Proud winner of the London Critics' Circle Award and Olivier Award Nominee for The Scottsboro Boys at the Young Vic, Catherine is a Tony-winning producer for Clybourne Park.
Her Tony nominations include Peter and the Starcatcher(2012), The Scottsboro Boys (2011) and Next Fall (2010).
Other recent productions: The King’s Speech (UK), El Chico de Oz (Peru) and Stick Fly (Broadway).
A Member of the Broadway League, she produced Desperate Writers, a play she co-wrote, Off Broadway. Honored for her work with the Scottsboro Boys Museum, she received the Key to the City of Scottsboro and gave the key note address at the signing of the Scottsboro Boys Act, 2013. A contributing writer to the Huffington Post, Catherine studied at Yale College and is also a film/television writer and actress.
Paula Marie Black
Broadway production currently running – Tony Award® Winning Producer for Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Co Producer On The Town - Opening October 16th.
London West End as Co Producer Made in Dagenham - Opening November 5th
Recent Broadway Productions include: Of Mice and Men, Tony Award® Nomination as Producer for Twelfth Night, Richard III, Romeo and Juliet, Tony Award® Nomination as Producer for The Trip to Bountiful and Hands on a Hardbody.
Recent Off Broadway Productions include: Murder for Two, Little Miss Sunshine and The Great Comet of 1812.
Member of Scottsboro Musical LLC for the Young Vic Production of The Scottsboro Boys. Founder of the Four Graces Winery, Philanthropist, La Jolla Playhouse Trustee, Member of the Broadway League. Daughter, sister, woman, mother of five, grandmother of two. I lift up the works of women directors and playwrights to honor all women. I dedicate my producing efforts in the Art of Theatre to all who have not had a voice.
We present the widest variety of classics, new plays, forgotten works and music theatre. We tour and co-produce extensively within the UK and internationally.
Our shows are created by some of the world’s great theatre people alongside the most adventurous of the younger generation. This fusion makes the Young Vic one of the most exciting theatres in the world.
Our audience is famously the youngest and most diverse in London. We encourage those who don’t think theatre is ‘for them’ to make it part of their lives. We give 10% of our tickets to schools and neighbours irrespective of box office demand, and keep prices low.
Each year we engage with 10,000 local people – individuals and groups of all kinds including schools and colleges – by exploring theatre on and off stage. To find out more, visit www.youngvic.org
Bruno Wang is an Art Patron, Healer, Philanthropist and Businessman. His spiritual work inspires him to support The Scottsboro Boys as he believes all forms of injustice are distortion of spiritual balance and karma. The Production Partner of Kiss me Kate (Old Vic), The Scottsboro Boys, A Streetcar Named Desire (Young Vic) and Private Lives (Gielgud Theatre), all of which received Olivier Awards nominations.
Michael and Gabrielle Palitz
Michael and Gabrielle Palitz are proud to be bringing this magnificent production to the West End after enthusiastically supporting it at the Young Vic.
Michael: Hay Fever (Noel Coward Theatre), Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike (Tony award), Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf (Tony award), Next Fall (Tony nom.), The Scottsboro Boys, Broadway (Tony nom.), Gore Vidal's The Best Man (Tony nom.), Leap of Faith (Tony nom.), The Glass Menagerie (Tony nom.)
Gabrielle: All the Way (Tony award), Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill, You Can’t Take It With You; upcoming: An American in Paris (Paris and Broadway).
Together: Matilda (Broadway), Peter and the Starcatcher (U.S. tour)
Bruce Robert Harris and Jack W. Batman
Bruce Robert Harris and Jack W. Batman have produced over 40 plays and musicals plus many private and corporate Broadway events since forming their producing partnership in 2005.
Broadway: Pippin (Tony Award, Drama Desk Award, Outer Critics Circle Award), Clybourne Park (Pulitzer Prize, Tony Award), The Scottsboro Boys (Tony Award nomination), Nice Work If You Can Get It (Tony Award nomination, Grammy Award nomination), Bonnie and Clyde (Drama Desk Award nomination).
