Award-winning composer, conductor, orchestrator, pianist and producer Dan Redfeld has had his music and arrangements performed internationally from the concert hall to the musical theatre stage to the recording studio.
Redfeld received his training at Boston’s New England Conservatory before transferring to the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) where he graduated with a degree in composition with an emphasis in conducting.
In June 2016, A Hopeful Place – A Song Cycle for Soprano & Chamber Orchestra, was released on Navona Records/ PARMA Recordings. With music by Redfeld and text by John Gabriel Koladziej, A Hopeful Place was written for soprano Kristi Holden (Christine – Phantom: The Vegas Spectacular & Phantom of the Opera World Tour) and premiered in Los Angeles in 2010. The recording features Holden and the Hollywood Studio Symphony under the baton of the composer.
In May 2015, Redfeld’s Arioso for Oboe, Percussion and Strings premiered with the Santa Barbara Symphony under the direction of Maestro Nir Kabaretti and oboe soloist Lara Wickes.
Recent works include January 15, 1947 – An Impromptu for Solo Harp (Third Place in the American Harp Society Los Angeles Chapter Composition Competition), Fantasy for Violin & Piano (written for Elizabeth Hedman and Robert Thies), Travels for Piano Quartet (commissioned by Central4), Dance Sketches and Vineyards for Octet.
Among Redfeld’s twenty-five film scores are the AFI-produced Clinic E and film noir Moustache, along with music for more than twenty silent classic films including new scores for the restored Mary Pickford classics, Sparrows and Dorothy Vernon of Haddon Hall.
Redfeld’s arranging and producing credits include the critically acclaimed compilations Across the Stars: The Film Music of John Williams for Solo Piano, Braveheart: The Film Music of James Horner for Solo Piano, Music from the Twilight Saga, Schindler’s List: The Film Music of John Williams, and Titanic: An Epic Musical Voyage, an album commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Titanic disaster and the rerelease of James Cameron’s Academy Award winning film.
For the stage, Mr. Redfeld orchestrated Beaches – A New Musical, the national tour of A Christmas Story (adapted from Larry Blank’s original orchestrations), two songs for the Jerry Herman Memorial (Broadway), the Broadway Medley for the Los Angeles Music Center’s 50th Anniversary Gala in 2014, various orchestrations for the Ahmanson 50th Anniversary (where he also served as associate conductor), arrangements for Center Theatre Group’s 2019 Gala (including a new orchestration of “Broadway Baby” for Lea Michele and Darren Criss) as well as live work with Shirley Jones, Patrick Cassidy, Susan Egan, Seth MacFarlane, Barrett Foa, Clint Holmes, and so on, plus shows in the West End and continental United States. Recent work includes arrangements for the Pasadena and Santa Barbara Symphonies.
As music director, conductor and pianist, Mr. Redfeld has worked on forty-plus musicals including The Secret Garden (CTG/Ahmanson), Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (with Susan Egan), The Who’s Tommy (with Alice Ripley), Chess – the London Version (with Susan Egan and Matt Morrison), My Fair Lady (with Jonathan Pryce and Laura Michelle Kelly), Disney’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Peter Pan (Broadway World winner, best musical direction), Addams Family, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Evita, Jesus Christ Superstar, Into the Woods, Sweeney Todd, Shrek!, Mamma Mia!, Miss Saigon, Triumph of Love, The Spitfire Grill, West Side Story and The Secret Garden.
In early 2018, Mr. Redfeld conducted the New West Symphony in The Music of the Night: Love Changes Everything, a celebration of the music of Rodgers & Hammerstein and Andrew Lloyd Webber featuring Susan Egan, Anthony Crivello and Kristi Holden.
Mr. Redfeld has been the conductor of Los Angeles Opera’s Secondary In-School-Opera since 2003 and made his debut with Montana Lyric Opera in 2010.
Christina Harding is an award-winning filmmaker, performer, writer, and choreographer. Her film Moustache, a nod to film noir, has won numerous awards, including the Grand Jury Prize at the Laughlin International Film Festival and Best Screenplay for a Short Film at the Action on Film Festival.
