Music & Lyrics
Stephen Sondheim wrote music and lyrics for Saturday Night, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Anyone Can Whistle, Company, Follies, A Little Night Music, The Frogs, Pacific Overtures, Sweeney Todd, Merrily We Roll Along, Sunday in the Park with George, Assassins, Passion, and Road Show, and lyrics for West Side Story, Gypsy, and Do I Hear a Waltz? His collected lyrics with attendant essays have been published in two volumes: Finishing the Hat and Look, I Made a Hat. In 2010 the Broadway theatre formerly known as the Henry Miller Theatre was renamed in his honor.
George Furth graduated from Northwestern University’s School of Speech and received a master’s in fine arts from Columbia. After writing the book for the Tony Award-winning Company, he collaborated again with Stephen Sondheim, writing the book for Merrily We Roll Along. He went on to write the play or book for Twigs, The Act, The Supporting Cast, Precious Sons, and Getting Away with Murder (with Stephen Sondheim). He won the Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, London’s Olivier, Evening Standard Award, Chicago’s Jefferson, the Andy and Drama League awards. He was a member of the Actors Studio and the Dramatists Guild.
Maria Friedman is an internationally-renowned director and actor. Onstage, she has originated roles on Broadway and the West End, and has performed on television and film and in concert halls around the world. Her many accolades include nine Olivier Award nominations and four wins. Her West End directing credits include High Society and Stepping Out. Outside of London, her directorial credits include the British tour of Dusty - The Dusty Springfield Musical and A Little Night Music in Tokyo. Upcoming work includes directing A View From the Bridge in Tokyo. Much of her directorial work to date has been in collaboration with the works’ writers, including this production.
George S. Kaufman & Moss Hart
George S. Kaufman & Moss Hart collaborated on eight plays including Once in a Lifetime, You Can’t Take It with You (Pulitzer), The Man Who Came to Dinner and George Washington Slept Here. Kaufman collaborated with others on Dinner at Eight, Stage Door, Of Thee I Sing (Pulitzer), Animal Crackers, A Night at the Opera. Hart’s other credits: As Thousands Cheer, Lady in the Dark, Light Up the Sky, Camelot (original director); screenplays for Gentleman’s Agreement and A Star Is Born (Garland version); the memoir Act One. Each won Tony Awards for Best Director: Kaufman for the original Guys and Dolls; Hart for the original My Fair Lady.
Harold Prince directed the premiere productions of Cabaret, Sweeney Todd, A Little Night Music, Merrily, Phantom of the Opera, She Loves Me, Company, Follies, Candide, Pacific Overtures, Evita, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Parade, LoveMusik. He produced The Pajama Game, Damn Yankees, West Side Story, Fiddler, A Funny Thing…Forum. Prince of Broadway, a musical compendium of Mr. Prince’s career, opened on Broadway in 2017. His opera productions have been seen at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, the Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Dallas Opera, and Vienna Staatsoper. He received 21 Tony Awards and was a 1994 Kennedy Center Honoree.
Director/choreographer and former Co-Artistic Director of Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch. West End: Stepping Out; A Christmas Carol; Saturday Night; Cat On A Hot Tin Roof; Kean; Dreamboats and Petticoats; Mouthful; High Society; Merrily We Roll Along (and Menier, Huntington, Tokyo, NYTW). Further choreography: Dusty (UK Tour), A Little Night Music (Tokyo), Little Shop of Horrors (Royal Exchange), Parade (Southwark), Oliver! (Watermill), La Périchole (Garsington Opera). Television: BBC1’s “NYE”; “Doctor Who”; and four Olivier Awards Ceremonies. Tim directed the first UK revival of Kinky Boots (New Wolsey) and next directs and choreographs Two Strangers (Carry A Cake Across New York) (Kiln Theatre). @timjcreative
Jonathan Tunick was Stephen Sondheim’s orchestrator of choice, orchestrating nearly all of his musicals. He is currently orchestrating Sondheim’s posthumous musical Here We Are. In 1997, he received the first Tony for orchestrations, elevating him to “EGOT” (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony) status. In 2009 he was inducted into Broadway’s Theatre Hall of Fame.
Scenic and Costume Design
Theatre includes &Juliet, A Doll’s House, Cyrano de Bergerac, Into The Woods, Urinetown, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, Pinter at the Pinter, Evita, Timon of Athens, Guys and Dolls, Knives in Hens, Inadmissible Evidence, Piaf, Twelfth Night, Les Blancs, Antigone, The Pride, Assassins, Merrily…, The Crucible, …Virginia Woolf?, The Caretaker, The Commitments, From Here to Eternity.