London: My Trip Down The Pink Carpet, By Jeeves. Upcoming: On The Town (Broadway), I Am Harvey Milk (Lincoln Center).
Lawyer, business executive, educator and philanthropist, Asper knows wrongful convictions because he helped undo one of Canada’s most notorious cases as counsel in the David Milgaard case. He’s invested in Pippin and On the Town on Broadway. Thrilled to be part of delivering the message in The Scottsboro Boys!
Jill is proud to be a part of bringing The Scottsboro Boys to the West End, her first London production. A keen supporter of theatre in the UK, she is a member of the Young Vic Development Board and was an investor in its West End transfer of A Doll’s House in 2013. In addition to theatre, Jill is a garden designer, former investment banker and the recipient of the US State Department’s Meritorious Honor Award.
Broadway: The Norman Conquests (Tony). (Tony Noms.): Next Fall, The Scottsboro Boys, Peter And The Starcatchers.
Off-Broadway: Groundswell, 39 Steps.
West End: Umbrellas of Cherbourg, What You Will. Member of Scottsboro Musical London LLC at the Young Vic.
In development: Chasing Rainbows.
Recordings: Bardo by Christopher Bono. Integrity and Passion through the Arts.
Dominic Lindesay-Bethune for Theatre6
Theatre6 is a London based theatre company, creating new work with live and original music. Upcoming productions include a one-off, showcase performance of new musical Moments at the Chichester Festival 2014, Honest by Alice Nicholas on tour this October and a pioneering, site specific production of Dracula performed exclusively in libraries across the UK. Previous productions include David Mamet’s The Water Engine and Mr Happiness at the Old Vic Tunnels, Shiver at The Yard, the London premiere of Christopher Durang’s Beyond Therapy and The Double by Dostoevsky, adapted by Kate McGregor. The Scottsboro Boys is Theatre6’s West End producing debut.
NYC with Sandi Black The Scottsboro Boys, Rated P for Parenthood, Bloodletters, Yank!, My Favorite Animal, Bonnie Parker (also Director), Collage, Regional Kris Kindle (Writer-Composer) ; Partners Nice Work if You Can Get It, Godspell, Butley (London), Elling, La Cage aux Folles, Slava's Snowshow. Video creator/producer/director, Storybook Tree, Video Reader, Video Primer, Bluegrass Sundae (Post-Newsweek TV), The Third World; Edgar Allan Poe: A Condition of Shadow. Now a Script Doctor, served as President of Video Reader, Bicentennial Theatre, Expert Witness Services, and with Dallas-Fort Worth Regional Film Commission. Joe is soliciting ideas and leaders for a World Literacy Revolution: www.literacyrev.com
A New York-based multinational lawyer and author, The Scottsboro Boys is his first international production. His next novel, "Pas ce soir, Josephine" will publish this year in Paris, under the pseudonym Eric Alter. He and better-half Pascale are writing a drama about a writer at the end of World War II. Love of theater dates from his days at school and Sorbonne University, Paris (PhD). Eric worked for the United Nations and French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in Beirut and Cairo. He is an alumnus of the Broadway League's Commercial Theater Institute and Southwestern Law School (U.S. Theatre Law).
Deborah Hicks Midanek
Deborah Hicks Midanek is a corporate director, investor and philanthropist who lives in Mississippi. Active in economic development, Deborah started the Grenada Community Foundation, the Mississippi Children’s Collaborative and Grenada Commons and is Executive Producer for the Grenada Film Project.
Lawyer: clerked for U.S. Bankruptcy Judge, practiced environmental law, Assistant United States Attorney prosecuting drug, fraud and money laundering cases. Received Leadership Oklahoma Award.
Teacher: literature/ drama.
