Cast & Creative

Marlo-Thomas

Alice

Broadway: the 2012 trilogy Relatively Speaking (Elaine May’s George is Dead), The Shadow Box, Social Security, Thieves. Off-Broadway: The Vagina Monologues, The Guys, The Exonerated. National tour: Six Degrees of Separation. Regional: Paper Doll (Pittsburgh Public Theater); Woman in Mind (Berkshire Theatre Festival); Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Hartford Stage); The Effect Of Gamma Rays… (Cleveland Play House); Arthur Laurents’ New Year’s Eve (George Street Playhouse). London: Barefoot in the Park. Television includes “That Girl” (creator and star), “Nobody’s Child” (Emmy, Best Dramatic Actress), “Friends,” “Law & Order,” “The New Normal,” “Ballers.” Seven bestselling books include Free to Be…You and Me and her memoir Growing Up Laughing. Marlo is National Outreach Director for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. She’s been honored with four Emmys, a Peabody, a Golden Globe, a Grammy, induction into the Broadcasting Hall of Fame and the 2014  Presidential Medal of Freedom. She lives in New York with her husband, Phil Donahue.

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Bill, Sr.

Over 100 plays. Broadway: Romantic Comedy; Rumors, starring as Lenny. National tour: The Sisters Rosensweig. Recent Off-Broadway: Titus Andronicus (Titus, Frog & Peach Co.), A Christmas Carol as Charles Dickens (solo show, OriginCo), Exit/Entrance (59E59), The Soap Myth as a holocaust survivor (Roundabout Complex), White Woman Street (Irish Rep). Regional: The Price (Guthrie); King Lear as Lear (OKC Center); Gayev in The Cherry Orchard opposite Alfred Molina (Odyssey); I Do, I Do (Alaska Light Opera); Inherit the Wind (Drummond, Fulton Opera House). TV & film: hundreds, from Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice and “Centennial” as gunslinger Mule Canby to The Desperate as General Von Ulbricht; regular on four TV series; best known for “Mary Hartman, MaryHartman” as Tom Hartman and Granddad on “iCarly.”

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Billy

Broadway: Honeymoon in Vegas, South Pacific, High Fidelity. Film: The Intern, So Good to See You. TV: “Blue Bloods,” “As the World Turns,” 2008 Tony Awards telecast. Regional: roles at Pittsburgh Public Theater, Sacramento Music Circus, North Shore Music Theatre, Syracuse Stage and Paper Mill Playhouse. Lyricist in the BMI advanced musical theatre writing workshop (Harrington Award recipient 2010).

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Jane

Originated the role of Jane at George Street Playhouse in 2013. She is the co-creator, writer, director and star of “Submissions Only.” Broadway: …Spelling Bee, Legally Blonde. Off-Broadway: The Other Josh Cohen (Drama Desk nominee); Ordinary DaysTatjana in Color; Sarah, Plain and Tall. Kate has worked regionally at Guthrie, Paper Mill Playhouse, Dallas Theater Center and Goodspeed Opera House. Along with Andrew Keenan-Bolger, she’s co-author of the children’s book series Jack & Louisa.

JOE DiPIETRO (Playwright)  has won two Tony Awards, a Drama Desk Award and two Outer Critics Circle Awards. His historical drama The Second Mrs. Wilson, recently debuted at Long Wharf Theatre and plays George Street Playhouse this fall. Broadway: Nice Work If You Can Get It (Tony nom., Best Musical), Memphis (Tony winner, Best Musical), All Shook Up, Living on Love. Off-Broadway: The Toxic AvengerThe Thing About Men; Over the River and Through the Woods; I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change (Westside Theatre). Recent regional credits include Chasing the Song (La Jolla Playhouse), Ernest Shackleton Loves Me (Arts Emerson), The Last Romance (Old Globe), Creating Claire (George Street Playhouse). He sits on the board of Only Make Believe, a charity dedicated to bringing interactive, therapeutic theatre to chronically ill children.

