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John Van Druten

 
John Van Druten Headshot
Date of Birth: June 01, 1901
Date of Death: December 19, 1957 (56)

Birth Place: London, ENGLAND

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[West End, 1953]
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[Broadway, 1952]
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[Broadway, 1951]
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[Broadway, 1950]
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[Broadway, 1948]
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[Broadway, 1947]
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[Broadway, 1945]
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[Broadway, 1943]
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[Broadway, 1942]
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[Broadway, 1932]
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Writing

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Source Material
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John Van Druten Awards and Nominations

 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 1952 - Best American Play Gold Star
John van DrutenI Am a Camera

John Van Druten News

CABARET to Host 2021 Cast Recording Listening Party with Eddie Redmayne and Lauren La Photo CABARET to Host 2021 Cast Recording Listening Party with Eddie Redmayne and Lauren Laverne This Week
by Blair Ingenthron - Jan 18, 2023

To celebrate the release of the CABARET THE MUSICAL 2021 CAST RECORDING, Eddie Redmayne, who won the Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical for his performance as The Emcee in this production, will speak to music and culture journalist Lauren Laverne about his experiences in the show, whilst they listen to each number from the newly released cast recording.

World Premiere of Betty Smith's Unpublished BECOMES A WOMAN to Open Off-Broadway in F Photo World Premiere of Betty Smith's Unpublished BECOMES A WOMAN to Open Off-Broadway in February
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 11, 2023

Mint Theater Company will return to New York City Center Stage II with the World Premiere of one of its most exciting discoveries ever: Becomes a Woman, an unpublished and unproduced play by Betty Smith (A Tree Grows in Brooklyn).

Aimee Lou Wood, John McCrea, and Nathan Ives-Moiba Will Join CABARET Photo Aimee Lou Wood, John McCrea, and Nathan Ives-Moiba Will Join CABARET
by Stephi Wild - Jan 10, 2023

CABARET at the KIT KAT CLUB in London's West End has announced that BAFTA Award winner Aimee Lou Wood will play 'Sally Bowles', Olivier Award nominee John McCrea will play 'The Emcee' and Nathan Ives-Moiba will play 'Cliff Bradshaw' from 13 February 2022 until 27 May 2023.

Cast and Creative Team Announced for for 'Porchlight Revisits' I AM A CAMERA Photo Cast and Creative Team Announced for for 'Porchlight Revisits' I AM A CAMERA
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 29, 2022

Porchlight Music Theatre is continuing its 2022 - 2023 season with Porchlight Revisits I am a Camera, book by John Van Druten, directed by Nate Cohen+. Porchlight Revisits I am a Camera is presented for two performances only Wednesday, Feb. 8 at 7:30 p.m. and Thursday, Feb. 9 at 1:30 p.m.

CABARET's 'Willkommen' Featuring Eddie Redmayne & 'Mein Herr' Featuring Jessie Buckle Photo CABARET's 'Willkommen' Featuring Eddie Redmayne & 'Mein Herr' Featuring Jessie Buckley to be Released Tomorrow
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 20, 2022

Cabaret's Willkommen‚Äô featuring Eddie Redmayne and ‚ÄėMein Herr‚Äô featuring Jessie Buckley will be released on streaming platforms ahead of the album's full release.

Barrington Stage Company to Open 2023 Season With CABARET, Directed by Alan Paul Photo Barrington Stage Company to Open 2023 Season With CABARET, Directed by Alan Paul
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 13, 2022

A new production of Cabaret, the Tony Award-winning musical masterwork, will open Barrington Stage Company's 2023 season on the Boyd-Quinson Stage.

Review: CABARET at Asolo Repertory Theatre Photo Review: CABARET at Asolo Repertory Theatre
by Carolan Trbovich - Nov 21, 2022

What did our critic think of CABARET at Asolo Repertory Theatre?

American Premiere of No√ęl Coward's THE RAT TRAP to Open Next Week NY City Center Sta Photo American Premiere of No√ęl Coward's THE RAT TRAP to Open Next Week NY City Center Stage II
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 18, 2022

Mint Theater Company returns to New York City Ce nter Stage II with the American premiere of No√ęl Coward‚Äôs The Rat Trap, directed by Alexander Lass, opening Monday November 21st (7pm) at New York City Center Stage II for a limited Off-Broadway engagement through December 10th only.¬†

Mint Theater's THE NEW MORALITY With Christian Campbell, Clemmie Evans, Brenda Meaney Photo Mint Theater's THE NEW MORALITY With Christian Campbell, Clemmie Evans, Brenda Meaney & More Now Streaming
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 7, 2022

Beginning Monday November 7th, from 7pm, Mint Theater will be streaming the three-camera archival recording (filmed in HD!) of The New Morality by Harold Chapin, directed by Mr. Bank.

SPRING AWAKENING, CABARET and More Announced For Vanguard Theater Second Season In Mo Photo SPRING AWAKENING, CABARET and More Announced For Vanguard Theater Second Season In Montclair
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 2, 2022

Artistic Director, Janeece Freeman Clark, have announced Vanguard Theater's 2022-2023 season, which includes four dynamic productions that highlight the importance and the beauty of living an authentic life. Rather than journeying outside of one's community, one should embrace self to find happiness.

