Music & Lyrics
Born Israel Beilin in a Russian Jewish shtetl in 1888, he died as Irving Berlin in his adopted hometown of New York City in 1989. Songwriter, performer, theatre owner, music publisher and soldier, he wrote scores to more than a dozen Broadway musicals (including Annie Get Your Gun and White Christmas) and dozens of Hollywood movie musicals. His more than 1,200 songs include White Christmas, Puttin' on the Ritz, Easter Parade, Always, Blue Skies, Cheek to Cheek, There's No Business Like Show Business, Alexander's Ragtime Band and God Bless America. Irving Berlin's love for, and generosity to, the USA is legendary, exemplified by his establishing The God Bless America Fund, which receives all income from his patriotic songs and distributes it to the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. Numerous awards and accolades include an Academy Award for White Christmas, a Congressional Gold Medal, a special Tony Award and commemoration on a U.S. postage stamp. UK productions in recent years include Top Hat (West End and Tour, Olivier Award Winner, Best Musical 2013), and Annie Get Your Gun (UK tour, 2014; Sheffield Crucible, 2016).
David was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Play for his play Venus In Fur, which has been produced all over the country and the world, and was recently turned into a film by Roman Polanski. He is otherwise perhaps best known for his evenings of one-act comedies All In The Timing and Time Flies. Other plays include New Jerusalem: The Interrogation Of Baruch De Spinoza; The Liar (adapted from Corneille); The School For Lies (adapted from Molière); The Metromaniacs (adapted from Alexis Piron); Is He Dead? (adapted from Mark Twain); Ancient History, and Polish Joke. He is a former Guggenheim Fellow in playwriting and lives in New York City.
Paul is Executive Producer Emeritus of the St. Louis Muny, which at 11,350 seats is America's largest theatre. At The Muny, where Irving Berlin's White Christmas began in Summer 2000, Mr. Blake produced over 150 productions, which starred such legends as Phyllis Diller, Howard Keel, and the Radio City Rockettes. His new musical Roman Holiday, with a score by Cole Porter, had its American premiere at The Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis where it played to capacity, and it played at the Golden Gate Theatre in San Francisco in 2017. Currently on Broadway, Mr Blake is the proud producer of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical which ran in the West End at the Aldwych Theatre.
DIRECTOR OF ORIGINAL STAGE PRODUCTION
Nikolai Foster is Artistic Director of Curve. He was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, grew up in North Yorkshire and trained at Drama Centre London and at the Crucible, Sheffield.
At Curve Nikolai has directed the world premiËre productions of Riaz Khan's Memoirs of An Asian Football Casual (adapted by Dougal Irvine) (nominated for Best Regional Production at the WhatsOnStage Awards) & Douglas Day Stewart's An Officer and a Gentleman; Leslie Bricusse's Scrooge; Andrew Lloyd Webber's Sunset Boulevard (& UK tour) Winner Best Musical, Manchester Theatre Awards and Best Regional Production, WhatsOnStage Awards; Joe Orton's What the Butler Saw (with Theatre Royal Bath), Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey's Grease (& Dubai World Trade Centre); Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest (with Birmingham Rep); Spring Awakening (with National Youth Music Theatre); Legally Blonde (Opera Garnier, Monaco & Daegu Opera Festival, South Korea - Winner Best Musical - Daegu International Musical Festival Awards); Truman Capote's Breakfast At Tiffany's (& Haymarket Theatre, London & UK tour); Roald Dahl's The Witches (with Rose Theatre Kingston, Lyric Theatre, Hong Kong, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds & UK tour); Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire; Shakespeare's Richard III; Timberlake Wertenbaker's Our Country's Good and a performance to celebrate the reveal of the tomb of King Richard III at Leicester Cathedral and Jonathan Harvey's Beautiful Thing (Nottingham Playhouse and UK tour).
