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January 25 - February 23, 2020 , Allen Theatre

Clue

based on the Paramount Pictures film written by Jonathan Lynn
written by Sandy Rustin
directed by Casey Hushion
adapted from the Hasbro board game
additional material by Hunter Foster & Eric Price
produced in association with Clue Onstage, LLC

Run time: Approx. 80 minutes, no intermission

Presented by

Hyster-Yale Materials Handling Group, Inc.

Bring your Game Night to CPH! It’s a dark and stormy night, and you’ve been invited to a very unusual dinner party. Murder and blackmail are on the menu when six mysterious guests assemble at Boddy Manor for a night they’ll never forget! Was it Mrs. Peacock in the study with the knife? Or was it Colonel Mustard in the library with the wrench? Based on the cult 1985 Paramount movie and inspired by the classic Hasbro board game, Clue is the ultimate whodunit that will leave you dying of laughter and keep you guessing until the final twist.

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Elisabeth Yancey (Yvette). Photo Credit: Ken Blaze

From L to R: Mark Price (Wadsworth), Josh Innerst (The Cop and Others). Photo Credit: Ken Blaze

From L to R: Mark Price (Wadsworth), Alex Mandell (Mr. Green). Photo Credit: Ken Blaze

Michael Kostroff (Professor Plum). Photo Credit: Ken Blaze

The Cast of Clue: A New Comedy. Photo Credit: Ken Blaze

Mariah Burks (The Cook and Others). Photo Credit: Ken Blaze

From L to R: Mark Price (Wadsworth), Donna English (Mrs. White). Photo Credit: Ken Blaze

From L to R: Eleasha Gamble (Miss Scarlet), Alex Mandell (Mr. Green), Kathy Fitzgerald (Mrs. Peacock), Donna English (Mrs. White), Michael Kostroff (Professor Plum), John Treacy Egan (Colonel Mustard). Photo Credit: Ken Blaze

From L to R: Kathy Fitzgerald (Mrs. Peacock), Donna English (Mrs. White), Mark Price (Wadsworth), John Treacy Egan (Colonel Mustard). Photo Credit: Ken Blaze

Foreground L to R: Mark Price (Wadsworth), John Treacy Egan (Colonel Mustard). Background L to R: Alex Mandell (Mr. Green), Elisabeth Yancey (Yvette). Photo Credit: Ken Blaze

From L to R: Elisabeth Yancey (Yvette), Alex Mandell (Mr. Green). Photo Credit: Ken Blaze

The Cast of Clue: A New Comedy. Photo Credit: Ken Blaze

Eleasha Gamble (Miss Scarlett). Photo Credit: Ken Blaze

From L to R: Kathy Fitzgerald (Mrs. Peacock), Donna English (Mrs. White), John Treacy Egan (Colonel Mustard). Photo Credit: Ken Blaze

Michael Kostroff (Professor Plum), Mark Price (Wadsworth), Elisabeth Yancey (Yvette). Photo Credit: Ken Blaze

From L to R: John Treacy Egan (Colonel Mustard), Eleasha Gamble (Miss Scarlet), Alex Mandell (Mr. Green), Kathy Fitzgerald (Mrs. Peacock). Photo Credit: Ken Blaze

From L to R: Mark Price (Wadsworth), John Treacy Egan (Colonel Mustard). Photo Credit: Ken Blaze

Front L to R: Eleasha Gamble (Miss Scarlet), Donna English (Mrs. White), Kathy Fitzgerald (Mrs. Peacock). Back L to R: Michael Kostroff (Professor Plum), John Treacy Egan (Colonel Mustard), Alex Mandell (Mr. Green). Photo Credit: Ken Blaze

From L to R: Elisabeth Yancey (Yvette), Michael Kostroff (Professor Plum), Donna English (Mrs. White), Alex Mandell (Mr. Green). Photo Credit: Ken Blaze

Mark Price (Wadsworth). Photo Credit: Ken Blaze

From top to bottom: Eleasha Gamble (Miss Scarlet), John Treacy Egan (Colonel Mustard), Kathy Fitzgerald (Mrs. Peacock), Donna English (Mrs. White), Elisabeth Yancey (Yvette), Michael Kostroff (Professor Plum), Alex Mandell (Mr. Green). Photo Credit: Ken Blaze

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Artists

Mariah Burks

Mariah Burks

(The Cook (and Others)) was last seen in Clue as the Cook here at CPH! Other CPH credits: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee as Logainne Schwartzandgrubenierre, understudy for Sister Rosetta Tharpe/Marie Knight in Marie and Rosetta, Shakespeare in Love, and New Ground Theatre Festival: The Nolan Williams Project. more(The Cook (and Others)) was last seen in Clue as the Cook here at CPH! Other CPH credits: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee as Logainne Schwartzandgrubenierre, understudy for Sister Rosetta Tharpe/Marie Knight in Marie and Rosetta, Shakespeare in Love, and New Ground Theatre Festival: The Nolan Williams Project. An alumni of the CWRU/CPH MFA Acting Program Class of 2018. Credits include: Macbeth, Mary Zimmerman’s Metamorphoses, Clybourne Park, and She Stoops to Conquer. A graduate of Bowling Green State University’s Musical Theatre Program. Credits: Spring Awakening, Legally Blonde, Book of Days, and more. Recipient of the National Irene Ryan Scholarship Acting Award at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival in Washington, DC. Regional and local theatre work includes: Caroline, or Change (Tantrum Theatre) and RAGTIME (Cain Park). Major gratitude towards my sisters, my family, friends, and the entire Cleveland community for your genuine love and support. Mom, thank you for being my ultimate Wonder Woman. Ky, you stay my inspiration ALWAYS and Robert thank you for being in my corner. Instagram: @mv_broadway

