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Arin Arbus

 
Bio:
Arin Arbus is a resident artist at TFANA where she directed The Skin of Our Teeth (Obie), repertory productions of Strindberg’s The Father and Ibsen’s A Doll’s House, as well as King Lear, Much Ado About Nothing, The Taming of the Shrew, Macbeth, Measure for Measure and Othello. She staged ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Arin Arbus is a resident artist at TFANA where she directed The Skin of Our Teeth (Obie), repertory productions of Strindberg’s The Father and Ibsen’s A Doll’s House, as well as King Lear, Much Ado About Nothing, The Taming of the Shrew, Macbeth, Measure for Measure and Othello. She staged ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[Off-Broadway, 2021] Cancelled
Director
 
[Broadway, 2019]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2017]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2016]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2016]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2013]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2011]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2009]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2002]
Assistant to the Director

Photos

Arin Arbus, Terrence McNally, Audra McDonald and Michael Shannon during the Opening N Photo

Arin Arbus, Terrence McNally, Audra McDonald and Michael Shannon during the Opening Night Curtain Call for "Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune" at the Broadhurst Theatre on May 29, 2019 in New York City.

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Date:
12/28/2019
Michael Shannon, Terrence McNally, Arin Arbus and Audra McDonald Photo

Michael Shannon, Terrence McNally, Arin Arbus and Audra McDonald

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Date:
05/30/2019
Arin Arbus, Terrence McNally, Audra McDonald and Michael Shannon Photo

Arin Arbus, Terrence McNally, Audra McDonald and Michael Shannon

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Date:
05/30/2019

 

Stage

Productions

[Off-Broadway, 2021] Cancelled
Director

[Broadway, 2019]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 2017]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 2016]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 2016]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 2013]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 2011]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 2009]
Director

[Broadway, 2002]
Assistant to the Director

Arin Arbus Biography

Arin Arbus is a resident artist at TFANA where she directed The Skin of Our Teeth (Obie), repertory productions of Strindberg’s The Father and Ibsen’s A Doll’s House, as well as King Lear, Much Ado About Nothing, The Taming of the Shrew, Macbeth, Measure for Measure and Othello. She staged Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia at Houston Grand Opera and La Traviata at Canadian Opera Company and Lyric Opera of Chicago. She was a Drama League Directing Fellow, a Princess Grace Award Recipient and spent several years making theatre with prisoners at a medium security prison in upstate New York in association with Rehabilitation Through the Arts. This summer she’s directing an adaptation of The Tempest in a refugee camp in Greece. www.campfire-project.org

Arin Arbus Awards and Nominations

 
Obie Awards - 2017 - Directing Gold Star
Arin Arbus, The Skin of Our Teeth
 
The Lortels - 2009 - Outstanding Director
Arin Arbus, Othello

Arin Arbus News

Harry Lennix to Receive Samuel H. Scripps Award from Julie Taymor at 2022 TFANA Sprin Photo Harry Lennix to Receive Samuel H. Scripps Award from Julie Taymor at 2022 TFANA Spring Gala
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 12, 2022

Theatre for a New Audience has announced details of its Spring Gala Celebrating Shakespeare’s Birthday, held in-person at Capitale (130 Bowery, New York City) and emceed by Isabel Arraiza.

2022 Drama League Directors Project Recipients Announced Photo 2022 Drama League Directors Project Recipients Announced
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 6, 2022

The stage directors receiving the fellowships, assistantships and residencies of the 2022 Drama League Directors Project: NJ Agwuna, Jean Carlo Yunén Aróstegui, Jennifer Chang, Andrew Coopman, Justin Emeka, Nadia Guevara, Emily Hartford, Susanna Jaramillo, Ibi Owolabi, Logan Gabrielle Schulman, Noam Shapiro, Jessica Natalie Smith, and Kendra Ware.

Previews for The Public Theater and NBT's FAT HAM to Begin Next Week Photo Previews for The Public Theater and NBT's FAT HAM to Begin Next Week
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 5, 2022

The Public Theater and National Black Theatre will begin previews on Thursday, May 12 for the upcoming New York Premiere of FAT HAM, written by James Ijames and directed by Public Theater Associate Artistic Director and Resident Director Saheem Ali.

