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My View: Hey Madam Producer…They Bring Broadway to Palm Beach

Some of South Florida’s most important theater producers were “on stage” last night.

Dave Lawrence, President & CEO of the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County presented an informative and entertaining evening with some of South Florida’s most important and well known theater producers.  Suzanne L. Niedland, award-winning filmmaker, actor and Broadway producer interviewed Marcie Gorman, executive producer and artistic director of MNM Theatre Company, Vicki Halmos, founder/producer of Entr’Acte Theatrix, Jan McArt, producer & director of Theatre Arts Program Development at Lynn University, and Marilynn Wick, executive managing producer of The Wick Theatre & Costume Museum.

The conversations produced a fascinating insight into the interesting careers of these dynamic women who have brought “Broadway” to South Florida. The Colony Hotel Coral Ballroom was filled to capacity with Cultural Council members and friends of the theatre from NYC and Florida for the event.  

Suzanne L. Niedland, Vicki Halmos, Marcie Gorman, Marilynn Wick, Jan McArt

Marci Gorman, Executive Producer & Artistic Director of MNM Theatre Company presents musicals at the Kravis Center’s Rinker Playhouse, including recent productions of Man of La Mancha, and A Funny Think Happened on the Way to the Forum with Cabaret scheduled for next May.

Vicki Halmos, Founder/Producer of Entr’Acte Theatrix, which stages musicals at Old School Square’s Crest Theatre, including the recent productions of The Addams Family and Monty Python’s Spamalot.

Jan McArt, Producer & Director of Theatre Arts Program Development at Lynn University, where she created and oversees four popular theatrical series: Libby Dodson’s Live at Lynn Theatre Series, Live at Lynn American Songbook series, Jan McArt’s New Play Readings, and the Mabel Mercer Foundation’s Cabaret at Lincoln Center Comes to Live at Lynn, plus the upcoming production of the musical Gigi in which philanthropist Lois Pope “returns to the stage.”

Marilynn Wick, Executive Managing Producer of The Wick Theater & Costume Museum, which this season is presenting major productions of The Music Man, Evita, A Chorus Line and more.

Suzanne L. Niedland
Marilynn Wick & Jan McArt
Marcie Gorman
Vicki Halmos
Marilynn Wick
Marilynn Wick & Jan McArt
David Lawrence
Gary Scheikhart
Wayne Hosford & Jan McArt
Scott Courant, Legends Radio & Jan McArt
Eda Sorokoff, Barrington Stage Co. & Marilynn Wick
Hey, Madam Producer

Broadway

Stephen studied at the Manhattan School of Music. Besides being a pianist, Stephen’s business career was in the Fashion Industry. He was CEO of a textile manufacturing facility and President of an international textile machinery company. Stephen was on the Board of Directors of the “First All Children’s Theatre” which brought the Stephen Schwartz musical The Trip and Captain Louie to the Kennedy Center in Wash DC. His wife Eda, an interior space designer and classical pianist was on the Board of Barrington Stage Company and is still active at BSC. Stephen’s photographs, videos and articles appear on Broadwayworld.com, T2Conline.com and The New York Observer. He is active in the entertainment events at the Friars Club, where he is a member. Stephen is also an Honorary Board Member of The Society For The Preservation of The Great American Songbook. Stephen Sorokoff@gmail.com

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