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John Bishop

 
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Date of Birth: May 03, 1929
Date of Death: December 20, 2006 (77)

Birth Place: Mansfield, OH

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[Broadway, 1987]
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Writing

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Productions

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John Bishop Awards and Nominations

 
Helen Hayes Awards - 1989 - Outstanding New Play
John BishopElmer Gantry

John Bishop News

Ray Bradshaw Announces Brand New Live Tour For 2023 With Deaf Com 1 Photo Ray Bradshaw Announces Brand New Live Tour For 2023 With Deaf Com 1
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 29, 2022

International and award-winning comic, Ray Bradshaw is about to embark on a brand-new tour of the UK for 2023 with his biggest live tour to date.

Pete Firman Returns To Edinburgh Fringe With Brand New Show, BAG OF TRICKS Photo Pete Firman Returns To Edinburgh Fringe With Brand New Show, BAG OF TRICKS
by Stephi Wild - Jun 23, 2022

So Comedy and Broken Robot Productions by arrangement with Corrie McGuire Management are thrilled to announce that award-winning magician and comedian, Pete Firman is bringing his highly anticipated show Pete Firman: Bag of Tricks to the Edinburgh Fringe this year at the Debating Hall, Gilded Balloon Teviot at 20:00.

EDINBURGH 2022: Pick of the Programme- Comedy Photo EDINBURGH 2022: Pick of the Programme- Comedy
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jun 10, 2022

BroadwayWorld reviewer Natalie O'Donoghue shares her top comedy picks for the 2022 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

MYRA DUBOIS: A Problem Shared Comes to Edinburgh Fringe Photo MYRA DUBOIS: A Problem Shared Comes to Edinburgh Fringe
by Stephi Wild - May 31, 2022

Star of stage, screen and lockdown live-stream, BGT Semi-Finalist, Myra DuBois is bringing her benevolently empathetic mix of sage advice and relaxation tips to Edinburgh, presented as only Myra can, in her show A Problem Shared.

Line Up Announced At Underbelly Festival's London Comedy Allstars Photo Line Up Announced At Underbelly Festival's London Comedy Allstars
by A.A. Cristi - May 18, 2022

Underbelly Festival has announced the line-up for London Comedy Allstars at Cavendish Square every Friday night. London Comedy Allstars is your one-stop shop for the biggest laughs, the best location and your new favourite summer night out. Every Friday at 9:30pm until  29th July, Underbelly Summer Festival presents a night of the best comedy talent on offer.

Culture Warrington Celebrates a Decade of Iconic Entertainment Photo Culture Warrington Celebrates a Decade of Iconic Entertainment
by Stephi Wild - May 16, 2022

This month marks 10 years of Culture Warrington and its impressive roster of star studded performances, exclusive shows, dynamic exhibitions, festivals, and events that will go down in history as key moments that put Warrington firmly on the entertainment map.

Nish Kumar Brings YOUR POWER, YOUR CONTROL to Hackney Empire Photo Nish Kumar Brings YOUR POWER, YOUR CONTROL to Hackney Empire
by Stephi Wild - Apr 14, 2022

Double Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee Nish Kumar has announced a brand new tour of the UK for 2022 with highly anticipated live show, Your Power, Your Control.

LES DAWSON: FLYING HIGH Announces Edinburgh Festival Fringe Performances and Nationa Photo LES DAWSON: FLYING HIGH Announces Edinburgh Festival Fringe Performances and National Tour
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 6, 2022

Les Dawson: 'Flying High' is an homage, and celebration of the beloved and much-missed comedy Legend, Les Dawson. Jon Culshaw actor, comedian and impersonator delivers a touching, funny and warm-hearted performance in this show that is set to premier at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this August before touring the country.

VIDEO: DOCTOR WHO Releases New Trailer for Season 13 Photo VIDEO: DOCTOR WHO Releases New Trailer for Season 13
by Michael Major - Oct 18, 2021

BBC has released a new trailer for Doctor Who: Flux! Casting includes Jodie Whittaker, Mandip Gill, John Bishop, Jacob Anderson, Robert Bathurst, Blake Harrison, Kevin McNally, and more!

