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Book, Music, and Lyrics by Andrew Sabiston & Timothy Williams


at The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre  [map]

  • Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at 8:00 pm
  • Saturday, July 18, 2015 at 5:00 pm
  • Sunday, July 19, 2015 at 8:00 pm
  • Monday, July 20, 2015 at 12:00 pm
  • Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at 9:00 pm

Blood. Sex. Power. Game on.

There are icons, and those who help make them. Talleyrand is a master politician operating in the shadows. He thinks he can manage the man he’s grooming for greatness. But there’s one thing Talleyrand can't control – Napoleon's obsession with Josephine. In the battle to come, two of the three will be known forever. One will emerge as the devil incarnate.

Running Time: 2 hours.

Andrew Sabiston

Andrew Sabiston (Book, Music, Lyrics)

Andrew is a writer, series developer, executive story editor and performer in the children’s/youth television market with over 900 episodes to his credit. Many of the programs in which he has been involved are multiple award-winners airing globally and include: Little Bear; Max & Ruby; Mike The Knight; Arthur; Justin Time; Trucktown; Bo On The Go; My Big Big Friend; The Moblees; Little Charmers, and; The Adventures Of Napkin Man. A 2015 Canadian Screen Award nominee for Best Writing, Andrew also had three of his scripts nominated for Best Series in separate categories at the 2015 Youth Media Alliance Awards, one of which won.

Timothy Williams

Timothy Williams (Book, Music, Lyrics)

Timothy Williams is a multi-award winning composer and orchestrator for theatre, film, and video games. Film highlights include Wild Horses, Written and Directed by Robert Duvall, (Robert Duvall, James Franco and Josh Hartnett), Walking With The Enemy (Ben Kingsley), Red Sky (Rachel Leigh Cook And Bill Pullman), Debug (Jason Momoa), and Beyond All Boundaries (Tom Hanks, Brad Pitt). He has written additional music for and orchestrated/conducted Guardians Of The Galaxy, Sucker Punch, Watchmen, and 300. For Disney/Universal, his live theatrical works include adaptations and orchestrations of Aladdin (book by Chad Beguelin), Wicked, Tangled and twenty other shows directed by Gordon Greenberg, Joe Calarco and Eric Schaeffer. He recently arranged the songs for Zella Day’s new album, Kicker.

Dane Agostinis

Dane Agostinis (Henri)

NYMF debut! Nat'l/Int'l Tour: Beauty and the Beast (Beast), Elf (Mr. Greenway), The Great American Trailer Park (Duke)/Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Regional: Debbie Does Dallas (Rick), Oklahoma! (Jud), Bat Boy! The Musical (Rick/Lorraine), The Full Monty (Dave), ...Spelling Bee (Barfee), SideShow (Terry Connor), Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story (Hipockets).  BFA: NYU-CAP21. Much love to the entire Napoleon team, Jamibeth, my managers Terry and David, and my Mom, Karen for everything else!

Jenny Ashman

Jenny Ashman (Female Ensemble)

Originally from Alaska, Jenny moved to Los Angeles and then New York after completing her BFA in Acting from the University of Central Florida Conservatory Theatre. Past credits include Sleep No More, Johanna in Sweeney Todd (Ovation Award Nomination), Woman 1 in Side by Side by Sondheim, Meg in Little Women the Musical, Rosalind in As You Like It, Julie Jordan in Carousel and Rhoda in A New

Wilson Bridges

Wilson Bridges (Hippolyte)

Wilson Bridges is thrilled to join the cast of NAPOLEON. Previous NYMF credits: LEGACY FALLS and ACADEMY. Other Credits: JACK (The York), LA CAGE AUX FOLLES (nat tour), MY FAIR LADY (nat tour), THE SILVER CORD (Pecadillo Theater Co), MOUSETRAP (Flat Rock Playhouse). All my love to friends and family for their never ending support & special thanks to David and Terry at Nani Saperstein Management.

