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COLLABORAZIAN  PRESENTS

A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE
TO LOVE AND MURDER

Book and Lyrics by
ROBERT L. FREEDMAN
Music and Lyrics by
STEVEN LUTVAK

Based on the novel, Israel Rank  by
ROY HORNIMAN

Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick
Vocal Arrangements by Dianne Adams McDowell & Steven Lutvak

Premieres July 15, 2021 at 7:00 PM ET
Available on demand through Thursday, July 22 at 11:59 PM ET

 

Directed by
ALAN MURAOKA
Music Direction
STEVEN CUEVAS


Video Editing by Just Bein’ Productions (Nyseli Vega and Bianca DiSarro)
Sound Engineering by Jonathan Cuevas

STARRING

Cindy Cheung as Miss Shingle and The Others
Karl Josef Co as Monty Navarro
Ali Ewoldt as Phoebe D’YSquith
Diane Phelan as Sibella Hallward
Thom Sesma as The D’Ysquith Family

 


 

ABOUT COLLABORAZIAN

CollaborAzian  is a gathering of Asian American musical theatre artists responding to the rise of anti-Asian bias, prejudice, and hate. Today, Asian Americans are experiencing a cultural change like never before in American history. We want to use our voices as artists to add to the conversation of what it means to be Asian in America right now. Learn more at www.collaborazian.com.

We're celebrating Asian excellence and joy. CollaborAzian  has assembled a powerhouse cast and creative team of Broadway and Hollywood veterans to present this abridged online concert of the Tony Award-winning musical A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER. 

We're taking action. Proceeds from this online concert will benefit Stop AAPI Hate, a nonprofit coalition that tracks and responds to incidents of hate, violence, harassment, discrimination, shunning, and bullying against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States. Learn more about their vital work at www.stopaapihate.org.

Make a tax-deductible contribution at
https://bit.ly/collaborazian-ggtlm

Thank you for your support!
 



PRODUCTION TEAM

CollaborAzian Producers
Jeremiah Abraham & Tremendous Communications, Karl Josef Co, Miranda Gohh, Mars Neri, Jennifer Ogasian, Cherie B. Tay, Anne Fraser Thomas

Executive Producers
Masie Productions (Elliott & Cathy Masie), Matthew Woolf, Diane Phelan, Rob Laqui, Pearl Sun, Jessica Wu, Ariel Estrada & Leviathan Lab.

ORIGINAL BROADWAY PRODUCTION PRODUCED BY
Joey Parnes, Sue Wagner, John Johnson, 50 Church Street Productions, Joan Raffe & Jhett Tolentino, Jay Alix & Una Jackman, Catherine & Fred Adler, Rhoda Herrick, Kathleen K. Johnson, Megan Savage, ShadowCatcher Entertainment, Ron Simons, True Love Productions, Jamie deRoy, Four Ladies & One Gent, John Arthur Pinckard, Greg Nobile, Stewart Lane & Bonnie Comley Exeter Capital/Ted Snowdon, Ryan Hugh Mackey, Cricket-CTM Media/Mano-Horn Productions, Dennis Grimaldi/Margot Astrachan, Hello Entertainment/Jamie Bendell Michael T. Cohen/Joe Sirola, Joseph & Carson Gleberman/William Megevick and Green State Productions in association with The Hartford Stage and The Old Globe.

COMMUNITY PARTNERS
Tremendous Communications, Leviathan Lab, Unapologetically Asian, Broadway Diversity Project, BroadwayWorld, Broadway on Demand, Chinosity, CAPE - Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment, and Music Theatre International.

A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER was developed, in part, at the 2006 Sundance Institute Theatre Lab at the Sundance Resort with continuing Post-Lab Support through its initiative with the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

 


 

A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.mtishows.com

The videotaping or other video or audio recording of this production is strictly prohibited.

CollaborAzian's A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER is a fiscally sponsored project of Leviathan Lab, Inc, a nonprofit media organization that celebrates the work of AAPI theatre and film artists. Contributions for the charitable purposes of CollaborAzian must be made payable to “Leviathan Lab” only and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

Leviathan Lab's 2021 activities are made possible in part with public funds from Creative Engagement, supported by New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.

Leviathan Lab's 2021-22 activities are supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.
 