VIDEO: Matthew Polenzani Sings 'O Mio Rimorso!' from Canadian Opera Company's LA TRAV Photo VIDEO: Matthew Polenzani Sings 'O Mio Rimorso!' from Canadian Opera Company's LA TRAVIATA
by Stage Tube - May 2, 2022

Watch below as Tenor Matthew Polenzani (making his COC debut) sings Alfredo's Act II cabaletta, 'O mio rimorso!' from Verdi's LA TRAVIATA.

BWW Review: LA TRAVIATA's Powerhouse Cast and Crew Provide a Timeless, Stunning Produ Photo BWW Review: LA TRAVIATA's Powerhouse Cast and Crew Provide a Timeless, Stunning Production of The Verdi Classic at the Canadian Opera Company
by Isabella Perrone - Apr 27, 2022

The Canadian Opera Company marked its return-to-stage after nearly two years with this all-around stunning production of one of Verdi’s most well-known works. Clocking in at just shy of three hours, the four-act opera tells the tale of Parisian courtesan Violetta (Amina Edris, making her COC debut) and her lover Alfredo (Matthew Polenzani).

BWW Review: THE MERCHANT OF VENICE at Shakespeare Theatre Company Photo BWW Review: THE MERCHANT OF VENICE at Shakespeare Theatre Company
by Dara Homer - Mar 27, 2022

The Merchant of Venice is traditionally categorized as a comedy, but the character of Shylock anchors one of Shakespeare’s most maddening tragic arcs. Here, Shylock is played by the magnificent John Douglas Thompson, whose powerful interpretations of the character's frank yet contorted appeals for justice make this production unmissable.

Canadian Opera Company Announces April 2022 Events Photo Canadian Opera Company Announces April 2022 Events
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 17, 2022

Canadian Opera Company has announced its lineup of performances and special events in April 2022.

COC to Present LA TRAVIATA Photo COC to Present LA TRAVIATA
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 15, 2022

Spectacular party scenes, gorgeous period costumes, and show-stopping arias bring 1850s Paris to lavish life in Giuseppe Verdi’s La Traviata. The production marks the first in-person opera performances staged at the Canadian Opera Company’s downtown opera house since the beginning of the pandemic.

Houston Grand Opera Announces Bold New 2022-2023 Season Photo Houston Grand Opera Announces Bold New 2022-2023 Season
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 1, 2022

Houston Grand Opera has announced its 2022–23 season, featuring a new production of Dame Ethel Smyth's rarely-performed masterpiece The Wreckers, the triumphant return of HGO-commissioned mariachi opera El Milagro del Recuerdo, the U.S. premieres of Opéra National de Paris and Royal Opera House's production of Werther and the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía of Valencia's production of Salome, and beloved HGO classics La traviata, The Marriage of Figaro, and Tosca.

Single Tickets Now On Sale For COC's A SEASON LIKE NO OTHER Photo Single Tickets Now On Sale For COC's A SEASON LIKE NO OTHER
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 23, 2022

Single tickets are now on-sale for all of the Canadian Opera Company's 2022 in-person programming. 

Arin Arbus Videos

VIDEO: Matthew Polenzani Sings 'O Mio Rimorso!' from Canadian Opera Company's LA TRAV VideoVIDEO: Matthew Polenzani Sings 'O Mio Rimorso!' from Canadian Opera Company's LA TRAVIATA
by Stage Tube - May 2, 2022

Watch below as Tenor Matthew Polenzani (making his COC debut) sings Alfredo's Act II cabaletta, 'O mio rimorso!' from Verdi's LA TRAVIATA.

VIDEO: Audra McDonald Talks the Nudity in FRANKIE AND JOHNNY IN THE CLAIR DE LUNE VideoVIDEO: Audra McDonald Talks the Nudity in FRANKIE AND JOHNNY IN THE CLAIR DE LUNE
by Stage Tube - Jun 20, 2019

Audra McDonald was a guest on Thursday's episode of Live with Kelly and Ryan to talk about starring on Broadway in Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune. During the interview, McDonald talks about being nude on stage and where the intimacy in the show really is.

