He's kept his mouth shut long enough.
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ABOUT THE SHOW
Music by
DAVID FRIEDMAN
Book & Lyrics by
PETER KELLOGG
Directed by
MICHAEL CHASE GOSSELIN

They say money talks… and this money has a lot to say! As the man on the hundred, Ben is not pleased by what he sees in America today and he’s done keeping his mouth shut.

Over the course of this 90-minute musical comedy, Ben is passed from a hedge fund manager, to a stripper, to a judge, to his mistress who’s a nun, to… well, you get the idea. Armed with a lifetime of famous sayings, Ben must convince everyone to change their priorities before it’s too late.

Inspired by the writings of Ben Franklin, the play La Ronde, and the huge mess America is in today, Money Talks is a fast-paced madcap romp filled with life, liberty and laughs for all.

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CAST
RALPH BYERS (Benjamin Franklin)

recently appeared Off-Broadway with his son, Lowell Byers, in Luft Gangsterwritten by Lowell. Broadway: The Music Man, Big River Off-Broadway: Promises, Promises, Petrified Prince, Edwin Drood, Sunday in the Park. Henry IV Part I (NYSF Delacorte), 2 Julius Caesar’s, 2 Hamlet’s (NYSF), No End of Blame (MTC). Regional: Glass Menagerie, The Scarecrow, Lakeboat, Death of a Salesman. Film: Set It Up (just completed), Regarding Henry, Working Girl, Star TrekNY Television: “Madame Secretary,” “Elementary,” “House of Cards,” “Law & Order SVU,” “Boardwalk Empire,” “The Good Wife.” Grateful love to my family, and my actor’s wife of 38 years, Daphne. 

BRENNAN CALDWELL (Man 1)

is an actor, writer, and former Whiffenpoof. New York and regional theatre include Baghdaddy (St. Luke’s), Midsummer (Tiltyard), Urinetown (Theatre Raleigh), Anything Goes (Stages St. Louis), Hound of the Baskervilles (Playhouse on Park), Zelda (NYMF). TV/film/new media: NBC’s “The Sing-Off,” “College Musical,” “Twenty Five.” Brennan also writes, produces, and acts in the internet comedy “Off.” BA, Yale. brennancaldwell.com

SANDRA DENISE (Woman)

Atlanta Native NYU Grad. Broadway: Bright Star, A Gentleman’s Guide…, Kinky Boots. 1st National Equity Tours: RENT, Parade, Saturday Night Fever, Hairspray (Penny), Jersey Boys, Shrek. Regional: Happy Days (Goodspeed), October Sky (The Old Globe) TV/Film: “ER,” “Gilmore Girls,” “That 70’s Show,” “Georgia Rule.”

GEORGE MERRICK (Man 2)

Broadway: Honeymoon in Vegas, South Pacific, High Fidelity. Off-Broadway: Clever Little Lies, Ring Twice for Miranda. Regional roles at Goodspeed, Sacramento Music Circus, Paper Mill, and North Shore. TV: “The Blacklist,” “Blue Bloods”. Film: The Intern, So Good to See You.

CLAIRE NEUMANN (u/s Woman)

Off-B’way: Baghdaddy (St. Luke’s Theatre), Who’s Your Baghdaddy? (Actor’s Temple), Triassic ParQ (SoHo Playhouse), House on Miranga Island (Players Theatre), Peter Wendy (Soho Rep.). Regional: Annie Get Your GunFloyd Collins, Into the Woods (Weathervane Theatre); How to Succeed… (Stages St. Louis); Boston Marriage (Hudson Stage Company). TV/Film: “Late Show with David Letterman,” “The Ellen Show,” Spicy Tuna (SpicyTunaMovie.com), Door on the Left (Winner, IFC Comedy Selects), Clutter (New School Film Invitational), Timmy (FunnyorDie). ClaireNeumann.com

CREATIVES
PETER KELLOGG (Book and Lyrics)

has two Tony nominations for Book and Lyrics of a Musical for Anna Karenina (composer Dan Levine). AK has had 3 acclaimed tours in Japan. With David Friedman, created Chasing Nicolette (based on the French romance, Aucassin and Nicolette), produced at Westport Playhouse, the Prince and Village Theatre in Seattle; Stunt Girl, about Nellie Bly, New York City’s first female reporter, which premiered at Village; and Desperate Measures, a 6-person western, loosely based on Measure for Measure.

