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[Off-Broadway, 2020]
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[US Tour, 2020]
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[Broadway, 2019]
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[Off-Broadway, 2018]
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[Off-Broadway, 2018]
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[Off-Broadway, 2018]
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[Off-Broadway, 2017]
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[Off-Broadway, 2014]
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Oliver Butler Awards and Nominations

 
Obie Awards - 2014 - Direction Gold Star
Oliver Butler, The Open House

Oliver Butler News

Review: WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME at Seattle Rep Photo Review: WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME at Seattle Rep
by Jay Irwin - Oct 6, 2022

The problem with a one person show, Dear Readers, or even a mostly one-person show is that often the author can tend to ramble. They get lost in their own exorcising of whatever demons they‚Äôre trying to get out and go on tangent after tangent. Heidi Schreck, author of ‚ÄúWhat the Constitution Means to Me‚ÄĚ, currently playing at the Seattle Rep, even references it herself. However, Schreck manages to take those seeming tangents and gracefully pull that thread connecting them all and bring them all together creating a wholly impactful and provocative show that will stick with you long after you leave the theater.

TheaterWorksUSA to Present THE LIGHTNING THIEF Theatre for Young Audiences Edition at Photo TheaterWorksUSA to Present THE LIGHTNING THIEF Theatre for Young Audiences Edition at Five Angels Theater
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 30, 2022

TheaterWorksUSA new, 60-minute production of The Lightning Thief: Theatre for Young Audiences Edition will perform in New York City before heading out on its quest around the country. Performing two shows only on October 1, 3 PM and 7 PM at Five Angels Theater.

Casting Announced For WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME at Seattle Rep Photo Casting Announced For WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME at Seattle Rep
by Stephi Wild - Sep 8, 2022

Seattle Rep announced that Broadway-alum Cassie Beck (The Rose Tattoo; What the Constitution Means to Me national tour) will lead Seattle Rep's upcoming production of What the Constitution Means to Me by Heidi Schreck and directed by Oliver Butler.

Signature Theatre Announces Dates For 2022-2023 Season, Featuring Quiara Alegría Hud Photo Signature Theatre Announces Dates For 2022-2023 Season, Featuring Quiara Alegría Hudes, Samuel D. Hunter, Sarah Ruhl, and Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
by Stephi Wild - Aug 24, 2022

Signature Theatre has announced dates for its 2022-2023 season‚ÄĒfrom Resident playwrights Quiara Alegr√≠a Hudes, Samuel D. Hunter, Sarah Ruhl, and Branden Jacobs-Jenkins. While the structure of Signature's seasons‚ÄĒproducing several plays by each resident writer‚ÄĒfundamentally brings audiences closer to playwrights, this season particularly offers a personal and profound view into each Resident writers' voice and vision.

WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME Single Ticket Announced At Seattle Rep Photo WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME Single Ticket Announced At Seattle Rep
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 8, 2022

Seattle Rep has announced the on-sale date for their highly anticipated production of Heidi Schreck's Tony-nominated play, What the Constitution Means to Me.

FROZEN, THE BAND'S VISIT, HAMILTON and More Nominated for Los Angeles Drama Critics C Photo FROZEN, THE BAND'S VISIT, HAMILTON and More Nominated for Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 9, 2022

The Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle has announced the nominees for theatrical excellence for 2020 and 2021. This year's awards have been combined due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

TodayTix Lottery Announced For One-Night-Only Reading of WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS  Photo TodayTix Lottery Announced For One-Night-Only Reading of WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 3, 2022

What the Constitution Means to Me has partnered with TodayTix to offer a limited number of $40 tickets for its one-night-only reading on June 9, 2022, at 8pm. The evening will benefit the National Network of Abortion Funds. Schreck and the original Broadway cast of What the Constitution Means to Me will star. 

Patricia McGregor Will Be The Next Artistic Director Of New York Theatre Workshop Photo Patricia McGregor Will Be The Next Artistic Director Of New York Theatre Workshop
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 25, 2022

New York Theatre Workshop announced today that Patricia McGregor will succeed James C. Nicola as Artistic Director, following a yearlong search led by ALJP Consulting and a dedicated search committee of artists, staff and Trustees.

WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME Company Will Reunite This June Photo WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME Company Will Reunite This June
by Nicole Rosky - May 23, 2022

Heidi Schreck and the original Broadway cast of her Tony Award nominated and Pulitzer Prize finalist play What the Constitution Means to Me will reunite for a special one-night-only reading of the play to benefit the National Network of Abortion Funds on June 9, 2022 at 8pm at the historic Great Hall at Cooper Union.

Premieres by Quiara Alegría Hudes, Sarah Ruhl & More Announced for Signature Theatre Photo Premieres by Quiara Alegría Hudes, Sarah Ruhl & More Announced for Signature Theatre's 2022-2023 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 19, 2022

Signature Theatre announced its 2022-2023 season‚ÄĒfrom Resident playwrights¬†Quiara Alegr√≠a Hudes,¬†Samuel D. Hunter,¬†Sarah Ruhl, and¬†Branden Jacobs-Jenkins‚ÄĒalongside the inauguration of¬†Launchpad, a new residency supporting early-career playwrights that expands the organization‚Äôs singular mission of producing a body of work by each resident writer.

Oliver Butler Videos

VIDEO: Watch the Official Trailer for WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME on Amazon Pri Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch the Official Trailer for WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME on Amazon Prime

by Stage Tube - Oct 5, 2020

The official trailer for What the Constitution Means to Me, a filmed version of the critically-acclaimed, award-winning play created by and starring Heidi Schreck, is available now. The special will premiere Oct. 16, 2020, exclusively on Amazon Prime Video, in more than 240 countries and territories worldwide. In the final, record-breaking week of its hit Broadway run, director Marielle Heller (director of Oscar-nominated films A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood and Can You Ever Forgive Me?) captured the play at the Helen Hayes Theater in New York City.

Broadway Rewind: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Leslie Odom Jr. & Karen Olivo Sing TICK, TICK... Videoplay
Broadway Rewind: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Leslie Odom Jr. & Karen Olivo Sing TICK, TICK... BOOM!

by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 1, 2020

Today we rewind to 2014, for the Encores! Off-Center production of tick, tick... boom! tick, tick... BOOM!, with book, music and lyrics by Jonathan Larson, is an autobiographical musical by the Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning composer of Rent.

VIDEO: First Look at THE PLOT at Yale Repertory Theatre Videoplay
VIDEO: First Look at THE PLOT at Yale Repertory Theatre

by Stage Tube - Dec 16, 2019

Yale Repertory Theatre (James Bundy, Artistic Director; Victoria Nolan, Managing Director) presents the world premiere of THE PLOT by Will Eno, directed by Oliver Butler, November 29-December 21, at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street). THE PLOT opened on Thursday, December 5.

BWW TV: WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME Celebrates Opening Night! Videoplay
BWW TV: WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME Celebrates Opening Night!

by TV - Opening Night Special - Apr 1, 2019

Written and performed by two-time Obie Award winner Heidi Schreck (Grand Concourse, 'I Love Dick') and directed by Obie Award winner Oliver Butler (The Amateurs, The Light Years), What the Constitution Means to Me opened last night, March 31, 2019, at the Helen Hayes Theater (240 W 44th Street, New York, NY).

VIDEO: Heidi Schreck Discusses What the Constitution Means to Her on The Late Show Videoplay
VIDEO: Heidi Schreck Discusses What the Constitution Means to Her on The Late Show

by Stage Tube - Mar 16, 2019

What the Constitution Means to Me began previews on Broadway just a couple of days ago, on March 14. The show's playwright and star Heidi Schreck chatted last night with Stephen Colbert about how she has a long, personal relationship with the document that begins 'We the People.'

