Naked Boys Singing! Producer to Launch NYC-Based Tom Smedes Productions

News   Naked Boys Singing! Producer to Launch NYC-Based Tom Smedes Productions Producer Tom Smedes, currently represented Off-Broadway by Naked Boys Singing!, has announced the launch of a new production company for the stage.

Based in New York City at the Actors' Equity Building (at 1560 Broadway), Tom Smedes Productions will officially open for business Feb. 1, according to an announcement. Smedes was previously a partner and co-owner of Martian Entertainment with recent producing credits on the Off-Broadway productions of Dog Sees God, The Women of Lockerbie, 21 Dog Years: Doing Time @ Amazon.com, Love, Janis, and the London run of Musical of Musicals! (The Musical!).

Among the projects lined up for Tom Smedes Productions are a fall Off-Broadway run of The London Sound Theatre's production of Jonathan Harvey's Beautiful Thing a Los Angeles run of Bert Royal's Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead as well as an Atlanta run of Mathew Wilkas and Mark Setlock's Pageant Play at Actors' Express Theatre.

Before his time at Martian Entertainment, Smedes was a theatre manager for the Nederlander Organization (overseeing the Nederlander, Lunt-Fontanne, Palace, Brooks Atkinson, Richard Rodgers, Minskoff, Neil Simon and the Gershwin Theatres) and the 2002 season at Lucille Lortel's White Barn Theater in Westport, CT. Other recent management credits include [title of show], Altar Boyz, Thrill Me: The Leopold and Loeb Story and Souvenir.

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