Ashley Robinson

Birth Place: Lockhart, SC

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Ashley is a Brooklyn based writer/actor who grew up in rural Lockhart, SC.

Actor: Floyd Collins (Floyd—Wiltons Music Hall, London), A Clockwork Orange (New World Stages), Casa Valentina (Gloria—Original London Cast), Truman Capote’s A Christmas Memory (Capote - New York Premiere-Irish Rep/ 2015 Outer Critics Award Nom), Merrily We Roll Along (Menier Chocolate Factory and West End), originated the role of Jett Rink in the World Premiere of the musical Giant (Helen Hayes Award nomination, Best Actor), The Last Goodbye (Williamstown Theatre Festival), Wicked. Film/TV: Stan and Ollie, Hate, Fallen Souls.
Training: University of North Carolina School of the Arts.

WRITER: Ashley penned the play adaptation of Annie Proulx’s BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN. Proulx says of the adaptation: “Brokeback Mountain has been recreated in several different forms, each with its own distinctive moods and impact. Ashley’s script is fresh and deeply moving, opening sight lines not visible in the original nor successive treatments.” He’s also adapting and developing COME BACK TO THE FIVE AND DIME, JIMMY DEAN, JIMMY DEAN into a musical with music by Dan Gillespie Sells (Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, The Feeling) and lyrics by Shakina Nayfack (Transparent Musical Finale, Connecting).

Book writer for FALL OF ‘94, music by Joseph Thalken (HAROLD AND MAUDE) and lyrics by Tony nominee Ellen Fitzhugh (GRIND, MYTHS AND HYMNS), being developed at Alabama Shakespeare Festival with a grant from the Shen Family Foundation.
His Southern Gothic musical LOCKHART (written with composer Jason Carr) just received an industry reading in London.
Ashley is a UCROSS FOUNDATION 2019 writing resident.

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Ashley Robinson STAGE CREDITS

[Off-Off-Broadway]
Rebel Theatrical Management, LLC in association with The Sheen Center Production, 2018
Little Rockian Seven

[Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2017
Minister

Old Woman

[West End]
English National Opera West End Revival, 2016
Ensemble

[Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Revival, 2006
Ensemble

Ashley Robinson Productions

 
[West End, 2023]
Playwright

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Inis Nua Theatre to Kick-Off 20th Anniversary Season With ONCE UPON A BRIDGE East Coast Premiere

Inis Nua Theatre Company is celebrating the company's 20th Anniversary season with the East Coast premiere of Once Upon a Bridge, written by one of Ireland’s most popular playwrights right now, Sonya Kelly.

Lantern Theater Company to Continue 30th Anniversary Season With CRUMBS FROM THE TABLE OF JOY By Lynn Nottage

Lantern Theater Company will continue its 30th anniversary season with two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Lynn Nottage's dramatic gem, Crumbs from the Table of Joy. Learn how to purchase tickets!

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley to Host TV Star and Trans Activist Shakina for Benefit Performance Next Month

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley will present actor/activist Shakina (NBC's “Connecting,” NBC's “Quantum Leap,” Hulu's “Difficult People”) in Songs and Stories with Shakina: A Musical TheatreWorks Fundraiser and Party, a fun-filled night of transcendent tunes, a dazzling dance party, and a sneak peek at the future of musical theatre.

Photos: Get an All New Look at BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN @sohoplace

New production photos have been released for Nica Burns’ world premiere production of Brokeback Mountain, as the show enters its final three weeks of performances, running @sohoplace theatre until 12 August 2023. 

Video: Watch the All New Trailer For BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN @sohoplace

An all new trailer has been released for the world premiere of Brokeback Mountain, a new play with music, written by Ashley Robinson with songs by Dan Gillespie Sells, based on Annie Proulx's short story, and directed by Jonathan Butterell. Check out the video here!

TWELFTH NIGHT Filmed Live At The Wilma Theater to Stream This Summer

Digital theater trailblazer The Wilma Theater is offering a streaming version of its onstage production of TWELFTH NIGHT, available to view on demand through July 23.

Photos: 5 & DIME: A NEW MUSICAL Plays Two Nights At Joe's Pub

June 12th and 13th saw the presentation of a concert titled 5 & DIME: A NEW MUSICAL at Joe's Pub, and Broadway World Cabaret has a photo essay of the show.

