Breaking News: Bang, Zoom! THE HONEYMOONERS Musical to Open Old Globe's 2013-14 Season; McGrath to Star & Mitchell to Direct & Choreograph
Dusty Kay (Book) is a screenwriter, playwright and producer. He was the supervising producer of “Entourage,” for which he received Emmy, Writers Guild and Golden Globe Award nominations. As supervising producer of “Roseanne,” he received a Golden Globe nomination. Kay wrote and produced the television movie Triplecross (ABC), was supervising producer of “Early Edition” and “Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman” (Warner Brothers/ABC) and was creator and executive producer of the critically acclaimed “Once a Hero” (ABC).
Bill Nuss (Book) is a television show runner, writer and producer. He is President of Confidential Pictures, a Los Angeles-based Production Company that supplies primetime series to network and cable broadcasters. Nuss has produced, written or created over 300 hours of network primetime series. In addition to the new “Hawaii Five-0” and “NCIS,” he worked with his mentor, the late Stephen J. Cannell, on Fox’s first hit, “21 Jump Street” starring Johnny Depp, “Booker,” “The A-Team” and the NBC television movie The Return of Hunter: Everyone Walks in L.A. starring Fred Dryer and Miguel Ferrer. Nuss was the creator and executive producer of “Pacific Blue” starring Mario Lopez. The show was USA Network’s highest-rated drama series during its reign.
Stephen Weiner (Composer) composed the score to the critically acclaimed Off Broadway production of Iron Curtain with Peter Mills. His additional scores include The Rivals, Rocket Science, Once Upon a Time in New Jersey, The Hudsucker Proxy, newyorkers and Spittin’ Image. He is the winner of two Richard Rodgers Awards, a Jonathan Larson Grant, an ASCAP New Horizons Award and the Global Search for New Musicals Award. He is also an Obie, Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel Award nominee. Weiner is a member of ASCAP and the Dramatists Guild of America.
Peter Mills (Lyricist) contributed the lyrics to the critically acclaimed Off Broadway production of Iron Curtain with music by Stephen Weiner. He has received the 2011 Cole Porter Award, the 2010 Kleban Prize, the 2007 Fred Ebb Award and two 2005 Drama Desk Award nominations for his show The Pursuit of Persephone, and he is also a 2002 Jonathan Larson Grant recipient. As a composer/lyricist, his shows include Illyria, The Floodand Golden Boy of the Blue Ridge. He holds an M.F.A. in Musical Theatre Writing from New York University and a degree in English/Dramatic Literature from Princeton University. Mills is a founding member of Prospect Theater Company.
Jerry Mitchell (Director and Choreographer) made his Broadway and West End debuts as director with the Olivier Award-winning Legally Blonde, for which he also served as choreographer and was nominated for both the Tony and Drama Desk Awards for his choreography, as well as the Drama Desk Award for his Broadway direction. A Tony Award winner for his dazzling choreography created for the first revival of La Cage aux Folles, Mitchell was also nominated for Tonys for choreographing Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Hairspray, Never Gonna Dance and The Full Monty. For Broadway, Mitchell also choreographed Catch Me If You Can and revivals of You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, The Rocky Horror Show and Gypsystarring Bernadette Peters and, for Off Broadway and film, Hedwig and the Angry Inch. He also choreographed Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Love Never Dies for the West End. Most recently, Mitchell served as production supervisor for the Toronto and Broadway productions of Priscilla Queen of the Desert. His film work includes In & Out, Camp, Drop Dead Gorgeousand Scent of a Woman. Mitchell conceived and produces Broadway Bares, a comedy burlesque performed annually for the charity Broadway Cares, and directed and choreographed Peepshow, a Las Vegas production show based on his Broadway Bares. Currently he is directing and choreographing the forthcoming Broadway production of Kinky Boots, a new musical with libretto by Harvey Fierstein and score by Cyndi Lauper. Mitchell’s newly formed partnership with Ambassador Theatre Group is currently developing three new musicals for the 2013-14 season in London and on Broadway.