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Ira Levin

 
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Date of Birth: August 27, 1929
Date of Death: November 12, 2007 (78)

Birth Place: New York, NY, USA

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[Broadway, 1967]
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Ira Levin Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 1978 - Best Play
Ira Levin, Deathtrap

Ira Levin News

DEATHTRAP Opens This Week at TheatreWorks New Milford Photo DEATHTRAP Opens This Week at TheatreWorks New Milford
by Stephi Wild - May 3, 2022

TheatreWorks New Milford will premiere Ira Levin's thriller, Deathtrap, directed by Robin Frome and featuring Dandy Barrett, Timothy Huber, Lynn Nissenbaum, Jeff Rossman,, and Jeffry Bukowski.

Farmington Players to Stage DEATHTRAP Photo Farmington Players to Stage DEATHTRAP
by Marissa Tomeo - Apr 30, 2022

The longest running comedy-thriller play in Broadway history is headed to the Farmington Players stage. DEATHTRAP written by Ira Levin, will run May 6th through 21st in Farmington Hills, Michigan. Tickets are available now at farmingtonplayers.org or at the box office: (248) 553-2955. 

DEATHTRAP Comes to Farmington Players Next Month Photo DEATHTRAP Comes to Farmington Players Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Apr 29, 2022

The longest running comedy-thriller play in Broadway history is headed to the Farmington Players stage.  DEATHTRAP written by Ira Levin, will run May 6th through 21st in Farmington Hills, Michigan.

DEATHTRAP Comes to Theatre Tallahassee This Summer Photo DEATHTRAP Comes to Theatre Tallahassee This Summer
by Stephi Wild - Apr 18, 2022

Deathtrap comes to Theatre Tallahassee this summer. Performances run June 9 - 26, 2022. The play is written by Ira Levin.

TheatreWorks New Milford to Present DEATHTRAP
by Marissa Tomeo - Apr 13, 2022

On May 6, TheatreWorks New Milford will open the well-known comedy/thriller, Deathtrap, by Ira Levin. Deathtrap is the story of an aging playwright who desperately needs a hit and concocts a plan to lure to his Connecticut home a young playwright who has written an astounding thriller, then kill him and pass of the play as his own.   But be forewarned,  there are twists and turns ahead. There are murders within murders, plots within plots, and an awful lot of whiskey and gin being consumed.

Stage Coach Theatre Announces 42nd Season Photo Stage Coach Theatre Announces 42nd Season
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 29, 2022

Stage Coach Theatre, located in Boise, ID, has announced their 42nd Season. Running from 2022-2023, the season 42 shows include Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, First Date, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, and more.

Upcoming Spring Theatre Productions To See In New Orleans Photo Upcoming Spring Theatre Productions To See In New Orleans
by Tara Bennett - Feb 24, 2022

New Orleans theatre had its share of setbacks due to the pandemic, but in 2022, the Crescent City is seeing a revival of bold theatre. These productions capture Nola's legacy of theatrical innovation and creativity from local theatre companies featuring local talent to grand-scale tours. This spring season, there's something for everyone, from classic stories with a twist to the Best of Broadway.

WEST SIDE STORY and THE THREEPENNY OPERA Announced Among the Attractions of Theatro S Photo WEST SIDE STORY and THE THREEPENNY OPERA Announced Among the Attractions of Theatro Sao Pedro's 2022 Season
by Claudio Erlichman - Dec 22, 2021

Theatro Sao Pedro announces its 2022 season. The lyrical series will include eleven titles: La Serva Padrona; Livietta and Tracollo; The Capulets and the Montechios, by Bellini; West Side Story; Lecture on Waterbirds; Threepenny Opera, by Weill; Ariadne in Naxos, by Strauss; Viva La Mamma, by Donizetti and El Barberillo de Lavapies, among others.

YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN, I DO! I DO! and More Announced for Legacy Theatre 2 Photo YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN, I DO! I DO! and More Announced for Legacy Theatre 2022 Season
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 22, 2021

After an inaugural season full of uplifting, intriguing, and inspiring productions and performances, Legacy Theatre is thrilled to finally announce their 2022 season. The company will present a 'series of series' in the new year. Four productions will take the stage as part of Legacy's 2022 Mainstage Series, a lineup that already has audiences excited!

