R.R.R.E.D: A Secret Musical (2009)
Extinction! IN THE YEAR 2005, the Oxford Hair Foundation predicted that due to globalization and population intermixing, by the year 2100, the recessive gene which causes red hair would be... EXTINCT.
IN THE YEAR 2009, we redheads have taken matters into our own hands. A world without redheads is no kind of world we are going to let happen. If heads have to roll, well, they sure as hell won't be red... heads.
Approximate Running Time: 1:40; no intermission
Katie Thompson was last seen in Michael John LaChusia's Giant at The Signature Theater in Washington D.C.. In New York she has performed in workshops for Duncan Sheik’s The Lighthouse Project, Michael John LaChusia’s Giant and Scott Alan’s Piece, and sang at Broadway's Acoustic Soul and Broadway Loves Country as the only performer not IN a Broadway show. She performed at Monday Night's New Voices, Tisch at NYU, Goodspeed and at Broadway Idol, where she placed Top 3, then lost horribly. She was the featured soloist on Say Goodbye in Dreaming Wide Awake with Eden Espinoza and Shoshana Bean, created Connie Lou on the Original Cast Recording The Forgotten Carols and Sariah in The Ark. Her discography includes two self-produced albums, What I've Done Right and KT LIVE, both available on iTunes. www.KatieThomspon.com
Patrick Livingston has landed roles in every production from Peter Pan to Pippin. A favorite improv performer with Comedy Sportz and an award-winning composer and storyteller, he toured and recorded an album with Tuesday Night Supper Club. He is currently working on The Story Book Musical, a play he started writing on a train in Switzerland, and he single-handedly wrote some of The Death of Katie Thompson. He would like to thank his ever-loving wife who supports him physically, spiritually and currently, financially.
KATHY DEITCH hails originally from Philadelphia and is an honors graduate of Wagner College, receiving the Department Award for Theatre. Broadway credits include: Wicked (original company), Footloose (original Urleen); Hair at both City Center’s Encores! and European tour (Crissy) directed by James Rado; The Maiden’s Prayer Off-Broadway at The Samuel Beckett (Libby); A Girl Called Dusty at the Provincetown Theatre (Mary O’Brien); Midsummer’s Night Dream at Hartford Stage (Snout). She’s directed for the NY Fringe Festival as well as for other festivals in the tri-state area and is a writer/producer, co-founding Too Much Mustard Productions which has completed its first short Challenged. You may have caught her as a Chubb-Club dancer on The Rosie O’Donnell Show and has recently shot Cupid for ABC, the feature Going the Distance with Drew Barrymore, and appears in the web series Stream produced by and starring Whoopi Goldberg. She also sings with Broadway Inspirational Voices and leads a Heart tribute band named, appropriately, All Heart.
Nathan Balser, is excited, yes, even thrilled to be part of this incredible project! He’s originally from a little place in Utah called Springville, but he’s been kicking around NYC for a few years and you might have seen him in 9 to 5: The Musical or Legally Blonde or Damn Yankees at City Center or maybe not. He was even in the MTV version of Legally Blonde, Peter Pan at Madison Square Garden, and a choreographic workshop of Brigadoon. He’s been lucky enough to work in regional productions of Minsky’s, Mamma Mia!, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and a few others. But what you probably haven’t seen Nathan do is spend his remaining time with his two girls, Syd and Sue, and garden in his community plot in NJ. He has some extra tomatoes if anyone’s interested--they’re red, btw.
Will Swenson has appeared on Broadway in Lestat, 110 in the Shade & Brooklyn. He created the role of Stacee Jaxx in the musical Rock of Ages but did not perform the role on Broadway because he was offered the starring role of Berger in the Broadway revival of Hair, for which he was Tony nominated for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical. Swenson played the role in the Off-Broadway 40th Anniversary concert version opposite Karen Olivo & was again cast as Berger in The Public Theatre's revival of the show in Central Park. He also played Sir Sagramore in Camelot at Lincoln Center & Chris in the 2nd National Tour of Miss Saigon
Tony nominated & Drama Desk Award-winning actress Tovah Feldshuh was most recently on Broadway starring in Irena’s Vow. She has a recurring role as defense attorney Danielle Melnick on “Law & Order” & is well-known for her feature film roles in A Walk on the Moon, Happy Accidents, Brewster's Millions The Idolmaker & Kissing Jessica Stein, as well as "Ruthie", a well-meaning but traditional-and-loud-about-it Jewish mother in the 2004 coming of age film, The Tollbooth. Feldshuh just completed the feature film Goyband with Adam Pascal, Amy Davidson, Cris Judd, Dean Edwards, Tibor Feldman & Natasha Lyonne & also stars in the film Acts of Mercy.
