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Andrews McCabe Productions (AMP) was formed in April 2015 by theatre producers Joshua Andrews and Michael McCabe. They have combined their extensive experience of commercial theatre production, general management and marketing, in London, on national tours, Broadway and around the world, to create a company that produces and co-produces nationally and internationally, as well as providing Executive Producer and General Management services.
Michael McCabe is a four-time Olivier Award-winning producer in the UK and Tony® nominated on Broadway. He is Executive Producer of Wicked in London, where it is now in its 10th year and already the 19th longest-running show in West End theatre history.
Joshua Andrews is the producer of the hugely successful crime thriller stage franchise based on bestselling author Peter James’ novels and recently also co-produced the award-winning production of A Streetcar Named Desire, with the Young Vic, starring Gillian Anderson.
Ashley Herman (Chairman) is the co-founder of the Encore Tickets Group and for ten years was Chairman of the world-renowned GSA Conservatoire for Musical Theatre, Acting and Technical Theatre, before he merged it with the University of Surrey, of which he is a Member of Council.
A four-time Olivier Award-winning producer in the UK and Tony® nominated on Broadway, Michael McCabe is a member of The Broadway League and the Society of London Theatre. In a career spanning more than 30 years, Michael has also become one of the industries most highly regarded marketing practitioners and was the original Marketing Director of MAMMA MIA! (overseeing the first 14 international premieres) and is the co-founder of the London-based marketing agency Joe Public Limited.
As a producer, he is independently represented by Wicked in London (Olivier Audience Award, 2015 and 2010) and on its multi record-breaking UK and International Tour. The London production is now in its 10th year and already the 19th longest-running show in West End theatre history. Previous producing credits include: on Broadway, How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying (Tony® nomination, Best Musical Revival) starring Daniel Radcliffe; On A Clear Day You Can See Forever, starring Harry Connick Jr., the new musical Lysistrata Jones and Promises, Promises, starring Sean Hayes and Kristin Chenoweth. In the West End: Spring Awakening (Olivier Award, Best Musical); Million Dollar Quartet and Sweeney Todd (Olivier Award, Best Musical Revival).
From 1998-2004, he worked alongside global producer Judy Craymer as Marketing Director (and subsequently also Associate Producer) of Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus' hit musical MAMMA MIA!. He oversaw the first 14 premieres around the world (including the 1999 world premiere at the Prince Edward Theatre in London and subsequently in Toronto, San Francisco, Melbourne, Sydney, Tokyo, Seoul, Hamburg, Utrecht, at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas and the Winter Garden Theatre on Broadway).
Michael was born and raised in Sussex, educated at Shoreham College and also attended the Brighton School of Music & Drama. He went on to study Drama & Theatre Arts and Theatre Design at Lewis Technical College (now Sussex Downs College). He subsequently moved to London in September 1983, aged 18, to work for the Keith Prowse Organistation. The following year, he joined the advertising agency Dewynters where he worked on the premieres of Les Misérables (Barbican Centre and Palace Theatre), Me and My Girl (Adelphi Theatre), CHESS (Prince Edward Theatre), On Your Toes (Palace Theatre), Dave Clark's TIME (Dominion Theatre), Larry Kramer's The Normal Heart (Albery Theatre), starring Tom Hulce, and Alan Bleasdale's award-winning Are You Lonesome Tonight? (Phoenix Theatre), as well as on many other notable long-running productions including Starlight Express, Daisy Pulls It Off and Little Shop Of Horrors.
In May 1987, Michael was the General Manager for the Broadway transfer of The Mystery of Edwin Drood, starring Ernie Wise, Lulu and Julia Hills, at the Savoy Theatre and, in December 1987, for Larry Shue's hit comedy The Foreigner, starring Nicholas Lyndhurst, at the Albery Theatre.
He went on to found Michael McCabe Associates, the West End's first company dedicated solely to the marketing of commercial theatre productions. He continued as Managing Director for over a decade (during which time the company became known as McCABES), overseeing the expansion of the company into a full-service entertainment advertising agency. During this time he also spent two years living and working in New York where his Broadway clients included Smokey Joe's Cafe, the Tommy Tune production of Grease! and Crazy For You.
As an independent marketing consultant, Michael has worked with companies including Cirque du Soleil; English National Opera (the premiere of Anthony Minghella's Madam Butterfly, Leonard Bernstein's On The Town and Candide and the first major London revival of Kismet, which opened to the highest advance in ENO's history) and for Disney Theatrical Productions in Europe (including Der König der Löwen and Tim Rice & Elton John's Aida in Germany and Le Roi Lion in Paris).
