Allan Knee 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 the Broadway musical of the same name. He wrote the book for the musical of Little Women (starring Sutton Foster and Maureen McGovern) and the play, Syncopation, for which he won an American critics award. His recent work includes, the musical, The Astonishing Times of Timothy Cratchit (music by Andre Catrini), and Leonard’s Folly. Among his other works are Shmulnik’s Waltz (music by David Shire) and the film Esther’s Dairy. Allan is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama.
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 elopment 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, eloped at The Workshop Theater in NY.
Craig Haffner is a Tony nominated Broadway Producer (RAGTIME 2010), an Emmy award winning television writer/producer. 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.
Other theatre projects include the( June 2021- ?) London production DOCTOR WHO:Time Fracture, 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(FENCES), 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 in elopment- John Berendt’s MIDNIGHT IN THE GARDEN OF GOOD AND EVIL written by Taylor Mack (GARY) music/lyrics Jason Robert Brown (BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY) directed/choreographed by ROB ASHFORD (THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS). Craig joined THE JAZZ AGE elopment team in 2009 as a first step back towards his original planned career path of stage.
Sherry Wright is a multifaceted business professional with proven experience in producing, entrepreneurial elopment and finance. Her interest in music and theater has resulted in a lifetime as a performer, promoter, and producer, in both the non-profit and commercial arenas. She brings her energy and unique perspective center-stage.
Producing credits include PLAZA SUITE ON BROADWAY starring Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick; DR WHO: TIME FRACTURE (London, May 2021); PARADISE SQUARE (Chicago 2021, Broadway 2022); CAMBODIAN ROCK BAND (2022); 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 Taylor Mac, music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown (BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY), directed & choreographed by ROB ASHFORD (THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS), and in addition THE ASTONISHING TIMES OF TIMOTHY CRATCHIT. Sherry joined THE JAZZ AGE as producer in 2017.
Haley Swindal is a Drama Desk award winning producer for her part as co-producer of “The Lion” starring Benjamin Scheuer, which won the Drama Desk Award for Best solo show in 2015. Other New York producing credits include “Uncle Mortys Funeral” at Manhattan Repertory Theatre, “Over the Hill” at the Midtown International Theatre Festival, “Roommates and Other Lovers” at the Barrow Group One Act Festival and “Warsaw” at the Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre. Broadway shows include a financial stake in “The Lifespan of a Fact,” “Something Rotten”, “On Your Feet,”and Off-Broadway in “Fat Camp” at the American Theatre of Actors and the upcoming Yiddish “Fiddler on the Roof.” Current producing projects include the upcoming revival of “Damn Yankees” and “The Astonishing Times of Timothy Cratchit”. Her greatest production of all is her baby girl, Lily George.