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Jez Butterworth was born in London in 1969. His plays include Mojo (1995), The Night Heron (2002), The Winterling (2006), Parlour Song (2008), Jerusalem (2009), The River (2012), and The Ferryman (2017). His plays have won two Olivier Awards, three Evening Standard Awards, Four Writer's Guild Awards and Three Critics Circle Awards. In 2007 he was given the E.M. Forster Award by the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His screenwriting credits include Fair Game, Get on Up (2014), Edge of Tomorrow (2014), Black Mass (2015), and Spectre (2015).

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Jez Butterworth Awards and Nominations

Tony Awards - 2019 - Best Play

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Tony Awards - 2011 - Best Play

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Olivier Awards - 2010 - Best New Comedy

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Olivier Awards - 2010 - Best New Play

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Review Roundup: Jez Butterworth's THE HILLS OF CALIFORNIA

Jez Butterworth’s new play, The Hills of California, just celebrated opening night and we've got the consensus from the critics!

Great Barrington Public Theater to Host Live, Sit-Down Talk With Neil Pepe

Great Barrington Public Theater is inviting theater lovers and artists to take part in the company’s Conversation With Neil Pepe.

Photos: First Look at THE HILLS OF CALIFORNIA at the Harold Pinter Theatre

All new production photos have been released for Jez Butterworth’s new play, The Hills of California. Check out the photos here!

Review: THE HILLS OF CALIFORNIA, Harold Pinter Theatre

Death comes to us all and the spectre of the end of life often brings families together who may not have met for years, even decades. Jez Butterworth’s bittersweet and bitingly funny new play, The Hills of California, draws both on this and how events are shaped by memory and by who remembers them.

Photos: Inside Rehearsal For Jez Butterworth's THE HILLS OF CALIFORNIA

All new rehearsal photos have been released for Jez Butterworth’s new play, The Hills of California. Check out the photos here!

STAGE DOOR JONNY Returns to the Jermyn Street Theatre With Jez Butterworth and Laura Donelly

On Sunday 3 March at 5pm, acclaimed actor Jonathan Cake's podcast, Stage Door Jonny, returns to Jermyn Street Theatre for a third live edition. This time, Jonny is joined by one of the UK's leading playwrights, Jez Butterworth, and Olivier Award-winning actress, Laura Donnelly for his usual brew of candid and up-close conversation.

New Village Arts Presents FUN HOME This February

New Village Arts (NVA), North County's cultural hub, announces its first production of the new year, the coming of age musical FUN HOME based on the graphic novel by Alison Bechdel, with book and lyrics by Lisa Kron and music by Jeanine Tesori.

Stage Door Jonny Will Appear In Conversation With Emily Mortimer And Alessandro Nivola At Jermyn Street Theatre

Jermyn Street Theatre has announced the second live edition of the hit podcast Stage Door Jonny following this Summer's sell-out show which featured Nicholas Hytner and Simon Russell Beale.

Laura Donnelly, Leanne Best, Ophelia Lovibond, and Helena Wilson Will Lead THE HILLS OF CALIFORNIA

Laura Donnelly (The Ferryman, The Nevers, Outlander), Leanne Best (Sweat, Ripper Street, Line of Duty), Ophelia Lovibond (Minx, W1A, The Effect) and Helena Wilson (Vogue World, Jack Absolute Flies Again, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern) lead the cast as the Webb family in Jez Butterworth's new play, The Hills of California.

INDIANA JONES AND THE DIAL OF DESTINY Coming to Disney+ In December

“Timeless Heroes,” directed by acclaimed documentary filmmaker Laurent Bouzereau, explores Harrison Ford’s enduring appeal and his upbringing, including his foray into the entertainment business, his casting in the iconic “Indiana Jones” franchise, and the impact and inspiration generated by the films.

New Village Arts Presents Holiday Musical 1222 OCEANFRONT: A BLACK FAMILY CHRISTMAS

New Village Arts presents 1222 OCEANFRONT: A BLACK FAMILY CHRISTMAS, a holiday musical written by Dea Hurston and directed by Kandace Crystal. With original music by Milena (Sellers) Phillips. December 2 - December 24, 2023.

