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Maria Aitken

 

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Stage Credits

  [West End]
London Production, 1975
Countess Charlotte Malcolm

Productions

 
[Off-Broadway, 2015]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2011]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2010]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2008]
Director
 
[West End, 2006]
Director


Maria Aitken Awards and Nominations

 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2015 - Outstanding Director of a Play, HAYES Production
Maria AitkenPrivate Lives
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2008 - Outstanding Director of a Play
Maria Aitken , The 39 Steps
 
Tony Awards - 2008 - Best Direction of a Play
Maria Aitken, The 39 Steps
 
Olivier Awards - 1985 - Outstanding Performance of the Year in a Supporting Role
Maria AitkenWaste
 
Olivier Awards - 1980 - Actress of the Year in a Revival
Maria AitkenPrivate Lives

Maria Aitken News

Adam Driver Joins 65 From Producer Sam Raimi Photo Adam Driver Joins 65 From Producer Sam Raimi
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Sep 1, 2020

Deadline reports that Adam Driver has signed on to '65,' a new film from directors Scott Beck and Bryan Woods. Sam Raimi produces.

Alex Birnie Appointed Executive Director Of The Actors Center Photo Alex Birnie Appointed Executive Director Of The Actors Center
by Stephi Wild - Aug 27, 2019

The Actors Center has announced the appointment of Alex Birnie as the organization's new executive director. Birnie most recently served as the Center's managing director and enters his first full season in his new role in September 2019.

Photo Flashback: Tony Nominee Adam Driver in 2009! Photo Photo Flashback: Tony Nominee Adam Driver in 2009!
by Walter McBride - May 22, 2019

We're flashing back through the photo archives of BroadwayWorld's very own Walter McBride to bring you some shots of 2019 Tony nominee Adam Driver a decade ago, before the final performance of SLIPPING, at the Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre.

Broadway is Heating Up! Meet the Cast of BURN THIS- Now in Previews! Photo Broadway is Heating Up! Meet the Cast of BURN THIS- Now in Previews!
by Julie Musbach - Mar 15, 2019

Three-time Emmy Award nominee Adam Driver (Pale) and Golden Globe Award Winner and Emmy Award Nominee Keri Russell (Anna) will lead the first revival of Pulitzer Prize Winner Lanford Wilson's Burn This. Directed by Tony Award winner Michael Mayer, Burn This is set to begin performances on tonight, March 15, 2019. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances!

MOULIN ROUGE, JAGGED LITTLE PILL & More Earn Nominations for 23rd Annual IRNE Awards Photo MOULIN ROUGE, JAGGED LITTLE PILL & More Earn Nominations for 23rd Annual IRNE Awards
by Stephi Wild - Feb 25, 2019

The Independent Reviewers of New England (IRNE) today announced the nominees for the 23rd Annual IRNE Awards, which honor the best of the previous year's actors, directors, choreographers, designers and companies across the full spectrum of large, mid-size and fringe theater companies. Moulin Rouge!, a new musical produced by Global Creatures, and An American in Paris, produced by the Ogunquit Playhouse, led with 12 and 11 nominations, respectively, in the Large Stage Musical Category. The Huntington Theatre led all companies with 31 nominations across seven productions, including 11 for Man in the Ring, the story of six-time world champion prizefighter Emile Griffith.

BWW Review: SHERLOCK'S LAST CASE: Anything But Elementary Photo BWW Review: SHERLOCK'S LAST CASE: Anything But Elementary
by Nancy Grossman - Oct 5, 2018

There is much fun afoot in this cleverly written, earnestly acted, and crisply directed play being revived on the main stage at the Huntington Theatre Company. SHERLOCK'S LAST CASE had its world premiere in 1984 in Los Angeles before transferring to Broadway for a short run in 1987 with Frank Langella in the lead role. Huntington stalwart Maria Aitken returns to direct a tightly-synched cast with Rufus Collins (Holmes) and Mark Zeisler (Watson) as the long-time companions taking on a new nemesis. Has Holmes met his match, or will he live to sleuth again?

Emerald Necklace Conservancy's Exhibition Fog x FLO Presents New Sherlock Holmes Audi Photo Emerald Necklace Conservancy's Exhibition Fog x FLO Presents New Sherlock Holmes Audio Plays
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2018

Inspired equally by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's iconic detective and the ephemeral fog sculptures by artist Fujiko Nakaya, Huntington Playwriting Fellow Walt McGough has written Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Emerald Necklace, a series of free, downloadable original audio plays that correspond with - and play out along - the Emerald Necklace Conservancy's free exhibition, Fog x FLO: Fujiko Nakaya on the Emerald Necklace.

