CRAVING FOR TRAVEL Ends Off-Broadway Run this Weekend
Andy Sandberg (Director; Co-Author) recently directed the world premiere of Shida (Ars Nova; nominated for four AUDELCO Awards), the world premiere of Operation Epsilon (nominated for three 2013 Elliot Norton Awards) at Central Square Theater in Cambridge, MA, and the New York premiere of The Last Smoker in America (Westside Theatre), having previously directed the world premiere at CATCO (Columbus, Ohio). Sandberg is the co-author of Application Pending, also with Greg Edwards. He has been represented on Broadway and London's West End as a producer of HAIR (2009 Tony, Drama Desk, Drama League, Outer Critics Circle Awards) and the Broadway revival of Gore Vidal's The Best Man (2012 Tony, Drama Desk, Drama League, Outer Critics Circle Nominations). Other New York directing credits include Zelda at the Oasis (St. Luke's Theatre), R.R.R.E.D. and Bernice Bobs Her Mullet (NYMF), Into the Woods and A Funny Thing...Forum (Blue Hill Troupe), "Eli's Comin' to Broadway," a BC/EFA benefit hosted by Nathan Lane (Lincoln Center), and multiple workshops, benefits, and readings. As producer: A Perfect Future (Cherry Lane Theatre); Paradise Found (Menier Chocolate Factory, London; dir. Hal Prince and Susan Stroman); and Vigil (DR2 Theatre). In 2007, Sandberg worked with Hal Prince on the Broadway production of LoveMusik. For more information: AndySandberg.com. Twitter: @Andy_Sandberg.
Thom Sesma (Gary et. al.) recently returned to New York from DC's Signature Theatre, where he appeared as the Engineer in Eric Schaeffer's newly re-imagined Miss Saigon. Mr. Sesma's other theater credits include leading roles on Broadway and on tour, including The Times They Are A-Changin', The Lion King, Search & Destroy, Titanic and Chu Chem. He has performed Off-Broadway with NSYF/Public Theatre, the Roundabout, Second Stage, The Drama Department, The Mint, NAATCO, Epic Theatre and others. Regionally, he has performed new plays, musicals and classical theater with The Old Globe, Yale Rep, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Cincinnati Playhouse, The McCarter, Two River Theatre Co., Arena Stage, Baltimore Center Stage and many more. Among his TV and film credits: are The Good Wife, Single Ladies, Third Watch, Law & amp; Order, Canterbury's Law, Over/Under, Lay The Favorite, Building Girl, and Person of Interest.
Jim Strong (Producer) is one of America's leading luxury travel agents and the President of Strong Travel Services in Dallas, Texas, a Virtuoso member agency. His experience and travel insights are sought by an exclusive clientele that includes prominent names in the arts, entertainment and business. Jim travels extensively throughout the world selecting and vetting unique hotels, villas, and destinations for his clients. He is the author of two luxury travel books and recently developed an iPhone and iPad app, all under the name Craving for Travel. A Certified Travel Counselor and an Accredited Cruise Counselor, Jim serves on the advisory boards of Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, Ritz Carlton Hotels, Rosewood Hotels, Travel + Leisure Magazine, as well as many other luxury travel organizations.