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David Thompson

 

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Stage Credits

Productions

 
[US Tour, 2022]
Script Adaptation
 
[International Tour, 2015]
Book
 
[West End, 2014]
Book
 
[Los Angeles, 2008]
Script Adaptation
 
[Off-Broadway, 2006]
Adaptation
 
[Off-Broadway, 2003]
Adaptation
 
[Regional (US), 2002]
Book Revisions
 
[Chester, CT (Regional), 2000]
Book Revisions
 
[New York, 1998]
Book Revisions
 
[West End, 1997]
Adaptation
 
[Broadway, 1996]
Script Adaptation
 
[Off-Broadway, 1996]
Adaptation
 
[Off-Broadway, 1987]
Book Revisions

Writing

Book
Bookwriter
Bookwriter
Bookwriter
Conceiver
Conceiver
Conceiver
Author
Bookwriter
Conceiver
Bookwriter
Bookwriter
Bookwriter


David Thompson Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 2011 - Best Book of a Musical
David Thompson, The Scottsboro Boys
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2010 - Outstanding Book of a Musical
David Thompson, The Scottsboro Boys
 
Tony Awards - 1997 - Best Book of a Musical
David Thompson, Steel Pier

David Thompson News

Video: Lin-Manuel Miranda on NEW YORK, NEW YORK- 'I'm Trying to Keep Up with John Kan Photo Video: Lin-Manuel Miranda on NEW YORK, NEW YORK- 'I'm Trying to Keep Up with John Kander'
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 8, 2022

The brand new Kander & Ebb musical, New York, New York, will begin performances on Broadway Friday, March 24, 2023 and officially open Wednesday, April 26, 2023 at Broadway's St. James Theatre. Lin-Manuel Miranda is contributing to the new project and he is telling us all about the process in this exclusive video!

Julia Riew to Receive 18th Annual Fred Ebb Award Photo Julia Riew to Receive 18th Annual Fred Ebb Award
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 7, 2022

The Fred Ebb Foundation in association with the Roundabout Theatre Company will present the eighteenth annual Fred Ebb Award for aspiring musical theatre songwriters to Julia Riew.

Kander & Ebb's NEW YORK, NEW YORK Will Open On Broadway This Spring Photo Kander & Ebb's NEW YORK, NEW YORK Will Open On Broadway This Spring
by Team BWW - Oct 26, 2022

Producers Sonia Friedman and Tom Kirdahy have announced that the brand new Kander & Ebb musical, NEW YORK, NEW YORK, will begin performances on Broadway Friday, March 24, 2023 and officially open Wednesday, April 26, 2023 at Broadway’s St. James Theatre.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK Stage Adaptation from John Kander and Lin-Manuel Miranda is Coming Photo NEW YORK, NEW YORK Stage Adaptation from John Kander and Lin-Manuel Miranda is Coming to Broadway
by Team BWW - Aug 25, 2022

A stage adaptation of Martin Scorsese's 1977 film New York, New York is in the works from Lin-Manuel Miranda and John Kander. Susan Stroman is attached to direct and choreograph the project, which marks Kander's first new Broadway musical since 2015's The Visit.

Regional Premiere of THE SECRET OF MY SUCCESS Added to Theatre Under the Stars 2022/2 Photo Regional Premiere of THE SECRET OF MY SUCCESS Added to Theatre Under the Stars 2022/23 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 6, 2022

Today, Theatre Under The Stars announced changes to its upcoming 2022/23 Season including the addition of a brand new show. TUTS will be producing the regional premiere of The Secret of My Success. Based on the hit 1980s film that starred Michael J. Fox.

Theatre in the Park Presents SCHOOL OF ROCK, July 1- July 9 Photo Theatre in the Park Presents SCHOOL OF ROCK, July 1- July 9
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 30, 2022

Dewey Finn gets kicked out of his band as well as fired from his record store job, so what does he do? Becomes a substitute teacher in an uptight private school and creates a rock band with his students! That‚Äôs the story in the hit movie ‚ÄúSchool of Rock‚ÄĚ starring Jack Black - and now the musical version will shake the stage at Theatre in the Park opening Friday, July 1.

