ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHTS
MICHAEL HEITZMAN and ILENE REID (book, music and lyrics) are the Grammy-nominated songwriters of Throw That Girl Around from the Broadway musical Swing! Their musical Bingo (The Winning Musical) had a successful Off-Broadway run and continues to have numerous productions nationally and internationally. It was honored with the 2007 Bay Area Critics Association Award for Best Musical. Their critically acclaimed musical, Vices: A Love Story, was produced at the Caldwell Theatre where it was nominated for eight 2010 Carbonell Awards including Best New Work and Best Musical. Vices: A Love Story, the musical that Variety called “a minor miracle…a sensual celebration,” has received multiple regional productions and is planning a New York run. Their new musical, Solana, was developed during a two-year residency with Indiana University Premier Musicals and will receive a developmental workshop this spring. In addition to having several TV and film scripts in development, Mr. Heitzman and Ms. Reid wrote for the NBC series Just Deal, and their sitcom Scott Free, developed with Barbra Streisand’s production company Barwood Films and Kelsey Grammer’s production company Grammnet, was purchased by Paramount Pictures. They new You Tube series “Going Up” features Broadway singers performing their material. They are both proud members of The Dramatists Guild (2008-2009 Fellows), BMI and the Writer’s Guild of America, East. www.heitzmanreid.com.
DAVID HOLCENBERG (music and lyrics) is currently the music director for Matilda the Musical on Broadway. His other Broadway credits include Rocky, Mamma Mia!, Ghost, Bye, Bye, Birdie, The Story of My Life, Good Vibrations, Seussical, Titanic, and Showboat. David also music directed the Los Angeles production of Ragtime (LA Drama Critics Award- distinguished achievement in musical direction), The Phantom of the Opera (Toronto), and the Lincoln Center productions of Dessa Rose and The Glorious Ones. David is the music supervisor for Rocky das Musical in Germany and is the Associate Music Supervisor for Mamma Mia! in North America and the national tour of Matilda the Musical.