Michael is a Trustee of English Touring Theatre and has been a featured Theatre Producer in The Stage 100 annually since 2009, Debrett's named him one of their 'People of Today' in 2010 and he is listed in Who's Who.
Joshua Andrews has been in the entertainment business for nearly 20 years.
Following his early stage experience, which saw him producing and directing a play at the Edinburgh Festival, which went on to win 'Student Play of the Year', Josh then spent over 10 years in the film business, where he gained a varied range of creative and financial experience on both sides of the Atlantic. He worked for two leading international sales and producing companies, one of them being Mel Gibson's Icon Entertainment, and worked on films including 187, starring Samuel L. Jackson; Spice World, directed by Bob Spiers and starring The Spice Girls, and Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera. During his film career, he also acted as consultant to the founders of one of the UK's largest Film Tax Funds and the world famous Cinecitta Studios in Rome and he Executive Produced The River King, starring Edward Burns and Jennifer Ehle.
In 2006, Josh became Associate Producer, and subsequently Producer, for one of the UK's leading and most prolific theatre companies, Bill Kenwright Limited. During his 6 year tenure, he worked on over 25 productions including West End and national touring productions of plays and musicals such as Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie, directed by Rupert Goold and starring Jessica Lange (Apollo Theatre); Somerset Maugham's The Letter (Wyndham's Theatre and UK Tour); Christopher Hampton's Treats (Garrick Theatre and UK Tour), directed by Laurence Boswell and starring Kris Marshall, Billie Piper and Laurence Fox; Noel Coward's Hay Fever (UK Tour); Oscar Wilde's An Ideal Husband (UK tour); Alan Ayckbourn's Absurd Person Singular (Garrick Theatre and UK tour) directed by Alan Strachan; and Season's Greetings (UK tour) directed by Robin Herford; Peter Shaffer's Sleuth (UK Tour); Clifford Odets' The Country Girl (Apollo Theatre and UK Tour) directed by Rufus Norris; Andrew Lloyd Webber's Whistle Down the Wind (UK Tour); Willy Russell's Blood Brothers (Phoenix Theatre and UK Tour); the Olivier nominated Tina Turner musical Soul Sister (Savoy Theatre); Andrew Lloyd Webber's new production of The Wizard of Oz (London Palladium), directed by Jeremy Sams and starring Michael Crawford and Danielle Hope; Noel Coward’s Volcano (Vaudeville Theatre and UK Tour); The Haunting, an adaptation by Hugh Janes of the ghost stories of Charles Dickens, Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran's Olivier Award nominated musical Dreamboats and Petticoats (Savoy Theatre and The Playhouse), which ran for 3 years in the West End and continues on national tour, and Ben Brown's acclaimed play Three Days in May (Trafalgar Studios), directed by Alan Strachan and starring Warren Clarke, which won the What's On Stage Award for 'Best New Play' in 2012.
He is now the producer of the hugely successful crime thriller stage franchise based on bestselling author Peter James’ novels. The first two adaptations, The Perfect Murder and Dead Simple, have toured the UK and Ireland to great acclaim and played to sell out audiences. The Perfect Murder will tour again in 2016, starring Shane Richie and Jessie Wallace, and the third adaptation is already in development.
Together with The Young Vic, Josh also recently co-produced the critically acclaimed, award-winning production of Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire. Directed by Benedict Andrews and starring Gillian Anderson, Ben Foster and Vanessa Kirby, it was also screened live to cinemas around the world by NT Live. The production will be seen in New York in 2016.
Ashley Herman (Chairman) began his career in the theatre at the age of 17. He has since produced or co-produced over 35 West End shows. In 1981, he founded Applause, the UK's first travel trade dedicated ticket retailer that grew into one of Europe's largest independent agencies. In 1989, on behalf of producer Cameron Mackintosh, Ashley launched Theatre Direct International in New York. TDI grew rapidly and is now known as Broadway.com. In 1997, Ashley sold Applause and in 2000, together with his colleague John Wales, founded the Encore Tickets Group, which is now the leading independent theatre ticket distribution company in the UK. Ashley continues to be actively involved in theatre investment and production and for ten years was Chairman of the world-renowned GSA Conservatoire for Musical Theatre, Acting and Technical Theatre, before he merged it with the University of Surrey, of which he is a Member of Council. He also serves on the Board of the Lyric Theatre Hammersmith and is the recipient of the Queen's Award for 'Outstanding Community Service'.
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