Wrong Mountain (Broadway)
WRONG MOUNTAIN by David Hirson opened on Broadway at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre on January 13, 2000 and closed on February 5, 2000 after 19 previews and 28 performances.
Produced by Dodger Theatricals, American Conservatory Theatre of San Francisco, Lauren Mitchell and The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts; Executive Producer: Dodger Management Group (Sally Campbell Morse, Robert C. Strickstein).
Directed by Richard Jones; Scenic Design by Giles Cadle; Costume Design by Giles Cadle; Lighting Design by Jennifer Tipton and Sound Design by John Gromada.
Starring Daniel Davis (Maurice Montesor / festival director), Ron Rifkin (Henry Dennett / a poet), Beth Dixon (Claire / Henry’s ex-wife / Salome Blackwood / festival actor), Anne Dudek (Ariel / festival actor / Bookstore patron), Tom Riis Farrell (Duncan Hyde-Berk / festival actor / Leibowitz / Henry’s physician), Reg Flowers (Peter / Henry’s son-in-law / Jason Elmore / festival actor), Jody Gelb (Miranda Cortland-Sparks / festival actor / Woman in snow), Daniel H. Jenkins(Clifford Pike / a playwright / Stevens / a book seller / Bookstore patron), Ilana Levine (Jessica / Henry’s daughter), Bruce Norris (Adam / Henry’s son), Mary Schmidtberger (Winifred Hill / a playwright / Anne / a poet) and Michael Winters (Guy Halperin / Claire’s fiancé)
Understudies: Jacqueline Antaramian (Claire, Salome Blackwood, Jessica, Winifred Hill, Anne, Miranda Cortland-Sparks, Woman in snow), Ross Bickell (Henry Dennett, Maurice Montesor, Guy Halperin, Leibowitz, Duncan Hyde-Berk), Bryan T. Donovan (Adam, Clifford Pike, Stevens, Peter, Jason Elmore, Leibowitz, Duncan Hyde-Berk), Tom Riis Farrell (Henry Dennett, Guy Halperin), Reg Flowers (Adam, Clifford Pike, Stevens), Jody Gelb (Claire, Salome Blackwood), Ilana Levine (Miranda Cortland-Sparks, Woman in snow), Mary Schmidtberger (Ariel) and Mollie Stickney (Jessica, Winifred Hill, Anne, Ariel)
Associate Scenic Design: Patrick Fahey; Assistant Lighting Design: Les Dickert and Assistant Sound Design: Michael Creason
Company Manager: Mary Miller and General Manager: Robert C. Strickstein
Production Stage Manager: James Harker; Technical Supervisor: Unitech II, Corp, Brian Lynch and Ken Keneally and Stage Manager: Heather Cousens
Casting: Jay Binder; Marketing: The Karpel Group; Online Marketing by Toby Simkin / BuyBroadway Online Inc.; Press Representative: Boneau / Bryan-Brown; Press Associate: Susanne Tighe and Amy Jacobs and Photographer: Joan Marcus
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.
The story traces an unknown poet striving to become famous by making a truly uncommon wager. He bets a very successful playwright that he can write a hit Broadway show. The fact that the famous playwright is married to the poet’s ex-wife, creates an amazingly hilarious production.