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WHO'S WHO IN THE CAST

Light Opera; Production Manager at Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia; Director of A Capitol Salute to the Entertainment World, a D.C. benefit for The Actors Fund; Co-Producer of major AIDS benefits in Dallas and Chicago; and Associate Producer for the PBS special "Broadway Sings: The Music of Jule Styne." She is most proud to have been coordinator for 
the groundbreaking 1985 AIDS benefit The Best of the Best at the Metropolitan Opera House.

CAROLINE F. TURNER/JAMES 
TRINER (General Management) are 
principals of Benjamin Mordecai & Associates, a producing and general management firm. Caroline F. Turner has worked for 12 years in not-for-profit theatre, most recently serving as general manager of the 
Yale School of Drama/Yale Rep Theatre. 
James Triner is marketing manager for 
Angels in America. His recent projects 
include The Kentucky Cycle and Les Miserables, and he is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama.

BENJAMIN MORDECAI (Producer) is 
Associate Dean of the Yale School of 
Drama, where he also served as Managing Director of the Yale Rep Theatre from 1982-1993. Mr. Mordecai is one of B'way's most active producers. In addition to this production, he is Executive Producer of Angels in America and this year he also produced Redwood Curtain and served as Associate Producer of The 
Kentucky Cycle. From Yale he transferred nine plays to B'way, including all of August Wilson's plays (for Piano Lesson and Two Trains Running he was Executive Producer), and works by Athol Fugard, Lee Blessing and Eugene O'Neill. Mr. Mordecai has received numerous awards including three Tonys, two NAACP Theatre Awards and the Robert Whitehead Award for Outstanding Commercial Producing. He lives in CT with his wife Sherry and daughter Rachel. 

LAURA RAFATY (Producer) is making her B'way debut as a producer of Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992. She is an attorney practicing in the San Francisco Bay 
Area, whose clients include Bay Area theatres as well as individual performers. She is an active member of the Lawyer's Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area. She now lives and works in Sausalito, CA. 

RIC WANETIK (Producer) has produced numerous shows and events regionally and nationally. In 1993, he was Executive Producer of The Song Goes On...A Tribute to Comden and Green starring Lauren Bacall, Tommy Tune and Phyllis Newman. A former theatre manager and arts council director, Mr. Wanetik is now president of RWA, Inc., a management and marketing advisory group in Columbus, OH, and serves both as President of the Wexner Center for the Arts Foundation and Special Assistant to the President for Cultural Affairs at The Ohio State Univ. Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 marks his B'way debut. 

NEW YORK SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL (George C. Wolfe, Producer) was founded in 1954 by Joseph Papp. Under the leadership of Producer George C. Wolfe, the Festival operates year round at the Joseph Papp Public Theatre on Lafayette Street and every summer at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. NYSF productions have collectively won 28 Tony Awards, 97 Obies, 29 Drama Desk Awards, 6 New York Drama Critics Awards and 3 Pulitzer Prizes. Fires in the Mirror, The Normal Heart, The Colored Museum, For Colored Girls..., The Pirates of Penzance, Hair and A Chorus Line are among the Festival's award-winning productions.

MARK TAPER FORUM (Gordon Davidson, Artistic Director) commissioned and presented the world premiere of Anna Deavere Smith's Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992. Now in its 27th season at the L.A. Music Center, the Taper developed and produced the 1993 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning Angels in America, currently playing on B'way, and the 1992 Pulitzer Prize-winning The Kentucky

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Cycle. The Taper has presented over 
250 plays and received virtually every theatrical award, including the 1977 Tony for Outstanding Regional Theatre. Many of the plays have gone on to B'way and other resident theatres, including Mark Medoff's Children of a Lesser God (three Tony Awards including Best Play), Michael Cristofer's The Shadow Box (winner of a Pulitzer Prize, and Tony Awards for Best Play and Best Director, Gordon Davidson), Jelly's Last Jam, Burn This, Zoot Suit, The Trial of the Catonsville Nine (Obie Awards) and In the Matter of J. Robert Oppenheimer (N.Y. Drama Desk Awards).

HARRIET NEWMAN LEVE (Associate Producer). Productions include Wendy Wasserstein's Isn't It Romantic 
directed by Gerald Gutierrez; Larry 
Kramer's The Normal Heart starring 
Richard Dreyfuss, Kathy Bates and Bruce Davison; Sam Shepard's Curse of the Starving Class starring Carrie Snodgrass; Family Secrets starring Sherry Glaser; and Telegram from Heaven, co-adapted and directed by Dinah Manoff. Her productions have won 14 Drama-Logue Awards and two L.A. Drama Critics Circle Awards. Her most recent NY production is Stomp at the Orpheum Theatre. 

JEANNE RIZZO (Associate Producer). A native of NY, Ms. Rizzo has been 
involved in the music industry for over 20 years. From 1972-1992, she co-owned and was CEO of The Great American Music Hall in San Francisco. She produced hundreds of performances each year at that showcase venue and in concert halls across the country. Her eclectic presentations have included theatre/comedy from Lily Tomlin's Works in Progress to Robin Williams stand-up; jazz greats Duke Ellington, Sarah Vaughan, Branford
Marsalis and Bobby McFerrin; the rhythm and blues of B.B. King and Bonnie Raitt. Her current work centers on progressive political issues and performers including Sweet Honey in the Rock, Ferron and Kate Clinton. 

JAMES D. STERN (Associate Producer) most recently produced the Off-B'way hit Stomp at the Orpheum Theatre. Last year, he produced Lanford Wilson's Redwood Curtain on B'way starring Jeff Daniels, and the Off-B'way production of Wild Men! starring George Wendt. Before that, he produced the original run of Wild Men! in Chicago. He began his career at the MTC. In film, Jim has worked at New Visions Pictures. A managing partner in Stern Joint Venture Company, a financial investment firm, he is an owner of his beloved three-time world champion Chicago Bulls. Best of all, he is married to the writer/journalist Kathryn Glasgow, who fills everything he does with meaning and love. 

DARYL ROTH (Associate Producer). Closer Than Ever written by Richard 
Maltby, Jr. and David Shire, won the Outstanding Off-B'way Musical Award for the 1989-90 season by the Outer Critics Circle. She co-produced Nick & Nora on B'way, and is a participant in the hit musical Tommy and the popular one-woman comedy Family Secrets. Off-B'way productions include The Baby Dance by Jane Anderson, Shmulnik's Waltz by Allan Knee, The Root by Gary Richards and Back to Bacharach and David, a musical revue. Future plans include Camping with Henry and Tom, a new play by Mark St. Germain and Das Barbecu, a musical comedy. Currently Ms. Roth is proud to be co-producing Edward Albee's Three Tall Women. Ms. Roth is a board member of the Lincoln Center Theater and The Big Apple Circus. She is married to real estate developer Steven Roth and together they have produced Amanda and Jordan.

JO-LYNNE WORLEY (Associate Producer) was associate producer of the 1993 
Off-B'way show Fire in the Rain and was Holly Near's manager for 14 years. She is CEO of Worley Management and works with lifetime partner, Joanie Shoemaker. Her clients include best-selling authors Harriet Lerner and Susie Bright. Prior to being involved in artist management and consulting, she worked in tour management and record production. Worley is 

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