JUNE 12 – JULY 15
ORIENTAL THEATRE, 24 WEST RANDOLPH STREET
THE CHER SHOW
MUSIC SUPERVISION, ORCHESTRATIONS AND ARRANGEMENTS BY
Jersey Boys, Rick’s first Broadway credit, co-authored with Marshall Brickman, won the Tony Award, the Grammy Award and the Olivier Award for Best Musical, and has entered the record books as the twelfth-longest-running show in Broadway history. With Marshall Brickman and Andrew Lippa, he wrote The Addams Family, starring Nathan Lane and Bebe Neuwirth, later starring Roger Rees and Brooke Shields. His first play, Peter and the Starcatcher, received more Tony Award nominations than any American play in Broadway history, and won five 2012 Tony Awards. Coming to Broadway in 2018: The Cher Show, directed by Jason Moore. Upcoming projects include Magnificent Climb (music and lyrics by Will Van Dyke, directed by Trip Cullman): Monopoly (music and lyrics by Dan Lipton & David Rossmer); My Very Own British Invasion (directed by Jerry Mitchell). His book, Finding Roger: An Improbably Theatrical Love Story, is published by Kingswell.
Music Supervision: Shuffle Along, or, the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed; Holler If Ya Hear Me; After Midnight; Bring in ’da Noise, Bring in ’da Funk; Street Corner Symphony; A Civil War Christmas. Orchestrations: Shuffle Along (Tony nom); Memphis (Tony/Drama Desk Awards); Noise/Funk; Street Corner Symphony; Bella. Dance music arrangements: The Color Purple; Jelly’s Last Jam. Original music: Noise/Funk (Tony/Grammy noms), Drowning Crow.
Broadway: Fully Committed, Shrek the Musical (Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk nominations for Best Direction), Steel Magnolias, Avenue Q (Tony nomination, Best Direction). Carnegie Hall: Jerry Springer: The Opera. Off-Broadway: Speech and Debate (Roundabout), Avenue Q (the Vineyard), Guardians (the Culture Project), The Crumple Zone, Tales of the City, with music by the Scissor Sisters (American Conservatory Theater, San Francisco). Associate directing: Les Misérables (Broadway, National Tour), Ragtime (Vancouver). Writer: The Floatplane Notebooks (Charlotte Repertory Theatre). Television: “Dawson's Creek,” “Everwood,” “One Tree Hill,” “Brothers and Sisters,” “Trophy Wife.” Film: Pitch Perfect, Pitch Perfect 2 & 3 (Executive Producer), Sisters. Moore divides his time between New York and Los Angeles, and received a B.A. in Performance Studies from Northwestern University.
Christopher was awarded the 2012 Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for his choreography in Newsies. Broadway (choreographer): The King & I (Tony nomination), South Pacific (Tony and Outer Critics Circle nominations), My Fair Lady, SpongeBob Squarepants, War Paint, Amazing Grace, Casa Valentina, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Sunday in the Park With George, Godspell, The Ritz, Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me, 13, High Fidelity. Off- Broadway: Dogfight (Lortel Award), Altar Boyz (Lortel Award, Callaway Award, Drama Desk nomination.), Bat Boy: The Musical (Lortel Award), 10 Million Miles, Adrift in Maco, tick, tick...BOOM!, I Love You Because. West End/London: South Pacific, Sunday in the Park with George, tick, tick...BOOM! National/International Tours: Newsies, Altar Boyz, Godspell, Grease, Pooh’s Perfect Day (World Premiere) Disney Theatricals. Sydney Opera House: South Pacific. Regional: Little Miss Sunshine (La Jolla Playhouse), Kander and Ebb’s All About Us (Westport Playhouse), The Baker’s Wife (Paper Mill Playhouse), Me and My Girl (Goodspeed Opera House). As director/choreographer, Off-Broadway: Silence! The Musical (Time Magazine’s top 10 of 2011), world premiere of In Your Arms (The Old Globe), world premiere of Jim Henson’s Emmet Otter’s Jug- Band Christmas (Goodspeed Opera House). Also choreographed Coen Brothers’ movie Hail, Caesar!, Isn’t It Romantic and Newsies.