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Joan Diener

 
Joan Diener Headshot
Date of Birth: February 24, 1930
Date of Death: May 13, 2006 (76)

Birth Place: Columbus, OH, USA

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1992
Aldonza (Dulcinea) [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1976
Penelope
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1972
Aldonza (Dulcinea)
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1970
Kathleen Stanton
  [West End]
London Production, 1968
Aldonza (Dulcinea)
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1965
Aldonza (Dulcinea)
  [Off-Broadway]
1965
Aldonza
  [Regional (US)]
World Premiere, 1965
Performer
  [Broadway]
Closed on the road, 1962
Performer
  [Broadway]
Closed on the road, 1958
Isola Parelli
  [West End]
London Production, 1955
Lalume
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1953
Lalume
  [Broadway]
1950
Deedy Barton
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1948
Performer

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1992
Aldonza (Dulcinea) [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1976
Penelope

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1972
Aldonza (Dulcinea)

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1970
Kathleen Stanton

  [West End]
London Production, 1968
Aldonza (Dulcinea)

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1965
Aldonza (Dulcinea)

  [Off-Broadway]
1965
Aldonza

  [Regional (US)]
World Premiere, 1965
Performer

  [Broadway]
Closed on the road, 1962
Performer

  [Broadway]
Closed on the road, 1958
Isola Parelli

  [West End]
London Production, 1955
Lalume

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1953
Lalume

  [Broadway]
1950
Deedy Barton

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1948
Performer


Joan Diener Awards and Nominations

 
Theatre World Awards - 1954 - Performance Gold Star
Joan Diener, Kismet

Joan Diener News

BWW Review: SIERRA BOGGESS Makes Joyful Music at 54 Below Photo BWW Review: SIERRA BOGGESS Makes Joyful Music at 54 Below
by Ricky Pope - Sep 10, 2021

The one constant in all Sierra Boggess' roles is a heavenly voice that sounds so effortless it hides the stunning technique that lies beneath. She has a lightness of tone that is completely conversational in every register and diction that is enviable. But beyond all these technical gifts, Boggess is masterful at living inside any given lyric without imposing anything on it. She just lets the words do the work. In that, she is a worthy successor to Barbara Cook.

BWW Review: MAN OF LA MANCHA at Ch√Ętelet Photo BWW Review: MAN OF LA MANCHA at Ch√Ętelet
by Patrick Honoré - Jun 12, 2021

For only four performances the past two weekends, the Ch√Ętelet in Paris was alive again with the sound of musicals we‚Äôve been missing so much here. Boasting 2300 performances, and no less than four revivals on Broadway, Man of La Mancha ranks among the most performed musicals around the world. The book is by Dale Wasserman, based on his own teleplay on the fictional life of Don Quixote and that of his creator Cervantes, a very melodic score by Mitch Leigh, his first musical effort and his only big success, and lyrics by Joe Darion, which gave us at least two standards, the title song and ‚ÄúThe Impossible Dream‚ÄĚ, the latter recorded not only by Jacques Brel but by Johnny Halliday and Julien Clerc.

Musical Theatre Guild Sets 2019-2020 Season - BARNUM, IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU, and More! Photo Musical Theatre Guild Sets 2019-2020 Season - BARNUM, IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU, and More!
by Stephi Wild - May 7, 2019

Musical Theatre Guild, the winner of the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Margaret Harford Award for sustained excellence in the theatre, has announced an exciting quartet of shows for their 24th season of Broadway in Concert musicals. The MTG 2019-2020 season includes: BARNUM, THE GOODBYE GIRL, IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU and KISMET.

BWW Review:  In GRAND HOTEL, Berlin's Celebration of Decadent Luxury Fails To See The Photo BWW Review: In GRAND HOTEL, Berlin's Celebration of Decadent Luxury Fails To See The Horrors Ahead
by Michael Dale - Mar 25, 2018

Though the songwriting team of Robert Wright and George Forrest is best remembered by Broadway enthusiasts for adapting the music of Edvard Grieg into SONG OF NORWAY and similarly using the melodies of Alexander Borodin to create their score for KISMET, their greatest success came when director/choreographer Tommy Tune took interest in a musical of theirs that fizzled into obscurity on its way to Broadway, then known as AT THE GRAND.

Photo Flashback: A Fond Farewell to Those We Lost in 2015
by Walter McBride - Dec 31, 2015

Below, BroadwayWorld sends a fond farewell to those who passed away in 2015.

Photo Coverage: MAN OF LA MANCHA Opens at Barrington Stage Company
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jun 15, 2015

Celebrating its 10th year in Downtown Pittsfiled, the award-winning Barrington Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson, presents the Tony Award-winning musical Man of La Mancha from June 10 through July 11 on the Boyd-Quinson Mainstage. The production opened last night, and BroadwayWorld was there to capture the opening!

Photo Flash: First Look at Jeff McCarthy, Felicia Boswell, Tom Alan Robbins in Barrington Stage's MAN OF LA MANCHA
by Tyler Peterson - Jun 11, 2015

Celebrating its 10th year in Downtown Pittsfiled, the award-winning Barrington Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson, presents the Tony Award-winning musical Man of La Mancha from June 10 through July 11 on the Boyd-Quinson Mainstage. The press opening is Sunday, June 14 at 5pm.

Jeff McCarthy Stars in Barrington Stage's MAN OF LA MANCHA, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2015

Celebrating its 10th year in Downtown Pittsfiled, the award-winning Barrington Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson, presents the Tony Award-winning musical Man of La Mancha from tonight, June 10 through July 11 on the Boyd-Quinson Mainstage. The press opening is Sunday, June 14 at 5pm.

MAN OF LA MANCHA, VEILS, BUTLER and More Set for Barrington Stage's 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2015

At a press conference held at Barrington Stage Company's Boyd-Quinson Mainstage, Artistic Director Julianne Boyd announced the theatre's 2015 season of musicals and plays that will take place in Downtown Pittsfield in the Boyd-Quinson Mainstage, St. Germain Stage and Youth Theatre venues.

Jeff McCarthy to Star in Barrington Stage's MAN OF LA MANCHA This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2015

Celebrating its 10th year in Downtown Pittsfiled, the award-winning Barrington Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson, presents the Tony Award-winning musical Man of La Mancha from June 10 through July 11 on the Boyd-Quinson Mainstage. The press opening is Sunday, June 14 at 5pm.


Joan Diener Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Joan Diener been in?
Joan Diener has appeared on Broadway in 10 shows.

How many West End shows has Joan Diener been in?
Joan Diener has appeared on London's West End in 2 shows.

What was Joan Diener's first West End show?
Joan Diener's first West End show was Kismet which opened in 1955

What awards has Joan Diener been nominated for?
Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Kismet .

What awards has Joan Diener won?
Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Kismet.