Amith Chandrashaker is an internationally renowned lighting designer for Opera, Theatre, and Dance. He is the recipient of the Drama Desk and Henry Hewes awards; Union Trustee for United Scenic Artists, Local USA 829, IATSE; MFA, NYU Tisch School of the Arts and faculty at University of Maryland’s School for Theatre Dance and Performance Studies.
Broadway: New York, New York (Tony Nomination); Kimberly Akimbo; The Old Man and the Pool; Mr. Saturday Night; Head Over Heels; The Band’s Visit (Tony Award, Drama Desk Award); Amélie; Sunday in the Park With George; Allegiance; Gigi; Fun Home; On the Town; First Date; Follies (Tony, Drama Desk Nominations); and Million Dollar Quartet. Many other musicals around the world.
Hair & Wig Design
Broadway: Camelot, The Piano Lesson, Into the Woods, Trouble In Mind, Clydes, Potus, Slave Play, Choir Boy, The Cher Show, Once On This Island, Sunday in the Park with George, In Transit, Eclipsed, Side Show, After Midnight, Fela, A View From the Bridge, South Pacific
Jim Carnahan, CSA
Jim Carnahan has cast over 150 Broadway shows. His recent work includes Appropriate; Doubt; The Shark is Broken; A Doll’s House; Leopoldstadt; A Beautiful Noise; Funny Girl; New York, New York; Lehman Trilogy; Moulin Rouge; Harry Potter; as well as off-Broadway’s Little Shop of Horrors. Recent London includes Plaza Suite, Lemonsx5, Best of Enemies, Eureka Day, Mad House. Film: Ari Aster’s Beau Is Afraid.
Jason Thinger, CSA
Broadway: Funny Girl; A Beautiful Noise; New York, New York; Almost Famous; Take Me Out; A Christmas Carol; Tootsie. Off-Broadway: Little Shop of Horrors, Medea (BAM). Regional/Tours: Funny Girl, A Christmas Carol, The Light in the Piazza (Lyric Opera of Chicago). London/UK: Sinatra, The 47th. TV/Film: The Week Of and The Sinner.
Associate Scenic Design
Grace Laubacher is a Brooklyn-based scenic designer. Recent and upcoming work includes Oklahoma! (West End and Young Vic); A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder and Don Pasquale (Opera Saratoga); Titanique (Daryl Roth Theatre); The Sound of Music (Virginia Opera); La Bohème (Santa Fe Opera). Grace is a designer at Iron Bloom Creative Production, a multidisciplinary design & production company based in NYC. www.gracelaubacher.com
Associate Costume Design
Brian J Bustos
Merrily (NYTW, Huntington). Broadway Associate: The Cher Show (Tony Award), Shrek (Tony Award), Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (Tony Award), Caroline, or Change(Tony Nominee), Cyrano (Tony Nominee), Nine, The Glass Menagerie, Winslow Boy, Well. Broadway Assistant: A Little Night Music, The Little Mermaid, Fiddler on the Roof, Big River. Brian is the CCO of LaDuca Shoes.
Associate Lighting Design
Recent projects: Spamalot (Broadway), & Juliet (Broadway, Toronto), Leopoldstadt (Broadway), Into the Woods (Broadway, NYCC), Company (Broadway, 1st Nat’l Tour), SIX (Aragon Tour), Dear Evan Hansen (Broadway, West End, 1st Nat’l Tour, Toronto). For Disney: Frozen (West End), Hercules (Hamburg, Paper Mill Playhouse). jesscreager.com
Ryan Dobrin (he/him) is one of the Producing Artistic Leaders of the Obie-winning Movement Theatre Company. Previous associate/assistant directing: Diana (Broadway), Merrily… (NYTW), NYCC Encores!, Paper Mill, Ars Nova, MCC, and more. Fellowships/affiliations: The Drama League, Playwrights Horizons, WTF, MTC, Fault Line, and Roundabout (Directors Group Cohort 2). BA: Wesleyan University (Rachel Henderson Prize). SDC member. ryandobrin.com.
A theatre maker with a love for telling stories that ignite curiosity about the human experience. Select Credits: Indecent (Choreographer, Fordham Lincoln Center Campus); Fragments (Director Choreographer, Dixon Place); Emojiland (Associate Choreographer, 1st National); Something Rotten! (Dance Captain, 1st National); Tuck Everlasting (Broadway); YAGMCB (Off-Broadway); The Sound of Music (Paper Mill Playhouse). Love to Michael & Orin. @mandierapoza
Music Supervisor/Orchestrator: In Dreams (UK & Toronto), Crazy For You, Assassins. Music Supervisor: Pacific Overtures (Tokyo, UK), Road Show (Menier), Merrily (West End, off-Broadway), She Loves Me (Menier), The Color Purple (Menier, Broadway, US Tour). Composer for RSC, Globe, Wyndham’s, National and Chichester Theatres, and frequently for Cheek by Jowl (world tours). Films: Allelujah, Stoker, Charlie & the Chocolate Factory, De-Lovely.
