Announcing The Cast & Creative Team For Boeing Boeing At Engeman Theater

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Boeing Boeing

Announcing the cast and creative team for the comedic flight, Boeing Boeing. Fasten your seat belt for a roaring ride that will take you up, up and away. Previews begin on Thursday, March 21 at 8:00 p.m.; with the official opening on Saturday, March 23 at 8:00 p.m. and running through May 5, 2013.  

In Marc Camoletti’s high-flying Tony Award winning comedy we meet Bernard Lawrence, a successful architect living in a posh Paris apartment, as he deftly juggles three fiancées who are all flight attendants. Careful planning of the airline timetables, and a bit of assistance from Bernard’s reluctant housekeeper, keeps the affairs going. But this supersonic lifestyle hits turbulence when a new, faster Boeing jet is introduced.   Boeing Boeing held the world record for being the longest-running comedy in London’s West End. The 1965 film version starred Jerry Lewis and Tony Curtis, and the 2008 Tony-winning revival featured Bradley Whitford, Mark Rylance, Christine Baranski, Gina Gershon and Mary McCormack.

Boeing Boeing is produced by RICHARD T. DOLCE, the theater’s Producing Artistic Director.

The Director, BT McNICHOLL, recently won raves for the American premiere of The Gronholm Method, a play starring Stephen Spinella, Jonathan Cake, Lesli Margherita and Graham Hamilton which is currently nominated for Best Production by the L.A. Drama Critics Circle. He has directed for the Roundabout Theater Company on Broadway, is the recipient of the Australian “Tony” Award (the Helpmann) for Best Direction, and served as a child’s acting coach on the Oscar-nominated film Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close.  Internationally, he directed the European premiere of The Producers, the Asian premiere of Billy Elliot, and record-setting productions of Cabaret in Paris, Madrid and Amsterdam.  He is the director of the current national tour of Spamalot.  He is a BMI Award-winning writer whose shows include the Off-Broadway success The It Girl.   He spent 2 seasons at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, and has directed award-winning productions for The Goodspeed Opera House (Connecticut Drama Critics, “Best Musical”), Dorset Theatre Festival, and the Walnut Street Theater.   McNicholl has been a member of the creative team for 12 Broadway plays and musicals with directors Mike Nichols, Sam Mendes, Rob Marshall, David Hare, Stephen Daldry, James Lapine, and Jerry Zaks.  He is happy to return to the Engeman, where he directed Lewis J. Stadlen and Chip Zien in last year’s hit production of The Sunshine Boys.


Boeing Boeing will feature scenic design by JONATHAN COLLINS (The Kravis Center’s premiere production of Divorce Party, Uncle Vanya at the Strasberg Institute and John W. Engeman Theater’s Wait Until Dark). Costume design by EMILY DEANGELIS (work includes projects with: Theatre for the New City, New Georges, Daryl Roth Theatrical, Prospect Theatre Company, and Classical Theatre of Harlem). Lighting is designed by PHILIP S. ROSENBERG (Off Broadway credits include Cactus Flower. Regional credits include: Kennedy Center, La Jolla Playhouse, Ford’s Theatre, The Guthrie Theater, The Old Globe, TheatreWorks and Hartford Stage). Sound design by CRAIG KAUFMAN (John W. Engeman Theater’s Wait Until Dark and A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas). Hair and Make-Up design by MARK ADAM RAMPMEYER (Associate Artistic Director at the John W. Engeman Theater, his work can currently be seen in the Roundabout Theatre Company’s production of Talley’s Folly with Sarah Paulson. Other designs have been seen on Broadway in Lysistrata Jones, West Side Story and The Farnsworth Invention). NICK EILERMAN (Assistant Director) credits include Lysistrata Jones, High (staring Kathleen Turner), and Looped (staring Valerie Harper). Casting by STUART HOWARD and PAUL HARDT and the Production Stage Manager is MICHELLE LYNN HINES.


The featured actors in Boeing Boeing are: PETER SIMON HILTON as Bernard, a playboy in swinging ’60s Paris who juggles three flight-attendant fiancées.  The three fiancées are LUBA MASON (Gretchen), ERIN LEIGH PECK (Gloria) and MICHELE RAGUSA (Gabriella). The elaborate love scheme only flies with help from KATE SKINNER, the witty and put-upon housekeeper Berthe and JOHN SCHERER as Bernard’s unlikely wing-man Robert.

