"The Vineyard is home to me."
—John Kander

Past Productions

WITH ANN ARVIA, JOEL BLUM, LAURA DARRELL, JEFFRY DENMAN, BRANDON FLYNN, DANIEL JENKINS, DEE ROSCIOLI, KAREN ZIEMBA, BLAKE ZOLFO
 

KID VICTORY, a hauntingly mesmerizing new musical, is the latest collaboration from the creators of Vineyard Theatre’s THE LANDING, composer John Kander (CABARET, CHICAGO, THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS) and acclaimed playwright Greg Pierce (SLOWGIRL, HER REQUIEM). Seventeen-year-old Luke returns to his small Kansas town after a wrenching one-year absence. As his friendship grows with the town misfit, Emily, his parents realize that in order to truly find their son, they must confront some unnerving truths about his disappearance. Directed by Liesl Tommy (Broadway’s ECLIPSED, recipient of The Vineyard’s Susan Stroman Directing Award) in her Vineyard debut, KID VICTORY is a riveting original musical about breaking out and breaking through. KID VICTORY is a co-production with Signature Theatre in Arlington, Virginia.


Awards

Nominations
Lucille Lortel Award – Karen Ziemba, Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical
Outer Critics Circle Award – Outstanding New Musical
Outer Critics Circle Award – Jeffry Denman, Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical
Drama Desk Award – Jeffry Denman, Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical
Chita Rivera Award – Blake Zolfo, Outstanding Male Dancer in an Off-Broadway Musical

“THE MOST EXCITING NEW MUSICAL OF THE SEASON!

Contemporary, relevant, and brave. Let’s hear it for John Kander: The legendary Broadway composer turns 90 next month and he has written some of his best music for Kid Victory.”
– Zachary Stewart, Theatremania


“THE CAST INCLUDES FIRST-RATE PERFORMERS,

including the excellent Karen Ziemba and Daniel Jenkins.
Dee Roscioli is a crowd pleaser. And Jeffry Denman is unnervingly intense.”
– Ben Brantley, The New York Times


“A TIGHT, THOUGHTFUL CHAMBER MUSICAL.

Takes on a radioactive subject and finds human music in it.
Newcomer Brandon Flynn has riveting charisma.”
– Linda Winer, Newsday


“JOHN KANDER, GREG PIERCE, AND DIRECTOR LIESL TOMMY ARE SUPERB!

Brandon Flynn and Jeffry Denman are outstanding.”
– Robert Hofler, The Wrap


“KUDOS TO LIBRETTIST GREG PIERCE AND COMPOSER JOHN KANDER,

who nimbly thread a narrow needle.”
– Adam Feldman, Time Out


“KANDER’S MELODIES ARE CREAMY, CLEVER, AND TWISTY, AT TIMES DOWNRIGHT ADDICTIVE.

Liesl Tommy’s production is slick, and the cast is excellent. Brandon Flynn is beautifully on the edge.”
– Matthew Murray, Talkin’ Broadway


“A PLEASING, WIDE-RANGING MUSICAL SCORE!

‘Kid Victory’ offers a vivid portrait of a tortured soul.”
– Robert Feldberg, NorthJersey.com


“KANDER’S SCORE IS HAUNTINGLY BEAUTIFUL.

The cast is first-rate!”
– Suzanna Bowling, Times Square Chronicle


“MAKE SURE YOU GET A TICKET TO SEE KID VICTORY!”

– Sandi Durell, Theater Pizzazz

KID VICTORY

February 1 - March 19, 2017

BOOK AND LYRICS BY GREG PIERCE MUSIC BY JOHN KANDER
STORY BY JOHN KANDER AND GREG PIERCE
CHOREOGRAPHY BY CHRISTOPHER WINDOM
DIRECTED BY LIESL TOMMY
WITH ANN ARVIA, JOEL BLUM, LAURA DARRELL, JEFFRY DENMAN, BRANDON FLYNN, DANIEL JENKINS, DEE ROSCIOLI, KAREN ZIEMBA, BLAKE ZOLFO
 
KID VICTORY, a hauntingly mesmerizing new musical, is the latest collaboration from the creators of Vineyard Theatre’s THE LANDING, composer John Kander (CABARET, CHICAGO, THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS) and acclaimed playwright Greg Pierce (SLOWGIRL, HER REQUIEM). Seventeen-year-old Luke returns to his small Kansas town after a wrenching one-year absence. As his friendship grows with the town misfit, Emily, his parents realize that in order to truly find their son, they must confront some unnerving truths about his disappearance. Directed by Liesl Tommy (Broadway’s ECLIPSED, recipient of The Vineyard’s Susan Stroman Directing Award) in her Vineyard debut, KID VICTORY is a riveting original musical about breaking out and breaking through. KID VICTORY is a co-production with Signature Theatre in Arlington, Virginia.

