Now featuring BRUCE WILLIS and LAURIE METCALF, Mandee Kuenzle was part of the launching team for the World Premiere of MISERY, starring Daniel Gerroll, Johanna Day & James DeMarse. From pitching, developing stories with journalists, press conference & interview facilitating, reviews & capturing promotional photos, Mandee's personal public relations & photography contribution to the World Premiere launch of Warner Brother’s MISERY involved the following within the Philadelphia region: The Philadelphia Inquirer, 6ABC, WFMZ 69, The Morning Call, The Trenton Times, Courier News, The Intelligencer, The Princeton Packet, The Bucks County Herald, New Hope Free Press, The James A. Michener Museum
BIOS from the original 2012 creative team:
WARNER BROS. THEATRE VENTURES (Producer) is the live stage play division of Warner Bros. Entertainment responsible for developing and producing world-class musicals and other stage productions for the Studio. WBTV has numerous productions in various stages of development, including co-productions with award- winning Broadway and film producers. The division is currently producing a limited holiday engagement of Elf on Broadway and, in June 2013, will premiere the highly anticipated musical adaptation of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, with Sam Mendes directing, in London. WBTV also licenses third-party stage rights to the various properties held within the Studio’s vast media library, including such recent stage productions as Light in the Piazza, The Wizard of Oz, Singin’ in the Rain, The Color Purple and 42nd Street as well as the upcoming Diner and Bridges of Madison County. WBTV’s parent company, WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT, a Time Warner Company, is a fully integrated, broad-based entertainment company and a global leader in the creation, production, distribution, licensing and marketing of all forms of creative content and their related businesses, across all current and emerging media and platforms. The company stands at the forefront of every aspect of the entertainment industry from feature film, TV and home entertainment production and worldwide distribution to DVD and Blu-ray, digital distribution, animation, comic books, licensing and broadcasting.
CASTLE ROCK ENTERTAINMENT (Producer) Castle Rock Entertainment has produced over 100 films, including acclaimed films such as When Harry Met Sally, A Few Good Men, In the Line of Fire and Michael Clayton, as well as the hit television show “Seinfeld.” Castle Rock has had a long association with Stephen King and in fact, takes its name from the fictional Maine town that serves as the setting for many King stories. The company has produced seven movies based on King material. Among them are, The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile, Dolores Claiborne and Misery.
BUCKS COUNTY PLAYHOUSE (Producer) Located 90 minutes from New York City, the Bucks County Playhouse opened in 1939 on the site of a grist mill dating from the late eighteenth century. Ironically, the structure was at that time in danger of demolition; however playwright Moss Hart and the local community rallied to save the building and re-opened it as a theatrical venue, which quickly became one of the country’s most famous regional theaters, with a veritable who’s who of American theatrical royalty including Kim Hunter, Helen Hayes, Kitty Carlisle, Colleen Dewhurst, Shirley Booth, Lillian Gish, June Lockhart, Grace Kelly, Robert Redford, Bert Lahr, Leslie Nielsen and Walter Matthau and remained in continuous operation until December 2010. Thanks to the Bridge Street Foundation, the non-profit family foundation of Kevin and Sherri Daugherty with Tanya Cooper as President, this beloved theatrical landmark was re-opened and celebrated on July 2, 2012, exactly 73 years and day from when it originally opened in 1939.
WILLIAM GOLDMAN (Playwright) is a two-time Academy Award winner for his screenplays of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and All the President’s Men. Other notable film credits include The Princess Bride, Misery, A Few Good Men, The Stepford Wives, Chaplin, Indecent Proposal, The General’s Daughter, Twins, Year of the Comet, Memoirs of an Invisible Man, The Hot Rock, The Great Waldo Pepper, Hearts in Atlantis and Dreamcatcher. His novels The Princess Bride, Marathon Man, Magic, Heat were all turned into films. Other novels include The Temple of Gold, Soldier in the Rain, Boys and Girls Together, No Way to Treat a Lady, The Thing of It Is..., Father’s Day, Tinsel, Control, The Silent Gondoliers, The Color of Light, Brothers and Your Turn to Curtsy, My Turn to Bow. Theater credits include Blood, Sweat and Stanley Poole with his brother James Goldman, and A Family Affair with James Goldman and John Kander.
WILL FREARS (Director) Film: Coach, All Saints Day (Winner, Best Narrative Short, Savannah Film Festival); Beloved. Off-Broadway: Year Zero (Second Stage Uptown); Still Life (MCC); Rainbow Kiss (The Play Company); The Water’s Edge (Second Stage); Pen (Playwrights Horizons); Terrorism (The New Group/The Play Company); Omnium Gatherum (Variety Arts); Where We’re Born and God Hates The Irish (both at Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre); Get What You Need (Atlantic 453) and Kid-Simple (Summer Play Festival). Regional: Build at the Geffen Playhouse; Some Lovers at the Old Globe Theater; Romeo & Juliet, Bus Stop, The Water’s Edge and A Servant Of Two Masters at the Williamstown Theatre Festival; The Pillowman at George Street Playhouse; Hay Fever and The Price at Baltimore CenterStage; Sleuth at the Bay Street Theatre; Our Lady Of 121st Street (Steppenwolf Theatre); Omnium Gatherum (Actor’s Theatre of Louisville). Artistic Director, Yale Cabaret, 1999-2000. He is a recipient of the Boris Sagal and Bill Foeller directing fellowships and a contributor to The Paris Review, New York Magazine, Harper’s and The London Review of Books. He is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College and the Yale School of Drama and serves on the faculty at Sarah Lawrence College.
