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Joe DiPietro

 
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Joe DiPietro won Tony Awards for Best Book and Best Score for Memphis, which was also awarded the 2010 Tony Award, Drama Desk Award and Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Musical. His other shows include All Shook Up; I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change (the longest running musical revue in ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Joe DiPietro won Tony Awards for Best Book and Best Score for Memphis, which was also awarded the 2010 Tony Award, Drama Desk Award and Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Musical. His other shows include All Shook Up; I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change (the longest running musical revue in ... (read complete bio)

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Joe DiPietro and Jennifer Simard

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JANUARY 30:(L-R) William Ivey Long, Producer Beth Williams and Joe DiPietro pose at a Meet & Greet for the new cast and creative team of the new musical "Diana" on Broadway at The Lotte New York Palace on January 30, 2020 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Glikas)

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JANUARY 30:Joe DiPietro and David Bryan pose at a Meet & Greet f Photo

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JANUARY 30:Joe DiPietro and David Bryan pose at a Meet & Greet for the new cast and creative team of the new musical "Diana" on Broadway at The Lotte New York Palace on January 30, 2020 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Glikas)

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Joe DiPietro Biography

Joe DiPietro won Tony Awards for Best Book and Best Score for Memphis, which was also awarded the 2010 Tony Award, Drama Desk Award and Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Musical. His other shows include All Shook Up; I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change (the longest running musical revue in off-Broadway history); The Toxic Avenger and The Thing About Men (both winners of the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off-Broadway musical). His plays include the much-produced comedy Over the River and Through the Woods, The Art of Murder (Edgar Award winner for Best Mystery Play), Creating Claire and The Last Romance. His work has been produced thousands of times across the country and around the world.

Joe DiPietro Awards and Nominations

 
Olivier Awards - 2015 - Outstanding Achievement in Music
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Drama Desk Awards - 2012 - Outstanding Book of a Musical Gold Star
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Tony Awards - 2012 - Best Book of a Musical
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BroadwayWorld Awards - 2010 - Best Book of a Musical Gold Star
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BroadwayWorld Awards - 2010 - Best Original Score Gold Star
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Tony Awards - 2010 - Best Book of a Musical Gold Star
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Drama Desk Awards - 2009 - Outstanding Book of a Musical
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Drama Desk Awards - 2009 - Outstanding Book of a Musical
Joe DiPietro, The Toxic Avenger

Joe DiPietro News

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley to Present 19th Annual New Works Festival in November Photo TheatreWorks Silicon Valley to Present 19th Annual New Works Festival in November
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 29, 2022

This Fall, TheatreWorks Silicon Valley will present the 19th Annual New Works Festival, providing Bay Area theatre lovers an advance look at tomorrow’s hits. The festival runs November 6-13, 2022 at Montalvo Arts Center.

Relationship Musical is the Perfect Night Out in Louisville Photo Relationship Musical is the Perfect Night Out in Louisville
by Chris Arneson - Sep 29, 2022

Boulder County’s new 11 After Theatre Company has joined forces with CenterStage Theatre Company in Louisville to mount a new production of the longest running off-Broadway musical revue I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change.

Interview: Autism Advocate, New Jersey-Based Singer-Songwriter Cory Singer Releases F Photo Interview: Autism Advocate, New Jersey-Based Singer-Songwriter Cory Singer Releases First Single 'I Still Love You'
by Lianna Albrizio - Sep 25, 2022

His first song was inspired by the ending of his first serious relationship.

OVER THE RIVER AND THROUGH THE WOODS Comes to Hampton Theatre Photo OVER THE RIVER AND THROUGH THE WOODS Comes to Hampton Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Sep 23, 2022

‚ÄúOver the River and Through the Woods,‚ÄĚ a raucous, warm-hearted comedy from Tony Award-winning playwright Joe DiPietro (‚ÄúMemphis,‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúI Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change‚ÄĚ) will be the first production of the Hampton Theatre Company's 2022-2023 season, opening October 20 at the Quogue Community Hall and running through November 6.

