My selects

HOLLY-ANNE DEVLIN

DIRECTOR

PRODUCER

MSA |

Reel

Videos

Bio

HOLLY-ANNE DEVLIN is an award-winning director, writer and producer based in New York City. She has been a part of the creative teams for mega-hit Broadway shows including Jersey Boys and Billy Crystal’s 700 Sundays, as well as dozens of National and International productions and tours. She specializes in developing musicals from inception and bringing them to a global audience as both a creative and a producer.

In 2020, under strict Covid guidelines she created, produced and directed SPEAKEASY ON DEMAND, an electrifying virtual experience featuring the world’s best burlesque, dance, cirque, theatre and film stars including Autumn Miller, Mike Peele, Miss Miranda, Hazel Honeysuckle and more, in one fabulous evening from home in which you enjoy 10 cocktails delivered to you! The show has been hailed as a “glorious, playful evening – exactly what the world needs right now!” by Edge Magazine.

This year she has been honored as the New Yorker of the Week for NY1, for her contributions to the New York City arts community, featured in FORBES, HKN/Tokyo, ABC, CBS-NY and the New York Times for her contributions to the New York City Theatre District. She was a part of passing the Open Culture bill alongside the City Council in New York City to support initiatives for production companies and independent artists and produced more than 80 outdoor events all over New York City when much of the arts and culture sector was grounded for most of the year.

Additional recent projects include global hits Wine Lovers The Musical, the world’s first wine tasting musical seen by over two million people after opening Off Broadway in New York in 2005, and still running globally after fifteen years; PROHIBITION, which she created, wrote, directed and designed, currently on Tour in the United States and consistently ranked at the top of global entertainment offerings for Norwegian Cruise Line; and a newly envisioned production of Jersey Boys at the Ogunquit Playhouse, the first licensed long-running regional production since the completion of the production’s Broadway run. After a successful nine week run in 2018, TRW and the Four Seasons invited the Playhouse to produce a second run of the show in the Spring of 2019, both which opened to rave reviews and sold out houses.

Her production companies Kaleidoscope Entertainment, Happy Hour Entertainment and Wine Lovers LLC are currently operating 13 companies of Wine Lovers The Musical and Prohibition globally and have eleven new shows in development including Bottoms Up Brunch! I Love the 90s – a brunch boozical, first presented in New York in August 2019.

Upcoming projects include Cookin’ With The King, an immersive food and beverage experience featuring the music of Elvis Presley, developed in partnership with his estate; Redlight, an immersive burlesque aerial experience, Battle League Royale, a new Esports arena experience being developed for Asian markets, Wanderlust, a immersive theatrical event featuring Michelin star level food and wine pairings, being developed alongside a high end travel partner, Uncorked! From vine to wine on Tour and for the high seas, The Storm, a new roots musical featuring the work of Australian Hall of Fame Singer-Songwriter Kasey Chambers and Two If By Sea, a rock musical featuring music from New England artists.

Selected Credits – Broadway/National Tour/West End: Jersey Boys (Broadway, National Tours); Bring It On – The Musical (Broadway, Tokyo, National Tour), Billy Crystal’s 700 Sundays (Broadway); Walking With Dinosaurs (North American Tour); Dracula; Zhivago; As You Like It, Much Ado About Nothing; Cover Girls. Selected Regional – Jersey Boys (Ogunquit Playhouse), Soul Doctor (Le Petit Theatre), Dirty Pictures (NY), Oklahoma (Reagle Players), All Shook Up (Ogunquit Playhouse – Starring Sally Struthers); Steel Magnolias (Starring Loni Ackerman), The Wedding Singer (LPT). New York: Marilyn! A new musical based on the life of Marilyn Monroe, Gentleman’s Wish; Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? (Barrow Group, NY); For the Love Of Christ, The Musical! (Cherry Lane Theatre), Platforms (Theatre at St. Clements); Dancing With Abandon; Inventing Avi Aviv (Abingdon Theatre); Morgan Karr: An Awfully Big Adventure (Joe’s Pub); City of Light (Book/Director). Journey to Jersey Boys; The American Dream; Autophobia; Broadway Spotlight 2005-2007; Where are you going, Where have you been?; A Happy Goy In The Shiva House; The Transfiguration of Benno Blimpie; Secrets of A Soccer Mom (Associate).

In addition to her theatrical and live event work, Holly-Anne is a notable arts and leadership philanthropist and spent a great deal of time working with New Orleans production companies after Hurricane Katrina. She served on the Kohlmeyer Circle young arts board member for the Ogden Museum of Contemporary Art in New Orleans, a Producer-Level donor for the New Orleans Film Society and has been awarded “Best Live Event Producer” two years in a row from Meetings Professional International, a group made up of thousands of Destination Management Companies, Travel Partners and Live Event Producers. In 2016 and 2017, she was awarded Gold Leadership status from the Boy Scouts of America’s national office for her work in re-invigorating scout and community growth in under-served communities.

