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[Off-Broadway, 2019]
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Aaron Posner Awards and Nominations

 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2015 - Outstanding Director of a Play, HAYES Production
Aaron PosnerSex With Strangers
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2015 - Outstanding Play or Musical Adaptation Gold Star
Aaron PosnerThe Gift of Nothing
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2014 - Outstanding Director, Resident Musical
Aaron PosnerThe Last Five Years
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2014 - Outstanding Director, Resident Play
Aaron PosnerRomeo & Juliet
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2014 - Outstanding New Play or Musical Gold Star
Aaron PosnerStupid Fucking Bird
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2013 - Outstanding Director, Resident Play
Aaron PosnerThe Taming of the Shrew
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2013 - John Gassner Award
Aaron Posner, My Name is Asher Lev
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2012 - Outstanding Director, Resident Play Gold Star
Aaron PosnerCyrano
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2012 - The Charles MacArthur Award for Outstanding New Play or Musical
Aaron PosnerCyrano
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2010 - Outstanding Director, Resident Play
Aaron PosnerArcadia
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2007 - Outstanding Director, Resident Play Gold Star
Aaron PosnerMeasure for Measure
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2007 - The Charles MacArthur Award for Outstanding New Play or Musical
Aaron PosnerA Murder, A Mystery & A Marriage
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2005 - Outstanding Director, Resident Play Gold Star
Aaron PosnerTwo Gentlemen of Verona
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2004 - Outstanding Director, Resident Play
Aaron PosnerTwelfth Night of What You Will

Aaron Posner News

Review: LIFE SUCKS Doesn't Suck at Big Idea Theatre Photo Review: LIFE SUCKS Doesn't Suck at Big Idea Theatre
by Courtney Symes - Nov 29, 2022

Thanksgiving this year was a wonderful gathering at home, enjoying the riches of food and family. Ironically, the next night was spent ruminating about how Life Sucks. This work by playwright Aaron Posner is a modern adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s 1898 play, Uncle Vanya. Big Idea Theatre has brought this tale to life with a mishmash of quirky personalities and underground flair.

American Premiere of No√ęl Coward's THE RAT TRAP to Open Next Week NY City Center Sta Photo American Premiere of No√ęl Coward's THE RAT TRAP to Open Next Week NY City Center Stage II
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 18, 2022

Mint Theater Company returns to New York City Ce nter Stage II with the American premiere of No√ęl Coward‚Äôs The Rat Trap, directed by Alexander Lass, opening Monday November 21st (7pm) at New York City Center Stage II for a limited Off-Broadway engagement through December 10th only.¬†

American Players Theatre Announces 2023 Season Photo American Players Theatre Announces 2023 Season
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 28, 2022

American Players Theatre¬†has announced its 2023 lineup, to run June 10 ‚Äď October 8, with the shoulder season production opening in late October.

EVERY BRILLIANT THING Returns To Arden Theatre Company For 35th Anniversary Season Photo EVERY BRILLIANT THING Returns To Arden Theatre Company For 35th Anniversary Season
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 17, 2022

Duncan Macmillan and Jonny Donahoe's gripping one-man play, Every Brilliant Thing, starring Scott Greer and directed by the Arden's Producing Artistic Director Terry Nolen, returns to the Arden Theatre for a third engagement from November 3 through December 11, 2022 on the Arden's Arcadia Stage.

Palm Beach Dramaworks To Host Fifth Annual NEW YEAR/NEW PLAYS FESTIVAL, January 6-8 Photo Palm Beach Dramaworks To Host Fifth Annual NEW YEAR/NEW PLAYS FESTIVAL, January 6-8, 2023 
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 3, 2022

Palm Beach Dramaworks will ring in 2023 with one of its most popular events, the New Year/New Plays Festival, which runs from January 6-8 and features readings of five fascinating plays that are still in development.

