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From BE MORE CHILL writer and Tony® nominee Joe Iconis comes an electric musical comedy with an irresistible soulful, new score: BROADWAY BOUNTY HUNTER. Down-on-her-luck actress Annie has just about had it with showbiz, when along comes a gig no one could have predicted: the opportunity to become a real-life, Kung Fu-fighting bounty hunter. Suddenly this woman of a certain age is going from bad auditions on the streets of New York to beating up bad guys in the jungles of South America – and discovering her true badass identity along the way.

Following a sold-out, critically acclaimed run at Barrington Stage Company, a re-imagined, brand-new production of BROADWAY BOUNTY HUNTER is ready to take over New York City with a killer cast of singing, dancing, karate-chopping characters and a powerhouse band. Get ready, ‘cause here she comes. 

 
 
 

JENNIFER ASHLEY TEPPER

ALLISON BRESSI

Marji & Kevin Finkel Maxwell Haddad Winston Hatta The Nice Kids Dara Paige Bloomfield/Peri Ganbarg

Alexandra Cadena/Madeleine Goldsmith Gray Lady Entertainment/Marandi Entertainment Cliff Hopkins Phil Iconis

Larisa Jiao/August Laska Cooper Lawrence Megan Minutillo/Jen Sandler Mia Moravis Benjamin Nissen Platypus Productions Michelle Riley

present

ANNIE GOLDEN is

BROADWAY BOUNTY HUNTER

Music and Lyrics by

JOE ICONIS

Book by

JOE ICONIS, LANCE RUBIN, AND
JASON SWEETTOOTH WILLIAMS

FEATURING

ALAN H. GREEN BRAD OSCAR

EMILIE BATTLE EMILY BORROMEO IAN COULTER-BUFORD BADIA FARHA

JASMINE FORSBERG OMAR GARIBAY JARED JOSEPH CHRISTINA SAJOUS

On Saturday Matinees

ANNE L. NATHAN

is Broadway Bounty Hunter

Scenic Design

MICHAEL SCHWEIKARDT

Costume & Wig Design

SARAFINA BUSH

Sound Design

CODY SPENCER

Lighting Design

JULES FISHER + PEGGY EISENHAUER

Projection & Video Design

BRAD PETERSON

Artistic Consultant

NEHEMIAH LUCKETT

Vocal Arrangements

JOEL WAGGONER

Casting

CARRIE GARDNER, CSA

Production Manager

TINC PRODUCTIONS

Company Manager

BENJAMIN BROOKS

Production Stage Manager

E. SARA BARNES

Advertising

AKA

Social Media

MARATHON DIGITAL

Press Representative

VIVACITY MEDIA GROUP

General Management

KGM THEATRICAL

Music Director

GEOFFREY KO

Music Supervision & Orchestrations

CHARLIE ROSEN

Directed & Choreographed by

JENNIFER WERNER

World Premiere Produced by Barrington Stage Company, Pittsfield, MA,

Julianne Boyd, Artistic Director; William Finn, Artistic Producer, Musical Theatre Lab


CAST

 

ANNIE GOLDEN (Annie) considers herself the illegitimate child of the legitimate theatre, having been discovered on the Bowery fronting a rock band, and cast by Milos Forman as Jeannie in Hair, the 1978 film. Annie was an original cast member for five seasons of the award-winning Netflix series ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK; silence is golden, and so is Annie’s character, Norma Romano! She will also be seen on Season Three of HBO’s HIGH MAINTENANCE in Spring 2019 as “Bambie,” which was written for her by the show’s creators. She can also be seen in the upcoming feature film BITE ME. On Broadway and off, she was last seen in Violet, and created the role of Georgie Bukatinsky in The Full Monty; Sondheim’s original Squeaky Fromme in Assassins, the off-Broadway production at Playwrights Horizons, directed by Jerry Zaks; Ah! Wilderness with Colleen Dewhurst and Jason Robards; On The Town; and Little Shop of Horrors as Audrey.  Her other numerous film credits include Touched With Fire opposite Katie Holmes; Twelve Monkeys; Baby Boom; Brooklyn Rules; Suddenly Seeking Susan; I Love You, Phillip Morris; and Miles. Her television credits include “Difficult People,” “The 2-2,” “Law & Order,” “Law & Order: SVU,” “Cheers,” “Miami Vice,” and “Third Watch”.