Benidorm Star Goes Back To Her Stand-up Comedy Roots This November Photo Benidorm Star Goes Back To Her Stand-up Comedy Roots This November
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 15, 2021

Actor, comedian and presenter to share tales of useless partners in her show at Pyramid Arts Centre.

John Bishop Videos

VIDEO: Get a First Listen of Ian McKellen in WHODUNNIT (UNREHEARSED); Additional Cast VideoVIDEO: Get a First Listen of Ian McKellen in WHODUNNIT (UNREHEARSED); Additional Casting Announced!
by Stage Tube - May 30, 2019

Further performers have been revealed for Park Theatre's World Premiere murder mystery Whodunnit [Unrehearsed], as Adam Hills, Jason Manford, Neil Morrissey, Clarke Peters and Sandi Toksvig - with the voice of Miriam Margolyes - join the stellar list of participants. Every night, a different guest performer will step onstage to join the rehearsed ensemble of a scripted murder mystery play, having attended no rehearsals, read no script, nor received any direction. Armed only with a hidden earpiece to receive instructions, they will endeavour to solve the crime in real time.

VIDEO: WGN America Releases Premiere Date and First Trailer for GONE VideoVIDEO: WGN America Releases Premiere Date and First Trailer for GONE
by Stage Tube - Jan 16, 2019

WGN America released today the premiere date and first trailer for ‚ÄúGone‚ÄĚ with a chilling statistic: 83,957 people are missing in the U.S. at any given moment.¬† Starring¬†two-time Golden Globe nominee and SAG Award nominated actor,¬†Chris Noth¬†(‚ÄúLaw & Order‚ÄĚ),¬†Leven Rambin¬†(‚ÄúThe Path,‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúTrue Detective‚ÄĚ) and¬†Danny Pino¬†(‚ÄúLaw & Order: SVU,‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúMayans M.C.‚ÄĚ), the missing person's detective procedural will premiere¬†Wednesday, February 27 at 9/8c.¬†¬†

BWW TV: Watch Highlights from Signature Theatre's ELMER GANTRY
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 24, 2014

ELMER GANTRY is a musical version of Sinclair Lewis' best-selling novel, directed by Signature's Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer (Broadway's Follies, Million Dollar Quartet). Schaeffer collaborated on the last production of Elmer Gantry at Marriott's Lincolnshire Theatre in Chicago with authors John Bishop (book), Mel Marvin (music) and Bob Satuloff (lyrics) in 1998; the show has not been produced since then. Signature Theatre's presentation will be the 5th production in the show's history. Running in the MAX Theatre now through November 9, Signature's production includes several brand new songs by Mel Marvin and Bob Satuloff and a reimagined script that John Bishop worked on until his death in 2006. BroadwayWorld brings you highlights from the production below!

STAGE TUBE: Signature Unveils ELMER GANTRY Music Videos - 'On The Road' and 'Between Trains'
by Stage Tube - Oct 1, 2014

Signature Theatre just released two ELMER GANTRY music videos: Elmer Gantry grows Sister Sharon's ministry into the hottest show on the road by adding the gospel voices of the Washington family, whose matriarch Mary (Nova Y. Payton, HAIRSPRAY, DREAMGIRLS) leads the choir in the praise-worthy 'On the Road', and Elmer Gantry (Charlie Pollock, Broadway's VIOLET) finds himself at a crossroads, ready to take on the next adventure, but only the Lord knows where he'll end up next - Sharon Falconer's tent revival - in 'Between Trains.' Check out both videos below!


John Bishop Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has John Bishop written?
John Bishop has written 2 shows including The Trip Back Down (Playwright), The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940 (Playwright).

What awards has John Bishop been nominated for?
Outstanding New Play (Helen Hayes Awards) for Elmer Gantry .