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Luther Davis

 
Luther Davis Headshot
Date of Birth: August 29, 1916
Date of Death: July 29, 2008 (91)

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[Broadway, 1978]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 1952]
Additional Material

Writing

Playwright
Bookwriter
Bookwriter
Bookwriter
Source Material
Bookwriter

 

Stage

Productions

[Broadway, 1978]
Producer

[Broadway, 1952]
Additional Material

Writing
Playwright
Bookwriter
Bookwriter
Bookwriter
Source Material
Bookwriter

Luther Davis Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 1990 - Best Book of a Musical
Luther Davis , Grand Hotel
 
Tony Awards - 1978 - Most Innovative Production of a Revival
Luther Davis, Timbuktu!
 
Tony Awards - 1954 - Best Musical Gold Star
Luther Davis, Kismet

Luther Davis News

Lonny Price Will Direct 'Re-Imagined' KISMET in Santa Barbara Photo Lonny Price Will Direct 'Re-Imagined' KISMET in Santa Barbara
by Nicole Rosky - Jul 16, 2021

According to an Equity casting notice, Lonny Price will direct a production of Kismet this October at the Granada Theatre in Santa Barbara, California. With Broadway producer Ken Davenport attached as Executive Producer, the production will be presented in collaboration with the Santa Barbara Symphony and State Street Ballet.

Broadway Rewind: GRAND HOTEL Returns with James Snyder, Brandon Uranowitz and More! Photo Broadway Rewind: GRAND HOTEL Returns with James Snyder, Brandon Uranowitz and More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 21, 2020

Today we rewind to 2018, when Encores brought Grand Hotel back to the stage. Originally produced under the title At the Grand (1958), with a score by Robert Wrightand George Forrest and book by Luther Davis, the production was revitalized in 1989 by director-choreographer Tommy Tune, with additional music and lyrics by Maury Yeston, for a Tony Award-winning run on Broadway.

Front Porch Theatricals Reschedules A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE and GRAND HOTEL to 2021 Photo Front Porch Theatricals Reschedules A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE and GRAND HOTEL to 2021
by Stephi Wild - May 23, 2020

Front Porch Theatricals has rescheduled its two previously announced summer shows to 2021, due to the health crisis.

WATCH: 54 Sings Grand Hotel on #54BelowAtHome at 6:30pm! Photo WATCH: 54 Sings Grand Hotel on #54BelowAtHome at 6:30pm!
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - May 17, 2020

Feinstein's/54 Below continues their #54BelowAtHome series tonight with 54 Sings Grand Hotel: The 25th Anniversary Concert!

Virtual Theatre This Weekend: May 16-17- with Tony Shalhoub, Andrew Barth Feldman and Photo Virtual Theatre This Weekend: May 16-17- with Tony Shalhoub, Andrew Barth Feldman and More!
by Nicole Rosky - May 16, 2020

This weekend (May 16-17) in live streaming: 54 Sings Grand Hotel, Chita returns to Stars in the House, and so much more!

Virtual Theatre Today: Friday, May 15- with CATS, Next on Stage and More! Photo Virtual Theatre Today: Friday, May 15- with CATS, Next on Stage and More!
by Nicole Rosky - May 15, 2020

Today (May 15) in live streaming: Broadway's Next on Stage continues, ALW streams Cats and so much more!

Virtual Theatre Today: Thursday, May 14- with Next on Stage, Josh Groban and More! Photo Virtual Theatre Today: Thursday, May 14- with Next on Stage, Josh Groban and More!
by Nicole Rosky - May 14, 2020

Today (May 14) in live streaming: Broadway's Next on Stage premieres, Josh Groban hosts movie night and so much more!

Virtual Theatre Today: Wednesday, May 13- with Derek Klena, Laura Michelle Kelly, Jen Photo Virtual Theatre Today: Wednesday, May 13- with Derek Klena, Laura Michelle Kelly, Jennifer Simard and More!
by Nicole Rosky - May 13, 2020

Today (May 13) in live streaming: Ben Cameron counts down song about Spring, Laura Michelle Kelly sings Rodgers and Hammerstein and so much more!

