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When 23 year old Walt Mendez (Dan Rosales) gets a survival job at a struggling low level NYC talent agency, his rage-aholic boss (Julie Halston) has a heart attack on the first day, leaving him alone, clueless and in charge. His shady ex-boyfriend conveniently resurfaces, coming on strong and making the job suddenly much more attractive. All heard through his headset at the office, “Rolling Calls” is a hilariously dark comedy in the vein of “Call My Agent” and “Hacks”- and makes the listener a fly on the wall as Walt tries to conquer show business…if it doesn’t kill him first. With an all-star cast including Julie Halston, Richard Kind, Matt Doyle, Wesley Taylor, Luis Miranda, Erin Davie, Brittney Mack, Andrea Macasaet, Orville Mendoza and more, this comedy will be your new aural addiction.
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Written by Gordon Greenberg and Steve Rosen
GORDON GREENBERG is a writer and director based in New York City. He previously collaborated with Steve Rosen on The Secret of My Success (Director & co-book, Joseph Jefferson nomination), Dracula, A Comedy of Terrors (Off-Broadway, 2023), Ebenezer Scrooge’s BIG Christmas Show (Old Globe, Bucks County), Crime and Punishment, a Comedy (Old Globe 2023) and the podcast Dracula, A Comedy of Terrors (Broadway Podcast Network). Other work includes: The Picasso Project (Directing & Co-Writing with Stephen Schwartz) for Antonio Banderas, “Most Talkative” for NBC (creator, co-executive producer with Andy Cohen, Blumhouse), Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf starring Calista Flockhart and Zachary Quinto (Geffen), the Tony nominated Broadway musical adaptation of Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn (Director/Co-Writer), Piaf
STEVE ROSEN (he/him) is a writer, composer, lyricist and actor based in New York City. He previously collaborated with Gordon Greenberg on the the musical The Secret of My Success (co-book, Joseph Jefferson nomination), the plays Dracula, A Comedy of Terrors, and Ebenezer Scrooge’s BIG Christmas Show as well as the podcast Dracula, A Comedy of Terrors (Broadway Podcast Network). Their new play Crime and Punishment, a Comedy will premiere at the Old Globe in 2023. Rosen also co-wrote (with David Rossmer) the book, music, and lyrics of The Other Josh Cohen which was nominated for six Drama Desk Awards, as well as the Lucille Lortel and Off-Broadway Alliance Awards for Best New Musical. And most recently their new musical The Griswolds’ Broadway Vacation had its world premiere production at the 5th Avenue Theater in Seattle. He also co-created (with Rossmer, Sarah Saltzberg and Dan Lipton) the legendary Broadway improv/variety show Don’t Quit Your Night Job, writing material for artists like Sting, Sutton Foster, Zachary Levi and Sara Ramirez. Regional theaters that have produced his work include The Old Globe (CA), Denver Center (CO), Paramount Theatre (IL), Paper Mill Playhouse (NJ), Maltz Theater (FL), Geva (NY), and Bucks County Playhouse (PA). As an actor he originated principal roles in the Broadway productions of Monty Python’s Spamalot, The Farnsworth Invention and the 2009 revival of Guys and Dolls. He also frequently acts on film and television. He is an associate artist with The Civilians and got his BFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. @stevierosen
Additional Production Credits
Directed by Gordon Greenberg
Edited and mixed by Bart Fasbender
Dialogue edit by Brett Ashleigh
Produced by Dori Berinstein, Alan Seales, and Kimberlee Garris for the Broadway Podcast Network
Line produced by Mary McGowan
Executive produced by Liz Armstrong
Produced through the Gotham Fiscal Sponsorship’s Sound & Light Project
Special thanks to Open Jar Studios
Rolling Calls celebrates the Entertainment Community Fund and Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS, and thanks them for all they do on behalf of the theatre community.
Rolling Calls celebrates the Entertainment Community Fund and Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS, and thanks them for all they do on behalf of the theatre community.
