Lawrence Holofcener (Libretto & Lyrics) is a playwright, lyricist, actor, director and sculptor. With his first collaborator, Jerry Bock, he wrote songs for the NBC-TV Show of Shows with Sid Caesar and Imogene Coca and the Broadway musical Mr. Wonderful with Sammy Davis, Jr. His plays and musicals have been produced in New York, London, Paris, Stockholm and Mexico City. On Broadway his acting credits include Stop The World and Hello Dolly! He is also the sculptor of the 28 Faces of Olivier which hangs in the Chichester Theatre in Sussex, England; Allies, life-size portraits of Roosevelt and Churchill on Bond Street, London; and Thomas Paine in Bordentown, NJ. His life-size sculptures of William Penn, William Tyndale and Thomas Chatterton are were unveiled in July in Bristol, England, as part of its millennium celebration. www.holofcener.com
Gerard Kenny (Music), a performer as well as a composer, has written songs for Barry Manilow (I Made It Through the Rain and Nickles and Dimes), as well as Johnny Mathis, Shirley Bassey, Perry Como and Jack Jones. In England, he was a recipient of the prestigious Ivor Novello Award for the Best Television Theme. He was the last collaborator of Alan Jay Lerner, who said of him, "His songs are written to be sung." Mr. Kenny regularly performs in the US, UK, Germany and Australia, and toured the major theater circuits throughout the world. He has recorded two albums of his own music and an album of Cole Porter classics with the Royal Philharmonic.
Julia Holofcener (Producer) has developed numerous
cause-marketing promotions and produced fundraising events both in the United States and
England through her public relations and event production firms. The 1985 tribute to Lord
Laurence Olivier, a transatlantic celebration, was conceived and directed by Ms.
Holofcener and involved hundreds of actors and their unions on both sides of the Atlantic.
In '92, she produced a major Anglo-American business conference in London focusing on
"The Grand Alliance, Business Leadership in the New World Order".
Each August, Island Partners Ltd, her UK-based company, produces the internationally
recognised Isle of Wight Garlic Festival, as well as the biennally-held Isle of Wight
International Oboe Competition with Artistic Director Lady Barbirolli
Each August, Island Partners Ltd, her UK-based company, produces the internationally recognised Isle of Wight Garlic Festival, as well as the biennally-held Isle of Wight International Oboe Competition with Artistic Director Lady BarbirolliOBE. Ms. Holofcener produced the first production of I Don't Live There Anymore in Dorset, England, as well as its critically-praised American premiere during the 1993 Spoleto Festival in Charleston, SC. She will continue her policy of ensuring that 1% of the gross receipts are donated to the people of Ellenton for their proposed Visitors' Center through the newly formed Ellenton Foundation.
Playwright Lawrence and Producer Julia Holofcener of "IDLTA"
admiring the sign erected in 1993 to mark the site of Ellenton, S.C.