Awards

Nominations
Lucille Lortel Award - Karen Ziemba, Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical
Outer Critics Circle Award - Outstanding New Musical
Outer Critics Circle Award - Jeffry Denman, Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical
Drama Desk Award - Jeffry Denman, Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical
Chita Rivera Award - Blake Zolfo, Outstanding Male Dancer in an Off-Broadway Musical

"THE MOST EXCITING NEW MUSICAL OF THE SEASON!

Contemporary, relevant, and brave. Let's hear it for John Kander: The legendary Broadway composer turns 90 next month and he has written some of his best music for Kid Victory."
- Zachary Stewart, Theatremania

"THE CAST INCLUDES FIRST-RATE PERFORMERS,

including the excellent Karen Ziemba and Daniel Jenkins. Dee Roscioli is a crowd pleaser. And Jeffry Denman is unnervingly intense."
- Ben Brantley, The New York Times

"A TIGHT, THOUGHTFUL CHAMBER MUSICAL.

Takes on a radioactive subject and finds human music in it. Newcomer Brandon Flynn has riveting charisma."
- Linda Winer, Newsday

"JOHN KANDER, GREG PIERCE, AND DIRECTOR LIESL TOMMY ARE SUPERB!

Brandon Flynn and Jeffry Denman are outstanding."
- Robert Hofler, The Wrap

"KUDOS TO LIBRETTIST GREG PIERCE AND COMPOSER JOHN KANDER,

who nimbly thread a narrow needle."
- Adam Feldman, Time Out

"KANDER'S MELODIES ARE CREAMY, CLEVER, AND TWISTY, AT TIMES DOWNRIGHT ADDICTIVE.

Liesl Tommy's production is slick, and the cast is excellent. Brandon Flynn is beautifully on the edge."
- Matthew Murray, Talkin’ Broadway

"A PLEASING, WIDE-RANGING MUSICAL SCORE!

'Kid Victory' offers a vivid portrait of a tortured soul."
- Robert Feldberg, NorthJersey.com

"KANDER’S SCORE IS HAUNTINGLY BEAUTIFUL.

The cast is first-rate!"
- Suzanna Bowling, Times Square Chronicle

"MAKE SURE YOU GET A TICKET TO SEE KID VICTORY!"

- Sandi Durell, Theater Pizzazz

Ann Arvia

Vineyard Theatre debut. New York credits include MARY POPPINS (Bird Woman), LES MISÉRABLES (Mme. Thenardier), BEAUTY AND THE BEAST and TIME AND AGAIN (Mrs. Carmody) at MTC. National tours: LES MISÉRABLES (1st and 3rd National), and RAGTIME. Regionally, Ms. Arvia has appeared at Arena Stage (Golde, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF; Nettie, CAROUSEL), Goodspeed Opera House (Meg, DAMN YANKEES - Connecticut Critics Circle Award nominee; Marie, THE MOST HAPPY FELLA), Walnut Street Theater (Carlotta, PHANTOM - Barrymore nominee; Mother Abbess, THE SOUND OF MUSIC), Drury Lane Oakbrook (Rose, GYPSY), and Maine State Music Theater (Mother, RAGTIME; Lady Thiang, THE KING AND I; Alice Beane, TITANIC). Ms. Arvia has a thriving vocal studio here in NYC; find out more at www.annarvia.net.

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Joel Blum

Recently appeared in OCTOBER SKY at the Old Globe in San Diego. Broadway: SHOW BOAT (Tony nom.), STEEL PIER (Tony nom.), THE MUSIC MAN, 42nd STREET (directed by Gower Champion), STARDUST, Elaine May's AFTER THE NIGHT AND THE MUSIC, THE DEBBIE REYNOLDS SHOW. Off-Broadway: GOLF: THE MUSICAL (Drama Desk nomination), AND THE WORLD GOES 'ROUND, GAME SHOW. Mr. Blum co-choreographed and appeared in the tour of DOCTOR DOOLITTLE (with Tommy Tune). Tours: BILLY ELLIOT (Broadway World Award), 101 DALMATIANS, AND THE WORLD GOES 'ROUND, ANNIE GET YOUR GUN (with Debbie Reynolds), CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG. Regional: KISS ME, KATE, MEET JOHN DOE (Helen Hayes nom.), TIN PAN ALLEY RAG (Barrymore Award), DAMN YANKEES (with Tony Randall), PAL JOEY ’78 (with Lena Horne). TV: “Ed,” “The Sopranos,” “The Tonight Show,” “Law & Order.”

