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John Caird

 
Bio:
Caid is a freelance director and writer working in theatre, opera and musical theatre, an Honorary Associate Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company, Principal Guest Director of the Royal Dramatic Theatre, Stockholm (Dramaten) and author of Theatre Craft, published by Faber and Faber. Recent ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Caid is a freelance director and writer working in theatre, opera and musical theatre, an Honorary Associate Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company, Principal Guest Director of the Royal Dramatic Theatre, Stockholm (Dramaten) and author of Theatre Craft, published by Faber and Faber. Recent ... (read complete bio)

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Productions

 
[West End, 2021]
Adaptation
 
[Off-Broadway, 2015]
Book, Director
 
[West End, 2015]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2014]
Adaptor
 
[Broadway, 2006]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2003]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2000]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1997]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 1993]
Director
 
[London Fringe, 1992]
Adaptation
 
[West End, 1991]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1987]
Adaptation
Director
 
[Broadway, 1986]
Director
 
[West End, 1985]
Director
 
[West End, 1982]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1981]
Director

Writing

Book
Bookwriter
Bookwriter

John Caird Biography

Caid is a freelance director and writer working in theatre, opera and musical theatre, an Honorary Associate Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company, Principal Guest Director of the Royal Dramatic Theatre, Stockholm (Dramaten) and author of Theatre Craft, published by Faber and Faber.

Recent work in England includes: Macbeth (Almeida) and Hamlet (NT), both with Simon Russell Beale. In Stockholm his production of Strindberg‚Äôs Dance of Death is currently running at the Royal Dramatic Theatre, and in Japan he has just directed A Midsummer Night‚Äôs Dream at the New National Theatre and his own adaptation of Teru Miyamoto‚Äôs novel Kinshu at the Galaxy Theatre. Other productions at the NT include Bulwer-Lytton‚Äôs Money, new versions of Bernstein‚Äôs Candide and Barrie‚Äôs Peter Pan, Trelawny of the ‚ÄėWells‚Äô, The Seagull with Judi Dench, Pam Gems‚Äôs Stanley with Anthony Sher and Humble Boy by Charlotte Jones with Diana Rigg and Simon Russell Beale.

He is an honorary associate director of the RSC, where he has directed over 20 plays including classic works by Shakespeare, Shaw, Farquhar, Gorky, Strindberg, Brecht and Ben Jonson, and new plays by Peter Flannery, Pam Gems, Jonathan Gems, John Berger and Nella Bielski, Richard Nelson, David Edgar, Mary O’Malley and Charles Wood. His productions of Les Misérables and Nicholas Nickleby, both with Trevor Nunn, have won numerous awards around the world. Other work includes Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Song & Dance (Palace), Mozart’s Zaide (Battignano Opera Festival, Tuscany) and the Siegfried and Roy Spectacular (Las Vegas).

Television includes: Nicholas Nickleby, As You Like It and his own adaptation of Shakepeare’s Henry IV plays for the BBC.

Other recent productions include: A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Twelfth Night (both Royal Dramatic Theatre, Stockholm), The Beggar’s Opera (Nissay Theatre, Tokyo), The Screams of Kitty Genovese (Public Theatre, New York) and Verdi’s Don Carlos (Welsh National Opera and Canadian Opera Company, Toronto).

Published work as a librettist and lyricist includes: a new version of John Gay’s The Beggar’s Opera with the composer Ilona Sekacz, first performed at the RSC, a new adaptation of J M Barrie’s Peter Pan (RSC and NT), Children of Eden with composer Stephen Schwartz, Jane Eyre and Daddy Long Legs, both with composer Paul Gordon, and Bernstein’s Candide with new lyrics by Richard Wilbur and Stephen Sondheim.

John Caird Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2016 - Outstanding Book of a Musical Gold Star
John Caird, Daddy Long Legs
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2016 - Outstanding Book of a Musical (Broadway or off-Broadway)
John Caird, Daddy Long Legs
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2016 - Outstanding Book of a Musical (Broadway or off-Broadway)
John Caird, Daddy Long Legs
 
Tony Awards - 2001 - Best Book of a Musical
John Caird , Jane Eyre
 
Tony Awards - 2001 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
John Caird, Jane Eyre
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1997 - Best Director - Play Gold Star
John Caird, Stanley
 
Tony Awards - 1997 - Best Direction of a Play
John Caird, Stanley
 
Olivier Awards - 1994 - Best Director of a Musical
John CairdThe Beggar's Opera
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 1991 - Outstanding Director, Non-Resident Production
John CairdLes Miserables
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1987 - Best Director Gold Star
John Caird, Les Miserables
 
Tony Awards - 1987 - Best Direction of a Musical Gold Star
John Caird, Les Misérables
 
Tony Awards - 1982 - Best Direction of a Play Gold Star
John Caird , The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby
 
Evening Standard Awards - 1980 - Best Director Gold Star
John CairdThe Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby
 
Olivier Awards - 1980 - Director of the Year Gold Star
John CairdNicholas Nickleby

John Caird News

Christy Altomare, Returns To Bucks County Playhouse Next Month Photo Christy Altomare, Returns To Bucks County Playhouse Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Jan 20, 2023

Broadway’s sweetheart and Yardley, PA native, Christy Altomare will return to Bucks County Playhouse next month with a new solo concert. Altomare sold out two performances with her solo concert debut at the Playhouse in 2022.

