Past Projects

A Time To Kill

Maximum Entertainment, Producer

John Grisham’s debut novel A TIME TO KILL, one of the most celebrated courtroom dramas of the last several decades, became the first in his iconic collection of legal dramas to be adapted for the Broadway stage.

A TIME TO KILL is the incendiary story of a Southern community torn in half by an unspeakable crime. As the shocking news hits the public, small town America becomes the center of a media storm, where innocence is the victim, race is on trial and lives hang in the balance.

Part courtroom drama, part suspense thriller, pure theatrical dynamite, A TIME TO KILL begins performances September 28 at the Golden Theatre.

“It was my first book and the first that I have allowed to be adapted for the theatre. Rupert Holmes did an excellent job of translating it from the page to the stage, and I am happy that not only my loyal readers, but a whole new audience, will be able to experience this story in live theatre.”

—John Grisham

A Time To Kill Website

ANNIE

Currently On Tour – To find out where we are, click here.
Maximum Entertainment, Producer

Based on the “Little Orphan Annie” comic strip which debuted in 1924 and ran for over 80 years, Annie is set in Depression Era New York City at a time when the economy looked bleak, government seemed ineffective and the average citizen was desperate and frustrated. Sound familiar? With its hopeful message and unwavering belief in a better tomorrow, Annie became one of the biggest Broadway musical hits of the 1970s, running for almost six years and playing 2,377 performances. The musical won seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Book (Thomas Meehan) and Best Score (Charles Strouse, Martin Charnin), the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Musical, seven Drama Desk Awards including Best Musical, and the Grammy for Best Cast Show Album.

Beyond the inspiring story, Annie‘s return to Broadway also offered a unique opportunity to deliver a message of change and hope into our lives. Drawing on lessons learned from their leading lady, the Annie team of producers and artists recognized the importance of giving back and committed to undertake fundraising and volunteer efforts that benefitted children and dogs through local and national charities and social service organizations.

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Voca People

Maximum Entertainment, General Manager

Direct from the far side of the sun to the wild side of musical comedy…it’s the innovative, international, intergalactic musical sensation. It’s high-energy hilarity and pure exhilarating vocals. It’s the heart-pumping, stand-up-and-cheer, fall-on-the-floor entertainment that sent New York audiences into orbit. Voca People is an experience beyond belief.

“SIMPLY GREAT! A KNOCKOUT!

You leave the theater feeling entertained.”

- The New York Times

“IMPRESSIVE!

Filled with famous melodies by everyone from Mozart to Michael Jackson. The harmonies are OTHERWORDLY!”

-Time Out New York

Kathy Griffin Wants A Tony

Maximum Entertainment, Producer

Dishing on all pop culture and shining a light on inappropriate water cooler talk, Kathy Griffin Wants a Tony featured all new material about her hilarious observations and run-ins with celebrities. Let’s just say Broadway may never be the same again!”

The Merchant of Venice

Maximum Entertainment, Producer

The acclaimed Public Theater production of William Shakespeare’s THE MERCHANT OF VENICE moved to Broadway after its sold-out run in Central Park. Academy Award® and Emmy Award winner Al Pacino reprised his stunning performance as Shylock in the must-see event of the season.

THE MERCHANT OF VENICE is one of Shakespeare’s most thrilling and controversial plays, rich with love and betrayal, forgiveness and revenge. The Jewish moneylender Shylock makes a loan to Antonio, a Christian merchant. Their loan contract, steeped in prejudice and centered on the play’s infamous “pound of flesh,” sweeps the two men and everyone in their worlds into chaos. Only the insightful Portia can imagine a way forward, but for her and those she loves, even “the quality of mercy” has its limits.

Carrie Fisher’s Wishful Drinking

Maximum Entertainment, Producer

The daughter of Eddie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds, Carrie Fisher became a cultural icon when she starred as Princess Leia in the first Star Wars trilogy at 19 years old. Forever changed, Carrie’s life did not stay picture perfect. Fisher is the life of the party in this uproarious and sobering look at her Hollywood hangover.

The Magic School Bus – Live!

Maximum Entertainment, Producer & General Manager

Seatbelts everyone! The Magic School Bus® celebrated its 25th Anniversary with an all-new musical adventure.

Ms. Frizzle’s students are putting on a play about global warming, and they need some cold, hard facts. The Friz and her reptilian sidekick, Liz, know just where to find them! This is no ordinary field trip, as a hop on the Magic School Bus takes the class and the audience on a whirlwind tour. From the arctic to the equator, they see telltale signs of climate change and learn how conservation, recycling and alternative energy can make a difference. Ms Frizzle and her class are up for the climate challenge. Are you?

Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons

Maximum Entertainment, Producer

One of America’s greatest music legends, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons performed their unforgettable hits, including “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Walk Like a Man,” “My Eyes Adore You,” “Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You,” and “December ’63 (Oh What a Night).”

Lewis Black: Running on Empty

Maximum Entertainment, Producer

Black, a stand-up comedian, actor and author, is one of the most prolific and popular performers working today. A graduate from the Yale School of Drama, an accomplished playwright, a familiar presence on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” and a Grammy Award-winning artist, Black performs over 200 nights a year to sell-out audiences around the world. He is one of few performers to sell out multiple, renowned theatres including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Broadway’s Brooks Atkinson Theatre, New York City Center and the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. His HBO specials include “Black On Broadway” and the Emmy-nominated “Red, White and Screwed.”

Colin Quinn Long Story Short

Maximum Entertainment, Producer & General Manager

In LONG STORY SHORT, Colin Quinn focused his “articulate brand of comedy” on the demise of empires, including our own. More than standup comedy, LONG STORY SHORT is a hilarious blend of incisive observation, sharp commentary, and Colin’s channeling of the personalities of the past. From Socrates to Snooki, Quinn is at his satirical best, taking on the attitudes, appetites and bad habits that toppled the world’s most powerful nations. Long Story Short proves that throughout human history, the joke has always been on us.

The Addams Family

Currently On Tour – To find out where we are, click here.
Maximum Entertainment, Producer

The weird and wonderful family comes to devilishly delightful life in THE ADDAMS FAMILY. This magnificently macabre new musical comedy was created by Jersey Boys authors Marshall Brickman & Rick Elice, Drama Desk Award winner Andrew Lippa (The Wild Party), choreographer Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys), and Olivier Award-winning original directors and designers Phelim McDermott & Julian Crouch (Shockheaded Peter) with direction by four-time Tony Award® winner Jerry Zaks.

THE ADDAMS FAMILY features an original story, and it’s every father’s nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family. A man her parents have never met. And if that weren’t upsetting enough, she confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before — keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Maximum Entertainment, Producer

We discovered the magic of Dr. Seuss’ classic holiday tale as it came to life on stage. Featuring the hit songs “You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch” and “Welcome Christmas,” The Grinch discovers there’s more to Christmas then he bargained for in this heart-warming holiday classic. Max the Dog narrates as the mean and scheming Grinch, whose heart is “two sizes too small”, decides to steal Christmas away from the Whos, an endlessly cheerful bunch bursting with holiday spirit.

The Great American Trailer Park Musical

Maximum Entertainment, Producer & General Manager

Well…There’s a new tenant at Armadillo Acres-and she’s wreaking havoc all over Florida’s most exclusive trailer park. When Pippi, “the stripper on the run,” comes between the Dr. Phil loving, agoraphobic Jeannie and her tollbooth collector husband-the storms begin to brew-and this storm ain’t any old Florida hurricane!!

Strega Nona The Musical

Maximum Entertainment, Producer & General Manager

Tomie dePaola’s STREGA NONA brought its delightful story and fresh, original score to Boston’s Colonial Theatre. Under the direction of Tracy Ward (Hunter Gatherers, Bay Area Premiere), choreography by Nicole McGann and a “pop-up book inspired” set design by Andrea Bechert; the magic of each song brings new life to the material for a young audience and to audiences that have grown up reading the legendary stories of native New England author Tomie dePaola.

I Love A Piano

Maximum Entertainment, Producer & General Manager

I LOVE A PIANO is the celebration of the music and lyrics of Irving Berlin. It follows the journey of a piano as it moves in and out of American lives from the turn of the century to the present. Along the way, the story comes to vibrant life with over sixty of Irving Berlin’s most beloved songs, including classics such as ‘Blue Skies,’ ‘There’s No Business Like Show Business,’ ‘Puttin’ on the Ritz,’ ‘Cheek to Cheek,’ ‘Always,’ ‘How Deep is the Ocean,’ ‘Anything You Can Do,’ ‘God Bless America,’ and, of course, ‘I Love a Piano.’ Alternately heartbreaking and hilarious, rousing and reflective, I LOVE A PIANO is a fitting tribute to the man Jerome Kern famously said had ‘no place in American music – he is American music.’