Virtual Theatre Today: Tuesday, May 12- with James Snyder, Jeanna de Waal, Anika Noni Photo Virtual Theatre Today: Tuesday, May 12- with James Snyder, Jeanna de Waal, Anika Noni Rose, and More!
by Nicole Rosky - May 12, 2020

Today (May 12) in live streaming: It's the Day of the Show Y'all with Spencer Glass, Ken Davenport chats with James Snyder and so much more!

Virtual Theatre Today: Monday, May 11-  Jason Robert Brown, Georgia Stitt and More! Photo Virtual Theatre Today: Monday, May 11- Jason Robert Brown, Georgia Stitt and More!
by Nicole Rosky - May 11, 2020

Today (May 11) in live streaming: Join the BroadwayWorld Book club, JRB and Georgia Stitt visit Stars in the House and so much more!

Luther Davis Videos

Broadway Rewind: GRAND HOTEL Returns with James Snyder, Brandon Uranowitz and More! VideoBroadway Rewind: GRAND HOTEL Returns with James Snyder, Brandon Uranowitz and More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 21, 2020

Today we rewind to 2018, when Encores brought Grand Hotel back to the stage. Originally produced under the title At the Grand (1958), with a score by Robert Wrightand George Forrest and book by Luther Davis, the production was revitalized in 1989 by director-choreographer Tommy Tune, with additional music and lyrics by Maury Yeston, for a Tony Award-winning run on Broadway.

BWW TV: GRAND HOTEL is Open for Business! Watch Highlights of James Snyder, Brandon U VideoBWW TV: GRAND HOTEL is Open for Business! Watch Highlights of James Snyder, Brandon Uranowitz and More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 21, 2018

Encores! is back for round two! The second production of this season is Grand Hotel, directed and choreographed by Josh Rhodes, featuring music direction by Encores! Music Director Rob Berman. Grand Hotel, The Musicalwill run for seven performances at New York City Center from March 21 - 25. The Encores! at 25 season concludes with Me and My Girl (May 9 - 13).

BWW TV: Checking In? Meet the Company and Catch a Sneak Peek of Encores! GRAND HOTEL! VideoBWW TV: Checking In? Meet the Company and Catch a Sneak Peek of Encores! GRAND HOTEL!
by TV - Press Previews - Mar 13, 2018

The company met the press today and BroadwayWorld was on hand to chat with the full gang. Meet the cast and get a taste of the music below!

BWW TV: Watch James Snyder, Brandon Uranowitz, Helene Yorke & More Sing from Encores! VideoBWW TV: Watch James Snyder, Brandon Uranowitz, Helene Yorke & More Sing from Encores! GRAND HOTEL!
by TV - Press Previews - Mar 13, 2018

Encores! is back for round two! The second production of this season is Grand Hotel, directed and choreographed by Josh Rhodes, featuring music direction by Encores! Music Director Rob Berman. Grand Hotel, The Musical will run for seven performances at New York City Center from March 21 - 25. The Encores! at 25 season concludes with Me and My Girl (May 9 - 13).

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 11/12/15- GRAND HOTEL
by Stage Tube - Nov 12, 2015

Today in 1989, Grand Hotel opened at the Martin Beck Theatre (now the Al Hirschfeld Theatre) where it ran for 1017 performances. Grand Hotel is a musical with a book by Luther Davis and music and lyrics by Robert Wright and George Forrest, with additional lyrics and music by Maury Yeston. Based on the 1929 Vicki Baum novel and play, Menschen im Hotel (People in a Hotel), and the subsequent 1932 MGM feature film, the musical focuses on events taking place over the course of a weekend in an elegant hotel in 1928 Berlin and the intersecting stories of the eccentric guests of the hotel, including a fading prima ballerina; a fatally ill Jewish bookkeeper, who wants to spend his final days living in luxury; a young, handsome, but destitute Baron; a cynical doctor; and a typist dreaming of Hollywood success.