Joseph Leo Bwarie

Joseph Leo Bwarie (Napoleon)

Joseph Leo Bwarie currently stars as Frankie Valli in the Broadway production of Jersey Boys.  His debut album, Nothin’ But Love, is a fan-favorite on XM Siriusly Sinatra and his follow-up album is due this fall. JLB is a Los Angeles native, Emerson College graduate, Troubadour theatre company member and ambassador for the rare-cancer research organization Cycle for Survival. Many thanks Sally, D&S, Barsha, Siravo and the team Napoleon. Visit for more information.

Jessica Crouch

Jessica Crouch (Therese)

Jessica Crouch: National Tour: We Will Rock You (u/s Killer Queen, Oz), All Shook Up (u/s Miss Sandra) Regional Highlights: Vibrata in A Funny Thing...Forum (Bay Street Theatre), Elle Woods in Legally Blonde (PCPA Theatrefest, Palace Theatre) and Allison in Bingo! ( California Musical Theatre). Jessica Crouch will next be seen this summer in Sacramento Music Circus' production of Hair. Big thanks to mamacita and daddio, as well as the AT family and JZR. 

Adam Daveline

Adam Daveline (Fouche)

Adam Daveline- Off Broadway/New York: Into the Woods (Roundabout/Fiasco) Unlock’d (Prospect), Sita/Sati (The New Ohio), My Life is a Musical (Bay Street) Sita/Sati (New Ohio/Terra Nova) Regional: Emma (Old Globe), As You Like It/Inherit the Wind/Richard III (Old Globe), Finding Nemo the Musical (Disney) BFA Musical Theater: Brigham Young University MFA Classical Acting: USD/Old Globe

Nick Gaswirth

Nick Gaswirth (Garrau)

Nick Gaswirth is excited to be back with NYMF! Broadway/Tour: A Christmas Story: The Musical. NY/Regional: Secondhand Lions (Seattle 5th Ave), The Gig (NYMF), I Am Harvey Milk (Lincoln Center), Yeast Nation (Fringe), James and the Giant Peach (Goodspeed), Minnie's Boys (York Theatre), Knickerbocker Holiday (York Theatre), The Full Monty (Westchester Broadway), Candide (Arden Theatre). Proud member of AEA. BFA in Musical Theatre, University of Michigan.

Danielle Gimbal

Danielle Gimbal (Clarice)

Danielle is thrilled to be part of NYMF for the third time! Previous credits include Murder Ballad (Sara) with Vagabond Theatre Company,Falsettos at the Sharon Playhouse, Swiss Family Robinson and Requiem For A Lost Girl as part of NYMF, as well as various NYC readings and concerts. She has also appeared at The Kennedy Center singing the songs of Drew Gasparini. Danielle is a graduate of

Jack Ryan Mosbacher

Jack Ryan Mosbacher (Anton)

Jack Mosbacher recently made his NY debut as Franklin Shepard in Merrily We Roll Along with APAC. Regional credits: Anthony in Sweeney Todd at Theatreworks, Sky Masterson in Guys and Dolls, Cliff in Cabaret, and The Rum Tum Tugger in Cats with Broadway by the Bay, and choral work with Chanticleer and San Francisco Opera. Jack played Varsity baseball at Stanford University. Love to mom, dad, Em, the team at The Mine, and my extraordinary teachers. Instagram: @JackMosbacher

Christopher J. Nolan

Christopher J. Nolan (Lucien)

Christopher Nolan is ecstatic to be making his NYMF debut this summer with Napoleon. Simultaneously, Chris can be found in Park Slope playing Anthony Hope in Sweeney Todd with Piper Theatre Prod. (it's free and in a park, come check us out!). Excessive thanks to Andrew, Tim, Josh, Richard, Jamibeth, and of course mom & dad... Proud Pace U. Musical Theatre alum (MT 14!). All of my love to Kaylee Marie.

