Casting Complete for She Loves Me!
Roundabout Theatre Company Announces
Tony Award winner MICHAEL MCGRATH
TO JOIN PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED STARS
Tony Award winner
LAURA BENANTI JOSH RADNOR
Tony Award winner Tony Award nominee & Olivier Award winner
RENÉ AUBERJONOIS GAVIN CREEL
Tony® & Olivier Award winner, Emmy & Golden Globe nominee
A new Broadway production of
SHE LOVES ME
Nicholas Barasch Peter Bartlett
Cameron Adams, Justin Bowen, Preston Truman Boyd, Alison Cimmet, Benjamin Eakeley,
Sara Edwards, Michael Fatica, Gina Ferrall, Jenifer Foote, Andrew Kober, Laura Shoop, Jim Walton
Book by Lyrics by Music by
Joe Masteroff Sheldon Harnick Jerry Bock
Based on a play by Miklos Laszlo
Music Direction by
Preview performances begin February 5, 2016
Opening night is March 3, 2016
Limited engagement through May 22, 2016
On Broadway at Studio 54
Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) is thrilled to announce that Tony Award winner Michael McGrath (Sipos) will join previously announced stars, Laura Benanti (Amalia), Josh Radnor (Georg), René Auberjonois (Maraczek), Gavin Creel (Kodaly) and Jane Krakowski (Ilona) in a new Broadway production of SHE LOVES ME, directed by Scott Ellis, choreographed by Warren Carlyle with musical direction by Paul Gemignani. This classic musical comedy features a book by Joe Masteroff, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick and music by Jerry Bock. The production is part of Roundabout’s 50th Anniversary season.
The cast will also feature Nicholas Barasch (Arpad) and Peter Bartlett (Head Waiter) and ensemble members Cameron Adams, Alison Cimmet, Justin Bowen, Preston Truman Boyd, Benjamin Eakeley, Sara Edwards, Michael Fatica, Gina Ferrall, Jenifer Foote, Andrew Kober, Laura Shoop, Jim Walton.
In a special celebration of Roundabout’s 50th Anniversary season, She Loves Me returns to Broadway in a new production led by Roundabout’s Associate Artistic Director Scott Ellis. Scott directed Roundabout’s ten-time Tony nominated revival of She Loves Me in 1993, which marked the first Broadway musical in the company’s history and launched the Musical Theatre Program at Roundabout. Highlights from Roundabout’s Musical Theatre Program include Cabaret, Nine, Assassins, Violet, The Pajama Game, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Sunday in the Park with George, Anything Goes and On the Twentieth Century.
She Loves Me will begin preview performances on February 5, 2016 and officially open on March 3, 2016. This is a limited engagement through May 22, 2016 at Studio 54 on Broadway (254 West 54th Street).
The creative team includes David Rockwell (sets), Jeff Mahshie (costumes), Don Holder (Lights), Jon Weston (Sound), Larry Hochman (Orchestrations), David Krane (Dance Arrangements & Incidental Music).
Michael McGrath returns to Roundabout after starring in their critically acclaimed production of On the Twentieth Century. Jane Krakowski also returns following her Tony-winning performance in Roundabout’s 2003 Broadway production of Nine. Laura Benanti also starred in Roundabout’s production of Nine and Josh Radnor, Jane Krakowsi and Peter Bartlett starred in a special one-night only gala reading of She Loves Me in 2011. The company of She Loves Me represents many Roundabout alumni including Nicholas Barasch, Alison Cimmet, Justin Bowen, Preston Truman Boyd, Benjamin Eakeley, Gina Ferrall, Jenifer Foote and Jim Walton.
She Loves Me is a heartwarming musical comedy classic about finding love the good old-fashioned way. It follows Georg (Radnor) and Amalia (Benanti), two parfumerie clerks who aren’t quite the best of friends. Constantly bumping heads while on the job, the sparring coworkers can’t seem to find common ground. But little do they know, the anonymous romantic pen pals they have both been falling for happen to be each other! Will love continue to blossom once their identities are finally revealed?
