Films (author or co-author): Sleeper, Annie Hall, Manhattan, Manhattan Murder Mystery, For the Boys, Intersection; (as writer/ director): Simon, Lovesick, The Manhattan Project, Sister Mary Explains It All. Television: “The Tonight Show With Johnny Carson” (head writer), “The Dick Cavett Show” (head writer/co-producer). He has published in The New York Times, The New Yorker, Playboy and other periodicals and was the 2006 recipient of the Writers Guild of America’s Ian McClellan Hunter Lifetime Achievement Award. Jersey Boys, his first venture into musical theatre (with co-author Rick Elice) won four Tonys including Best Musical. The Addams Family, his second theatrical venture (also with Rick), ran over 700 performances on Broadway and had national and international tours. Upcoming projects include musicals about Roy Rogers and the Woodstock Festival of 1969.
co-wrote Jersey Boys (winner 2006 Tony Award, 2007 Grammy Award and 2009 Olivier Award for Best Musical) with the great Marshall Brickman. His play, Peter and the Starcatcher, won five 2012 Tony Awards and is one of the most produced plays in North America. Also on Broadway, The Addams Family and The Cher Show. Coming soon: The Princess Bride for Disney; Water for Elephants, with the acclaimed theater collective, Pig Pen; Monopoly for Hasbro; Mad Season, with Rob Thomas and Schele Williams; Treasure, with 2021 Ed Kleban Award winner, Benjamin Scheuer. Rick’s book, Finding Roger, An Improbably Theatrical Love Story, is published by Kingswell. Heartfelt thanks to those whose theatre work makes him grateful for the day he was born: Sondheim, Stoppard, Bennett, Prince, Fosse, Robbins, Nichols, Nunn, Laurents, Stone, Taymor, Papp, Schumacher, Schneider, David, Strong, Gaudio, Valli, McAnuff, Trujillo, Timbers, Coyne, Brickman, and, eternally, Roger Rees. Rick thinks about them a lot. He never thought about Jersey much. He does now.
wrote his first hit, “Who Wears Short Shorts,” at 15, for the Royal Teens, and then went on to become a founding member of the Four Seasons and the band’s principal songwriter. He also produced the hit “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers” for Neil Diamond and Barbra Streisand (Grammy nomination, Record of the Year) as well as six albums for Diamond, including The Jazz Singer. Other producing credits include albums for Frank Sinatra, Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, Michael Jackson and the soundtrack for the film of Little Shop of Horrors. Several songs co-written with Bob Crewe have been cover hits for such artists as the Tremeloes (“Silence Is Golden”), the Walker Brothers (“The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore”) and Lauryn Hill (“Can’t Take My Eyes Off You”). With his wife, Judy Parker, Gaudio produced and co-wrote the Who Loves You album for the Four Seasons and one of Billboard’s longest-charted singles (54 weeks), “Oh, What a Night.” A high point in his career came in 1990 when, as a member of the original Four Seasons, Gaudio was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In 1995, he was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, which hailed him as “a quintessential music-maker.” Gaudio is currently co-producing the Jersey Boys film with Nick Jonas as Frankie Valli, the upcoming Neil Diamond musical, A Beautiful Noise and developing Frank Sinatra’s Watertown. To this day, Bob Gaudio and Frankie Valli still maintain their partnership…on a handshake.