John Treacy Egan

John Treacy Egan

(Colonel Mustard) recently appeared on Broadway in My Fair Lady at Lincoln Center Theater. His other Broadway credits include Casa Valentina, Nice Work If You Can Get It and created roles in Sister Act (Joey) and Disney’s The Little Mermaid (Chef Louis). He played Max Bialystock in the The Producers more(Colonel Mustard) recently appeared on Broadway in My Fair Lady at Lincoln Center Theater. His other Broadway credits include Casa Valentina, Nice Work If You Can Get It and created roles in Sister Act (Joey) and Disney’s The Little Mermaid (Chef Louis). He played Max Bialystock in the The Producers as well as the roles of Roger DeBris and Franz Liebkind. He also appeared in Jekyll & Hyde and Roundabout’s Bye Bye Birdie. Off-Broadway, John created roles in Clinton: The Musical, Howard Crabtree’s When Pigs Fly!, Disaster: The Musical, and Batboy: The Musical. He has appeared on television in Gotham, Younger, The Good Wife, The Knick, Boardwalk Empire, Nurse Jackie, 30 Rock, Cupid, Law & Order, and the films Last Night, and The Producers. He can be heard on many theatrical recordings as well as his own solo CDs Count the Stars and On Christmas Morning are available on iTunes and cdbaby.com.

Donna  English

Donna English

(Mrs. White) happily returns to Cleveland Play House, where she appeared early in her career as Cunegonde in Candide. She has appeared on Broadway in Living on Love, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Lend Me a Tenor, and Broadway. Off-Broadway credits include the title role in Madame X more(Mrs. White) happily returns to Cleveland Play House, where she appeared early in her career as Cunegonde in Candide. She has appeared on Broadway in Living on Love, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Lend Me a Tenor, and Broadway. Off-Broadway credits include the title role in Madame X (NYMF Outstanding Performance Award); Julie Andrews, Glen Close and Bernadette Peters in Forbidden Broadway Strikes Back! (cast cd) and Forbidden Broadway 20th Anniversary, Taking a Chance on Love (cast cd); and the original Judy/Ginger in Ruthless! (Drama Desk Award nomination). Among her extensive regional credits, favorites include Maman in My Paris (Long Wharf), Charlotte in A Little Night Music (Repertory Theatre of St Louis), Victoria in Victor/Victoria (North Shore), Anna in The King and I (Music Theatre of Wichita), Lily in On the Twentieth Century (Goodspeed), and Velma in Hairspray (Paper Mill Playhouse). Donna is a recipient of the 2019 Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship.

Kathy Fitzgerald

Kathy Fitzgerald

(Mrs. Peacock) Broadway: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Mrs. Gloop), Wicked (Madame Morrible), 9 to 5 (Roz; Outer Critics Nom. Best Featured Actress), The Producers (Shirley Markowitz), Swinging on a Star (Drama Desk Nom. Best Featured Actress). Off-Broadway: Damn Yankees (Doris; Encores!), Disaster! (Shirley; Triad), Donnybrook (Irish Rep). Regional: Pirates! more(Mrs. Peacock) Broadway: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Mrs. Gloop), Wicked (Madame Morrible), 9 to 5 (Roz; Outer Critics Nom. Best Featured Actress), The Producers (Shirley Markowitz), Swinging on a Star (Drama Desk Nom. Best Featured Actress). Off-Broadway: Damn Yankees (Doris; Encores!), Disaster! (Shirley; Triad), Donnybrook (Irish Rep). Regional: Pirates! (Ruth; Muny), Emmet Otter (Ma; Goodspeed), A Christmas Carol (Fezziwig; McCarter, The Tempest, Twelfth Night, School for Wives, Search for Signs. National Tour: Wicked (Morrible—Broadway World Award). TV/Film: Smash, Mercy, One Life to Life, Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Next Three Days, Our Idiot Brother, and The Producers.

Eleasha Gamble

Eleasha Gamble

(Miss Scarlet) a Helen Hayes Award-winning actress, has toured through Cleveland with The Lion King and most recently was seen as the Baker’s Wife in the National Tour of Fiasco Theatre’s Production of Into The Woods. A Washington, DC native, a highlight of her career was playing Laurey in the more(Miss Scarlet) a Helen Hayes Award-winning actress, has toured through Cleveland with The Lion King and most recently was seen as the Baker’s Wife in the National Tour of Fiasco Theatre’s Production of Into The Woods. A Washington, DC native, a highlight of her career was playing Laurey in the groundbreaking and nationally lauded production of Oklahoma! at the Tony Award-winning Arena Stage. Some favorite regional credits include playing the title role in Mary Stuart (Olney Theatre Center), Nancy in Oliver! (Arena Stage), The Courtesan in Comedy of Errors (Shakespeare Theatre Company), Svetlana in Chess (Signature Theatre), and The Witch in Big Fish (The Lyric Theatre). Television includes HBO’s The Night Of and Amazon’s Sneaky Pete. She has also performed with the Pittsburg Symphony Orchestra and at such places as New York’s Town Hall, 54 Below, Birdland, The Library of Congress, and The White House.

Josh Innerst

Josh Innerst

(The Cop (and Others)) is thrilled to be back at Cleveland Play House. Prior to settling in the mid-west, he was in the acting company at the American Shakespeare Center where he appeared in over thirty productions including Hamlet (Hamlet), Brutus (Julius Caesar), Algernon (The Importance of Being Earnest), Bassanio more(The Cop (and Others)) is thrilled to be back at Cleveland Play House. Prior to settling in the mid-west, he was in the acting company at the American Shakespeare Center where he appeared in over thirty productions including Hamlet (Hamlet), Brutus (Julius Caesar), Algernon (The Importance of Being Earnest), Bassanio (The Merchant of Venice), and The Chorus (Henry V). Other theatre credits include, Sir Guy of Gisbourne in Sherwood: The Adventures of Robin Hood (Cleveland Play House); Trigorin in Stupid F***ing Bird (Dobama Theatre); Touchstone in As You Like It (Colorado Shakespeare Festival); Vanya in Life Sucks (CATCO); Gratiano in The Merchant of Venice (Utah Shakespeare Festival); and many more. He also works as an educator, director, and audiobook narrator.