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Laura Darrell

Vineyard Theatre debut. Recently seen as Anna in FROZEN LIVE at the Hyperion Theater (Opening Cast). Select recent NY Theatre: FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD (Liddy, Signature), TEN WAYS ON A GUN (Kate, Theatre for the New City), A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM (Hermia, Boomerang Theatre Co.). Regionally, Laura has worked with Signature Theatre in DC (KID VICTORY), Bridge Rep of Boston, Mile Square Theatre, Portland Stage, Ogunquit Theatre, LA Rock Opera Co., MSMT, MTLA, among others. Film/TV: Creedmoria (Eileen, with Stef Dawson, Directed by Alicia Slimmer), City of Angers (Emily Sullivan, Dir. Ken Wilson), “A Very Special Christmas” (PBS, nominated for New England Emmy Award). Improv: UCB. Undergrad: USC (LA), NYU Tisch, and BADA (Shakespeare). www.lauradarrell.com. Instagram: lauraedarrell.

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Jeffry Denman

Helen Hayes Award nomination for this role at Signature Theatre in Arlington, VA. Broadway: WHITE (OBC - Astaire nom), THE PRODUCERS, CATS, HOW TO SUCCEED..., DREAM. Encores: FACE THE MUSIC, OF THEE I SING. Off Broadway: YANK! (Drama Desk nomination, Lucille Lortel nomination), CAGNEY THE MUSICAL (Westside Theatre), PASSION (CSC), CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD (Keen), THE HOLIDAY GUYS (York). FILM/TV: The Unattainable Story (Film release, 2017); “Nurse Jackie,” “Law & Order,” PBS “Great Performances.” REGIONAL: CenterStage: A CIVIL WAR CHRISTMAS, INTO THE WOODS; Portland Stage: DINNER WITH FRIENDS; Westport Playhouse: INTO THE WOODS (CCC Award); Reprise: ON YOUR TOES (LA Ovation nomination), North Shore: CRAZY FOR YOU (IRNE Award). Author of A Year With The Producers and Artistic Director of Denman Theatre & Dance Co. Instagram: @jeffrydenman Twitter: @jeffrydenman1

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Brandon Flynn

Vineyard Theatre debut. A bi-coastal actor born and raised in Miami, FL, Brandon attended Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University in New Jersey, obtaining his Bachelors of Fine Arts degree in January 2016. Brandon booked his first guest star role as Mike the Intern on CBS's new series “Braindead,” quickly followed by a lead role on the new Netflix Original “13 Reasons Why” playing Justin Foley coming to Netflix in late March.

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Daniel Jenkins

Vineyard: DREAM TRUE, THE MAIDEN’S PRAYER, FEAST HERE TONIGHT (composer/performer). Broadway: OSLO (upcoming). BILLY ELLIOT, MARY POPPINS, WRONG MOUNTAIN, BIG (Drama Desk nomination), ANGELS IN AMERICA, BIG RIVER (2003/1985 Tony, Drama Desk nominations). Recent Off-Broadway: OSLO, TRAVELS WITH MY AUNT, STAGE KISS, PARIS COMMUNE (Civilians Associate Artist), SEX LIVES OF OUR PARENTS, BENEFACTORS, LOVE CHILD (co-written with Robert Stanton). Regional: ART, Arts Emerson, ACT/Seattle, Hangar Theater, La Jolla Playhouse, Actors Theatre of Louisville (two years). Film: For Robert Altman: O.C. and Stiggs, Tanner ’88, The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial. Also, Joshua, Cradle Will Rock, Glory, In Country, Five Corners. TV: “Bull,” “Elementary,” “Veep,” “Orange is the New Black,” “The Good Wife,” “Blue Bloods,” “Law & Order(s),” “Going to Extremes.”

