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Joe Orton

 
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Birth Place: Leicester, ENGLAND
 

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Joe Orton Awards and Nominations

 
Obie Awards - 1970 - Best Foreign Play Gold Star
Joe Orton, What the Butler Saw

Joe Orton News

The Wilma Theater to Honor Co-Founding Artistic Director Blanka Zizka at FÊTE 2022 Photo The Wilma Theater to Honor Co-Founding Artistic Director Blanka Zizka at FÊTE 2022
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 7, 2022

The Wilma Theater announced today that FĂȘte 2022 will honor retiring Co-Founding Artistic Director Blanka Zizka, who recently departed the company after 40 years in the position. FĂȘte 2022 will be held on Monday June 13, 2022.

THE LION, THE WITCH, AND THE WARDROBE Will Open in the West End Starring Samantha Wom Photo THE LION, THE WITCH, AND THE WARDROBE Will Open in the West End Starring Samantha Womack
by Stephi Wild - May 20, 2022

The smash-hit production of C.S. Lewis' classic The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, which has been wowing audiences around the UK and Ireland, will make its West End premiere this summer at the Gillian Lynne Theatre, Drury Lane, London.

World Premieres of SCHOOL PICTURES and ETERNAL LIFE PART 1 & More Announced for The W Photo World Premieres of SCHOOL PICTURES and ETERNAL LIFE PART 1 & More Announced for The Wilma Theater 22/23 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 17, 2022

The Wilma Theater has announced the complete 2022/23 Season. Subscription packages for the 22/23 Season are on sale now.

Review Roundup: HANGMEN By Martin McDonagh Opens on Broadway Photo Review Roundup: HANGMEN By Martin McDonagh Opens on Broadway
by Review Roundups - Apr 21, 2022

Martin McDonagh's Olivier Award-winning and New York Drama Critics' Circle Award-winning comedy Hangmen opens at Broadway's Golden Theatre tonight! Read the reviews!

BWW Review: DIARY OF A SOMEBODY, Seven Dials Playhouse Photo BWW Review: DIARY OF A SOMEBODY, Seven Dials Playhouse
by Gary Naylor - Apr 19, 2022

John Lahr's funny, transgressive and tragic play gets a revival that is executed with great skill by a talented cast

British Youth Music Theatre to Present HOT WHEELS Photo British Youth Music Theatre to Present HOT WHEELS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 7, 2022

Girl power at its best. Get ready for the grand slam and believe in the team. If you have a clear mind and a strong will, you can’t lose. On the track they are invincible, unstoppable and ferocious in their attack.

DAVID DEAN BOTTRELL MAKES LOVE: A ONE-MAN SHOW Will Play The Triad Beginning April 6t Photo DAVID DEAN BOTTRELL MAKES LOVE: A ONE-MAN SHOW Will Play The Triad Beginning April 6th
by Stephen Mosher - Mar 26, 2022

David Dean Bottrell brings his acclaimed one-man show from the West Coast to the East.

Photos: Go Inside Rehearsals for DIARY OF A SOMEBODY Photo Photos: Go Inside Rehearsals for DIARY OF A SOMEBODY
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 9, 2022

Introducing George Kemp (Bridgerton, Netflix; Call My Agent, Netflix; The Trial of Christine Keeler, BBC) as Joe Orton, Diary of a Somebody will see Toby Osmond (Game of Thrones, HBO; Henry VIII and His Six Wives, BBC; Dead Souls, Monkhead Theatre) take to the stage as his mentor and partner, the actor and writer Kenneth Halliwell.

March Programme Announced at The Epstein Theatre Photo March Programme Announced at The Epstein Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Mar 3, 2022

Spring has sprung at Liverpool’s Epstein Theatre where audiences are being promised a brilliant programme of live music, drama and comedy throughout March. 

Cast Announced For DIARY OF A SOMEBODY at Seven Dials Playhouse Photo Cast Announced For DIARY OF A SOMEBODY at Seven Dials Playhouse
by Stephi Wild - Feb 28, 2022

Introducing George Kemp (Bridgerton, Netflix; Call My Agent, Netflix; The Trial of Christine Keeler, BBC) as notorious artist and playwright Joe Orton, Diary of a Somebody will see Toby Osmond (Game of Thrones, HBO; Henry VIII and His Six Wives, BBC; Dead Souls, Monkhead Theatre) take to the stage as his mentor and partner, the actor and writer Kenneth Halliwell. 

Joe Orton Videos

Broadway Rewind: THE DROWSY CHAPERONE Shows Off All the Way to Broadway VideoBroadway Rewind: THE DROWSY CHAPERONE Shows Off All the Way to Broadway
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 17, 2020

BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge says, 'This episode of Broadway Rewind features a heart, a hustler and a hoofer.' We give you a sneak peek at the Broadway musical 'The Drowsy Chaperone', which welcomed back to Broadway, Tony Award winner Sutton Foster and introduced us all to Bob Martin as Man in Chair. We also met the cast of Mark St. Germain's play, 'The God Committee', but the episode starts at the opening night of Roundabout's production of Joe Orton's comedy 'Entertaining Mr. Sloane' which featured a stellar cast including Chris Carmack, Alex Baldwin and the late great Jan Maxwell, whom Richard Ridge says, 'was one of the greatest actresses of her generation'.

VIDEO: Ian McKellen Discusses Why There Should Be a Statue of Playwright Joe Orton VideoVIDEO: Ian McKellen Discusses Why There Should Be a Statue of Playwright Joe Orton
by Stage Tube - Sep 29, 2019

Ian McKellen is speaking out about why he thinks there should be a statue of Joe Orton in Leicester, despite any potential backlash.

50th Anniversary Production of Joe Orton's LOOT to Open this Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

???????From the producers of the recent sell-out hit The Boys in the Band comes another darkly comic masterpiece: Joe Orton's classic farce LOOT, voted Best Play of the Year in the Evening Standard Awards.

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from CTG's WHAT THE BUTLER SAW
by Stage Tube - Nov 25, 2014

Award-winning British playwright Joe Orton's riotous farce 'What the Butler Saw' opened last weekend on November 23 at the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum. 'What the Butler Saw' continues through December 21. Click below to watch a fun montage of scenes from the show!

BWW TV EXCLUSIVE: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE: The Girl Upstairs - Jan Maxwell on FOLLIES, Life & Family
by Robert Diamond - Oct 27, 2011

Welcome to BroadwayWorld's new feature, and first-ever talk show, BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE. Follow Richard as he visits Broadway's best and brightest in their Broadway dressing rooms and favorite hang outs to talk about their lives, careers and all of the things you don't know, but want to know. You've seen Richard chat with Spidey lovebirds Reeve Carney and Jennifer Damiano, visit with UK's First Lady of musical Theatre, Elaine Paige, and go downtown to chat with Jonathan Groff about all things GLEE, Lea Michele and The Submission. Today, Richard is back in Times Square at the Marquis Theatre for some quality time with fan favorite Jan Maxwell, currently starring as 'Phyllis' in Follies. During the talk, Jan speaks candidly about being a young struggling actress in New York, her shortcomings (cooking!), and how she almost left the city for good before she even got going...until she found 'Angels.'


Joe Orton Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Joe Orton written?
Joe Orton has written 2 shows including Entertaining Mr. Sloane (Playwright), Loot (Playwright).

What awards has Joe Orton been nominated for?
Best Foreign Play (Obie Awards) for What the Butler Saw .

What awards has Joe Orton won?
Best Foreign Play (Obie Awards) for What the Butler Saw.