Miss America, 1998, starred on Broadway as Vivienne in Legally Blonde, as Sally Bowles in Cabaret & as Lucy in Jekyll & Hyde. Her other NYC & Regional theatre credits include A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Helena), Sympathy Jones, The Woman Upstairs, After the Fall (Maggie), Restoration, Himself & Nora (Nora Barnacle), Into the Woods, Gypsy & The Last Five Years. On film & TV, Kate can be seen in: Capote, The Stepford Wives & “As the World Turns.” Her recordings are many, most notably Jekyll & Hyde: Resurrection & the long-gestating Dracula studio album. She will be running in the 2009 NYC marathon to raise funds for marriage equality.
Adam Jackman retired from corporate life four years ago to build his own fictional media conglomerate, Adam Pictures. He has produced for GQ Magazine, written for civil rights pioneer Alan Isaacman, and translated teleplays for Jennifer Lopez. He hopes that R.R.R.E.D. will prove to be as influential as his first collaboration with Katie and Patrick, a production of Stephen Sondheim’s Assassins that included an on-stage hanging, an electric chair, and actual, working handguns pointed into the audience, effectively ending their high school theater program. After three years as a counselor for The Trevor Project and serving as a public speaker for Let California Ring, Adam has moved to Utah to continue fighting the battle for hearts and minds. AdamPictures.com
Andy Sandberg is currently represented on Broadway as a producer of the hit revival of HAIR: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical (Tony, Drama Desk, Drama League, Outer Critics Circle Awards). He is also the lead producer of the forthcoming new musical The Last Smoker in America, with book and lyrics by Tony nominee Bill Russell (Side Show) and music by Drama Desk nominee Peter Melnick (Adrift in Macao). The Last Smoker in America will be presented in the New York Musical Theater Festival this fall. Upcoming: A Perfect Future, a new play by David Hay (The Maddening Truth); ‘Wing’ at Birdland. As a director, Andy is developing multiple new plays and musicals. Selected New York credits include Bernice Bobs Her Mullet (NYMF), Into the Woods (BHT), and "Eli’s Comin’ to Broadway," a BC/EFA benefit hosted by Nathan Lane (Alice Tully Hall/Lincoln Center). Upcoming: Operation Epsilon, by Alan Brody; Garbo & Me, by Joanne Lessner and Joshua Rosenblum. Favorite regional and university credits include Parade, Side Show, The Laramie Project, The Goat or Who Is Sylvia?, Matt & Ben, Fully Committed, Songs for a New World, and The Star-Spangled Girl. In 2007, Andy worked with Hal Prince on the Broadway production of LoveMusik (SDC Fellowship). B.A. Yale University. Alumnus of Yale Whiffenpoofs, Alley Cats, and Dramat. Proud member of AEA and the SDC. www.AndySandberg.com
Shea Sullivan is a NYC based producer and choreographer. She is the President of SAS Productions Inc. a production company that produces musicals, industrials, corporate events and instructional dance DVDs. Recently SAS Productions has produced events starring John Legend, The New York Knicks dancers and members of the Radio City Rockettes. Upcoming projects include the new play Joan Crawford in "Hell Hath No Fury" and a new production of "Pageant" aimed for Broadway 2010. SAS Productions is also working with Katie Thompson on a new album. For more info on Shea Sullivan and SAS Productions visit www.SheaSullivan.com.
Charlie is currently the musical director/conductor for Next to Normal on Broadway. He made his Broadway debut in Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me, serving as both Musical Director and understudy to two of the male roles. Other Broadway credits include Legally Blonde (Associate Conductor), Avenue Q and Brooklyn. He has toured nationally and internationally as conductor/Musical Director of the musical Grease. Off-Broadway favorites: Almost Heaven: Songs of John Denver and Silence: The Musical! His regional work includes Next to Normal (Arena Stage), the world premieres of Most Wanted (La Jolla Playhouse) and Charles Strouse’s You Never Know (Trinity Rep), and nine seasons with the Williamstown Theatre Festival on such shows as She Loves Me (directed by Nicholas Martin – co-production with the Huntington Theatre), Noel Coward’s Tonight at 8:30 (directed by Michael Greif) and Cabaret and Main (directed by Christopher Ashley), as well as the acclaimed late night all-star cabaret series hosted by Lewis Black. His concert appearances include shows with Frankie Avalon, Emily Skinner, Dana Reeve, Billy Porter, Carol Woods and Ken Page.