 

 

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SPECIAL THANKS

Steven Lutvak & Robert L. Freedman

Lea Salonga

Melinda C. Basaca, Matt Boethin, Alexander Dodge, Ali Ewoldt, Tralen Doler, Aaron Rhyne, Andrei Strizek, Kathy Fabian (Propstar), Matt Hostetler, Jess Ju, Darcy Kane, Joey Monda, Nicole Rosky, and Mari Uchida.

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Joan Almedilla, Alan Ariano, Lynn Masako Cheng, Joanne Javien Coudriet, Lily Tung Crystal, Josh Delacruz, Karla Garcia, Lydia Gaston, DeeDee Magno Hall, Ann Harada, JoAnn M. Hunter, Christine Toy Johnson, Francis Jue, Austin Ku, Jay Kuo, Baayork Lee, Jose Llana, Telly Leung, Kylie Liya Page, Zachary Noah Piser, Courtney Reed, Vincent Rodriguez III, Lainie Sakakura, Ann Sanders, Kevin Schuering, Paulo K Tiról, and Perry Yung.
 

Song List

"You're a D'Ysquith"
Miss Shingle and Monty

"I Don't Know What I'd Do"
Sibella

"Foolish to Think"
Monty

"I Don't Understand the Poor"
Lord Adalbert

"Foolish to Think (Reprise)"
Monty and Lord Ezekial

"Poison in My Pocket"
Monty, Asquith Jr., and Miss Barley

"Poor Monty"
Sibella and Wedding Guests

"Better With a Man"
Henry and Monty

"Inside Out"
Phoebe and Monty

"The Last One You'd Expect"
Company

“Why Are All The D'Ysquith's Dying?”
Lord Adalbert

"Sibella"
Monty

"I've Decided to Marry You"
Phoebe, Sibella, and Monty

"Poison in My Pocket (Reprise)"
Monty

"Looking Down the Barrel of a Gun"
Lord Adalbert

"Stop! Wait! What?!"
Monty


"That Horrible Woman"
Sibella, Phoebe

“Finale”
Company

Sponsors

Cast

Cindy Cheung
Miss Shingle and The Others
Karl Josef Co
Monty Navarro | Producer, CollaborAzian
Ali Ewoldt
Phoebe D’YSquith
Diane Phelan
Sibella Hallward | Executive Producer, CollaborAzian
Thom Sesma
The D’Ysquith Family

Who's Who

Robert L. Freedman

Book and Lyrics

Steven Lutvak

Music and Lyrics

Alan Muraoka

Director

Steven Cuevas

Music Director

Jonathan Cuevas

Audio Engineer

Just Bein’ Productions

Video Editing

Carla Posada

Costume Design

Cherie B. Tay

Technical Consultant | Producer, CollaborAzian

Alesha Borbo Kilayko

Props Manager

Miranda Gohh

Production Manager & Producer, CollaborAzian

Mars Neri

Production Stage Manager | Producer, CollaborAzian

Jennifer Ogasian

Assistant Production Manager/Assistant Stage Manager | Producer, CollaborAzian

Jeremiah Abraham

Producer, CollaborAzian

Anne Fraser Thomas

Producer, CollaborAzian

Masie Productions - Elliott & Cathy Masie

Executive Producers

Matthew Woolf

Executive Producer

Rob Laqui

Executive Producer, CollaborAzian

Jessica Wu

Executive Producer, CollaborAzian

Pearl Sun

Executive Producer, CollaborAzian

Ariel Estrada

Executive Producer, CollaborAzian

Meet the Company

Cindy Cheung

Miss Shingle and The Others

 

Theater: Tiny Beautiful Things (Long Wharf), Log Cabin and Iow@ (Playwrights Horizons), The Great Immensity (The Public), Wild Goose Dreams and Teenage Dick (Public Studio). Select Film/TV: The Sunlit Night, A Kid Like Jake, The Light of the Moon, Mistress America, Obvious Child, Children of Invention, Lady in the Water,  “The Flight Attendant,” “Billions,” “FBI,” “Blindspot,” “New Amsterdam,” "Bull," "The Good Fight," “Blue Bloods,” “Thirteen Reasons Why,” “High Maintenance,” "Kevin Can Wait," "House of Cards," "Homeland."  MFA from A.C.T.

