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Kwame Kwei-Armah STAGE CREDITS

[London Fringe]
Original London Production, 1993

Kwame Kwei-Armah Productions

[West End, 2023]
Writer & Director
[Broadway, 2022]
[Off-Broadway, 2018]
[Off-Broadway, 2016]
[Broadway, 2007]



Kwame Kwei-Armah Awards and Nominations

Olivier Awards - 2004 - Best New Play

Kwame Kwei-ArmahElmina's Kitchen

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Kwame Kwei-Armah News

Video: Get A First Look at the Sets of Disney's HERCULES in Hamburg

Watch as Set Designer Dane Laffrey and Director Casey Nicholaw take you inside the studio for a first look at the set designs for the world premiere of the new production of Disney's Hercules in Hamburg in an all-new video.

Video: Go Inside Rehearsals For Disney's HERCULES in Hamburg

Go inside rehearsals for the newest Disney musical HERCULES in Hamburg, featuring performances and interviews with the cast and creative team in an all-new video!

WAM Theatre Unveils 15th Anniversary Season

​WAM Theatre has unveiled its 2024 season centering new paths and brave futures, through four innovative theatrical stories and a special 15th Anniversary Benefit.

Industry Pro Newsletter: AEA Members Authorize Strike, Boston Theaters Fight for Survival

AEA members voted to authorize a strike against the Broadway League of the development agreement - while this doesn’t mean the union will call a strike, it does give them another bargaining chip in their ongoing negotiations with the League. Regionally, we have a lot of stories of announced retirements and new leaders stepping into roles.

Kwame Kwei-Armah Will Step Down From the Young Vic; Final Season Lineup Revealed!

Kwame Kwei-Armah has announced his final season at the Young Vic Theatre. His final production as Young Vic Artistic Director will be the world premiere of A Face in the Crowd, a new production based on the classic ‘50s Hollywood film, with music and lyrics by Elvis Costello and book by Sarah Ruhl. Learn more here!

RICHARD III, MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, and More Set For Shakespeare's Globe Summer 2024 Season

Shakespeare’s Globe has announced its Summer Season, running from April – October 2024. Learn more about the full season here!

Theater Latté Da Unveils Creative Team For THE COLOR PURPLE

THEATER LATTÉ DA presents the Broadway musical adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, The Color Purple, opening on March 23, 2024 in partnership with Geva Theatre.

Die Cast der Weltpremiere von Disneys Musical HERCULES Steht Fest

Ein heldenhaftes Spektakel erwartet das Publikum, wenn Disneys neuestes Musical HERCULES im März 2024 seine Weltpremiere in Hamburg feiert. Jetzt wurde die komplette Cast vorgestellt! Der Chief Creative Officer der Disney Theatrical Group, Thomas Schumacher, gab am Dienstag zudem erste Einblicke in die brandneue Show.

VIDEO: Benét Monteiro To Play Title Role in Hamburg's HERCULES; Performs 'Go The Distance'

Casting for the title role in the new Disney musical HERCULES in Hamburg was announced at an event open to the press yesterday. Benét Monteiro will take on the role of Hercules, and his single version of Go The Distance will also be released on all streaming platforms on Friday. Watch the music video for the track exclusively below.

Andrea Ling Announced as 2023 Genesis Future Directors Award Recipient

The Young Vic Theatre and Genesis Foundation is excited to announce Andrea Ling as the 2023 Genesis Future Directors Award recipient.

Review: LET THERE BE LOVE at Penguin Rep

What did our critic think of LET THERE BE LOVE at Penguin Rep? Quite often dramas concerning race, immigration, family squabbles (and other issues that we can’t reveal here without spoiling) tend to be in-your-face, preachy and heavy-handed.  “Let There Be Love” is a play about all of the former, with none of the latter.   It is charming, moving, hilariously funny and full of tremendous heart.

LET THERE BE LOVE Comes to Penguin Rep

Penguin Rep Theatre presents the New York premiere of Let There Be Love by Kwame Kwei-Armah. Learn more about the production and how to get tickets here!

Stevie Walker-Webb Appointed Artistic Director of Baltimore Center Stage

Baltimore Center Stage has announced that Tony Award-nominated and Obie Award winning director Stevie Walker-Webb will join the company as Artistic Director. Learn more about when Walker-Webb will take over the role here!

Cast Revealed For CHOIR BOY at Bristol Old Vic

Alongside unveiling their brand new show image, Bristol Old Vic today announced the full cast and creative team for Choir Boy, with a cast led by some of the hottest young musical theatre stars in the UK.

Award-Winning Composer and Lyricist Shaina Taub to Lead Masterclass at Northern Stage in August

On Sunday, August 6 at 1pm, Vermont native Shaina Taub will return to the Green Mountain State to lead a masterclass and songwriting workshop with students in Northern Stage's Summer Musical Theater Intensive production of TWELFTH NIGHT, for which she wrote music and lyrics.

Review Roundup: DR SEMMELWEIS, Starring Mark Rylance

Read the reviews for Dr Semmelweis at the Harold Pinter Theatre.

THE HOMECOMING and NACHTLAND Set For the Young Vic in 2023/24

Matthew Dunster and Patrick Marber will be at the helm of two major upcoming productions at the Young Vic, Harold Pinter’s powerful masterpiece The Homecoming and the UK premiere of Marius von Mayenburg’s thrilling new satire, Nachtland.  Learn more about both shows here!

Review: BENEATHA'S PLACE, Young Vic

Written a decade ago, the piece is perhaps more significant now than it was in 2013. Beneatha’s Place is unquestionably and ideologically hefty, academically relevant, and socio-politically topical. It very much rides on the coattails of Raisin, covering the same points with an added first-hand representation of the political climate of pre-independent Nigeria and an academic look at the current societal dynamics. It’s an explicit lecture on privilege and prejudice. 

Northern Stage's Summer Musical Theater Intensive Returns With TWELFTH NIGHT, August 1-6

Northern Stage's Summer Musical Theater Intensive (SMTI) participants are featured this summer in Shaina Taub and Kwame Kwei-Armah’s jazz-funk hit Twelfth Night, a 90-minute musical adaptation of the beloved Shakespeare romantic comedy.

Interview: 'It's There to Entertain, But Also to Provoke': Actor Cherrelle Skeete on History, Provocation and Activism in BENEATHA'S PLACE at the Young Vic

Recently, BroadwayWorld spoke with Cherrelle Skeete, who is playing the role of Beneatha in Beneatha’s Place at the Young Vic. Inspired by the groundbreaking civil rights drama, A Raisin in the Sun, Beneatha's Place challenges today's culture wars about colonial history and reckoning with the past.


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

Kwame Kwei-Armah has been nominated for several awards throughout his career. He was nominated for Best New Play at the Olivier Awards for his work on "Elmina's Kitchen." Additionally, he received a nomination for the Charles Wintour Award for Most Promising Playwright at the Evening Standard Awards, also for "Elmina's Kitchen."

Kwame Kwei-Armah has won the Charles Wintour Award for Most Promising Playwright at the Evening Standard Awards for his play "Elmira's Kitchen".

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