DAVID ROSSMER most recently was the co-lyricist and co-composer for the world premiere of The Griswolds’ Broadway Vacation at the 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle, WA. He also co-wrote the critically acclaimed Off-Broadway hit The Other Josh Cohen, a NY Times Critic’s Pick, nominated for six Drama Desks, the Lortel Award, and others. They co-created the hit show Don’t Quit Your Night Job, which began at the Public Theater before a successful run Off-Broadway, and are currently developing projects in theater and TV with Radical Media, Sony, and others. Rossmer co-created Rated P, developed with Kelly Ripa’s Milojo Productions and sold to ABC. With Dan Lipton, he wrote “Opera/Country” for Kelli O’Hara’s Always album and performed by the Tony-winner at Carnegie Hall and across the country—her viral performance garnering over 6 million views. Rossmer’s Audible Original play Alexa, Why Can’t You Love Me is a five-star hit, commissioned by Amazon and starring Judd Hirsch.
Matt Doyle received the Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Award for his performance of Jamie in Company on Broadway. Additional Broadway: The Book of Mormon, War Horse, Spring Awakening, Bye Bye Birdie. Off-Broadway: Sweeney Todd, Brooklynite, Jasper in Deadland. National tours: Spring Awakening. Regional: The Heart of Rock and Roll (The Old Globe), West Side Story (Paper Mill Playhouse), Jasper in Deadland (5th Avenue Theatre), Giant (DTC). Film/TV: “Gossip Girl,” Private Romeo, “The Code.” Author of hit comic “Dents.”
Andrea Macasaet is leading with light and love. Andrea was born and raised in Winnipeg, Canada. Making her Broadway Debut after previously starring in SIX at Chicago Shakespeare Theater; American Repertory Theater, The Citadel Theatre and The Ordway Center of Performing Arts. Other credits include: Canadian productions of Heathers: The Musical, Avenue Q, Miss Saigon, Prairie Nurse. Big love to Mom, Dad, Aya, family, friends and mentors along the way. To God be the Glory! Social media: @andrea.cesyl
Dan Rosales was part of the first AEA approved production during COVID-19 – Godspell at Berkshire Theatre Group. Off-Broadway Credits include Trevor: A New Musical (Stage 42), originating the titular role of Lin-Manuel Miranda in Spamilton, Harold in DOGMAN: The Musical (Lucille Lortel). National Tour: Peter Pan, Peter Pan 360. Regionally Dan has been seen at The Kennedy Center, The Old Globe, Papermill Playhouse, Goodspeed, Ogunquit Playhouse, Weston Playhouse. Television: Evil (CBS), The Good Fight (CBS), Trevor (Disney+). Dan can also be heard in YuGiOh! Rush Duels on Nintendo Switch. Dan is a proud graduate of the Boston Conservatory at Berklee School of Music. @danrosales danrosales.net
Cathryn Wake Broadway: Natasha, Pierre, & The Great Comet of 1812. Off-Broadway: The Other Josh Cohen, The Fantasticks, The Hello Girls (World Premiere). Select Regional: Ebenezer Scrooge’s…Christmas Show (The Old Globe), The Glass Menagerie (Pittsburgh Public), Conscience (George Street Playhouse, World Premiere), The Suffragist (GBPAC, World Premiere), Well-Intentioned White People (Barrington Stage, World Premiere), The Second Girl (CATF), Loch Ness (The Rev), The Seedbed (New Jersey Rep, World Premiere), Agent 355 (Chautauqua Theater Company). TV: “Madam Secretary,” “Glee,” “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” (featured vocalist), “The Today Show,” “Good Morning America”, “The 71st Annual Tony Awards.” Cast Albums: The Great Comet, The Hello Girls. Education: BFA Pace University, LAMDA. @CathrynWake
Julie Halston Miss Halston is one of New York’s busiest actresses and was recently awarded the Isabelle Stevenson TONY award for her advocacy on behalf of The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation. She was last seen co-starring on Broadway in Tootsie and received the Richard Seff Award for her performance in You Can’t Take it With You. Other Broadway credits include Hairspray, Gypsy , Anything Goes and The Twentieth Century. She is a founding member of Charles Busch’s theatre company and co-starred with Mr. Busch in numerous productions inc The Divine Sister (Drama Desk Nom), Red Scare on Sunset (Drama Desk Nom) and The Lady in Question. She and Mr. Busch star in the recently released independent feature The Sixth Reel. Television credits include Gossip Girl , The Good Fight , Almost Family and Divorce. She is also reprising her role as BitsyVon Muffling in the Sex and The City reboot , And Just Like That for HBOMAX. Miss Halston ‘s web series “ Virtual Halston “ became a pandemic hit with over 40 episodes on YouTube.
