XAVIERA HOLLANDER (Creative Consultant)

The publication of Xaviera’s first book, The Happy Hooker: My Own Story (co-written with Robin Moore and Yvonne Dunleavy in 1971) coincided with her deportation from the USA for her activities as the most influential madam in New York. Notable for its frankness and hailed as a landmark of positive writing about sex, it went on to sell over 20 million copies. She has written over a dozen non-fiction books, including Letters to the Happy Hooker (1973), Xaviera’s Fantastic Sex (1978) and Fiesta of Flesh (1984), as well as nine novels, including the Lucinda series and Yours Fatally!


In 2002 she wrote Child No More: A Memoir, recalling her life-story from her birth in an Indonesian prison camp, detailing her relationship with her parents and a heart-felt account of losing her mother.


For 35 years, she wrote an advice column for Penthouse MagazineCall Me Madam, and in the early 1970s recorded a primarily spoken-word album entitle Xaviera!, where she discusses her philosophy regarding sex and prostitution. In 1975 she starred in the largely autobiographical movie My Pleasure Is My Business.


She currently lives between Amsterdam, where she runs the notorious Happy House Bed and Breakfast, and Marbella where she is an active producer of theatre and concerts. In 2008 a documentary about her, Xaviera Hollander, The Happy Hooker: Portrait of a Sexual Revolutionary, won the Best Feature Documentary Award at the Philadelphia Independent Film Festival.


For more information, please visit her official website: www.xavierahollander.com

RICHARD HANSOM (Book and Lyrics)

Richard Hansom is the Artistic Director of the acclaimed new-writing London fringe venue, The Old Red Lion, he directed the stage premiere of Joe Orton’s screenplay Up Against It, as well as new works by writers such as Craig Warner and Tony Marchant. In 1996 he directed the British premiere of the musical Plan 9 From Outer Space where he first met Warren Wills, and they collaborated on six new songs for the show. Warren and Richard have gone on to write over half a dozen pieces together, including a one-woman show for Sharon D. Clarke, Lost And Found (Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith) and a musical spoof of The Fall Of The House Of Usher (Bridewell Theatre), as well as several shows for inclusive theatre company Haringey Shed. He has directed many freelance productions in London, Dublin and Frankfurt. He is one of the UK’s foremost writers and script editors within the animation industry, and where worked as a development executive for Aardman Animations. His credits include the Academy Award nominated Wallace And Gromit: A Matter Of Loaf And Death, six series of Bob The Builder, (BAFTA award) two series of Shaun The Sheep (winner of two International Emmys) and Timmy Time (BAFTA award). He recently relocated to Ireland where he is currently lead writer on three animated series for RTE, with the odd trip to Helsinki to script edit the Angry Birds animated series. He wrote the BBC’s Wallace and Gromit’s World of Invention, the interactive concert Wallace and Gromit Musical Marvels for the BBC Proms, the touring musical Bob The Builder Live and an animated adaptation of the Tchaikovsky ballet Katya And The Nutcracker for ITV.

HENRY ARONSON (Co-Composer, Arrangements/Orchestrations, Musical Director)

Henry Aronson has been a force in the New York musical theatre for over 25 years. On Broadway, he was the music director/conductor for Rock of Ages, Grease, The Times They Are A-Changin’, In My Life, Little Shop of Horrors, Rent, Rocky Horror Show, and Starmites; associate conductor of Cry Baby, Good Vibrations, Parade, Saturday Night Fever, Mail and Prince of Central Park; and conductor of The Who’s Tommy; he also conducted and played many seasons of the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. Off-Broadway, he was music director of King Lear (Public Theater, starring Kevin Kline), Once Around the Sun (Zipper), 3 Guys Naked From the Waist Down (Minetta Lane), and numerous productions at Playwrights Horizons and Naked Angels. His regional theatre work includes La Jolla Playhouse, the Old Globe, Long Wharf, Hartford Stage, Goodspeed, Cleveland Playhouse, the Denver Center and Pasadena Playhouse.

He wrote songs (music and lyrics) for Boomerang Theatre Company’s Love’s Labours Lost in Bryant Park and Cymbeline in Central Park, and is the composer/lyricist of Loveless Texas, with book by Cailín Heffernan, which was developed at the Rhinebeck Writers’ Retreat and is slated for a workshop in spring of 2016.

