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Elizabeth Swados

 

Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1977
Performer

Productions

 
[Off-Broadway, 2014]
Music
 
[Off-Broadway, 1999]
Composer
 
[Off-Broadway, 1992]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 1990]
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[Off-Broadway, 1989]
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[Regional (US), 1985]
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[Broadway, 1983]
Orchestrator
 
[Off-Broadway, 1982]
Director
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[Off-Broadway, 1981]
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[Off-Broadway, 1980]
Conductor
Musical Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 1980]
Music Arranger
 
[Off-Broadway, 1979]
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[Off-Broadway, 1979]
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[Broadway, 1978]
Choreographer
Director
Guitar
 
[Off-Broadway, 1978]
Director
Guitar
 
[Broadway, 1977]
Composer
 
[Broadway, 1977]
Composer

Writing

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Additional Music
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Photos

Elizabeth Swados and Kris Kukul Photo

Elizabeth Swados and Kris Kukul

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Date:
12/28/2011

 

Stage

Performances
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1977
Performer

Productions

[Off-Broadway, 2014]
Music

[Off-Broadway, 1999]
Composer

[Off-Broadway, 1992]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 1990]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 1989]
Director

[Regional (US), 1985]
Director

[Broadway, 1983]
Orchestrator

[Off-Broadway, 1982]
Director

Director

[Off-Broadway, 1981]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 1980]
Conductor

Musical Director

[Off-Broadway, 1980]
Music Arranger

[Off-Broadway, 1979]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 1979]
Director

[Broadway, 1978]
Choreographer

Director

Guitar

[Off-Broadway, 1978]
Director

Guitar

[Broadway, 1977]
Composer

[Broadway, 1977]
Composer

Writing
Adaptation
Composer
Composer
Composer
Composer
Composer
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Bookwriter
Bookwriter
Additional Music
Adaptation
Adaptation
Lyricist
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Music
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Conceiver
Lyricist
Music
Composer
Composer
Bookwriter
Composer/Lyricist
Lyricist
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Elizabeth Swados Awards and Nominations

 
- 2016 - Hall of Fame Awards Gold Star
Elizabeth Swados
 
IT Awards - 2012 - Outstanding Original Music
Elizabeth SwadosUrban Odyssey
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 1985 - Outstanding Director, Resident Production
Elizabeth SwadosThe Beautiful Lady
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1978 - Outstanding Director - Musical
Elizabeth Swados, Runaways
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1978 - Outstanding Lyrics
Elizabeth Swados, Runaways
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1978 - Outstanding Music
Elizabeth Swados, Runaways
 
Obie Awards - 1978 - Direction Gold Star
Elizabeth Swados, Runaways
 
Tony Awards - 1978 - Best Book of a Musical
Elizabeth Swados, Runaways
 
Tony Awards - 1978 - Best Choreography
Elizabeth Swados , Runaways
 
Tony Awards - 1978 - Best Direction of a Musical
Elizabeth Swados, Runaways
 
Tony Awards - 1978 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Elizabeth Swados, Runaways
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1977 - Outstanding Music
Elizabeth Swados, Nightclub Cantata
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1977 - Best Musical Contribution Gold Star
Elizabeth Swados, The Cherry Orchard
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1977 - Best Musical Contribution Gold Star
Elizabeth Swados, Nightclub Cantata
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1977 - Best Musical Contribution Gold Star
Elizabeth Swados, Agamemnon

Elizabeth Swados News

BROADWAY BLESSING Celebrates 25th Anniversary, September 19 Photo BROADWAY BLESSING Celebrates 25th Anniversary, September 19
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 8, 2022

Celebrate the 25th anniversary of Broadway Blessing. September 19, 7 p.m. St. Malachy's/The Actors' Chapel, 239 W. 49th St.

La MaMa Announces 61st Season Featuring 40 Productions From 8 Nations Photo La MaMa Announces 61st Season Featuring 40 Productions From 8 Nations
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 24, 2022

La MaMa ETC’s 61st season will feature world-premieres by John Kelly, Erik Ehn, Elizabeth Swados, Witness Relocation/Dan Safer, Bobbie Jene Smith and Ping Chong, along with the live, in-person stage debut of Split Britches’s 2021 digital production LAST GASP and the first-ever revival of Maria Irene Fornes’ EVELYN BROWN.