Mint Theater to Present American Premiere of No√ęl Coward's THE RAT TRAP & World Prem Photo Mint Theater to Present American Premiere of No√ęl Coward's THE RAT TRAP & World Premiere of BECOMES A WOMAN
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 30, 2022

The Mint Theater company will be presenting the American Premiere of Noel Coward's The Rap Trap, and the world premiere of Becomes a Woman by Betty Smith (A Tree Grows in Brooklyn).

The Ensemble Company to Present STUPID F**KING BIRD in November Photo The Ensemble Company to Present STUPID F**KING BIRD in November
by Blair Ingenthron - Sep 18, 2022

The Ensemble Company, now in their fourth year in residence at Penguin Point Productions located within the Oviedo Mall, will continue its season with Aaron Posner‚Äôs Stupid F***ing Bird, ‚Äúsort of adapted from The Seagull by Anton Chekhov.‚Ä̬† The production will mark the Central Florida debut of the piece, which premiered at the Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company in 2013.

24 Actors Will Make Their Broadway Debuts in LEOPOLDSTADT; Meet the Full Cast! Photo 24 Actors Will Make Their Broadway Debuts in LEOPOLDSTADT; Meet the Full Cast!
by Stephi Wild - Sep 14, 2022

Leopoldstadt officially begins previews on Broadway, September 14. Get to know the cast bringing this play to the stage!

East Lynne Theater Company Presents LITTLE WOMEN Photo East Lynne Theater Company Presents LITTLE WOMEN
by Stephi Wild - Aug 8, 2022

On Monday, August 15 at 8:00 p.m., East Lynne Theater Company presents 'Little Women' adapted from Louisa May Alcott's enduring novel by producing artistic director, Gayle Stahlhuth, for fourteen actors, ages 11-17 to perform as part of ELTC's 16th Annual Summer Student Workshop.

Meet Playwright Aaron Posner At East Lynne Theater Company Q&A This August Photo Meet Playwright Aaron Posner At East Lynne Theater Company Q&A This August
by Grace Cutler - Jul 31, 2022

Buy tickets now for WHO AM I THIS TIME (AND OTHER CONUNDRUMS OF LOVE) and learn about the playwright August 10th.

Aaron Posner Videos

VIDEO: Sneak Peek at 'Animals, Animals' from New Musical 'ME... JANE' at The Kennedy  Videoplay
VIDEO: Sneak Peek at 'Animals, Animals' from New Musical 'ME... JANE' at The Kennedy Center

by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2017

Click below to go inside rehearsals and see the company perform 'Animals, Animals' from the world premiere Kennedy Center commission, Me... Jane: The Dreams & Adventures of Young Jane Goodall, a new musical based on Patrick McDonnell's Caldecott Honor Book!

South Camden Theatre Company Presents MY NAME IS ASHER LEV
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

South Camden Theatre Company presents My Name Is Asher Lev for 9 performances from May 5 through May 21, 2017. Shows are Friday and Saturday nights at 8:00 pm and Sunday matinee's at 2:00 pm.

STAGE TUBE: Go Behind the Scenes with George Street's MY NAME IS ASHER LEV
by Stage Tube - Apr 19, 2016

George Street Playhouse presents Aaron Posner's MY NAME IS ASHER LEV, which runs now through May 1 at the New Brunswick theatre. In the video below, director Jim Jack and actor Miles G. Jackson (Asher Lev) discuss the story and themes of the play, adapted from the best-selling novel by Chaim Potok. Click below to watch the interview!

BWW TV: Watch Highlights of STUPID F##KING BIRD at Victory Gardens
by TV - On the Road - Jul 27, 2015

Carlisle Hart, LLC presents Sideshow Theatre Company, Chicago's preeminent theater company for presenting familiar stories in unorthodox ways, in a commercial remount of their wildly successful, sold-out smash hit production of STUPID FUCKING BIRD. Aaron Posner's comic spin on Chekhov's The Seagull is directed by artistic director Jonathan L. Green, now through August 30, 2015 with Press Opening tomorrow, July 25 at 7:30pm at Victory Gardens Zacek McVay Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

STAGE TUBE: Promo for Arena Stage's VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE
by Stage Tube - Mar 19, 2015

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater presents the Washington, D.C. premiere of Christopher Durang's Tony Award-winning comedy Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike runs April 3-May 3, 2015 in the Fichandler Stage. Click below to watch a fun promo for the show!