Nikolai has also served as an Associate Director at West Yorkshire Playhouse in Leeds, where he directed Irving Berlin's White Christmas, Orwell's Animal Farm, Dickens's A Christmas Carol (adapted by Bryony Lavery & Jason Carr), Louise Page's Salonika and Amanda Whittington's Bollywood Jane. He trained at Drama Centre London and at the Crucible, Sheffield (supported by the Regional Theatre Young Director Scheme), where he staged A Chorus Line, Sondheim's Assassins and Shaffer's Amadeus. UK tour productions have included: Tanika Gupta's Great Expectations, Calamity Jane and Coward's A Song at Twilight.
His critically acclaimed production of the Broadway musical Annie recently completed runs at the Piccadilly Theatre, London and at the Mirvish Theatre, Toronto.
Two-time Olivier Award winner - Mary Poppins, Co Choreographer with Sir Matthew Bourne (for which they also received a LA Drama Critics Circle award, a Helpmann Award in Australia and a nomination for a Tony and a Drama desk award for Best Theatre Choreography (Broadway/National Tours/UK Tours), Stephen's second Award was for Hello Dolly! at Regents Park Open Air Theatre.
Olivier Award Nominations include: Gypsy (CFT/Savoy/BBC4); Kiss Me, Kate (CFT/Old Vic); Crazy for You (Regents Park/Novello); Sweet Charity (Chocolate Factory/Theatre Royal); Sinatra (Palladium/UK Tour); Singin' In The Rain (WYP/National) and Soul Train (London/UK Tour).
Other theatre credits include: Guys and Dolls as Director & Choreographer (Royal Albert Hall), Chess (ENO), Scrooge (Curve, Leicester), Guys and Dolls (Milwaukee Rep); Top Hat (Kilworth House Theatre); 42nd Street (also Director, Theatre Du Chatelet); The Resistible rise of Arturo Ui (Movement Director, Donmar Warehouse); Thoroughly Modern Millie (also Director, Kilworth House Theatre); Sunset Boulevard (ENO/Broadway 2017); The Girls (Lowry); Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (WYP/UK Tour); Dreamgirls and Ragtime (Milwaukee Rep); Mack and Mabel (CFT/UK Tour); City of Angels, The Vote (Donmar Warehouse); Singin' In The Rain (Theatre du Chatelet); Die Fledermaus (Met Opera NY); Stephen Ward (Aldwych); The Pajama Game (CFT/Shaftsbury); She Loves Me (also Director, CFT); Betty Blue Eyes (Novello); Shoes (also Director, Sadlers Wells); Me and My Girl (Crucible, Sheffield); Gigi (Regents Park); The Little Mermaid (Broadway); Anything Goes (National/Theatre Royal); On The Town (ENO/Theatre du Chatelet); Acorn Antiques The Musical (London/UK Tour) and Amadeus, Music Man, Funny Girl, How to Succeed, Putting it Together and The Grapes of Wrath all at Chichester Festival Theatre.
Neil trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London.
As Musical Director, theatre includes: Grease (UK & ROI tour), White Christmas (Curve, Leicester), Guys and Dolls (Kilworth House), Scrooge The Musical (Curve, Leicester), A Little Night Music (Watermill Theatre, Newbury), Grease (World Trade Centre, Dubai), Grease (Curve, Leicester), The World Goes Round (Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough), The Great Jewish American Songbook (Upstairs at the Gatehouse) – OFFIE Nominated, ‘Best Musical Director’, The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe (Birmingham REP), Love Birds, (Pleasance, Edinburgh), Cougar The Musical (Belgrade Theatre, Coventry), Carmen Disruption, (Almeida Theatre - Asst. MD), Sleeping Beauty (Theatre Royal, Winchester), Spend, Spend, Spend (Bridewell Theatre), Liza Liza Liza (Yvonne Arnaud and Theatre Royal Windsor), The Wind In The Willows (West Yorkshire Playhouse), Allegro (Bridewell Theatre, LSMT production), Some Like it Hotter (Watermill Theatre and Touring), Copacabana (Watermill Theatre, Newbury), Lunch with Marlene and Noel (New End Theatre and Tour) and Dracula (White Bear, London). Dep. Keys on Chicago (Cambridge Theatre) and Les Misérables (Queen’s Theatre).
