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Martin Beck

 
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Birth Place: AUSTRIA

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[Broadway, 1940]
Theatre Owner / Operator
 
[Broadway, 1937]
Theatre Owner / Operator
 
[Broadway, 1936]
Theatre Owner / Operator
 
[Broadway, 1935]
Theatre Owner / Operator
 
[Broadway, 1932]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 1931]
Theatre Owner / Operator
 
[Broadway, 1929]
Theatre Owner / Operator
 
[Broadway, 1926]
Theatre Owner / Operator
 
[Broadway, 1925]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 1924]
Producer


Martin Beck Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 1958 - Special Tony Award Gold Star
Mrs. Martin Beck

Martin Beck News

BC/EFA Auctions Limited Edition Autographed Al Hirschfeld Prints Photo BC/EFA Auctions Limited Edition Autographed Al Hirschfeld Prints
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 27, 2022

Twenty one limited-edition prints of acclaimed caricature artist Al Hirschfeld – signed by the iconic stage and screen stars featured in the image – are being auctioned online to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and the Al Hirschfeld Foundation, in partnership with Heritage Auctions, the largest collectibles auctioneer in the world.

New Book THE AMERICAN THEATRE AS SEEN BY HIRSCHFELD, 1962 â€" 2002 to be Released in  Photo New Book THE AMERICAN THEATRE AS SEEN BY HIRSCHFELD, 1962 â€" 2002 to be Released in November
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 20, 2022

The American Theatre as seen by Hirschfeld 1962-2002 showcases Hirschfeld’s greatest theater work from five decades, including some of the most important productions from the last sixty years. It will be available exclusively online and at The Museum of Broadway starting November 15.

Chip Zien And Ben Rimalower To Talk INTO THE WOODS Live At The Green Room 42 Photo Chip Zien And Ben Rimalower To Talk INTO THE WOODS Live At The Green Room 42
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 14, 2022

The Green Room 42 will present a live podcast taping of Giants In The Sky: How Sondheim and Lapine Went Into The Woods featuring original Into The Woods star Chip Zien in conversation with Ben Rimalower on Sunday, October 23.

Photos: Karen Akers Returns To Birdland With WATER UNDER THE BRIDGE Photo Photos: Karen Akers Returns To Birdland With WATER UNDER THE BRIDGE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 20, 2022

On Monday, September 12, singer/actress Karen Akers returned to Birdland with “Water Under The Bridge,” which was musical directed by Alex Rybeck, with Tom Hubbard on bass. Check out photos here!

Grand Theatre Opens its 2022/2023 Season with the High School Project: INTO THE WOODS
by Stephi Wild - Sep 15, 2022

The Grand Theatre’s High School Project – the only of its kind in North America – returns to open the Theatre’s 2022-2023 season with Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s Tony Award-winning musical, Into the Woods. Directed by notable Canadian actor and director, Saccha Dennis, Into the Woods plays September 20 to October 1, 2022 for twelve performances on the Spriet Stage.  

Bucks County Playhouse to Present HIRSCHFELD'S BROADWAY Featuring Backstage Stories & Photo Bucks County Playhouse to Present HIRSCHFELD'S BROADWAY Featuring Backstage Stories & More This Month
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 12, 2022

Bucks County Playhouse will present “Hirschfeld’s Broadway,” a new multi-media presentation illustrating and celebrating some of the most loved moments in American theater as drawn by Al Hirschfeld. The one-night-only event takes place Wednesday, September 28 at 7:30 pm at Bucks County Playhouse.

Birdland Will Present The Return Of Karen Akers This September Photo Birdland Will Present The Return Of Karen Akers This September
by Nicole Rosky - Aug 12, 2022

Returning to Birdland after the sold-out debut of this show in April, Akers once again takes a look back at some of the songs that first brought her attention in cabaret as well as on Broadway, television, and recordings: works by Craig Carnelia, Maury Yeston, Edith Piaf, and Stephen Sondheim, among other treasures.

See SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD, Chita Rivera, Charl Brown & More at Berkshire Theatre Grou Photo See SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD, Chita Rivera, Charl Brown & More at Berkshire Theatre Group This Month
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 18, 2022

This July, Berkshire Theatre Group will present Songs For a New World, the first musical by Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown at The Unicorn Theatre in Stockbridge, MA, and also the 2022 Colonial Concert Series: Featuring Broadway Luminaries Chita Rivera and Charl Brown at The Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield, MA.

​​​​​​Berkshire Theatre Group Announces Casting For Late Summer 2022 Seas Photo ​​​​​​Berkshire Theatre Group Announces Casting For Late Summer 2022 Season
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 9, 2022

​​​​​​Berkshire Theatre Group has announced casting for shows in BTG’s Late Summer 2022 Season. The full season will feature B.R.O.K.E.N code B.I.R.D switching, a world premiere play and an award recipient of the GRANTS FOR ARTS PROJECTS from the National Endowment for the Arts; Once, a Tony Award-winning musical; Songs For a New World, the first musical by a Tony Award winner; Dracula, a classic gothic tale of horrors; and Edward Albee's Seascape, a Pulitzer Prize-winning play. 

Palace Theatre Completes Lifting as Part of TSX Broadway Project Photo Palace Theatre Completes Lifting as Part of TSX Broadway Project
by Stephi Wild - May 5, 2022

The lifting of the Palace Theatre has been completed, marking a milestone in the TSX Broadway project. The theatre's new position is 30 feet about street level, within the podium of the 47-story Times Square hotel tower.