Review: OVER THE RIVER AND THROUGH THE WOODS at Murry's Dinner Playhouse tells the im Photo Review: OVER THE RIVER AND THROUGH THE WOODS at Murry's Dinner Playhouse tells the importance of 'Tengo Famiglia'
by Theresa Bertram - Sep 5, 2022

What did our critic think of OVER THE RIVER AND THROUGH THE WOODS at Murry's Dinner Playhouse? I fell in love with this family. They will make you laugh, cry, and want seconds from the buffet

Photos: Hampton Theatre Company Celebrates Benefit Gala With COCKTAILS & COMEDY Photo Photos: Hampton Theatre Company Celebrates Benefit Gala With COCKTAILS & COMEDY
by Melissa Giordano - Aug 24, 2022

This past weekend, I had the tremendous honor to attend the benefit gala for Quogue's Hampton Theatre Company. What a wonderful evening! See photos from the event.

Cast Announced For HER PORTMENTEAU At George Street Playhouse; Tickets For 2022/23 Se Photo Cast Announced For HER PORTMENTEAU At George Street Playhouse; Tickets For 2022/23 Season On Sale Now
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 28, 2022

George Street Playhouse will welcome back audiences to the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center and has announce casting for the upcoming production of Her Portmanteau a new play by Mfoniso Udofia, directed by Laiona Michelle.  Performances begin October 11th, 2022 through October 30th.

Cast Announced for HER PORTMANTEAU at George Street Playhouse; Tickets on Sale Now fo Photo Cast Announced for HER PORTMANTEAU at George Street Playhouse; Tickets on Sale Now for 2022/23 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 28, 2022

George Street Playhouse will welcome back audiences to the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center and proudly announces casting for the upcoming production of Her Portmanteau a new play by Mfoniso Udofia, directed by Laiona Michelle.  Performances begin October 11th, 2022 through October 30th.

Review: MEMPHIS THE MUSICAL at Argenta Community Theatre Addresses Racial Tension and Photo Review: MEMPHIS THE MUSICAL at Argenta Community Theatre Addresses Racial Tension and Change During the Rise of Rock-N-Roll
by Theresa Bertram - Jul 21, 2022

What did our critic think of MEMPHIS THE MUSICAL at Argenta Community Theatre? This show will pull you into their world and won't let go until the end. It is that powerful!

Review: SHREK! THE MUSICAL at Murry's Dinner Playhouse is Fun for The Entire Family Photo Review: SHREK! THE MUSICAL at Murry's Dinner Playhouse is Fun for The Entire Family
by Theresa Bertram - Jul 19, 2022

What did our critic think of SHREK! THE MUSICAL at Murry's Dinner Playhouse? The critic couldn't stop laughing, and loved every minute of it.

Joe DiPietro Videos

VIDEO: Jeanna de Waal & Judy Kaye Talk DIANA on NBC NIGHTLY NEWS VideoVIDEO: Jeanna de Waal & Judy Kaye Talk DIANA on NBC NIGHTLY NEWS
by Michael Major - Nov 19, 2021

Jeanna de Waal and Judy Kaye appeared on NBC Nightly News to discuss Diana: The Musical with Joe Fryer. The two stars opened up about Diana's impact and what sets the musical apart from other adaptions of the beloved Princess' life.

VIDEO: Watch the Cast of DIANA Perform 'If' on GOOD MORNING AMERICA VideoVIDEO: Watch the Cast of DIANA Perform 'If' on GOOD MORNING AMERICA
by Michael Major - Nov 4, 2021

Jeanna de Waal, Erin Davie, Judy Kaye, and Roe Hartrampf and the cast of Diana, The Musical appeared on Good Morning America this morning to perform the musical's closing number, 'If'. The production resumed previews on Broadway Tuesday night.

VIDEO: Go Inside DIANA, THE MUSICAL's First Curtain Call! VideoVIDEO: Go Inside DIANA, THE MUSICAL's First Curtain Call!
by Team BWW - Nov 3, 2021

DIANA, THE MUSICAL has officially begun previews at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street), where it will officially open on Wednesday, November 17th. Check out footage from the first curtain call.

VIDEO: Watch a New Clip from DIANA: THE MUSICAL on Netflix VideoVIDEO: Watch a New Clip from DIANA: THE MUSICAL on Netflix
by Michael Major - Sep 30, 2021

Watch the cast of Diana: The Musical perform 'This Is How Your People Dance' from the filmed Netflix release of the new Broadway musical.

