Kay Cole - Director/Choreographer
As Director her credits include: In a Booth at Chasen's, I Only have Eyes for You, Firecracker, Cover of Life, The Dining Room, Dull Pain, Firecracker, Poison, Desperate Writer & Washington Affair.
As Director / Choreographer her credits are: Reunion, Ecstasy, The Flunky, Rose Bowl Queens, No Strings, Bark! The World Goes 'Round, American Tales, Nuncrackers, Judy's Scary Little Christmas, A Year with Frog and Toad, A Chorus Line, I'm Getting My Act Together, Grass Harp, Robber Bridegroom, Boulevard of Broken Dreams, Sing, Wild Women Blues & Sony Pictures Broadway, Oliver, Phantom of the Opera. The Addams Family.
Her inventive choreography & staging credits include: Hunger, It's the Housewives, Great Expectations, Assassins, Pirates Of Penzance, Cabaret, Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, South Pacific, Triumph of Love, Actor, Lawyer, Indian Chief, Dancing at Lughnasa, Take Me Along, The Baker's Wife. Pasadena Playhouse: Under One Umbrella, 110 in the Shade, Do I Hear A Waltz. Hollywood Bowl: Sound of Music, Bernsteins' Mass, Mame, My Fair Lady, Music Man, Camelot. Reprise! Broadway: Three Penny Opera, Fiorello, City of Angels, Company, On The 20th Century, Follies, Sweeney Todd, Most Happy Fella. Geffen Playhouse: Nightmare Alley, Atlanta, Paint Your Wagon, Six Dances in Six Weeks. Hudson Theatre: Grave White Way. Kirk Douglas Theatre: Gaytino, Dogeaters. Falcon Theatre: Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks. Antaeus Theatre: Tonight at 8:30. Playwrights Arena: The Next Step, Songs For A New World. Shakespeare LA: As You Like It, Comedy of Errors. Broadway: Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks (Belasco Theatre,). London West End: The Fantasticks , Snoopy, Blockheads.Film & Television, Directing: Country Rules, THQ, Waiting in Line. Choreographing: Guidepost Junction, Ella, Jekyll, Disney's Santa Clause 3, Awakening of Spring & Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks.
She has taught Acting for Film & Television at Emerson College LA & UCLA / US Performing Arts Summer Musical Theatre Conservatory. She is the proud recipient of the 2006 Playwrights Arena Award for her outstanding contribution to Los Angeles Theatre.
In 2009, she received a nomination for best choreography from the NAACP theatre Awards for her work in ATLANTA, at the Geffen Playhouse.
She has begun pre-production for the new rock musical film "Daniel in Babylon. www.kaycole.net
Conwell Worthington - Supervising Producer
Conwell is currently producing, The Love Boats on Stage, Pre-Broadway in development ,I Only Have Eyes for You, Blood Rock (a new rock musical previewing this fall 2020 , In A Booth At Chasens , Exit Laughing, Dusty (based on the life of Dusty Springfield) , HAIR 50th Anniversary LA and Tour, Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders Musical, and several shows in development for touring. He recently completed the redesign and opening of a new theatre in Orange County. He consults with numerous theatres throughout the US and the world. One of the producing team of Dirty Dancing original production Australia and corresponding tour. Shows recently produced Pip's Island a multi-million-dollar interactive production. In a Booth at Chasens previewed at the Kennedy Center this past fall, Workshop of Blood Rock April 2020. Film release of In A Booth at Chasens in partnership with Fathom Events. An Extra Penny, a new musical, to open 2021.
He founded Coleman/Worthington Productions with Michael Coleman, a successful production company, specializing in producing, directing and creating theatre, concerts, and industrials in addition to spectacle theatre and concerts. These have included such legends as Tony Bennett, Victor Borge, Robert Goulet, Lena Horne, Beverly Sills, Red Skelton, and others.
Mr. Worthington was Head of Show Development for The Walt Disney Company. He continued to serve in that capacity until 1992 when he acted as Producer of Disney Attractions. A year later he served as a Producer of Walt Disney Theatrical Productions for the internationally run stage shows of "Beauty and the Beast". He was selected as one of 3 Producers to start the Theatrical Division, in addition, he developed many half time shows, over 350 major events, parades and the opening and ongoing entertainment of the Ducks of Anaheim to mention a few of the events. Having also worked on creative of Fantasmic, Dick Tracey, Beauty and the Beast, Aida, The Lion King and Little Mermaid. Worked on the development of the New Amsterdam Theatre 42nd Street and El Capitan Hollywood. Mr. Worthington set new levels of royalty payments and guarantees around the world, (Beauty and The Beast) which resulted in over 100 million dollars in guarantee 's in royalties to Walt Disney Company plus other income. His streamline approaches to remounting an original 23 million dollar Broadway production to make it affordable for local presenters.
