Brimming with hilarity and heart, Greenwood is the story of long-lost performing arts camp friends who reconnect decades later through social networking. Though adulthood has led them far from each other and even further from their true selves, the milestone anniversary of a special summer reunites them unexpectedly. Their past and present selves come crashing together and sparks fly, illuminating the way to the future.
Approximate Running Time: 2:20; with intermission
Andrea first captured the hearts of theatergoers everywhere in 1977 when she originated the title role in the mega-musical Annie, based on the popular Harold Gray comic strip Little Orphan Annie. Since then, she has starred in several Broadway musicals and appeared in theatres in New York, nationally and internationally. As Annie, Andrea became the youngest performer ever to be nominated for a Tony Award as Best Lead Actress in a Musical. Andrea was tapped by Academy Award®-nominated director Rob Marshall to appear as The Star to Be in the Disney/ABC television production of Annie starring Kathy Bates and Victor Garber. Also on Broadway, Andrea starred in the Jerry Herman musical Jerry’s Girls alongside Carol Channing and Leslie Uggams; she portrayed the sassy Smoking Car, Ashley, in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Starlight Express; and starred as Margy Frake in State Fair; as Fantine in Les Miserables and, most recently as Belle in Disney’s Beauty And The Beast. She toured nationally starring as Sally Bowles in Cabaret and as Eponine in Les Miserables and appeared as herself in The Vagina Monologues, which she appeared in Off-Broadway as well.
Cary Shields is delighted to be joining the cast of Greenwood. Previous credits include Roger in Rent (Broadway), Marcus in Taboo (Broadway), Whizzer in Falsettos (regional) among other things. He’s an accomplished songwriter and terminal gypsy but very excited to be back in the city again.
Most recently seen Off-Broadway in the York Theatre’s production of Tomorrow Morning, and the 80’s rock show Power Balladz! Other credits: Mamma Mia! national tour; Wonderland, Tampa Bay PAC; Next to Normal (standby for Alice Ripley) Arena Stage; The Baker’s Wife, Paper Mill Playhouse (again, cover for Alice Ripley); Gateway Playhouse’s Miss Saigon (Ellen) and The Will Rogers Follies (Betty Blake Rogers); Flat Rock Playhouse’s Children of Eden (Eve/Mama Noah) Tennessee Rep’s Nunsense (Sister Mary Leo); and The Gallery Players’ Chess (Svetlana) and The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Edwin Drood). Big love to Maggie Maes, Kimberly Vaughn and Nicholas Keslake. Proud member of AEA.
Andrew is stoked to be making his NYMF debut in Greenwood! Recent credits: The Bowery Boys (NAMT, Marriott Theatre), A Christmas Carol (Drury Lane Oakbrook) and The Lieutenant of Inishmore (Northlight Theatre). He also tours the country with Classical Kids—a company that collaborates with symphony orchestras to bring the music of great composers to young people around the world. andrewredlawsk.com
Broadway: Les Miserables “Young Cosette” (Original Production). Film: Annie “Annie” (Disney), Dodson’s Journey “Maggie” (CBS), Miracle Run “Jennifer” (Lifetime), Odd Girl Out “Tiffany”(Lifetime), The Thirst “Sarah” (Independent). She is currently studying music at Tulane University.
Jenavene is thrilled to be in Greenwood at NYMF! She’s currently the dance captain for the National Tour of How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Jenavene received her BFA at Abilene Christian University. She gives thanks to her family and friends, her loving husband Seth, and the amazing Lord above.
Broadway: The Life*, Smokey Joe's Café, Aida, The Wedding Singer*. Off-Broadway: Forbidden Broadway*, The Wild Party* (MTC), Bubbly Black Girl* (Playwrights) Encores!*(City Center). Some Regional/1st Nat'l: JC Superstar, Evita , Pinky in Happy Days*, and An American in Paris (*denotes original company/cast album). HUGE love to her husband, Paul Stancato. feliciafinley.com
Broadway: Les Miserables. National Tours: Annie Get Your Gun, Oliver. New York: Lincoln Center, Broadway in Bryant Park, Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall. Regional: Linda in Blood Brothers (Theatre Zone), Eponine in Les Miserables (Ogunquit). Television: ABC’s Disney Christmas Spectacular, Andrea McArdle on Broadway, Soul Man.
