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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

Review: 'TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS at Little Theatre Of Mechanicsburg Photo Review: 'TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS at Little Theatre Of Mechanicsburg
by Andrea Stephenson - Nov 27, 2022

This adorable show will have audiences of all ages laughing and believing in the magic of the holiday. Take a break from the hustle and bustle of this busy time of year and bring the family to ‚ÄėTwas the Night Before Christmas.

Peninsula Players Theatre Announces 2023 Season Featuring a World Premiere & More Photo Peninsula Players Theatre Announces 2023 Season Featuring a World Premiere & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 25, 2022

Peninsula Players Theatre, America's oldest professional resident summer theater and Door County's theatrical icon, has announce its 88th season performing June 13 through October 15, 2023.

The Farmington Players Present THE GAME'S AFOOT; OR HOLMES FOR THE HOLIDAYS  Photo The Farmington Players Present THE GAME'S AFOOT; OR HOLMES FOR THE HOLIDAYS 
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 22, 2022

Get ready for a murder mystery for the holidays ‚Äď a comedy that will keep you guessing with exciting twists and turns.¬† The Game's Afoot; or Holmes for the Holidays, a play by Ken Ludwig, opens Friday December 2nd at the Farmington Players Barn in Farmington Hills.¬†

Concord Theatricals Acquires Licensing and Publishing Rights for the Catalog of Will Photo Concord Theatricals Acquires Licensing and Publishing Rights for the Catalog of William S. Yellow Robe, Jr.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 22, 2022

Concord Theatricals and DG Copyright Management have announced that Concord’s Samuel French imprint will represent the legendary William S. Yellow Robe, Jr.’s full dramatic catalog for licensing and publishing.

Buck Creek Players Presents THE GAME'S AFOOT or HOLMES FOR THE HOLIDAYS Photo Buck Creek Players Presents THE GAME'S AFOOT or HOLMES FOR THE HOLIDAYS
by Stephi Wild - Nov 22, 2022

Buck Creek Players continues its 49th season with THE GAME'S AFOOT or HOLMES FOR THE HOLIDAYS by Ken Ludwig on the mainstage. 

First Stats Released For The BroadwayWorld Atlanta Awards; City Springs' WEST SIDE ST Photo First Stats Released For The BroadwayWorld Atlanta Awards; City Springs' WEST SIDE STORY Leads Best Musical
by BWW Staff - Nov 21, 2022

The first live standings have been announced for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Atlanta Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.

Concord Theatricals Launches New Record Label, Concord Theatricals Recordings Photo Concord Theatricals Launches New Record Label, Concord Theatricals Recordings
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 18, 2022

Concord Theatricals announced the launch of its new record label, Concord Theatricals Recordings. The label will be the home to many of the finest cast albums and theater artist recordings, including Concord Theatricals’ previous releases with Concord’s Craft Recordings label.

THE PROM, A FEW GOOD MEN, And More Announced for Cumberland Theatre 35th Anniversary  Photo THE PROM, A FEW GOOD MEN, And More Announced for Cumberland Theatre 35th Anniversary Season
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 17, 2022

The Cumberland Theatre has announced their 2023 Main Stage Season and season passes are now available for purchase. The theatre will celebrate its 35th anniversary in 2023 and an exciting line-up of shows has been planned as well as youth productions, readings and other events.

Creede Repertory Theatre Announces Transformational 58th Season Photo Creede Repertory Theatre Announces Transformational 58th Season
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 10, 2022

Beginning May 19, Creede Repertory Theatre (CRT) will produce its 58th season, which includes comedy, drama, romance, a world premiere and something for the entire family. CRT will continue to champion its thriving educational and audience engagement programming.

Professional Actors Will Direct Eastchester's Fall Comedy MIDSUMMER/JERSEY Photo Professional Actors Will Direct Eastchester's Fall Comedy MIDSUMMER/JERSEY
by Stephi Wild - Nov 8, 2022

The Eastchester High School Players Club is gearing up to perform their Fall Comedy, Ken Ludwig's Midsummer/Jersey, on 11/18 + 11/19 at EHS.

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 - 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


@ken_ludwig - 9/14/22 03:24pm Mia Pinero who is playing Jo in the @alleytheatre's upcoming production of my play LEND ME A SOPRANO sang the nati… https://t.co/oDBm206rs8


@ken_ludwig - 9/10/22 04:00pm It was such a pleasure to chat with Mark Kennedy about the upcoming premiere of my new play, Lend Me A Soprano, at… https://t.co/SYWdkyi6uM


@ken_ludwig - 9/4/22 10:19am I could not be more proud of the #CrazyForYou company at CFT. What an incredible run!


@ken_ludwig - 8/31/22 10:04am Such an incredible summer @ChichesterFT. Grateful to you all! https://t.co/9eveLdwQQF


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