Sam Mendes to Direct New Play by Jez Butterworth

Following their multi-award-winning triumph, The Ferryman, Jez Butterworth, writer of Jerusalem, and Sam Mendes, director of The Lehman Trilogy, return to the West End to bring you The Hills of California. The latest play from the acclaimed playwright will run at Harold Pinter Theatre, for a limited season, from 27 January to 15 June 2024.

Tony Award-Winning Actor Shuler Hensley Headlines SCROOGE THE MUSICAL At Arizona Theatre Company

Arizona Theatre Company has announced Hollywood film and stage actor Shuler Hensley as the title character in the theatre's holiday show, Scrooge! The Musical.

Fra Fee, Matt Henry MBE, Courtney Bowman, and Caroline Sheen Join The Barricade Boys West End Party

Fresh from conquering America with a sold-out debut in New York, The Barricade Boys are back in the UK and ready for the ultimate home-coming tour. Learn more about the upcoming concerts and find out how to get tickets here!

INDIANA JONES AND THE DIAL OF DESTINY to Release on Digital on August 29

The film will be available from all major digital retailers including Prime Video, Apple TV, and Vudu on August 29, with never-before-seen bonus content including five chapters that chart the making of Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny. Join the cast and crew on an epic, globe-trotting adventure showcasing new characters, stunts, and more.

Marin Shakespeare to Present Readings Butterworth & Kirkwood Plays By Actors' Reading Collective This Month

In July ACTORS' READING COLLECTIVE (ARC) is presenting two premiere play readings on July 10th and July 31st at Marin Shakespeare Company. Both readings begin at 7 pm.  

Disney Releases INDIANA JONES AND THE DIAL OF DESTINY Soundtrack

The five-time Academy Award® winner and 53-time nominee John Williams (“Jaws,” Star Wars, “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial”) was excited to write music that would not only amplify the excitement of Indy’s last adventure, but would also underscore its most moving, deeply resonant emotional moments, including those at the very end of the film.

ARC Performs a Staged Reading Series at Marin Shakes

ACTORS’ READING COLLECTIVE (ARC)  is presenting a series of 3 play readings in June and July at Marin Shakespeare Company - 514 Fourth St., San Rafael, 94901. All readings begin at 7 pm.  ARC’s mission is to share the artistic, spiritual, and emotional passion uniquely inherent to theater and storytelling.

Michael R. Jackson, John Gallagher, Jr. & More to be Featured in Lincoln Center Theater/LCT3 Concert Series

Lincoln Center Theater/LCT3 will present NEXT@LCT3, a concert series of performances at the Claire Tow Theater. See who is performing and learn how to purchase tickets!

Review: THE FERRYMAN at New Village Arts

Huzzahs, most certainly, to New Village Arts Executive Artistic Director Kristianne Kurner not only for having the moxie to program Butterworth’s play in the first place, but also for directing it with the passion, fire and insight that the play deserves.

Jez Butterworth FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Jez Butterworth has written 5 shows including Mojo (Playwright), The Night Heron (Playwright), Parlour Song (Playwright), Jerusalem (Playwright), The Ferryman (Royal Court) (Playwright).

Jez Butterworth has been nominated for several awards throughout his career. Some of his notable nominations include Best Play at the New York Drama Critics Circle Awards and the Tony Awards for his play "The Ferryman." He was also nominated for Best New Comedy at the Olivier Awards for "Parlour Song" and Best New Play for "Jerusalem." In addition, Butterworth received nominations for Best Play at the Evening Standard Awards for "Jerusalem" and Best Comedy at the Olivier Awards for "Mojo." He was also honored with the Charles Wintour Award for Most Promising Playwright at the Evening Standard Awards for "Mojo."

Jez Butterworth has won several awards for his work in the theater industry. Some of his notable wins include the Best Play award from the New York Drama Critics Circle Awards and the Tony Awards for his play "The Ferryman." He also received the Best Play award from the Evening Standard Awards for his play "Jerusalem." Additionally, Butterworth won the Best Comedy award at the Olivier Awards for his play "Mojo" and the Charles Wintour Award for Most Promising Playwright at the Evening Standard Awards, also for "Mojo."

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