A multi year tour of the USA of this lively production of Fame: The Musical, conceived and developed by David De Silva, book by Jose Fernandez, lyrics by Jacques Levy, music by Steve Margoshes; title song “Fame” by Dean Pitchford and Michael Gore.
Scenic design, Norbert U. Kolb; costume design, Paul Tazewell; lighting design, Richard Winkler; sound design, Christopher “Kit” Bond and hair design, David H. Lawrence.
Starring Nick Piazza – Darren Ritchie; Serena Katz – Sheri Sanders; Joe “Jose” Vegas – Jose Restrepo; Carmen Diaz – Natasha Neary; Mabel Washington – Catrice Joseph; Grace “Lambchops” Lamb – Amy Ehrlich; Miss Ester Sherman – Regina Le Vert; Schlomo Metzenbaum – Carl Tramon; Tyrone Jackson – Dwayne Chattman; Mr. Myers – Richard G. Rodgers; Miss Greta Bell – Sophina Brown; Mr. Sheinkopf – Herman Petras; Iris Kelly – Jessica Cohen; Goodman “Goody” King – Jason Maniscalco; Students: Deanna Aguinaga, Eric Lee Brotherson, Michelle Augilar Camaya, Daniel Cruz Jr., Tammy Dyke, David Garcia, Rhett George, James T. Lane, Tara Lynn Mouri, Erika Weber.
As Founder and CEO of Theatre.com and BuyBroadway.com. The pioneer in moving the Broadway industry onto the internet. Press branded me as “Toby is the man pushing theatre, kicking and screaming, into cyberspace.” What started in 1989 as a Broadway industry service called ShowCall via dialup BBS for members of the League of American Theatre Producers evolved onto the world wide web in 1993, and shortly after this, the vast majority of Broadway shows (starting with my production of Victor/Victoria) and theatrical organizations followed. Described by Variety Magazine as a “marketing powerhouse“, it was the single largest theatre community in the world with over 180,000 active members. From buying official Broadway tickets and souvenirs, providing detailed global show listings, interactive show study & educational guides, live streaming shows and events (including many Opening Nights), industry news from major theatre journalists, pictures and videos, games, messaging directly to Broadway cast’s backstage or even licensing a musical, theatre.com offered it all in a single, easy-to-use interface to theatregoers across North America and globally. The “Super site of Broadway” became a publicly traded company, prior to my re-branding it as Theatre.com at the Minskoff Theatre.