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Who's Who In the Cast

LISA DATZ (Melinda) appeared on Broadway in the original productions of Titanic (Madeleine Astor) and The Full Monty (Pam Lukowski). Off-Broadway: Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Weird Romance, and Stephen Sondheim’s Saturday Night. She also had the honor of performing with rock legends Todd Rundgren and Joe Jackson at The Public Theatre. Regional: Violet (Apple Tree Theatre) for which she received a Jeff Award Nomination, Two Gentlemen of Verona (Center Stage), Empire (Stamford Center for the Arts), Heartland (Madison Repertory), and The Full Monty (Old Globe Theatre). Television and film credits:" Law and Order," "The West Wing,"" As The World Turns," "All My Children," "One Life to Live," "Blue’s Clues," and "Spectropia. ILYJL."

JOSH PRINCE (Steve Leonards) Broadway/National Tours: The Producers (L.A.); Saturday Night Fever; Little Me; Cats. Off-Broadway: Forbidden Broadway. New York: The Pajama Game, Do Re Mi, Babes In Arms (City Center Encores!); Paul Bunyan (NYC Opera); So Long 174th St. (Musicals Tonight). Regional: How To Succeed...; Fiddler On The Roof; Honk (original cast recording); Tin Pan Alley Rag; West Side Story. Film/TV: A Cinderella Story (Warner Bros.);" Law And Order: SVU." Josh loves to direct/choreograph anything he can get his hands on, is currently writing a new musical with composer Barbara Anselmi and is busy producing the debut album of L.A.-based recording artist Amy Ro.

PETER SCOLARI (Bernardo) Broadway: Sly Fox, Hairspray, Out of This World, Ziegfeld Follies (Encores!). The Foreigner (Berkshires Theater Festival, Best Actor Award). Film: The Polar Express, That Thing You Do, From the Earth to the Moon. TV: “Bosom Buddies,” “Newhart” (Three Emmy Nominations, VQT Emmy Award). “Family Ties,” “ER,” “West Wing,” “Tonight Show,” “Letterman,” “Today Show,” “GMA.” Cartoons – “Batman,” “Family Guy,” “Animaniacs,” “Tiny Toons,” “Pinky and the Brain,” and Mr. Scolari's critically acclaimed performance as Mr. Tightrope in “Koko the Clown.” An accomplished juggler, Peter works select birthdays, weddings, and the occassional Bar Mitzvah. Father of up to four children, Cali, Keaton, Nick, and Joe, but no pets. Thanks EJC, AZ, Billy V., Bill T., and Bill W. I love you, Tracy...

MARILYN SOKOL (Martha Leonards) Emmy, Obie, Bistro Awards. Recently featured in film of The Producers (12/05 release). Broadway: Conversations with My Father, Grease, Welcome to the Club, The Great God Brown, Don Juan. Film: Man on the Moon, Foul Play, Basketball Diaries, The Front. Television: “Sex and the City,” “Law and Order,” “Sesame Street,” Emmett Otter's “Jugband Xmas,” “Sneek Peak” (Emmy). Off-Broadway: The Merry Wives of Windsor (NY Shakespeare Festival), The Beggar's Opera (Obie), Sid Caesar & Co. Regional Theatre & Tours: The Food Chain, Fiddler on the Roof, Death Trap, The Sisters Rosensweig, Gypsy, Man of La Mancha. Concerts and Cabaret: Carnegie, Avery Fisher, and Town Halls, Ballroom (Bistro Award).

BRIAN HENDERSON (Nicky Sanders) Promenade debut. Off-Broadway: As You Like It, NYSF Delacorte Theatre; Regional: The Shape of Things, Barrington Stage Co.; The Winter's Tale, Shakespeare on the Sound; The Seagull, Actor's Theatre of Sacramento; Benched, Sacramento Theatre Co. Brian is a recent graduate from NYU's Graduate Acting Program where he recieved his MFA and appeared in such shows as All My Sons, The Suicide, Golden Boy, and The Crucible. He would like to thank Armand Catinari.

