SPRING AT THE WILLOWBROOK INN with Greg Louganis, Jason Patrick Sands & More Receives New York Reading

By: Nov. 10, 2014
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SPRING AT THE WILLOWBROOK INN, a new play by Jonathan Van Dyke, will receive an industry reading in New York on November 19 and 20, 2014, starring four-time Olympic champion Greg Louganis (Jeffrey), Sean McDermott (Miss Saigon, Silence! The Musical), Jason Patrick Sands (Chicago), and Justin Lore (Forbidden Broadway, Disney's Finding Nemo). Directed by Scott Wojcik and conceived by Doug Evans, SPRING AT THE WILLOWBROOK INN is the winner of the Outstanding Production Award as well as Outstanding Lead Actor in a Play (Jason Patrick Sands) at the Fresh Fruit Festival 2012.

SPRING AT THE WILLOWBROOK INN follows the lives of Cooper Stanwyk and Joshua Hill from their first meeting in 1967 at a motivational conference. This unlikely pair develop a deep relationship based on mutual understanding and love as their lives unfold separately. Through correspondence and decades of meeting at the Willowbrook they become a pivotal role in each other's lives, supporting each other through the unpredictable events each one faces. SPRING AT THE WILLOWBROOK INN is poignant and funny play that touches on the struggles of different eras, the sadness of regret, and the hope and courage of two people who are ultimately connected.

JONATHAN VAN DYKE (Writer) is the author of Totally Electric (with productions in Tampa, New Orleans, Denver) and Holiday Inc. (a Straz Center seasonal production. He is a producer/director/scriptwriter for the corporate entertainment company Event Show Productions and is part of the creative team for the act TellAVision as seen on America's Got Talent, The Rachel Ray Show, IIFA Awards. Commonwealth Games Closing Ceremony (Glasgow).

DOUG EVANS (Conceived by) recently held the position of Chief Operating Officer of Nederlander Worldwide Entertainment and President of Broadway China Ventures, a division of the Nederlander Organization. Producing credits include Frankenstein The Musical, Wallenberg, and the national tours of The Who's Tommy, Company, and Chess. He is the former Producing Director of The Globe and the former CEO of The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts.

SCOTT WOJCIK (Director) is the co-owner of Wojcik/Seay Casting. He has been involved in casting commercials, TV, theatre and film for almost twenty years. He previously directed Spring at the Willowbrook Inn in 2012.