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Michael Greif directed the world premiere of The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures at The Guthrie Theater last April. He directed The Winter’s Tale for The Public Theater’s Shakespeare in the Park last summer as well as Angels in America for Signature Theatre. His other Public Theater credits include the 2007 Shakespeare in the Park revival of Romeo and Juliet, Diana Son’s Satellites, the launch performance of Suzan-Lori Parks’s 365 Days / 365 Plays, Fucking A, Dogeaters (Obie), Marisol, Pericles, Casanova, A Bright Room Called Day, and Machinal (Obie). For Signature Theatre Company, he directed John Guare’s A Few Stout Individuals and Landscape of the Body. Greif’s Broadway credits include Jonathan Larson’s Rent (Obie Award, Tony nom.), Grey Gardens (Tony nomination) and Next to Normal (Tony nomination). He is an Artistic Associate at New York Theatre Workshop, where his credits include Cavedweller, Bright Lights, Big City, and Rent. His other Off-Broadway credits include Boy’s Life (Second Stage), Neil LaBute’s The Distance from Here and A Very Common Procedure (MCC), Neal Bell’s Spatter Pattern (Playwrights Horizons), Beauty of the Father (MTC), Mr. Marmalade (Roundabout), Betty Rules (Zipper), and Bell’s Monster (CSC). Greif has a longstanding association with the Williamstown Theatre Festival where his credits include Cherry Orchard, Three Sisters, The Seagull, Street Scene, Tonight At 8:30 and Once in a Lifetime. He was Artistic Director of La Jolla Playhouse from 1995-1999 where he directed Our Town, Sweet Bird of Youth, Diana Son’s Boy, Randy Newman’s Faust (also Goodman), Kushner’s Slavs (also Taper), and Thérèse Raquin.

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Photos: THE NOTEBOOK Cast Poses for Portraits Ahead of Previews

The new Broadway musical The Notebook, based on the bestselling novel by Nicholas Sparks that inspired the iconic film, coming to Broadway! Check out new photos of the cast here!

THE ADDAMS FAMILY & DEAR EVAN HANSEN Will Launch New National Tours

BroadwayWorld has learned that new touring productions of both Dear Evan Hansen and The Addams Family will hit the road as part of the 2024/2025 touring season.

THE NOTEBOOK Annouces Broadway Lottery And Rush Ticket Policies

The new Broadway musical The Notebook, based on the bestselling novel by Nicholas Sparks that inspired the iconic film, begins preview performances this Saturday, February 10 at the Schoenfeld Theatre. Opening night is set for Thursday, March 14.

Bart Shatto Joins FINDING HELENA Industry Presentation

Broadway alum, Bart Shatto, has joined the company of FINDING HELENA for its New York debut. Learn more about the industry presentation.

New York City Children's Theater to Present World Premiere of PINOCCHIO at Theatre Row

New York City Children’s Theater will present the world premiere of PINOCCHIO, a dance/theater production at Theatre Row. Learn more about the production and see how to purchase tickets.

Up on the Marquee: HELL'S KITCHEN

Check out pics of the new marquee for Alicia Keys' Hell's Kitchen on Broadway!

Maleah Joi Moon, Shoshana Bean, Brandon Victor Dixon & More Will Reprise Roles in HELL'S KITCHEN on Broadway

AKW Productions has just announced the Broadway premiere of the new musical HELL’S KITCHEN and we have the full list of stars and newcomers!

Broadway Buying Guide: February 5, 2024- Get Tickets to SWEENEY TODD, HADESTOWN and More

Looking for the best deals on Broadway shows? Welcome to our new weekly guide to the most popular shows listed on BroadwayWorld. Check out which shows are selling this week, February 5, 2024.

Video: Go Inside Opening Night of DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES

The first musical of 2024 has officially arrived! In this video, watch as Brian d'Arcy James, Kelli O'Hara and the team of Days of Wine and Roses celebrate opening night on Broadway.

Photos: Company Celebrates Opening Night of DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES

Days of Wine and Roses officially opened on Broadway on Sunday, January 28, 2024, at Studio 54. The cast took to the red carpet following the big show and BroadwayWorld was there. Check out the photos here!

Photos: The Cast of DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES Takes Opening Night Bows

Days of Wine and Roses officially opened on Broadway on Sunday, January 28, 2024, at Studio 54. BroadwayWorld was there and you can check out photos of the cast taking their opening night bows here!

Review Roundup: DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES Opens on Broadway

Reviews are in for Days of Wine and Roses starring Kelli O'Hara and Brian D'Arcy James, which opened on Broadway tonight, Sunday, January 28th at Studio 54. The production, directed by Michael Grief, features music and lyrics by Adam Guettel and a book by Craig Lucas. Find out what the critics had to say here!

Photos: THE NOTEBOOK Company Meets the Press

See photos of the Broadway company of The Notebook meeting the press!

Video: Watch Highlights from DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES on Broadway

In this video, watch highlights of Kelli O’Hara and Brian d’Arcy James in Days of Wine and Roses on Broadway!

Meet the Cast of THE NOTEBOOK, Beginning Previews on Broadway Tonight!

The Notebook, the new musical based on the bestselling novel by Nicholas Sparks that inspired the iconic film, begins previews on Broadway toinght, February 10, at Broadway’s Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, ahead of a Thursday, March 14, 2024 opening night. Meet the cast of The Notebook here!

How Often Are Musicals Based on Documentaries?

This time, the reader question was: Is How To Dance in Ohio the only musical based on a documentary?

Video: THE NOTEBOOK Cast Discusses the Show's Themes

Watch as the cast of the Broadway musical The Notebook discusses the show's themes!

Broadway's HELL'S KITCHEN Establishes Comprehensive Fellowship Program

Alicia Keys and Broadway’s HELL’S KITCHEN have established a comprehensive Fellowship Program. Learn more about the program here!

Photos: First Look at Kelli O'Hara & Brian d'Arcy James in DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES on Broadway

Get a first look at photos of Kelli O'Hara and Brian d'Arcy James in Days of Wine and Roses on Broadway.

Michael Greif FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Michael Greif has been nominated for several awards throughout his career. Some of his notable nominations include Outstanding Director at The Lortels for The Low Road, Best Direction of a Musical at the BroadwayWorld Awards and Tony Awards for Dear Evan Hansen, Outstanding Director of a Musical at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for Dear Evan Hansen and Grey Gardens, Outstanding Director at The Lortels for Our Lady of Kibeho, Best Direction of a Musical at the Tony Awards for Next to Normal and Rent, Outstanding Director - Play at the Drama Desk Awards for Dogeaters, and Direction at the Obie Awards for Dogeaters. He also received Special Citations at the Obie Awards for his work on Rent.

Michael Greif has won several awards for his directing work in the Broadway industry. Some notable awards include the Best Direction of a Musical at the BroadwayWorld Awards for "Dear Evan Hansen," the Outstanding Director - Play at the Drama Desk Awards for "Dogeaters," and the Direction award at the Obie Awards for "Dogeaters." Additionally, he has received Special Citations at the Obie Awards for his work on "Rent." These accolades highlight his talent and contribution to the world of Broadway.

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