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Dee Roscioli

Vineyard Theatre debut. She is best known for her record-breaking run as Elphaba in WICKED where she played the role on Broadway and across the US. Other credits: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF (2015 Broadway revival), CIRCUS IN WINTER (Goodspeed Musicals), LOVE/SICK (written by John Cariani), ROCK AND ROLL REFUGEE (Royal Family), LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE (Second Stage directed by James Lapine), MURDER BALLAD (MTC workshop and NYSF production directed by Trip Cullman). Dee has also sung with various symphonies around the world including the Philly Pops. Twitter and Instagram @deeroscioli.

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Karen Ziemba

Received the Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle awards for her performance in CONTACT at Lincoln Center Theater. Karen has garnered three Tony Award nominations, The Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Bay Area Theatre Critics, and Chicago’s Jeff awards. Some of Karen's stage appearances include CURTAINS, STEEL PIER, CHICAGO, BULLETS OVER BROADWAY, NEVER GONNA DANCE, AND THE WORLD GOES 'ROUND, HERESY, I DO! I DO!; City Center Encores’ THE PAJAMA GAME, BYE BYE BIRDIE, and DO I HEAR A WALTZ; NYC Opera’s 110 IN THE SHADE and THE MOST HAPPY FELLA; and regionally: OTHER PEOPLE’S MONEY, SYLVIA, BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS, BROADWAY BOUND, MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, HELLO DOLLY!, GYPSY, A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION, and SWEENEY TODD.

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Blake Zolfo

Vineyard Theatre debut. Select stage credits: THE LIGHTNING THIEF (National Tour), SEXYBACK: OR WHAT YOU WILL (American Repertory Theater New Works Series), and THE MONSTER AT THE END OF THIS SHOW (Blake's debut solo cabaret show at the Metropolitan Room). Proud member of Actors' Equity and graduate of The Boston Conservatory. Blake's next solo show, 25: A PREMATURE RETROSPECTIVE, will premiere at the Metropolitan Room in spring 2017. Twitter: @blakezolfo Website: blakezolfo.com

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John Kander

John Kander’s first Broadway musical was A FAMILY AFFAIR, collaborating with James and William Goldman. Kander and Ebb’s four decade collaboration created FLORA THE RED MENACE, CABARET (Tony Award), ZORBA, THE HAPPY TIME, 70 GIRLS 70, CHICAGO, THE ACT, WOMAN OF THE YEAR (Tony Award), THE RINK, KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN (Tony Award), STEEL PIER, CURTAINS and THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS. Movies and television material for “Liza with a Z” (Emmy Award) and HBO’s “Liza Minnelli’s Steppin Out” (Emmy Award), Funny Lady (Academy Award nomination, Best Song), Lucky Lady, New York, New York, Stepping Out, and Chicago The Movie (Academy Award nomination, Best Song). Mr. Kander composed scores for "An Early Frost," "Breathing Lessons," "The Boys Next Door," Kramer vs. Kramer, Blue Skies Again, Places of the Heart and also a composition for Renee Fleming, “A Letter from Sullivan Ballou.” Mr. Kander and Mr. Pierce's first collaboration, THE LANDING, a three one act musical, premiered at the Vineyard Theatre. In addition to KID VICTORY they are working on two new projects.  

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Greg Pierce

Greg Pierce’s first collaboration with John Kander, THE LANDING, premiered at the Vineyard Theatre. His play SLOWGIRL was the inaugural play of Lincoln Center's Claire Tow Theater (LCT3). It was subsequently produced by Steppenwolf Theatre and the Geffen Playhouse. His play HER REQUIEM was also produced by LCT3. He wrote the libretto for the opera FELLOW TRAVELERS, based on the novel by Thomas Mallon, (composed by Gregory Spears) which premiered at Cincinnati Opera. Other plays include THE QUARRY (with composer Randal Pierce, Vermont Stage Company), and THE WIND-UP BIRD CHRONICLE, based on the novel by Haruki Murakami, (Edinburgh International Festival, Singapore Arts Festival, The Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival). He has been commissioned by Lincoln Center Theater, Second Stage Theatre, Vermont Stage Company, and Manhattan Theatre Club. He is currently working on two new projects with John Kander.

