The producers of the new musicalA policeman and a gentleman, based on the Academy Award-winning film and original screenplay by Douglas Day Stewart, announced today that it will have its world premiere at The Smith Center for the Performing Art in Las Vegas from October 26-31, 2021, followed by a multi-tour of one year, which will visit more than 50 cities in the 2021-2022 season.
The North American tour cast will feature Wes Williams as Zack and Mia Massaro as Paula in the lead roles, along with Emily Louise Franklin as Lynette, Ramone Nelson as Sid, Amaya White as Casey Seeger, Roxy York as Esther and David Wayne Britton as marine. Gunnery Sergeant Emil Foley.
Rounding out the group are Zare Anguay, J Travis Cooper, Christopher Robert Hanford, Kyler Hershman, Joey Ledonio, Nathaniel D. Lee, Cameron Loyal, Logan Marks, Nicole Morris, Blake Sauceda, Elise Shangold, KD Stevens, Shelly Verden and Jillian Worthing.
“A great film can inscribe itself in the cultural memory of a generation. Our goal was to build on that memory and rethink history through the lens of musical theater,” says producer Stephen Gabriel of Work Light Productions.
“We've waited a long time to bring the shows back to our Southern Nevada community and host the world premiere ofA policeman and a gentlemanmeans that Southern Nevadans will be the first to see this incredible production," said Myron Martin, President and CEO of The Smith Center. "With our world-class venue and welcoming community eager for quality shows, we know The Smith Center will be the perfect launch pad for this exciting national tour."
"Like all good storiesA policeman and a gentleman takes place in a particular world with its own culture, customs, and customs – the US Navy,” says co-writer and director Dick Scanlan. "And like all great stories, its themes are universal: love, bravery, and the way our reasons for chasing a dream determine whether we achieve it or not."
The show features hits by Rick Springfield, Styx, Debbie Gibson, Richard Marx, Wilson Phillips, Pat Benatar and the #1 Grammy hit "Up Where". We belong." A policeman and a gentleman is written and directed by multiple Tony Award nominee Dick Scanlan (Thoroughly modern Millie, Everyday Rapture), choreographed by Patricia Wilcox (Motown, An Evening With Janis Joplin) and music supervised and arranged by Dan Lipton (A visita da banda, The Last Ship), with orchestrations by Dan Lipton and Nathan Dame, dance arrangements by Gary Adler. Matt Kunkel serves as Associate Director.
The design team includes scenic design by Brett Banakis, costume design by Emilio Sosa, lighting design by Jens Schriever, sound design by Jon Weston, wig and hair design by Kelley Jordan, video design by Austin Switser, and cast by Wojcik | Seay Foundry. The live production is based on an original book by Douglas Day Stewart and Sharleen Cooper Cohen.
A policeman and a gentleman celebrates triumph over adversity. Zack Mayo has talent and power for US Navy officer school. Completion of the elite program secures Zack's career and future. But only the brave and determined can accept the relentless orders of Sergeant Foley, who is determined to eliminate those who fail the grueling tests of knowledge, coordination and strength. On his journey of self-discovery, Zack finds solace in the arms of a dogged local factory worker. But it's only when tragedy strikes another competitor that Zack learns the importance of friendship, commitment and honor, finds the courage to be his best, and wins the heart of the woman he loves.
A policeman and a gentlemanwill perform technical rehearsals at the Clemens Center in Elmira, NY in October, before the official opening October 26-31 at The Smith Center in Las Vegas. The North American tour will then visit more than 50 cities. clickhereto view the current tour route.
A policeman and a gentlemanis produced by Work Light Productions in association with Jamie Wilson. The musical was developed in part during an on-site quarantine workshop in Cleveland, OH, at Playhouse Square, with tremendous support from University Hospitals, the Cleveland Clinic and the Crowne Plaza Hotel.
For more information visithttp://officerandagentlemanmusical.com/.
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Dick Scanlan(Director, co-writer) wrote the musicalsCompletely modern Millie(Tony Award for Best Musical),Daily Rapture(co-written with Sherie Rene Scott/Best Book Tony nomination),Rebirth(Transport Group/co-directed with Jack Cummings III/Off-Broadway Alliance Award for Best New Musical), a revised version ofDie without sinking Molly Brown(Transport Group/Off-Broadway Alliance Award for Best Revival/Drama Desk nominated for Best Book) andExtraordinary(ART in Cambridge). He co-wrote the play with Sherie Rene ScottSwirls in a loop(Second Stage/co-directed with Michael Mayer) and with Jeanine Tesori wrote the song "The Girl in 14G" for Kristin Chenoweth. Mr. Scanlan served as a script consultant for the legendary Berry Gordy-related film.Motown Da Musicals🇧🇷 In 2015 he directed Jake Gyllenhaal and Ellen GreeneThe Little Shop of Horrorswith encore! Off-Center, considered one of the best productions of the year by all major critics. He also directed Sherie Rene Scott and Norbert Leo ButzTwo handsat 54 below. your novel,Freddy dance,was published in 1995 to rave reviews and reprinted in paperback in 1997, both by Alyson Publications. Stories by him have been published in numerous literary and trade magazines and are included in the first edition ofBest American Gay Fiction(Small, Brown). He has published numerous articles and essays inDie New York Times, The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, The Village Voice, Playboyand many other publications.