The celebrated score features favorites such as “Vanilla Ice Cream”, “A Romantic Atmosphere”, “Dear Friend” and “She Loves Me.” The musical is based on a play by Miklos Laszlo, whose well-known romantic story was the basis for the 1940 James Stewart film “The Shop Around the Corner” and the 1998 Tom Hanks & Meg Ryan film “You’ve Got Mail”.
Major support for She Loves Me is provided by The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation.
She Loves Me benefits from Roundabout’s Musical Theatre Fund with lead gifts from The Howard Gilman Foundation and Perry and Marty Granoff.
Tickets for She Loves Me are first made available to subscribers and donors. Whether you are interested in the best value or VIP experiences, Roundabout has a package option for you. Visit roundabouttheatre.org or call 212-719-1300 for more info. For first access to tickets and insider news, sign up for Roundabout’s email club at www.roundabouttheatre.org or by calling Roundabout Audience Services at 212.719.1300.
Beginning September 13, tickets will be made available to the general public by calling 212.719.1300, online at www.roundabouttheatre.org, and in person at Roundabout’s Studio 54 Box office (254 West 54th Street). Single tickets for She Loves Me range in price from $52-$147.
LAURA BENANTI (Amalia). Tony Award-winner Laura Benanti recently joined the season 3 cast of ABC's hit series "Nashville" guest-starring as songbird Sadie Stone. Last year, Laura appeared in recurring roles on CBS'S "The Good Wife" and HBO's "Nurse Jackie" in addition to her critically acclaimed performance as Elsa Schrader in NBC's “The Sound of Music LIVE”, starring Carrie Underwood. In addition to television work, Ms. Benanti is a highly celebrated, four time Tony Award-nominated stage actress who took Broadway by storm at the age of 18. She received a Drama Desk award, Outer Critics Circle Award and a Tony Award Nomination for her starring role in the Broadway production of Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown for Lincoln Center where she also starred in the Broadway production of Sarah Ruhl's In the Next Room or The Vibrator Play. Ms. Benanti earned the 2008 Tony Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical, a Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award for her revelatory portrayal of Gypsy Rose Lee in Gypsy opposite Patti LuPone and directed by Arthur Laurents. Her other Broadway roles include The Wedding Singer, Nine, starring Antonio Banderas, her Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award-nominated performance of Cinderella in Stephen Sondheim's Into the Woods and her sultry Tony nominated turn in Swing! Ms. Benanti made her Broadway debut as Maria in The Sound of Music opposite Richard Chamberlain. Other distinguished theater performances include the Public Theater's production of Christopher Durang's Why Torture is Wrong and the People Who Love Them, Perdita in The Winter's Tale at the Williamstown Theatre Festival opposite Kate Burton, Anne in A Little Night Music at the L.A. Opera opposite Victor Garber, Eileen in Wonderful Town opposite Donna Murphy and most recently her portrayal of Rosabella in the Most Happy Fella, both for City Center Encores! Ms. Benanti completed a week-long engagement at the popular New York cabaret club, 54 Below, for which The New York Times hailed her as a "supremely confident" performer whose "bright, full soprano, with its semi-operatic heft, can go almost anywhere." In September 2013, she released her debut album, "In Constant Search of the Right Kind of Attention: Live at 54 BELOW" on Broadway Records to ecstatic reviews. Laura currently performs her concerts in venues around the country and even recently performed for the President and First Lady of the United States at both the Fords Gala and the Kennedy Center Honors in Washington DC. Laura's past television credits include a starring role in the NBC series "The Playboy Club" and "Go On" opposite Matthew Perry. She also starred in the F/X original series "Starved". Ms. Benanti recurred on "Law and Order: SVU," "Royal Pains," and "Eli Stone." and had appearances on "The Big C" and "Elementary". Next up Laura will be starring in Radio City Music Hall's Spring Spectacular, directed by Diane Paulus and Warren Carlyle, as well as a one night only concert version of Parade at Avery Fisher Hall. She currently resides in Manhattan. Website:LauraBenanti.com. Twitter: @LauraBenanti
JOSH RADNOR (Georg). Radnor recently starred in Ayad Akhtar’s Disgraced on Broadway. Radnor wrote, directed, and starred in two films, both of which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival before being released in theaters: The Audience Award-winning “happythankyoumoreplease” opposite Kate Mara, Malin Akerman, and Tony Hale and “Liberal Arts” opposite Elizabeth Olsen, Richard Jenkins, Allison Janney, and Zac Efron. He was last seen in Jill Soloway’s “Afternoon Delight” (Sundance, 2013) opposite Kathryn Hahn and Juno Temple. Recently finished a nine-season run playing Ted Mosby on CBS's Emmy-nominated comedy “How I Met Your Mother.” His other television credits include guest appearances on "ER," "Six Feet Under," and "Law & Order" among others. He was a series regular on ABC's "The Court" starring Sally Field. He made his film debut in the original teen spoof "Not Another Teen Movie." On Broadway he also played the title character in “The Graduate” opposite Kathleen Turner. Off-Broadway and regionally, he has appeared at the Manhattan Theater Club, The Vineyard Theater, and Baltimore Center Stage, among others. In Los Angeles, he appeared in the Ovation Award-winning world premiere production of Jon Robin Baitz's "The Paris Letter.” Recently Josh appeared in New York Stage and Film’s world premiere production of Richard Greenberg's “The Babylon Line,” directed by Terry Kinney.