DAVID SAINT (Director)  Artistic Director of the George Street Playhouse. Premieres there include The Spitfire GrillThe Toxic Avenger, Proof, Down the Garden Paths, Gettin’ the Band Back TogetherClever Little Lies, It Shoulda Been You, Elaine May’s George is Dead and Arthur Laurents’ New Year’s Eve (both with Marlo Thomas). He has worked with Uta Hagen, A.R. Gurney, Anne Meara, Eli Wallach, Joe DiPietro, Kathleen Marshall, John Rando, Jack Klugman, Lewis Black, Elizabeth Wilson, Boyd Gaines, Rosemary Harris, Jane Alexander, Chita Rivera, Stephen Sondheim, Arthur Laurents and many more. He directed After-Play at MTC and has directed at Playwrights Horizons, Primary Stages, Circle in the Square and many regional theatres as well as the national tour of West Side Story around the country and in Japan. Winner of the Alan Schneider, Helen Hayes, L.A. Drama Critics’ Award and others. Literary Executor of The Laurents Estate and President of the Laurents/Hatcher Foundation.

YOSHI TANOKURA (Scenic Design)  Recent credits include Clever Little Secret (George Street Playhouse), Stargirl (People’s Light & Theatre Co), Exonerated (Delaware Theatre Company) and Peter and the Starcatcher (Adrienne Arsht Center, Carbonell Award for the Best Scenic Design). Yoshi has assisted John Lee Beatty on a number of Broadway productions, including Venus in Fur, Doubt and The Color Purple. Yoshi teaches scenic and costume design at East Stroudsburg University in Pennsylvania and is a member of USA Local 829.

ESTHER ARROYO (Costume Design)  is delighted to be making her debut at Westside Theatre. She is the resident Costume Designer and Costume Director at George Street Playhouse in NJ. Recent credits include Nora, The Fabulous LipitonesClever Little Lies at George Street Playhouse and Guild Hall, One of Your Biggest Fans, 12 Angry Men, The Subject Was Roses, and Come Back Come Back Wherever You Are by Arthur Laurents. Esther has a Bachelor’s degree in Theatre Arts majoring in Costume Design from Rutgers University.

CHRISTOPHER J. BAILEY (Lighting Design)  Currently Production Manager at George Street Playhouse where he also designs lights and sound for many of their mainstage season productions and sets for their touring theatre productions. Some other theatres and companies designed for: French Institute Alliance Française, Pearl Theatre, Barrington Stage, Primary Stages, Minetta Lane, Premiere Stages, Bickford Theatre, Abingdon Theatre, Strand Theatre, Berkshire Theatre Festival, Two River Theater, Ash Lawn Opera Festival, LKB Dance, Randy James Dance, Rand Theater, Irish Repertory Theatre, Westport Country Playhouse, Longworth Theatre, Delaware Theatre Company, and more. Fortunate to be working with David Saint and Joe Dipietro again.

SCOTT A. KILLIAN (Sound Design & Composition)  Off-Broadway: Sarah, SarahFive by Tenn, A Picasso (Lortel Award nomination), The Other Side (Manhattan Theatre Club); Volpone, The Duchess of Malfi, Edward the Second, Women Beware Women (Red Bull Theater); Side Effects (MCC); Steve and Idi, Miss Julie (Rattlestick Theater). Regional: Resident Composer/Sound Designer, Berkshire Theatre Festival (35-plus productions); George Street Playhouse; Westport Country Playhouse; American Conservatory Theatre; Seattle Repertory Theatre; Shakespeare Theatre, DC; Shakespeare & Company; Theatre Calgary.

McCORKLE CASTING, LTD. (Casting)  Over 50 Broadway productions including Amazing Grace, End of the Rainbow, The Lieutenant of Inishmore, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, …Cuckoo’s Nest, Amadeus, She Loves Me, A Few Good Men. Off-Broadway highlights: Tribes; Our Town (Barrow Street); Freud’s Last Session; The Toxic AvengerFalling; Almost, Maine; Driving Miss Daisy. Feature film: Premium Rush, Ghost TownThe Thomas Crown Affair, Die Hard with a Vengeance, School Ties, etc. Television: “Sesame Street,” “Californication,” “Max Bickford,” “Chapelle’s Show,” etc. www.mccorklecasting.com

JILLIAN M. OLIVER (Stage Manager)  Broadway: Wit, Chinglish, A Life in the Theatre, Race, Speed-the-Plow; Off-Broadway productions: Atlantic Theater Company, Classic Stage Company, Signature Theatre Company, Manhattan Theatre Company and The Public Theater. Regional productions: Williamstown Theatre Festival, Guild Hall, Huntington Theatre Company and Boston Ballet. Graduate of Boston University.

