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Ivo van Hove began his career in 1981 and has been director of Toneelgroep Amsterdam since 2001. He has also been director of Het Zuidelijk Toneel. From 1998 to 2004, he managed the Holland Festival, annually presenting his selection of international theater, music, opera and dance.
Until 2010 he was one of the artistic leaders of the Dramatic Arts department in Antwerp. Ivo van Hove's production work in theater includes Hedda Gabler at the National Theatre, A View From the Bridge at Young Vic, West End and Broadway, The Crucible on Broadway, Lazarus in New York and London, and Visconti’s The Damned at Comedie-Francaise.
Ivo van Hove’s work as director for theater includes Angels in America, Roman Tragedies, Kings of War, Opening Night, Obsession, Antonioni, Taming of the Shrew, Scenes from a Marriage, After the Rehearsal/Persona, The Human Voice, Othello, Children of the Sun, The Miser, Mourning Becomes Electra, Long Day’s Journey into Night and The Fountainhead at Toneelgroep Amsterdam.
His work for musicals includes Rent and David Bowie and Enda Walsh’s Lazarus. His work for opera includes Lulu, the entire Der Ring des Nibelungen, The Makropulos Affair and Salome at the Dutch National Opera, and the world premiere of the opera Brokeback Mountain in Madrid. His film and TV work includes Home Front and Amsterdam.
Ivo van Hove has been recognized for his work with several awards, including two Olivier awards and two Tony awards for A View From the Bridge; an Amsterdam Oeuvre Award; two Obie Awards for More Stately Mansions and Hedda Gabler; the Archangel Award at the Edinburgh Festival; the Critics’ Circle Theatre Award; a Moliere Award for best production in France; and a Dutch Oeuvre Award, together with Jan Versweyveld.
He has also received an honorary doctorate for general merit from the University of Antwerp and the Flemish Culture Prize for Overall Cultural Merit from the Flemish government.
Ivo van Hove is Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in France, and King Filip of Belgium awarded him Commander of the Order of the Crown.

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Ivo van Hove Productions

[West End, 2024]
[West End, 2023]
Director & Adaptor
[Off-Broadway, 2022]
[West End, 2022] [Replacement]
[Broadway, 2020]
[West End, 2019]
[Broadway, 2018]
[Off-Broadway, 2018]
[Off-Broadway, 2017]
[West End, 2017]
[West End, 2016] [Replacement]
[West End, 2016] [Replacement]
[Broadway, 2016]
[Off-Broadway, 2015]
[Broadway, 2015]
[Off-Broadway, 2015]
[Off-Broadway, 2010]
[Off-Broadway, 2007]
[Off-Broadway, 2004]
[Off-Broadway, 2000]
[Off-Broadway, 1999]
[Off-Broadway, 1997]
[West End, 0]



Ivo van Hove Awards and Nominations

Tony Awards - 2016 - Best Direction of a Play

Ivo Van Hove, Arthur Miller's A View from the Bridge

Olivier Awards - 2015 - Best Director

Ivo Van HoveA View From The Bridge

The Lortels - 2015 - Outstanding Director

Ivo van Hove, Scenes from a Marriage

Evening Standard Awards - 2014 - Best Director

Ivo van HoveA View From The Bridge

Obie Awards - 2005 - Direction

Ivo van Hove, Hedda Gabler

Obie Awards - 1998 - Direction

Ivo van Hove, More Stately Mansions

Ivo van Hove Videos

Ivo van Hove News

The Best Books for Theatre Lovers This Festive Season

As the festive season rushes towards us, BroadwayWorld gives you some suggestions for books for the theatre-lovers in your life. From conversations with women theatre directors, to special editions of Suzie Miller's Prima Facie to Judi Dench's exploration of Shakespeare, there really is something for every bookworm in your life.


