|The Creative Team
||Jason Alexander (Director)
JASON ALEXANDER+ (Director) is probably best known for his 9 year, award–
winning stint as George Costanza on the hit TV series, Seinfeld. Entertainment Weekly
and TV Guide polls recently voted it the #1 show in television series history, and Jason’s
portrayal of George as one of the top five most beloved TV characters of all time. However,
those who know him only for Seinfeld will be surprised to learn of his extensive background
as an actor, director, producer, and writer.
Jason began his professional career at the age of 14, appearing in a nearly endless
stream of TV and radio commercials. He attended Boston University as a Theatre Arts
major, winning the prestigious Harold Case award and eventually garnering an Honorary
Doctorate of the Arts from the University. Upon leaving Boston, Jason began his career in
the New York theater. He has starred on Broadway in the original companies of Merrily We
Roll Along, The Rink, Broadway Bound, Accomplice, and Jerome Robbins’ Broadway, for which
he won the Tony, Outer Critics, and Drama Desk Awards as Best Actor in a Musical.
He also authored the libretto of the show which received the Tony Award for Best Musical.
Despite relocating to Los Angeles in 1990, he has maintained his constant devotion
to the theater. He starred in the Los Angeles production of The Producers with Martin Short
as well as productions of Give ‘Em Hell, Harry, Defiled, Promises, Promises, I Love My Wife, and
They’re Playing Our Song. Jason also served as the artistic director of the Reprise Theatre
Company from 2007-2012.
Besides Seinfeld, his television credits include: Bob Patterson (prod./co-creator),
Listen Up (prod.), the TV films of Bye Bye Birdie, The Man Who Saved Christmas, Cinderella,
and A Christmas Carol; guest appearances on Community, Harry’s Law, Criminal Minds,
Friends, Monk, Star Trek-Voyager, Malcolm in the Middle, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Two and a Half
Men, multiple episodes of the animated series Duckman, Aladdin, Dilbert, American Dad and
Dinosaurs. His film credits include: Pretty Woman, White Palace, North, Dunston Checks In,
Love, Valor, Compassion, Rocky and Bullwinkle, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Heat, Hachiko
and the upcoming Lucky Stiff.
Jason has directed in every medium: Television (Franklin and Bash, Seinfeld,
Everybody Hates Chris, Criminal Minds, Mike and Molly); Film (For Better or Worse, Just
Looking) and Stage (The God of Hell at the Geffen, Sunday In The Park With George, Damn
Yankees and The Fantasticks at Reprise). He won a Country Music Award for his direction of
Brad Paisley’s Cooler Online video. He directed the world premiere of When You’re In Love,
The Whole World is Jewish, both in Los Angeles and San Francisco.
Jason produced the films Agent Cody Banks and its sequels as well as the TV special
Ultimate Trek. As an author, he penned the children’s book, Dad, Are You the Tooth Fairy?
He has won the title of Parlour Magician of the Year at the prestigious Magic Castle and he
is a noted player on the celebrity poker circuit. He is also a respected teacher of acting and
has taught at major universities around the country and the globe.
Jason can currently be seen performing around the country in his solo comedy
show, An Evening with Jason Alexander and His Hair, and you can also catch his performances
with noted symphony orchestras across the United States.
Jason resides in L.A. with his wife Daena and their children, Gabriel and Noah,
and he dedicates this production to his mother, Coconut Creek resident Ruth Greenspan.
Bob Booker (Writer)
BOB BOOKER (Writer) divided his time between television, comedy albums, film, books and theater. In TV he produced, wrote and directed Comedy, Variety, Music, Sit-Com and Reality programming for the four networks and the major studios for worldwide distribution. BOOKER’s career in New York began with his first blockbuster comedy hit, “THE FIRST FAMILY” album, a spoof of Pres. Kennedy’s Family that propelled Vaughn Meader to stardom and won the honor of the “fastest & largest selling album in the history of the record industry,” selling in excess of 7-and-a-half million albums in less than 8 weeks. “The First Family” won every award imaginable as well as the Grammy for “Album of the Year” in 1962. Booker has written and produced (and performed in) more than two dozen comedy albums, among them “You Don’t Have To Be Jewish” (Gold, Grammy Nominee), “When You’re In Love The Whole World is Jewish,” “The Jewish American Princess,” (starring Beatrice Arthur) plus more than twenty others for major labels, which have sold in the multimillions. In Television, BOOKER has produced and written over 500 hours of network prime-time programming for the likes of Lili Tomlin, Ray Charles, Burt Reynolds, Ed Sullivan, Redd Foxx, John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Don Rickles, Gene Kelly, Sammy Davis, Jr., Jerry Lewis, the Smothers Brothers, Johnny Cash, Garry Moore, Natalie Cole, Mickey Rooney, John Ritter, Don Adams, Dolly Parton, Milton Berle, Red Buttons, Henny Youngman, Alan King, Dennis Weaver, Paul Lynde, and, literally, hundreds of other major stars.
