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John Simon

 
Bio:
Simon was the theater critic at New York for 36 years from October 1968 until May 2005. He wrote theater reviews for Bloomberg News from June 2005 through November 2010. He most recently reviewed theater for The Westchester Guardian. He also contributed to the Hudson Review, New Leader, New ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Simon was the theater critic at New York for 36 years from October 1968 until May 2005. He wrote theater reviews for Bloomberg News from June 2005 through November 2010. He most recently reviewed theater for The Westchester Guardian. He also contributed to the Hudson Review, New Leader, New ... (read complete bio)

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[Broadway, 1982]
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John Simon attend The New York Drama Critics' Circle Awards at 54 Below on May 19, 20 Photo

John Simon attend The New York Drama Critics' Circle Awards at 54 Below on May 19, 2015 in New York City.

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01/01/2020
John Simon and Pat Hoag Photo

John Simon and Pat Hoag

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08/06/2017
Pat Hoag Simon, Jud Shaver, Frank Wildhorn, John Simon Photo

Pat Hoag Simon, Jud Shaver, Frank Wildhorn, John Simon

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05/02/2014
David Sheward, John Simon, Michael Riedel and Frank Rizzo Photo

David Sheward, John Simon, Michael Riedel and Frank Rizzo

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06/04/2012

 

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Productions

Orchestrations/Arrangements

Dance Music Arranger

Orchestrator

Vocal Music Arranger

John Simon Biography

Simon was the theater critic at New York for 36 years from October 1968 until May 2005. He wrote theater reviews for Bloomberg News from June 2005 through November 2010. He most recently reviewed theater for The Westchester Guardian.

He also contributed to the Hudson Review, New Leader, New Criterion, National Review, Opera News, Weekly Standard, Bloomberg News, and the Yonkers Tribune website.

He received the George Jean Nathan Award (1970) and the George Polk Award for Film Criticism (1968).

He has a PhD from Harvard University in Comparative Literature.




John Simon News

Ronald K. Brown's EVIDENCE, A Dance Company Returns To New Orleans For Two Special Pe Photo Ronald K. Brown's EVIDENCE, A Dance Company Returns To New Orleans For Two Special Performances November 4 & 5
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 3, 2022

The New Orleans Ballet Association (NOBA) and the NOCCA Foundation (NOCCA) proudly present the return of audience favorite Ronald K. Brown / EVIDENCE, A Dance Company (EVIDENCE) at the Freda Lupin Memorial Hall, NOCCA on November 4th and 5th at 7:30 p.m.

Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival Announces Lineup for 31st Edition Photo Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival Announces Lineup for 31st Edition
by Michael Major - Sep 20, 2022

Screenings will kick off with the Opening Night presentation of Mark Fletcher’s Patrick and the Whale, followed by the Centerpiece Selections of Ben Klein and Violet Columbus’ The Exiles and Shaunak Sen’s All That Breathes, with Kathlyn Horan’s The Return of Tanya Tucker – Featuring Brandi Carlile screening on Closing Night.

Juan Sánchez Receives Artists' Legacy Foundation 2022 Artist Award Photo Juan Sánchez Receives Artists' Legacy Foundation 2022 Artist Award
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 8, 2022

The Artists' Legacy Foundation has announced that Juan Sánchez (b. 1954)-the influential Nuyorican artist who explores ethnic, racial, and national identity in his multimedia work-is the recipient of its 2022 Artist Award.

San Francisco Playhouse Teams With Yiddish Theatre Ensemble For Bay Area Premiere of  Photo San Francisco Playhouse Teams With Yiddish Theatre Ensemble For Bay Area Premiere of INDECENT; Full Cast Announced
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 9, 2022

San Francisco Playhouse announced casting for Indecent by Paula Vogel, the first production in the Playhouse's 20th Anniversary Season. The play will run on the San Francisco Playhouse Mainstage from September 22 through November 5, 2022. Susi Damilano will direct, with music direction by Dmitri Gaskin and choreography by Nicole Helfer.

San Francisco Playhouse and Yiddish Theatre Ensemble Announce Casting for INDECENT Photo San Francisco Playhouse and Yiddish Theatre Ensemble Announce Casting for INDECENT
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 5, 2022

San Francisco Playhouse has announced casting for Indecent by Paula Vogel, the first production in the Playhouse's 20th Anniversary Season.

Christina Sajous To Direct Off-Broadway Revival Of FLOYD COLLINS Photo Christina Sajous To Direct Off-Broadway Revival Of FLOYD COLLINS
by Alan Henry - Jul 27, 2022

Out of the Box Theatrics announced they will produce the first Off-Broadway revival of the critically acclaimed musical, Floyd Collins. The production, to be directed by Christina Sajous (Broadway’s SpongeBob SquarePants, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, American Idiot; Out of the Box Theatrics’ 2019 production of Baby), will play from November 11 through December 18, 2022.

