Drew Desky and Dane Levens are the founders of Drew & Dane Productions. The focus of Drew & Dane is to collaborate with writers, composers, actors, directors, and creative teams to support and develop new theatrical works. The team has been involved as lead producers, executive producers, co-producers, investors, and consultants on a number of Broadway and off-Broadway shows, London shows, regional and touring productions, readings and television series.
Drew Desky and Dane Levens are award-winning producers for theatre and web series. Most recently, Drew & Dane produced Rain and Zoe Save the World at Jermyn Street Theatre. They have produced the award-winning revival of Little Shop of Horrors (Drama Desk Award, Drama League Award and Outer Critics Circle Honor for Outstanding Revival of a Musical), Pageant (Drama Desk nomination), Application Pending (Drama Desk nomination), Who's Holiday! (Lortel nomination), The Other Josh Cohen (Off Broadway Alliance nomination), Fairycakes, Unexpected Joy, Bright Colors and Bold Patterns, and R.R.R.E.D. Currently supporting Hadestown (including North American Tour), Dear Evan Hansen (including North American Tour and West End), Come From Away (Australia/NZ tour), Moulin Rouge! (Australia Tour), Cambodian Rock Band (North American Tour), A Sherlock Carol, and The Inheritance. They have produced and supported developmental presentations of several plays and musicals. Drew & Dane have earned the Emmy® Award for Best Digital Drama Series as Executive Producers of After Forever in 2018. Drew is the Founding Co-Chair of the Leadership Council of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Drew and Dane are also members of the Artists Circle of the Bucks County Playhouse, where they have the honor of being the only couple married on that historic stage.
Clay is Associate Producer, host, actor, writer and optimist. Most recently, Clay was seen in the Broadway National Tour of Waitress as Earl Hunterson. Curiosity and a passion for thoughtful storytelling led him to create, edit and host Entertainmentx where he gets to the heart, soul and drive of top performers in the entertainment industry. Previous guests include Grammy winner Jonathan Groff; Tony Award winners Billy Porter and Jerry Mitchell; plus Hollywood and Broadway stars and choreographers like Bradley James, Jonah Platt, Diana DeGarmo, and Morgan James, as well as emerging talent from film, TV, Broadway and publishing. Clay believes in genuine human connection and the power of kindness. Consequently, he loves to meet and connect like-minded humans. Clay is an alum of SUNY Fredonia with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre. He is enthusiastic about collaborating with DDM Productions.
Sarah Nowak, Chief Administrator, has enjoyed an eclectic career as a comedian and admin throughout NYC. She is proud member of The Baldwins, the longest running improv team in the city and currently teaches improv and character work at The People's Improv Theater. She spent one season at sea as a cast member of The Second City Review on the Norwegian Epic and was honored as one of the Fresh Faces of Comedy at the Just for Laughs Festival in Montréal. In her downtime, she has supported her vices in a variety of administrative roles in architecture, finance, TV Production and education. She is so grateful to finally work in the arts as her day job, too. She loves horror movies, fancy cocktails and The Mets.
Off-Broadway, Michael is a co-producer of the award-winning revival of Little Shop of Horrors (Drama Desk Award, Drama League Award and OuterCritics Circle Honor). He has co-produced the New York and London premier production of Unexpected Joy and The Other Josh Cohen at the Westside Theatre. He was co-producer of the world premiere of Kleptocracy at Arena Stage in Washington, DC and is executive producer of a new musical,Spandex.
He has supported theatrical and music performances including Be More Chill on Broadway, the Off-Broadway immersive piece, "Who Killed Edgar Allen Poe?" and Passing Through at Goodspeed Musicals.
Michael directed the world premiere production of Come Out, Come Out, shows at 54 Below, Green Room 42, Marvin Theatre in D.C. and the London Summer Music Theatre Academy.
Michael is also a founding partner of DDM Productions. A company that identifies and develops new original musicals.
He serves on the boards of NYC and regional theaters and volunteers with a number of community based organizations.
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