Karl Josef Co

Monty Navarro | Producer, CollaborAzian

 

Karl Josef Co is an AAPI actor & writer in New York. He most recently played Hichens in the 2020 revival of "The Unsinkable Molly Brown" with Beth Malone, directed by Kathleen Marshall with a new book by Dick Scanlan that prematurely closed due to COVID19. Favorite theatre credits include the 2017 revival of Sondheim & Weidman's "Pacific Overtures" with George Takei & directed by John Doyle, Sky in 'Mamma Mia!" at Theatre Under the Stars, Cinderella's Prince in 'Into The Woods' with Prospect Theater & National Asian Artists Project, and the World Premiere of "Allegiance" at the Old Globe Theatre with Lea Salonga & George Takei. TV credits include Madam Secretary, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, & Unforgettable. Graduate of the University of Michigan. Represented by Buchwald. www.karljosef.co

Ali Ewoldt

Phoebe D’YSquith

 

Ali Ewoldt has appeared as Christine Daaé in The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway, Cosette in Les Miserables (Broadway, National Tour), The King and I (Broadway, Tour, Lyric Opera of Chicago), Maria in West Side Story (National Tour, International Tour, PCLO, The Muny, MTWichita) and Luisa in The Fantasticks (Off-Broadway). Regionally, she has played Philia in A Funny Thing… (The Muny), Fan/Mrs. Bonds in A Christmas Carol (McCarter Theatre), Martha Jefferson in 1776 (The Muny) and Sarah Brown in Guys and Dolls (Sacramento Music Circus). Ali’s concert/symphony work includes: Alice Tully Hall, The Town Hall, NY Pops at Carnegie Hall, Houston Symphony, American Pops Orchestra, Kaohsiung Symphony and The Boston Pops with Maestro Keith Lockhart. Her TV/Film credits include The Michael J. Fox Show, Yield, Mia and The Cactus. Ali has a BA in psychology from Yale University and is a proud Filipina-American. www.aliewoldt.com

Diane Phelan

Sibella Hallward | Executive Producer, CollaborAzian

 

Diane Phelan is an actor, director, producer and activist based in New York City. She has performed in lead roles on Broadway as well as national and international productions, most notably in School of Rock, West Side Story, & King and I. She is incredibly grateful to the village of folks and angels that have come together to make this show possible. She is the founder of the #RacismIsaVirus campaign and #UnapologeticallyAsian, both aimed to activate and empower Asian Americans and redefine what it means to be American right now. Both orgs have been featured in the NYTimes, Reuters, Asia Journal and Next Shark. You can catch her starring in the film MARRY HARRY currently streaming on AmazonPrimeVideo.com. www.dianephelan.com

Thom Sesma

The D’Ysquith Family

 

Thom Sesma recently appeared as Vic in the new Tom Kitt/John Logan musical SUPERHERO at Second Stage, and in Fruiting Bodies by Sam Chanse with Ma-Yi Theater. He appeared in the title role in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street in the Off-Broadway revival at Barrow Street Theatre and in The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui at Classic Stage Company, directed by John Doyle. He was nominated for a Lucille Lortel Award for his portrayal of roles in Mr. Doyle’s acclaimed 2017 revival of another Sondheim classic, Pacific Overtures. Select Broadway credits include The Times They Are A-Changin’, Man of La Mancha, Search and Destroy, Chu Chem, and national tours of The Lion King, Miss Saigon, and Titanic. Select Off-Broadway credits include Discord (Primary Stages), Awake and Sing! (NAATCO/Public Theatre), Othello (Public Theatre), Cymbeline (NYSF). Regional credits include the McCarter, Yale Rep, Arena Stage, Old Globe, Cincinnati Playhouse, Signature Theatre, Centre Stage, Music Theatre Wichita, and more. Television guest appearances include “Instinct,” “Madam Secretary,” “The Good Wife,” “Gotham,” “Jessica Jones,” “Person of Interest,” and others. www.thomsesma.com

Robert L. Freedman

Book and Lyrics

 

