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AIN'T TOO PROUD
The life and times of the Temptations. Sound Designer Steve Canyon Kennedy will
be putting his magic touch on another 'Juke Box' musical after the tremendous success with his sound
design of the Four Seasons musical Jersey Boy's. Associate Designer Walter Trabach with A1 Julie Sloan
make the memorable harmonies come alive through a Digico SD7T Console and Meyer Leopard Rig. A2
John Cooper is busy managing the Sennheiser 6000 Series wireless mics bringing fourteen number one
hits to a cheering Imperial Theatre audience.
Reprising her role from 2016 at the Old Vic in London Glenda Jackson has the audience in
the palm of her hand at the Cort Theatre. The King has never sounded so good as Sound Designer Scott
Lehrer adds another triumph to his large collection. A1 Scott Sanders deftly mixes the Shakespearian
meter on a Yamaha CL5 through Lectrosonics Wireless and d&b Y Series loudspeakers as the King
plunges the country into chaos by dividing his kingdom among his three daughters.
Rogers and Hammerstein's first collaboration returns to Broadway with Sound Designer
Drew Levy and Assistant Sound Designer Tony Smolenski bringing the high spirited rivalry between the
local farmers and cowboys alive at Circle in the Square. A1 John Sibley is busy mixing the duets of
handsome cowboy Curly and winsome farm girl Laurey as the tumultuous love story is sung through
Sennheiser wireless microphones and d&b T10, E12 loudspeakers in the unconventional space.
Tony Award Winning Sound Designer Brian Ronan is dealing with Tony Award Nominee
Santino Fontana in the roll of Michael Dorsey/Dorothy Michaels, played in the film by Academy Award
Nominee Dustin Hoffman; and Lilli Cooper in the roll of Julie Nichols, played in the film by Academy
Award Winning Supporting Actress Jessica Lang. Hopefully the Tony Awards will be as kind to the
comedy as the Oscars. Assistant Sound Designer Cody Spencer and A1 Louis Igoe round out the sound
team managing the Digico SD7T Mixer and L'Acoustic DX-dosc loudspeakers in the Marquis Theatre.
Video Designer Peter Nigrini takes on the demanding projects. His outstanding
videography propelled Fela, the story of Nigerian musician/composer Fela Kuti, into a successful
Broadway run at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre. Winner of multiple awards for his video designs including
the current Broadway hit Dear Evan Hansen. Peter will dazzle the audience at the Winter Garden
Theatre using 300 ESD Dazzle Panels and Panasonic R221K projectors controlled by Disguise/Novastar.
HILLARY AND CLINTON
Laurie Metcalf (Hillary) and John Lithgow (Bill) lead the team of actors playing
politicians. Usually, it's politicians acting! But I digress. The cast is in good hands with Sound Designer
Leon Rothenberg leading his flock, Assistant Sound Designer Josh Millican and A1 Wayne Smith, through
the morass of saving Hillary's troubled 2008 Presidential campaign in New Hampshire. Mixing on a
Yamaha CL5 Console with d&b loudspeakers, the sound team gets the audience's vote!
THE WAVEREY GALLERY
Elaine May has returned to the Broadway stage in The Waverly Gallery about the final years of a feisty
grandmother's battle with Alzheimer's disease. Michael Cera who starred in Lobby Hero at the Helen
Hayes theatre moves around the corner to the Golden theatre to star as her grandson, surely with the
approval of Kenneth Lonergan, author of both Lobby Hero and The Waverly Gallery. Sound Designer
Leon Rothenberg and Assistant Sound Designer Chris Cronin work their magic on a Yamaha CL1 Mixer
through a d&b PA, and you don't miss a word from movie legend or newcomer.
Kenny Leon returns to Broadway directing the American Son Premier which tackles the issues of race,
culture, and bias affecting a bi-racial marriage. Sound Designer Peter Fitzgerald, Assistant Sound
Designer Chris Cronin and Associate Daniel Baker bring the dialog to life with A1 Craig Van Tassel mixing
on a Yamaha CL1 to a dynamic array of Meyer loudspeakers. The sound team delivers just the right level
of excitement in the 780 seat Booth Theatre.
The Video Walls are awesome. A full stage LED Wall is coupled with double sided LED Walls on
turntables transporting the production anywhere in the universe. Video Designer Aaron Rhyne takes us
on a train journey from a station in Moscow through a snowstorm to a Palace Ball in Paris. Through 475
Roe Black Pearl BP3 video panels driven by 4 Disguise GX2 servers, Aaron creates a whirlwind so visually
exciting it has the audience glued in their seats gasping and exclaiming throughout the performance.
COME FROM AWAY
In the immediate wake of the 09/11/01 terrorist attacks, incoming aircraft were diverted from the NYC
area to other airports, many outside the USA. Those diverted to St. Johns, Newfoundland found their
reception by the local residents in the small, isolated town of Gander to be remarkably kind and
sensitive inviting the "stranded" passengers into their homes for a "sleep-over." For this heart-warming
musical, Sound Designer Gareth Owen chose a new Avid S6L-32 audio console for A1 Chris Leussmann
to mix the d&b loudspeaker combination in Ford's Theatre, DC and the Royal Alex, Toronto, scheduled
before the Broadway Premier.