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David West Read

 
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DAVID WEST READ is an Emmy and Golden Globe-winning writer and producer. He is the creator and showrunner of the upcoming Apple TV+ series “The Big Door Prize” (Skydance Television/CJ ENM/Studio Dragon), and previously served as a writer and executive producer of the critically-acclaimed TV ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
DAVID WEST READ is an Emmy and Golden Globe-winning writer and producer. He is the creator and showrunner of the upcoming Apple TV+ series “The Big Door Prize” (Skydance Television/CJ ENM/Studio Dragon), and previously served as a writer and executive producer of the critically-acclaimed TV ... (read complete bio)
 

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Jenni Barber, David West Read, Cheyenne Jackson, Ari Graynor, Henry Winkler, Alicia S Photo

Jenni Barber, David West Read, Cheyenne Jackson, Ari Graynor, Henry Winkler, Alicia Silverstone & Daniel Breaker

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Henry Winkler, Alicia Silverstone, Daniel Breaker with Evan Cabnet & David West Read Photo

Henry Winkler, Alicia Silverstone, Daniel Breaker with Evan Cabnet & David West Read

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David West Read Biography

DAVID WEST READ is an Emmy and Golden Globe-winning writer and producer. He is the creator and showrunner of the upcoming Apple TV+ series “The Big Door Prize” (Skydance Television/CJ ENM/Studio Dragon), and previously served as a writer and executive producer of the critically-acclaimed TV series “Schitt's Creek” (CBC/POP/Netflix). He is also the author of & Juliet, a new stage musical created with legendary songwriter/producer Max Martin, which is currently receiving its North American premiere at the Princess of Wales Theatre in Toronto. & Juliet has been running at the Shaftesbury Theatre in London’s West End since 2019, where it was nominated for 9 Olivier Awards including Best New Musical, and a record-setting 13 WhatsOnStage Awards. In February 2023, the show will receive its Australian premiere at the Regent Theatre in Melbourne.

Other work includes: The Performers (Longacre Theatre on Broadway; Broadway.com Audience Choice nominee for Best New Play), The Dream of the Burning Boy (O’Neill Theater Conference, Roundabout Underground; Outer Critics Circle John Gassner Award nomination for New American Play, Drama League Award nomination for Distinguished Production of a Play), and The Great Pretender (Old Globe New Voices Festival, TheatreWorks Silicon Valley; Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Award for Best Original Script, Theatre Bay Area Award nomination for Outstanding World Premiere).

David is a graduate of the Lila Acheson Wallace Playwrights Program at The Juilliard School and the MFA program at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, where he has also taught in the Department of Dramatic Writing. He is a native of Toronto, Canada, and lives in Los Angeles.

David West Read Awards and Nominations

 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2011 - John Gassner Playwriting Award
David West ReadThe Dream of the Burning Boy

David West Read News

Stephanie Berry, Anthony Lee Medina & More to Star in THE BANDAGED PLACE Roundabout U Photo Stephanie Berry, Anthony Lee Medina & More to Star in THE BANDAGED PLACE Roundabout Underground World Premiere
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 3, 2022

The cast has been announced for the Roundabout Underground world premiere of the bandaged place by Harrison David Rivers. The cast includes Stephanie Berry as “Geraldine Irby,” Jake Ryan Lozano as “Sam Yates,” Sasha Camille Manuel as “Ella Irby,” Anthony Lee Medina as “Ruben Torres,” Jhardon Dishon Milton as “Jonah Irby.”

Betsy Wolfe to Headline The New York Pops Underground Cabaret at 54 Below in Septembe Photo Betsy Wolfe to Headline The New York Pops Underground Cabaret at 54 Below in September
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 26, 2022

Broadway favorite Betsy Wolfe will headline The New York Pops Underground cabaret performance on Monday, September 19, 2022 at 54 Below, performing selections from Waitress, The Last 5 Years, and her new Broadway show, & Juliet.

Photos: Get a Behind-the-Scenes Look at Betsy Wolfe, Lorna Courtney and More in & JUL Photo Photos: Get a Behind-the-Scenes Look at Betsy Wolfe, Lorna Courtney and More in & JULIET's Pre-Broadway Run
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 13, 2022

& Juliet released never-before-seen behind-the-scenes photos from its pre-Broadway engagement, which had a star-studded opening last week in Toronto. See the photos here!

Save Up To 35% On Tickets For &Juliet Photo Save Up To 35% On Tickets For &Juliet
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Jul 12, 2022

Book by 18 July 2022 to save more than a third on tickets to the West End hit show.

& JULIET, Starring Lorna Courtney, Betsy Wolfe, Stark Sands and More, Will Open on Br Photo & JULIET, Starring Lorna Courtney, Betsy Wolfe, Stark Sands and More, Will Open on Broadway This October
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 7, 2022

Currently playing a long-awaited pre-Broadway engagement in Toronto, & Juliet will transfer directly to Broadway, with previews beginning October 28, 2022 ahead of a November 17, 2022 opening at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre. Tickets are available now!

