Kimberly Daniel, Rafael de Acha, David Alt, and Crystina Wyler in BRECHT ON BRECHT
New Theatre
8567 Coral Way #355
Miami, FL 33155

Performing at
South Miami-Dade
Cultural Arts Center
10950 SW 211 Street
Cutler Bay, FL 33189

(786) 573-5300

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Arthur Whitelaw

Arthur Whitelaw

Arthur Whitelaw began his career in Show Business fifty years ago. Working his way through the ranks from an apprentice, kid actor, press agent, writer, director and producer to television executive. His first producing venture in the New York Theatre was the hit revival of Best Foot Forward which introduced Liza Minnelli and Christopher Walken to the stage. Other original New York productions include: Cabin In The Sky, You're A Good Man Charlie Brown, introducing Gary Burghoff, Butterflies Are Free, introducing Blythe Danner and Paul Michael Glazer, Minnie's Boys, (Marvin Hamlisch wrote the dance music), 70- Girls –70, Strider, The Taffetas, Snoopy, Sweet Sue, starring Mary Tyler Moore and Lynn Redgrave, among others. Mr. Whitelaw co-wrote the books for and directed Snoopy and The Taffetas. In film Mr. Whitelaw was vice president of Apjac International at Twentieth Century Fox. Apjac produced the musical screen versions of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn, starring Jodi Foster in two of her first films and Butterflies Are Free starring Goldie Hawn and Eileen Heckart who won the Academy Award for best supporting actress for her role in that film. As head of Drama for HBO he originated a theatre series, that included the television versions of Camelot, starring Richard Harris, Barefoot In the Park, Plaza Suite, Sherlock Holmes, Vanities, The Rainmaker, Wait Until Dark, among others. His productions have been nominated or won every industry award including the Oscar, Tony, Emmy, Ace, The Edgar, Obie, Drama Desk, Olivier, S.W.E.T., etc. Mr. Whitelaw has produced ten plays in London's West End including Hildegarde at the Arts Theatre (transferred to The Talk of The Town), Charlie Brown, at the Fortune, Butterflies Are Free at the Apollo , Snoopy at the Duchess and numerous television specials including Charlie Brown, (Hallmark Hall of Fame) and The Gershwin Years (PBS and BBC), Separate Tables starring Alan Bates, Julie Christie and Claire Bloom, directed by John Schlesinger (ITV), The Deadly Game starring Trevor Howard, Robert Morley, Emlyn Williams and George Segal (BBC). Having been on the Tony Administration Committee for the past twenty-five years and a trustee of his alma mater, The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, he is now living in Coral Gables, Florida. Mr. Whitelaw is about to embark on his latest project – a new five hundred-seat theatre that will be part of the new Performing Arts complex in Miami. Under his non-profit American Musical Theatre Group, he will produce and develop new musicals. This past summer he directed a revival of his production of SNOOPY at the Players Theatre in London's Westend. During his spare time, Mr. Whitelaw lectures about his career in the theatre for Cunard Lines, Universities around the United States and Canada and various groups interested in the theatre.

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