David Neumann

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Neumann's work has been seen in An Octoroon and Futurity (Soho Rep), Underground Railroad Game (Ars Nova), Hagoromo (Wendy Whelan, Jock Soto) and Home (BAM), The Antipodes (Signature Theatre).
He has been a collaborator and performer with Laurie Anderson, Big Dance Theater, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Doug Elkins. As a director, he has worked on The Object Lesson (NYTW, BAM). Recipient of three Bessie Awards for dance/performance, nominee for two Lucille Lortel and one Helen Hayes Award for choreography.

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Original Off-Broadway Production, 2007




David Neumann Productions

[Off-Broadway, 2022]
[US Tour, 2021]
[Broadway, 2019]
[West End, 2018]
[Off-Broadway, 2017]
[Off-Broadway, 2017]
[Off-Broadway, 2016]
Movement Consultant
[Off-Broadway, 2016]
[Off-Broadway, 2016]
[Off-Broadway, 2014]
[Off-Broadway, 2006]
[Off-Broadway, 2005]
[Off-Broadway, 2004]
[Off-Broadway, 2003]

David Neumann Awards and Nominations

Obie Awards - 2020 - Special Citation

David NeumannDistances Smaller Than This Are Not Confirmed

Tony Awards - 2019 - Best Choreography

David Neumann, Hadestown

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David Neumann News

Review Roundup: Did HADESTOWN Impress in London's West End?

Hadestown, the acclaimed Broadway musical phenomenon by singer-songwriter Anais Mitchell and director Rachel Chavkin has made its long-awaited West End premiere at the Lyric Theatre.

GROUNDED by Jeanine Tesori to Open The Metropolitan Opera's 2024�"25 Season

The Metropolitan Opera has unveiled the 2024–25 season lineup. Learn about the operas being presented and see how to purchase tickets.

Review: HADESTOWN, Lyric Theatre

Created with director Rachel Chavkin, it’s a story of tragic love and politics, defeat and defiance. An epic anthem for the lovers and the runaways. The actors mostly new to Hadestown, Hades’ underground factory, with only Gloria Onitiri returning as Persephone (rather than a Fate) and Beth Hinton-Lever in the ensemble.

Photos: First Look at HADESTOWN in London's West End

All new production photos have been released from the West End production of Hadestown at the Lyric Theatre, London. Check out the photos here!

HADESTOWN Comes to Jacksonville Center For The Performing Arts, February 6-11

The FSCJ Artist Series, sponsored by VyStar Credit Union, presents Hadestown, the winner of eight 2019 Tony Awards including Best New Musical and the 2020 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, at the Jacksonville Center for the Performing Arts, February 6-11, 2024, as part of the 23/24 Broadway Season in Jacksonville.

HADESTOWN Extends in London to December 2024; Check Out New Rehearsal Photos!

Due to popular demand, the multi award-winning Hadestown, which opens at the Lyric Theatre, London with performances from Saturday 10 February 2024, has already announced its extension in the West End with tickets now available through to 22 December 2024.  Plus, check out all new rehearsal photos here!

SPAMALOT, SWEPT AWAY And More Nominated for 2024 Helen Hayes Awards

Tonight, at a celebration honoring outstanding theatre on stages across the Washington area, theatre artists, administrators, patrons, and special guests gathered at the ATLAS Performing Arts Center for Theatre Washington's announcement of nominees for the 40th Helen Hayes Awards.

Raúl Esparza Reveals New Musical GALILEO Has its Sights Set on Broadway, Jordan Roth Involved

Raúl Esparza has revealed that Galileo, the new musical premiering this spring, has its sights set on Broadway.

Broadway Touring Production of HADESTOWN Comes to the Stranahan Theater

 The American Theatre Guild will present HADESTOWN, the winner of eight 2019 Tony Awards® including Best New Musical and the 2020 Grammy® Award for Best Musical Theater Album.

VIDEO: Gloria Onitiri Performs 'Our Lady Of The Underground' From HADESTOWN in the West End

The upcoming West End production of Hadestown has released a video of Gloria Onitiri performing 'Our Lady Of The Underground'! Gloria will be playing the role of Persephone when Hadestown begins performances in London on 10 February at the Lyric Theatre. 

VIDEO: Anaïs Mitchell Sings 'Flowers' at the HADESTOWN West End Launch Event

An all new video has been released of Anaïs Mitchell singing 'Flowers' at the Hadestown West End launch event. Check out the video here!

Videos: West End Cast of HADESTOWN Performs 'When the Chips are Down' and 'Wedding Song'

Two new videos have been released of the West End cast of Hadestown. The first video features the Fates performing When the Chips are Down and the second is Wedding Song, performed by Grace Hodgett Young and Donal Finn. Check out the videos here!

Video: HADESTOWN West End Cast Performs 'Way Down Hadestown'

Watch a clip of the West End cast of Hadestown performing 'Way Down Hadestown'!

Video: Get a First Look at The Avett Brothers' SWEPT AWAY at Arena Stage

Get a first look at footage of The Avett Brothers' Swept Away at Arena Stage!

Video: Inside Rehearsal For HADESTOWN in the West End

Rehearsals are now underway for Hadestown in the West End! Performances of Hadestown in London begin on 10 February at the Lyric Theatre. Check out a video from the first rehearsal here!

The Joyce Theater Foundation to Present Eight Edition of American Dance Platform

The Joyce Theater Foundation is continuing its mission to bring the best in dance to its New York City stage in the eighth iteration of American Dance Platform.

Video: Jordan Fisher Performs 'If It's True' in HADESTOWN

An all new video clip has been released of Jordan Fisher performing 'Is It True?' as Orpheus in Hadestown! Check out the video here!

Photos: The Avett Brothers Musical SWEPT AWAY Opens at Arena Stage!

On Wednesday evening, The Avett Brothers (Scott Avett, Seth Avett, and Bob Crawford) celebrated the opening of their new musical, Swept Away, running at Arena Stage’s Kreeger Theater at the Mead Center for American Theater in Washington, D.C. through January 14 after a thrice-extended run at Berkeley Repertory Theatre in early 2022. Check out photos below!

Review Roundup: SWEPT AWAY Opens at Arena Stage

Read the reviews for Swept Away at Arena Stage.


David Neumann has been nominated for several awards throughout his career. These include a Special Citation at the Obie Awards for "Distances Smaller Than This Are Not Confirmed," Outstanding Choreography at the Drama Desk Awards for "Hadestown," Outstanding Choreographer at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for "Hadestown," Best Choreography at the Tony Awards for "Hadestown," Outstanding Choreographer at The Lortels for both "Hadestown" and "The Total Bent," and Outstanding Choreographer at The Lortels for "FUTURITY."

David Neumann has won the Special Citation at the Obie Awards for his work in the show "Distances Smaller Than This Are Not Confirmed".

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