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Charles Ludlam STAGE CREDITS

[Off-Broadway]
1978
Performer

[Off-Broadway]
1978
Carleton Stone Jr.

[Off-Broadway]
1977
Carleton Stone Jr.

[Off-Broadway]
1975
Baron Khanazar von Bluebeard

[Off-Broadway]
1974
Carleton Stone Jr.

[Off-Broadway]
1974
Marguerite Gautier

[Off-Broadway]
1974
Buck Armstrong

[Off-Broadway]
1972
Paw Hatfield

Charles Ludlam Productions

 
[Off-Broadway, 1979]
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[Off-Broadway, 1978]
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[Off-Broadway, 1978]
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[Off-Broadway, 1977]
Artistic Director
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[Off-Broadway, 1974]
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[Off-Broadway, 1974]
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Writing

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Charles Ludlam Awards and Nominations


winner
Obie Awards - 1987 - Sustained Achievement

Charles Ludlam


winner
Obie Awards - 1985 - Ensemble Performance

Charles LudlamThe Mystery of Irma Vep


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The Hewes Awards - 1985 - Scenic Design

Charles LudlamThe Mystery of Irma Vep


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Obie Awards - 1977 - Special Citations

Charles Ludlam, Der Ring Gott Farblonjet


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Obie Awards - 1975 - Special Citations

Charles LudlamProfessor Bedlam's Punch and Judy Show


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Obie Awards - 1973 - Distinguished Performances

Charles Ludlam, Corn


winner
Obie Awards - 1973 - Distinguished Performances

Charles LudlamCamille


winner
Obie Awards - 1970 - Citations

Charles LudlamThe Ridiculous Theatrical Company

Charles Ludlam Videos

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Al Hirschfeld Foundation Celebrates Pride With 'Drag Show' Exhibition Curated by Charles Busch

The Al Hirschfeld Foundation is celebrating Pride Month with its latest online exhibition, “Hirschfeld’s Drag Show,” now live online through August 15. The special guest curator for the exhibition is Tony-nominated playwright, actor, director, novelist and drag legend, Charles Busch.
Review: THE 39 STEPS at SF Playhouse

What did our critic think of THE 39 STEPS at SF Playhouse? Director Susi Damilano and a superb cast spin comic gold out of Patrick Barlow’s parody of Hitchcock’s spy caper filled with chase scenes, female bombshells, and Nazi villains
FRIGID New York to Present THE FANTASTICAL FELLOWSHIP This Winter

FRIGID New York will present the World Premiere of The Fantastical Fellowship: Final Quest for the Crisis Crystal XXVII!, written and produced by Andrew Agress, directed by Phoebe Brooks and Associate Produced by Greg T. Nanni at UNDER St. Marks.
AXIS Theatre Company to Present SEVEN IN ONE BLOW, OR THE BRAVE LITTLE KID Interactive Play

AXIS Theatre Company will present 'SEVEN IN ONE BLOW, OR THE BRAVE LITTLE KID,' an interactive play adapted from a Brothers Grimm fairy tale.
TWISTED World Premiere Begins Tonight at Theater for the New City

Theater for the New City's world premiere of Joel Greenhouse's TWISTED, a campy comedy with songs, directed by Joe John Battista, with original music by Peter W. Dizozza, begins performances tonight and runs through October 15, 2023. Learn more about the show and how to get tickets here!
Interview: Gordon Greenberg's DRACULA, A COMEDY OF TERRORS Brings a New Perspective to the Iconic Vampire Tale

Dive into an exclusive interview with Gordon Greenberg as he shares insights into the reimagining of Dracula, A Comedy of Terrors, currently playing Off-Broadway. Discover the origins of the show, and learn how Greenberg is bringing this hyper-theatrical production to life.
Axis Theatre Company to Present the World Premiere of Edgar Oliver's RIP TIDE in October

Axis Theatre Company will present Rip Tide, a new play written and performed by Edgar Oliver that takes audiences back to where it all began for the New York City icon. Learn how to purchase tickets!
Bristol Riverside Theatre Presents THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP 

The mainstage season at Bristol Riverside Theatre (BRT) (120 Radcliffe  Street, Bristol, PA 19007) kicks off with the iconic Charles Ludlam comedy-camp-suspense-satire play The  Mystery of Irma Vep. The title is a nod to the 1915 French movie serial Les Vampires. Ludlam's cult  classic premieres on the BRT mainstage October 3 to 22.
TWISTED World Premiere Comes to Theater For The New City