 
 

ALAN H. GREEN (Lazarus) Broadway - Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, School of Rock, Sister Act, Play On. 1st National Tours - 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Swing, Smokey Joe’s Café. International - Miss Saigon (Germany). Recent Regional - The Royal Family of Broadway, Fall Springs (Barrington Stage), Freaky Friday (Signature Theatre). TV – “Murphy Brown”, “Unforgettable”, Peter Pan Live!, “Law & Order SVU”, “30 Rock”, “The Guiding Light”. Lots of National Commercials. Rice University Graduate. Deacon at Metro Baptist Church. WWW.ALANHGREEN.COM

 
 

BRAD OSCAR (Mac Roundtree) Broadway: Something Rotten! (Tony Award nomination), Big FishNice Work If You Can Get ItThe Addams FamilySpamalotThe Producers (Tony Award nomination), Jekyll & Hyde, and Aspects of Love. National Tours: The Phantom of the OperaYoung Frankenstein, and Jekyll & Hyde. West End: The Producers. Off Broadway: NassimSweeney Todd (Barrow Street Theatre), Call Me Madam, Annie Get Your GunBells Are Ringing and Do Re Mi (City Center Encores!), Forbidden Broadway (Theater East). Regional credits: The Gods of Comedy (McCarter/Old Globe), Hairspray (KC Starlight), The Squirrels (La Jolla Playhouse), Fiddler on the Roof (Barrington Stage Company), Barnum (Asolo Repertory Theatre, Maltz Jupiter Theatre; Carbonell Award for Best Actor, Musical), The Mystery of Irma VepCabaret, and Damn Yankees (Arena Stage), and The First Wives Club (The Old Globe). Film: Ghost TownThe Producers. TV: “Madam Secretary,” “Smash,” “The Good Wife,” and three “Law & Order.”

 
 

EMILY BORROMEO (Shiro Jin) Broadway: School of Rock. 1st National: School of Rock. Television: Emmy-nominated host/writer "Sunny Side Up" (Sprout/NBC), "The Sing Off" season 4 (NBC), “Jim Gaffigan Show”, “Sneaky Pete”, “Tell Me A Story” (CBS). Emily is a Bay Area native and Brown University graduate. Thank you to the entire BBH team/company, Carrie, Henderson Hogan. Love to my most supportive family. www.emilyborromeo.com @emilyborromeo

 
 

IAN COULTER-BUFORD (Male Swing, Lazarus u/s) Off-Broadway Debut! Ian last appeared as Archie Stone in Travlin’ (Arvada Center). NYC: Fat Kid Rules The World, House of LeBlanc; TOUR: Broadway’s After Midnight;  REGIONAL: Ken in Smokey Joe’s Café (Riverside Theatre FL), Disney’s Aladdin(The MUNY) and The Wiz (Maltz Jupiter Theatre). TV/FILM: Modern Love (Amazon), OUTCAST, The Web series (YouTube), and The Oz Project (YouTube). Proud alum of Illinois Wesleyan University. Thanks to Mama Jen, Uncle Leonard, The Mine Agency, and most importantly God! Let’s connect @iancoulterbuford

 
 

BADIA FARHA (Sienna) is elated to be back with Broadway Bounty Hunter!  She has been involved with BBH since its inception and loves bringing this story to life with such talented performers and creatives!  Badia is fresh off of a successful run of the World Premiere of Revival – The Resurrection of Son House.  Broadway: School of Rock.  Broadway Tours: 1st National of Little Shop of Horrors, International/National of Rent.  Off-Broadway: Sistas: The MusicalWe The People: America Rocks!Things to Ruin, and Rewrite.  Some favorites include: The Wiz, Lincoln Center with Alan Menken, Sister ActDreamgirlsRagtime, and Smokey Joe’s Café.  Film/TV: “A Gifted Man”, “All My Children”, “Punk!”, “Clutch”, and “Book Club”.  M.A. NYU, B.A. Kean University. Love to Al, Alanna, Creya, and everyone who makes this a fun journey!  Proud member of AEA and Joe Iconis and Family.  www.BadiaFarha.com