Gregory James

Gregory James

(Understudy: All Male Roles) is excited to be making his CPH and Equity debut. He is a member of the Cleveland sketch comedy duo Flamingo City and is a sketch writing student of Michael Busch. Stage credits: Male Understudy in Clue (Cleveland Play House); Lucio in Measure for Measure, Mercutio more(Understudy: All Male Roles) is excited to be making his CPH and Equity debut. He is a member of the Cleveland sketch comedy duo Flamingo City and is a sketch writing student of Michael Busch. Stage credits: Male Understudy in Clue (Cleveland Play House); Lucio in Measure for Measure, Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet, and Brooke in Little Women (Oberlin Summer Theater Festival); Bassanio in The Merchant of Venice, David in Hay Fever, Trigorin in The Seagull, and John in Fifth of July (CWRU/CPH). LA theatre credits include Summer and Smoke, The Hound of the Baskervilles, and Lend Me a Tenor (Actors Co-Op Theatre Hollywood), and Some Girl(s) (LA Fringe). Gregory was a founding member of the Whitefire Theatre Company in Los Angeles. Film credits include Jilted for Glamour Magazine, Slow Clap Comedy, and the Actors Co-Op Series, The Fur is Gone. All my love to Molly. GregoryJamesActing.com @GregoryJamesActing

Michael Kostroff

Michael Kostroff

(Professor Plum) is best known for his five seasons on the landmark HBO series, The Wire, and for a long list of TV credits that includes The Blacklist, The Good Wife, Billions, Sonny with a Chance, Law & Order: SVU, The Deuce, and Wizard of Lies starring Robert De Niro. more(Professor Plum) is best known for his five seasons on the landmark HBO series, The Wire, and for a long list of TV credits that includes The Blacklist, The Good Wife, Billions, Sonny with a Chance, Law & Order: SVU, The Deuce, and Wizard of Lies starring Robert De Niro. He’s toured with Les Misérables as the conniving Thérnardier and with The Producers covering Max Bialystock, a role he’s since played in no less than six different productions. His regional roles have included Edna in Hairspray, Mr. Mushnik in Little Shop of Horrors, Saunders in Lend Me a Tenor, and Richard in The Cottage (by Clue playwright Sandy Rustin). Kostroff is the author of Letters from Backstage, Audition Psych 101 and his blog, The Weekly Curmudgeon. He recently completed filming on The Plot Against America for HBO. Please practice good theatre etiquette during the show; remember, we have weapons.

Alex Mandell

Alex Mandell

(Mr. Green) Cleveland Play House debut! Broadway: The Play That Goes Wrong, Hand to God. Off-Broadway: Hand to God (MCC), Sleep No More. Other NY: Mary-Kate Olsen is in Love, Restoration Comedy (The Flea). Regional: Bad Jews (Studio Theatre, Helen Hayes nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor); Awake and Sing (Olney more(Mr. Green) Cleveland Play House debut! Broadway: The Play That Goes Wrong, Hand to God. Off-Broadway: Hand to God (MCC), Sleep No More. Other NY: Mary-Kate Olsen is in Love, Restoration Comedy (The Flea). Regional: Bad Jews (Studio Theatre, Helen Hayes nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor); Awake and Sing (Olney Theatre Center); Never the Sinner (1st Stage). Readings/Workshops: Powerhouse/NYSAF, EST, The Lark, Primary Stages. Training: Boston University; LAMDA.

Mark Price

Mark Price

(Wadsworth) has appeared in the original Broadway companies of Mary Poppins; All Shook Up; Wonderful Town; Rocky Horror Show; Mamma Mia!; Dance of the Vampires; You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown; The Capeman; and as a replacement in Chicago. Other NY and regional credits include The 39 Steps (Alley Theatre), more(Wadsworth) has appeared in the original Broadway companies of Mary Poppins; All Shook Up; Wonderful Town; Rocky Horror Show; Mamma Mia!; Dance of the Vampires; You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown; The Capeman; and as a replacement in Chicago. Other NY and regional credits include The 39 Steps (Alley Theatre), Hound of the Baskervilles (White Heron Theatre), The Producers (Paper Mill Playhouse), The Cottage (Theatre Aspen), Lend Me A Tenor (Paper Mill Playhouse), Assassins (Milwaukee Rep), Into The Woods (Alliance Theater), Sondheim Celebration (Lincoln Center), and Sweeney Todd (Kennedy Center-Helen Hayes nomination). Film & T.V. Murphy Brown, The Good Wife, Law & Order, and Broadway’s Finest. aboutmarkprice.com

Graham Stevens

Graham Stevens

(Mr. Boddy (and Others)) is excited to be making his Cleveland Play House debut in Clue! Graham appeared Off-Broadway in the a cappella musical In Transit, for which he and the cast received a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Ensemble. Graham’s other Off-Broadway credits include The Lightning Thief, Peter and more(Mr. Boddy (and Others)) is excited to be making his Cleveland Play House debut in Clue! Graham appeared Off-Broadway in the a cappella musical In Transit, for which he and the cast received a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Ensemble. Graham’s other Off-Broadway credits include The Lightning Thief, Peter and the Starcatcher (directed by Roger Rees and Alex Timbers), The Robber Bridegroom, and Skippyjon Jones. Graham has worked around the country in regional productions such as Found (Philadelphia Theatre Co.), Up Here (La Jolla Playhouse), Man of La Mancha (Triad Stage), and Carmen (New York City Opera). Graham can also be heard as Long John Silver in the BYU Radio production of Treasure Island 2020, which is available on all podcast platforms. Television appearances include co-starring roles in Search Party (TBS) and Gotham (FOX). Graham earned a BA in Theater Studies from Yale University. Find out more at GrahamStevens.com

