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Danya Taymor is an Obie-award winning New York based director, writer and translator. Recent direction includes Will Arbery's HEROES OF THE FOURTH TURNING (Playwrights Horizons, Pulitzer Prize Finalist, Lortel Outstanding Play) Korde Arrington Tuttle's GRAVEYARD SHIFT (Goodman Theater), Jeremy O. Harris' "DADDY" (Almeida London + New Group/Vineyard), Antoinette Nwandu's PASS OVER (Lincoln Center + Steppenwolf, Lortel Outstanding Play), Danai Gurira's FAMILIAR (Steppenwolf), Martyna Majok's QUEENS (Lincoln Center Theater), Justin Kuritzkes’ THE SENSUALITY PARTY (The New Group), Susan Soon-He Stanton’s CYGNUS (Women’s Project), Brian Watkins’ WYOMING (Lesser America) and MY DAUGHTER KEEPS OUR HAMMER (The Flea), and Sarah Gancher’s THE PLACE WE BUILT (The Flea). Translations include Alejandro Ricaño's We Are Getting Better at Saying Goodbye, Luis Enrique Guitierrez Ortiz Monasterio's I Hate Fucking Mexicans,and Ettore Scola's Working on a Special Day.
Her production Antoinette Nwandu's PASS OVER was filmed in collaboration with Spike Lee and premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. Now streaming on Amazon Prime.
Awards and fellowships include the Cullman Award for Extraordinary Creativity from Lincoln Center, Time Warner Directing Fellowship at Women's Project, 2050 fellowship at New York Theatre Workshop, Van Lier Directing Fellowship; Gates Foundation Grant, Rough Draft Residency at the Drama League and the Lincoln Center Directors Lab. She has taught theater in Ecuador and Slovakia.

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Danya Taymor Productions

[Off-Broadway, 2021] Cancelled
[Broadway, 2021] [Replacement]
[West End, 2020]
[Off-Broadway, 2019]
[Off-Broadway, 2018]

Danya Taymor Awards and Nominations

Obie Awards - 2020 - Special Citation

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Best Broadway Shows in 2024; What's Coming!

Check out a full list of what's to come on Broadway in 2024 and be sure to check back as more engagements are added to the list!

What We Know So Far About THE OUTSIDERS Musical

The Outsiders is coming to Broadway! The new musical will arrive this season at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre with previews beginning Saturday, March 16, 2024 ahead of a Thursday, April 11, 2024 opening night. What do you need to know until then?

Interview: Playwright Will Arbery Takes on Catholic Conservatives in His HEROES OF THE FOURTH TURNING

Rogue Machine Southern California Premiere of Will Arbery’s Heroes of the Fourth Turning just opened August 19, 2023, at the Rogue Machine at the Matrix. Rogue Machine Theatre’s artistic director Guillermo Cienfuegos directs the cast of Roxanne Hart, Evangeline Edwards, Samuel Garnett, Stephen Tyler Howell and Emily James. Will found time between his moving in and rehearsals to answer a few of my queries.

THE OUTSIDERS Musical Will Open on Broadway in 2024

The Outsiders, the new musical based on the seminal novel by S.E. Hinton & Francis Ford Coppola's landmark motion picture, will come to Broadway this season at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre.

Angelina Jolie Joins Producing Team of Broadway- Bound THE OUTSIDERS

Academy Award-winning actress, filmmaker, and producer Angelina Jolie has joined as a lead producer on the Broadway-bound new musical The Outsiders, based on the seminal novel by S.E. Hinton & Francis Ford Coppola’s landmark motion picture. Jolie joins the producing team alongside The Araca Group, American Zoetrope, Olympus Theatricals and Sue Gilad & Larry Rogowsky.

The New Group to Present World Premiere of SABBATH'S THEATER Adapted from Philip Roth's Novel by John Turturro & Ariel Levy

Immerse yourself in the world of 'Sabbath's Theater', a world premiere play adapted from Philip Roth's novel by John Turturro and Ariel Levy. Don't miss this provocative and profound exploration of mortality and celebration of life.

