Rodgers and Hammerstein’s

A Grand Night for Singing

July 2, 2012 — July 29, 2012

Performance Times
Tuesdays at 8 pm
Wednesdays at 8 pm
Thursdays at 4 pm & 8:30 pm
Fridays at 7:30 pm
Saturdays at 4 pm & 8:30 pm
Sundays at 2 pm

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FINAL WEEK!

RADIANT. The first production is a winner. It’s a terrific compendium of fresh interpretations that emphasize the show in the phrase show tune.” - The Philadelphia Inquirer

The reopening of Bucks County Playhouse launches with Rodgers and Hammerstein’s A Grand Night for Singing. Directed by Tony® Award nominee and Emmy Award® winner Lonny Price, this 1993 Tony® Award-nominated musical revue showcases Richard Rodgers’ timeless music and the peerless lyrics of longtime Bucks County resident Oscar Hammerstein. From “Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’” to “Some Enchanted Evening,” A Grand Night for Singing features over 30 of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s greatest hits—“something wonderful” indeed for all lovers of classic musical theater.

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Music by: Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by: Oscar Hammerstein II
Musical Arrangements by: Fred Wells
Orchestrations by: Michael Gibson & Jonathan Tunick
Conceived by: Walter Bobbie
Originally produced by Roundabout Theatre Company, New York City in 1993.

A Grand Night for Singing is presented through special arrangement with R&H Theatricals: www.rnh.com

Cast

Courtney Balan HeadshotCourtney Balan
Broadway: [title of show] (stand-by), Cry-Baby (Hatchet-Face), and In My Life (understudied and performed Jenny). Off-Broadway: [title of show] (stand-by); Rated P for Parenthood (Woman 1), I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change (Woman 1), The Marvelous Wonderettes (Missy Miller), The Extraordinary Ordinary (Karen), How To Save the World and Find True Love in 90 Minutes (Violet & Julie stand-by) and I Love You Because (NYC Woman; recording on PS Classics). Regional: Into the Woods (Baker’s Wife) at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia, Oklahoma! (Ado Annie) at the Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma, Rated P for Parenthood (Woman 1) at Midtown Direct Rep, The Marvelous Wonderettes (Missy Miller) at Capital Rep. Funny Girl (Fanny u/s); Fiddler On the Roof (Tzeitel) and The Pajama Game (Poopsie) at Music Theatre of Wichita.Love: My family and fiance Jason. Graduate: University of Michigan Musical Theatre. Jersey girl. Member: AEA.

Ron Bohmer HeadshotRon Bohmer
Broadway/national tours: Ragtime (Father), A Little Night Music (Frid), The Phantom Of The Opera (Phantom), Sunset Boulevard (Joe Gillis; Jefferson Award nomination), The Scarlet Pimpernel (title role; National Broadway Theatre Award nomination), Aspects Of Love (Alex; LA Robby award), The Woman in White (Sir Percival Glyde), Les Misérables (Enjolras), Fiddler on the Roof (Fyedka), and Disney’s High School Musical (Coach Bolton). Off-Broadway/regional: Around the World in 80 Days (Phileas Fogg), The Thing About Men (Sebastian), Forbidden Broadway (2005 Drama Desk award), Sunday in the Park With George (George), Bed & Sofa (Volodya; Best Actor nomination—Barrymore Award),The Fantasticks (El Gallo; Acclaim Award, Best Actor). As a concert soloist, Ron has sung at Radio City Music Hall, Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, and with numerous Symphonies and Pops orchestras across the country. Recordings include two solo CD’s. Ron is married to actress/author Sandra Joseph and is the father of two daughters, Cassidy and Austin. www.ronbohmer.com