DAVID KORINS (Set Design) Broadway: Annie, Bring It On, Chinglish, An Evening with Mandy Patinkin and Patti Lupone, Magic/Bird, Godspell, The Pee-Wee Herman Show, Lombardi, Passing Strange, Bridge & Tunnel and Motown the Musical (upcoming). David is currently designing the 2013 world premiere operas The Gospel of Mary Magdalene (San Francisco Opera) and Oscar (Santa Fe Opera). He has designed several concerts for Kanye West received a Drama Desk, Lucille Lortel, two Hewes Design Awards, and the 2009 Obie Award For Sustained Excellence in Design. www.davidkorinsdesign.com
ANN ROTH (Costume Design) Theatre includes The Best Man, Hurlyburly, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Singin' in the Rain, The Odd Couple, Waiting for Godot. Tony nominations: The Crucifer of Blood, The Royal Family, Present Laughter, The House of Blue Leaves, The Book of Mormon. Films include Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, Midnight Cowboy, The Day of the Locust (BAFTA), Hair, Working Girl, Sabrina, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, The Birdcage, The English Patient (Oscar), The Talented Mr. Ripley, Cold Mountain, Angels in America, The Stepford Wives, The Village, Closer. Recipient, the Irene Sharaff Lifetime Achievement Awards (2000).
DAVID WEINER (Lighting Design) Broadway: Dead Accounts, Grace, Godspell Revival, The Normal Heart, Reasons To Be Pretty, Butley, Dinner At Eight (LCT), Betrayal (Roundabout), The Real Thing. Off Broadway: MTC, Second Stage, Playwrights Horizons, MCC, The Public, NY Theater Workshop, Theater for a New Audience, Vineyard, Atlantic. Regional: Center Theatre Group, Guthrie, LaJolla Playhouse, The Alley, McCarter, Huntington, ART, Kansas City Rep, Williamstown, Berkeley Rep. Museum Design: NC State Museum of Natural Sciences Nature Research Center - Raleigh, NC. Awards: 2012 Lucille Lortel Award (Through A Glass Darkly), 2011 LA Ovation Award (Venice), 2011 Drama Desk nomination (Small Fire), 2005 Lucille Lortel Award (Rodney's Wife).
DARRON L. WEST (Sound Design) He is a TONY and OBIE award winning sound designer whose work for theater and dance has been heard in over 500 productions nationally and internationally on Broadway and off. His other accolades for sound design include the 2010 Bay Area Theater Critics Circle Award, the 2006 Lucille Lortel and AUDELCO Awards, the 2004 and 2005 Henry Hewes Design Award, the Princess Grace and the Entertainment Design Magazine EDDY Award. Currently represented on Broadway by Peter and The Starcatcher and GRACE.
MICHAEL WEINER (Original Music) wrote the music and lyrics to Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, which recently played at The Public Theater and on Broadway. As an Associate Artist with the acclaimed theater company The Civilians, he has written music and lyrics for Canard Canard Goose, Gone Missing, Nobody's Lunch, This Beautiful City, In the Footprint, and The Great Immensity, and co-created the groups 2012 TED Talk. Other works include Saved and The Brand New Kid. With Steve Cosson, he is the co-author of Paris Commune (BAM Next Wave Festival 2012). He was the dramaturg for the recent Broadway revival of A Raisin in the Sun, and has been a MacDowell Fellow, a Princeton Hodder Fellow, a Meet The Composer Fellow, and a Visiting Professor at the Princeton Environmental Institute. He received an OBIE Award for sustained achievement.
GREGORY MEEH (Special Effects) designs, builds and supplies special effects for theatre, opera, dance, events, television, film and print. Credits include Ka for Cirque Du Soleil, the Broadway productions: Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Addams Family, Spamalot, Nine, Into The Woods, Aida, Twelfth Night at Lincoln Center (Eddy Award), Ragtime, An Inspector Calls (Drama Desk Award), Damn Yankees, Angels in America, Tommy, Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, Lord of the Rings (Toronto and London), and the television productions of “Fool’s Fire” for American Playhouse, “Late Show,” “SNL,” and “One Life to Live.”
RICK SORDELET (Fight Direction) Broadway: 54 shows including Disney's Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, Edwin Drood, and Annie. Hundreds of Off-Broadway and regional productions including the US premiere of Sucker Punch at the Studio Theater, Washington DC, the world premiere of Treasure Island the musical at Arkansas Rep, world premiere of Appomattox at the Guthrie Theater, and the world premiere of Misery and the newly reopened Bucks County Playhouse. International: 53 productions including Ben Hur Live (European Tour/Rome), Sam Mendes' As You Like It for the Bridge Project/BAM. Opera: The MET, Royal Opera House, La Scala, Milan for Cyrano (staring Placido Domingo) The MET for Don Carlo directed by Nicholas Hytner, San Francisco Opera’s Heart of a Soldier directed by Francesca Zembello. Film: Dan in Real Life (starring Steve Carell, Juliette Binoche), The Game Plan (starring Dwayne Johnson), Hamlet (starring Campbell Scott, Blair Brown). Television: Stunt Coordinator for 12 years for “Guiding Light,” also “One Life to Live” and “Faith and Hope.” Awards: Jeff Award -
Best Fight Direction for Romeo and Juliet for Chicago Shakespeare, Edith Oliver Award for Sustained Excellence from the Lucille Lortell Off-Broadway League. Professional Affiliations: Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey Board Member. Teaching: Yale School of Drama 14 years. Training: Rutgers University MFA, University of Wisconsin- Superior BFA.