Enda Walsh is an Irish playwright living in London. He is the winner of numerous international awards, and his work has been translated and produced worldwide. Recent plays: Misterman (Landmark, Ireland), Penelope, The New Electrical Ballroom, The Walworth Farce (All Druid Theatre, Ireland). Other plays: Chatroom, The Small Things, Bedbound, Disco Pigs. Shorter plays: How These Desperate Men Talk, Lynndie’s Gotta Gun, Gentrification, My Friend Duplicity, Room 303. Film: Hunger. Walsh was awarded with the Tony Award and the Outer Critic Circle Award for his work on Once.
Film: The Commitments, Once. Albums: Strict Joy, the soundtrack of Once (Academy Award®, Best Original Song, “Falling Slowly”), The Swell Season, The Cost, Burn the Maps, Set List: Live in Dublin, For the Birds, Dance the Devil, Fitzcarraldo, Another Love Song.
Film: Once. Albums: The Swell Season, the soundtrack of Once (Academy Award®, Best Original Song “Falling Slowly”), Strict Joy, Anar.
John Carney is a Dublin-based writer director who came to the world’s attention following the box office hit and critically acclaimed musical feature film Once, which garnered multiple Independent Spirit, Sundance and Raindance awards. Previously, John was a bassist in the Irish rock band the Frames, where he met Glen Hansard. These musical roots continue to be evident in John’s work with his latest production, Begin Again due for release this summer. Other upcoming projects include Sing Street to shoot this summer with music from Bono and The Edge and a feature adaptation of M.R. James’s Casting the Runes for Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson.
John Tiffany won Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle Awards and an Obie for his work on Once. Broadway:The Glass Menagerie (also A.R.T.); Macbeth (also National Theatre Scotland). West End: Let The Right One In(also Royal Court and National Theatre of Scotland). International: The Pass (Royal Court); Enquirer; The Missing; Peter Pan; The House of Bernarda Alba; Hunter; Be Near Me; The Bacchae; Black Watch (Olivier Award, Best Director); Elizabeth Gordon Quinn; Home: Glasgow (National Theatre of Scotland); If Destroyed True, Mercury Fur, The Straits (Paines Plough). Associate Director (National Theatre of Scotland 2005-2012), Radcliffe Fellow (Harvard University, 2010-11). He is currently an Associate Director at the Royal Court Theatre. In 2014 John received The Drama League’s Founders Award for Excellence in Directing.
National Tour: Once (Associate Director). West End: Once (Associate Director). Select directing credits: A Snowfall In Berlin (Nylon Fusion), Pageant Princess (Bleecker Street Theatre), The Girl With the Red Balloon(The Tank), Must Be the Music (Ars Nova), Pieces (Gene Frankel Theatre), Chaser (NYC Fringe Festival),Aimless (Theatre Row), A Streetcar Named Desire (NYU). Education: NYU (BFA), Lincoln Center Directors Lab.
For Once, Steven was Tony nominated and won the Lortel Award. NYTW: What’s it all About; Peter and the Starcatcher (Lortel Award for Outstanding Choreography). As choreographer: Broadway: Rocky The Musical; The Glass Menagerie; American Idiot. International: Let The Right One In (West End); The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time (West End); Black Watch (Olivier Award, Best Choreographer; National Theatre Scotland);Rigoletto (Met Opera). As director/choreographer: Lovesong; Beautiful Burnout; Othello (TMA Award);Stockholm; pool (no water) (Frantic Assembly – founding artistic director). Film: How To Train Your Dragon 2 (Dreamworks Animation).
Martin Lowe was awarded Tony, Olivier, Grammy, Drama Desk and Obie Awards for his work on Once. Theatre:Once (NYTW); The Light Princess; War Horse; Caroline, or Change; Jerry Springer: The Opera; A Funny ThingHappened on the Way to the Forum; Nation (National Theatre); Jedermann (Salzburg Festival); An Appointment With the Wicker Man; The Wolves in the Walls (National Theatre of Scotland/Improbable); Mamma Mia! (London, Tokyo, Seoul, international tour, Stockholm, Shanghai); The Full Monty; Once on This Island; Cats; LesMisérables (West End). Recordings: Once, Mamma Mia! (original London cast and movie soundtrack), Jerry Springer: The Opera, Once on This Island. Martin was musical director for Mamma Mia! the movie (Universal).