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Liesl Tommy

Broadway: Danai Gurira's ECLIPSED (Lucille Lortel Award and Tony nomination for Best Direction of a Play). World premieres: A MELANCHOLY PLAY, KID VICTORY, APPROPRIATE, PARTY PEOPLE. Credits also include: THE GOOD NEGRO, THE URBAN RETREAT, LES MISÉRABLES, HAMLET, A RAISIN IN THE SUN, THE PIANO LESSON, MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM, RUINED. She has worked at DTC, California Shakespeare Theater, Center Stage, Sundance East Africa, among others. Tommy is Associate Directory at Berkeley Rep and serves as a Program Associate and Artists Trustee at Sundance Institute Theatre Program. She facilitated the inaugural Sundance East Africa Theatre Director's Lab. Awards: Obie Award, Pioneer of the Arts Award, Lillian Hellman Award, Alan Schneider Award, Vineyard Theatre's Susan Stroman Directing Award, an NEA/TCG Directors Grant and NYTW Casting/Directing Fellowship.

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Christopher Windom

Broadway: PIPPIN (Drama League Fellow Assistant Director). National Tour: JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT (Associate Director). Off-Broadway: THE COMEDY OF ERRORS, PERICLES: PRINCE OF TYRE (Movement Director, Public Theater Mobile Shakespeare Unit), STANDARD TIME (Associate Director, Duke 42), CENTRAL AVENUE BREAKDOWN (Director/Choreographer, NYMF, Excellence Award for Choreography). Regional: MELANCHOLY PLAY (Choreographer, Trinity Repertory Company), KID VICTORY (Choreographer, Signature Theatre), LES MISÉRABLES (Choreographer, Dallas Theater Center), A CHRISTMAS CAROL (Director/Choreographer, Trinity Repertory Company), RAGTIME, DESSA ROSE, and CROWNS (Choreographer, Dean Goodman Choice Award for Best Choreography for RAGTIME, TheatreWorks), MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS (Choreographer, Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre). Performance Credits: FOSSE and DAMN YANKEES starring Jerry Lewis. MFA, Brown/Trinity Rep. BFA, Webster University. Drama League Fellow. www.ChristopherWindom.com

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Clint Ramos

Broadway: sets and/or costumes for SUNDAY AT THE PARK WITH GEORGE, IN TRANSIT, ECLIPSED, VIOLET< THE ELEPHANT MAN (also West End). 2016 Tony Award for Best Costume Design of a Play, an OBIE Award for Sustained Excellence in Design, Helen Hayes Award, 3 Lucille Lortel Awards, 2 ATW Henry Hewes Awards and TDF Irene Sharaff Young Master Award. Over a hundred NY, Regional and International set and costume design credits. Upcoming: JOAN OF ARC: INTO THE FIRE by David Byrne (Public Theater), west coast tours of ECLIPSED, and HERE LIES LOVE and SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION on Broadway. clintramos.com

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Jacob A. Climer

UNCOMMON SENSE (Tectonic Theater Project); FONDLY COLLETTE RICHLAND (ERS/NYTW); INFORMED CONSENT (Primary Stages); MELANCHOLY PLAY (Trinity Rep.); LES MISÉRABLES (Dallas Theater Center); ARGUENDO (ERS/Public Theater); ARIADNE AUF NAXOS (Opera Philadelphia); SOCIAL SECURITY (Bushwick Starr); LA TRAVIATA (Boston Lyric Opera). Scenic/Costume Design: ORFEÉ (Des Moines Metro Opera); ABDUCTION FROM THE SERAGLIO (Des Moines Metro Opera/Kentucky Opera/Atlanta Opera); RINALDO (Portland Opera); HAMLET, TAMING OF THE SHREW, and THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR (Shakespeare Festival of Dallas); HATFUL OF RAIN (Strasberg Institute/Warsaw's ITSELF Festival of Dallas); THE RISE OF FALL OF ANNIE HALL (Martha's Vineyard Playhouse). MFA: Carnegie Mellon University; BFA: University of Evansville. www.jaclimer.com

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David Weiner

Vineyard: CHECKERS, THIS BEAUTIFUL CITY, THE PIANO TEACHER, STOPPING TRAFFIC, WHERE DO WE LIVE. Broadway: STEPHEN KING'S MISERY, ROMEO & JULIET, DEAD ACCOUNTS, GRACE, GODSPELL, THE NORMAL HEART, REASONS TO BE PRETTY, BUTLEY, BETRAYAL, THE REAL THING. Off-Broadway: Recently THE BABYLON LINE at Lincoln Center and PLENTY at The Public. Over 50 productions at MCC, MTC, Second Stage, Playwrights Horizons, The Public, NYTW, Theater for a New Audience, Atlantic. Regional: The LaJolla Playhouse, Old Globe, Center Theatre Group, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, The Guthrie, The Alley, McCarter, Huntington, ART, Williamstown, Berkeley Rep.  Awards: 2016 Lucille Lortel Award (GUARDS AT THE TAJ), 2012 Lucille Lortel Award (THROUGH A GLASS DARKLY), 2011 Drama Desk nomination (SMALL FIRE), 2005 Lucille Lortel Award (RODNEY'S WIFE). Upcoming: THE PRICE at The Roundabout Theatre Company. www.DavidWeinerDesign.com  