Musical SCHOOL OF ROCK Opens At Theatre in the Park, July 1 Photo Musical SCHOOL OF ROCK Opens At Theatre in the Park, July 1
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 27, 2022

Theatre in the Park presents musical ‚ÄúSchool of Rock‚ÄĚ July 1-July 9.¬†Movies are back at the park, too!

World Premiere of DINNER AND CAKE & More Announced for Everyman Theatre's 2022/2023 S Photo World Premiere of DINNER AND CAKE & More Announced for Everyman Theatre's 2022/2023 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 4, 2022

The seven-play season marks the organization’s 32nd, with a varied roster featuring stories from a wide range of playwrights and perspectives. The distinctive, LIVE theatre experience for Everyman patrons offers more access through both in-person and digital opportunities. 

Two World Premieres, SOMETHING ROTTEN, JERSEY BOYS & More Announced for Circuit Playh Photo Two World Premieres, SOMETHING ROTTEN, JERSEY BOYS & More Announced for Circuit Playhouse, Inc. 2022-2023 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 2, 2022

¬†Circuit Playhouse, Inc., the organization that includes The Circuit Playhouse, TheatreWorks @ the Square, and Playhouse on the Square will celebrate 55 years of professional live theatre in Memphis‚Äô Performing Arts District ‚Äď Overton Square.

Return Engagement of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST With Jade Jones & Evan Ruggiero Announced f Photo Return Engagement of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST With Jade Jones & Evan Ruggiero Announced for Olney Theatre 2022-23 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 29, 2022

Olney Theatre Center announced its 84th season today, unveiling plans for seven theatrical productions that will serve as the tentpoles for an increasingly diverse slate of cultural offerings.

David Thompson Videos

Video: Lin-Manuel Miranda on NEW YORK, NEW YORK- 'I'm Trying to Keep Up with John Kan Videoplay
Video: Lin-Manuel Miranda on NEW YORK, NEW YORK- 'I'm Trying to Keep Up with John Kander'

by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 8, 2022

The brand new Kander & Ebb musical, New York, New York, will begin performances on Broadway Friday, March 24, 2023 and officially open Wednesday, April 26, 2023 at Broadway's St. James Theatre. Lin-Manuel Miranda is contributing to the new project and he is telling us all about the process in this exclusive video!

VIDEO: Get A First Look At CHICAGO at The Muny Videoplay
VIDEO: Get A First Look At CHICAGO at The Muny

by Alan Henry - Aug 31, 2021

The Muny is transporting audiences to the roaring 20s with Kander and Ebb's Chicago, the fifth and final show of the theatre's 103rd season, running Aug. 30 - Sept. 5. Get a first look at the show!

VIDEO: Stars of San Jose Stage Company's CHICAGO Appear on The Nine Videoplay
VIDEO: Stars of San Jose Stage Company's CHICAGO Appear on The Nine

by Stage Tube - Feb 10, 2020

San Jose Stage Company PRESENTS Broadway's longest-running American musical a??CHICAGOa??. Nominated for three 1975 Tonya??¬ģa?? Awards and the 1997 Tonya??¬ģa?? Award-winner for a?oeBest Revival Of A Musical,a?? a??CHICAGOa?? features a book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb. a??CHICAGOa?? is based on the play by Maurine Dallas Watkins, with the script adaptation by David Thompson. The Stage's production of a??CHICAGOa?? will be directed by Randall King, choreography by Tracey Freeman-Shaw and music direction by Benjamin Belew. a??

BWW TV: Looking Back at PRINCE OF BROADWAY's Opening Night Videoplay
BWW TV: Looking Back at PRINCE OF BROADWAY's Opening Night

by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 31, 2019

As the theatre community mourns the loss of the legendary producer and director Harold Prince, we're looking back at the opening night of Manhattan Theatre Club's Broadway production of Prince of Broadway, which celebrated his career spanning seven decades. Check out the video to see Hal alongside the show's stars Tony Yazbeck, Brandon Uranowitz, Emily Skinner, Chuck Cooper, and more on the special night.