BWW TV: Audra McDonald, Michal Shannon & More Celebrate Opening of FRANKIE AND JOHNNY VideoBWW TV: Audra McDonald, Michal Shannon & More Celebrate Opening of FRANKIE AND JOHNNY IN THE CLAIR DE LUNE
by TV - Opening Night Special - May 30, 2019

Last night, Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune celebrated opening night, ahead of tonight's official opening. BroadwayWorld was there for the big night and we're taking you inside the celebration below!

BWW TV: Audra McDonald & Michael Shannon Talk FRANKIE AND JOHNNY IN THE CLAIR DE LUNE VideoBWW TV: Audra McDonald & Michael Shannon Talk FRANKIE AND JOHNNY IN THE CLAIR DE LUNE
by TV - Press Previews - Apr 19, 2019

The new Broadway production of Terrence McNally's Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune, starring Tony, Grammy and Emmy Award winner Audra McDonald and two-time Academy Award nominee Michael Shannon, directed by Obie Award winner Arin Arbus, will play the Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street) on Broadway. Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune will begin previews on Saturday, May 4, 2019 and open officially on Thursday, May 30, 2019. The strictly limited 16-week engagement concludes on Sunday, August 25, 2019.

VIDEO: Audra McDonald is Excited to Return to Broadway in FRANKIE AND JOHNNY IN THE C VideoVIDEO: Audra McDonald is Excited to Return to Broadway in FRANKIE AND JOHNNY IN THE CLAIR DE LUNE
by Stage Tube - Mar 11, 2019

On this morning's episode of TODAY on NBC, Audra McDonald stopped by to talk about the latest season of the CBS All Access series she stars in, 'The Good Fight.' During the interview, she talked about how she'd love to have a musical episode of the series, but that she's gotten to sing on the series. Al Roker then went to ask McDonald about her upcoming return to Broadway in FRANKIE AND JOHNNY IN THE CLAIR DE LUNE. McDonald tells TODAY that she is 'very excited to do that.'

STAGE TUBE: Ian McKellen and Michael Pennington Talk TFANA's KING LEAR, Shakespeare and More
by Stage Tube - May 22, 2014

During the run of Theatre for a New Audience's KING LEAR, Sir Ian McKellen sat down with Michael Pennington, who played the titular role, for an in-depth discussion on acting, Shakespeare, and the play. Click below to watch a conversation between two of the greatest Shakespearean actors of our time!

STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes with TFANA's KING LEAR, Michael Pennington
by Stage Tube - Mar 13, 2014

KING LEARMichael Pennington, two-time Olivier Award nominee, an artist of international stature and one of England's greatest classical actors, will play the title role in William Shakespeare's tragedy King Lear directed by Arin Arbus. For the second production in Theatre for a New Audience's inaugural season at its first permanent home, the new Polonsky Shakespeare Center, 262 Ashland Place in Brooklyn, Mr. Pennington leads a company of 22 actors. King Lear begins previews tomorrow, March 14 for an opening March 27 and a run through May 4. Click below for two interviews with Pennington!

STAGE TUBE: Behind-the-Scenes with Theatre for a New Audience's MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING at The Duke on 42nd
by Stage Tube - Feb 11, 2013

Maggie Siff plays Beatrice and Jonathan Cake Benedick in Theatre for a New Audience's new production of William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, directed by Arin Arbus, currently in previews for an opening on February 17 at The Duke on 42nd Street, 229 West 42nd Street. Watch behind-the-scenes interviews with the cast below!


Arin Arbus Frequently Asked Questions

What awards has Arin Arbus been nominated for?
Directing (Obie Awards) for The Skin of Our Teeth and Outstanding Director (The Lortels) for Othello .

What awards has Arin Arbus won?
Directing (Obie Awards) for The Skin of Our Teeth.