“New York was pregnant in the fifties,” says Bob Crewe, “gestating with possibilities.” Crewe and music partner Frank Slay became independent writer-producers when the category hadn’t yet been invented. In 1957 they wrote and produced “Silhouettes” for The Rays, which skyrocketed to #1. Suddenly, producers in demand, they launched Freddie Cannon’s “Tallahassee Lassie” and Billy & Lillie’s “Lah Dee Da.” Crewe’s 1960’s unprecedented producing success with The Four Seasons birthed a new sound, striking a major chord in American pop. “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Walk Like a Man,” “Candy Girl,” “Ronnie” – all smashes! When lead Frankie Valli demanded a solo turn, Crewe and Bob Gaudio wrote (and Crewe produced) “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You,” which eventually became the century’s fifth most-played song. Crewe ran hot with artists from Vicki Carr, Oliver and Lesley Gore to Mitch Ryder, co-writing with Charles Fox the soundtrack for Jane Fonda’s film, “Barbarella.” Then his own Bob Crewe Generation exploded with Music to Watch Girls By. In 1972 Bob was in L.A., where he revived Frankie Valli with “My Eyes Adored You” by Crewe and Kenny Nolan. They also co-wrote Patti LaBelle’s “Lady Marmalade” (#1, July ’75), which was a hit again on the soundtrack of Moulin Rouge (#1, June ’01)…David Ritz
is a two-time Tony Award-winning director and former artistic director of Canada’s Stratford Festival. He is also Director Emeritus of La Jolla Playhouse, where as Artistic Director he staged over 30 productions of classics, new plays and musicals. He’s co-founder of Broadway’s Dodgers. Broadway: Ain’t Too Proud. Past Broadway: Summer, Doctor Zhivago, Jesus Christ Superstar, Guys and Dolls, Aaron Sorkin’s The Farnsworth Invention, Jersey Boys (Tony and Olivier Awards: Best Musical), Billy Crystal’s 700 Sundays (Tony Award: Best Special Theatrical Event), Dracula the Musical, How to Succeed…, The Who’s Tommy (Tony and Olivier Awards: Best Director), A Walk in the Woods, Big River (Tony Awards: Best Director, Best Musical). Selected New York: Fetch Clay, Make Man (NYTW), multiple productions at The Public and BAM. Stratford highlights: Twelfth Night (with Brian Dennehy), A Word or Two, Caesar and Cleopatra, The Tempest (all with Christopher Plummer). Opera: Faust (The Met, ENO). TV: 700 Sundays (HBO). Film: Cousin Bette (with Jessica Lange, director), The Iron Giant (producer, BAFTA Award) and Quills (executive producer). In 2011, he was honored with a doctorate from Ryerson University where he attended theatre school. In 2012, he was awarded Canada’s Governor General’s National Arts Center Award and the Order of Canada.
Ain’t Too Proud (Tony Award Winner), On Your Feet (Tony Award Nominee, Outer Critics Circle/Astaire Awards), Memphis (Olivier/OCC Award, Drama Desk/Astaire Award nominations), Jersey Boys (Drama Desk/OCC/Greenroom/Dora nominations), Summer (Chita Rivera Award), A Bronx Tale (Chita Rivera Award Nomination), The Addams Family, Next to Normal, Hands on a Hardbody (Drama Desk nomination), Leap of Faith (Drama Desk nomination), Guys and Dolls (Astaire Award nomination), and All Shook Up. Emmy Nominee for Outstanding Choreography for NBC’s Christmas in Rockefeller Center. Director/choreographer: Arrabal (ART- Elliot Norton Award), Gloria Estefan On Broadway (Minskoff Theatre), Flashdance: The Musical (National Tour), Cirque De Soleil’s Paramour (Stage Entertainment). Other Theatre: Invisible Thread (Second Stage- Astaire Award Nomination), Carmen: An Afro-Cuban Musical (Olney Theatre- Helen Hayes Award nomination), Freaky Friday (Signature Theatre), and The Wiz (La Jolla Playhouse). International credits: Tarzan (Disney), Peggy Sue Got Married (West End), West Side Story (Stratford Festival).
Forty-six years of arranging, music direction and supervision, including eighteen Broadway shows and productions spanning the world. Helpmann Award (Australia’s Tony) for music direction on Jersey Boys, music supervisor of Jersey Boys streaming and film, associate producer of Jersey Boys cast and Christmas albums. Music supervisor and arranger, A Bronx Tale (Broadway), Summer: The Donna Summer Musical (La Jolla Playhouse). Composer: Fourtune (Off-Broadway), The Silver Swan (NEA Fellowship), The Missing Peace (Washington’s Capitol Fringe), Early One Morning (liturgical one-woman musical, two Harvard Hasty Pudding shows, a gospel Requiem, songs for Saturday Night Live. Education: Harvard (philosophy), Westminster (choral conducting). Thanks to Alexandra.
Broadway: Sister Act, The Farnsworth Invention, Jersey Boys, The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe. Ms. Zieglerova designed numerous productions in the United States, Europe and Asia. Awards: The Green Room Award Australia, Theatregoers’ Choice Award London for Best Set Design; Lumen Award for the design of The New World Stages in NYC; Drammy Award for Best Set Design, Carbonell Award for Best Set Design, and designed sets for Best Touring Production of the L.A. Ovation Awards. www.klarazieglerova.com.
