Biography

Roger Bean is the creator and director of the long-running Off-Broadway hit The Marvelous Wonderettes. The show was first written for the Milwaukee Repertory Theater, where Mr. Bean has created 11 new musicals that re-imagine eras of American music through the creative use of established and lesser-known radio, phonograph and jukebox hits. Among his theatrical stage hits are The Andrews Brothers, Why Do Fools Fall In Love?, Winter Wonderettes, Route 66, Honky Tonk Laundry, Don't Touch That Dial!, and Life Could Be A Dream. These shows have seen hundreds of productions in regional and community-based theatres across the country.

Mr. Bean's long-running Los Angeles hit, Life Could Be A Dream, recently received the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Production, the LA Weekly Theatre Award for Musical of the Year, World Premiere Musical of the Year Award from Stage Scene LA, and the 2010 Backstage Garland Award for Outstanding Production of the Year.

Mr. Bean has helmed numerous musicals on the stages of Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Laguna Playhouse, Musical Theatre West, San Jose Rep, Sacramento Music Circus, Delaware Theatre Company, Utah Shakespearean Festival, Madison Repertory Theatre, Oregon Cabaret Theatre, Skylight Opera Theatre, and numerous stages in between.

Mr. Bean is a long-standing member of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers and The Dramatists Guild. Theatrical licensing for all of Mr. Bean's musicals is handled exclusively by Steele Spring Theatrical Licensing.

Opening night of The Marvelous Wonderettes
Westside Theatre, New York
Opening night of Summer of Love
Musical Theatre West, Long Beach, CA
Opening night of Life Could Be A Dream
Hudson Theatre, Los Angeles

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