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David Babani

 

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[Broadway, 2018]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 2015]
Producer
Producer
 
[US Tour, 2011]
Producer
 
[West End, 2011]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 2010]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 2009]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 2008]
Producer
 
[West End, 2007]
Producer
 
[London Fringe, 2006]
Producer
 
[West End, 2006]
Producing Director
 
[London Fringe, 2005]
Producer
 
[London Fringe, 2005]
Producer

Photos

Scott Landis, Sonia Friedman and David Babani Photo

Scott Landis, Sonia Friedman and David Babani

From: 
Date:
04/25/2022
Sonia Friedman, Tom Stoppard, Patrick Marber, David Babani Photo

Sonia Friedman, Tom Stoppard, Patrick Marber, David Babani

From: 
Date:
04/25/2018
Trevor Nunn, Edward Bluemel, Anthony Head and David Babani Photo

Trevor Nunn, Edward Bluemel, Anthony Head and David Babani

From: 
Date:
05/19/2017
Fred Barton, David Babani, Christine Pedi Photo

Fred Barton, David Babani, Christine Pedi

From: 
Date:
09/06/2012
David Babani, Douglas Hodge and Frank Oz Photo

David Babani, Douglas Hodge and Frank Oz

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Date:
03/16/2011

 

Stage

Productions

[Broadway, 2018]
Producer

[Broadway, 2015]
Producer

Producer

[US Tour, 2011]
Producer

[West End, 2011]
Producer

[Broadway, 2010]
Producer

[Broadway, 2009]
Producer

[Broadway, 2008]
Producer

[West End, 2007]
Producer

[London Fringe, 2006]
Producer

[West End, 2006]
Producing Director

[London Fringe, 2005]
Producer

[London Fringe, 2005]
Producer


David Babani Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 2016 - Best Revival of a Musical Gold Star
David BabaniThe Color Purple
 
Tony Awards - 2016 - Best Revival of a Musical Gold Star
David BabaniThe Color Purple
 
Tony Awards - 2010 - Best Revival of a Musical Gold Star
David Babani, La Cage aux Folles

David Babani News

New York Theatre Workshop MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Adds Krystal Joy Brown, Katie Rose Cl Photo New York Theatre Workshop MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Adds Krystal Joy Brown, Katie Rose Clarke And More
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 29, 2022

New York Theatre Workshop has announced full casting for Merrily We Roll Along. Featuring music & lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, a book by George Furth, and based on the original play by George S. Kaufman & Moss Hart, Merrily We Roll Along is directed by Olivier Award winner Maria Friedman and choreographed by Tim Jackson.

Menier Chocolate Factory Announces Reopening with New Season For 2022/2023 Photo Menier Chocolate Factory Announces Reopening with New Season For 2022/2023
by Stephi Wild - Sep 26, 2022

The Menier Chocolate Factory has announced programming for its Autumn 2022/Spring 2023 season. Learn more about the full season here!

MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Starring Radcliffe, Groff & Mendez Announces TodayTix Lottery & Photo MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Starring Radcliffe, Groff & Mendez Announces TodayTix Lottery & Two-Week Extension
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 14, 2022

New York Theatre Workshop has announced details for the Merrily We Roll Along CHEAPTIX Digital Lottery and, due to popular demand during the priority access period for NYTW members and Repeat Defenders, an additional two weeks of performances.

Jonathan Groff and Lindsay Mendez Join Daniel Radcliffe in MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG at N Photo Jonathan Groff and Lindsay Mendez Join Daniel Radcliffe in MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG at New York Theatre Workshop
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 17, 2022

Jonathan Groff will star as ‚ÄúFranklin‚ÄĚ and Lindsay Mendez will star as ‚ÄúMary‚ÄĚ in Merrily We Roll Along at¬†New York Theatre Workshop. Merrily We Roll Along features music & lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and a book by George Furth. They join the previously announced Daniel Radcliffe, who will star as ‚ÄúCharley‚ÄĚ.

A STRANGE LOOP, COMPANY, TAKE ME OUT & More Win 2022 Drama League Awards Photo A STRANGE LOOP, COMPANY, TAKE ME OUT & More Win 2022 Drama League Awards
by Team BWW - May 20, 2022

Find out this year's nominees and winners for Drama League Awards. The 2022 Awards will recognize eligible Broadway and Off-Broadway (non-virtual only) productions that began preview performances between March 16, 2021, and April 23, 2022.

Photos: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of FUNNY GIRL Photo Photos: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of FUNNY GIRL
by Bruce Glikas - Apr 25, 2022

FUNNY GIRL opened last night, Sunday, April 24 at the August Wilson Theatre and BroadwayWorld was on hand for the star-studded red carpet arrivals. Check out the photos below of the stars who came to see the show!

2022 Drama League Awards Nominations Announced- Full List! Photo 2022 Drama League Awards Nominations Announced- Full List!
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 25, 2022

The Drama League today announced the 2022 Drama League Awards Nominees and we've got all the nominations for for Outstanding Production of a Play, Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Production of a Musical, Outstanding Revival of a Musical, Outstanding Direction of a Play, Outstanding Direction of a Musical, and the much-coveted Distinguished Performance Award.

Wake Up With BWW 4/25: FUNNY GIRL Reviews, THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH Opening, and More! Photo Wake Up With BWW 4/25: FUNNY GIRL Reviews, THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH Opening, and More!
by - Apr 25, 2022

Today's top stories include last night's official opening of Funny Girl. Check out the reviews here and stay tuned for more of our coverage from the big night! Tonight, The Skin of Our Teeth officially opens on Broadway, and we'll be updating the reviews as they come in live!

