DAVID ERIC DAVIS (Music/Lyrics/Co-Book Writer)
A composer, lyricist, writer and director, David Eric Davis’ rock musical Brooklyn Crush (formerly F#%king Up Everything) was a 2013 Off Broadway Alliance Nominee for Best New Musical and a New York Times Critics’ Pick. It received strong reviews for its out-of-town tryout at Woolly Mammoth Theatre in D.C. in 2011 and won Best Book and Honorable Mention for Best Lyrics at the 2009 New York Musical Theatre Festival. He directed Tarot Reading: Love, Sex and Mommy, a one-woman show, at the NY Fringe Festival, and STRIKE, a performance piece exploring the sound of bodies in motion, at Judson Church. He is currently working on an immersive, interactive retelling of The Rime of the Ancient Mariner. Davis is the recipient of grants from The Theater League Fund for New Musicals and Anna Sosenko Assist Trust and was a participant in CAP21’s Writers Co-op.
SAM FORMAN (Co-Book Writer)
Sam Forman is a writer for television and theatre. Sam spent the first two seasons on the writing staff of Netflix’s House of Cards and has recently written for HBO’s The Brink and Amazon’s Hand of God. Sam is currently developing an original TV series for Lifetime called Deadline (a dramatic thriller involving a crime at a cable news network). For the stage, Sam was the lyricist for the musical adaptation of Sleepless In Seattle (Pasadena Playhouse) and Volleygirls (NYMF 2013) which won NYMF 2013’s Most Promising New Musical Award; Best Of Fest; New World Stages Award and Best Ensemble Award. Sam’s other plays and musicals include: The Rise and Fall of Annie Hall (dir. Sam Gold; Helen Hayes Nomination 2010); We The People (TheaterWorks USA, Lucille Lortel Nomination 2011); F#@king Up Everything (Off-Broadway: Elektra Theater, NYC) which, in an earlier production, won the NYMF 2009 Award for Excellence in Book Writing; Roller Disco (A.R.T. Oberon, Cambridge, MA); The Moscows of Nantucket (Theatre J, Washington DC); The Grille Room (Cherry Lane, dir. Thomas Kail); Quarterlife (Pico Playhouse, Los Angeles, CA); Please Stop Talking (Willlamstown Theatre Festival); Fringical! (Ars Nova, NYC; American Theatre of Actors, NYMF 2004, dir. Thomas Kail); Schmoozy Togetherness (Williamstown Theatre Festival); The Quiet Game (Hangar Theater, Ithaca NY dir. Daniel Kramer); Krankenhaus Blues (Blue Heron Theater, NYC, The Abingdon Theatre, NYC); Hunter for Hunter Green and Narcissus and Goldstein (Singularity Company, NYC). Sam is a graduate of Northwestern University and Columbia University’s MFA program in playwriting. Sam is a member of the WGA, The Dramatists Guild, and is represented by CAA.
MATT HINKLEY (Music Supervisor/Orchestrator)
Broadway: Finding Neverland (Associate Music Director, keyboard/guitar/mandolin), Violet (Asst. Conductor/Piano, Guitars/Mandolin/Banjo), First Date (Assoc. MD), Godspell (Assoc. MD); cast albums for the above and for Glory Days. Off-Bway/NYC includes Paul Scott Goodman’s ROOMS (MD), Randy Newman’s FAUST at City Center, F@%king Up Everything (now Brooklyn Crush - Supervisor & Orchestrations), Joe Iconis’s Bloodsong Of Love (Supervisor & Orchestrations), Ryan Scott Oliver’s 35MM (Guitar & Arrangements), Chris Miller & Nathan Tysen’s The Burnt Part Boys (Assoc. MD, Guitars/Dobro/Piano), and numerous concerts (incl. Bright Lights Big City, Rachel Potter, Whitney Bashor, Andrew Kober’s Koberet, and Jason Robert Brown). Regional includes White Noise (Chicago, assoc. MD), The Circus In Winter (Goodspeed Opera House, MD/Orchestrations & Arrangements) and Kyle Jarrow’s Love Kills (Steppenwolf, MD). Studio supervision, arranging, and producing credits include Jonathan Reid Gealt’s Whatever I Want It To Be and Here For You, Caissie Levy's With You, Joe Iconis's Things To Ruin and Rock 'N' Roll Jamboree, and Natalie Weiss's self-titled EP; Matt's playing can also be heard on numerous records, including Kelli O'Hara's Always, Miller & Tysen's Fugitive Songs, and Kerrigan & Lowdermilk's Our First Mistake. Film: Jason Robert Brown’s The Last Five Years (guitar, mandolin, ukelele). B.M. in Vocal Performance from NYU. Love to Kymberly and to baby Madeline.
JEREMY HANDELMAN (Producer)
In addition to pouring his heart into Brooklyn Crush, Jeremy is a Tony Award nominated producer of the Broadway revival of On The Town and he assisted with financing for the London production of The King’s Speech. Past producing credits include White's Lies, Cycle, The Aspern Papers, and Five by Tenn. Jeremy is the author of The Bronx Balmers and several short plays. His company, Off The Leash Productions, provides a wide range of video production services. In a previous life, Jeremy was Vice President, Programming for CBS Sports. Jeremy serves on the board of Theater Resources Unlimited and the Brown University Club in New York. OffTheLeashProductions.com