RENÉ AUBERJONOIS (Maraczek) received a Tony Award for his performance in the musical, Coco, with Katharine Hepburn. Other Broadway credits include: Sly Fox (Outer Circle Critics Award nomination), Dance of the Vampires, City of Angels, Metamorphosis, Big River, Break a Leg, The Good Doctor, Tricks, Twelfth Night, Fire!, A Cry of Players and King Lear. He also earned rave reviews in the title role of The Imaginary Invalid at The Shakespeare Theatre in Washington, DC. René has worked extensively in television and film, including a rather famous stint as Clayton Endicott III on the comedy series “Benson,” as well as seven years on “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” as Odo. He has made guest star appearances on numerous television series, including “The Practice,” “Judging Amy,” “Enterprise” and “Frasier,” and as a regular on ABC’s “Boston Legal” as Paul Lewiston, colleague and nemesis to Alan Shore (James Spader) and Denny Crane (William Shatner). Recent TV guest roles include the recurring character of “Hugo Miller” on “Warehouse 13” and appearances on “Bored to Death,” “Criminal Minds,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” and “The Good Wife,” and his voice work can be heard on cartoon series such as “Looney Tunes,” “Pound Puppies” and “Archer.”
GAVIN CREEL (Kodaly) won the 2014 Olivier and WhatsOnStage Awards for his starring role as "Elder Price" in the London production of The Book of Mormon. He is a two-time Tony Award nominee for his performances as "Claude" in Hair and "Jimmy" in Thoroughly Modern Millie. Additional credits include the Broadway production of The Book of Mormon, the 2004 revival of La Cage Aux Folles, the Goodman Theatre/Kennedy Center production of Sondheim & Weidman's Bounce (dir. Hal Prince), A.R.T.'s world premiere of Prometheus Bound, as well as Hair and Mary Poppins in the West End. Creel has recorded three original albums, is a member of the Broadway Inspirational Voices Choir and graduated from The University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre and Dance. As a co-founder of Broadway Impact and for his work fighting for marriage equality, Creel has been recognized as one of OUT Magazine's OUT 100, and in 2011, he co-wrote and released the single "Noise," to raise money and awareness for that fight.
MICHAEL MCGRATH (Sipos) won a Tony Award for his performance in Nice Work If You Can Get It on Broadway. Other Broadway credits include On the Twentieth Century, Born Yesterday, Memphis, Is He Dead?, Spamalot (Tony Award nomination), Wonderful Town, Little Me, Swinging On A Star (Theatre World Award), The Goodbye Girl and My Favorite Year. Michael also appeared in the City Center Encores! productions of Follies, The Boys from Syracuse and DuBarry Was A Lady. His Off-Broadway credits include: The Coconuts, The Butter And Egg Man, Game Show, Louisiana Purchase and Forbidden Broadway. Michael has appeared on television in “The Martin Short Show.” His film credits include: The Interpreter, Changing Lanes and Ira and Abby.
