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Joan Plowright

 
Joan Plowright Headshot
Date of Birth: October 28, 1929 (92)

Birth Place: Brigg, North Lincolnshire, ENGLAND

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
1980
Filumena Marturano
  [Broadway]
1960
Josephine
  [Broadway]
1958
Jean Rice

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
1980
Filumena Marturano

  [Broadway]
1960
Josephine

  [Broadway]
1958
Jean Rice


Joan Plowright Awards and Nominations

 
Olivier Awards - 1980 - Actress of the Year in a New Play
Joan PlowrightEnjoy
 
Olivier Awards - 1978 - Actress of the Year in a New Play Gold Star
Joan PlowrightFilumena
 
Olivier Awards - 1976 - Actress of the Year in a New Play
Joan PlowrightThe Bed Before Yesterday
 
Tony Awards - 1961 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play Gold Star
Joan Plowright, A Taste of Honey

Joan Plowright News

VIDEO: Watch the 2021 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize Ceremony Photo VIDEO: Watch the 2021 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize Ceremony
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 7, 2021

The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize will present a virtual presentation to announce the 2021 winner of one of the most prestigious playwriting awards, and the oldest and largest prize awarded to women+ playwrights, today, April 7, 2021 at 3pm EST/ 8pm BST. Tune in right here at BroadwayWorld to watch the presentation, hosted by Pulitzer Prize-winning Playwright and Susan Smith Blackburn Prize winner (1983) Marsha Norman.

Finalists Announced For The 2021 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize Photo Finalists Announced For The 2021 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize
by Stephi Wild - Feb 1, 2021

The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize has announced 10 Finalists for 2021 for its prestigious playwriting award, the oldest and largest prize awarded to women+ playwrights.

Wake Up With BWW 10/16: Tony Nominations - JAGGED LITTLE PILL, MOULIN ROUGE, and More Photo Wake Up With BWW 10/16: Tony Nominations - JAGGED LITTLE PILL, MOULIN ROUGE, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Oct 16, 2020

Yesterday, the nominees for the 2020 Tony Awards were announced! Jagged Little Pill leads with 15 noms. Did your favorite get nominated? Check out the full list below, as well as reactions from some of the nominees! 

VIDEO: On This Day, October 16- Happy Birthday, Angela Lansbury! Photo VIDEO: On This Day, October 16- Happy Birthday, Angela Lansbury!
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 16, 2020

Angela Lansbury has enjoyed a career without precedent. Her professional career spans more than half-a-century, during which she has flourished, first as a star of motion pictures, then as a four-time Tony Award-winning Broadway musical star, and most recently as the star of 'Murder, She Wrote,' the longest running detective drama series in the history of television.

PLAY OF THE DAY! Today's Play: UNCLE VANYA by Anton Chekhov Photo PLAY OF THE DAY! Today's Play: UNCLE VANYA by Anton Chekhov
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 23, 2020

During this time when productions all over the world have been put on pause, we are coming together to celebrate plays that have left their mark on theater history. This week we will be focusing on the plays of Anton Chekhov. Today's play, Uncle Vanya!

Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig, Aleshea Harris and More Announced as 2020 Finalists for The Su Photo Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig, Aleshea Harris and More Announced as 2020 Finalists for The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 3, 2020

The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize has announced 10 Finalists for its prestigious playwriting award, the oldest and largest prize awarded to women playwrights.

A TASTE OF HONEY At Trafalgar Studios Enters Its Final Four Weeks Photo A TASTE OF HONEY At Trafalgar Studios Enters Its Final Four Weeks
by Stephi Wild - Feb 3, 2020

A Taste of Honey at Trafalgar Studios must end on Saturday 29 February 2020.

National Theatre Production of A TASTE OF HONEY Opens in the West End This Week Photo National Theatre Production of A TASTE OF HONEY Opens in the West End This Week
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 3, 2019

Bijan Sheibani's (Barber Shop Chronicles, The Arrival) production of A Taste of Honey returns to the West End for the first time in 60 years this week, opening on Thursday at Trafalgar Studios. The remarkable taboo-breaking 1950s play written by Shelagh Delaney when she was just 19 will play a limited 12-week run in a co-production with Trafalgar Theatre Productions, with a press night on Monday 9 December.

Charlotte Moore Will Interview Angela Lansbury for LPTW Oral History Project at Bruno Photo Charlotte Moore Will Interview Angela Lansbury for LPTW Oral History Project at Bruno Walter Auditorium
by Stephi Wild - Oct 31, 2019

The League of Professional Theatre Women (Shellen Lubin and Catherine Porter, Co-Presidents), an organization which has been championing women in the professional theatre for over three decades, will present an Oral History Project event with the legendary, five-time Tony Award-winning actress, Angela Lansbury on Thursday, November 14 starting at 6pm (doors at 5:30pm) in the Bruno Walter Auditorium at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts (111 Amsterdam Avenue at 65th Street). Admission to the FREE event is currently sold out.

Wake Up With BWW 10/16: THE LIGHTNING THIEF Opens, and More! Photo Wake Up With BWW 10/16: THE LIGHTNING THIEF Opens, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Oct 16, 2019

Today's top stories: The Lightning Thief officially opens tonight, and more!

