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Joe Allen

 
Bio:
Joe Allen Restaurant has been nourishing theatergoers and theater professionals for 57 years on W. 46th Street. Starting out, they catered mostly to "chorus kids with bad knees" but quickly became the place where the worlds of theater stars and theatergoers converge. In other words, Joe Allen has ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Joe Allen Restaurant has been nourishing theatergoers and theater professionals for 57 years on W. 46th Street. Starting out, they catered mostly to "chorus kids with bad knees" but quickly became the place where the worlds of theater stars and theatergoers converge. In other words, Joe Allen has ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [West End]
Regent's Park Open Air Theatre Production, 2018
Ensemble
  [West End]
West End Original Production, 2013
Mr. Gloop
Oompa DJ [Replacement]
Oompa-Loompa [Replacement]

Writing

Bookwriter

Photos

Francesca Mills as Who 2, Denis O'Hare as Old Max, Joe Allen as Who 1 Photo

Francesca Mills as Who 2, Denis O'Hare as Old Max, Joe Allen as Who 1

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Date:
12/01/2020
Joe Allen as Who 1, Francesca Mills as Who 2, Matthew Morrison as Grinch, Denis O'Har Photo

Joe Allen as Who 1, Francesca Mills as Who 2, Matthew Morrison as Grinch, Denis O'Hare as Old Max

From: 
Date:
12/01/2020
Bobby Conte Thornton, Claybourne Elder, Matt Doyle, Etai Benson, and Joe Allen Photo

Bobby Conte Thornton, Claybourne Elder, Matt Doyle, Etai Benson, and Joe Allen

From: 
Date:
10/22/2019
Press conference for ''It''s Only a Play'' at Joe Allen Restaurant  Photo

Press conference for ''It''s Only a Play'' at Joe Allen Restaurant

From: 
Date:
08/20/2014
Bob Mann, Joe Allen,  Quinn Johnson, music director, David Finck, Bigon Watson, Kevin Photo

Bob Mann, Joe Allen, Quinn Johnson, music director, David Finck, Bigon Watson, Kevin Winard

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Date:
11/27/2013

 

Stage

Performances
  [West End]
Regent's Park Open Air Theatre Production, 2018
Ensemble

  [West End]
West End Original Production, 2013
Mr. Gloop

Oompa DJ [Replacement]

Oompa-Loompa [Replacement]

Writing
Bookwriter

Joe Allen Biography

Joe Allen Restaurant has been nourishing theatergoers and theater professionals for 57 years on W. 46th Street. Starting out, they catered mostly to "chorus kids with bad knees" but quickly became the place where the worlds of theater stars and theatergoers converge. In other words, Joe Allen has defined (and then redefined, and then redefined again) "the theatrical hangout."

Perhaps the restaurant's biggest gift to the theatrical community was turning the terrible indignity of being associated with a failed show into an honor (albeit a dubious one) with its famous "flop wall."

Allen also owned Orso, neighbor to the theatre district hotspot and Bar Centrale, nestled above.




Joe Allen News

Adrienne Warren & Joshua Henry Will Announce the 75th Annual Tony Awards Nominations Photo Adrienne Warren & Joshua Henry Will Announce the 75th Annual Tony Awards Nominations
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 25, 2022

Tony Award Winner Adrienne Warren (TINA: The Tina Turner Musical) and three-time Tony Award Nominee Joshua Henry (Carousel) will announce the 75th Annual Tony Award Nominations on Monday, May 9, 2022.

What to Eat in Midtown Before or After a Broadway Show: Over 100 of the Top Restauran Photo What to Eat in Midtown Before or After a Broadway Show: Over 100 of the Top Restaurants to Check Out
by Team BWW - Nov 24, 2021

Browse restaurants near Broadway shows by food type, with cuisines ranging from American to Asian, French, Italian, Mexican, and much more. Find the address, website, and relative price, as well as a brief description of what you can expect.

THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW Announces Live Cinema Screening Across UK & Europe Photo THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW Announces Live Cinema Screening Across UK & Europe
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 11, 2021

Richard O‚ÄôBrien‚Äôs legendary rock ‚Äėn‚Äô roll musical, The Rocky Horror Show, is coming to a big screen near you later this month. This special Halloween performance will be broadcast live from the Sadler‚Äôs Wells Peacock Theatre in London‚Äôs West End on Thursday 28 October to over 500 hundred cinemas across the UK and Europe.

Ore Oduba Confirms Future Dates As Brad Majors In THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW Photo Ore Oduba Confirms Future Dates As Brad Majors In THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW
by Stephi Wild - Sep 13, 2021

Actor, presenter and winner of Strictly Come Dancing Ore Oduba (Curtains / Grease) who has been delighting audiences and receiving rave reviews as Brad Majors, will continue to don his fishnets as he extends his role in Richard O'Brien's Rocky Horror Show.

Andrew Polec Wins The International Lotte Lenya Competition ‚Ä" Theatrical/Voice Photo Andrew Polec Wins The International Lotte Lenya Competition ‚Ä" Theatrical/Voice
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 8, 2021

Andrew Polec, 32, actor/singer/musician/composer from Doylestown, PA, is honored to have been named the first prize winner in The Kurt Weill Foundation for Music 's 23rd Annual Lotte Lenya Competition, which took place in New York City on August 28, 2021. He received the $20,000 First Prize plus a $2,000 Finalist Prize, for a total of $22,000. Each of his four selections were a fully realized one-act drama. 

Joe Allen Restaurant Will Officially Re-Open on August 18 Photo Joe Allen Restaurant Will Officially Re-Open on August 18
by Nicole Rosky - Aug 11, 2021

Joe Allen Restaurant, the iconic haunt of the Broadway community, will open its doors once again on Wednesday, August 18. The restaurant, as required by city mandate, will require proof of vaccination at the door in the form of CDC card, photo of CDC card or Excelsior Pass for indoor dining, with some outdoor dining options also available.

Andrew Polec Concert Streams on Stellar Beginning This Week Photo Andrew Polec Concert Streams on Stellar Beginning This Week
by Stephi Wild - Jul 24, 2021

Learn more about the performance, how to watch the stream, and get tickets, here!

THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW Will Be Performed at Central Milton Keynes in August Photo THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW Will Be Performed at Central Milton Keynes in August
by Stephi Wild - Jul 7, 2021

Actor, presenter and winner of Strictly Come Dancing Ore Oduba (Curtains / Grease) will star as Brad Majors. Joining Ore and returning to the cast of The Rocky Horror Show as Frank is Stephen Webb (Jersey Boys / Legally Blonde), alongside Philip Franks (The Darling Buds of May) as The Narrator. They will be joined by fan favourite Haley Flaherty (Mamma Mia / Chicago) as Janet.

Theatre District Restaurants Announce Summer Re-Opening Plans Photo Theatre District Restaurants Announce Summer Re-Opening Plans
by Nicole Rosky - Jun 24, 2021

As Broadway is slowly gearing up to re-open in the coming months, so are the restaurants in the area- many of which have been closed or operating on different schedules since last March. 

NYC Nightlife Stars Flock To Bucks County Playhouse To Entertain Eager Audiences Photo NYC Nightlife Stars Flock To Bucks County Playhouse To Entertain Eager Audiences
by Stephen Mosher - May 17, 2021

Bucks County Playhouse has a new Broadway concert series curated by Birdland's Jim Caruso, so you know it's going to be good.

Joe Allen Videos

VIDEO: BAT OUT OF HELL's Christina Bennington Performs at The Crazy Coqs' New Musical VideoVIDEO: BAT OUT OF HELL's Christina Bennington Performs at The Crazy Coqs' New Musical Theatre Showcase
by Stage Tube - Sep 23, 2018

Christina Bennington, currently starring as Raven in Bat Out Of Hell, performed at Crazy Coqs' New Musical Theatre Showcase recently.

