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Martin Sherman

 

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[Broadway, 2003]
Book Revisions
 
[New York, 2002]
Book Revisions

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Photos

Sean Mathias & Martin Sherman Photo

Sean Mathias & Martin Sherman

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02/22/2019
Jonathan Hyde, Ben Allen, Sean Mathias, Harry Lawtey & Martin Sherman Photo

Jonathan Hyde, Ben Allen, Sean Mathias, Harry Lawtey & Martin Sherman

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02/22/2019
Maureen Lipman & Martin Sherman Photo

Maureen Lipman & Martin Sherman

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02/22/2019
Sean Mathias, Gabriel Ebert, Martin Sherman, Harvey Fierstein, Christopher Sears and  Photo

Sean Mathias, Gabriel Ebert, Martin Sherman, Harvey Fierstein, Christopher Sears and Oskar Eustis

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04/05/2017
Oskar Eustis, Sean Mathias and Martin Sherman Photo

Oskar Eustis, Sean Mathias and Martin Sherman

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04/05/2017

 

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Productions

[Broadway, 2003]
Book Revisions

[New York, 2002]
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Martin Sherman Awards and Nominations

 
Olivier Awards - 2004 - Best Revival
Martin ShermanAbsolutely! (Perhaps)
 
Tony Awards - 2004 - Best Book of a Musical
Martin Sherman, The Boy from Oz
 
Tony Awards - 2004 - Best Book of a Musical
Martin Sherman, Wicked
 
Olivier Awards - 2000 - BBC Award for the Play of the Year
Martin ShermanRose

Martin Sherman News

Review: ROSE, Park Theatre Photo Review: ROSE, Park Theatre
by Gary Naylor - Sep 16, 2022

One woman's reflections on her life as a Jew in the 20th century throw light on the history of a people - and give us much food for thought in the 21st.

Review: MATT HARMON'S EXHILARATING AND POIGNANT ‚ÄúEXHIBITS IN THE ZOO‚ÄĚ at ThinkTan Photo Review: MATT HARMON'S EXHILARATING AND POIGNANT ‚ÄúEXHIBITS IN THE ZOO‚ÄĚ at ThinkTankTYA
by Drew Eberhard - Aug 14, 2022

Matt Harmon’s Exhibits in the Zoo displays what life was like for people prior to the Holocaust living out their days in the confines of the Warsaw Ghetto. To much knowledge and further proven by history, the ideas of the Holocaust, or what our immediate resonance with the tragedy conveys is the Concentration Camp angle. With plays like Martin Sherman’s Bent, and Diary of Anne Frank, and novels such as Night and Number of the Stars, we have learned at length the tragedies that struck the communities of Jews at the hands of Hitler’s Regime.

Photos: First look at Evolution Theatre Company's GENTLY DOWN THE STREAM Photo Photos: First look at Evolution Theatre Company's GENTLY DOWN THE STREAM
by Jerri Shafer - Jul 21, 2022

See photos of Evolution Theatre Company's GENTLY DOWN THE STREAM. Beau, a pianist expat living in London, meets Rufus, an eccentric young lawyer, at the dawn of the internet dating revolution. After a life spent recovering from the disappointment and hurt of loving men in a world that refused to allow it, Beau is determined to keep his expectations low with Rufus.

Chicago Premiere of British Comedy TOMMY ON TOP to Open at Pride Arts Center Photo Chicago Premiere of British Comedy TOMMY ON TOP to Open at Pride Arts Center
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 4, 2022

PrideArts will conclude its 2021-22 season with the Chicago premiere of TOMMY ON TOP ‚Äď a comedy that premiered in London‚Äôs West End at the Above the Stag Theatre last summer. PrideArts Artistic Director Jay Espa√Īo made the announcement today.

ROSE, Starring Dame Maureen Lipman Comes to Hope Mill Theatre and Park Theatre This Y Photo ROSE, Starring Dame Maureen Lipman Comes to Hope Mill Theatre and Park Theatre This Year
by Stephi Wild - May 4, 2022

Following a hugely successful award-winning online run, which was later broadcast on Sky Arts, Dame Maureen Lipman returns to the title role of Rose for a new production starting on the stage on which it was filmed.

Park Theatre Announces Autumn Season Photo Park Theatre Announces Autumn Season
by Stephi Wild - May 4, 2022

Dame Maureen Lipman and an adaptation of a Christopher Isherwood novel will appear on the Park200 stage in two shows announced for Park Theatre's Summer to Autumn season. Further notable names in the season include House of Cards writer Bill Cain and Olivier Award-winner and The Shark is Broken director Guy Masterson.

BWW Review: GENTLY DOWN THE STREAM at New Conservatory Theatre Center Photo BWW Review: GENTLY DOWN THE STREAM at New Conservatory Theatre Center
by Steve Murray - Dec 18, 2021

What could have been a cute, bittersweet May-December romcom is transformed into a transcendent homage to the lost art of oral history by the thoughtful script of Pulitzer Prize and two-time Tony nominee Martin Sherman and an exceptionally moving performance by Donald Currie. Gently Down the Stream intelligently speaks to a generation of gay men lucky enough to have survived the carnage of our pasts and reinforces the fact that we did survive, will always remember, but must move on. Theatre this moving comes around rarely folks, so this is a must-see.