Theatre includes The History Boys (National Theatre; Broadway, Tony Award), Les Liaisons Dangereuses andThe Plantagenets (RSC, Olivier Award), Don Carlos (Met), Pavane and Anastasia (Royal Ballet), La Traviata(ROH), Alice in Wonderland (ROH, Canada). Broadway: The Coast of Utopia (Tony), Carousel (Tony), Disney’sAida (Tony), Tarzan, Mary Poppins (Tony), The Year of Magical Thinking. Crowley won a Tony Award for his work on Once. Recipient of the Royal Designer for Industry Award and the Robert L. B. Tobin Award for Lifetime Achievement in Theatrical Design.
Natasha Katz has designed extensively for theatre, opera and dance. Broadway credits: Once (Tony Award),Follies, Sister Act, Elf, The Addams Family, The Coast of Utopia: Salvage (Tony Award), A Chorus Line (revival),Spelling Bee, Tarzan, Aida (Tony Award), Sweet Smell of Success, Twelfth Night, Beauty and the Beast andGypsy. Other designs: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (Royal Ballet), Buried Child (National Theatre, London),Cyrano (the Met), Carnival of the Animals (NYCB), Don Quixote (ABT); concert acts for Shirley MacLaine, Ann-Margret and Tommy Tune.
Broadway: Once (Tony Award, Best Sound Design of a Musical), Glass Menagerie. London West End: Once(Olivier Nomination) Off-Broadway: Once (Lortel nomination for Outstanding Sound Design), What’s It All About?, Threepenny Opera. American Repertory Theatre (A.R.T.), Cambridge, MA: Once; Glass Menagerie, PippinPrometheus Bound, ; The Blue Flower (IRNE and Elliot Norton Awards for Best Sound Design of a Musical);Cabaret. Worldwide: Sound designer/engineer for Radiohead, Underworld, Pulp. Film/television: Greetings From Tim Buckley, “Dancing With the Stars” (BBC), “Later With Jools Holland” (BBC), “The Sound of Musicals” (BBC).
Selected Broadway/Off-Broadway: Tribes, Magic/Bird, Look Back in Anger, Man and Boy, Bluebird, Through a Glass Darkly, Lombardi, The 39 Steps, A View From the Bridge, Lend Me a Tenor, Port Authority, Memphis, Jersey Boys, Coram Boy, Brief Encounter, The Lieutenant of Inishmore, Doubt . Regional : Educating Rita(Huntington); Shirley Valentine, The Train Driver (Long Wharf). Selected film/TV: “Prime Suspect,” “Boardwalk Empire,” Salt, Across the Universe, “Bernard and Doris.”
Broadway: 13 (JRB), Rock of Ages, American Idiot. Off-Broadway: Once (NYTW), Voca People. Consultant: The Book of Mormon, Wicked, Godspell, Rent (Off-Broadway), Next to Normal, In the Heights, Bring It On (tour). Film: Shame. Television: “The ColbertReport.” Recording artists: The Darkness, James Blunt, Natasha Bedingfield, theDonnas, Goo Goo Dolls, Lily Allen, Nick Littlemore (Empire of theSun, Pnau), Murray James, Eric Hutchinson.
Roundabout’s Director of Artistic Development. Roundabout: Cabaret, Machinal, Winslow Boy, Big Knife, Picnic, Talley’s Folly, If There Is…, Drood, Cyrano, Harvey, Anything Goes, Importance of Being Earnest, Sondheim on Sondheim, Sunday in the Park…, 110 in the Shade, The Pajama Game, Twelve Angry Men, Assassins, Twentieth Century, Nine, Big River. Other Broadway: Rocky, Glass Menagerie, Matilda, Peter and the Starcatcher, Mountaintop, Clear Day…, Jerusalem, Arcadia, The Scottsboro Boys, La Bête, American Idiot, Spring Awakening, Into the Woods, Boeing-Boeing, Pillowman, La Cage, Noises Off, Chitty…, True West, Democracy, Fiddler on the Roof, …Millie. Film: A Home at the End of the World, Flicka. TV: “Glee” (Emmy nom.).
Current projects: The Book of Mormon (Broadway and National Tours), Once (Broadway and National Tour), Matilda, A Raisin in the Sun, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Bullets Over Broadway, Violet, and Just Jim Dale.Aurora has been providing technical supervision and production management to the entertainment industry since 1989. www.auroraprod.com.
