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Ken Wydro

 
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Stage Credits

Productions

 
[Broadway, 2008]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 1988]
Producer

Writing

Lyricist
Bookwriter/Lyricist

 

Stage

Productions

[Broadway, 2008]
Producer

[Broadway, 1988]
Producer

Writing
Lyricist
Bookwriter/Lyricist

Ken Wydro Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 1988 - Best Play
Ken Wydro, Joe Turner's Come and Gone

Ken Wydro News

The Mama Foundation Seeks Local Talent For MAMA, I WANT TO SING Photo The Mama Foundation Seeks Local Talent For MAMA, I WANT TO SING
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 18, 2019

The Mama Foundation for the Arts announces open auditions for all roles in the upcoming performances of Mama, I Want to Sing, the classic gospel musical created by Vy Higginsen and Ken Wydro.  Auditions will take place on Saturday, September 28th (for those who sign up between 1:30 pm and 3:00 pm) at The Mama Foundation for the Arts, located at 149 West 126th Street (between 7th and Lenox Avenue). All roles are open; the leads are African American women in their ages 18 - 60; African American men ages 20s a?" 60; and ensemble soloists and chorus members of all ages and ethnicities.

MAMA, I WANT TO SING Celebrates Anniversary with Return to Original Theater Photo MAMA, I WANT TO SING Celebrates Anniversary with Return to Original Theater
by Julie Musbach - Aug 26, 2019

Mama, I Want to Sing, the classic gospel musical created by Vy Higginsen and Ken Wydro, will celebrate a special 35th anniversary season this fall. Having been performed locally in Harlem, New York; as well as nationally and internationally for over three decades, Mama, I Want to Sing proudly returns to the theatre where it began, The Heckscher Theatre, now known as El Teatro of El Museo del Barrio, located at 1230 5th Avenue (at 104th Street).

Two Musicals Announce Return to Mama Foundation for the Arts Photo Two Musicals Announce Return to Mama Foundation for the Arts
by Julie Musbach - Sep 19, 2018

The Mama Foundation for the Arts proudly announces the return productions of two acclaimed musicals: ALIVE! 55+ and Kickin' and Let the Music Play... Gospel! From the creators of Mama, I Want to Sing - the worldwide musical sensation - the two hit shows, back by popular demand, will run for six weeks only; performances begin on October 13, 2018 at The Dempsey Theater in Harlem.

Monica Meaux Hope HEALING FRACTURES to Premiere Today Photo Monica Meaux Hope HEALING FRACTURES to Premiere Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2018

Monica Meaux Hope, the songwriter, vocalist, and playwright daughter of legendary jazz pianists Bertha Hope and the late Elmo Hope, will be performing a special presentation today, September 19, 2018 at 7:30 pm. Meaux wrote the book, lyrics and music for her play, Healing Fractures: A One Woman Show With Music, which won Best Singer in the New York Theater Festival 2017 Winterfest Competition.

Monica “Meaux” Hope To Perform Award Winning Play At Historic Faison Firehouse Th Photo Monica “Meaux” Hope To Perform Award Winning Play At Historic Faison Firehouse Theater In Harlem
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2018

Monica Meaux Hope, the songwriter, vocalist, and playwright daughter of legendary jazz pianists Bertha Hope and the late Elmo Hope, will be performing a special presentation today, September 19, 2018 at 7:30 pm. Meaux wrote the book, lyrics and music for her play, Healing Fractures: A One Woman Show With Music, which won Best Singer in the New York Theater Festival 2017 Winterfest Competition.

Monica Meaux Hope HEALING FRACTURES to Premiere 9/19 Photo Monica Meaux Hope HEALING FRACTURES to Premiere 9/19
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 13, 2018

Monica Meaux Hope, the songwriter, vocalist, and playwright daughter of legendary jazz pianists Bertha Hope and the late Elmo Hope, will be performing a special presentation on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at 7:30 pm. Meaux wrote the book, lyrics and music for her play, Healing Fractures: A One Woman Show With Music, which won Best Singer in the New York Theater Festival 2017 Winterfest Competition.

Monica “Meaux” Hope To Perform Award Winning Play At Historic Faison Firehouse Th Photo Monica “Meaux” Hope To Perform Award Winning Play At Historic Faison Firehouse Theater In Harlem
by Stephi Wild - Sep 13, 2018

Monica Meaux Hope, the songwriter, vocalist, and playwright daughter of legendary jazz pianists Bertha Hope and the late Elmo Hope, will be performing a special presentation on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at 7:30 pm. Meaux wrote the book, lyrics and music for her play, Healing Fractures: A One Woman Show With Music, which won Best Singer in the New York Theater Festival 2017 Winterfest Competition.

Mama Foundation for the Arts Announces Upcoming Fall 2018 Season Photo Mama Foundation for the Arts Announces Upcoming Fall 2018 Season
by Sarah Leiber - Sep 11, 2018

The Mama Foundation for the Arts proudly announces the return productions of two acclaimed musicals: ALIVE! 55+ and Kickin' and Let the Music Play... Gospel! From the creators of Mama, I Want to Sing - the worldwide musical sensation - the two hit shows, back by popular demand, will run for six weeks only; performances begin on October 13, 2018 at The Dempsey Theater in Harlem.

Mama Foundation Presents LET THE MUSIC PLAY...GOSPEL! Photo Mama Foundation Presents LET THE MUSIC PLAY...GOSPEL!
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 19, 2018

The Mama Foundation for the Arts proudly announces the brand new production of their acclaimed musical, Let the Music Play... Gospel! From the creators of Mama, I Want To Sing! - the worldwide musical sensation - Let the Music Play... Gospel! is a musical celebration of a generation, featuring an intergenerational company of performers comprised of both younger and older adults; at The Dempsey Theater in Harlem (127 West 127th Street, between Lenox and Seventh Avenues). After a long running hit engagement in 1988, the joyous concert musical returns 30 years later, for an energized remounting; performances begin on April 7, 2018.

ALIVE! 55+ AND KICKIN' Returns to Harlem Today Photo ALIVE! 55+ AND KICKIN' Returns to Harlem Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2017

Back by popular demand for six more weeks, Vy Higginsen's smash hit, ALIVE! 55+ and Kickin' returns for its 5th year to The Dempsey Theater in Harlem (127 W. 127th Street) For a six-week engagement on Saturdays, today, October 14th, through November 18th at 1pm.


Ken Wydro Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Ken Wydro written?
Ken Wydro has written 2 shows including Mama, I Want To Sing – Part II (Bookwriter/Lyricist), Mama, I Want To Sing (Lyricist).

What awards has Ken Wydro been nominated for?
Best Play (Tony Awards) for Joe Turner's Come and Gone .