Luis A. Miranda, Jr. has four decades of experience as a leader in the public, private, political, and advocacy sectors. He is the founding partner of The MirRam Group, founding president of the Hispanic Federation, and board chair of the Latino Victory Fund. He is recognized as a key contributor to the Senate campaigns of Senator Chuck Schumer, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, and former U.S. Senator Hillary Clinton. Most recently he managed Letitia James’ successful campaign to become New York State Attorney General. For over 40 years, Luis and the Miranda family have championed community activism and Latinx-led organizations. They have created and fostered institutions that work with underserved populations in Upper Manhattan and communities throughout New York City, across the country, and in Puerto Rico. They continue to support advocacy for education, the arts, and social justice, along with a sustained focus on relief and rebuilding efforts in post-Hurricane Maria Puerto Rico.
Scarlett Strallen performs with symphonies all over the world and has been requested by her Majesty the Queen on three separate occasions to sing for her. Most recent theater credits include the title role in NELL GWYNN at Chicago Shakespeare Theater and Gwendolyn in Tom Stoppard’s TRAVESTIES at The American Airlines Theater on Broadway. Other theater credits include Amalia in SHE LOVES ME at The Menier Chocolate Factory, Titania in A MIDSUMMER NIGHT”S DREAM at Hartford Stage, Mabel in PIRATES OF PENZANCE at Barrington Stage, Sibella in A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER at The Walter Kerr Theate, Kenneth Branagh’s Lady Macduff in MACBETH at the Armory in New York, Cunegonde in CANDIDE at the Menier Chocolate Factory, Cassie in A CHORUS LINE at The London Palladium, Kathy Selden in SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN at Chichester Festival Theatre and The Palace Theatre London (Olivier Award Nomination for Best Actress in a Musical). Clara in PASSION at Donmar Warehouse, the title role in MARY POPPINS at the New Amsterdam Theater on Broadway, a role she also played in the West End and most recently at The Capitol Theatre, Sydney. Prior to this she played Marian in THE MUSIC MAN at Chichester Festival Theatre. She has worked for the Royal Shakespeare Company playing Anne Page in MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR. Her performance of Josephine at Regents Park Open Air Theatre in HMS PINAFORE won her an Olivier nomination. Other productions at Regents Park include CYMBELINE and TWELFTH NIGHT, Truly Scrumptious in CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG (London Palladium), and original casts of MAMMA MIA! (Prince Edward), THE WITCHES OF EASTWICK (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane) and PEGGY SUE GOT MARRIED (Shaftesbury). Her work for the BBC Proms as Laurie in OKLAHOMA and in the BERNSTEIN EVENING singing Glitter and be Gay with the John Wilson orchestra can be found on Youtube. Follow Scarlett @scarlettstrallenofficial
Josh Breckenridge Broadway: Come From Away, The Scottsboro Boys, The Ritz. Off- Broadway: The Scottsboro Boys, Saved. Nat’l Tour: The Book of Mormon. Reg’l includes: Dave (Arena Stage), Sunday…George (Huntington), The Whipping Man (KC Rep), Tales of the City (A.C.T.), Memphis (La Jolla/5th Ave). Film: “Finding Me: Truth.” TV: “American Rust,” “Blue Bloods,” “The Blacklist,” “FBI,” “Finding Me: The Series.” BFA: CCM. Recording artist: J. Breckenridge/Debut album: Monotony.