Greg Bosworth HeadshotGreg Bosworth
Greg is excited to make his out-of-town debut with A Grand Night for Singing. For the past two years, he has lived in Atlanta, where he has taken part in many shows and premieres. He recently finished playing Terpsicore, the muse of dance, in Xanadu. Other credits include the world premiere of Clyde and Bonnie: A Folktale (also directed by Lonny Price and choreographed by Josh Rhodes), Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom, 1940′s Radio Hour, Spring Awakening (Atlanta premiere), Academy (Atlanta premiere), Pageant: The Musical, and the world premiere of Musical Dramatic Arts’ I Dream. Greg is a regular entertainer at both Stone Mountain Park and KidStuf Live! Last summer he toured Argentina, Uruguay, and Paraguay with ArtSpot Educational Theater, teaching English theater to Spanish students. He graduated with a BFA in musical theater from Jacksonville University, where he was in Chess, Così fan tutte, Ragtime, and Oklahoma! Many thanks to my very supportive family, my friends up and down the east coast who always cheer me on, and Olivia, who I love dearly for holding down the fort.

Erin Davie HeadshotErin Davie
Broadway: Countess Charlotte Malcolm in A Little Night Music, Young Little Edie in Grey Gardens (Theatre World Award for Outstanding Broadway Debut), Niki Harris in Curtains. Off-Broadway: The Glorious Ones (Lincoln Center Theater), Applause (Eve Harrington; Encores). Tours: Swing!, The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber, Guys and Dolls. Regional: A Time to Kill, Sunday in the Park with George, 90 Years of MUNY Magic, Camelot, The Apple Tree, Carousel, Jekyll & Hyde, The Student Prince. TV: Law & Order, The Good Wife.

Kenita Miller HeadshotKenita R. Miller
Broadway/Off-Broadway: Merrily We Roll Along at Encores, Xanadu (Erato/Kira Cover), The Color Purple (Celie), Dessa Rose (Dessa), Langston In Harlem (Zora Neale Hurston; Drama Desk nomination/Audelco Award). National Tours/Regional: The Color Purple, The Civil War, Woody Guthrie American Songbook, Ragtime (Sarah), Once On This Island (Timoune), Ragtime in Concert in Cardiff, Wales (Sarah). Film/TV: Liberty City Is Like Paris To Me (Sundance), Sesame Street. LOVE.

Creative Team

Lonny Price HeadshotLonny Price (Director)
Lonny Price most recently directed the stage and film version of the New York Philharmonic’s production of Stephen Sondheim’s Company (starring Neil Patrick Harris, Stephen Colbert, Jon Cryer, Christina Hendricks, Martha Plimpton, Patti LuPone, etc.), which played in over seven hundred movie theaters across the country. He also directed Sondheim: The Birthday Concert, for which he received the 2011 Emmy Award. He directed Camelot starring Gabriel Byrne, (Live from Lincoln Center), Candide, starring Kristin Chenoweth (Emmy nomination), and Sweeney Todd, starring Ms. LuPone and George Hearn for which he won an Emmy. Mr. Price also directed the Emmy Award–winning production of Sondheim’s Passion, starring Ms. LuPone, Audra McDonald, and Michael Cerveris. On Broadway he directed Audra McDonald in 110 in the Shade , Danny Glover in Athol Fugard’s ‘Master Harold’ … and the Boys; Joan Rivers in Sally Marr and Her Escorts (which he co- wrote with Ms. Rivers and Erin Sanders); Jenn Colella in Urban Cowboy; and himself in A Class Act, for which he also co-wrote the book (with Linda Kline) and was nominated for a Tony Award. Some of Lonny Price’s Off-Broadway directorial work includes Visiting Mr. Green, starring Eli Wallach; Beautiful Girls, starring Zoe Caldwell; Jules Feiffer’s Grown Ups, Athol Fugard’s Valley Song, and Mary Pat Gleason’s Stopping Traffic, for the Vineyard Theatre. He made his opera directing debut at the Houston Grand Opera directing Audra McDonald in Poulenc’s La Voix Humaine and Michael John LaChiusa’s Send.