Broadway: Wicked, Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me, Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune, Looped, High, The Story of My Life. Off-Broadway: Once; Through the Night; Love, Loss, and What I Wore; The Retributionists; The Drunken City; Walmartopia; The Vagina Monologues; Fully Committed; 2.5 Minute Ride; Bosoms and Neglect. Many regional productions. All my love to Christian, Mom, Dad, Louie and all my supportive family and friends. This one’s for Nonno Alioto and his ukulele in the sky.
Broadway: High, Looped, The Story of My Life, Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me. National tours: Les Misérables, Cabaret, Dora the Explorer Live!, Blues Clues Live!, Beauty and the Beast. Regional: Goodspeed, Westport Country Playhouse, North Carolina Theatre. Related: Cirque du Soleil’s Zarkana, “The 64th Annual Tony Awards,” The Radio City Christmas Spectacular. All my love to Bonnie.
Broadway: debut. Off-Broadway: Once (NYTW), Matchmaker Matchmaker: I’m Willing to Settle (New York Musical Theatre Festival), Oliver Twist (Theatre for a New Audience). As stage manager: Regional: Prometheus Bound, The Blue Flower, Cabaret, Johnny Baseball, The Best of Both Worlds, Endgame, Donnie Darko (American Repertory Theater).
Broadway shows include That Championship Season, A Steady Rain, A Raisin in the Sun, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Crucible, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, A Moon for the Misbegotten, The Price, Death of aSalesman, Freak, An Ideal Husband, Having Our Say, Angels in America: Millennium Approaches andPerestroika, A Streetcar Named Desire, Lend Me a Tenor and Fences. Graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School, and admitted to practice law in New York.
Barbara Broccoli has been part of the James Bond world all of her life. The daughter of Albert R. “Cubby” Broccoli, who turned 007 into the longest-running series in movie history, Barbara began working on the Bond films at the age of 17. With Michael G. Wilson, she produced the past six Bond films and is currently producing the 23rd,Skyfall, directed by Sam Mendes and starring Daniel Craig. Theatre includes Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (London, Broadway), A Steady Rain starring Daniel Craig and Hugh Jackman.
Current theatre: Seminar, a David Greig adaptation of Anouilh’s Becket and the Kid Stays in the Picture. Mr. Hart began his producing career with Eubie! (1978). He has since produced more than 16 Broadway and Off-Broadway shows, including the Nathan Lane revival of Guys and Dolls; The Who’s Tommy; Hamlet with Ralph Fiennes; How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, starring Matthew Broderick; Annie Get Your Gun; and the record-breaking revival of Chicago. Mr. Hart’s productions have been nominated for seven Best Production Tonys, winning three. He has also produced 17 feature films including Boys Don’t Cry, You Can Count on Me, Proof, Revolutionary Road.
Patrick Milling Smith co-founded, with Brian Carmody, the bicoastal and international production house Smuggler Inc., an industry leader in music videos, film and commercials. This year Smuggler was awarded the Cannes Lions Palme d’Or along with Clio and British Arrows awards for Production Company of the Year. Patrick served on the Board of Trustees of the NY Theatre Workshop and was among this year’s six honorees of the Made in NY Awards presented by Mayor Bloomberg. Patrick most recently produced the upcoming film Greetings From Tim Buckleyand the current Broadway production of Seminar featuring Alan Rickman.
New York productions include: That Championship Season; A Steady Rain; The Farnsworth Invention; Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom; ‘night, Mother; King Hedley II ; On Golden Pond; The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel;Death and the Maiden; Hurlyburly; Angels in America: Millennium Approaches and Perestroika; Private Lives;Caroline, or Change; Frozen; The Goat; Our Country’s Good; Butley; The Hairy Ape; Buried Child; Talk Radio;Marvin’s Room; Oleanna; The Cryptogram; Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll; A ven’ U Boys. London productions include: Les Liaisons Dangereuses; Glengarry Glen Ross; Chitty Chitty Bang Bang; Breaking the Silence;Camille; The Cryptogram. Films include; Mississippi Burning; Quiz Show; The Paper; Ghosts of Mississippi;Naked in New York; The Music of Chance; Resurrecting the Champ; In the Gloaming; Lansky; and the just-completed Sweet Lorraine and Greetings from Tim Buckley. Mr. Zollo and Robert Cole are producing partners in Grey Matter Theatre Productions.
