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Between May 2016 and October 2020, Adam was the Executive Vice President and Group Board Director of the Ambassador Theatre Group, during which time he focused on growth, acquisitions and partnership development. ATG programmes and operates 50 venues in the UK, US and Germany.

Adam began his career at Bill Kenwright Limited where between 1989 and 1993, he performed various roles culminating in a position of Associate Producer.

Adam set up AKA in 1993 with a vision to produce and promote theatre productions to a wider audience. By 2015, AKA had grown to become the largest employer of arts and entertainment marketing professionals in the world, with offices in London, Manchester, Glasgow, New York, Los Angeles, Sydney and Melbourne. During his time as CEO, AKA grew further and successfully expanded the group into the film and digital marketing industry across the UK, US and Europe through a series of acquisitions including the Creative Partnership and Digital Media Services, with clients that include 20th Century Fox, Universal Pictures, Working Title Films, Lionsgate, EOne, Netflix, Warner Brothers and Sony Pictures. With a client roster of some of the largest and most successful theatre producers, museums, galleries and arts organisations in the world including the National Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company, Tate Galleries, National Gallery, Really Useful Group, Disney Theatricals, Cameron Mackintosh, Museum of Contemporary Art, The Australian Ballet and The Metropolitan Opera.

In December 2015 Adam sold the AKA Group to private equity firm Providence Equity Partners.

Between 1999 and 2006, Adam also produced more than 20 shows internationally including De La Guarda (London’s Roundhouse), Stones in His Pockets (West End, UK tour, Toronto, Broadway, US tour, Australia and more than 15 additional international productions), Cooking with Elvis (West End and UK tour), High Society The Musical (West End and UK tour), RENT (West End and UK tour), The Lieutenant of Inishmore (West End, Australia and UK tour), Def Poetry Jam (Edinburgh Festival), Sweeney Todd (West End, UK tour, Broadway, Toronto and US tour), Madame Melville (West End), A Day in the Death of Joe Egg (UK tour and West End), Taboo The Musical (West End, UK tour and Broadway) and Zorro (UK tour, West End, France, Netherlands, South Korea, Brazil, Israel, Japan and Russia).

Adam is a former elected board member of The Society of London Theatre, Camden People’s Theatre, The Lyric Theatre Hammersmith, ACT Productions, STAGE ONE and Old Vic Productions. He is currently a trustee of Mousetrap Theatre Projects, a charity devoted to supporting children’s education and career development through the arts. In December 2020 Adam was elected to be chair of the board of the Donmar Warehouse.

Adam Kenwright Productions

 
[West End, 2008]
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[Broadway, 2005]
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[West End, 2004]
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[London Fringe, 2004]
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[Broadway, 2003]
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[West End, 2002]
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[Broadway, 2001]
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Adam Kenwright Awards and Nominations

Tony Awards - 2006 - Best Revival of a Musical

Adam Kenwright, Sweeney Todd

Adam Kenwright News


THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY Starring Sarah Snook To Hit Broadway in 2025

The speculated Broadway transfer of the West End production of The Picture of Dorian Gray, starring Succession's Sarah Snook, has been confirmed.
Kip Williams' THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY Film Rights Acquired by Cate Blanchett's Company

The Picture Of Dorian Gray will be making its way to screens! According to reports, Cate Blanchett's production company Dirty Films have purchased the film rights to the current West End production of Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray. This version of the classic novel is adapted by Kip Williams, who reimagined the story as a vehicle for a single actor to play all the characters through the use of video screens.
Could THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY Starring Sarah Snook Transfer to Broadway?

Will The Picture of Dorian Gray starring Sarah Snook transfer to Broadway in 2025?
Rialto Chatter: Will SUCCESSION's Sarah Snook Make Broadway Debut in THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY?