Nick is excited to be back at NYMF after starring in Trails last year and is most recognizable as the face of DirecTV bills nationwide! Broadway Tours: Hair (Europe), Hairspray (Las Vegas), Legally Blonde (1st National). NYC/Off-B’way: NYMF (Don Imbroglio, Liberty), York Theatre (Its Not What I Say, Ethan Frome by Adam Gwon), Musicals Tonight! (Ernest In Love and Love From Judy), Active Theatre (Romance Romance). Readings: Treasure Island, Jawbreaker, Fat Camp, The Life of a Size Zero, and Love NY. Regional Theatre: Signature Theatre (And The Curtain Rises), North Shore Music Theatre (The Three Musketeers), Ogunquit Playhouse + Gateway Playhouse (Full Monty), Mill Mountain Playhouse (A Funny Thing Happened...), Mason Street Warehouse (Wicked City by Chad Beguelin & Matt Sklar), and Walnut Street Theatre (Fiddler—Barrymore Nominee). TV/film: Host of Zoo Sounds (ABC & PBS), All My Children, and Lizst For President (Euro Indie Winner). Proud member of AEA and alumnus of Western Michigan University. www.nickdalton.org
Broadway: The Little Mermaid (Mersister, original cast recording). Regional: It’s a Bird…It’s a Plane…It’s Superman (Lois Lane), Dallas Theater Center; Little Miss Sunshine (Miss California), La Jolla Playhouse. Concerts: Carried Away, 92nd Street Y's Lyrics & Lyricists Series; Nothing Like a Dame – A Party for Comden & Green, Actors Fund; Americana, New Haven Symphony. Various television commercials. www.zakiyayoung.com. Jeremiah 29:11
Daniel was last seen as Dorian in Opus at the Fountain Theatre in Los Angeles (LA Drama Critics Award, Ovation Award, and StageSceneLA Award Best Actor). Daniel is a member of the Antaeus Theatre Company in LA as well as The Actor’s Center in NYC. He has appeared Off-Broadway, as well as at the McCarter Theatre, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Yale Repertory Theatre, Kirk Douglas, Boston Court, Cleveland Playhouse, as well as over a dozen shows at South Coast Repertory Theatre among others. Daniel received his MFA from the Yale School of Drama.
Bryan is thrilled to be part of Greenwood! Regional: Sweeney Todd (Tobias) Recent NYU graduate, past school credits: Sweeney Todd (Tobias), The Fix (Cal Chandler), Mrs. Sharp (Jake), and King David (Absalom). Off-Broadway: NYMF's The Toymaker (Doby), ICanHasCheesburger… Fringe NYC (Drop) and in 4@15 at the York Theater. Enjoy!
Jayden grew up in Sioux Falls, S.D. After college, he moved to New York to pursue acting where he started working on stage, in film, and on TV. He later moved to LA to focus on film and television. Some movies include Crash, The Informant!, and Hop. On television, he has been seen on such shows as Monk, How I Met Your Mother, True Blood, and Grey's Anatomy. Jayden is excited to be back in New York and is thrilled to be part of such a wonderful show with fantastic people.
Previous Credits Include: Theatre of the Stars production of The Sound of Music, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Simeon/Ensemble - Jenny Wiley Theatre), and the Suzi Bass-nominated Children's Letters to God (Brett - The Legacy Theatre) to name a few. Profuse thanks go out to his family, The Broadway Dreams Foundation, Gary Wright, Joseph Hetterly, and so many more. www.christopherbdavis.com
Broadway: Once on this Island (original cast), Anything Goes with Patti LuPone, Joseph....Dreamcoat with Michael Damien, Uptown...It's Hot with Maurice Hines, Chicago with everyone, A Christmas Carol with Tim Curry. Gerry did the national tour of Whistle Down the Wind and was Punjab in the ill-fated Annie 2. Off-Broadway: Enter Laughing (Drama Desk nom—Outstanding Revival), The Audience (Drama Desk nom—Outstanding Musical), Sidd, Broadway Jukebox, Joan Of Arc at the Stake with Glenn Close and William Hurt, Forbidden Broadway (NAACP and Ovation award). TV: Boardwalk Empire, Law and Order, Whoopi, The Jamie Foxx Show, The Pretender, The Nanny, Naked Truth, Murphy Brown, NYPD Blue, Caroline in the City. Film: Stealing Martin Lane, The Kiss, Broadway Damage, The Next Step, Joseph...Dreamcoat with Donny Osmond and Joan Collins, and the documentary After the Storm.
