The Nutty Professor — OGUNQUIT PLAYHOUSE (2023)

“This is the musical the world currently needs.” — Jeffrey Coburn

“So entertaining.Turning it into a musical was a great idea!!” — Marlene Feuer

“Jerry (Lewis) and Marvin (Hamlisch) are up there smiling ear to ear!!” — Jay Caruso

“Bravo! It’s Grease, Bye Bye Birdie, and West Side Story in one fantastic Pina Colada!”Keith Shaw

“Spectacular! This cast is a lesson in teamwork, harmony, and poetry in motion.” – Millie O’Donnell

“Perfect for my 11-year-old son. I’m grateful to introduce him to shows in Ogunquit!” — Theresa Oakes

“The performances at The Playhouse are the best anywhere. For many years I would see 4 or 5 shows on Broadway, and I can honestly say the Ogunquit has it all over Broadway.” — Debra Jankowski

“Its standout performances, dynamic score, laugh-filled book, and message to be true to yourself make The Nutty Professor a fresh, funny, heart-warming escape.” – Nancye Tuttle, The Weekly Sentinel

"The exceptional talents of Hamlisch and Holmes lift the show into the stratosphere." — Steve Feeney, Portland Press Herald

"De Luca is a joy to watch and Ricardo is the perfect love interest. The chemistry, no pun intended, is spectacular." — Dan Marois, Broadway World

“Dan DeLuca is letter perfect, a terrific performance.” – Peter Filichia, The Star-Ledger

“Amazing show. Total entertainment. Standing O.” – Mike Pomp, WTSN

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  • Rupert is the first person in theatrical history to singly win Tony awards for Best Book, Music & Lyrics. Broadway: The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Tony & Drama Desk award winner for Best Musical, Book, Music, Lyrics, Orchestrations); Curtains with Kander and Ebb (Drama Desk award, Best Book; Tony nom. Best Musical, Book, Lyrics); Say Goodnight, Gracie (Tony nom. Best Play; LORT National Broadway Theatre Award, Best Play); Accomplice (Edgar Award, Mystery Writers of America); A Time to Kill (adapting John Grisham’s novel); Roundabout Theatre revival The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Tony nom. Best Revival). Regional: Accomplice, Ogunquit Playhouse starring Richard Kind; Marty, Huntington Theatre, with Strouse and Adams, starring John C. Reilly. Novels: Where the Truth Lies (adapted for film starring Colin Firth, Kevin Bacon, dir. by Atom Egoyan); Swing #24 all books on Amazon. Coming in 2023:The McMasters Guide to Homicide: Murder Your Employer, Simon & Schuster/Avid Reader Press. Motion Pictures: Contributed songs to Golden Globe-winning score of A Star is Born (Streisand/Kristofferson). Television: Created and scripted all 55 episodes of AMC’s first original series Remember WENN. Recording: A Billboard #1 singer-songwriter of the 1970s and 1980s including his owniconic international hit “Escape (The Pina Colada Song)” featured in over 50 motion pictures; wrote, arranged & conducted platinum albums for Barbra Streisand; songs recorded by Barry Manilow, Dionne Warwick, Dolly Parton, Judy Collins, Britney Spears, Rita Coolidge, Renée Fleming, countless others. Honorary Doctorate, Manhattan School of Music.

  • A prolific and revered composer, Marvin (1944-2012) won nearly every major industry award: three Oscars, four Grammys, four Emmys, a Tony, and three Golden Globe awards, as well as a shared Pulitzer Prize for A Chorus Line that was awarded to the show’s writing and production team. He and composer Richard Rodgers are the only “PEGOT” (EGOT + Pulitzer) winners to date.

    In addition to his illustrious theatre work, Marvin’s contributions to the world of film were extraordinary, creating music for more than 40 films and receiving Oscars for his remarkable adaptation of Scott Joplin’s music in The Sting and his classic score and song for Sydney Pollack’s The Way We Were. His scores included work for renowned filmmakers Woody Allen, Robert Redford, and Steven Soderbergh, and even wrote the James Bond title song “Nobody Does It Better” for The Spy Who Loved Me.

    Marvin served as a Musical Director and arranger for Barbra Streisand’s 1994 tour and television special, Barbra Streisand: The Concert. He also held the position of principal pops conductor for the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Pasadena Symphony and Pops, Seattle Symphony, San Diego Symphony, The Buffalo Philharmonic, and The National Symphony Orchestra in Washington, DC. At the time of his death in 2012, Marvin was preparing to assume responsibilities as Principal Pops Conductor for The Philadelphia Orchestra.

    He was a graduate of the Juilliard School of Music as well as Queens College with whom the Marvin Hamlisch International Music Awards are proud to partner.

