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Glen Berger

 
Bio:
Glen Berger’s plays include Underneath the Lintel (more than 450 performances Off-Broadway, 150 productions worldwide), O Lovely Glowworm (Portland Drammy Best Script Award) and Great Men of Science, Nos. 21 & 22 (L.A. Weekly Best Play Award). Glen has also collaborated on two new musicals: On ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Glen Berger’s plays include Underneath the Lintel (more than 450 performances Off-Broadway, 150 productions worldwide), O Lovely Glowworm (Portland Drammy Best Script Award) and Great Men of Science, Nos. 21 & 22 (L.A. Weekly Best Play Award). Glen has also collaborated on two new musicals: On ... (read complete bio)
 

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Glen Berger Biography

Glen Berger’s plays include Underneath the Lintel (more than 450 performances Off-Broadway, 150 productions worldwide), O Lovely Glowworm (Portland Drammy Best Script Award) and Great Men of Science, Nos. 21 & 22 (L.A. Weekly Best Play Award). Glen has also collaborated on two new musicals: On Words and Onwards and Loewe Award winner A Night in the Old Marketplace, with commissions from theatres including Berkley Rep and the Children’s Theatre Company of Minneapolis. In television, Glen has won two Emmys (12 nominations) and has written more than 200 episodes for children’s television seen on PBS, NBC and the BBC including “Arthur,” “Curious George” and “Peep.” He was the head writer for all five seasons of “Fetch with Ruff Ruffman.” He is a New Dramatists alumnus.





Glen Berger News

Young People's Theatre Of Chicago to Present Chicago Premiere Of DON'T LET THE PIGEON Photo Young People's Theatre Of Chicago to Present Chicago Premiere Of DON'T LET THE PIGEON DRIVE THE BUS!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 25, 2022

The Young People's Theatre of Chicago's inaugural 3-Play 2022-23 season will continue with the Chicago premiere of Mo Willems' high-spirited and hilarious Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!

World Premiere Science-Themed Musical PEABODY Launches Young People's Theatre Of Chic Photo World Premiere Science-Themed Musical PEABODY Launches Young People's Theatre Of Chicago 2022-23 Season
by Blair Ingenthron - Oct 2, 2022

The Young People's Theatre of Chicago's (YPT) inaugural 3-Play 2022-23 season launches with the highly anticipated world premiere production of the science-themed musical, Peabody - A Musical Comedy for Intrepid Young Scientists. With a book by Emmy Award-winning Glen Berger (PBS' Arthur; FETCH! with Ruff Ruffman) and music and lyrics by Grammy-nominated Morgan Taylor (Gustafer Yellowgold), Peabody runs Oct 29 - Nov 20 at the Greenhouse Theater Center.

The Young People's Theatre Of Chicago Announces Inaugural Season Photo The Young People's Theatre Of Chicago Announces Inaugural Season
by Stephi Wild - Oct 14, 2021

The Young People's Theatre of Chicago (YPT) is proud to announce its Chicago debut with a workshop reading of an original children's musical, Peabody, The Science Fair Affair on Monday, Oct. 18 at 8 p.m., a live production of Mo Willems' Knuffle Bunny, a Cautionary Musical, December 2 -  19, and a live production of Peabody, The Science Fair Affair, February 3 - 27, 2022.

Manhattan Theatre Club Announces Six 2021 Sloan Playwriting Commissions Photo Manhattan Theatre Club Announces Six 2021 Sloan Playwriting Commissions
by Stephi Wild - Jul 28, 2021

Since 2001, MTC has awarded a total of 100 commissions through the Sloan Foundation Program. Learn more about this year's commissions here!

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre Artistic Director Brent Hazelton Helms An All-New Take On  Photo Milwaukee Chamber Theatre Artistic Director Brent Hazelton Helms An All-New Take On UNDERNEATH THE LINTEL
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 6, 2021

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre's (MCT) Virtually Re-Imagined Season continues with an all-new take on UNDERNEATH THE LINTEL by Glen Berger. The production, specifically designed for virtual distribution, premieres on April 9th at 7:30pm.

