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Pam Gems Awards and Nominations

 
Olivier Awards - 2009 - Best Musical Revival
Pam GemsPiaf
 
Tony Awards - 1999 - Best Book of a Musical
Pam Gems, Marlene
 
Olivier Awards - 1998 - Best Entertainment
Pam GemsMarlene
 
Olivier Awards - 1997 - BBC Award for the Play of the Year Gold Star
Pam GemsStanley
 
Tony Awards - 1997 - Best Play
Pam Gems, Stanley
 
Evening Standard Awards - 1996 - Best Play Gold Star
Pam GemsStanley
 
Olivier Awards - 1993 - Best Entertainment
Pam GemsThe Blue Angel
 
Olivier Awards - 1977 - Play of the Year
Pam GemsDusa, Fish, Stas and Vi

Pam Gems News

Theatre Director Nancy Meckler Releases New Book 'Notes From the Rehearsal Room'
by Stephi Wild - Dec 14, 2022

Theatre director Nancy Meckler’s book Notes from the Rehearsal Room is intended for anyone interested, professionally or as a theatregoer, in what is involved in turning words on a page into a theatrical event.

Nottingham Playhouse Announces CINDERELLA Panto 2023 Photo Nottingham Playhouse Announces CINDERELLA Panto 2023
by Stephi Wild - Dec 8, 2022

Following the triumphant opening of Dick Whittington last week, Nottingham Playhouse has announced that next year's pantomime will be Cinderella.  Written by Notttingham Playhouse Artistic Director Adam Penford and starring the theatre's favourite dame, John Elkington, the show will run from 1 December 2023 to 13 January 2024.

BWW Review: Triumphant THE FUNNY GIRL IN ME: JOSEPHINE SANGES SINGS FANNY BRICE Debut Photo BWW Review: Triumphant THE FUNNY GIRL IN ME: JOSEPHINE SANGES SINGS FANNY BRICE Debuts at The Laurie Beechman Theatre
by Stephen Mosher - May 7, 2022

Josephine Sanges, John M. Cook, and Jeff Harnar have outdone themselves with the new Fanny Brice tribute show playing the Beechman. Read our critic's review.

Shakespearean Actor Antony Sher Passes Away at 72 Photo Shakespearean Actor Antony Sher Passes Away at 72
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 3, 2021

Today the RSC announced the death of Sir Antony Sher, Honorary Associate Artist and husband of Artistic Director, Gregory Doran. Antony was diagnosed with terminal cancer earlier this year with Gregory taking compassionate leave from his role in September to care for Antony.

Nottingham Playhouse Will Stream PIAF on Demand Photo Nottingham Playhouse Will Stream PIAF on Demand
by Stephi Wild - Nov 29, 2021

Pam Gems' Piaf ‚Äď a Nottingham Playhouse and Leeds Playhouse co-production, reopened the theatre this summer, after an extended period of closure due to the COVID-19 lockdowns.¬† Garnering rave reviews, Adam Penford's production tells the extraordinary life story of the sensational, world-renowned singer Edith Piaf, who began her career singing on the streets of Paris.¬†¬†

Nottingham Playhouse Announces Full Cast for PIAF Photo Nottingham Playhouse Announces Full Cast for PIAF
by Stephi Wild - May 25, 2021

Pam Gems' Piaf ‚Äď a Nottingham Playhouse and Leeds Playhouse co-production ‚Äď tells the extraordinary life story of the sensational, world-renowned singer Edith Piaf. Her most famous songs include La Vie en Rose and Je Ne Regrette Rien, though the international star began her life singing on the streets of Paris.

Nottingham Playhouse Announces Summer 2021 Season Photo Nottingham Playhouse Announces Summer 2021 Season
by Stephi Wild - May 17, 2021

Nottingham Playhouse today announces a packed Summer programme as the theatre reopens its doors to the public.  With an eclectic collection that welcomes both live and digital audiences, the shows and events on offer embrace musical, classical and contemporary work, both inside the theatre and outdoors, this celebration of live work includes something for everyone

Nottingham Playhouse Re-Opens This Summer With PIAF Photo Nottingham Playhouse Re-Opens This Summer With PIAF
by Stephi Wild - Mar 30, 2021

Nottingham Playhouse has announced that Piaf ‚Äď starring Jenna Russell - will finally be performed this summer as theatres begin to reopen across England.

