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[West End, 2024]
[West End, 2023]
[Broadway, 2015]



John O'Farrell Awards and Nominations

Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2022 - Outstanding Book of a Musical

John O'Farrell, Mrs. Doubtfire

Drama Desk Awards - 2015 - Outstanding Book of a Musical

John O'Farrell, Something Rotten!

Tony Awards - 2015 - Best Book of a Musical

John O'Farrell, Something Rotten!

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John O'Farrell News

Lakewood Theatre Company Presents SOMETHING ROTTEN! This Month

Welcome to the Renaissance and the outrageous, hugely-popular musical farce, Something Rotten! Two brothers set out to write the world's first musical in this hilarious mash-up of 16th century Shakespeare and 21st century Broadway.

The Theatre Group at SBCC is excited to announce the first show of the 2022-23 season will be the exuberant musical, SOMETHING ROTTEN! Book by Karey Kirkpatrick and John O’Farrell, Music and Lyrics by Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick, Conceived by Karey Kirkpatrick and Wayne Kirkpatrick.  SOMETHING ROTTEN! will run July 6-23, 2022 in the Garvin Theatre and will be directed by Katie Laris, musical direction by David Potter and choreography by Christina McCarthy.
Two World Premieres, SOMETHING ROTTEN, JERSEY BOYS & More Announced for Circuit Playhouse, Inc. 2022-2023 Season

 Circuit Playhouse, Inc., the organization that includes The Circuit Playhouse, TheatreWorks @ the Square, and Playhouse on the Square will celebrate 55 years of professional live theatre in Memphis’ Performing Arts District – Overton Square.
Garden Theatre Announces 2022/23 Season

At the opening night performance of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast on April 23, Artistic Director Joseph C. Walsh announced Garden Theatre’s upcoming 15th season. Current subscribers may renew their subscriptions immediately. New subscriptions begin at $96 and go on sale May 24. All single tickets go on sale July 6.
VIDEO: Watch Rob McClure's Speech at MRS. DOUBTFIRE Curtain Call!

Last night (April 14), Mrs. Doubtfire, the new musical comedy, returned to Broadway at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre (124 W 43rd St).
Photo: Check Out a New Image of the Cast of MRS. DOUBTFIRE - Resuming Performances Tonight!

Broadway’s Mrs. Doubtfire resumes performances tonight Thursday April 14 at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre (124 West 43rd Street). 
SOMETHING ROTTEN! Comes to Aspire Community Theatre This Month

Aspire Community Theatre, which is mostly known as Aspire to local fans, is a week away from opening the second show of the  2021-2022, Season 5+ season with Something Rotten.  
PHOTO: MRS. DOUBTFIRE Cast Reunites at the Sondheim Theatre

Mrs. Doubtfire, THE new musical comedy resumes performances on Broadway on Thursday, April 14 at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre (124 W 43rd St).
MRS. DOUBTFIRE to Record an Original Broadway Cast Album

Producer Kevin McCollum announced today that the original Broadway cast of Mrs. Doubtfire will record a cast album this week in New York City. The album will feature the Broadway cast that opened the show on December 5, 2021, including Tony Award nominee Rob McClure as Daniel Hillard, Jenn Gambatese as Miranda Hillard, and more.
New Child Cast Members Will Join MRS. DOUBTFIRE When it Returns to Broadway in April

Mrs. Doubtfire will welcome new cast members to the company, all making their Broadway debut. Titus Landegger and Tyler Wladis will share the role of Christopher Hillard while Austin Elle Fisher and Ava Gail Prince will share the role of Natalie Hillard. Renée Reid also joins the company as a swing.
North Fort Myers High School Presents SOMETHING ROTTEN!

Set in the 1590s, brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom, played by the very talented Alex Leeds and Keith Williams, are desperate to write a hit play but are stuck in the shadow of that Renaissance rock star known as 'The Bard.' When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world's very first musical.
Photos: Inside Look at 5-Star Theatrical's SOMETHING ROTTEN!

5-STAR THEATRICALS present the second show of its 2021-2022 season, with the hilarious love letter to all things musical theatre, SOMETHING ROTTEN!, music and lyrics by Karey and Wayne Kirkpatrick, book by John O'Farrell and Karey Kirkpatrick, choreography by Michelle Elkin and directed by Richard Israel.
SOMETHING ROTTEN! Comes to the Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center Little Theatre

Charleston Light Opera Guild will present the madcap musical comedy Something Rotten! at the Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center Little Theatre on April 29-30 and May 6-8, 13-14, 2022.
5-Star Theatricals Presents SOMETHING ROTTEN! This February

5-STAR THEATRICALS has announced the second show of its 2021-2022 season, with the hilarious love letter to all things musical theatre, SOMETHING ROTTEN!, music and lyrics by Karey and Wayne Kirkpatrick, book by John O'Farrell and Karey Kirkpatrick, choreography by Michelle Elkin and directed by Richard Israel. 
MRS. DOUBTFIRE Suspends Performances Through March 14th

Mrs. Doubtfire will take a hiatus on Broadway from January 10 to March 14, 2022 at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre.
MRS. DOUBTFIRE to Resume Broadway Performances Tomorrow

Following a brief break, the new musical Mrs. Doubtfire returns to Broadway in time for the holidays!
Performances of MRS. DOUBTFIRE Cancelled Today

Performances of Mrs. Doubtfire on Broadway are being cancelled today Sunday, December 12th at 2PM and 7:30PM due to overnight detection of positive COVID test results in the company.
The Theatre Group At SBCC Announces Auditions For SOMETHING ROTTEN!

The Theatre Group at SBCC will hold auditions for its upcoming 2022 summer musical, SOMETHING ROTTEN! Music & Lyrics by Wayne Kirkpatrick & Karey Kirkpatrick, Book by Karey Kirkpatrick & John O'Farrell, Conceived by Karey Kirkpatrick and Wayne Kirkpatrick. 
Photos: Go Inside Opening Night of Faith Salie's APPROVAL JUNKIE

Last night (Nov 22), Faith Salie and friends celebrated the opening night of Approval Junkie, Audible Theater’s New York premiere production at the Minetta Lane Theatre. Performances run through December 12 only.

This is the first time I can remember something rotten being so enjoyable. SOMETHING ROTTEN! the musical directed by Tim Bair opened on Saturday night November 6 at the White Theatre at the J in Overland Park, KS. If you miss your chance to see this musical comedy, that would be SOMETHING ROTTEN! The show runs through November 21.


How many shows has John O'Farrell written?

John O'Farrell has written 1 shows including Mrs. Doubtfire (Bookwriter).

What awards has John O'Farrell been nominated for?

John O'Farrell has been nominated for several awards for his work in musical theater. He was nominated for Outstanding Book of a Musical by the Outer Critics Circle Awards for "Mrs. Doubtfire," by the Drama Desk Awards for "Something Rotten!," and for Best Book of a Musical by the Tony Awards for "Something Rotten!"

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