VIDEO: Watch the Full Film HAROLD PRINCE: THE DIRECTOR'S LIFE Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch the Full Film HAROLD PRINCE: THE DIRECTOR'S LIFE

by Stage Tube - Nov 24, 2018

Harold Prince: The Director's Life has been released online in full!

VIDEO: Harold Prince Discusses His Creative Process on PBS' BROADWAY'S BEST Videoplay
VIDEO: Harold Prince Discusses His Creative Process on PBS' BROADWAY'S BEST

by Stage Tube - Nov 21, 2018

Tony Award-winning director and producer Harold Prince discusses his creative process in a clip from Great Performances - Harold Prince: The Director's Life. Watch below!

BWW TV: Watch Highlights of Tony Yazbeck & More in THE BEAST IN THE JUNGLE Videoplay
BWW TV: Watch Highlights of Tony Yazbeck & More in THE BEAST IN THE JUNGLE

by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 8, 2018

Vineyard Theatre is presenting the world-premiere production of THE BEAST IN THE JUNGLE- an original dance play by legendary composer and four-time Tony Award winner John Kander (CABARET, CHICAGO), Tony-nominated playwright David Thompson (STEEL PIER; FLORA, THE RED MENACE), and five-time Tony Award-winning director and choreographer Susan Stroman (THE PRODUCERS, CONTACT). THE BEAST IN THE JUNGLE will extend until through Sunday, June 24.

BWW TV: Susan Stroman, John Kander & More Go inside Rehearsals of THE BEAST IN THE JU Videoplay
BWW TV: Susan Stroman, John Kander & More Go inside Rehearsals of THE BEAST IN THE JUNGLE!

by TV - Press Previews - Apr 7, 2018

Irina Dvorovenko ('The Americans'), a former American Ballet Theatreprincipal dancer, Tony Award nominees Tony Yazbeck (ON THE TOWN, FINDING NEVERLAND) and Peter Friedman (RAGTIME, The Vineyard's THE SLUG BEARERS OF KAYROL ISLAND...), and Teagle F. Bourgere (THE CRUCIBLE, A RAISIN IN THE SUN) will be featured in the world premiere of The Beast in the Jungle, an original work fusing dance, drama and music by legendary composer and four-time Tony Award winner John Kander(CABARET, CHICAGO), Tony Award nominee playwright David Thompson(STEEL PIER; FLORA, THE RED MENACE), and five-time Tony Award-winning director and choreographer Susan Stroman (THE PRODUCERS, CONTACT).

VIDEO: It's a Brand New World! Watch Highlights from RAGS at Goodspeed Videoplay
VIDEO: It's a Brand New World! Watch Highlights from RAGS at Goodspeed

by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2017

Join Rebecca and David Hershkowitz as they journey to a 'brand new world' in Goodspeed's reinvented Rags. Original creators Charles Strouse and Stephen Schwartzhave teamed up with David Thompson, who has adapted Joseph Stein's book, to rework this timely and inspiring piece, running now through December 10 at The Goodspeed in East Haddam, Conn. Check out brand-new highlights from the show below!

 PRINCE OF BROADWAY Cast Recording Is in the Works! Videoplay
PRINCE OF BROADWAY Cast Recording Is in the Works!

by Nicole Rosky - Oct 30, 2017

Prince of Broadway, a musical celebration that highlights the extraordinary six-decade career of director and producer Harold Prince, closed just yesterday at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, but even if you didn't make it to there show, there's reason to celebrate. BroadwayWorld has just learned that the company is recording a cast album. A release date has not yet been announced.


David Thompson Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has David Thompson written?
David Thompson has written 9 shows including 70, Girls, 70 (Author), And the World Goes 'Round (Conceiver), Steel Pier (Conceiver), Thou Shalt Not (Bookwriter), The Look of Love (Conceiver), The Scottsboro Boys (Bookwriter), Prince of Broadway (Bookwriter), The Beast in the Jungle (Bookwriter), New York, New York (Book).

What awards has David Thompson been nominated for?
Best Book of a Musical (Tony Awards) for The Scottsboro Boys Outstanding Book of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for The Scottsboro Boys and Best Book of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Steel Pier .