“Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark” Announces Full Cast
FOR RELEASE ON MONDAY, AUGUST 16, 2010
“SPIDER–MAN Turn Off The Dark”
ANNOUNCES COMPLETE CAST
REHEARSALS BEGIN TODAY
New York, NY – Lead producer Michael Cohl today announced the complete cast for SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark, which begins rehearsals this morning. Directed by Julie Taymor and featuring a book by Julie Taymor and Glen Berger, and new music and lyrics by Bono and The Edge, SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark will begin previews at Broadway’s Foxwoods Theatre (213 West 42nd Street) on November 14, with opening night set for December 21.
Joining previously announced stars Reeve Carney, Jennifer Damiano and Patrick Page are Natalie Mendoza, Michael Mulheren, Ken Marks, Isabel Keating, Jeb Brown, T.V. Carpio, Mat Devine, Gideon Glick, Jonathan Schwartz, Matthew James Thomas, Laura Beth Wells, Matt Caplan, Dwayne Clark, Luther Creek, Gerald Avery, Collin Baja, Marcus Bellamy, Emmanuel Brown, Erin Elliott, Dana Marie Ingraham, Ayo Janeen Jackson, Heather Lang, Ari Loeb, Natalie Lomonte, Kevin Loomis, Kristin Martin, Jodi McFadden, Kristen Oei, America Olivo, Jennifer Perry, Kyle Post, Brandon Rubendall, Sean Samuels, Dollar Tan, and Christopher Tierney.
Drawing from more than 40 years of Marvel comic books for inspiration, SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark spins a new take on the mythic tale of Peter Parker, a teenager whose unremarkable life in Queens is turned upside-down—literally—when he’s bitten by a genetically-altered spider and wakes up the next morning clinging to the ceiling. Bullied by his classmates and tortured by an unrelenting crush on next-door-neighbor Mary Jane Watson, this science geek discovers he has suddenly been endowed with astonishing powers. He ¬soon learns, however, that “with great power comes great responsibility.” Maligned by the media, buffeted by financial woes, and stretched thin by the expectations of the world-at-large, Peter now must struggle to navigate the perilous and peculiar demands of being a web-slinging superhero. With the characters in SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark ranging from old familiar favorites to supervillains never-before imagined, Spider-Man’s battles will hurtle the audience through a story both recognizable and unexpected, culminating in an eye-popping, ultimate test for this iconic figure.
SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark features music and lyrics by 22-time Grammy® Award-winners Bono and The Edge of U2 with direction by Tony® Award-winner Julie Taymor (The Tempest, Across The Universe, The Lion King) and a book by Julie Taymor and Glen Berger (Underneath The Lintel).
The creative team includes Daniel Ezralow (Choreography), George Tsypin (Scenic Design), Academy Award®-winner Eiko Ishioka (Costume Design), Tony® Award-winner Donald Holder (Lighting Design), Jonathan Deans (Sound Design), Kyle Cooper (Projection Design), Julie Taymor (Mask Design), Campbell Young Associates (Hair Design), Judy Chin (Makeup Design), Scott Rogers (Aerial Design), Jaque Paquin (Aerial Rigging Design), David Campbell (Orchestrations & Arrangements), Teese Gohl (Musical Supervision), and Kimberly Grigsby (Music Director). Casting is by Telsey + Co.
SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark is produced by Michael Cohl, Jeremiah J. Harris, Land Line Productions, Hello Entertainment/David Garfinkle, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Billy and Fernando Rovzar Diez Barroso, Jeffrey B. Hecktman, Omneity Entertainment/Richard G. Weinberg, Nederlander Organization/James L. Nederlander, Terry Allen Kramer, S2BN Entertainment, Jam Theatricals, the Mayerson/Gould/Hauser/Tysoe Group, and Patricia Lambrecht, by association with Marvel Entertainment.
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Tickets are priced from $67.50 – $135 for weekday performances and $67.50 – $140 for weekend performances.