CAMERON BERNE (Assistant Stage Manager)  Off-Broadway: Indian Ink, Into the Woods, Significant Other (Roundabout). Regional: George Street Playhouse, Syracuse Stage, MUNY, Guild Hall, Penguin Rep. Cameron is a St. Louis native and graduate of Ball State University. AEA.

PRODUCTION CORE (Production Supervisor)  lends support and guidance to theatre companies that produce high quality theatrical performances and need direction/support on the collaboration, planning and execution of the production process. www.productioncore.net

DR THEATRICAL MANAGEMENT (General Management)  Current/upcoming productions: The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey; American Dance MachineLaugh It Up, Stare It Down; Romance Language; Stars of David (concert); Wiesenthal (national tour). Past productions: Gloria and Brooklynite (part of Vineyard Theatre’s 2014/15 season); The Spoils and Rasheeda Speaking (part of The New Group’s 2014/15 season); Buyer & Cellar (NY & national tour); Nevermore…; Tail! Spin!; Love, Loss, and What I Wore (NY & national tour); My Name Is Asher Lev; and Traces, among others. DRTMNYC.com

JOAN RAFFE & JHETT TOLENTINO (Producer)  Three-time Tony winners: A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, A Raisin in the Sun with Denzel Washington, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. Other Broadway: Tuck Everlasting, HughieSylvia, Hand to God, A Delicate Balance with Glenn Close, Side Show, This is Our Youth, The Velocity of Autumn, Macbeth with Alan Cumming. Off-Broadway: Here Lies Love, Buyer & Cellar (Lortel), Bedlam’s Hamlet/Saint Joan (OBA), My Name is Asher Lev (OCC). Broadway investments: The Color Purple, Spring AwakeningSomething Rotten, Matilda, Kinky Boots. Tolentino: 2014 The Outstanding Filipino Americans-NY (TOFA) awardee for Entertainment; 2015 Knight of Rizal. www.JoanJhettProductions.com

DOUGLAS DENOFF (Producer),  whose father Sam co-created Marlo Thomas’ “That Girl,” is honored to help bring her back to the New York stage. Denoff received his first Tony nomination in 2008 as a co-producer for the smash hit 39 Steps, which he returned to NY at the Union Square Theatre in 2015,  his second for Joe DiPietro’s Nice Work If You Can Get It, and his third for the 2015-2016 revival of Fiddler On the Roof. Upcoming: the Broadway-bound musical Peggy Sue Got Married with original score by Jersey Boys composer Bob Gaudio. Off-Broadway: NY Times Critics’ Pick Handle With Care starring legendary Tony nominee Carol Lawrence, also at the Westside Theatre, in 2013. www.suttonsquareentertainment.com

GEORGE STREET PLAYHOUSE (New Brunswick, NJ)  Artistic Director: David Saint, Managing Director: Kelly Ryman. Premieres include Jolson Sings Again, The Spitfire Grill, Proof, Down the Garden Paths, The Toxic Avenger, Gettin’ the Band Back Together, Creating Claire, It Shoulda Been You and Clever Little Lies. Upcoming: The Second Mrs. Wilson by Joe DiPietro.

EDWARD WALSON (Producer)  is a CATV, hotel and restaurant owner. Film credits: City Island, Blue Jasmine, Magic in the Moonlight, Irrational Man and Time Out of Mind. Broadway credits: Relatively Speaking, Cinderella, Big Fish, Bullets Over Broadway and An American in Paris.

SENOVVA (Associate Producer)  K Lee Harvey and Arianna Knapp are pleased to be working with the Clever Little Lies team. Broadway: Something Rotten, Side ShowLucky Guy, Bring It On, American Idiot[title of show]. Off-Broadway: Queen of Wyoming, Langston in Harlem, Fellowship!

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