Delius is very excited to be working on this new project! He spent his summer on the coast of South Carolina doing Smokey Joe's Café at the Arts Center! He has been cast in productions at North Shore (Richie, A Chorus Line), Walnut Street (Miss Saigon), York Theatre, ArtPark (All Shook Up) and West Virginia Public Theatre (Aida). Proud member of AEA, BTP Alum and Penn State Grad! He would like to thank God, Big Momma/Daddy, Grandma, family and friends for being a constant support system!
Nat’l tours: Eva in Evita, Christine in The Phantom of the Opera, Mamma Mia!, Whistle Down the Wind (World premiere). Off-Broadway/Regional: created the role of Pam in CATCO’s The Last Smoker in America, and the role of Sirroco in the Pasadena Playhouse production of Mask, Hollywood Bowl, York Theatre, Ensemble Studio Theatre. Country music singer/songwriter. www.katyblake.com Love to my Bear.
Emily is thrilled to be making her NYMF debut in Greenwood!! Favorite credits include: The Austerity of Hope (The Barrow Group Theatre), Late Night Cabaret (Williamstown Theatre Festival), The Holy Ghostly, (Williamstown workshop), The Children's Hour (APAC). Workshops: Five Second Chances (Cherry Lane/The Playwrights Realm), Death For Sydney Black (TerraNOVA Collective). BFA NYU Tisch. Endless thanks to Paul, Adam, Tor, Gayle, and jha for this wonderful opportunity!
Patrick was recently seen in the 1st National Tour of 9 to 5, The Musical. Broadway/New York credits include the original revival company of Grease!, Bill Snibson in Me and My Girl starring George Irving, original Paper Mill and New York casts of The Wizard of Oz, Naked Boys Singing, The Ladies of the Corridor starring Marian Seldes. TV/Film: Kansas in CBS’s Gypsy, starring Bette Midler, The Producers, The Tonight Show. Tours/Regional: The Producers (1st National, Las Vegas), White Christmas (San Francisco, Minneapolis), Bobby Child in Crazy For You (1st National, Europe), The World Goes Round at Pittsburgh Public Theater, A Chorus Line (Mark,Mike), West Side Story (Tony), Singin’ In The Rain (Don Lockwood). Patrick is an accomplished professional magician.
NY: Workshops – Wallenberg, The Jerusalem Syndrome. Regional: Diary of Anne Frank (Indiana Rep/Pioneer Theatre), Kimberly Akimbo (Boston Theatre Works, IRNE nominee - Best Supporting Actor), Lord of the Flies (Wheelock Family Theatre). Film: Huck Finn & The Five Boons. Dance: Act V, Lessons Learned (Baryshnikov Arts Center), Twyla Tharpʼs Torelli, Yvonne Rainerʼs Trio A (Ivy Dance Exchange). BA: Yale.
Broadway: Jane Eyre, The Musical; Side Show (Original Cast Album) Rags (Original Cast Album); The World of Sholem Aleichem. Tours: Cats (Bus & Truck, Gus / Growltiger); The Secret Garden (Fakir); Les Miserables (First National, Original Cast). Master teacher and coach in the Broadway community. Adjunct facility: Vassar College, Barnard College Teacher/ Director, Chautauqua Opera, 2009 and 2011. Back Hill Skytop Music Festival 2011, Master Classes. For my students.
Ben is grateful to be back in New York after spending the last 7 years in St. Louis, MO. Previous NY work includes The Gorey Details (Century Center), City of Dreams by David & Joseph Zellnik (MITF/EST), and Devil in the Flesh directed by John Carrafa. Regional: Malcolm in Macbeth, Brandon in Next Fall, Hunter in [title of show], and Bobby Strong in Urinetown (Repertory Theatre of St. Louis), Alan Strang in Equus (Alley Theatre), Mozart in Amadeus (Great Lakes Theater Festival and Arrow Rock Lyceum), Chuck Baxter in Promises Promises and Seymour in Little Shop of Horrors (Stages St. Louis). Ben has been seen and heard in commercials and voice-overs for McDonald's, Hewlett-Packard, St. Louis Cardinals and Anheuser-Busch. 2-time Kevin Kline Award winner. BFA Webster Conservatory. Proud member of AEA.
Tor Hyams is a Grammy®-nominated producer and songwriter with over 20 years of experience in the music insustry—from writing and performing his own material to producing world-class recording artists and composing dozens of scores for both film and television.
He has produced and written songs for Lou Rawls, Isaac Hayes, Debbie Harry, Perry Farrell, Adam Pascal, Joan Osborne, Broadway star Rachel York, Vivian Campbell and Edwin McCain, to name a few.