Elisabeth Yancey

Elisabeth Yancey

(Yvette)

was most recently onstage with Cleveland Play House as Yvette in Clue and Grace Richards in Into the Breeches!. Other credits with CWRU/CPH MFA Acting Program include The Merchant of Venice, Hay Fever, The Seagull, and Fifth of July. Internationally, Elisabeth performed at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival in

more(Yvette)

was most recently onstage with Cleveland Play House as Yvette in Clue and Grace Richards in Into the Breeches!. Other credits with CWRU/CPH MFA Acting Program include The Merchant of Venice, Hay Fever, The Seagull, and Fifth of July. Internationally, Elisabeth performed at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival in the world premiere of Call of the Void. Other favorite credits include CPH’s New Ground Theatre Festival in Cicada and Christina, and the Oberlin Summer Theater Festival in Romeo and Juliet and Little Women, as well as work with Wellesley Repertory Theatre. Elisabeth holds a BA in Theatre Studies from Wellesley College, a certificate of classical acting from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts, and a certificate of literature from Cambridge University. She could not be more delighted to join this ensemble in bringing this story to life. www.elisabethyancey.com Insta: @elisabethyancey

Jen Caprio

(Costume Designer)

is pleased to return to Cleveland Play House where she previously designed Steel Magnolias, Rich Girl, Fairfield, and Well. On Broadway she designed Falsettos and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. National/International Tours include Falsettos, Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat, The Lion (West End/ US Tour),

more(Costume Designer)

is pleased to return to Cleveland Play House where she previously designed Steel Magnolias, Rich Girl, Fairfield, and Well. On Broadway she designed Falsettos and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. National/International Tours include Falsettos, Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat, The Lion (West End/ US Tour), …Spelling Bee, and Rockumentary and Kaleidoscope on Celebrity Cruises. Her selected New York credits include City Center Encores!, Audible/Minetta Lane, Second Stage, Manhattan Theatre Club, Roundabout Theatre Company, Primary Stages, Cherry Lane, LaMama, ETC and Ensemble Studio Theatre. Regional: Over 150 LORT productions at theatres including the Kennedy Center, Guthrie Theater, Goodspeed, Center Theatre Group, La Jolla Playhouse, Alley Theatre, Paper Mill Playhouse, and Williamstown Theatre Festival. TV: Sesame Street (seasons 47-51), The Not-Too-Late Show with Elmo. 2019 Daytime Emmy Nomination for Sesame Street. Instagram @jencapriocostumedesign

Binder Casting, Justin Bohon, CSA

(Casting) Binder Casting was founded by Jay Binder, CSA in 1984. Binder Casting has cast over 80 Broadway productions, dozens of National Tours, Off-Broadway shows, full seasons for over 25 regional theatres, as well as feature films, episodic television, and commercials. Binder has also cast for Encores! at New more(Casting) Binder Casting was founded by Jay Binder, CSA in 1984. Binder Casting has cast over 80 Broadway productions, dozens of National Tours, Off-Broadway shows, full seasons for over 25 regional theatres, as well as feature films, episodic television, and commercials. Binder has also cast for Encores! at New York City Center since its inception in 1994. Additionally, the office was featured in the documentary, Every Little Step. Binder Casting is a twelve–time recipient of the Artios Award for excellence in casting. Part of RWS Entertainment Group. Staff: Jay Binder, CSA; Mark Brandon, CSA; Justin Bohon, CSA; Chad Eric Murnane, CSA; Sarah Cooney; Kyle Coker; Anthony Pichette; and Jarrett Reiche. bindercasting.com

Hunter Foster

(Additional Materials) is currently the Artistic Director for the Redhouse Arts Center in Syracse, NY where he has directed Rent, God of Carnage and A Syracuse Christmas Carol. He most recently directed The Other Josh Cohen Off-Broadway at the West Side theatre in NYC and was named the 2018 “Director more(Additional Materials) is currently the Artistic Director for the Redhouse Arts Center in Syracse, NY where he has directed Rent, God of Carnage and A Syracuse Christmas Carol. He most recently directed The Other Josh Cohen Off-Broadway at the West Side theatre in NYC and was named the 2018 “Director of the Year” by the Wall Street Journal for his productions of 42nd Street at the Bucks County Playhouse and The Drowsy Chaperone at the Goodspeed Opera House. As the Artistic Associate for the Bucks County Playhouse he directed: Clue, Guys and Dolls, Company, Ain’t Misbehavin’, The Buddy Holly Story, National Pastime, The Rocky Horror Show, Summer of ’42, Million Dollar Quartet, and It’s a Wonderful Life. He has also directed the world premiere of two new musicals, One Hit Wonder (University of Michigan) and A Connecticut Christmas Carol (Goodspeed Musicals), and is developing the new musical, The Girl in the Red Dress, for the Redhouse Arts Center. Other directing credits include: Guys and Dolls, Our Town (Theatre Aspen); The Other Josh Cohen (Geva Theatre); Once, Cabaret, My Fair Lady, The Foreigner, Clue (Cape Playhouse); Grease (North Carolina Theatre); Spamalot (Casa Manana); and has directed productions of the Million Dollar Quartet for the Paper Mill Playhouse, Cincinnati Playhouse, Geva Theatre, Ogunquit Playhouse, St. Louis Rep, and at many other theatres around the country. He has written the librettos for two Off-Broadway musicals, Summer of ’42 (Outer Critic Circle Award for Best Musical) and Jasper in Deadland. Other writing credits include: Clue, The Circus in Winter (Goodspeed Musicals), Clyde and Bonnie: A Folktale (Aurora Theatre), Sleepy Hollow (Signature Theatre), and The Big Boom. As an actor, he has performed on Broadway in Little Shop of Horrors (Tony Nomination), Urinetown, The Producers, The Bridges of Madison County, Hands on a Hardbody, Million Dollar Quartet, Footloose, Les Miserables, Grease, Pump Boys and Dinettes, and King David.

