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Kwame Kwei-Armah

 

Stage Credits

  [London Fringe]
Original London Production, 1993
Performer

Productions

 
[Off-Broadway, 2018]
Conceived
Co-Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2016]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2007]
Director

Writing

Bookwriter

 

Stage

Performances
  [London Fringe]
Original London Production, 1993
Performer

Productions

[Off-Broadway, 2018]
Conceived

Co-Director

[Off-Broadway, 2016]
Director

[Broadway, 2007]
Director

Writing
Bookwriter

Kwame Kwei-Armah Awards and Nominations

 
Olivier Awards - 2004 - Best New Play
Kwame Kwei-ArmahElmina's Kitchen
 
Evening Standard Awards - 2003 - Charles Wintour Award for Most Promising Playwright Gold Star
Kwame Kwei-ArmahElmira's Kitchen

Kwame Kwei-Armah News

Urban Stages Adds Performance of GRATITUDE by Oren Safdie Photo Urban Stages Adds Performance of GRATITUDE by Oren Safdie
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 22, 2022

Due to popular demand, the critically acclaimed play GRATITUDE written by playwright Oren Safdie, and directed by Maria Mileaf, will add an additional performance on Monday, June 27 at 7:30 PM.

DEATH OF A SALESMAN Sets Broadway Theatre and September Previews Date Photo DEATH OF A SALESMAN Sets Broadway Theatre and September Previews Date
by Stephi Wild - Jun 1, 2022

The critically-hailed Young Vic / West End production of Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman is coming to Broadway's Hudson Theatre (141 West 44th Street) for 17 weeks only, starting this fall. Performances for the limited engagement will begin on September 19.

Winners Announced for 13th Annual August Wilson Monologue and Design Competitions Photo Winners Announced for 13th Annual August Wilson Monologue and Design Competitions
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 27, 2022

Out of the 330 total Chicagoland high school students who entered the 13th annual August Wilson Monologue and Design Competitions, Demi Davis from Senn High School prevailed, taking the first-place prize at the Chicago finals earlier this month for her 2-3-minute monologue performance.

World Premiere of MANDELA is Part of the Young Vic's Summer-Autumn Season Photo World Premiere of MANDELA is Part of the Young Vic's Summer-Autumn Season
by Stephi Wild - Apr 14, 2022

Young Vic Artistic Director Kwame Kwei-Armah has announced the upcoming work for Summer and Autumn 2022.

OTHELLO, All-POC HENRY IV and More Announced for Seattle Shakespeare 2022-23 Season Photo OTHELLO, All-POC HENRY IV and More Announced for Seattle Shakespeare 2022-23 Season
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 13, 2022

The 2022-2023 season launches in October with William Shakespeare's Othello directed by Reginald André Jackson. Shakespeare's play follows a racist master manipulator as he deceives a military leader into believing his wife has been unfaithful.

HERCULES, MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS & More Set for Paper Mill Playhouse's 2022-202 Photo HERCULES, MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS & More Set for Paper Mill Playhouse's 2022-2023 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 12, 2022

Learn about Paper Mill Playhouse's 2022-2023 season, including a gripping murder mystery, a Disney hero of mythic proportions, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s beloved final musical, the Tony-nominated story of two Latin music icons, and the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical that defined a generation.

Review Roundup: THE COLLABORATION, Starring Paul Bettany and Jeremy Pope Photo Review Roundup: THE COLLABORATION, Starring Paul Bettany and Jeremy Pope
by Review Roundups - Mar 1, 2022

The world premiere of The Collaboration, Anthony McCarten's thrilling new drama directed by Young Vic Artistic Director Kwame Kwei-Armah, is now open at the Young Vic. Let's see what the critics had to say...

Photos: First Look at THE COLLABORATION at the Young Vic Photo Photos: First Look at THE COLLABORATION at the Young Vic
by Stephi Wild - Feb 23, 2022

Production images are today released for the world premiere of The Collaboration, Anthony McCarten’s thrilling new drama directed by Young Vic Artistic Director Kwame Kwei-Armah.

THE FOREST Leads February's Top 10 New London Shows Photo THE FOREST Leads February's Top 10 New London Shows
by Marianka Swain - Jan 29, 2022

London is never short of temptations, whether splashy West End shows, engrossing dramas or bold fringe offerings. From Florian Zeller’s latest to a starry Shakespeare and thrilling art duel, here are some of this month’s most eye-catching openings. Don’t forget to check back for BroadwayWorld’s reviews, interviews and features!

Full Cast and Creative Team Announced For THE COLLABORATION at the Young Vic Photo Full Cast and Creative Team Announced For THE COLLABORATION at the Young Vic
by Stephi Wild - Jan 14, 2022

The Young Vic today announces the complete cast and creative team for The Collaboration, the world premiere of Anthony McCarten's thrilling new drama, directed by Young Vic Artistic Director Kwame Kwei-Armah.