 
 

JASMINE FORSBERG (Cortnie/Indigo) is thrilled to be making her Off-Broadway debut after working with Joe and Jen on Love In Hate Nation (Rat) at Penn State University last year. From Orlando, Florida, she is a junior in Penn State’s BFA Musical Theatre program. Favorite roles include Polly in Crazy For You and Gingy/Sugar Plum Fairy in Shrek The Musical at the Orlando Repertory Theatre. @jasmine_forsberg

 
 

OMAR GARIBAY (Spark Plug/Director) is ecstatic to be making his Off-Broadway debut! Some past credits include: A Chorus LineGhost The MusicalGreaseSaturday Night Fever The Musical, and West SideStory. A huge THANK YOU to Carrie Gardner, Jennifer Werner, Joe Iconis and the whole team of Broadway Bounty Hunter! Words will never be enough! Craig, Ellery and the Avalon Artists team! Emmanuel Te amo! MOM!! Nothing in my life would be possible without you.

 
 

JARED JOSEPH (Felipe) is a New York based actor making his off-Broadway Greenwich House Theater debut. He was last seen as Rev. Olamina in concert staging of ‘The Parable of Sower’ directed by Eric Ting. His Theatre Credits include Ragtime (Asolo Rep), Hair: Retrospection (KC Rep), The Parchman Hour (Guthrie Theater). New York/Broadway credits include: Holler If You Hear Me, The Book of Mormon, Encores! Cabin in the Sky, Radio City Christmas Spectacular. National Tours: Dreamgirls, The Book of Mormon (Latter Day Tour). Film/TV: “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”, Black Nativity. Jared holds a B.F.A. from New York University.

 
 

CHRISTINA SAJOUS (Claudine Machine/Janessa) most recently premiered in Paradise Square as Nelly Freeman at Berkeley Repertory Theatre! Broadway credits include: Spongebob Squarepants (Sandy Cheeks), Spider Man: Turn off the Dark (Arachne), American Idiot (Extraordinary Girl), Baby It’s You! (Shirley), and Tupac Shakur’s: Holler If Ya Hear Me. Regionally she performed in The Prince of Egypt (TheatreWorks), Carmen: an Afro Cuban Musical (TecTonic Theatre Project) directed by Moises Kaufman, Romeo & Juliet (Baltimore Symphony Orchestra), and Disgraced (Denver Center of Performing Arts). She most recently appeared in this season’s Emmy Award-winning Jesus Christ Superstar Live (NBC) starring John Legend and Sara Bareilles.  Her other TV and film credits include: “Alpha House” (Amazon), “One Life to Live” (ABC), Broadway Idiot (Netflix), and Brazzaville Teen-ager directed by Michael Cera. Christina attended New York University: Tisch School of the Arts, and the International Theatre Wing in Amsterdam.

 
 

EMILIE BATTLE (Swing) Emilie is thrilled to be returning to the Off-Broadway world with Bounty Hunter! Recent credits include Bat Out of Hell (North American Tour), Dear Evan Hansen (Second Stage), and Sistas! The Musical (St Luke’s Theater). Thanks to Irene! Gratitude to CRF! Love to Mom! Always for Dad “Never give up on your dreams”

 
 

ANNE L. NATHAN (Alternate) Broadway: It Shoulda Been You, Once, Sunday in the Park With George, ChicagoAssassinsThoroughly Modern MillieRagtime. Off-Broadway: Sundown Yellow Moon (Ars Nova/WP) Taming Of The Shrew (Delacorte) Once (NYTW), Wings (Second Stage), Music In The Air (Encores!) Road Show (The Public)National tours: Chicago (Carbonell Award) Les Misérables, Aspects of Love. Regional: The McCarter, Barrington Stage, Kansas City Rep, The Huntington, George Street, La Jolla Playhouse, The Citadel.  Film & TV: You Must Be Joking, Sugar, Baby Mama, King of California, “Little America” , “Elementary”, “The Good Wife,” “Dirt,” “Law & Order (SVU, Criminal Intent, Trial By Jury),” “Veronica Mars", "What I Like About You", “Submissions Only” www.AnneLNathan.com


