Les Enfants De Paris


10/3/2011 - 10/15/2011

The streets of Paris are not safe after young Pierre Frollo’s love for a fiery Muslim refugee sparks a series of cataclysmic events. Featuring a chanson- and Arab-influenced score, this gripping musical re-sets Victor Hugo’s Notre Dame De Paris amongst the disenfranchised youth and xenophobia of France 1958, and the Algerian War for Independence.

Cast


Sevan Greene (Nehal Benhamou)

New York: Lortel Award-Winning Betrayed (Culture Project, LATW, Kennedy Center, PBS), NYTW’s Aftermath, Prospect’s Mapquest, FringeNYC’s hit Perez Hilton Saves the Universe…. TV/Film: The Dictator, “Blue Bloods,” “Damages,” The Stoop, If the Lie Succeeds, “M.O.N.Y.” Selected Regional: Language Rooms (World Premiere @ The Wilma Theatre), Into the WoodsCompanyEvita, A Flea in her Ear, Lend Me A Tenor, City of Angels. As a playwright: Member of The Public Theater’s 2011 Emerging Writers Group. Member of Rising Circle Theatre Collective’s 2010 InkTANK Writer's Lab. NYTW 2011 Teaching Artist at the Khalil Gibran Academy. William Saroyan 2010 Playwriting Prize Finalist. Plays: Forgotten Bread, DOON, Say Something, Narrow Daylight, babel, Homeland, Salve Armenia! Sevan’s work has been seen in Noor Theatre’s HIGHLIGHT series, the Public’s SPOTLIGHT series, and at the Kraine Theatre in Under Consideration (The Altared Saints). Screenplays: N.Y.B., (in parentheses). Coming Soon: “Sketchy Arabs” – a web-based sketch series.  www.sevangreene.com


Adam Halpin (Phillipe Chateaupers)

Broadway: Glory Days (Skip). National Tour: Rent 2009 Broadway Tour (Gordon, u/s Mark/Roger). New York workshops/readings include dogfight with Lincoln Center & Second Stage, White Noise. Regional: Pittsburgh CLO, North Shore Music Theatre, Forestburgh Playhouse, among others. Previous NYMF: Twilight in Manchego in 2008 and Therapy Rocks in 2010. Original Cast Recordings: Glory Days, A Little Princess.


Dan Kohler (Claude Frollo)

is an actor living in NYC, credits include Blue Man Group, Godspell, and Law and Order SVU. While with Blue Man Group he performed on The Dr. Phil Show and headlined a 4th of July celebration with Miley Cyrus. A graduate of Northwestern University, Dan is the host and chef of RenegadeKitchen.com, an online cooking show.


Nadine Malouf (Esme Benhamou)

Film: Shame [w/ Michael Fassbender, dir. Steve McQueen], Static Shock [dir. Stefan Dezil]. NYC Theatre:  Ocean in a Teacup [MITF], Les Enfants de Paris [Urban Stages], Only a Kingdom [York Theatre], Hidden Sky [Prospect Theatre]. Regional: Rent [Weston Playhouse], Godspell [Syracuse Stage], Fiddler on the Roof [Syracuse Stage]. Originally from Melbourne Australia, Nadine thanks her entire family back home. Thank you to Donna, Stacey, David, and Michael for this wonderful journey. Dale, and of course, Mama- Ti Amo tanto.


Megan Reinking (Fleur-de-Lys DeGondelaurier)

Television: Boardwalk Empire (HBO).  Broadway:  The People in the Picture(Dobrisch), Hair (Black Boys Trio, Jeanie u/s), Lestat, and Dracula the Musical. West End: Hair (Sheila u/s, Jeanie u/s).  Other: Million Dollar Quartet (Dyanne u/s - New World Stages), Hair (Shakespeare in the Park), Bye Bye Birdie (City Center Encores!),This Side of Paradise (Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald), Lestat (Curran Theatre; SF), Footloose(Ariel Moore – Marriott Lincolnshire, Sacramento Music Circus, Music Theatre of Wichita), The Three Musketeers (Constance – Chicago Shakespeare Festival). BFA in Musical Theatre – University of Michigan. Gratitude & LOVE to family, friends & Nicolosi & Co.


