2017 TRU Voices: Moonshadow
Presented by Tweiss Productions (Sharon Weiss & Eileen B. Weiss)
6/19 - Moonshadow
by Brian D. Leys
Directed by Charles Abbott
Starring Robert Cuccioli and Amy Bodnar
15 Vandam St.
NYC, NY 10013
What happens when a Yippie agitator arrives in Buffalo to promote his new book? Will it just be another appearance at Barnes & Noble or will he rekindle a 30- year-old affair? Moonshadow is a comedy about recognition, resurrection and romance.
"Dollars & Sense" panel to include Peter Bogyo, general manager (The Trip to Bountiful, Stick Fly, Time Stands Still, The Blonde in the Thunderbird, Voices in the Dark, A Moon for the Misbegotten w/Kevin Spacey, Sly Fox w/Richard Dreyfus, Fortune’s Fool, Madame Melville, The Unexpected Man); Patricia Klausner (Scottsboro Boys, Stick Fly, The Trip to Bountiful, Pippin revival); Daniel Kuney, Co-President of Jumpstart Entertainment (Rock of Ages, Fela!, Reasons to Be Pretty, 39 Steps on Broadway, The Homecoming, Talk Radio, Heathers, Altar Boyz, Dog Sees God, My Name is Rachel Corrie); Frank Zuback, producer (Taking Leave, American Soldier, Roof of the World).
PATRICIA R. KLAUSNER
Ms. Klausner has produced, written and assistant directed theater since 1990. While she has invested in many Broadway shows, she is credited as a Co-Producer on The Band's Visit (Tony, Best Musical), Pippin (Tony, Best Revival), Trip to Bountiful, Stick Fly and The Scottsboro Boys; National Tours: The Band's Visit, Pippin; and in London: The Scottsboro Boys. She is the Co-Executive Producer of the film Wakefield starring Bryan Cranston and Jennifer Garner. Other theatrical and business credits include Managing Director of Shotgun Productions/Global Arts Initiative since 1995, Managing Director of the Steps Beyond Foundation, General Manager of The Donald Byrd Dance Foundation (1996-1999), conceiver of the multimedia piece The Tides of Intolerance (The Asia Society, NYC, 1996), Director of Marketing for Steps on Broadway (2001-2018), editor of a weekly financial trade publication, and consultant for various cable television companies and arts businesses. She currently holds the position of Director of Investor Relations for a theatrical fund and is working with the lead producer on the new musical by Ahrens & Flaherty, Marie: Dancing Still. She sat on the Board of Directors and is a past Vice President of Media Audit International and served as a Co-Director of Theater Resources Unlimited's Producers Development Mentorship Program. Ms. Klausner has a Ph.D. in sociology and has taught women's studies, race relations, and criminology at the University of Delaware and Montclair State College. She currently sits on the Marymount Manhattan College Dance Advisory Board, and is a graduate of CTI.
Co-President of Jumpstart Entertainment, with Roy Gabay. Credits include: Puffs (New World Stages), Rock of Ages (Broadway), Fela! (Broadway, Tours), Reasons to Be Pretty (Broadway), 39 Steps (Broadway), The Homecoming (Broadway), Talk Radio (Broadway), Heathers (Off-Broadway), Altar Boyz (Off-Broadway), Dog Sees God (Off-Broadway), My Name is Rachel Corrie (Off-Broadway), In Masks Outrageous and Austere (Off-Broadway). Graduate of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. In his spare time, Daniel is an amateur marathon runner and triathlete. Visit website atwww.letsjumpstart.com
was the Lead Producer for Moolah, a new comedy by Arje Shaw (The Gathering). Currently he is helping develop three new works: Taking Leave, American Soldier and Roof of the World. Frank has also had the great privilege of working on a number of shows and projects with the late director Tom O’Horgan (Jesus Christ Superstar, Hair). In addition, he has worked on over twenty musicals and was involved for thirty years on the Tony Awards. Also involved in the music and entertainment industry, Frank has worked with luminaries as Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, conducted the Count Basie Orchestra, and the Honolulu Symphony Orchestra and consulted on nine Super Bowl half-time shows. Mr. Zuback founded Frank Zuback Productions, which provides a wide range of services in the music and entertainment industry. Website - http://fzpi.com