JANE KRAKOWSKI (Ilona) is most commonly known for her role as Jenna Maroney on NBC’s Emmy Award-winning 30 Rock. Krakowski was honored with four Emmy nominations for her work on the show, as well as a collective 2009 Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series, along with additional nominations in that category in 2013 and 2014. She was first introduced to the TV mainstream with her Golden Globe-nominated portrayal of Elaine Vassal on the Emmy, Golden Globe, and SAG Award-winning Ally McBeal. Most recently, Jane reteamed with her 30 Rock collaborators Tina Fey and Robert Carlock for The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt for Netflix. Her other television guest starring appearances have included iconic shows like Modern Family, The Simpsons, American Dad, and even Sesame Street. Jane received the 2003 Tony Award for her portrayal of Carla in the Broadway musical Nine, opposite Antonio Banderas. Her performance in Nine also earned her a Drama Desk Award and an Outer Critics Circle Award. She earned her first Tony nomination for her work in the original Broadway production of Grand Hotel. Other Broadway credits include Company, Once Upon a Mattress, Tartuffe, and Starlight Express. Krakowski won an Olivier Award while starring in Guys and Dolls with Ewan McGregor in London's West End. She also starred in the Encores! revival of Damn Yankees opposite Sean Hayes. Making her film debut as Cousin Vickie in National Lampoon’s Vacation, Krakowski has also starred in the films Alfie, Pretty Persuasion, Kit Kittredge: An American Girl, Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant, Brother’s Keeper and the upcoming Big Stone Gap. Next up Jane can be seen in Sony Pictures’ summer blockbuster Pixels opposite Adam Sandler and Kevin James.
NICHOLAS BARASCH (Arpad), age 17, made his Roundabout debut as Deputy/Master Nick Cricker in the acclaimed Broadway revival of The Mystery Of Edwin Drood (Scott Ellis, dir.). Other Broadway: Kiddo in West Side Story (Arthur Laurents, dir.). Nicholas has performed regionally in the new musical Because of Winn Dixie (Delaware Theatre Company, Marcia Milgrom Dodge, dir.), the world premiere of Leap Of Faith, originating the role of Boyd McGowan (Ahmanson Theatre, Rob Ashford, dir.), and West Side Story (The National Theatre). Nicholas also appeared as Daniel Smith in the Brooklyn Academy of Music/New York City Opera production of Anna Nicole: The Opera at BAM (Richard Jones, dir.). His television/film credits include New Form Digital's "Mr. Student Body President" (Ryan Hunter, dir.), HBO's "How to Make it in America," and Nickelodeon's "The Backyardigans"(series regular). Nicholas' voice can be heard on the Grammy Award-winning cast recording of West Side Story as well as the cast recording of ...Drood. Nicholas is a senior at Professional Children's School in NYC.
PETER BARTLETT (Head Waiter). Broadway: Something Rotten, Cinderella, A Free Man of Color, The Drowsy Chaperone, The Frogs, Never Gonna Dance, Voices in the Dark, Beauty and the Beast, Boom Boom Room, A Patriot for Me. Off-Broadway: The Illusion; What's That Smell-The Music of Jacob Sterling; The New Century; The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told (Drama Desk nomination); Mr. Charles, Currently of Palm Beach; Jeffrey; The Lady in Question. Encores!: Call Me Madam; A Connecticut Yankee. Regional: La Jolla (The Importance of Being Earnest, Drama-Logue Award), Williamstown (Light Up the Sky), Theater-in-the-Square (Jeffrey, Drama-Logue and Bay Area Critics Circle Awards). Film: Meet the Parents, The Producers, The Princess and the Frog, Jeffrey, Get Well Soon, From Other Worlds. TV: “The Big C, “"Law and Order", "Law and Order: CI," "Ed," One Life to Live (Nigel and Nevil).
CAMERON ADAMS. Broadway: The Music Man (Zaneeta), Oklahoma!, Hairspray (u/s Amber), Cry-Baby (u/s Allison), Shrek, Promises, Promises (Miss Della Hoya), How To Succeed… (u/s Rosemary), Nice Work If You Can Get It (u/s Billie and Jeannie), Gigi (u/s Liane). Off Broadway/Regional: Follies, Little Me (NYCC Encores!); Inventing Mary Martin, The Unsinkable Molly Brown (Maureen), My Paris (Jane Avril). TV: NBC’s “The Sound of Music Live!” ABC/Disney’s “The Music Man” (Zaneeta), FX’s “The Americans.”