Katerina Papacostas

Katerina Papacostas (Female Ensemble)

Katerina Papacostas was most recently seen in the Broadway tour of Evita as the Eva Peron understudy (perf) and featured dancer. Other credits include Natalie in Next To Normal in concert hosted by Tom Kitt, Bernice in The Protagonists directed by Christopher Gattelli, Marian u/s Kate Baldwin (perf) in the Music Man at Arena Stage, Wendy in Mousical directed by Julie Andrews and Judy in White Christmas at Northern Stage. 

Matthew Patrick Quinn

Matthew Patrick Quinn (Talleyrand)

Matthew is excited to return to the NYMF after performing in The Travels last summer. Playing sinister characters is nothing new to him. He originated the roles of Captain Hook, Jafar, and Scar for Disney Cruise Line's Villains Tonight! written by Hunter Bell and Jeff Bowen and Scrooge in Busch Garden's Scrooge No More! written by Alan Zachary and Michael Wiener. Thank you for joining us today and supporting new theatrical works. ENJOY!!!

Margaret Loesser Robinson

Margaret Loesser Robinson (Josephine)

Credits include: The Broken Heart (Theatre for a New Audience); Man and Superman and New Girl in Town (Irish Rep); Guenevere in Camelot (Theatre Under the Stars); Jane Bennet in Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, a Musical (NYMF); Mina in Dracula (The Denver Center); Annabella/Margaret/Pamela in The 39 Steps (The Cape Playhouse); The Foreigner and Dial ‘M’ for Murder (The Fulton Theatre). Margaret has a B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College, where she studied Literature and Printmaking, and is a graduate of The Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre; you can read more about Margaret

Daniel Schwait

Daniel Schwait (Paoli)

New York: The Most Happy Fella! at City Center Encores!, I Am Harvey Milk. Regional credits include: Les Misérables, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street,Side Show, and Ragtime. Concerts: New York Philharmonic, Boston Pops, Carnegie Hall, Oratorio Society of New York, The Choirs of St. John the Divine, The Metropolitan Room 54 Below, and An Die Musik Live. Baltimore native, BM Manhattan School of Music., @dschwait. For Meredith.

Ryan Speakman

Ryan Speakman (Barras)

Ryan is thrilled to be returning to NYMF this year!  Previous NYMF credits include: Boys Will Be Boys, Madame: The Musical, and With Glee. Ryan can also be seen this season in Moses Man. Ryan was last seen on Broadway in Camelotstarring Jeremy Irons. Off Broadway: Pinkalicious:the Musical, Little Mary Sunshine, Noel Coward’s Bittersweet (starring Sian Phillips) Regional Favorites: Curly in Oklahoma!, Bobby in Company, and Lancelot in Camelot. Much thanks to the Napoleon team for letting me join the revolution!

Richard Ouzounian

Richard Ouzounian (Director)

Richard Ouzounian has been Theatre Critic of the Toronto Star, Canada’s largest daily newspaper, since June, 2000. He has worked in the arts professionally for 43 years, served as Artistic Director of 5 major Canadian theatres, been an Associate Director of the Stratford Festival of Canada for 4 seasons, and was Harold Prince's assistant on the original Toronto production of The Phantom of the Opera. His own musicals of Dracula, Emily and Larry’s Party have played to record-breaking audiences across North America including runs at the Stratford Festival, the Charlottetown Festival and North Shore Music Theatre. He lives in Toronto, has been married for 38 years and he and his wife Pamela have two children, Kat and Michael.

