Based in Soho, Smith & Brant Theatricals are producers, Joseph Smith and John Brant.
With a background that encompasses the commercial and subsidised sectors, Smith & Brant Theatricals are passionate about developing new work, as well as regularly collaborating on co-productions and offering general management services in London, on Broadway and around the world.
Current projects include: Co-producing the Tony award-winning Broadway musical Come From Away currently playing The Schoenfeld Theatre, New York (Winner of Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle. Helen Hayes and Dora Awards for Best Musical 2017) and The Royal Alexandra Theatre in Toronto. The North American tour of Come From Away will open at The 5th Avenue Theatre, Seattle in October 2018. UK and Australian productions are currently planned.
Previous credits include: The Stage adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s classic Strangers on a Train by Craig Warner, Victorian thriller Gaslight, starring Kara Tointon, Keith Allen and Rupert Young both which toured the UK. The West End premiere of the Olivier and Tony award-winning musical Memphis the Musical, starring Beverley Knight and X Factor Winner Matt Cardle (Shaftesbury Theatre, 2014/15); The Mentalists by Richard Bean, starring Stephen Merchant (Wyndham’s Theatre, 2015); The Pajama Game directed by Sir Richard Eyre and choreographed by Stephen Mear (Shaftesbury Theatre 2014); Rob Ashford’s hit revival of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (Broadway, 2011/12), which variously starred Daniel Radcliffe, Darren Criss and Nick Jonas; Promises, Promises (Broadway, 2010) which starred Sean Hayes and Kristin Chenoweth; Jonathan Kent’s production of Sweeney Todd (West End, 2012) which starred Michael Ball and Imelda Staunton, winner of 3 Olivier Awards including ‘Best Musical Revival’, 5 WhatsOnStage Awards including ‘Best Musical Revival’ and the Evening Standard Theatre Award for ‘Best Musical’ ; Million Dollar Quartet (West End, 2011) and the acclaimed musical Spring Awakening (West End, 2009), winner of 4 Olivier Awards including ‘Best Musical’ and the Critics’ Circle Award for ‘Best Musical’.
General Management of BUG by Tracey Letts staring James Norton (FOUND111, 2016); producing and general managing Austin Pendleton’s Orson’s Shadow (Southwark Playhouse, 2015); general managing August Strindberg’s The Father (Trafalgar Studios, 2015).