SPRINGER ASSOCIATES PR is a full service entertainment PR firm founded by the late John Springer. The principal of the company is Gary Springer (ATPAM), with associates Joseph Trentacosta (ATPAM). For over 40 years Springer Associates PR has and continues to manage a wide and diverse clientele ranging from theatre and film to personalities and events. Under John Springer, SPRINGER ASSOCIATES represented many theatre, film and television personalities including Al Pacino, Mia Farrow, Ed Harris, Myrna Loy, Shelley Winters, Sally Kirkland, Dustin Hoffman, Lauren Bacall, Jamie Sheridan, Maureen Stapleton, Harry Belafonte, Carrie Fisher, Robert Merrill, Janet Leigh, Maureen O’Sullivan, Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor, Henry Fonda, Marilyn Monroe, Montgomery Clift, Marlene Dietrich, Robert Preston, Bette Davis, Warren Beatty, Julie Christy, Joan Crawford and many, many others.
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Theatrically, Springer Associates PR has represented and/or advised clients on Broadway, Off-Broadway and not-for-profit theatre companies. Recent projects include the African American revival of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (James Earl Jones, Phylicia Rashad, Terrence Howard and Anika Noni Rose), Broadway musical Hot Feet and up-coming Broadway productions of shows include Treasure Island and Busker Alley with Jim Dale. Current Off-Broadway productions include Krapp, 39, Blanche Survives Katrina in a FEMA Trailer Named Desire, The Gazillion Bubble Show (New World Stages, Las Vegas), Beowulf: A Thousand Years of Baggage (Shotgun Players/ Abrons Art Center). Non-Profit Theatre Companies include: AMAS Musicals, Babel Theatre Project, Boomerang Theatre, Broken Watch Theater, Our Time Theatre Company, Resonance Ensemble, TADA! Youth Theater, and Urban Stages. Past productions include: Joe Iconis’ ReWrite (Urban Stages) and Things To Ruin (Zipper Factory Theater), The Fartiste (Fringe Audience Award Winner), Yellow Wood (directed by BD Wong), Love Kills (by Kyle Jarrow), Wanda’s World (AMAS), It’s A Kids Life (York Theatre), and NTDTV’s Holiday Wonders (Beacon Theatre) and the NTDTV Chinese New Years Spectacular (Radio City Music Hall). Past productions include: Israel Horovitz’s The Secret of Mme. Bonnard’s Bath, Lebensraum (Theatre Row), Weisburger Theater Group’s Arrivals, Perry Street Theatre’s An Oak Tree, Treason, The Laura Pels International Foundations presentation of Hilda, The Me Nobody Knows and History of the Word. Past projects include Brooklyn: the Musical, Broadway: Warren Leight's Tony Award-winning Side Man, (Broadway/Kennedy Center/London, dir. Michael Mayer), LeBete, M. Butterfly. The late Tony Randall’s National Actors Theatre and all its productions include Right You Are, Aeschylus’ The Persians (with Len Cariou, Roberta Maxwell); Brecht’s The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui (with Al Pacino, John Goodman, Steve Buschemi); Abby Mann's Judgment at Nuremberg (with Maximilian Schell, George Grizzard, Marthe Keller); Emlyn Williams’ Night Must Fall (with Matthew Broderick); Neil Simon's The Sunshine Boys (with Jack Klugman, Tony Randall); Arthur Miller's The Crucible (with Martin Sheen, Fritz Weaver, Michael York), Feydeau's A Little Hotel on the Side (with Lynn Redgrave, Rob Lowe), Ibsen's The Master Builder (with Earle Hyman), Chekhov's The Seagull (with Tyne Daly, Jon Voight, Laura Linney, Ethan Hawke), Shaw's St. Joan (with Maryann Plunkett, Jay O. Sanders), George Abbott and John Cecil Holm's Three Men On a Horse (with Jack Klugman, Joey Faye, Jerry Stiller), Shakespeare's Timon of Athens (with Brian Bedford), Gogol's The Government Inspector, Clifford Odets' The Flowering Peach (with Eli Wallach and Anne Jackson), Styne, Robin, Fields and Loos' Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Sheridan's The School for Scandal (with Simon Jones), Lawrence and Lee's Inherit the Wind (with George C. Scott, Charles Durning), and D.L. Coburn's The Gin Game (with Julie Harris, Charles Durning). Off-Broadway productions include: INTAR’s The Cook (by Eduardo Machado), Faith, Hope and Charity; Theatre for a New Audience’s Cymbeline, Andorra, Saved, Troilus and Cressida (dir. Sir Peter Hall), King John, Waste, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, The Green Bird (dir. Julie Taymor); Women's Project & Productions (Carson McCullers/Historically Inaccurate, O Pioneers!, St. Lucy’s Eyes, Hard Feelings, Leaving Queens, Gum, Our Place in Time, Two-Headed, The Exact Center...); Blue Light Theater Company (Princess Turandot, The Clearing, Adam Goldfarb’s