DAVID FRIEDMAN (Composer)

Songs: Listen to My Heart, Help is on the Way, We Can Be Kind, My Simple Christmas Wish, hundreds more. Conducted/Vocal Arranged: Disney’s Beauty & The BeastAladdinPocahontas and The Hunchback of Notre Dame, plus 6 Broadway musicals. Wrote songs for Diana Ross, The Lizzie McGuire Movie, Aladdin and the King of Thieves, Bambi II and Trick. New Musicals: Desperate Measures, Aucassin & Nicolette, Nellie Bly, and King Island Christmas. Off Broadway Revue: Listen To My Heart – The Songs of David Friedman. Produced all of Nancy LaMott’s CD’s. Has written over 100 songs for the Today Show’s Everyone Has a Story segment.

MICHAEL CHASE GOSSELIN (Director/Choreographer)

is a Director & Producer based in NYC. He recently directed Kit Goldstein Grant’s The Nose: A New Family Musical at the famous Master Theater in Brighton Breach, and the world premiere of Tim Sulka & Debra Barsha’s The Most Miserable Christmas Tree. He produced Midnight At The Never Get and Ludo’s Broken Bride at NYMF in 2016, and Pope! An Epic Musical in 2015. In 2013, he directed a reading of Moby Dick: A Whale Of A Tale for Cameron Mackintosh. He was the Producing Artistic Director of Act Three Theatricals in Vermont 2006-2012. As a Director/Choreographer, additional recent credits include Disney’s Tarzan (VT Premiere), The Wedding Singer and South Pacific (NCT), Rock Nativity (Regional Premiere), a Vermont tour of The Complete History Of America (ABRIDGED), You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown and A Christmas Carol for the Helen Hayes Youth Theatre, and Legally Blonde for Clark University. He is a proud member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society.   www.michaelchasegosselin.com

DAVID HANCOCK TURNER (Music Director, Piano)

NYC: Irma La Douce, Zorba, Do I Hear a Waltz? (Encores), Passion (Classic Stage), The World Will Not Contain Us (his own original musical written with Christopher Shinn, recent readings with The New Group). More at davidhancockturner.com.

ANN BEYERSDORFER (Scenic Design)

is a scenic storyteller for theater, film and opera. Her designs have been featured throughout NYC and regionally at Theater Row, The Davenport, 59E59, NYMF, Guild Hall East Hampton, Sharon Playhouse, The Hudson Theater LA, and a national tour. Select Associate Design (des. David Gallo): Jitney (Broadway-Tony Nomination), PHISH NYE Concert (Madison Square Garden), Peter Pan (Beijing), Cinderella (Moscow). annbeyersdorfer.com

VANESSA LEUCK (Costume Design)

Current Designs: The Time Machine (NYMF), Midnight at the Never Get (Provincetown Inn), Sex With Strangers (Capital Repertory Theatre). Off Broadway: Disenchanted! (Westside Theatre, Henry Hewes Design Award Nomination). National Tours: Disenchanted! (Starvox Entertainment), Disney on Ice Let’s Celebrate (FELD). Regional Designs: Sierra Repertory Theatre, American Music Theatre, Fireside Theatre. Associate/Assistant: Disney on Ice FrozenRingling Brothers’ Barnum and Bailey Circus, and Disney Live! vanessaleuckcostumes.com

PATRICK LaCHANCE (Sound Designer)

Credits include The Time Machine and I Am, I Will, I Do (NYMF), Lonely, I’m Not (West of 10th), The Winter’s Tale (Amerinda), Macbeth and [gay] Cymbeline (Theatre Prometheus), The Model American, Okay, and The Coming World (Williamstown Theatre Festival), and The Fantasticks, You Can’t Take It With You, and The 39 Steps (Cider Mill Playhouse).

IDO LEVRAN (Projection Designer)

Broadway: The Columnist. Off-Broadway: All the President’s Men (The Public), Troilus & Cressida (Shakespeare in the Park), Second Chance (Asst. Proj. Designer, The Public), Completeness (Asst. Proj. Designer, Playwrights Horizons), Shen Wei Dance Arts (Projections Director) Reginal: 45 Plays for 45 Presidents (MRT). Other credits include: Columbinus, Three Sisters, Ruined, Rags, Good Soul of Szechuan, Sweet Charity, Bright Lights Big City, Girl Gone & Thoroughly Modern Millie as well as multiple productions around the world.

