Film and TV

“THE WILD PARTY”

Screenplay, Music and Lyrics by Walter Marks

Directed by James Ivory


“PINOCCHIO”

TV MUSICAL — HALLMARK HALL OF FAME

Burl Ives as Geppetto

Peter Noone (of Herman’s Hermits) as Pinocchio

  • Richard Levine … Producer
  • Ernest Kinoy … Adapted by
  • Walter Marks … Music by, Lyrics by
  • Sid Smith … Director
  • Michael Bennett … Choreographer

Fun fact: When choreographer Michael Bennett brought his dancers in for the first rehearsal of this show, I saw one of them was a guy who had to be 6’6” in height. I said,  “Michael, why did you hire a dancer who’s that tall? He’s gonna stick out from the ensemble.” Michael said, “Don’t worry, he’s terrific, you’ll love him”.

I asked “What’s his name?” He replied “Tommy Tune.” I said, “Tommy Tune? You gotta be kidding!” The rest is history.