Credits

Chasing Mem'ries: A Different Kind of Musical

  • Written & Directed by

    Josh Ravetch

  • Lyrics by

    Alan & Marilyn Bergman

  • Music by

    Bill Cantos & Mari Falcone, Dave Grusin, Marvin Hamlisch, Michel Legrand and Johnny Mandel

  • Scenic Designer

    Tony Fanning

  • Costume Designer

    Kate Bergh

  • Lighting Designer

    Daniel Ionazzi

  • Sound Designer

    Jonathan A. Burke

  • Music Director/Orchestrator

    Thomas Griep

  • Dramaturg

    Amy Levinson

  • Production Stage Manager

    Jill Gold

  • Assistant Stage Manager

    Cate Cundiff

Chasing Mem'ries: A Different Kind of Musical

November 7 - December 10, 2017
Gil Cates Theater

Written & Directed by Josh Ravetch
Lyrics by Alan & Marilyn Bergman
Music by Bill Cantos & Mari Falcone, Dave Grusin, Marvin Hamlisch, Michel Legrand and Johnny Mandel
Featuring Tyne Daly, Robert Forster & Scott Kradolfer

“If there were a Tony Award for a yet-to-be-produced play, Chasing Mem’ries with Robert Forster and Tyne Daly would get my vote! In the workshop production, Tyne would even earn my Tony of the decade award. This is a touching, luscious, triumphant piece of theater.” – Norman Lear

In this world premiere with songs written by legendary lyricists Alan and Marilyn Bergman, Tyne Daly stars as a woman not quite ready to let go of the life she’s loved and the love of her life.

Recipient of the Edgerton Foundation New Play Award
Major support for this world premiere production provided by the Edgerton Foundation New Play Production Fund

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Meet The Artists

JOSH RAVETCH (Playwright & Director)
Josh Ravetch is returning to the Geffen Playhouse where he co-created and directed Carrie Fisher’s one-woman show Wishful Drinking, which went on to enjoy a successful Broadway run. Ravetch also wrote and directed The Astronomer with Shirley Jones (Pasadena Playhouse); One November Yankee with Loretta Swit and Harry Hamlin; Onward: The Diana Nyad Story chronicling Nyad’s Cuba-to-Florida swim; Beacon with Robert Forster and Brooke Shields; Go Figure!, starring Olympic champion Randy Gardner with Tai Babilonia and Dorothy Hamill and a workshop production of Writer’s Cramp with Holland Taylor and Douglas Sills (Geffen Playhouse). His other plays include Periscope Up directed by Jonathan Frakes; Girders (Coast Playhouse); The Lightbulb (NoHo Arts Center) and One From the Hart, Stefanie Powers’ one-woman show (Segerstrom Center for the Arts). Ravetch directed productions of The Seagull, The Big Knife, A Prayer for my Daughter and Deathtrap. His television credits include Joan of Arcadia, Titan for TNT, Horseshoe Bay for Warner Bros. and Yesterday for Laura Ziskin Productions. Ravetch, a graduate of the Stella Adler Conservatory in Manhattan, took over Ms. Adler’s signature script-interpretation classes which he taught before assuming the post as artistic director.

ALAN & MARILYN BERGMAN (Lyricists)
Legendary lyricists Alan and Marilyn Bergman have won three Academy Awards, four Emmy Awards and two Grammy Awards. Their songs include “The Way We Were,” “The Windmills of Your Mind,” “Papa, Can You Hear Me?,” “What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?,” “Nice ‘n’ Easy,” “That Face,” “It Might Be You,” “The Summer Knows,” “Where Do You Start?” and “How Do You Keep the Music Playing?” Their television work includes the musical Queen of the Stardust Ballroom, which was later adapted for the Broadway stage, and the theme songs for Maude, Good Times, Alice, Brooklyn Bridge and In the Heat of the Night. The Bergmans are the recipients of numerous academic honors and lifetime achievement awards, including induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame and its Johnny Mercer Award, the Clooney Foundation Singers Salute to the Songwriter Award, the Songwriters Guild Aggie Award, the National Academy of Songwriters Lifetime Achievement Award and the first Johnny Mercer Award by the Johnny Mercer Foundation. Marilyn served 15 years as President and Chairman of the Board of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP). Alan serves on the boards of the Johnny Mercer Foundation, the Jazz Bakery and on the Executive Committee of the Music Branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

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