Kwame Kwei-Armah Videos

VIDEO: Jose Llana Visits Backstage with Richard Ridge- Watch Now! VideoVIDEO: Jose Llana Visits Backstage with Richard Ridge- Watch Now!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Dec 3, 2021

Watch as Richard Ridge chats with Broadway favorite Jose Llana, who will soon join Seth Rudetsky for Seth's Concert Series, airing Sunday, December 5 at 8pm ET.

VIDEO: Jose Llana Sings from COMPANY in Rehearsal for The Seth Concert Series VideoVIDEO: Jose Llana Sings from COMPANY in Rehearsal for The Seth Concert Series
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 2, 2021

Jose Llana is the next guest on The Seth Concert Series with Seth Rudetsky! Watch him perform 'Being Alive' from Company in rehearsal for this weekend's concert.

VIDEO: Benjamin Lafayette Meets Kwame Kwei-Armah on MOUNTVIEW LIVE VideoVIDEO: Benjamin Lafayette Meets Kwame Kwei-Armah on MOUNTVIEW LIVE
by Stage Tube - Jul 10, 2020

On the July 6 episode of Mountview Live, Mountview alum Benjamin Lafayette met Kwame Kwei-Armah!

BWW TV: TURN UP! LONDON In Support Of The Black Lives Matter Movement VideoBWW TV: TURN UP! LONDON In Support Of The Black Lives Matter Movement
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 8, 2020

Theatrical superstars Sharon D. Clarke, Noma Dumezweni, Clive Rowe, Kwame Kwei-Armah, Johnnie Fiore, Brenda Edwards, Zaris-Angel Hator, Aisha Jawando, Norm Lewis, Brittney Johnson, Brandi Chavonne Massey, and Joe Aaron Reid today join the lineup for Turn Up, a live stream supporting the Black Lives Matter movement.

VIDEO: Saheem Ali and Kwame Kwei-Armah Chat as Part of The Public's DIGITAL DUETS VideoVIDEO: Saheem Ali and Kwame Kwei-Armah Chat as Part of The Public's DIGITAL DUETS
by Stage Tube - May 28, 2020

Directors Saheem Ali and Kwame Kwei-Armah have a fast-paced and joy-filled chat about stoking their creative fires in quarantine, and what kind of art they're looking forward to building on the other side.

VIDEO: Watch David Hyde Pierce and Ari'el Stachel in the New Music Video For 'Heart I VideoVIDEO: Watch David Hyde Pierce and Ari'el Stachel in the New Music Video For 'Heart In Your Hands' from THE VISITOR
by Stage Tube - Apr 15, 2020

The world premiere musical THE VISITOR was originally scheduled to open at The Public Theater tonight, April 15. In honor of Opening Night, The Public has just released a music video of David Hyde Pierce (Walter), Ari'el Stachel (Tarek), and the cast of THE VISITOR performing the song 'Heart In Your Hands.'

BWW TV: The Blue Cast of Public Works' Production of TWELFTH NIGHT at the Delacorte T VideoBWW TV: The Blue Cast of Public Works' Production of TWELFTH NIGHT at the Delacorte Theatre
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 1, 2018

See first-look footage of the Red Cast, currently featured in Twelfth Night at Shakespeare in the Park!

BWW TV: First Look at the Red Cast of Public Works' Production of TWELFTH NIGHT at th VideoBWW TV: First Look at the Red Cast of Public Works' Production of TWELFTH NIGHT at the Delacorte Theatre
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 1, 2018

Check out the first footage of the multi-cast Public Works production of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, currently running at the Delacorte Theatre in Central Park. See the Red Cast in action below!

BWW TV: Watch Highlights from Public Works' TWELFTH NIGHT Musical in Central Park
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 7, 2016

The Public Theater's free PUBLIC WORKS production of TWELFTH NIGHT, conceived by Kwame Kwei-Armah and Shaina Taub, with music and lyrics by Shaina Taub, and directed by Kwame Kwei-Armah, just finished its run at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park, September 2 through September 5. BroadwayWorld has highlights from the show below!

BWW TV: Watch Highlights from Signature Theatre's THE LIQUID PLAIN!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 4, 2015

Signature Theatre presents the New York Premiere of The Liquid Plain by Naomi Wallace, directed by Kwame Kwei-Armah. The production runs through March 29, 2015 with a March 8 opening night in The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the production below!


Kwame Kwei-Armah Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Kwame Kwei-Armah written?
Kwame Kwei-Armah has written 1 shows including The Visitor (Bookwriter).

What awards has Kwame Kwei-Armah been nominated for?
Best New Play (Olivier Awards) for Elmina's Kitchen and Charles Wintour Award for Most Promising Playwright (Evening Standard Awards) for Elmira's Kitchen .

What awards has Kwame Kwei-Armah won?
Charles Wintour Award for Most Promising Playwright (Evening Standard Awards) for Elmira's Kitchen.