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Ken Ludwig Awards and Nominations

 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2015 - Outstanding Play or Musical Adaptation
Ken LudwigTiny Tim's Christmas Carol
 
Tony Awards - 1992 - Best Book of a Musical
Ken Ludwig, Crazy for You
 
Olivier Awards - 1986 - Comedy of the Year
Ken LudwigLend Me A Tenor

Ken Ludwig News

Industry Pro Newsletter: Alive Downtown Alliance, Labor Issues on the West End Photo Industry Pro Newsletter: Alive Downtown Alliance, Labor Issues on the West End
by Alex Freeman - Jan 23, 2023

With more frequency, we are starting to see alliances of theaters come together across different regions to create a stronger entity. And that isn’t a surprising development. Given the rising costs within the industry, collaboration continues to be one of the best ways to keep those costs down.

How Regional Theaters Are Making it Work in 2023 Photo How Regional Theaters Are Making it Work in 2023
by Cara Joy David - Jan 23, 2023

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about the problems regional theaters are having attracting audiences. Unfortunately, there is no magic formula. Audience members I’ve spoken to on my trips to regionals have cited all kinds of reasons for being there.

INTO THE WOODS & More Lead Seattle's January Top Picks Photo INTO THE WOODS & More Lead Seattle's January Top Picks
by BWW Staff - Jan 19, 2023

Seattle is never lacking outstanding theatre, whether epic Broadway shows, engrossing dramas or bold fringe offerings. BroadwayWorld is rounding up our top recommended theatre every month. This month's picks include Into the Woods, Thoreau at Home and more!

Interview: Victor And Kelly Legarreta of AGATHA CHRISTIE'S MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRE Photo Interview: Victor And Kelly Legarreta of AGATHA CHRISTIE'S MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS at Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre
by Andrea Stephenson - Jan 18, 2023

Mystery fans can see Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express at Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre January 20-February 18.

Concord Theatricals Reveals Winners of 'Kick Off Your Sunday Shoes: The FOOTLOOSE Com Photo Concord Theatricals Reveals Winners of 'Kick Off Your Sunday Shoes: The FOOTLOOSE Competition'
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 12, 2023

Concord Theatricals has revealed the winners of their Kick Off Your Sunday Shoes: The Footloose Competition. See who the winners are, and learn more about the competition!

Everyman Theatre Presents JUMP Beginning This Month Photo Everyman Theatre Presents JUMP Beginning This Month
by Stephi Wild - Jan 11, 2023

‚ÄĮFrom an exciting new voice in American theatre comes this enlightening story about the¬†bonds that unite us, and the journey of experiencing grief.‚ÄĮEveryman Theatre presents Jump by Charly¬†Evon¬†Simpson and Directed by Summer L. Williams.¬†

Full Cast Announced For SWEENEY TODD Starring Josh Groban and Annaleigh Ashford Photo Full Cast Announced For SWEENEY TODD Starring Josh Groban and Annaleigh Ashford
by Stephi Wild - Jan 5, 2023

The full cast has been announced for the upcoming Broadway revival of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, starring Tony and Grammy-nominated multi-platinum recording artist Josh Groban (Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812) and Tony Award winner Annaleigh Ashford (Sunday in the Park with George).

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by BWW - Dec 27, 2022

Final Standings Announced For The 2022 BroadwayWorld; City Springs Theatre Leads Favo Photo Final Standings Announced For The 2022 BroadwayWorld; City Springs Theatre Leads Favorite Local Theatre!
by BWW Staff - Dec 27, 2022

The final standings have been announced as of Tuesday, December 27th for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Atlanta Awards! Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!

Ken Ludwig's BASKERVLLE: A SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERY is Coming to Cheney Hall in Februa Photo Ken Ludwig's BASKERVLLE: A SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERY is Coming to Cheney Hall in February
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 20, 2022

Little Theatre of Manchester is leading off the mainstage series with their fifth production of a Ken Ludwig play, this time his hilarious 'Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery.'

