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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 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).

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James Macdonald Awards and Nominations


winner
Obie Awards - 2014 - Direction

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

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James Macdonald News


Further Casting Set For New West End Production of WAITING FOR GODOT

Further casting has been announced for the new production of Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot, directed by James Macdonald. Learn more about the cast here!
James Ijames' GOOD BONES, Delacorte Theater Reopening & More Set for The Public Theater 24-25 Season

The Public Theater has revealed the line-up for The Public’s 2024-25 Season. See full programming and learn how to purchase tickets.
Review: BOYS ON THE VERGE OF TEARS, Soho Theatre

A cathartic and powerful moment, a veinous fist unclenching.
Self Esteem Joins 2024 Verity Bargate Award Judging Panel

Soho Theatre's iconic new writing competition, the Verity Bargate Award, sponsored by Character 7, opens today.
Soho Theatre Presents BOYS ON THE VERGE OF TEARS

Get the latest updates on the world premiere of BOYS ON THE VERGE OF TEARS at Soho Theatre, featuring a cast and creative team of stage and screen stars.
Verity Bargate Award Submissions Open This April

Soho Theatre has announced the April submissions launch for its prestigious new writing competition, the Verity Bargate Award, sponsored by Character 7.
Video: Watch the Trailer for WAITING FOR GODOT Starring Lucian Msamati and Ben Whishaw

Watch the trailer for the West End production of Waiting for Godot at Theatre Royal Haymarket!
Tickets On Sale Today For WAITING FOR GODOT at Theatre Royal Haymarket

Tickets are now on sale for the new production of Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot, directed by James Macdonald, starring Lucian Msamati (Estragon) and Ben Whishaw (Vladimir).
The Firehall Arts Centre Presents CHELSEA HOTEL: THE SONGS OF LEONARD COHEN At The Firehall, February 3-March 3

A crowd favourite when it premiered here at The Firehall in 2012 followed by a successful Canadian tour, Chelsea Hotel: The Songs of Leonard Cohen returns this winter from Saturday, February 3 to Sunday, March 3, 2024.
Lucian Msamati and Ben Whishaw Will Lead WAITING FOR GODOT at Theatre Royal Haymarket

A new production of Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot will open at next year, directed by James Macdonald and starring Lucian Msamati (Estragon) and Ben Whishaw (Vladimir), with further casting to be announced. The production opens at Theatre Royal Haymarket in September 2024 and will play a strictly limited run.
Review: INFINITE LIFE, National Theatre

Annie's Baker's new play transfers from the Linda Gross Theatre in New York
Photos: First Look at INFINITE LIFE at the National Theatre

The National Theatre has released new production images for Infinite Life, a co-production with the National Theatre and Atlantic Theater Company. Check out the photos here!
BOYS ON THE VERGE OF TEARS Will Premiere at Soho Theatre Next Spring

BOYS ON THE VERGE OF TEARS, the winner of the prestigious new writing award, the Verity Bargate Award, will have its world premiere at Soho Theatre next spring. Tickets go on priority sale to members today, and on general sale this Friday.
Leslie Odom Jr., Arielle Jacobs & More to Join The Drama League EMBRACE THE SEASON Gala

Get ready for a night of incredible performances at The Drama League 'Embrace The Season' Gala. Join Leslie Odom Jr., Arielle Jacobs, and other talented artists as they take the stage for an unforgettable evening. Don't miss out on this star-studded event!
Annaleigh Ashford, Lindsay Mendez, Norm Lewis & More To Join The Drama League's EMBRACE THE SEASON Gala

Annaleigh Ashford, Lindsay Mendez, Norm Lewis, Danny Burstein, and more will be performing at The Drama League's 'Embrace The Season' Gala.
Broadway Buying Guide: October 9, 2023

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Broadway Buying Guide: October 2, 2023

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Broadway Buying Guide: September 25, 2023

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Broadway Buying Guide: September 18, 2023

Looking for the best deals on Broadway shows? Welcome to our new weekly guide to the most popular shows listed on BroadwayWorld. Check out which shows are selling this week, September 18, 2023.
Photos: Go Inside Opening Night of INFINITE LIFE, Now Extended at Atlantic Theater Company

See photos from Infinite Life at Atlantic Theater Company, now extended!

James Macdonald FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What awards has James Macdonald been nominated for?

James Macdonald has been nominated for Direction at the Obie Awards for Love and Information, Outstanding Director at The Lortels for Cock, and Musical of the Year at the Olivier Awards for Something's Afoot.

What awards has James Macdonald won?

James Macdonald has won the Obie Award for Direction for "Love and Information."

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