What People Are Saying


“smart, lively and tuneful.
an intimate production
that will inspire audiences.”

Huffington Post

“matt bogart is

Front Row Center

“whitney bashor is a


“A Rare breed!
a truly romantic musical.”


it is one of the world’s great romances.

She was the country girl from Galway whose burning sexuality and acerbic wit inspired the genius of James Joyce.  Himself and Nora is a passionate musical that reveals the private life of one of modern literature’s most controversial figures and illustrates the untold story of Joyce’s lifelong love and muse, Nora.

“a robust romantic musical.”



“you won’t want to miss this
gem of a musical.”




Matt Bogart (James Joyce)

Broadway: Jersey Boys, Aida, Miss Saigon, The Civil War, Smokey Joe’s Café (recorded for television) and Camelot (National Tour). Appearances at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center, as well as World Premieres at La Jolla Playhouse, Old Globe, Goodspeed and Cincinnati Playhouse. Proud Affiliated Artist with Arena Stage (numerous productions & awards). TV: HBO’s “VINYL” as Goulet, “SMASH,” “L&O” and “L&O: SVU.” B.F.A., UC, CCM.  Many thanks to Jonathan Brielle, D2 Management, BRS/Gage, Jessica and two boys Easton and Trulane. Solo album Simple Song on iTunes, www.MattBogart.com.

Whitney Bashor (Nora Joyce)

Broadway: The Bridges of Madison County (Clarence Derwent Award). National Tour: Happy DaysWhistle Down the Wind.  Off Broadway: The Fantasticks.  Regional: The Bridges of Madison County (Williamstown Theatre Festival), Beaches (Drury Lane Theatre) Fly By Night (Dallas Theatre Center), Light in the Piazza (Philadelphia Theatre Company: Barrymore Award Winner), Unsinkable Molly Brown (Denver Center Theatre), Diner (Signature Theatre), To The Lighthouse (Berkeley Repertory Theatre), Edges (Original Company).  TV: “Boardwalk Empire,” “Love Monkey,” “All My Children.”  Film: Off The Black. BFA U of Michigan. @whitneybashor

Michael McCormick (John Joyce, Ezra Pound)

Broadway: Chaplin, Elf, Curtains, Grinch/Christmas, The Pajama Game, Kiss Me Kate, 1776, Gypsy, Marie Christine, Kiss of the Spider Woman, La Bete, Oliver. National Tours: La Cage, Producers, Les Miserables, Kiss of the Spiderwoman. Off Broadway: Fly By Night, Tin Pan Alley Rag, Man of No Importance, among others.

Cole Burden (Priest, Giorgio, Others)

National Tour: The Bridges of Madison County (Robert u/s Performed), Les Miserables. Off-Broadway: Applause (Encores!), Bonnie and Clyde (NYMF). Regional: Murder Ballad (Studio Theatre), The Secret Garden (Capital Rep), Grey Gardens (Philadelphia Theatre Company), Legally Blonde (Marriott Lincolnshire), The War Dept. (Eugene O’Neill Center). Film/Tv: Beautiful Creatures, “30 Rock,” “As The World Turns.” Baldwin-Wallace University. @coleburden

Lianne Marie Dobbs (Harriet Weaver, Slyvia Beach)

Off-Broadway: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. National Tour: Irving Berlin’s White Christmas. Regional: Jane Austen’s Emma as Emma (TheatreWorks, Cincinnati Playhouse, Repertory of St. Louis), Fantine in Les Miserables (Orlando Shakespeare), Himself and Nora (American Theater Group), Lucy in Jekyll & Hyde (Surflight Theatre, Westchester Broadway). Debut album “Everything Old is New Again” available on iTunes and liannemariedobbs.com

Victoria Huston-Elem (Understudy)

The Addams Family (1st National Tour), The Circus In Winter (Goodspeed), Sister Act (North Shore), Les Miserables (Lyric), and Golden Boy Of The Blue Ridge (Prospect, cast album on iTunes/Spotify). Many thanks to CTG! As always, for my family. www.victoriahustonelem.com

Gary Troy (Understudy)

is born & raised in Dublin City, is chuffed (delighted) to be part of this brilliant production. Off-Broadway/Regional: Les Miserable, My Fair LadyThe Irish And How They Got That Way, Oliver. TV: “Boardwalk Empire.” Thanks to this super cast & crew. Love to me family Andrea & Aidan.

