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Henrik Ibsen

 
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Date of Birth: March 20, 1828
Date of Death: May 23, 1906 (78)

Birth Place: Skien, NORWAY
 

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La MaMa presents Grusomhetens Teater of Norway in American premiere of "The Mountain  Photo

La MaMa presents Grusomhetens Teater of Norway in American premiere of "The Mountain Bird," a romantic opera by Henrik Ibsen, March 2-5. 2017. Hanne Dieserud, Nina Eileen Sponnich, Miguel Emilio Dobrodenka Steinsland, Odille Annette Heftye Blehr, Jimmie

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La MaMa presents Grusomhetens Teater of Norway in American premiere of "The Mountain  Photo

La MaMa presents Grusomhetens Teater of Norway in American premiere of "The Mountain Bird," a romantic opera by Henrik Ibsen, March 2-5. 2017. Nina Eileen Sponnich, Miguel Emilio Dobrodenka Steinsland, Odille Annette Heftye Blehr, Jimmie Jonasson. Photo

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La MaMa presents Grusomhetens Teater of Norway in American premiere of "The Mountain  Photo

La MaMa presents Grusomhetens Teater of Norway in American premiere of "The Mountain Bird," a romantic opera by Henrik Ibsen, March 2-5. 2017. L-R: Stig Zeiner-Gundersen, Jimmie Jonasson, Hanne Dieserud. Photo by Eric Didym.

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La MaMa presents Grusomhetens Teater of Norway in American premiere of "The Mountain  Photo

La MaMa presents Grusomhetens Teater of Norway in American premiere of "The Mountain Bird," a romantic opera by Henrik Ibsen, March 2-5. 2017. L-R: Hanne Dieserud, Stig Zeiner-Gundersen, Jimmie Jonasson, Odille Annette Heftye Blehr. Photo by Eric Didym.

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Henrik Ibsen Awards and Nominations

 
Olivier Awards - 2006 - Best Revival Gold Star
Henrik IbsenHedda Gabler
 
Olivier Awards - 1991 - Best Revival of a Play or Comedy
Henrik IbsenThe Wild Duck

Henrik Ibsen News

The Filigree Theatre Opens 2022-23 Season With THE LADY FROM THE SEA, October 7 Photo The Filigree Theatre Opens 2022-23 Season With THE LADY FROM THE SEA, October 7
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 14, 2022

Austin-based independent theatre company The Filigree Theatre announces the launch of their Season Four productions and theme “By the Sea.” The 2022-23 season will kick off this fall with Henrik Ibsen's “The Lady From the Sea” - haunted by the sea and a mysterious past love, a woman must choose between her married life and the thrill of the unknown lying in wait beyond the ocean deep.

HEDDA GABLER Postponed One Week Due to a Casting Change Photo HEDDA GABLER Postponed One Week Due to a Casting Change
by Stephi Wild - Sep 12, 2022

Due to a cast change, 'Hedda Gabler' must postpone its opening by one week. The production now begins September 29, runs through October 9. Sean Phillips takes over role of Eilert Lovborg.

24/6: A Jewish Theatre Company to Present TELEPHONE PLAYS Featuring Plays from Dael O Photo 24/6: A Jewish Theatre Company to Present TELEPHONE PLAYS Featuring Plays from Dael Orlandersmith and More
by Blair Ingenthron - Sep 11, 2022

When theaters shut down during COVID, the effects of social isolation have been acutely felt by senior citizens and those who are housebound. In response, 24/6: A Jewish Theater Company has commissioned a diverse group of 16 playwrights to write 10 minute plays to be performed over the telephone one-on-one by individual volunteers to individual senior citizens and others who are housebound and don't have easy access to the internet.

Interview: Bart DeLorenzo on Directing Richard Eyre's Adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's GH Photo Interview: Bart DeLorenzo on Directing Richard Eyre's Adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's GHOSTS
by Shari Barrett - Sep 7, 2022

Odyssey Theatre Ensemble is presenting the Los Angeles premiere of what may be Henrik Ibsen's most controversial play, Ghosts, adapted by acclaimed British director Richard Eyre and directed by Bart DeLorenzo, a Los Angeles-based theater director and producer who is the founding artistic director of the Evidence Room theater, a 17-year-old company renowned in Los Angeles for contemporary theater productions. I decided to speak with Bart about what led him to direct this new adaptation at the Odyssey Theatre Ensemble.

Stacy Keach, Sarah Drew & More to Star in TWELFTH NIGHT Presented by L.A. Theatre Wor Photo Stacy Keach, Sarah Drew & More to Star in TWELFTH NIGHT Presented by L.A. Theatre Works
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 7, 2022

 Mischief, madness and merry-making. L.A. Theatre Works, the world’s leading producer of audio theater, will present a state-of-the-art recording of William Shakespeare’s delightful, gender-bending rom-com, Twelfth Night. 