Neil has also performed extensively as a solo classical pianist and accompanist at venues in London such as the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Wigmore Hall, St. James’s Piccadilly and St. Martin in the Fields. He has toured SE Asia, the Philippines and Hong Kong, and given recitals in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Paris, Nice, Barcelona, Rome and Hamburg.
He has also worked as MD, vocal and repertoire coach at many leading drama schools, including LSMT, ArtsEd, Guildford School of Acting, Mountview, London Studio Centre.
Theatre includes: An Officer and a Gentleman the Musical (Curve, Leicester), The Winslow Boy (Birmingham Rep), The Best Man (UK tour), Scrooge the Musical (Curve, Leicester), The Winslow Boy (UK tour), Silver Lining (ETT, UK tour), Two Way Mirror (Theatre by the Lake, Keswick) What The Butler Saw (Curve, Leicester and Theatre Royal Bath), The Dresser (Duke of York's, dir. Sean Foley), A Christmas Carol (Corby Cube Theatre), All My Sons (Rose Theatre and Hong Kong), The Lonesome West (Tron Theatre), Lawrence After Arabia, Observe The Sons Of Ulster Marching Towards The Sun, Clever Dick, Out In The Open, Keepers, The Awakening, My Boy Jack (Hampstead Theatre), The Crucible, Waiting For Godot, Faith Healer, A View From The Bridge, The Price, The Cherry Orchard, The Man Who Had All The Luck, All My Sons, Les Liasions Dangereuses, and Death Of A Salesman (Edinburgh Lyceum), The Lady Killers (Olivier award nomination for Best Designer, Vaudeville), A Streetcar Named Desire (Curve, Leicester), Ben Hur (Tricycle), The Heresy Of Love, Doctor Scroggy's War, Blue, Anne Boleyn, All's Well That Ends Well, The Winter's Tale, and In Extremis/Eternal Love (Globe and UK tours), After Electra (Plymouth Theatre Royal & Tricycle), Dead Simple (UK tour), Eternal Love: The Story of Abelard and Heloise (ETT UK tour), Chin Chin (Bill Kenwright UK tour), A Little Hotel On The Side (Theatre Royal Bath), Sherlock Holmes: The Best Kept Secret (West Yorkshire Playhouse & UK tour), The Misanthrope (Liverpool Playhouse and UK tour), A Christmas Carol (Royal & Derngate), The Clean House (UK tour), Shadow Of A Gunman and John Bull's Other Island (Tricycle), Amphibians (RSC), Mountain Language (written and directed by Harold Pinter, Royal National Theatre), Rafts and Image (Royal Court Theatre), Nova Scotia and The Road To Nirvana (Traverse), Darwin In Malibu (Birmingham Rep), Winding The Ball (Royal Exchange), Private Lives and Present Laughter (Theatre Royal Bath and tour), Vita and Virginia (Altes Schauspielhaus, Stuttgart), The Fatherland and Millfire (Riverside Studios) and Time and The Conways (Bristol Old Vic).
He won the Drama Magazine Best Designer Award for Tony Marchant's The Attractions. For The Ladykillers, he has received nominations for Best Set Design at the Olivier Awards and the Whatsonstage.com Awards 2012/2013.
Michael trained as a designer at RADA.
Diego was born in Valencia (Spain) where he trained as an Architect.
In 1992 he moved to Paris (France) to complete a four-year course in Interior Design at the prestigious E.S.A.G. school of Design. For his final diploma he was declared first of his promotion and obtained an Excellency award for his Thesis in Theatre Design.
While in Paris he collaborated with the prestigious American designer Hilton McConnico. Amongst other projects Diego contributed to the design of an exhibition celebrating the ‘Carre' Hermes at the Suntory Museum in Osaka (Japan).
1999 saw Diego relocating to London to study at the Slade School of Art where he successfully completed his MA in Theatre Design. In 2001 he was selected for the Linbury Prize and his design, for Katya Kabanova for the Welsh National Opera, placed him amongst the finalists.