Robert L. Freedman won a Tony Award, Drama Desk Award, and Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Book of a Musical for the Tony-winning Best Musical of 2014, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder. He was also nominated for a Tony Award for Best Score, with composer and co-lyricist Steven Lutvak, with whom he shared the 2014 Drama Desk Award for Best Lyrics. Among his television career highlights, Robert won the Writers Guild Award for HBO's A Deadly Secret, and was nominated for an Emmy Award and a Writers Guild award for the miniseries Life With Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows. Other teleplays include Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella, for which he received a third Writers Guild nomination; What Makes A Family, which received a GLAAD Award and for which Robert was a Humanitas finalist; What Love Sees, winner of the Silver Plaque at the Chicago International Television Festival; as well as the highly-rated true crime dramas Murder In The Hamptons, The Pastor's Wife, Honor Thy Mother, and Bitter Blood. In 2006, Freedman and Lutvak received both the Fred Ebb Award for songwriting and the Kleban Award for lyric writing for their work on the musicals A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder and Campaign of the Century. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Robert has B.A. in Theatre from UCLA and an M.F.A. in Dramatic Writing and Musical Theatre from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. Robert is currently at work on a film for HBO and Sundance Films. He is married to actress Jean Kauffman, and they are the proud parents of Max Freedman, a writer and community activist living in Brooklyn.

Steven Lutvak

Music and Lyrics

 

Steven Lutvak made his Broadway debut with his score to A Gentleman's Guide to Love And Murder, for which he supplied the music, and co-wrote the lyrics with Robert L. Freedman. A Gentleman's Guide won the Drama League, the Outer Critics Circle, the Drama Desk and the Tony Awards for Best Musical of 2014. Since its successful run of over two years on Broadway, there have been two National Tours (the second of which is currently on the road), and productions have already been seen in Sweden, Japan, and the first Chinese language production opens this December.

Previously, Lutvak and Freedman won the Kleban and Fred Ebb Songwriting Awards for their songs to A Gentleman's Guide, which was originally developed at the Sundance Theater Lab, and which premiered as a co-production at the Hartford Stage, and the Old Globe in San Diego. Lutvak and Freedman previously wrote the musical Campaign of the Century, which won the California Musical Theater Competition from the Beverly Hills Theater Guild. Campaign was originally commissioned by The American Musical Theater of San Jose, and was later presented in a concert version at Chicago's Humanities Festival, and featured in the New York Music Theater Festival.

Other musicals include Almost September, which premiered on the mainstage of the Repertory Theater of St. Louis, and was subsequently produced at Missouri Repertory Theater, and won eight Bay Area Critics' Circle Awards for its run at Theater Works in Palo Alto, California. The Wayside Motor Inn, his adaptation of a play by A. R. Gurney, began as a commission by the Harmony Project of the National Alliance for Musical Theater, for which Lutvak was named Artist-in-Residence at the Eugene O'Neill Opera Music/Theater Conference. His Esmeralda premiered at the Studio Theater of the St. Louis Rep, and was awarded a New American Work grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Lutvak scored Off-Broadway's Hannah Senesh, which was nominated for a Drama Desk Award, and was later produced at the Zephyr Theatre in Los Angeles, the Philadelphia Theatre Company, the Baltimore Center Stage, the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, and more recently at Penguin Repertory Theatre. The production also toured throughout Canada and Israel. During the 1994 Toronto Summer Arts Festival, a revue of Steven's songs was presented as part of Garth Drabinsky and Live Entertainment of Canada's New Voices Series. Other works of his have been performed at the Berkshire Theatre Festival, La Mama ETC, Weill Recital Hall and the New York Shakespeare Festival.

Lutvak wrote the title track to Paramount's hit film, "Mad Hot Ballroom", and, the score to "Anything But Love", which starred Eartha Kitt and Andrew McCarthy, and was released by the Samuel Goldwyn Company.

As a singer/songwriter, Lutvak has performed his songs around the country, including such prestigious New York venues as Carnegie Hall, Carnegie Recital Hall, The Oak Room at the Algonquin Hotel, Rainbow and Stars and the Russian Tea Room. His two CD's are called THE TIME IT TAKES and AHEAD OF MY HEART. He is also the winner of the Johnny Mercer Emerging American Songwriting Award, the ASCAP Foundation Richard Rodgers New Horizons Award, and is the only two-time recipient of the Jonathan Larson Performing Arts Foundation Grant. Steven is proud to now be an Adjunct Professor at his alma mater, the NYU Graduate Musical Theater Writing Program.

And now that several of his songs are discussed in David Jenness and Don Velsey's "Classic American Popular Song", the follow-up to Alec Wilder's classic book, "American Popular Song", Steven Lutvak's place in the American Popular Songbook is even more firmly planted.

