Christina Bianco received a 2015 Drama Desk Award nomination for her performance in Application Pending. She has become a worldwide YouTube sensation with her diva impression videos gaining over 20 million views, leading to appearances performing on The Ellen Degeneres Show and The Queen Latifah Show.
Christina recently made her London West End debut starring in The Menier Chocolate Factory’s hailed production of Forbidden Broadway at the Vaudeville Theatre. In New York, Christina starred Off-Broadway in Newsical the Musical and Forbidden Broadway: Goes To Rehab for which she received a Drama Desk Award Nomination.
Other Off-Broadway credits: Tony and Tina’s Wedding (Tina), Forbidden Broadway Dances With The Stars and It Must Be Him. Favorite credits: Dora The Explorer Live (Dora/First National Tour), Hello Dolly (Minnie Fay/ Indianapolis Symphony), Rent (Maureen/Weston Playhouse), Beehive (Riverside Theatre), Malpractice Makes Perfect (Lucinda/The York Theatre.)
As a cabaret artist, Christina performed weekly in an unprecedented eight-month run of 11 O’Clock Numbers at Feinstein’s, NYC. She has performed her celebrated solo show, Diva Moments to standing room only crowds at Birdland in NYC, across the US and on various international luxury cruise liners. Abroad, Christina sold out 2 critically acclaimed, extended runs headlining at London’s famed Hippodrome, as well as a sold out run at Royal Albert Hall’s prestigious Elgar Room.
Christina frequently performs as a soloist with various US and Canadian symphony orchestras. Christina can be seen as Bianca on SoulPancake’s web series The Impression Guys and on VH1’s I Love The 2000’s.
Andy has directed the world premieres Craving for Travel, co-authored with Greg Edwards (Peter J. Sharp Theater), The Last Smoker in America (Westside Theatre / CATCO), Operation Epsilon (Central Square Theater, MA; four IRNE Awards, including Best Play and Best Director; three Elliot Norton noms.), Shida (Ars Nova / A.R.T.; four AUDELCO Award noms., including Best Musical and Best Director), and Zelda at the Oasis (St. Luke’s). Sandberg has been represented on Broadway and London’s West End as a producer of the hit revival of HAIR (2009 Tony, Drama Desk, Drama League, Outer Critics Circle Awards), the Broadway revival of Gore Vidal’s The Best Man (2012 Tony, Drama Desk, Drama League, Outer Critics Circle Nominations), and Will Eno’s The Realistic Joneses. As a director, other New York credits include R.R.R.E.D. and Bernice Bobs Her Mullet (NYMF), Into the Woods and A Funny Thing…Forum (Blue Hill Troupe), “Eli’s Comin’ to Broadway,” a BC/EFA benefit hosted by Nathan Lane (Lincoln Center), and multiple workshops, benefits, and readings. As producer: A Perfect Future (Cherry Lane Theatre); Paradise Found (Menier Chocolate Factory, London; dir. Hal Prince and Susan Stroman); Vigil (DR2 Theater); and Pageant (Davenport Theatre). Sandberg worked with Hal Prince on the Broadway production of LoveMusik. B.A. Yale University. Proud member of SDC / AEA. Alumni Boards: Yale Dramat, Yale Alley Cats (President), and The Whiffenpoofs. AndySandberg.com / @Andy_Sandberg
Greg has written the script for Craving for Travel (Off-Broadway, co-written with Andy Sandberg), lyrics for Neurosis: A New Musical (Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, SALT Award for Best New Musical), and book and lyrics for Taking the Plunge (NYMF, Samuel French OOB Festival) and Evelyn Shaffer and the Chance of a Lifetime (Take a Ten Podcast). During their earthly years, he collaborated with Marvin Hamlisch (White House Governors’ Dinner, Mr. Hamlisch’s holiday tour) and Arthur Laurents (Love Affair). Greg’s essays have been published in Avidly (Los Angeles Review of Books) and McSweeney’s, and his video game Jessica Plunkenstein and the Dusseldorf Conspiracy (NYT “Best Adventure Game of the Year”) was published by PC Gamer UK. Honors and approximations thereof include the BMI Harrington Award, the Fred Ebb Award (two-time finalist), and a Nickelodeon Writing Fellowship (top-12 semifinalist). Greg graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Yale, belongs to the BMI workshop, and can be stalked most effectively at www.GregEd.com.
Colin is a scenic designer and visual artist in New York City. New York credits include Zelda at The Oasis, Mothers Day, Stilled, Iyom, Rio, and Blood Privilege. He has designed scenery for the Barn Playhouse in New London, NH, the Shadowland Theater in Ellenville, NY and the Summer Musical Theatre in Allentown, PA. He has exhibited his fine art in the US and Europe, and his scenic designs have been shown in the Prague Quadrennial. MFA UC San Diego. His work can be seen at www.makethespace.com.