Selected NY credits include Disney’s Newsies, On the Town, Proof, The Merchant of Venice with Al Pacino, Henry IV with Kevin Kline, Julius Caesar with Denzel Washington, Love! Valour! Compassion!, Take Me Out, How I Learned to Drive, Buried Child, Tintypes, Enchanted April, The Most Happy Fella, Il Trittico for the Metropolitan Opera and a 2005 Tony Award for Lincoln Center Theatre’s The Rivals and Lortel and Hewes Awards for The Mineola Twins. Film designs include A Walk on the Moon, The Substance of Fire, Talking With and Far East. A Yale grad, he has taught design at the Drama School since 1990. 2015 Irene Sharaff Lifetime Achievement Award. www.jess-goldstein.com
Broadway: Ain’t Too Proud (2019 Tony nom.), Summer: The Donna Summer Musical, Come From Away (2017 Tony nom.), A Bronx Tale, Hamilton (2016 Tony winner/2018 Olivier Award winner), After Midnight (2014 Tony nom.), How to Succeed… (2011 Tony nom.), West Side Story (2009 Tony nom.), In the Heights (2008 Tony nom.), Jersey Boys (2006 Tony winner), Avenue Q, Parade, Kiss of the Spider Woman (1993 Tony nom.) Co-Founder/Original Resident Lighting Designer Parsons Dance. 1993 Sir Laurence Olivier and Canadian Dora Awards for Kiss of the Spider Woman. 2006 and 2016 Henry Hewes Design Awards for Jersey Boys and Hamilton.
was the production engineer on such Broadway shows as Cats, Starlight Express, Song & Dance, The Phantom of the Opera, Carrie and Aspects of Love. His Broadway sound design credits include Ain’t Too Proud, On Your Feet, Zhivago, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill (Tony Award), Hands on a Hardbody (Drama Desk Award), Jesus Christ Superstar, Catch Me If You Can (Tony Nomination), Guys and Dolls, Mary Poppins, The Lion King, Jersey Boys (Drama Desk Award), Rent, Billy Crystal’s 700 Sundays, Hairspray, The Producers, Aida, Titanic, Big, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Carousel and The Who’s Tommy (Drama Desk Award).
Elephant Man, Dracula The Musical, Lennon, 700 Sundays, Jersey Boys, Ring of Fire (Broadway), Domesticated, Frankenstein the Musical, Burleigh Grimes (Off-Broadway), Heidi Chronicles, My One and Only, Big Maybelle, The Breakup Notebook, Villains Tonight, Sondheim Celebration (Regional and Cruise Lines) Le Denier Judgement (Cannes) Ghost The Musical (UK tour). Over 30 other productions as Associate Designer and currently forming new curriculum in Projection, Augmented and Virtual Reality at the University of Florida.
is an award winning Wig and Hair Designer on stages throughout the United States and abroad. Theatre: Numerous Broadway; Touring; Regional Theatre; West End and International productions including Hamilton (Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylist Guild Award); Ain’t Too Proud; Beautiful: The Carole King Musical; Beetlejuice; The Cher Show (Drama Desk Award); The Band’s Visit; Anastasia; SpongeBob SquarePants ( Drama Desk Award); A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder; The Color Purple; Newsies; In the Heights. Television: “The Wiz Live!” (Emmy Nomination); “Jesus Christ Superstar Live!” (Emmy Nomination and Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylist Guild Award); “Bluebloods”; “American Crime”; “Maddoff”; “Hairspray.”
Broadway: Jersey Boys, Ain’t Too Proud, Memphis, Summer, Carousel (Drama Desk Outstanding Fight Choreography), Henry IV, Guys and Dolls, Doctor Zhivago, The Farnsworth Invention, Twelfth Night, Macbeth, Dracula, Bonnie and Clyde, Two Shakespearean Actors, Anna Christie, The Real Inspector Hound, The Who’s Tommy. Off-Broadway: The Third Story, Pig Farm, The Night Hank Williams Died, Below the Belt. Stratford Shakespeare Festival: Henry V, The Who’s Tommy, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, Caesar and Cleopatra. Metropolitan Opera: Faust, Rodelinda, Iphigénie en Tauride, Boris Godenov.
Broadway: Jersey Boys (Tony Nomination – Best Orchestrations), The Cher Show, Priscilla Queen of the Desert. Off-Broadway: Snoopy, Personals, A Good Swift Kick. Tours: Annie, Godspell, A Class Act. Regional Theatre: Musical Director and/or Orchestrator at Pasadena Playhouse, Paper Mill Playhouse, Geffen Playhouse, Mark Taper Forum, Hollywood Bowl, La Jolla Playhouse, Theatreworks, Goodman Theatre, Goodspeed, Asolo Rep, Dorset Theatre, Northlight, Pioneer Theatre. TV: Composer, Arranger & Conductor for documentaries, sitcoms, movies and specials. Recordings: 20 albums, including the Grammy-winning Jersey Boys cast album. His orchestrations have been performed by the National Symphony, the Boston Pops, at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, the White House and around the world.
