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Eric "Rick" Elice earned his BA from Cornell University, his MFA from the Yale Drama School and is a Teaching Fellow at Harvard. He was the salutatorian graduate of Francis Lewis High School in Queens, New York (class of 1973) and is a charter member of the American Repertory Theatre. With Marshall Brickman, Elice wrote the book for the Broadway musical Jersey Boys which received a Tony Award nomination and a Drama Desk nomination for best book for a musical in 2006. With his husband, actor/director Roger Rees, he wrote the popular thriller, Double Double, which has been translated into 16 languages. He wrote Leonardo’s Ring (London Fringe, 2003) and Dog and Pony (New York Stage and Film, 2003). Elice was creative director at Serino Coyne, Inc. (1982–2000), where he produced advertising campaigns for more than 300 Broadway shows including A Chorus Line and The Lion King. He has been a creative consultant for Walt Disney Studios since 2000. In 2008, he co-wrote Turn of the Century with Marshall Brickman; the show was directed by Tommy Tune and premiered at The Goodman Theatre in Chicago in September 2008. Elice most recently collaborated with Brickman once again, this time writing the book for the musical, The Addams Family. Following a successful run at the Ford Center for the Performing Arts Oriental Theatre in Chicago, The Addams Family opened on Broadway on April 8, 2010 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, starring Nathan Lane and Bebe Neuwirth as Gomez and Morticia Addams. He wrote Peter and the Starcatcher, based on the 2006 novel of the same name by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, which opened in California in 2009 and played off-Broadway in 2011. The play moved to Broadway, opening at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre on April 15, 2012.
Samuel French Titles by Eric Elice
- Shining The Light: How One Teacher Brought The Ghostlight Project To His High School
- A Musical Classic Gets a Bold New Staging in San Antonio
- Beautiful: The Multi-Generational Draw of HEATHERS THE MUSICAL
- Transgender Characters, in Their Own Words
- True and False: Harold Pinter’s HOMECOMING in a Post-Factual World
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