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Peter Hylenski

Grammy, Olivier and four-time Tony Award nominee. Selected designs include: SOMETHING ROTTEN, ROCK OF AGES, AFTER MIDNIGHT, MOTOWN, THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS, SIDE SHOW, ROCKY, BULLETS OVER BROADWAY, SHREK THE MUSICAL, ON A CLEAR DAY..., LEND ME A TENOR, ELF, WONDERLAND, CRY BABY, THE TIMES THEY ARE A-CHANGIN', THE WEDDING SINGER, SWEET CHARITY, MARTIN SHORT: FAME BECOMES ME, LITTLE WOMEN, BROOKLYN. Other credits: LE REVE and SHOWSTOPPERS at Wynn Las Vegas, RAGTIME (London), ROCKY DAS MUSICAL (Hamburg, Stuttgart), KING KONG (Melbourne), BULL DURHAM, MAME, GOTTA DANCE, ANASTASIA, THE PROM. International arena tours of HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON and WALKING WITH DINOSAURS.

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Cookie Jordan

Broadway: IN TRANSIT, ECLIPSED, SIDE SHOW, AFTER MIDNIGHT, FELA, A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE, SOUTH PACIFIC. Off-Broadway: PARTY PEOPLE, THE DEATH OF THE LAST BLACK MAN IN THE WHOLE ENTIRE WORLD, MARIE AND ROSETTA, TROILUS AND CRESSIDA (Shakespeare in the Park), THE TOTAL BENT, FAMILIAR, HIR. Tours: FELA (National and European tours), DIRTY DANCING, FLASHDANCE (National tour). Television: Emmy nominated for make-up design for “The Wiz Live."

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Rick Sordelet & Christian Kelly-Sordelet

Creators of Sordelet Inc., a stage combat company with over 30 years of action movement experience. 72 Broadway productions from BEAUTY AND THE BEAST to SUNSET BOULEVARD. 52 productions worldwide including: BEN HUR LIVE in Rome and European Tour. Dozens of opera productions at The Met, The Royal Opera House, La Scalla and Santa Fe Opera. Films: The Game Plan, Dan in Real Life, Brave New Jersey, LIV. Stunt Coordinators for “Kevin Can Wait” (CBS) and “Guiding Light” (12 years). Instructors at Yale School of Drama, CUNY Harlem, HB. Recipient of the Lucille Lortel’s Edith Oliver Award for Sustained Excellence and the Jeff Award for Best Fight Direction for ROMEO AND JULIET at Chicago Shakespeare Theater. Upcoming feature film: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, directed by Bryan Singer. www.sordeletink.com

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Jesse Kissel

Broadway: THE VISIT, LEAP OF FAITH, SPIDERMAN: TURN OFF THE DARK, Cirque Du Soleil’s PARAMOUR, BRIGHT STAR, RAGTIME (Avery Fisher Hall 15th Anniversary Concert). National/International Tour: CHICAGO. Regional: KID VICTORY (Signature Theatre, DC), THE VISIT (Williamstown Theatre Festival), THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS (Center Theatre Group, LA), TITANIC, CATS (MUNY). Cabaret: TOVAH: OUT OF HER MIND (Tovah Feldshuh), LOOK FOR ME IN THE SONGS WITH AARON LAZAR (The Kennedy Center, Birdland, 54 Below, and Joe’s Pub) Symphonic work: The Boston Pops; Naples Philharmonic. BFA, Boston Conservatory; MM, Cincinnati Conservatory of Music in Orchestral Conducting.

