NORMAN AND DEANNA TWAIN ProducerNorman and Deanna Twain met in 1977 when Norman cast ‘Dee,” fresh out of the Goodman School of Drama in Chicago, in his production of Vanities at the Drury Lane Theatre. Prior to Norman’s passing in August of 2016, he produced many plays on Broadway, in London, Chicago and L.A. These included Tennessee Williams’ Garden District; John Osborne’s Epitaph for George Dillon; Arnold Wesker’s Roots; Franco Zefferelli’s production of The Lady of the Camellias, the musicals Bajour and Henry, Sweet Henry; Tony Richardson’s production of Hamlet; with Nicol Williamson, Nicol Williamson’s Late Show; Cyrano de Bergerac with Stacy Keach; Charles Aznavour on Broadway; Gilbert Becaud on Broadway; John Guare’s Cop Out; The World of Lenny Bruce; Jules Feiffer’s Hold Me! (San Francisco); the Los Angeles productions of Vanities and Streamers (co-starring Richard Thomas, Bruce Davison, Charles Durning and Ralph Meeker); and the infamous Lolita, My Love by Alan Jay Lerner and John Barry. In addition to his theatre work, he produced the television movie “Superman,” based on the Charles Strouse-Lee Adams musical, "Lean on Me" (Winner of the NAACP Image Award for Best Picture); “Boycott” for HBO, which was nominated as Best Television Film by the American Film Institute and won a Peabody Award and the NAACP Image Award for Best Television Film; Scar, a 3D horror film; "Spinning Into Butter," starring Sarah Jessica Parker; and the animated movie "My Dog Tulip." Deanna acted in Chicago and off-Broadway and has been teaching American Sign Language and writing at Marymount Manhattan College since 2000. Norman and Dee’s 35-year partnership led to daughter Dena, son-in-law Tim Sims, and granddaughters Dylan and Isabelle. Dee is thrilled and very grateful that their even longer relationship with Jeffrey Richards has led to this moment of seeing The Lifespan of a Fact realized on Broadway.
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