Peter Simon Hilton (Bernard)
PETER SIMON HILTON (Bernard) Theatre includes: Witness for the Prosecution, The 39 Steps, Merry Wives of Windsor, Henry VIII, Much Ado About Nothing, Julius Caesar, Spamalot, My Fair Lady, Frost/Nixon, King Lear, Macbeth, Coriolanus, Agamemnon, Comedy of Errors, Oklahoma!, Les Misérables, Medea, Oliver!, Plain and Fancy, Grease and adaptations of The Odyssey and The Iliad. Film/TV: “Pan Am”, “An Englishman in New York”, “The Prince”. Peter is also an award-winning playwright, with a degree in Classics (University College London), a board member of the Shakespeare Globe Trust (USA) and an international drama consultant for experiential training in issues of global diversity.
LUBA MASON (Gretchen)

LUBA MASON (Gretchen) BROADWAY : Chicago, Jekyll & Hyde, Paul Simon’s The Capeman, How To Succeed In Business…, Trevor Nunn’s Sunset Blvd., The Will Rogers Follies directed by Tommy Tune, played opposite legendary comedian Sid Caesar in Sid Caesar & Co.  TV: “Person Of Interest, Law & Order, Raines, NYPD Blue.” As a Recording Artist, Luba has released two critically-acclaimed albums: COLLAGE (PS Classics) and KRAZY LOVE (Sunnyside Records), debuting her impressive song writing skills. Graduate from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts (Drama).




ERIN LEIGH PECK (Gloria) has performed on Broadway (Grease!; Brighton Beach Memoirs; Dance of the Vampires) and off (I Love You, You’re Perfect…; The Toxic Avenger Musical), and on TV (“Don’t Ask” [Fox]; “Law & Order SVU”; many soaps and many more commercials). She’s a busy mom to two extremely awesome kids and the editor of the popular family theatre column, BroadwayWorld Jr. Erin’s play Mother of Mine is a contemporary “dramedy” about pregnancy, parenthood and postpartum.


MICHELE RAGUSA (Gabriella) was last seen on the Engeman stage also playing an Italian in Lend Me A Tenor. On B’Way she starred in Young Frankenstein as Elizabeth (succeeding Megan Mullally), as well as Urinetown; Ragtime; A Class Act; Titanic and Cyrano. NYC: Adrift In Macao – Primary Stages – Lortel/Drama League nom; Barrymore Award. Regional: Into The Woods; Kiss Me Kate; Singing In The Rain; Guys and Dolls; Me And My Girl; Sweeney Todd, to name a few.

JOHN SCHERER (Robert) has appeared on Broadway in Lovemusik, By Jeeves, Sunset Boulevard, The Most Happy Fella (NYC Opera) and the Actors Fund benefit of Funny Girl. Tours include 42nd Street, Cats, Mame and Hello Dolly. He has played leading roles across the country in such theaters as the Kennedy Center, Goodman Theatre, Arena Stage, Goodspeed Opera House, Paper Mill Playhouse and many others. Film and television credits include “Spinning Into Butter”, “Crossing Jordan”, “The Shield”, “Law and Order” (all three series), “Titus” and “Guiding Light”.



KATE SKINNER (Berthe) has starred on Broadway in The Graduate and Uncle Vanya. Her off-Broadway credits include Honey Brown Eyes and The Mapmaker’s Sorrow (Clurman Theatre), Ashes To Ashes (Roundabout Theatre) and Marvin’s Room (Playwright’s Horizons). Lend Me A Tenor (National Tour). Kate’s most recent regional credits include Doubt & Agnes Of God (Chicago), The Alchemist (Washington DC), Noises Off (Denver), Uncle Vanya (Bard SummerScape), Rabbit Hole (Cleveland) and Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? (Syracuse & Santa Cruz). TV & Film roles include “Unforgettable”, “Blue Bloods” and all versions of “Law & Order” numerous times as well as “Kiddie Ride”, “Mona Lisa Smile”, “The Rage: Carrie II & Claire Dolan”.

Boeing Boeing will play the following performance schedule: Wednesdays through Fridays at 8:00pm; Saturdays at 3:00pm and 8:00pm; Sundays at 2:00pm and 7:00pm.IN ADDITION there will be an added performance on: Wednesday, April 10th at 2:00pm.

Tickets are ON SALE and are $55. Tickets may be purchased by calling (631) 261-2900, by visiting, or at the Engeman Theater Box Office at 250 Main Street, Northport. Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express accepted. To purchase Season Tickets and Gift Cards please contact the Box Office directly. For group rates or to host an event at the John W. Engeman Theater, please contact the Group Sales Department at 631-261-2900. For information on advertising in our Programs or in our Lounge, please contact the Advertising Sales Department at 631-261-2900. The Theater is also home to the John W. Engeman Theater Studio of the Performing Arts, offering classes and camp programs for children for more information at 631-261-2900.

The John W. Engeman Theater at Northport is Long Island’s only year round professional theater company, casting our actors from the Broadway talent pool. From curb to curtain, we have made it our business to provide affordable, quality theater in an elegant one-of-a-kind location with outstanding facilities and extraordinary service. The renovated Theater offers stadium-style seating, state-of-the-art lighting and sound, a full orchestra pit, and a classic wood-paneled piano lounge with full bar.

For a complete show schedule and more information contact the theater directly at 631-261-2900, visit the box office at 250 Main Street, Northport or visit


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