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Broadway: Groundhog Day (Tony nomination), The Play That Goes Wrong, Spring Awakening (Tony nomination), It's Only a Play, Macbeth starring Alan Cumming, Godspell, Kinky Boots (Broadway - Tony Award, National Tour, Toronto, Australia, and West End), The Visit (Tony nomination), Mothers and Sons (Tony nomination), The Bridges of Madison County (National Tour), Allegiance, Chinglish, Oleanna starring Bill Pullman and Julia Stiles, Speed-the-Plow, Will Ferrell's You're Welcome America (Tony nomination), Blithe Spirit (Broadway, West End and National Tour), and 13.



Off-Broadway: Daddy Long Legs, Altar Boyz (Co-Conceiver), My First Time (Author), The Awesome 80s Prom (Creator), and Miss Abigail's Guide to Dating, Mating, & Marriage (Author). Ken's productions have been produced internationally in over 25 countries.

Ken also serves as the Executive Producer for North America for Andrew Lloyd Webber's Really Useful Group.

Ken's unique style has garnered him two front page articles in the NY Times, features on MSNBC, Rock Center, Fox News, BBC, and a mention in Jay Leno’s monologue on "The Tonight Show." Ken was named one of Crain's "40 Under Forty," and is one of the co-founders of TEDxBroadway. Other projects include: smartphone app Did He Like It, Broadway board game Be A Broadway Star. His blog, TheProducersPerspective.com, has been featured in Vanity Fair, New York Magazine, The Gothamist and more.

Upcoming projects include his original musical Gettin' The Band Back Together (Broadway 2018), and revivals of The Great White Hope and Mass Appeal, as well as the movie, Band Dorks.

For more information, visit his blog or www.KenDavenport.com.

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Ken Davenport Awards and Nominations

Tony Awards - 2016 - Best Revival of a Musical

Ken DavenportSpring Awakening

Tony Awards - 2015 - Best Musical

Ken Davenport, The Visit

Tony Awards - 2014 - Best Play

Ken Davenport, Mothers and Sons


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Tony Awards - 2013 - Best Musical

Ken Davenport, Kinky Boots

Tony Awards - 2009 - Best Special Theatrical Event

Ken Davenport, You're Welcome America. A Final Night with George W. Bush

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A BEAUTIFUL NOISE Comes to the Bushnell This October

 The Bushnell has announced that individual tickets for the smash-hit musical, A BEAUTIFUL NOISE: THE NEIL DIAMOND MUSICAL, will go on sale starting June 21. A BEAUTIFUL NOISE makes its Hartford, Conn. premiere at The Bushnell October 1 - 6, 2024. 
Tickets For A BEAUTIFUL NOISE: THE NEIL DIAMOND MUSICAL in Providence Go On Sale This Weekend

Individual tickets for the smash-hit musical, A BEAUTIFUL NOISE: THE NEIL DIAMOND MUSICAL, will go on sale online this weekend.
Feature: The VIPS Behind The Curtain at the Ziegfeld Ballroom!

The 2024 Drama League Awards were held on May 17th at the Ziegfeld Ballroom in New York City, marking a spectacular celebration of theatrical excellence!
Nick Fradiani Will Lead A BEAUTIFUL NOISE On Tour

Nick Fradiani, currently starring as ‘Neil Diamond – Then’ on Broadway in A Beautiful Noise: The Neil Diamond Musical, will launch the multi-year North American Tour in the title role.
MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG, CABARET & More Lead in Nominations for 2024 Drama League Awards

Read the full list of 2024 Drama League Nominations! Nominations include Cabaret, Merrily We Roll Along and more.
THE AWESOME 80S PROM to be Presented at The Waiting Room This Summer

Experience a blast from the past with THE AWESOME 80S PROM, a lively and interactive theatrical show that takes you back to the vibrant era of the 80s.
DAVID AND KATIE GET RE-MARRIED To Return Off-Broadway at Asylum NYC

Catch the return of the hit musical comedy DAVID AND KATIE GET RE-MARRIED Off-Broadway, featuring performers David Carl and Katie Hartman. Learn where and when you can see the show and learn how to purchase tickets.
THE AWESOME 80'S PROM Is Coming to Lincoln!

