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James Macdonald

 
Bio:
For MTC: Top Girls. In New York: Escaped Alone (BAM); Cloud Nine (Atlantic); Love and Information (Minetta Lane/NYTW); Cock (Duke on 42nd/STP); King Lear, The Book of Grace, Drunk Enough to Say I Love You? (The Public Theater); John Gabriel Borkman (BAM/Abbey Theatre); Dying City (Lincoln Center); A ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
For MTC: Top Girls. In New York: Escaped Alone (BAM); Cloud Nine (Atlantic); Love and Information (Minetta Lane/NYTW); Cock (Duke on 42nd/STP); King Lear, The Book of Grace, Drunk Enough to Say I Love You? (The Public Theater); John Gabriel Borkman (BAM/Abbey Theatre); Dying City (Lincoln Center); A ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

Productions

 
[West End, 2019]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2018] [Replacement]
Director[Replacement]
 
[Broadway, 2017]
Director
 
[West End, 2017]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2017]
Director
 
[West End, 2017]
Director
 
[West End, 2015]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2015]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2014]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2012]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2011]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2010]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2008]
Director
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2008]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2007]
Director

James Macdonald Biography

For MTC: Top Girls. In New York: Escaped Alone (BAM); Cloud Nine (Atlantic); Love and Information (Minetta Lane/NYTW); Cock (Duke on 42nd/STP); King Lear, The Book of Grace, Drunk Enough to Say I Love You? (The Public Theater); John Gabriel Borkman (BAM/Abbey Theatre); Dying City (Lincoln Center); A Number (NYTW); 4.48 Psychosis (St. Ann's Warehouse). Recently in London: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, The Father, Glengarry Glen Ross (West End); The Children, The Wolf From the Door, Circle Mirror Transformation, Love and Information, Cock (Royal Court); Bakkhai, A Delicate Balance, Judgment Day (Almeida); Wild, #aiww: The Arrest of Ai Weiwei, And No More Shall We Part (Hampstead); Roots (Donmar); Dido Queen of Carthage, The Hour We Knew Nothing of Each Other, Exiles (National Theatre). Film: A Number (HBO/BBC).

James Macdonald Awards and Nominations

 
Obie Awards - 2014 - Direction Gold Star
James MacDonald, Love and Information
 
The Lortels - 2013 - Outstanding Director
James Macdonald, Cock
 
Olivier Awards - 1977 - Musical of the Year
James MacDonald, Something's Afoot

James Macdonald News

Barbara Warner Howard, Founding Member of New York Theatre Workshop, Passes Away Photo Barbara Warner Howard, Founding Member of New York Theatre Workshop, Passes Away
by Team BWW - Nov 15, 2022

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that Barbara Leah Warner Howard died on November 9, 2022, peacefully at home while listening to Ella Fitzgerald, surrounded by family and friends. 

Photos: First Look at the Cast of THE CHERRY ORCHARD at the Yard Theatre Photo Photos: First Look at the Cast of THE CHERRY ORCHARD at the Yard Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Aug 16, 2022

All new portraits have been released as casting has been announced for The Cherry Orchard at The Yard Theatre and HOME, Manchester. Check out the photos here!

The World Premiere Of Vinay Patel's THE CHERRY ORCHARD Comes to The Yard Theatre Next Photo The World Premiere Of Vinay Patel's THE CHERRY ORCHARD Comes to The Yard Theatre Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Jun 23, 2022

A Yard Theatre, ETT and HOME co-production, co-commissioned by The Yard Theatre and ETT, playing at The Yard Theatre, London from 5 September ‚Äď 22 October and HOME, Manchester from 2 ‚Äď 19 November 2022.¬†

Photos: Inside Press Night of A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2 at the Donmar Warehouse Photo Photos: Inside Press Night of A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2 at the Donmar Warehouse
by Stephi Wild - Jun 20, 2022

Check out all new photos from this weekend's press night for A Doll's House, Part 2 at the Donmar Warehouse.

BWW Review: A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2, Donmar Warehouse Photo BWW Review: A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2, Donmar Warehouse
by Gary Naylor - Jun 17, 2022

Clever (even a bit too clever at times) sequel that picks up Ibsen's action 15 years later in a world that has the intractable problems many of us have today.

Photos: First Look at Noma Dumezweni in A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2 at the Donmar Warehous Photo Photos: First Look at Noma Dumezweni in A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2 at the Donmar Warehouse
by Stephi Wild - Jun 15, 2022

Donmar Warehouse presents UK première of Lucas Hnath’s A Doll’s House, Part 2. Joining Noma Dumezweni as Nora are Patricia Allison (Emmy), Brían F. O'Byrne (Torvald), and June Watson (Anne Marie). James Macdonald’s production, in a reconfigured Donmar in the round, opens on 16 June, with previews from 10 June, and runs until 6 August. 

THE GLASS MENAGERIE Leads June's Top 10 New London Shows Photo THE GLASS MENAGERIE Leads June's Top 10 New London Shows
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Jun 1, 2022

June signals the start of a fantastic summer of theatre in London. From Amy Adam's West End debut to a sequel to Ibsen, to a revival of one of Matthew Bourne's most exciting works, here are some of this month's most eye-catching openings. Don't forget to check back for BroadwayWorld's reviews, interviews and features!

Innovation Arts and Entertainment Names James Macdonald as Director of Festivals and  Photo Innovation Arts and Entertainment Names James Macdonald as Director of Festivals and Event Development
by Stephi Wild - May 25, 2022

Innovation Arts & Entertainment (IAE) has hired music industry veteran James Macdonald to oversee all of its festival and live event operations.

