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Alan Bennett

 
Date of Birth: May 09, 1934 (88)

Birth Place: Leeds, Yorkshire, ENGLAND

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Broadway Production, 1962
Performer

Productions

 
[West End, 2021]
Writer

Writing

Playwright
Playwright
Playwright
Playwright
Playwright
Bookwriter


Alan Bennett Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2006 - Outstanding New Play Gold Star
Alan Bennett, The History Boys
 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 2006 - Best Play Gold Star
Alan Bennett, The History Boys
 
Tony Awards - 2006 - Best Play Gold Star
Alan Bennett, The History Boys
 
Olivier Awards - 2005 - Best New Play Gold Star
Alan BennettThe History Boys
 
Olivier Awards - 2005 - The Society's Special Award for 2005 Gold Star
Alan Bennett
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2003 - Outstanding One-Person Solo Performance Gold Star
Alan Bennett, Talking Heads
 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 2003 - Best Foreign Play Gold Star
Alan Bennett, Talking Heads
 
Olivier Awards - 1993 - Best Entertainment Gold Star
Alan BennettTalking Heads
 
Olivier Awards - 1992 - Best Actor in a Musical Gold Star
Alan BennettTalking Heads
 
Olivier Awards - 1992 - Best Actor in a Musical Gold Star
Alan BennettTalking Heads
 
Olivier Awards - 1990 - Comedy of the Year Gold Star
Alan BennettSingle Spies
 
Tony Awards - 1963 - Special Tony Award Gold Star
Alan Bennett

Alan Bennett News

THE TIME MACHINE Comes to New Wolsey Theatre Before Embarking on Tour Photo THE TIME MACHINE Comes to New Wolsey Theatre Before Embarking on Tour
by Stephi Wild - Nov 25, 2022

Original Theatre, in association with New Wolsey Theatre, presents the UK premiere of THE TIME MACHINE, a fast-paced and wise-cracking retelling of the world-famous novel by H.G. Wells, written by Steven Canny and John Nicholson, based on a story created with Mark Shanahan.

Christine Ebersole to Perform With Billy Stritch at P-Town's Town Hall on New Year's  Photo Christine Ebersole to Perform With Billy Stritch at P-Town's Town Hall on New Year's Eve
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 21, 2022

Broadway @ Town Hall concert series will present Christine Ebersole in her Provincetown Town Hall debut for FIRST LIGHT FESTIVAL on New Year’s Eve, Saturday, December 31 at 7:00 PM - for One Show Only - with renowned entertainer Billy Stritch at the piano.

Listen: Christine Ebersole's New Album AFTER THE BALL Out Now Photo Listen: Christine Ebersole's New Album AFTER THE BALL Out Now
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 30, 2022

After the Ball, a new album from two-time Tony Award winner Christine Ebersole has been released in physical and digital formats! Listen to the album here! The recording finds Ebersole at the start of a brave new chapter, reflecting on life, love and family now that the last of her three adopted children has flown the nest. 

Listen: Get an Exclusive First Listen to 'A Sleepin' Bee' From Christine Ebersole's N Photo Listen: Get an Exclusive First Listen to 'A Sleepin' Bee' From Christine Ebersole's New Album 'After The Ball'
by Stephi Wild - Sep 29, 2022

Christine Ebersole is releasing a special new album titled 'After The Ball' on Friday, September 30. BroadwayWorld has your exclusive first listen to the first track released from the album, 'A Sleepin' Bee'.

Short+Sweet Sydney's 20th Birthday Festival Continues Next Week Photo Short+Sweet Sydney's 20th Birthday Festival Continues Next Week
by Stephi Wild - Sep 28, 2022

The 'biggest little play festival in the world' continues with week 3 heats at the Tom Mann Theatre in Surry Hills Fri 7 to Sun October 9.

Bunbury Productions Presents: MONO ‚Ä" A Three-Person One-Man Show Photo Bunbury Productions Presents: MONO ‚Ä" A Three-Person One-Man Show
by Stephi Wild - Sep 27, 2022

Bunbury Productions has announced¬†that the comedy smash hit¬†Mono¬†is coming to Adelaide for a week playing in the¬†Dunstan Playhouse,¬†1¬†‚Äď 5 February 2023.¬†Tickets are on sale from¬†10.00am¬†Friday 30 September¬†through¬†Ticketek.¬†

Alex Jennings Joins the London Philharmonic Orchestra in Schoenberg's GURRELIEDER Photo Alex Jennings Joins the London Philharmonic Orchestra in Schoenberg's GURRELIEDER
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Sep 21, 2022

Actor Alex Jennings will join the London Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO) for the opening night of its 2022/23 season on Saturday 24 September when they perform Schoenberg’s Gurrelieder at the Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall.