Since then Diego has developed a career as an International Theatre Designer, collaborating with renowned Directors and Companies. His work has appeared in theatres across the UK, Europe and the Caribbean. Some of his recent successes include The Addams Family, Sunset Boulevard in London's West End and Spend, Spend, Spend which won a TMA award for Best Musical in 2009, the 2011 European tour of The Who's Tommy, the 2013 UK and Ireland tour of Fiddler on the Roof starring Paul Michael Glaser and the 2014 UK touring production of Fame.
Stephen Brooker was musical director and conductor for Universal Pictures' film of Les Misérables. He is currently musical supervisor of Miss Saigon (New York 2017, UK Tour 2017 and Tokyo), Sunset Boulevard, The Woman in White, Half A Sixpence (London), Les Misérables (London, New York, Tokyo and Dubai), Mary Poppins (International Tour, Vienna & Stuttgart). He was musical director of The Woman in White, My Fair Lady, Miss Saigon, Les Misérables, Lautrec, Cats, Shall We Dance, The Secret Garden and South Pacific.
Previous supervision: Sunset Boulevard, The Phantom of the Opera 25th Anniversary Performance (DVD), Betty Blue Eyes, Les Misérables 25th Anniversary Concert (O2 Arena), Oliver! (London & UK Tour) My Fair Lady (USA and London), Les Misérables (New York 2006), Cats, Hair, Miss Saigon, Carmen Jones, The Phantom of the Opera, Grease, Fame, Saturday Night Fever, Barnum, Peter Pan and Chess. He was musical consultant for the Les Misérables 25th Anniversary Tour. Stephen conducted the Classical Brit Awards. He was composer and conductor for the original production of Burn the Floor and has written and produced music for many corporate clients including Coca-Cola, Walt Disney, Ford Motors, Toyota Cars, Volvo Cars, Sony Eriksson, BMW, British Airways and Canon.
Orchestral conducting include: The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, West Australian Symphony, Haifa Symphony, Bournemouth Symphony, Hamburg Sinfonia, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, London Mozart Players, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, London and Manchester Concert Orchestras and the Ukraine Opera and Symphony Orchestra. He conducted the Royal Choral Society in the presence of Her Majesty the Queen.
Recordings include: Disney Film Classics and Crazy for Gershwin (BBC Concert Orchestra), studio recording of Hair, cast recordings of The Secret Garden, The Woman in White and South Pacific. He was orchestrator and conductor for Walt Disney's award-winning Animator's Palette and Cinderellabration (Disneyland Tokyo). He produced the ‘live' recording of Oliver! starring Rowan Atkinson, the new recording of Les Misérables and the Dutch and Australian recordings of Mary Poppins. Stephen composed music for Jaguar XE Launch (2016) and Jaguar Range Rover LC560 (2017) He conducted the Oscars - The 85th Academy Awards and is an Australian Helpmann Award winner for Mary Poppins.
Mark has over 30 years' experience as a Lighting Designer and has designed extensively for all the major theatre, dance and opera companies in the UK and has lit over 70 West End and over 25 Broadway productions.
Mark was the recipient of the 1992, 1995, 2000, 2002, 2010 and 2016 Laurence Olivier Award for Lighting Design, in 2006 won a Tony Award for The History Boys on Broadway and in 2013 won the WhatOnStage lighting design award for Sweeney Todd.
Mark won a Welsh BAFTA in 2000 for his work on the televised opening of the Millennium Centre in Cardiff.
A selection of work in the West End and on Broadway includes Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, The Iceman Cometh, The Judas Kiss, Copenhagen, Democracy, Hamlet, The History Boys (also in Los Angeles), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Les Parents Terribles, The Real Thing, Rowan Atkinson in Revue (also World tour), Enron, One Man Two Guvnors,Les Liaisons Dangereuses and Sunset Boulevard.
Mark was an Associate at the Royal National Theatre in London and was Lighting Adviser to the Almeida Theatre.
