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Douglas Turner Ward

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Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
1975
Harper Edwards
  [Broadway]
1973
Johnny Williams

Productions

 
[Broadway, 1980]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1975]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1973]
Director

Photos

Douglas Turner Ward, Charles Fuller and David Alan Grier with cast Photo

Douglas Turner Ward, Charles Fuller and David Alan Grier with cast

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01/22/2020
Douglas Turner Ward and Charles Fuller  Photo

Douglas Turner Ward and Charles Fuller

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01/22/2020
Douglas Turner Ward, Charles Fuller and David Alan Grier  Photo

Douglas Turner Ward, Charles Fuller and David Alan Grier

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01/22/2020
Douglas Turner Ward, Charles Fuller and David Alan Grier with Kenny Leon with the cas Photo

Douglas Turner Ward, Charles Fuller and David Alan Grier with Kenny Leon with the cast During the Broadway Opening Night Curtain Call Bows for The Roundabout Theatre Company's "A Soldier's Play" at the American Airlines Theatre on January 21, 2020 in New York City.

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Douglas Turner Ward, Charles Fuller and David Alan Grier with Kenny Leon  Photo

Douglas Turner Ward, Charles Fuller and David Alan Grier with Kenny Leon

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01/22/2020

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
1975
Harper Edwards

  [Broadway]
1973
Johnny Williams

Productions

[Broadway, 1980]
Director

[Broadway, 1975]
Director

[Broadway, 1973]
Director


Douglas Turner Ward Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 1982 - Outstanding Director of a Play
Douglas Turner Ward, A Soldier's Play
 
Tony Awards - 1974 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play
Douglas Turner Ward, The River Niger
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1969 - Outstanding Performance Gold Star
Douglas Turner Ward, Ceremonies in Dark Old Men
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1966 - Best Playwright Gold Star
Douglas Turner Ward , Day of Absence/Happy Ending

Douglas Turner Ward News

Bishop Arts Theatre Center Announces The 2022 First Move Playwrights Festival Photo Bishop Arts Theatre Center Announces The 2022 First Move Playwrights Festival
by Stephi Wild - May 26, 2022

Bishop Arts Theatre Center has announced four exciting new plays to be featured in the First Move Playwrights Festival from July 16th - 24th, 2022.

HARMONY, ASSASSINS & More Win 2022 Off Broadway Alliance Awards Photo HARMONY, ASSASSINS & More Win 2022 Off Broadway Alliance Awards
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 24, 2022

The Off Broadway Alliance, an organization of Off-Broadway producers, theaters, general managers, press agents, and marketing professionals, today announced the winners of the 11th Annual Off-Broadway Alliance Awards, honoring commercial and not-for-profit productions that opened Off Broadway during the 2021-2022 season.

KIMBERLY AKIMBO, HARMONY & More Nominated for Off Broadway Alliance Awards Photo KIMBERLY AKIMBO, HARMONY & More Nominated for Off Broadway Alliance Awards
by Nicole Rosky - May 5, 2022

The Off Broadway Alliance, an organization of Off-Broadway producers, theaters, general managers, press agents, and marketing professionals, has announced the nominees for the 11th Annual Off-Broadway Alliance Awards, honoring commercial and not-for-profit productions that opened Off Broadway during the 2021-2022 season. 

Britton & The Sting, Irene Gandy and More Complete the Lineup for TEDxBroadway TEN Photo Britton & The Sting, Irene Gandy and More Complete the Lineup for TEDxBroadway TEN
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 2, 2022

 The TEDxBroadway TEN stage is now set as organizers today revealed the final speakers rounding out the complete lineup for the milestone event being held Tuesday, May 17 at 1pm Eastern. 

The Negro Ensemble & Penn Live Arts Set New Residency For 2022-23 Season Photo The Negro Ensemble & Penn Live Arts Set New Residency For 2022-23 Season
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 15, 2022

Penn Live Arts (PLA) and the Tony and Obie Award-winning Negro Ensemble Company (NEC) have announced a new residency that brings together one of the most important Black theatre producers in the United States and the University of Pennsylvania's nexus of the performing arts, two legacy organizations that share a mission of advancing innovative, contemporary theatre.