Douglas Day Stewart(Co-author of the book and the original screenplay🇧🇷 Douglas Day Stewart is best known for his original screenplayA policeman and a gentleman, which was based on his own experiences as a naval officer candidate in 1965 and underwent rigorous training while dating a local factory worker. In addition to the many accolades and awards the film has received, "Officer" was recently listed as one of the top ten highest-grossing love stories in film history by the American Film Institute. A medical issue would knock Stewart out of his dream of flying jets, but he would go on to serve on a top-secret team of Navy and Marine officers that sent the entire population of Marines at Camp Pendleton to Vietnam, wiping out the United States. action” and the start of the “Vietnam War”. Other writing credits include Enduring Firstblue Lagooncom Brooke Shields, a célebreThe boy in the plastic bubble(the ABC TV movie that launched John Travolta's career) andA scarlet card, take on the classic Hawthorne romance, starring Demi Moore. Stewart wrote and directed the cult favoritethief of hearts(which has dedicated women's clubs in the United States) and the controversylisten to me, about college debaters being forced to defend both sides of the abortion issue. Stewart has been nominated for an Academy Award, an Emmy, and multiple Writers Guild Awards. He is the father of three children, sons Dylan and Sean and daughter Shady. He is married to artist Judith Gersten. Stewart recently finished his screenplayAn Officer and a Gentleman - The Last Act, the long-awaited sequel to its original, hitting cameras this year, starring the original cast and a young female lead who will play Zack and Paula's daughter as she relives her father's journey from the first film.
Sharleen Cooper Cohen(co-author🇧🇷 Sharleen Cooper Cohen's first career was as a very successful interior designer. Her work has appeared in House Beautiful, Architectural Digest and Los Angeles Times Home Magazine. After losing her first husband, she started writing to help process her grief. Seven novels published afterThe day after tomorrow,queens lied,As Damas de Beverly Hills,marital affairs,I love sex and money,value lifeeinnocent gestures, over two million copies in print in the US, Italy, Spain, Norway, Sweden, China and the UK. Three were chosen for film and television. His first theatrical projectsabbath, wrote and co-produced Sharleen (book and lyrics) with music by Gary William Friedman, Off-Broadway in association with the Jewish Repertory Theatre. It was one of JRT's most successful productions and received excellent reviews from the New York Times. This oneSELFThe CD was released in January 2000 on Original Cast Records. in 2003,SELFhas been updated: songs added, score re-orchestrated to make it a pop rock gospel musical. Introduced in Los Angeles in 2004 as a community outreach project, it brought together the African-American and Jewish communities in an entertainment experience and was supported by L.A. religious leaders.sabbathreceived an honorable mention in the 2004 Writer's Digest Writing Competition in the Stage Play Script category. Teatro Musical Amas produced readings ofSELFat the 2005 New York Music Theater Festival, directed by Iona Morris. Her second original musical, The Story of Lena Horne, began with several readings in New York and Los Angeles.stormy weatherreceived an Honorable Mention in the Stage Play Script category of the Writer's Digest Writing Competition. a workshop ofstormy weatherwas produced by Amas Musical Theater at the Signature Theater and stars Leslie Uggams. The world premiere ofStormy Weather: Imagine Lena Horne, starring Leslie Uggams, Kearran Giovanni, Davis Gaines and Kevyn Morrow, ran at the Prince Music Theater in Philadelphia from February to March 2007 and broke all box office records. In January 2009, The Pasadena Playhouse hosted the West Coast premiere ofstormy weatherstarring Leslie Uggams. It was delayed until March 8 by popular demand and broke all box office records. Sharleen served as a producer on BroadwayIndecent(Tony nomination),An American in Paris(Tony nomination),the speed of autumnesymphony on the corner🇧🇷 She produced in London's West EndThe Best of Times by Jerry Hermanat the vaudeville theater. Other co-production and associate production credits include:bingo duetecooking in the kitchen🇧🇷 Other projects under development are:Energy leftwith lyrics by Cooper Cohen and music by award-winning songwriter Debra Barsha (Radiant Baby),Who Killed Marilyn?a play in one act,pay Natasha, script in pre-production andpop nation, where she will act as a producer. Cooper Cohen is a board member of the Living Heritage Foundation's Amas Musical Theater and Vice President of the American Friends of The National Trust of Italy (FAI).
Patricia Wilcox(Choreography) choreographed the Broadway hitMotown Da Musicalsfor which she received the Fred Astaire Award in 2013 and the NAACP Award for Best Choreography in 2015. She has also choreographedAn Evening with Janis Joplinon Broadway, winning numerous awards in New York and on tour. His Off-Broadway/National credits include the critically acclaimedThe Little Shop of Horrorsdowntown with Jake Gyllenhaal and Ellen Greene,Children's Letters to God,bogenfeuerincluding a PBS television special,sadness at night(NAACP indication) andSeussian🇧🇷 West End/London and UK Tour:Motown Da Musicals🇧🇷 Its selected regional theaters includea cool partyso Kennedy Center,The secret Gardensou Denver Center for the Performing Arts,goodbye little birdethere musiciansou Goodspeed Opera House,Peter and the Star CatchereOh Motherna Pioneer Theatre Company,pirates of penzancein the Republic of Missouri,aidasou North Shore Music Theatre,the pajama gameat the Marriott Lincolnshire (JEFF nomination),Jesus Christ Superstarecabaretbei Sacramento Music,Hairemy beautiful ladyna Arizona Theater Company eboys and dollsin the theater of the paper factory. she testifieda wonderful partywhich was produced in over 20 theaters and won so many awards. International loans includeFalco, eine Cyber-Showat the Ronacher Theater in Vienna,a magical nightat the Berns Theater in Stockholm andSomething funny happened on the way to the forumat the Stanislavski-Danchenko Moscow Arts Center. Mrs. Wilcox has created original works for the Houston Symphony, Minnesota Pops, Phoenix Symphony, Lyrics and Lyricists, Broadway Under the Stars and was a skating medalist at the 2006, 2010 and 2014 Winter Olympics. Wilcox is an instructor at Steps Studio, a guest artist with the acclaimed Jacob's Pillow, and has been literally all over the world as a speaker and guest artist. Ms. Wilcox is proud to have created, directed and choreographedelements,ParadiseeIllusionistpara a Norwegian Cruise Line.