||Danny Gold (Producer)
DANNY GOLD (Producer) began his career producing an array of films, working
with Danny Aiello, Courtney B. Vance, Jason Alexander, Kathleen Turner, Regina
King, Edward Asner, Cary Elwes, Elaine Hendrix, Christopher Lloyd, Mary
Steenburgen, Gene Simmons and many other stars. Danny, along with Jason
Alexander, was directly responsible for discovering, developing and setting up
MGM’s Agent Cody Banks franchise, and served as Executive Producer on Agent
Cody Banks, starring Frankie Muniz and Hillary Duff (MGM), as well as the sequel
Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London, starring Muniz and Anthony Anderson.
Danny’s desire to expand creatively as a writer, director and producer led to
his formation of Mod Three Productions (M3P). With M3P, Danny has created,
written and produced television shows with major networks including The
History Channel, MTV and ABC Family. Danny has also produced projects with
Warner Bros., Twentieth Century Fox, Disney, Dreamworks and The Weinstein
Company. In 2010, Danny co-directed, co-wrote and produced the Award winning
documentary 100 Voices: A Journey Home. The film enjoyed a successful theatrical
run, was an official selection to numerous international film festivals, and is now
beginning its television run, premiering on KCET. Most recently, Danny founded
Cinecast Live, which is a leader in the burgeoning field of cinecasting. Cinecast
Live most recently produced, marketed and distributed a live concert from
Jerusalem, which featured superstar soprano Renée Fleming and tenor Joseph
Calleja, performing with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Maestro
Zubin Mehta. Danny currently has several film and television projects in various
stages of production. He dedicates his work on the production of When You’re In
Love... to his grandmother, whose sense of humor he so enjoyed. A special thanks
to my mom for her unyielding belief and encouragement. mod3productions.com
||Billy Riback (Producer)
Billy Riback has been making people laugh with his mouth and his pen for almost thirty-five years. Born and raised in Montreal, Riback moved to New York in the late 70’s, and a couple of years later made the long trek to Los Angeles. To supplement his burgeoning stand-up career, Riback began penning material for such comedy luminaries as Bob Newhart, Rodney Dangerfield, Gabe Kaplan and Howard Riback, for whom he wrote his very amusing Bar Mitzvah speech. This helped Billy learn early on that he had the ability to write for other comic voices as well as his own. He soon began working in clubs all over the country, such as “The Improv” and “Catch a Rising Star,” and within several years made over forty television appearances on Showtime, HBO, “Evening at the Improv,” as well as on venerable institutions such as “The Merv Griffin Show.” As well, he opened for such musical giants as Jerry Lee Lewis and Chuck Berry.
Soon Riback turned to television writing, beginning with an acclaimed episode of “Murphy Brown,” starring Candice Bergen. He then wrote on the comedy anthology series “Carol and Company,” starring Carol Burnett, and followed that up with the smash hit, “Home Improvement.” Writing on the show for its first five seasons, helping it garner all kinds of acclaim and many People’s Choice awards. While still working on “Home Improvement,” Riback simultaneously wrote and consulted on Wind Dancer’s other two projects, “Buddies,” starring Dave Chappelle, and “Thunder Alley,” starring the Emmy winning Edward Asner. Soon thereafter, he sold a show called “Ask Harriet,” to Fox, which ran for one season.