Theater for the New City presents the world premiere of Joel Greenhouse's TWISTED, a dark comedy with songs, directed by Joe John Battista, with original music by Peter W. Dizozza, running September 28 - October 15, 2023. Previews begin on September 28 for a September 30 opening.
DRACULA, A COMEDY OF TERRORS Begins Performances At New World Stages In September

Drew & Dane Productions presents Dracula, A Comedy of Terrors by Gordon Greenberg and Steve Rosen in a limited 18-week engagement, September 4 – January 7, at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street).
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.
DRACULA, A COMEDY OF TERRORS Opens Off-Broadway In September

Dracula, A Comedy of Terrors by Gordon Greenberg and Steve Rosen will run for a limited 18-week engagement, September 4 – January 7, at New World Stages.
Kevin Aviance, Linda Simpson & More to be Featured in LA MAMA'S SQUIRTS

Each year, La MaMa’s Squirts gathers the most exciting voices from New York City’s queer performance world across the generations. This year, confronting the nationwide legislative assault on trans people and drag performance, Squirts puts a heavy concentration into NYC’s drag and nightlife scenes from the 90s to today. 
ETERNAL LIFE PART 1 At The Wilma Theater Now Streaming

Digital theater pioneer the Wilma Theater is offering a streaming version of its onstage production ETERNAL LIFE PART 1, which was written by Nathan Alan Davis and directed by Morgan Green, who directed the world premiere digital production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning FAT HAM. The production will be available to view on demand from May 1-14.
The City Theatre Austin Present THE MUSICAL COMEDY MURDERS OF 1940, April 28 - May 14

Mystery, murder, and mayhem is the entertainment choice of the spring theatre season! And this time it's complete with Nazi saboteurs, secret passageways, flickering lights, and well, the blizzard of the century.
freeFall's Tandem Series Presents A One-Night Only Concert With The Hilarious Varla Jean Merman, March 3

International drag chanteuse Varla Jean Merman is a woman on the verge of a nervous breakdown! After the craziest time in memory, the loosest gal in town is at loose ends. What's a distressed diva to do? Tease her hair, steal someone's Ativan, and get on with the show, of course!
Actor and Director Everett Quinton Dies at 71

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that actor and director Everett Quinton has died at age 71. Quinton was the founder and artistic director of the Ridiculous Theatrical Company, and appeared in several productions there.
Randy Sharp's WASHINGTON SQUARE to Return to Axis Theatre in March

Axis Theatre Company will present a return engagement of Washington Square, a contemporary take on Henry James’ novel.
Guillermo Calderón's KISS to be Presented at The Wilma Theater This Month

The Wilma Theater in Philadelphia will present KISS, a daring play by Guillermo Calderón, on stage Jan. 31-Feb. 19, 2023.
Diversionary Theatre Announces Special Performances and Show Discussion Lineup For THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP

Diversionary Theatre announced the lineup of special performances of The Mystery of Irma Vep and show discussions taking place before and after performances, as well as the pre-show and post-show events taking place in the Clark Cabaret & Bar.

Charles Ludlam FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How many shows has Charles Ludlam written?

Charles Ludlam has written 12 shows including Hot Ice (Playwright), Stage Blood (Playwright), The Ventriloquist's Wife (Conceiver), The Enchanted Pig (Playwright), Big Hotel (Playwright), Der Ring Gott Farblonjet (Bookwriter), Camille (Playwright), Bluebeard (Playwright), How to Write a Play (Playwright), Corn (Bookwriter), The Mystery of Irma Vep (Playwright), The Artificial Jungle (Playwright).

What awards has Charles Ludlam been nominated for?

Charles Ludlam has been nominated for several awards including Sustained Achievement at the Obie Awards, Ensemble Performance at the Obie Awards for The Mystery of Irma Vep, Scenic Design at The Hewes Awards for The Mystery of Irma Vep, Special Citations at the Obie Awards for Der Ring Gott Farblonjet, Special Citations at the Obie Awards for Professor Bedlam's Punch and Judy Show, Distinguished Performances at the Obie Awards for Corn and Camille, and Citations at the Obie Awards for The Ridiculous Theatrical Company.

What awards has Charles Ludlam won?

Charles Ludlam has won the following awards: Sustained Achievement at the Obie Awards, Ensemble Performance at the Obie Awards for The Mystery of Irma Vep, Scenic Design at The Hewes Awards for The Mystery of Irma Vep, Special Citations at the Obie Awards for Der Ring Gott Farblonjet, Special Citations at the Obie Awards for Professor Bedlam's Punch and Judy Show, Distinguished Performances at the Obie Awards for Corn, Distinguished Performances at the Obie Awards for Camille, and Citations at the Obie Awards for The Ridiculous Theatrical Company.

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