Dan Lipton(Musical Supervisor, Arranger, Orchestrator) guidedthe band's visitethe last shipby Sting on Broadway. he directed the movieAll those little moments, starring Molly Ringwald and Jemima Kirke, published by Orion Classics. Recent: Music Director of Martha Plimpton's Aimee Mann Concert in the Lincoln Center American Songbook, supervising and orchestratingThe other Josh CohenOff Broadway. As Kelli O'Hara's longtime musical director, he has arranged music and conducted bands for Brian d'Arcy James, Judy Kuhn, Sherie Rene Scott, John Lithgow and Audra McDonald, performing at the White House, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and at the Kennedy Center and Live with Kelly Ripa,"Great Performances", "Today" and "Late Show with David Letterman". Pianist on 3 Grammy-nominated albums, other genre credits include: The Drama Desk Awards,In Costa da Utopia(Broadway), Don't give up your night job(Off Broadway),the bridge projectcom Sam Mendes (BAM, Old Vic) eherringbone patternwith BD Wong and Roger Rees (Williamstown, La Jolla Playhouse). He co-writes the Hasbro Broadway musical with Rick Elice and David RossmerMONOPOLY.
Nathan Dame(orchestrator) is a composer, music director and orchestrator originally from Ogden, Utah. His musical is based on the work of Upton SinclairThe forestwas developed at Goodspeed Musicals and Bucks County Playhouse. Some music director credits include: Off-Broadway:Very dirty(The Civilians, original cast recording);die for it(Atlantic Theater Society);Herr Burns(Associate Music Director, Playwrights Horizons). Regional:be more calm(Two River Theatre, original cast recording);A little night music(Berkshire Theater Group);Pump Boys e Dinettes(Theatre Geva). Development work at Playwrights Horizons, Ars Nova, Aspen Theater Festival, and more.
Gary Adler(dance arranger) is a New York-based conductor, pianist, and composer. He served as musical director/arranger/composer for theRadio City Christmas Spectacularfor eight years. He also directed the musicAllee Qfor its six-year run on Broadway. As a writer, Gary received two Drama Desk nominations for his music and lyrics for the 2005 Off-Broadway hit.Altarjunge🇧🇷 For Disney Channel he created the musical world forJohnny e os Sprites, with John Tartaglia. Gary also wrote the dance music for Jimmy Buffett'sEscape to MargaritavilleOn Broadway. He co-produced and arranged two albums for Broadway's Telly Leung and toured extensively with Chita Rivera.
Matt Kunkel(Vice director🇧🇷 Current direction:the sound of music,A night with the stars,Muny 100 celebration(O Muny),Follow fellow...(L&L/92. St. Y),Elf,Twilight Boulevard(Engeman-Theatre). Associate/assistant credits:you used(Carnegie Hall),there musician,tommy,unbound(Kennedy Center),onze o musical(National Tour),Rebirth(transport group),Completely modern Millie(Actors Fund) andBroadway de Jerome Robbins(The Muny/TUTS). Faculty: The Growing Studio and The Governors School (Norfolk, VA). BFA: University of Michigan.mattkunkel. com@Mattkunkel
Brett Banakis(Scenic Designer) is a theater, opera, film, environment, and live performance designer based in Brooklyn, NY. Brett's Broadway design credits includeDie Cher-Show,and upcoming productionsThe devil Wears Prada,The notebookeThree sisters🇧🇷 Brett currently serves as the International Scenic Supervisor for all worldwide productions ofHarry Potter and the Cursed Child(Broadway, West End, Melbourne, San Francisco, Hamburg, Toronto, Japan). Brett oversaw the architectural and interior redesign of Broadway's Lyric Theater as part of theHarry PotterThe production moved from the West End and similarly transformed the Princess Theater in Melbourne, the Curran Theater in San Francisco, the GrossmarktTheater in Hamburg and the Ed Mirvish Theater in Toronto. Brett is a faculty member at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and teaches several postgraduate courses in design skills. Brett has a B.A. in Theater Arts from UCLA and an M.F.A. in Stage and Film Design from NYU.
