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Don Black

 
Bio:
Don Black OBE is a highly-acclaimed, Oscar-winning lyricist. His works have included movie themes, hit songs, and numerous musicals, including three with Andrew Lloyd Webber: Tell Me on a Sunday, Aspects of Love, and Sunset Boulevard, for which he received two Tony Awards for Best Book and Lyrics, ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Don Black OBE is a highly-acclaimed, Oscar-winning lyricist. His works have included movie themes, hit songs, and numerous musicals, including three with Andrew Lloyd Webber: Tell Me on a Sunday, Aspects of Love, and Sunset Boulevard, for which he received two Tony Awards for Best Book and Lyrics, ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[Broadway, 2002]
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[West End, 1988]
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Don Black and Frank Wildhorn Photo

Don Black and Frank Wildhorn

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Don Black, Frank Wildhorn, Ivan Menchell Photo

Don Black, Frank Wildhorn, Ivan Menchell

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Don Black, Frank Wildhorn, Ivan Menchell Photo

Don Black, Frank Wildhorn, Ivan Menchell

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04/20/2022

 

Stage

Productions

[Broadway, 2002]
Lyrics

[West End, 1988]
Producing Director

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Don Black Biography

Don Black OBE is a highly-acclaimed, Oscar-winning lyricist. His works have included movie themes, hit songs, and numerous musicals, including three with Andrew Lloyd Webber: Tell Me on a Sunday, Aspects of Love, and Sunset Boulevard, for which he received two Tony Awards for Best Book and Lyrics, together with Christopher Hampton.

Mr. Black's movie credits include themes for many James Bond films: Thunderball, Diamonds Are Forever, The Man with the Golden Gun, "Surrender" from Tomorrow Never Dies and The World is Not Enough. In collaboration with composer John Barry, he wrote the title song for the 1966 film Born Free, which won the Oscar for Best Song. He also collaborated with Barry on Out of Africa and Dances With Wolves. He has worked with Jule Styne, Henry Mancini, Quincy Jones, Elmer Bernstein, Michael Legrand, Marvin Hamlisch, Charles Aznavour and has had two U.S. number one hits: Michael Jackson's "Ben" and Lulu's "To Sir, With Love".

Mr. Black was recently inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.


Don Black Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2012 - Outstanding Lyrics
Don Black, Bonnie & Clyde
 
Tony Awards - 2012 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Don Black, Bonnie & Clyde
 
Olivier Awards - 2009 - Best Musical Revival
Don Black, Sunset Boulevard
 
Tony Awards - 1995 - Best Book of a Musical Gold Star
Don Black, Sunset Boulevard
 
Tony Awards - 1995 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre Gold Star
Don Black, Sunset Boulevard
 
Tony Awards - 1990 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Don Black, Aspects of Love
 
Tony Awards - 1986 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Don Black, Song and Dance
 
Tony Awards - 1983 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Don Black, Merlin

Don Black News

Andrew Lloyd Webber and Antonio Banderas Launch 'Amigos Para Siempre' Photo Andrew Lloyd Webber and Antonio Banderas Launch 'Amigos Para Siempre'
by Stephi Wild - Jun 27, 2022

Andrew Lloyd Webber and Antonio Banderas have announced the creation of a new joint venture, Amigos Para Siempre (APS)! APS will have the rights to Spanish language versions of Andrew’s iconic musical hits.   

Andrew Lloyd Webber y Antonio Banderas unen fuerzas con la empresa APS Photo Andrew Lloyd Webber y Antonio Banderas unen fuerzas con la empresa APS
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Jun 27, 2022

Esta ma√Īana han anunciado a los medios su alianza apostando por producciones para el p√ļblico de habla hispana preservando la mayor calidad posible.

VIDEO: Jonny Labey and Gloria Onitiri Perform 'Letters Goodbye' From REHAB THE MUSIC Photo VIDEO: Jonny Labey and Gloria Onitiri Perform 'Letters Goodbye' From REHAB THE MUSICAL
by Stephi Wild - Jun 27, 2022

The first video and song have been released released  from REHAB THE MUSICAL, coming to the Playhouse Theatre in September. 

BWW REVIEW: BONNIE & CLYDE Considers The Life And Crimes Of Two Of America's Most Fam Photo BWW REVIEW: BONNIE & CLYDE Considers The Life And Crimes Of Two Of America's Most Famous Gangsters Through The Medium Of Musical Theatre
by Jade Kops - Jun 24, 2022

BONNIE & CLYDE considers the notorious duo’s desire for a better life and equally importantly, emulation of their idols fame and fortune, during the great depression.