Steven lives in New York City with his husband, choreographer Michael McGowan, and their daughter, Eliot Rose Lutvak-McGowan.

 

Alan Muraoka

Director

 

Alan Muraoka is most recognizable for his role in the Emmy-winning series, “Sesame Street,” where he has played Alan, the proprietor of Hooper’s Store for 23 seasons. As a director, Mr. Muraoka received critical praise for his Off-Broadway revival of Falsettoland (National Asian American Theater Company).  Other New York credits include: The Report (NY Fringe Festival), Kung Fu (Signature Theatre-Assistant Director), Ann Harada: American Songbook (Lincoln Center), Awesomer & Awesomer!!! (Triad Theatre), Telly Leung: Playlist and What Makes a Man? (54 Below), Grand Hotel (NYU/Cap 21), John Tartaglia AD-LIBerty (Joe's Pub), & Christmas Eve With Christmas Eve (BC/EFA Benefits). 

Television: Alan co-directed the recent Sesame Street racism special The Power of We, and was nominated for an NAACP Image Award as Best Director for a Television Movie or Special. Alan has directed  segments for Sesame Street and for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on NBC. 

Alan has appeared in 7 Broadway shows; Disney’s Aladdin, the Roundabout Theatre revival of Pacific Overtures, The King and I, My Favorite Year, Shogun, the Musical, Mail, and most notably Miss Saigon, where he played the lead role of the Engineer. He is featured in the films, It Could Happen to You, and Day of Independence. Other television credits include City On The Hill, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Louie, 30 Rock, Brotherhood, Late Night With David Letterman, and The Tonight Show. 

Alan is a graduate of UCLA, where he received the Carol Burnett Musical Comedy Award for performance. He was also the 2004 recipient of the APEX Inspiration Award and the FCC's 2007 Role Model of the Year Award. Please visit his website at www.alanmuraoka.tv.

 

Steven Cuevas

Music Director

 

Steven Cuevas is a NYC-based music director, musician, orchestrator, and arranger. He was most recently the Music Director/Conductor of the first national tour of the Tony Award-winning revival of Once On This Island. Broadway: Once On This Island, Anastasia, Kinky Boots. Off-Broadway: I Spy a Spy, We Are The Tigers, Trip of Love, Closer Than Ever. Tours: Kinky Boots, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, Spring Awakening, My Fair Lady (Singapore). Recordings: Once On This Island, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, Monstersongs. Chair of Local 802 AFM Diversity Committee. Proud member: AEA, Recording Academy, Filipino American community. BFA Musical Theatre: Emerson College.

Jonathan Cuevas

Audio Engineer

 

Jonathan Cuevas is a Filipino-American audio engineer, multi-instrumentalist, and singer-songwriter. With a degree in music technology from NYU, he combines his classical training in cello, love of pop music, and passion for singing to create organic recorded works. His credits range from short film score compositions, a cappella albums for The NYU Mixtapes, musical theatre recordings for Broadway Barkada, and his own original songs. Jonathan's most recent original project is his debut full-length album entitled "Sunset," which is available on all streaming platforms.

Just Bein’ Productions

Video Editing

 

Just Bein’ Productions is an NYC based production company duo-lead by Nyseli Vega and Bianca DiSarro. Their mission is to amplify the vision of creative individuals so that they can push boundaries and feel empowered in their uniqueness.

Carla Posada

Costume Design

 

Carla Posada is a New York-based costume designer for film, digital & live events, and theatre. She has worked as part of the costume teams for Hello Dolly!, Tootsie & Diana on Broadway, and at The Public Theater, Off-Broadway. She recently designed the costumes for the acclaimed short film Testament released on Vimeo On Demand in April 2021. Her select credits include  Ellis Island (Rattlestick Theater), Agua Vida y Tierra (Theater Mitu), Dreams in Black Major (Ars Nova ANT Festival), digital concerts (The Little Orchestra Society), For Molly & Three Sisters (Columbia University), and Marat/Sade, Spring Awakening, 12 Angry Animals & Blackbird (NYU Tisch). www.carlaposadadesign.com

Cherie B. Tay

Technical Consultant | Producer, CollaborAzian

 