His first feature film, ‘Master Harold’ … and the Boys, (starring Freddie Highmore and Ving Rhames), received the 2011 Best Drama Award at the New York International Film and Video Festival, as well as Lonny receiving a Best Director of a Drama award.

Lorin Latarro (Choreographer)
Lorin Latarro choreographed Encore’s Fanny at City Center, Live From Lincoln Center Hansel and Gretel (Sendak) for PBS, Cy Coleman’s The Best Is Yet To Come for David Zippel (Ovation Award) at The Rubicon and 59E59th Street Theater, Saving Aimee at Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theater, pieces for Momix, the upcoming City Club at Minetta Lane, Apassionata’s international tour and currently Broadway’s American Idiot (Associate). Also, The Jerusalem Syndrome at NYMF, Lysistrata at Avery Fisher, The Magic Flute and Prokofiev’s Love For Three Oranges for Juilliard Opera Company, How To Succeed… at White Plains Performing Arts Center, All Singin All Dancin’and Broadway By The Year Series at Townhall, Westport Gala for Bernadette Peters, Sky Boys at The Henry Street Playhouse, Tomorrow Morning at The York, Snookie’s Revenge and Heroes for Broadway Bares, work for Williamstown Festival, and ‘Rewrite’ music video for Sia. TV includes Green Day’s Grammy’s performance and staging for numerous TV appearances, NBC’s Grease reality TV show and NBC’s Clash of the Choirs (associate) and a dance commercial for Savion Glover and Twix. Lorin co-wrote the musical The Cosmopolitan (award winner at NAMT), wrote and staged many Opening Numbers for Gypsy of The Year at The Neil Simon Theater, and is a Dancebreak recipient. As a performer, Lorin has performed in 14 Broadway shows including lead roles in Movin Out, Guys and Dolls, A Chorus Line, Fosse and Swing!, Kiss Me Kate, and Spamalot. She was an Associate Choreographer on many Broadway shows throughout her performing career and worked closely with Kathleen Marshall, Michael Mayer, Casey Nicholaw, Marc Bruni, David Zippel and Steven Hoggett on projects. She danced internationally with Martha Graham, Twyla Tharp and Momix and worked at The Philharmonic, The Joyce and City Center. BFA from The Juilliard School.

Phil Reno (Music Director)
Broadway: Promises, Promises, Elf!, The Drowsy Chaperone, The Producers, Thou Shalt Not, Dame Edna: The Royal Tour and Back With a Vengeance, Cats. Off-Broadway: The Diva Is Dismissed (Public), A New Brain (Lincoln Center). National Tours: Joseph…. (with Donny Osmond), original company Music of the Night, Starlight Express, Bob Fosse’s Sweet Charity. Television: Music Director/Conductor Broadway Under the Stars, CBS 2002-2006; CBS Tree Lighting in Bryant Park 2006-2011. Film : The Producers. Grammy nominee (co-producer) of the Drowsy Chaperone cast album.

Kirk Bookman (Lighting Designer)
Kirk Bookman has designed the lighting for numerous New York productions, including Charles Busch’s The Divine Sister, What Then at the Ohio Theater, The Cook at Intar Theatre 53, Recent Tragic Events at Playwrights Horizons (starring Heather Graham), and Shanghai Moon at Drama Department (starring Charles Busch). For the National Actors Theatre on Broadway: The Sunshine Boys (Jack Klugman and Tony Randall), The Gin Game (Julie Harris and Charles Durning), Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and Right You Are. For the Irish Repertory Company in New York, his presentations include Bedbound, Playboy of the Western World, Eclipsed, The Importance of Being Earnest and Major Barbara. Other New York productions include Mondo Drama, Havana is Waiting, Force Continuum, My One Good Nerve (starring Ruby Dee), The Green Heart at Manhattan Theatre Club, The Shawl, Rude Entertainment, The Book of Liz (David and Amy Sedaris), Les MIZrahi (Isaac Mizrahi), Hope is the Thing with Feathers, As Thousands Cheer and June Moon. Regionally, Mr. Bookman has designed at such notable theaters as Goodspeed Opera House (East Haddam, Connecticut), Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, and Pittsburgh Public theater. Ballet credits include the English National Ballet, Santiago Ballet, the Cincinnati Ballet and the Kansas City Ballet. Projects with the San Francisco Symphony include The Thomashefskys, Of Thee I Sing, Oedipus Rex, The Nightingale and A Flowering Tree directed by Peter Sellars. Upcoming: the full length ballet Tom Sawyer (music by Maury Yeston).

