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Jon Avnet

 
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Stage Credits

Productions

 
[Broadway, 2008]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 2007]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 2007]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 2006]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 2005]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 2005]
Producer

 

Stage

Productions

[Broadway, 2008]
Producer

[Broadway, 2007]
Producer

[Broadway, 2007]
Producer

[Broadway, 2006]
Producer

[Broadway, 2005]
Producer

[Broadway, 2005]
Producer


Jon Avnet Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 2008 - Best Play
Jon Avnet, The Seafarer
 
Tony Awards - 2007 - Best Revival of a Play
Jon Avnet, Inherit the Wind
 
Tony Awards - 2006 - Best Play Gold Star
Jon Avnet, The History Boys
 
Tony Awards - 2005 - Best Play
Jon Avnet, The Pillowman

Jon Avnet News

Seattle Opera Continues Commitment To New Music And Today's Stories Photo Seattle Opera Continues Commitment To New Music And Today's Stories
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 16, 2021

Seattle Opera continues its commitment to bringing contemporary stories to Seattle audiences with two new operas for the 2022/23 and 2023/24 seasons.

MY FAIR LADY, STAND BY ME, and More Return to the Big Screen at The Ridgefield Playho Photo MY FAIR LADY, STAND BY ME, and More Return to the Big Screen at The Ridgefield Playhouse in May and June
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 30, 2021

Bring the family to see these classics the way they were meant to be seen – on the big screen!  In addition, these classics will each be accompanied by exclusive commentary from TCM hosts who will provide insight, background and more, making these events that movie lovers won't want to miss.

VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for THE MIGHTY DUCKS: GAME CHANGERS Photo VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for THE MIGHTY DUCKS: GAME CHANGERS
by Stage Tube - Feb 24, 2021

The series features a talented new team of up-and-coming young actors including Brady Noon, Maxwell Simkins, Swayam Bhatia, Luke Islam, Kiefer O’Reilly, Taegen Burns, Bella Higginbotham, and DJ Watts. 

VIDEO: Watch a Teaser for THE MIGHTY DUCKS: GAME CHANGERS Photo VIDEO: Watch a Teaser for THE MIGHTY DUCKS: GAME CHANGERS
by Stage Tube - Jan 28, 2021

Today Disney+ gave fans a first look at its original series “The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers” premiering Friday, March 26. Nearly 30 years after first taking flight, “The Mighty Ducks” returns in a brand new chapter starring Lauren Graham and Emilio Estevez in the iconic role he originated as legendary Coach Gordon Bombay.

TCM Big Screen Classics Series Begins Jan. 24 & 27 With THE MALTESE FALCON Photo TCM Big Screen Classics Series Begins Jan. 24 & 27 With THE MALTESE FALCON
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Jan 15, 2021

Next year, film aficionados can enjoy a yearlong journey spanning nine decades of cinema history, through a dozen of some of the movie industry’s greatest titles, as Fathom Events and Turner Classic Movies present the seventh annual TCM Big Screen Classics series.

Films from SLAVE PLAY's Jeremy O. Harris, Julie Taymor & More Join Line-Up at Sundanc Photo Films from SLAVE PLAY's Jeremy O. Harris, Julie Taymor & More Join Line-Up at Sundance Film Festival
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Dec 4, 2019

The nonprofit Sundance Institute announced today the showcase of new independent feature films selected across all categories for the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. The Festival hosts screenings in Park City, Salt Lake City and at Sundance Mountain Resort, from January 23a?"February 2, 2020. The Sundance Film Festival is Sundance Institute's flagship public program, widely regarded as the largest American independent film festival and attended by more than 120,000 people and 1,300 accredited press, and powered by more than 2,000 volunteers last year.

Facebook Watch Announces Summer and Fall Programming, Including Zac Efron, Anna Kendr Photo Facebook Watch Announces Summer and Fall Programming, Including Zac Efron, Anna Kendrick and More
by Tori Hartshorn - Jun 12, 2019

Facebook has always been a place to connect with friends and family, and more and more, a destination to find communities that share your interests. It's been particularly gratifying to see this play out so well in Facebook Watch - a platform that is quickly becoming a place where content and conversation organically come together.

Facebook Renews Four Original Series, Including SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS Photo Facebook Renews Four Original Series, Including SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS
by Kaitlin Milligan - Dec 13, 2018

Facebook has announced the renewal of four Facebook Watch shows for a second season: Five Points, Huda Boss, Sacred Lies and Sorry For Your Loss.

CYRANO, Starring Peter Dinklage, Begins Run at Goodspeed Musicals Photo CYRANO, Starring Peter Dinklage, Begins Run at Goodspeed Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2018

Casting of Goodspeed Musicals' Cyrano is complete. Film and TV actor Blake Jenner will play Christian. He joins previously announced Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning actor Peter Dinklage, who will play Cyrano alongside film actress Haley Bennett as Roxanne in this bold new musical.

CYRANO Starring Peter Dinklage Finds Full Cast; Blake Jenner and More Photo CYRANO Starring Peter Dinklage Finds Full Cast; Blake Jenner and More
by Julie Musbach - Jun 27, 2018

Casting of Goodspeed Musicals' Cyrano is complete. Film and TV actor Blake Jenner will play Christian. He joins previously announced Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning actor Peter Dinklage, who will play Cyrano alongside film actress Haley Bennett as Roxanne in this bold new musical.