In the live musc realm, Tor is the creator of Kidzpalooza, the family music festival within Lollapalooza, in addition to numerous other events.
Adam LeBow is a writer, director, and performer. In his teens he spent three summers at French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts (along with collaborator Tor Hyams and associate producer Lisa Reich)—the experience on which the core of Greenwood is based. Thereafter he studied at institutes including HB Studios, The American Academy and Williamstown Theatre Festival. He received his BA in Theater & Film from Yale, and then embarked on a career that took him from New York to San Francisco, Michigan, Kyoto, Seattle, Edinburgh and Los Angeles. His theatrical endeavors have ranged from the commercial (Tony ‘n’ Tina’s Wedding) to the avant-garde (his own The Mesozoans: God•••Tracks), and from the sublime (Sweeney Todd) to the ridiculous (Star Drek: The Musical). He writes and composes in his newly-returned-to hometown of New York City.
Greenwood is his first full-length original musical.
Paul is an award-winning director/choreographer who was the Resident Director for the National Tour of Disney’s The Lion King, 2006–2010 (2008 Helen Hayes nomination for Best Touring Musical).
In 2007, he directed the First National Tour of The Wedding Singer and was also one of six choreographers selected for DanceBreak.
He was the Assistant to Rob Ashford for the Broadway show, The Wedding Singer (Tony nomination for Best Musical and Best Choreography).
Other directing/choreographing credits include: Hairspray and Sound of Music at the John W. Engeman Theater, NY, Trav’lin the Musical at the 2010 NYMF Festival (Best Ensemble Honorable Mention). Crazy For You, Godspell, Guys and Dolls, Zombies from the Beyond, Rockshow and Heart Rising (World Premier), Einstein’s Dreams (Best Direction award New York Fringe Festival, New York Premier)
Performance credits include, Blue Man Group (Blue Man) and De La Guarda (original New York cast member/Captain)
Paul is thrilled to be working with Tor, Adam and the entire company of Greenwood. Love and thanks to his wife and partner in crime, Felicia Finley and his beautiful mother Kathy.
Randy is a Tony Award-nominated producer and performer based in New York. As producer: The Scottsboro Boys (Tony Nominee for 12 awards, including Best Musical), Neil Labute’s Fat Pig (coming to Broadway this fall), The Pee-wee Herman Show (Broadway), Falling for Eve (York Theater). As a performer Randy has appeared in 11 Broadway/ National tours including: Annie Get Your Gun starring Bernadette Peters and Tom Wopat, Wonderful Town, Kiss Me, Kate! Disney's The Lion King, Grand Hotel and A Chorus Line.
Broadway: Lysistrata Jones, Addams Family, Jersey Boys. 1st National Tour: Jersey Boys. Off Broadway: Hello Again. Regional: I Got Fired (DIMF, Korea...Hi Yoon Ji!) Damn Yankees, Lost and Found, I Love You...Now Change. Readings/workshops: Giant, Heathers, Grumpy Old Men (with F. Murray Abraham), First Date, For Two. Concerts: Aretha Franklin, Ollie Woodson, and a bunch of great people working with Broadway Cares at Broadway Backwards 6, and Easter Bonnets. Check out asteponline.org
Brian is thrilled to be working with fellow French Woods alums on Greenwood, but sad that his character was cut from the final script. He also feels a special connection with the cast, having contributed orchestrations to Disney’s Annie. Brian’s first NY music gig was subbing on bass for the 1988 Lamb’s Theater production of Godspell while attending college. He then took a short detour, attending medical school at Columbia University and receiving his medical degree in 1993 while juggling piano gigs on Broadway. Brian went on to compose and orchestrate for theater, film and television throughout the 90’s. In 1998, Brian co-founded the Internet music licensing company LicenseThis.com, soon suffering the fate of so many other entrepreneurs at the time. Not to be deterred, he continued to hone his technical skills, eventually becoming the Chief Technology Officer of Walker Digital Table Systems where he helped design and build the world’s first live gaming table that reads chips embedded with radio-frequency identification tags. Brian also co-founded Pronia Medical Systems and created the GlucoCare Intensive Glycemic Control System, which helps nurses manage critically ill patients in hospital intensive care units.
