BLYTHE DANNER earned a Tony Award for her Broadway debut in Butterflies Are Free and has received nominations for her roles in Harold Pinter's Betrayal, A Streetcar Named Desire and Stephen Sondheim's Follies. Her other Broadway credits include Blithe Spirit and Nice Work if You Can Get It and she has also appeared in Shakespeare in the Park’s Much Ado About Nothing, 4 plays with the Roundabout Theatre Company, and 20 years with The Williamstown Theatre Festival in plays by Chekov, Williams, Shaw and many more including last summer's The Blue Deep by Lucy Boyle. On television she won two Emmy Awards for her role on Showtime’s Huff and was nominated twice for “Will and Grace” and for Joyce Carol Oates’ We Were the Mulvaneys. She received a Golden Globe nomination for Anne Tyler's Back When We Were Grownups. She also appeared in St. Elsewhere and Tattingers, both created by her late husband Bruce Paltrow. Her film roles include Woody Allen's Alice, The Great Santini, Meet The Parents Series, Mr. and Mrs. Bridge, Sylvia, The Lucky One, Hello I Must be Going, 1776, and many more. She serves on several environmental boards as well as the National Board of Advocates of Planned Parenthood and through her late husband's fund at the Oral Cancer Foundation serves to bring awareness to the epidemic and ever increasing of numbers of oral cancer cases. oralcancerfoundation.org
JOB POTTER has been an environmentalist and local political figure for many years, a former Town Councilman and presently Chairman of the East Hampton Planning Board. He is a singer/songwriter in the Americana tradition, who often sits in with bands on harmonica, and has produced two albums of original music. He enjoys creating events to that bring people together. With the painter Janet Jennings, he raised two children in East Hampton, Cary and Ben Potter, who presently are working and thriving in Brooklyn.
GABRIELLE T. RAACKE German-born artist Gabriele T. Raacke is known for her innovative and often whimsical reverse-painting-on-glass pieces but has simultaneously worked as a backdrop painter, set designer, and
TONY WALTON is a Director and Designer honored with 16 Tony Award nominations for his Broadway sets and costumes. Pippin; House of Blue Leaves; and Guys and Dolls won him the ‘Tony’. Mary Poppins; The Boy Friend; The Wiz and Murder on the Orient Express earned him 5 Academy Award nominations, All That Jazz the ‘Oscar’ and Death of a Salesman the ‘Emmy’. His productions as director include Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, Coward’s After the Ball; Shaw’s Major Barbara; The Devil’s Disciple and Candida - all for the Irish Rep. And for the John Drew he has directed Orson Welles’ Moby Dick, Rehearsed starring Peter Boyle; Peter Shaffer’s Equus and Gift of the Gorgon both starring Alec Baldwin. In 1991 he was elected to the Theatre Hall of Fame.
SIMON JONES made his Broadway debut in Tom Stoppard’s The Real Thing and has since appeared in Benefactors, The School for Scandal, Getting Married, Private Lives, The Real Inspector Hound, The Herbal Bed, Ring Round the Moon, Waiting in the Wings, and Blithe Spirit. He was for ten years co-artistic director of TACT (“The best theatre company in New York” – WSJ, 2012), and has worked in all media (including playing Blythe Danner’s boyfriend in Tattingers TV series). Nonetheless he’s still best known as ‘Bridey’ inBrideshead Revisited and ‘Arthur Dent’ in the BBC Radio & TV series, "The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy", and will headline in the stage version touring the UK extensively this fall. www.simonjonesinfo.com and www.hitchikerslive.com.