BOBBIE ZLOTNIK (Wig Designer)

is the owner/founder of BobbiePinz, LLC; where he specializes in wigs for drag queens, celebrities and theatrical. Favorite Off-Broadway Credits: Disenchanted, BedBugs!!!, Drop Dead Perfect, Forbidden Broadway: (Alive & Kicking and Comes Out Swinging) and countless NYMF and College productions. Television: “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” “RuPaul’s Drag Race All-Stars 2”  and “Snooki & JWoww”. He has worked on over 20 Broadway productions including shows Jersey Boys, Wicked, Mary Poppins and Cinderella. Visit BobbiePinz.com.

JASON STYRES, CSA (Casting)

Broadway: A Gentleman’s Guide…, Dames at Sea, Lion King, Nice Work…  Off-Broadway: Puffs, The War Boys, Trip of Love, iLLA: A Hip Hop Musical (NYMF), Missed Connections, Encores! (15 productions). National Tours: A Gentleman’s Guide…, Lion King, White Christmas.  Film/TV: How You Look At It, “Carousel” (PBS), “Six by Sondheim” (HBO), “SYTYCD,” 50 Shades of F*****d Up.  Other: Broadway Dance Lab, Hartford Stage, NY Philharmonic, Shakespeare Theatre Company (DC), SF Symphony, TUTS, TUTS Underground, & others.

CAROL A SULLIVAN (Production Stage Manager)

is a happy Equity stage manager and free-lance production manager based in New York City. Professional credits span Broadway, regional & international theater, corporate & educational events, concerts & promotions.

BROOKE L. BELL (Assistant Stage Manager)

is a theatre artist (director, performer, writer, designer, stage manager and producer). Bell is the artistic director of Virago Stage and Screen and a member of Caborca. Her feminist satire the Dancing Boobies Trilogy: Lecture and Reenactments has been performed at the Brooklyn Museum and the Center for Performance Research. She has had the pleasure of working extensively with Dangerous Ground, Stolen Chair, One Eighth, Three Day Hangover and the Institute for Psychogeographic Adventure.

GABBY COGAN (Associate Choreographer)

Performing artist/Choreographer based in NYC. She is excited to be making her Off-Broadway debut as an associate choreographer in not one, but two shows; Money Talks and Endangered! The Musical. Recent work includes Rock N’ Roll Debauchery’s Burlesque Dreams (Off-Broadway), Zanza Steinberg’s PERŸPLEXED (Off-Broadway), and Buglisi Dance Theater’s Table of Silence (Lincoln Center)Her Choreography has been seen in The Fall (Dorothy Young Center for Preforming Arts), The Most Miserable Christmas Tree (World Premiere), and at Broadway Dance Center (2016 Performance Project).

ELIZABETH KOENNICKE (Assistant Director)

is the former Associate Director of the Vermont based company Act Three Theatricals, and is thrilled to receive her first Off-Broadway and NYC credit with this show. Many thanks to the entire Money Talks team for lots of fun and a job well done! To her family, friends, and loved ones, no amount of thank-you’s could possibly suffice. Without you and your constant support, none of this would be possible.

EVAN BERNARDIN (General Manager)

Credits include: The Dodgers, We Are The Tigers (Ovation nomination), The Navigator (Drama Desk Nomination), and More Than All The World. He has worked with the New York Musical Festival (NYMF), Broadway Cares Equity Fights AIDS (BCEFA), and The Make A Wish Foundation; collaborative projects include performances at Lincoln Center, The United Nations, The Harvard Club, Culture Project, The Ohio Theatre, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. evanbernardinproductions.com

GWYNNE RICHMOND (Company Manager)

Recent work includes The Other Side of Paradise (Ars Nova), The War Boys (Access Theater), More Than All The World (Theater for the New City), The Bad Years. She has worked with New York Musical Festival, Sydney’s Short+Sweet short play festival, NewMusicalTheatre.com, and NYU’s Graduate Musical Theater Writing Program. gwynne-richmond.com

ABM (Advertising/Marketing/Social)

Led by Amanda Bohan, ABM is a full-service advertising & marketing firm specializing in theatre, arts & culture, with expertise in marketing & promotions, traditional & online advertising, social media, and creative services. ABMAgency.com

VISCERAL ENTERTAINMENT LLC (Producer)