Jed Resnick (Pierre Frollo)

is currently in the ensemble of Avenue Q at New World Stages. Broadway: Avenue Q (Princeton/Rod u/s). National Tours: Rent (Mark); Avenue Q. Regional: Williamstown Theatre Festival, Peterborough Players, Brown/Trinity Playwrights Rep. BA in Theatre and Classics, Brown University. Many thanks to the whole team of Enfants.


Blake Segal (Michel Giroux)

recently graduated from Yale School of Drama with an MFA in Acting. Regional credits include The Corn Is Green, Cold Hard CashBig MoneyWing It (Williamstown Theatre Festival/Fellowship Project); Romeo and Juliet (Yale Repertory Theatre);AmadeusThe Winter’s TaleArcadia, Macbeth, An Incident (Chautauqua Theater Company); Carousel (Paper Mill Playhouse); The Profit of Creation (Yale Institute for Music Theatre); Don’t Hug Me, South Pacific, Damn Yankees (Heritage Theatre Festival). He received a BA from the University of Virginia in Political and Social Thought & Religious Studies.

Creative Team

Ann Bartek (Set Designer)

Recent NY designs include: “I Married Wyatt Earp” (Prospect Theatre Co.), “Order”, “Othello” (Oberon Theater Co.), “Life Among the Natives”, “Galileo” (Milk Can), “Top of the Heap”, “House of Blue Leaves, “Thoroughly Modern Millie” (Gallery Players Theater).  Associate Design: “Seance on a Wet Afternoon” (Opera Santa Barbara, New York City Opera), “101 Dalmatians” (National Tour)  Broadway Assistant Design:  “Catch Me if You Can”, “Elf”, “Freeman of Color”, and Looped. Ann is a recipient of a 2009 Princess Grace Award, Board member of Gallery Players, and Member USA 829.  www.abartek.net

Michael Cassara (Casting Director)

Recent projects include Fat Camp (pre-Broadway, dir. Casey Hushion), Kingdom (The Old Globe, dir. Ron Daniels), A Little Night Music (starring Penny Fuller and Mark Jacoby), The Molly Maguires (dir. Sheryl Kaller), Another Part Of The Forest (The Peccadillo).  Regional: The Old Globe, Great Lakes Theater Festival, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Gulfshore Playhouse, Olney Theatre Center, and many more. .  Michael is the resident casting director of NYMF and has cast over 45 musicals since the festival's inception in 2004, including The Yellow Wood (dir. Tony-Award Winner B. D. Wong), All Fall Down (dir. Lonny Price), and The Woman Upstairs(Kerrigan-Lowdermilk).  Native Clevelander. Member, Casting Society of America.  Visit MichaelCassara.net, and also check us out at: http://www.facebook.com/michaelcassaracasting and http://www.twitter.com/michaelcassara

Michael T. Clarkston (Production Manager)

 

Broadway: Avenue QChitty Chitty Bang BangHairsprayIn The HeightsJersey BoysMillion Dollar QuartetThe Lion King, Tour: Shrek The Musical, In The Heights,White Christmas (Orig. Co), The Lion King (Cheetah, Los Angeles), Other: Elton John’s 35th Anniversary GYBR, West Side Story 50th AnniversaryThe Who’s Tommy 15th AnniversaryRent (Off Bwy), Sunset Blvd. (Ogunquit), Miss SaigonEvita (Muny),Things As They Are (NYMF), Kelly Kinsella LIVE! Under Broadway (FringeNYC), Film:Babopbye YaThe DiplomatFreegan LoveWilderness, Corporate Events: 7th Dubai Int’l Film AwardsGoogleJC PenneyHuluSonyWiredVH1MTVBravoLord & Taylor, Conde Nast, Old Navy.

