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Ayad Akhtar BIO

LCT: Junk, Disgraced (Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Tony nomination; Broadway and LCT3), The Who & The What (LCT3). Other plays include The Invisible Hand (Obie Award; Oliver, Evening Standard noms.). As a novelist, he is the author of American Dervish (Little, Brown & Co.), published in over 20 lan- guages. Recipient of an Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and fellowships from MacDowell, Djerassi, the Sundance Institute, Ucross and Yaddo, where he serves as a Board Director. Board Trustee at PEN/America and New York Theatre Workshop.

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[Off-Broadway, 2014]
[Broadway, 2014]



Ayad Akhtar Awards and Nominations

Obie Awards - 2015 - Playwriting

Ayad Akhtar, The Invisible Hand

Tony Awards - 2015 - Best Play

Ayad Akhtar, Disgraced

Obie Awards - 2013 - Playwriting

Ayad Akhtar, Disgraced

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Manhattan Theatre Club Announces Lineup For 2024 Ted Snowdon Reading Series

Manhattan Theatre Club has announced the lineup for the 2024 Ted Snowdon Reading Series.

Steven Pasquale's Sophomore Album SOME OTHER TIME Out Now

Center Stage Records has released 'Steven Pasquale: Some Other Time.'

Broadway Shows Based on the Top 1000 Highest-Grossing Films

Of all the films on IMDB's list of the 1000 highest-grossing movies of all time, 31 have been adapted into Broadway musicals. Check out a guide to each those musicals below, along with musicals that are in development or ones that have not yet made their way to Broadway.

THE GARDENS OF ANUNCIA Original Cast Recording to be Released in 2024

GHOSTLIGHT RECORDS will release an original cast recording for 'THE GARDENS OF ANUNCIA' from LINCOLN CENTER THEATER.

Cast and Creative Team Set for Yasmina Reza's ART at Guthrie Theater

Guthrie Theater will present award-winning comedy 'ART'. Find out more about this hilarious play and its upcoming performances.

Interact Theatre Company to Present Pulitzer Prize-Winning Play Series at the Los Angeles Public Library

Get ready to immerse yourself in a series of Pulitzer Prize-winning plays presented by INTERACT THEATRE COMPANY in collaboration with the Los Angeles Public Library. From January to May 2024, don't miss the chance to experience these captivating performances for free at the Studio City Branch Library.

La Jolla Playhouse Unveils Projects for 2023 DNA New Work Series

La Jolla Playhouse has revealed the dates and projects for its 2023 DNA New Work Series, running November 30 – December 10.

André Bishop Will Step Down as Artistic Director of Lincoln Center Theater

Bishop has served as Producing Artistic Director of Lincoln Center Theater since July 2013, and first joined the organization as Artistic Director in January 1992.  His departure in June 2025 will coincide with the close of Lincoln Center Theater’s 40th anniversary season.

CYRANO DE BERGERAC Comes to Kansas City Repertory Theatre

Kansas City Repertory Theatre opens its 60th Anniversary 2023-24 season with the timeless passionate tour-de-force, Cyrano de Bergerac, written by Edmond Rostand, freely adapted by Martin Crimp and directed by Associate Artistic Director Nelson T. Eusebio III. Performances run September 5 through 24, 2023, at Spencer Theatre.   

Kansas City Repertory Theatre Reveals Cast For CYRANO DE BERGERAC

Kansas City Repertory Theatre kicks off its 60th Anniversary Season with the timeless classic Cyrano de Bergerac. Get all the details on the cast and performance dates here.

Amber Iman, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Annie Golden & More to be Featured in Williamstown Theatre Festival Readings

Amber Iman, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Annie Golden and more will be featured in Williamstown Theatre Festival's Fridays@3 reading series.

Indhu Rubasingham Steps Down As Artistic Director Of Kiln Theatre

Kiln Theatre has announced that Indhu Rubasingham will step down as Artistic Director of the company, leaving early 2024, having led the company for over a decade.

Video: Who Will Win the 2023 Pulitzer Prize for Drama? Watch Live at 3pm!

The Pulitzer Prize Board will present the 2023 award winners for Prizes in Journalism, Books, Drama and Music. Who will win this year? Tune in right here at 3pm to watch the announcement live!

Sanaz Toossi's ENGLISH Wins 2023 Pulitzer Prize for Drama

The Pulitzer Prize Board has just announced that English, by Sanaz Toossi has won the 2023 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Other finalists included: On Sugarland by Aleshea Harris and The Far Country by Lloyd Suh.

CAMELOT to Release 2023 Broadway Cast Recording; New Block of Tickets on Sale Through Early September

Lerner & Loewe’s CAMELOT at Lincoln Center Theater will extend its run, with a new block of tickets now on sale through Sunday, September 3 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater. Plus, CAMELOT will release a 2023 Broadway cast recording!

More Than 100 Writers from 27 Countries to be Featured in PEN America's 18th Annual World Voices Festival

On May 10-13, PEN America will present the 18th annual World Voices Festival, its largest gathering to date of literary stars, visionaries, and great thinkers from around the globe.

Suzan-Lori Parks' PLAYS FOR THE PLAGUE YEAR to Return to The Public Theater in April

The Public Theater has announced complete casting for the remount of the theatrical concert PLAYS FOR THE PLAGUE YEAR. See performance dates and learn how to purchase tickets!

Jeremy O. Harris Selects 2023 Yale Drama Prize Winner, BATTHOUSE

The 2023 Yale Drama Series Prize, one of the theater world's most prestigious playwriting awards, now in its sixteenth year, will be presented to Jesús I. Valles for their new American play, Batthouse, a new work that was selected from more than 1,500 entries.

Jessie Austrian, Royer Bockus & More to Star in THE KNIGHT OF THE BURNING PESTLE at the Lucille Lortel Theatre

RED BULL THEATER and FIASCO THEATER have announced the cast for The Knight of the Burning Pestle opening April 27th at the newly renovated Lucille Lortel Theatre. 

Westport Country Playhouse Announces Cast For Suspense Thriller MAURITIUS

Westport Country Playhouse announces casting for a Script in Hand playreading of Theresa Rebeck's thriller, “Mauritius,” on Monday, March13, at 7 p.m., directed by the playright herself. The play's title refers to the island of Mauritius (pronounced mr·i·shuhs), the origin of two extremely valuable, rare stamps that incite a conflict to gain their possession.


Ayad Akhtar has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

Ayad Akhtar has not appeared in the West End

Ayad Akhtar has been nominated for several prestigious awards throughout his career. Some of his notable nominations include Best Play at the Tony Awards for "Junk" and "Disgraced," Playwriting at the Obie Awards for "The Invisible Hand" and "Disgraced," and the John Gassner Playwrighting Award at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for "The Invisible Hand" and "Disgraced." Additionally, Akhtar's play "Disgraced" was also nominated for The Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

Ayad Akhtar has won several awards for his playwriting. He received the Playwriting Obie Award for both "The Invisible Hand" and "Disgraced." He also won the John Gassner Playwriting Award from the Outer Critics Circle Awards for "The Invisible Hand." Additionally, Akhtar was honored with the prestigious Pulitzer Prize for Drama for his play "Disgraced."

Ayad Akhtar has written 2 shows including Disgraced (Playwright), Junk (Playwright).

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