Emilio Sosa(costume designer).Born in the Dominican Republic and raised in New York City, Emilio is one of Broadway's most unique talents. He began his theatrical career at Grace Costumes, first as a buyer and eventually as a creative director. He sees that moment as the cornerstone of his career. Emilio then toured the world with Celine Dion, the Alvin Ailey Dance Company and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis. Emilio made a name for himself creating music videos for hip hop pioneers Salt & Pepa, MCLyte and Kid & Play to name a few. He has also designed for music icons Diana Ross, MariahCarey and Gloria Estefan. Emilio caught the attention of director Spike Lee and became his in-house stylist, working on national and international advertising campaigns before focusing on Broadway, where he was mentored by director George C. Wolfe, for whom he designed his first Broadway show.best dog/underdog🇧🇷 His other Broadway credits includestanding!,Motown Da Musicals,Porgy und bess(nominated for a Tony Award) andLady Day no Emersons Bar and Grill🇧🇷 He shares the unique distinction of being the first color designer to design anythingDas Spring Spectacular do Radio City Music Halland a new season for the iconic Christmas show, both starring The Rockettes. Emilio's talent also appeared in Season 7 of Project Runway and Project Runway AllStars, where he showcased his final collection featuring models of all colors, a first for the popular franchise. The proud president of the American Theater Wing. Emilio shares his extensive knowledge of theater with underrepresented communities by sponsoring theater tours, workshops and speaking engagements. "I believe theater is the perfect way to build bridges between different people to create a better understanding of the world we live in." @esosafashion
Jens Schreiber(lighting designer).Broadway:Grand Horizons, what the Constitution means to me(also on Amazon),The lifespan of a suit, eclipsed,Ghetto-Klown🇧🇷 Off Broadway:line filter(LCT 3),a strange loop(Playwright Horizon);Super heroes(Second floor);Thom Pain, the night is a space(Signature);Collective rage, schoolgirls….(Customer services);Usual Girls, Bobbie Clearly, on expiration(topo);Dan Cody's yacht, in the body of the world(Manhattan Theatre Club);the amateurs(Weinberg);strange interlude(Transport Group);the moors(The Kingdom of Dramatists);Verfinstert,Gift, eA second chance(The public). Currently on tour:group of men in blueNational,What the Constitution Means to Me. Opera:The Bat, Pearl Fishers(Metropolitan);Fausto,A Midsummer Night's Dream,Die Traviata(Marinsky, Russia); andThe Pearl Fishermen(ENO). Mother: Henry.jenschriever.com
Jon Weston(design they as).Paris e West End:An American in Paris;West:Totally modern Millie; Rent; The Who is Tommy.Broadway design credits include:Broadway Prince; She loves Me; Amazing Grace; An American in Paris; In the 20th century; You cannot take it with you; Madison County Bridges, How to Succeed in Business...; The purple color; Caroline or change; Nine; The Green Bird; Thoroughly modern Millie.Off-Broadway and Regional:Unmasked: The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber(Papel Mill Playhouse);unbound(The Kennedy Center);Scotland, PA(topo);Evita(Bay Street);gray gardens(Bay Street);the last five years(Second floor);Death is on vacation(topo);Stop(Mark Taper-Forum);father of the family, hurray!(Carnegie Hall).
Kelly Jordan(Wig and hair designer) is an experienced wig/hair designer, licensed cosmologist, and accomplished businesswoman with over 30 years of theater and concert experience. She worked in hair and makeup at the Fabulous Fox Theater in St. Louis. Louis for over 30 years, including recent national tours ofHamiltoneThe Lion King🇧🇷 She is a member of IATSE Local 805 and head wig at The Muny, where she recently worked as a wig designer.all shaken,Mathildeeannie🇧🇷 His talents have also been seen in film.a new holidayeOprah's Life Class🇧🇷 Kelley credits her talent and love of hair to her mother, Clara "Mickey" Wings - dreams come true and all things are possible through God! Kelley is proud to be The Muny's first African American wig designer. The K. Jordan Theater Academy is opening soon!
austin swiss(video maker🇧🇷 Recent projects include the operasdesert Flower(Teatro St. Gallen),code tree(Spoleto Festival USA),Onegin(Spoleto Festival USA),trojan women(National Theater of Korea, Singapore International Arts Festival, LIFT, Netherlands Festival, Wiener Festwochen),interrupted paradise(Spoleto Festival USA, Lincoln Center Festival, Singapore International Festival of Arts, Taipei National Theatre, MGM Theatre Macau),in front of Goya(Spoleto Festival USA, Singapore International Festival of Arts),Emily(US Spoleto Festival, Lincoln Center Festival, Finnish National Opera) andTristan and Isolde(The Dallas Opera). Selected theater projects includeHe brought his heart back in a box(Theater for New Audiences; Obie Award),Big Love(Signaturtheater),sunday: reborn,The Conqueror!(New Yorker Theatreworkshop),Strange window: turn the screw,elements of oz,Home/Sharedejet lag 2010(Builders' Association). Austin has worked regionally at the Mark Taper Forum, Ahmanson Theatre, The Geffen Playhouse, Pasadena Playhouse, The Globe Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, Syracuse Stage and Second Stage. Austin is a graduate of the California Institute of the Arts and is the creative director of the Brooklyn-based projection design studio Switser + Knight.www.switserknight.com
Wojcik | Seay-Casting(casting director🇧🇷 Owners Scott Wojcik and Gayle Seay hired all media with Holly Buczek and Courtney Hammond. National and international tours:Jesus Christ Superstar,A policeman and a gentleman,Something fishy!,Hire the 25th Anniversary Farewell Tour,fancy boots,dream girl,rock of times,Motown Da Musicals,Jekyll & Hyde,Westside-Story-Tokyo,Good job…,Flashdance,Jose... dream coat, ea chorus line🇧🇷 Off Broadway:Otelo: The Remix,church and state,The portal, Tennessee Williams'The two character game,handle with care,Trias Parkand more. Under development:Superdu,austen pride. . . . Regional: Multiple seasons/shows for Riverside Theatre, FL; Arvada Center, CO; John W. Engeman Theatre, NY; Theater Raleigh, NC; St Louis Stadiums, MO; Seattle 5th Avenue Theatre; Aspen Theatre, CO; Tuacahn Performing Arts Centerhttps://wscasting.com/@WScasting
light work productions(Manufacturer) is dedicated to the creation and production of live entertainment. Founded in 2005 with the goal of developing new work for young audiences, WLP has since grown into a manufacturing, investment, general management and technical oversight company with offices in Summit, NJ and Charleston, SC. WLP regularly employs over 200 actors, musicians, managers and technical crews for productions around the world. Broadway Investments:not very proud,sharp pill,Frau Doubtfire,Waitress, eHamilton🇧🇷 Current and upcoming tour productions:not very proud,20th anniversary tour rental,and the production awarded with the Olivier Prize ofJesus Christ Superstarin North America, Australia and Great Britain. To productA warning,a new comedy based on the film from Paramount across the UK. Produced by Julie Andrews,the gift of musicat the Hollywood Bowl and London's O2 Arena. Other recent touring productions includeMotown, Mamma Mia!, Irving Berlin's White Christmas, Bandstand, Something rotten, R+H Cinderella,Tony Award winnersAmerican idiot, in the heights,eAle Q.WLP is led by founding partners Stephen Gabriel and Nancy Gabriel.
