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Ellis Rabb

 
Ellis Rabb Headshot
Date of Birth: June 20, 1930
Date of Death: January 11, 1998 (67)

Birth Place: Memphis, TN, USA

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
1983
Boris Kolenkhov [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
1980
Sheridan Whiteside
  [Off-Broadway]
1977
Robert
  [Broadway]
1975
Tony Cavendish [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
1969
Hamlet
  [Broadway]
1969
Shanaar
  [Broadway]
1968
Pantagleize
  [Broadway]
1967
Pantagleize
  [Broadway]
1967
Boris Kolenkhov (Alternate)
  [Broadway]
1967
Gregers Werle (Alternate)
  [Broadway]
1966
Governor (Alternate)
  [Broadway]
1966
Joseph Surface
  [Off-Broadway]
1964
Don Juan
Jack Tanner
  [Off-Broadway]
1964
The Baron
  [Off-Broadway]
1964
Vagabond
  [Off-Broadway]
1964
The Governor
  [Broadway]
1959
Reverend Furze
David Adams (Understudy)
  [Broadway]
1959
General Koschnadieff
  [Off-Broadway]
1959
Philoctetes
  [Off-Broadway]
1959
Philoctetes
  [Off-Broadway]
1957
Sir William Davison
  [Off-Broadway]
1957
A Doctor
  [Off-Broadway]
1957
Pedant
  [Off-Broadway]
1957
Froth
  [Off-Broadway]
1956
Alceste
  [Off-Broadway]
1956
Starveling

Productions

 
[Broadway, 1985]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1983]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1980]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1977]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1975]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1975]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1974]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1973]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1973]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1973]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1973]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1972]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1972]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1971]
Director
 
[Regional (US), 1971]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1969]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1968]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1968]
Director
Producer
 
[Broadway, 1967]
Artistic Director
 
[Broadway, 1967]
Director
Artistic Director
Producer
 
[Broadway, 1967]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1967]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1966]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1966]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1965]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 1965]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 1965]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 1964]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 1964]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 1962]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 1962]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 1962]
Director

Writing

Adaptation

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
1983
Boris Kolenkhov [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
1980
Sheridan Whiteside

  [Off-Broadway]
1977
Robert

  [Broadway]
1975
Tony Cavendish [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
1969
Hamlet

  [Broadway]
1969
Shanaar

  [Broadway]
1968
Pantagleize

  [Broadway]
1967
Pantagleize

  [Broadway]
1967
Boris Kolenkhov (Alternate)

  [Broadway]
1967
Gregers Werle (Alternate)

  [Broadway]
1966
Governor (Alternate)

  [Broadway]
1966
Joseph Surface

  [Off-Broadway]
1964
Don Juan

Jack Tanner

  [Off-Broadway]
1964
The Baron

  [Off-Broadway]
1964
Vagabond

  [Off-Broadway]
1964
The Governor

  [Broadway]
1959
Reverend Furze

David Adams (Understudy)

  [Broadway]
1959
General Koschnadieff

  [Off-Broadway]
1959
Philoctetes

  [Off-Broadway]
1959
Philoctetes

  [Off-Broadway]
1957
Sir William Davison

  [Off-Broadway]
1957
A Doctor

  [Off-Broadway]
1957
Pedant

  [Off-Broadway]
1957
Froth

  [Off-Broadway]
1956
Alceste

  [Off-Broadway]
1956
Starveling

Productions

[Broadway, 1985]
Director

[Broadway, 1983]
Director

[Broadway, 1980]
Director

[Broadway, 1977]
Director

[Broadway, 1975]
Director

[Broadway, 1975]
Director

[Broadway, 1974]
Director

[Broadway, 1973]
Director

[Broadway, 1973]
Director

[Broadway, 1973]
Director

[Broadway, 1973]
Director

[Broadway, 1972]
Director

[Broadway, 1972]
Director

[Broadway, 1971]
Director

[Regional (US), 1971]
Director

[Broadway, 1969]
Director

[Broadway, 1968]
Director

[Broadway, 1968]
Director

Producer

[Broadway, 1967]
Artistic Director

[Broadway, 1967]
Director

Artistic Director

Producer

[Broadway, 1967]
Director

[Broadway, 1967]
Director

[Broadway, 1966]
Director

[Broadway, 1966]
Director

[Broadway, 1965]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 1965]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 1965]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 1964]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 1964]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 1962]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 1962]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 1962]
Director

Writing
Adaptation

Ellis Rabb Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 1976 - Outstanding Director - Play
Ellis Rabb, The Royal Family
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1973 - Best Director Gold Star
Ellis Rabb, A Streetcar Named Desire
 
Tony Awards - 1966 - Best Direction of a Play
Ellis Rabb, You Can't Take It With You
 
Obie Awards - 1962 - Citations Gold Star
Ellis Rabb, The Association of Producing Artists

Ellis Rabb News

Theater Resources Presents Unlimited Feedback Workshop #1: The World And The Want Photo Theater Resources Presents Unlimited Feedback Workshop #1: The World And The Want
by A.A. Cristi - May 31, 2022

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) presents Feedback Workshop #1: The World and the Want on Sunday June 26, 2022 from noon to 7pm ET. This workshop is dedicated to fostering a conversation about musical theater structure not only for writers but also for producers, directors and everyone involved in the creation and production of new works.