As a tap dancer/choreographer, Ms. Harding, a protégé of the renowned Dean Barlow, has danced for television and worked with the likes of Paula Abdul.
This is Christina’s first collaboration with this writing team. Christina is also working on a separate unnamed project with Redfeld and Koladziej.
John Gabriel Koladziej is a New York-based writer. A Hopeful Place marks John’s second collaboration with composer Dan Redfeld after co-writing the lyrics for Jo – The Little Women Musical (with lyricist Christina Harding). He is currently writing the libretto for Shoot the Moon. John is also currently working on a new musical piece with Redfeld and Harding, soon to be announced.
John trained at the Stella Adler Conservatory in New York City and holds a BFA in Drama and an MFA in Musical Theatre Writing, both from New York University.
Brian Purcell is thrilled to be working on Jo – The Little Women Musical with this creative team. Currently he has two concert productions touring internationally, The Soul of Broadway starring Terron Brooks and THE COMPANY MEN an Internationally Recognized Pop Vocal Group. In 2011, he founded 4 Times Entertainment, Inc. a full service Booking/Production Company based out of Burbank, California. 4XE prides themselves on delivering the highest level entertainment while being cost effective, flexible and meeting their client’s needs. No event is too big or too small. We secure entertainment for all types of venues and markets from dance bands to “A” list talent.
Prior to creating Company Men, Purcell was the president of Flicker House Productions, a production company dedicated to and focused on bringing quality stories and characters to its audiences. While running Flicker House, he produced and directed a number of shows including An Evening with Stephen Sondheim and Andrew Lloyd Webber, Chess The Musical, which raised funds for Broadway Cares Equity Fights AIDS and a workshop of the new musical Too Many Blondes starring multiple AVN award-winner Stormy Daniels. He also launched the critically acclaimed production of The Who’s Tommy, which ran at The Montalban Theatre in Hollywood, California. The year was 2008 and for the first time in live theatre, audience members were able to experience a show in High Definition 3D audio presented by EXP3D while wearing BOSE headphones. He also produced The Question, an indie rock ballet.
Performance credits include the Broadway National Tour of Jesus Christ Superstar, Footloose, Ragtime and Evita. Purcell has been blessed to direct such seasoned actors as Tony Award Winner Alice Ripley(Original Broadway cast member, Side Show, Sunset Blvd. and Les Miserables), Tony Nominee Susan Egan (Broadway’s Beauty and the Beast – original Belle and Cabaret), Emmy and Tony Nominee Matthew Morrison (Glee, Broadway’s South Pacific, The Light in the Piazza, Hairspray’s original Link Larkin), Ty Taylor (Vintage Trouble, CBS’s Rock Star: INXS, We Will Rock You, Broadway’s Joseph and the Amazing…) and Grammy Nominee Nona Hendryx.
Violinist and Producer Elizabeth Hedman served as executive producer/contractor on A Hopeful Place: A Song Cycle for Soprano & Chamber Orchestra, which was released on Navona Records in 2016. She received her Bachelors and Masters degrees from the Cleveland Institute of Music, studying violin with Donald Weilerstein. The Seattle native is an active orchestral, chamber, and recording musician, Hedman is the Associate Concertmaster of The Santa Barbara Symphony, Assistant Concertmaster of the Pasadena Symphony, Concertmaster of the Eastern Sierra Symphony, a member of Central4, plays in the Pasadena String Quartet and has performed on and contracted for recordings for film, television and records. Ms. Hedman teaches at The Pasadena Conservatory of Music and Pasadena City College. Additionally, Elizabeth is a recording artist for Buysoundtrax records; her discography can be found on iTunes, Amazon, and other retail music outlets.