Cherie B. Tay (she/they) is a Broadway Stage Manager, Voice Actor, and Multimedia Creative Artist. Cherie is currently a stage manager on the Broadway and Korean production of Hadestown. Their photography work has been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, Vulture, Forbes, and more. Cherie has been stage managing theatre, dance, award shows, and live events internationally for over a decade. Broadway: Ruben and Clay's Christmas Show, Gettin’ The Band Back Together, Amélie, Bring It On. Tours: In The Heights, War Horse. www.cheriebtay.com

Alesha Borbo Kilayko

Props Manager

 

Alesha Borbo Kilayko (she/they) is a storytelling arts educator.  She is the Children's Education Specialist at Middle Collegiate Church.  In her downtime, Alesha pursues research that explores theatre as an early intervention tool to mental illness in youth; in 2020, her research conferred her as a Semi-Finalist for the Fulbright Study Grant in the United Kingdom.  (She chose not to complete this process due to obvious external reasons.)  She received her BA in Theatre:  Design and Production from Fordham University.

Miranda Gohh

Production Manager & Producer, CollaborAzian

 

Miranda Gohh is producer and manager originally from Providence, RI. Most recently, she served as the Company Manager at New York City Center with Manhattan Theatre Club (MTC). From 2018-2019, she served as the Producing Fellow at MTC. Miranda has also worked with companies such as 101 Productions, Arena Stage, The Playwrights Realm, Goodspeed Musicals, and Trinity Repertory Company. She is a member of ATPAM and serves on their Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee. Additionally, she is a recipient of the Broadway League's 2019-2020 Rising Star Fellowship and served as a panelist for their 2019 Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Summit. She is also the Founder of Theatre Producers of Color (TPOC) and a Founding Member of The Industry Standard Group (TISG). She is a graduate of the Commercial Theatre Institute and an alumna of Wesleyan University.

Mars Neri

Production Stage Manager | Producer, CollaborAzian

 

Mars Neri is a sophomore Stage Management major and Gender Studies minor at Fordham University. They are also a chair for Fordham Theatre’s BIPOC Alliance, and a member of the AAPI. Fordham Mainstage: Everybody (ASM), Airline Highway (Crew). Fordham Studio: Halo Halo (PSM), into me see (PSM), The Moon and the Wolf (ASM), A Butterfly Dreams... (CD), The Wallpaper Project (CD). Signature Theatre DC: 12 Million Footsteps (SM), The Spoken Word (SM).

Jennifer Ogasian

Assistant Production Manager/Assistant Stage Manager | Producer, CollaborAzian

 

Jennifer Ogasian is a theatre maker and artist who is drawn to work that centers on healing and starting new conversations. NYC Credits: Bermuda Triangle (Director, NY Summerfest), Felix Starro (Playwriting Asst., Off-Broadway). Fordham Studio Credits: Halo Halo (Playwright/Producer), Electricity (Playwright/Producer), Conversations with Stars (Book/Lyrics/Producer). In addition to her theatre credits, she is also a founder of the AAPI Theatre Affinity group at Fordham. She recently graduated from Fordham University with a BA in Theatre: Playwriting. www.jenniferogasian.com

Jeremiah Abraham

Producer, CollaborAzian


Jeremiah Abraham is an award-winning marketing and communications executive, working in entertainment for over 15 years across all major movie studios in Hollywood. He is the Founder and CEO of Tremendous Communications and has worked across major movie campaigns for Warner Bros, Sony Entertainment/Columbia Pictures, Universal Pictures, Lionsgate, Disney, HBO, and more. He has majorly impacted the visibility of Asian Americans in Hollywood -- working on groundbreaking films and franchises such as Crazy Rich Asians, Searching, Harry Potter, and Aquaman. Jeremiah has also held global positions across major entertainment and media corporations including Condé Nast Entertainment where he helped shape the marketing strategy for their digital video business - working with brands such as Vogue, GQ, Vanity Fair, and The New Yorker. He is co-producer for Yellow Rose and Lingua Franca. www.tremendouspr.com

Anne Fraser Thomas

Producer, CollaborAzian

 

Anne Fraser Thomas is so happy to be a part of this amazing project. She was stage manager/producer on one of the first fully virtual musicals, "Jasper In Deadland" last year and glad to be here! Anne is a New York transplant from California and has starred in many shows including Hercules, Man of La Mancha, Les Miserables, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Miss Saigon, and many more. She is an active voice over/recording artist and sings with the Tony Award-honored, Broadway Inspirational Voices gospel choir. Her proudest accomplishment is being mommy to the cutest little 3 year old, Violet! Love to all my family and friends!  www.annefraserthomas.com

Masie Productions - Elliott & Cathy Masie

Executive Producers


Cathy Masie has worked with her husband Elliott as the co-owner in both their corporate company, Masie Center, as well as their theater production company, Masie Productions.  She loves theater - their first date was at a performance in Boston!  She has also served on a few nonprofit boards including as trustee at Northfield Mount Hermon School, Wesley Senior Living, and Planned Parenthood.  