Review: Promising 5 & DIME: A NEW MUSICAL Plays Joe's Pub

Now the property is evolving into a musical.  And you know what?  It works.

Review Roundup: What Did the Critics Think of Mike Faist and Lucas Hedges in BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN?

The world premiere of Ashley Robinson's play with music, Brokeback Mountain, has now opened @sohoplace. Directed by Jonathan Butterell with songs by Dan Gillespie Sells, the show stars Mike Faist as Jack and Lucas Hedges as Ennis, both making their West End stage debuts. 

Review: BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN, @sohoplace

While the romance shared between Ennis (Lucas Hedges) and Jack (Mike Faist) was immortalised by the Academy-Award Winning film of the same name, it takes on an entirely new life on the stage in a stunning production directed by Jonathan Butterell.

Wake Up With BWW 5/17: Outer Critics Circle Awards, Plus a Message From Natasha Yvette Williams!

Top stories: Full list of Outer Critics Circle Award winners, plus watch an exclusive video message from Natasha Yvette Williams in honor of BroadwayWorld's 20th anniversary!

Photos: First Look at Mike Faist and Lucas Hedges in BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN

All new production photos have been released for the world premiere of Brokeback Mountain, a new play with music, written by Ashley Robinson with songs by Dan Gillespie Sells, based on Annie Proulx’s short story, and directed by Jonathan Butterell. 

Wake Up With BWW 5/4: THE WHO'S TOMMY in Chicago, Plus a Message From Casey Nicholaw!

Top stories: The Who's Tommy will have a reimagined production in Chicago, Lin-Manuel Miranda has teased a Hamilton/Sweeney Todd Ham4Ham performance, plus watch an exclusive video message from Casey Nicholaw in honor of BroadwayWorld's 20th anniversary!

Photos: Mike Faist and Lucas Hedges in Rehearsal For BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN @sohoplace

All new rehearsal images have been released of Mike Faist and Lucas Hedges, who make their London stage debuts in the world premiere of Brokeback Mountain, a new play with music, written by Ashley Robinson with songs by Dan Gillespie Sells, based on Annie Proulx’s short story, and directed by Jonathan Butterell. 

Applied Mechanics Announces The Premiere Of OTHER ORBITS An Immersive Experience Coming To Standby Stages

A fantastic alien universe descends on North Philadelphia as audiences are invited into the premiere of Other Orbits, a science fiction immersive experience. From Applied Mechanics comes a spectacular, accessible installation where audiences can interact with alien species - mysterious AIs, walruses made of fungi, sentient microphones, flirtatious bacteria and many more. The immersive experience takes over the entirety of Standby Stages film studio in Kensington to create a truly unforgettable, 360 degree experience that transports audiences to another world from July 9 through 22.

THE MOTIVE AND THE CUE Leads Our Top Ten Shows For May

As we wait to throw off our thermals and the sun to show its face, London has some theatrical treats to tickle your tastebuds this May.

Video: Eddi Reader Sings 'Sharing Your Heart' From BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN

A brand new song has been released from the world premiere stage adaptation of Annie Proulx’s short story, Brokeback Mountain, a new play with music. In the video, Eddi Reader sings ‘Sharing Your Heart’. This is the moment where Alma (played by Emily Fairn) realises that her husband, Ennis Del Mar (played by Lucas Hedges), also loves another.

New Musical 5&DIME to be Presented at Joe's Pub in June

Joe’s Pub will present two first-look performances of the new musical 5 & Dime, with a book by Ashley Robinson, music by Dan G. Sells and lyrics by transgender actress and activist, Shakina.

Philadelphia Premiere of HYMN to be Presented at Inis Nua Theatre This Month

Inis Nua Theatre Company willpresent the final mainstage production of its 19th season with the Philadelphia premiere of Hymn, written by British playwright Lolita Chakrabarti.

Wake Up With BWW 3/31: LIFE OF PI Reviews, Plus a Message From Christopher Sieber!

Top stories: Read the reviews for Life of Pi on Broadway, plus watch a video message from Christopher Sieber in honor of BroadwayWorld's 20th anniversary!

Ashley Robinson FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Ashley Robinson has not appeared on Broadway.

Ashley Robinson has appeared on London's West End in 1 shows.

Ashley Robinson's first West End show was Sunset Boulevard which opened in 2016

Ashley Robinson has been nominated for the Outstanding Lead Actor, Resident Musical award at the Helen Hayes Awards for their performance in the musical "Giant".

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