Some of Brian’s credits include:
Broadway pianist: Miss Saigon, Tommy, Big, Les Miserables, Falsettos, Putting It Together, Beauty and the Beast
Orchestrations: 1776 (Roundabout revival), Under the Bridge (Zipper Theater, NYC), Jason Robert Brown’s Songs for A New World,A…My Name Is Still Alice, Kathie Lee Gifford’s Born for You and My Way Home, Ron Bohmer’s Everyman. Contributed to: Disney’sHercules (movie and national ad spots), Disney’s Annie, Big (national tour), Disney’s Lady and the Tramp, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade (composed millennium theme song Beyond the Dream), Tara Lipinski (If You Believe, live performance track), Ringling Brothers' circus.
TV/Film/Video: ABC’s My Summer As A Girl (composer), A&E’s Moment of Impact (based on themes by David Shire), ABC’sDragonflyz and Sky Dancers (based on themes by David Friedman), Shadoan video game (from the creator of Dragonslayer), Gone With the Moon (independent film).
Jonathan Collins has recently designed The Sound of Music at the Engeman Theater, also directed by Paul Stancato. Other recent projects include Big Star California at the Philadelphia Fringe and Together This Time at the Lucille Lortel, both directed by Troy Miller; The Six Seeds Project: Persephone directed by Annie Levy at Space on White and curated by The Tank this season. Upcoming: Now the Cats with Jeweled Claws, at the Provincetown Playhouse and Café LaMama, directed by Jonathan Warman. Jon has worked at many theaters in the city including TBG, Theater Row, McGinn Cazale, Gene Frankel Theater, Workshop Theater and Milagro Theater. He has associate/assistant designed several broadway shows including Lysistrata Jones, Merchant of Venice, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Everyday Rapture, Next to Normal, and Superior Donuts. MFA NYU. http://www.jonwcollins.com
Broadway: Associate LD for The Story of My Life, Irena’s Vow, NYC: This Side of Paradise, (Off-Bway)The Maiden’s Prayer (InProximity Theatre), Dreyfus in Rehearsal (Beckett Theatre), With Glee, The Blue Flower (Prospect Theatre), Mercy Thieves, Ride (Outhouse Theatre), Do Not Disturb (59E59), Macb**h (CSC), The Bubble, The 10th Floor, (NYMF) Regional: Shipwrecked! (Penguin Rep), 42nd Street (Resorts Casino) Rent, My Fair Lady, Guys and Dolls, Hairspray (Engeman Theatre), High School Musical (Surflight), Woodloch Pines Resort, Les Miserables, ..Spelling Bee (Northern Stage) Cats, Annie, (Pittsburgh Musical Theatre), Fully Committed (Syracuse Stage), Rounding Third, Our Lady of 121st Street (The Redhouse) ALD: Newsies (Papermill), Band Geeks, H2S (Goodspeed), Daddy Long Legs (Various Regional) Chicago, Wiz of Oz (US Tours), 42nd Street (TOTS Tour), Side Effects (MCC), Lost in the Stars, Where’s Charley (Encores!) Peter ..Starcatcher (NYTW) Shamu’s Xmas Miracle (Seaworld), Gem of the Ocean, I Am My Own Wife (Pittsburgh Public), Essential Self-Defense (Playwrights Horizons), The Internationalist (Vineyard), Altar Boyz, (Adirondack Theatre Fest), The Yellow Brick Road (Theatreworks) BFA: Syracuse University. www.corypattak.com.
Design credits: Heritage Repertory Theatre at University of Virginia: Light in the Piazza, Sunday in the Park with George, South Pacific, City of Angels, Damn Yankees. Transport Croup, NYC: All the Way Home (co-design), Dark at the Top of the Stairs, Crossing Brooklyn. Dresser on Broadway at A Chorus Line, 13, Promises, Promises, and How to Succeed. Wardrobe supervisor for Finian’s Rainbow, and currently assistant wardrobe supervisor at Memphis.
With her new company, Chalant Productions, Lisa has produced two shows in Atlanta: Stephen Schwartz's Godspell and the first amateur production of Rent in the southeast (in which she also played the role of Mark’s Mom). In New York, Lisa produced a revival of a production of Sweeney Todd that she had done as a teenager at French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts—the camp where she, Adam LeBow and Tor Hyams had first met during their teens. Lisa started out as a performer and has been involved in theatre for over 30 years. She was a musicial theatre major at The Boston Conservatory of Music and received her BA in Theatre from Emerson College. In the summer of 2010 she went back to French Woods, teaching acting and directing a production of Grease. Lisa co-produced Greenwood’s demo recording and first table reading. She is extremely proud to have been the one who brought Tor and Adam together to create the magic that has become Greeenwood.
