We are currently building an advisory committee of established musical theatre artists, including award-winning directors Walter Bobbie and John Doyle, who will help helm the selection of works and artistic development of this initiative.
WALTER BOBBIE won the Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards as best director of the international hit Chicago, which has become the longest-running American musical in Broadway history. Other Broadway credits include Venus in Fur, White Christmas, High Fidelity, Sweet Charity, Twentieth Century, Footloose and A Grand Night for Singing. Recent productions include David Ives’ New Jerusalem, Venus in Fur and The School for Lies, all at CSC; Jeff Talbott’s The Submission at MCC; Evan Smith’s The Savannah Disputation at Playwrights Horizons; Christopher Durang’s The Marriage of Bette & Boo at Roundabout; and Terrence McNally’s Golden Age at the Kennedy Center. He has directed for the New York Shakespeare Festival, Manhattan Theatre Club, EST, Philadelphia Theatre Company, Sundance, Goodspeed and the O’Neill Center. Mr. Bobbie was artistic director of City Center’s acclaimed Encores! and serves on the Executive Board of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society.
JOHN DOYLE Theatre in the US includes Sweeney Todd (Tony Award, Best Director of a Musical), Company (Tony Award, Best Musical Revival) and A Catered Affair (Drama League Award, Best Musical Production); The Exorcist (Geffen Playhouse); Ten Cents A Dance (Williamstown Festival/McCarter Princeton); Road Show (Public Theater/Menier Chocolate Factory); Where’s Charley? (Encores! New York City Center); Wings (Second Stage); Kiss Me Kate (Stratford Shakespeare); Caucasian Chalk Circle (American Conservatory Theatre); Merrily We Roll Along (Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park). In the UK, John has been artistic director of four regional theatres. Credits include The Gondoliers; Mack and Mabel (West End); Fiddler on the Roof (Watermill); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Regent’s Park); Oklahoma! (Chichester); Amadeus (Wilton’s Music Hall). Opera includes Madama Butterfly (Grange Park); Lucia Di Lammermoor (Australia/Houston/La Fenice/Mariinsky/Scottish Opera); Peter Grimes (Metropolitan Opera); The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny (LA Opera). He directed the feature film Main Street.
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