Welcome to Sobelle Productions. 

Sobelle is currently involved in multiple theater projects in varying stages of development and production.  There are often opportunities to join new Broadway, Off-Broadway or touring projects under Sobelle Productions.  If you ever have questions about what is involved in investing in theatrical opportunities, please do not hesitate to contact me with your questions.

Sobelle Productions also provides consulting services in strategic management as well as entertainment marketing and promotions.  Our clients are across all spectrums including theater, film, digital media and non-profit management.

CURRENTLY ON TOUR


THE STUNNING BROADWAY STAGE PRODUCTION OF AN AMERICAN IN PARIS

IS NOW TOURING THE U.S.



Highly acclaimed choreographer CHRISTOPHER WHEELDON directs a remarkable cast of singers, actors and dancers as they bring the magic and romance of Paris and the timeless songs of GEORGE GERSHWIN and IRA GERSHWIN into perfect harmony.  AN AMERICAN IN PARIS features a book from Tony Award® nominee and Pulitzer Prize finalist, CRAIG LUCAS, sets and costumes by six-time Tony winner Bob Crowley and lighting by four-time Tony winner NATASHA KATZ.  



PHOTO GALLERIES

Behind the scenes photos from the company of An American in Paris at the Chatelet Fall 2014.

Opening Night on Broadway, April 12, 2015

Cast album recording session, April 22, 2015



For tickets in a city near you, visit the OFFICIAL WEBSITE at AnAmericaninParisBroadway.com.



IN DEVELOPMENT

People think they want the whole truth. They’re far happier with only

as much as they can forgive.” - Laurence Dunne, THE REPORT


Based on true events, THE REPORT, by Martin Casella (based on the novel by Jessica Frances Kane) is both a stunning expose of an unforgivable cover-up by the British government, and a spellbinding mystery in the vein of An Inspector Calls.

 

During WWII, on a March night in 1943 on the steps of the Bethnal Green Tube station, 173 people died in a crowd seeking shelter from another air raid…though not a single bomb was dropped. When the devastated neighborhood demands a report, the job falls to magistrate Laurence Dunne.   As Dunne investigates, he finds the truth to be precarious, even damaging and England’s War Office decides to keep the details of the tragic events a secret. Several decades later a young BBC documentarian keeps prodding until he discovers the truth - forcing Dunne to consider whether he chose the right course 30 years earlier.

 

Set against the backdrop of a city overflowing with refugees and under the constant strife of war (not unlike Europe today), THE REPORT is a compelling commentary on the impact of tragedy on the human psyche - the need to understand, the need to blame - and the reverberations through the generations that follow.



We are now in discussions with theaters regarding a future co-production leading to a national tour of BEND IN THE ROAD: The Anne of Green Gables Musical during the 2017-2018 theater season.  Stay tuned for updates.

If you have a favorite local or regional theater where you would like to see this wonderful musical adaptation of "Anne of Green Gables" live on stage, please feel free to contact us with recommendations.

Robert William's remarkable and rollicking adaptation of Shakespeare's only play with music.  AN APPALACHIAN TWELFTH NIGHT in an isolated coal mining town in Kentucky in the WPA era of the late 1930's, the original Shakespearean language is perfectly suited to the Appalachian dialect.  And the added score of foot-stomping Appalachian classics (drawn from the traditional folk music handed down by the Elizabethan ancestors of the mountain dwellers) makes for a magical fun-filled evening at the theater. 


The play was produced several years ago in Los Angeles to rave reviews.  In partnership with 134 Productions, we are now looking to mount it in some regional theaters to determine viability for bringing it to New York or on some kind of small tour. 

PAST PRODUCTIONS
INDECENT is the new play from Pulitzer Prize winner Paula Vogel inspired by the true story of the controversial 1923 Broadway debut of Sholem Asch’s God ofVengeance. The New York Times called it “superbly realized and remarkably powerful” and critics have hailed it as one of the best plays of the year.

Created by Vogel and director Rebecca Taichman and set at a time when waves of immigrants were changing the face of America, this play with music is a riveting look at an explosive moment in theatrical history. The show opened on Broadway in 2017 after its critically acclaimed, sold-out run at the Vineyard Theatre. Licensed productions will now be seen in theaters across the country.

For more information visit the official website at www.IndecentBroadway.com

DAMES AT SEA revolves around the starry-eyed Ruby as she arrives in New York City – she steps off a bus from Centreville USA with nothing but her tap shoes and a dream. In a twist of fate that could only happen in a Broadway (or Hollywood) musical, Ruby stumbles right into a job in the chorus of a Broadway show. With the help of some friendly sailors, a sassy chorus girl, and a fading Broadway diva, she is launched into stardom – with a helping hand from a U.S. Navy battleship in a classic ‘show must go on’ tale - hilarity on the high seas!

One of the most unique musicals ever created, the original production of DAMES AT SEA pulled off the feat of creating a magnificent Busby Berkeley style musical extravaganza with a brilliant, multi-talented cast of six. Originally sub-titled Goldiggers Afloat, DAMES AT SEA was first produced as a 45-minute cabaret musical at Caffe Cino, the birthplace of off-off Broadway, in 1966 – where it played 13 performances a week!

This joyous valentine to the great Warner Brothers and RKO movie musicals of the 1930’s finally arrived on The Great White Way in the Fall of 2015. The production was directed and choreographed by Randy Skinner, a Tony nominee for his work on 42nd Street and Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, with Music Direction by Rob Berman (The Pajama Game, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, Encores!).
 
 
 

Looking for a topical comedy to stage during the Presidential election cycle?  This hilarious play, by Holland Taylor, about the famed Texas Governor Ann Richards is a one woman tour-de-force with a single unit set.  Economical and a crowd pleaser. 

You can next see Holland Taylor in her Tony nominated performance this Spring at the Zack Theater in Austin.

Work continues on the pilot of “The LeVays” -- the working title for the series in development at HBO based on STICK FLY. Author Lydia  Diamond is writing episode formats.  Investors on the Broadway production derive income through the production contract with Lydia Diamond for the underlying rights of the play.   The new series will be based on the wonderful characters in our contemporary play about race, class and family.

This wonderful comedy with tons of heart, by Martin Casella, is about five Irish-American guys who meet in the basement of a Brooklyn Church each week in a support group because all of them share the same issue -- a really tiny penis. 

We produced the play Off-Broadway in 2010 to rave reviews and it was immediately published by Samuel French.  Licensed productions continue to be performed across the country with rave reviews wherever it is staged. 


Internationally the play has performed to sold out audiences in Bratislava, Prague and the UK. Next up  Brazil.

THE IRISH CURSE is an hysterical and fascinating exploration of body image and self-esteem.  Audiences prove again and again this topic is shared - and in this case the exploration is enjoyed - by men and women alike.