VIDEO: TikTok Users Learn Imagine Dragons Wrote Demos For SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DA Photo VIDEO: TikTok Users Learn Imagine Dragons Wrote Demos For SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK
by Stephi Wild - Feb 26, 2021

TikTok users have been circulating information from 2013 that Imagine Dragons wrote demo tracks for the musical Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark.

Segal Centre Underneath The Lintel Goes Virtual Photo Segal Centre Underneath The Lintel Goes Virtual
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 25, 2020

For its first onstage production since March, the Segal Centre is proud to announce a collaboration with the renowned French-language theatre Théâtre du Nouveau Monde (TNM). Performances of Underneath the Lintel were originally planned for both a live – at reduced capacity and with new health and safety guidelines in place – and live stream audience.

National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene Presents FOLKSBIENE LIVE!: WELCOME TO OUR SUKE/SU Photo National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene Presents FOLKSBIENE LIVE!: WELCOME TO OUR SUKE/SUKKAH
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 15, 2020

This October, National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (Folksbiene)-led by Zalmen Mlotek, Artistic Director, and Dominick Balletta, Executive Director-presents Folksbiene! LIVE: 'Welcome to Our Suke/Sukkah', a four-day festival of family-friendly performances during Chol Hamoed (the intermediary days of Sukkos) from October 5th to 8th.

Lab Theater Project and Innovocative Theatre Co-Present UNDERNEATH THE LINTEL By Glen Photo Lab Theater Project and Innovocative Theatre Co-Present UNDERNEATH THE LINTEL By Glen Berger 
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 8, 2020

LAB Theater Project and Innovocative Theatre have joined forces to once again bring live theater to the Tampa stage by presenting Glen Berger's Underneath the Lintel from September 24-27, 2020, at 812 E Henderson Avenue in Ybor City, with in-house and live streaming options. 

Frank London & Adeena Karasick to Release SALOME: WOMAN OF VALOR Photo Frank London & Adeena Karasick to Release SALOME: WOMAN OF VALOR
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 27, 2020

Over the last three decades, the celebrated East Village-based Canadian poet/performer Adeena Karasick and Grammy Award-winning composer/trumpeter Frank London have each transformed the worlds of poetry and music with work that is sensual and political, steeped in Jewish mysticism, exploding notions of high and low culture.

Glen Berger Videos

VIDEO: Actor Ayre Gross and Director Steve Robman Discuss UNDERNEATH THE LINTEL At Ge Videoplay
VIDEO: Actor Ayre Gross and Director Steve Robman Discuss UNDERNEATH THE LINTEL At Geffen Playhouse

by Alan Henry - Oct 24, 2017

UNDERNEATH THE LINTEL runs at Geffen Playhouse through November 19. Watch director Steve Robman and actor Ayre Gross discuss the show in this video!

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 6/14/16- SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK
by Stage Tube - Jun 14, 2016

Today in 2011, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark opened at the Foxwoods Theatre, where it ran for 1066 performances. Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark is a rock musical with music and lyrics by U2's Bono and The Edge and a book by Julie Taymor, Glen Berger, and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. The musical is based on the Spider-Man comics created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, published by Marvel Comics, as well as the 2002 film about the character and the Greek myth of Arachne. lt tells the story of the origin of the character, his romance with Mary Jane and his battles with the evil Green Goblin.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 6/14/15- SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK
by Stage Tube - Jun 14, 2015

Today in 2011, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark opened at the Foxwoods Theatre, where it ran for 1066 performances. Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark is a rock musical with music and lyrics by U2's Bono and The Edge and a book by Julie Taymor, Glen Berger, and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. The musical is based on the Spider-Man comics created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, published by Marvel Comics, as well as the 2002 film about the character and the Greek myth of Arachne. lt tells the story of the origin of the character, his romance with Mary Jane and his battles with the evil Green Goblin.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 6/14- SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK
by Stage Tube - Jun 14, 2014