Natalie Mendoza. TV and film includes: the cult hit feature The Descent (and its sequel), The Great Raid, Code 46, Baz Luhrmann's Moulin Rouge, the hit BBC series “Hotel Babylon” and more. Mendoza made her stage debut at the Sydney Opera House as a girl in Romeo and Juliet. She was discovered by Cameron Mackintosh and asked to play ‘Eponine’ in Les Miserables and later went on to star in many other musicals and plays, including multiple seasons with The Melbourne Theatre Company and workshops of Matthew Warchus' Lord of the Rings and the stage adaptation of the film Ghost. She signed as a teenager internationally to Virgin Records with her pop punk band Jackson Mendoza and had several hits that led them onto stadium tours. She is currently recording her first solo album as well as a Jazz project called “The Eddy,” produced by Glen Ballard. Natalie's also created a comic book /multi platform project with Simon Bisley, which is scheduled to be released at next year’s Comic-Con.
Michael Mulheren. Broadway: Looped, The Farnsworth Invention, Deuce, La Cage aux Folles, The Boy from Oz, Kiss Me Kate (Tony®, Drama Desk nominations), Titanic, and On the Waterfront. Encores!: Damn Yankees, Do Re Mi, Li’l Abner, Of Thee I Sing. Off-Broadway: Captains Courageous, Floyd Collins, and The Fantasticks. TV: various appearances including the FX series “Rescue Me,” guest stars on “Law & Order,” “The West Wing,” “Lipstick Jungle.” Film: Fool’s Gold, Invincible, Martin Scorcese’s Bringing Out the Dead, and Woody Allen’s The Curse of the Jade Scorpion, among others. Love to Amanda, Conor and Fiona.
Ken Marks. Broadway: Wilbur Turnblad in Hairspray, Rock ‘N Roll, Spring Awakening, After The Fall, Mamma Mia! (original Broadway company), Present Laughter, Michael in Dancing At Lughnasa. Off-Broadway: Editor Webb in Our Town (Barrow Street), Stuff Happens (Public Theater – Drama Desk, Best Ensemble), Sir Larry in Orson’s Shadow (Barrow Street), The Internationalist (Vineyard), Little Fish (Second Stage), When They Speak Of Rita (Primary Stages), Henry V (NYSF). Regional: leading roles at the Guthrie, Yale Rep., Long Wharf, ACT, Mark Taper Forum, Actor’s Theatre of Louisville. TV: “Law and Order,” “Law and Order: SVU,” “Third Watch,” “Life on Mars,” “Royal Pains,” “New Amsterdam.” Film: Henry’s Crime, Step Up 3D, Bad Bride, The Wackness. For Laura, Eleanor, and Clarissa.
Isabel Keating is widely acclaimed for her performance in Broadway’s The Boy from Oz opposite Hugh Jackman, for which she garnered Tony® Award, Drama League and Outer Critics Circle Award nominations, and won the Drama Desk and Theatre World Awards. Also on Broadway, she starred in Enchanted April and the long-running hit Hairspray. Off Broadway, Isabel most recently starred in Cusi Cram’s A Lifetime Burning at Primary Stages, and has appeared with Atlantic Theatre Company, Ensemble Studio Theatre, and Rattlestick, among others. She won the Helen Hayes Award for her turn in Tom Stoppard’s Indian Ink at Washington, DC’s Studio Theatre, and has appeared regionally at the Old Globe, Hartford Stage, Long Wharf, Paper Mill Playhouse, the O’Neill Center, Vassar/Powerhouse, Williamstown, and many others. Her films include The Nanny Diaries and Life Before Her Eyes. For television, she guest starred opposite Stanley Tucci in CBS’s “3 lbs” and opposite Vincent D’Onofrio in NBC Universal’s “Law & Order: Criminal Intent,” and provided her voice for the Emmy Award-winning PBS American Masters “Judy Garland: By Myself.”
Jeb Brown. Broadway: Time Stands Still, Grease, High Fidelity, Ring of Fire, Aida, I'm Not Rappaport, Bring Back Birdie, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Off-Broadway: Romantic Poetry, Game Show. Regional: Steppenwolf, McCarter, Old Globe, Paper Mill, Dallas Theatre Center, Actor's Theatre Louisville, Kennedy Center, Ford's, Coconut Grove. Film: Salt, The Namesake, Renaissance Man, I'll Do Anything. TV: “Law and Order: SVU,” “Crazy For You” (PBS Great Performances), “Star Trek: DS9,” Conan O'Brien, “One Life To Live.” L.A.'s Evidence Room Theatre Project (founder), Yale University (Whiffenpoof), Elyse and Eleanor (husband/father).