John Godbout

(Stage Manager) was Cleveland Play House's resident stage manager from 2001 to 2008 and returned to CPH in the fall of 2011. This past summer, he worked at Porthouse Theatre where he stage managed Man of La Mancha and The Music Man. John has also stage managed at North more(Stage Manager) was Cleveland Play House's resident stage manager from 2001 to 2008 and returned to CPH in the fall of 2011. This past summer, he worked at Porthouse Theatre where he stage managed Man of La Mancha and The Music Man. John has also stage managed at North Shore Music Theatre, Capital Repertory Theatre, The Weston Playhouse, Berkshire Theatre Festival, Arkansas Repertory Theatre, Northern Stage, and Seaside Music Theatre.

The Araca Group

(Producer) founded in 1997 by partners Matthew Rego, Michael Rego, and Hank Unger, The Araca Group is one of Broadway's leading producing and merchandising companies, and a growing presence in global entertainment properties. As producers, Araca works with award-winning leaders in the theater industry, shepherds projects that are critically more(Producer) founded in 1997 by partners Matthew Rego, Michael Rego, and Hank Unger, The Araca Group is one of Broadway's leading producing and merchandising companies, and a growing presence in global entertainment properties. As producers, Araca works with award-winning leaders in the theater industry, shepherds projects that are critically and commercially successful, and champions the voices of the next generation of artists. Araca’s Broadway producing credits include Wicked, In Residence On Broadway, Oklahoma!, Ain’t Too Proud, SpongeBob SquarePants, Junk, Hello Dolly!, Groundhog Day, Shuffle Along, Skylight, Disgraced, A Raisin In The Sun, Cinderella, Rock of Ages, Boeing-Boeing, The Wedding Singer, Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune, Urinetown and this upcoming season’s Diana. In addition, The Araca Group provides merchandising services through its brand activation division for Broadway shows, film and television studios. For more information, please visit araca.com

Michael Holland

(Composer) was orchestrator/vocal arranger/recording co-producer for the Broadway revival of Godspell. In 2019, he served as Music Director/Orchestrator/Vocal Arranger for Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park’s acclaimed actor/musician production of You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, as well as Arranger/Associate MD for We Are the Champions: The Junior Fellows Sing Queen more(Composer) was orchestrator/vocal arranger/recording co-producer for the Broadway revival of Godspell. In 2019, he served as Music Director/Orchestrator/Vocal Arranger for Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park’s acclaimed actor/musician production of You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, as well as Arranger/Associate MD for We Are the Champions: The Junior Fellows Sing Queen at Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center. He has composed incidental music for: Bay Street Theatre; The Old Globe; The Alley Theatre; Bucks County Playhouse; Cape Playhouse; Colorado Shakespeare; Dallas Theatre Center; and Playwrights Horizons. As composer/lyricist, shows include Horizon Line (in development with Theatre Latté Da, Minneapolis), You’re Gonna Hate This (Joe’s Pub; Feinstein’s 54 Below), Hurricane (NYMF). Recordings include Beach Toys Won’t Save You and Darkness Falls, available on most streaming platforms, as well as a few out-of-print ones. Upcoming: music and lyrics for Twelve Angry Men (Theatre Latté Da, 2020). Check out michaelholland.com: “Woefully neglected since 2014!”

Jeff Human

(Sound Designer) is the Audio Supervisor for Work Light Productions in Charleston, SC. Previous sound designs include Bad Dates (Weston Playhouse) and The Aliens (Weston Playhouse). He was the Associate Sound Designer for Something Rotten 2nd National Tour and the 2019 Seoul, South Korea production. Production audio more(Sound Designer) is the Audio Supervisor for Work Light Productions in Charleston, SC. Previous sound designs include Bad Dates (Weston Playhouse) and The Aliens (Weston Playhouse). He was the Associate Sound Designer for Something Rotten 2nd National Tour and the 2019 Seoul, South Korea production. Production audio engineer credits for tours include Jesus Christ Superstar 50th Anniversary, Bandstand 1st National, RENT 20th Anniversary, Motown: The Musical, Mamma Mia!, and Avenue Q. Jeff is a member of TSDCA and a graduate of Clemson University.

Casey Hushion

(Director) is currently the Resident Director of Mean Girls (Broadway/National Tour) and Disney’s Aladdin. Other Broadway credits include The Prom, Elf (2012, 2010), In The Heights (Broadway/National Tour), The Drowsy Chaperone (Broadway/National Tour/West End), To Be or Not To Be (Manhattan Theatre Club), and Good Vibrations. Casey directed Call Me more(Director) is currently the Resident Director of Mean Girls (Broadway/National Tour) and Disney’s Aladdin. Other Broadway credits include The Prom, Elf (2012, 2010), In The Heights (Broadway/National Tour), The Drowsy Chaperone (Broadway/National Tour/West End), To Be or Not To Be (Manhattan Theatre Club), and Good Vibrations. Casey directed Call Me Madam at City Center Encores last season. For television, she has choreographed musical sequences for the Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Casey directed the pre-Broadway production of Nerds at Philadelphia Theatre Company and the Broadway production of Nerds (almost). Off-Broadway, she directed Fat Camp at the ATA Theatre. Casey served as the Artistic Director of North Carolina Theatre for ten years, where she directed twenty productions. A graduate of New York University, Casey has directed at regional theatres such as North Shore Music Theatre, Ogunquit Playhouse, Papermill Playhouse, Riverside Theatre, Walnut Street Theatre, Casa Manana, Music Theatre of Wichita, and Goodspeed Opera House. With the Boston Pops, Casey has staged concert versions of Carousel and A Little Night Music. Love and thanks to her husband Marc and to their three kids Lincoln, Violet, and Jane.