Jamie Wilson(Manufacturer), born and raised in London, founded Jamie Wilson Productions in 2008. Jamie is now 33 years old and has produced or co-produced over 75 productions in London, on Broadway and touring the UK and internationally. For three consecutive years, The Stage newspaper has listed Jamie among the 100 most influential people and partnerships in the theater industry. London productions included in 2019: On Your Feet: The Story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan, Irving Berlin's White ChristmaseBirth! The musical.In 2022, Jamie is co-producing a highly anticipated new version ofSister Act Das Musicalwith Whoopi Goldberg, which will open in London before embarking on a three-year international tour. Jamie is co-producing with Tony Award-winning producer Kevin McCollumMrs. Doubtfire Das Musical(currently on Broadway) and developing musical adaptations ofThe devil wears Prada, the notebookeNight at the museum.In the summer of 2021, Jamie will relaunch production of The Watermill with cinemas reopening across the UK.tell me on a sunday, com Jodie Prenger.Birth! the musicalwill also return for its fourth year in 2022, playing at the Birmingham Rep Theater during the critically acclaimed production ofIrving Berlin's White Christmaswill tour the UK in 2021 and 2022. Jamie is also co-producing the musical's North American tour.A policeman and a gentleman, which opens in Las Vegas this fall and will produce the European premiere of in 2022Something fishy!Jamie is a proud member of SOLT, the UK Theater Association, the League of Independent Producers and is also a trustee of Stage One, which supports new producers. The administrative arm of Jamie Wilson Productions provides a wide range of services to the industry, including market research and consultancy, general management, tourism planning and logistics, and full accounting services.
Wes Williams(Zack Mayo🇧🇷 I have a hard time articulating how lucky I feel to have the opportunity to help tell this story. Recent plays include:Completely modern Millie(Jimmy),to test(has) andspring awakening(u/s Melchior/Moritz, Swing). To Dick, Steve, Dan, the entire O/G team, Becky and Paul, Michele and Lisa, Mom, Dad, and the rest of my wonderful circle of friends and family: Thank you so much. No one can do this alone. Eris Talent Agency | Central Unit |wesawilliams.com| @wes.williams
My Massaro corn(Paula Pokrifki🇧🇷 So grateful to make her national tour debutA policeman and a gentleman🇧🇷 Regional Credits:Nikki Sixx's: The Heroine Diaries(Charlotte)Titanic(Kate McGowan),we happily roll(Fill),Not(Rory),Starlight Express(Dina). BA, Marymount Manhattan College Graduate 2019. Love and many thanks to the O&G team, Avalon Artists Group, Work Light, Wojcik | Seay Casting, Mom and Dad and the whole team! "You don't have to prove anything, just share." @miacmassaro
David Wayne Britton(Marine Artillery Sgt. Emil Foley, Admiral Worley, Herr Seeger) is an actor based in New York. His TV/film credits include Law & Order (co-starring) and American Gangster (film starring Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe). Regional Theater credits include:A policeman and a gentleman(readings and workshops),a few good men,One flew over the cuckoo's nest,Alzheimer's monologues,the relievedeKönig Lear🇧🇷 David served in the US Navy as Director of Aircraft on the USS Constellation and USS Enterprise. Management: The Talent Express.
Emily Louise Franklin(Lynette Pomeroy) is thrilled to make her national tour debut inA policeman and a gentleman🇧🇷 She was last seen on the international tour ofa chorus linelike Maggie. Thanks to Dick, Patty, Dan and Matt for making this the best experience possible and to the Wolf Talent Group for being the best agents. Pace MT 2018. Big hug to my family and my other half. @emfrank
Ramone Nelson(Sid Worley Jr.) is excited to join the company ofA policeman and a gentleman🇧🇷 Originally from Atlanta, GA, he graduated from Florida State University with a BFA in Musical Theater (Go Noles!). Regional Credits:unbound(Ren),boys and dolls(Schön),on the heights(Benny),Chicago(Billy Flynn). Thanks to the O&G team, LINK, all my teachers, The Hybrid Agency and my family and friends for their love and support. @Ramon Nelson.ramonenelson.com
Amaya Branco(Casey Seeger) is from New Jersey. She is happy to be there.A policeman and a gentleman🇧🇷 Recent credits includePriscilla Queen of the Desert(Diva),Drinks(Lizzie) ea chorus line(Drinks). Education: BFA, Montclair State University (Musical Theatre), Growing Studio's LINK Class of 2021. A big thank you to my friends and family for their constant love and support. @deinstrulyamaya
Roxy York(Esther Pokrifki🇧🇷 A graduate of the Boston Conservatory and a Long Island native, Roxy has been to every contiguous state in the country after participating in the National Toursmusic pavilion(Sra. June Adams),Beauty and the Beast(big mouth woman)annie(Sra. Pugh) eFlashdance(Mrs. Wilde). Other credits includeviolinist on the roof(Gold),whole month(Vicki Nichols) and various productions byOh Mother!Endless thanks to Stephen Gabriel and the entire Work Light team for keeping the arts so important during an unprecedented time. follow belowroxyyork.come @roxyyork no Instagram.