Jonathan Brielle (Book, Music, Lyrics)

Broadway: Foxfire (music/lyrics) with Jessica Tandy (Tony Award), Hume Cronyn. Off-Broadway:  Composer in Residence Circle Rep, NY.  Regional:  Himself and Nora Hamilton Stage, NYMF, James Joyce Center, Dublin, The Old Globe,  Nightmare Alley Geffen Playhouse,  Forty Naked Women, A Monkey and Me:  Eugene O’Neill Cabaret Conference.  Las Vegas:  Enter The Night: Stardust Hotel 10 years,  MADhattan: New York, New York Hotel.  US Tours:  Goosebumps, Live! (Co-Producer & Music), Rugrats, Live! (Executive Music Supervisor). TV: “Wonderama” (Music Director, Songs). Volunteer: Executive Vice President Johnny Mercer Foundation, JMF Songwriting Project at Northwestern University, Created Johnny Mercer Writers’ Colony at Goodspeed Musicals where he serves as Writer/Producer in Residence, Middle School Musical Theater Program at NJPAC, and Accentuate The Positive with Kaufman Music Center. Former National Projects Director of the Songwriters Guild of America.

Michael Bush (Director)

directed the Off-Broadway productions of Bikeman, Psycho Therapy, Cactus Flower, and Based On A Totally True Story.  He has directed 10 New York Musical Theatre Festival productions including Hurricane (Excellence in Direction Award). Regional include:  Other Desert Cities, Stormy Weather, The Sisters Rosensweig, Murderers, A Christmas Carol, etc. He was the associate artistic director and director of artistic production for the Manhattan Theatre Club in NYC for over 25 years including the Tony® Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning Proof and Doubt and the Tony® Award winning Love! Valour! Compassion!  He was the artistic director of the Cabaret and Performance Conference at the O’Neill Theater Center for 8 years and currently serves as the Director/Dramaturg of the Johnny Mercer Writers Colony at the Goodspeed Opera House. He is married to playwright Michael Aman.

James Sampliner (Music Director/ Piano)

is a veteran of NYC theater with over 30 shows to his credit as music director, associate music director, orchestrator and arranger. Broadway: Never Gonna Dance, BKLYN, The Wedding Singer, Legally Blonde, and Honeymoon in Vegas. London: Legally Blonde. Off-Broadway: Ghetto Superstar, The Mistress Cycle, Radiant Baby. Regional: McCarter, Westport Country Playhouse, Long Wharf, Philadelphia Theatre Group, LaJolla Playhouse, Two River, Huntington, and many more. Upcoming: Prince Of Broadway. Television: “Patina Miller: In Concert,” “Billy Porter: Broadway & Soul” (music direction/arrangements, PBS). Recordings: OBCR’s of above Broadway shows, At The Corner of Broadway & Soul, Billy’s Back On Broadway (Billy Porter), Love Travels (Julie Reiber), Hark! (Broadway Boys).

Kelli Barclay (Choreographer)

NYC: Pipe Dream at City Center’s Encores, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas (Associate Choreographer,) 42nd Street (Associate Choreographer,) State Fair (Associate Choreographer.)  Regional: My One and Only (CT Critics Circle Award-Best Choreography,) Hello Dolly!, Damn Yankees, How to Succeed… Anything Goes (Goodpeed Opera House,) Bye Bye Birdie, Singin’ in the Rain (Kevin Kline Award,) Beauty and the Beast (St. Louis MUNY.) Feature film: Made for Each Other.

