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.
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/Dietrich (Mirvish, Toronto), Guys & Dolls West End starring Rebel Wilson (Olivier Award nomination), Houdini (co-writing with Frank Wildhorn), Working (Drama Desk Award, Director & Co-Adaptor with Lin Manuel Miranda & Stephen Schwartz), Jacques Brel… (Zipper Theatre, New York), Barnum (Menier Chocolate Factory, London) Tangled (Disney). He attended Stanford and NYU Film School – and is a Founding Curator at Ars Nova, an Associate Artist at The New Group and The Lincoln Center Directors Lab and is Co-Artistic Director of the Broadway Teachers Workshop.
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
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.