Photos: Inside Rehearsal For A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2 at the Donmar Warehouse Photo Photos: Inside Rehearsal For A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2 at the Donmar Warehouse
by Stephi Wild - May 20, 2022

All new rehearsal photos have been released for A Doll’s House, Part 2 which opens next month at the Donmar Warehouse. James Macdonald directs Noma Dumezweni (Nora), Patricia Allison (Emmy), Brían F. O'Byrne (Torvald), and June Watson (Anne Marie).

WHAT IF IF ONLY US Premiere & AIR World Premiere to be Presented by Burning Coal Thea Photo WHAT IF IF ONLY US Premiere & AIR World Premiere to be Presented by Burning Coal Theatre Company
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 12, 2022

Burning Coal Theatre Company will present its production of What If If Only (US premiere) and Air (world premiere) by Caryl Churchill, directed by Ana Radulescu, June 9 - 26, 2022.  This production, directed by Burning Coal’s Associate Artistic Director, will be performed at Burning Coal’s home, the Murphey School, 224 Polk Street, Raleigh, NC 27604. 

James Macdonald Videos

VIDEO: Watch Hampstead Theatre's Full Production of #AIWW: THE ARREST OF AI WEIWEI Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch Hampstead Theatre's Full Production of #AIWW: THE ARREST OF AI WEIWEI

by Stage Tube - Apr 27, 2020

#AIWW: The Arrest of Ai Weiwei (2013) is now available to watch on demand from Monday 27 April, 10am - Sunday 3 May, 10pm (BST). 

BWW TV: Watch Highlights of Ethan Hawke & Paul Dano in TRUE WEST on Broadway Videoplay
BWW TV: Watch Highlights of Ethan Hawke & Paul Dano in TRUE WEST on Broadway

by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 29, 2019

Roundabout Theatre Company's new Broadway production of Sam Shepard's Tony & Pulitzer Prize-nominated drama True West, directed by James Macdonald (The Children), opened last week at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42nd Street), for a limited engagement through March 17, 2019.

BWW TV: Go Inside Opening Night of TRUE WEST with Ethan Hawke, Paul Dano & More! Videoplay
BWW TV: Go Inside Opening Night of TRUE WEST with Ethan Hawke, Paul Dano & More!

by TV - Opening Night Special - Jan 26, 2019

The American Airlines Theatre was the place to be last night as Roundabout Theatre Company's new Broadway production of Sam Shepard's Tony & Pulitzer Prize-nominated drama True West, directed by James Macdonald (The Children), celebrated its opening night!

BWW TV: Ethan Hawke & Paul Dano Gear Up for Broadway Return in TRUE WEST! Videoplay
BWW TV: Ethan Hawke & Paul Dano Gear Up for Broadway Return in TRUE WEST!

by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 5, 2018

Roundabout Theatre Company will soon present a new Broadway production of Sam Shepard's Tony & Pulitzer Prize-nominated drama True West, directed by James Macdonald (The Children).

VIDEO: Watch All New Promo for TRUE WEST, with Ethan Hawke and Paul Dano! Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch All New Promo for TRUE WEST, with Ethan Hawke and Paul Dano!

by Stage Tube - Nov 16, 2018

Roundabout Theatre Company will soon present a new Broadway production of Sam Shepard's Tony & Pulitzer Prize-nominated drama True West, directed by James Macdonald (The Children).

BWW TV: Hangin' with the Company of THE CHILDREN on Opening Night! Videoplay
BWW TV: Hangin' with the Company of THE CHILDREN on Opening Night!

by TV - Opening Night Special - Dec 13, 2017

Manhattan Theatre Club's American premiere of The Royal Court Theatre's production of The Children, the new play by Olivier Award winner Lucy Kirkwood (Chimerica), directed by James MacDonald (Top Girls at MTC), opened just last night, December 12, at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street).

BWW TV: Watch Highlights from THE CHILDREN on Broadway! Videoplay
BWW TV: Watch Highlights from THE CHILDREN on Broadway!

by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 12, 2017

The Manhattan Theatre Club's American premiere of The Royal Court Theatre's production of The Children, opens tonight, Tuesday, December 12, 2017, at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street).

BWW TV: What's THE CHILDREN All About? The Broadway-Bound Company Explains! Videoplay
BWW TV: What's THE CHILDREN All About? The Broadway-Bound Company Explains!

by TV - Press Previews - Nov 7, 2017

Direct from an acclaimed run in London, the powerful Royal Court Theatreproduction of Lucy Kirkwood's astonishing new play, The Children, will make its American debut at MTC with the heralded original cast.

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Traiter in the Midst on Next MARVEL'S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D
by Caryn Robbins - Apr 2, 2014

On the next episode of ABC's 'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., titled 'Turn, Turn, Turn', Coulson and his team find themselves without anyone they can trust, only to discover that they are trapped with a traitor in their midst.

VIDEO: Trailer - TEXAS CHAINSAW 3D, In Theaters Today
by Movies News Desk - Jan 4, 2013

Lionsgate's TEXAS CHAINSAW 3D continues the legendary story of the homicidal Sawyer family, picking up where Tobe Hooper's 1974 horror classic left off in Newt, Texas, where for decades people went missing without a trace. TEXAS CHAINSAW 3D hits theaters today, January 4th. Watch the latest trailer for the movie below!


James Macdonald Frequently Asked Questions

What awards has James Macdonald been nominated for?
Direction (Obie Awards) for Love and Information Outstanding Director (The Lortels) for Cock and Musical of the Year (Olivier Awards) for Something's Afoot .

What awards has James Macdonald won?
Direction (Obie Awards) for Love and Information.