Sunday November 15
Honoring Darren P. Deverna, Martin Grant and Casey Nicholaw
Darren P. DeVerna is CEO, Global Theatre for Production Resource Group LLC (PRG), responsible for the company's global theatrical division, which includes Broadway, the West End, and touring theatrical productions. Darren has 35 years' experience in the theatre. He is the fourth generation of DeVernas to work in the theatrical industry. Producing credits include Gigi, Disgraced, Janis Joplin, and Destination Dusty in London. Along with being a Partner in Grove Entertainment, he is also an investor in numerous theatrical productions, both on Broadway and in London's West End including Beautiful: The Carole King Musical and Something Rotten!. He is also an investor in the Charing Cross Theater in London. Darren generously donates his time to numerous groups and is former Chairman of the Board of Mount Vernon Hospital, former Vice-Chairman of Sound Shore Health System, and former Chairman of the Hoffer School of Nursing. He served on the Board of Directors of The New York Musical Festival.
Martin Grant is a Principal and Financial Advisor in the New York office of Bernstein Private Wealth Management where he manages investments for high-net-worth families, individuals and foundations. Prior to joining Bernstein in 2007, he was involved in mergers and acquisitions, finance, sales, and operations in the media business for more than 220 years, most recently serving as Executive Vice President of Client Development for Argent Trading, a global corporate trading firm. Martin holds a BS in Marketing and Advertising from Syracuse University. Martin is the Treasurer and a Member of the Board of Trustees of the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America, Greater New York Chapter. He served for seven years as a board member, Vice Chairman and Chairman of the Board of The New York Musical Festival, and as a Member of the Board of the Arts & Business Council of New York. He previously served for 10 years as a Member of the Advisory Board of Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. Martin holds a private pilot's license. He and his wife have one son and reside in Manhattan.
Casey Nicholaw is currently represented on Broadway as director and choreographer of Something Rotten! (2015 Tony Nominee and Best Director) and Disney's Aladdin (2014 Tony, Drama Desk & Outer Critics Circle Award nominations Best Choreography). co-director and choreographer of The Book of Mormon (2011 Tony, Drama Desk & Outer Critics Circle Awards as co-director with Trey Parker receiving the same nominations for choreography as well as an Olivier Award). Other Broadway credits as director/choreographer: Elf: The Musical; The Drowsy Chaperone (2006 Tony, Drama Desk & Outer Critics Circle nominations); Monty Python's Spamalot directed by Mike Nichols (2005 Tony, Drama Desk & Outer Critics Circle nominations Best Choreography). Additional New York credits: for City Center Encores! - the highly acclaimed productions of Most Happy Fella, Anyone Can Whistle and Follies (direction/choreography).