BWW Preview: Weill & Brecht's Satirical Ballet Chanté THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS Premiere Photo BWW Preview: Weill & Brecht's Satirical Ballet Chanté THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS Premieres in Brazil with Musical Direction by Ira Levin
by Claudio Erlichman - Nov 2, 2021

Theatro Sao Pedro premieres the satirical ballet chante The Seven Deadly Sins, the last collaboration between Kurt Weil and Bertolt Brecht. The production will be musically directed by Ira Levin, who will command the Theatro Sao Pedro Orchestra. The Seven Deadly Sins opens on November 5th. In all, there will be 8 recitals until the 14th.

Ira Levin Videos

VIDEO: Get A First Look At ONCE at Cape Playhouse VideoVIDEO: Get A First Look At ONCE at Cape Playhouse
by Stage Tube - Jul 11, 2019

BroadwayWorld has a first look at The Cape Playhouse at the Cape Cod Center for the Arts production of the Oscar, Grammy, Tony, and Olivier award winning musical Once.

BWW TV Exclusive: Backstage with Richard Ridge- SAG Foundation Conversations Series with Jonathan Groff
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Apr 19, 2015

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the union actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. The most recent conversation featured Jonathan Groff, moderated by BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge. Watch below to find out how things are going at Hamilton, how he feels about the end of Looking, and so much more. Check out the full interview below!

STAGE TUBE: Rick McKay Tribute Broadway Legend Marian Seldes
by Stage Tube - Oct 8, 2014

As BroadwayWorld reported earlier this week, Tony winner and premier actress of the American stage Marian Seldes, 86, died peacefully at her home Monday after an extended illness. Her brother Timothy Seldes made the announcement. Below, watch a special tribute to Seldes as complied by Rick McKay as a part of the Broadway: The Golden Age Film Trilogy.

Video Flashback: Remembering Tony Winner Marian Seldes
by Stage Tube - Oct 7, 2014

Below, BroadwayWorld remembers the legend with a selection of video footage from some of her more recent appearances.

STAGE TUBE: Bucks County Playhouse Presents DEATHTRAP
by Stage Tube - Jun 30, 2014

Bucks County Playhouse presents a new production of Ira Levin's Deathtrap, directed by Evan Cabnet. Check below for a preview!

VIDEO: Zoe Saldana Talks Prepping for NBC's ROSEMARY'S BABY
by - May 8, 2014

Actress Zoe Saldana stopped by this morning's TODAY on NBC to chat about preparing for her starring role in NBC's upcoming remake of the Oscar-nominated horror film 'Rosemary's Baby.'

VIDEO: New Trailer for NBC's ROSEMARY'S BABY, Starring Zoe Saldana
by TV News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

NBC just released an all-new trailer for its upcoming miniseries ROSEMARY'S BABY, airing Sunday, May 11 & Thursday, May 15 on NBC (9-11 p.m. ET). Watch below!

VIDEO: First Look - Promo for NBC's ROSEMARY'S BABY Starring Zoe Saldana
by - Apr 3, 2014

NBC has released a new promo for their upcoming four-hour miniseries ROSEMARY'S BABY, starring Zoe Saldana, Patrick J. Adams and Jason Isaacs. Get a first look below!

VIDEO: Idina Menzel Featured in New Trailer for Disney's FROZEN
by Caryn Robbins - Sep 26, 2013

A new trailer for Walt Disney's FROZEN has been released. The animated comedy adventure featuring the voices of Idina Menzel, Johathan Groff and Josh Gad, with music by Tony Award winner Robert Lopez, hits theaters on November 27, 2013. Get a first look below!

DVR ALERT: Starz Drama BOSS Season 2, Featuring Jonathan Groff, Premieres Tonight, 8/17
by Stage Tube - Aug 17, 2012

The Starz network premieres the second season of its drama series BOSS, starring Kelsey Grammer as Mayor Tom Kane. Joining the cast this season will be Jonathan Groff in the role of Kane's young adviser Ian Todd, Sanaa Lathan and T.I. Check out the full-length trailer for the show below!


Ira Levin Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Ira Levin written?
Ira Levin has written 9 shows including No Time for Sergeants (Playwright), Critic's Choice (Playwright), General Seeger (Playwright), Dr. Cook's Garden (Playwright), Veronica's Room (Playwright), Deathtrap (Playwright), Break a Leg (Playwright), Veronica's Room (Playwright), Drat! The Cat! (Bookwriter).

What awards has Ira Levin been nominated for?
Best Play (Tony Awards) for Deathtrap .