T.V. Carpio. Teresa Victoria Carpio, better known as T.V., grew up in Hong Kong with her mother, Teresa Carpio, a household name as a singer and entertainer in Asia. She danced in music videos for Bruce Springsteen and Whitney Houston, which led to parts on television's “Law and Order” and “The Jury.” Then as an alto soprano she sang with the Hong Kong Philharmonic in her mother's acclaimed Diva concerts. From there she landed the role of Gail in Spike Lee’s She Hate Me, and the role of Angela in Lee's Sucker Free City for Showtime. She auditioned for Julie Taymor’s acclaimed feature film, Across The Universe and was cast as Prudence. This was followed by playing Alexi Darling in Rent on Broadway. Recently she landed the role of Valerie in the upcoming Universal Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper starrer The Dark Fields, directed by Neil Burger.
Mat Devine was born and raised in Connecticut, moving to Chicago to gain a BFA in film from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. There he formed the seminal alternative rock band, Kill Hannah, taking on the roles of lead singer and principle songwriter. Mat signed to Atlantic Records in 2003 at which time the band began touring America, Canada, UK and Europe behind 4 consecutive albums. Over the greater part of 7 years Mat has performed over 1000 concerts on stage, radio and television worldwide. His songs have been featured in numerous films, video games and television shows. Mat also writes the wildly popular blog for Fuse TV known as the Raccoon Society. Although no stranger to the concert stage, SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark is his Broadway debut.
Gideon Glick originated the role of Ernst in the Broadway production of Spring Awakening, appearing also as Ernst in the original Off-Broadway production (Atlantic Theatre). He starred as Howie in the original Roundabout Theatre production of Speech and Debate. Other productions include Population: 8 (Fringe Festival), DC (Ensemble Studio Theatre), Democracy (Naked Angels/Culture Project). Regional: Peter Pan and Wendy, The Snow Queen (Prince Music Theatre), The Three Musketeers (Wilma Theatre); Workshops include Little Miss Sunshine, Sons of the Prophet, and Volleygirls. Film: One Last Thing… Currently an Art History major at New York University.
Jonathan Schwartz is thrilled to be making his Broadway debut in this incredible production! Off-Broadway: The Fantasticks (Matt). A recent winner of the Paper Mill Rising Star Award, and featured on the Ben Folds album University A Cappella, Jonathan is a proud 2010 graduate of Princeton University. He’d like to thank his family and BRS for being so supportive.
Matthew James Thomas, 22, trained at Sylvia Young and Italia Conti London. He is well known in the UK for his lead role in the TV series “Britannia High.” Recently, Matthew filmed roles in TV dramas “Casualty” and “Midsomer Murders” and the lead in independent short film Possession. At 12, he appeared in movies Billy Elliot (as Simon, Billy’s audition rival) and About a Boy, and many TV shows, including “Doctors,” “Bad Girls” and “Wonderful You.” A year later he played the title role in Stephen Poliakoff‘s The Lost Prince, alongside Miranda Richardson and Tom Hollander. Favorite theatre roles include Dorian in 2009’s Dorian Gray at the Leicester Square Theatre; Schlomo in the West End’s Fame revival and Wayne in Popcorn at the Landor Fringe. Other West End credits include Oliver! and the original production of Whistle Down the Wind. Matthew is an accomplished singer, songwriter and musician and hopes to release his debut album shortly.
Laura Beth Wells. Broadway debut! New York: The Rockae (Autonoe), LaChiusa's The Wild Party at Columbia Stages (Madeline True). Recent regional: The Who's Tommy (Mrs. Walker), Cabaret (Sally), and The Odd Couple (Gwendolyn Pigeon). Special thanks to the entire Spider-Man team, Telsey Casting, Cyd LeVin and Assoc., Mom, Dad, family and friends for their endless support–Sing Out, Louise!
Matt Caplan. Broadway: Rent, South Pacific. Film: Across the Universe, Painting Abby Long. Television: “New Amsterdam.” Matt is also a songwriter and has released 3 records, the latest of which is entitled “Odd Evensong,” and is available on iTunes.