Broadway and West End: Hair (Tony Award, Drama Desk and Hewes Award nominations). Off-Broadway: The Public : Hair (Delacorte Theater), Jericho (59E59), The Irish Curse (Soho Rep), Almost Home (The Directors Company) A Perfect Future (Cherry Lane Theater), Craving for Travel (Peter Jay Sharp Theater) Tartuffe (Tribeca Playhouse), Amahl and the Night Visitors (Lincoln Center). Regional: God of Carnage, [Title of Show] (George Street Playhouse); Take Me Out (Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Kevin Kline nomination); The Foreigner (Maltz Jupiter Theater); Oklahoma! (Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival); Johnny Baseball, (American Repertory Theater, IRNE nomination); Dirty Blond, Omnium Gatherum, Crowns, Spring Awakening, Next to Normal, Peter and the Statcatcher (Zach Scott Theatre).
Broadway: Newsies, Mothers and Sons, Peter and the Starcatcher (Tony Award), A Time to Kill, Soul Doctor, Jekyll and Hyde, The Anarchist, The Performers, The Pee-wee Herman Show, Next Fall, Kiki and Herb. Other NYC: Fly By Night; Much Ado About Nothing and King Lear, in Central Park; Craving for Travel; Last Five Years; Old Jews Telling Jokes; Silence; Love, Loss, and What I Wore; Meet Vera Stark; Rapture Blister Burn; A Lie of the Mind; Ordinary Days; Family Guys Sings; The Voysey Inheritance; The Internationalist; Jacques Brel; Almost Maine; The Dazzle; Jennifer Muller The Works. Jeff is a producer of Submissions Only.
Previously with Mr. Sandberg: The Last Smoker in America, Craving for Travel and Beyond the Music. Other New York credits: Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (Bernard Jacobs and The Public), Lonliness of the Long Distance Runner, Storefront Church and Port Authority (Atlantic Theater Company); Lonely, I’m Not and Mr. and Mrs. Fitch (Second Stage Theatre); The Good Mother, Burning and Russian Transport (The New Group); Apple Cove (Women’s Project); Three Changes and Drunken City (Playwrights Horizons); Graceland (LCT3); A Body of Water (Primary Stages). Regional: The Guthrie,The Old Globe, Williamstown Theatre Festival, New York Stage and Film, Barrington Stage Company, Berkshire Theatre Festival, Bay Street Theater, Center Theatre Group (Mark Taper Forum and Kirk Douglas Theatre), TheatreWorks Hartford, Virginia Shakespeare, Virginia Playwrights Theater and Two River Theater.
Production Stage Manager
Pamela looks forward to her 7th adventure with Andy Sandberg. Recent stage management credits: Far From the Madding Crowd (in development), the Song of Solomon benefit for The Actor’s Temple, Craving for Travel. She has worked as props head at The Little Shubert Theatre for the Off-Broadway productions of Lady Day, starring Dee Dee Bridgewater, and last spring’s Under My Skin. Favorite productions over the years would include: Coastal Disturbances, The Green Heart, The Weir, Collected Stories (with Miss Uta Hagen), Three Mo’ Tenors, Limonade Tous les Jours, Jacques Brel…, and Murder Ballad at the Union Square Theatre.
Alex is a director and recent graduate of Columbia University. In 2014, he assisted Bill Condon on the Broadway revival of Side Show and on its previous production at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Directing credits include Lydia & Tom (FringeNYC 2013), The 118th Annual Varsity Show, and The Light in the Piazza (Columbia). @Alex_Hare
Randi is a best-selling author, founder and CEO of Zuckerberg Media, a media and production company, Editor-in-Chief of digital lifestyle destination Dot Complicated and now host of “Dot Complicated with Randi Zuckerberg” on SiriusXM, helping us navigate and “untangle” our wired lives. Randi recently released her first books with HarperCollins, The New York Times best-seller, Dot Complicated, an entertaining look at our lives in the digital age, and a children’s picture book, Dot. As an early executive at Facebook, Randi created and ran the social media pioneer’s marketing programs and was nominated for an Emmy Award in 2011 for her innovative coverage of the 2010 mid-term elections. Since starting Zuckerberg Media, Randi has produced shows and digital content for PayPal, the Clinton Global Initiative, Cirque du Soleil, The United Nations, Bravo and Conde Nast, with many other projects in the works. In March 2014, Randi made her Broadway debut as hippie-activist Regina in the wildly popular musical Rock of Ages.
Drew is a Managing Partner at Rand Thompson Consultants, a premier boutique executive recruiting firm serving the banking and asset management fields, and Co-Chair of the Leadership Council of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Dedicated enthusiast of the theater, music, and arts community. He is a former Board member of and was an active singer in the University Glee Club of New York City and was Musical Director of the MetroGnomes, an all-male a capella group. Performances include the White House, Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, and Shea Stadium. He is currently represented Off-Broadway as a producer of Pageant. Thanks to Andy and Mrs. Larsen (my kindergarten teacher) and love to Dane.
