Vinnie favale and frankie keane
Frankie and Vinnie used to proudly say that they shared half a brain until one day when Frankie pointed out that if you followed that logic, they were only functioning with half a brain when they were apart. Their writing and musicical partnership had humble beginings in 2008 when Vinnie was looking for an actress/singer to sing on some demos for an idea he had for a musical based on how we deal with grief. There was no script at this point and most of the songs were in a very rough demo form. Vinnie had been working on this idea since 2003 and hit somewhat of a creative wall. He didn't know he was in desperate need for a partner when he turned to Backstage online looking for a singer. Frankie stood out over the hundreds of head shot and resumes for four reasons; she had impressive credits, she had the most soulfoul voice that didn't quite match the head shot, she had an awesome My Space photo album and probably most importantly, living in New Jersey made her geograpgically desireable. Oh wait, there's one more reason...DESTINY. It wasn't long before their faitheful meeting turned into a full fledged writing and musical partnership. Within a four year span since their first meeting, they completed the book for "Hereafter Musical" , co-produced the the soundtrack CD , launched one of THE most succesful fund raising campaings in the history of Kickstarter  and made their off-Broadway debut at Theater 80 in the East Village . They most recently completed a critically acclaimed second off-Broadway run at the Snapple Theater in the heart of the Broadway district and are making plans to bring the show back in 2016.
VINNIE FAVALE [Book - Music & Lyrics - Producer] – Vinnie made his TV debut on October 28th, 1982 on the The Late Show With David Letterman…he was so successful that it only took him ten years before he appeared on TV again!. He was the producer of Comedy Central’s “Real Deal” and “800 Club” [which he also hosted]. He has co-written one of the first books about the internet; Websightings. [99 cents at Amazon!]. He was the executive in charge of production for the Howard Stern Show on CBS TV. He has been a semi regular on the Howard Stern morning radio show for the past ten years and begs that you never Google him. He is the proud VP of Late Night for CBS where he oversaw The Late Show With David Letterman for 19 years and Executive Produced the critially acclaimed; David letterman: A Life On Television. He is the co-writter of [“Restless, Restless”] which was featured on the Howard Stern Show and has been covered by over 1000 artists including Robert Goulet and William Shatner…it’s a song that is “so bad it’s great”! When he's not thinking about "Hereafter Musical", he is busy overseeing the Late Show With Stephen Cobert.
FRANKIE KEANE [Book - Additional Music & Lyrics - Vocal Arrangements] - In addition to co-writing the book, Frankie has also contributed lyrics to many of the songs in the show as well as co-authoring “The Toe Tag Tango”. No surprise that it’s THE comedy highlight of the night! With influences in Gospel, R&B, rock and classical, Frankie is a multiple threat as singer/songwriter; composer; lyricist; instrumentalist (piano); and accomplished stage/film actress. Frankie made her debut Off-Broadway in director David Tobin’s acclaimed review, Pure Gospel America and toured with the musical "If This Hat Could Talk" directed by Tony Award winner George Faison. In Chicago, Frankie was chosen The Cotton Club’s “Best Young Vocalist”. She has studied and performed with her mentor, Dr. Lena McLin and has recorded with R. Kelly as well as Universal artist Malik Yusef appearing on his 2003 debut album The Great Chicago Fire. She also appeared in its video along with Kanye West, Common, Twista and Ron-E-Ron. As a soloist, Frankie has shared the stage with artists such as, Ashford and Simpson, Danny Boy (Death Row Records), Chanté Savage (MCA), Isaac Hayes (honoring R. Kelly), Mighty Blue Kings, Youth Edition and David Josias (imi Records). She was opening act at Gospel Fest ’99 and The Bernie Mac HBO Showcase. Her band opened for the legendary Koko Taylor at The House of Blues. In front of the camera and on the boards, Frankie has made her mark. She has appeared in several plays and films, including her featured role in the acclaimed "Converging with Angels", named one of the best entries in the 2002 Montreal Film Festival. She has been sought after to compose and perform scores for multiple film projects. The Chicago Reader praised her singing in the 2003 premiere of the stage drama "Valerie Loves Me" as “gritty and golden.” In addition to acting, teaching and performing, Frankie works with her muse, legendary star of Hollywood's Golden Age; Arlene Dahl.
WILLIAM HINDIN [Music Director, Arrangements] has been with “Hereafter Musical” since the very beginning. As the show’s music supervisor and Vinnie and Frankie’s music partner, Bill’s original arrangements are a tremendous part of the show’s beauty. Bill has supervised workshopping all of the songs from the show. He’s a much in demand Music Director, Arranger, and Accompanist. He recently completed a 5 week off-Broadway run of the acclaimed show, Spaghetti & Matzo Balls” with Rena Strober and musically directed, arranged and played on her CD of the same name. He co-musically directed the 35th Anniversary show of All My Children at New York City’s Town Hall. He served as Musical Director for the Broadway Cares Equity Fights AIDS Labors of Love show at the off-Broadway Lambs Theatre. For four years, he served as Musical Director, Conductor, Arranger and Road Manager for entertainer John Davidson. His management company, William Hindin Artist Management ("WHAM"), represents variety and theatrical performers.