Experience the nostalgia with THE AWESOME 80'S PROM coming to Lincoln. Get ready for an immersive theatrical experience that takes you back to the 80s.
Video: Lewberger Sings 'Sweet Caroline' with Cast of A BEAUTIFUL NOISE

Comedy band Lewberger, with bandmates Keith Habersberger, Alex Lewis, & Hughie Stone Fish, were in for a surprise when they visited A Beautiful Noise on Broadway. Watch as the band is invited on stage to sing 'Sweet Caroline' with the cast during curtain call!
Video: Long Island Medium Theresa Caputo Sings 'Sweet Caroline' with Cast of A BEAUTIFUL NOISE

Theresa Caputo is best known for the TLC reality television series Long Island Medium, but she's also a massive Neil Diamond fan! Watch as she sings 'Sweet Caroline' with the cast of A Beautiful Noise during curtain call!
WHITE ROSE: THE MUSICAL Partners With NewYork Rep To Present Post-Show Talk Backs

WHITE ROSE: THE MUSICAL partners with NewYork Rep for post-show talk backs, offering audiences an inspiring true story of courage and resistance. Engage in conversation with Holocaust survivor, Mark Schonwetter.
A BEAUTIFUL NOISE Announces Broadway Closing Date

A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical will play its final performance at the Broadhurst Theatre on Sunday, June 30 before embarking on an electrifying North American tour launching this fall in Providence, Rhode Island.
JoAnn M. Hunter Will Direct Broadway-Bound JO - THE LITTLE WOMEN MUSICAL; New Single Released!

JoAnn M. Hunter will serve as director for the Broadway-bound Jo – The Little Women Musical. Plus listen to the new single from the musical here!
A BEAUTIFUL NOISE Will Host 'The Making of the Neil Diamond Musical' Post-Performance Conversations

A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical will host a series of post-performance conversations following every performance beginning this week.
Video: Bravo TV's RHONYC Dorinda Medley Sings 'Sweet Caroline' on Stage with Cast of A BEAUTIFUL NOISE

Dorinda Medley is best known as a cast member on the Bravo reality television series The Real Housewives of New York City, in which she starred from 2015 to 2020, but she's also a huge Neil Diamond fan! Watch as she sings 'Sweet Caroline' with the cast of A Beautiful Noise during curtain call!
Photos: Get an Inside Look Into HARMONY's Final Weekend Events

See photos from the events of Harmony's final weekend on Broadway
Dr. Jud Newborn to Take Part in Talkback Following WHITE ROSE: THE MUSICAL Performance

Following the performance of the new musical White Rose on Thursday, February 8, writer/ lyricist Brian Belding will be joined by Dr. Jed Newborn to discuss the new musical and his book Sophie Scholl and the White Rose.
Wake Up With BroadwayWorld February 6, 2024

Rise and shine, BroadwayWorld! It is February 6, 2024 and it's time to catch up on all of the theatrical happenings you may have missed in the last 24 hours.
Video: Chip Zien Gives Speech at HARMONY Closing Night Curtain Call

Harmony officially concluded its run on Broadway on February 4. Producer Ken Davenport shared a video of the show's final curtain call, which included a speech by Chip Zien. Check out the video here!
A BEAUTIFUL NOISE, THE NEIL DIAMOND MUSICAL To Host Open Call Auditions At The Bitter End In New York City

The producers of A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical, have announced open call auditions for the actors who can sing and play the guitar for the starring role of ‘Neil Diamond – Then’ in the upcoming North American Tour and international productions.

Ken Davenport FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How many shows has Ken Davenport written?

Ken Davenport has written 5 shows including The Awesome 80s Prom (Conceiver), Altar Boyz (Conceiver), My First Time (Playwright), Miss Abigail's Guide to Dating, Mating, & Marriage (Playwright), Gettin' the Band Back Together (Book).

What awards has Ken Davenport been nominated for?

Ken Davenport has been nominated for several prestigious awards in the Broadway industry. These nominations include Best Revival of a Musical at the Tony Awards for Spring Awakening, Best Musical for The Visit, Best Play for Mothers and Sons, Best Musical for Kinky Boots, and Best Special Theatrical Event for You're Welcome America. A Final Night with George W. Bush.

What awards has Ken Davenport won?

Ken Davenport has won the Tony Award for Best Musical for "Kinky Boots."

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