Curtains the Musical Creative Team
John Kander (Music) and Fred Ebb (Lyrics). The John Kander and Fred Ebb collaboration of four decades has created what many would consider Broadway standards and contemporary classics. One of their first collaborations became a hit song for Barbra Streisand, “My Coloring Book,” earning John and Fred a Grammy nomination. In 1965 the pair worked on their first Broadway show Flora, the Red Menace. Produced by Hal Prince and directed by George Abbott, Flora also introduced a rising new star - Liza Minnelli. Followed by: Cabaret (Tony Award for music and lyrics), The Happy Time, Zorba, 70 Girls 70, Chicago, The Act, Woman of the Year (Tony Award for music and lyrics), The Rink, Kiss of the Spider Woman (Tony Award for music and lyrics) and Steel Pier. Their collaboration also transferred itself to movies and television as they wrote original material for the Academy Awards, “Liza with a Z” and HBO’s “Liza Minnelli’s Steppin’ Out” (both Emmy winners), “Baryshnikov on Broadway,” “Goldie and Liza Together,” Funny Lady, Lucky Lady, New York, New York, Steppin’ Out and Chicago, the movie. In 1985 their song “New York, New York” became the official anthem of New York City. At the time of the unfortunate death of Mr. Ebb, Kander and Ebb had several projects in different stages of completion waiting in the wings, The Visit which had a successful run at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago starring Chita Rivera, All About Us (a musical adaptation of Thornton Wilder’s play The Skin of our Teeth) and The Minstrel Show. Life goes on.
Rupert Holmes (Book, Additional Lyrics). Broadway: The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Tony Awards to Holmes for book, music and lyrics, Tony to Edwin Drood for Best Musical; identical honors New York Drama Desk; Outer Critics Circle, Best Musical), Accomplice (Edgar Award, Mystery Writers of America), Solitary Confinement, Say Goodnight Gracie (National Broadway Theatre Award, Best Play; Tony nomination, Best Play). Off-Broadway: Twelfth Night (NYSF, original music). Regional: Marty (score by Strouse and Adams, Huntington Theatre, Boston), Solitary Confinement (Kennedy Center). Television: created and wrote Emmy award-winning series "Remember WENN." Novels for Random House: Where the Truth Lies (Booklist Top Ten Debut Crime Novel; Best American Mystery Novel 2004, Nero Wolfe nomination), Swing (San Francisco Chronicle Top Ten Fiction). Curtains is a 2007 Edgar award nominee. Grateful thanks to Teressa Esposito for all her creative assistance. To Fred and Peter ...
Peter Stone (Original Book and Concept). Broadway: Titanic, 1776, The Will Rogers Follies(all Tony Award winners for Best Musical), and Woman of the Year  My One and Only, Sugar, Two By Two and Kean. Film: won an Academy Award for his screenplay Father Goose, the Edgar (Mystery Writers of America) for his film Charade and the Christopher Award for the screen adaptation of 1776, other films include The Taking of Pelham 1-2-3, Sweet Charity, Who’s Killing the Great Chefs of Europe? and Just Cause. Television: won the Emmy Award for an episode of “The Defenders”. Mr. Stone is the only writer to ever win the Tony, Oscar and Emmy.

Scott Ellis (Director) is currently represented on Broadway with The Little Dog Laughed and the national tour of Twelve Angry Men.  Recent: Entertaining Mr. Sloane with Alec Baldwin, Douglas Carter Beane’s The Little Dog Laughed (Drama League nom.) and Twelve Angry Men (Tony, Drama Desk noms., Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk Awards, Best Revival). Broadway: The Boys From Syracuse, The Man Who Had All the Luck with Chris O’Donnell, The Rainmaker with Woody Harrelson and Jayne Atkinson, 1776 (Drama Desk, Tony nom. Best Director), She Loves Me (Tony nom., Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle Awards), Picnic (Outer Critics nom.), Company, A Month in the Country with Helen Mirren, Steel Pier (Tony nom., Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle Awards). London: She Loves Me (Olivier Award). Off-Broadway: The Waverly Gallery, The Dog Problem, That Championship Season, Dark Rapture, And the World Goes ‘Round: The Songs of Kander and Ebb (Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle Awards) and Flora, the Red Menace (Drama Desk nom). NYC Opera: 110 in the Shade, A Little Night Music with Jeremy Irons and Juliet Stevenson, also with Victor Garber, Judith Ivey and Zoe Caldwell (L.A. Opera).  Director/co-conceiver of “Sondheim: A Celebration at Carnegie Hall” and Great Performances’ “My Favorite Broadway: The Leading Ladies.” Mr. Ellis is the Associate Artistic Director of the Roundabout Theatre Company.
