Eugene Pack is the creator of the Off-Broadway hit comedy sensation "Celebrity Autobiography: In Their Own Words" which won the Drama Desk Award in the category of "Unique Theatrical Experience." Pack is also an Emmy Award-nominated writer and TV producer. He was nominated for Outstanding Writing for Variety, Comedy or Music for the special "America: A Tribute to Heroes," which won the Emmy for Outstanding Special. Pack is the creator and executive producer of the popular CMT series "Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team," now in its fourth season, "Back to the Grind” (TV Land), "Celebrity Autobiography" (Bravo) and the new series "What I Hate About Me" for the Style Network. As a playwright, he has written (and performed) the critically acclaimed one man shows "The Senior" and "Something Flexible With Meaning" and the play "Elinor Adjusting.” His play “Stan The Man,” developed at Theatre West, was optioned for the screen. His most recent work “Columbus and Amsterdam” was work shopped with the Naked Angels at Vassar College’s NY Stage and Film Company. Pack is currently collaborating with Motown founder Berry Gordy on his autobiographical musical “To Be Loved”. He is a graduate of New York University where he studied with David Mamet and the Practical Aesthetics Workshop and Playwrights Horizons.
Dayle Reyfel (producer, performer)
Dayle Reyfel is one of the creators of Celebrity Autobiography along with Eugene Pack. Dayle was executive producer for the Bravo special of Celebrity Autobiography, as well as a performer. She was executive producer for E! Entertainment's In Their Own Words, segment producer/director for Bravo's A list Awards, and creative consultant for the G4 Network. Dayle is also an award-winning playwright for her play "Slip/Knot", which will be produced next year.
RICK NEWMAN (Executive Producer, CA Tour)
Rick Newman founded and created 'Catch A Rising Star', the world famous comedy club and forum that launched the careers of many of America's most popular comedians, writers, television and film stars, including Joy Behar, Richard Belzer, Dave Chappelle, Billy Crystal, Larry David, Susie Essman, Janeane Garofalo, Andy Kaufman, Bill Maher, Chris Rock, Ray Romano, Jerry Seinfeld, Jon Stewart, Robin Williams, and many other luminary funny people. In addition Rick has executive-produced and produced over thirty television productions for Comedy Central, HBO, CBS, and Cinemax. He has been co-chairman of the Entertainment Committee of the New York Friars Club for the past seven years. Rick is co-creator and co-executive producer of a new 2009 comedy competition,
“So You Think You Can Roast?!” Developed specifically for the Friars Club. In addition to his work in the comedy world, Rick also has spent a great deal of time in the music industry as personal manager of five-time Grammy winning Pat Benatar and has also managed Grammy Award winning artist Rodney Crowell.
“Becoming one of the producers of Celebrity Autobiography has been one of my favorite comedy endeavors ever, because of its constantly changing palette of funny, talented people, each who bring their own humor, personality, and physicality to their performance.”
ANGELO FRABONI PRODUCTIONS (Producer/General Manager)
Currently co-producing with Daryl Roth the Off Broadway play “Vigil” by Morris Paynch and the lead Producer/General Manager of the Critically acclaimed series "Celebrity Autobiography: In their Own Words" at the Triad Theater that won the 2009 Drama Desk Award for Best Unique Theatrical Experience. He is in association with Carl Moellenberg on the Broadway productions of "Speed the Plow", "Hair", "Hamlet and Mary Stuart." He General Managed the Off Broadway production of “Burleigh Grime$”, produced the weekly comedy series "Campaign '04, Unzipped", the highly successful children’s show “It’s a Magic Al’s World” at Playwrights Horizon’s Peter Sharp Theater, and the critically acclaimed Off Broadway series "Singular Sensations" with Carol Channing in New York City. Fraboni produced the music and Holiday CD for Fox TV’s Rankin/Bass Christmas Animated Feature, "Santa Baby." He was the executive producer for the inaugural season of MLCPA. Fraboni produces corporate events for Ford, Saab, GM, Chrysler and Delphi’s Roady 2 as well as event planning and production for Stoll America. He managed and coordinated the national concert tour for two-time Tony and Emmy Award winner Bebe Neuwirth and was Associate producer on an the Independent Film, "Moving Mike", with St. Jude Pictures that is currently in at festivals. His investment group is also apart of Nora and Delia Ephron’s new hit play "Love Loss and What I Wore" at the Westside Theatre. Mr. Fraboni was a performer in multiple Broadway shows, TV, and film productions.
PETER MARTIN (Producer)
For the past 15 years, Peter Martin has been owner of the Triad theater. The Theater was the original home to two of the ten most successful shows in Off-Broadway History: "Forbidden Broadway" & "Forever Plaid."
As a producer, Peter’s credits include the Drama Desk Award winning "Celebrity Autobiography","Forbidden Broadway Strikes Back",Drama Desk nominee "Gershwin's American Rhapsody", "Loose Lips" (which starred Bebe Neuwirth and Peter Boyle),"Forbidden Hollywood" and "Frank McCourt's "A Couple of Blaguards", the basis for his Pulitzer Prize winning memoir,"Angela's Ashes". In 1995, Peter produced "Dutch Weismann's", which was the first burlesque show produced in NYC in 30 years.
Peter began his career in the music field as the owner of Club Dead, which was the first NYC venue to present Jam Bands, when that music genre was just becoming established. Peter was also the owner of Dark Star Lounge which became a hot spot for musicians, attracting artists as diverse as Slash, Greg Allman, George Benson, Phoebe Snow, John Waite, Billy Squier, Marc Cohen and other luminaries.
Peter's first job in the theater industry was as the original company manager for "Forever Plaid", the most successful show in the history of Off-Broadway. Since then, Peter has taken over the theater where he began his career and transformed it into the Triad, which, after a three year renovation, recreates a smaller version of the resplendent cinema-palaces of yesteryear, and is the NYC host to "Celebrity Autobiography".