VIDEO: First Look At Trisha Brown Dance Company's 50th Anniversary Season at The Joyc Photo VIDEO: First Look At Trisha Brown Dance Company's 50th Anniversary Season at The Joyce Theater
by Stage Tube - May 19, 2022

After a two-year postponement, the Trisha Brown Dance Company will celebrate its 50th anniversary at The Joyce Theater (May 24-29) with an historical season commemorating Brown’s extraordinary partnership with visual artist Robert Rauschenberg. 

JKC Gallery In Trenton Presents Free 'Third Thursdays' Photography Talk Next Week Photo JKC Gallery In Trenton Presents Free 'Third Thursdays' Photography Talk Next Week
by Stephi Wild - May 11, 2022

“Third Thursdays,” the free monthly photography presentation and artist talk series at Mercer County Community College's (MCCC's) James Kerney Campus Gallery (JKCG) at 137 North Broad Street in Trenton, will take place May 19 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. The event, curated by Heather Palecek and Habiyb Shu'Aib, will feature work by Aaron Turner and Wendel White.

Christopher Williams to Reimagine Legendary Ballets As Queer Works of Art at The Joyc Photo Christopher Williams to Reimagine Legendary Ballets As Queer Works of Art at The Joyce Theater
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 10, 2022

The Joyce Theater Foundation will honor the conclusion of Pride 2022 with the Joyce debut of boundary-shattering movement artist Christopher Williams. The New York premiere of selections from his series of queer interpretations of renowned classical ballets will play The Joyce Theater from June 28-July 3.

Cathy Weis Projects Announces Two SUNDAYS ON BROADWAY Events Photo Cathy Weis Projects Announces Two SUNDAYS ON BROADWAY Events
by A.A. Cristi - May 4, 2022

Cathy Weis Projects will present two Sundays on Broadway events in May. The evenings will feature new and in-progress works by seven stellar dance artists. Both events begin at 6pm. $10 suggested donation at the door. WeisAcres is located at 537 Broadway, #3 (between Prince and Spring Streets), in Manhattan.

John Simon Videos

VIDEO: First Look At Trisha Brown Dance Company's 50th Anniversary Season at The Joyc VideoVIDEO: First Look At Trisha Brown Dance Company's 50th Anniversary Season at The Joyce Theater
by Stage Tube - May 19, 2022

After a two-year postponement, the Trisha Brown Dance Company will celebrate its 50th anniversary at The Joyce Theater (May 24-29) with an historical season commemorating Brown’s extraordinary partnership with visual artist Robert Rauschenberg. 

Cinnabar Theater Presents Sharon McKnight in RED HOT MAMA
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Red Hot Mama - The Sophie Tucker Songbook - is the story of the first lady of show business, the 'Last of the Red Hot Mamas', whose remarkable career spanned sixty years.  It contains the music and history of burlesque, vaudeville, Broadway and Las Vegas, in a critically acclaimed One-Woman Off-Broadway musical biography of the entertainment legend, written by and starring Tony Award Nominee Sharon McNight.   The LA Times reported, 'McNight gives the performance of a lifetime as 'The Last of the Red Hot Mamas'.

Cinnabar Theater Presents Sharon McKnight in RED HOT MAMA
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 8, 2016

Red Hot Mama - The Sophie Tucker Songbook - is the story of the first lady of show business, the 'Last of the Red Hot Mamas', whose remarkable career spanned sixty years.  It contains the music and history of burlesque, vaudeville, Broadway and Las Vegas, in a critically acclaimed One-Woman Off-Broadway musical biography of the entertainment legend, written by and starring Tony Award Nominee Sharon McNight.   The LA Times reported, 'McNight gives the performance of a lifetime as 'The Last of the Red Hot Mamas'.

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek of THE ADDAMS FAMILY Tour!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 2, 2011

The national tour of THE ADDAMS FAMILY, a new musical based on the bizarre and beloved family of characters created by legendary cartoonist Charles Addams is now on tour. Check out production highlights from the show below! Joining Tony Award® nominee Douglas Sills as Gomez and Sara Gettelfinger as Morticia are Tony Award® nominee Martin Vidnovic as Mal Beineke, two-time Tony Award® nominee Crista Moore as Alice Beineke, Blake Hammond as Uncle Fester, Pippa Pearthreeas Grandma, Tom Corbeil as Lurch, Patrick D. Kennedy as Pugsley, Brian Justin Crum as Lucas Beineke and Cortney Wolfson as Wednesday.

BWW TV: First Look at THE ADDAMS FAMILY on Tour!
by Robert Diamond - Oct 14, 2011

The national tour of THE ADDAMS FAMILY, a new musical based on the bizarre and beloved family of characters created by legendary cartoonist Charles Addams is now on tour. Check out the first production footage the show below!