As Sound Designer: The Jungle Book (UK Tour), Scrooge (Curve, Leicester), Nativity! The Musical (Birmingham Rep and UK Tour); Sunset Boulevard (The Curve/UK Tour); A Little Night Music (The Watermill); Flashdance (UK Tour); Working (Southwark Playhouse); Project Polunin (Sadlers Wells); Brass (Hackney Empire); Bugsy Malone (Curve, Leicester); Crazy for You (Watermill Theatre and UK Tour); Oliver! (Grange Park Opera) Legally Blonde (Curve, Leicester); Tell Me on a Sunday (UK Tour); The Silver Sword (Belgrade, Coventry & Tour); Sweet Charity (Curve, Leicester); Oliver! (Watermill Theatre); Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (UK Tour); Women On the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (Playhouse Theatre, London); The Hired Man (St. James Theatre, London); West Side Story (Victoria Warehouse, Manchester); My Favourite Year (Bridewell Theatre, London); The Tailor Made Man (Arts Theatre, London); The Life, Beauty & the Beast & Legally Blonde, (Arts Educational School, London); Pushing up Poppies (Theatre 503, Battersea, London).
Tom has acted as an Associate Sound Designer on over thirty shows in the UK and internationally. Prior to this he worked as No.1 (Head of Sound), opening and mixing numerous large West End shows over the past two decades.
As a freelance mix engineer Tom has had the privilege of working on countless events, such as the 2012 Olympic stadium athletics and touring with many artists including; The Coral, The Bees, The Lightning Seeds, Elaine Paige, Lewis Taylor, Martina-Topley-Bird and PJ Harvey.
Vocal and Dance Arrangements
New Musical Arrangement
Jamie, born and raised in London, set up Jamie Wilson Productions in 2008. Now aged 30, Jamie has produced over 50 productions both in the UK and Internationally.
Prior to being an independent producer, Jamie worked for theatre producer Mark Goucher. In 2008, he won the Stage One New Producers Bursary Award and was mentored by Paul Elliott.
Jamie is a member of SOLT and the UK Theatre Association and in 2017 was elected a trustee of the Stage One board supporting new producers.
In January 2019, The Stage newspaper listed Jamie among the top 100 most influential people and partnerships in the theatre industry, for the second year running.
In 2019, Jamie is lead producer on three musicals in London, On Your Feet! The Story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan, at the London Coliseum, Nativity! The Musical at the Eventim Apollo and Irving Berlin's White Christmas at The Dominion Theatre.
With the Watermill Theatre, Jamie has produced the critically acclaimed productions of Calamity Jane, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Don Black's classic Tell Me On A Sunday, and Gershwin's hit musical Crazy For You.
In 2016 Jamie and Leicester Curve collaborated to stage a brand-new version of Sister Act directed and choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood and starring Alexandra Burke. In 2018, as well as bringing the stage adaption of An Officer and a Gentleman to UK audiences, they mounted a major revival of Irving Berlin's White Christmas, which will play at the Dominion Theatre in London's West End over Christmas 2019.
In October 2017, in collaboration with The Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Jamie mounted the World premiere of Nativity! The Musical. The production transferred to London's Eventim Apollo for a recording breaking Christmas season. In 2018 Nativity! returned for an extended season and will be back at the Eventim Apollo for a third year in 2019.
In May 2018, Jamie announced that he will be bringing Jerry Mitchell's Broadway hit On Your Feet! The Gloria and Emilio Estefan Story to the London Coliseum from June 2019.
Jamie created and wrote the children's interactive musical Santa Claus and the Christmas Adventure, which premiered at the Ambassadors Theatre in 2011. Since then, along with two other sequels, it has been performed all over the World, with 5 professional productions being presented this Christmas.
Jamie is currently developing and workshopping new musicals and plays that will hopefully have their World premieres in the coming years.