Elliott Masie is a provocative, engaging and entertaining speaker - focused on the changing world of learning and workforce performance.

Elliott is an internationally recognized futurist, analyst, researcher and organizer on the critical topics of workforce learning, business collaboration and emerging technologies. He is the editor of Learning TRENDS by Elliott Masie, an Internet newsletter read by over 52,000 business executives worldwide, and a regular columnist in professional publications, including CLO Magazine. He is the author of a dozen books, and is the convener of Learning 2014.

He heads The MASIE Center, a Saratoga Springs, NY think tank focused on how organizations can support learning and knowledge within the workforce. He leads the Learning CONSORTIUM, a coalition of 230 global organizations cooperating on the evolution of learning strategies, including CNN, Wal-Mart, American Express, Farmers Insurance, Emirates Airline, Starbucks, General Electric and Fidelity Investments.

Elliott's professional focus has been in the fields of corporate learning, organizational performance and emerging technology. He has developed models for accelerating the spread of knowledge, learning and collaboration throughout organizations. Elliott is acknowledged as the first analyst to use the term e-Learning and has advocated for a sane deployment of learning and collaboration technology as a means of supporting the effectiveness and profitability of enterprises.

Elliott serves as an adviser to a wide range of government, education and non-profit groups. He serves on the Board of Trustee of Skidmore College and as a Board member of FIRST Robotics and the CIA University Board of Visitors. He has served as a pro-bono advisor to the Department of Defense and on the White House Advisory Council on Expanding Learning Opportunities.

Elliott is known as a highly approachable speaker and trainer, blending humor, applicable stories of best practice and high levels of audience involvement. Over the past thirty years, he has presented programs, courses and speeches to over 1,700,000 professionals around the world. He lives in Saratoga Springs, owns thoroughbred horses, is an investor in Broadway shows like Kinky Boots, The Bridges of Madison County, Blythe Spirit, and Somewhere in Time. www.masie.com

Matthew Woolf

Executive Producer

Matthew Woolf owns Woolf Productions LLC, which produces and invests in Broadway, off-Broadway and West End musical theatre, film, concerts and recordings. 

He is also an Archangel Circle patron of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and serves on the host committees of several beloved fundraising events throughout the year benefiting Broadway Cares. 

Since 2018, Mr. Woolf has also served on the Board of New York Theatre Barn, which incubates and develops new musicals. 

Recent projects include:

Mrs. Doubtfire (2020-2021)
Moulin Rouge (2020-2021)
My Fair Lady U.S. Tour (2019-2021)
Be More Chill - West End (2020-2021)
Be More Chill - Broadway (2019)
Carousel (2018)
Sunset Boulevard (2017)
Show Boat - West End and U.K. Tour (2016)
Allegiance (2014-2016)
Allegiance - The Film (2017)
On Your Feet! (2015-2016)
On Your Feet U.S. Tour (2017)

Rob Laqui

Executive Producer, CollaborAzian

 

Rob Laqui is a NYC-based Creative Producer. He is the Production Coordinator for NT America, the NYC producing office for the UK’s National Theatre, representing the NT on productions such as NETWORK, HADESTOWN and THE LEHMAN TRILOGY. Rob is also an Associate Producer with Mara Isaacs’ company Octopus Theatricals and a Creative Producer with Andrew Rasmussen for their production company, Cardinal Theatricals. Before his producing career he performed as an actor, dancer, and puppeteer with various companies including, LaMama ETC’s Great Jones Repertory, MOMIX Dance Company, WAR HORSE, HERE LIES LOVE at the Public Theater, and Cirque du Soleil. Offstage, besides producing, Rob has been a choreographer, director, press representative, production spokesperson, and puppet builder. Rob’s most recent project is as a co-founder of The Industry Standard Group, a commercial producing and investment group addressing the lack of representation and diversity in commercial theater investing and producing.  www.RobLaqui.com  |  www.TheIndustryStandardGroup.com

