As we're sure you know, Flashdance was an enormous hit movie that has become an iconic film.
The show is the story of a girl - Alex - who works as a steel-worker by day and pole-dances at night. Her great desire is to be admitted by a prestigious dance school, but – without formal training – such an ambition seems far beyond her reach....
The show is being directed and choreographed by Sergio Trujillo (MEMPHIS, JERSEY BOYS, THE ADDAMS FAMILY, NEXT TO NORMAL, ALL SHOOK UP, and GUYS AND DOLLS); with sets by Derek McLane (HOW TO SUCCEED, ANYTHING GOES, BENGAL TIGER); Costumes by Paul Tazewell (IN THE HEIGHTS, THE COLOR PURPLE, RAISIN IN THE SUN); and Lighting by Howell Binkley (HOW TO SUCCEED, WEST SIDE STORY, JERSEY BOYS).
Our producing partners are the highly successful team of Steve Baruch, Tom Viertel, Marc Routh, and Richard Frankel.
This one has hit written all over it.
Our first Broadway production was the one-man A CHRISTMAS CAROL with Patrick Stewart, which we produced three times on Broadway.
The success of that version has inspired a small-cast adaptation that will both play on Broadway and be licensed by some of the many theaters across the country that present large-cast productions of ACC each year (often to balance their budgets, as ballet companies do with The Nutcracker).
Our writer is Patrick Barlow, who wrote the highly successful 39 STEPS, and is the co-founder of The National Theatre of Brent. Patrick has come up with a highly theatrical, sometimes comic, ultimately moving adaptation that we think will be around for many years to come.
We're delighted our long-time ANNIE partner, Rodger Hess, will be producing A CHRISTMAS CAROL with us.
Directed by the talented Joe Calarco, the developmental production at the Delaware Theater Company was a wonderful and beautiful success last Christmas.
Licensing is being handled by Michael Barra, who heads Daryl Roth Theatrical Licensing, and the response from regional theaters who have interest has been astonishing. Here is the DRTL page, with photos and a video.
We head to Broadway in December, 2013.
A new play by David Ambrose and Allan Scott that’s set in 1911, THE CONJUROR is a suspense story centering around the world’s greatest magician, whose assistant dies (or is murdered?) onstage during one of his illusions.
THE CONJUROR features an array of illusions, some of which will be seen for the very first time.
We’re now working with our London partners with the intention of mounting a production in the U.K. later this year. While nothing has been finalized, we're in discussions with the Birmingham Rep for the pre-West End production, and with the Royal Haymarket Theatre to co-produce the show in London.
Jerry Zaks will direct.