Elizabeth Ward Land Returns with STILL WITHIN THE SOUND OF MY VOICE - The Songs Of LI Photo Elizabeth Ward Land Returns with STILL WITHIN THE SOUND OF MY VOICE - The Songs Of LINDA RONSTADT
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 23, 2022

LML MUSIC has announced the release of the new album from Broadway vocalist Elizabeth Ward Land ‚Äď Still Within the Sound of My Voice: The Songs of Linda Ronstadt ‚Äď on CD and digital and streaming formats on Friday, July 15.

REHAB THE MUSICAL Comes to The Playground Theatre in September Photo REHAB THE MUSICAL Comes to The Playground Theatre in September
by Stephi Wild - Jun 20, 2022

Keith Allen¬†(‚ÄėThe Comic Strip Presents‚Ķ‚Äô, ‚ÄėThe Homecoming‚Äô),¬†Jonny Labey¬†(BBC ‚ÄėEastEnders‚Äô, ‚ÄėStrictly Ballroom‚Äô),¬†Gloria Onitiri¬†(Andrew Lloyd Webber‚Äôs ‚ÄėCinderella‚Äô, ‚ÄėThe Bodyguard‚Äô) and¬†John Barr¬†(‚ÄėBatboy The Musical‚Äô, ‚ÄėLes Miserables‚Äô) are to star in the new British musical,¬†‚ÄėRehab The Musical‚Äô,¬†a rock-bottom-to-redemption journey of the soul filled with thumpingly memorable songs.

Exclusive: Tickets From Just £25 for Smash-Hit Musical BONNIE & CLYDE! Photo Exclusive: Tickets From Just £25 for Smash-Hit Musical BONNIE & CLYDE!
by Aliya Al-Hassan - May 26, 2022

Get exclusive tickets prices for the hit musical Bonnie & Clyde. starring Frances Mayli McCann and Jordan Luke Gage

Photos: First look at Little Theatre Off Broadway's BONNIE & CLYDE Photo Photos: First look at Little Theatre Off Broadway's BONNIE & CLYDE
by Jerri Shafer - May 12, 2022

Bonnie & Clyde tells the story of real-life fugitives, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow. Their craving for fame and thrills leads them into a life of crime and a life on the run. As their fame and ambition grows, their inevitable fate draws closer. NOT RECOMMENDED FOR CHILDREN UNDER 13: Adult situations, violence, language, gun shots, blood. Performances run May 13 thru 29, 2022 at Little Theatre Off Broadway, 3981 Broadway, Grove City, Ohio 43123. Order Reserved Seating Tickets at the link: https://www.showtix4u.com/event-details/63398

Glenn Close Reveals SUNSET BOULEVARD Film is 'Getting Closer' Photo Glenn Close Reveals SUNSET BOULEVARD Film is 'Getting Closer'
by Michael Major - May 3, 2022

Glenn Close has given a new update on the Sunset Boulevard film adaption, revealing that it is 'getting closer.' Close originated the role of Norma Desmond on Broadway in 1994 before returning to the role in the recent revival.

Photos: Inside Press Night of BONNIE AND CLYDE at The Arts Theatre Photo Photos: Inside Press Night of BONNIE AND CLYDE at The Arts Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Apr 20, 2022

Images have been released following last night’s press night of Bonnie and Clyde the musical, attended by the show’s writing team Frank Wildhorn, Don Black and Ivan Menchell alongside Noma Dumezweni, Amelia Lily, Kevin Clifton, AJ Pritchard, Abbie Quinnen, Samantha Barks, Christopher Chung and Rachael Wooding.

Don Black Videos

VIDEO: Jonny Labey and Gloria Onitiri Perform 'Letters Goodbye' From REHAB THE MUSIC VideoVIDEO: Jonny Labey and Gloria Onitiri Perform 'Letters Goodbye' From REHAB THE MUSICAL
by Stephi Wild - Jun 27, 2022

The first video and song have been released released  from REHAB THE MUSICAL, coming to the Playhouse Theatre in September. 

VIDEO: Behind the Scenes of Curve Leicester's SUNSET BOULEVARD Concert VideoVIDEO: Behind the Scenes of Curve Leicester's SUNSET BOULEVARD Concert
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 2, 2021

Leicester's Curve theatre is now streaming a virtual version of Sunset Boulevard in Concert.