Photos: First Look At IN THIS SMOKING CHAOS As Part Of The Blueprint Festival At Quee Photo Photos: First Look At IN THIS SMOKING CHAOS As Part Of The Blueprint Festival At Queen's Theatre Hornchurch
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 16, 2022

Queen's Theatre Hornchurch have released the first production photos of In This Smoking Chaos, the show continues from Wednesday 21 September to Saturday 24 September as part of the Theatre’s Blueprint Festival.

Christine Ebersole to Release New Album AFTER THE BALL Photo Christine Ebersole to Release New Album AFTER THE BALL
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 7, 2022

After the Ball, a new album from two-time Tony Award winner Christine Ebersole, will be released in physical and digital formats on Friday, September 30.

Christine Ebersole and Billy Stritch to Kick Off 2022-23 BROADWAY IN NEW ORLEANS Seas Photo Christine Ebersole and Billy Stritch to Kick Off 2022-23 BROADWAY IN NEW ORLEANS Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 25, 2022

Producer Mark Cortale's Broadway in New Orleans concert series will present Christine Ebersole, two-time Tony Award-winner for Grey Gardens and 42nd Street and star of Oscar-winning films such as Amadeus and Tootsie, on Saturday, October 15 at 7:30 PM with renowned entertainer Billy Stritch at the piano. 

Alan Bennett Videos

VIDEO: Watch the First Trailer for THE HISTORY BOYS at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch the First Trailer for THE HISTORY BOYS at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre

by Stage Tube - Dec 20, 2019

Wolverhampton Grand Theatre has today revealed the first teaser trailer for the upcoming in-house production of Alan Bennett's THE HISTORY BOYS from 7 a?" 22 February 2020.

Theatre Rhinoceros Presents FLIM-FLAM A World-Premiere Comedy
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 11, 2017

Three actors are desperate for work. They try commercials, they try theatre, they even try movies of questionable repute but all fails. So they take their show on the road hoping to find employment in America's heartland. There they discover an America redder than red and a society on the verge of implosion and despair. Set in the present day, this comedy speaks to the darkest psyche of a troubled nation.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 8/22/16- James Corden
by Stage Tube - Aug 22, 2016

Happy Birthday, James Corden! In 2004, Corden played the role of Timms in the original London stage production of Alan Bennett's play The History Boys, as well as in the Broadway, and Sydney productions. In 2011 he attracted international attention as the lead in the award-winning comedy play One Man, Two Guvnors, which transferred from the National Theatre to the West End and then to Broadway, and was also cinecast worldwide via National Theatre Live. For his ongoing Broadway run of the play, Corden won the 2012 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 8/1/16- Sam Mendes
by Stage Tube - Aug 1, 2016

Happy Birthday, Sam Mendes! Sam Mendes is best known for whis work as the artistic director of the Donmar Warehouse, and his direction of the film American Beauty and the Broadway production of Cabaret on Broadway starring Alan Cumming. His production of Oliver! became the longest running show ever to play at the London Palladium. Additional stage credits includeTennessee Williams's The Glass Menagerie, Stephen Sondheim's Company (which had the first ever African American 'Bobby'), Alan Bennett's Habeas Corpus and his farewell duo of Chekhov's Uncle Vanya and Twelfth Night, which transferred to the Brooklyn Academy Of Music and Gypsy on Broadway starring Bernadette Peters.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 8/22/15- James Corden
by Stage Tube - Aug 22, 2015

Happy Birthday, James Corden! In 2004, Corden played the role of Timms in the original London stage production of Alan Bennett's play The History Boys, as well as in the Broadway, and Sydney productions. In 2011 he attracted international attention as the lead in the award-winning comedy play One Man, Two Guvnors, which transferred from the National Theatre to the West End and then to Broadway, and was also cinecast worldwide via National Theatre Live. For his ongoing Broadway run of the play, Corden won the 2012 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 8/1/15- Sam Mendes
by Stage Tube - Aug 1, 2015