John Van Druten Videos

VIDEO: Go Inside the Recreation of Mein Herr's Original Choreography for CABARET at G Videoplay
VIDEO: Go Inside the Recreation of Mein Herr's Original Choreography for CABARET at Goodspeed

by Stage Tube - Jun 8, 2022

See how choreographer Lainie Sakakura reconstructed Bob Fosse's original choreography for 'Mein Herr' from the 1972 film for Goodspeed Musicals' production of Cabaret.

VIDEO: Get A First Look At 'Mein Herr' From CABARET at Goodspeed Featuring Original F Videoplay
VIDEO: Get A First Look At 'Mein Herr' From CABARET at Goodspeed Featuring Original Fosse Choreography

by Stage Tube - Jun 2, 2022

Get a first look at the company in action as Goodspeed Musicals kicks off its first full season of musicals since 2019 with the spring production of Kander and Ebb's dazzling and daring classic, Cabaret.

VIDEO: First Look At Jelani Remy & More In CABARET at Goodspeed Musicals Videoplay
VIDEO: First Look At Jelani Remy & More In CABARET at Goodspeed Musicals

by Stage Tube - May 18, 2022

Get a first look at the company in action as Goodspeed Musicals kicks off its first full season of musicals since 2019 with the spring production of Kander and Ebb's dazzling and daring classic, Cabaret.

VIDEO: Jelani Remy Sings CABARET at Goodspeed Musicals Videoplay
VIDEO: Jelani Remy Sings CABARET at Goodspeed Musicals

by Stage Tube - May 2, 2022

Get a first look at the company in action as Goodspeed Musicals kicks off its first full season of musicals since 2019 with the spring production of Kander and Ebb's dazzling and daring classic, Cabaret.

VIDEO: Go Inside Rehearsals For Jelani Remy Led CABARET at Goodspeed Musicals Videoplay
VIDEO: Go Inside Rehearsals For Jelani Remy Led CABARET at Goodspeed Musicals

by Stage Tube - Apr 27, 2022

Go inside rehearsals as Goodspeed Musicals kicks off its first full season of musicals since 2019 with the spring production of Kander and Ebb's dazzling and daring classic, Cabaret.

VIDEO: CABARET at Connecticut Repertory Theatre Videoplay
VIDEO: CABARET at Connecticut Repertory Theatre

by Stage Tube - Jul 8, 2019

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) presents the second and final show of the 2019 Nutmeg Summer Series: 'Cabaret,' the Tony-Award-winning musical centering around a German nightclub against the backdrop of the Nazis' rise to power. The cast is led by Olivier Award-winner Laura Michelle Kelly as Sally Bowles and Tony Award-nominee Forrest McClendon as the Emcee. They will be joined by three-time Tony Award-nominee Dee Hoty and Jonathan Brody. Scott LaFeber will direct with choreography by Christopher d'Amboise. Subscriptions and single tickets are on sale at crt.uconn.edu or 860-486-2113.

Video: First Look at CABARET at WPPAC! Videoplay
Video: First Look at CABARET at WPPAC!

by A.A. Cristi - Aug 6, 2018

CABARET, winner of the 1967 Tony Award for Best Score and Best Musical and the 1998 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical will play the White Plains Performing Arts Center stage August 3-12.

STAGE TUBE: CABARET Il Musical Promo
by Stage Tube - Oct 5, 2015

'CABARET trionfo popolare. Applausi e pubblico in piedi per la coppia Ingrassia-Ottonello' [Ansa] 'Marconi si avvale dell'eccellente Giampiero Ingrassia [...], maiuscola prestazione di Giulia Ottonello [...], voce intensa, irresistibile nella disperazione finale' [Masolino D'Amico, La Stampa]

VIDEO: Alan Cumming Talks End of CABARET: 'It's Like the End of An Era for Me'
by Caryn Robbins - Mar 27, 2015

Alan Cumming stopped by last night's TONIGHT SHOW to talk about starring in Broadway's CABARET, which ends its run this Sunday.

VIDEO: CABARET's Alan Cumming Talks 50th Birthday Celebration & More on CBS
by Caryn Robbins - Jan 30, 2015

CABARET's Alan Cumming stopped by last night's THE LATE LATE SHOW, hosted by Whitney Cummings.


John Van Druten Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has John Van Druten written?
John Van Druten has written 25 shows including Young Woodley (Playwright), Diversion (Playwright), After All (Playwright), There's Always Juliet (Playwright), The Distaff Side (Playwright), Flowers of the Forest (Playwright), Most of the Game (Playwright), Leave Her To Heaven (Playwright), Solitaire (Playwright), Gratefully Yours (Playwright), The Damask Cheek (Playwright), The Voice of the Turtle (Playwright), I Remember Mama (Playwright), The Mermaids Singing (Playwright), The Druid Circle (Playwright), Make Way for Lucia (Playwright), Bell, Book and Candle (Playwright), I Am a Camera (Playwright), I've Got Sixpence (Playwright), I Am A Camera (Playwright), Cabaret (Source Material), I Remember Mama (Source Material), The Voice of the Turtle (Playwright), Old Acquaintance (Playwright), London Wall (Playwright).

What awards has John Van Druten been nominated for?
Best American Play (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for I Am a Camera .

What awards has John Van Druten won?
Best American Play (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for I Am a Camera.