VIDEO: DIANA: THE MUSICAL Original Broadway Cast Recording is Now Available; Behind t VideoVIDEO: DIANA: THE MUSICAL Original Broadway Cast Recording is Now Available; Behind the Scenes of the Song 'Underestimated'
by Stage Tube - Sep 24, 2021

Diana: The Musical Original Broadway Cast Recording is now available across all streaming platforms. The CD will be available on October 1, when the production premieres on Netflix and ahead of resuming on Broadway on November 2.

VIDEO: Jose Llana Performs 'You Raise Me Up' as Part of Lincoln Center's Restart Stag VideoVIDEO: Jose Llana Performs 'You Raise Me Up' as Part of Lincoln Center's Restart Stages
by Stage Tube - Aug 22, 2021

An all new excerpt has been released by Lincoln Center from Jose Llana's special concert for the Philippine Nurses Association of America, performed in Damrosch Park earlier this summer.

Celebrating Black History Month: MEMPHIS Turns Up the Dial on Broadway VideoCelebrating Black History Month: MEMPHIS Turns Up the Dial on Broadway
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 21, 2021

With music by David Bryan, lyrics by Bryan and Joe DiPietro, and a book by DiPietro, Memphis was directed by Christopher Ashley, choreographed by Sergio Trujillo, and starred Montego Glover, Chad Kimball, Derrick Baskin, and James Monroe Iglehart. It was nominated for eight Tony Awards and won four.

VIDEO: Renee Fleming Performs 'O mio babbino caro' From GIANNI SCHICCHI VideoVIDEO: Renee Fleming Performs 'O mio babbino caro' From GIANNI SCHICCHI
by Stage Tube - Aug 2, 2020

The Metropolitan Opera has released a new clip of Renee Fleming from her recent performance in the Met Stars Live in Concert series. Fleming sings Laurettaa??s aria from Puccinia??s a?oeGianni Schicchia?? at the historic Dumbarton Oaks estate in Washington, D.C.

VIDEO: Renee Fleming Performs 'Adieu, notre petite table' in Rehearsal For Upcoming P VideoVIDEO: Renee Fleming Performs 'Adieu, notre petite table' in Rehearsal For Upcoming Performance
by Stage Tube - Aug 1, 2020

A video was released of Soprano Renée Fleming, accompanied by Robert Ainsley, singing a?oeAdieu, notre petite tablea?? from Masseneta??s Manon in a rehearsal for her August 1 performance.

VIDEO: David Bryan, Composer and Bon Jovi Keyboardist, Has Recovered From COVID-19 VideoVIDEO: David Bryan, Composer and Bon Jovi Keyboardist, Has Recovered From COVID-19
by Stage Tube - Apr 25, 2020

Composer and keyboardist for Bon Jovi, David Bryan, has revealed that he has fully recovered from COVID-19 after five weeks.


Joe DiPietro Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Joe DiPietro written?
Joe DiPietro has written 14 shows including Love Lemmings (Bookwriter), I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change (Bookwriter), Over the River and Through the Woods (Playwright), O. Henry's Lovers (Bookwriter/Lyricist), The Thing About Men (Bookwriter), Memphis (Bookwriter), All Shook Up (Bookwriter), The Toxic Avenger (Bookwriter), Falling for Eve (Bookwriter), Nice Work If You Can Get It (Bookwriter), Living on Love (Writer), Hollywood (Playwright), Ernest Shackleton Loves Me (Author), Diana (Bookwriter/Lyricist).

What awards has Joe DiPietro been nominated for?
Outstanding Achievement in Music (Olivier Awards) for Memphis The Musical , Outstanding Book of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Nice Work If You Can Get It , Best Book of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Nice Work If You Can Get It , Best Book of a Musical (BroadwayWorld Awards) for Memphis , Best Original Score (BroadwayWorld Awards) for Memphis , Best Book of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Memphis , Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for Memphis Outstanding Book of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Memphis and Outstanding Book of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for The Toxic Avenger .

What awards has Joe DiPietro won?
Outstanding Book of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Nice Work If You Can Get It , Best Book of a Musical (BroadwayWorld Awards) for Memphis, Best Original Score (BroadwayWorld Awards) for Memphis Best Book of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Memphisand Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for Memphis.