STAGE TUBE: Unicorn Theatre Announces Extension of MY NAME IS ASHER LEV Through May 19
by Stage Tube - May 3, 2013

The powerful and emotional play 'My Name is Asher Lev,' onstage at Unicorn Theatre, has been extended an extra week and will now play through May 19, rather than ending May 12 as originally scheduled. 'With such positive response from the audience, and overwhelming ticket sales, we can't help but extend the run of the show', said Cynthia Levin, Unicorn Theatre Producing Artistic Director. Every weekend of the show so far has been sold out. Click below to watch Levin announce the extension!

STAGE TUBE: Interview with Brooke Bloom and Ryan King of LUNGS - Opens Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2012

Barrington Stage Company will present the New England premiere of British playwright's Duncan Macmillan's acclaimed new drama Lungs. Lungs opens the newly named St. Germain Stage (formerly Stage 2) from May 23 through June 10, and the press opening is Sunday, May 27 at 3pm. St. Germain Stage is located on the upper level of the Sydelle and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center, 36 Linden Street, Pittsfield.

STAGE TUBE: AIDS Walk LA 2009 - John Lloyd Young Sings 'You'll Never Walk Alone'
by Eddie Varley - Oct 20, 2009

On October 18, 2009, the crowd walked to 'remember those we have lost, walked to help our friends, family and fellow Angelinos who are affected by HIV/AIDS, and walked to show our never-ending determination to end AIDS.' Tony winner John Lloyd Young performed 'You'll Never Walk Alone' for the crowd to honor those in need and who have passed on from AIDS.

BWW TV STAGE TUBE: 'Oy Vey My Son Is Gay' Trailer
by Eddie Varley - Feb 5, 2009

John Lloyd Young plays the title character in the new film comedy 'Oy Vey My Son Is Gay.' The film is writen by Evgeny Afineevsky, Joseph Goldman and Martin Guigui and directed by Evgeny Afineevsky.


Aaron Posner Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Aaron Posner written?
Aaron Posner has written 2 shows including My Name is Asher Lev (Playwright), Life Sucks (Playwright).

What awards has Aaron Posner been nominated for?
Outstanding Director of a Play, HAYES Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for Sex With Strangers , Outstanding Play or Musical Adaptation (Helen Hayes Awards) for The Gift of Nothing , Outstanding Director, Resident Musical (Helen Hayes Awards) for The Last Five Years , Outstanding Director, Resident Play (Helen Hayes Awards) for Romeo & Juliet , Outstanding New Play or Musical (Helen Hayes Awards) for Stupid Fucking Bird , Outstanding Director, Resident Play (Helen Hayes Awards) for The Taming of the Shrew , John Gassner Award (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for My Name is Asher Lev , Outstanding Director, Resident Play (Helen Hayes Awards) for Cyrano , The Charles MacArthur Award for Outstanding New Play or Musical (Helen Hayes Awards) for Cyrano , Outstanding Director, Resident Play (Helen Hayes Awards) for Arcadia , Outstanding Director, Resident Play (Helen Hayes Awards) for Measure for Measure , The Charles MacArthur Award for Outstanding New Play or Musical (Helen Hayes Awards) for A Murder, A Mystery & A Marriage Outstanding Director, Resident Play (Helen Hayes Awards) for Two Gentlemen of Verona and Outstanding Director, Resident Play (Helen Hayes Awards) for Twelfth Night of What You Will .

What awards has Aaron Posner won?
Outstanding Play or Musical Adaptation (Helen Hayes Awards) for The Gift of Nothing , Outstanding New Play or Musical (Helen Hayes Awards) for Stupid Fucking Bird, Outstanding Director, Resident Play (Helen Hayes Awards) for Cyrano Outstanding Director, Resident Play (Helen Hayes Awards) for Measure for Measure and Outstanding Director, Resident Play (Helen Hayes Awards) for Two Gentlemen of Verona .