MARIA CELLARIO (Martha Understudy) Broadway: The Royal Family with Rosemary Harris, Hedda Gabler with Kate Burton, directed by Nicholas Martin. Off-Broadway: Fugue in a Nursery with Harvey Fierstein, Jules Feiffer’s Hold Me. Also performed at the NY Shakespeare Festival, Lincoln Center, Playwrights Horizons, The American Place Theater, Urban Stages, LaMama, INTAR, The Puerto Rican Traveling Theater, The Lion Theater Co. FILM & TV: "Fools Rush In", Children of a Lesser God", NYPD Blue," "Law & Order," "ER," "Now and Again," "Silk Stalkings."

MITCHELL GREENBERG (Bernardo Understudy) Recently: Paper Mill’s The Baker’s Wife and Folksbiene’s A Novel Romance. Broadway: Many, including Laughter…, Ain’t Broadway Grand, 3Penny Opera, Can-Can, Hollywood / Ukraine, etc. Other highlights: Brighton Beach / Broadway Bound, Art, Old Wicked Songs (at this theatre), The Chosen, Fanny, Talley’s Folly, Two for the Seesaw, Run for Your Wife! , You Never Know, The Cocoanuts (Helen Hays Award nominee) and Yiddle with a Fiddle (winner, Carbonell Award). Film, TV & Radio: Appreciable. Songwriter & crossword fanatic.

JOHN MICHAEL COPPOLA (Nicky u/s, Assistant Stage Manager) has been seen throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe in: Flight of the Lawnchair Man (Goodspeed), A Naughty Night (Duke Theater), Forbidden Broadway, Singin’ in the Rain, She Loves Me, 42nd Street, How to Succeed…, Me & My Girl and Hot Shoe Shuffle. He thanks Jeremy, Liz, and especially Pam for the opportunity to be a part of this production. John is married to the love of his life, Rachel Lafer. Enjoy!

CARRIE KERANEN (Melinda Understudy) is a graduate of the University of Michigan. She loves giving voice to new works. Her favorite role to date was originating “Mattie” in Black Thang for The Defiant Ones. In addition to lending her voice to cartoons, video games and commercials, she also performs stand-up around the city. She would like to thank John for his guidance, Lynette for her patience, and Wes for his support. Enjoy.

STEWART F. LANE (Playwright) Three-time Tony Award winning Producer, for Thoroughly Modern Millie, The Will Rogers Follies, La Cage Aux Folles. Tony Nominations: Fiddler on the Roof (Alfred Molina), Gypsy (Revival)”, 1776 (Revival), The Goodbye Girl, Woman of the Year. Stewart is currently producing Princesses the Musical for a Spring 2006 arrival on Broadway. As a playwright, Mr. Lane wrote If It Was Easy, published by Performing Books (Best New Play Nomination, American Theatre Critics Association ,) The American Way, For the Love of the Arts. Co-owner & operator of the Palace Theatre in NY, partners in The Tribeca Grill Restaurant with Robert DeNiro. Website:

JEREMY DOBRISH (Director) Off-Broadway: Ted Kaczinsky Killed People with Bombs (Spf), The Joys of Sex (Variety Arts), The Tutor (York), Class Mothers ’68 (Drama Desk nomination, best solo performance, Priscilla Lopez), and The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) (Century). Also: WPA, The Kirk, Soho Playhouse, Actor’s Playhouse. His adaptation of Curious George tours the country with TheatreWorks USA. Jeremy is the Artistic Director of adobe theatre company, for whom he has written and/or directed over twenty plays. Jeremy’s plays include Notions in Motion, The Handless Maiden, Blink of an Eye, Superpowers, Orpheus & Eurydice and Eight Days (Backwards), which was produced by the Vineyard Theatre (dir. Mark Brokaw). He lives in Maplewood with his wife Beth and daughter Clea.

MICHAEL GARIN (Original Songs) was a co-creator and starred in the Off-Broadway hit Song of Singapore, winning both the Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk awards. His new CD, “Tulsa Is Just A Slut Spelled Backwards” is almost finished. He plays the piano at The Hotel Giraffe, and plays and sings at The Monkey Bar. He created music and lyrics for the adobe theatre company productions of Poona the F@#K Dog, Duet!, The Handless Maiden, Larry and the Werewolf, and Hooray for Iceboy. He is currently working on a musical adaptation of William Peter Blatty’s John Goldfarb, Please Come Home. Want more?