Nicole V. Moody (Costume Designer)
Design credits include Love Loss and What I Wore- NYC, Chicago Tour and Also Rep, Sleuth- Olney Theatre Centre, Deepest Play Ever- Collaboration Town, Housewives Cantata- York Theatre, Promise- Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theatre, The Realm- Down Payment Productions, Trumpery- Olney Theatre Center Hungry for Gold- IOC, Children at Play- Collaboration Town, What is the Cause of Thunder- Williamstown Theatre Festival, Therese Raquin- The Potomac Theatre Project, The Glass Menagerie- Olney Theatre Center and Boston Center for American Performance, The Red Headed Man- NYC Fringe Festival and Encore series, Cosi Fan Tutti and Carmen- Boston Midsummer Opera, A Devil’s Teacup- Boston Playwrights, 4:48 Psychosis- Fort Point Theatre Channel, Rocky Horror, Thoroughly Modern Millie- NorthShore Music Theatre, Indian Ink- Small World Big Sky, as well as various productions with Boston University, including Red Noses and Don Giovanni. Nicole is also credited with Costume Design Assistant for Catherine Zuber on MTC’s Tony winning Royal Family, Lincoln Center Theater’s Tony winning South Pacific, Tony nominated Joe Turner’s Come and Gone, The Whipping Man at MTC, Women on the Verge… Lincoln Center, How to Succeed in Business… at the Hirschfeld, The Bridge Project at BAM, A Man for All Seasons and Mrs. Warren’s Profession at the Roundabout Theatre, Farragut North, at the Atlantic Theatre and Geffen Playhouse, Das Rheingold at San Francisco Opera, Freud’s Magic Powder- film as well as numerous others assistant/ associate credits for Broadway, off Broadway, Regional Theatre as well as the Madonna 2012 World Tour.

James Noone (Scenic Designer)
Jim has been a Scenic Designer in NYC since 1983 and a member of USA local 829 since 1986. During this time he has worked for some of NYC’s most prestigious theatre companies including Playwrights Horizons, Manhattan Theatre Club, Lincoln Center Theatre, Roundabout Theatre Company and numerous others. Off Broadway he has designed the original productions of Terrance McNally’s Frankie and Johnny in the Clair De Lune, Edward Albee’s Pulitzer Prize winning play Three Tall Women, the long running solo shows Full Gallp and Fully Committed. Other long running Off-Broadway shows include Cowgirls and Breaking Legs, The original production of A Bronx Tale, the first revival of Boys in the Band and the musical Ruthless. Broadway productions include the long running Jekyll and Hyde, Tony nominated best Musical A Class Act, many productions for Tony Randall’s National Actors Theatre including The Persians, Judgment at Nuremnberg, Night Must Fall, The Sunshine Boys and The Gin Game and the recent revival of A Bronx Tale and Come Back Little Sheba. Outside of NYC he has designed at many of the leading regional Theatres in America as well as many national tours. His work in Opera has been seen at Glimbberglass, NYC Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Houston Grand Opera, La Opera, Washington National Opera, and Canadian Opera Co. For television he designed Sweeny Todd, Candide, Passion, Camelot, and Stephen Sondheim’s 80th Birthday Concert for PBS and Company seen in select movie Theatres. Awards include the Drama Desk (and multiple nominations), American Theatre Wing Design Award, 2 Helen Hayes Awards (DC), the LA Ovation Award, and 2 NAACP Theatre Design Awards.