BIG LEAGUE PRODUCTIONS, INC.
Daniel Sher (President / Executive Producer)
is owner and executive producer of Big League Productions, Inc. Big League is celebrating its 25th season of producing, general managing and booking Broadway musicals and special attractions for touring throughout North America and worldwide. Big League's collaboration with Disney Theatricals on Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida
(North America, Taiwan and China) and with Cameron Mackintosh on a new production of Miss Saigon
(4 year record setting US and Canadian tour) are among its significant achievements. Other noteworthy productions were the Japanese and North American touring productions of 42nd Street
with the creative team from the Tony Award®-winning Broadway revival as well as a three-year tour of Meredith Willson's The Music Man
as newly conceived by Susan Stroman. Others have included Footloose
(Las Vegas, Atlantic City, North American tour), tours of Titanic, 1776, Peter Pan, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
starring Rip Taylor and the unique spectacular Blast!
Big League's renowned production of The Who's Tommy
has been seen throughout North America, South America, and Europe, and most recently in Tokyo. Big League produced the Tony Award®-winning musical Ain't Misbehavin'
starring American Idol winner Ruben Studdard and the first national tour of the technically dynamic Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
. Recent seasons included Guys and Dolls, My Fair Lady
, the hip hop dance show Groovaloo
in NYC Off-Broadway, and Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical
(annual National Tour and 2012 at Madison Square Garden). In the past year, the acclaimed production of Dreamgirls
, having completed US tours, culminated with Japanese engagements at the celebrated new Theater Orb in Tokyo. This season, Big League will produce Hello, Dolly!
and Bring it On
. The booking department at Big League, helmed by Vice President John Starr, is among the most respected in the industry.
John Starr (Vice President / Director of Booking)
John is one of the most respected and well known theatrical booking agents in the US with close to 40 years of experience. He has represented musicals ranging from Miss Saigon, The Music Man, My Fair Lady, The Who's Tommy
and Guys and Dolls
to one-man shows with Hal Holbrook, Julie Harris, Kevin McCarthy, Vincent Price, Zoe Caldwell and Laurence Luckinbill--and pop theatricals including Spirit of the Dance
(which he introduced into the United States), BLAST!
. His previous tenures have included NAMCO Booking, Kolmar-Luth Entertainment (VP and Co-Owner), Group One Booking Services and for the past 20 years as Vice President and Director of Booking for Big League Productions, Inc. He began his career as a professional actor for over 10 years and also served as a Production Stage Manager and General Manager before developing his skills as a Booking Agent. When asked recently when he was going to retire...he replied "what...and give up show business!"