Kevin Inouye

(Fight Choreographer) has assisted CPH on Clue, Pipeline, and Into the Breeches! this season, as well as shows at CPH, CPT, Dobama, Karamu, and elsewhere in the past year. He’s a Certified Teacher and Theatrical Firearms Instructor with the Society of American Fight Director, a SAG-AFTRA stunt performer, and has more(Fight Choreographer) has assisted CPH on Clue, Pipeline, and Into the Breeches! this season, as well as shows at CPH, CPT, Dobama, Karamu, and elsewhere in the past year. He’s a Certified Teacher and Theatrical Firearms Instructor with the Society of American Fight Director, a SAG-AFTRA stunt performer, and has choreographed theatrical violence for over 75 live shows and over 25 screen productions. He joined Case Western Reserve University and the CWRU/CPH MFA Acting program in Fall of 2018 as Assistant Professor of Movement, Acting, & Stage Combat. He is a published author, actor, director, theatrical armorer, and teaches workshops regularly around the country.

J. Jared Janas

(Wig, Hair, & Makeup Designer) Broadway productions include Jagged Little Pill, Frankie and Johnny in the Claire de Lune, Gettin' the Band Back Together, Bandstand, Indecent, Sunset Boulevard, The Visit, The Real Thing, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill, Motown, Peter and the Starcatcher, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, more(Wig, Hair, & Makeup Designer) Broadway productions include Jagged Little Pill, Frankie and Johnny in the Claire de Lune, Gettin' the Band Back Together, Bandstand, Indecent, Sunset Boulevard, The Visit, The Real Thing, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill, Motown, Peter and the Starcatcher, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, All about Me, and Next to Normal. Recent Off-Broadway and Regional productions include Sing Street (NY Theatre Workshop); Spring Awakening (TUTS); Scotland, PA and Toni Stone (Roundabout); BLKS, The Light and Alice by Heart (MCC); Nantucket Sleigh Ride (Lincoln Center); Miss You Like Hell and The Low Road (Public Theater); The Amateurs (Vineyard Theatre); Jerry Springer the Opera (New Group); and Yours Unfaithfully (Mint Theatre, Drama Desk nomination). Film/TV credits include Madam Secretary, The Good Fight, Six by Sondheim, Scream Queens, Gotham, Mozart in the Jungle, Inside Amy Schumer, Angelica, and The Night Before.

Laura Kepley

Laura Kepley

(Artistic Director) became Artistic Director of Cleveland Play House in 2013 and has directed numerous CPH mainstage productions including Every Brilliant Thing; Into the Breeches!; Tiny Houses (world premiere, also at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park); Sweat; The Diary of Anne Frank; Shakespeare in Love; The Crucible; Steel Magnolias; The more(Artistic Director) became Artistic Director of Cleveland Play House in 2013 and has directed numerous CPH mainstage productions including Every Brilliant Thing; Into the Breeches!; Tiny Houses (world premiere, also at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park); Sweat; The Diary of Anne Frank; Shakespeare in Love; The Crucible; Steel Magnolias; The Good Peaches (world premiere); Fairfield (world premiere); How I Learned to Drive (also at Syracuse Stage); The Little Foxes; Venus in Fur; Good People (also at Syracuse Stage); A Carol for Cleveland (world premiere); In the Next Room, or the vibrator play; My Name is Asher Lev and CPH readings of Roe Green Award-winning plays Tiny Houses; The Chinese Lady; Soups, Stews and Casseroles: 1976; Marjorie Prime and Daphne’s Dive. She joined CPH in 2010, having arrived from Trinity Repertory Company in Providence, Rhode Island where she was Resident Director and Artistic Associate for four seasons and Interim Director of the Brown/Trinity Rep M.F.A. in Directing Program for one. She has also directed for The Alliance Theatre, Asolo Repertory Theatre, Chautauqua Theater Company, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Contemporary American Theatre Festival, and The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, among others. A native Ohioan, Laura received her undergraduate degree from Northwestern University and her Master of Fine Arts from Brown University/Trinity Rep. She is a Drama League Fellow and a recipient of the 2009-2011 National Endowment for the Arts/Theatre Communications Group Career Development Program for Directors.

Caitlin Lewins

(Assistant Director) is a director, writer, composer/musician, performer, and Cleveland Public Theatre's (CPT) Director of Audience Engagement and Media Relations. Caitlin was named a 2019 Finalist for the National Directors Fellowship, a 2019 Finalist for The MITTEN Lab, and awarded a CPT 2016/2017 Nord Family Foundation Playwright Fellowship which culminated more(Assistant Director) is a director, writer, composer/musician, performer, and Cleveland Public Theatre's (CPT) Director of Audience Engagement and Media Relations. Caitlin was named a 2019 Finalist for the National Directors Fellowship, a 2019 Finalist for The MITTEN Lab, and awarded a CPT 2016/2017 Nord Family Foundation Playwright Fellowship which culminated in Everything is Okay (and other helpful lies), a dark musical comedy co-created with Melissa Crum which received readings inside the 2019 New York Musical Festival and a CPT full production. Caitlin completed the CPT 2013/2014 Joan Yellen Horvitz Director Fellowship which culminated in the production Left in Ink which she conceived, directed, and co-created. At CPT, Caitlin co-directed and music directed 44 Plays For 44 Presidents. She is a member of the Class of 2019 for Cleveland Bridge Builders, a program of the Cleveland Leadership Center. Special thanks to Cleveland Public Theatre for supporting this production.