John Bell Will Take the Stage in THE NIGHT LARRY KRAMER KISSED ME Photo John Bell Will Take the Stage in THE NIGHT LARRY KRAMER KISSED ME
by Stephi Wild - Nov 10, 2021

Making his stage debut Outlander's John Bell (Outlander, The Hobbit, Wrath of the Titans) has been cast in multi award-winning Off-Broadway hit The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me by David Drake.  

NCTC Announces Martin Sherman's Sweeping Tale Of A May-December Romance, GENTLY DOWN  Photo NCTC Announces Martin Sherman's Sweeping Tale Of A May-December Romance, GENTLY DOWN THE STREAM
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 18, 2021

In December, New Conservatory Theatre Center closes out 2021 with a bang with the premiere of iconic playwright Martin Sherman's Gently Down the Stream. Touchingly earnest and deeply witty, this epic play is a surprising and constantly evolving love story that crosses generations.

BWW Review: THE CHERRY ORCHARD, Theatre Royal Windsor Photo BWW Review: THE CHERRY ORCHARD, Theatre Royal Windsor
by Gary Naylor - Oct 15, 2021

Francesca Annis is in show-stealing form in Chekhov's masterpiece of changing times in a Windsor I last saw on television coverage of Harry and Meghan's wedding - appropriately enough.

Martin Sherman Videos

VIDEO: Alan Cumming Discusses His Groundbreaking Role on CBS' INSTINCT with Seth Meye VideoVIDEO: Alan Cumming Discusses His Groundbreaking Role on CBS' INSTINCT with Seth Meyers
by Macon Prickett - Mar 14, 2018

Alan Cumming talks about Instinct and how proud he is to play the first openly gay lead character on a network television drama series.

BWW TV: See Harvey Fierstein and More in Highlights from GENTLY DOWN THE STREAM at The Public
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 4, 2017

The Public's world premiere of Gently Down the Stream, written by Martin Sherman and directed by Sean Mathias, recently extended through May 14, will celebrate its official press opening tomorrow, April 5. Tony winner Harvey Fierstein takes the stage in a ravishing world premiere by one of the most influential playwrights of our time. Click below to watch highlights from the show!

STAGE TUBE: Emma Williams Talks About Olivier Nod For MRS HENDERSON PRESENTS!
by Stage Tube - Mar 2, 2016

Emma Williams talks about her Olivier nomination as Best Supporting Actress in a Musical!

BWW TV: Behind the Scenes With TheatreZone's THE BOY FROM OZ
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 9, 2016

THE BOY FROM OZ  plays at the TheatreZone thru February 14.  Book by Nick Enright, Music and Lyrics by Peter Allen, US Edition Book by Martin Sherman.  Check out a behind the scenes look below!

VIDEO: Alan Cumming Premieres Sneak Peek at 'Hoover Dam: The Musical' on LATE NIGHT
by Caryn Robbins - Feb 4, 2016

On last night's LATE NIGHT, guest Alan Cumming premiered a sneak peek of his new upcoming Broadway musical HOOVER DAM: THE MUSICAL.

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Highlights of CTG's BENT
by Stage Tube - Jul 31, 2015

Just in to BroadwayWorld! Martin Sherman's BENT, a groundbreaking drama about the rare power of love in the most inhumane conditions, will be directed by Moisés Kaufman, began previews on July 15 and opens July 26 for a run through August 23, 2015, at the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum. BroadwayWorld has a stunning first look at highlights below!

STAGE TUBE: Behind-the-Scenes of CTG's BENT with Jake Shears, Andy Mientus & More!
by Stage Tube - Jul 28, 2015

Martin Sherman's 'Bent,' a groundbreaking drama about the rare power of love in the most inhumane conditions, opened on July 26 at the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum. Directed by Moises Kaufman, performances for 'Bent' will continue through August 23. (Previews started on July 15.) Check out a behind-the-scenes look below!

STAGE TUBE: Scissor Sisters' Jake Shears Sings 'Streets of Berlin' from BENT at the Taper
by Stage Tube - Jul 14, 2015

Martin Sherman's BENT, a groundbreaking drama about the rare power of love in the most inhumane conditions, will be directed by Moises Kaufman, beginning previews tomorrow, July 15, and opening July 26 for a run through August 23, 2015, at the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum. Below, watch Jake Shears (Scissor Sisters) sing 'Streets of Berlin,' a song he wrote and performs in the play!

VIDEO: Alan Cumming Talks CABARET, New Memoir & More on 'The View'
by Caryn Robbins - Oct 17, 2014

Alan Cumming stopped by THE VIEW this week to talk about his role on CBS's The Good Wife as well as his current return to the stage in Broadway's CABARET.

STAGE TUBE: Kerry Ellis, Nick Hynter, et al. Support It Gets Better
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 11, 2011

West End stars, including Denise Van Outen and Kerry Ellis, have joined forces to promote the message that 'It Gets Better' to youngsters who may be struggling with their sexuality. Check out what they have to say below!


Martin Sherman Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Martin Sherman written?
Martin Sherman has written 11 shows including Ten Nights in a Barroom (Lyricist), New York! New York! (Playwright), Cracks (Playwright), Rio Grande (Playwright), Bent (Playwright), Messiah (Playwright), When She Danced (Playwright), A Madhouse in Goa (Playwright), The Boy From Oz (Bookwriter), Rose (Playwright), Gently Down the Stream (Playwright).

What awards has Martin Sherman been nominated for?
Best Revival (Olivier Awards) for Absolutely! (Perhaps) , Best Book of a Musical (Tony Awards) for The Boy from Oz Best Book of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Wicked and BBC Award for the Play of the Year (Olivier Awards) for Rose .