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April 4, 2010 | By Chris Jones
The Arts Club in Chicago is a tony member's eatery favored by architects and artists, featuring a steel staircase designed by Mies van der Rohe and a permanent collection of works by Alexander Calder, Henry Moore and Pablo Picasso. It was no coincidence that Stuart Oken, the Chicago-based producer of "The Addams Family: A New Musical," chose it as the locale to reveal his new Broadway show to the world. On that bright Chicago morning last May, Oken's message was clear. This was not to be another by-the-numbers, screen-to-stage exploitation.
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May 20, 2005 | From the Chicago Tribune
Stuart Oken, who spent nine years developing new musicals for Disney such as "Aida" and "The Lion King," has left the company, moved to Chicago and come up with a new way of developing stage musicals. Oken's new program, created in partnership with Northwestern University faculty member Dominic Missimi, is called the American Music Theatre Project.
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May 20, 2005 | From the Chicago Tribune
Stuart Oken, who spent nine years developing new musicals for Disney such as "Aida" and "The Lion King," has left the company, moved to Chicago and come up with a new way of developing stage musicals. Oken's new program, created in partnership with Northwestern University faculty member Dominic Missimi, is called the American Music Theatre Project.
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April 4, 2010 | By Chris Jones
The Arts Club in Chicago is a tony member's eatery favored by architects and artists, featuring a steel staircase designed by Mies van der Rohe and a permanent collection of works by Alexander Calder, Henry Moore and Pablo Picasso. It was no coincidence that Stuart Oken, the Chicago-based producer of "The Addams Family: A New Musical," chose it as the locale to reveal his new Broadway show to the world. On that bright Chicago morning last May, Oken's message was clear. This was not to be another by-the-numbers, screen-to-stage exploitation.
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May 23, 2007 | From the Associated Press
They were popular cartoons in the New Yorker. And they found success on the big and small screens. Now a musical version of "The Addams Family," based on cartoonist Charles Addams' creepy characters, is planned for Broadway, aiming to arrive during the 2009-10 season, producer Stuart Oken said.
BUSINESS
April 18, 1995
Peter B. Aronson has been named president of Witt-Thomas Films, the Warner Bros.-based feature film development and production company. Aronson, 28, most recently served as co-president of Mayhem Pictures, a comedy feature division of Witt-Thomas Films, where he developed such projects as "Break In" and "Smokejumpers." Aronson fills the job formerly held by Stuart Oken. Prior to founding Mayhem for Witt-Thomas in 1994, Aronson was vice president of development for Witt-Thomas TV.
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July 9, 1989 | David Pecchia \f7
Blood Sport (Comedia/Blood Sport). Shooting in Toronto and Vancouver. Based on the Dick Francis mystery novel, this one concerns a free-lance investigator and security consultant who's given the task of locating a missing thoroughbred horse. Executive producers Jacky Stoller, Jonathan Harris and Liam Miller. Producer Jonathan Hackett. Director Harvey Hart. Screenwriter Andrew Payne. Stars Ian McShane, Jennifer Dale, Carolyn Dunn, Heath Lamberts and Ken Welsh. Queen's Logic (QL).
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