He orchestrated for and performs with the classical/rock fusion band Rocktopia, and is music supervisor and arranger for The Rock Tenor, currently being developed by BASE entertainment for a Las Vegas run. He adapted and orchestrated Gilbert and Sullivan’s Pirates of Penzance for Daryl Gray’s dance theatre piece Pirates! which has been performed successfully around the world and is slated for a pre-Broadway workshop in 2016.

WARREN WILLS (Co-Composer)

Australian-born Warren is a composer, musical director and performer who has worked with many of the world’s best cabaret, opera, jazz and classical artists. He has authored 8 original operas, 10 musicals, 13 children’s musicals, 8 albums, 5 major orchestral works and has music direction credits on more than 50 productions.

Recently he composed the music for Margaret Atwood’s The Penelopiad for the RSC and Woody Allen’s Murder Mystery Blues in New York, as well as Great Expectations (Derby Playhouse/Walnut St Theatre Philadelphia co-production). He was composer and musical director of Ella And Marilyn by Bonnie Greer (Theatre Royal Stratford East) and arranged Simply Heavenly for the Young Vic. He was awarded the Best Musical, Carling London Award for Pinmoney Opera, was twice finalist for the Vivian Ellis Award (Moscow Belongs To Me, House Of Obsession), runner up for the Critics Circle Award for Josephine and was nominated for an Olivier Award for Best Entertainment with Soul Train.

As a concert artiste, he has toured extensively in Europe, Asia, Australia and the US, with appearances on MTV in the Middle East. His solo piano performances pay tribute to the giants of piano from Bach and Beethoven, through Brubeck to Jerry Lee Lewis, and have been described as “dazzling and electrifying” by The Guardian and with “haunting power” by the Financial Times. He has a worldwide record deal with Prestige and his releases include Eleven Aspects and Piano Classics.

RACHEL KLEIN (Director)

Rachel Klein is a NYC based director, coined as "Endlessly Clever," (The New York Post), "Nothing short of brilliant," (Broadway World) and of whose work The New York Times has stated: "What makes this show pop is the bracing vision of its director, Rachel Klein." Off-Broadway Direction: Around the World in 80 Days (Six month run at The New Theater on 45th Street AKA The Davenport Theater); The Anthem (The Lynn Redgrave Theater, starring Wicked's Jenna Leigh Green and Randy Jones, the Original Cowboy from the Village People); Gay Bride of Frankenstein (The inaugural iStar Theatre Lab); GRINDR The Opera (Theatre 777, slated for an extended commercial run in 2016). Selected NYC Theater: Coming: A Rock Musical of Biblical Proportions (Fringe NYC); Symphony of Shadows (Jerome Robbins Foundation Commission); The Tragedy of Maria Macabre (Tides Foundation Commission); Circus of Circus (Innovative Theater Awards nominee for Outstanding Director of a Play); Secret Summer: An Immersive Midsummer Night's Dream (Shrunken Shakespeare); Carrie: Blood, Fire, & Ballet (with the Love Show dancers); Hound (adapted from The Hound of the Baskervilles); The Dead Dream Machine (featuring performances from Justin Vivian Bond, Constantine Maroulis, Michael Musto, and Lady Rizo); Go-Go Killers!; Lizardman: the Musical; All Kinds of Shifty Villains. Selected Regional: Super (George Street Playhouse); A Midsummer Night's Dream (New Brunswick Shakespeare Festival). Selected Assistant and Associate Direction: Stage Door (Chicago Regional, Dir. David Cromer); In The Daylight (Off-Broadway, Dir. John Gould Rubin). Miss Klein's direction and choreography have been seen all over New York City including at the House of Yes, (le) Poisson Rouge, the Highline Ballroom, La MaMa, Night of 1000 Stevies, the Hiro Ballroom, Dumbo Dance Festival, the Kitchen, the Slipper Room, and at the National Arts Club. Miss Klein holds a degree in Theatrical Direction from Columbia College, is an SDC Associate, a member of Musical Theatre Factory, and studied at The Actor's Gymnasium School of Circus Arts, as well as The International Directors Symposium in Spoleto, Italy.

CINDY SIBILSKY (Producer)

Cindy Sibilsky has spent her life in the Theatre. She began as a dancer and performer at age 4, and has since progressed to directing and now exclusively producing theatre for almost a decade. She is a proud member of APAP, ISPA, IPAY, TCG, TRU, The Fringe Society, and the only US based Producer at Stage One London. From 2006-2013, Cindy Sibilsky worked alongside Tony and Moliere Award-winning Broadway and International theatre Producer, Mel Howard. With Howard, she has worked on successful international tours of Broadway sensation Rasta Thomas' Rock the Ballet, Tango Pasion, Le Quatuor, 100 Gypsy Violins, Ain't Misbehavin', and more. Cindy has been a part of Rasta Thomas’ Rock the Ballet since its creation in 2008, and has produced an East Coast USA gala tour Fall 2015.