Donna Drake (Director/Additional Development)

Broadway: original production of A Chorus LineSophisticated Ladies, Woman of the Year, The Wind in the Willows,5678-Dance It’s so nice to be Civilized and the original production of  The 1940s Radio Hour.  Awards: an Emmy nomination, 4 Drama Desk Nominations, A Mac Award Nomination, A Theatre World Award, and an Off Broadway Alliance Nomination.She choreographed Catherine Zeta Jones for the American Film Institute Awards, 2009 and The AFI 2011 honoring Morgan Freeman and starring Betty White. She directed a new children’s show; John Tartaglia’s Imaginocean. Off Broadway and the National tour. TV credits: The New Fangled Variety Show, Disney’s  Johnny & the Sprites, Afi Awards 09,11,   ABC TV’s Dear Alex & Annie One life to live  and The Edge of Night. Regional credits:  The Wizard of Oz, starring Mickey Rooney & Eartha Kitt; Romance In The Dark, starring Jennifer Holliday; Nothing Like A Dame, BC/EFA 2004-06,   All the world is a Stage at Carnegie Hall.    A Chorus Line national tour,   AIDA,  Chicago,   Hairspray,  Rent, Tommy Damn Yankees,  NEWSicle,   Annie,   Love Always, Patsy Cline,  Smokey Joes Café,   Sweet Charity,  Honk!, Lucky Guy,, Beauty & the Beast Chess.  National tour & documentary  film for Varla Jean Merman,   BOOBS! The musical,  Christmas with the Crawfords and  The Wiz. Les Enfants de Paris is the first of  four collaborations with Stacey Weingarten and David Levinson.

Michael Eisenberg (Sound Designer)

Off-Broadway: Desperate WritersWe The People: America Rocks!, Signs of Life; Our Sinatra; Regional: The Spoon River Project (Greenwood Cemetary); I Capture The Castle (Shakespeare Theatre of NJ); Wallenberg (White Plains PAC); Carousel, The 25th…Spelling Bee (Barrington Stage Company); Resident Sound Designer for Kansas City Starlight (2005-2010); Green Eyes (Theatre Building Chicago).

On Cue Entertainment (Production Management)

 

is a New York based theatre, film and special events company formed in 2001 by Broadway Stage Manager Michael T. Clarkston. On Que Entertainment has quickly grown to become an “A-List” company enlisting talent from Broadway, Television, Film and even the Music Industry serving as General Manager, Producer, Production Manager and Event Management on many high profile events across the country.

            Credits include: Elton John’s Goodbye Yellow Brick Road 35th Anniversary Concert, the West Side Story 50th Anniversary Reunion Performance with Chita Rivera, The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas with Jennifer Hudson and The Who’s Tommy 15th Anniversary Reunion Concert.. Additional credits include the upcoming Broadway revival of Godspell, The Great Pretender, Scene It! New York, Xanadu Live! (Los Angles & St. Louis), Kelly Kinsella Live! Under Broadway, Oh Woza Mia!, Hooray for Hollywood, Into The World, Tulips & Pansies/Headdress Affair, and several cabaret shows starring Brian d’Arcy James, Mariama Whyte, Amy Armstrong & Freddy Allen, Deck The Halls & Jingle Your Balls w/ Bruce Vilanch & Friends, Masterbeat In The Pines w/ Kristine W!, several editions of Infuse The Spark including Look & Live Like A Supermodel with ANTM Whitney Thompson, I Heart Christ March, and Adam Sank’s I’m w/ Cupid.