Martin Beck Videos

VIDEO: Go Backstage at THE SOUND OF MUSIC with Rebecca Luker in 1998 Videoplay
VIDEO: Go Backstage at THE SOUND OF MUSIC with Rebecca Luker in 1998

by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 23, 2020

In 1998, when Luker was leading the first Broadway revival of The Sound of Music, Broadway producer Jamie deRoy visited her and the rest of the cast backstage with filmmaker Rick McKay.

BWW Rewind: Watch Songs from Laura Benanti's Broadway Debut in THE SOUND OF MUSIC! Videoplay
BWW Rewind: Watch Songs from Laura Benanti's Broadway Debut in THE SOUND OF MUSIC!

by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 27, 2020

Today we rewind to 1999, when Laura Benanti took over the role of Maria from Rebecca Luker in The Sound of Music. Benanti, who made her Broadway debut the previous year as Luker's understudy, was 19 years old. The revival ran for over a year at the Martin Beck Theatre (now the Al Hirschfeld Theatre), where it opened in March 1998.

VIDEO: On This Day, November 5- Broadway Heads INTO THE WOODS Videoplay
VIDEO: On This Day, November 5- Broadway Heads INTO THE WOODS

by A.A. Cristi - Nov 5, 2018

On this day in 1987, James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim's fractured fairytale, Into The Woods opened on Broadway!

VIDEO: On This Day, June 21- Happy Birthday, Al Hirschfeld! Videoplay
VIDEO: On This Day, June 21- Happy Birthday, Al Hirschfeld!

by A.A. Cristi - Jun 21, 2018

On this day, we celebrate the birthday of a legendary figure in the world's of art and theatre, the 'Line King', the great Al Hirschfeld. 

Video Flashback: THE RINK Opens on Broadway Starring Chita Rivera and Liza Minnelli Videoplay
Video Flashback: THE RINK Opens on Broadway Starring Chita Rivera and Liza Minnelli

by A.A. Cristi - Feb 9, 2018

Today we flashback to the musical that brought a group of theatrical titans and a story about a mother, a daughter, and roller rink to the Broadway stage. 

Video Flashback: Roxie Returns as CHICAGO Makes 1996 Debut at City Center Encores! Videoplay
Video Flashback: Roxie Returns as CHICAGO Makes 1996 Debut at City Center Encores!

by A.A. Cristi - Nov 14, 2017

Today as we celebrate a landmark 21 years since the long-running revival of Kander and Ebb's Chicago landed on Broadway, let's venture way back in time to when the revival made its world premiere at City Center Encores.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 4/14/16- GUYS AND DOLLS
by Stage Tube - Apr 14, 2016

Today in 1992, the second Broadway revival of Guys and Dolls opened at the Martin Beck Theatre (now the Al Hirschfeld Theatre), where it ran for 1143 performances. Guys and Dolls is a musical with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows. It is based on 'The Idyll of Miss Sarah Brown' and 'Blood Pressure', two short stories by Damon Runyon, and also borrows characters and plot elements from other Runyon stories, most notably 'Pick the Winner'. Premiering on Broadway in 1950, the original production ran for 1200 performances and won the Tony Award for Best Musical. The musical has had several Broadway and London revivals, as well as a 1955 film adaptation starring Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons, Frank Sinatra and Vivian Blaine.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 4/6/16- THE CRUCIBLE
by Stage Tube - Apr 6, 2016

Today in 1964, The Crucible opened at the Belasco Theatre, where it ran for 16 performances. The Crucible is a 1952 play by the American playwright Arthur Miller. It is a dramatization of the Salem witch trials that took place in the Province of Massachusetts Bay during 1692 and 1693. It was first performed at the Martin Beck Theater on Broadway on January 22, 1953. The production won the 1953 'Best Play' Tony Award. It is a central work in the canon of American drama.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 3/26/16- ANNIE
by Stage Tube - Mar 26, 2016

Today in 1997, Annie opened at the Martin Beck Theatre (now the Al Hirschfeld Theatre), where it ran for 239 performances. Annie is a Broadway musical based upon the popular Harold Gray comic strip Little Orphan Annie, with music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Martin Charnin, and the book by Thomas Meehan. The original Broadway production opened in 1977 and ran for nearly six years, setting a record for the Alvin Theatre (now the Neil Simon Theatre). It spawned numerous productions in many countries, as well as national tours, and won the Tony Award for Best Musical. The musical's songs 'Tomorrow' and 'It's the Hard-Knock Life' are among its most popular musical numbers.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 3/14/16- SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS
by Stage Tube - Mar 14, 2016

Today in 2002, Sweet Smell of Success opened at the Martin Beck Theatre (now the Al Hirschfeld Theatre), where it ran for 109 performances. Created by Marvin Hamlisch (music), Craig Carnelia (lyrics), and John Guare (book), the show is based on the 1957 movie of the same name. It tells the story of a powerful newspaper columnist named J. J. Hunsecker (based on famed New York columnist Walter Winchell) who uses his connections to ruin his sister's relationship with a man he deems inappropriate. The show starred John Lithgow as J.J. Hunsecker, and Brian d'Arcy James as Sidney Falcone.


Martin Beck Frequently Asked Questions

What awards has Martin Beck been nominated for?
Special Tony Award (Tony Awards) .

What awards has Martin Beck won?
Special Tony Award (Tony Awards).