Broadway Producer

Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus

Nathan Lane, Gary on Broadway, Wendy Federman Broadway Producer, Foolish Mortals Productions

Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus is Taylor Mac’s new play where carnage and camp coexist — if not exactly in peace, then in a constructive dialectic. The comedy received one award!

GARY: A SEQUEL TO TITUS ANDRONICUS RECEIVED A DRAMA LEAGUE AWARD FOR:
Unique Contribution to the Theatre: Taylor Mac

In Gary, Taylor Mac’s singular world view intersects with Shakespeare’s first tragedy, Titus Andronicus. In Mac’s extraordinary new play, set during the fall of the Roman Empire, the years of bloody battles are over. The civil war has ended. The country has been stolen by madmen, and there are casualties everywhere. And two very lowly servants – Lane and Martin – are charged with cleaning up the bodies. It’s the year 400 – but it feels like the end of the world.

Taylor Mac, (who uses “judy,” lowercase sic, not as a name but as a gender pronoun) is one of the most exciting theater artists of our time. Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus marks Mac’s highly anticipated Broadway debut. Mac is the conceiver/author/star of one of the most decorated and talked-about American cultural events in recent memory, A 24-Decade History of Popular Music, as well as the author of the acclaimed play, Hir, and a MacArthur Fellow.

Wendy Federman with Multi-Tony Award Winner Nathan Lane.

The creative team includes four-time Tony Award winner Santo Loquasto (Scenic Design), Tony and Academy Award winner Ann Roth (Costume Design), and nine-time Tony Award winner Jules Fisher & three-time Tony Award winner Peggy Eisenhauer (Lighting Design).

Performances have concluded.

Jagged Little Pill

In the summer of 2018, JAGGED LITTLE PILL made its World Jagged Little Pill Musical, Alanis MorissettePremiere – an unprecedented sold-out, record-breaking run-at the American Repertory Theater. The reviews were incredible:

  • “Ms. Morissette’s trailblazing 1995 album is taking on new life: as theater. It’s a big-hearted musical that breaks the mold.” –The New York Times
  • “Right now, in 2018, Jagged Little Pill, feels urgent. It’s also, somehow, wildly entertaining. It is wickedly funny in just the right places. We’re reminded that Morissette’s songs are a treasure. On top of it all we’re reminded that a heap of social ills can be the basis of good theater. And no, there’s nothing ironic about that.” –The Boston Globe
  • “Triumphant! Not since Rent has a musical invested so many bravura roles with so much individual life.” –Variety
  • “Stirring, Breathtaking & Exceptionally Relevant. Works this ambitious broaden our perspective of what theater can do.” –BuzzFeed

Alanis Morissette, Jagged Little Pill MusicalInspired by the themes and emotions laid bare in Alanis Morissette’s Grammy Award-winning album, Jagged Little Pill is an original story about pain, healing, and empowerment. The Healys appear to be a picture-perfect suburban family-but looks can be deceiving. When the Healys’ lives are disrupted by a series of disturbing events, they must choose between maintaining the status quo or facing harsh truths about themselves, their community, and the world around them.

Including iconic songs “Ironic,” “You Oughta Know,” and “Hand In My Pocket,” Jagged Little Pill incorporates selections from Morissette’s catalogue and new material written for this world-premiere musical directed by Diane Paulus (Waitress, Finding Neverland, PippinThe Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess) and featuring a book by Academy Award-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody (Juno), music supervision, orchestrations and arrangements by Tom Kitt (Next to Normal), and choreography by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui (Beyoncé’s 2017 Grammy performance). 

Jagged Little Pill will be coming to Broadway in the Fall of 2019. For updates on the show’s future performance schedule and location, please click here. . 

Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations

Ain't Too Proud - The Life and Times of the Temptations
The acclaimed new musical featuring the iconic music of The Temptations arrived on Broadway. “Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of The Temptations” received 2 awards!
 