Mr. Licari has been a theater, television and film professional for twenty years. At the age of eighteen, he wrote, directed, produced and starred in an original one-act play entitled “It’s Hard To Find The Right Man” with which he won Best Original Play and Best Actor at The Sears Drama Festival (Canada) in 1990 and The Village Gate Festival in 1992 which opened for Jacque Brel. He was awarded a full scholarship to study at The American Musical & Dramatic Academy in NYC. He went on to graduate as well as study privately with instructors from The Neighborhood Playhouse, The Actor’s Loft and Berklee College of Music.
Mr. Licari went on to perform in over forty stage productions, fifteen films and two television shows in NYC. He was a cast member of the Obie and Drama Desk Award-winning show, Blue Man Group for almost three years and one thousand shows. He also co-starred in the WWII film The Fallen, winner of the Milan and Brooklyn International Film Festivals. Additionally, Frank made guest appearances on NBC’s Law and Order and CBS’s Dellaventura starring Danny Aiello. Performances with The Lincoln Center Director’s Lab followed and he was honored to grace the stage at The Rainbow Room at Rockefeller Center two different times.
Mr. Licari has made guest appearances and performed at every theater on Theater Row with various companies. In 1994, he also established his own theater company—The Zolotus Ensemble—with which he produced the New York premiere of The Boogeyman by Edward Clinton and the musical Round for Four at The Arielle Theater. Along with the aforementioned, he performed at Primary Stages and Riverside Shakespeare Company, production-managed two musicals for Fred Vogel Productions at The John Houseman Theater as well as production stage-managed the film The Jeffrey Dahmer Story for Entertainment USA.
Upon leaving the cast of Blue Man Group, Frank moved to Palm Beach County, Florida and established his own performing arts school and theater. Atlantic Arts Academy and The Atlantic Arts Theater were established in August of 2000 and Mr. Licari has served as the Artistic Director and Producer for over ten years. The school has over 15 instructors and trained over 4500 students of all ages in dance, drama, musical theater, musical performance and vocal technique. With The Atlantic Theater, Mr. Licari has directed and produced over sixty productions ranging from plays to improv & sketch comedy, live music, dance, indie film, live comedy, children’s theater and more.
In 2010, he stage- and musical-directed an experimental musical theater production, Angel In The City, for producer Steve Leiber (Jesus Christ Superstar, Beatlemania, Transiberian Orchestra). He is also the founding member of The Jove Comedy Experience and is a master instructor with The Sandler Training Institute. He is currently the host of the new global talent competition television show “Recreating A Legend” which will launch to 57 countries and premieres on the new Billboard Channel in September 2011.
Mr. Licari has logged over 3500 performances as an actor, director, producer, musician and writer.
Previously at New York Musical Theater Festival: Judas & Me (’09), I Come For Love (’08), and Hot & Sweet (’06). Recently: A Chorus Line, and Singin’ In The Rain, at Ogunquit Playhouse, Miss Saigon at Virginia Musical Theater, Cactus Flower at Capitol Rep, the Off-Broadway smash De La Guarda (2yrs), 42nd Street, My Fair Lady, Aida and Footloose at Tuacahn Center for the Arts, 42nd Street, Singin’ In The Rain and Cabaret in Atlantic City, Into The Woods and Pride’s Crossing at The Fulton Opera House, Eugene O’Neill Theater Center’s National Performance Conference, Circle Rep, The Cape Cod Theater Project (6 yrs) Williamstown Theater Festival, Lincoln Center Theater, New York Theater Workshop , Playwrights Horizons, Actor’s Theater of Louisville (and its Humana Festival of New American Plays), Goodspeed Opera House, The Magic Theater in San Francisco, & The Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville. Randy has been Script Supervisor for the live TV broadcasts of The Drama Desk Awards, and Street Coordinator for The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade (3yrs). Randy worked with Director Harold Prince on Flight of the Lawn Chair Man and 3hree. As an actor, Randy created the role of the “kiss of death waiter” in John Guare’s New York Actor, Directed by Jerry Zaks.
Sammi is a senior at Marymount Manhattan College, graduating in May with her B.A. in Acting and Musical Theatre. She has a special connection to Greenwood—Sammi comes from a long line of French Woodies and owes so much to the 7 summers that she spent as a camper. Thanks go out to Adam and the entire Greenwood team for providing her with this wonderful opportunity. She’d also like to send her love and appreciation to the Kramer family (on both coasts) and her friends from French Woods.
wojcik | seay casting is the partnership of Scott Wojcik and Gayle Seay. Using their collective and extensive industry experience, they cast both legit and commercial projects.
