Book and Additional LyricsPamela Gray
Book and Additional Lyrics
Pamela Gray (Book Writer & Additional Lyrics) was raised in a Jewish family in New York City, the daughter of a salesman and a schoolteacher. She earned an M.A. in poetry from Boston University after which she spent several years teaching. She then moved to Los Angeles and enrolled in UCLA's screenwriting program (where she studied under Lew Hunter) during which she interned with the producer of Star Trek: The Next Generation and successfully re-wrote an episode ("Violations") which was used. In 1992, she wrote The Blouse Man (retitled A Walk on the Moon) based on her experiences vacationing in the Catskills for which she won the Samuel Goldwyn Writing Award. She then signed with Miramax and wrote Music of the Heart, a fictional story about the life of violin teacher Roberta Guaspari directed by Wes Craven and starring Meryl Streep. She went on to write Conviction (2010) and Megan Leavey (2017).
Music & LyricsPaul Scott Goodman
Paul Scott Goodman
Music & Lyrics
Paul Scott Goodman (Music & Lyrics) Born and raised in Glasgow, Scotland, PSG moved to NYC in 1984. He wrote the book, music, and lyrics for Bright Lights Big City, directed by Michael Greif which was presented at the New York Theater Workshop, The Guggenheim Museum, the Prince Music Theater, Philadelphia and Harvard University. The CD of the show, starring Patrick Wilson, Sherie Renee Scott, Jesse L. Martin, and Christine Ebersole is available on Sh-K-Boom Records and the live rights are available through Rodgers and Hammerstein Organization. Goodman’s other produced musicals include: Him & Her, Prince Music Theater and the New York International Fringe Festival, ( 2002 Best Performance Award ); ROOMS, New York Musical Theatre Festival (directed by Scott Schwartz, nominated best musical by Outer Critics Circle, 2009); Alive in the World, Zipper Theatre 2006; God Save the New Wave (Bottom Line, West Bank Theater); Metropolitan Music (Marymount Manhattan College); Just East of Broadway (The Duplex). He is currently writing Open Road for Tony winning producers Steve and Ruth Hendel.
Sheryl Kaller (Director) Recent projects include: Sacred Valley by Josh Radnor, Frozen for Disney Creative/Disney Cruise Lines, Do This by Karen Siff Exhorn, The White Chip by Sean Daniels and Choice by Winnie Holzman. She directed the world premieres of Billy Porter’s While I Yet Live (Primary Stages), Nick Blaemire’s new musical A Little More Alive(Barrington Stage, Kansas City Rep), Roundabout Theatre Company’s Underground production of Too Much, Too Much, Too Many by Meghan Kennedy, and the LCT3 production of Mr. Joy by Daniel Beaty. Sheryl directed Terence McNally’s Tony nominated play on Broadway, Mothers and Sons with Tyne Daly. She received a Tony nomination for the Broadway production of Next Fall by Geoffrey Nauffts. She has directed at many theaters including The New Group, Pasadena Playhouse, Primary Stages, Williamstown Theatre Festival, A.C.T., New York Stage and Film, The Geffen, Philadelphia Theater Company, The Huntington, Bucks County Playhouse, the York, EST, National Theater of the Deaf and Naked Angels. She is currently in development with Billy Porter, Ryan Spahn, Dan Fogler, Harrison David Rivers, Alex Lubischer, Annmarie Milazzo, Jonathan Brooke, and Geoffrey Nauffts, among others. Upcoming: Our Town, co-production Deaf West Theater and Pasadena Playhouse, A Walk on the Moon by Paul Scott Goodman and Pamela Grey at A.C.T. Greatest Joys: Scott, Tobey, Tess.
Josh Prince (Choreographer) was born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana, where he performed in area theater through high school. After receiving his BFA in Musical Theater from the Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music (CCM), he moved to New York to pursue an acting career. As an actor, Josh appeared on Broadway in Little Me, starring Martin Short and Faith Prince, as well as Saturday Night Fever, where he understudied the role of “Bobby C”. He starred Off-Broadway in Forbidden Broadway and the play, In The Wings. He also toured the country as “Skimbleshanks” in Cats and played “Carmen Ghia” in The Producers (opposite Jason Alexander and Martin Short) at the Pantages Theater in Los Angeles. In addition to many concert appearances (NYC’s Town Hall in NYC, London’s Royal Festival Hall, Dublin’s National Concert Hall, etc.) and numerous roles in regional theater, Josh has also appeared on Law and Order: SVU and can be seen in the movie A Cinderella Story with Hillary Duff and Jennifer Coolidge. He can also be heard as “Cat” on the 2001 US recording of the Olivier Award Winning musical, Honk!. In 2006, Josh decided to turn his attention toward Direction and Choreography and presented his work at a prestigious industry showcase, Dance Break. Three weeks later, Josh was asked to join the creative team of the Tony nominated Shrek, The Musical, which opened on Broadway at the Broadway Theater in 2009 and went on to tour the US and play in London’s West End at the Theater Royal Drury Lane. For his choreography in Shrek, The Musical he received an Outer Critics Circle Nomination. Since then, he has had the pleasure of working at Carnegie Hall (The Jerry Springer Opera, starring Harvey Keitel), Lincoln Center (Camelot, starring Gabriel Byrne – PBS), The Kennedy Center (Spring Gala, hosted by Liza Minelli; Latino Inaugural Celebration in 2013 with Chita Rivera and Rita Moreno), Town Hall (All Singing All Dancing, co-director), The Brooklyn Academy of Music (The Bridge Project 2009/10, directed by Sam Mendes), and The New Group (The Kid; Bunty Berman Presents). In London, he has worked at The Old Vic (The Bridge Project), The Royal Festival Hall (Singin’ In The Rain) and The Royal Albert Hall (My Fair Lady, Chor.; BBC Prom 59 starring Family Guy creator, Seth MacFarlane. Dir./chor.).
Josh most recently finished choreographing the new hit Broadway show, Beautiful – The Carole King Musical, which was nominated for a Tony in 2013. For his work on Beautiful, he was nominated for the Fred and Adele Astaire Award. Beautiful is slated open in London’s West End in February 2015 and will launch a US tour early that same fall.
In this new musical adaptation of the motion picture, Pearl Kantrowitz, longing for more than her life as a mother and housewife, and sensing that change is in the air, begins a fling with a free-spirited traveling salesman while summering with her family in the Catskills. As Woodstock comes to life nearby, their whirlwind romance, set in the summer of 1969, when mankind first stepped on the moon, bring audiences on a musical journey through an iconic moment in American history.
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