            On Que Entertainment has participated in several film festivals across the country winning numerous awards including the Aloha Accolade Award in the “Honolulu International Film Festival” for Freegan Love, and Best Screenplay forWilderness in the “New York City Midnight Madness Competition” as well as the Indiefest Award for Excellence in filmmaking.  In 2010, On Que Entertainment expanded into Corporate Events to help create and manage unique, sometimes larger than life experiences to launch or promote the latest product and brand. Clients include Google, Dubai International Film Festival, MTV, Bravo, JC Penney, Old Navy, Conde Nast, Sony, Seventeen Magazine, WIRED Magazine, Taste of Italy, Shopsupermodel.com, Masterbeat.com, Hulu, and MoussyNYwww.onqueentertainment.com

Mark Hartman (Music Director)

B’way: Sondheim On Sondheim, Avenue Q.  Off-B’way/Regional/Tour: Silence! The Musical (Theater 80), Guys and Dolls (Big League), Working (Broadway in Chicago, Old Globe, Asolo Rep), A Christmas Carol (North Shore – IRNE Award Nom), Grey Gardens (Cape Playhouse), Pippin (Goodspeed, Nat’l Tour), Chita Rivera: The Dancer’s Life (Old Globe), The Fantasticks (Sullivan St. and Orbach Theaters), Avenue Q (Vineyard and New World Stages).  Irish Rep: Ernest In Love, Take Me Along, After The Ball (dir. Tony Walton), Finian’s Rainbow (also Westport). Concerts: Camelot (Jeremy Irons), Brigadoon (Danieley, Errico), Rags (20th Anniversary), Pippin (Ben Vereen), Children of Eden (NYC premiere).  Cast recordings: Sondheim On Sondheim, Dear Edwina, After The Ball, Finian’s Rainbow (Irish Rep), Avenue Q, NEO, Watch Your Step!, That’s The Ticket!, Look Ma I’m Dancin’.  Mark is the recipient of two MAC Awards and the Backstage Bistro Award for Music Direction.

Tom Kosis (Stage Manager)

Broadway:  A CHORUS LINE, MY FAIR LADY, SIDE SHOW, THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL, FLOWER DRUM SONG, BYE BYE BIRDIE, MARY POPPINS.  National Tours:  A CHORUS LINE, FLOWER DRUM SONG, DISNEY'S ON THE RECORD, WEST SIDE STORY,  MY FAIR LADY, SONG AND DANCE.  www.tomkosis.com

David Levinson (Music and Lyrics)

David has written music and lyrics for finished shows Báthory  and Les Enfants de Paris. David is also currently working on music and lyrics for Boys Lost, The Elliot’s…, and Who Is Prester John? which are in development.  Film scoring: The Missing Piece (Leila Manion dir.).  Live theater scoring: The Boy Who Wanted To Be A Robot (written by Edward Einhorn, produced by Evolve co.).  Music direction: AidaCabaretInfancy. Concert Performances: Bringing Voices to Light - A Benefit Concert for Global Internet Access (The Laurie Beechman Theatre), Red Hot and NewThe Music and Lyrics of David Levinson (Laurie Beechman Theatre), special guest at The After Party (The Laurie Beechman Theatre). Education: Manhattan School of Music Professional Musical Theater Workshop, New York City Opera Workshop. www.davidlevinsonmusic.com

Robert Levinstein (Production Stage Manager)

Robert recently retired from The Ogunquit Playhouse in Maine where he spent eight successful years as PSM and Associate Producer.  As Stage Manager, Broadway: Waiting in the Wings (with Lauren Bacall and Rosemary Harris), Voices in the Dark (with Judith Ivy), Parade (with Carolee Carmello and Brent Carver),  National Tours: Disney's Beauty and The BeastCamelot (with Michael York and Rachel York). Regional: PSM for North Shore Music Theatre in Beverly, MA 2000/2001 seasons.  Currently he is Executive Producer of 22Q Entertainment LLC...a NYC based production company he started with partner Alan Wager.  They have produced The Spoon River Project in the Green-wood Cemetery and It Is Done...a thrilling new play that will run at The Mean Fiddler Bar in November.

