KIRMSER PONTURO GROUP, Producer
Bronx Bombers is an original project conceived and commissioned by Fran Kirmser and Tony Ponturo. Together they share a common vision of bringing new, original plays to a wide, diverse audience of theatergoers, initially combining the drama of sports and entertainment through Kirmser Ponturo Group. Lombardi and Magic/Bird were the first two productions in the series. Bronx Bombers is the third production in the series.
FRAN KIRMSER, Conceiver/Producer
Bronx Bombers is the third work in a sports series for stage conceived by Fran Kirmser. Broadway: Whose Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Tony Award Best Play Revival, Drama Desk, OCC), Glengarry Glenn Ross, Lombardi, Magic/Bird, Hair (Tony Award Best Musical Revival, Drama Desk, OCC), August Wilson's Radio Golf (Tony Nominee Best Play, Drama Desk, OCC). For over 15 years Fran has produced and consulted for numerous commercial and non profit productions Off Broadway www.frankirmser.com.
TONY PONTURO, Producer
Bronx Bombers is the third sports work where Tony Ponturo has brought major sports leagues to the theater. Broadway: Lombardi (NFL), Magic/Bird (NBA) , Memphis (Tony Award Best Musical, Drama Desk, OCC), Whose Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Tony Award Best Play Revival, Drama Desk, OCC) Glengarry Glenn Ross. Repeatedly recognized as one of the top 10 most powerful influencers in sports, Ponturo is an Inductee into The Broadcast Hall of Fame for his innovation in sports media.
ERIC SIMONSON, Playwright / Director
Broadway: Lombardi; Magic/Bird; Song of Jacob Zulu (Tony nomination). Plays and adaptations: Fake; Honest; Speak American; Slaughterhouse-five; Carter's Way; Work Song (with Jeffrey Hatcher); Bang the Drum Slowly. Productions at Steppenwolf, Huntington, City Theatre of Pittsburgh, Eye of God, Milwaukee Rep, Arizona Theatre, Kansas City Rep, Kennedy Center, and Next in Chicago, among others. Films and documentaries: Listening to America (Emmy nomination); A Note of Triumph (Oscar win); Gentle Steps to Freedom (Oscar nomination); Hamlet (co-directed with Campbell Scott); Princess Grace Statue winner; IDA Distinguished Achievement Award; Frankel Award winner; Company member of Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago.
BEOWULF BORITT, Set Design
Previously designed All in the Timing for Primary Stages. Broadway: The Scottsboro Boys (Tony nomination), Chaplin, Grace, Rock of Ages, Sondheim on Sondheim, …Spelling Bee, LoveMusik, The Two and Only. Off-Broadway: more than 50 shows including The Last Five Years, The Toxic Avenger, If There Is I Haven't Found It Yet, Miss Julie, Roundabout, The Public, MTC, Second Stage, Vineyard, MCC, The New Group. Other designs: The Seven Deadly Sins (New York City Ballet), Paradise Found (London), Reel to Real (Beijing), Chaplin (St. Petersburg, Russia) and the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus. He received a 2007 Obie Award.
DAVID C. WOOLARD, Costume Design
Selected Broadway: First Date, Lysistrata Jones, West Side Story, Dividing the Estate, The Farnsworth Invention, The Rocky Horror Show (Tony nomination, Hewes Award), The Who's Tommy (Tony and Olivier Award nominations), A Few Good Men. Opera: Oscar (Santa Fe Opera, world premiere), Don Giovanni (NYC Opera), Cosi fan tutte (Santa Fe Opera). Off-Broadway/regional: The Donkey Show (A.R.T.), The Orphans' Home Cycle (Signature Theatre, Hewes Award).
JASON LYONS, Lighting Design
Primary Stages: All in the Timing. Broadway: Let it Be, Bring It On, Rock of Ages (Vegas, Toronto, Australia, London and nat'l tours), The Threepenny Opera, Barefoot in the Park, Good Vibrations. Recent Murder for Two (Second Stage); Johnny Baseball (Williamstown); Venice (The Public); On the Town (Barrington); Hello Dolly (Goodspeed); Medieval Play (Signature); Uncle Vanya (CSC); White Noise (Chicago); Broke-ology, Clay (LCT); Happy Hour, The Collection & A Kind of Alaska Scarcity (Atlantic); ten years with The New Group including The Good Mother, Marie & Bruce, Groundswell, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie and Hurlyburly. Faculty: Purchase College. www.jasonlyonsdesign.com/
LINDSAY JONES, Original Music and Sound Design
Broadway: A Time To Kill; Off-Broadway: Through the Night (Union Square Theatre), Wild With Happy (The Public), The Burnt Part Boys (Playwrights Horizons), Top Secret (NYTW), many others. Regional: McCarter, Arena Stage, Goodman, Steppenwolf, Guthrie, many others. International: Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford Festival, Austria, Zimbabwe, South Africa, & Scotland. TV/film scoring: The Brass Teapot for Magnolia Pictures and A Note of Triumph: The Golden Age of Norman Corwin (2006 Academy Award winner) for HBC Films. www.lindsayjones.com
PAUL HUNTLEY, Wig Design
London-born Paul Huntley has worked on hundreds of Broadway shows since his 1972 arrival in New York, most memorably the original productions of Amadeus, Cats, Evita, Les Miserables, Sweeney Todd, The Producers, and Hairspray. A recipient of the Dram Desk and Tony awards, he has also worked with some of the most legendary leading ladies of the cinema, ranging from Bette Davis, Mae West, Marlene Dietrich and Vivien Leigh to Jane Fonda, Faye Dunaway, Glenn Close and Jessica Lange. Current shows include Big Fish and Cinderella.