Driscoll Otto (Lighting Designer)

This spring Driscoll had his Metropolitan Opera debut with La Donna de Lago. Off-Broadway Driscoll recently designed Under My Skin. Other venues in NYC include Ars Nova, The Mint, The Ohio, La Mamma, Lincoln Center Jazz, & Gotham Chamber Opera. Driscoll’s work is seen frequently in regional opera & theatre. Recently he designed The Colored Museum at The Huntington Theater Company,  Next to Normal at Baltimore’s Center Stage, and The Barber of Seville at Philadelphia Opera.  Other companies include NC Opera; Virginia Opera, Dallas Theatre Center; Dallas Opera, Houston Shakespeare Festival; Trinity Repertory Theatre; The Hangar Theater; Flatrock Playhouse; Utah Festival Opera and productions of Legally Blonde and Rock of Ages  for Norwegian Cruise Lines. MFA NYU Tisch School of the Arts. His portfolio can be viewed at

Ashleigh Walsh (Props Designer)

NY: Jasper In Deadland, Tamar of the River (Prospect Theater),Illyria, Avenue Q (Broadway Training Center). Elsewhere: A Christmas Carol (City Theater), Twelfth Night, The Mousetrap, Hamlet, A Little Hotel on the Side (Theater at Monmouth). Add'l Credits: 40 West (Honey Tree Films, Art Director), The Importance of Being Ernest, Spitfire Grill (Good Theater, Scenic Artist). Proud theatre graduate of UMiami, '09! Go Canes!

Tracey Fess (Costume Designer)

Off Broadway: Bedbugs!!!, Piece of my Heart, Old Jews Telling Jokes. National tour: 50 Shades the musical parody, Girls Night the musical.  Regional: Ocean State Theatre Company - Les Miserable, 42nd Street, Miracle on 34th Street. Proud member of AEA.

David Margolin Lawson

David Margolin Lawson (Sound Designer)

David Margolin Lawson is a New York-based sound designer and recording engineer. Previously for NYMF: A Letter to Harvey Milk, Swing State, My History of Marriage, Hurricane (voted Outstanding Overall Design 2009), Tut, Villa Diodati, To Paint The Earth, Warrior, Behind the limelight. Recent NY credits include: The Queen Bees (Queens Theatre in the Park), A Happy End (Abingdon Theatre Co.),The Seagull (dir. Max Stafford-Clark, Culture Project), Barcelo Con Hielo (Repertorio Espanol), The Last Will (dir. Austin Pendleton, Abingdon Theatre Co.), Bronte: A Portrait Of Charlotte (Ars Nova), The Sphinx Winx (Beckett), La Barberia (New World Stages), The First Breeze Of Summer (dir. Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Signature Theatre Co.). David teaches Sound Design at Pace University, NYC.

Jaime McWilliams (Production Stage Manager)

Jaime McWilliams earned a BA in Theatre: Design/Tech from Christopher Newport University. New York credits include Grindr The Opera, Love Me, The Erlkings, Fashions For Men, The Travels, Honor Bound, Cougar The Musical, and Cuff Me: The 50 Shades of Grey Parody. Regional credits include Memory House, Shakespeare's Will, and Proof (Merrimack Rep), A Little Night Music, (Castleton Music Festival), A Midsummer Nights Dream (Shakespeare Theatre NJ), Footloose, Wonka, Hatfields and McCoys. (Theatre West Virginia).

Cheyanne Christopher (Assistant Stage Manager)

Cheyanne Christopher is excited to be making her debut in NYC. She is a rising senior at Christopher Newport University in Virginia, where she is studying technical theater and directing. She has worked professionally at the Richmond Triangle Players as Production Stage Manager. She has also been Production Stage Manager, Master electrician, and Assistant Stage Manager for various productions at Christopher Newport.

Jamibeth Margolis

Jamibeth Margolis (Casting Director)

Jamibeth Margolis, CSA is now entering her 20th year as a professional casting director in New York. She was with Johnson-Liff Casting, Cameron Mackintosh, and Margolis-Seay Casting and is now out on her own as a freelance casting director. Previous credits include the Broadway and National Touring Companies of LES MISERABLES, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, MISS SAIGON, and CATS as well as many other shows on Broadway, Off Broadway, National Touring Companies and shows for prominent regional theaters. Jamibeth is a member of the Casting Society of America. Currently, she is casting many new plays and musicals in development for commercial productions including WARSAW and FOR HEAVEN'S SAKE! and is dedicated to developing new works. Other current projects include SISTAS (running Off Broadway at St. Luke’s) and AIDA at Cleveland Musical Theatre. She is thrilled to be working with the amazing creative team of NAPOLEON!