THE SOUND OF MUSIC, THE INHERITANCE & More Lead Los Angeles' September Theater Top 10 Photo THE SOUND OF MUSIC, THE INHERITANCE & More Lead Los Angeles' September Theater Top 10
by BWW Staff - Sep 1, 2022

Los Angeles is never lacking outstanding theatre, whether epic Broadway shows, engrossing dramas or bold fringe offerings. BroadwayWorld is rounding up our top recommended theatre every month. Coming up in September are The Sound of Music, The Inheritance, Sanctuary City and more!

About Face Theatre Announces 2022-2023 Season Featuring Two World Premiere Plays & Mo Photo About Face Theatre Announces 2022-2023 Season Featuring Two World Premiere Plays & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 31, 2022

About Face Theatre has announced plans for its 28th season. Dedicated to advancing LGBTQ+ equity through community building, education, and performance, AFT will present two world-premiere stage productions at The Den Theatre in Wicker Park, as well as educational workshops for in-development projects.

The Drama Book Shop Presents Reading and Signing of Ronald Rand's SOLO TRANSFORMATION Photo The Drama Book Shop Presents Reading and Signing of Ronald Rand's SOLO TRANSFORMATION ON STAGE
by Blair Ingenthron - Aug 27, 2022

Goodwill Cultural Ambassador world-acclaimed Solo Performer Ronald Rand, and author of 'SOLO TRANSFORMATION ON STAGE: A Journey into the Organic Process of the Art of Transformation' will give an in-person Reading and Signing on September 19th @ 5:30 pm at The Drama Book Shop. Special guests scheduled include Stephen Lang & Anita Hollander.

Theater for the New City to Present August Strindberg Rep in HEDDA GABLER in Septembe Photo Theater for the New City to Present August Strindberg Rep in HEDDA GABLER in September
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 25, 2022

Director/translator Robert Greer will set Ibsen's 'Hedda Gabler' in 1981 Norway for the world premiere of his modern translation of the play, which will be presented by Theater for the New City September 23 to October 9.

Casting Announced Joining Simon Russell Beale in JOHN GABRIEL BORKMAN at the Bridge T Photo Casting Announced Joining Simon Russell Beale in JOHN GABRIEL BORKMAN at the Bridge Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Aug 22, 2022

​​​​​​​Joining Simon Russell Beale in the title role, Clare Higgins as Gunhild Borkman and Lia Williams as Ella Rentheim, are Sebastian De Souza as Erhart Borkman, Daisy Ou as Frida Foldal, Laila Rouass as Fanny Wilton and Michael Simkins as Wilhelm Foldal who complete the cast for Henrik Ibsen's John Gabriel Borkman, in a new version by Lucinda Coxon at the Bridge Theatre.

Henrik Ibsen Videos

VIDEO: First Look at GHOSTS at Seattle Rep VideoVIDEO: First Look at GHOSTS at Seattle Rep
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 19, 2022

Seattle Rep is producing Henrik Ibsen's Ghosts, in a new translation by Paul Walsh. Directed by Carey Perloff, featuring Academy Award-nominated actor David Strathairn (Good Night, and Good Luck; A League of Their Own; Nomadland), Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio (Scarface), and Thom Sesma (Broadway: The Lion King).

WATCH: Livestream No Exit Theatre Collective's Abridged IPHIGENIA IN AULIS Tonight at VideoWATCH: Livestream No Exit Theatre Collective's Abridged IPHIGENIA IN AULIS Tonight at 7 p.m. ET on BroadwayWorld
by Stage Tube - Jul 17, 2020

Tonight, at 7 p.m. ET, the No Exit Theatre Collective (NETC) presents Euripides' 'Iphigenia in Aulis' as part of their live-streamed Fortnightly Reading Series: Pride Edition! All shows in NETC's Fortnightly Reading Series are abridged to run under 90 minutes. All shows in our Fortnightly Reading Series are abridged to run less than 90 minutes, with a Q&A with the artists to follow. 

WATCH: Livestream No Exit Theatre Collective's Abridged, Pride-Inspired A MIDSUMMER N VideoWATCH: Livestream No Exit Theatre Collective's Abridged, Pride-Inspired A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Tonight at 7 p.m. ET on BroadwayWorld
by Stage Tube - Jul 6, 2020

Tonight at 7 p.m. ET, No Exit Theatre Collective (NETC) will present William Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' in their live-streamed Fortnightly Reading Series: Pride Edition! You can watch the abridged, 90 minute version of the Shakespeare comedy

VIDEO:  A DOLL'S HOUSE Begins Tonight At City Stage VideoVIDEO: A DOLL'S HOUSE Begins Tonight At City Stage
by Stage Tube - Aug 7, 2019

Kansas City Actors Theatre and Henrik Ibsen: Together for the first time. 'A Doll's House' created a scandal when it was first staged 140 years ago, now you can decide for yourself whether Nora Helmer makes the right choice as she fights to save her family and herself from ruin.