CREATIVE

JOE ICONIS (Book, Music & Lyrics) is a musical theater writer and a fixture on the New York cabaret scene. He has been nominated for a Tony Award, four Drama Desk Awards and a Lucille Lortel Award, is the recipient of an Ed Kleban Award, Jonathan Larson Award and Richard Rodgers Award, and is a former Ars Nova artist-in-residence.  Joe’s musical Be More Chill (with Joe Tracz) opened this season at Broadway’s Lyceum Theatre, following a sold-out Off-Broadway run at The Pershing Square Signature Center and a world premiere at Two River Theater. He is the author of Broadway Bounty Hunter (with Lance Rubin and Jason SweetTooth Williams; Barrington Stage Company and Greenwich House Theater Off-Broadway), Bloodsong of Love (Ars Nova, NAMT), The Black Suits (Center Theater Group, Barrington Stage Company), ReWrite (Urban Stages, Goodspeed Opera House), Theaterworks USA’s The Plant That Ate Dirty Socks and We The People. Musicals currently in development include The Untitled Unauthorized Hunter S. Thompson for La Jolla Playhouse (with Gregory S. Moss; directed by Christopher Ashley), Punk Rock Girl and Love in Hate Nation. His music appeared on Season 2 of NBC’s “Smash,” with his song “Broadway, Here I Come!” hailed by The New York Times as a new entry in The Great American Songbook. Albums: Be More Chill (OCR), Be More Chill (OCR), which has been streamed over 300 million times; Things To Ruin (OCR); Two-Player Game; and The Joe Iconis Rock and Roll Jamboree all available on Sh-K-Boom/Ghostlight Records.

LANCE RUBIN (Book) is the author of YA novels Denton Little’s Deathdate (winner of the 2016 ILA Young Adult Book Award; soon to be a Snapchat original series) and its sequel, Denton Little’s Still Not Dead, as well as Crying Laughing, out this November from Knopf. He co-wrote the upcoming novel The Lost Causes of Bleak Creek with Rhett and Link of YouTube's Good Mythical Morning. He also co-created and co-starred in The Lance and Ray Show, which ran at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre and was subsequently released as a podcast. He has worked with Joe Iconis and Jason SweetTooth Williams for over a decade—including acting in Bloodsong of Love, Things to Ruin, The Black Suits, The Plant that Ate Dirty Socks, and many, many Iconis & Family concerts. www.lancerubin.com @lancerubinparty

JASON SWEETTOOTH WILLIAMS (Book) is an actor, singer and writer, currently performing in the original Broadway cast of Be More Chill.  As an actor, his credits include the world premiere of Freaky Friday at Signature Theatre in D.C., the world premiere of Benny & Joon at San Diego’s Old Globe, and Once Upon A Mattress and Man of La Mancha for The Transport Group. He has appeared in many Iconis musicals including Bloodsong of Love (Arts Nova), The Black Suits (SPF- The Public Theater), ReWrite (Urban Stages), Things to Ruin (2nd Stage, The Zipper Theater), The Plant That Ate Dirty Socks (Theaterworks USA) and the upcoming Hunter S. Thompson musical for La Jolla Playhouse.  He can also be heard on the THINGS TO RUIN Original Cast Recording and The Joe Iconis Rock n Roll Jamboree album, both on Sh-K-Boom/Ghostlight Records.  

JENNIFER WERNER (Director, Choreographer) is currently the Supervising Associate Director of The Book of Mormon Worldwide. Jennifer is Directing/Choreographing the new musical debut of Punk Rock Girl, licensed and published by R & H Theatricals. Regionally, she has Directed and/or Choreographed for the Maltz Jupiter, North Carolina, Ogunquit, Casa Manana, and Engeman Theaters. Her diverse body of work as a choreographer includes NFL national commercials, ABC’s Upfronts, and The Drama League Awards. Other collaborations as choreographer with Joe Iconis include Off-Broadway shows Bloodsong of Love (Ars Nova), The Plant That Ate Dirty Socks (Lucille Lortel), ReWrite (Urban Stages), and Things to Ruin (Second Stage), as well as The Black Suits (CTG/LA). 