  • Marc directed the Tony, Grammy, and Olivier Award winning Beautiful: The Carole King Musical on Broadway, in the West End, US/UK Tours, and in Australia, winning the Helpmann and Green Room Awards for Best Direction of a Musical. Bruni’s other directing credits include: Trevor the Musical (Off Bway: Stage 42, Writers Theatre); The Explorers Club (Manhattan Theater Club); The Tale of Despereaux (With PigPen Theatre Co, Old Globe Theatre, Berkeley Rep); Old Jews Telling Jokes (Westside Theatre and Royal George in Chicago / Jeff Award nom for Direction); Hey, Look Me Over, Paint Your Wagon, Pipe Dream, and Fanny (NY City Center Encores!); The Music Man, How to Succeed, and 50 Years of Broadway (Kennedy Center); Roman Holiday: The Cole Porter Musical (Golden Gate); The Sound of Music (Chicago Lyric Opera); and seven shows for the St. Louis MUNY. He also directed the 8-episode streaming musical A Killer Party. Graduate of Dartmouth College and member of SDC.

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  • JoAnn has over 31 Broadway, West End, Australia, Austria, Japan, South Korea, and China shows to her credit as a Choreographer and Performer. She has also choreographed for the Kennedy Center and NYC’s Carnegie Hall. Honored to work, create, and collaborate. This is for Marvin Hamlisch, one of the gifts to the theatre.

  • Marvin Hamlisch’s former music director, Ellison is one of the most accomplished and sought after musicians working today. Broadway: An American in Paris, Annie, La Cage, Spamalot, 42nd Street, Wild Party, On the Town, How to Succeed, and She Loves Me. International: An American in Paris (West End, Tokyo, Australia). He has conducted more than 20 albums, including the Grammy Award winning cast albums of his shows, and accompanied such stars as Beyoncé, Barry Manilow, Bea Arthur, Audra Mcdonald, Alan Cumming, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Billy Porter, and Elaine Stritch. @todd_b_ellison

  • Emmy nomination: "Eat Shit, Bob!" (composer). Broadway: Beetlejuice and Disaster! (dance arranger). HBO's Six by Sondheim (arranger). Disney Cruise Line: Beauty and the Beast Live (dance arranger). Composer: Game On (PCLO). Orchestrator: Audra McDonald's The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Count of Utopia (Shipwreck); Beetlejuice, Hairspray, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Pippin, Kinky Boots, Cinderella, Wicked, Other Desert Cities, The Merchant of Venice. He has received Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics' Circle and Obie awards.

  • Matt is thrilled to make his debut at Ogunquit Playhouse. Broadway: A Strange Loop (Lyceum Theater). Off-Broadway: Trevor the Musical (Stage 42). Regional: Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Victory Gardens Theater, Marriott Theater, Writers Theater, Paramount Theater, Mercury Theater, Drury Lane Theater, Chicago Children’s Theater, Asolo Repertory Theater, Shakespeare Theatre Co (DC), South Coast Repertory Theater, Adirondack Theater Festival. Film: Trevor the Musical on Disney+ (MD/Conductor). Northwestern University alum. For Mom & Dad always. @mattydeitch

  • Broadway: Pass Over (Lortel and Drama Desk nominations), Next Fall (Tony nomination for Best New Play), Cost of Living (Pulitzer Prize winner). Off-Broadway: Space Dogs (Lortel Award nomination, MCC); Teenage Dick (Ma-Yi, Public); A Commercial Jingle for Regina Comet (DR2); Sweat, Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, Pericles (Public Mobile Unit); Wild Goose Dreams (Public, La Jolla Playhouse); The Thanksgiving Play (Playwrights Horizons); My Mañana Comes (The Playwrights Realm); Too Much, Too Much, Too Many (Roundabout); The Jammer (Atlantic Theatre); Sakina’s Restaurant (Audible); Engagements (Second Stage); Informed Consent (Primary Stages). Opera: Lucia di Lammermoor (Lyric Opera of Chicago), Eine Florentinische Tragödie/Gianni Schicchi (Canadian Opera, Dora Award). Film/TV: Pass Over, Game Theory with Bomani Jones (HBO), Blindspot (NBC). Eastern Region Board member of Local USA 829. @wilsonchindesign

  • Riw is a Set & Costume Designer, Animator, and Chef from Bangkok, Thailand. Broadway: Pass Over (Associate Set Designer). He/They has worked at Yale Repertory Theatre, Syracuse Stage, Drury Lane Theatre, Asolo Rep, The Acting Company, 59E59, Edinburgh Fringe, Primary Stages, The Public Theatre, amongst others. Riw also works with designers Wilson Chin, Riccardo Hernandez, Jason Ardizzone-West, Donyale Werle, Santo Loquasto, Rachel Hauck, Clint Ramos, and Walt Spangler. Board member of WithAll, a non-profit Organization on a fight to end eating disorders. BFA Ithaca College, MFA Yale School of Drama (Donald & Zorca Oenslager Fellowship Award in Design Recipient). Member of United Scenic Artist 829. @riwrdesign