A storyteller by nature, Producer Emily Kerrigan’s background spans the worlds of traditional entertainment, live theater, sketch comedy, digital media, and podcasting. With experiences ranging from film & television juggernaut Imagine Entertainment, to millenial media company The LadyGang, to her work as an emerging media producer for the tech-savvy Butcher Bird Studios, she brings a unique multimedia perspective to every project. No matter screen or stage, Emily hopes to facilitate imaginative and boundary-pushing experiences for all audiences.
4 Times Entertainment, Inc. is a Production Company based out of Burbank, California. We pride ourselves on delivering the highest level entertainment while being cost effective, flexible and meeting our client’s needs. No event is too big or too small.
Ken Davenport is a Tony Award-winning Broadway producer whose credits include Harmony: A New Musical written by Barry Manilow and Bruce Sussman, A Beautiful Noise: The Neil Diamond Musical, Once On This Island (Tony Award), Gettin’ the Band Back Together, The Play that Goes Wrong, Groundhog Day (Tony nomination), Deaf West Theatre’s Spring Awakening (Tony nomination), It’s Only a Play, Macbeth starring Alan Cumming, Godspell, Kinky Boots (Broadway – Tony Award, National Tour, Toronto, Australia, and West End), The Visit (Tony nomination), Mothers and Sons (Tony nomination), The Bridges of Madison County (National Tour), Allegiance, Chinglish, Oleanna starring Bill Pullman and Julia Stiles, Speed-the-Plow, Will Ferrell’s You’re Welcome America (Tony nomination), Blithe Spirit starring Angela Lansbury (Broadway, West End and National Tour), and 13.
Off-Broadway, Ken has produced Daddy Long Legs, Altar Boyz (Co-Conceiver), My First Time (Author), The Awesome 80’s Prom (Creator), That Bachelorette Show! (Creator), and Miss Abigail’s Guide to Dating, Mating, & Marriage (Author). Ken’s productions have been produced internationally in over 25 countries around the world.
In 2019, Inc. 5000 named Ken’s production company, Davenport Theatrical Enterprises, one of America’s fastest-growing private companies.
He is the founder of TheaterMakersStudio.com, a one-of-a-kind “masterclass” community that provides training and inspiration from Broadway’s best to writers, directors, producers and more.
Ken also serves as the Executive Producer for North America for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Really Useful Group.
Outside of theatre, he has produced the award-winning These Magnificent Miles: On the Long Road with Red Wanting Blue, a documentary on one of the top unsigned rock bands in the country, and an award-winning TV pilot entitled The Bunny Hole which has appeared in the LA Indie Film Festival, the Orlando Film Festival, the LA Comedy Festival and more. Ken was featured on a national commercial for Apple’s iPhone, named one of Crain’s “Forty Under 40” and is one of the co-founders of TEDxBroadway. He created the best-selling Broadway board game Be A Broadway Star. His blog, TheProducersPerspective.com, has been featured in Vanity Fair, New York Magazine, The Gothamist and more. He has written articles for Forbes, Mashable, and many others. Ken’s unique production and marketing style has garnered him international attention, including two front page articles in the NY Times and features on MSNBC, Rock Center, Fox News, BBC, and his favorite, a mention in Jay Leno’s monologue on “The Tonight Show.”
Upcoming projects include The Griswolds’ Broadway Vacation, JOY the Musical, My Life In Pink, and a musical based on the life of Harry Belafonte.
Prior to his career as a Producer, Ken was a Company Manager and General Manager for Broadway shows and National Tours including Show Boat, Ragtime, Jekyll & Hyde, Chicago, Candide, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Gypsy and others.
Broadway/Tour: My Son’s A Queer (But What Can You Do?), How To Dance In Ohio, Parade, Just For Us, Into the Woods (Broadway/Tour), A Christmas Carol, In Residence on Broadway, The Jimmy Awards, Notre Dame de Paris (Lincoln Center). Regional: Galileo. OB: Mind Mangler, A Sherlock Carol. Upcoming: American Prophet, Anne of Green Gables, Romy & Michele, Russian Troll Farm, Syncing Ink, and When Playwrights Kill. showtown.nyc.