Dreamgirls West End, Groundhog Day, Matilda The Musical, Fiddler on the Roof and Menopause The Musical, both currently on tour throughout the United States. They are very proud to be a part of the Wrong family. For more information visit greenleafproductions.com. BARD-ROTH (Co-Producer). Bard Theatricals (Annette Jolles, Jim van Bergen, Laurence Holzman, Lara Holzman, David Stern, Linda Hamil): Broadway: Jagged Little Pill (upcoming), The Play That Goes Wrong, Fiddler… 2015 (and tour), China Doll, The Scottsboro Boys (and London), The Anarchist, Looped. Dean Roth: Puffs, Be More Chill, Jagged Little Pill, Macbeth (Alan Cumming), Clinton The Musical and 27 other productions onand Off-Broadway and in the U.K. JOHN YONOVER (Co-Producer) supported and invested in more than 35 productions on Broadway, in Chicago and London, including Memphis, Dee Snider’s Rock and Roll Christmas (Toronto and Chicago), First Date and the currently running Dear Evan Hansen and Come from Away.

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Wrong was nominated for an Olivier in 2016 and The Comedy About a Bank Robbery is now into its third year at the Criterion Theatre in London. Kenny has just opened a new musical, Six, about Henry VIII’s wives, transferring from the Edinburgh Festival into the West End. Later this year he will present the first staged production of The Worst Witch, based on the books by Jill Murphy. In the U.S. in 2018/19 Kenny will present Peter Pan Goes Wrong, Around the World in 80 Days and Mr Popper’s Penguins.


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STAFF FOR THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG GENERAL MANAGEMENT BESPOKE THEATRICALS Amy Jacobs Devin Keudell David Roth Danielle Saks Seth Shepsle COMPANY MANAGER Jose Solivan Assistant Company Manager............................... Jessica Troy PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT David Benken Rose Palombo U.K. PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT Digby Robinson TOUR MARKETING & PRESS ALLIED TOURING Marya K. Peters Andrew Damer Sarah Dahlberg Jennifer Gallagher Meghan Kastenholz Anne Dailey Meyer Scott Praefke Jacqueline Smith Anne Waisanen Shae Woodward TOUR BOOKING AGENCY THE BOOKING GROUP Meredith Blair, Kara Gebhart thebookinggroup.com U.S. CASTING Stephen Kopel, CSA LEGAL COUNSEL LEVINE PLOTKIN & MENIN, LLP Loren Plotkin, Conrad Rippy, Susan Mindell Daniel Watkins, Emily Erstling Production Stage Manager.................................. Jeff Norman Stage Manager..........................................................Sharika Niles Assistant Stage Manager..........................................Blair Baker Associate Director................................................Greg Tannahill Fight Captain.....................................................Michael Thatcher Associate Costume Designer ...................................Lisa Zinni Assistant Costume Designer.......................... Amanda Jenks Associate Lighting Designer..............Jeremy Cunningham Associate Lighting Designer........................Wilburn Bonnell Associate Sound Designer.........................................Beth Lake Assistant Sound Designer....................................Stephen Dee U.K. Technical Design Consultant.....................Alan Bartlett U.K. Production Consultant...............................Sacha Brooks Production Carpenter.................................................... Jeff Zink Head Carpenter......................................................Martin Blacker Assistant Carpenter...........................................Leon Lobsinger Production Sound Supervisor.............................. Dillon Cody Head Sound.....................................Christopher Mark Walters Production Props..................................................Emiliano Pares Head Props................................................Wendy Joy Beckwith U.K. Props Buyer...........................................................Jasper Fox Production Electrician................................... Brendan Quigley Head Electrician...................................................Dirk Van Pernis Advance Electrician/Crew Sub.........................Kirt Kaminski Moving Light Programmer......................Chelsea Zalikowski Wardrobe & Hair Supervisor........... Emily Rose Magnuson Hair & Wig Stylist........................................................ Kim Shriver Vocal Coach................................................................. Kate Wilson Assistant to Director..................................Susanna McCollum Production Management Asst..........................Ron Gerschel Production Assistant........................................Whitney Keeter U.S. Production Photography..........................Jeremy Daniel U.K. Production Photography............................. Simon Turtle Bespoke Assistant General Managers..................Mattea Cogliano-Benedict, Michael Demniak, Lisa Jaeger General Management Associate............................Jim Brady, Claire Trempe GM Office Manager...................................................... Shira Wolf GM Interns..................................... Rebecca Ferrer, Jenna Rich U.S. Advertising & Marketing...................................... SPOTCO Marketing Services........................................... bdb marketing/ Betsy Bernstein U.K. Marketing..........................................................JHI Marketing U.K. Press.........................................................................Jo Allan PR U.K. Tour Press & Marketing................................... Helen Snell Ltd Accountant.............................WithumSmith+Brown PC/ Robert Fried, CPA, Karen Kowgios, CPA, Anthony Moore, CPA U.K. Accountants..............Michael Collins, Lois Hargreaves Controller................................Galbraith & Co./LeeAnn Kelley Banking...........................Signature Bank/Margaret Monigan Insurance.............AON/Albert G. Ruben/Claudia Kaufman Legal Counsel for Goes Rights Ltd...................................... Brooks and Distler/ Marsha Brooks