Rob Ashford (Choreographer). Broadway: The Wedding Singer (Tony and Drama Desk noms.), Thoroughly Modern Millie (2002 Tony Award - Best Choreography; Olivier and Drama Desk noms.), The Boys from Syracuse (Roundabout). London: Guys and Dolls (Olivier nom.), A Funny Thing Happened…, Once in a Lifetime (National Theatre), just opened new production of Evita directed by Michael Grandage. Other New York: Pardon My English, Tenderloin, A Connecticut Yankee, Bloomer Girl (Encores!), Time and Again (MTC), Dawn Upshaw (Lincoln Center). Regional: Marty (Huntington), 3hree (Ahmanson), Princesses (5th Ave. Theatre), Pippin (Papermill Playhouse), A Christmas Carol (McCarter). Film: Beyond the Sea directed by and starring Kevin Spacey. Upcoming: the new musicals Cry Baby, Ever After and Leap of Faith directed by Taylor Hackford. Other: serves on the executive board of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers.
Anna Louizos (Set Designer). Broadway: Avenue Q (2004 Tony Award, Best Musical) also Las Vegas and London, Steel Magnolias, Golda’s Balcony, High Fidelity. Off-Broadway: The Foreigner with Matthew Broderick (Roundabout), Altar Boyz (Best off- Broadway Musical 2005 - Outer Critics Circle Award), Based on a Totally True Story (MTC), tick, tick…BOOM (Jane St.), The Butter and Egg Man (Atlantic), Kafka’s The Castle (M.E.T.). National Tours: Irving Berlin’s White Christmas (San Francisco, Los Angeles, Boston), Golda’s Balcony (Valerie Harper), Altar Boyz, Winnie the Pooh and the Perfect Day (Disney Live). Regional: Much Ado About Nothing, Beyond Therapy (Old Globe), The Underpants (Alley), The Baker’s Wife (Paper Mill), Me and My Girl (Goodspeed). Film: Art Director – The Secret Lives of Dentists. Television: Art Director – “Sex and the City” (HBO).

William Ivey Long (Costume Designer). Current Broadway: Hairspray (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle Awards), The Producers (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle Awards), Chicago. Other credits: Grey Gardens, Sweet Charity, A Streetcar Named Desire, La Cage aux Folles, The Frogs, Never Gonna Dance, Little Shop of Horrors, The Boy From Oz, Contact, Cabaret, Big, The Music Man, Annie Get Your Gun, Swing!, The Mystery Of Irma Vep, Smokey Joe’s Café, Crazy For You (Tony, Outer Critics Circle Awards), Guys And Dolls, A Christmas Carol, Six Degrees of Separation, Assassins (Obie Award), Lend Me A Tenor, Nine (Tony, Drama Desk, Maharam Awards). Previous Broadway Collaborations with Mr. Ellis: 1776, Steel Pier, Company, Picnic.

Peter Kaczorowski (Lighting Designer). Broadway: over 30 plays and musicals including The Pajama Game, Seascape, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Wonderful Town, Anna in the Tropics, The Producers, Contact, The Music Man, Kiss Me, Kate. Off-Broadway: Grey Gardens, The Paris Letter, My Old Lady, Twelve Dreams, Song of Singapore, Grandchild of Kings, among others. Many shows for NY SF, Manhattan Theatre Club, Playwrights Horizons, Lincoln Center Theater, Encores! Opera: The Met, NY CO, LAMCO, San Francisco, Houston Grand, Santa Fe, Seattle. Abroad: Royal Opera, Scottish Opera, Opera/North, The Edinburgh Festival, Maggio Festival Florence, L’Arena di Verona, Teatro Lirico di Cagliari, Teatro Sao Carlos Lisbon. Awards: he is the recipient of the Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics, Drama-Logue and Hewes design awards.