AIN’T TOO PROUD IS A TONY AWARD WINNER FOR:
Best Choreography: Sergio Trujillo
 
AIN’T TOO PROUD RECEIVED A CHITA RIVERA AWARD FOR:
Outstanding Male Dancer in a Broadway Show: Ephraim Sykes
 
Ain’t Too Proud, the new Broadway musical, had its official Broadway Opening to RAVE REVIEWS: 

  • New York Times Critics’ Pick  “PRETTY CLOSE TO PERFECTION! Under the shrewd direction of Des McAnuff, with sensational choreography by Sergio Trujillo, Ain’t Too Proud celebrates the collective miracle of a blissfully silken sound forged out of clashing egos. It refreshingly emphasizes the improbable triumph of rough, combustible parts assembled into glistening smoothness.” The New York Times
  • “AN ELECTRIFYING MUSICAL buoyed by the thrill-a-minute performances of its stars-in-the-making cast as well as book writerDominique Morriseau’s dexterity at conveying each member’s journey.” The Washington Post
  • “TRULY IRRESISTIBLE! Every musical number is a winner thanks to a dream cast.” NY1
  • “AN ECSTATIC CELEBRATION THAT BRINGS THE CROWD TO THEIR FEET.” Entertainment Weekly
  • “AIN’T TOO PROUD DELIVERS BIG TIME!” The Hollywood Reporter
  • “A GOLD STANDARD TRIUMPH! This jukebox musical not only has life, it also has wit, intelligence, while also looking stunning and full of energy. The Daily Beast 
  • “IT MAKES FOR SLICK, STRAIGHTFORWARD, TUNEFUL AND ALTOGETHER PLEASANT ENTERTAINMENT.” AM New York
  • “THE HITS JUST KEEP COMING, DISTRACTING YOUR CRITICAL FACULTIES WITH ZAPS OF R&B GREATNESS.” TimeOut NY

Wendy Federman with original Temptation Otis Williams

Ain’t Too Proud is an electrifying new musical about the life and times ofThe Temptations, “the greatest R&B group of all time” (Billboard Magazine). Five young guys on the streets of Detroit were discovered by Berry Gordy, who signed them to his legendary new label. With their signature dance moves and unmistakable harmonies, they rose to the top of the charts-creating an amazing 42 Top Ten Hits with 14 reaching number one. Through friendship and betrayal amid the civil unrest that tore America apart, their moving and personal story still resonates five decades later. 

Wendy Federman with “Ain’t Too Proud” star Ephraim Sykes

Kennedy Prize-winning playwright Dominique Morisseau (Detroit ’67Sunset Baby), Olivier Award-winning choreographer Sergio Trujillo (Memphis the Musical, On Your Feet!), and two-time Tony Award®-winning director Des McAnuff (Jersey Boys, Big River) bring you this thrilling new production featuring iconic hits including “My Girl,” “Just My Imagination,” “Papa Was a Rolling Stone,” and many more. 

Performances at the Imperial Theatre, 249 West 45th Street, NYC. For more information and to purchase tickets, please click here

The Play That Goes Wrong National Tour

The time is right to see THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG, The Play That Goes WrongBroadway’s funniest and longest-running play! This Olivier Award-winning comedy is a hilarious hybrid of Monty Python and Sherlock Holmes. 

Welcome to opening night of The Murder at Haversham Manor where things are quickly going from bad to utterly disastrous. With an unconscious leading lady, a corpse that can’t play dead, and actors who trip over everything (including their lines), it’s “A RIOTOUS EXPLOSION OF COMEDY!” (The Daily Beast) and “TONS OF FUN FOR ALL AGES!” (HuffPost). Ben Brantley of The New York Times calls THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG “A GUT-BUSTING HIT,” and Cindy Adams of the New York Post has just one word for you: “GO!” 

You don’t want to miss it! For more information and to purchase tickets for the national tour starting September 18, 2018, please click here.

Alice By Heart

In early 2019, Alice By Heart will make its Broadway premiere in New York City. Set in World War II London, and inspired by Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Alice Spencer finds the “transformative power of the imagination, even in the harshest of times.” 
 
When the madness of the world is too much to bear, we take refuge in the stories we love. Tony® and Grammy® award-winning creators of Spring Awakening, Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik, reunite for their new musical Alice By Heart, inspired by Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, and directed and co-written by Jessie Nelson (Waitress). 
 
In the rubble of the London Blitz of World War II, Alice Spencer’s budding teen life is turned upside down, and she and her dear friend Alfred are forced to take shelter in an underground tube station. When the ailing Alfred is quarantined, Alice encourages him to escape with her into their cherished book and journey down the rabbit hole to Wonderland. As they travel through the tale, Alice By Heart explores the poignancy of first love, coming to terms with loss, and finding the courage to move forward. This world premiere musical encourages us all to celebrate the transformational power of the imagination, even in the harshest of times.
 
“A FANTASTICAL, MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR with INGENIOUS costumes, NOEL COWARD-ISH WIT, and DREAMY SONGS which suggest the BEATLES’ hallucinogenic period with echoes of music from SPRING AWAKENING.” –THE NEW YORK TIMES
 
Performances have concluded.