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Gordon Greenberg recently co-wrote and directed the Broadway stage adaptation of Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn, which opened in October, 2016 at Studio 54 for Roundabout Theatre Company and Universal Pictures Stage Productions. In its review, Variety said Holiday Inn, the 1942 film, has gotten a complete and first-class stage redo at Roundabout Theatre Company. Director Gordon Greenberg and co-writer Chad Hodge have significantly rethought, reshaped and revitalized the script, giving the show more heart, a modern sensibility and a joyful spirit." Deadline Hollywood said it was "An endorphin assault, inducing warm bath pleasure like no other show since 42nd Street."
His acclaimed revival of Guys And Dolls was nominated for six Olivier Awards and recently finished an extended run at the Savoy and then the Phoenix in London’s West End (starring Rebel Wilson.) In his review for the New York Times, Ben Brantley called it "Pure, unforced pleasure...a boozy, bawdy party." The Guardian's Michael Billington called it 'An expert revival...delivered with grace and elan,' and the Evening Standard said 'This unstoppable hit keeps getting better and better...Gordon Greenberg's delicious production of Frank Loesser's classy classic once again boasts chemistry in all the right places.' In its premier for Chichester Festival Theatre, The Week called it "A triumphant…exhilarating staging of a golden age musical," Charles Spencer of The Telegraph wrote, "I left the theater walking on air and with a grin of pure happiness on my face…One hell of an evening," and Dominic Maxwell of The London Times wrote, "Gordon Greenberg's production leaves the whole audience purring with pleasure."
He directed the Drama Desk Award winning revised production of Working (adapted with with Stephen Schwartz and Lin-Manuel Miranda) at 59 E 59 Theatre in New York, about which New York One said “All of the songs are little revelations delivered to near perfection under Gordon Greenberg's imaginatively resourceful direction." Prior to that, it was presented at the Broadway Playhouse ain Chicago, where Chris Jones of The Chicago Tribune called it "a moving and fresh production of a new revision,” and Hedy Weiss of The Chicago Sun Times said 'Superb ‘Working’ explores what we do, who we are" and the Old Globe in San Diego, where Variety called it "100 uninterrupted minutes of buoyant pleasure."
He directed and adapted the acclaimed New York revival of Jacques Brel Is Alive And Well… (Drama Desk, Drama League, Outer Critics Award noms).
Current projects include co-writing Emerald City Music Hall, an original movie musical for Nickelodeon Television and Scramble Band, an original movie for the Disney Channel, directing Assisted Loving based on the best selling memoir by New York Times writer Bob Morris, adapting and directing The Secret of My Success for Universal Pictures Stage Productions, and co-writing Port-Au-Prince, a NYSCA commission for The New Group, with Kirsten Childs.
Other credits include directing Johnny Baseball for Williamstown Theatre Festival, directing the new stage adaptation of Tangled for Disney, Blue Sky Boys by Deborah Breevort (Capital Rep.), the new Frank Loesser dance musical Luck Be A Lady for Asolo Rep, Rags for Roundabout (workshop), Stars of David (by Jeanine Tesori, Tom Kitt, Tony Kushner, etc.) for Daryl Roth Productions, Pirates! Or Gilbert and Sullivan Plunder’d (created with Nell Benjamin, Paper Mill, Goodspeed, Huntington), Band Geeks! (recipient of NEA and NAMT grants for production at Goodspeed), which he co-wrote and directed, The Baker's Wife (revised with Joe Stein & Stephen Schwartz for Goodspeed and Paper Mill), 1776 (Paper Mill), Floyd Collins (Signature Theatre, Arlington, VA), Yentl (Asolo Rep.), the U.S. national tour of Guys & Dolls, Disney’s Believe (created with Kirsten Childs – Disney Creative Entertainment) and the Disney Fantasy Christening (with Neil Patrick Harris & Jerry Seinfeld), West Side Story at the St. Louis MUNY (Circle Award nom), Happy Days, A New Musical (National Tour, Bob Boyett; Paper Mill, Goodspeed, Vanities, A New Musical (Theatreworks Palo Alto - winner, San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Award for Best Musical Production), The Broadway Festival at the New Amsterdam Theatre, The Broadway Divas tours of the U.S., Canada and Brazil and numerous television commercials. As an actor, he has appeared on Broadway, Off-Broadway and on television in numerous roles. Born in Texas and raised in New York, Greenberg performed in his first Broadway show at age 12. He attended Stanford University and NYU Film School before joining J. Walter Thompson Worldwide for a stint as a producer/director of commercials. He then moved back into theatre -- first performing on Broadway and on television and soon directing and writing. He was a curator for Ars Nova and Artistic Producer at Musical Theatre Works, where he created the writers development program and the new voices workshop series. He is a member of the Stage Directors & Choreographers Society, The Writers Guild of America, The Dramatists Guild, and the Lincoln Center Theatre Directors Lab.