BWW Feature: THE BIRTHDAY MONTH / LLOYD WEBBER 1 - Five productions that we won't for Photo BWW Feature: THE BIRTHDAY MONTH / LLOYD WEBBER 1 - Five productions that we won't forget
by Matt Wolf - Mar 8, 2021

March is the month in which both Andrew Lloyd Webber and Stephen Sondheim celebrate their birthdays and on the same date (March 22), albeit 18 years apart. To mark the occasion, we are givng over four weeks to honour some of their finest moments on the London stage, taking each composer in turn to fete five memorable productions and then five outstanding performances. And so, below are five Lloyd Webber stagings that I shall long remember, several of which (COVID permitting) may be back amongst us in due course.

BWW TV: PIAF's Jenna Russell, Sally Ann Triplett and Sara Poyzer Perform 'Hymne a L'A Photo BWW TV: PIAF's Jenna Russell, Sally Ann Triplett and Sara Poyzer Perform 'Hymne a L'Amour'
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 12, 2020

The stars of Piaf - which should have been performed at Nottingham Playhouse and Leeds Playhouse this spring - have come together for an exclusive performance of Hymne a L'Amour. The piece, initiated by Director Adam Penford and Musical Director Alex Parker, gives audiences an exclusive taste of what to expect from the postponed production.

Pam Gems Videos

BWW TV: PIAF's Jenna Russell, Sally Ann Triplett and Sara Poyzer Perform 'Hymne a L'A Videoplay
BWW TV: PIAF's Jenna Russell, Sally Ann Triplett and Sara Poyzer Perform 'Hymne a L'Amour'

by BroadwayWorld TV - May 12, 2020

The stars of Piaf - which should have been performed at Nottingham Playhouse and Leeds Playhouse this spring - have come together for an exclusive performance of Hymne a L'Amour. The piece, initiated by Director Adam Penford and Musical Director Alex Parker, gives audiences an exclusive taste of what to expect from the postponed production.

VIDEO: Madonna Sings PIAF's 'La Vie En Rose' on Rebel Heart Tour
by Sally Henry Fuller - Sep 20, 2015

Madonna launched her highly anticipated Rebel Heart Tour with a sold-out show at the Bell Centre in Montreal just less than two weeks ago, and BroadwayWorld has obtained a performance video! Below, watch as Madonna sings 'La Vie En Rose'- signature song of Edith Piaf, the subject of the Broadway musical PIAF- with just a ukelele as accompaniment!

STAGE TUBE: Frances Ruffelle and More Talk PIAF at the Curve
by Stage Tube - Mar 19, 2013

Following the overwhelming audience response and unprecedented ticket demand for the recently opened production of PIAF, Curve has announced additional performance dates from 3 - 6 April 2013. The production currently showing in Curve's Studio will be transferred into the larger Theatre space, with Frances Ruffelle continuing in the title role as the legendary French chanteuse, Edith Piaf. Planning is also underway for a national tour of the production, following the performances at Curve; full details to be confirmed at a later date. Click below to listen Ruffelle and the creative team talk about PIAF!

BWW TV: Elena Roger revive a Piaf en Madrid
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Apr 15, 2010

Ayer se present√≥ a los medios Piaf, de Pam Gems, dirigido por Jamie Lloyd y protagonizado por la ganadora de un Premio Olivier Elena Roger en el Teatro Nuevo Alcal√°. Sobre el papel protagonista de la obra y sobre su actuaci√≥n en Espa√Īa conversamos con esta gran artista.


Pam Gems Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Pam Gems written?
Pam Gems has written 3 shows including Piaf (Bookwriter), Stanley (Playwright), Marlene (Bookwriter).

What awards has Pam Gems been nominated for?
Best Musical Revival (Olivier Awards) for Piaf , Best Book of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Marlene , Best Entertainment (Olivier Awards) for Marlene , BBC Award for the Play of the Year (Olivier Awards) for Stanley , Best Play (Tony Awards) for Stanley , Best Play (Evening Standard Awards) for Stanley Best Entertainment (Olivier Awards) for The Blue Angel and Play of the Year (Olivier Awards) for Dusa, Fish, Stas and Vi .

What awards has Pam Gems won?
BBC Award for the Play of the Year (Olivier Awards) for Stanley and Best Play (Evening Standard Awards) for Stanley.