WILLIAM BARCLAY (Scenic Designer) Broadway: Rupert Holmes’ Solitary Confinement, Sally Marr & Her Escorts. Off-Broadway includes Hello Muddah (Revival), Gershwin’s American Rhapsody, A Shayna Maidel, Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill, Goblin Market, among others. Designed numerous plays and musicals in NYC and Regional Theatres across the country. Films include: (Production Designer) She's the One, Seven Girlfriends, Men of Respect, I Love You I Love You Not, Simply Irresistible; (Art Direction) Glengarry Glen Ross, Beaches, Sudden Death, The Cowboy Way, The Secret Of My Success. This one’s in memory of Mary.

MATTIE ULRICH (Costume Design) has designed over 70 plays, operas, films and musicals. Venues include Manhattan Ensemble Theater, Huntington Theatre Co., Classic Stage Company, Manhattan School of Music, Vineyard Theater, The New Group, Playwrights Horizons, Manhattan Theater Club, Opera Colorado, Philadelphia Opera Company, and The National Shakespeare Company. Favorite projects include 9 Parts of Desire (Manhattan Ensemble); Where Do We Live? (Vineyard Theatre), dir. Christopher Shinn; Roar (The New Group) dir, Marion McClinton; The Mysteries (CSC) dir. Brian Kulick, Bad Date (Playwrights Horizons), dir. John Benjamin Hickey; The Fourth Sister (Vineyard), dir. Lisa Peterson; What the Butler Saw (The New Group), dir. Scott Elliott; La Ronde (Williamstown Theater Festival), dir. Joanne Woodward. Recipient of the Tyro Award for Young Designers from Design Entertainment Magazine

PHIL MONAT (Lighting Designer). Broadway: Sly Fox, Finian’s Rainbow, Sally Marr and Her Escorts, Three from Brooklyn. Off Broadway: Woman Before a Glass” (Obie Award), Adult Entertainment, If It Was Easy, Visiting Mr. Green, Mere Mortals, Robbers, The Springhill Singing Disaster, The Boys In The Band, Three Tall Women, Camping With Henry & Tom (1995 Lucille Lortel Award), The Compleat Works of Wllm Shakspr (Abridged), The World Goes Round With Kander & Ebb, Fortune’s Fools, Godspell, Lady Day At Emerson’s Bar & Grill, and Goblin Market (Drama Desk Nomination). Other NYC designs at Playwrights Horizons, Lincoln Center, Circle Rep, NYSF, Manhattan Theatre Club, Second Stage, and over 30 productions at The Vineyard Theatre. Regionally, he has designed over 300 productions at many of country’s most established LORT theatres.

JILL B C DuBOFF (Sound Design) Broadway: The Constant Wife, The Good Body, Bill Maher: Victory?, Off-Broadway: WELL (Public), Memory House, Spatter Pattern, (Playwrights Horizons), Birdy (WPP), Where Do We Live (Vineyard), The Architecture of Loss (NYTW), Elephant, (Andhow!), Miss Julie (Cherry), The Baltimore Waltz (Signature), Poona The F#@kdog?, Superpowers (adobe). Regional: Top Girls (Williamstown), 2005 Powerhouse (NYS&F), Moot the Messenger, A Nervous Smile (Humana), Jump/Cut (Woolly Mammoth).Television; “Comedy Central Presents: Slovin & Allen”, “NBC Late Fridays,” Nominated for two Drama Desk Awards in 2005.

BONNIE COMLEY (Producer) Ms. Comley credits include the Tony nominated Revival’s of Fiddler on the Roof & Gypsy”. Her London credits include the Olivier nominated productions of Ragtime, Lobby Hero and Thoroughly Modern Mille. She is currently producing Princesses the Musical (music by Matthew Wilder, Lyrics David Zippel, Writers: Bill & Cheri Steinkellner) for a Spring 2006 arrival on Broadway. Films: Show Business (Tribeca Film Festival), Brooklyn Rules, directed by Michael Corrente, starring Alec Baldwin, Freddy Prinze Jr., and Mena Suvari, which is scheduled for a Spring ’06 release. Website:

ROGER ALAN GINDI (General Manager) managed three plays by August Wilson: Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, King Hedley II and Jitney. He produced the Off-Broadway hits The Two and Only and Shakespeare’s R&J. He managed the original smash hit productions of Nunsense and its sequels. He produced Crazy He Calls Me, and was the General Manager of A Small Family Business, Our Country's Good, Mixed Emotions, as well as David Mamet's Oleanna and Larry Kramer's The Destiny of Me, among many others, and will be managing Stewart Lane’s production of Princesses on Broadway this season.