In the last several years, he has written for and consulted on such series as UPN’s “Grown Ups,” starring Jaleel White, and ABC’s “Madigan Men,” featuring Gabriel Byrne, and most recently, the Disney Channel show, “The Suite Life of Zach & Cody,” as well as the spin-off “The Suite Life: On Deck.” His other Disney duties included the role of consulting producer on two other major hits, “Wizards of Waverly Place,” and “Hannah Montana”. He also speaks at many comedy seminars, as well as guest-teaches various acting classes around Los Angeles, and for the last few years has been teaching standup comedy to kids of all ages, hoping to inspire the next Jackie Mason, or at the very least, a really funny Walmart employee.
Terry Wollman (Music Director/Supervisor, Boca Raton)
Miami, Terry Wollman moved to Los Angeles after graduating from the
prestigious Berklee College of Music with a degree in Arranging. He
quickly built a solid reputation as an in-demand music director/guitarist/
producer/composer for an array of artists including Billy Preston, Little
Richard, Wilson Phillips, Al Jarreau, Joan Baez, Joe Walsh, Keb’ Mo’, and
Eartha Kitt. TV credits include Scrubs, The Tonight Show, The Grammys, The
Byron Allen Show, The Larry Sanders Show, Married With Children, and Desperate
Housewives. Terry recently co-produced Melissa Manchester’s 20th album
“You Gotta Love The Life” recruiting the likes of Joe Sample, Dionne Warwick,
Al Jarreau, and Stevie Wonder. Terry’s 7th and current CD is his 25 year
retrospective “Silver Collection”, with the first single “Welcome To Paradise”
(featuring Terry with sax player Dave Koz) debuting at #1 Most Added on
Billboard. By popular demand from all his U.K . fans, Terry also played 3 successful
nights at the renowned London jazz club Pizza Express. Recent Los Angeles
theatre credits include Music Production for Follies (Ahmanson), Los Otros (Mark
Taper Forum), Kiss Me Kate and Smokey Joe’s Café (Pasadena Playhouse). An
original member of the LA company of WYIL, Terry is delighted to music direct
it in his hometown. For more information, please go to www.terrywollman.com.
||Jeff Abraham (Press Representative)
Jeff Abraham has been with Jonas Public Relations for nearly 20 years as head of the company's comedy department. During this time, he has represented some of the biggest and most important names in comedy including: George Carlin, Jeff Foxworthy, George Lopez, Bill Maher, Dennis Miller, Carl Reiner, Rita Rudner, The Smothers Brothers, Spinal Tap and Lily Tomlin. Because of his vast knowledge comedy and entertainment history, Jeff has also been the "go-to guy" for representing books, DVDs and CDs by the likes of Lenny Bruce, Bing Crosby, Nat King Cole, Bill Hicks, Spike Jones, Peggy Lee and Frank Sinatra. In his spare time, Jeff consults and works with the TV Academy's Archive of American Television, Paley Center For Media and Writers Bloc. Most recently, he has served as the research consultant for the acclaimed PBS series “Make 'Em Laugh: The Funny Business of America” and the Starz Channel documentary on Jerry Lewis.
||Kate Bergh (Costume Design)
KAT E BERGH (Costume Designer) is so happy to be working with Jason
Alexander again after doing costumes for several shows at Reprise Theater
including: I Love My Wife, They’re Playing My Song, and The Fantasticks. She
also designed Prisoner of Second Avenue, in which Jason starred at the El Portal
Theater. At the Pasadena Playhouse, she designed costumes for Art, South
Street, Under My Skin, Amahl and the Night Visitors, and Sleeepless in Seattle. Other
productions include Cabaret, for which she received the Backstage Garland
Award for Best Costume Design, Gigi, How to Succeed in Business…, and A Funny
Thing Happened… She also did costumes for Blame It on Beckett, The Savannah
Disputations, The Morini Strad, Old Wicked Songs, and The Lion in Winter for
The Colony Theatre. For the Laguna Playhouse she designed Leslie Caron’s
costumes for Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks. Designing for the theater is Kate’s
first love, and she is delighted to be a part of this production of When You’re in
Love… here at the Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center.