Board member: Echo Theater – Los Angeles, Bishops Representative St. Margaret’s Episcopal School, Senior warden St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, founding member Direct Connections to Africa, Equestrian Committee and Master Plan Committee – Santa Lucia Preserve.
Sponsor: Scottsboro Boys Musical- Young Vic.
Trainer: horses- worked on cattle ranches, currently rides Cowhorses and Dressage
Married: to former U.S District Judge Layn Phillips who now conducts mediations throughout the country.
Bard Theatricals is the theatre division of Bard Entertainment, an Emmy-winning television production company. Broadway: The Scottsboro Boys (Tony nomination), The Anarchist, Looped. Off-Broadway: That Time of the Year. South American Premiere: El Chico de Oz (Luces Award, Best Musical). Proud supporter of Scottsboro Musical London LLC at the Young Vic.
Broadway: The Scottsboro Boys, Time Stands Still, Stick Fly, The Trip to Bountiful, Roger & Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Pippin and Bullets Over Broadway. Off-Broadway: I Love You Because, Masked and Glimpses of the Moon. National Tours: How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Little House On The Prairie, Burn The Floor and Roger & Hammerstein's Cinderella. Associate Producer: Bucks County Playhouse.
Patricia R. Klausner
Broadway: The Scottsboro Boys, Stick Fly, The Trip to Bountiful, Pippin; Off-Broadway: Groundswell. Currently working on the musical Clear. Founder/Managing Director: Shotgun Productions and Global Arts Initiative. Director of Marketing: Steps on Broadway
Kate Cannova is incredibly proud to have been a part of The Scottsboro Boys family since its turn on Broadway. Kate Cannova Productions is a New York City-based theatrical and events production company working from downtown to Broadway, and now the West End! Productions include: The Scottsboro Boys (Tony nomination), The Apartment: A Play with Four Sides, The Vagina Monologues, The Anarchist, The Tommy Awards and more. Kate is thrilled to be bringing Thomson and Mann’s Trails, a brand new American musical, to life. Kate is a proud graduate of the University of Southern California School of Dramatic Arts and has an MFA from Columbia University.
Ashley M. DeSimone
Ashley M. DeSimone is a lifelong theatre enthusiast and founded Fortune Theatrical Ventures to produce theatre for a global audience. She is a 2014 graduate of the Commercial Theater Institute, as well as the CTI/Eugene O’Neill summer workshop producer program. Recent experience includes, on Broadway, Disgraced (2013 Pulitzer Prize), Side Show, as well as Spandex: A Musical For All Sizes, off Broadway. Ashley spent eleven years at Integrated Corporate Relations, where she was a Partner, Managing Director and Co-Head of the firm’s Asia practice. She is delighted to be part of The Scottsboro Boys team and thanks her family and her clients for their trust and support.
Fiery Angel Partners
Headed by Edward Snape, Marilyn Eardley and Jon Bath, Fiery Angel is one of the London’s leading theatrical production and general management companies.
Recent productions include: The 39 Steps (Criterion Theatre & Broadway – Olivier & TONY Winner), The Ladykillers (Gielgud & Vaudeville Theatre & UK Tour), Goodnight Mister Tom (Phoenix Theatre & UK Tour – Olivier Winner), Another Country (Trafalgar Studios), Ghost Stories (Arts Theatre), Private Peaceful (UK Tour), Dial M For Murder (UK Tour), Swallows & Amazons (Vaudeville Theatre & UK Tour), Peppa Pig Live (West End, UK Tour & International), Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom (UK Tour), The Painkiller (Belfast Lyric), Me & My Girl (UK Tour & Sheffield Crucible),
Forthcoming productions include; To Kill A Mockingbird (Regent’s Park & UK Tour), The Scottsboro Boys (Garrick Theatre), Octonauts (UK Tour),
For The Scottsboro Boys:
Jon Bath General Manager
Sarah Sweeney Production Co-Ordinator
Nick Morrison Production Assistant