Our theatrical casting credits include: Broadway—Fat Pig by Neil LaBute (2011–2012 Season). Off-Broadway—666, Funny as Hell at Minetta Lane, Jurassic Parq: The Broadway Musical (Fall of 2011), The Drama Desk nominee NEWSical upstairs at Studio 54 and The NY Drama League & Outer Critics Circle Best Musical Nominee The Last Session. National Tours—Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Oklahoma! and The Presidents, Starring Rich Little. Multiple seasons for Riverside Theatre, Stages St. Louis, The Arvada Center, as well as The Astoria Performing Arts Center, AMT of San Jose and Theatre Aspen. Multiple productions for Florida Stage, Lake Tahoe Shakespeare and Tuacahn Center for The Arts as well as individual productions for Crossroads Theatre, City Theatre on The South Side, North Shore Music Theatre, Gable Stage, Maltz Jupiter and The NY State Theatre Institute among others. They are also The resident casting directors for Midtown Direct Rep Theatre Company and cast The premiere of Rated P. Recent shows: Chix 6 and The Bikinis at Queens Theatre In The Park. NYMF—Trav’lin, Show Choir!, and Wrapped.
New York: Isabelle and the Pretty-Ugly Spell (Vital Theatre), Ron De Jesús Dance (Joyce Soho), Burning My Dreams To The Ground (Michael Weller Theatre). Regional: John W. Engeman Theater: Hairspray, Guys and Dolls, Cabaret, The Sound of Music, My Fair Lady, Damn Yankees, Fiddler on the Roof, Run For Your Wife, Miracle on 34th Street, RENT, Crazy For You, Man of La Mancha, Smokey Joe's Café. Fordham University Lincoln Center: The Rover, Twenty-One Positions, Big Love, Pericles, The Government Inspector, The Bacchae.
Vincent is right out of NYC but born, raised, and trained out of LA and a proud Equity member with a career starting at Disney as a teen going into the pop world. Choreography credits include regional productions of Hairspray and Spamalot. Other choreography credits include work for artists such as Michael Jackson and Jason Durulo as well as choreography for MTV, WeTv, Disney Channel, ABC, AT&T, The Grammys, The American Music Awards and many more. He has taught dance workshops all over the world and has been on tour all over the planet. Vincent has performed professionally behind Ricky Martin, Black Eyed Peas, Lady Gaga, Joss Stone and so many more. Other theater performing credits include Mamma Mia; Spamalot; A Chorus Line; recently, productions for NYC Fashion Week, Regis and Kelly, Disney Channel and, soon, Evita (North Carolia Stage). He'd love to thank Paul and Kelli for an amazing experience and truly the whole production team for what he calls a true "Dream Team." Camp has never been more fun!!
Kelli began her training at age five in ballet, jazz, tap, and gymnastics at her mother’s dance studio (The Broadway Dance Academy) in Ontario, Canada. At age 10, Kelli became a regular performer on the television show, Home Grown Café. With a growing love for the performing arts, Kelli continued her training and went on to study Music Dance Theatre at Brigham Young University (BFA). While studying at the University, Kelli was asked to become a faculty member for the jazz dance division. Upon completing her degree, Kelli traveled to San Pedro Sula, Honduras to start a free arts program called Danz Broadway for orphaned children. Since moving to NYC, recent choreography credits include: Savion Glover (Tap opener), Spellbound (NYC Fringe Festival), The Wheel Goes Round (NYC Film Festival), “Hate You” (Toast- music video), Kidz in the Bizz (Disney’s theme park show), Peter Pan (Groove Train Performing Company), Annie (Grenville Christian College), Hello Dolly (Cedar Grove High school), Big River (Orem High school). Kelli is a proud member of Actors Equity and is an annual performer in Broadway Backwards (a Broadway Cares Equity Fights Aids benefit). Some of Kelli’s favorite performing credits include: How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Broadway tour), High School Musical (North Shore Music Theatre), Into The Night Life (Cyndi Lauper- lead dancer), The bergenPAC’s Annual Spring Gala featuring, Tony Bennett, Chaka Khan and Paul Anka (lead dancer) and BARED (the new Broadway Bares Documentary). A special thank you to Paul for this opportunity and to Vince for being my other half! I am honored to be a part of the Greenwood team! Love to Sandy and my family for their never ending love and support. (www.kelligautreau.com)
Jeff is a veteran webmaster, freelance web designer and online marketing consultant with almost two decades of experience in the field. He's worked with About.com, NBC Interactive, Coach, DoubleClick and Hulu to name a few. He also had the pleasure of meeting and performing with Greenwood creators Adam & Tor at French Woods camp way back in the day, and couldn't be more thrilled to have some hand in helping tell this inspirational story.