Paul Tate DePoo III (Scenic Design)

Select Credits: Asolo Rep: Josephine. MUNY: Young Frankenstein. OFF-BROADWAY: Locusts Have No King, Romance Language, Pageant, Sex of the Baby, Look Upon Your Lowliness. Goodspeed: A Sign of the Times, Guys and Dolls. Classic Stage: Othello. Signature: Titanic, Girlstar. Maltz: The Producers, The Wiz, Les Misérables. R.B. Schlater Opera: Orlando, Alcina. Bard: Turnadot. Yale: The Rocky Horror Show. Lincoln Center’s Directors Lab & United Scenic Artists Member. www.pauldepoo.com

Amy Clark (Costume Designer)

Bway: A Night With Janis Joplin, Chaplin. Off Bway: Stupid F*&#! Bird, Heathers the Musical, Animals out of Paper. Other designs include Ringling Bros. Barnum and Bailey Circus and regional Theaters across the U.S. 2012 Theatre Hall of Fame Emerging Artists fellowship. MFA from NYU. Amyclarkdesign.com

Jason Lyons (Lighting Design)

Broadway: Hand to God, On The Town, Bring It On, Rock of AgesThe Threepenny Opera, Barefoot In the Park, Good Vibrations. Other Recent: Dry Powder (Public), Smart People (2nd Stage), West Side Story (Signature), Important Hats…(MTC), Barbecue (Public), Girlstar, Caberet (Signature), Lives of the Saints (Primary). www.jasonlyonsdesign.com

Keith Caggiono (Sound Designer)

has worked across the country and internationally, from musicals on Broadway, London’s West End and Australia to spectacles in Las Vegas. New York: The Radio City Spring Spectacular, Cabaret, Disenchanted (Tours), Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Anything Goes (Regional), American Idiot, Hedwig And The Angry Inch.

J. Jared Janas (Wig & Hair Design)

Broadway designs include The Visit, The Real Thing, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill, Motown, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, Peter and the Starcatcher, All About Me and Next to Normal.

Geoff Josselson (Casting Director)

New York productions include: The Velocity of Autumn (Broadway), Southern ComfortYank!Enter LaughingAltarBoyzSeptimus & ClarissaJohn and Jen and Pretty Filthy. Regional Theatres include: Arena Stage, Bay Street Theatre, Denver Center, Cleveland Playhouse, Marriott Theatre, North Shore Music Theatre, and The Old Globe. www.geoffjosselson.com

Jim Hynes (Music Coordinator)

is one of the most in demand trumpet players in NYC. Appearances in over 50 Broadway shows, heard on TV news, sports themes and numerous movie soundtracks. He has contracted and conducted many TV orchestras including “CBS Evening News,” “CBS This Morning,” “Masterpiece Theater” (PBS), NBC/Golf Channel Tournament theme and Golf Central.

CJ LaRoche (Production Stage Manager.)

Broadway: Side Show, On The 20th Century, The Addams Family.  Off-Broadway: The Woodsman, Little Shop of Horrors, Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek, Real Men: The Musical, Nevermore, Stalking The Bogeyman, Old Jews Telling Jokes, Laugh it Up…, The FantasticksThree On A Couch, Phallacy. National Tour: Flashdance. Regional: La Jolla Playhouse, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Arkansas Repertory Theatre, Riverside Theatre.

Betsy Selman (Assistant Stage Manager)

Broadway: Les Miserables, Hand to God, Side Show. Off-Broadway: MTC, MCC, Primary Stages, NYCC Encores, Roundabout Theatre Company. Regional: Westport Country Playhouse, Huntington Theatre Company, and seven seasons at Berkshire Theatre Festival. BFA in Stage/Production Management from Emerson College.

