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Ken Davenport BIO

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 Productions

 
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[Off-Broadway, 2016]
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[Off-Broadway, 2015] [Replacement]
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[West End, 2015]
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[Broadway, 1998] [Replacement]
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Ken Davenport Awards and Nominations

Tony Awards - 2015 - Best Musical

Ken Davenport, The Visit

Tony Awards - 2014 - Best Play

Ken Davenport, Mothers and Sons

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

Ken Davenport Videos

Ken Davenport News

Julie Benko Joins the Cast of Barry Manilow & Bruce Sussman's HARMONY on Broadway

Julie Benko is set to join the company of Harmony, the new musical by Barry Manilow and Bruce Sussman, playing the role of “Ruth”. 

Mark Ruffalo To Join IS MY MICROPHONE ON? Director Nick Browne In Post-Show Talkback

Director Nick J. Browne and the Center at West Park are set to premier the new play with music Is My Microphone On? from May 26-June 3, 2023.

Summer Theater Project Returns To Burgdorff Center In Maplewood For 2023

The Theater Project (TheTheaterProject.org), a leading incubator for rising talent and a showcase for New Jersey artists, is returning to Maplewood's Burgdorff Cultural Center, 10 Durand Road, for the second straight year for its highly anticipated Summer Season, July 6.

The Comedian Harmonists From HARMONY Will Join Barry Manilow on Stage at Radio City Music Hall

The six actors that play the “Comedian Harmonists” in Barry Manilow and Bruce Sussman's musical Harmony will be Manilow's guests at his five highly anticipated concerts at Radio City Music Hall May 31 – June 4.

Feature: The VIPs Behind the Curtain! A VIP Reception at the Drama League Awards

On Friday, May 19, 2023, one hour before the Drama League Awards, Board President Bonnie Comley, Kirk Iwanowski, Mary Jain, and the Board Hosted a VIP Reception at the Drama League Awards right next to the Ziegfeld Ballroom.

Photos: Stars From SHUCKED, SWEENEY TODD, PARADE And More Hit The Red Carpet At The 2023 Drama League Awards

The 2023 Drama League Awards welcomes stars of the Broadway season and beyond, including Josh Groban, Annaleigh Ashford, Ben Platt, Phillipa Soo, NaTasha Yvette Williams and more! See photos from the event!

PRIVATE JONES World Premiere, THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY & More Set for Signature Theatre 2023/24 Season

Signature Theatre has announced its 34th season, featuring six musicals and one play in a season lineup that includes one world premiere and three DC premieres. Learn how to purchase tickets.

Chip Zien to Star in Barry Manilow & Bruce Sussman's HARMONY on Broadway

Chip Zien is set to star in the role of “Rabbi” in the new musical Harmony by Barry Manilow and Bruce Sussman. See performance dates and learn how to purchase tickets!

AMID FALLING WALLS (TSVISHN FALNDIKE VENT) & More Set for National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene's 109th Season

National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene is raising the curtain on a dynamic 109th season. See full programming and learn how to purchase tickets!

WOLF PLAY, TITANIQUE & More Win at the 2023 Lucille Lortel Awards

The 2023 Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway were handed out this evening to recipients in 15 categories, with four honorary awards also bestowed. The Awards were distributed in a ceremony at NYU Skirball hosted by stars of stage and screen: Kevin Cahoon (Tony nominee, 'Shucked'), D'Arcy Carden ('The Thanksgiving Play'), Crystal Lucas-Perry (Tony nominee, 'Ain't No Mo''), Bonnie Milligan (Tony nominee, 'Kimberly Akimbo'), Arian Moayed (Tony nominee, 'A Doll's House'), and Tamara Tunie (The New Group's 'Bernarda's Daughters'). The Lucille Lortel Awards are produced by the Off-Broadway League and Lucille Lortel Theatre, with additional support provided by TDF.

WOLF PLAY, TITANIQUE & More Win at the 2023 Lucille Lortel Awards

The 38th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway were presented on, Sunday, May 7, 2023 at NYU Skirball beginning at 7:00pm EST. Check out the winners here!

Photos: Frankie Valli & Rosie O'Donnell Visit A BEAUTIFUL NOISE, THE NEIL DIAMOND MUSICAL

See photos of Frankie Valli & Rosie O'Donnell at A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical.

Find Out Who is Starring as The Harmonists in Barry Manilow and Bruce Sussman's HARMONY on Broadway

The producers of Harmony have announced the actors who will portray The Harmonists, the legendary real-life musical group in Harmony, the new musical by Barry Manilow and Bruce Sussman.

Barry Manilow and Bruce Sussman's HARMONY Will Transfer to Broadway in October

BroadwayWorld has learned that Harmony will transfer to Broadway at the Barrymore Theatre later this year! Direct from its sold-out, award-winning downtown run, Harmony, a New York Times Critic's Pick, begins performances on Broadway October 18th.

INTO THE WOODS, SWEENEY TODD, A DOLL'S HOUSE & More Lead in Nominations for 2023 Drama League Awards

The Drama League has announced the 2023 Drama League Awards Nominees. See the full list!

Caruso, Hilty, Urie & White Join The New York Pops for 40th Birthday Gala at Carnegie Hall

This One’s For You: The Music of Barry Manilow Pops 40th Birthday Gala adds starry new cast members.

Scott Werntz To Direct Special Presentation Of MIKE & MINDY'S WILD WEEKEND JAM

A Power Player In The Mike & Mindy Universe Returns! Arts In Education Notable, Scott Werntz, to helm 'Mike & Mindy.' Mike & Mindy's Wild Weekend Jam, with Music & Lyrics by Bucky Heard & Timothy D. Lee of The Righteous Brothers and a book by Eileen Nelson & Mark Corallo, will be directed by Scott Werntz

WOLF PLAY, TITANIQUE, HARMONY & More Nominated for 38th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards - See the Full List!

Nominations for the 38th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway have been announced! See the full list!

Video: Neil Diamond Talks Life with Parkinson's and A BEAUTIFUL NOISE on CBS SUNDAY MORNING

Watch Neil Diamond discuss his journey with Parkinson's disease and A BEAUTIFUL NOISE on Broadway on CBS Sunday Morning.

Terence L. Cranert's New Musical THE LINCOLNS OF SPRINGFIELD To Open in Illinois This Summer

Terence L. Cranert's stirring new musical for the whole family, THE LINCOLNS OF SPRINGFIELD, premieres in Springfield, Illinois, with sights set on New York.

Ken Davenport FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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).

Best Revival of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Spring Awakening , Best Musical (Tony Awards) for The Visit , Best Play (Tony Awards) for Mothers and Sons Best Musical (Tony Awards) for Kinky Boots and Best Special Theatrical Event (Tony Awards) for You're Welcome America. A Final Night with George W. Bush .

Best Musical (Tony Awards) for Kinky Boots.

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