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[Broadway]
1926
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New Work Series WITCHES, QUEERS AND CLOWNS Will Bring A Host of Radical Artists to HERE in March

The three-week performance series will feature music, theater, comedy and cabaret work from Matt Bovee, Scout Davis, Amy Jo Jackson, Dan Mills and Ben Thornewill, Kristin McCarthy Parker, Adam J. Rineer, and others, as well as the world premiere of Witches!? In Salem?! by Matt Cox (Puffs).

Forest Whitaker to Lead MGM+ Suspense Thriller EMPEROR OF OCEAN PARK

MGM+ announced that Forest Whitaker (Godfather of Harlem) will star in Emperor of Ocean Park, a thrilling, suspenseful take on author and law professor Stephen L. Carter's best-selling novel, from executive producer/writer Sherman Payne (Charm City Kings, Shameless), John Wells Productions (JWP), and Warner Bros. Television.

Feature: A Look Back at Some Memorable San Diego Shows in 2023

The new year is almost upon us and so it seems this is the best time to reflect on some of the theatrical experiences over 2023 that made a lasting impact.

City Theatre to Present Tami Dixon's SIDE STORIES REVISITED

City Theatre will present their first show of 2024 and the third in the season, South Side Stories Revisited, written and performed by Tami Dixon and directed by Matt M. Morrow.  

Latiné Musical Theatre Lab to Present NEW MUSICALS MIXTAPE Featuring Songs From Six Work-in-Progress Musicals

Latiné Musical Theatre Lab and Prospect Theater Company have partnered to present New Musicals Mixtape, a first look at new musicals written by members of the Latiné Musical Theatre Lab’s Julia de Burgos Cohort.

The Tank to Present Luis Roberto Herrera's AS I EAT THE WORLD This Month

The Tank will present As I Eat the World, written and performed by Luis Roberto Herrera and directed by Scout Davis. Learn how to purchase tickets!

The Public Theater to Launch Residency with The Apothetae, Workshopping TITUS ANDRONICUS in English & ASL

The Public Theater will launch a two-year residency with The Apothetae, the New York-based theater company dedicated to the production of works that explore and illuminate the “Disabled Experience.”

Now Hiring: Head Sound Technician, Stage Manager, and More - BWW Classifieds

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld for 11/2/2023 include new jobs for those looking to work in the theatre industry.

Justin Lucero Named Artistic Director Of Theater Latte Da

Theater Latté Da (TLD) announced today that it has chosen Justin Lucero as its next Artistic Director. Lucero will join TLD in mid-October, co-leading the organization with Managing Director Elisa Spencer-Kaplan.

Center Repertory Company Names Matt M. Morrow as New Artistic Director

Center Repertory Company has appointed Matt M. Morrow as its new Artistic Director following a nationwide search.

Road Theatre Company & New York's Jewish Plays Project Present WHO BY FIRE Workshop This Month

THE ROAD THEATRE COMPANY (Taylor Gilbert, Founder/Artistic Director together with Sam Anderson, Artistic Director) in partnership with the Jewish Plays Project (David Winitsky, Artistic Director), have announced a one-night only reading presentation of 2021 National Jewish Playwriting Contest Winner, WHO BY FIRE, written by Talisa Friedman and directed by legendary casting director John Levey.  

Diversionary Theatre Announces Cast & Creative Team For HEAD OVER HEELS

Diversionary Theatre has announced the cast and creative team for its San Diego-premiere of Head Over Heels, a musical based upon “The Arcadia” by Sir Philip Sidney, with songs by the iconic 80's all-girl rock band, The Go-Go's. 

MGM+ Orders EMPEROR OF OCEAN PARK Thriller Based on Stephen L. Carter's Novel

MGM+ has announced a 10-episode series order for Emperor of Ocean Park, a thrilling, suspenseful take on author and law professor Stephen L. Carter’s best-selling novel, from executive producer/writer Sherman Payne (Charm City Kings, Shameless), John Wells Productions (JWP), and Warner Bros. Television.

The Drama League Launches Digital Archive of 2022-23 International Directors Summit

The Drama League has launched its digital archive of the 2022-2023 International Directors Summit, which united eight world-class directors from around the globe for a series of conversations about the changing nature of their work.

WILLA'S AUTHENTIC SELF, Re-Imagining of Jewish Golem Myth, to be Presented at MITU580

Lisa Clair Group, in association with Immediate Medium and in collaboration with New Georges, will present Willa’s Authentic Self, a musical, monstrous, and maximalist re-imagining of the ancient Jewish Golem myth.

Rattlestick Theater Names Will Davis As Artistic Director

After an inclusive nationwide search led by ALJP Consulting and a dedicated group of board, staff, and affiliated artists, Off-Broadway's Rattlestick Theater has named Will Davis, a director, choreographer, and producer of new work as Artistic Director. Davis will succeed Daniella Topol, who served as Artistic Director since 2016.

Ivo Van Hove Working on DOLL Music Conservatory Television Series

Ivo Van Hove is working with John Wells on a new television series taking place in a ruthless music conservatory. The series will be written by Matthew-Lee Erlbach, inspired by his experience training in the cutthroat environment at one of the top music conservatories in the country. 

Review: RIPPED at Loud Fridge Theatre Group Is an Excellent and Nuanced Look at Sexual Consent

Loud Fridge Theatre Group started off its 2023 theatrical year with an excellent and thoughtfully nuanced look at a sexual assault on a college campus.  RIPPED from Loud Fridge Theatre Group is playing through February 5th at OnStage Playhouse.

Interview: Directors Kate Rose Reynolds & John Wells III Talk RIPPED at Loud Fridge Theatre Group

Interview with RIPPED directors Kate Rose Reynolds and John Wells III, about working together as joint directors, and why this play is more topical than ever as it explores from multiple angles an incident of a female college freshman who believes she was sexually assaulted. 

Jason Graae and David Turner Will Lead MAX AND WILLY'S LAST LAUGH Reading at Mosaic Theater's Catalyst New Play Festival

Co-authored by Conor Duffy and Jake Broder, Max & Willy’s Last Laugh is based on the true story of entertainers Max Ehrlich and Willy Rosen, who for 18 months performed the funniest cabaret in Europe to ensure their safety at the Westerbork Transit Camp during World War II.

John Wells FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How many Broadway shows has John Wells been in?

John Wells has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has John Wells been in?

John Wells has not appeared in the West End.

What awards has John Wells been nominated for?

John Wells has been nominated for the Comedy of the Year award at the Olivier Awards for "Anyone For Denis?".

How many shows has John Wells written?

John Wells has written 1 shows including Great Day (Bookwriter).

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