Bobbie Lee Crow III
John L. Haber
Producer, Writer, Events Planner
John L. Haber is Director of Special Events for the Dodgers (currently Jersey Boys and the upcoming Matilda), a producing organization with which he has been associated for over three decades. He grew up in Asheville, N.C., where he founded a children’s theatre at age 11 that recently celebrated its fifty-second anniversary. He’s a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill and NYU Tisch School of the Arts. Haber began his New York theatre career co-creating and directing the 1975 Off-Broadway hit Diamond Studs, followed by Frimbo, a "train musical" that was presented in Grand Central Terminal. In 1984, he established Habey's Cookies, which produced baked goods for specialty food markets and major department stores nationwide and Harrod's in London.
In 1988, Haber and The Red Clay Ramblers began to develop The Merry Wives of Windsor, Texas, a musical opus inspired by Shakespeare’s play. After an initial life at the Alley Theatre in Houston, The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis and Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, the project evolved into Lone Star Love at Great Lakes Theater Festival in 2001. It premiered in New York at the John Houseman Theater and received 2005 Outer Critics Circle and Lucille Lortel Award nominations for "Outstanding New Musical." 5th Avenue Theater in Seattle presented Lone Star Love in the fall of 2007. It’s targeted for Broadway in the near future.
Haber has just launched SHOW COOKIES from Habey’s Kitchen. His Book of Mormon Doorbell Cookies will soon be available at the Eugene O’Neill Theater. On the back burner is “Habey’s Kitchen,” a new musical food TV show that will feature The Red Clay Ramblers. Haber also creates fine semi-precious jewelry for several boutiques in metro New York.