David Mendizabal (Costume Designer) – is a graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and Playwrights Horizons Theatre School. Costume design credits: Broadway Bares 19.0: Click It! "Google Me, Baby" (co-design), Broadway Bares 18: Wonderland "My Favorite Dish" (co-design), Man of La Mancha (Duo Theatre), Bonfire Night-A New Musical (NYU) Assistant costume design credits: Tony-winning HAIR revival (Asst. to Designer, and proud maker of Claude's beads), Taking Over (Public), Hunting and Gathering (Primary Stages), Ohio State Murders (TFANA), The Misanthrope (NYTW). Directing credits: The Gate, Polaroid Stories, Fur, Inside the Belly of the Beast He is the Artistic Director of The Movement Theatre Company (TMTC), dedicated to creating and supporting diverse representations of artists of color in the arts and media. themovementtheatrecompany.org
Since 1991 Herrick Goldman has been designing lighting for theater, dance, concerts, museums, corporate meetings, and themed attractions. His work has been seen in New York, Shanghai, Manila, Frankfurt, Australia, and Canada. Herrick’s Off-Broadway credits include Rooms, Godspell, Latin Heat, Flamingo Court, All Is Love, Shafrika, Serenade, The Fearless, and Streakin' Thru the 70's. Other New York productions include Crash Test Dummies at the New Victory, The Last Starfighter (musical), Meet John Doe, & The Antigravity Tour at the Hammerstein Ballroom. Ages ago, Herrick was the lighting design instructor for the MIT Theater Arts Department. He owns HG Lighting Design inc. which is the principal design team for Antigravity, Madame Tussauds NYC, Sudden Impact Entertainment, and others. HGLD was recently awarded a 2009 Big Apple Award for best lighting design for an event. Clients include: Ebay, Xerox, UPS, Johnson Controls, The Director’s Guild Awards, Louis Vuitton, Rolex and more. Most recently his work was seen in Tick Tick Boom at the Westport Country Playhouse. Broadway benefits include the 15th Anniversary Reunion of The Who's Tommy and Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, both at the August Wilson. Love to Stazh. Herrick is a member of USA/IATSE 829. His work may be seen at www.HGLightingDesign.com.
In New York City, she has designed The Ortiz Sisters of Mont Haven (Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre), Republic of Poetry and Fire Exit (Medicine Show), Soaking Wet (WET), Hedda Gabbler, Vinegar Tom, and Anna K. (American Academy of Dramatic Arts), Wild Women of Planet Wongo, Sympathy Jones, River’s End, Ward 9 and the end of season Gala ’07 & ‘08 (New York Musical Festival), Broadway Sings Concert and assisted in the lighting of The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas and The Who’s Tommy Broadway Benefit. She lit Chicago at Central Conn. State University. She spent six summers at the Forestburgh Playhouse designing The Producers, The Full Monty, and Funny Girl. Also regionally she has designed for Cape Rep, lighting My Fair Lady, Blithe Spirit and Ragtime and Shape of Things at Stamford Theatre Works. She has a BA from Purdue University and an MFA from the University of Memphis.
Megan is a full time employee at Sound Associates Inc. as well as a freelance sound designer. Recent design credits include The Gold , The Wedding Play, The Martian Chronicles. She has recently assisted Peter Fitzgerald on Blithe Spirit and You’re Welcome America: A Final Night with George W. Bush.
Is the Production Manager for 2 Step Productions. Also owns and runs Autonomous Production Services. A full service Production and Technical Management company. Past shows and companies; Manhattan Theatre Source, Theatre Row Studios, radiotheatrenyc, Tribeca Performing Arts Center, The Baryshnikov Arts Center, Heiress Productions, Political Toast, “Mantasia” at the SHOW nightclub. www.autonomousps.com.
Charlie Corcoran's designs include: The Night Watcher, (Primary Stages), Sophistry, The Black Monk, The Bully Pulpit (Becket Theatre), The Yeats Project, Prisoner of the Crown, Sive, Defender of the Faith, The Field, (Irish Rep) The Metal Children (Vineyard), The Dishwashers (59 East 59th Street Theatre), Without Walls (CTG, Mark Taper Forum), Engaging Shaw, Bookends, Her Hair Went with Her, (New Jersey Repertory), The Molly Maguires (Kirby Center), Exits and Entrances (Primary Stages, Edinburgh International Festival), Rock Doves (Irish Arts Center), Shogun Macbeth, Tea (Pan Asian Rep), The Second Tosca (45th Street Theatre). Associate Designs include: Adfrift In Macao (Primary Stages), Happiness, Third (Lincoln Center), Raisin In the Sun, The Boys From Syracuse (Broadway), Iphigenie En Tauride, Rodelinda (Metropolitan Opera), Me, Myself & I (McCarter Theatre), Amelia (Seattle Opera).