Happy Birthday, Sam Mendes! Sam Mendes is best known for whis work as the artistic director of the Donmar Warehouse, and his direction of the film American Beauty and the Broadway production of Cabaret on Broadway starring Alan Cumming. His production of Oliver! became the longest running show ever to play at the London Palladium. Additional stage credits includeTennessee Williams's The Glass Menagerie, Stephen Sondheim's Company (which had the first ever African American 'Bobby'), Alan Bennett's Habeas Corpus and his farewell duo of Chekhov's Uncle Vanya and Twelfth Night, which transferred to the Brooklyn Academy Of Music and Gypsy on Broadway starring Bernadette Peters.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 8/22- James Corden
by Stage Tube - Aug 22, 2014

Happy Birthday, James Corden! In 2004, Corden played the role of Timms in the original London stage production of Alan Bennett's play The History Boys, as well as in the Broadway, and Sydney productions. In 2011 he attracted international attention as the lead in the award-winning comedy play One Man, Two Guvnors, which transferred from the National Theatre to the West End and then to Broadway, and was also cinecast worldwide via National Theatre Live. For his ongoing Broadway run of the play, Corden won the 2012 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 8/1- Sam Mendes
by Stage Tube - Aug 1, 2014

Happy Birthday, Sam Mendes! Sam Mendes is best known for whis work as the artistic director of the Donmar Warehouse, and his direction of the film American Beauty and the Broadway production of Cabaret on Broadway starring Alan Cumming. His production of Oliver! became the longest running show ever to play at the London Palladium. Additional stage credits includeTennessee Williams's The Glass Menagerie, Stephen Sondheim's Company (which had the first ever African American 'Bobby'), Alan Bennett's Habeas Corpus and his farewell duo of Chekhov's Uncle Vanya and Twelfth Night, which transferred to the Brooklyn Academy Of Music and Gypsy on Broadway starring Bernadette Peters.

STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes with END OF THE RAINBOW at the Arvada Center
by Stage Tube - Mar 31, 2014

The Arvada Center is making a bold move with its current main-stage production. The regional premiere of END OF THE RAINBOW follows Judy Garland during a six week run in London six months before her tragic death. While it includes many of Judy's actual arrangements of some of her most loved songs, it isn't a musical. It is a play with music. This week, 'In Focus' host Eden Lane takes viewers behind the scenes for some of the early rehearsals to meet the creative team and the cast. Click below!

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 8/22- James Corden
by Stage Tube - Aug 22, 2013

Happy Birthday, James Corden! In 2004, Corden played the role of Timms in the original London stage production of Alan Bennett's play The History Boys, as well as in the Broadway, and Sydney productions. In 2011 he attracted international attention as the lead in the award-winning comedy play One Man, Two Guvnors, which transferred from the National Theatre to the West End and then to Broadway, and was also cinecast worldwide via National Theatre Live. For his ongoing Broadway run of the play, Corden won the 2012 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play.


Alan Bennett Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Alan Bennett been in?
Alan Bennett has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has Alan Bennett been in?
Alan Bennett has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Alan Bennett been nominated for?
Outstanding New Play (Drama Desk Awards) for The History Boys , Best Play (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for The History Boys , Best Play (Tony Awards) for The History Boys , Best New Play (Olivier Awards) for The History Boys , The Society's Special Award for 2005 (Olivier Awards) , Outstanding One-Person Solo Performance (Drama Desk Awards) for Talking Heads , Best Foreign Play (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for Talking Heads , Best Entertainment (Olivier Awards) for Talking Heads , Best Actor in a Musical (Olivier Awards) for Talking Heads , Best Actor in a Musical (Olivier Awards) for Talking Heads Comedy of the Year (Olivier Awards) for Single Spies and Special Tony Award (Tony Awards) .

What awards has Alan Bennett won?
Outstanding New Play (Drama Desk Awards) for The History Boys, Best Play (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for The History Boys, Best Play (Tony Awards) for The History Boys, Best New Play (Olivier Awards) for The History Boys, The Society's Special Award for 2005 (Olivier Awards), Outstanding One-Person Solo Performance (Drama Desk Awards) for Talking Heads, Best Foreign Play (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for Talking Heads, Best Entertainment (Olivier Awards) for Talking Heads, Best Actor in a Musical (Olivier Awards) for Talking Heads, Best Actor in a Musical (Olivier Awards) for Talking Heads Comedy of the Year (Olivier Awards) for Single Spiesand Special Tony Award (Tony Awards).

How many shows has Alan Bennett written?
Alan Bennett has written 6 shows including Beyond the Fringe (Bookwriter), Habeas Corpus (Playwright), The History Boys (Playwright), The Habit of Art (Playwright), The Madness of George III (Playwright), People (Playwright).