MICHAEL SCHWEIKARDT (Scenic Designer) Selected Off-Broadway: The Bus and the American Premier of Frank McGuinness’ Gates Of Gold (59 E 59); Bloodsong of Love (Ars Nova). Selected Regional Credits: Portland Center Stage; Ford’s Theatre; The Old Globe; Cleveland Playhouse; Cincinnati Playhouse; Maltz Jupiter Theatre; The MUNY; Papermill PlayhouseMichael recently designed productions of Marie Antoinette The Musical and Phantom for EMK International in Seoul, South, Korea. www.msportfolio.com

JULES FISHER + PEGGY EISENHAUER (Lighting Design) design fluidly between Broadway, Hollywood, and the music industry, maintaining a presence in all three disciplines. Recent Broadway designs include Once On This Island and The Iceman Cometh starring Denzel Washington.  Music industry design highlights include Whitney Houston, David Bowie, Neil Young.   Film lighting designs include Chicago, Dreamgirls, School of Rock, Beauty and the Beast and the new Aladdin.

SARAFINA BUSH (Costume and Wig Design) LCT3: Plot PointsPass Over. Other theater includes Grace, or The Art of Climbing(Art House Productions); The White Dress (Araca Project); One Flea Spare (Playhouse Creatures); This Time (Rising Circle); Good Men Wanted (Arena Stage); Couriers and Contrabands (Barrow Group); and Why You Beasting? (New York Rep), as well as associate and assistant costume design credits on and off Broadway. Education: BFA, Adelphi University.

BRAD PETERSON (Projection Designer) is a New York-based projection designer. Recent work includes Cats (2016 Broadway Revival); The Stone Witch (Lortel & Hewes Nomination, Off-Broadway); Fish in the Dark (Broadway); Actually We’re F**ked (Cherry Lane); If I Forget (Roundabout); Red Roses Green Gold (Minetta Lane Theater), The Eternal Space (Hewes Nomination, Off-Broadway); and Carousel, A Little Night Music, Lion…Witch…Wardrobe (Stratford Festival). www.bradpetersondesign.com

CODY SPENCER (Sound Designer) Broadway: Co-Sound Designer for The Pee Wee Herman Show. Associate Sound Designer for Tootsie, Mean Girls, Michael Moore: The Terms Of My Surrender, War Paint, Tuck Everlasting, The Last Ship, If/Then, Beautiful, The Book of Mormon (National Tours and London), Annie, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Bring It On, and American Idiot (National Tour). Off-Broadway: Sound Designer for David Byrne’s Joan of Arc: Into the Fire, Co-Sound Designer for David Byrne’s Here Lies Love.

CHARLIE ROSEN (Music Supervisor and Orchestrator) is a multi-instrumentalist composer, performer, arranger, orchestrator, music director, band leader, and producer from New York City whose music is represented on both TV and on Broadway stages. Some recent credits include — TV/Film: “The Marvelous Ms. Maisel” — Amazon (Track Production), “The Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks” — NBC (Arranger), “The Presidents Show” — Comedy Central (Composer) “Maya and Marty” – NBC (MD/Composer/Arranger), “Best Time Ever” w/NPH — NBC (Orchestrations and Track Production), “High Maintenance” — HBO (Addl Music). Broadway: Be More Chill (Music Supervision/Orchestrations), Prince of Broadway (Orchestrations), American Psycho (Assoc MD/Keys), The Visit (Guitar/Zither), Honeymoon in Vegas (Orchestrations), Cyrano de Bergerac (Composer), One Man Two Guvnors (Music Director, Bass), 13 The Musical (Guitars, Bass, Keys), Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (Assoc. MD, Bass). Off Broadway/Other: Moulin Rouge (Orchestrations) — The Colonial Theater, Broadway Bounty Hunter (Orchestrations) — Barrington Stages. The Boston Pops (Arranger), A Legendary Romance  (MD/Orch.) — Williamstown Theater Festival, Miss You Like Hell (Orchestrations), — The Public Theater, Shakespeare in the Park — The Public Theater, The Black Suits – Center Theater Group (MD/Orch.), Chita Rivera: A Legendary Celebration – August Wilson (Orchestrations). Berklee College of Music, ASCAP, Local 802, Equity, WME — www.charlierosen.com @CRosenMusic

JOEL WAGGONER (Vocal Arranger) Broadway: Be More Chill, School of Rock. Off-Broadway: Southern Comfort (Public Theater). The Joel Waggoner Experience (Joe’s Pub). TV: 100,000 Pyramid Season 3 Premiere. Composer: Presto Change-o (Barrington Stage). 2012 Dramatist Guild Fellow (Composer). MFA from NYU Tisch. Debut single “Unlikely Warrior” on iTunes. Love to Max. @joelwaggoner & @Joelcappella.