A native of Skibbereen, Co. Cork, Brian co-founded, along with Patrick Milling Smith, the bi-coastal and international production house Smuggler Inc., an industry leader in film, theatre and commercials in 2002. In 2007 & 2011 Smuggler was awarded the Cannes Lions Palme d’Or and in 2014, Brian served as the Craft Jury President at said festival. Smuggler has also been awarded Production Company of the Year on several occasions over it’s 12 year history. Passions: his wife’s cooking, Liverpool football club, golf and being home in Ireland as often as possible.
Michael G. Wilson began his producing career in 1976 working with Cubby Broccoli on The Spy Who Loved Me,and they co-produced the next six Bond films, five of which he co-wrote. He then went on to produce the hugely successful Golden Eye with his sister Barbara Broccoli, followed by the next five 007 releases. Together they are producing the 23rd Bond adventure, Skyfall, directed by Sam Mendes and starring Daniel Craig. Michael was awarded the OBE in Her Majesty the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list in 2008. Theatre includes Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (London, Broadway), A Steady Rain starring Daniel Craig and Hugh Jackman.
Broadway: Beautiful, Orphans, That Championship Season and A View From the Bridge. Producing partner StylesFour (John Styles and Dave Clemmons) credits on Broadway: Driving Miss Daisy, The Pee-wee Herman Show, Talk Radio, Spring Awakening (Tony Award). Orin is the recipient of the T-Fellowship for Creative Producing at Columbia University in conjunction with Hal Prince and is the President of NETworks Presentations.
The Shubert Organization owns and operates 21 theatres in New York, Boston, Philadelphia and Washington DC. Under the leadership ofPhilip J. Smith, Chairman, and Robert E.Wankel, President, the firm continues its traditionof producing distinguished theatricalattractions. These include Sister Act, ThatChampionship Season, Equus (w/ DanielRadcliffe), A Steady Rain, God of Carnage,Dirty Blonde, Dance of Death, Cats,Dreamgirls, Jerome Robbins’ Broadway,Lettice & Lovage, Passion, Sunday in thePark With George, the original productionofAmadeus and Hugh Jackman: Back onBroadway. The Shubert Organization is dedicatedto the revitalization of the Americantheatre. Its activities include the restorationand modernization of its theatres and participationin civic and community affairs.Shubert Ticketing provides superior boxoffice, call center and marketing services, aswell as online products for live entertainmentvenues across the country.
made his Broadway producing debut in 1984 with August Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. He is the recipient of 4 Tony Awards. Other credits include That Championship Season (2011); A Steady Rain (Daniel Craig and Hugh Jackman); Lucky Guy (Tom Hanks); Casa Valentina (Harvey Fierstein); The Crucible (Liam Neeson and Laura Linney); Death of a Salesman (Brian Dennehy); Angels in America; Elaine Stritch: At Liberty; Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll (Eric Bogosian); One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (Gary Sinise); Freak (John Leguizamo); and Emily Mann’s Having Our Say. Mr. Cole produced the film, Tape (Uma Thurman and Ethan Hawke).
NYTW is an Off-Broadway theatre dedicated to supporting theatre artists at all stages of their careers. The Workshop is represented on Broadway this season with Once and Peter and the Starcatcher and is renowned for a long list of acclaimed work, including Jonathan Larson’s Rent, Tony Kushner’s Homebody/Kabul, Caryl Churchill’s Far Away and A Number, Doug Wright’s Quills, Claudia Shear’s Dirty Blonde, Will Power’s The Seven and Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen’s Aftermath. NYTW’s productions have received a Pulitzer Prize, four Tony Awards and assorted Obie, Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel awards.
A.R.T. at Harvard University is one of the country’s most celebrated theaters and winner of numerous awards, including several Tony Awards (most recently for Pippin and The Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess) and the Pulitzer Prize. Diane Paulus became Artistic Director in 2008 and continues A.R.T.’s mission to expand the boundaries of theater with innovative work such as The Glass Menagerie, Witness Uganda, Sleep No More, All The Way, and Prometheus Bound. OBERON, A.R.T.’s club theatre, serves as an incubator for local artists and has attracted national attention for its groundbreaking model.