Pre-Roe Abortion Letters Inspire New Drama WHAT KIND OF WOMAN Photo Pre-Roe Abortion Letters Inspire New Drama WHAT KIND OF WOMAN
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 5, 2022

Nancy Manocherian's the cell theatre and off the WALL productions in Pittsburgh present the World Premiere of WHAT KIND OF WOMAN by Abbe Tanenbaum.

On The Verge Theatre Announces Cast of RUNAWAYS Photo On The Verge Theatre Announces Cast of RUNAWAYS
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 25, 2022

On the Verge Theatre has announced the cast for Runaways, playing August 5 – August 21, 2022.

LISTEN: Sophia Anne Caruso Premieres New Single 'Snow & Ice' Photo LISTEN: Sophia Anne Caruso Premieres New Single 'Snow & Ice'
by Michael Major - Jul 6, 2022

Former Beetlejuice star Sophia Anne Caruso has dropped her brand-new single “Snow & Ice.” This Fall, she will star opposite Charlize Theron and Kerry Washington in Paul Feig’s original Netflix film THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD AND EVIL. She is also currently recording her first album with Empire of the Sun’s Nick Littlemore.

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by Stephi Wild - Jul 6, 2022

Family Show DON QUIXOTE TAKES NEW YORK to be Presented at La MaMa in July Photo Family Show DON QUIXOTE TAKES NEW YORK to be Presented at La MaMa in July
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 30, 2022

The acclaimed puppet dance theatre company Loco7 will perform their work when La MaMa (66 E. 4 St.) presents the family show DON QUIXOTE TAKES NEW YORK, as part of the La MaMa Kids series with performances July 9 and 10.

School Spotlight: Bennington College Photo School Spotlight: Bennington College
by Carian Lynée Parker - Jun 29, 2022

Ranked by the Princeton Review in the top five for 'Best College Theater,' Bennington College offers students a thorough grounding in virtually every dimension of theater-making: acting, directing, playwriting, devising, theatre history, dramatic literature, dramaturgy, stage management, and design (set, costume, lights, projection, and sound).

Playwrights Horizons Extends World Premiere of CORSICANA Photo Playwrights Horizons Extends World Premiere of CORSICANA
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 27, 2022

Playwrights Horizons has extended Will Arbery’s Corsicana, directed by Tony winner Sam Gold, one week, to July 17, due to popular demand. The world premiere production opened Wednesday, June 22.

RUNAWAYS Announced At Queensbury Theatre From The Verge Theatre Photo RUNAWAYS Announced At Queensbury Theatre From The Verge Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 21, 2022

On the Verge Theatre presents “Runaways” by Elizabeth Swados on-stage August 4 - 21, 2022 at the Queensbury Theatre, 12777 Queensbury Lane, Houston, TX.

Elizabeth Swados Videos

BWW TV: Watch Highlights from the Public Theater's Gala Performance of RUNAWAYS! VideoBWW TV: Watch Highlights from the Public Theater's Gala Performance of RUNAWAYS!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 12, 2018

Last night, The Public Theater's Annual Gala celebrated the 40th Anniversary of Elizabeth Swados' iconic musical RUNAWAYS at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park.

BWW TV: RUNAWAYS Takes Over the NY City Center Stage for Encores! Off-Center- Watch Highlights!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 6, 2016

New Your City Center's Encores! Off-Center series is back and better than ever! The series will kick off the 2016 season with Runaways from July 6-9th. RUNAWAYS is set in 1977 when Liz Swados spent several months observing and interviewing child Runaways before shaping their stories, fears, and fantasies into a musical. A deeply unconventional work in its day, Runaways feels like the funkiest, most heartbreaking mixtape ever to come out of a 1970s boom box, packed with reggae anthems, hip-hop, soul-food lullabies, and spoken-word poetry. The Encores! Off-Center production will honor a theater visionary who was ferocious, inspiring, and left us far too soon.