Broadway (over 140 shows, including): MJ; Mrs Doubtfire; Waitress; Tina; Ain’t Too Proud; Summer: The Donna Summer Musical; Oklahoma; Once On This Island; Miss Saigon, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; Indecent; The Great Comet of 1812; A Bronx Tale; Hairspray; Holiday Inn; Waitress; Something Rotten; Les Miserables; Beautiful; Pippin; Once; Newsies; Rock of Ages; Elf; Porgy and Bess; Jesus Christ Superstar; Godspell; Follies; Priscilla; Sister Act; Catch Me If You Can; Xanadu, Grey Gardens, Drowsy Chaperone; Beauty and the Beast; Lennon; Sweeney Todd. Studio Musician (bass): Michael Jackson, Madonna, Portishead, Eric Clapton, BB King, Sinatra, Carly Simon, Celine Dion, Smashing Pumpkins, Tommy Flanagan, Pete Seeger, NY Philharmonic. www.johnmillerbass.com
Grammy-nominated producer of Burt Bacharach and Steven Sater’s Some Lovers (World Premiere Recording), an album that features his work as both music director and pianist. Broadway: Summer: The Donna Summer Musical, A Bronx Tale, Hello, Dolly!, Holiday Inn. National Tours: Jersey Boys 1st and 2nd National. Studio recordings with Kristin Chenoweth, Jonathan Groff, Jennifer Holliday, Katrina Lenk, Lea Michele. Arrangements for BCEFA’s Red Bucket Follies; music direction for segments on NBC Nightly News and Dancing with the Stars. Proud graduate of Ithaca College and the University of Chicago (Ph.D.). Love to Mom and Dad. Special thanks to Ron, Smitti, and the Dodgers.
Selected Broadway: Six, Ain’t Too Proud, King Kong, The Band’s Visit, Prince of Broadway, Indecent, Bandstand, Sunset Boulevard, Miss Saigon, Dear Evan Hansen, A Bronx Tale, Cats, Falsettos, Aladdin, How To Succeed…, Jesus Christ Superstar, Disaster!, School of Rock, Les Misérables, The Heiress, The Phantom of the Opera, Billy Elliot, Shrek, Spamalot, …Spelling Bee, The Producers, Mamma Mia!, Jersey Boys. Off-Broadway: Jersey Boys, TREVOR the Musical, Here Lies Love, Love, Loss and What I Wore. Regional: Six, North American Premiere, Yale Repertory Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse The Old Glove, Berkeley Repertory Theatre.
Michael is a Cuban American director of musical theater. Alongside director Des McAnuff, he was recently the Associate Director to the Stage for the upcoming film of Jersey Boys and is now the Associate Director off-Broadway and for the US and UK tours. Also with Mr. McAnuff, he was the Associate Director for Summer: The Donna Summer Musical on Broadway, at the La Jolla Playhouse, and on its first national tour. As a director, his work on new musicals has led him to direct world premieres across the country including We Are the Tigers, cast album now available on Broadway Records. BFA Emerson College. www.MichaelBello.com
Credits include: Jersey Boys Trafalgar Theatre London (US Creative Coordinator), Jersey Boys (Associate Choreographer- Broadway, US National Tours, Chicago, Toronto, Las Vegas, London’s West End, Australia, South Africa, Netherlands and Norwegian Cruise Lines); Hairspray (Associate Choreographer- London’s West End, UK Tour and NETworks International tour); Hairspray (Resident Director/Choreographer- Original Canadian Company); Charlottetown Festival & Young Company (Resident Director/Artistic Director); The Stratford Festival Canada (Seven seasons Acting company- three Tyrone Guthrie Awards).
is a producing partnership hatched at BAM in 1978 by six friends. Migrated to NY Shakespeare Festival, then off and on Broadway. Over 200 productions in North America, London, Europe and Australasia; blessed by Broadway’s Tonys (56), London’s Oliviers, Australia’s Helpmanns and the like. Broadway: Jersey Boys, Matilda, A Bronx Tale, 42nd Street, Urinetown, Groundhog Day, The Farnsworth Invention, Dracula, Jesus Christ Superstar, Into the Woods (original ’87 and ’02), The Music Man, Titanic, Wrong Mountain, Summer: The Donna Summer Musical, Footloose, Mandy Patinkin, High Society, 1776, …Forum, The King and I, The Who’s Tommy, Ralph Fiennes’ Hamlet, Guys and Dolls, Once Upon a Mattress, How to Succeed…, Jelly’s Last Jam, The Secret Garden, Prelude to a Kiss, Gospel at Colonus, Big River, Pump Boys and Dinettes. The original producers of Jersey Boys, with current productions in New York, London, on tours of North America and the UK and Ireland, and aboard Norwegian Cruise Lines. Offices in Times Square and Covent Garden, London. Their president is Michael David, who is also the Executive Producer of MJ The Musical.
