Stomp (Global Tour)
The off-Broadway production of STOMP was replicated and toured throughout North America and globally.
Produced by Columbia Artists Management Inc., Harriet Newman Leve, James D. Stern, Morton Wolkowitz, Schuster/Maxwell, Galin/Sandler, Jennifer Manocherian, Dan Markley. Executive Produced by Richard Frankel Productions / Marc Routh / Aldo Scrotani.
Directed by Luke Cresswell & Steve McNicholas; Lighting Designed by Steve McNicholas & Neil Tiplady; US Rehearsal Direction by Fiona Wilkes; Production Management by Robby MacLean & Mike Martin; Casting by Vince Liebhart / Scot Willingham; General Managed by Joe Watson; Production Managed by Pete Donno; Online Marketing by Toby Simkin; Press Representative: Boneau/Bryan-Brown
As Founder and CEO of Theatre.com and BuyBroadway.com. The pioneer in moving the Broadway industry onto the internet. The theatre 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 the early 90’s, and shortly after this, the vast majority of Broadway shows (starting with my production of Victor/Victoria) and theatrical organizations followed. The “Super site of Broadway” became a publicly traded company, prior to my re-branding it as Theatre.com at the Minskoff Theatre.
Described by Variety Magazine as a “marketing powerhouse“, it was the single largest theatre community in the world with over 180,000 active members (in the 1990’s this was massive). 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 live broadcasts), 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 globally.
STOMP is explosive, provocative, sophisticated, sexy, utterly unique, and appeals to audiences of all ages. The international percussion sensation has garnered an armful of awards and rave reviews, and has appeared on numerous national television shows. The eight-member troupe uses everything but conventional percussion instruments–matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters, hubcaps–to fill the stage with magnificent rhythms.