January 19 - 29, 2006

World Premiere Production
of the Newly Revised

Same Old Sammy Glick!

What Makes Sammy? - A Musical About Hollywood

Based on the novel by Budd Schulberg
Music and Lyrics by Ervin Drake
Book by Budd Schulberg and Stuart Schulberg
Revised by Robert Armin

Costume Design by Joanne Haas

Lighting Design by Jeffrey Salzberg

Arrangements & Musical Direction by Richard Danley

Choreography by Jack Dyville

Directed by Robert Armin
 

REVIEWS

PRODUCTION PHOTOS

PRESS RELEASE

 

OUR CAST

Carl Anthony Tramon* (Sammy) had the stage under his feet by the age of three and has had a silly grin on his face ever since.  Besides numerous Broadway, Regional, & National Tour shows including Peter Pan, Gypsy w/Angela Lansbury, Rags w/Stephen Schwartz, The Laughter Epidemic w/Christian Slater, Fame the Musical, he’s also been seen on such television programs as “Saved By the Bell” (series regular, one season); SpaceBoyz (series regular, WB Pilot airing 2006); One Life to Live, Growing Pains and Saturday Night Live and in more than 50 national commercials.  Carl is the lead member of the rising pop group “Uneti” which recently returned from an international tour and can also be seen starring in the feature film, Lackluster Syndrome, slated for release this summer.  He rapidly blows kisses to his Mom, Dad, Diana, Dan and Amanda, and he is grateful to both Mr. Drake & Mr. Armin for letting him fill this huge “New Pair of Shoes”!

Selby Brown* (Lucky/Izzy/Others).  Off-Broadway:  Sam Kessler in A Stoop On Orchard Street (Mazer Theatre), That Guy in Hidden Voices (Minetta Lane Theatre), Wanted Man in Man Wanted (CenterStage).  Other NYC Theatre:  Sylvester in Good News (Musicals Tonight!), Schwarz in Lulu: A New Musical (NYC Fringe/NYMF), Frederic in Pirates of Penzance, Rocco in Those Magical Red Sneaks, and Sosia in The Amphitruo.  Recent national tour of The Phantom of the Opera  (Theatreworks/USA).   Grateful member of Actors’ Equity Association.  www.selbybrown.com

Darron Cardosa* (Julian) is happy to be performing at the West End Theatre in this revival.  Most recently, he played Mortimer in The Fantasticks and Malcolm in The Full Monty both at Gallery Players.  Favorite other roles:  Goat in The Robber Bridegroom, Tobias in Sweeney Todd (not the one on Broadway right now) and Hysterium in Forum.  Darron will soon be doing a production of the new play, 2-B.  Get out of my way, baby!  darroncardosa@earthlink.net.

Larry Daggett* (Al Manheim). Credits include BROADWAY/NEW YORK: Ragtime (Henry Ford; original Broadway cast), Candide (New York City Opera 2005 Revival). REGIONAL: Damn Yankees (Applegate), H.M.S. Pinafore  (Captain Corcoran), Seussical (Cat in the Hat), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Quince), Hay Fever (David), Annie (Rooster), A Day in Hollywood/Night in Ukraine (Chico), Man of La Mancha (Carrasco), The Full Monty (Harold) at Arkansas Rep, Pittsburgh Public, North Shore, Fulton Opera, Florida Rep, Barrington Stage, New Harmony, Sierra Rep, among others. Graduate of Asolo Theatre (M.F.A.) and the Grove School of Music (Piano/Composition major).

Jeffrey Farber* (Osborne/Sidney Fineman).  A graduate of the NYU drama department, Jeff has been an Equity member since 197-something.  Some of his more recent work includes Serge in Art, Saul Kimmer in True West,  Horace T. Calthrop in the pirate musical, The New Jersey Trapezoid, and Paul Dougherty on the CBS show Hack.  Adolph Hitler, Clopin, a bunch of French and British kings and archbishops, Jacob Riis, Henry Lloyd, Louis Brandeis, a singing and dancing Al Capone and coming up next Jeff will be on stage as Arnold Burns in A Thousand Clowns which will open at The Bickford Theatre in Morristown, NJ on February 9th.  Thanks again, Grandma.

Carl
Anthony-Tramon*
as Sammy Glick

Selby Brown*
as Lucky & Izzy
Darron Cardosa*
as Julian Blumberg

Larry Daggett*
as Al Manheim

Jeffrey Farber*
as Sidney Fineman

Jessica Luck (Rosalie Goldbaum/Billie Rand) is a graduate of Yale University and the Professional Musical Theatre Workshop at the Manhattan School of Music.  She recently appeared in the title role of The Disembodied Soul at the New York International Fringe Festival and has sung at the Playwrights’ Theater and the Bronx Opera.  She currently sings with the band Joemca and Poets.  Jessica is extremely grateful to her friends and family for their support and to this incredible cast for their inspiration.

Kristin McLaughlin* (Laurette Harrington) began her career as a ballet dancer training with New York City Ballet before receiving a degree in Musical Theatre from Emerson College.  In New York she has assisted directors such as Chet Walker (creator of Fosse), and Troy Garza (A Chorus Line, Footloose, Joseph…) and was recently seen Off-Broadway in Boobs, The Musical.  Favorite regional credits include Lola in Damn Yankees, Philia in …Forum, Barb in Romance/Romance and Calamity in Calamity Jane.  She has also toured Europe as Sheila in A Chorus Line and nationally in The Music Man and Jerry’s Girls.  She would like to thank her parents for their endless support and J for everything.

Matthew Napoli* (Sheik) is delighted to be working with such a lovely cast.  Sammy has been a great experience.  Other credits include the upcoming Julie Taymor film, Across The Universe, Meet Me In St Louis at the Westchester Broadway Theatre, Gypsy at The Gateway Playhouse, Merrick’s Gallery in the New York Fringe Festival and This Property is Condemned at the Metropolitan Playhouse in NYC.  He has also worked with several opera and dance companies including the New Orleans Opera, the Metropolitan Opera and the American Dance Machine.

Steven Patterson* (O’Brien/H.L. Harrington) recently emigrated to Manhattan from San Francisco.  He has previously appeared Off-Broadway (in his Genet-inspired one-man show Beauty) and regionally with such theaters as the Oregon, Utah, Lake Tahoe and Sierra Shakespeare Festivals, South Coast Repertory, TheatreWorks (Palo Alto), American Musical Theatre of San Jose, 42nd Street Moon, the Lexington Conservatory Theatre and, most frequently, with Kaliyuga Arts, a production company he co-founded with his partner, John Sowle.

Moira Stone* (Kit Sargent) is thrilled to hoist her martini glass to Sammy.  Recent work has given her weiners (Steve Martin's The Underpants), vanilla ice cream (She Loves Me) and at least a pint of fake blood (real estate-themed horror indie, Security and Fee).  Next up, two Richard Foreman plays in rep – Symphony of Rats and Film is Evil: Radio is Good – at the Brick Theatre.  Other New York appearances include work in the Fringe, Ionesco and Soho Think Tank's Ice Factory Festivals.  Graduate of Indiana University.

Jessica Luck
as Rosalie & Billie
Kristin McLaughlin*
as Laurette Harrington
Matthew Napoli*
as Sheik
Steven Patterson*
as O'Brien & HL Harrington
Moira Stone*
as Kit Sargent

The West End Theatre
(at the Church of St. Paul & St. Andrew)
263 West 86th Street in New York City

 

* Appearing courtesy of Actors Equity Association

An Equity Approved Showcase

   

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