Oppy Award Winner Adam Baum and the Jew Movie, The Hologram Theory, Pitchfork Disney, Oedipus w/Frances McDormand & Billy Crudup, Amazing Grace w/Marsha Mason, Filumena w/ Maria Tucci, dir. James Naughton The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Waiting for Lefty w/Marisa Tomei, dir. Joanne Woodward); Hudson Exploited Theater Company (Rubber, Dismiss All The Poets, Jane Ho, Manhatitlan); Repertorio Espanol (Volvio Una Noche; Divorciadas, Pilar Rioja, Los Cabellos De Absolon, Vieques, Cronica, Le Pasion); Aquila London/NY (Much Ado About Nothing, Julius Caesar, Cyrano de Bergerac, Comedy of Errors, The Iliad: Book One, King Lear); Broken Watch Theatre Company (upcoming Safety Net, American Storage, Boy’s Life, Split); Transport Group (Requiem for William, Our Town); Cold Prods (Once A Man, Twice A Boy; Joe Fearless: a fan dance; Beach Party Blow-Out, Perpetual Patient, Where Everything Is Everything, Wrong Way Up). Other Off-Broadway includes: Salome: The Reading (at St. Anne’s Warehouse w/ Al Pacino, Marisa Tomei and Dianne Wiest); La Comedie-Francaise’ The Last Letter (dir. Frederick Wiseman); David Koteles’ Bald Diva; Raphael Mostel’s The Travels of Babar; Reno: Rebel Without A Pause; The Godfadda Workout; Damien; Kerouac; Italian American Cantos; Maggie May; un becoming; Elie Wiesel’s La Nuit; Eduardo Machado’s Havana Is Waiting (Cherry Lane Theatre); Chris Burns’ 2001 Oppenhiemer Award Winner My Mothers a Baby Boy; Saint Lucy’s Eyes (Women’s Project and Cherry Lane); The Exact Center of the Universe (Women’s Project and Cherry Lane w/ Frances Sternhagen); Pink Elephants; Love Janis (The Village Theatre), Summer of ’42 (Variety Arts Center); The Winds of God; Boonah Come Down; Fame Takes A Holiday; P.S. 69; Acting Shakespeare Co. (Measure For Measure); Tom Noonan's Dr. Bob, Wang Dang. Other reputable companies have included Weissberger Theater Group, American Place Theatre, Miranda, Ma-Yi, Peccadillo, Gilgamesh, The Acting Company, Kaleidoscope Theatre Company, (Love’s Fire) to name a few. As well as the Tony Randall Theatrical Fund and Tony Randall Theatre Grants.
Film projects include the Hamptons International Film Festival (1999-current), Sarasota (2000- current), International Emerging Talent Film Festival (Monte Carlo, Monaco‚ inaugural event May 2007), Newport (2003-2006), High Falls Film Festival (2005-current), Bahamas International Film Festival (2006), Lake Placid Film Festival, Global Peace Film Festival, Israel Film Festival (2006), NY Arab & South Asian Film Festival (2007), 1997-'98 Nantucket Film Festival; Consultant on Florida Film Festival, and the Representation for Unifrance, USA at Toronto International Film Festival (2002-06), as well as working for numerous international clients at fests such as Cannes, Berlin, Haugesund, Tribeca, Toronto, SXSW, etc. National release campaigns include films such as the documentary The Rape of Europa, and Samuel Goldman’s O’ Jerusalem, Union Station Media’s MacBeth, Picturehouse’s King of Kong and Amusement, New Yorker Films’ The Treatment, Arclight’s Beowulf & Grendel, First Independent Pictures’ Mini’s First Time, Strand’s A Soap, Samuel Goldwyn’s Marilyn Hotchkiss Ballroom Dance and Charm School, First Run Features’ Film Geek, and the documentary That Man: Peter Berlin, Picturehouses’ The Thing About My Folks, Sony Pictures Classics release of Ingmar Bergman’s Saraband and The Beautiful Country the IDP release of D.E.B.S., ThinkFILM’s Murderball, (2005 Academy Award nominee for Best Documentary, Audience Award for Best Documentary and Special Festival Award for Editing at the 2005 Sundance fest), and the recent releases First Run Features’ Torremolinos 73, Tartan Film’s, Anatomy of Hell, Strand Releasing’s Who Killed Bambi? and Bonjour Monsieur Shlomi, September Tapes, Nola, , Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius, IDP’s La Mentale The Code, Passionada, Little Secrets, Fine Line’s Cherish and The Invisible Circus; Walter Foote's The Tavern. Other indie features include Abouna, Astoria, A Time For Dancing, Amy, Kira’s Reason, The Weekend, Tredici, Chicago Cab, River Red, Camp Stories and Ingmar Bergman's Private Confessions (directed by Liv Ullman), The Pigeon Egg Strategy, Golden Monkey Pictures' The Deli, Tom Noonan's What Happened Was ... and The Wife; and Liv Ullmann's Kristin Lavransdatter. Representative for Norsk Film: US for Public Relations and Film Sales (nat’l release Cool and Crazy, Aberdeen, Insomnia, Zero Kelvin), Berlin/Chicago Fests (Maya Stoneface, Mendel, In Comp.), Cannes/Toronto (Insomnia, Junk Mail/winner, Cannes' 36th Intnl Critics' Week).