Emerald Necklace Conservancy's Exhibition Fog x FLO Presents New Sherlock Holmes Audi Photo Emerald Necklace Conservancy's Exhibition Fog x FLO Presents New Sherlock Holmes Audio Plays
by Stephi Wild - Sep 14, 2018

Inspired equally by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's iconic detective and the ephemeral fog sculptures by artist Fujiko Nakaya, Huntington Playwriting Fellow Walt McGough has written Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Emerald Necklace, a series of free, downloadable original audio plays that correspond with - and play out along - the Emerald Necklace Conservancy's free exhibition, Fog x FLO: Fujiko Nakaya on the Emerald Necklace.

Huntington Theatre Company Presents SHERLOCK'S LAST CASE Photo Huntington Theatre Company Presents SHERLOCK'S LAST CASE
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 27, 2018

In the Huntington Theatre Company's revival of Charles Marowitz's mystery play Sherlock's Last Case, alliances are tested, rivalries are raised from the dead, and long-simmering grudges play out in deadly ways. The beloved Sherlock Holmes, his aide de camp Dr. John Watson, and their put-upon landlady Mrs. Hudson - along with the iconic Baker Street flat - come to the Huntington Avenue Theatre Sep. 28 - Oct. 28, 2018, in a production directed by Maria Aitken.

Breaking: Keri Russell Will Join Adam Driver in BURN THIS on Broadway Photo Breaking: Keri Russell Will Join Adam Driver in BURN THIS on Broadway
by Nicole Rosky - Aug 15, 2018

Producer David Binder just announced today that Golden Globe Award Winner and Emmy Award Nominee Keri Russell will join three-time Emmy Award nominee Adam Driver in the first revival of Pulitzer Prize Winner Lanford Wilson's BURN THIS. Directed by Tony Award winner Michael Mayer, BURN THIS will begin performances in March 2019 at a Broadway theater to be announced.

Maria Aitken Videos

STAGE TUBE: Pint-Sized Critic Iain Armitage Weighs in on 39 STEPS
by Stage Tube - May 7, 2015

Iain is at it again! The pint-sized theatre critic just visited the two-time Tony Award winning hilarious hit comedy 39 Steps, currently playing at the Union Square Theater (100 East 17th Street), to weigh in on  the play. Check out what he thought below!

BWW TV: THE 39 STEPS Is Back in New York- Meet the New Cast!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 5, 2015

The two-time Tony Award winning hilarious hit comedy 39 Steps is currently in previews with an opening night set for Monday, April 13th at the Union Square Theatre (100 East 17th Street). The cast of 39 Steps will feature original Broadway cast member Arnie Burton as Clown #2, as well as Billy Carter as Clown #1, Broadway vet Robert Petkoff as the dashing hero Richard Hannay, and Brittany Vicars as Pamela/Annabella/Margaret in her New York City stage debut. The company just met the press and below you can meet the new company!

STAGE TUBE: Audience Reactions and Behind-the-Scenes with SCANDAL's Kate Burton and More in THE SEAGULL at the Huntington Theatre
by Stage Tube - Mar 15, 2014

Real-life mother and son Tony and Emmy Award nominee Kate Burton (The Corn is Green, The Cherry Orchard, Hedda Gabler at the Huntington) and Morgan Ritchie (The Corn Is Green) play mother and son onstage together for the first time when they return to the Huntington Theatre Company for a lush new production of Anton Chekhov's passionate classic The Seagull. Huntington favorite Maria Aitken (The Cocktail Hour, Betrayal) will direct the Paul Schmidt translation of the classic of world drama about love, missed connections, and what it means to be an artist. Performances of The Seagull continue at the Avenue of the Arts / BU Theatre through April 6, 2014 at the BU Theatre. Check out a behind the scenes look below, and hear what audiences are saying about the show. Watch the videos below!

STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes of Huntington Theatre's COCKTAIL HOUR
by Stage Tube - Nov 20, 2013

A host of favorite Huntington Theatre Company artists return for a new stagging of A.R. Gurney's American comedy of manners The Cocktail Hour. Maria Aitken (Betrayal, Private Lives, and Alfred Hitchcock's The 39 Steps at the Huntington) directs the company that features James Waterston (Private Lives and Ah, Wilderness!) as John, the young playwright that reveals to his familuy members that they are the subject of his newest play. Richard Poe (The Taming of the Shrew) plays his father Bradley, Tony Award nominee and renowned Gurney interpreter Maureen Anderman (Becky Shaw and Third) plays John's mother, Ann; and Pamela J. Gray (Present Laughter and Butley) plays Nina, John's sister. Check out a behind the scenes look below!

STAGE TUBE: Watch the 2013 Elliot Norton Award Nominations Announcement!
by Stage Tube - Apr 10, 2013

The Boston Theater Critics Association (BTCA) has announced its nominations for the 31st Annual Elliot Norton Awards. The awards, which recognize excellence in Greater Boston theater, will be presented on Monday, May 13, at 7 p.m. at the Paramount Mainstage, 559 Washington Street, Boston. Click below to watch the announcement, and scroll down for a full list of the nominees!

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Kathy Baker, Chris Mulkey, James Van Der Beek and More in Highlights of THE GIFT
by Stage Tube - Feb 12, 2013

James Van Der Beek, best known for his starring roles on Dawson's Creek and in Varsity Blues and who currently can be seen on ABC's Don't Trust the B-in Apartment 23, appears in the American premiere production of Joanna Murray-Smith's The Gift at the Geffen Playhouse. Check out the videos below!

STAGE TUBE: New Highlights - West End's THE 39 STEPS
by Stage Tube - Oct 7, 2012

The 39 Steps, now celebrating its sixth year in the West End, has grossed over twenty million pounds since it opened at the Criterion Theatre in 2006. It is now the longest running consecutive show in the theatre's 137 year history. Check out new video highlights fom the show below!

STAGE TUBE: Get a Preview of Roundabout's 2011-2012 Season!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 14, 2011

Roundabout Theatre Company's 2011-2012 season features Terence Rattigan's Man and Boy, starring Frank Langella, directed by Maria Aitken; Stephen Karam's Sons of the Prophet, directed by Peter DuBois; Andrew Hinderaker's Suicide, Incorporated, directed by Jonathan Berry; Athol Fugard's The Road To Mecca starring RoseMary Harris, Carla Gugino & Jim Dale, directed by Gordon Edelstein and John Osborne's Look Back in Anger, directed by Sam Gold; Marc Camoletti's Don't Dress For Dinner adapted by Robin Hawdon, directed by John Tillinger; Mary Chase's Harvey starring Jim Parsons, Jessica Hecht & Charles Kimbrough, directed by Scott Ellis. Roundabout's Tony Award winning production of Anything Goes starring Sutton Foster & Joel Grey, directed & choreographed by Kathleen Marshall, is currently playing at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre. Get a first look at the season below!

STAGE TUBE: Roundabout Reveals New Website Design!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 8, 2011

Roundabout Theatre Company has just launched a brand new website design, and you can check out all of the new features by clicking below! Visit the improved site at: http://www.roundabouttheatre.org/

STAGE TUBE: Roundabout Theatre Company Announces New Play Initiative
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 14, 2011

Roundabout Theatre Company is a not-for-profit theatre dedicated to providing a nurturing artistic home for theatre artists at all stages of their careers where the widest possible audience can experience their work at affordable prices. Roundabout fulfills its mission each season through the revival of classic plays and musicals; development and production of new works by established playwrights and emerging writers; educational initiatives that enrich the lives of children and adults; and a subscription model and audience outreach programs that cultivate loyal audiences.


Maria Aitken Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Maria Aitken been in?
Maria Aitken has not appeared on Broadway.

How many West End shows has Maria Aitken been in?
Maria Aitken has appeared on London's West End in 1 shows.

What was Maria Aitken's first West End show?
Maria Aitken's first West End show was A Little Night Music which opened in 1975

What awards has Maria Aitken been nominated for?
Outstanding Director of a Play, HAYES Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for Private Lives , Outstanding Director of a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The 39 Steps , Best Direction of a Play (Tony Awards) for The 39 Steps Outstanding Performance of the Year in a Supporting Role (Olivier Awards) for Waste and Actress of the Year in a Revival (Olivier Awards) for Private Lives .