‘We zijn heel blij dat de kaartverkoop zo ontzettend goed gaat,’ laat Albert Verlinde weten. ‘De première vindt plaats op 21 januari 2024. Het is ongelooflijk dat, zes weken voor die datum, er al zoveel interesse is. Vandaag is de eerste repetitiedag en van wat ik gehoord heb wordt het veelbelovend. Regisseur Ivo van Hove is een ware meester als je ziet hoe hij het beste uit de cast haalt. Of ze nu in het ensemble staan of een hoofdrol vertolken. Als producent is het een waar genoegen om hen allen aan het werk te zien. Ze gaan voor elkaar door het vuur.’ 


Producent Albert Verlinde maakt vandaag bekend dat Lucas Hamming de rol van Judas gaat spelen in de nieuwe versie van Jesus Christ Superstar, geregisseerd door Ivo van Hove. Freek Bartels was in eerste instantie gecast maar heeft de rol onverhoopt teruggegeven. De musicalacteur kampt met burn-out klachten en moet daarom een stap terugdoen om zich volledig te kunnen focussen op zijn herstel. Voor de rol van Judas in dit bijzondere project wil je alles kunnen geven’, licht Bartels toe. ‘Momenteel lukt dat mentaal en fysiek niet en dan moet je daar open en eerlijk over zijn. Ik ben erg dankbaar voor het begrip van de producenten en vind het geweldig dat Lucas de rol van mij over gaat nemen.’

Review Roundup: SCENE PARTNERS, Starring Dianne Wiest

Vineyard Theatre just celebrated opening night of the world premiere of Scene Partners by John J. Caswell, Jr., directed by Tony Award winner Rachel Chavkin. Let see what the critics had to say!

Steve Carell Will Make His Broadway Debut in UNCLE VANYA; Additional Cast Revealed!

Steve Carell is headed to Broadway! The actor, best known for starring in the television series The Office, will make his Broadway debut in Lincoln Center Theater's upcoming production of Anton Chekhov’s classic UNCLE VANYA. Find out more information about the production here!

Tickets From £24 for OPENING NIGHT, Starring Sheridan Smith

The incomparable Sheridan Smith returns to musical theatre in the world premiere of Opening Night from the creative minds of Rufus Wainwright, one of the most acclaimed songwriters of his generation, and celebrated director Ivo van Hove.  

Sheridan Smith to Star in Ivo van Hove's OPENING NIGHT in 2024

Sheridan Smith is to star in the World Premiere of John Cassavetes’ Opening Night, a new musical with book by Ivo van Hove and music and lyrics by Rufus Wainwright.

Katina Medina Mora to Direct POISON at Unit J Loft in Brooklyn

Get ready to be captivated by the powerful play 'Poison' at Unit J Loft in Brooklyn. Directed by the talented Katina Medina Mora, this thought-provoking production explores themes of grief, loss, and the complexities of moving on.

Cast Set for BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB World Premiere at Atlantic Theater Company

Get ready for the world premiere of BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB at Atlantic Theater Company. Find out when the show is running and how to secure your tickets for this must-see event.

The Met: Live in HD 2023�"24 Season to Open with Jake Heggie's DEAD MAN WALKING

Get ready for the opening of The Met: Live in HD 2023–24 season with a live transmission of Jake Heggie's Dead Man Walking. Join the worldwide audience as Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads a star-studded cast, including Joyce DiDonato and Ryan McKinny, on October 21.

The Met: Live In HD DEAD MAN WALKING Comes to the Warner

The Met: Live in HD, the Metropolitan Opera's award-winning series of live high-definition cinema simulcasts, presents an encore showing of Jake Heggie's DEAD MAN WALKING, Saturday, October 28 at 12:55 pm ET, in the Warner Theatre's Oneglia Auditorium. Learn more about the showing here!

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD is Coming to Palace Theater Waterbury in November

Get all the details on the complete casting for 'To Kill a Mockingbird' at Palace Theater Waterbury in November. Emmy Award winner Richard Thomas and original film 'Scout' Mary Badham headline this critically acclaimed production based on Harper Lee's classic novel. Don't miss out on this must-see show!