Theater Talk: Terrence Mann, Will Swenson & More on the Outrageous JERRY SPRINGER - T Videoplay
Theater Talk: Terrence Mann, Will Swenson & More on the Outrageous JERRY SPRINGER - THE OPERA

by Theater Talk - Mar 5, 2018

On this episode,  writer/composer Richard Thomas visits with actors Terrence Mann and Will Swenson from Thomas' controversial work Jerry Springer -The Opera, which created a sensation in the UK 13 years ago, but was considered so outrageous that it only now premieres in NYC. They discuss the spectacular production by The New Group at The Pershing Square Signature Center, with Michael Musto of NewNowNext.com and Susan Haskins. Next, playwright Jordan Harrison, director Oliver Butler and actor Michael Cyril Creighton talk about their production of Harrison's highly-original and thought-provoking play, The Amateurs, at the Vineyard Theatre, about a theater troop fleeing The Black Death in the Middle Ages and how these actors contributed to the modern dramatic concepts of character and individuality.

STAGE TUBE: TICK, TICK...BOOM! Audience Breaks Into Larson's 'Seasons of Love'
by Stage Tube - Jun 26, 2014

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Leslie Odom Jr. and Karen Olivo star in the New York City Center Encores! Off-Center production of Jonathan Larson's Tick, Tick... BOOM!, which just opened last night, June 25 and runs through June 28. The opening show of City Center's acclaimed Encores! Off-Center series of landmark Off-Broadway musicals is directed by Oliver Butler with choreography by Camille A. Brown and music direction by Chris Fenwick. Last night's opening night audience, which included many previous winners of the Larson Foundation Awards, broke out into Larson's most popular tune, 'Seasons of Love' for the Larson family. Watch the spontaneous sing-along below!

STAGE TUBE: More Footage from Encores! TICK, TICK... BOOM! with Lin-Manuel Miranda, Leslie Odom Jr and Karen Olivo!
by Stage Tube - Jun 25, 2014

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Leslie Odom Jr. and Karen Olivo star in the New York City Center Encores! Off-Center production of Jonathan Larson's Tick, Tick... BOOM!, running for five performances, tonight, June 25 through June 28. The opening show of City Center's acclaimed Encores! Off-Center series of landmark Off-Broadway musicals is directed by Oliver Butler with choreography by Camille A. Brown and music direction by Chris Fenwick. The show just revealed new footage from dress rehearsals, so click below to check it out, plus watch BroadwayWorld's highlights from the production HERE!

BWW TV: Watch Highlights from Encores! TICK, TICK... BOOM with Lin-Manuel Miranda, Leslie Odom Jr. and Karen Olivo!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 25, 2014

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Leslie Odom Jr. and Karen Olivo will star in the New York City Center Encores! Off-Center production of Jonathan Larson's Tick, Tick... BOOM!, running for five performances, June 25 - 28. The opening show of City Center's acclaimed Encores! Off-Center series of landmark Off-Broadway musicals will be directed by Oliver Butler with choreography by Camille A. Brown and music direction by Chris Fenwick. Jeanine Tesori is Encores! Off-Center Artistic Director. Below, BroadwayWorld is excited to bring you highlights of the cast in action!

BWW TV: Chatting with the Company of TICK, TICK...BOOM!- Lin-Manuel Miranda, Karen Olivo and Leslie Odom Jr & More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 18, 2014

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Karen Olivo and Leslie Odom Jr.will star in the New York City Center Encores! Off-Center production of Jonathan Larson's Tick, Tick... BOOM!, running for five performances, June 25 ­ 28. The opening show of City Center's acclaimed Encores! Off-Center series of landmark Off-Broadway musicals will be directed by Oliver Butler with choreography by Camille A. Brown and music direction by Chris Fenwick. Jeanine Tesoriis Encores! Off-Center Artistic Director. The cast gave a special press preview earlier today and BroadwayWorld was there for the festivities. Below, check out interviews with the full company, as well as a performance sneak peek!


Oliver Butler Frequently Asked Questions

What awards has Oliver Butler been nominated for?
Direction (Obie Awards) for The Open House .

What awards has Oliver Butler won?
Direction (Obie Awards) for The Open House.