This newly formed theatre, film and television production company brings together the talents of its two principals, Michael Chase Gosselin and Tim Sulka.  In addition to Money Talks, Visceral Entertainment is producing the original musical, Midnight at The Never Get, with a limited engagement this summer in Provincetown, MA, and Endangered! The Musical, also at the Davenport.  Other projects in development include the holiday musical, The Most Miserable Christmas Tree, a new Broadway musical comedy, Pope! An Epic Musical, an audience immersive musical stage adaptation of the Jonathan Lethem novel, You Don’t Love Me Yet and a stage adaptation of the novel The Black Ledger, by D.G. Allen. Film and television projects include Urbn FaeryTales, a musical television series of familiar fairy tales set and filmed in modern day Brooklyn, and Prime Cuts, a film of the darkly comic graphic novel, a teen version of the Sweeney Todd legend.

FINEHEART PRODUCTIONS (Producer)

FineHeart Productions is… Musical. Comical. Lyrical. Compassionate. Historical. Hysterical. Topical. Transformative. Adventuresome. On Broadway: LOMBARDI ON BROADWAY; GODSPELL. Off-Broadway: ENDANGERED! A Super Stormy Musical; MONEY TALKS. Regional/other: TRUTH THE MUSICAL; Swami Pajamananda & The Light-Hearted Path. Productions that Awaken the Senses, Illuminate the Mind, Revitalize the Heart, Elevate the Spirit. Love, Life and Theater… is the Fine Art of FineHeart.

CHINESE MOTHER JEWISH DAUGHTER LLC (Producer)

Formed in 2011 as a partnership between three multi-cultural and multi-generational women, Chinese Mother Jewish Daughter LLC is a production company that strives to support developing works that live where art and entertainment collide. The company develops original projects for stage and screen that explore a wide variety of subjects often with an agenda of social awareness through entertainment. Favorite projects include 5th Republic, Madame, LUDO’s Broken Bride, as well as family works Rescue Rue (NYMF/NYCTF 2014) and Monica’s Mixing Bowl (multimedia pilot). For more information, please visit CMJDLLC.com

SUE COHEN / ERI NAKANO (Producer)

Sue Cohen: Sue is a first-time producer with Money Talks. She recently completed the 14-Week Program at the Commercial Theater Institute. Sue is a graduate of Dartmouth College and holds an MBA in Finance and Theater Management from Columbia Business School. Eri Nakano: Eri has had various business professional experiences in different fields, and she is always very happy being in the theater world. She is a graduate of the Commercial Theater Institute Program.

AMY E. GEWIRTZ / FRED ROHAN-VARGAS (Producer)

Amy E. Gewirtz: So excited to have Money Talks as my first commercial producing credit! Proud Commercial Theater Institute graduate. Investor in the recent Broadway revival of Spring Awakening and the upcoming The Band’s Visit. Co-founder of Liquid Theatre Collective, liquidtheatrecollective.org. Fred Rohan-Vargas: Fred Rohan-Vargas is the founder and executive producer of Mixing It Up Productions, LLC. He is the author of several plays that have been produced throughout the country and abroad.

MERRIE L. DAVIS / JAMIE deROY (Producer)

Merrie L. Davis: 25+ years marketing experience owning IN and WHERE Magazines. Merrie now produces/markets NYC theater. Producing credits, Broadway: GigiEclipsed. Off-Broadway: Himself and Nora. Her “out-of-the-box” marketing skills were utilized in Allegiance and 39 Steps. Merrie is the head of her company, Next Act 2 Follow. Jamie deRoy: Currently 1984, The Play That Goes Wrong, The Band’s Visit. 3 Tony Awards (Norman Conquests, Vanya And Sonia, Gentleman’s Guide), 3 Drama Desk, 6 Outer Critics, 2 Drama League, 2 Off-Broadway Alliance Awards. 44 Broadway and 36 Off-Broadway Shows. Film: Broadway: The Golden Age Trilogy. TV: “Jamie deRoy & friends”.

DAVENPORT THEATRE

Housed in a remodeled firehouse conveniently located in the heart of Manhattan’s theatre district, the Davenport Theatre offers two unique performance spaces. The Davenport Theatre is named after Delbert Essex Davenport, a producer, publicist, author and lyricist in the early 20th century. Known for his publicity and marketing stunts (including dropping flyers out of planes), “Del,” as he was called, was a theatrical entrepreneur and the great-grandfather of theatre owner Ken Davenport.

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