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Michael Starobin

FREAKY FRIDAY, FALSETTOS, FIRST DAUGHTER SUITE, HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, KID VICTORY, IF/THEN, ANNIE, DOGFIGHT, LEAP OF FAITH, QUEEN OF THE MIST, PEOPLE IN THE PICTURE, SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM, NEXT TO NORMAL (Tony Award), GLORIOUS ONES, GRINCH, ADRIFT IN MACAO, BERNARDA ALBA, SPELLING BEE, ASSASSINS (Tony Award), TOM SAWYER, A NEW BRAIN, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, HELLO AGAIN, GUYS & DOLLS (1992), MY FAVORITE YEAR, IN TROUSERS, SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, CLOSER THAN EVER, LEGS DIAMOND, ROMANCE ROMANCE, CARRIE, BIRDS OF PARADISE, RAGS, THREE GUYS NAKED, VON RICHTOFEN.

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Randy Cohen, Cohen Keyboards

Broadway: Over 60 shows including HAMILTON, BOOK OF MORMON, DEAR EVAN HANSEN, KINKY BOOTS, A BRONX TALE, ON YOUR FEET, ANASTASIA, BANDSTAND.

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Chris Dieman

Chris is a composer and performer whose multidisciplinary expertise has brought him into different sectors of the theater world. He works as John Kander’s music associate on his most recent work with Greg Pierce (THE LANDING, KID VICTORY, THE ENCHANTED), and continues to collaborate with them closely as they develop more incredible musicals. Chris is Artist In Residence for The Live Source Theatre Group (AS I LAY DYING, THE INCREDIBLE FOX SISTERS), and a creative associate for Hemisphere Two Entertainment (GREEN ACRES THE MUSICAL). BFA Tisch/NYU. chrisdieman.com.  

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Kyle Brown

Recently developed and directed Christopher Albrigo’s SHEPPARD. Past Associate/Assistant Directing projects include ECLIPSED (Public Theater, Broadway), PRIVACY, INFORMED CONSENT, KINGDOM COME, and the V-Day Prison Tour of THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES, which featured both professional actors and formerly incarcerated women. @kylie_brown  

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Leigh Scheffler

Favorite credits include National/International Tour of JOSEPH AND THE...DREAMCOAT (Asst. Choreographer/Asst. Dance Captain/Swing; A. Blankenbuehler dir./chor.), ALL SHOOK UP (Ensemble), and CASH:...AN AMERICAN LEGEND (Lead Dancer, June Carter Soloist). Leigh also toured for many years both here and abroad teaching children and promoting arts in schools.

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Diane DiVita

Broadway: ECLIPSED directed by Liesl Tommy, OUR MOTHER'S BRIEF AFFAIR, AIRLINE HIGHWAY directed by Joe Mantello, THE ELEPHANT MAN with Bradley Cooper, THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL, LOMBARDI directed by Thomas Kail, HAMLET with Jude Law, IMPRESSIONISM, THE COAST OF UTOPIA, ABSURD PERSON SINGULAR, MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM, KING HEDLEY II, BROKEN GLASS, THE SOUND OF MUSIC, DREAM, DROWNING CROW, HOW TO SUCCEED….with Matthew Broderick. Off-Broadway: ECLIPSED and TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS at the Public Theater, Manhattan Theater Club, and Second Stage Theater. Currently teaches at Yale School of Drama and Columbia University.

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Garrett Rollins

Recent credits include Broadway: OUR MOTHER'S BRIEF AFFAIR (Manhattan Theatre Club), WOLF HALL PARTS ONE & TWO, WICKED. 1st National Tour: A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER. Off-Broadway: PIECE OF MY HEART: THE BERT BERNS STORY. Westport Country Playhouse: THE INVISIBLE HAND, ART, RED, CAMELOT. MFA in Stage Management from Columbia University; B.A. in Theatre from the University of Maine.

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Samantha Shoffner

Broadway: THE PRICE, FALSETTOS, NOISES OFF, CHINA DOLL, LIVING ON LOVE (Associate). Props Artisan/Swing Coordinator: FIDDLER..., AN AMERICAN IN PARIS (+tour), ON YOUR FEET, THE KING AND I, REALISTIC JONESES, NICE WORK...GET IT, STREETCAR... Projections: THE MOUNTAINTOP. West End: HAIRSPRAY (Maintenance/ASM). Recent Off Broadway: RIDE THE CYCLONE (MCC), ALLIGATOR, MACBETH (CTH), A BETTER PLACE (The Duke), FAMILIAR (Playwrights Horizons), SOJOURNERS, SONGBIRD, TRAVELS...AUNT (KEEN), SEAWIFE. Regional: MUSIC BOX CHRISTMAS (Hersheypark), MACBETH, AS YOU LIKE IT (HVSF), COMPANY, ON GOLDEN POND, 25TH...SPELLING BEE (Bucks County). Production Design: Marvel Webseries, “Kiddush Club” Pilot, Greg Holden “Boys in the Street.” BFA Theatre Design, Penn State University.  www.smartsetsbysam.com.