Will Succession star Sarah Snook star in The Picture of Dorian Gray on Broadway?
Bush Theatre's RED PITCH Transfers to @sohoplace in 2024

The Bush Theatre's multi-Award winning play Red Pitch written by Tyrell Williams transfers to @sohoplace theatre, the West End's newest venue.
THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY Will Make £20 Digital Lottery Tickets Available For Every Performance

Michael Cassel and Adam Kenwright, the lead producers of the new production of The Picture of Dorian Gray, starring award winning stage and screen actor Sarah Snook, have announced the launch of a £20 ticket via a digital lottery for every performance of the highly anticipated 14-week engagement at the Theatre Royal Haymarket.
Milton Keynes Theatre Welcomes THE CROWN JEWELS To The Stage This October

The Crown Jewels is a riotous new comedy based on the most unbelievable royal caper in British history. Don't miss it when it comes to Milton Keynes Theatre in October!
Jennifer Ellison Joins Cast Of GREATEST DAYS At The King's Theatre

The King's Theatre, Glasgow has announced that Jennifer Ellison is joining The Official Take That Musical GREATEST DAYS, with a book by award-winning playwright Tim Firth and produced by Adam Kenwright for Kindred Partners. Jennifer will join the tour in the role of Rachel from Monday 21 August at The King's Theatre, Glasgow. GREATEST DAYS will run at The King's Theatre, Glasgow from Monday 21 to Saturday 26 August 2023.
Video: Get a First Look at Take That Musical GREATEST DAYS UK Tour

Get a first look at the Take That Musical GREATEST DAYS UK Tour with this exciting video. Find out where the show is running and get a sneak peek of what to expect from this highly anticipated musical event.
Video: Watch Carrie Hope Fletcher Perform New Song from THE CROWN JEWELS

Watch Carrie Hope Fletcher perform 'Praise Him,' one of two new songs from the West End heist comedy THE CROWN JEWELS!
Jennifer Ellison Joins the UK Tour of The Official Take That Musical GREATEST DAYS

 Jennifer Ellison is joining The Official Take That Musical GREATEST DAYS, with a book by award-winning playwright Tim Firth. 
Photos/Video: Inside Rehearsal For THE CROWN JEWELS at the Garrick Theatre

All new rehearsal photos and video footage have been released for the must-see West End comic caper, The Crown Jewels which plays at the Garrick Theatre from Friday 7 July – Saturday 16 September 2023 ahead of regional autumn engagements.
Final Casting Revealed For THE CROWN JEWELS at the Garrick Theatre

Final casting has been announced for this summer’s must-see West End comic caper, The Crown Jewels which plays at the Garrick Theatre from Friday 7 July – Saturday 16 September 2023 ahead of regional autumn engagements.
Tim Sheader Appointed as New Artistic Director of Donmar Warehouse

Tim Sheader has been appoint as the new Artistic Director and joint Chief Executive of the Donmar Warehouse, alongside Executive Director Henny Finch.
GREATEST DAYS Comes to the Milton Keynes Theatre in July

The Official Take That Musical Greatest Days, with a book by award-winning playwright Tim Firth. will play at Milton Keynes Theatre from 03 – 08 July.
Photos: Inside Opening Night of GREATEST DAYS: THE MUSICAL At The Palace Theatre

Last night, Greatest Days: The Musical celebrated the beginning of the show’s Manchester dates at the Palace Theatre. Guests in attendance included Bianca Gascoigne alongside stars from Coronation Street and Waterloo Road. See photos from the event below. 
Mel Giedroyc, Carrie Hope Fletcher, and More Will Lead THE CROWN JEWELS in the West End and on UK Tour

The cast has been announced for this summer's must-see West End comic caper, The Crown Jewels which plays at the Garrick Theatre from Friday 7  July – Saturday 16 September 2023 ahead of regional autumn engagements.
Cast Set For the UK Tour of GREATEST DAYS The Official Take That Musical

The full cast has been announced for The Official Take That Musical GREATEST DAYS, with a book by award-winning playwright Tim Firth.
Kym Marsh Will Star Alongside her Daughter Emilie Cunliffe in GREATEST DAYS - the Official Take That Musical

English singer, actress and TV presenter Kym Marsh and her daughter Emilie Cunliffe will star as Rachel and Young Rachel respectively in The Official Take That Musical GREATEST DAYS, with a book by award-winning playwright Tim Firth.
Michael Longhurst to Step Down as Artistic Director of the Donmar Warehouse

After five years in the role, Michael Longhurst has announced that he will step down as Artistic Director of The Donmar Warehouse when his contract ends in February 2024.

Adam Kenwright FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What awards has Adam Kenwright been nominated for?

Adam Kenwright has been nominated for the Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical for "Sweeney Todd."

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