GEOFFREY KO (Music Director) is a New York-based music director and orchestrator. Broadway: Be More Chill (Associate MD). Off-Broadway/Regional: Billy and the Killers, Generation Me, The Honeymooners (Paper Mill Playhouse), Sweet Charity (Marriott), and October Sky (Marriott). New Jersey native and Northwestern graduate. @geoffreyhko

NEHEMIAH LUCKETT (Artistic Consultant) is the Music Director/Composer for the singing activist performance group: Rev. Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir. Originally from Jackson, Mississippi, Nehemiah has been performing, directing, composing and conducting for over 20 years. Currently, he has three musicals and an opera in development. He lives in Harlem.

JENNIFER ASHLEY TEPPER (Producer) is producer of the musical Be More Chill, which played a sold-out engagement off-Broadway in 2018 and is currently running on Broadway. The project is part of a decade-long collaboration with the group known as Joe Iconis & Family. She is also the Creative and Programming Director at Feinstein’s/54 Below, where she has curated or produced over 3000 shows, including musicals in concert, original solo acts, theatrical reunions, songwriter celebrations, and more. Tepper's leadership at the venue has gained praise from publications including The Huffington Post, The New York Times, Buzzfeed, Playbill, Newsday, the New York Post, and more. She is the co-creator of the Bistro Award- winning concert series, If It Only Even Runs A Minute, now in its 9th year. Tepper is also the conceiver and director of The Jonathan Larson Project, a song cycle of Larson’s unheard work, which received its world premiere in 2018 and recently recorded an original cast album. As a writer, Tepper has authored three volumes of The Untold Stories of Broadway series, published by Dress Circle. NBC New York has called the books an "inspiring Must-Read". On Broadway, Tepper has worked on [title of show], The Performers, Godspell, Macbeth, and The Parisian Woman. Tepper was named one of the 10 professionals on Backstage Magazine's "1st Annual Broadway Future Power List", which stated: "Proving herself both a zeitgeist predictor and theatrical historian with her eclectic programming, Tepper is leading the conversation on contemporary musical theatre."

ALLISON BRESSI (Producer) is a New York-based creative producer committed to making and developing new work in close partnership with artists. Her world premiere production of SONGBIRD by Michael Kimmel and Lauren Pritchard, starring Tony Award Nominee Kate Baldwin ran Off-Broadway and was a New York Times Critics' Pick. This past summer, SONGBIRD received a new production at Two River Theater directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch. Selected credits include: the upcoming production of THE MAR VISTA by Yehuda Hyman; TELL THEM I’M STILL YOUNG by Julia Doolittle, with Andre Braugher; THIS IS READING, a site-specific, multimedia performance installation conceived by two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage, Tony Gerber, and Kate Whoriskey; THE STRANGEST by Betty Shamieh, directed by May Adrales. Allison is a freelance theatre scout, Artistic Producer for Christine Jones’ Theatre for One, and Interim Producer for Merrimack Repertory Theatre. She has worked for companies such as Octopus Theatricals, New York Stage and Film, Foresight Theatrical (ON THE TOWN, Broadway), and currently Signature Theatre.  Allison was the 2018 Recipient of the T Fellowship for Producers founded by Harold Prince and Columbia University.  

KGM THEATRICAL is a New York City based theatrical general management firm representing live entertainment globally. Credits include: Cleopatra, Heartbreak Hotel (Chicago), Puffs (Off-Broadway), Rock of Ages (Broadway), Fela! (Broadway, Tours), A Night with Janis Joplin (Tour), Reasons to Be Pretty (Broadway), The 39 Steps (Broadway), The Homecoming (Broadway), Talk Radio (Broadway), Heathers (Off-Broadway), Altar Boyz (Off-Broadway), and many more. kgmtheatrical.com