LAURENCE HOLZMAN & FELICIA NEEDLEMAN (Book & Lyrics) are the winners of the prestigious Kleban Award for Most Promising Musical Theatre Librettists (2006). They have been collaborating on musicals for many years, after first meeting in Modern Drama class at Columbia College. THE JERUSALEM SYNDROME was produced in the fall of 2008 as part of the New York Musical Theatre Festival’s Next Link Project, where it won the Theater for the American Musical Prize for Most Promising Book Musical. Prior to that, the show was presented in the York Theatre Company's “Developmental Reading Series." In the fall of 2010, their musical drama WALLENBERG (with music by Benjamin Rosenbluth) had its world premiere production at the White Plains Performing Arts Center in New York. Their original holiday musical hit, THAT TIME OF THE YEAR (with music by seven different composers), premiered off-Broadway at the York Theatre Company in 2006, and is now being licensed by Theatrical Rights Worldwide. The original cast recording of that show was released on JAY Records. Mr. Holzman and Ms. Needleman co-produced a DVD of that show, recorded live in front of a studio audience, in 2005. In addition, songs from That Time of the Year have been recorded on the albums, Carols for a Cure Volumes 5 and 6; Susan Egan: Winter Tracks;The North Coast Men’s Chorus: Sugar Plum Fairies; and The Philadelphia Boys Choir & Chorale: Celebrate the Sounds of the Season. The song “Little Colored Lights" was performed by Broadway star Kelli O’Hara on the CBS-TV special, “Holiday in Bryant Park." Mr. Holzman and Ms. Needleman’s musical comedy SUDDENLY HOPE (with music by Morris Bernstein & Kyle Rosen) had its world premiere at the Stamford Center for the Arts in 2000, with subsequent productions at the Garfield Theatre in La Jolla, CA and the Denver Civic Theatre. Their first show, based on the 1942 film I MARRIED A WITCH, was presented in the ASCAP Musical Theatre Workshop, and its lyrics earned them ASCAP’s Sammy Cahn Award for Outstanding Lyricists. Their children’s song, “Everyone Can La-La-La-La-La" (with music by David Grover) has been performed in concerts across the U.S., and was recorded by David Grover & the Big Bear Band on their album, Listen to the Music Band. SUDDENLY A SONG, a collection of Holzman & Needleman’s cabaret material, was recently performed at the Duplex in Manhattan. Mr. Holzman and Ms. Needleman are alumni of the BMI-Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop and members of ASCAP and the Dramatists Guild. As a principal of Bard Theatricals, Mr. Holzman was also one of the producers of LOOPED, the recent Broadway comedy starring Valerie Harper, and THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS, the latest Kander & Ebb musical. In addition to his work in theatre, Mr. Holzman is the co-author (with Marc Goldsmith) of the original screenplays FELLA and THE QUEEN IS IN THE PARLOUR, and the author/illustrator of MY ZOO, a rhyming picture book for children. He is also a graduate of Columbia Law School and the Commercial Theatre Institute. Ms. Needleman toured with 42ND STREET as a member of Actor’s Equity, and she was a featured performer with the A & G Dance Company. For several years, she was on the faculty of Broadway Dance Center where she taught tap.

KYLE ROSEN (Composer) most recently composed music for THAT TIME OF THE YEAR, a revue of original Christmas and Hanukkah songs, which had its off-Broadway premiere in December 2006 at the York Theatre Company in Manhattan. Previously, he composed music for SUDDENLY HOPE, an original musical comedy, which played at the Stamford Center for the Arts, the Garfield Theatre in La Jolla, and the Denver Civic Theatre. Trained as a classical pianist, he has performed and composed music for numerous theater, television and film projects. While attending Princeton University, he was president of the Princeton Triangle Club, composing and conducting many musical productions for them. He is the recipient of the Milton Lyon Award for songwriting and an alumnus of the BMI Musical Theatre Workshop. When he is not writing music, Kyle manages a hedge fund, which specializes in the options market. Kyle lives in Los Angeles with his wife Layne, sons George and Brooks, and dog Shyla.