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GUIDE: Broadway - Current


MUSICAL. Book & Score: Robert Lopez (, Trey Parker (Agt: WME: 212-903-1100) & Matt Stone; Dir: Trey Parker & Casey Nicholaw; Choreog: Casey Nicholaw (; Agt: WME 212-903-1148)
Set: Scott Pask (1 Union Sq W, #711, NYC 10003.; Agt: Rolfe Co: 212-757-6756); Cost: Ann Roth; Light: Brian MacDevitt (c/o UMD 301-405-6643; bmacdld@; Sound: Brian Ronan; Orch: Larry Hochman (Lh@ & Stephen Oremus.
Casting: Carrie Gardner: 231 West 39 St, #1200, NYC 10018.
Cast: Andrew Rannells, Josh Gad, Scott Barnhardt, Darlesia Campbell, Lewis Cleale, Asmeret Ghebremichael, Nikki M. James, Rory O'Malley (Agt: Gage Grp 212-541-5250), Lawrence Stallings.
Plot: Mormon missionaries find themselves in dangerous Uganda.
Notes: Parker & Stone created TV's "South Park." Lopez co-wrote Avenue Q.
AWD: 2011 NYDCC: Musical. 2011 OCC: Musical, MusActor (Gad), MusDir, Score. 2011 Tony: Musical, Book, Score, DirMus, Orch, FeatActressMus (James), SetMus, LightMus, SoundMus.
CD: Ghostlight.
PROD: Anne Garefino, Scott Rudin (850 3rd Ave, 15th Fl, NYC 10022; 212-759-6556), Roger Berlind (10 E 53 St, #3001, NYC 10022; 212-888-5220), Scott M. Delman (c/o DGZ 142 W 57 St, 3rd Fl, NYC 10019. 212-965-2379; scott.delman@, Jean Doumanian (595 Madison Ave, 22nd Fl, NYC 10022), Roy Furman (c/o JCP, 520 Madison Ave, NYC 10022. 212-284-1700), Stephanie P. McClelland, Kevin Morris, Jon B. Platt, Sonia Friedman Productions (c/o 321 W 44 St, #703, NYC 10036. 646-695-4726;
Exec Prod/GM: Stuart Thompson 212-768-4610
PM: Aurora Productions
PSM: Karen Moore.
PR: Boneau/Bryan-Brown (Christine Olver): 212-575-3030; colver@
GROSS: $21m (7/17/11). Recouped 11/11.
PERFS: 28p/132r (7/17/11)
Eugene O'Neill Theater [Juj]: 230 West 49 St.Prev: Feb. 24, 2011; Op: March 24, 2011; open run














Flea Theater: 41 White St.

Spin Cycle 212-505-1700

Limited run




New World Stages: 340 W 50

Sam Rudy 212-221-8466

open run




Webster Hall: 125 E 11 St.

David Gersten 212-575-0263

open run




Lady Mendl's 56 Irving Place

Emily Owens 917-408-3677

To Oct. 28




Roundabout - Steinberg: W 46

Boneau/BB 212-575-3030

Op Oct. 30




Arclight Theater: 152 W 71 St.

Jonathan Slaff 212-924-0496

To Nov. 4


 (The following list of theatrical press agents and agencies is alphabetized by last name. Information is subject to change, and staff lists are not complete)

Boneau/Bryan‑Brown: 1501 Bway, #1314, NYC 10036. 212‑575 3030.  Staff: Chris Boneau, Adrian Bryan‑Brown, Jim Byk, Jackie Green, Juliana Hannett, Jessica Johnson, Kevin Jones, Shanna Marcus, Aaron Meier, Joe Perrotta (jperrotta@, Matt Polk, Matt Ross, Heath Schwartz (hschwartz@, Michael Strassheim (mstrassheim@, Susanne Tighe, Erin Hinton.  (Annie, Assembled, Big Knife, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Chaplin, Cyrano, Dead Accounts, Drood, Enemy of the People, Heiress, Jersey Boys, Mamma Mia!, Matilda, Motown, Nice Work if You, Once, Other Place, Picnic)

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 * DINER. Musical. Book: Barry Levinson (Agt: ICM: 310-550-4059) adapting his 1982 film; Music/Lyrics: Sheryl Crow. Dir/Choreog: Kathleen Marshall. Casting: Telsey + Co. 212-868-1260. Plot: Old high-school friends reunite for a friend’s wedding. PROD: Base Entertainment (Scott Zeiger & Brian Becker). GM: Charlotte Wilcox Co.: 1560 Bway, NYC. 212-944-6586. ADV: SPOTCo. 212-262-3355. PR: The Hartman Group: Notes: Premieres 10/23-11/18/12 at San Francisco’s Curran w/ separate Bway staging targeting April 2013. Workshop held Dec. 2011 w/ Andrew Rannells, Annaleigh Ashford & Colin Donnell. In the writing stage but eyeing out-of-town tryout in July 2012 w/ Bway in Fall 2012 (NYPOST 1/12). Chances: possible.

* FINDING NEVERLAND. Musical. Music: Scott Frankel; Lyrics: Michael Korie; Book: Allan Knee adapting his play, The Man Who Was Peter Pan. Dir/Choreog: Rob Ashford. Plot: In a writing slump, J.M. Barrie is inspired by a woman and her three children. PROD: Harvey Weinstein. Notes: Premieres 9/21/12 at UK’s Curve Theatre w/ Julian Ovenden & Rosalie Craig. Industry reading held 3/31/11 w/ Kelli O’Hara, Tony Roberts, Mary Beth Peil, Julian Ovendon, Michael Cumpsty. Knee wrote the book for Little Women. Frankel & Korie scored Grey Gardens.