Theater Resources Unlimited Will Present Workshop 'How To Write A Musical That Works  Photo Theater Resources Unlimited Will Present Workshop 'How To Write A Musical That Works Part Two: Conflicts & Obstacles'
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 21, 2020

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) will present the workshop How to Write a Musical That Works Part Two: Conflicts & Obstacles on Sunday February 23, 2020 from 10am to 6pm at Studios 150, 150 W. 46th Street, 7th floor, NYC. Submission deadline is Wednesday 2/12. E-mail TRUStaff1@gmail.com or register online at https://truonline.org/events/feedback-workshop2-2020/.

VIDEO: Watch Stage and Screen Legend Rosemary Harris Accept 2019 Lifetime Achievement Photo VIDEO: Watch Stage and Screen Legend Rosemary Harris Accept 2019 Lifetime Achievement Tony Award
by Stage Tube - Jun 9, 2019

Rosemary Harris won her first Tony Award nearly 55 years ago in THE LION IN WINTER, now starring in the Lincoln Center Broadway revival of MY FAIR LADY, at the 73rd Annual Tony Awards, she received a 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award. Watch her accept the award here.

Breaking: Harold Wheeler, Rosemary Harris & Terrence McNally Will Be Honored for Life Photo Breaking: Harold Wheeler, Rosemary Harris & Terrence McNally Will Be Honored for Lifetime Achievement at the 2019 Tony Awards
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 25, 2019

According to the New York Times, actress Rosemary Harris, musician Harold Wheeler and playwright Terrence McNally will all be honored with Lifetime Achievement Awards at the 2019 Tonys.

T. Fellowship Announces New Geraldine Stutz T. Fellow Rachel Sussman Photo T. Fellowship Announces New Geraldine Stutz T. Fellow Rachel Sussman
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 8, 2019

T. Fellowship, in association with Columbia University School of the Arts, announces the next T. Fellow is Rachel Sussman, the seventh fellow in the one year program designed to educate and empower new creative producers. The fellow will receive a stipend of $10,000 with a $20,000 budget for the development of a new theatrical production, and will have access to courses in Columbia's MFA Theatre Management & Producing Program.

TRU Now Accepting Writer Submissions For How To Write A Musical That Works Photo TRU Now Accepting Writer Submissions For How To Write A Musical That Works
by Julie Musbach - Nov 14, 2018

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) presents How to Write a Musical That Works, part 1: The World and The Want, the first workshop in a 3-part series. One of the programs in TRU Beginnings: Opportunities for Early Development of New Work, it will take placeon Sunday, December 9, 2018.

James Greene, Veteran Broadway Actor Dies At 91 Photo James Greene, Veteran Broadway Actor Dies At 91
by Stephi Wild - Nov 14, 2018

James Greene, a character actor with an illustrious stage career, but perhaps best known for his four-year stint on TV's 'The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd' with writer and director Jay Tarses, died on November 9, 2018, at his home in Los Angeles. He was 91.

Theater Resources Unlimited Presents How To Write A Musical That Works Workshop #2: C Photo Theater Resources Unlimited Presents How To Write A Musical That Works Workshop #2: Conflict & Obstacles, 2/25
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 31, 2018

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) presents the second workshop in the series How to Wrote a Musical That Works, Conflict & Obstacles, onSunday, February 25, 2018 from 10am - 6pm at NOLA Rehearsal Studio, 244 W 54th St., 5th floor, Studio 5. Submission fee is $10 for members, $20 for non-members. If accepted, it will be applied to a participation fee of $100 ($80 for TRU members). Those not selected will be invited and encouraged to attend the workshop as observers. The price is $55 ($35 for TRU members). Go to https://truonline.org/events/feedback-workshop-2-2018, click the link to download the application, fill it out, and email toTRUPlaySubmissions@gmail.com to sign up. If accepted, the workshop includes 2 seats for the entire day workshop as well as your presentation slot. Space is limited. Any additional attendees from the musical team (including music director, additional collaborators and cast members) who wish to observe the entire workshop must reserve in advance and will be charged $25 per person.

Allison Bressi Awarded 2017 T. Fellowship from Columbia University School of the Arts Photo Allison Bressi Awarded 2017 T. Fellowship from Columbia University School of the Arts
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2017

T. Fellowship, in association with Columbia University School of the Arts, announces the next T. Fellow is Allison Bressi, the sixth fellow in the one year program designed to educate and empower new creative producers.