Today in 2011, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark opened at the Foxwoods Theatre, where it ran for 1066 performances. Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark is a rock musical with music and lyrics by U2's Bono and The Edge and a book by Julie Taymor, Glen Berger, and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. The musical is based on the Spider-Man comics created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, published by Marvel Comics, as well as the 2002 film about the character and the Greek myth of Arachne. lt tells the story of the origin of the character, his romance with Mary Jane and his battles with the evil Green Goblin.

STAGE TUBE: New Promo for 12 Peers Theater's UNDERNEATH THE LINTEL, Begin. 2/5
by Stage Tube - Dec 11, 2013

12 Peers Theater presents the Pittsburgh Premiere of Glen Berger's Underneath The Lintel. Underneath the Lintel performs February 5 - 26, 2014 at Pittsburgh Playwrights Theater, 937 Liberty Avenue, 3rd Floor, Pittsburgh, Penn. Check out a just released promo below!

STAGE TUBE: Jeremiah Harris Reads from Glen Berger's Book SONG OF SPIDER-MAN
by Stage Tube - Dec 4, 2013

To celebrate the third anniversary of the first performance of SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark, the production is rolling out a series of videos of dramatic readings of selections from Glen Berger's new tome, Song of Spider-Man: The Inside Story of the Most Controversial Musical in Broadway History. In this third installment, SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark producer Jeremiah J. Harris reads a passage. Check it out below!

STAGE TUBE: Michael Riedel Reads from Glen Berger's Book SONG OF SPIDER-MAN
by Stage Tube - Dec 2, 2013

To celebrate the third anniversary of the first performance of SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark, the production is rolling out a series of videos of dramatic readings of selections from Glen Berger's new tome, Song of Spider-Man: The Inside Story of the Most Controversial Musical in Broadway History. In this second installment, New York Post columnist Michael Riedel, who has vocally been rooting against the production (which grossed more than $1.4 million last week) since the very beginning, reads a passage about himself.

STAGE TUBE: Patrick Page Reads from Glen Berger's Book SONG OF SPIDER-MAN
by Stage Tube - Nov 26, 2013

To celebrate the third anniversary of the first performance of Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark, the production is rolling out a series of videos of dramatic readings of selections from Glen Berger's new tome, Song of Spider-Man: The Inside Story of the Most Controversial Musical in Broadway History. Enjoy the first installment, featuring original Broadway cast member Patrick Page (Green Goblin), below!

STAGE TUBE: Glen Berger Talks New SPIDER-MAN 'Tell-All' Book
by Stage Tube - Oct 17, 2013

SPIDER-MAN co-book writer Glen Berger has written a 'tell-all' book about the behind-the-scenes battle that took place during the development of the Broadway musical SPIDER-MAN TURN OFF THE DARK. Titled 'The Song of Spider-Man: The Inside Story of the Most Controversial Musical in Broadway History', the book will hit shelves on November 5th from Simon & Schuster Publishing. Click below to hear Berger talk about the book!

STAGE TUBE: Reeve Carney Takes Final Bow as SPIDER-MAN
by Stage Tube - Sep 16, 2013

In the video below, watch Reeve Carney take his final bow as the original lead Peter Parker aka Spider-Man on Broadway before announcing his successor, Justin Matthew Sargent (Rock of Ages). Reeve played his final performance yesterday, September 15, 2013, and leaves to begin shooting for the new Showtime series Penny Dreadful. Sargent began performances today, September 16, 2013. Click below!


Glen Berger Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Glen Berger written?
Glen Berger has written 5 shows including Underneath the Lintel (Playwright), The Wooden Breeks (Playwright), Spider-Man (Bookwriter), Max and Ruby (Bookwriter), August Rush (Bookwriter & Lyricist).