Jon Avnet Videos

VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for THE MIGHTY DUCKS: GAME CHANGERS VideoVIDEO: Watch the Trailer for THE MIGHTY DUCKS: GAME CHANGERS
by Stage Tube - Feb 24, 2021

The series features a talented new team of up-and-coming young actors including Brady Noon, Maxwell Simkins, Swayam Bhatia, Luke Islam, Kiefer O’Reilly, Taegen Burns, Bella Higginbotham, and DJ Watts. 

VIDEO: Watch a Teaser for THE MIGHTY DUCKS: GAME CHANGERS VideoVIDEO: Watch a Teaser for THE MIGHTY DUCKS: GAME CHANGERS
by Stage Tube - Jan 28, 2021

Today Disney+ gave fans a first look at its original series “The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers” premiering Friday, March 26. Nearly 30 years after first taking flight, “The Mighty Ducks” returns in a brand new chapter starring Lauren Graham and Emilio Estevez in the iconic role he originated as legendary Coach Gordon Bombay.

VIDEO: Tony Winner Cicely Tyson Kills It On HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER
by TV News Desk - Feb 20, 2015

THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL Tony winner Cecily Tyson appeared on last night's episode of ABC's HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER as Annalise's (Viola Davis) mama, Ophelia Harkness. In the clip below, watch her 'blow into the Keating home like a cyclone' and positively kill (couldn't resist) her entrance!

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Anna Paquin Stars in SUSANNA, Premiering Today on WIGS
by Caryn Robbins - Jun 14, 2013

SUSANNA, starring Anna Paquin (“True Blood,” “X-Men) and Maggie Grace (“Taken,” “Lost,” “Californication”), premieres with six episodes today, Friday, June 14 on WIGS (www.youtube.com/wigs). Check out the preview below!

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Grace Gummer Stars on WIGS' PALOMA, Premiering Today
by TV News Desk - Jun 7, 2013

PALOMA, a four-episode series written and directed by Julia Stiles ('The Bourne Ultimatum'), premieres today, June 7 on WIGS. (www.youtube.com/wigs). PALOMA stars Grace Gummer ('Margin Call', 'Larry Crowne') as the titular character, a young woman who deals with the unpredictability of relationships - both in romance and in the workplace. Get a sneak peek below!

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Grace Gummer Stars on WIGS' PALOMA, Premiering 6/7
by Caryn Robbins - Jun 5, 2013

PALOMA, a four-episode series written and directed by Julia Stiles (“The Bourne Ultimatum”), premieres this Friday, June 7 on WIGS. Get a sneak peek below!

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Tonight's Season Premiere of LAUREN on WIGS
by Caryn Robbins - May 3, 2013

Season two of LAUREN, starring Troian Bellisario and Jennifer Beals, premieres tonight, Friday, May 3 on WIGS (www.youtube.com/wigs). Get a sneak peek below!

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Mark Consuelos Guest Stars on Final Episodes of BLUE on WIGS
by Caryn Robbins - Apr 4, 2013

This week's episode of BLUE introduces guest star Mark Consuelos (All My Children), as Daniel, a lawyer and potential "client" of Blue. Check out preview clips below!

BWW TV: Exclusive Sneak Peek at WIGS' RUTH & ERICA, Airing 10/15
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 10, 2012

BWW brings you an exclusive sneak peek of the 10th episode of WIGS' RUTH & ERICA. The episode features Philip Baker Hall's character Henry, who goes on an errand and ends up getting picked up in a police car. Check out the clip below!

STAGE TUBE: Jon Avnet and Rodrigo Garcia Launch 'JAN' WGIS Series - Episode 1
by Movies News Desk - May 14, 2012

Today, award-winning filmmakers Jon Avnet ('Black Swan,' 'Fried Green Tomatoes,' 'Risky Business') and Rodrigo Garcia ('Albert Nobbs,' 'In Treatment,' 'Mother and Child') launch 'Jan,' the first WIGS series from a comprehensive slate of new, original programming.The digital channel's premiere series, 'Jan,' is written and directed by Jon Avnet. The series stars Caitlin Gerard ('The Social Network'), Virginia Madsen ('Sideways'), Stephen Moyer ('True Blood'), along with Alexandra Holden ('Friday Night Lights'), Jaime Murray ('Dexter,' 'Spartacus'), Kyle Gallner ('A Nightmare on Elm Street'), Iddo Goldberg ('Diary of a Call Girl,' 'Uprising'), Laura Spencer, Dorothy Davis, Allison McAtee, Andrea De Oliveira, John Ales, and Cass Castelow. Watch the first episode below!


Jon Avnet Frequently Asked Questions

What awards has Jon Avnet been nominated for?
Best Play (Tony Awards) for The Seafarer , Best Revival of a Play (Tony Awards) for Inherit the Wind Best Play (Tony Awards) for The History Boys and Best Play (Tony Awards) for The Pillowman .

What awards has Jon Avnet won?
Best Play (Tony Awards) for The History Boys.