PAMELA EDINGTON (Production Stage Manager) Most recently: Flight of the Lawnchair Man for Goodspeed Musicals, Lynne Taylor-Corbett, director/choreographer. Other recent credits include Second Stage Theatre's Privilege, Peter Askin, director; the workshops of Deep Song, also for Ms. Taylor-Corbett. Broadway/Tours: Coastal Disturbances, Prelude to a Kiss, Family Secrets, The Irish...and How They Got That Way, The Weir, Three Mo' Tenors. Regional work includes projects with: Pearl Theatre Company, Bay Street Theatre, The Cleveland Play House, The Stratford Festival.

GERALD COSGROVE (Stage Manager) Stage Management credits include Privilege, Afterbirth: Kathy and Mo's Greatest Hits (Second Stage), Guantanamo (Culture Project), Elegies (Lincoln Center Theater), Temporary Help (Revelation Theater), The Secretaries, The Medium, My Virginia (NYTW). Directing credits include the American premier of The Donahue Sisters by Geraldine Aron (Stonybrook Theater) and A Loss of Roses by William Inge (Irish Arts Center). Gerald is also the voice of Morgan Merryweather on the video game Grand Theft Auto 3.

PETER R. FEUCHTWANGER for PRF PRODUCTIONS (Production Supervision) Recent New York Credits: Hurlyburly, the Drama Desk winning Toxic Audio, EST’s Roulette, Bill Maher: Victory Begins at Home (Broadway), Rounding Third, Capitol Steps, Between Iraq and a Hard Place, From My Hometown at The Gramercy Theatre, Tea at Five at the Promenade Theater, NY and the Cuillo Playhouse in Florida. As resident production supervision for The New Group, shows include Sin, Aunt Dan and Lemon, Women of Lockerbie, What the Butler Saw, Smelling a Rat, and Comedians. Past production supervision credits: De La Guarda, The 30th anniversary Godspell, Tallulah Hallelujah, and Little Ham. PRF has supervised the past five seasons of Center for Contemporary Opera at the Kaye Playhouse and Symphony Space.

LIZ LEWIS (Casting) For over a decade LLCP has been finding talent in all areas of production including theatre film TV and commercials. Theatrical casting credits include Little Women at the York Theatre the Heiress with the round table theatre ensemble and the Elizabethan Shakespeare company. Many thanks to Bonnie and Stewart for all their confidence in us.

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THE PROMENADE THEATRE built, owned and operated by Ben Sprecher and William P. Miller opened with the Musical Promenade. Following its long run, the Theatre was the home to the 1970 Pulitzer Prize winner No Place To Be Somebody; Long Day's Journey Into Night with Geraldine Fitzgerald, and the five-year run of Godspell. The Promenade Theatre was also the home of the original New York premiere of David Rabe's Hurlyburly, directed by Mike Nichols. The Theatre has presented Viva Vittorio with the international star Vittorio Gassman, Stephen Sondheim's Pacific Overtures, Sam Shepard's Curse Of The Starving Class and A Lie Of The Mind. Most recently shows have included; Simon Gray's The Common Pursuit, Athol Fugard's The Road To Mecca, A. R. Gurney's Cocktail Hour and Love Letters, Terrence McNally's Lisbon Traviata, Jules Feiffer's Elliot Loves directed by Mike Nichols, Breaking Legs starring Vincent Gardenia and Philip Bosco, Wrong Turn At Lungfish starring George C Scott and Tony Danza, Edward's Albee's Pulitzer Prize winning Three Tall Women, Steve Martin's Picasso At Lapin Agile, Two Pianos Four Hands Elaine May and Alan Arkin's Powerplays and Eileen Heckert's farewell performance in THE WAVERLY GALLERY and Alan Bates & Eileen Atkins in Yasmina Reza's The Unexpected Man, Madame Melville starring Macaulay Culkin, The Shape Of Things starring Rachel Weitz and Paul Rudd, Mr Goldwyn starring Alan King and Kate Mulgrew at Tea At Five and Jim Dale in Address Unknown, Fritz Weaver in Trying and Mercedes Ruehl in Woman Before A Glass.