Jonathan Lynn

(Screenplay) feature films include Clue, Nuns on the Run (which he also wrote), My Cousin Vinny, Greedy, Trial And Error, The Whole Nine Yards, The Fighting Temptations, and Wild Target. His first produced screenplay was The Internecine Project (1974). For television, Jonathan is best known for multi-award-wining BBC comedy series more(Screenplay) feature films include Clue, Nuns on the Run (which he also wrote), My Cousin Vinny, Greedy, Trial And Error, The Whole Nine Yards, The Fighting Temptations, and Wild Target. His first produced screenplay was The Internecine Project (1974). For television, Jonathan is best known for multi-award-wining BBC comedy series Yes, Minister and Yes, Prime Minister, created and co-written with Antony Jay, which has been seen in more than 80 countries. He authored the bestselling books The Complete Yes Minister and The Complete Yes Prime Minister, which cumulatively sold more than a million copies in hardback, have been translated into numerous languages and have never been out of print. His novel Mayday (1991) was recently re-published and his sort-of-memoir Comedy Rules and latest novel Samaritans both received rave reviews. Recently in London he directed two plays he wrote: Yes Prime Minister and The Patriotic Traitor (The Park). Numerous awards include the BAFTA, Writers Guild (twice), Broadcasting Press Guild (twice), NAACP Image Award, Environmental Media Award, Ace Award (Best Comedy Series on US cable), and a Special Award from the Campaign For Freedom of Information. Lynn received an MA in Law from Cambridge University and now lives in New York, writing new plays, describing himself as a recovering lawyer. jonathanlynn.com

Maryann Morris

(Assistant Stage Manager) is a Cleveland native who most recently Stage Managed for Every Brilliant Thing, Pipeline, CPH’s Borderlight reading of Our Dad is in Atlantis, Native Gardens, An Iliad, The Royale, The Diary of Anne Frank, ASM’ed The Good Peaches, hand-over SM’ed A Christmas Story and Sweat, and ASM’ed more(Assistant Stage Manager) is a Cleveland native who most recently Stage Managed for Every Brilliant Thing, Pipeline, CPH’s Borderlight reading of Our Dad is in Atlantis, Native Gardens, An Iliad, The Royale, The Diary of Anne Frank, ASM’ed The Good Peaches, hand-over SM’ed A Christmas Story and Sweat, and ASM’ed How I Learned to Drive, as well as Stage Managing several CPH New Ground Theatre works such as Grand Concourse and Fairfield. Other current and recent collaborations include Letters from Zora featuring Vanessa Bell Calloway at Karamu House, Havana Hop with Paige Hernandez, Eric Schmiedl’s stage adaptation of the graphic novel Incognegro by Mat Johnson, My Mother Has 4 Noses with Jonatha Brooke, The Dazzle Awards at Playhouse Square, and May 4th Voices presented by The Maltz Museum of Jewish History and Kent State University's Democracy Symposium.

Ryan O'Gara

(Lighting Designer) selected-National Tour: Juke Box Hero, A Night with Janis Joplin, Vocalocity, Walking Dead Experience, The Little Prince. Selected-NYC: Tail Spin, play/date, Lady Day, Moses of Egypt (New York City Opera), Knuckle Heads Zoo, Black Violin, Chix 6, THE RIDE, and NBC Upfront at Radio City Music Hall more(Lighting Designer) selected-National Tour: Juke Box Hero, A Night with Janis Joplin, Vocalocity, Walking Dead Experience, The Little Prince. Selected-NYC: Tail Spin, play/date, Lady Day, Moses of Egypt (New York City Opera), Knuckle Heads Zoo, Black Violin, Chix 6, THE RIDE, and NBC Upfront at Radio City Music Hall plus various productions for Cirque du Soleil, Norwegian Cruise Line, Tokyo DisneySea, Paper Mill Playhouse, Walnut Street Theatre, Drury Lane- Chicago (2019 Jeff Nomination), TUTS, Baltimore Center Stage, Syracuse Stage, North Carolina Theatre, Bucks County Playhouse, Signature Theatre DC, Laguna Playhouse, Barter Theatre, Lincoln Center Festival, Capital Repertory Theatre, and Bristol Riverside Theatre (2016 Barrymore Award). Associate Lighting Designer for over 25 Broadway productions, currently: Aint’ too Proud, Come from Away, and Hamilton. O’Gara graduated from North Carolina School of the Arts. ryanogara.com

Eric Price

(Additional Materials)

is a lyricist, bookwriter, director, and educator. He has written the lyrics and book to the musicals The Violet Hour, Radioactive, Presto Change-o, Around the World, Hello Out There, and The Sixth Borough. His adaptation of Jane Austen’s Emma has been produced all over North America. Production

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is a lyricist, bookwriter, director, and educator. He has written the lyrics and book to the musicals The Violet Hour, Radioactive, Presto Change-o, Around the World, Hello Out There, and The Sixth Borough. His adaptation of Jane Austen’s Emma has been produced all over North America. Production experience includes projects at such institutions as Manhattan Theatre Club, Roundabout Theatre, Goodman Theatre, The Kennedy Center, Menier Chocolate Factory, Barrington Stage, Goodspeed Musicals, Audible.com, 54 Below, the Ravinia Festival, and more. Eric was the longtime assistant to 21-time Tony Award-winning director/producer Hal Prince and worked with him over many years on the development of new musicals that premiered in New York, Chicago, Washington DC, London, and Tokyo. He is a member of the Lincoln Center Directors Lab and has degrees in Directing from Indiana University and Musical Theatre Writing from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. He is an Adjunct Professor of Musical Theatre at Pace University and Molloy College/CAP21 and is a member of The Dramatists Guild and ASCAP. With his collaborator, Will Reynolds, Eric won the 2018 Fred Ebb Award for Musical Theatre Writing. ericpriceonline.com

