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Rick Elice

 
Bio:
Rick wrote a popular thriller, Double Double (translated in 16 languages), Leonardo's Ring (London Fringe, 2003) and Dog and Pony (New York Stage & Film, 2003). From 1982-2000, as creative director at Serino Coyne Inc., he produced ad campaigns for some 300 Broadway shows, from A Chorus Line to Lion ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Rick wrote a popular thriller, Double Double (translated in 16 languages), Leonardo's Ring (London Fringe, 2003) and Dog and Pony (New York Stage & Film, 2003). From 1982-2000, as creative director at Serino Coyne Inc., he produced ad campaigns for some 300 Broadway shows, from A Chorus Line to Lion ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[UK Tour, 2022] [Replacement]
Writer[Replacement]
 
[US Tour, 2021] [Replacement]
Book[Replacement]
 
[Off-Broadway, 1981]
Choreographer
 
[Off-Broadway, 1981]
Choreographer

Writing

Playwright
Book
Book
Bookwriter
Bookwriter
Bookwriter

Photos

Rick Elice, Marshall Brickman Photo

Rick Elice, Marshall Brickman

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Date:
11/22/2021
Rick Elice, Marshall Brickman Photo

Rick Elice, Marshall Brickman

From: 
Date:
11/22/2021
Rick Elice, Marshall Brickman Photo

Rick Elice, Marshall Brickman

From: 
Date:
11/22/2021
Rick Elice, Marshall Brickman Photo

Rick Elice, Marshall Brickman

From: 
Date:
11/22/2021
Rick Elice, Marshall Brickman Photo

Rick Elice, Marshall Brickman

From: 
Date:
11/22/2021

 

Stage

Productions

[UK Tour, 2022] [Replacement]
Writer[Replacement]

[US Tour, 2021] [Replacement]
Book[Replacement]

[Off-Broadway, 1981]
Choreographer

[Off-Broadway, 1981]
Choreographer

Writing
Playwright
Book
Book
Bookwriter
Bookwriter
Bookwriter

Rick Elice Biography

Rick wrote a popular thriller, Double Double (translated in 16 languages), Leonardo's Ring (London Fringe, 2003) and Dog and Pony (New York Stage & Film, 2003). From 1982-2000, as creative director at Serino Coyne Inc., he produced ad campaigns for some 300 Broadway shows, from A Chorus Line to Lion King. Since 2000, he has served as creative consultant for The Walt Disney Studio.

BA, Cornell University; MFA, Yale Drama School; Teaching Fellow, Harvard University; charter member, American Repertory Theater.

In 2003, he appeared off-Broadway in Elaine May's comedy, Adult Entertainment.

Rick Elice Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 2012 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Rick Elice, Peter and the Starcatcher
 
Tony Awards - 2012 - Best Play
Rick Elice, Peter and the Starcatcher
 
The Lortels - 2011 - Outstanding Play
Rick Elice, Peter and the Starcatcher
 
Tony Awards - 2006 - Best Book of a Musical
Rick Elice, Jersey Boys

Rick Elice News

Theatre Aspen Nominated for Five Henry Awards Photo Theatre Aspen Nominated for Five Henry Awards
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 20, 2022

Theatre Aspen received five nominations for The Colorado Theatre Guild’s 16th Annual Henry Awards for its productions of Rock of Ages and Chicago during the 2021 Summer Season.

Review: THE ADDAMS FAMILY at Crown Uptown Photo Review: THE ADDAMS FAMILY at Crown Uptown
by Paula Makar - Jun 19, 2022

Snap! Snap! This production of The Addams Family at the Crown Uptown is A MUST SEE! This show runs until June 26, so call for tickets now! The show is well written and tight, with some really gorgeous music and equally gorgeous voices! The script is HILARIOUS, with some fantastic plot complications. Round up the kids and head over. Don't miss this well done production!