Ken Ludwig Videos

Video: Casey Hoekstra and Sarah Price Star In Ken Ludwig's DEAR JACK, DEAR LOUISE At Videoplay
Video: Casey Hoekstra and Sarah Price Star In Ken Ludwig's DEAR JACK, DEAR LOUISE At Northlight Theatre

by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 15, 2022

See first look video from Ken Ludwig’s Dear Jack, Dear Louise, directed by Jessica Fisch at Northlight Theatre.

VIDEO: Watch the All New Trailer For DEAR JACK, DEAR LOUISE at George Street Playhous Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch the All New Trailer For DEAR JACK, DEAR LOUISE at George Street Playhouse

by Stephi Wild - Oct 29, 2021

George Street Playhouse has returned to live theatre with Ken Ludwig's DEAR JACK, DEAR LOUISE a new romantic comedy directed by David Saint. Set during World War II this charming LOVE STORY chronicles a long distance romance between a young soldier and his sweetheart, a young actress on Broadway.

VIDEO: Get A Look Inside the Refurbished Mercury Theatre Videoplay
VIDEO: Get A Look Inside the Refurbished Mercury Theatre

by BroadwayWorld TV - May 28, 2021

Mercury Theatre today announces its opening season in the company’s extensively refurbished venue, which will reopen next month after two years of closure following the Mercury Rising transformation, a 3-year campaign which raised over £11.3 million to reimagine the theatre and improve accessibility throughout.

VIDEO: Olney Theatre Center Announces 2020-21 Season on Facebook Live; BEAUTY AND THE Videoplay
VIDEO: Olney Theatre Center Announces 2020-21 Season on Facebook Live; BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, THE HUMANS, HEDWIG, and More!

by Stage Tube - Apr 5, 2020

Olney Theatre Center took to Facebook live to announced its 2020-21 season yesterday!

VIDEO:  Everyman Theatre's Production of MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS Videoplay
VIDEO: Everyman Theatre's Production of MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS

by Stage Tube - Dec 16, 2019

Everyman Theatre has extended the run of Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express, currently on stage. Adapted by noted playwright Ken Ludwig, the Everyman production, directed by Founding Artistic Director Vincent M. Lancisi, the show is delighting Everyman audiences and is already 95% sold out during the regular run.

VIDEO: Bay Area Musicals Presents CRAZY FOR YOU Videoplay
VIDEO: Bay Area Musicals Presents CRAZY FOR YOU

by Stage Tube - Nov 19, 2018

Bay Area Musicals presents the musical CRAZY FOR YOU. Winner of the Tony and the Olivier Awards for Best Musical, CRAZY FOR YOU has wowed audiences on Broadway, the West End and around the world, reimagining classic Gershwin songs into a hilarious new book musical.  The show-stopping production will be an intimate version of the large-scale musical featuring the original Tony Award-winning choreography of Susan Stroman, recreated by Director/Choreographer Matthew McCoy.

BWW TV Exclusive: Show Stories- Ken Ludwig Explains How He Scrapped a Whole Act to Ma Videoplay
BWW TV Exclusive: Show Stories- Ken Ludwig Explains How He Scrapped a Whole Act to Make CRAZY FOR YOU a Hit!

by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 20, 2018

How did some of your favorite shows come to be? BroadwayWorld is getting the story behind the show in exclusive interviews from your favorite Broadway creators. Below, watch as Ken Ludwig explains what happened when the creative team of CRAZY FOR YOU decided that Act 2 needed some major last minute changes.

BWW TV Exclusive: Show Stories- Susan Stroman Gives Us the Low Down on How CRAZY FOR  Videoplay
BWW TV Exclusive: Show Stories- Susan Stroman Gives Us the Low Down on How CRAZY FOR YOU Came to Be

by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 20, 2018

How did some of your favorite shows come to be? BroadwayWorld is getting the story behind the show in exclusive interviews from your favorite Broadway creators. Below, watch as Susan Stroman explains how taking a risk on some last minute changes to CRAZY FOR YOU made it a hit back in 1992.