STAGE TUBE: Meet the Diverse 'Wolfpack' of Encores! Off-Center's RUNAWAYS - MJ Rodriguez, Sophia Anne Caruso & More!
by Stage Tube - May 25, 2016

New York City Center today announced the cast of the Encores! Off-Center production of Runaways, Elizabeth Swados' landmark musical about the stories, fears, and fantasies of runaway children. Cast largely from an open call attended by over 300 teenagers of 'all ethnicities, body types, gender identification, and ability levels,' the 'wolfpack' of 25, as director Sam Pinkleton affectionately calls them, embody the ferocious kinetic energy of today's New York-just as the original cast reflected the New York of 1978.

STAGE TUBE: Preview The Flea's THESE SEVEN SICKNESSES
by Stage Tube - Jun 15, 2012

The Flea Theater presents an encore production of THESE SEVEN SICKNESSES, a 5-hour marathon of all seven of Sophocles' plays re-envisioned by playwright Sean Graney. Directed by Ed Sylvanus Iskandar (a 2012 Drama Desk Award nominee for Outstanding Director -- in his professional directing debut in NYC), the production stars 38 members of The Bats. Performances run now through July 1 at The Flea (41 White Street between Church and Broadway in Tribeca). Check out trailers for all seven of the plays in the videos below!

STAGE TUBE: Sigourney Weaver Shows Support for Flea Theatre
by Stage Tube - Jan 3, 2012

Givenik.com has introduced Sigourney Weaver as the newest member of their Ambassador Program, it was announced by Jordan Roth, President of Jujamcyn Theaters. Ms. Weaver joins in support of The Flea Theater.

STAGE TUBE: New LA CAGE Commercial With Fierstein!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 14, 2011

Harvey Fierstein, Jeffrey Tambor, Wilson Jermaine Heredia and Micheal McShane join the cast of the Tony Award-winning revival of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES on Tuesday, February 15, 2011. The production continues to play the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street). Click below to check out the new commercial, which features Harvey Fierstein!


Elizabeth Swados Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Elizabeth Swados written?
Elizabeth Swados has written 22 shows including Nightclub Cantata (Composer/Lyricist), Runaways (Bookwriter/Composer/Lyricist), Dispatches (Adaptation), Dispatches (Bookwriter/Composer/Lyricist), The Haggadah (Bookwriter/Composer/Lyricist), Alice in Concert (Composer/Lyricist), The Haggadah, a Passover Cantata (Adaptation), Lullabye and Goodnight (Bookwriter/Composer/Lyricist), Doonesbury (Composer), Rap Master Ronnie (Lyricist), Rap Master Ronnie (Composer), Agamemnon (Conceiver), Hannah Senesh (Additional Music), The Beautiful Lady (Bookwriter), Phaedra Britannica (Composer), Don Juan of Seville (Composer), The Red Sneaks (Bookwriter), Jonah (Adaptation), The Tower of Evil (Composer), Groundhog (Bookwriter), Cymbeline (Composer), The Seagull (Music).

What awards has Elizabeth Swados been nominated for?
Hall of Fame Awards () , Outstanding Original Music (IT Awards) for Urban Odyssey , Outstanding Director, Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for The Beautiful Lady , Outstanding Director - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Runaways , Outstanding Lyrics (Drama Desk Awards) for Runaways , Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for Runaways , Direction (Obie Awards) for Runaways , Best Book of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Runaways , Best Choreography (Tony Awards) for Runaways , Best Direction of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Runaways , Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for Runaways , Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for Nightclub Cantata , Best Musical Contribution (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Cherry Orchard Best Musical Contribution (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Nightclub Cantata and Best Musical Contribution (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Agamemnon .

What awards has Elizabeth Swados won?
Hall of Fame Awards (), Direction (Obie Awards) for Runaways, Best Musical Contribution (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Cherry Orchard Best Musical Contribution (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Nightclub Cantataand Best Musical Contribution (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Agamemnon.