Television projects have included Touchstone TV/Wind Dancer series "Soul Man," starring Dan Aykroyd; David E. Kelley Productions "Ally McBeal" & "The Practice"; Disney Television/Animation projects’ Wonderful World of Disney: "Annie," "Miracle at Midnight," "Cinderella" "Hercules," "PB&J". Personality clients have included Tony Randall, Jack Klugman, Michael Moriarty, Stacy Keach, Liv Ullmann, Richard Thomas, Lainie Kazan, Sylvia Sidney, Joe Sirola, Lee Nestor, Quinn Lemley, Suzen Murakoshi. Literary clients include Mira Books, Janet Leigh, and Nathaniel Lande.
Events include the Museum of the Moving Image Gala Tribute Evenings (Ranked 7th in the Biz Bash Top 100 NY Events). Honorees include Sidney Lumet, Elia Kazan, Jimmy Stewart, Sidney Poitier, Robert De Niro, Mike Nichols, Barbara Walters, Al Pacino, Steven Spielberg, Robin Williams, Goldie Hawn, Martin Scorsese, Dustin Hoffman, Tom Hanks, Steve Martin, Julia Roberts, Mel Gibson, Billy Crystal, Richard Gere, John Travolta, Ron Howard and Will Smith; MMI spring ‚ÄòMedia Mogul’ Tributes; IFP Gotham Awards (2006); The National Board of Review Awards (2005); WNET Annual Galas (2001, 2002) Special events include the 92nd Street Y Annual Galas, Gimme A Break Annual benefit, Voices of Ascension 1997-'98, The 1997 Drama Desk Awards, The 1998 Playboy International Sailing Cup in Croatia, and the 1999 SDCF Gala.
Film related projects included Academy Award campaign for Tess, and for Sally Kirkland for Anna (Best Actress nomination); the films: Marlene, Whales of August, A Flash of Green, Garbo Talks, Polyester, Lust in the Dust; New York based events for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; film and event projects for Home Box Office, The Israeli and Scandinavian Film Festivals. The office represented the Lincoln Center Film Festival for its first 18 years, the American Film Festival in Dallas, and represented Tom Noonan for the national release of What Happened Was... (Winner/ Grand Jury Prize, Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award/Sundance Silver Hugo, Chicago International Film Festival), and the Sundance premiere of The Wife starring Wallace Shawn, Julie Hagerty, Karen Young and Tom Noonan.
Theatre projects include David Henry Hwang's Tony Award-winning M. Butterfly (and National Tour), La Bete, Accomplice, The High Rollers Social and Pleasure Club, Face Value, Lynn Redgrave's Shakespeare For My Father; Blue Light Theater Company's productions of Golden Boy directed by Joanne Woodward, Scenes from an Execution and Treasure Island directed by B.H. Barry; Weissberger Theater Group productions of Down the Road with Eric Stoltz, Freefall, Dates and Nuts, and Where The Truth Lies, Hysterical Blindness, Grandma Sylvia's Funeral, 2266; The 29th Street Repertory Theater, the Chelsea Consortium, the 21st Century Playwrights Festival, the National Tour of The Odd Couple, and fifteen Broadway productions for Tony Randall's National Actors Theatre, featuring such stars as George C. Scott, Charles Durning, Martin Sheen, Michael York, Mercedes Ruehl, Kate Nelligan, Ethan Hawke, Tyne Daly, Rob Lowe, Jon Voight, George C. Scott, Charles Durning and Jack Klugman. NAT presented Inherit The Wind in 1996 (two Tony nominations) and The Gin Game (three Tony nominations), Chicago and National Tour).
Other SPRINGER ASSOCIATES projects include The 1993 Lucille Lortel Awards for Off Broadway excellence; Cabaret engagements for Bonnie Franklin, Steve Ross and Lainie Kazan among others; the special television presentation of Barbara Taylor Bradford's "Remember"; John Loeb, Jr.'s Sonoma-Loeb Vineyards acclaimed Chardonnay releases; American Theatre Wing Actor's Studio "World of Film," a PBS series produced by Rita Gam; books by Carrie Fisher, Shelley Winters, Liv Ullmann, Tony Randall, Howard Fast; political work with the 1988 Democratic Presidential Candidate, The Creative Coalition, and the 1992 Democratic Convention in New York City, among other projects.
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