The Studio Theatre Tierra del Sol Presents A DOLL'S HOUSE VideoThe Studio Theatre Tierra del Sol Presents A DOLL'S HOUSE
by Stephi Wild - Oct 19, 2018

In March, The Studio Theatre Tierra del Sol (806 San Marino Drive, The Villages, FL) will open the fourth and final production of its third season with the play A Doll's House; by Henrik Ibsen and translated by Christopher Hampton.

VIDEO: Laurie Metcalf Talks A DOLL'S HOUSE PART 2, ROSEANNE Reunion
by Caryn Robbins - Jun 9, 2017

On last night's TONIGHT SHOW, guest Laurie Metcalf chatted about the highly-anticipated ROSEANNE reunion, promising the full original cast's return. Later, the actress discusses her Tony-nominated turn in Broadway's A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2

VIDEO: Laurie Metcalf and Lucas Hnath Chat A DOLL'S HOUSE PART 2 on CBS Sunday Morning
by Julie Musbach - Jun 4, 2017

A Doll's House Part 2 has been a surprise hit on Broadway, playwright Lucas Hnath having shocked the industry by daring to write a sequel to the renowned Ibsen hit. Hnath and Tony nominated star Laurie Metcalf sat down with CBS Sunday Morning to talk about the show, check out the video below!

VIDEO: Laurie Metcalf Talks About 'Roseanne' Reboot And 'A Doll's House 2' on TODAY
by Caryn Robbins - May 30, 2017

Actress Laurie Metcalf is best known as Jackie on “Roseanne,” a role she'll reprise when the series reboots soon, but she's also earning rave reviews on Broadway for “A Doll's House, Part 2,” an irreverent but acclaimed sequel to a classic play by Henrik Ibsen. Regarding the return of “Roseanne,” she tells NBC's TODAY, “it was just meant to be.” The new show may even be filmed on the original set, she reveals.

VIDEO: Laurie Metcalf Warms Up for Broadway with Tongue Twister Competition on LATE SHOW
by Caryn Robbins - May 26, 2017

On last night's LATE SHOW, Broadway star and Tony nominee Laurie Metcalf got a vocal warmup ahead of her performance in A DOLL'S HOUSE: PART 2 with a tongue twister competition.

BWW TV Exclusive: Doug Wright & Dale Soules Preview Atlantic Theatre Company's POSTERITY!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 8, 2015

Atlantic Theater Company presents the world premiere of Posterity, written and directed by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Doug Wright and featuring Hamish Linklater, John Noble, Dale Soules, Henry Stram and Mickey Theis. Posterity is currently in previews and will officially open Sunday, March 15, 2015 for a limited engagement through Sunday, April 5 Off Broadway at Atlantic Theater Company at The Linda Gross Theater (336 West 20th Street). Norway's most celebrated sculptor (Linklater) is commissioned to create the last official portrait of the country's most famous writer, but Henrik Ibsen (Noble) proves to be an irascible, contentious sitter, as the two men wage war over both his legacy and his likeness. With his inimitable wit and insight, Doug Wright explores the nature of artistic success and the fear of being forgotten. In the special interview below, BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge sits down with Wright and Soules to chat about the new play, working together again, and more!


Henrik Ibsen Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Henrik Ibsen written?
Henrik Ibsen has written 28 shows including Pillars of Society (Playwright), Ghosts (Playwright), John Gabriel Borkman (Playwright), When We Dead Awake (Playwright), Love's Comedy (Playwright), Brand (Playwright), Little Eyolf (Playwright), The Lady from the Sea (Playwright), Peer Gynt (Playwright), An Enemy of the People (Playwright), The Wild Duck (Playwright), The Master Builder (Playwright), The Vikings (Playwright), Rosmersholm (Playwright), A Doll's House (Playwright), Peer Gynt (Playwright), John Gabriel Borkman (Playwright), Little Eyolf (Playwright), Hedda Gabler (Playwright), Peer Gynt I (Playwright), Peer Gynt II (Playwright), An Enemy of the People (Playwright), Brand (Playwright), A Doll's House (Playwright), Hedda Gabler (Playwright), transFigures (Text), Hedda Gabler (Playwright), A Doll's House (Original Playwright).

What awards has Henrik Ibsen been nominated for?
Best Revival (Olivier Awards) for Hedda Gabler and Best Revival of a Play or Comedy (Olivier Awards) for The Wild Duck .

What awards has Henrik Ibsen won?
Best Revival (Olivier Awards) for Hedda Gabler.