Rhonda Miller (Choreographer)

is honored to be on the creative team for LES ENFANTS de PARIS for NYMF 2011. She was a founder and co-owner of L.A.’s premier dance studio, The Edge, she was the leader for many years of its convention business, L.A. DanceForce, After relocating to New York, Rhonda’s work caught the eye of director-choreographer Jerry Mitchell, who included her on his team for the renowned Broadway Bares. Stage credits are Nothing Like A Dame at the Marquis Theater in New York City, ABC Daytime Salutes at Town Hall, All Shook Up, CHICAGO, City of Angels, RENT, A Christmas Carol and The Wild Party. Previous NYMF credits include Have a Nice Life (Outstanding Ensemble), Austentatious, Gemini, The Musical and Common Grounds (Outstanding Choreography). Television credits include General Hospital, The Boys for HBO and It’s Garry Shandling’s Show for HBO.  Her work has also been seen in commercials and industrials for such Fortune 500 companies as Apple, Chrysler, Toys R Us, Warner Brothers and Exxon-Mobil. Recently she choreographed “Broadway Nights” for Celebrity Cruise Lines, was stage director for Nickelodeon Upfronts, and worked with Catherine Zeta Jones on the American Film Institute Awards. She is in development for a new Dance Project, Eve’s Turn and is proud to be Director of the  “Commercial” dance program, the first of it’s kind, at Pace University.

Rachel Routh (Associate Producer)

produces and consults on performing arts events, both non-profit and commercial. She is currently an Associate with Amanda Lipitz (Legally Blonde, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels) and has produced shows in the New York International Fringe Festival, New  York  Musical  Theatre  Festival, and most recently Kerrigan-Lowdermilk's YOU MADE THIS TOUR. She has also produced events with the Dramatists Guild Fund, StartingBloc, and Young Women's Leadership Network. 

Stuart Shefter (General Manager)

Brian Tovar (Lighting Designer)

Recent NYC: The Lapsburgh Layover (Ars Nova), Next Thing You know (Cap21), Just Cause (Flea), Spidermusical (Mint) The Bikinis (QTIP) Follow Me Down (Flea), Veritas (NYC Fringe), Accidentally, Like a Martyr (The Wild Project), Hangman School for Girls (Manhattan Theatre Source), Blue Surge (Wild Project), Street Lights (NYMF) Vote! (NYC Fringe), Factory Girls (Ars Nova, Joes Pub), Caught in The Threshold (Peter Jay Sharp Theatre), Rabbit Hole (ATA), The Wendigo (Medicine Show), Perez Hilton Saves The Universe (Fringe), The Wendy Complex (MITF, Outstanding Lighting Design Award), among others. Regional: Much Ado About Nothing (Two River Theatre, Director Sam Buntrock), Northern Stage, Revision Theatre. Broadway (asst to): HAIR, Passing Strange. Upcoming projects and more at www.BrianTovarDesign.com

Stacey Weingarten (Book)

Stacey wears many hats, mostly cloches. Having graduated in May 2010 from Fordham Lincoln Center with a degree in Theatre Directing and Communications (and a minor in Ancient Greek!), she made her Off-Broadway debut puppeteering “Bubbles” in John Tartaglia’s ImaginOceanLes Enfants marks her first book for a musical though she is also hard at work on several more including Boys Lost, Back in the Day,and The Elliots. Favorite credits include: Johnny and the Sprites (PA, Playhouse Disney), Sesame Street (Asst Wrangler, Jim Henson Co), Once There Was A Boy (Puppet Co-Design/Bebel, Fordham Alumni Co), The Whole World and You(Puppeteer, Atlantic Records). Stacey is also still honing her directing craft by adapting a rock opera concept album for the stage and developing her puppet piece “Oscar” (which began development at the O’Neill Puppetry Conference). For more information, please visit www.staceyweingarten.com.