Review: JERSEY BOYS at the Kennedy Center Photo Review: JERSEY BOYS at the Kennedy Center
by David Friscic - Jun 19, 2022

A group of streetwise guys from Jersey sing about the everyday battles of daily life that so many people can relate to in the emotionally direct and hard -hitting smash hit tour of Jersey Boys now playing at the Kennedy Center‚Äôs Eisenhower Theater.¬† Romance, heartache, family ties, financial woes and fractious friendships are all explored in the surging, driving beats of the catchy songs (and romantic ballads) that comprise the catalogue of the song chart hit-making group, ‚ÄúThe Four Seasons‚ÄĚ formed in 1960 in Newark, New Jersey (which has been known at times as ‚ÄúFrankie Valli and the Four Seasons‚ÄĚ since 1970----as well as by many other names, but you will have to see the show to learn about that!)

Wake Up With BWW 6/17: BRIDGERTON MUSICAL at Kennedy Center, WICKED Lottery Returns,  Photo Wake Up With BWW 6/17: BRIDGERTON MUSICAL at Kennedy Center, WICKED Lottery Returns, and More!
by - Jun 17, 2022

Today's top stories include a sneak peek presentation of the upcoming Water For Elephants musical, and more! Plus, the Wicked lottery will return in person, The Unofficial Bridgerton Musical comes to the Kennedy Center, and more!

WATER FOR ELEPHANTS Musical Announces Sneak Peek Presentation Starring Sebastian Arce Photo WATER FOR ELEPHANTS Musical Announces Sneak Peek Presentation Starring Sebastian Arcelus, Cameron Adams & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 16, 2022

A sneak peek presentation of the new musical WATER FOR ELEPHANTS will be held this June and we've got the full scoop on the show. The musical is directed by Jessica Stone (Kimberly Akimbo), with a book by Rick Elice (Jersey Boys, Peter and the Starcatcher), and music & lyrics by the award-winning PigPen Theatre Co.

BWW Review: Pan Origin Story PETER AND THE STARCATCHER at Ridgefield Theater Barn Photo BWW Review: Pan Origin Story PETER AND THE STARCATCHER at Ridgefield Theater Barn
by Bruce Apar - Jun 9, 2022

The show made a splash on Broadway a dozen years ago, garnering several Tony Awards, mainly in the craft categories (scenic design, sound, lighting, choreography). The sketchy book is like a sketchbook of rapid-fire episodes that leans heavily on the strength of the ensemble to pull it off. This ensemble is more than up to the task.

MAMMA MIA!, FROZEN JR. & More Top the List of School Theatre's Most Popular Plays & M Photo MAMMA MIA!, FROZEN JR. & More Top the List of School Theatre's Most Popular Plays & Musicals
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 8, 2022

See the latest results according to the Educational Theatre Association’s annual play survey to see ALL of the most popular plays and musicals done in school theaters around the country during the 2021-2022 school year.

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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 7, 2022

VIDEO: First Look at the Regional Premiere of THE CHER SHOW at Ogunquit Playhouse Photo VIDEO: First Look at the Regional Premiere of THE CHER SHOW at Ogunquit Playhouse
by Stephi Wild - Jun 7, 2022

The regional premiere of The Cher Show, is now running at Ogunquit Playhouse through June 25. Check out all new footage from the production here!

Milford Second Street Players to Hold Auditions for PETER AND THE STARCATCHER Photo Milford Second Street Players to Hold Auditions for PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
by Marissa Tomeo - Jun 4, 2022

Second Street Players announce auditions for the innovative and imaginative Tony-winning comedy, Peter and the Starcatcher, on Sunday, June 19, 2022, and Wednesday, June 22, 2022, at 6:30 PM. All auditions are at the Riverfront Theater, 2 S Walnut St, Milford, DE 19963.

Rick Elice Videos

VIDEO: First Look at the Regional Premiere of THE CHER SHOW at Ogunquit Playhouse VideoVIDEO: First Look at the Regional Premiere of THE CHER SHOW at Ogunquit Playhouse
by Stephi Wild - Jun 7, 2022

The regional premiere of The Cher Show, is now running at Ogunquit Playhouse through June 25. Check out all new footage from the production here!

VIDEO: First Look at the UK and Ireland Tour of THE CHER SHOW VideoVIDEO: First Look at the UK and Ireland Tour of THE CHER SHOW
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 19, 2022

All new video footage has been released from The Cher Show UK and Ireland tour, which opened at Curve, Leicester on Tuesday 19 April and will continue through to 1 April 2023.