VIDEO: The Cast of BAT OUT OF HELL Finds Love on This Morning VideoVIDEO: The Cast of BAT OUT OF HELL Finds Love on This Morning
by Stage Tube - May 14, 2018

Bat Out of Hell has sailed into the Dominion Theatre where it is playing an extended run through 27 October 2018. Check out the cast performing the number Dead Ringer for Love below!

VIDEO: The Dominion Gets Transformed for the Return of BAT OUT OF HELL VideoVIDEO: The Dominion Gets Transformed for the Return of BAT OUT OF HELL
by Stage Tube - Apr 12, 2018

Bat Out of Hell is coming back to London, and the Dominion Theatre is being transformed for its return! Check out a time-lapse of the progress below!

BWW TV: A Sneak Peek at the Upcoming Production of COMPANY VideoBWW TV: A Sneak Peek at the Upcoming Production of COMPANY
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 12, 2018

On 10 April BroadwayWorld UK went down to London's Joe Allen restaurant to get a sneak peek of Elliott & Harper's upcoming production of Company!

VIDEO: Get a 360 Degree Look at Rehearsals for BAT OUT OF HELL VideoVIDEO: Get a 360 Degree Look at Rehearsals for BAT OUT OF HELL
by Stage Tube - Apr 9, 2018

Bat Out of Hell just released a video that allows you to go inside their rehearsals with a 360 degree view! Check it out below.

STAGE TUBE: New Cast and Video Released for West End's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY - Jonathan Slinger, Kraig Thornber, Lara Denning & More
by Stage Tube - Mar 25, 2015

As the hit West End show Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, directed by Sam Mendes, approaches its second anniversary, producers today announced the cast that will take it into its third year. Alongside Jonathan Slinger as Willy Wonka will be Kraig Thornber (Grandpa George), Lara Denning (Mrs Bucket) and Mark Oxtoby (Jerry), among other new names. Originating company members Ross Dawes and Derek Hagen will take over the roles of Mr Salt and Mr Bucket respectively.

VIDEO: Nathan Lane on 'Birdcage' Co-Star Robin Williams: 'Nobody Was More Kind Or Generous'
by Caryn Robbins - Aug 20, 2014

Broadway's Nathan Lane sat down with CBS 2's Dana Tyler at Joe Allen restaurant in Midtown, New York and spoke about what it was like to work with the comedic genius that was Robin Williams.

STAGE TUBE: CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Creative Team Talks Writing Process
by Stage Tube - Mar 17, 2013

Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory opens at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane on 25 June 2013. Directed by Academy Award winner Sam Mendes, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory will star Olivier and Tony Award-winning Douglas Hodge as Willy Wonka. Featuring ingenious stagecraft, the story is brought to life with music by Marc Shaiman and lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman (Grammy winners for Hairspray; Smash), with a book by award-winning playwright and adaptor David Greig (The Bacchae; Tintin In Tibet). Click below to watch the show's creative team talk about the writing process!

STAGE TUBE: Inside West End's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY - Intro, Sets and More!
by Stage Tube - Feb 17, 2013

Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures, Neal Street Productions and Kevin McCormick's production of Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory opens at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane on 25th June 2013, directed by Sam Mendes. In the videos below, Mendes introduces the show and takes you inside the set design for this whimsical production!


Joe Allen Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Joe Allen been in?
Joe Allen has not appeared on Broadway.

How many West End shows has Joe Allen been in?
Joe Allen has appeared on London's West End in 4 shows.

What was Joe Allen's first West End show?
Joe Allen's first West End show was Charlie and the Chocolate Factory which opened in 2013

How many shows has Joe Allen written?
Joe Allen has written 1 shows including The Water Coolers (Bookwriter).