Jillian Worthing(Ensemble, Dance Captain, u/s Paula, Lynette), a recent graduate of the Institute for American Musical Theater in New York, is thrilled to be touring with the incredible cast and crew for the first time.A policeman and a gentleman🇧🇷 Regionally, Jillian was featured in Playhouse on the Squarefold forever,MathildeePervertStiefel🇧🇷 Thank you all and loveA policeman and a gentlemanteam, Wojik | Seay Casting, family, friends, IAMT and c/o 2021 instructors and my amazing parents. @thechillpilljill
Owner Anguay(Leung, Taekwondo Instructor🇧🇷 Last seen on the 20th anniversary tour ofRent“Zare joins us from Honolulu, Hawaii. He thanks family, friends, Mr. Bright and Marcelo for making it this far! God blesses!
J Travis Cooper(Schaukel, u/s Sid Worley Jr., Marine Gunnery Sgt. Emil Foley) is a Norfolk, VA-raised theater artist, video game enthusiast, and educator. They received a B.A. in Musical Theater from James Madison University in 2020 and we appreciate the help of his family and friends and the Hudson Artists Agency.
Christoph Hanford(Greer, u/s Zack Mayo) grew up with his entire family in Memphis, Tennessee. Credits:look for the woman(Off Broadway);Saturday Night Fever(Teatro John W. Engeman/Royal Caribbean Cruises);naturally blonde,tired(Theater in the square). He would like to thank his family and friends for all their love and support.
Kyler Hershmann(McNamara, u/s Zack Mayo) is pleased to make their national tour debut! Kyler is the proud recipient of the 2019 Bobby G Award (Best Actor in a Leading Role) and was nominated for a 2019 Jimmy Awards. Most recently, he is a graduate of the Institute for American Musical Theater in New York City. Many thanks to the AOAAG team, Wojcik | Seay Casting, Family, Friends and Teachers. All glory be to him. Instagram: @kylerhershman
Joey Ledonio(Swing🇧🇷 I'm grateful to make her national tour debut inA policeman and a gentleman🇧🇷 Recent plays include the Signature Theatera chorus linelike a swing. Many thanks to Wojcik | Seay Casting, Mom and Dad and you for being here! Pace MT 2019. The agency Luedtke & Blue Ridge Entertainment.joeyledonio.com
Nathaniel D. Lee(Set, u/sSid Worley Jr.), also known as Nate, makes his national tour debut inA policeman and a gentleman🇧🇷 He is a graduate of Millikin University where he received his BFA in Musical Theater. He would like to thank his mother and coach for their endless support and guidance. A big thank you goes out to #HamFam and Wojcik | Seay Casting for the great opportunity. You can find Nate online at @nathanieldlee
Cameron pulls out(Perryman, u/s Marine Gunnery Sgt. Emil Foley🇧🇷 Premiere of the National Tour! The latest regional credits includeaida(WPPAC) andnaturally blonde(ARTSHHI). Workshops:A policeman and a gentleman🇧🇷 A big thank you to the creative team and Wojcik | Seay Foundry. Grateful for the endless love and support of family, friends and an amazing mentor. Instagram: @camomile.t
logan marks(Swing) was last seen on stage as Mark Cohen inRent20th Anniversary Tour and excited to travel again and share this new story! Much love and thanks to his family, friends and everyone else who helped bring him here. As always for my parents. @loganalexmarks
Nicole Morris(Ensemble, u/s Casey Seeger) is excited to be a part of thisA policeman and a gentleman🇧🇷 Regional-/Sommerbestand: Dynamite intired(Laguna Playhouse); Sofia aOh Mother!, rusty reinunbound(Espaço Claro Theater Company). Nicole holds a BA in Musical Theater from Ithaca College. Thanks to Katie Murphy, Mom and Dad, Grandma and Grandma Honey and Jenna.
Blake Sauceda(Zuniga, u/s Mr. Ruddiger, Captain Wagner, Troy, Zack's father).Debut of the National Tour! Blake is a graduate of Oklahoma City University where he received his BFA in acting. He would like to thank his friends, family and mentors for their continued love and support. Instagram: @blakesauceda23
Elise Shangold(Set, u/sPaula Pokrifki, Lynette Pomeroy🇧🇷 Premiere of the National Tour! CT native and proud Belgian! Regional:You are a good man Charlie Brown(Lucy),hive(Vanda),9 to 5(Rosa).Hair(Sheila). Offices:A policeman and a gentleman🇧🇷 BFA Equestrian University. GHAA & FWF alum. Many thanks to Wojcik | Seay Casting, Dick, Mom and Dad, Family and Friends! @eliseesangold
KD Stevens(kohen).Buffalo, New York native! National Tour:20 year lease(Schaukel, Mark u/s). Fora da Broadway:Big Bang Theory Parody(Leonardo). Regional:The Little Shop of Horrors(Seymour),spring awakening(Jorge). Offices:A policeman and a gentleman(Cohen). Vocalist on board the AIDAcara. BFA from Fredonia State University. MWAH anWojcik | Seay Casting and the creatives.KD-Stevens.com@kd_stevenz
Shelly Welt(Herr Ruddiger, Captain Wagner, Troy, Zack's father) is a songwriter and actor from Kansas City, MO. Thanks to Mom, Dad, Tristan, Matthew, Coldin and friends. BFA Montclair State University. Represented by UIA Talent Agency.