Jessica Wu

Executive Producer, CollaborAzian


Jessica Wu is an award-winning NYC-based playwright, director, songwriter, educator, and actor. Performance credits include the Broadway revivals of A Chorus Line and Miss Saigon, and she is the writer of numerous theatrical works including several full length musicals - YOU, ME, I, WE (O’Neill Conference Semi-Finalist, LAIC Finalist, Winner of NAAP’s Discover New Musicals), and Poupelle of Chimney Town (debuting in Tokyo, Fall 2021; NYC, Summer 2022). In addition to her writing, Jessica is Adjunct Theatre Professor at American University in Washington DC, and a Lyricist-Mentor with the Harvard-Radcliffe G&S Players. After spending several years running a Times-Sq non-profit theatre as Associate Artistic Director, Jessica is now is the owner/operator of her own consulting and development company Inspirate Creative. www.jessica-wu.com

Pearl Sun

Executive Producer, CollaborAzian

 

Pearl Sun is grateful to have GGTLAM as her first producorial endeavor. Acting credits include; Broadway: Come From Away, If/Then, Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas!; Off-Broadway: Assassins (City Center Off-Center), Merrily We Roll Along (City Center Encores!), The Seven (New York Theatre Workshop), Happiness (Lincoln CenterTheatre). Notable National Tours/Regional credits include; The Price (Arena Stage), Next to Normal (First National), Bernstein’s Mass (Philadelphia Orchestra), Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots & The Seven (La Jolla Playhouse), and tick, tick... Boom! (Westport Country Playhouse). TV: New Amsterdam (NBC), The Blacklist (NBC), Orange is the New Black (Netflix), Gotham (FOX), and The Good Wife (CBS).

Ariel Estrada

Executive Producer, CollaborAzian

 

Ariel Estrada is an actor, producer, arts advocate, and Founder & Producing Artistic Director of Leviathan Lab, a creative studio for Asian American film and theatre artists. As an actor, Ariel has performed on television, film, commercials, industrials, new media, and Off, and Off-Off Broadway. He is the Diversity & Inclusion Coordinator at Actors’ Equity Association, and previously was the Manager of Communications & Community Engagement for Asian American Arts Alliance. He was designated by New York Foundation of the Arts as an Emerging Arts Leader and by Theatre Communications Group as a Rising Leader of Color. He was also a member New York Community Trust’s Race Forward Racial Equity in the Arts Innovation Lab, a graduate of The Broadway League’s Commercial Theater Institute Emerging Producer Program, and is a graduate of the MFA in Acting Program from the University of Washington. As a freelance grant writer, he has raised over $200K in funding for small, not-for-profit arts groups. Ariel is also an accomplished Fortune 500 and Inc. 5000-level communications designer and social media strategist. www.arielestrada.com | www.leviathanlab.org

Donors

 

The following donors made a tax-deductible contribution to CollaborAzian's campaign to jumpstart our production of A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER. We gratefully acknowledge your generosity and support. We couldn't have done it without you!
 

Adam Rei Siegel
Aimee Francis
Alexandra Johnson
Alta Felarca
Ann Harada
Ann Sanders
Belen Moyano
Catriona Gray
Elliott and Cathy Masie
Emily Chen
Ethel Phelan
Felicitas Santiago, MD
Ildefonso Castillo
Isabel Santiago
Jamie McGonnigal
Jane Sommers
Jason Ma
Jaygee Macapugay
Jen Peng
Jesse Swimm
Jessica Wu
Jonathan Gould
Julia Kershetsky
Julian Evans
Justin Charles
Kathleen Wong
Kayla Friend

Kelli Adams
Ken Handal
Kym Villamer
Laura & Joe Bergquist
Leviathan Lab
Lisa Rafferty
Lynne Marie Rosenberg
Manuel M.  Castillo
Matthew Bovenzi
Matthew Webster
Matthew Woolf
Maya Post
Mia Scarpa
Miko Neri
Nicholas Emmanuele
Paulo Tirol
Reg Gonzales
Rhea Merana
Rogier de Boer
Scott Bartelson
Shawn Cody
Stephanie Nelson
Stephanie Wicks
Teresita  Denoga-Estacio
Thelma Reyes
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