In 2011 Cindy Sibilsky formed her own theatrical production company, consultancy, and artist's representation: InJoy Entertainment LLC. Currently, InJoy Entertainment represents a diverse and exciting roster of artists from musicals to dance companies, Improv to solo shows. InJoy Entertainment’s first company as Tour Producer and International/US Representative was Austin McCormick’s Company XIV, which she took to the Edinburgh Fringe with the show Pinocchio: A Fantasy of Pleasures in 2011, and Snow White Winter 2011/12 in NYC. In 2012, Miss Sibilsky was brought the team of the Off Broadway run of Voca People at New World Stages. She is now the US Producer and Marketing Director of Voca People for the USA and Australia. Since then, Voca People has enjoyed three successful North American Tours and is planning an Australian tour for Fall 2016.

In 2014, Miss Sibilsky produced and directed 666 DSM: A Dark Comedy on Sanity, Society, and Spirituality (59E59 Theater, Edinburgh Fringe) and Andromeda Turre: KISS ME (Edinburgh Fringe). Cindy Sibilsky will be joining the team that will bring Michael Flatley’s new show LORD OF THE DANCE: Dangerous Game to Broadway at the Lyric Theater Winter 2016, marking both Michael Flatley’s Broadway debut and his final show as a performer. HAPPY HOOKER the Musical is Cindy’s dream show as Lead Producer and she is thrilled to bring this incredible New York story of a true female icon and sexual revolutionary to the stage!

MIKE GARSON (Additional Arrangements/Orchestrations)

From Bach to Bowie, East coast to West coast, piano keyboards to computer keyboards, Mike Garson has worked to make the world a more creative, compassionate and compelling place. Mike is perhaps best known for his relationship with David Bowie, which began after he played only eight bars for Mick Ronson in late 1971. He was then asked to join David Bowie’s first North American tour and the rest is history. In the nearly than 40 years since, Mike has made his mark on numerous Bowie albums and has traveled thousands of miles on Bowie tours, including his 2003-2004 A Reality Tour, Bowie’s first world tour in 20 years. On November 17th 2006 Mike accompanied Bowie and Alisha Keys during a unique performance of Changes at an AIDS benefit in New York City.


Mike’s solid reputation for creativity and quality has motivated many other musicians to invite him to record on their albums. Trent Reznor – whom Mike first met during David Bowie’s 1996 Outside tour – featured Mike on several tracks of Nine Inch Nails’ The Fragile. Mike can also be heard on Seal’s Human Being as well as a bonus track at the end of No Doubt’s Return of Saturn album, among many others.


1999 saw the release of the MGM film Stigmata for which Mike co-composed the score with Billy Corgan of the Smashing Pumpkins. Among their many collaborations was the haunting hit Identify, which was performed by Natalie Imbruglia. Mike also performed with the Pumpkins during their 1998 Adore tour and their final concerts in 2000.


In 2009 Mike composed Fanfare for a New Beginning, a tribute to President Barack Obama, which he performed at UCLA’s Royce Hall. Later in the year Mike was chosen as the subject of a documentary about his life and musical career, which was released in 2010. In 2009, he performed at the famed Tanglewood Jazz Festival in Massachusetts with vocalists Nnenna Freelon and Harolyn Blackwell. Mike previously performed with this talented pair in November 2008 when he was the musical director, arranger and pianist for a tribute to Duke Ellington entitled Dreaming the Duke at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C..


In his youth, Mike studied classical composition with Leonard Eisner of Juilliard and earned degrees in Music and Education from Brooklyn College. He also studied with Bill Evans, Herbie Hancock, Hal Overton, Robert Starer, and Lennie Tristano. He has played with Stanley Clarke, Elvin Jones, Lee Konitz, Stan Getz, and Freddie Hubbard.


Embracing the idea of creative, spiritual and professional growth, Mike continues to explore new avenues through which he can use his multifaceted talents to provide healing, enjoyment and inspiration to people. To date, Mike has composed over 4000 pieces of music and touched countless people with his motivational music.


In the theatre world, Mike also enjoyed a stint on the original Rocky Horror Picture Show with Tim Curry and was in the pit on the original HAIR on Broadway.


 
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