Dwayne Clark. Broadway: In The Heights (u/s Benny), Cry-Baby (Dupree), Tarzan (Terk), Urinetown: The Musical (u/s Bobby Strong), Smokey Joe's Cafe (u/s Adrian). New York City Opera: Porgy and Bess (Sportin’ Life). First National Tours: Rent (Tom Collins, Benny), Smokey Joe's Cafe (Adrian), Ain’t Misbehavin’ (Andre), tick, tick… BOOM! (Michael). Film; Eat Pray Love (feature with Julia Roberts, James Franco). Many voiceovers and commercials. This is for Jada.
Luther Creek is ecstatic. He sang for heart in The Who's Tommy, for peace in Hair, for understanding in Rent, revolution in Urinetown and love as background vocalist for Michael Jackson at the Garden. He tripped with Bono in Across the Universe, was zen in Zoolander, mugged “The Flight of the Conchords” and studied with Marcel Marceau. He makes music, movies and love. Thanks to Julie, Glen, Bono, The Edge, and Tiffany at Telsey and Co. For Mother.
Gerald Avery. Broadway debut! Gerald is a Wisconsin native, a proud graduate of UW – Stevens Point. Recent credits: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Damn Yankees, and Fame. Gerald would like to thank God, his family, and friends for their wonderful support over the years! A special thanks to Julie Seckar, Scott West, Kevin Brooks and his heroes, mom and dad!
Collin Baja is thrilled to be returning to Broadway as a part of this incredible production! After studying at The Interlochen Arts Academy, Collin continued his studies at The Juilliard School where he graduated in 2008. Broadway: Equus Revival (2008-2009). Film: The Producers (directed by Susan Stroman) and Across the Universe (directed by Julie Taymor). Danced for Hubbard Street Dance Chicago as well as toured internationally as a member of Aszure and Artists under the direction of Aszure Barton. He is incredibly grateful to his family for their love and support! Big thank you to Geoff Soffer, Michael Mahan, Cherice Barton, Danny Ezralow, my agents at FORD Models, and to Tiffany Canfield!
Marcus Bellamy. A filmaker, Florida Boy and lover at heart. Trained at The Florida Dance Workshop, Interlochen Arts Academy and The Juilliard School. Loves to create. Thankful for family and friends. Credits: Vices: a Love Story, WHY, Tarzan, West Side Story (Teatro Alla Scala), “AMICI,” Across The Universe, The Wiz. Thank God.
Emmanuel Brown was born and raised in S. Florida and has always had an interest in the arts from an early age. He started out in the martial arts and eventually went on to become a State, National, and World champion by the age of 18. The discipline he achieved in the martial arts helped him to excel in the performing arts throughout his youth and he eventually earned his BFA in Acting from the University of Florida, where he also studied dance. Since moving to NY he has worked professionally as an actor, dancer, martial artist, choreographer and gymnast on stage and screen. He is proud for SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark to be his Broadway debut. He would like to thank God, his family and friends for their continued love and support.
Erin Elliott is a choreographer, dancer, actress, and stunt woman. She has worked with Julie Taymor on the opera Grendel and the film Across the Universe. Erin also helped create Cirque de Soleil's “KA,” directed by Robert Lepage, and “Love,” directed by Dominic Champagne. She has worked with choreographer Daniel Ezralow on many projects including Across the Universe, Why B, Amici, and Tosca with Lucio Dalla. Recently, she created and performed “Outlined in Black” for Drop Dance Co. and received rave reviews at the Edinburg Festival. She has been creating and performing an ongoing cabaret, “Pardon Monsieur,” with the Collin Bickley Band. Before moving to LA, Erin performed in the musical Notre Dame de Paris, directed by Gilles Maheu, and was a soloist with MOMIX for many years. She helped create the popular evening-length works Passion, Baseball and Momix in Orbit, in which she choreographed and performed “Orbit.”
Dana Marie Ingraham began her training under Bernice Johnson in New York. She subsequently trained at La Guardia HS of Performing Arts, the Ailey School, Jacob's Pillow, and SMU (BFA Dance; BA Sociology). Companies: Armitage Gone! Dance, Philadanco. Broadway: Hot Feet. National Tours: The Lion King; The Color Purple (u/s “Squeak”). Awards: U.S. Presidential Scholar of the Arts. Proud AEA member.