Review: Met Audience Entranced by DiDonato and McKinny in Heggie-McNally DEAD MAN in House Debut

It’s rather surprising, really, for the audience to embrace a contemporary piece like DEAD MAN WALKING, no matter how easily it falls upon the ears, considering the subject matter. In this Ivo van Hove production, it starts with a rape and double murder in a rather graphic piece of film, the use of video being one of van Hove’s trademarks. It ends with a death by lethal injection, also graphically shown in live video.

Review Roundup: DEAD MAN WALKING at the Metropolitan Opera

xThe reviews are in for the premiere production of the new Met season, Dead Man Walking. American composer Jake Heggie’s masterpiece, the most widely performed new opera of the last 20 years, has its highly anticipated Met premiere, in a haunting new production by Ivo van Hove.

DEBATE: BALDWIN VS BUCKLEY Returns to the UK For Black History Month

DEBATE: BALDWIN VS BUCKLEY returns to the UK with performances at Bristol Old Vic and The Cambridge Union as part of Black History Month. Learn more about the upcoming performances here!

The Metropolitan Opera: LIVE IN HD 2023�"2024 Season Comes To Bay Street Theater This October

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts has announced that it will be screening the Metropolitan Opera's 2023–2024 season LIVE IN HD on their big  screen. Running October 2023 through May 2024, Bay Street audiences are able to experience 9 spectacular productions, presented live directly from the Met Opera's stage in New York City.

Young People's Chorus Of New York City Makes Its Metropolitan Opera Debut In Jake Heggie's DEAD MAN WALKING

The Young People's Chorus of New York City will make its Metropolitan Opera debut in Jake Heggie's Dead Man Walking on September 26.

Young People's Chorus of New York City to Make Metropolitan Opera Debut in Jake Heggie's DEAD MAN WALKING

The Young People’s Chorus of New York City , fresh off an international tour that included five gold medal wins - three as World Champions - at the World Choir Games, will make its Metropolitan Opera debut when it performs in the company premiere of Jake Heggie’s masterpiece Dead Man Walking on Tuesday, September 26, at 6:30PM.

Video: Watch an All-New Clip From A LITTLE LIFE, Coming to Cinemas This Month

An all new clip has been released from A Little Life, ahead of the play's cinema release on 28 September. Check out the video here!

Interview: 'Rain Comes, But it Eventually Goes Away': Actor Zach Wyatt of A LITTLE LIFE on Handling Emotions and Filming Live Theatre

Recently, I had the chance to sit down and talk with Zach Wyatt, who plays Malcolm in A Little Life. We discussed what it was like to film the show, how he handled the emotional aspects of the story, and what he hopes audiences take away from A Little Life.


Ivo van Hove has written 1 shows including All About Eve (Adaptation).

Ivo van Hove has been nominated for several awards throughout their career. These include Outstanding Director of a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for "West Side Story," Best Direction of a Play (Tony Awards) for "Network," Outstanding Director of a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for "A View from the Bridge," Founders Award for Excellence in Directing (Drama League Awards), Special Citation (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards), Outstanding Director of a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for "A View From the Bridge," Best Direction of a Play (Tony Awards) for Arthur Miller's "A View from the Bridge," Best Director (Olivier Awards) for "A View From The Bridge," Outstanding Director (The Lortels) for "Scenes from a Marriage," Best Director (Evening Standard Awards) for "A View From The Bridge," Direction (Obie Awards) for "Hedda Gabler," and Direction (Obie Awards) for "More Stately Mansions."

Ivo van Hove has won several awards throughout his career. Some of his notable awards include Outstanding Director of a Musical at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for "West Side Story," Outstanding Director of a Play at the Drama Desk Awards for "A View from the Bridge," Founders Award for Excellence in Directing at the Drama League Awards, Special Citation at the New York Drama Critics Circle Awards, Outstanding Director of a Play at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for "A View From the Bridge," Best Direction of a Play at the Tony Awards for Arthur Miller's "A View from the Bridge," Best Director at the Olivier Awards for "A View From The Bridge," Direction at the Obie Awards for "Hedda Gabler," and Direction at the Obie Awards for "More Stately Mansions."

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