Allan Knee (Author)

is the author of the play, THE MAN WHO WAS PETER PAN, which was the basis for the film FINDING NEVERLAND (starring Johnny Depp and Kate Winslett) and was made into the successful Broadway Musical also titled FINDING NEVERLAND. He also wrote the book for the Broadway musical, LITTLE WOMEN (music by Jason Howland, lyrics by Mindi Dickstein), starring Sutton Foster and Maureen McGovern. Among his other works are the romantic dance drama, SYNCOPATION, which won an American critics theater award, which had a successful tour in Australia; SHMULNIK’S WALTZ (originally produced by Daryl Rothh with music by David Shire), SANTA ANITA ’42, and A DREAM WITHIN A DREAM, about the life of Edgar Allan Poe. He wrote the four-part adaptation of THE SCARLET LETTER for PBS and the independent film, ESTHER’S DIARY, for Bright Shining City Productions.. Allan is a graduate of the Yale Drama School. .  Allan is a graduate of the Yale Drama School.  

Jana Robbins (Producer)

Jana Robbins is a Tony and Drama Desk nominated producer for the 2009 Broadway production of RAGTIME, joining Kevin McCollum and Manny Azenberg to transfer the highly successful Kennedy Center Production. In 1995 she founded BETTER WORLD PRODUCTIONS in order to "present theater and film entertainment that inspires us to create a Better World". Jana made her Broadway producing debut with Allan Knee's LITTLE WOMEN starring Sutton Foster and Maureen McGovern and her Off-Broadway producing debut with I LOVE YOU BECAUSE. Other Off-Broadway producing credits include WHITE'S LIES starring Betty Buckley and Daniel Beaty's THROUGH THE NIGHT with producer Daryl Roth earning her a second Drama Desk nomination. Recent producing credits include a financial stake in SOMETHING ROTTEN (currently touring the US) and the US transfer and National Tour of WAR HORSE. Jana is also a producer on Harper/Elliot 's ( Chris Harper and Marianne Elliot) HEISENBERG and COMPANY in the UK. Other shows currently in development are D Tucker Smith's ROOF OF THE WORLD ( World Premiere at KCRep) and THE ASTONISHING TIMES OF TIMOTHY CRATCHIT by Allan Knee and Andre Catrini, developed at The Workshop Theater in NY.

For more information: www.janarobbins.com

Craig Haffner (Producer)

Craig Haffner is a Tony nominated Broadway Producer (RAGTIME 2009), an Emmy award winning television writer/producer and an Eisner Award winning comic book editor. His early career has included creative and executive roles for major studios and television networks in Los Angeles.

As cable television dawned Craig founded the independent production studio Greystone Films & Television (1987-2007) which produced thousands of hours of factual, scripted and live event programming.

Craig joined THE JAZZ AGE development team in 2009 as a first step back towards his original planned career path of stage. His other theatre projects include the first ever revival of the Tony Award winning play CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD(2018- ) written by Mark Medoff and directed by Kenny Leon, MY VERY OWN BRITISH INVASION a new musical written by Rick Elice (JERSEY BOYS, PETER & THE STAR CATCHER) directed by Jerry Mitchell (KINKY BOOTS, LEGALLY BLOND) and John Berendt's MIDNIGHT IN THE GARDEN OF GOOD AND EVIL written by Alfred Uhry (DRIVING MISS DAISY) music and lyrics Jason Robert Brown (BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY) directed & choreographed by ROB ASHFORD (THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS) and a new musical by Allan Knee & Andre Catrini expanding on Dicken’s classic holiday tale, THE ASTONISHING TIMES OF TIMOTHY CRATCHIT.

 

Sherry Wright (Producer)

Sherry Wright is a dynamic and multifaceted business professional with proven experience in sales, marketing, leader development, and business finance.

As a Master Certified Professional life/business/relationship Coach, she is an artist working in the medium of thought-change. She excels at creating living masterpieces for her clients and creative partnerships.

Sherry’s interest in music and theater has resulted in a lifetime as a performer, promoter, and producer. She brings her energy and unique perspective center-stage.

Sherry joined THE JAZZ AGE as a Producer in 2017. Her other theatre projects include the first ever revival of the Tony Award winning play CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD (2018- ) written by Mark Medoff and directed by Kenny Leon, MY VERY OWN BRITISH INVASION a new musical written by Rick Elice (JERSEY BOYS, PETER & THE STAR CATCHER), directed by Jerry Mitchell (KINKY BOOTS, LEGALLY BLOND), and John Berendt's MIDNIGHT IN THE GARDEN OF GOOD AND EVIL? ?written by Alfred Uhry (DRIVING MISS DAISY), music and lyrics Jason Robert Brown (BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY), directed & choreographed by ROB ASHFORD (THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS), and THE ASTONISHING TIMES OF TIMOTHY CRATCHIT, a new musical by Allan Knee & Andre Catrini expanding on characters from Charles Dickens’ classic holiday tale.

 

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