Joan Plowright Videos

VIDEO: On This Day, October 16- Happy Birthday, Angela Lansbury! VideoVIDEO: On This Day, October 16- Happy Birthday, Angela Lansbury!
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 16, 2018

Angela Lansbury has enjoyed a career without precedent. Her professional career spans more than half-a-century, during which she has flourished, first as a star of motion pictures, then as a four-time Tony Award-winning Broadway musical star, and most recently as the star of 'Murder, She Wrote,' the longest running detective drama series in the history of television.

VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for TEA WITH THE DAMES Starring Maggie Smith, Judi Dench, Ei VideoVIDEO: Watch the Trailer for TEA WITH THE DAMES Starring Maggie Smith, Judi Dench, Eileen Atkins, and Joan Plowright
by Stage Tube - Aug 28, 2018

IFC Films has released the trailer for TEA WITH THE DAMES, which is opening in theaters on September 21st and on demand September 27th. 

VIDEO: Strike the Band Up! It's Today- Happy Birthday, Angela Lansbury! VideoVIDEO: Strike the Band Up! It's Today- Happy Birthday, Angela Lansbury!
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 16, 2017

Today we celebrate the birth of one of the stage's greatest legends, Angela Lansbury!

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 10/16/15- Angela Lansbury
by Stage Tube - Oct 16, 2015

Happy Birthday Angela Lansbury! Lansbury - who returned to Broadway in this year's revival of THE BEST MAN - has enjoyed an unprecedented career, first as a star of motion pictures, and then as an award-winning stage actor in New York and London. She appeared as Madame Armfeldt in the 2009 revival of A Little Night Music, and before that as Madame Arcati in the 2009 revival of Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit, for which she won her fifth Tony Award, as well as Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards. She performed in 2006 in Terrence McNally's Deuce, for which she was also nominated for a Tony Award. She made her Broadway debut in 1957 as Bert Lahr's wife in Hotel Paradiso. In 1960, she returned to Broadway as Joan Plowright's mother in the season's most acclaimed drama, A Taste of Honey, by Shelagh Delaney. A year later, she starred in her first musical, Anyone Can Whistle. Lansbury returned to Broadway in triumph in 1966 in Mame, for which she won her first Tony Award.

STAGE TUBE: Angela Lansbury Talks BLITHE SPIRIT, Her Career & More on TAVIS SMILEY
by Stage Tube - Dec 13, 2014

Angela Lansbury recently stopped by PBS' TAVIS SMILEY to talk with the host on her career and returning, at age 89, to the role that won her a Tony in BLITHE SPIRIT. Check out her interview below!

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 10/16- Angela Lansbury
by Stage Tube - Oct 16, 2014

Happy Birthday Angela Lansbury! Lansbury - who returned to Broadway in this year's revival of THE BEST MAN - has enjoyed an unprecedented career, first as a star of motion pictures, and then as an award-winning stage actor in New York and London. She appeared as Madame Armfeldt in the 2009 revival of A Little Night Music, and before that as Madame Arcati in the 2009 revival of Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit, for which she won her fifth Tony Award, as well as Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards. She performed in 2006 in Terrence McNally's Deuce, for which she was also nominated for a Tony Award. She made her Broadway debut in 1957 as Bert Lahr's wife in Hotel Paradiso. In 1960, she returned to Broadway as Joan Plowright's mother in the season's most acclaimed drama, A Taste of Honey, by Shelagh Delaney. A year later, she starred in her first musical, Anyone Can Whistle. Lansbury returned to Broadway in triumph in 1966 in Mame, for which she won her first Tony Award.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 10/16- Angela Lansbury
by Stage Tube - Oct 16, 2012

Happy Birthday Angela Lansbury! Lansbury - who returned to Broadway in this year's revival of THE BEST MAN - has enjoyed an unprecedented career, first as a star of motion pictures, and then as an award-winning stage actor in New York and London. She appeared as Madame Armfeldt in the 2009 revival of A Little Night Music, and before that as Madame Arcati in the 2009 revival of No√ęl Coward's Blithe Spirit, for which she won her fifth Tony Award, as well as Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards. She performed in 2006 in Terrence McNally's Deuce, for which she was also nominated for a Tony Award. She made her Broadway debut in 1957 as Bert Lahr's wife in Hotel Paradiso. In 1960, she returned to Broadway as Joan Plowright's mother in the season's most acclaimed drama, A Taste of Honey, by Shelagh Delaney. A year later, she starred in her first musical, Anyone Can Whistle. Lansbury returned to Broadway in triumph in 1966 in Mame, for which she won her first Tony Award.

STAGE TUBE: Sondheim Presents Lansbury With Award
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 14, 2010

Angela Lansbury, the great star of stage, film, and television, was honored April 12 with the first annual Stephen Sondheim Award, given by Virginia's Signature Theatre at a black-tie Gala Benefit at the Embassy of Italy. The Sondheim Award, established by Signature last year in the name of America's most influential contemporary musical theater writer and composer, was presented to the actress by Mr. Sondheim himself.


Joan Plowright Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Joan Plowright been in?
Joan Plowright has appeared on Broadway in 3 shows.

How many West End shows has Joan Plowright been in?
Joan Plowright has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Joan Plowright been nominated for?
Actress of the Year in a New Play (Olivier Awards) for Enjoy , Actress of the Year in a New Play (Olivier Awards) for Filumena Actress of the Year in a New Play (Olivier Awards) for The Bed Before Yesterday and Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for A Taste of Honey .

What awards has Joan Plowright won?
Actress of the Year in a New Play (Olivier Awards) for Filumenaand Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for A Taste of Honey.