is Chairman/ CEO of JJG Family Office. Mr. Grano was Chairman of UBS Financial Services Inc. (formerly PaineWebber). While at PaineWebber, Mr. Grano chaired the Board of Governors of the National Association of Security Dealers (NASD). In 2002, Mr. Grano was appointed by President George W. Bush to serve as the Chairman of the Homeland Security Advisory Council. He proudly served his country as a Captain in the U.S. Special Forces (Green Berets). Mr. Grano holds 6 Honorary Doctorate Degrees. Due to his commitment to education, Mr. Grano received the Corporate Leadership Award from the Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund. Other awards include the USO Gold Medal for Distinguished Service and The Ellis Island Medal of Honor. Mr. Grano is also a member of the Council for the United States and Italy, a member of both the City University of New York’s Business Leadership Council.
Kevin Kinsella has been investing in early-stage technology companies for over forty years, through Avalon Ventures, a venture capital fund he founded. These companies have been responsible for bringing to market several multi-billion dollar drugs for cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, cystic fibrosis; and also the Apple iPhone touch-screen, Big Data software for discovering oil and gas, cloud computing and AI and Zynga. Mr. Kinsella is a MIT Life Sustaining Fellow and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Kinsella Estates winery produces the highest rated Cabernet in Sonoma’s Dry Creek Valley, regularly receiving high ninety point scores from The Wine Advocate and Wine Spectator. For Jersey Boys, Kevin won the Tony, the Olivier, Green Room, Helpmann and Naledi Awards. Its Grammy-winning CD is now Double Platinum. Kevin received his second Tony nomination for the revival of Jesus Christ Superstar. He is also an investor in the London production of the Book of Mormon.
A San Diego production company, is enthusiastic about supporting this production of Jersey Boys. The Group, assembled by Ivor and Colette Royston, consists of Todd and Debby Buchholz, Edward and Martha Dennis, Cam and Wanda Garner, Richard and Patricia Harmetz, Irwin and Joan Jacobs, Hal and Debby Jacobs, Paul Jacobs, Stacy Jacobs, Jeff Jacobs, John and Angie Longenecker, Rao Makineni, Nevins and Margaret McBride, Ray Mirra, Jeffrey Platt, Edward Richard, Drew and Noni Senyei, Steven Strauss and Lise Wilson. Past Broadway productions include Jersey Boys, Cry-Baby, The Farnsworth Invention, Jesus Christ Superstar (2012), Memphis and Doctor Zhivago.
Four time Tony Award winning producer of 35+ Broadway, Off Broadway, touring & int’l shows including Come From Away, Jersey Boys, Fun Home (2015 Tony), Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2014 Tony), and Memphis (2010), and Jersey Boys (2006 Tony), Latitude Link shows have received 53 Tony Award® nominations and have won 22 as well as multiple Olivier, Dora, Green Room, and Helpmann Awards and nominations www.latitudelink.com
is one of the most influential music executives in the history of the industry, discovering and guiding such artists as Hall & Oates, Celine Dion, Mariah, Beyonce, Billy Joel, Shakira and jLo. He is married to Mexican superstar Thalia.
As producer, on Broadway: Summer: The Donna Summer Musical, A Bronx Tale, Jersey Boys, Matilda, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Farnsworth Invention, Urinetown, Into the Woods (‘02 revival), Wrong Mountain and High Society. As actress, on Broadway: The Boys From Syracuse, Me and My Girl, Nine, Annie, City of Angels (L.A.), Into the Woods (original cast and PBS American Playhouse) and numerous Off-Broadway, regional, television and concert appearances.
The Tony Award-winning La Jolla Playhouse is internationally-renowned for creating some of the most exciting and adventurous work in American theatre through its new play and musical development initiatives and innovative Without Walls series. Led by Tony Award-winning Artistic Director Christopher Ashley and Managing Director Debby Buchholz, the Playhouse was founded in 1947 by Gregory Peck, Dorothy McGuire and Mel Ferrer, and reborn in 1983 under the artistic leadership of Des McAnuff. The Playhouse has mounted 105 world premieres, commissioned 60 new works and sent 33 productions to Broadway, garnering 38 Tony Awards- including the currently-running hit musical Come From Away– as well as Jersey Boys, Memphis, SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical, Escape to Margaritaville, The Who’s Tommy, Billy Crystal’s 700 Sundays, and the Pulitzer Prize-winning I Am My Own Wife. Visit lajollaplayhouse.org.
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