Cebu City Premieres John Caird & Paul Gordon's DADDY LONG LEGS, Feb. 3 Photo Cebu City Premieres John Caird & Paul Gordon's DADDY LONG LEGS, Feb. 3
by Oliver Oliveros - Jan 20, 2023

The two-hander period musical 'Daddy Long Legs,' featuring the book by John Caird (Royal Shakespeare Company) and the music and lyrics by Paul Gordon ('Jane Eyre' on Broadway), will make its Cebu City premiere on February 3, 2023, at the Siddhartha Theater, Guang Ming Institute of Performing Arts. Directed by Penelop Ong (Vaudeville Theatre Company), the production will run until February 5.

Photos: LES MISERABLES West End Releases Brand-New Production Shots Photo Photos: LES MISERABLES West End Releases Brand-New Production Shots
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 17, 2023

Get a first look at brand-new production images of the long-running West End production of¬†LES MIS√ČRABLES¬†at the Sondheim Theatre.

Now Hiring Stage Manager, Costume Designer, & More - BWW Classifieds Photo Now Hiring Stage Manager, Costume Designer, & More - BWW Classifieds
by - Dec 29, 2022

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld for 12/29/2022 include new jobs for those looking to work in the theatre industry.

LES MISERABLES Comes to the Eccles in June 2023 Photo LES MISERABLES Comes to the Eccles in June 2023
by Stephi Wild - Dec 14, 2022

Tickets for Cameron Mackintosh‚Äôs acclaimed production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Sch√∂nberg‚Äôs Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon, LES MIS√ČRABLES, will go on sale Friday, December 16 at 10am for its engagement at Salt Lake City‚Äôs Eccles Theater, June 20 - July 2, 2023.

LES MISERABLES Comes To The Fabulous Fox Theatre, January 17 Photo LES MISERABLES Comes To The Fabulous Fox Theatre, January 17
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 9, 2022

Casting for Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg's Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon, LES MISERABLES, has been announced for the touring production coming to the Fabulous Fox Theatre January 17-22. 

DADDY LONG LEGS Announced At Cinnabar Theater This January Photo DADDY LONG LEGS Announced At Cinnabar Theater This January
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 7, 2022

‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚ÄčPetaluma's premier theater company, Cinnabar Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director Nathan Cummings and Executive Director Diane Dragone, is proud to continue their 50th anniversary season with the musical romance ‚ÄúDaddy Long Legs‚ÄĚ, performing live January 6-22nd at Cinnabar Theater, and streaming online January 27-29th.¬†

LES MISERABLES On Sale Friday At The Hippodrome Theatre, October 21 Photo LES MISERABLES On Sale Friday At The Hippodrome Theatre, October 21
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 20, 2022

Tickets for Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg's Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon, LES MISERABLES, will go on sale tomorrow, Friday, October 21 at 10 a.m. for its engagement at the Hippodrome Theatre (Feb 7-12, 2023). Tickets will be available at Ticketmaster.com.

Photos: See Michelle Williams, David Phelps, Randal Keith & More in CHILDREN OF EDEN  Photo Photos: See Michelle Williams, David Phelps, Randal Keith & More in CHILDREN OF EDEN - Set to Stream Next Year
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 20, 2022

The Chicagoland Theatre Fund's staged concert presentation of Children of Eden will be available to stream next year for a limited time only! The concert will stream ahead of a full-scaled non-concert production of Children of Eden, set to be produced late next year. See photos from the concert presentation here!

See BROADWAY FOR REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS IN CONCERT & More at The Green Room 42 in Octobe Photo See BROADWAY FOR REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS IN CONCERT & More at The Green Room 42 in October
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 30, 2022

The Green Room 42 has announced its October line-up for in-person cabaret performances. October will feature new installments of Broadway Sessions, At This Performance, Villain: DeBlanks and much more.ARTZ

John Caird Videos

VIDEO: Watch All New Clips From LES MISERABLES at the Sondheim Theatre Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch All New Clips From LES MISERABLES at the Sondheim Theatre

by BroadwayWorld TV - May 5, 2022

New footage has been¬†released of¬†LES MIS√ČRABLES¬†at the Sondheim Theatre.¬†Check out the all new trailer here!

Exclusive: See Betsy Wolfe, Patrick Page, Carolee Carmello, and More in an All New T Videoplay
Exclusive: See Betsy Wolfe, Patrick Page, Carolee Carmello, and More in an All New Trailer For ESTELLA SCROOGE

by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 12, 2020

The new musical, Estella Scrooge: A Christmas Carol with a Twist, is now available to stream at EstellaScrooge.com.