Photos: First Look at Betsy Wolfe, Stark Sands, Lorna Courtney & More in Rehearsals f Photo Photos: First Look at Betsy Wolfe, Stark Sands, Lorna Courtney & More in Rehearsals for Pre-Broadway & JULIET
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 22, 2022

Get a first look of the cast of &Juliet in rehearsals for their pre-Broadway engagement before the show opens in Toronto at The Princess of Wales Theatre.

EXCEPTION TO THE RULE by Dave Harris Begins Final Two Weeks at Roundabout Underground Photo EXCEPTION TO THE RULE by Dave Harris Begins Final Two Weeks at Roundabout Underground
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 14, 2022

Roundabout Theatre Company will conclude the Roundabout Underground world premiere of Exception to the Rule by Dave Harris (2022 Outer Critics Circle Award nominee, Tambo & Bones), directed by Roundabout Resident Director Miranda Haymon on Sunday, June 26.

Roundabout Underground's EXCEPTION TO THE RULE by Dave Harris Opens Tomorrow Photo Roundabout Underground's EXCEPTION TO THE RULE by Dave Harris Opens Tomorrow
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 17, 2022

Roundabout Theatre Company is presenting the Roundabout Underground world premiere of Exception to the Rule by Dave Harris (2022 Outer Critics Circle awards nominee, Tambo & Bones), directed by Roundabout Resident Director Miranda Haymon which opens tomorrow, May 18.

Exclusive Ticket Prices for & JULIET! Photo Exclusive Ticket Prices for & JULIET!
by Aliya Al-Hassan - May 12, 2022

See the remix of the most famous love story in the world & Juliet.   What if Juliet’s famous ending was really just her beginning? What if she decided to choose her own fate?

Hulu Acquires U.S. Streaming Rights to SCHITT'S CREEK Photo Hulu Acquires U.S. Streaming Rights to SCHITT'S CREEK
by Michael Major - Apr 28, 2022

“Schitt’s Creek” centers on an outrageously wealthy video store magnate, Johnny Rose (Eugene Levy); his former soap-star wife Moira (Catherine O'Hara); and their two adult children – the self-described black sheep of the family David (Daniel Levy) and career socialite Alexis (Annie Murphy).

David West Read Videos

VIDEO: Pop TV Releases Artwork and Video for Final Season of SCHITT'S CREEK VideoVIDEO: Pop TV Releases Artwork and Video for Final Season of SCHITT'S CREEK
by Kaitlin Milligan - Nov 18, 2019

VIDEO: BroadwayWorld Gets A Shout Out on SCHITT'S CREEK VideoVIDEO: BroadwayWorld Gets A Shout Out on SCHITT'S CREEK
by Alan Henry - Feb 28, 2019

On last night episode's of Schitt's Creek, BroadwayWorld got a shout out from Moira Rose (Catherine O'Hara!) In the episode, Moira is co-directing a community theatre production of Cabaret, and tells her husband Johnny (Eugene Levy) she may have to take out an ad on BroadwayWorld.com. Check out the clip below!

BWW TV: Chatting with the Cast of THE PERFORMERS on Opening Night- Cheyenne Jackson and More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 15, 2012

Produced by Robyn Goodman, Scott M. Delman and Amanda Lipitz, THE PERFORMERS, David West Read's new romantic comedy, opened on Broadway on Wednesday, November 14th - at the Longacre Theatre. BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there to chat with the whole cast at the big opening and you can check out what they had to say below!

BWW TV: Sneak Peek of Cheyenne Jackson, Henry Winkler, and More in THE PERFORMERS- Highlights!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 13, 2012

Produced by Robyn Goodman, Scott M. Delman and Amanda Lipitz, THE PERFORMERS, David West Read's new romantic comedy, began preview performances on October 23 - prior to its official opening night on Wednesday, November 14th - at the Longacre Theatre (220 W. 48 St.) in New York City. BroadwayWorld brings you highlights from the show below!

BWW TV: Chatting with the Cast and Creative Team of THE PERFORMERS- Cheyenne Jackson, Henry Winkler, Alicia Silverstone and More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 2, 2012

Produced by Robyn Goodman, Scott M. Delman and Amanda Lipitz, THE PERFORMERS cast includes Cheyenne Jackson, Ari Graynor, Daniel Breaker, Jenni Barber with Alicia Silverstone and Henry Winkler. David West Read's new romantic comedy will begin preview performances on Broadway October 23 prior to its official opening night November 14 at the Longacre Theatre (220 W. 48 St.) in New York City. The cast and creative team met the press yesterday, and BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there to chat with the whole gang. Check out what they had to say below!

STAGE TUBE: BURNING BOY Cast & Crew on Themes of the Show
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 14, 2011

Roundabout Undergound presents David West Read's The Dream of the Burning Boy at the Black Box Theatre located inside the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre. Performances begin February 25, 2011. Hear what the cast and creative team has to say about the themes of the show in the video below!

STAGE TUBE: The Dream of the Burning Boy
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 27, 2011

Roundabout Undergound presents David West Read's The Dream of the Burning Boy at the Black Box Theatre located inside the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre. Performances begin February 25, 2011


David West Read Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has David West Read written?
David West Read has written 2 shows including The Performers (Playwright), & Juliet (Author).

What awards has David West Read been nominated for?
John Gassner Playwriting Award (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Dream of the Burning Boy .