What age is Officer and a Gentleman musical for? ›
A sweeping romance that lifts you up where you belong. Know Before You Go: Recommended for ages 5+.Is an officer and a gentleman a good musical? ›
Overall, the musical version of “An Officer and a Gentleman” is decent entertainment. You know the story, you know some of the music, and there are some exceptional performances, including some very fine dancing. An Officer and a Gentleman runs through Sunday, February 20 at the Providence Performing Arts Center.Is an officer and a gentleman a jukebox musical? ›
The movie An Officer and a Gentleman came out in 1982 to both critical and popular acclaim, but turning this story into a jukebox musical many years later seems like a strange choice.Did Debra Winger and Richard Gere get along during Officer and a Gentleman? ›
In his biography An Actor and a Gentleman, Gossett wrote that Gere and co-star Debra Winger (who played Zack's “townie” love interest, Paula) didn't get along on set.Who was the first famous black actor on Broadway? ›
Bert Williams in The Ziegfeld Follies, 1910
But after Walker fell ill from syphilis in 1909 (he would die two years later), Florenz Ziegfeld invited Williams to be a headliner in his Follies of 1910, making him the first Black to perform on Broadway as an equal alongside whites.
The Tides Inn - 1807 Water Street, Port Townsend, Washington, USA (Motel scenes, Zack & Paula stayed in room #10, while Sid & Lynette used room #12, the latter being the same room where Sid committed suicide.)How old was Richard Gere during Officer and a Gentleman? ›
Although his character's age is not stated, Richard Gere was 31 years old during filming making him at the top end of the maximum age for new recruits (which is 32 years of age). This movie was filmed in 1981 and released in 1982.Where was Office and a gentleman filmed? ›
Nearly all the movie was shot in Port Townsend, with only a few scenes filmed on Whidbey Island and at other Western Washington locations.What is considered the best movie musical of all time? ›
- The Wizard of Oz (1939)
- Singin' in the Rain (1952)
- Calamity Jane (1953)
- West Side Story (1961 & 2021)
- Mary Poppins (1964)
- The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964)
- The Sound of Music (1965)
- Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968)
When adjusted for inflation, the highest-grossing musical films are The Sound of Music, with an inflation-adjusted worldwide gross of $2,572,000,000; followed by Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, with an inflation-adjusted worldwide gross of $1,977,000,000 (both as of 2019).
Who turned down the lead role in An Officer and a Gentleman? ›
Foley, but was replaced with Louis Gossett, Jr. and became an advisor instead (the "steers and queers" line was originated by Ermey, who would later say it in the opening of Full Metal Jacket). Scott Glenn, Jack Nicholson, Mandy Patinkin and James Woods turned down the role of Sgt. Foley.What is the most successful jukebox musical? ›
Although jukebox musicals had achieved success for years (for example, the 1989 musical Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story), a surge in popularity was led by the success of Mamma Mia!Who is the black drill sergeant in Officer and a Gentleman? ›
as Emil Foley in 'An Officer and a. Gentleman'Is Mamma Mia a jukebox? ›
(promoted as Benny Andersson & Björn Ulvaeus' Mamma Mia!) is a jukebox musical written by British playwright Catherine Johnson, based on songs recorded by Swedish group ABBA and composed by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, members of the band.Are Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts friends? ›
Another longtime friend and costar, Julia Roberts, loves that she can always count on him for genuine enthusiasm. “What doesn't change about Tom, he is as happy and excited as ever.Did Tom Cruise play in An Officer and a Gentleman? ›
He wanted to know if Cruise got along with Debra Winger while making the 1982 film An Officer and a Gentleman. The only problem is Cruise isn't in that movie. Winger's co-star is Richard Gere. For more of their cringeworthy encounter, watch the clip above.Did John Travolta and Debra Winger ever date? ›
Debra had finally gotten John to fight for real, but she still got nowhere trying to seduce him. Until we stopped shooting. Then John Travolta had an affair with Debra Winger and even asked her to marry him. But she said no.Who is the most famous black singer of all time? ›
Black or white, Aretha Franklin is the most important woman in the history of popular music, the “Queen of Soul,” and one of the defining voices of the last 100 years. Originally a gospel singer, Franklin would merge her church singing background with an R&B style that would rule over the pop charts.
|Vinnette Justine Carroll|
|Occupation(s)||Playwright actress theatre director|
|Known for||The first African-American woman to direct on Broadway|
Sam Lucas became the first Black actor to be cast in a leading role in a mainstream film, appearing in the 1914 film Uncle Tom's Cabin.