JUSTIN BOWEN. Credits include On the Twentieth Century and Chaplin the Musical on Broadway (Chaplin u/s), City Center Encores! (On Your Toes), Paper Mill Playhouse (Hero, A Funny Thing…Forum), Goodspeed Musicals (Mickey, Hello! My Baby), Stages St. Louis (Tom Sawyer, Big River), Yale Institute for Music Theatre, NYMF, as well as CBS’ “My Broadway Debut.” BM, Music Theatre, Florida State University.
PRESTON TRUMAN BOYD. Broadway: On the Twentieth Century, Bullets Over Broadway (Ensemble), Big Fish (Ensemble). National tours: Jersey Boys (Bob Gaudio), Young Frankenstein (the Monster). Regional: the Muny, KC Starlight, VSC, USO on the USS Wisconsin. TV: “Guiding Light,” “The 68th Annual Tony Awards.” NFAA winner with Placido Domingo. prestontrumanboyd.com
ALISON CIMMET. Roundabout: The Mystery of Edwin Drood. Broadway: Bonnie & Clyde (Stella), Baby It’s You! (standby for Beth Leavel), A Tale of Two Cities (Mrs. Cruncher), Chance & Chemistry (Actors Fund benefit). AlisonCimmet.com.
BENJAMIN EAKELEY. Broadway: Cabaret, On A Clear Day, You Can See Forever and Sweeney Todd. National Tour: Sweeney Todd (The Beadle). Regional: Sunset Boulevard (Joe Gillis) at the Pioneer Theatre; Marry Me a Little at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park; You Can’t Take It With You (Tony Kirby) at the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis and Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park; White Christmas (Bob Wallace), Dial M for Murder (Max) and I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change at the Engeman Theatre; Something’s Afoot (Nigel Rancour) at the Goodspeed Opera House; and 3 seasons with the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, including A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Demetrius), Illyria (Sir Andrew Aguecheek) and Love’s Labour’s Lost (Dumaine). TV credits include Orange Is The New Black, The Good Wife and the HBO pilot The Money. Film credits include The Good Shepherd (dir. Robert De Niro), An Englishman in New York and 4 upcoming features. Regional Winner, Lotte Lenya Competition for Singers. Graduate of Yale University.
SARA EDWARDS. Broadway: Chaplin, Follies, White Christmas. NY: On Your Toes, Of Thee I Sing, No No Nanette.
MICHAEL FATICA. Broadway/NY: Newsies (OBC/ Dance Captain), Radio City New York Spring Spectacular (Assistant Choreographer), Steps in Time with Tommy Tune. National Tours: Matilda (1st National), Beauty and the Beast (Lefou), Cats. Regional: Papermill Playhouse (Elf), Fulton Theatre, Westchester Broadway Theatre, John W. Engeman Theatre. Commercials: Retailmenot.com, Doritios Super Bowl (Web only). Proud FSU Grad.
GINA FERRALL. BROADWAY: It Shoulda Been You, Mamma Mia! (Rosie), Beauty & the Beast, Big River, Jane Eyre, The Sound of Music, A Funny Thing Happened… , Les Miserables. NATIONAL TOUR: Wicked (Madame Morrible). CONCERTS: Jerry Springer: The Broadway Musical, Sweeney Todd (NY Philharmonic). TV: The Sound of Music LIVE! (NBC).
JENIFER FOOTE. Broadway: On the Twentieth Century, The Mystery of Edwin Drood starring Chita Rivera, Follies, Rock of Ages, A Chorus Line, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Frank Wildhorn's Dracula, Annie Get Your Gun. She can be seen in the 2014 film, The Last Five Years. Associate director/choreographer credits: Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella (national tour), The Cradle Will Rock starring Patti LuPone (the Acting Company), Elf (Papermill Playhouse), Sweeney Todd starring Emma Thompson (NY Philharmonic, PBS). Jenifer is a proud graduate of the University of California at Irvine.
