MEET THE CREATIVE TEAM

"Bob Mackie's costumes are divine!"
Gordon Cox, Newsday

"Mark Waldrop's clever staging drolly emulates that of '60's spectaculars!"
Ken Mandelbaum, Broadway.com

"As a bandleader and composer, Patrick Brady is a musician of considerable elan..."
Bruce Weber, The New York Times

"But what I really loved is that author James Hindman really knows his olí time TV variety shows. "
Peter Filichia, BroadwayOnline.com

"Leave it to a pro like Ray Klausen to accessorize each routine with aptly amusing, deliberately cheesy set pieces."
Elyse Sommer, CurtainUp.com

Jim Hindman JAMES HINDMAN (Book) His first show, which he co-wrote, I Love New York (1999 Bistro Award) became one of Rockefeller Center's Rainbow and Stars longest running hits. His new revue A Christmas Survival Guide will be performed this season at City Stage, where PETE 'N' KEELY had its first production, and in New York City at Arci's Place. His play The Incubus was a winner of the Riverside Stage Company's New American Play Series, and next spring Carol Woods will perform in a workshop of his new one-character play Mercada. CDs produced: I Love New York and A Christmas Survival Guide.
JamesHindman.com
Spotlight On James Hindman - interview from Talkin' Broadway
  MARK WALDROP (Director) Last season, Mark served as Production Supervisor for Bette Midler's Divine Miss Millennium Tour. Off-Broadway, he directed Howard Crabtree's When Pigs Fly, for which he also wrote both the book and lyrics (1997 Drama Desk Award for Best Revue, 1997 Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Off-Broadway Musical, Obie Award, Drama Desk nomination for Best Director). Other credits include Gypsy (starring Betty Buckley and Deborah Gibson at Paper Mill Playhouse), The Ziegfeld Follies of 1936 (City Center's Encores! Series), Three of Hearts - The Songs of Mary Rodgers (starring Faith Prince at Rainbow & Stars), and the current Game Show.
  PATRICK S. BRADY (Arrangements, Additional Music, Musical Director) most recently served as Musical Director and Conductor for Fosse, and his other Broadway credits include Triumph of Love, King David, Big, Crazy for You, Nick and Nora and The Will Rogers Follies. He has recorded eight original cast albums and five solo CD's including the just recent Story Hour with Sally Mayes. He is currently rehearsing The Producers, written by Mel Brooks and directed by Susan Stroman.
  RAY KLAUSEN (Scenic Designer) has designed over 250 shows for theatre and television throughout the United States as well as England, Germany, France, Canada, Mexico, Australia, and Saudi Arabia. His most recent Broadway design was Waiting in the Wings with Lauren Bacall and Rosemary Harris. His television credits include sets for Cher, Diana Ross, Martha Graham, Michael Jackson, Bea Arthur, Liza Minnelli, Ann-Margaret, Elton John, Julie Andrews, Barbra Streisand, Madonna, Elvis, Princess Grace and President Clinton. He created the set designs for 26 "American Music Awards," 11 "Film Institute Salutes . . . ," 6 Academy Awards, 10 Kennedy Center Honors, 2 Tony Awards, and the last "Night of 100 Stars." For these, as well as others, he is the recipient of 3 Emmy Awards and 11 nominations.
Bob Mackie BOB MACKIE (Costume Designer) has been designing costumes for film, television, and Broadway for over 3 decades. He has received 30 Emmy nominations, 8 Emmy Awards, and 3 Oscar nominations for Lady Sings the Blues, Funny Lady, and Pennies From Heaven. His Broadway credits include On the Town with Bernadette Peters, Lorelei with Carol Channing, Platinum with Alexis Smith, The Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public with Dee Hoty, Moon Over Buffalo and Putting It Together both with Carol Burnett, and Minnelli on Minnelli with Liza Minnelli. He has designed television versions of Kismet, Brigadoon, Carousel, and the acclaimed Gypsy with Bette Midler. Mackie's television work includes designing for Diana Ross, Mitzi Gaynor, Diahann Carroll, Cher, Ann-Margaret, Raquel Welch, Angela Lansbury, and, of course, 11 years with The Carol Burnett Show. In September 1999, he was honored with a retrospective of his fashion and costume achievements at The Fashion Institute of Technology, and the exhibit coincided with the release of his book entitled Unmistakably Mackie, published by Universe Publishing.
  F. MITCHELL DANA (Lighting Designer) Broadway credits include The Suicide, Monday After the Miracle, Mass Appeal, Freedom of the City. Off Broadway: Other Peoples' Money, A Coupla' White Chicks and Papa. International credits: Turandot for the Royal Opera at Covent Garden and Wembly Arena, Barcelona's Gran Licieu, L'Opera de Montreal, and the Manitoba Opera. Other opera includes: NYC Opera, LA Opera, Opera Festival of NJ, Cleveland Symphony, Opera Omaha, and Kentucky Opera. Over 250 Regional Theatre productions for the Mark Taper Forum, Seattle Rep, American Conservatory Theatre, BAM Theatre Co., Roundabout Theatre, Manhattan Theatre Club, McCarter Theatre, Walnut Street Theatre, Goodman Theatre and Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera. Many at the Paper Mill Playhouse including Anything Goes with Chita Rivera. Teaches Lighting Design at Rutgers/Mason Gross School of the Arts.
  JON WESTON (Sound Designer) most recently designed the sound for the tour of It Ain't Nothin' But the Blues, which he also designed on Broadway at the Vivian Beaumont and Ambassador Theatres. Other credits include Playwrights Horizons' production of The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin, Julie Taymor's production of The Green Bird at the Cort; Jerry Zaks' production of The Civil War at the St. James; Michael Greif's production of Bright Lights, Big City at New York Theatre Workshop; George C. Wolfe's revival of On the Town at the Delacorte and the Gershwin; Bring in 'da Noise, Bring in 'da Funk, both on Broadway and on tour; and Man of La Mancha, starring Raul Julia and Sheena Easton. As associate sound designer, Jon has worked closely with Steve Canyon Kennedy on Rent (London, Toronto, US tours) and The Who's Tommy (Broadway, US tour, London and Germany). Jon began his career as a sound engineer, with credits ranging from Phantom of the Opera to Carrie.
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