Ayo Janeen Jackson received her B.F.A. from the North Carolina School of the Arts. She is a former member of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company and Ballet Preljocaj. Ms. Jackson received a Princess Grace Award in 2004 and a Princess Grace Foundation Special Project Grant in 2006. She worked with Ms. Julie Taymor on the movie titled Across the Universe and the opera Grendel. Ayo wants to thank Fran, Rudy, Nichole, Donna Faye, and SGI.
Heather Lang is ecstatic to be making her Broadway debut! Theatre Credits: Radio City Rockette (NYC), Nights on Broadway II, Eliot Feld’s The Spaghetti Ballet (Joyce). Regional: Cats (Cassandra), Gypsy, Cabaret. Workshops: The Addams Family, Dangerous Beauty, Up Here. Opera: Grendel (LA Opera), The Damnation of Faust (Met Opera). Film: I Am Legend, Smurfs, Across the Universe, The Great Observer. TV: “Rescue Me,” “VH1’s Fashion Rocks,” “MTV: Wannabe.” Heather has also acted in numerous TV commercials. She has a BFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. Last year, Heather and her pal Eleanor wrote a two woman show, The Heather Lang show by Eleanor Bauer and Vice Versus, performed in Berlin. Lots of love and thanks to her Mom, Dad, Bro, Ryan, her boos and her rock, Matty – love you!
Ari Loeb is from Los Angeles, 1980. He has worked extensively with Momix, Pilobolus, and Cirque du Soleil. Ari has performed in over three hundred cities around the world. Ari loves music and wildlife. Ari also loves his family, and he thanks his mother.
Natalie Lomonte is a native Texan who began dancing in the womb. After her studies at Marymount Manhattan College, she toured extensively with Momix, Pilobolus and Parsons Dance. Most recently she performed with Liza Minnelli in the movie Sex and the City 2. Natalie is thrilled and very proud to be making her Broadway debut in this incredible production.
Kevin C. Loomis. Broadway: Inherit The Wind. Off-Broadway: Dust. National Tours: The 101 Dalmatians Musical. Regional Theatre: Seattle Repertory Theatre, A.C.T., The Fifth Avenue Musical Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Milwaukee Shakespeare, Illinois Shakespeare Festival, Pioneer Theatre, Portland Repertory Theatre, Montana Repertory Theatre, Seattle Childrens Theatre, The Empty Space Theatre. Television: Guest and Co-star roles on “Law And Order: Criminal Intent,” “The Practice,” “Frasier,” “The X- Files,” “An American Family,” Lifetime Television Movie. National and regional commercials. Favorite roles: Max in The Producers, Falstaff in Henry IV, Part Two, Eddie/Dr. Scott in The Rocky Horror Show, The Colonel (Sheepdog) in The 101 Dalmatians Musical, Capulet In Romeo and Juliet, Yvan in Art, Angus in The Drawer Boy.
Kristen Martin. Broadway debut! Previous credits: 1st National tour of A Chorus Line (Val). 42nd Street – Goodspeed Opera House (Peggy Sawyer). Dames At Sea – Bay Street Theatre (Ruby). Cats – National tour (Demeter). 42nd Street – Asia tour (Peggy Sawyer). Hong Kong Disney's Beauty and the Beast (Belle). Big thanks to mom, dad, sissy Jem, and charlie love.
Jodi McFadden. Broadway debut! Theatre credits: North American Premiere of Dirty Dancing (u/s Johnny’s seductress; Vivian and Baby’s mom; Marjorie), Stratford Shakespeare Festival: Into the Woods (Florinda), Hello, Dolly!, Anything Goes (Virtue), Romeo and Juliet (Rosalind), Guys and Dolls, Pericles (u/s The Bawd/Goddess Diana). Other credits: The Producers, Cabaret, Evita, Joseph…. Film and TV: Oscar Award-winning movie Chicago, “So You Think You Can Dance” (asst. choreographer), Bollywood/Hollywood.
