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Alice Playten

 
Date of Birth: August 28, 1947 (74)

Birth Place: New York, NY, USA

Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2010
Performer
  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 2004
Performer
Grandma Gellman
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2003
Grandma Gellman
Grandma Gellman
  [Broadway]
Actors' Fund Concert, 2002
Fanny Brice
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2000
Mrs. Mayor
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1993
Lady Bird Johnson/Marie Eisenhower
  [Off-Broadway]
1991
Agnes (Agnes)/ Girl (Eulogy for Mister Hamm)/ Sherri (Lucky Nurse)
  [Broadway]
1988
Cookie Cusack [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
1988
Emma
  [Off-Broadway]
1988
Emma
  [Off-Broadway]
1987
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
1981
Philomena Rostovich/ Dame Ellen Terry [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
1979
Taxi Driver(Ginny Tremaine) [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Concert [Broadway], 1973
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1973
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
1973
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1970
Ingrid/ Alice [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
1969
Miss U
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1969
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1967
Kafritz
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1964
Ermengarde
  [Broadway]
Broadway Production, 1963
Bet
  [US Tour]
1st National Tour, 1961
Baby Louise
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1959
Baby Louise [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1983
Eve
  [New York]
New York Concert, 1981
Eve

Photos

Alice Playten Photo

Alice Playten

From: 
Date:
11/19/2010
 Alice Playten Photo

Alice Playten

From: 
Date:
09/02/2010
Patrick Cummings, Alice Playten & Bob Ari Photo

Patrick Cummings, Alice Playten & Bob Ari

From: 
Date:
09/02/2010


Alice Playten and Glen Roven

From: 
Date:
04/05/2010

 

Stage

Performances
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2010
Performer

  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 2004
Performer

Grandma Gellman

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2003
Grandma Gellman

Grandma Gellman

  [Broadway]
Actors' Fund Concert, 2002
Fanny Brice

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2000
Mrs. Mayor

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1993
Lady Bird Johnson/Marie Eisenhower

  [Off-Broadway]
1991
Agnes (Agnes)/ Girl (Eulogy for Mister Hamm)/ Sherri (Lucky Nurse)

  [Broadway]
1988
Cookie Cusack [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
1988
Emma

  [Off-Broadway]
1988
Emma

  [Off-Broadway]
1987
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
1981
Philomena Rostovich/ Dame Ellen Terry [Replacement]

  [Off-Broadway]
1979
Taxi Driver(Ginny Tremaine) [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Concert [Broadway], 1973
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1973
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
1973
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1970
Ingrid/ Alice [Replacement]

  [Off-Broadway]
1969
Miss U

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1969
Performer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1967
Kafritz

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1964
Ermengarde

  [Broadway]
Broadway Production, 1963
Bet

  [US Tour]
1st National Tour, 1961
Baby Louise

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1959
Baby Louise [Replacement]

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1983
Eve

  [New York]
New York Concert, 1981
Eve


Alice Playten Awards and Nominations

 
Obie Awards - 1994 - Performance Gold Star
Alice Playten, First Lady Suite
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1988 - Outstanding Featured Actress - Play
Alice Playten, Spoils of War
 
Obie Awards - 1973 - Distinguished Performances Gold Star
Alice Playten, Lemmings
 
Theatre World Awards - 1968 - Performance Gold Star
Alice Playten, Henry, Sweet Henry
 
Tony Awards - 1968 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical
Alice Playten, Henry, Sweet Henry

Alice Playten News

VIDEO: Recap the Greatest Stars of FUNNY GIRL Photo VIDEO: Recap the Greatest Stars of FUNNY GIRL
by Nicole Rosky - Aug 15, 2021

Though Barbra Streisand remains Broadway's most beloved Fanny, plenty of legends have taken on the role over the last six decades.

New and Upcoming Releases For the Week of March 1 - ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Orange Vinyl, Photo New and Upcoming Releases For the Week of March 1 - ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Orange Vinyl, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Mar 3, 2021

This week's list includes a new limited edition orange vinyl of the 2017 revival cast recording of Once on This Island, as well as a purple vinyl edition of the 1964 cast recording of My Fair Lady. Plus, the latest volume of The Untold Stories of Broadway by Jennifer Ashley Tepper is now available!

BWW Review: Encores! Off-Center Brings Back Maria Irene Fornes and Rev. Al Carmines'  Photo BWW Review: Encores! Off-Center Brings Back Maria Irene Fornes and Rev. Al Carmines' Fresh and Vibrant PROMENADE
by Michael Dale - Jul 15, 2019

Through the leadership of Reverend Bernard Scott, Greenwich Village's Judson Memorial Church became a center for emerging artists during the 1950s, welcoming the experimental, the avant-garde and the political to have their work seen without fear of censorship.

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Chats with Broadway Alum and Big Screen Chava Photo Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Chats with Broadway Alum and Big Screen Chava, Neva Small
by Behind the Curtain - Oct 16, 2017

Everyone's favorite little bird, little Chavala, Neva Small, sits down with Rob and Kevin to look back on her fabulous career both onstage and on the screen. Neva takes us back to the filming of the immortal FIDDLER ON THE ROOF film, as well as how her career as a child actress led to her Broadway appearances in SOMETHING MORE, HENRY, SWEET HENRY, THE IMPOSSIBLE YEARS, FRANK MERRIWELL, and SOMETHING'S AFOOT.

Ribbons Down Their Backs: The Supporting Ladies of HELLO, DOLLY!
by Julie Musbach - May 29, 2017

Hello, Dolly! is one of the most famous Broadway star vehicles, and no production has yet made that clearer than the one with Bette Midler's name floating high atop the marquee (and the 'sold out' sign). But what about the supporting ladies that fill the stage alongside the whirlwind Dolly Levi?