Past productions and co-productions in the West End, on tour in the UK and internationally include:
Calamity Jane, Bruce Forsyth Live at the London Palladium, Robin Cousins' Ice, Andrew Lloyd Webber's Tell Me On A Sunday, When Harry Met Sally, Stones in his Pockets, Love Letters, Sex in Suburbia, Hot Flush!, Paul Zerdin's "No Strings", Ha Ha Hamlet!, Ha Ha Hitler!, Ha Ha Hood!, Hormonal Housewives, Doctor in the House, Santa Claus and the Christmas Adventure, Santa Claus and the Magical Christmas Journey, Santa Claus and the Night Before Christmas, The Night Before Christmas, The Joy of Politics, The Great Australian Drag Show, Variety Attack, Dance Attack and The Wiz.
Jamie Wilson Productions management arm provides a wide range of services to the industry including; market research and consultancy, general management, tour and logistics planning and a full accountancy service.
Producer: Jamie Wilson
Executive Director: Julian Edwards
Finance Director: Simon Freshwater
General Manager: Izzy Tranter
General Manager: Marlaina Darmody
Head of Touring: Sally Bourne
Production and Casting Assistant: Jonny Godbold
Production Assistant: Olivia Morrissey
Senior Accountant: Chris Burrows
Assistant Accountant/Payroll: Charlotte Healy
PA to Jamie Wilson: Eva Carroll
As well as running Mark Goucher Productions Ltd from Covent Garden, Mark is also the CEO of The Everyman Theatre in Cheltenham.
He produced his first show in 1987 on the Edinburgh Fringe and in the West End In 1991.
West End Productions include: The Messiah at The Other Palace, The Height of the Storm at Wyndham’s Theatre, Slava’s Snowshow at the Royal Festival Hall; The Miser at the Garrick Theatre, The Dresser at the Duke Of York’s Theatre; Million Dollar Quartet at The Royal Festival Hall; Taken At Midnight at the Theatre Royal Haymarket; Jeeves and Wooster at the Duke Of York's Theatre; A Chorus Line at the London Palladium; Crazy for You at the Novello Theatre; Yes, Prime Minister at the Gielgud, the Apollo and Trafalgar Studios; Shout! - the Musical at the Arts Theatre; Dickens Unplugged at the Comedy Theatre; Whipping It Up at the New Ambassadors, starring Richard Wilson; Footloose - the Musical at the Novello Theatre; High Society at the Shaftesbury Theatre; The Vagina Monologues at the Wyndham’s Theatre, the Arts and the New Ambassadors; Amajuba at the Criterion Theatre; The Anniversary starring Sheila Hancock, at the Garrick Theatre; the Reduced Shakespeare Company - The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged), The Bible - the Complete Word of God (abridged), The Complete History of America (abridged), all at the Criterion Theatre, where they ran for 10 years; Fame - the Musical at the Victoria Palace, the Cambridge and Aldwych theatres; Elaine Stritch at Liberty at The Old Vic; Rent - the Musical at the Prince of Wales Theatre; The Snowman at the Peacock; Jackie Clune and Graham Norton at the Arts Theatre; Steven Berkoff at the Garrick Theatre; Shopping and F***ing at the Gielgud and Queens Theatre, Trainspotting at the Queen’s and Whitehall theatres; Issey Ogata at the Lyric Theatre; Fever Pitch at the Arts Theatre; Dolly West’s Kitchen at The Old Vic, Kit and the Widow at the Vaudeville; Frantic Assembly at the Ambassadors; Holy Mothers and Last Dance at Dum Dum at the Ambassadors Theatre.
Touring Productions include: Club Tropicana the Musical, The Messiah, The Height of the Storm, Let It Be, Quartet, The Winslow Boy, Hairspray, Million Dollar Quartet, Single Spies, The King’s Speech, Oh What A Lovely War, Pygmalion, Jeeves and Wooster, Yes, Prime Minister, Slava Snowshow, Bette and Joan, Jus’ Like That, The Wedding Singer - The Musical, Shout! - The Musical, The Vagina Monologues, Stones in His Pockets, High Society, Fame - The Musical, Footloose and as general managers for Stop Messing About national tour.