Crystal Dickinson, Chaundre Hall-Broomfield & More to Star in COVENANT at Roundabout Underground

Roundabout Theatre Company has revealed the complete cast for the Roundabout Underground world premiere of Covenant by York Walker, directed by Tiffany Nichole Greene.

What's Coming to Broadway in 2023

It's a new season on Broadway! While plenty of 2023/24 season announcements have yet to be made, many productions have already revealed full details of their upcoming engagements. Check out a full list of what's to come on Broadway in Fall 2023-Spring 2024!

New York Theatre Workshop Reveals 2050 Fellows, New Company-in-Residence and Artistic Department Expansion

New York Theatre Workshop has announced the artists selected for the 2023/24 Season 2050 Artistic Fellowship.

Marchánt Davis, Gizel Jimenez & More to be Featured in The New Group's FREEFEST

The New Group will present the debut of FreeFest, a weeklong festival of FREE play readings and panel discussions, featuring new works that embrace radical expression.

Tyne Daly and Liev Schreiber Will Return to Broadway in John Patrick Shanley's DOUBT: A PARABLE

Roundabout Theatre Company has just  announced Tony & Emmy Award winner Tyne Daly and Tony & SAG Award winner Liev Schreiber will star in the new Broadway production of John Patrick Shanley’s Tony Award & Pulitzer Prize-winning play Doubt: A Parable, with direction by Tony Award nominee Scott Ellis.

BERNARDA'S DAUGHTERS Celebrates Haitian Flag Day With Special Event This Week

Bernarda's Daughters celebrates Haitian Flag Day with a post-show panel and reception following the 7:30pm performance on Thursday, May 18, when The New Group and National Black Theatre host “Tout Moun Se Moun,” a panel featuring Haitian-American artists and cultural workers in discussion about the presence of Haitian art and culture in New York City and elsewhere in the diaspora. 

Roundabout Theatre Company Announces REFOCUS PROJECT, SEASON THREE

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced the third season of The Refocus Project, its multi-year project to elevate and restore marginalized plays to the American canon. This year's series of readings will feature Asian American and Pacific Islander playwrights: Prince Gomolvilas, Velina Hasu Houston, Victoria Nalani Kneubuhl, and Anuvab Pal.

Pascale Armand, Tamara Tunie & More to Star in BERNARDA'S DAUGHTERS World Premiere Off-Broadway

The New Group and National Black Theatre have announced complete casting for the world premiere of Bernarda’s Daughters, by Diane Exavier, directed by Dominique Rider. See who is starring, and learn how to purchase tickets!

Review: THE OUTSIDERS at La Jolla Playhouse

The new musical adaption of THE OUTSIDERS at the La Jolla Playhouse brings all of the restless energy and the building tensions of the novel, written by S.E.Hinton to the stage with dynamic performances and choreography. Extended through April 9th  at the La Jolla Playhouse, see this show before it’s gone!

Danny DeVito Will Return to Broadway in Theresa Rebeck's I NEED THAT; Roundabout Announces 2023-2024 Season

Roundabout Theatre Company has just announced the Broadway and Off-Broadway line-up for the 2023-2024 season. Check out all the details on who, what, when, and where!

The New Group To Present Annual Gala WOODSTOCK At Edison Ballroom This Weekend

The New Group's Annual Gala, “Woodstock,” is set to take place Monday, March 13, from 6:00-10:00pm, at The Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street).  

THE OUTSIDERS World Premiere Extended at La Jolla Playhouse

La Jolla Playhouse has announced a week-long extension for its world-premiere production of The Outsiders, the new musical adapted from S.E. Hinton’s seminal novel and Francis Ford Coppola’s groundbreaking film.


Danya Taymor has been nominated for a Special Citation at the Obie Awards for their work on the show "Heroes of the Fourth Turning".

Danya Taymor has won the Special Citation at the Obie Awards for her work on "Heroes of the Fourth Turning".

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