Where is Miss Walker's house in Gentleman Jack? ›
Yorkshire, 1834. All eyes are on Anne Lister and Ann Walker as they set up home together at Shibden Hall as wife and wife, determined to combine their estates and become a power couple.What does Dor mean in Officer and a Gentleman? ›
The drill instructor, Sergeant Emil Foley, seems to relish humiliating the recruits - especially Zack - with the ultimate goal of making them "DOR" aka drop on request.Where is the pub in the opening scene of the gentlemen? ›
Guy Ritche's latest gangster blockbuster, The Gentlemen, was filmed at The Princess Victoria. The cast, including Matthew McConaughey, Charlie Unman and Henry Golding, and crew took over the pub for a fab few days of shooting.Did Richard Gere get along with Julia Roberts? ›
Julia Roberts And Richard Gere Are Lifelong Friends
Behind the scenes, they are great friends. The List reports that, despite the fact that the two haven't appeared in a movie together since Runaway Bride in 1999, they have maintained their friendship.
"I was with Richard for, like, six years, but I was only married for two years." The supermodel was 26 when she tied the knot with the then 42-year-old Gere in 1991. The couple officially split four years later, in 1995.Does Richard Gere know martial arts? ›
He added that both he and Mr. Gere, who knew no karate at all, had studied daily with Jason Randall, a black belt karate expert who teaches at the Los Angeles Police Academy. ''I was taught the Marine karate, which is more classic,'' he said.Can you tour where The Office was filmed? ›
Can you visit The Office set? You can't visit the sound stage set that was used filming the office, but you can go out into Los Angeles and visit The Office filming locations exteriors yourself. The inside of the fake Dunder Mifflin location is still a working studio so don't try and trespass.Was The Office actually filmed in Pennsylvania? ›
The Office takes place primarily in Scranton, Pennsylvania, though most of the show was actually filmed in Studio City in Los Angeles. Other top cities in North Hollywood include Pan Nuys and Panorama City. Those are often called "The Valley" for locals.Did they film any of The Office in Pennsylvania? ›
Even though “The Office” was shot in California, it was set in Scranton, and every “Office” booze cruise on Lake Wallenpaupack, shopping excursion to the Steamtown mall and after-work party at Poor Richard's Pub meant real cash in real registers as the show's intensely loyal fans flocked to northeastern Pennsylvania to ...What is the most loved musical? ›
|1||The Lion King||1997|
|2||The Phantom of the Opera||1986|
What is the #1 iconic Broadway musical? ›
|1||The Phantom of the Opera||January 26, 1988|
|2||Chicago (1996 revival)||November 14, 1996|
|3||The Lion King||November 13, 1997|
|4||Cats||October 7, 1982|
Broadway News Broadway's Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark Will Have Lost Nearly $60 Million by Closing Date The multi-million dollar musical— the most expensive musical in Broadway history, capitalized at $75 million — will have historic losses of up to $60 million when it closes January 4, 2014.What is the most expensive musical on Broadway? ›
- 8 The Little Mermaid: $15 Million. ...
- 7 SpongeBob - $18 Million. ...
- 6 Wicked - $16,900,00. ...
- 5 Beauty and the Beast: $17.4 million. ...
- 4 The Lion King - $27,500,000. ...
- 3 Frozen - $25 Million. ...
- 2 Shrek: The Musical - $25 Million. ...
- 1 Spider-Man - $75.000. 000.
At the end of the movie, the officer candidates earn the rank of Ensign. Per tradition, each new officer receives his first salute from the instructor. Each officer hands Foley a silver dollar.Who else was asked to play Forrest Gump? ›
Tom Hanks won an Oscar for his portrayal of Forrest Gump, and the role remains one of his most memorable to this day. However, John Travolta was actually the studio's first choice for the part.What movie did John Travolta turn down? ›
John Travolta as the title character in Forrest Gump.
When he was offered the role of Forrest, he turned it down in order to star as Vincent Vega in Pulp Fiction. In 2007, MTV asked him: "Do you have any regrets? Like, 'Oh, if I had done Forrest Gump or Chicago, what might have been?'
Many Texas Roadhouse locations use the jukebox to access line dancing playlists from the source player.
Moreover, according to the Amusement and Music Operators Association, Patsy Cline's “Crazy” is the most-played song on jukeboxes in the United States.How much did it cost to play a song on a jukebox in the 50s? ›
The 45-only machine was produced in 1955 and had a 100-record selection, and about that time the machines began taking a dime for a single play and three for aquarter. How did the name jukebox come about?Who was in the original cast of Les Miserables on Broadway? ›
The original Broadway production starred Colm Wilkinson as Jean Valjean, Terrence Mann as Javert, Randy Graff as Fantine, Frances Ruffelle as Eponine, Leo Burmester as Thénardier, Jennifer Butt as Madame Thénardier, David Bryant as Marius, Judy Kuhn as Cosette, Michael Maguire as Enjolras, and Donna Vivino as Young ...
Who starred in Jekyll and Hyde on Broadway? ›
|Characters||Houston Premiere||1997 Broadway|
|Dr. Henry Jekyll/Edward Hyde||Chuck Wagner||Robert Cuccioli|
|Lucy Harris||Linda Eder|
|Emma Carew (Originally Lisa Carew)||Rebecca Spencer||Christiane Noll|
|John Utterson||Philip Hoffman||George Merritt|
The original production starred Larry Kert as Tony, Carol Lawrence as Maria, Mickey Calin as Riff, Chita Rivera as Anita and Ken Le Roy as Bernardo. So what did critics have to say about the musical that would go one to become one of the barometers of the great American musical theatre when it first came out?Who originally played Sally Bowles on Broadway? ›
American actress Julie Harris originated the role of Sally Bowles in John Van Druten's 1951 play I Am a Camera, for which she received the 1952 Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play.