VIDEO: Watch Betsy Wolfe, Danny Burstein & More in Trailer for ESTELLA SCROOGE; Ticke Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch Betsy Wolfe, Danny Burstein & More in Trailer for ESTELLA SCROOGE; Tickets Available Tomorrow!

by Stage Tube - Nov 16, 2020

Producers Michael Jackowitz of Witzend Productions, David Bryant and Michael Alden, in partnership with Streaming Musicals, herald the arrival of a new holiday musical tradition with the World Premiere of Estella Scrooge: A Christmas Carol with a Twist.

VIDEO: Watch the Stratford Festival's Virtual Roundtable For LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch the Stratford Festival's Virtual Roundtable For LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST

by Stage Tube - Jun 1, 2020

The Stratford Festival has launched a film festival during this period of social isolation, offering free streaming of 12 Shakespeare productions captured as part of its Stratford Festival On Film series. The series continues with Love's Labour's Lost, May 28-June 18. The festival held a virtual roundtable for the production. Watch the video here!

VIDEO: Watch Stratford Festival's Pre-Show For LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST, Featuring Ruby J Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch Stratford Festival's Pre-Show For LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST, Featuring Ruby Joy, Mike Shara, and John Caird

by Stage Tube - May 29, 2020

The Stratford Festival has launched a film festival during this period of social isolation. The series continues with Love's Labour's Lost, May 28-June 18. Check out the pre-show!

Broadway Rewind: LES MISERABLES Brings the Barricade Back to Broadway in 2006 Videoplay
Broadway Rewind: LES MISERABLES Brings the Barricade Back to Broadway in 2006

by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 26, 2020

We also dropped by a rehearsal for Cameron Mackintosh's new production of the landmark musical Les Misérables, directed by John Caird. It starred Alexander Gemignani, Aaron Lazar, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Gary Beach and Norm Lewis. Mackintosh told Ridge, 'I'm delighted to have the opportunity. The only thing I never expected or dreamt of was getting such a wonderful cast as this. Everybody we ever dreamt of wanted to be in it. We found some marvelously talented people that we didn't know, and I think it's one of the strongest casts of Les Miz that's ever been anywhere.'

VIDEO: Go Inside the Newly Renovated Sondheim Theatre - Home of LES MISERABLES on the Videoplay
VIDEO: Go Inside the Newly Renovated Sondheim Theatre - Home of LES MISERABLES on the West End

by Stage Tube - Jan 12, 2020

The newly renovated Sondheim Theatre (formerly the Queen's Theatre) officially re-opened in December 2019. The theatre is home to Les Miserables.

VIDEO: LES MISERABLES Prepares For Its West End Return! Videoplay
VIDEO: LES MISERABLES Prepares For Its West End Return!

by Stage Tube - Dec 18, 2019

Ahead of its first performance at the Sondheim Theatre tonight, get a look at rehearsals as a new chapter in Les Miserables history, as the cast prepares for its West End production.

VIDEO: Kirstie Davis and Gregor Donnelly Talk DADDY LONG LEGS at the Barn Theatre Videoplay
VIDEO: Kirstie Davis and Gregor Donnelly Talk DADDY LONG LEGS at the Barn Theatre

by Stage Tube - Jun 17, 2019

The Barn Theatre recently announced its production of Daddy Long Legs! Watch Kirstie Davis (Director) and Gregor Donnelly (Designer) discuss the production!

VIDEO: Get A First Look At Cleveland Musical Theatre's World Premiere Of Revised JANE Videoplay
VIDEO: Get A First Look At Cleveland Musical Theatre's World Premiere Of Revised JANE EYRE

by Alan Henry - Sep 7, 2018

BroadwayWorld has a first look at Cleveland Musical Theatre's newly revised version of Jane Eyre, The Musical starring Andrea Goss and Matt Bogart. This re-conceived version of Jane Eyre is the result of a yearlong collaboration between CMT's Artistic Director, Miles J. Sternfeld, Tony Award-nominated composerlyricist Paul Gordon and Tony Award-winning book writer John Caird. 


John Caird Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has John Caird written?
John Caird has written 3 shows including Children of Eden (Bookwriter), Jane Eyre (Bookwriter), Daddy Long Legs (Book).

What awards has John Caird been nominated for?
Outstanding Book of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Daddy Long Legs , Outstanding Book of a Musical (Broadway or off-Broadway) (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Daddy Long Legs , Outstanding Book of a Musical (Broadway or off-Broadway) (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Daddy Long Legs , Best Book of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Jane Eyre , Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for Jane Eyre , Best Director - Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Stanley , Best Direction of a Play (Tony Awards) for Stanley , Best Director of a Musical (Olivier Awards) for The Beggar's Opera , Outstanding Director, Non-Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for Les Miserables , Best Director (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Les Miserables , Best Direction of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Les Misérables , Best Direction of a Play (Tony Awards) for The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby Best Director (Evening Standard Awards) for The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby and Director of the Year (Olivier Awards) for Nicholas Nickleby .

What awards has John Caird won?
Outstanding Book of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Daddy Long Legs, Best Director - Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Stanley, Best Director (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Les Miserables, Best Direction of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Les Misérables, Best Direction of a Play (Tony Awards) for The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby Best Director (Evening Standard Awards) for The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nicklebyand Director of the Year (Olivier Awards) for Nicholas Nickleby.