|| Gillian Berkowitz (Conductor/Pianist/Vocals)
An in-demand pianist and music director, Gillian has played piano, keyboard, accordion, and provided vocals in over 25
Broadway and Off-Broadway shows. She is currently performing in Jersey Boys, Mamma
Mia, Wicked, Motown, and Avenue Q. She has music directed dozens of new works
throughout her career and has been on the creative team at the O’Neill Theatre Conference,
NYMF, NAMT, Playwrights Horizons, Human Race Theatre, and Goodspeed. She is a
regular contributing music director at NYU’s Musical Theatre Composition program,
TACT, and Lincoln Center’s Songbook Series, and has worked with such notables
as Eartha Kitt, Vincent Piazza, Ann Hampton Callaway, Daniel Radcliffe, and Mickey
Dolenz. Gillian can be seen and heard in the upcoming movie Subways (Novo Novus
Productions) and in a new commercial for Paula’s Choice. She has been featured as both
a soloist and collaborator playing jazz, classical, contemporary, and theatre music in
venues across New York City such as 54 Below, Birdland, Merkin Hall, City Winery, and
Le Poisson Rouge. Most recent projects include Vanishing Point: A New Musical. Gillian
also composes and performs with the Sheba Ensemble, promoting Jewish music with a
unique contemporary twist. www.shebaensemble.com.
||Warren Patrick Casey (Prop Master)
Warren Patrick Casey is a graduate of Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. He has worked over 30 years in almost every aspect of design, from interiors, graphics, and fine art to set design. Not strictly a designer, in his shop he builds everything he conceives. He has worked in many aspects of film, theme park/museum design and theater, but really enjoys designing and building specialty props for film and theater. For the last 15 years he has also been a full time professional musician in the national performing act “Wicked Tinkers”. www.warrencasey.com
||Michael Gunderson (Sound Design)
MICHAEL GUNDERSON (Sound Designer) has been an accomplished sound
designer/sound engineer for the past 23 years. He has worked on many
Albums/CDs, TV shows, as well as radio and theatre productions.
Happy to be working with Jason Alexander again (The Odd Couple,
I Love My Wife), he is currently the head of sound for the Wadsworth and Brentwood
theatres, and has been a part of those venues for the past 11 years. Additionally, he
continues to work at The Geffen Playhouse in the Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater (shows
have included Louis and Keely, Live at the Sahara, and The Pianist of Willesden Lane, to name
a few), and has been the sound designer and production manager for the past six years
with The Fulfillment Fund, with Producer/Songwriter Charles Fox on “The Songs of Our
Lives” concerts. He also worked with Robby Krieger of The Doors recording Singularity,
which was nominated for a Grammy in 2010. His sound designs have included the
West Coast performances of Golda’s Balcony with Tova Feldshuh, which took place in Los
Angeles and San Francisco, Irving Berlin’s I Love A Piano Tour 2007-2008, as well as the
Malibu Stage Theatre 2008 season.
||Deborah N. Hurwitz
(Additional Music/Arrangements & Music Director, Los Angeles / San Francisco)
Deborah is a composer, music director, producer and performer who divides her time between New York and Los Angeles. She conducted Grammy and Tony winner “Jersey Boys” on Broadway and serves as the Music Technical Designer for all twelve “Jersey Boys” companies worldwide. Other Broadway shows include: “Miss Saigon,” “Jekyll and Hyde,” and “The Who's Tommy.” First National Tours include: “Mamma Mia!,” “Miss Saigon,” and “Aspects of Love.” Most recently, Deborah joined Cirque du Soleil as the Music Director of its first resident production in Los Angeles, IRIS: Journey Through the World of Cinema, featuring a full orchestral score by Danny Elfman.
Deborah has also composed and arranged extensively for film and television, including feature films “The Crossing Guard” (Miramax/Jack Nicholson), and “City of Industry,” (MGM/Harvey Keitel), and TV shows “Highlander: The Raven,” “Guiding Light,” and “Sesame Street.” She arranged and conducted for Sinead O'Connor, Gloria Estefan and Sarah Brightman, and she was the Vocal Director of the ABC Television Muppet Special “Elmopalooza,” and its Grammy-winning soundtrack.