Jeff Kready Recently seen featured as Bert Healy the radio announcer in Annie Live! on NBC. Broadway credits include: Company, Tootsie, Monty Navarro in A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, Tony Elliot in Billy Elliot the Musical, Sunday in the Park with George, and Les Misérables. Favorite regional credits: Tommy in Brigadoon (Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera), Ted Hanover in Holiday Inn (Paper Mill Playhouse), Mr. Snow in Carousel (Goodspeed Opera House), and David Sedaris’s one-man-show Santaland Diaries (Hartford TheaterWorks). TV: “The Code” (CBS), “The Good Fight” (CBS), “Elementary” (recurring, CBS), “Boardwalk Empire” (HBO). He has performed as guest soloist with The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, The Grand Teton Music Festival, the Seattle Chamber Music Society, the Allentown Symphony, the Topeka Symphony, and can be heard on the album, “The Broadway Tenors” (Jay Records). Washburn University graduate. Favorite roles: husband to Nikki, dad to Lena and Louise.
Orville Mendoza has performed on Broadway, Off-Broadway, toured all across the US as well as regional theatres from San Diego to Seattle to New Haven. He originated roles in new musicals by Stephen Sondheim & John Weidman, Christopher Durang & Peter Melnick, Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, and Huey Lewis & The News. He is a Barrymore Award winner and a Drama Desk Award nominee. Recent TV credits include “Billions,” “A new Hulu show I can’t talk about yet,” and vocalist for “John Mulaney and the Sack Lunch Bunch” and “Another show I’m not supposed to talk about yet.” (NDA’s are real, folks). Orville was born in Manila, raised in Southern California, and makes his home in NYC. www.orvillemendoza.com
Wesley Taylor: Theatre World Award Winner, Chita Rivera Award Winner, Outer Critics Circle nominee. Original Broadway Casts: Spongebob Squarepants (Plankton); The Addams Family (Lucas); Rock of Ages (Franz). CSC: Assassins (Zangara); Kennedy Center: The Who’s Tommy (Cousin Kevin); MCC: Alice by Heart (Mad Hatter); Denver Center: An Act of God (God); Signature Theatre: Cabaret (Emcee); Second Stage: Little Miss Sunshine (Joshua); American Conservatory Theater: Tales of the City (Michael). TV: “Smash” (26 episodes), “The Good Wife,” “The Tomorrow People,” “One Life to Live,” “Looking,” “I’m Dying up Here,” “Difficult People,“ “The Tony Awards,” and “The Spongebob Musical, Live on Stage!” Co-writer/director of upcoming feature film, Summoning Sylvia. Co-writer/director of Emmy-nominated “Indoor Boys,” (Indie Series Award for Best Comedy) and “It Could Be Worse” (acquired by Participant Media/Hulu). BFA in Drama: Univ. of North Carolina School of the Arts.
Richard Kind is a Drama Desk Award Winner and Tony Nominee for the Broadway Hit, The Big Knife. He is an accomplished stage, screen and television actor who continues to redefine the term character actor. Richard appeared in the Academy Award Winning Best Picture, Argo for director Ben Affleck and starred as ‘Bing Bong’ in the hit Pixar Film, Inside Out. He played a memorable, heartbreaking role in Clint Eastwood’s Hereafter. Richard was ‘Uncle Arthur,’ brother to Michael Stuhlbarg in the critically acclaimed A Serious Man written and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. He worked a second time with the Coen brothers in Suburbicon, directed by George Clooney. Additional film credits include a two time collaboration with Tom McCarthy in The Visitor and The Station Agent as well as roles in several other independent films including Obvious Child, The Bellmen, Auggie, The Magnificent Meyersons, Andover, The Independents, All We Had, The Lennon Report and The Paper Store just to name a few, as well as voicing characters in A Bug’s Life, Cars and the television series, Summer Camp Island, Big Mouth and American Dad. Apart from his infamous roles on Spin City and Mad About You, Richard was also a series regular on the acclaimed HBO series, Luck as well as three seasons on Amazon’s Red Oaks. This season, Richard will reprise his role as ‘Dr. Mark Devanow’ in the much loved and anticipated revival of Mad About You. Additionally Richard completed shooting a season of Brockmire opposite Hank Azaria. He has guest starred on many shows, and has had recurring roles on Fox’s Gotham, Showtime’s I’m Dying Up Here, and has appeared numerous times on Young Sheldon, Curb Your Enthusiasm and Law & Order: Special Victim’s Unit.. On stage, Richard has starred in Guys and Dolls in London, the smash hit Broadway musical The Producers, The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife, Candide, and Bounce, among others. Richard started his career in Chicago with the Practical Theatre Company, founded by Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Brad Hall and Gary Kroeger.
