Who's Who

GFour Productions

KENNETH GREENBLATT - Chairman / Partner

KENNETH GREENBLATT - CEO / PresidentKen Greenblatt is chairman of GFour Productions, one of the fastest growing production companies in the theatrical community. He began producing in 1981 with NINE THE MUSICAL which won him the 1982 Tony Award for Best Musical. Since then, his collective shows have been nominated for seventy-six Tony Awards winning thirty. Fifty-three Drama Desk Awards winning twenty-three, and thirteen Outer Critic Awards winning nine. Among his favorite productions are MY ONE AND ONLY starring Tommy Tune, ZORBA THE GREEK starring Anthony Quinn, GRIND starring Ben Vereen, THE RINK starring Liza Minnelli and Chita Rivera, BABY, GRAND HOTEL, BIG, TRUE WEST, CATSKILLS ON BROADWAY, I LOVE YOU YOU'RE PERFECT NOW CHANGE and both the original and revival of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES which won him the Tony Award for Best Musical in 1983 and the Tony Award for Best Revival in 2004. His company currently produces MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL®, which has played to over 11 million people worldwide, RING OF FIRE -The Johnny Cash Musical Show, the Romantic Comedy I LOVE YOU BECAUSE, and 9 to 5 THE MUSICAL with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton.  


SETH GREENLEAF - President / Partner

SETH GREENLEAF - Artistic Director / PartnerA Tony Award winning producer and award winning director, Seth would be the first to tell you he’s lived a theatrical life. A graduate of UCLA’s School of Theatre Film and Television, and the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts, he was bitten early by the entertainment bug and has been working in some aspect of theatre and film the majority of his life. He started GFour Productions’ Broadway division while he was Artistic Director, and has had a hand in some of the most influential shows on Broadway in recent years. Some of these include the London transfer of MATILDA THE MUSICAL; the recent revival of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF; the Pulitzer Prize winning and Tony-nominated DISGRACED; LADY DAY AT EMERSON’S BAR AND GRILL; and the Tony Award-winning WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF. Some of his favorite highlights include producing 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL on Broadway with Dolly Parton, co-financing the Tony Award-winning musical THE BOOK OF MORMON, and directing and producing the award-winning documentary F(L)AG FOOTBALL. Seth is also a founding member of the Broadway Green Alliance, helping to green the great white way. He is ever on the look out for innovative work and new opportunities to marry art and commerce. He makes it an important goal to cultivate a love of theatre to younger generations.

 

ALAN GLIST -  Producer / Partner

ALAN GLIST - PartnerAlan was the President and CEO of Alan Stuart, Inc., with more than 30 years in the mens clothing business before making the leap into producing theatre with his wife and partner, Kathi. It started out as a hobby to support his daughter's musical theatre passion and pretty soon the whole family was bit. Alan and his wife soon became known for successfully bringing musicals into the South Florida market. Among them were regional productions of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, OLIVER, THE KING & I and the longest running play in U.S. theatre history, SHEAR MADNESS. They followed these productions with the Off Broadway sensation, I LOVE YOU YOU'RE PERFECT NOW CHANGE and their first Broadway show, THE SHEIK OF AVENUE B. Their proudest productions however, are their 2 daughters, Taryn and Tiffany, their Granddaughter Eden, and their newest addition, grandson Bodhi. 


MARC GOLDMAN - COO / Partner

MARC GOLDMAN - COO / PartnerMarc graduated from the University of Miami in 1970 with a BA in marketing and finance. Several years later he joined his family owned Farmland Dairies in Wallington New Jersey. During his 30 years at Farmland, he successfully challenged the state of New York's long-standing practice of excluding out of state milk processors and during a debate on the 1990 Farm Bill, Marc proposed to congress and to the milk industry, that processors be allowed to join together to advertise milk. Congress agreed and the result was the now famous milk mustache campaign. Since selling the company in 1999, Marc has been active in public policy issues, particularly energy independence. He is a board member of the Republican Jewish Coalition and was appointed by President Bush to the U.S. Holocaust Museum Council in Washington D.C. Marc is involved in various charitable activities, including FIRST, an organization founded by Dean Kamen to encourage student involvement in science and technology. He currently resides in Boca Raton Florida and has 4 children.



KIM SIMARI - Director of Operations

KIM SIMARI - Director of Operations

Kim traveled as either the Company Manager or Production Stage Manager for MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL® from March 2005 – July 2010, which allowed her the wonderful ability to visit 48 of the 50 states in the USA, and 6 of the 10 provinces in Canada.  After taking a menopause break from August 2010 – April 2013 to be the Managing Director for Merrimack Hall PAC in Huntsville, AL; Kim was thrilled to relocate to South Florida in April 2013 to be back amongst her GFour Family. Before MTM, Kim was the resident stage manager for the Chicago Theater in her home city of Chicago for four years. Kim graduated from Columbia College Chicago with a Bachelors of Communications degree with an emphasis in Theater Management and is a proud member of Actors' Equity Association. With over 100 productions on her resume, Kim's most memorable stage management moment was having the honor and privilege of working with Ossie Davis on BINGO LONG AND HIS TRAVELING ALL-STARS AND MOTOR KINGS in both Chicago and in New Jersey. In her free time, Kim can be found spoiling her niece : )

 

RYAN A. PATRIDGE - Director of Production

RYAN A. PATRIDGE - National Technical DirectorRyan has been part of MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL® since 2005. As Lighting Designer and Production Stage Manager, he has visited close to 200 cities and almost every state with this production including Honolulu, Anchorage, San Diego, Milwaukee, Tampa and Washington, DC. Selected regional credits include: FLOYD COLLINS (Weathervane Theatre). Film/TV credits include: AUTUMN HEARTS starring Ally Sheedy, AUSTIN CITY LIMITS FESTIVAL-Trey Astasio and Sheryl Crow, ASYLUM STREET SPANKERS~Live and HBO Boxing. Music tour credits include: Los Lonely Boys, Pat Green and Willie Nelson. Ryan is a proud member of I.A.T.S.E. and Actors' Equity.

 

 

 

 

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ORIGINAL FOUNDERS, KENNETH & SANDRA GREENBLATT and Kathi AND ALAN GLIST

ORIGINAL FOUNDERS, KENNETH & SANDRA GREENBLATT
and KATHI AND ALAN GLIST