Brian Ronan (Sound Designer). Broadway: The Pajama Game, All Shook Up, Twelve Angry Men, “Master Harold”… and the Boys, The Look of Love, The Boys from Syracuse, Fortune’s Fool, The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife, The Rainmaker, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Little Me, Cabaret, Triumph of Love, 1776 and State Fair. Road Productions: Oklahoma!, Seussical, Spirit and Busker Alley. Associate Credits: Smokey Joe’s Cafe and Beauty and the Beast (first national tour). Regional: McCarter Theatre’s Christmas Carol, Manhattan Theatre Club’s Wild Party, Time and Again and Newyorkers. Into the Woods (Ordway of St. Paul, MN), Bleacher Bums (Royal George Theatre of Chicago, IL) and A Little Princess (Theatre Works of Palo Alto, CA). Off-Broadway: Spring Awakening, Grey Gardens and Bug for which he won an Obie and the Lucille Lortel Awards.
David Loud (Sasha Iljinsky/Music Director, Vocal Arrangements). Broadway: Ragtime, Steel Pier, A Class Act, The Look of Love, The Boys From Syracuse, Company, She Loves Me, Master Class, Merrily We Roll Along. Off-Broadway: And the World Goes ‘Round, (Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk Awards, Best Musical Revue), Pacific Overtures, Paradise. National Tours: Les Misérables. Regional: Billy Bishop Goes to War starring Scott Ellis, The Visit (world premiere), Harold and Maude (world premiere). Center Theatre Group (Mark Taper Forum): Master Class starring Zoe Caldwell. Television: “Broadway: The American Musical” for PBS. Education: B.A. Yale University.
William David Brohn (Orchestrations). Broadway: Mary Poppins, Ragtime (1998 Tony Award), Miss Saigon and The Secret Garden (1991 Drama Desk Award for both), Crazy for You, Carousel, Show Boat, Oklahoma!, Sweet Smell of Success, Wicked. London: five National Theatre musicals, six West End musicals, including Miss Saigon, Oliver! and the new Disney/Cameron Mackintosh Mary Poppins (due on Broadway in October). Stratford-upon-Avon: Secret Garden. Lincoln Center: A Man of No Importance and Dessa Rose. Ballet Orchestrations: for Agnes de Mille, Twyla Tharp, Lar Lubovitch and Christopher Wheldon. Recordings: for James Galway, Placido Domingo, Marilyn Horne and Joshua Bell, New York Philharmonic, premiering his adaptation of Prokofiev’s score to Eisenstein’s epic, Alexander Nevsky, at the Los Angeles Music Center, Andre Previn conducting.
Paul Huntley (Hair and Wig Designer). Broadway: The Producers, Hairspray, Grey Gardens, Sweeney Todd and The Pirate Queen. Film: Fast Track, Anna Paquin in X-Men: The Last Stand, Ralph Fiennes in Bernard and Doris, Jennifer Lopez in El Cantante, Christopher Walken in Balls of Fury i>and Susan Sarandon in Enchanted. Television: “Kidnapped”. Other: London born, Paul is a Special Tony Award-winner.
David Chase (Dance Arrangements). Broadway (Dance Arranger): The Wedding Singer, Pajama Game, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Flower Drum Song, Kiss Me, Kate, Seussical, Side Show, …Forum. Broadway (Music Director): Pajama Game, Flower Drum Song, Music Man, Side Show, Little Me, Damn Yankees. London (Dance Arranger): Evita, Guys and Dolls. Also: Radio City, Evening at the Pops, Encores! House of Flowers, Disney’s On the Record. Film: Beyond the Sea. Music Training: Harvard Biology degree.
Rick Sordelet (Fight Director). Worldwide: over 40 first class productions of Disney’s musicals on five continents. Broadway: 34 shows, including Disney’s Tarzan, Beauty and the Beast, Lion King, Aida, Titanic, Urinetown, Virginia Woolf, Frozen, Twelve Angry Men. Off-Broadway/Regional: hundreds of shows including Dead End at the Ahmanson Theatre and Romance at the Taper. Opera: Metropolitan Opera House and the Royal Opera House: Cyrano (with Placido Domingo). Film: The Game Plan (starring the Rock), Hamlet (starring Campbell Scott). Television: chief stunt-coordinator for CBS’ “Guiding Light”. Other: board member Shakespeare Theatre of N.J.; company member Drama Department and Circle East; instructor Yale School of Drama and Neighborhood Playhouse. Married to Kathleen Kelly with three magnificent children, Kaelan, Christian and Collin.
