Victoria Lang, President
Victoria Lang has enjoyed a wide-ranging career as a Producer of theatre, film, television and concerts.Victoria is represented on Broadway with A.R. Gurney’s classic comedy, SYLVIA, starring Matthew Broderick, Julie White and Annaleigh Ashford. She developed and produced the new musical FOUND (Hunter Bell, Eli Bolin, Lee Overtree), which opened to enthusiastic reviews at The Atlantic Theater Company in the Fall of 2014.
She presented the European premiere of SILENCE! The Musical (Christopher Gattelli, Hunter Bell, Jon & Al Kaplan), the unauthorized parody of the iconic film The Silence of the Lambs, in London, and subsequently opened the musical to critical acclaim, sold-out houses and a 2-year run Off Broadway. SILENCE! won the Off Broadway Alliance Award and the Obie Award for Best Musical, 3 LA Drama Critics Awards, and was named as one of the “Top 10 Plays of the Year” by TIME Magazine. The original cast album has been released on Sh-K-Boom Records.
Her production of the smash hit MATT & BEN (Mindy Kaling, Brenda Withers) was called “The Hottest Play in New York” by Newsweek Magazine and “One of the Top 5 Plays of the Year” by TIME Magazine. She went on to produce the show in Los Angeles, Chicago and on tour. Victoria premiered the new musical JOHNNY GUITAR in New York, which received the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Off-Broadway Musical, as well as the celebrated musical LISTEN TO MY HEART: THE SONGS OF DAVID FRIEDMAN at Studio 54, which was nominated for a prestigious Drama Desk Award.Victoria opened the first New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) with SHOUT! The Mod Musical. SHOUT! went on to a six month Off-Broadway run before launching a national tour and productions worldwide, as well as an exclusive license with Norwegian Cruise Lines, now in its 7th year.
She has been represented on London’s West End with productions of BAT BOY: THE MUSICAL and SHOUT!
Victoria is currently the executive producer on DIVORCE PARTY THE MUSICAL: THE HILARIOUS JOURNEY TO HELL… AND BACK! (Las Vegas, LA and on tour) and the UK production of C.S. Lewis’ THE SCREWTAPE LETTERS. Ms. Lang began her legit career at the general management firm of Theatre Now. There, she was a part of such Broadway productions as THE LITTLE FOXES with Elizabeth Taylor, PETER PAN with Sandy Duncan, THE FIRST, OH BROTHER, and the revivals of OKLAHOMA!, WEST SIDE STORY and BRIGADOON. She ran the New York office for Producer Zev Bufman and Elizabeth Taylor’s The Elizabeth Theatre Group. Productions included the Richard Burton/Elizabeth Taylor production of PRIVATE LIVES, The Tony-nominated A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE starring Tony LoBianco, THE CORN IS GREEN starring Cicely Tyson, JERRY’S GIRLS starring Carol Channing, Dorothy Loudon and Leslie Uggams, REQUIEM FOR A HEAVWEIGHT starring John Lithgow and George Segal, JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT starring David Cassidy and later Andy Gibb, and PEG starring Peggy Lee.
For her work in television, Victoria received 3 Emmy Award nominations as a Producer on the popular nationally-syndicated show LIVE WITH REGIS & KATHIE LEE. She created and executive produced HAVEN, a nationally-syndicated program on home decorating starring Joy (Mrs. Regis) Philbin. She co-produced and wrote the successful Pledge Specials for PBS: “GUY LOMBARDO: THE SWEETEST MUSIC THIS SIDE OF HEAVEN” and “GLENN MILLER’S GREATEST HITS,” starring Kathie Lee Gifford. For A&E, she produced the star-studded, top rated network special “ROSEMARY CLOONEY’S DEMI-CENTENNIAL: A Girl Singer’s Golden Anniversary,” starring Tony Bennett, Bette Midler, Lily Tomlin, Joanne Woodward, Barry Manilow, Diane Sawyer, Bob Hope and George Clooney.
Ms. Lang worked in publicity and sales at CBS as well as serving as Senior Vice President and Director of the Broadcast Department at the Rowland Company, a division of Saatchi and Saatchi, where she developed sponsored entertainment. Ms. Lang has produced several independent feature films including the popular MACBETH IN MANHATTAN, a contemporary telling of the classic story, starring Gloria Reuben, Harold Perneau and John Glover, which premiered on Showtime and was honored with the Best Feature award at the South Beach Film Festival, the Audience Award at the Long Island Film Festival and was chosen for the dramatic feature competition at the prestigious 1999 South by Southwest and Florida Film Festivals. It was also selected as the Premiere Film at the 16th annual Long Island Film Festival and was one of only five U.S. films asked to screen and under special consideration for competition at the Cannes Film Festival (Critics’ Week and Director’s Fortnight). Additional film credits include the independent features DARK TIDES, starring Christopher Kennedy Lawford and Paige Turco which premiered on Showtime; PERFECT LIES and THE FOUNTAIN OF DEATH, all of which are currently in worldwide distribution. She is also a pioneer in serialized films for the Internet. In 2000, Victoria produced the first ever, online, digital, feature film, CHAOS THEORY for Alloy.com.