As an educator, Holly-Anne has taught students of all ages at New York University, Pace University, Columbia University, Yale University, Boston University, Hunter College and theatre companies all over the world. A short list of recent awards include – 40 Under 40 – New Orleans Gambit; Top 30 Under 30/Greater Boston Arts; Best Director – MITF, New York City; Best Book – MITF, New York City.

Holly-Anne holds a degree in Theatre – (Directing, Performance) from Fordham University at Lincoln Center in Manhattan and a Certificate in Theatre from Balliol College at Oxford University.

Resume

PRODUCER
Kaleidoscope Immersive Inc.
Owner/Creative Producer
2020 - Present
Happy Hour Entertainment LLC
Owner/Creative Producer
2014 - Present
Wine Lovers LLC
Owner/Creative Producer
2005 - Present
BROADWAY AND NATIONAL TOURS
Jersey Boys
Resident Director, AD
Dir: Des McAnuff - August Wilson Theatre
Bring It On
Resident Director, AD
Dir: Andy Blankenbuehler - St James Theatre
Billy Crystal's 700 Sundays
AD
Dir: Des MCAnuff - Broadhurst Theatre
Walking with Dinosaurs
Resident Director, AD
Dir: Scott Farris
On Your Toes
AD
Dir: Warren Carlyle - City Center
Dracula, The Musical
Second AD
Dir: Des McAnuff - Belasco Theater
Cover girls
AD
Dir: James Stovall - Roseland/First National
Dr. Zhivago (development)
AD
Dir: Des McAnuff - Broadway Theatre
Frozen
Directing Observer
Dir: Doug Hughes - Circle in the Square
Metamorphoses
Directing Observer
Dir: Mary Zimmerman - Circle in the Square
OFF BROADWAY/NYC THEATRE
'We Will Be Back' Live Event for Broadway
Director/Producer
Moment for Broadway featuring Bernadette Peters
Director/Producer
Times Square
Prohibition
Director/Writer/Producer
100+ Venues
Bottoms up Brunch
Director/Writer/Producer
Development
Wine Lovers
Director/Producer
100+ Venues
Hope in Chaos
Director/Producer
Gene Frankel
Gentleman’s Wish
Director/Producer
The Barrow Group
For the Love of Christ!
Director/Producer
Cherry Lane Theatre
City of Light
Director/Producer/Author
New Dance Group
Platforms
Director
Theatre at St Clements
Will Success Spoil Rock hHunter?
Director
The Barrow Group
Journey to Jersey Boys
Director/Producer
Arts Nova
Autophobia
Director
Here Arts Center
Inventing Avi Aviv
Director
The Barrow Group
Transfiguration of Benno Blimpie
Director
Here Arts Center
The American Dream
Director
Drama Bookshop Theatre
Secrets of a Soccer Mom
Assistant Director
Snapple Theatre
Beckett/Albee
Assistant Director
Daryl Roth Theatre
Zhivago, The Musical
Assistant Director
The Players Club
The Distance From Here
Assistant Director
Michael Greif
REGIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL
Jersey Boys
Director
Ogunquit Playhouse
Bring It On – International
Director
Theatre Orb-Tokyo
All Shook Up
Director
Ogunquit Playhouse
Oklahoma!
Director
Regal Theatre
Soul Doctor
Director
Le Petit Theatre
Steel Magnolias
Director
Le Petit Theatre
Wedding Singer
Director
Le Petit Theatre
The Thing About It
Director
Southern Rep Theater
The Full Monty
Director
Theatre/New Haven
Dames at Sea
Director
Theatre by the Sea
Wine Lovers
Director/Producer
Global Venues
Prohibition
Director/Writer/Producer
Global Venues
Holiday Happy Hour
Director/Producer
Global Venues
Godspell
Director
Southbury Theatre
Bye Bye Birdie
Director
Southbury Theatre
The Wiz
Assistant Director
La Jolla Playhouse
Private Fittings
Assistant Director
La Jolla Playhouse
Palm Beach – The Musical
Assistant Director
La Jolla Playhouse
Dr. Zhivago
Assistant Director
La Jolla Playhouse
Jersey boys – Original Cast
Assistant Director
La Jolla Playhouse
White Noise
Associate Director
Le Petit Theatre
CRUISE LINES
Prohibition
Writer/Director/Producer/Designer
Norwegian Cruise Lines 2018-present
Wine Lovers The Musical
Writer/Director/Producer/Designer
Norwegian Cruise Lines 2011-present
FILM/COMMERICALS
Madison Square Garden
National Anthem Video Director
Speakeasy
Producer/Creator/Writer/Director
Kaleidoscope Entertainment
Essence Festival
Additional Content
Essence Magazine
Orajel
Additional Content/Assistant Director
NEXT MEDIA
CONCERTS/FESTIVALS/PARADES
Mardi Gras 2016 – 2020 New Orleans
Event, parade and festival producing
Kaleidoscope Entertainment - NYC
Event, parade and outdoor street art programming

Press

“A producing powerhouse” - Forbes

Images

  • Follow HOLLY-ANNE