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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 is a member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, a national theatrical 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.

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BroadwayGoesWrong.com Facebook, Twitter and Instagram: @BwayGoesWrong CREDITS Scenery & automation built by Bay Scenery Ltd. Chandelier by Gothic Gates Ltd. Trick props by PMB Theatre Services Ltd, Russell Beck Studios Ltd, Breakaway Effect Ltd, Karl Evans & Terry Tiffin. Drapes by Chris Claydon Ltd. Upholstery by Claire Sanderson. Portrait artwork by Jane Gibson. Lighting & sound equipment from PRG. Bra*Tenders for hosiery and undergarments. Makeup provided by M·A·C. SPECIAL THANKS Nica Burns, Laurence Miller and all at Nimax Theatres. Rachel Williams and the stage management team at the Duchess Theatre, London. Strike Digital, N9 Design, Dragonfly Design, Cambridge Arts Theatre, The Umbrella Rooms, Jonathan Waller, Judith Phillips, Bryony Myers, Charlie Longstaff, Thomas Platt, Martin Thomas, Adam Meggido, Harriet Parsonage, Jenny Wilson, Carla Batten, Mike Hagan, Niall Ransome, Mike Bodie, Harry Kershaw, Joshua Elliott, Julie Jordan, Dylan Emery, Raz Shaw, Janet & David Burke, Suzie Zamit, Lucy Danser, Caroline Jenkins, Julia Worms, Dawn Farrow, Jonathan Maydew, Rodney Cottier, The Old Red Lion, Questors Theatre & LAMDA, Hailey Ferber, Darren DeVerna, Manny and Lani Azenberg, Anton Media Group, Chubb Group MUSIC CREDITS “Girls on Film” Written by Simon Le Bon, Nick Rhodes, Andy Taylor, RogerTaylor and John Taylor and performed by Duran Duran. Published by Gloucester Place Music Ltd and used by permission of Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC. All Rights Reserved. Appears courtesy of Warner Music Group. “Rio” Written by Simon Le Bon, Nick Rhodes, Andy Taylor, RogerTaylor and John Taylor and performed by Duran Duran. Published by Gloucester Place Music Ltd and used by permission of Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC. All Rights Reserved. Appears courtesy of Warner Music Group. Production travel & housing by ROAD REBEL ENTERTAINMENT TOURING, San Diego, CA Technical Rehearsals and Previews held at the LEXINGTON OPERA HOUSE in Lexington, K.Y.

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Applause Magazine, March 5-17, 2019  

In-theater magazine produced for the Denver Center for the Performing Arts

Applause Magazine, March 5-17, 2019  

In-theater magazine produced for the Denver Center for the Performing Arts

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