Gavin Kalin Productions Ltd is a theatrical production company that specialise in producing theatre in the West End, on tour throughout the UK and internationally. Recent credits for the West End include 9 to 5 The Musical, Caroline or Change, King Lear, Pinter at the Pinter, The Ferryman, Oslo; On UK Tour include Shrek The Musical, Crazy For You, An Officer and Gentleman The Musical and Priscilla The Musical; and on Broadway credits include The Iceman Cometh, The Ferryman and Hadestown.
In 2018 Gavin Kalin Productions raised finance and invested into forty separate UK based productions. For information on investing in commercial theatre please visit www.gavinkalinproductions.com
Gavin is also the founder of Totally Theatre Productions Ltd, a TV/Video production company that specialise in producing Broadcast and online content for theatre and live entertainment. Clients are worldwide with many in the West End, throughout the UK and on Broadway. www.totallytheatreproductions.com
Kevin McCollum is one of the most prolific and successful Broadway producers with a career spanning 25 years in the theatre industry.
Currently, Kevin has The Play that Goes Wrong playing on Broadway, Something Rotten on tour in the US and Motown: The Musical in the West End.
Kevin has received the Tony Award for Best Musical for In the Heights (2008), Avenue Q (2004), and Rent (1996), which also won the Pulitzer Prize. He produced Motown: The Musical (Broadway & National Tour), The Drowsy Chaperone in 2006, which won five Tony Awards, Baz Luhrmann's production of Puccini's La Boheme in 2002, the touring and Broadway productions of Irving Berlin's White Christmas, the off Broadway hit De La Guarda, the recent hit revival of West Side Story, and Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo.
In 1995 Mr. McCollum co-founded the Producing Office, and has since created Alchemation, a theatrical and media producing company committed to new work.
Mr. McCollum was trained at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and earned his Master's degree in film producing from the Peter Stark Program at the University of Southern California.
In 1995, he received the Robert Whitehead Award for Outstanding Commercial Theatre Producing.
Almost one million people annually engage with Curve through performances and projects at our home in Leicester, across the UK and internationally.
Under the leadership of Chief Executive Chris Stafford and Artistic Director Nikolai Foster, Curve has developed a reputation for producing, programming and touring a bold and diverse programme of musicals, plays, new work, dance and opera. All of this presented alongside a dynamic mix of community engagement, artist development and learning programmes, which firmly places audiences, artists and communities at the heart of everything we do.
Recent Made at Curve productions include Irving Berlin's White Christmas, Dr Seuss's The Cat In The Hat (& UK Tour), the world premiere of Dougal Irvine's adaption of Riaz Khan's Memoirs Of An Asian Football Casual, (nominated for Best Regional Production at the WhatsOnStage Awards 2019), the Curve Young Company and Community production of Joseph Stein's Fiddler On The Roof, the world premiere of An Officer and a Gentleman (& UK Tour), Leslie Bricusse's Scrooge the Musical, the world premiere of Amana Fontanella Khan's Pink Sari Revolution, adapted by Purva Naresh (with Belgrade Theatre Coventry, English Touring Theatre and West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds); a major revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Sunset Boulevard (& UK tour); the world premiere of Ravi Shankar's opera Sukanya (co-produced with the Royal Opera House & London Philharmonic Orchestra); the 50th anniversary production of Joe Orton's What the Butler Saw (with Theatre Royal Bath); Jim Jacobs & Warren Casey's Grease (also in Dubai) and a production of Roald Dahl's George's Marvellous Medicine, adapted by David Wood (co-produced with Rose Theatre Kingston & on tour).
Chief Executive: Chris Stafford
Artistic Director: Nikolai Foster
HR & Operations Director: Julia Bates
Building and Technical Director: Jay Bridges
Associate Director: Suba Das
Finance Director: Abi Jevons
Head of Fundraising: Susie Jordan
Head of Hospitality and Business Relations: David Ross
Director of Audiences: Claire Ward
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