Dana M. Lerner
Dana is thrilled to be making her off-Broadway producing debut with Application Pending. She is a recent graduate of Cornell University with a B.A. in Theater Arts. All of the love and thanks to Mom, Dad and Jordan. @officialDML
Jon is a technology entrepreneur, advisor and investor. He is a contributor to Indiewire and repeat guest speaker at the Sundance Film Festival and Festival de Cannes. At Yale Law School, he taught Cinema de Jure and is producer of a forthcoming documentary on community policing.
Charles Coplin is an Emmy award winning independent producer who was formerly the Head of Programming for the NFL, including the NFL Network and NFL Films. He was the Executive in charge of the Super Bowl Halftime, working with such artists as Paul McCartney, the Rolling Stones, Beyonce and Bruce Springsteen. He also served as Executive Vice President of Content for the NHL, and as a Producer for over a decade at ABC Sports.
Rose is the Founder and President of Rose Enterprises, Inc., RPE, Inc. which provides business development services including Marketing Strategy, Brand Building, Integration/Content Marketing, Brand Patronage, Sponsorship Representation and Strategic Alliance Development. The firm has multi medium – cross industry experience including film, theater, music, sports, radio, TV social and digital.
Andy Jones/ Baseline Theatrical
Broadway: The Last Ship, featuring Sting. Off Broadway: Craving for Travel, produced by Andy Sandberg. Andy Jones founded Baseline in 2014 after ten years in theatrical management, including work on the teams of three Tony Award-winning Best Musicals: Rent, Avenue Q, In the Heights, and the Tony Award Winning revival of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf. He is joined by Associate Nathaniel Hill. Baselinetheatrical.com.
Matt Ross Public Relations
Current clients include the Broadway revival of On The Town; New York Theatre Workshop; NYU Skirball; Page 73; The TEAM; the upcoming Broadway musical Tuck Everlasting; the artists’ retreat Yaddo; and MSG/Radio City Music Hall. Matt Ross has been a press agent since 2005, most recently as part of The Hartman Group and prior to that at Boneau/Bryan-Brown and Keith Sherman & Associates. He has represented more than 30 Broadway and off-Broadway productions, amongst them: Billy Crystal’s 700 Sundays; Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812; Murder for Two; War Horse; Hands on a Hardbody; Bring It On; How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying; Traces; Cirkopolis at NYU Skirball Center; Promises, Promises; A Steady Rain; La Bête; In The Heights; The Seagull; Curtains; Rock ’n’ Roll; The History Boys; Mary Poppins; and Tarzan. He has also represented the launch of NBC’s “Smash,” New York’s Signature Theatre Company and LAByrinth Theater Company and Washington DC’s Signature Theatre.
Advertising & Web
WiT Media is a full-service creative marketing agency that helps arts, culture, green and education organizations develop their current and future audiences. WiT’s focus is on the things in life that enrich us: museums, libraries, gardens, performing arts organizations, visual artists, educational institutions, non-profits, hospitality, health care, and related fields. WiT Media was recently honored with a Communication Arts: 2013 Award of Excellence and named Top Entrepreneur of 2012 by Crain’s New York Business.
Amanda works with theatrical productions and arts & culture organizations to strengthen their brand, grow their audience, and sell more tickets! Areas of expertise include: partnerships & promotions, traditional & online advertising, website management. Some recent work includes: It’s Only A Play, Mothers and Sons, Bedbugs!!!, Pageant: The Musical, Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man, New York Musical Theatre Festival, New Jersey Jewish Film Festival, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. www.AmandaBohan.com
Mike Karns / Marathon Live Entertainment
Started in January 2013, Marathon Live Entertainment is a producing and social media marketing company focused on entertainment through live performance and engagement through cause and brand awareness. With Social Media clients in sectors from Non-Profit to Broadway, as well as past productions including “Telly Leung: Live in London” and “Broadway at Learning 2013”, Marathon Live Entertainment is ever evolving to meet the needs of collaborators and clients alike. Upcoming projects include A Little More Alive, Allegiance – A New Musical, and “Seasons of Broadway”. www.MarathonLiveEntertainment.com
The Westside Theatre
Constructed in 1889 as a German Baptist Church, The Westside Theatre was renovated in 1991 under the management of Reno Productions, Inc. Application Pending joins a host of successful productions that have been presented on these stages, including Satchmo at the Waldorf; My Name is Asher Lev; Love Loss and What I Wore; I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change (a record-breaking twelve-year run); Trumbo; The Vagina Monologues; Full Gallop; The Food Chain; The Cryptogram; Spic-o-rama; and And The World Goes ‘Round. Member of the Off-Broadway League.