Rumor Patrol: Cindy Adams Says Carol Channing Possible for HELLO, DOLLY Revival!?
by Caryn Robbins - Jul 11, 2016

Despite firm denials from both press rep Rick Miramontez and producer Scott Rudin, as well as the star's age (95), the NY Post's Cindy Adams insists she has heard rumors that Carol Channing could be up for playing the matinee 'Dolly'

FLASH FRIDAY: Celebrate Earth Day with Eddie Korbich and SEUSSICAL's 'The Lorax Song'
by Michael Dale - Apr 22, 2016

During pre-Broadway tryouts, the talented performer sang an adaptation of Dr. Seuss' plea for the environment.

STAGE TUBE: Watch Lost Documentary Footage from SONDHEIM: A MUSICAL TRIBUTE
by Stage Tube - Sep 23, 2013

'Sondheim: A Musical Tribute' was the title given to a benefit staged in March 1973. American Musical and Dramatic Academy and the National Hemophilia Foundation first wanted to honor Harold Prince, but he declined, so they chose Stephen Sondheim. Sondheim thought it would be 'merely a dinner,' but it was actually a full-scale production with 33 performers and a 30-piece orchestra, staged on the set of the then-running 'A Little Night Music' at the Shubert Theatre. Below, check out footage from a short documentary that was made about the show.

Shlemiel the First Plays Jack H. Skirball Center
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2011

The acclaimed 1994 world premiere of the Klezmer musical Shlemiel the First, was at Boston's American Repertory Theater (ART).

Shlemiel the First Plays Jack H. Skirball Center
by Gabrielle Sierra - Nov 8, 2011

The acclaimed 1994 world premiere of the Klezmer musical Shlemiel the First, was at Boston's American Repertory Theater (ART).

Alice Playten Videos

STAGE TUBE: Watch Lost Documentary Footage from SONDHEIM: A MUSICAL TRIBUTE
by Stage Tube - Sep 23, 2013

'Sondheim: A Musical Tribute' was the title given to a benefit staged in March 1973. American Musical and Dramatic Academy and the National Hemophilia Foundation first wanted to honor Harold Prince, but he declined, so they chose Stephen Sondheim. Sondheim thought it would be 'merely a dinner,' but it was actually a full-scale production with 33 performers and a 30-piece orchestra, staged on the set of the then-running 'A Little Night Music' at the Shubert Theatre. Below, check out footage from a short documentary that was made about the show.

STAGE TUBE: Poetic License - Jason Alexander
by Robert Diamond - Mar 28, 2010

GPR Records' first release will be 'Poetic License' featuring 100 poems read by 100 performers of the stage and screen. The CD will be released on April 2nd in celebration of National Poetry Month and will be available on Amazon.com and on itunes. There has never been a spoken word recording that has included so many performers reading such a wide variety of poetry, each selection a personal choice of the performer. GPR Records is presenting this collection in hopes of inspiring audiences with a new appreciation of the spoken word.

STAGE TUBE: Poetic License - Michael York
by Robert Diamond - Mar 28, 2010

GPR Records' first release will be 'Poetic License' featuring 100 poems read by 100 performers of the stage and screen. The CD will be released on April 2nd in celebration of National Poetry Month and will be available on Amazon.com and on itunes. There has never been a spoken word recording that has included so many performers reading such a wide variety of poetry, each selection a personal choice of the performer. GPR Records is presenting this collection in hopes of inspiring audiences with a new appreciation of the spoken word.

STAGE TUBE: Poetic License - Kate Mulgrew
by Robert Diamond - Mar 28, 2010

GPR Records' first release will be 'Poetic License' featuring 100 poems read by 100 performers of the stage and screen. The CD will be released on April 2nd in celebration of National Poetry Month and will be available on Amazon.com and on itunes. There has never been a spoken word recording that has included so many performers reading such a wide variety of poetry, each selection a personal choice of the performer. GPR Records is presenting this collection in hopes of inspiring audiences with a new appreciation of the spoken word.

STAGE TUBE: Poetic License - Len Cariou
by Robert Diamond - Mar 24, 2010

GPR Records' first release will be 'Poetic License' featuring 100 poems read by 100 performers of the stage and screen. The CD will be released on April 2nd in celebration of National Poetry Month and will be available on Amazon.com and on itunes. There has never been a spoken word recording that has included so many performers reading such a wide variety of poetry, each selection a personal choice of the performer. GPR Records is presenting this collection in hopes of inspiring audiences with a new appreciation of the spoken word.

STAGE TUBE: Poetic License - Greg Jbara
by Robert Diamond - Mar 22, 2010

GPR Records' first release will be 'Poetic License' featuring 100 poems read by 100 performers of the stage and screen. The CD will be released on April 2nd in celebration of National Poetry Month and will be available on Amazon.com and on itunes. There has never been a spoken word recording that has included so many performers reading such a wide variety of poetry, each selection a personal choice of the performer. GPR Records is presenting this collection in hopes of inspiring audiences with a new appreciation of the spoken word.


Alice Playten Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Alice Playten been in?
Alice Playten has appeared on Broadway in 10 shows.

How many West End shows has Alice Playten been in?
Alice Playten has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Alice Playten been nominated for?
Performance (Obie Awards) for First Lady Suite , Outstanding Featured Actress - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Spoils of War , Distinguished Performances (Obie Awards) for Lemmings Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Henry, Sweet Henry and Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Henry, Sweet Henry .

What awards has Alice Playten won?
Performance (Obie Awards) for First Lady Suite Distinguished Performances (Obie Awards) for Lemmingsand Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Henry, Sweet Henry.