Pam Pariseau was most recently the Creative Development Director for Stage Entertainment (producers of Sister Act, Rocky and Big Fish) where she worked on the upcoming Broadway bound production of Anastasia by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty and Terrence McNally. She has also served as Vice President of James Hammerstein Productions, a theatrical production company that worked on and off-Broadway and in London’s West End. Broadway credits include Honeymoon in Vegas, Tracy Lett’s play Superior Donuts andThe Seagull with Kristin Scott Thomas and Peter Saarsgard. West End productions include Dealer’s Choice, Sunday in the Park with George and Dirty Blonde (directed by James Lapine and featuring the original Broadway cast). Off-Broadway credits include Bat Boy The Musical (music and lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe), Slut, The Big Bang, My Name Is Rachel Corrie (directed by Alan Rickman) and Our Town. The production of Our Town had the distinction of being the longest-running professional production of Our Town in history, and was the winner of the 2009 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Revival and Outstanding Director. She has served as Creative Director of National Artists Management Company (producers of the Broadway production of CHICAGO) where she worked on the Broadway production of Annie Get Your Gun with Bernadette Peters and the off-Broadway production of This Is Our Youth with Mark Ruffalo. She has also been the Casting Director and Literary Manager for Musical Theatre Works (a developmental non-profit dedicated to new Musicals), Development Director for New View: Musicals in Process, and Artistic Director of the Helen Hays Performing Arts Center in Nyack, New York and the Chiswick Park Theatre in Sudbury, Massachusetts. She received the 2011 Distinguished Alumni Award from her alma mater, The Boston Conservatory. Along with Co-Director Gordon Greenberg, she founded the Broadway Teaching Group, a full service arts education program for theatre educators and students.
Music Theatre International
MUSIC THEATRE INTERNATIONAL: MTI is one of the world’s leading dramatic licensing agencies, protecting the rights and legacy of composers, lyricists and book writers. Our core business is issuing licenses and supplying scripts, musical materials, and other theatrical resources to schools and theatres, both amateur and professional around the world. With nearly 300 titles in the MTI catalogue including hits from the Broadway and London stage, musical revues, the Broadway Junior Collection and other youth musicals, MTI shows have been performed by 60,000 amateur and professional theatrical organizations throughout the US and in over 60 countries around the world.
The University of Nevada, Las Vegas
The University of Nevada, Las Vegas is a doctoral-degree-granting institution of 28,000 students and 3,300 faculty and staff. Founded in 1957, the university offers more than 220 undergraduate, master's, and doctoral degree programs.
UNLV is a research institution committed to rigorous educational programs and the highest standards of a liberal education. We produce accomplished graduates who are well prepared to enter the work force or to continue their education in graduate and professional programs. Our faculty, students, and staff enthusiastically confront the challenges of economic and cultural diversification, urban growth, social justice, and sustainability. Our commitment to the national and international communities ensures that our research and educational programs engage both traditional and innovative areas of study and global concerns. UNLV’s distinctive identity and values permeate a unique institution that brings the best of the world to our region and, in turn, produces knowledge to improve the region and world around us.
UNLV is committed to and driven by these shared values that will guide our decision making:
- High expectations for student learning and success;
- Discovery through research, scholarship, and creative activity;
- Nurturing equity, diversity, and inclusiveness that promotes respect, support, and empowerment;
- Social, environmental, and economic sustainability;
- Strong, reciprocal, and interdependent relationships between UNLV and the region around us;
- An entrepreneurial, innovative, and unconventional spirit.
B.T.G. GUIDING PRINCIPLES:
Guided by current research on how students learn best, the B.T.G. dedicates itself to the following principles:
- Collaboration: Incorporate collaboration into the learning experience
- Creativity: Inspire and reward creativity
- Confidence: By exploring the social and emotional resonance of narrative and thematic content, the courses build confidence in applying lessons to problem solving and idea generation in the real world.
RELEVANT COMMON CORE STANDARDS:
Craft and Structure, Integration of Knowledge and Ideas, Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity, Emotional/Social Learning, Writing, Drama.