Broadway: Company (directed by Marianne Elliott), Wicked, Scandalous, Sweet Smell of Success, The Music Man, The Dead, Jumpers, Cats. London/UK: Company, Gypsy, Wicked, Forbidden Broadway, Pictures from an Exhibition, and currently serves as Literary Associate at The Old Vic. NY Symphony Space (with partner Annette Jolles): New Voices/Project Broadway, Wall-to-Wall Stephen Sondheim and Wall-to-Wall Stephen Schwartz. With love to Mom and Martin.
Associate Music Supervision
Alvin Hough, Jr.
Broadway: New York, New York; The Piano Lesson; Tina; Once On This Island; The Color Purple; Motown. TV/Film: “Annie Live!” (NBC), “Spirited,” “Lyle, Lyle Crocodile,” “South Park” 25th Anniversary commercial series, “Schmigadoon 2,” “Vivo.” Originally from DC, Alvin also has two degrees in meteorology from Harvard and Georgia Tech. Love to his wife, Rebecca, and their children, Samuel and Camille!
Freelance musician and Music Coordinator. Coordinator credits include Some Like It Hot; Six (Broadway/ National Tours); New York, New York; Back to the Future; Merrily We Roll Along; Mr. Saturday Night; Cyrano; Black No More; The Harder They Come; and Suffs.
A Beautiful Noise; Back To The Future; The Book of Mormon; Frozen (North American Tour, Germany, London); Hadestown (Tour); I Need That; The Shark Is Broken. Aurora has been providing technical supervision and production management to the entertainment industry since 1989.
Production Stage Manager
Jhanaë K-C Bonnick
(she/her). Broadway: Sweeney Todd; Six; Macbeth; Caroline, or Change; Slave Play; Hadestown; Gary; Six Degrees of Separation; The Cherry Orchard. Off-Broadway: NYTW, Park Avenue Armory, Ars Nova, Signature, The TEAM. For Kevin A. & Vaughn J. BA SUNY New Paltz. @jhanaekcbm
Select Credits: Fat Ham, The Devil Wears Prada, Trouble in Mind, Merrily We Roll Along (New York Theatre Workshop), Hamilton (And Peggy Company). University of Arizona graduate. For Blanca.
Assistant Stage Manager
Broadway/National Tour: Almost Famous, Tina, Hamilton (And Peggy), Grand Horizons. Other: MCC, The Public, The O’Neill. B.A. Montclair State University. Love to family, friends, and Bug. Grateful.
Broadway: Leopoldstadt, Company, Mean Girls, The Book of Mormon (ACM). From Intern to Company Manager, a member of the TTP office for 15 years. Nothing without Sam, Charlotte, and Felix. Here because of Miss Laurie and Mr. Jim.
Adam J. Miller
Led by David Turner, Rebecca Habel, Adam Miller and Joe Baker, TTP currently manages Merrily We Roll Along, The Shark Is Broken, and The Book Of Mormon. Previous productions include Leopoldstadt, Mean Girls, Company and Death of a Salesman. TTP was formerly known as Thompson Turner Productions, which was founded by Stuart Thompson and David Turner.
Sonia Friedman Productions
Sonia Friedman Productions is an international production company responsible for some of the most successful theatre productions worldwide. Having developed, initiated, and produced over 200 new productions, SFP has won more than 270 major awards, including 61 Oliviers and 39 Tonys, winning the Tony Award for Best New Play four times across five years. Visit soniafriedman.com for full details. Sonia is deeply proud to be working with her sister Maria on Merrily. This show is in the memory of their beloved brother Rick and mother, Clair.
Founder and artistic director of the Menier Chocolate Factory in London. He has produced over 30 West End shows and his productions have won multiple Tony and Olivier Awards. Broadway credits include Sunday in the Park With George, A Little Night Music, La Cage Aux Folles, The Color Purple, Travesties, and Funny Girl.
Current: Kimberly Akimbo; Here Lies Love; Gutenberg! The Musical!; An Enemy of the People. Previous: Mike Birbiglia: The Old Man & The Pool; David Byrne’s American Utopia (Special Tony Award & Emmy nomination); Girl From the North Country; Fleabag; Network; The Boys in the Band; 1984; Nick Kroll & John Mulaney’s Oh, Hello on Broadway; Fully Committed; Gypsy (West End); The Elephant Man; Hedwig; If/Then; Next to Normal; The 25th Annual…Spelling Bee. Education: Yale.
Jeff Romley is a three-time Emmy-nominated producer and honored to be making his Broadway producing debut with Merrily We Roll Along. IG: @JeffRomley www.JeffRomleyPhotography.com