NYMF: Fat Camp, Plagued- A Love Story. Recent credits include: Oohrah! (Atlantic); Twelfth Night, The Singing Forest, The Good Negro, Road Show, Hair (Public Theater/NYSF); Christmas is Miles Away (Babel Theatre Project); Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Tales of an Urban Indian (PublicLAB); Two Girls for Five Bucks…(Ars Nova). Other: Six seasons with Trinity Repertory Company, Perishable Theatre, Brown University/Trinity Rep Consortium, 2nd Story Theatre, The Gamm, Spindle City Ballet. TV/Film: “Comanche Moon” (CBS/Paramount).
luckydave's recent Projections Design credits include The Rock Tenor (Wilma Theater, Philadelphia), Intríngulis (LAByrinth Theater Company), Flamingo Court (New World Stages), Hysteri-KILLY (Horse Trade Theater Company), Broken Dog Legs (Horse Trade), Gato Loco Coconino (Ars Nova Theater), The Colored Museum (Crossroads Theater Company), A View from 151st St (LAByrinth) and Fate's Imagination (Gotham Stages). He's worked quite proudly with Uncle Jimmy's Dirty Basement for many years. He is honored to be a Stable Hand with Horse Trade.
PENNY LANDAU/Maya PR saw her first Broadway show, West Side Story, when she was 9 years old. Since then, she has performed, stage managed, directed, teched, taught and, for the last 25 years, run her own PR firm. Maya PR has repped Renee Taylor & Joe Bologna; the multi-award winning Jelly Roll! starring Vernel Bagneris; Edge starring Angelica Torn as Sylvia Plath (NY, London, Australia & New Zealand); Third Eye Rep’s acclaimed production of Godspell; A Broadway Diva Christmas (Kathy Brier, Ellen Green, Maya Days, Marla Schaffel & Christine Pedi); Christmas with the Crawfords (starring Joey Arias); BarBara Luna (“Star Trek”), France Nuyen (Joy Luck Club), Geri Jewell (“Deadwood” & “Facts of Life”), Karen Lynn Gorney (Saturday Night Fever); Kathy Garver (“Family Affair”); musical comedian & impressionist Stephen Sorrentino; Gennifer Flowers; Trent Armand Kendall’s Picture Incomplete; New Zealand author Nathan Hoturoa Gray (First Pass Under Heaven); Gorilla Rep; Take Wing And Soar Prods; Big Apple Comic-Con; the newly released feature film The Big Gay Musical & the 2009 Estrogenius Festival. She is currently repping the 70/70 Horovitz Project, Barefoot Theatre Company’s year-long, international celebration of the great American playwright, Israel Horovitz.
Broadway: A Tale of Two Cities, Cabaret, Phantom of the Opera, Urban Cowboy, Candide with the NY Philharmonic, and pre-Broadway engagements of Annie Get Your Gun, In My Life. National Tour: Tommy Tune’s Dr. Dolittle. Off-Broadway: Striking 12, Criss Angel Mindfreak, Tony ‘n Tina’s Wedding, Rooms: A Rock Romance, Roundabout’s Howard Katz, Beyond Glory, The Overwhelming and productions for Lincoln Center, and Chicago’s Second City. Select industrials include the re-opening of the Statue of Liberty, GLAAD Awards, US Open, Clinton Global Initiative and events for Miller Light, VH1’s Save the Music, the NY Yankees, and the NFL. Jason is a credited contributor to several books on event management and has served as a professor and guest lecturer at several universities in the northeast. For Hunter.
Learned it from Artie Gaffin, David Sugarman, Laurie Goldfeder, Justin Scribner, Barclay Stiff, Megan Larche and Kate McD. Broadway: PA for Lennon. Other New York Credits include: Dance of the Seven Headed Mouse, Sophistry, The Black Monk, Pvt..Wars, The Cenci, All over, The Archery Contest, A Yorkshire Fairie Tale, Masqurade: calypso and home, John Leguizamo: a work in progress, The Strangerer, PA for Beauty of the Father and Broadway Meets Country and many many hours at Barrow St. Theatre. Proud Equity Member. As always love to Mom, Dad and Greg.
Title song from R.R.R.E.D
Credit: Performed by Katie Thompson, Patrick Livingston
Credit: Written and performed by Katie Thompson
R.R.R.E.D. A Secret Musical to Feature Balser, Deitch, Livingston and Thompson
By Andrew Gans
17 Sep 2009
The New York Musical Theatre Festival and Shea Sullivan will present four performances of R.R.R.E.D. A Secret Musical Oct. 1-3 at the 45th Street Theater in Manhattan.
Quotes from R.R.R.E.D.'s LA Production
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