Paul Rubin (Aerial Effects). Broadway: Wicked, Peter Pan, Frozen, The Green Bird, Kiss Me, Kate, Dance of the Vampires, Fiddler on the Roof, Saturday Night Fever and The Pirate Queen. National Tours: Seussical the Musical, Dora the Explorer, Blues Clues Live, Doctor Dolittle, Clifford the Big Red Dog, Spiderman Stunt Spectacular and Cathy Rigby’s farewell Peter Pan tour. Regional: Yeston and Kopit’s Phantom, Pittsburgh CLO’s Casper and La Jolla Playhouse’s Dracula. Television: “The Rosie O’Donnell Show,” “The Tony Awards,” “The Tony Danza Show,” CNN, A&E’s “Peter Pan” and “Entertainment Tonight”.
Angelina Avallone (Make-up Designer). Broadway: The Color Purple, Sweeney Todd, The Pajama Game, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, The Light in the Piazza, Grey Gardens, Lestat, The Odd Couple (with Matthew Broderick and Nathan Lane), All Shook Up, Lennon, Seascape, Sweet Charity, The Pillowman, Wonderful Town, Julius Caesar, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Gypsy, A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, Little Shop of Horrors, Dance of the Vampires, Dracula the Musical, Belle Epoque, Henry IV, The Scarlet Pimpernel.
Joann M. Hunter (Associate Choreographer). Broadway: As Performer - 12 Broadway shows to her credit; As Associate Choreographer - The Wedding Singer, All Shook Up. Off-Broadway: Lily in God is Cat Spelled Backwards, Ruth in Trayf a New Play. National Tours: June in Chicago, Victoria the white cat in Cats. Regional: Anita in West Side Story, Cassie in A Chorus Line, Fumiko in Sayonara. Associate Choreographer – Princesses at 5th Ave. Theatre. London: Asst. Choreographer Thoroughly Modern Millie. Film: Beyond the Sea. Television: “Another World,” “Loving,” “All My Children” (recurring roles).
Jim Carnahan (Casting) also serves as Roundabout Theatre’s Director of Artistic Development. Shows cast for Roundabout include Pajama Game, Threepenny Opera, Twelve Angry Men, Constant Wife, Pacific Overtures, A Streetcar Named Desire, Assassins, Twentieth Century, Nine, Big River, Joe Egg, Cabaret, Major Barbara, Man Who Came To Dinner, Betrayal, Side Man, View From the Bridge, 1776. Other Broadway: Faith Healer, Festen, Woman in White, Pillowman, La Cage, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Democracy, Fiddler, Millie, Gypsy, Life x 3, Noises Off, Into The Woods, True West, Copenhagen. Off-Broadway: Spring Awakening. Film: A Home at the End of the World, Flicka.
Beverly Randolph (Production Supervisor). Broadway: Little Women, Into the Woods, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Waiting in the Wings, The Sound of Music, Steel Pier, Passion, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Jerome Robbins’ Broadway, Falsettos, Metro, Cabaret, Roza, Grind, End of the World, A Doll’s Life, Merrily We Roll Along. Nationally and Internationally: Hunchback of Notre Dame, Jerome Robbins’ Broadway, 1992 Tony Awards, Follies in Concert at Avery Fisher Hall, Anna Deavere Smith at Zankel Hall, among others. Equity member over 30 years.
Peter Fulbright/Tech Production Services (Technical Supervisor). Recent Broadway /National Tours: Jersey Boys, Hairspray, Bombay Dreams, 42nd Street, Urinetown, Into The Woods, Vampires, Dame Edna, 16 Wounded, Anna in the Tropics, Enchanted April, Frog & Toad, LifeX3, Ma Rainey’s, Elephant Man, Topdog, and Blast! Peter has supervised over 70 Broadway productions and national tours. Favorites include Aspects of Love, Rocky Horror, Real Thing, Swing!, Amadeus, Sound of Music, On the Town, Scarlet Pimpernel, Triumph of Love, Footloose, Mattress, Forum, Smokey Joe’s, Moon Over Buffalo, Crazy for You, Guys & Dolls, Joseph..., Secret Garden, Starlight Express, Drood, Singin’ in the Rain, Foxfire.

Roger Berlind, Roger Horchow, Daryl Roth, Jane Bergère, Ted Hartley, Center Theatre Group

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