Ms. Lang has worked with Lorimar/Warner Brothers Television, Saban Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting, and Stephen J. Cannell Productions on program development and as Talent Coordinator for Lee Guber and Shelly Gross’ Music Fair Group, producing stage shows with the brightest names in the music and comedy arenas.
For over 15 years, with partner Pier Paolo Piccoli, Victoria headed PLUS Media, Inc., which develops and produces lifestyle programming for television nationwide.Ms. Lang is a member of The League of Off-Broadway Theaters and Producers, The Off Broadway Alliance, The NYC Mayor’s Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting’s “Made in NY” Panel of Experts, New York Women in Film and Television, the British Academy of Film & Television, Who’s Who in Entertainment, Who’s Who in American Professionals and Who’s Who in American Women, and has served as a judge for The Emmy Awards, The Long Island Film Festival, The FilmMakers.com screenwriting competition and the International Film and Television Festival of New York. Victoria is a member of the Board of Directors of TheaterMania.com. She attended Emerson College and is a summa cum laude graduate of Long Island University.
Tony Baarda, Vice President
Mr. Baarda has a lifetime of experience working with both private and public corporations, from the New Zealand Armed Forces to Marriott Vacation Club International.
Tony managed business affairs, finances and the office staff for Plus Media in New York City.For Marriott Vacation Club International he was employed as a Sales Executive at their first off-site Sales Center in Little Falls, NJ and then Breckenridge, CO, rising to Quality Assurance Manager in Boston. As Sales Manger, Tony opened Marriott’s Seaview, NJ location. Prior to joining Marriott, Tony oversaw the conversion of the Playboy Club to the Great Gorge Resort in Northern New Jersey, supervising sales, marketing and the administrative staff.
In the real estate sector, he has managed private portfolios of properties in Aspen, New York City, Santa Fe, Fort Lauderdale, Oak Ridge and Brigantine; supervised management companies and contractors; and presided over Owner Association Boards as President.
Prior to coming to America to become a Ski Instructor in Aspen, Tony was the Food and Beverage Manager at McMurdo Station in Antarctica and the Aquatic Centre Manager at Great Keppel Island on the Great Barrier Reef, Australia. He has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education from the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand.
Bill DiModugno, Director of Development
Bill is a founding partner and a managing member of the theatrical touring company Off Broadway Booking – a full service booking agency distributing musicals, plays, variety, and family attractions to theaters nationwide. Bill was responsible for presenter and producer relationships and for securing presenter bookings of such shows as CIRQUE LE MASQUE, A KID’S LIFE, I LOVE A PIANO and MY MOTHER’S ITALIAN, MY FATHER’S JEWISH and I’M IN THERAPY.
He has also been involved in variety of theatrical productions such as SYLVIA starring Mathew Broderick and Annaleigh Ashford, SHOUT! The Mod Musical, 25 QUESTIONS FOR A JEWISH MOTHER starring Judy Gold, and the hip-hop musical HISTORY OF THE WORD. He is currently working on a number of Broadway-bound productions such as FOUND written by Hunter Bell, Lee Overtree and Eli Bolin and AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS. Bill has also worked on a number of workshop productions including THE ME NOBODY KNOWS and HARMONY written by Barry Manilow and Bruce Sussman.
Bill’s business career spans over 25 years in the financial publishing, marketing and sales field working for such prestigious publications as The Chicago Tribune and The Wall Street Journal. He was a publishing director for Bloomberg LP working directly for Mike Bloomberg and most recently a global sales director for the financial publishing division of John Wiley Publishing. Bill is a graduate of the University of Missouri with an honors degree in Journalism and Marketing.
Erin Coffman, Production Assistant
Erin Coffman is a theatre artist from the Atlantic City, NJ area, and is happy to be working with Lang Entertainment Group as a Production Assistant. She assisted with the Philadelphia run of FOUND The Musical.
Ms. Coffman was a member of the SpringboardNYC 2017 class, a competitive pre-professional program with the American Theatre Wing. At this program, she was given the opportunity to learn from working professionals including David Henry Hwang, Denée Benton, Lucy Liu, Kate Burton, David Caparelliotis, and more. She was also able to attend the 2017 Tony Awards with the American Theatre Wing.
She recently graduated from Washington College with a B.A. in Theatre and departmental honors. She also received honors on her Senior Capstone Experience for her direction of THE GLASS MENAGERIE, for which she also wrote a 69 page thesis. She is a recipient of the college’s Stewart Theatre Award.