Adam Heller: Broadway: It Shoulda Been You; Elf; Baby, It’s You; Caroline, or Change; A Class Act; Victor/Victoria; Les Miserables. National Tours: Titanic; Falsettos. Off Broadway: Popcorn Falls (Davenport); A Letter to Harvey Milk (Theater Row); Peer Gynt (CSC); Wings (Second Stage); Make Me a Song: The Music of William Finn (New World Stages); The Immigrant (New World Stages); Merrily We Roll Along (York). Regional: Chicago (2021); 1776 (2019); Gypsy (2018) at The Muny The Flamingo Kid (Hartford Stage); Fiddler on the Roof (Goodspeed, Connecticut Critics Circle Award/Best Actor); Rags (Goodspeed); The Chosen (Barrington Stage); My Name is Asher Lev (Arden); Merrily We Roll Along (Kennedy Center Sondheim Celebration). Television: WE CRASHED; FBI MOST WANTED; THE BITE; THE GOOD FIGHT; ELEMENTARY;UNFORGETTABLE;THE AMERICANS; THE SOPRANOS; LAW & ORDER(all); OZ; SUBMISIONS ONLY. Graduate: NYU/Tisch.
Erin Davie Broadway: Camilla Parker Bowles in Diana, Yvonne/Naomi in Sunday in the Park with George, Violet Hilton in Side Show, Rosa Bud in The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Countess Charlotte Malcolm in A Little Night Music Young Little Edie in Grey Gardens (Theatre World Award for Outstanding Broadway Debut), Niki Harris in Curtains. Off-Broadway: The Glorious Ones (Lincoln Center Theater), Applause (Eve Harrington; Encores).Tours: Swing!, The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber, Guys and Dolls. Cast albums: Diana the Musical, Sunday in the Park with George 2017 revival, Side Show revival Grey Gardens, A Little Night Music revival, The Glorious Ones. TV: The First Lady, Hunters, Tales of the City, Orange is the New Black, Law & Order, The Good Wife FILM: Angelfish, King Jack
Rashidra Scott Broadway: Company (Susan), Ain’t Too Proud (OBC), Beautiful (OBC, Grammy Award), Sister Act (OBC, u/s Deloris; first national tour, Deloris), Hair, Finian’s Rainbow and Avenue Q (Gary Coleman). Select regional: Anything Goes (Reno, Goodspeed), Dreamgirls (Lorrell, Marriott Theatre) and Hair (Dionne, Arizona Theatre Company). TV: “Rescue Me” (Sony/FX). Lead singer for Windborne’s Music of Whitney Houston. BMus in music business/management (Berklee College of Music).