VIDEO: Go Inside Rehearsals for the UK Tour of THE CHER SHOW VideoVIDEO: Go Inside Rehearsals for the UK Tour of THE CHER SHOW
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 11, 2022

The Cher Show is getting ready to hit the road! The musical is led by Debbie Kurup, Danielle Steers and Millie O'Connell, with Lucas Rush will play Sonny, Jake Mitchell will play Bob Mackie, Sam Ferriday will play Greg Allman and Tori Scott will play Georgia.

VIDEO: Go Behind the Scenes With JERSEY BOYS' Return to Live Performances VideoVIDEO: Go Behind the Scenes With JERSEY BOYS' Return to Live Performances
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 24, 2022

JERSEY BOYS Off-Broadway released a behind-the-scenes video celebrating the show’s return to live performances. 

VIDEO: A FAM√ćLIA ADDAMS vem Ao Brasil No Pr√≥ximo M√™s VideoVIDEO: A FAM√ćLIA ADDAMS vem Ao Brasil No Pr√≥ximo M√™s
by Stage Tube - Feb 22, 2022

A fam√≠lia que cativou o cora√ß√£o de milhares de espectadores no Brasil e no mundo est√° de volta! Depois de uma pausa por conta da pandemia, a T4F abre novamente o palco do Teatro Renault para receber os personagens exc√™ntricos, assustadores, acolhedores e engra√ßados que encantam gera√ß√Ķes. A nova montagem do musical estreia dia¬†10 de mar√ßo, em S√£o Paulo.

VIDEO: JERSEY BOYS Celebrates 1000 Performances in New York City VideoVIDEO: JERSEY BOYS Celebrates 1000 Performances in New York City
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 9, 2022

The Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award winning musical Jersey Boys celebrates its 1000th performance at New York City’s New World Stages today, Sunday, January 9, 2022.

VIDEO: First Look at New Trailer for THE ADDAMS FAMILY UK & Ireland Tour VideoVIDEO: First Look at New Trailer for THE ADDAMS FAMILY UK & Ireland Tour
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 2, 2021

A new trailer of the cast of the UK and Ireland tour of THE ADDAMS FAMILY, A Musical Comedy has been released! The tour opened at Theatre Royal Nottingham on 5 November 2021 and continues to tour through to June 2022.

VIDEO: West End Cast of JERSEY BOYS Performs on the Roof of the Trafalgar Theatre VideoVIDEO: West End Cast of JERSEY BOYS Performs on the Roof of the Trafalgar Theatre
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 1, 2021

The West End cast of Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning smash hit musical JERSEY BOYS sang the Tik Tok sensation and classic The Four Seasons track Beggin' on the roof of the Trafalgar Theatre in London, where it is currently running, booking until 1 May 2022. 

VIDEO: Inside Rehearsal For the UK Tour of THE ADDAMS FAMILY VideoVIDEO: Inside Rehearsal For the UK Tour of THE ADDAMS FAMILY
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 1, 2021

The production stars Joanne Clifton as Morticia Addams, Cameron Blakely as Gomez Addams, Scott Paige as Uncle Fester, Kingsley Morton as Wednesday Addams, Grant McIntyre as Pugsley Addams, Valda Aviks as Grandma, Sean Kingsley as Mal Beineke, Kara Lane as Alice Beineke, Ahmed Hamad as Lucas Beineke and Dickon Gough and Ryan Bennett sharing the role of Lurch.

VIDEO: JERSEY BOYS London Cast Performs 'My Eyes Adored You' in Rehearsal VideoVIDEO: JERSEY BOYS London Cast Performs 'My Eyes Adored You' in Rehearsal
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 21, 2021

Jersey Boys opens at London's Trafalgar Theatre on 10 August, with previews from 28 July. Learn more about the production and how to purchase tickets here!


Rick Elice Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Rick Elice written?
Rick Elice has written 6 shows including Jersey Boys (Bookwriter), The Addams Family (Bookwriter), Peter and the Starcatcher (Playwright), The Cher Show (Book), This Ain't No Disco (Book), My Very Own British Invasion (Bookwriter).

What awards has Rick Elice been nominated for?
Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for Peter and the Starcatcher , Best Play (Tony Awards) for Peter and the Starcatcher Outstanding Play (The Lortels) for Peter and the Starcatcher and Best Book of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Jersey Boys .