VIDEO: Watch Highlights from CRAZY FOR YOU at D.C.'s Signature Theatre Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch Highlights from CRAZY FOR YOU at D.C.'s Signature Theatre

by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2017

Signature Theatre presents the Gershwins' & Ken Ludwig's musical comedy Crazy For You. This new production is directed by Signature Theatre's Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner (Signature's West Side Story, La Cage Aux Folles) with choreography by Tony Award nominee Denis Jones (Broadway's Holiday Inn, Honeymoon in Vegas). Crazy for You runs now through January 14, 2018 in Signature Theatre's MAX Theatre. Check out a brand-new trailer for the show below!

BWW TV: Cast of CRAZY FOR YOU Gets Tap-Happy in Rehearsal at D.C.'s Signature Theatre Videoplay
BWW TV: Cast of CRAZY FOR YOU Gets Tap-Happy in Rehearsal at D.C.'s Signature Theatre

by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 25, 2017

Signature Theatre will present the Gershwins' & Ken Ludwig's musical comedy Crazy For You. This new production will be directed by Signature Theatre's Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner (Signature's West Side Story, La Cage Aux Folles) with choreography by Tony Award nominee Denis Jones (Broadway's Holiday Inn, Honeymoon in Vegas). Crazy for You will run from November 7, 2017 - January 14, 2018 in Signature Theatre's MAX Theatre. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal in the video below!


Ken Ludwig Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Ken Ludwig written?
Ken Ludwig has written 6 shows including Lend Me a Tenor (Playwright), Crazy for You (Conceiver), Moon Over Buffalo (Playwright), The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Bookwriter), The Gershwins' An American In Paris (Bookwriter), Murder on the Orient Express (Adaptation).

What awards has Ken Ludwig been nominated for?
Outstanding Play or Musical Adaptation (Helen Hayes Awards) for Tiny Tim's Christmas Carol Best Book of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Crazy for You and Comedy of the Year (Olivier Awards) for Lend Me A Tenor .


Twitter Watch

@ken_ludwig - 1/18/23 03:39pm Congrats to the cast and crew of THE THREE MUSKETEERS @AsoloRep! Can't wait to see the show! xKen @ConcordShows https://t.co/n3JmqNa1Tb


@ken_ludwig - 1/9/23 11:53am All ready for day one of auditions for ‚ÄúMoriarty‚ÄĚ at Pearl Studios NYC! @ClevePlayHouse https://t.co/vpqY6J4JSs


@ken_ludwig - 12/19/22 05:50pm Very pleased to see @BroadwayWorld celebrating the work of Jewish artists in our industry. And what a lovely featur… https://t.co/vSMv2AXh2B


@ken_ludwig - 12/2/22 11:02am I could not be more thrilled that ‚ÄėCrazy for You‚Äô is returning to the West End this summer! @CrazyForYouLDN


@ken_ludwig - 11/2/22 01:27pm Dinner with the cast of my newest play, Moriarty, A New Sherlock Holmes Adventure! Our first reading is tomorrow at… https://t.co/FElwTh1h4e


@ken_ludwig - 9/29/22 06:00pm Happy opening to director Risa Brainin and the team of MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS @CincyPlay! Wish I could be the… https://t.co/YXMbDl9iCw


@ken_ludwig - 9/28/22 05:45pm How wonderful! Congratulations to Henry and Charlie! And to @ChichesterFT! @uk_theatre


@ken_ludwig - 9/21/22 08:36pm In bocca al lupo to my wonderful #AlleySoprano family. This world premiere could not be in better hands!… https://t.co/kCM4823MQ4


@ken_ludwig - 9/20/22 06:42pm It’s always a pleasure to talk Shakespeare! Thanks, @NYShakespeare!


@ken_ludwig - 9/16/22 10:27pm A toast to the brilliant company of @alleytheatre’s Lend Me A Soprano at their first preview performance! You’ve wo… https://t.co/oz0pLEkqpV


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