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Chris Batstone

Vineyard Theatre debut. After almost five years as PM for Atlantic Theater — Stage 2, he became the Production Manager for the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival. During the winter months, Chris enjoys carving out time to work with a variety of Off-Broadway theaters.

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DR Theatrical Management

Current/upcoming projects include Broadway: INDECENT; Off-Broadway: RING TWICE FOR MIRANDA, ERNEST SHACKLETON LOVES ME, and Vineyard Theatre’s 2016-17 Season; National Tours: ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY and WIESENTHAL; Las Vegas: TENORS OF ROCK; Events: the 68th Annual New Dramatists Luncheon. Past productions: Vineyard Theatre’s 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons; The New Group’s THE SPOILS, RASHEEDA SPEAKING, and STICKS AND BONES; BUYER & CELLAR; THE WOODSMAN; CLEVER LITTLE LIES; NEVERMORE…; MY NAME IS ASHER LEV; TAIL! SPIN!; LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT I WORE, and TRACES, among others. DRTMNYC.com

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Henry Russell Bergstein

Other Vineyard productions: GLORIA, TOO MUCH SUN, THE LYONS, DOT, BILLY & RAY, THE LANDING, SOMEWHERE FUN, THE NORTH POOL, ARLINGTON, CHECKERS, PICKED, MIDDLETOWN, THE METAL CHILDREN, SLUG BEARERS OF KAYROL ISLAND..., and WIG OUT!. Other theater credits include SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS, NATASHA, PIERRE, & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 (original production at Ars Nova), and THE LYONS (Broadway). Television: Amazon’s “Mozart in the Jungle” with Douglas Aibel. Film: It Felt Like Love, Saturday Church, Coin Heist, Easy Living; with Douglas Aibel – Grandma, November Criminals, Love After Love, and How to Talk to Girls at Parties; with Allison Estrin – Drunk Parents and Jack of the Red Hearts. As an associate he has worked on films including Manchester-By-The-Sea, Grand Budapest Hotel, Mistress America, Frances Ha, The Immigrant and Two Lovers. Former Manager of East Coast Casting for Warner Bros. Television Studios in NY.

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David Loud

Broadway: THE VISIT, PORGY AND BESS, THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS, SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM, CURTAINS, SWEENEY TODD, THE LOOK OF LOVE, A CLASS ACT, RAGTIME, STEEL PIER, MASTER CLASS, COMPANY, SHE LOVES ME, MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG. Off-Broadway: THE LANDING (Vineyard Theatre), AND THE WORLD GOES ‘ROUND. Regional: LITTLE DANCER (Kennedy Center), SENSE AND SENSIBILITY (Denver Theatre Center), FIRST YOU DREAM (Signature Theatre), BILLY BISHOP GOES TO WAR (Portland Stage Co.). National Tour: LES MISÉRABLES. A graduate of Yale University, David has taught at the Yale School of Drama and is on the faculty at Fordham University and Manhattan School of Music.

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John Monaco

Musical coordinator for close to 75 Broadway musicals, guitarist/banjoist for almost 40 Broadway shows. He has had the privilege of working with Richard Rodgers, John Kander, Jule Styne, Elmer Bernstein, Harvey Schmidt, Philip Springer, George Forrest, Robert Wright, and Stephen Flaherty.

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Kid Victory Calendar

February 1 - March 19, 2017

Performances are Tuesday - Sunday. CLICK HERE for the complete calendar. Running time: approximately 2 hours with no intermission

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KID VICTORY Review Quotes

"THE MOST EXCITING NEW MUSICAL OF THE SEASON!

Contemporary, relevant, and brave. Let's hear it for John Kander: The legendary Broadway composer turns 90 next month and he has written some of his best music for Kid Victory."
- Zachary Stewart, Theatremania

"THE CAST INCLUDES FIRST-RATE PERFORMERS,

including the excellent Karen Ziemba and Daniel

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Cast Announced for KID VICTORY

Vineyard Theatre Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern announce casting for the New York premiere of KID VICTORY, book and lyrics by Greg Pierce, music by John Kander with story by John Kander and Greg Pierce, and directed by Liesl Tommy. Single tickets are available at www.vineyardtheatre.org or by

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