RICHARD CARROTHERS

Richard Carrothers is co-owner with his partner, Dennis D. Hennessy, of the New Theatre Restaurant.

Mr. Carrothers started his professional career as director of Missouri Rep’s touring production of Archibald MacLeish’:s JB. Richard has taken on many roles since along with Dennis, he opened Tiffany’s Attic followed by the opening of Waldo Astoria. Both theatres gained national recognition when the Wall Street Journal called the theatres “two of the most successful theatres, both artistically and financially, in the country.”

In 1985, after producing GROUCHO, A LIFE IN REVUE in Kansas City, Carrothers and Hennessy moved the play to New York where it opened to rave reviews, running nearly a year and was listed as one of the “ten best plays of the year” by Clive Barnes of The New York Post. The production went to London where it was nominated for the Olivier Award as best new play of the year.

The early 1980s marked the beginning of the partners’ diversification into film and television. In tandem with Universal Studios, Carrothers and Hennessy produced "Charlie's Aunt" for cable television which starred Charles Grodin, Victor Garber, Vincent Gardenia, and Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. Together they have produced feature films, mini-series and television movies for Twentieth Century Fox, CBS and NBC with such noted talents as Steve Martin, Walter Matthau, Tyne Daly, Gilda Radner, Penny Marshall, Lee Remick, Marlee Matlin, Raul Julia and Alec Baldwin.

An active member of the Kansas City Metro community, Mr. Carrothers serves on the boards of the Overland Park Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, the Overland Park Chamber of Commerce, and the Johnson County Community College Foundation.

Mr. Carrothers and Mr. Hennessy recently made a lead gift to the New Theatre Guild Endowment Fund to be managed under the auspices of the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation and Affiliated Trusts in order to provide annual scholarships for area college-level students.

   
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