Lindsay Adams (Logo/Print Design)

Lindsay is an artist and graphic designer who grew up and studied Graphic Design in Sydney, Australia, before moving to Canada and studying Web Development at John Abbott in Montreal. He has since returned to Australia from where he works for a wide variety of clients ranging from international corporations to local arts companies. 

Ernie Rubenstein

Ernie Rubenstein (Producer)

Mr. Rubenstein has been a successful entrepreneur, live theater producer, and theater operator for the past 44 years. He has produced or co-produced approximately 60 stage plays (both cabaret and proscenium) including the Toronto and National touring productions of CATS in Canada, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, THE FOREIGNER, AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’, DAMN YANKEES, and THE WIZARD OF OZ. In addition, Mr. Rubenstein was one of the original contracted operators/producers of the Province of Ontario’s owned and fully restored historic Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre in Toronto.

Lisa Dozier King (General Manger)

Lisa has been general managing productions and special events in New York City for more than a decade. Select Off Broadway: Bedbugs the Musical, The Erlkings, Breakfast with Mugabe, Final Analysis, F#%king Up Everything, Sistas the Musical, Bronte: A Portrait of Charlotte, Ten Chimneys, The Duchess of Malfi (Red Bull), How to be a Good Italian Daughter, Milk (New Georges), The Diary of a Teenage Girl (3LD),  Stormy Weather (Pasadena Playhouse), The Rise and Fall of Annie Hall. Previously, she has been on staff at Manhattan Theatre Club (Doubt, Reckless), Symphony Space (Surface to Air), The New 42nd Street and American Repertory Theatre. Lisa is the general manager for the National Alliance for Musical Theatre’s Festival of New Musicals and is the director of the bfa theatre management program at the University of Miami.

April Soroko

April Soroko (Scenic Designer)

April Soroko is delighted to join the team for NYMF 2015. Her design work has been seen across the country at - Palm Beach Dramaworks: scenery, My Old Lady (Starring Estelle Parsons), Adrienne Arsht Center Miami: scenery, Into the Woods (Starring Tituss Burgess), Florida Studio Theatre: scenery, Pump Boys and Dinettes, scenery and costumes, Talley’s Folly , The Savannah Disputation, Race, and The 39 Steps, Adrienne Arsht Center Miami: scenery, Metamorphoses, scenery and costumes, The House of Bernarda Alba (Starring Isabel Moreno), Triad Stage: costumes, Dracula, Hedda Gabler, Suddenly Last Summer, and Dial “M” for Murder. Member: USA Local 829. Education: Yale School of Drama, Associate Professor, University of Miami.

Frankie Dailey (Associate General Manager)

Frankie Dailey is the Managing Director for New York's newest Off-Broadway company, the Masterworks Theater Company, which just closed its inaugural season with the NYT Critics' Pick A Midsummer Night's Dream. Additionally, he is the General Manager for the Off-Broadway venue The Playroom Theater, home to the OCC-nominated tour de force The Bullpen. Frankie is a Line-Producer with the National Alliance for Musical Theatre Festival of New Musicals, as well as frequent managerial collaborator with Lisa Dozier King, Eric Krebs, as well as Michael Roberts and Charlie Schulman, for whom he will represent a new musical The Goldstein Variations Off-Broadway this fall. Frankie has a BA from James Madison University and is a Fred Vogel scholar and graduate of the Commercial Theatre Institute 14-week program.

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BWW Interview: JERSEY BOYS' Joseph Leo Bwarie Preps for Revolutionary Role - Broadway World

Can Napoleon Conquer NYC? A Q & A with Director Richard Ouzounian - Garden State Journal