Kristen Faith Oei feels so blessed to be 'turning off the dark' for her Broadway debut! A native Californian, now in New York, after having most recently been the dance captain in the sit down company of Wicked in Los Angeles and San Francisco. Credits include Wicked first national tour; Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida first national tour (Amneris cover); We Will Rock You Las Vegas; West Side Story European tour; Fame – The Musical national tour; “The Suite Life on Deck;” the Country Music Awards with the Dixie Chicks. All my love and thankfulness to my family, my friends, my amazing mentors and teachers, my Wicked family, Telsey casting, CTG, my Grandma, Mom and Dad, and most of all, God, from whom ALL blessings flow.
America Olivo. With a degree in Operatic Theatre from The Juilliard School, America Olivo formed the music group Soluna. Their DreamWorks Records hits “For All Time” and “Bring It To Me” topped the charts. They opened for Enrique Iglesias and Marc Anthony on tours through the United States and Latin America at Radio City, Madison Square Garden, and the Staples Center. America has performed with Celine Dion, Mariah Carey, No Doubt, Elton John, Shakira, Nelly, Destiny’s Child, Alanis Morisette, and Stevie Wonder. America starred in Paramount Television’s “Soluna” pilot, and on “How I Met Your Mother,” “Jake in Progress,” “The Brothers Garcia,” “Cuts,” “General Hospital,” and “House.” Her film credits include The Thirst, Blood Wars, Love Shack, The Last Resort, Friday the 13th, Transformers 2, Bitch Slap, and Neighbor. She has appeared on the covers of Playboy, CMD Magazine, Latino Future, People en Español and in Maxim UK and Español.
Jennifer Perry. Graduate from Chicago Academy for the Arts and S.U.N.Y. Purchase. Notable Credits: Donald Byrd company member, Celine Dion “A New Day” 5 years, assistant to Mia Michaels “So You Think You Can Dance,” Warner Brothers Film Spring Breakdown, “Terminator: The Sarah Conner Chronicles,” Soft Bank Commercial (Cameron Diaz double). This is Jennifer's Broadway debut.
Kyle Post previously appeared on Broadway in the final cast of RENT. Regional: Jesus Christ Superstar (KC Starlight), Hair (Berger), Falsettoland (Whizzer), Much Ado About Nothing (Claudio). Kyle recently finished the “Best Social Media Job in the World,” 67 Days of Smiles in Orlando, Florida. Graduate of Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory of Music.
Brandon Rubendall. Broadway Debut! Tours/Regional: Hairspray (Fender, u/s Link), West Side Story (NCT), Altar Boyz, 42nd Street (Walnut Street), Crazy For You (Maine State), Radio City Xmas Spectacular. Commercials: C&A (Brazil) featuring Beyoncé, Nike Fall 2010, Lord & Taylor. Thanks to my loving family and friends. www.BrandonRubendall.com
Sean Samuels, a native New Yorker, is honored to be a part of the original cast of SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark. Broadway: Tarzan, Curtains. Regional: High School Musical at the Paper Mill Playhouse (Zeke). Don't be afraid to dream even bigger.
Dollar Tan. Broadway début. Dollar is very honored and thrilled to be working on such an amazing show with so many talented people involved. Film/TV appearances: Bring It On: Fight to the Finish, “Glee,” “Eli Stone,” Jackass Number Two, “Mad TV,” “Art of War 3,” “Hannah Montana,” Minority Report. Performed as the Blue/Red Power Ranger in national and international tours. Featured in numerous commercials and print work and has worked with many major recording artists. Special thanks to his parents, sisters, and all his wonderful friends. Miss B and Orange bear as well.
Christopher Tierney. Born in Madrid, Spain and raised in Portsmouth, NH, Christopher has been dancing around the world for 2 decades. He has performed and been featured with such renowned companies as Houston Ballet, Ballet New England, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, and Les ballet jazz du Montreal. Also working with such great choreographers as Ohad Naharin, Jiri Kylian, Christopher Bruce, Lar Lubovitch, Aszure Barton, Twyla Tharp and Daniel Ezralow. His stage credits include the Broadway tour of Movin’ Out, and the original North American cast of Dirty Dancing. He was part of the core creative dance crew on his first project with Julie Taymor, Across the Universe, where he also landed a featured role as a dorm buddy singing “A Little Help From My Friends.” He has worked with Daniel Ezralow on many projects since and is truly honored to be part of this new collaboration with the Across team. All his love and thanks to his family for their support.
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