Deborah has toured with Cyndi Lauper and Cher as a keyboardist and vocalist, and released two independent CD’s as solo artist Deborah Marlowe. Her single “Mirror,” reached No. 25 on the Billboard Hot Singles Sales charts and she was featured on “Voice of America,” as an emerging voice in contemporary music. In arts education, she served as Associate Professor at the Berklee College of Music for six years, and recently conducted master classes for USC’s Thornton School of Music and Lincoln Center’s Meet the Artist series, among many others. For more information, please visit www.hurwitzmusic.com .
||Amy Lieberman, C.S.A. (Casting Director)
AMY LIEBERMAN (Casting Director) Current: Ensemble Theatre Company,
Santa Barbara, since 2006. Recipient of six CSA Artios Awards, with a total of
twelve nominations. Broadway: The Dinner Party, Flower Drum Song, Big River.
Reprise Theatre Company (3 seasons). Center Theatre Group (Mark Taper Forum/
Ahmanson/Kirk Douglas) 1983-1989, 1999–2006. Regional theatres –Berkeley Rep,
Chicago Shakespeare, Court Theatre, Chi., Seattle Rep, Yale Rep, MTC, N.Y. Local –
Third Street Theatre, Laguna Playhouse, L.A. Theatre Works, Pasadena Playhouse
(2 seasons), Ojai Playwrights Conference, Falcon Theatre, Rubicon Theatre, Sundance
Theatre Lab, Deaf West, Theatre@Boston Court, Falcon Theatre, North Coast Rep,
La Jolla Playhouse. Film and television (1/2 hr., hour, MOW’s) throughout the 90’s.
Visiting Assoc. Prof. UCLA- MFA 3rd yr. graduate program 2007-2013.
||David Pascal (Scenic/Media Design)
DAVID PASCAL (Scenic/Media/Graphic Design) Born in Far Rockaway, N.Y., raised in Sherman Oaks, C.A. and Bar Mitzvah’d at Temple Beth Meir, David’s passion
to create has led him on a journey through all facets of the entertainment industry.
From the marketing of feature films (The Big Chill, Sophie’s Choice, Schindler’s List,
The Big Lebowski, Men In Black) to television (Seinfeld, Breaking Bad, Rescue Me, The
Shield, The Doctor Oz Show, The King of Queens, Rules of Engagement, ‘Til Death, Just
Shoot Me!), music (Bon Jovi All Access, Pascal Records), and video games (Monty
Python’s The Meaning of Life), commercials (Clio Award winning Guess? Jeans
mini film - The Cheat) as well as design work for The David Lynch Foundation
and The GLAAD Awards.
When You’re In Love... has been David’s introduction to
the theater world, designing the stage and scenic projections for the original Los
Angeles run, San Francisco tour, Boca Raton...and beyond! David lives in Agoura
Hills with his beautiful wife Susan and children Jacob and Mia Rose.
|| Daniel S. Tator (Projection Mapping)
Daniel is a graduate of UCLA’s Theater
Sound Design Program. His departmental design credits include Angels in America,
Pains of Youth, Paradise Lost and The Clean House. Outside of UCLA, selected
theatrical designs include Los Angeles Theater Center’s Faith and The Psychic Life
of Savages, The Hayworth Theatre’s Busting Out and Pacific Resident Theatre’s
Idyllic World, Death in Venice and The Cherry Orchard. As an assistant designer, he
has helped to create the sound and projections for The Geffen Playhouse’s Red Hot
Patriot, and the world premieres of Modrock the Musical and Psyche:A Rock Opera.
||Dan Weingarten (Lighting Designer)
DAN WEINGARTEN (Lighting Designer) Credits include: East West Player’s
A Little Night Music, Krunk Fu Battle Battle, Pippin and Wrinkles, Rock of Ages
(L.A. and Las Vegas Productions), Long Beach Opera’s The Difficulty of Crossing
a Field, Akhnaten, Orpheus and Euridice, Bootleg’s Stranger (L.A. Drama Critics Circle
Nominee), The Santa Barbara Theater’s Doubt, The Ebony Repertory Company’s Two
Trains Running (Ovation Nominee), Rogue Machine’s I Wish I Had a Sylvia Plath and
The Sunset Limited and the Echo Theater Companies’ Wirehead. He is the recipient of
the LA Drama Critic’s Circle Angstrom Award, the L.A. Weekly Award, the Garland
Award and the Dramalogue Award. He is also the Lighting Designer for Universal
Studio Hollywood’s Theatrical Operations unit, is on faculty at California State
University Northridge (CSUN) and received his MFA in Design and Production from
California Institute of the Arts (CalArts).