Production Core (Production Supervisor)

lends support and guidance to theatre companies that produce high quality theatrical performances and need direction/support on the collaboration, planning and execution of the production process.  The Production Core team is James E. Cleveland, Jared Goldstein, David Upton, Chasmin Hallyburton, Julie Shelton, Amber Mathis, S.M. Payson, Leah Vogel, Felicia Hall, Aston Jacobs, Grace Richardson, Julie Gunner and Emma Ramsay-Saxon.

Keith Sherman & Associates (Press Representative)

is the communications firm for a diverse range of entertainment, arts, lifestyles and international brands. It has represented hundreds of Broadway, Off-Broadway and touring productions, films, television broadcasts, music projects and major events globally. The firm represented The New York Times for a decade, the Tony Awards for 18 years.  ksa-pr.com

Doug C. Murphy (Marketing Director)

has worked on the marketing/advertising teams for shows including: Allegiance, The Book of Mormon, The Lion King, and Godspell. Producing highlights include: Musical Theatre Factory’s 4×15 series, Icarus at the Jim Henson Carriage House, and the 2014 NY Times Critics’ pick, Take Me Back.

DR Theatrical Management (General Management)

Current/upcoming productions:  The Woodsman, Vineyard Theatre’s Indecent and 2016-17 Season, Absolute Brightness…(national tour), Wiesenthal (national tour), 67th Annual New Dramatists Luncheon. Past productions: Dot, Clever Little Lies, Gloria, Brooklynite, The Spoils, Rasheeda Speaking, Sticks and Bones, Buyer & Cellar, Nevermore…, My Name is Asher Lev, Tail! Spin!, Love, Loss, and What I Wore, among others.  DRTMNYC.com

Cherie King (Producer)

is a broadly experienced marketing, advertising and brand strategist, sales and marketing management professional and public speaker. She is a producer of theatre and a member of the board of directors of Development Wing, a non-profit organization whose mission is to support the creation of new American musicals.

R. Erin Craig/La Vie Productions (Executive Producer)

Other current: Austen’s Pride, A New Musical of Pride and Prejudice, Mr Rickey Calls A Meeting, Academy. Select recent: Stalking the Bogeyman, The Velocity of Autumn, Easter Mysteries, How We Got Away With It (film), Liberty, The Musical, 26 Pebbles. La Vie Productions is dedicated to producing, presenting and promoting new theatre, film and musical artists, audiences and projects. Member of The Broadway League, The OB League, The League of Professional Theatre Women, Theatre Resources Unlimited (TRU) and NY Women in Film and Television. www.LaVieProductions.com

JonathanRon Productions (Producer)

Founded on years of friendship and family history of investments, an initiative to enable series of creative performing arts and musical productions. Value investing in media globally through strategic partnerships, JonathanRon Productions is excited to engage in its first live musical production Himself and Nora.

Mary Horn (Co-Producer)

has been a luxury specialist for 26 years with Weichert Realtors, previously was in Investment Banking with White Weld. Chairperson: Governor Ball, the Debutante Cotillion & the Viennese Ball. Board member: The Great Swamp & The Discovery Orchestra, Women’s Board of Morristown Medical Center.

Merrie L. Davis (Co-Producer)

Her producing career began with Gigi and she is currently a Producer on Eclipsed with Lupita Nyong’o. Aside from heading up her company Next Act 2 Follow, Merrie has worked on other shows including Allegiance and 39 Steps, utilizing her “out-of-the-box” marketing skills and introducing inventive ideas to the Broadway scene.

Vince Butta (Associate Producer)

Visionary executive business leader with a 30-year track record in funding, finance, technology (virtual, mobile, web, OTT), and entertainment (content creation for film/TV/digital/Broadway).

Bill Dietz, Jr. (Associate Producer)

A 20-year investment management veteran; President of Dietz Financial Services, LLC, a Texas-based investment management and financial planning firm; and President of Dietz Productions, with an emphasis on producing entertainment that moves, inspires and educates its audiences.

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