Greenwood Music Mix
A 3-and-a-half minute mix of miscellaneous musical excerpts from GREENWOOD!!
Credit: Tor Hyams and Adam LeBow
What NYMF Composers Wish They’d Written
From The New York Times
September 23, 2011
The New York Times asked NYMF's Greenwood composers what songs they could have and should have written.
NYMF Takes the Stage
From The New York Daily News
The wicked wit behind Forbidden Broadway and Tony-nominated veterans of Annie and Applause are on tap at the eighth annual New York Musical Theater Festival (NYMF), running Monday through Oct. 16.
NYMF Previews 2011 Shows, Including GREENWOOD
September 23, 2011
On Wednesday at New World Stages in Manhattan, the New York Musical Theatre Festival offered a special preview of this year's slate of new musicals. The eighth annual festival—– which runs from Sept. 26 to Oct. 16—showcased an eclectic group of tuners making their New York debuts.
Playbill Previews the NYMF Week Ahead
September 24, 2011
Playbill's Week Ahead previews The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) shows, including Greenwood.
GREENWOOD's Andrea McArdle Has 'Diva Talk' With Playbill.com
By Andrew Gans, Playbill.com
September 23, 2011
Playbill.com recently chatted with Greenwood star Andrea McArdle.
Theatermania Previews GREENWOOD at NYMF
September 23, 2011
TheaterMania has previewed the upcoming NYMF season, including the musical Greenwood.
NYMF Holds 2011 Press Preview Featuring GREENWOOD
September 22, 2011
The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) presented a special preview of the 2011 Festival selections, featuring Ennio: The Living Paper Cartoon, F*cking Hipsters, Ghostlight, Greenwood, Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, The Kid Who Would Be Pope, Kiki Baby, Outlaws -- The Ballad of Billy The Kid, and This One Girl's Story.
NYMF Shows to Feature Andrea McArdle, Jill Paice, more
The New York Musical Theatre Festival's newest musicals will feature Andrea McArdle, Jill Paice, and more.
NYMF Sets 2012 Summer Dates; Shows Begin to Sell Out
By Adam Hetrick, Playbill.com
September 19, 2011
Outlaws, Ghostlight, The Kid Who Would Be Pope, Greenwood, This One Girl's Story and Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice are among the first productions of the 2011 New York Musical Theatre Festival to begin selling out their limited runs this fall.
City seen as a plus for NYMF projects
By Gordon Cox, Variety
Big-money hits from "Wicked" to "The Book of Mormon" to such performance-oriented TV shows as "Glee" and the upcoming "Smash" keep motivating producers to develop new musicals. For some of these new musicals, the New York Musical Theater Festival (running Sept. 26-Oct. 16) comes in.
Andrea McArdle to Star in NYMF's Greenwood
By Dan Bacalzo, TheaterMania.com
August 22, 2011
Andrea McArdle will star in the new musical Greenwood, to be presented as part of the New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) at Signature Theater's Peter Norton Space, October 6-16.
Andrea McArdle and Cary Shields to Star in New Musical GREENWOOD at NYMF
August 22, 2011
Original Annie star Andrea McArdle and Broadway alum Cary Shields (Rent, Taboo) will star in the summer-camp themed tuner Greenwood at the 2011 New York Musical Theatre Festival.
Andrea McArdle, Cary Shields Headline NYMF's GREENWOOD
August 22, 2011
Original Annie star Andrea McArdle and Rent Broadway cast alum Cary Shields return to summer camp in The New York Musical Theatre Festival's Greenwood, an original musical comedy about a group of friends who share a profound experience at a performing arts camp and come back together to try to recreate it 25 years later.
NYMF's GREENWOOD to Star Stage and Screen Annie Veterans Andrea McArdle and Alicia Morton
By Adam Hetrick, Playbill.com
August 23, 2011
Tony Award nominee Andrea McArdle will try to recapture a magical summer in Greenwood, a new musical inspired by the French Woods performing arts camp, which will debut at the New York Musical Theatre Festival this fall.