  • Ogunquit Playhouse Debut! Off-Broadway: The Lucky Star (59E59), Final Follies (Primary Stages), Stalking the Bogeyman (New World Stages), Revolution in the Elbow (Minetta Lane), Handle with Care (Westside Theatre), Skippyjon Jones (Theatreworks), Unlocked (Prospect Theatre Company). Regional: Resident LD for the Broadway Center Stage series at the Kennedy Center, shows with Weston Playhouse, Westport Country Playhouse, Old Globe, Portland Stage, Goodspeed, KC Rep, Everyman Theatre, Miami New Drama, Northern Stage, Philadelphia Theatre Company, Maltz Jupiter Theatre, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Asolo Rep, Tuacahn Amphitheater, Sacramento Music Circus, Olney Theatre, and Syracuse Stage. Tours: In the Heights (Coliseo de Puerto Rico) Flashdance (US National Tour), Sunset Boulevard, Singin in the Rain (Teatro Santander, São Paulo, Brazil), and shows for Norwegian Cruise Line and MSC Cruises. @corypattak

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  • Ogunquit debut. Broadway: Metamorphoses. Off-Broadway: Trevor A New Musical, Metamorphoses, The Notebooks of Leonard da Vinci (Second Stage), The Glorious Ones (Lincoln Center Theatre), Homebody/Kabul, Galileo Galilei (BAM), Lookingglass Alice (New Victory). Opera: Rusalka, Lucia di Lammermoor, La Sonnambula (The Metropolitan Opera). Chicago: Goodman Theatre, Steppenwolf, Court Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare, Writers Theatre, and Lookingglass (ensemble member). Regional: Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Berkeley Rep, McCarter Theater, Shakespeare Theatre (DC), Huntington Theatre, Asolo Rep. International: K-Ballet and DisneySea (Tokyo), Barbican and Donmar Warehouse (London), Stratford Festival (Canada). Recipient of four Jeff Awards, two Drama Desk nominations, and the Michael Merritt Award.

  • Kevin is delighted to be returning to the Playhouse for his ninth season. OP Favorites: Ragtime, Mystic Pizza, Young Frankenstein, Cabaret, Kinky Boots, Jersey Boys, An American in Paris, From Here to Eternity, Mamma Mia, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Million Dollar Quartet. Broadway (as Assoc Sound Designer): The Minutes, All The Way, The Cherry Orchard, The Country House. Off-Broadway: ¡Americano!, Neal Brennan’s Unacceptable, #DateMe, Einstein’s Dreams, The Hello Girls, In & Of Itself, Midnight at The Never Get. Along with dozens of productions at Regional theaters across the country, Kevin has designed the sound for the International Premieres of Fun Home (starring Lea Salonga), Kinky Boots, and Matilda in Manila, Philippines. Kevin is also an independent producer and general manager who works frequently with BenDeLaCreme Presents and recently produced his first feature film with The Jinkx and DeLa Holiday Special, now streaming on Hulu. @thekevinheard

  • Roxanne is thrilled to return for a 5th season! OP: Mr. Holland’s Opus (World Premiere), The Nutty Professor, The Cher Show, Young Frankenstein, Mystic Pizza (World Premiere), Escape to Margaritaville, Annie, Kinky Boots, Menopause, Cabaret, 42nd Street, Elf the Musical. Regional: Light It UP! (World Premiere, Cleveland Playhouse); Kinky Boots (North Carolina Theater); My Fair Lady, Intimate Apparel (Playmakers Repertory Company). OP Wig & Makeup Shop Supervisor since 2017. Roxanne was born and raised in El Paso, TX, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from New Mexico State, and a Master of Arts from University of Cincinnati’s Conservatory of Music in Wig & Makeup Design.

  • Dan is making his debut at Ogunquit Playhouse! NYC: 50 Years of Broadway (Assistant Director, The Kennedy Center), Trevor (Resident Director, Stage 42). Off-Broadway Performer: Trevor (Stage 42), DOGMAN (Lortel Theatre), Spamilton (47th St Theatre), Wringer (NY City Center). Regional Performer: A Walk on The Moon (George Street Playhouse); Ebenezer Scrooge’s Christmas Show (Old Globe); Godspell (Berkshire Theatre Group). TV: Trevor (Disney+), The Good Fight (CBS), EVIL (CBS). Dan also stars on the upcoming series Rolling Calls on Broadway Podcast Network alongside Julie Halston and Richard Kind. Love to Patrick and Ollie. @danrosales

  • Noriko is an award-winning composer, orchestrator, and music director based in New York. Broadway: for colored girls... (Associate Conductor), Paradise Square, Broadway Vacation. Nat’l Tour: White Christmas, Cinderella (Associate Music Director). International: Mamma Mia!, The Phantom of the Opera, Wicked (Tokyo); Jason Howland’s Ikiru (Conductor); Tokyo Disney. US Performance: Radio City Christmas Spectacular 2021, Pixar in Concert with Modesto Symphony Orchestra, Debbie Allen’s Playlist with Oakland Symphony. Her original musicals include OMOTENASHI Journey (Carnegie Hall, Central Park) and The Journey of the True Colors (Tokyo Rainbow Pride).