VIDEO: Watch the Full 2020 Olivier Awards Ceremony, Featuring Performances from Sam T VideoVIDEO: Watch the Full 2020 Olivier Awards Ceremony, Featuring Performances from Sam Tutty, Miriam-Teak Lee, and Sharon D. Clarke!
by Stage Tube - Oct 26, 2020

The winners of the Olivier Awards 2020 with Mastercard were announced last night in a special ITV programme filmed at The London Palladium, and on Official London Theatre’s YouTube channel.

BWW TV: Hollis Resnik Sings 'With One Look' In SUNSET BOULEVARD At Porchlight Music T VideoBWW TV: Hollis Resnik Sings 'With One Look' In SUNSET BOULEVARD At Porchlight Music Theatre
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 16, 2019

Porchlight Music Theatre presents Sunset Boulevard at The Ruth Page Center for the Arts. Featuring music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics and books by Don Black and Christopher Hampton, Sunset Boulevard stars Hollis Resnik and is directed by Michael Weber, choreographed by Shanna VanDerwerker and music directed by Aaron Benham.

Van Morrison Announces 'Three Chords And The Truth' VideoVan Morrison Announces 'Three Chords And The Truth'
by Abigail Charpentier - Sep 19, 2019

Van Morrison has announced details of a new album - Three Chords And The Truth. It will be released on Exile/Caroline International available on CD/vinyl and digital download on October 25th 2019. 

VIDEO: This World Will Remember Them! Texas High School Theater Acquires Broadway Set VideoVIDEO: This World Will Remember Them! Texas High School Theater Acquires Broadway Sets from BONNIE & CLYDE
by Paul Smith - Feb 5, 2019

The students of Colony High School in Dallas, Texas have quite the exciting legacy with their production of Bonnie & Clyde. All their sets, costumes and props, which includes three cars, come from the original Broadway production which starred Laura Osnes and Jeremy Jordan. 

#TBT: Looking Back at Jeremy Jordan and Laura Osnes in BONNIE & CLYDE! Video#TBT: Looking Back at Jeremy Jordan and Laura Osnes in BONNIE & CLYDE!
by Jeffrey Vizcaino - Dec 6, 2018

For this week's #TBT, I dug back into the BroadwayWorld archives and found the Opening Night video of Bonnie and Clyde on Broadway! The show opened this week, seven years ago! Watch the video below as a young Jeremy Jordan and Laura Osnes talk about tackling the dynamic gangster couple!

VIDEO: Inside ASPECTS OF LOVE at Hope Mill Theatre VideoVIDEO: Inside ASPECTS OF LOVE at Hope Mill Theatre
by Stage Tube - Jul 20, 2018

Get a first look at the new trailer for the critically-acclaimed new production of Andrew Lloyd-Webber's Aspects of Love, at Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester which runs for 3 more weeks.

VIDEO: On This Day, July 12- Patti LuPone Stars in SUNSET BOULEVARD on London's West  VideoVIDEO: On This Day, July 12- Patti LuPone Stars in SUNSET BOULEVARD on London's West End
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 12, 2018

On this day in 1993, Patti LuPone starred as Norma Desmond in the premiere production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Sunset Boulevard.

VIDEO: Glenn Close and Cast of SUNSET BOULEVARD Take Final Broadway Bows
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

Three-time Tony Award-winner Glenn Close took her final bow today as 'Norma Desmond' in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Tony Award-winning masterpiece, Sunset Boulevard. Check out the video of the final curtain call below!


Don Black Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Don Black written?
Don Black has written 17 shows including The Little Prince and the Aviator (Lyricist), Billy (Lyricist), Bar Mitzvah Boy (Lyricist), Song and Dance (Lyricist), Merlin (Lyricist), Dear Anyone (Lyricist), Abbacadabara (Lyricist), Budgie (Lyricist), Aspects of Love (Lyricist), Sunset Boulevard (Bookwriter), The Goodbye Girl (Lyricist), Dracula (Bookwriter), Bombay Dreams (Lyricist), Dance of the Vampires (Lyricist), Tell Me on a Sunday (Lyricist), Bonnie & Clyde (Lyricist), Tell Me on a Sunday (Lyricist).

What awards has Don Black been nominated for?
Outstanding Lyrics (Drama Desk Awards) for Bonnie & Clyde , Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for Bonnie & Clyde , Best Musical Revival (Olivier Awards) for Sunset Boulevard , Best Book of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Sunset Boulevard , Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for Sunset Boulevard , Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for Aspects of Love Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for Song and Dance and Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for Merlin .

What awards has Don Black won?
Best Book of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Sunset Boulevardand Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for Sunset Boulevard.