ANDREW KOBER. Andrew was most recently seen on Broadway in the original cast of the 2014 revival of Les Miserables. He also appeared in the Shakespeare in the Park, Broadway, and West End companies of Hair as Claude's Father and Margaret Mead, as well as the First National Tour of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Regionally, he has been seen at The Old Globe, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Yale Rep, Barrington Stage, The Denver Center, and Buck's County Playhouse, among others. On camera, Andrew has been featured on "House of Cards" (Netflix), "Boardwalk Empire" (HBO), "Blue Bloods" (CBS), and "Pan Am" (ABC), as well as the short films, Chin Up and Keeping Them Blind. Andrew works frequently as a concert and cabaret artist, and his solo show, Koberet, has been seen all around New York City, including at Joe's Pub, (le) Poisson Rouge, 54 Below, and at The New York Musical Theatre Festival. He received his BFA in Acting from Carnegie Mellon University, and works as a private acting coach in New York. His work as a singer can be heard on Bobby Cronin's "Reach the Sky", Drew Gasparini's "I Could Use a Drink", David Are's "Friends for a Few", and the 2009 Broadway revival cast recording of "Hair." www.andrewkoberonline.com
LAURA SHOOP. NY: The Tempest, Show Boat, Into The Woods, Jerry Springer- The Opera, Bernarda Alba, Fiddler On The Roof, Oklahoma! Tour: Thoroughly Modern Millie. Regional: Bridges of Madison County (Williamstown), The Rocky Horror Show (Old Globe), Cabaret and Run For Your Wife (Engeman), Carousel (Paper Mill), A Funny Thing…Forum (Sacramento Music Circus), Lady In The Dark (Prince). Concerts: Hello, Dolly! and Yuletide (Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra). TV/Film: Equity (out 2016), Sound of Music, Live! Juilliard Graduate. www.LauraShoop.com
JIM WALTON. Roundabout: On the Twentieth Century, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Death Takes a Holiday and Bye Bye Birdie. Other credits: Merrily We Roll Along, 42nd Street, Sweeney Todd, And the World Goes ’Round, The Music Man, Guys and Dolls. On PBS: “Crazy for You,” “Sondheim! The Birthday Concert” and “Company: In Concert.”
JOE MASTEROFF (Book). Born in 1919 in Philadelphia, he had only one dream from infancy: to write for the theatre. After the essential lonely childhood and four year stint in the air force, he came to New York to face his future: book-writer or book seller? Luckily, luck intervened. Before long he had three shows on Broadway bearing his name: The Warm Peninsula starring Julie Harris, and two musicals She Loves Me and Cabaret, for which he was the book-writer. Thanks to indulgent parents, the New Dramatists, Hal Prince, and many others, he is now retired and living in subdued luxury.
SHELDON HARNICK (Lyrics). Mr. Harnick’s musical theatre career began in the 1950s with songs (e.g. "The Boston Beguine," "Merry Little Minuet") in revues on and Off-B'way. In 1957 he teamed with Jerry Bock to create the scores for a number of memorable musicals including Fiorello (Tony Award, Pulitzer Prize), She Loves Me (Grammy), Fiddler on the Roof (Tony), The Rothschilds and The Apple Tree. Other musicals: Rex (Richard Rodgers), A Wonderful Life (Joe Raposo), A Christmas Carol (Michel Legrand), The Phantom Tollbooth (Arnold Black and co-librettist Norton Juster) and Dragons (for which he wrote book, lyrics and music). He has contributed songs to the films The Heartbreak Kid, Blame It on Rio (Cy Coleman) and Aaron's Magic Village (Legrand). In the world of opera, he has provided librettos for Jack Beeson's Cyrano, Dr. Heidegger's Fountain of Youth and Captain Jinks of the Horse Marines, Henry Mollicone's Coyote Tales and Thomas Z. Shepard's Love in Two Countries. Mr. Harnick has won two Tony Awards, two Grammy Awards, three gold records and a platinum record. He and his wife Margery have two children, Beth and Matthew. He is a longtime member of the Dramatists Guild and Songwriters Guild.