Ars Nova to Honor Antoinette Chinonye Nwandu and Steven Levenson at Nova Ball Photo Ars Nova to Honor Antoinette Chinonye Nwandu and Steven Levenson at Nova Ball
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 8, 2021

Ars Nova will honor writers Antoinette Chinonye Nwandu (Pass Over) and Steven Levenson (Dear Evan Hansen, FX’s Fosse/Verdon, Netflix’s tick, tick…boom!), at Nova Ball, Ars Nova’s annual benefit.

Fred Gallo, Irene Gandy, Beverly Jenkins & New Federal Theatre Will Receive 2020 Tony Photo Fred Gallo, Irene Gandy, Beverly Jenkins & New Federal Theatre Will Receive 2020 Tony Honors
by Nicole Rosky - Aug 4, 2021

The Tony Awards Administration Committee has announced that they will present the 2020 Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre to four outstanding contributors to the Broadway industry - Fred Gallo, President of PRG Scenic Technologies; Broadway press agent Irene Gandy; stage manager Beverly Jenkins and New Federal Theatre, Woodie King, Jr. Founder.

Virtual Theatre This Week: June 14-20, 2021- with Rita Moreno, Kerry Butler, and More Photo Virtual Theatre This Week: June 14-20, 2021- with Rita Moreno, Kerry Butler, and More!
by Nicole Rosky - Jun 14, 2021

This week (June 14-20) in live streaming: Rita Moreno visits Backstage Live, Show of Titles on demand, a Kerry Butler master class, a Guys and Dolls reunion, and so much more!

Negro Ensemble Company Founder Douglas Turner Ward Passes Away at 90 Photo Negro Ensemble Company Founder Douglas Turner Ward Passes Away at 90
by Nicole Rosky - Feb 23, 2021

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that playwright, actor, director, and theatrical producer Douglas Turner Ward has passed away. He was 90 years old.

Debbie Allen, Phylicia Rashad and More Announced as Special Guests for New Federal Th Photo Debbie Allen, Phylicia Rashad and More Announced as Special Guests for New Federal Theatre Gala
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 11, 2021

At New Federal Theatre's 50th Anniversary Gala Sunday January 17, special guests will include Debbie Allen, Trazana Beverly, Mya Carter, Patrice Johnson Cevannes, Debbi Blackwell Cook, D.K. Dyson, Joseph Edwards, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Ted Lange, Pauletta Washington, Kevin Maynor, S. Epatha Merskerson, Phylicia Rashad and more.

Douglas Turner Ward Videos

BWW TV: Yaya DaCosta's 'Summer' on Stage
by Eddie Varley - Aug 8, 2008

Yaya Dacosta is a formidable young actress who is making her mark in film with stand out performances in Take the Lead with Antonio Banderas and Honeydripper where she co-starred along with Danny Glover and Charles S. Dutton. On television she was last seen in a breakout performance in the Lifetime motion picture Racing for Time, as well as a recent featured role on All My Children. Fans of America's Next Top Model will remember her as a favorite contestant in the popular series third season. In the Signature Theatre Company's The First Breeze Of Summer, Miss Dacosta essays the pivotal role of 'Lucretia'. BroadwayWorld.com spoke with Yaya about winning the emotional role and bringing the powerful drama to life on stage.


Douglas Turner Ward Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Douglas Turner Ward been in?
Douglas Turner Ward has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

How many West End shows has Douglas Turner Ward been in?
Douglas Turner Ward has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Douglas Turner Ward been nominated for?
Outstanding Director of a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for A Soldier's Play , Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for The River Niger Outstanding Performance (Drama Desk Awards) for Ceremonies in Dark Old Men and Best Playwright (Drama Desk Awards) for Day of Absence/Happy Ending .

What awards has Douglas Turner Ward won?
Outstanding Performance (Drama Desk Awards) for Ceremonies in Dark Old Menand Best Playwright (Drama Desk Awards) for Day of Absence/Happy Ending.