THE RIDE: IN MASQUERADE Enchants Throughout October Photo THE RIDE: IN MASQUERADE Enchants Throughout October
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2017

Approaching its 16,000th performance, the spectacular, immersive, interactive, experiential phenomenon, THE RIDE, will be in bewitching masquerade for this Halloween Season from Monday, October 2 through Tuesday, October 31.

Ellis Rabb Videos

VIDEO: Watch Stage and Screen Legend Rosemary Harris Accept 2019 Lifetime Achievement VideoVIDEO: Watch Stage and Screen Legend Rosemary Harris Accept 2019 Lifetime Achievement Tony Award
by Stage Tube - Jun 9, 2019

Rosemary Harris won her first Tony Award nearly 55 years ago in THE LION IN WINTER, now starring in the Lincoln Center Broadway revival of MY FAIR LADY, at the 73rd Annual Tony Awards, she received a 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award. Watch her accept the award here.

BWW TV Exclusive: Director to Director! Jack O'Brien Talks His New Memoir- 'Jack Be Nimble' with Richard Jay-Alexander; Plus Scoop on HOUDINI, THE NANCE & More
by Richard Jay-Alexander - Jun 18, 2013

Three-time Tony winning director Jack O'Brien's memoir 'Jack Be Nimble: The Accidental Education of an Unintentional Director' will be published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux on June 18, 2013. For Jack O'Brien, there's nothing like a first encounter with a great performer, nothing like the sound of an audience bursting into applause. In short, there's nothing like the theater. In the special interview below, director Richard Jay-Alexander chats with his friend about what fans can expect from the new book. Check it out below!

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 1/9- EXIT THE KING
by Stage Tube - Jan 9, 2012

Today in 1968, Exit the King opened at the Lyceum Theatre where it ran for 47 performances. The revival opened on Broadway in a limited engagement at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, with previews starting March 7, 2009, opening March 26, and closing June 14. Directed by Armfield, the cast stars Geoffrey Rush (who won a Tony Award for his performance), Susan Sarandon, William Sadler, Andrea Martin, Lauren Ambrose and Brian Hutchison. It had previously been produced on Broadway by the APA-Phoenix Repertory Company, directed by Ellis Rabb and starred Richard Easton as the King, Patricia Conolly as Queen Marie, Eva Le Gallienne as Queen Marguerite, and Pamela Payton-Wright as Juliette.

BWW TV: Sneak Peek of A LIFE IN THE THEATRE Opening Night
by Craig Brockman - Oct 13, 2010

The Broadway premiere of David Mamet's A Life in the Theatre, starring Patrick Stewart and T.R. Knight opened last night October 12th at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 W. 45th St.). Its limited engagement will play through January 2nd, 2011. Broadway Beat and BroadwayWorld were on hand for the opening night and bring you interviews with Patrick Stewart, T.R. Knight and Neil Pepe along with highlights from the show!

BWW TV: Sneak Peek at A LIFE IN THE THEATRE
by Robert Diamond - Oct 11, 2010

The Broadway premiere of David Mamet's A Life in the Theatre, starring Patrick Stewart and T.R. Knight began previews on September 21st, 2010 and officially opens on Tuesday, October 12th at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 W. 45th St.). Its limited engagement will play through January 2nd, 2011. The b-roll has just been released and BroadwayWorld brings you a first look below!

BWW TV: Broadway Beat Sneak Peek - A LIFE IN THE THEATRE Meet the Press!
by Robert Diamond - Aug 27, 2010

The Broadway premiere of David Mamet's A Life in the Theatre, starring Patrick Stewart and T.R. Knight will begin previews on September 21st, 2010 and officially open on Tuesday, October 12th at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 W. 45th St.). Its limited engagement will play through January 2nd, 2011. The show's two stars and director met the press on August 25th and Broadway Beat was there!

BWW TV: Stage Tube - Cynthia Nixon Speaks at National Equality March
by Robert Diamond - Oct 11, 2009

Actress Cynthia Nixon today, who travelled down from New York with the group spoke to the assembled masses and we're proud to bring you the video.


Ellis Rabb Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Ellis Rabb been in?
Ellis Rabb has appeared on Broadway in 13 shows.

How many West End shows has Ellis Rabb been in?
Ellis Rabb has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Ellis Rabb been nominated for?
Outstanding Director - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for The Royal Family , Best Director (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for A Streetcar Named Desire Best Direction of a Play (Tony Awards) for You Can't Take It With You and Citations (Obie Awards) for The Association of Producing Artists .

What awards has Ellis Rabb won?
Best Director (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for A Streetcar Named Desireand Citations (Obie Awards) for The Association of Producing Artists.

How many shows has Ellis Rabb written?
Ellis Rabb has written 1 shows including Philoctetes (Sophocles) (Adaptation).