  • Benjamin is a New York City based associate costume designer and costume designer. He has designed works for Rep Stage, IN Series, Sierra Repertory Theatre, Maryland Opera Studio, the University of Maryland, Opera Idaho, Ballet Idaho, and Idaho Theatre for Youth, among others. Benjamin has also worked with Ford's Theatre, Arena Stage, Signature Theatre (Arlington, VA), The Kennedy Center, Virginia Opera, Studio Theatre, Olney Theatre, Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, and Idaho Shakespeare Festival. He is excited to be making his debut with Ogunquit Playhouse. See more of his work at

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  • Founded by Jay Binder nearly 40 years ago, has been a part of RWS Entertainment Group since 2016. The office has cast 150+ Broadway, Off-Broadway, and National Touring productions, in addition to countless national and international projects spanning both stage and screen. Binder was featured prominently in the Broadway documentary, Every Little Step, and is a proud twelve-time recipient of the Artios Award for Excellence in Casting. The office infuses its work with both a deep respect for our roots and a commitment to growth.

  • Haley is an NYC-based Music Supervisor, Conductor, Arranger, and Coordinator, and is thrilled to be back at Ogunquit Playhouse in her home state of Maine. Broadway: Diana: The Musical, Once on This Island, Escape to Margaritaville, Dear Evan Hansen, Come From Away, Anastasia, Bandstand, Paramour, Finding Neverland. Nat’l/Int’l Tours: Hamilton, Tales from Margaritaville, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Prince of Broadway. TV/Film: Schmigadoon!, Diana: The Musical, Jesus Christ Superstar Live!, Peter Pan Live! Haley is Music Coordinator for Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Recording Coordinator for Broadway cast albums, and loves developing new works. Musicals in development: Fly More Than You Fall, Born Country, Unheard.

  • Chris is thrilled to be spending the Summer at this amazing theater. Broadway: Hello Dolly, Noises Off, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, The Anarchist, One Man Two Guvnors, Hair, In The Heights, 9 to 5, Wicked, Lestat, All Shook Up. Off-Broadway: ¡Americano!, A Turtle on a Fence Post, Recent Tragic Events. Regional: Goodspeed, TUTS, Delaware Theater, Long Wharf, Walt Disney World & others. Former US Marine and now the Head of the Stage Management program at Pace University. Much love to Niall and Monty.

  • Abigail is thrilled to be spending the summer at Ogunquit Playhouse. Broadway: Paradise Square. Off-Broadway: ¡Americano!, A Turtle On a Fencepost. Regional: A Christmas Carol: The Musical (White Plains Performing Arts Center); Chicago (The MUNY); Hello Dolly, Million Dollar Quartet, Mamma Mia! (The Little Theatre On The Square). Thank you Mom, Dad, Chris, Willy, and all who’ve supported me over the years.

  • Cheryl has returned to Ogunquit Playhouse for her 15th season. After taking over as Resident Scenic Charge 12 years ago, she has designed several Sets for our Arts Academy Program, as well as adding her artistic eye to many of mainstage productions. Since falling in love with Ogunquit Playhouse, Cheryl, and her husband Geof Dolan (OP Technical Director) have made the Seacoast their home year-round. Cheryl considers the Playhouse staff her family and hopes her love and passion for theatre is translated through these productions to all of you.

  • Founded in 1913, is the US labor union that represents more than 51,000 professional Actors and Stage Managers. Equity fosters the art of live theatre as an essential component of society and advances the careers of its members by negotiating wages, improving working conditions and providing a wide range of benefits, including health and pension plans. Actors' Equity is a member of the AFL-CIO and is affiliated with FIA, an international organization of performing arts unions. #EquityWorks

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1. Meet the Creative Team behind THE NUTTY PROFESSOR
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2. Meet the Cast of THE NUTTY PROFESSOR
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3. Celebrating Marvin Hamlisch on Closing Night of THE NUTTY PROFESSOR
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4. Lisa Lampanelli visits Ogunquit Playhouse
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5. Writer and Lyricist Rupert Holmes talks about THE NUTTY PROFESSOR
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6. Nutty Professor Musical Final Bow Ogunquit Playhouse
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