Holtzman-Lopez Productions (#HLP) is a full-service production company founded by collaborators Ben Holtzman and Sammy Lopez.
Ben and Sammy are devoted to bringing thoughtful and innovative works to the stage from the ground up. They are drawn to passionate projects with powerful messages and are most interested in developing long-lasting relationships with emerging theatre artists. HLP believes that theatre has the power to inspire change.
Ben and Sammy have been working together since they became roommates freshman year of college at Syracuse University.
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Ben Holtzman is a producer and content creator passionate about telling authentic stories that make us think. He most recently co-produced BE MORE CHILL on Broadway. Ben worked closely with Hal Prince from 2016 until his passing. With Hal, he worked on the 2017 production of CANDIDE at New York City Opera as well as PRINCE OF BROADWAY at Manhattan Theatre Club. Ben also worked with Hal on writing his memoir, ‘Sense of Occasion’, which was released in September of 2017. Ben is the founder and executive producer of RANGE a cappella. With RANGE, Ben has arranged and produced music videos for Nickelodeon, Sesame Street, Playbill, Billboard, and the E! Network’s 2015 Oscars Live from the Red Carpet. RANGE has over 60k subscribers on YouTube and their music videos have been viewed over 30 million times. Ben produced RANGE’s first studio album, RANGE volume one, which is available on iTunes and Spotify. Current projects in development include GUN & POWDER (Signature Theatre 2020), HOW TO DANCE IN OHIO, and BRADICAL. Ben is the recipient of the 2019 T. Fellowship for Creative Producing in association with Columbia University School of the Arts. He serves on the advisory board for Jennifer Jancuska + The BringAbout and is a proud graduate of both Professional Performing Arts School and the Syracuse University School of Drama. For more, visit ben-holtzman.com.
Sammy Lopez is a Latinx artist dedicated to uplifting underrepresented voices & stories through the arts. Most recently, he was on the producing and social media team for The Old Vic's A CHRISTMAS CAROL and a co-producer of BE MORE CHILL on Broadway. He is on the social media team at Marathon Digital, representing Broadway productions, regional theatres, and other live entertainment clients in New York City and around the world. He spent time in Los Angeles developing the social media strategy at Center Theatre Group's Mark Taper Forum, Ahmanson Theatre, and the Kirk Douglas Theatre. Current projects in development include GUN & POWDER (World Premiere: Signature Theatre 2020), HOW TO DANCE IN OHIO, BRADICAL, and the acclaimed solo show GAYTINO: MADE IN AMERICA featuring LGBTQIA+ Chicano activist & performer Dan Guerrero. Previously, he was the Associate Producer for BANDSTAND as well as a recipient of the 2017 Rising Star Fellowship with The Broadway League. He has also worked with Tom Smedes Productions, Your Theatrics International, The Pekoe Group, The New York Musical Festival (NYMF), and a volunteer with The Musical Theatre Factory. From 2013—2017 he was the Artistic Director and Co-Founder of Diverging Elements Theatre Co., where he created theatre experiences for young audiences. Sammy is a proud graduate of Syracuse University's School of Drama, L.A. County High School for the Arts, and a supporter of CO/LAB Theater Group, offering individuals with developmental disabilities a creative and social outlet through theater. He is on the New 42 Board of Directors, opening new worlds to young people and families at the New Victory Theatre. For more, visit sammy-lopez.com.
Together, Ben & Sammy produce the Syracuse University Lewis Hecker Drama Showcase and manage Orange In The Apple, a volunteer Syracuse Drama Alumni organization.