Work Light Productions

(Producer) Dedicated to creating and producing live entertainment. WLP is a full service producing, investment, general management, and technical supervision company with offices in Summit, NJ and Charleston, SC. Broadway: Ain’t Too Proud, Jagged Little Pill, Waitress. Current and upcoming touring productions: The Cher Show, Ain’t Too Proud, Rent 20th more(Producer) Dedicated to creating and producing live entertainment. WLP is a full service producing, investment, general management, and technical supervision company with offices in Summit, NJ and Charleston, SC. Broadway: Ain’t Too Proud, Jagged Little Pill, Waitress. Current and upcoming touring productions: The Cher Show, Ain’t Too Proud, Rent 20th Anniversary Tour, Bandstand, White Christmas, and the Olivier Award-winning production of Jesus Christ Superstar. Developing the new musical An Officer and a Gentleman. Produced Julie Andrews, The Gift of Music at The Hollywood Bowl and London’s O2 Arena. Other recent touring productions include Motown, Something Rotten!, Mamma Mia!, R+H Cinderella, the Tony Award-winners American Idiot, In the Heights, and Avenue Q. WLP is led by founding partner and President Stephen Gabriel and Vice President Nancy Gabriel. worklightproductions.com

Lively McCabe Productions

(Producer) is led by producer Michael Barra and co-founder Katie Dietz. The company specializes in packaging and adapting iconic intellectual property into new stories for theater, film/TV, and book publishing. In addition to Clue, other projects include the new musicals Punk Rock Girl, with a book by Joe Iconis more(Producer) is led by producer Michael Barra and co-founder Katie Dietz. The company specializes in packaging and adapting iconic intellectual property into new stories for theater, film/TV, and book publishing. In addition to Clue, other projects include the new musicals Punk Rock Girl, with a book by Joe Iconis (Be More Chill) and a score comprised of pop and rock songs made famous by P!nk, Avril Lavigne, Gwen Stefani, and Sleater Kinney; May We All, featuring a book by Troy Britton Johnson and Todd Johnson and a score of hit Country music songs co-produced with Brian Kelley of Florida Georgia Line; a musical adaptation of the iconic MGM film Mystic Pizza and the Christmas musical What a Wonderful World. For more info visit livelymccabe.com

Sandy Rustin

(Playwright) is an actress and award-winning playwright and thrilled to be opening her adaptation of Clue here at Cleveland Play House. Her comedy, The Cottage, (“Laugh Out Loud!” – The NY Times) was presented by Manhattan Theatre Club with Jason Alexander (Seinfeld) directing, and more(Playwright) is an actress and award-winning playwright and thrilled to be opening her adaptation of Clue here at Cleveland Play House. Her comedy, The Cottage, (“Laugh Out Loud!” – The NY Times) was presented by Manhattan Theatre Club with Jason Alexander (Seinfeld) directing, and is in development for a commercial production in NYC. She wrote the book & lyrics for Mattel’s American Girl Live Tour; slated for Season 2 in 2020. Last spring, Sandy and collaborator, Sarah Saltzberg, gave a “thorough feminist scouring” (NY Times) to Rogers & Hart’s I Married an Angel, adapted for NYC’s City Center’s Encores! Her sketch-comedy musical, Rated P … For Parenthood, (“Wistfully Funny!” – The NY Times) opened Off-Broadway and was optioned for TV development with ABC Studios. Sandy’s play, Struck (“A Charming Comedy!” – The NY Times) enjoyed critically acclaimed productions at NJ REP and Theatre Raleigh. Her play, Houston, is the recipient of the New American Musical Award and Sandy’s comedy, Elijah, was recently presented as part of Midtown Direct Rep’s “Theatre in the Parlor” Reading Series. Currently, Sandy is adapting the MGM film, Mystic Pizza, for the stage. She is also developing a new musical for Disney and writing a newly commissioned play as part of Florida Studio Theatre’s The Suffragist Project. Sandy is also the Founding Co-Artistic Director of Midtown Direct Rep & an advocate for cowdenfoundation.org. A Northwestern University graduate, Sandy is a member of ASCAP, SAG, AEA, and the Dramatists Guild and is represented by Abrams Artists. sandyrustin.com Insta@ SandyRustin_

Lee Savage

(Set Designer) Select New York City designs include: The Lightning Thief (Longacre Theatre); Natural Shocks and Collapse (Woman’s Project); Surely Goodness and Mercy (Keen Company); Somebody's Daughter (Second Stage); Twelfth Night, X: Or, Betty Shabazz v. The Nation and Julius Caesar (The Acting Company); Muscles in our Toes, Sunset Baby, more(Set Designer) Select New York City designs include: The Lightning Thief (Longacre Theatre); Natural Shocks and Collapse (Woman’s Project); Surely Goodness and Mercy (Keen Company); Somebody's Daughter (Second Stage); Twelfth Night, X: Or, Betty Shabazz v. The Nation and Julius Caesar (The Acting Company); Muscles in our Toes, Sunset Baby, and Thinner Than Water (Labyrinth); Rx (Primary Stages); All-American (LCT3); The Dream of the Burning Boy and Ordinary Days (Roundabout Underground); Oohrah! (Atlantic); Go-Go Kitty Go! (NY Fringe Festival); and Harvest (La Mama). He has also designed for regional theatres across the country and is the recipient of the Helen Hayes Award (Twelfth Night, Much Ado About Nothing, A Midsummer Night's Dream (nom), Richard III (nom), NAACP Award (Satchmo at the Waldorf), Connecticut Critics Circle Award (The Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow), and has received nominations for the Irish Times Theatre Award (A Streetcar Named Desire) and the Suzi Bass Award (Smart Cookie). Mr. Savage is a founding member of Wingspace Theatrical Design. He holds a MFA (Yale School of Drama), a BFA (Rhode Island School of Design), and is the Head of Set Design at Rutgers, Mason Gross School of the Arts.

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