Review Roundup: FUNNY GIRL Returns to Broadway- All the Reviews! Photo Review Roundup: FUNNY GIRL Returns to Broadway- All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Apr 24, 2022

Read all the reviews for FUNNY GIRL on Broadway. The show stars Beanie Feldstein as Fanny Brice, Ramin Karimloo as Nick Arnstein, Jared Grimes as Eddie Ryan and Jane Lynch as Mrs. Rose Brice. See what all the critics had to say!

Photos: First Look at FUNNY GIRL, Starring Beanie Feldstein, Ramin Karimloo, and More Photo Photos: First Look at FUNNY GIRL, Starring Beanie Feldstein, Ramin Karimloo, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Apr 21, 2022

FUNNY GIRL is currently in previews and officially opens on Sunday, April 24 at the August Wilson Theatre (245 West 52nd Street). Check out all new production photos of the Broadway cast here!

David Babani Videos

VIDEO: Beanie Feldstein, Ramin Karimloo, and More in Rehearsal For FUNNY GIRL VideoVIDEO: Beanie Feldstein, Ramin Karimloo, and More in Rehearsal For FUNNY GIRL
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 9, 2022

The highly anticipated Broadway revival of Funny Girl is beginning performances this month! Check out all new footage from rehearsals!

BWW TV: Go Inside Opening Night of TRAVESTIES with Tom Hollander and More! VideoBWW TV: Go Inside Opening Night of TRAVESTIES with Tom Hollander and More!
by TV - Opening Night Special - Apr 25, 2018

Travesties, a limited engagement through Sunday, June 17, 2018, opened just last night at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42nd Street). We're taking you inside the festivities below!

BWW TV: Watch Highlights of Tom Hollander and Company in TRAVESTIES on Broadway! VideoBWW TV: Watch Highlights of Tom Hollander and Company in TRAVESTIES on Broadway!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 20, 2018

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director/CEO) - in association with Chocolate Factory Productions (David Babani, Artistic Director) and Sonia Friedman Productions -present the first Broadway revival of Tom Stoppard's Tony Award-winning play Travesties.

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of Andrew Lippa and More in THE LIFE OF THE PARTY at TheatreWorks
by Stage Tube - Sep 8, 2016

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley brings U.S. audiences their first look a London hit with the American Premiere of the joyous musical revue The Life of the Party. Directed and co-created byDavid Babani, the Artistic Director of London's Menier Chocolate Factory, this rollicking musical journey celebrates the songs of Tony Award-nominated composer Andrew Lippa (The Wild Party, The Addams Family, Big Fish) who takes the stage as a featured performer, along with a cast of Broadway and West End veterans, bringing to life a hilarious, uplifting, memorable evening. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

VIDEO: THE COLOR PURPLE's Danielle Brooks Talks Performing In Front of Oprah Winfrey
by Caryn Robbins - Jan 28, 2016

Danielle Brooks (ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK) stopped by last night's THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT to talk about performing in the hit Broadway show THE COLOR PURPLE in front of Oprah Winfrey

VIDEO: Jennifer Hudson & Cast of THE COLOR PURPLE Perform 'Push Da Button' on 'Colbert'
by Caryn Robbins - Dec 8, 2015

On last night's LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT, Jennifer Hudson and the cast of Broadway's THE COLOR PURPLE performed the number 'Push Da Button'.

VIDEO: THE COLOR PURPLE's Jennifer Hudson, Cynthia Erivo Perform Title Song on GMA
by Caryn Robbins - Nov 24, 2015

On this morning's GMA, THE COLOR PURPLE's Jennifer Hudson and Cynthia Erivo took to the stage with a powerful performance of the title song. Later, the actors discuss the stage adaptation of the classsic novel.

VIDEO: THE COLOR PURPLE's Cynthia Erivo Sings Jason Robert Brown at Marie's Crisis
by Stage Tube - Oct 10, 2015

Broadway-bound Cynthia Erivo recently delighted fans and colleagues as she sat at a piano to give a performance of 'I Can do Better Than That' at Marie's Crisis. BroadwayWorld has footage of THE COLOR PURPLE actress's rendition of THE LAST FIVE YEARS song below!

VIDEO: Jennifer Hudson Singing a Jury Summons Still Sounds Amazing!
by Caryn Robbins - Oct 8, 2015

Glamour Magazine asked Jennifer Hudson to sing everything from jury summons to unpleasant side effects, and the results were amazing. Watch the video below!

VIDEO: Jennifer Hudson Talks Making Broadway Debut in THE COLOR PURPLE: 'There Are No Re-Takes'
by Caryn Robbins - Oct 8, 2015

In a new interview with Eonline, THE COLOR PURPLE's Jennifer Hudson, Danille Brooks and Cynthia Erivo talk about the highly-anticipated Broadway revival


David Babani Frequently Asked Questions

What awards has David Babani been nominated for?
Best Revival of a Musical (Tony Awards) for The Color Purple Best Revival of a Musical (Tony Awards) for The Color Purple and Best Revival of a Musical (Tony Awards) for La Cage aux Folles .

What awards has David Babani won?
Best Revival of a Musical (Tony Awards) for The Color Purple Best Revival of a Musical (Tony Awards) for The Color Purpleand Best Revival of a Musical (Tony Awards) for La Cage aux Folles.