The HOT New Broadway Musical on ICE!



FRANK A. D’AGOSTINO (Creator of “Cold As Ice”/ Playwright, Composer / Lyricist). Frank holds a Bachelor of Science in Marketing with a minor in Theatre from Siena College in Loudonville, New York and has written and produced many full length plays, musicals and cabaret shows throughout the United States. His nationally released album “Moments” was nominated for album of the year by the Manhattan Association of Cabaret’s (M.A.C). He is a member of ASCAP and the Dramatist Guild. His list of musicals include: Vivianna, which is a modern day version of La Traviata, (2002 Perry Award nomination for outstanding production of a new musical), the Grand Theatre at the Producer’s Club Theatres on West 44th Street. My Heinous Life finished a successful run at the William S. Buck Memorial Theatre in New Hope PA and The Eatontown Playhouse and Dramatist Guild, New York (2003 Perry Award nomination for outstanding original production of a new musical).

His musical, Cravings, played at the Phillips Mill Playhouse in Pennsylvania and at the Kraine Theatre in New York City. Frank has also received stellar reviews for the musical revue entitled, If The Boy Is Prettier Than You, which played at Danny’s Skylight Room, Judy’s in New York City and Odett’s in New Hope PA. Frank is an accomplished figure skater and coach. He is a United States Figure Skating Association Gold Medalist and has skated to his own musical compositions at the United States Open in (1993) and (1994). Frank is a member of the Dramatist Guild, Inc., where he has appeared as a panelist and moderator several times discussing Playwriting and Producing. Cold As Ice is his latest musical and he is thrilled that tonight his worlds of figure skating and theatre will meld together for this first time performance

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DEAN ANDERSON (Playwright) holds a Master of Arts in Theater and Communication from Idaho State University. He taught theater and speech for over twenty years at Tusculum College, ISU, and the University of Florida. He is a former Board Member of the Monmouth County Arts Council. He is on the Board of Directors of Monmouth Players in Red Bank, New Jersey. He has co-authored My Heinous Life with Frank D’Agostino and continues to act, direct, and write. Dean and Frank have worked together since 1994.





RICHARD WINKLER (Producer) Four-time Tony Award Winner—Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, The Norman Conquests, La Cage Aux Folles, and Memphis

                      
 





ANGELO DEL ROSSI  (Producer) Angelo, veteran Paper Mill producer ,will continue as President and Executive Producer through July, when he will then become President Emeritus.

Under Del Rossi's leadership, Paper Mill's highly acclaimed production of I'm Not Rappaport transferred to Broadway this season, starring Judd Hirsch and Ben Vereen. Other Paper Mill productions represented on Broadway include:

 You Can't Take It With You starring Colleen Dewhurst and Jason Robards. The Glass Menagerie starring Maureen Stapleton. You Can't Take It With You was also filmed for television and broadcast nationwide on PBS' Great Performances, as were its productions of Show Boat (two Emmy Award nominations) and Crazy For You (also nominated for an Emmy). Inherit The Wind, starring E.G. Marshall and Robert Vaughn, won Showtime TV's "Search for Excellence in American Theatre."

Original Paper Mill cast recordings include Stephen Schwartz's Children Of Eden starring Stephanie Mills and Adrian Zmed, and the highly acclaimed Follies featuring an all-star cast lead by Ann Miller. USA Today named Gypsy, starring Betty Buckley, "One of the Top Ten Theatrical Events of the nation's 1998 theatre season." Paper Mill also co-produced the highly successful tours of A Chorus Line and Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat starring Patrick Cassidy and Deborah Gibson.







JOAN LIMAN, MD, MPH  (Producer) is president of the board of directors of Amas Musical Theatre, a Tony-award winning not-for-profit organization in NYC.  Joan made her Off Broadway producing debut in February 2010 with the well-received new musical “Signs of Life,” based on the true story of the Czech ghetto Theresienstadt.  After completing an intensive program in 2003 at the Commercial Theater Institute (CTI), she invested in several off-Broadway and festival shows (e.g., Little Ham, Zanna Don’t, Slut, Soul to Keep.)  She worked with the late Michael Frasier (Nunsense) on trying to mount a NYC production of “Eatonville” (a theatrical version of Zora Neal Hurston’s, “Their Eyes Were Watching God” with music by Wynton Marsalis).  

 A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo, Joan earned her postgraduate degrees at New York Medical College.  Her favorite extracurricular activity while there was writing and performing song parodies in the annual NYMC Follies.   She entered academia after graduation, serving as a student affairs dean at three medical schools despite two bouts with cancer.    She wrote about overcoming these as well as other obstacles in a quasi-autobiographical musical, “A LimanAde Life” and produced two benefit performances of the show to raise money for the American Cancer Society.   Joan is also a board member of Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) where she reads scripts for its annual play reading series and serves on its governance and benefit committees.

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RAY KLAUSEN
  scenic design. Ray has designed more than 350 productions for theatre and television. Broadway: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, On Golden Pond, Brooklyn the Musical, Big River, Comedy Tonight, Waiting in the Wings and Bea Arthur on Broadway. Other productions: My Favorite Broadway at Carnegie Hall and City Center; My Fair Lady at Avery Fisher Hall; Jazz Legs in Berlin; Jubilee! at Bally‚ Grand, Las Vegas; Hello Hollywood, Hello! at the MGM Grand in Reno. Television credits include six ‚Academy Awards,‚ ten ‚Kennedy Center Honors,‚ 11 ‚American Film Institute Tributes,‚ two ‚Tony Awards,‚ ‚A Night of 100 Stars‚ and six series. Website: rayklausen.com











ELIN SCHRAN  (Choreographer): Elin Schran founded the Boston Ice Theater, a professional ensemble company, in 1999, to create new movement possibilities for the ice and to convey the joy of skating to the audience. As a choreographer and director, she designed the company’s numbers and also performed in every show. The ensemble of up to sixteen skaters worked together for five years performing in a wide variety of venues.  In 2004 Elin co-founded Frozen Frog Productions, which specializes in developing high-energy shows that combine on-ice action with non-ice performers such as world acclaimed acrobats, musicians, and dancers. Frozen Frog is known for its polished “wow factor” custom shows for corporate, as well as private, clients who want to bring an added element of excitement to their events. Elin choreographs, directs and performs for all of the company’s projects.  She also works as an Independent Choreographer, sought out by high level competitors and show producers for her creativity and positive attitude. Elin’s multi-faceted approach to skating is fed not only by her practical experience as a skater in many shows, including Ice Capades, but also with a theoretical understanding of the creative process evidenced by her Master’s degree in Critical and Creative Thinking.







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