Mr. Worthington was producer of numerous shows including associate producer of Sugar starring Robert Morse at the Music Centre in Los Angeles; producer of A, My Name is Alice, an off-Broadway production in San Francisco; The Glory of Christmas in Los Angeles starring Debby Boone, Dean Jones, and the London Symphony Orchestra; The Glory of Easter in Los Angeles starring Gregory Peck, Michael York, and Robert Reed; A Tribute to the Governor of the State of New York at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center in New York; A Tribute to Walter Cronkite at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City starring Carol Channing, Danny Kaye, and Ertha Kitt; The Doug Henning Show; The Night of the Iguana; Ferrante and Teicher; The Andy Williams Christmas Show; the Benefit for the Crystal Cathedral with Beverly Sills; the Benefit for the Hospital of Special Surgery; and the Benefit for South Coast Medical Center with Red Skelton. Developed for the City of Long Branch, NJ Operating and Producing for the Paramount Theatre as a part of the development of a new entertainment district a 200-million-dollar project. Remodeled, developed operations and creative for the Encore Theatre, a new theatre in California. Caesars Magical Empire a 70 million dollar interactive show that ran for over 7 years.
More Information: www.jbtheatricalproductionsllc.com
Ralph Pezzullo - Book & Lyrics
Ralph is a New York Times bestselling author, and award-winning playwright and screenwriter. His books have been published in over twenty languages and include Jawbreaker (with former CIA operative Gary Berntsen), Inside SEAL Team Six (with Don Mann), The Walk-In, At the Fall of Somoza, The Chopin Manuscript (winner of the 2008 Audio Book of the Year), Plunging Into Haiti (winner of the 2006 Douglas Dillon Prize for American Diplomacy), Eve Missing, Most Evil, Left of Boom, Full Battle Rattle, and the SEAL Team Six thrillers Hunt the Wolf, Hunt the Scorpion, Hunt the Falcon, Hunt the Jackal, Hunt the Fox, Hunt the Dragon and Hunt the Viper.
He's the recipient of a Peabody Award and grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Jerome Foundation, Mellow Foundation and others. His plays, including Tail of the Tiger, have been produced in New York City, London, Tokyo, Copenhagen, and by regional theaters across the country. The American Wife premiered in September 2017 at the Park Theatre in London to sold-out audiences.
He has written screenplays for directors Oliver Stone, Antoine Fuqua, Francois Giroux, George Gallo, and all the major movies studios. A movie based on his latest book Ghost is scheduled to start shooting later this year, directed by Sylvester Stallone, and produced by Balboa Films and MGM.
Andy Walmsley - Scenic Designer
Andy has designed many Broadway and West End Theater musicals including Blood Brothers and Buddy the Buddy Holly Story. When Buddy opened, Andy was 21 the youngest designer ever to work in the West End - 'Buddy' ran in London for 13 years and soon became an international hit with a total of 22 duplicate versions running world wide. The show opened in New York and Andy became the youngest designer to work on Broadway.
Andy designed two of the ten longest running musicals in West End history.
Andy has designed many of the biggest shows in the history of Television including : American Idol, So you think you can dance, Americas got talent, The Biggest Loser The Emmys, Miss USA, Who wants to be a Millionaire.
The set for 'Millionaire' has been copied to the last detail identically in 108 countries and is the most duplicated scenic design in history. Oscar winning smash movie SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE heavily features Andy's set and was nominated for ten Academy awards.
Andy designed American Idol in the States and internationally in over 50 countries receiving 3 Emmy nominations and an Emmy win for ' outstanding art direction'.
Andy has designed for Theater, Circus, Ice shows, Cruise ships, Television, Las Vegas spectaculars and Corporate.
MICHAEL BERNS - Composer, Lyrics & Orignal Story
Michael Berns is a songwriter, vocalist, and music producer. He is credited as a writer for more
As a young artist, his pop/rock band Seven Foot Wave enjoyed success in the mid-2000s with placements on shows like "2 Broke Girls" (CBS) and "Laguna Beach" (MTV), and as a supporting act in concert for Top 40 artist Jesse McCartney.
Michael's subsequent electronic music project, Ember FX, topped college music charts, and was featured on Apple's iTunes.
Notables he has worked with in the recording studio include platinum record selling producer Geza X, legendary producer/mixer Jack Joseph Puig, and multi-platinum mixer Joe Zook.
His most recent project, Blood Rock The Musical, which he created, enjoyed a successful debut at the Odyssey Theater in Los Angeles, and now has Broadway producer Conwell Worthington on board to bring the show to its next stage.