Jill Abramovitz Jill’s Broadway credits include Beetlejuice (Maxine/Juno), as well as Fiddler, Cinderella, 9 to 5, and Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me. Other favorite stage credits include Beetlejuice (The National Theatre), Sweeney Todd at Avery Fisher Hall, Papermill (Ever After, Damn Yankees), Goodspeed (Emmet Otter, Band Geeks), Barrington Stage, Kennedy Center, Westchester Bway (Fanny Brice in Funny Girl). On TV, Jill has had recurring roles on Chicago Med and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, as well as Bluebloods, The Blacklist, L&O SVU, The Last OG, The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Madam Secretary, The Good Wife and others. Also an award-winning writer, Jill contributed lyricis to Broadway’s It Shoulda Been You and has multiple projects in development. jillaonline.com
Ben Davis was most recently seen on NBC’s, Annie Live! New York theatre includes Randy Curtis in Lady In The Dark, Cosmo Constantine in Encores! Call Me Madam, Dear Evan Hansen, “The Preacher” in Violet, Mr. Lindquist in A Little Night Music, Javert and Enjolras in Les Miserables, and Trevor Graydon in Thoroughly Modern Millie. He received a Tony Honor and Ovation Award for his work as Marcello in Baz Luhrmann’s Broadway production of La Boheme. Nat’l tours: Cpt. Von Trapp in The Sound of Music and Galahad in Spamalot. Opposite Kelli O’Hara and Victor Garber in Kurt Weill’s, Knickerbocker Holiday at Lincoln Center (Recorded Live) and in concert opposite Ms. O’Hara with Ted Sperling. Also New York City Opera/BAM production of Anna Nicole, The Opera. TV/Film: Chicago Fire, Law & Order: SVU, Woman in the Window, Boogie, Papageno in The Magic Flute directed by Kenneth Branagh, Barber’s A Hand of Bridge, Blue Bloods, 30 Rock, and Numb3rs. Concerts: Philly Pops, RTÉ Orchestra, The Boston Pops at Tanglewood, Caramoor, at The Hollywood Bowl as Older Patrick in Mame, with the LA Philharmonic in concert and Bernstein’s Mass. For Dad.
Brittney Mack is a teaching artist that believes there is no point in having gifts and talents if you aren’t going to share them with the world! Some of her favorite roles include, Broadway: SIX T.V./Film: Empire(Feature Dancer)Off-Broadway: Black Nativity Now. National Tours: Memphis( Lucille)Regional: Avenue Q(Gary Coleman)All Night Strut(Herself), All Shook Up(Lorrain), Ain’t Misbehavin’(Charlaine) and many more. Teaching/Talk Back/Special Appearance credits include: How to Slay Workshop, Broadway Sings, Broadway&NYC Tours Inc., Chicago Music and Acting Academy, International Thespian Festival, Artist and Beyond, JTF, Etc.
Mary McGowan is a producer, director, actor, and arts administrator based in Brooklyn, NY. Mary serves as the Ticketing Manager for the Tony Awards and Company Manager for the American Modern Opera Company (AMOC). Directing/Associate work: Syracuse Stage, A.R.T., Chautauqua Theatre Company, Little Island, New York City Center, MasterVoices. Performance credits: Shakespeare’s Globe, Syracuse Stage, L.A. Theatre Works, Other experience: Line Producer for the Broadway Podcast Network (BPN), Artistic Coordinator for NY PopsUp, Special Assistant to the Artistic Director (Diane Paulus) and Executive Team at the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.). B.F.A. from Syracuse University.
E. Faye Butler’s career spans over 30 years performing and directing plays and musicals. Performing concerts, clubs, cabarets nationally and internationally. National and Regional Tours: Mamma Mia, Ain’t Misbehavin, Dinah Was, Cope, Nunsense. International: Blues Until June Teatro La Habana, Cuba, Great Gatsby Performing Arts Center Hong Kong China and Shanghai Oriental Arts Center Shanghai China. Regional: Theatres: Seattle Rep. La Jolla Playhouse, The Goodman Theatre, Kennedy Center, Steppenwolf Theatre, Arena Stage, Court Theatre, Victory Gardens, Peninsula Players, Chicago Shakespeare, Milwaukee Rep, Yale Rep., Drury Lane, Asolo Rep., Dallas Theatre Center, Paramount Theatre, Porchlight Music Theatre, Congo Square, Wholly Mammoth, BCS, Olney, Signature Theatre, MSMT, OSF, Shakespeare DC, Pasadena Playhouse, Paper Mill, Marriott Lincolnshire, Philadelphia Theatre Company, The MUNY, The Rep., Fulton Theatre, Northlight. Theatre. Recipient of nine Jeffs, two Helen Hayes, R.A.M.I., Ovation, Sarah Siddons, Excellence in the Arts, Kathy Lampkey, Rosetta LeNoire, Guy Adkins, After Dark, John Barrymore, and two Black Excellence Awards. Inducted into the Women in the Arts Museum, A Lunt-Fontanne Fellow. Most recently named Chicagoan of Year 2020. www.e-fayebutler.com