JERRY BOCK (Music). Jerry Bock was born in New Haven on November 23, 1928. Thirty years later he and Sheldon Harnick gave birth to The Body Beautiful in Philadelphia. In between was Catch a Star and Mr. Wonderful (starring Sammy Davis Jr.). Bock and Harnick's celebrated collaboration yielded five scores in seven years: The Body Beautiful, Fiorello (winner of the B'way triple crown: Tony Award, NY Critics Circle Award, Pulitzer Prize for Drama), Tenderloin, She Loves Me, Fiddler on the Roof (nine Tonys, including Best Musical), The Apple Tree and The Rothschilds. In addition to the silver anniversary production of Fiddler (from which a major excerpt was featured in Jerome Robbins' Broadway), a highly esteemed revival of The Rothschilds enjoyed a successful run Off-B'way. Bock and Harnick have been inducted into the Theatre Hall of Fame, received the Johnny Mercer Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame and were awarded the Spirit of American Creativity Award. But it was the award of an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from the U. of Wisconsin that Bock held near and dear, for it was there that he met his wife, and it was there that he decided to be a composer.
SCOTT ELLIS (Director) was most recently represented on Broadway with On the Twentieth Century. Other Broadway credits include Elephant Man, You Can’t Take It with You, The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Tony nomination, Best Direction of a Musical; Tony nomination, Best Revival of a Musical), the critically acclaimed production of HARVEY starring Jim Parsons, the Kander and Ebb musical Curtains starring David Hyde Pierce (Tony Nomination, Best Direction of a Musical), The Little Dog Laughed (Lucille Lortel Award Nomination), Twelve Angry Men (Tony Award and Drama Desk nominations), Arthur Miller’s The Man Who Had All The Luck starring Chris O’Donnell, THE Rainmaker starring Woody Harrelson, 1776 (Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Tony Award nominations), Company, Steel Pier (Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and Tony Award nominations), She Loves Me (Drama Desk and Tony Award nominations, Outer Critics Circle Award, Olivier Award for Best Director London Production), Picnic, A Month In The Country Starring Helen Mirren. Off-Broadway Credits Include Gruesome Playground Injuries, The Understudy, Streamers, Mr. And Mrs. Fitch, Good Boys And True, The Waverly Gallery, The Dog Problem, Flora, The Red Menace, Dark Rapture, That Championship Season, and The World Goes ‘Round…The Songs Of Kander And Ebb (Drama Desk Award and Outer Critics Circle nomination). For television, the Executive Producer on Showtime’s “Weeds” for the three years. Other credits include “The Michael J. Fox Show,” “30 Rock” (Emmy Nomination, Outstanding Directing For A Comedy Series), “Modern Family,” “Nurse Jackie,” “The Good Wife”, “Hung,” and “The Closer”. A graduate of Chicago Goodman School of Drama and is the Associate Artistic Director of the Roundabout Theatre Company.
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Roundabout’s 2014-2015 season concludes with the world premiere of Joshua Harmon’s Significant Other, directed by Trip Cullman.
Roundabout’s 50th anniversary season in 2015-2016 includes: Clive Owen, Eve Best and Kelly Reilly in Old Times by Harold Pinter, directed by Douglas Hodge; Andrea Martin, Campbell Scott, Tracee Chimo, Daniel Davis, David Furr, Kate Jennings Grant, Megan Hilty, Rob McClure and Jeremy Shamos in Noises Off by Michael Frayn, directed by Jeremy Herrin; The Humans by Stephen Karam, directed by Joe Mantello; Keira Knightley, Gabriel Ebert, Matt Ryan and Judith Light in a new adaptation of Thérèse Raquin by Helen Edmundson, based upon the novel by Émile Zola, directed by Evan Cabnet; Laura Benanti, Josh Radnor, René Auberjonois, Gavin Creel and Jane Krakowski in She Loves Me by Joe Masteroff, Sheldon Harnick and Jerry Bock, directed by Scott Ellis; Jessica Lange, Gabriel Byrne and John Gallagher, Jr. in Long Day’s Journey Into Night by Eugene O’Neill, directed by Jonathan Kent. The 2015-2016 Roundabout Underground production is Ugly Lies the Bone, a new play by Lindsey Ferrentino, directed by Patricia McGregor.
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