BIG LEAGUE PRODUCTIONS/DANIEL SHER (Executive Producer) Daniel has produced, general managed, and booked Broadway shows for 29 seasons throughout the world. Early highlights were collaborations with Disney on Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida (North America, Taiwan and China) and with Cameron Mackintosh on a new production of Miss Saigon. Also, USA tours of the Tony®-Award winning Broadway revival of 42nd Street and Susan Stroman’s Broadway production of Meredith Willson’s The Music Man. Others: Footloose (Las Vegas, USA) Titanic, 1776, Peter Pan, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum starring Rip Taylor, Blast!, The Who’s Tommy (North America, South America, Europe, and Japan), Ain’t Misbehavin’ with Ruben Studdard and the First National tour of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang – flying car and all. More recent: The Producers (Susan Stroman’s original direction and choreography), Hello, Dolly! with Sally Struthers, Guys and Dolls, My Fair Lady (US Tour and China premiere), original hip-hop dance show Groovaloo (Off-Broadway), Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical (10th USA tour, Grand Ole Opry, and 2012/2014/2018 at Madison Square Garden), Dreamgirls (US, China premiere, Japan), Hair (US and Japan), Bring it On (US and Japan), and Legally Blonde The Musical (US, China premiere, Singapore). In 2018-19, A Chorus Line toured in the USA and Japan and performed for the first time ever in China in 2019. The 2019-20 season, in addition to How the Grinch Stole Christmas, includes a new production of An American in Paris, and the 6th season touring Big League’s renowned production of A Christmas Story, The Musical. Future highlights will include South Pacific and Saturday Night Fever.
ASHLEY MIKEL (Associate General Manager) Ashley is a proud graduate of Pace University where she studied Arts and Entertainment Management. Prior to Big League, she was Hartford Stage‘s Arts Administration Apprentice as well as a general management intern with RCI Theatricals.
TIM HURLEY (Chief Operating Officer) Tim has been a producer and theatrical manager in New York for two decades. He has worked with numerous NYC-based organizations including the Dodgers, Groundswell Theatricals Inc., The Wooster Group and the York Theatre Company. As a member of the Dodger Management Group, Tim worked on the Broadway productions of Music Man, Blast!, 42nd Street, Urinetown, Into The Woods, Dracula, and Good Vibrations, the Off-Broadway productions of Barbra’s Wedding and BARE, the National Tours of Blast!, 42nd Street and Urinetown, and the international production of 42nd Street in Stuttgart, Germany. Tim recently produced the short film Counterpoint.
L. GLEN POPPELTON (Director of Booking) For over 25 years, L. Glenn has been working as a booking agent representing national tours including Cathy Rigby is Peter Pan (three tours over 18 years), the first seven seasons of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Monty Python’s Spamalot, The Who’s Tommy, four seasons of Blast! and currently Mandy Patinkin In Concert (since 1991), How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical, and A Christmas Story, the Musical.
Prior to becoming a booking agent, L. Glenn managed the three-year New York run of the interactive play Tamara and worked in the press office for the Public Theater and a dozen Broadway shows. L. Glenn is a graduate of Northeastern University and was part of the management team that opened Boston’s Wang Center.
SOPHIE WHITFIELD (Company Manager/Operations) Sophie received her BFA from Guildford School of Acting (U.K) with a 1st class honors before transiting to Company Management. Credits include: Avenue Q (Off – broadway), I Spy a Spy The Musical (Off- broadway). She is currently out on Tour with An American In Paris with Big League Productions. She is thankful for her amazing, supportive team at BLP.
ALISON FRANCK (Casting Director, CSA) Alison has been working in casting for 20 years. Current projects are A Christmas Story, The Musical (2014- Present), Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical (2010-Present) plus upcoming national tours of An American in Paris and Dreamgirls.
Past projects include: National Tours of Hello, Dolly! starring Sally Struthers, Guys and Dolls, Man of La Mancha, My Fair Lady, The Producers, Legally Blonde, A Chorus Line, Saturday Night Fever, Hair, Dreamgirls, Ain’t Misbehavin’ starring Ruben Studdard and Frenchie Davis, and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, The TV series “Peter Rabbit and A Moment in Time”, the new John Denver songbook musical, off-Broadway plays, It’s Just Sex, and The Donkey Show (directed by Diane Paulus). Alison also worked in television casting of “Soul Man” starring Dan Aykroyd, “LateLine” starring Al Franken, “Talk to Me” starring Kyra Sedgewick, and pilots of “Freaks and Geeks,” and “Madigan Men”. Also she was the Casting director for several films including Broke Even starring Kevin Corrigan. Alison was the Resident Casting Director for Paper Mill Playhouse for 10 years, including the Broadway transfer of I’m Not Rappaport, starring Judd Hirsch and Ben Vereen, directed by Daniel Sullivan.
PAUL GOULD (Production Supervisor) Paul is a Technical Production Manager with a wealth of experience in many different applications from theatrical productions, corporate events and concerts. Paul’s experience stems from his core work as a lighting designer and programmer and runs a UK lighting company which predominantly provides services to various international theatre touring shows. Paul has gained extensive experience in international touring of musical theatre, commercial dance and cirque. Currently he is preplanning shows that will tour in Asia, Australia, UK, and USA. For Big League Productions, he proudly offers technical consultation on many past and future USA National tours including My Fair Lady, Legally Blonde, Dreamgirls, An American in Paris, Saturday Night Fever and South Pacific.