STAGE TUBE: Go Inside GRAND HOTEL Rehearsals at Southwark Playhouse!
by Sally Henry Fuller - Jul 19, 2015

Full casting is announced for the new London production of the acclaimed Broadway musical Grand Hotel, produced by Danielle Tarento and directed by Thom Southerland, the award-winning tream behind Titanic, Parade and Mack & Mabel. Below, peek inside the rehearsal room as the cast prepares to open in a week and a half!

STAGE TUBE: Victoria Sierra Previews New GRAND HOTEL Song by Maury Yeston
by Stage Tube - Jul 12, 2015

Check out this video of Victoria Serra as Flaemmchen, a pretty young typist who has theatrical ambitions, singing her big Act 1 number, the sublime 'The Girl in the Mirror,' by Maury Yeston!

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 11/12- GRAND HOTEL
by Stage Tube - Nov 12, 2014

Today in 1989, Grand Hotel opened at the Martin Beck Theatre (now the Al Hirschfeld Theatre) where it ran for 1017 performances. Grand Hotel is a musical with a book by Luther Davis and music and lyrics by Robert Wright and George Forrest, with additional lyrics and music by Maury Yeston. Based on the 1929 Vicki Baum novel and play, Menschen im Hotel (People in a Hotel), and the subsequent 1932 MGM feature film, the musical focuses on events taking place over the course of a weekend in an elegant hotel in 1928 Berlin and the intersecting stories of the eccentric guests of the hotel, including a fading prima ballerina; a fatally ill Jewish bookkeeper, who wants to spend his final days living in luxury; a young, handsome, but destitute Baron; a cynical doctor; and a typist dreaming of Hollywood success.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 11/12- GRAND HOTEL
by Stage Tube - Nov 12, 2013

Today in 1989, Grand Hotel opened at the Martin Beck Theatre (now the Al Hirschfeld Theatre) where it ran for 1017 performances. Grand Hotel is a musical with a book by Luther Davis and music and lyrics by Robert Wright and George Forrest, with additional lyrics and music by Maury Yeston. Based on the 1929 Vicki Baum novel and play, Menschen im Hotel (People in a Hotel), and the subsequent 1932 MGM feature film, the musical focuses on events taking place over the course of a weekend in an elegant hotel in 1928 Berlin and the intersecting stories of the eccentric guests of the hotel, including a fading prima ballerina; a fatally ill Jewish bookkeeper, who wants to spend his final days living in luxury; a young, handsome, but destitute Baron; a cynical doctor; and a typist dreaming of Hollywood success.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 11/12- GRAND HOTEL
by Stage Tube - Nov 12, 2012

Today in 1989, Grand Hotel opened at the Martin Beck Theatre (now the Al Hirschfeld Theatre) where it ran for 1017 performances. Grand Hotel is a musical with a book by Luther Davis and music and lyrics by Robert Wright and George Forrest, with additional lyrics and music by Maury Yeston. Based on the 1929 Vicki Baum novel and play, Menschen im Hotel (People in a Hotel), and the subsequent 1932 MGM feature film, the musical focuses on events taking place over the course of a weekend in an elegant hotel in 1928 Berlin and the intersecting stories of the eccentric guests of the hotel, including a fading prima ballerina; a fatally ill Jewish bookkeeper, who wants to spend his final days living in luxury; a young, handsome, but destitute Baron; a cynical doctor; and a typist dreaming of Hollywood success.


Luther Davis Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Luther Davis written?
Luther Davis has written 5 shows including Kiss Them for Me (Playwright), Kismet (Bookwriter), At the Grand (Bookwriter), Timbuktu! (Source Material), Grand Hotel (Bookwriter).

What awards has Luther Davis been nominated for?
Best Book of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Grand Hotel Most Innovative Production of a Revival (Tony Awards) for Timbuktu! and Best Musical (Tony Awards) for Kismet .

What awards has Luther Davis won?
Best Musical (Tony Awards) for Kismet.