Selected for Production
Allen Fawcett’s Madam of the Atom was one of eight finalists in NYMF 2020 (New York Musical Festival). It was slated for production.
A veteran of three Broadway musicals, Allen received star billing (above-the-title) as ‘Joseph’ with the late Laurie Beechman, in the American premiere of Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the Royale Theatre in 1981.
On TV, Fawcett has recently co-starred on House of Cards with Joel Kinnaman, Mare of Easttown, with Kate Winslet, and Succession, with Jeremy Strong.
In Hollywood, Fawcett starred on Dick Clark’s wildly popular TV lip-sync competition/game show, Puttin’ On the Hits. He wrote and hosted all 134 half-hour episodes. Puttin’ On the
Hits was MCA/Universal TV’s first, first-run syndicated hit. It aired nationwide on the Tribune Network.
Behind the camera, Fawcett provided creative services for Steven Spielberg at Universal Studios as a comedy consultant and dialogue coach for Harry and the Henderson’s, a half-hour sit-com produced by Lin Oliver for Amblin Entertainment.
In 1986, Fawcett co-authored Kid Biz: How To Help Your Child Succeed in Show Business, a mass trade paperback published by Warner Books. Actors’ Equity called Kidbiz, “The most responsible book ever written on the subject.” His co-author was legendary New York talent agent, Nancy Carson.
Fawcett is an active member of the Dramatists Guild. He has received commercial producer training from the Commercial Theatre Institute.
Allen dedicates this musical to the memory of his father, Howard, who worked as a chemist on the Manhattan Project, building ‘Little Boy,’ the first atomic bomb. “Howard suggested I look up Lise Meitner, one day. Good advice, Dad.”
David L. Tolley
Dr. David L. Tolley is Professor of Music and head of the Music Industry Program at Delaware State University (HBCU). His principal awards include: 2020 Emmy Nomination, Best Score, Alone In America; 2003 Grammy Nomination, Best Show Album, Valentine – the Musical; 2003 Grammy Nomination, Best Show song "Sweet Romance"; 2014 Excellence in Service to Students Award, National Society of Leadership and Success.
In 2018, Dr. Tolley I traveled to China as a Music Ambassador, presenting and performing as a featured Pianist at Changchun University.
As composer, Dr. Tolley has written for ABC, NBC, CBS and authored a two-hour orchestral soundtrack for DISNEYLAND, PARIS. Since 1992, his score has played eighteen hours a day, 365 days a year in DISCOVERYLAND. In addition, Steven Spielberg, contracted him to compose and produce the music and soundtrack for 'STARBRIGHT WORLD.'
Dr. Tolley was discovered by the late Johnny Carson on THE TONIGHT SHOW at the age of twenty-five. (discovery by Carson moment video available on YouTube). He has performed at The White House for three Presidents and toured Europe with Jon Anderson's group, 'YES.'
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