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Peter Quilter

 
Bio:
Peter’s work has been produced in major theatres throughout the world, playing in 34 countries and translated into 22 languages. He has had three shows in London’s West End and has twice been nominated for the Olivier Award: Best Comedy 2006 and Best Play 2011. End of the Rainbow premiered at ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Peter’s work has been produced in major theatres throughout the world, playing in 34 countries and translated into 22 languages. He has had three shows in London’s West End and has twice been nominated for the Olivier Award: Best Comedy 2006 and Best Play 2011. End of the Rainbow premiered at ... (read complete bio)
 

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Cast member Tracie Bennett, Playwright Peter Quilter and producers Joey Parnes and S. Photo

Cast member Tracie Bennett, Playwright Peter Quilter and producers Joey Parnes and S.D. Wagner

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Michael Cumpsty, Erik Heger, Peter Quilter, Tracie Bennett, Terry Johnson and Miles A Photo

Michael Cumpsty, Erik Heger, Peter Quilter, Tracie Bennett, Terry Johnson and Miles Anderson

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03/21/2013
Cast member Tracie Bennett and Playwright Peter Quilter Photo

Cast member Tracie Bennett and Playwright Peter Quilter

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03/21/2013
CTG Artistic Director Michael Ritchie and Playwright Peter Quilter Photo

CTG Artistic Director Michael Ritchie and Playwright Peter Quilter

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03/21/2013
 
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Peter Quilter Biography

Peter’s work has been produced in major theatres throughout the world, playing in 34 countries and translated into 22 languages. He has had three shows in London’s West End and has twice been nominated for the Olivier Award: Best Comedy 2006 and Best Play 2011. End of the Rainbow premiered at Sydney Opera House, followed by hit productions in Amsterdam, Madrid, Hamburg, Rio de Janeiro and London. Peter’s comedy Glorious! (the true story of Florence Foster Jenkins, the worst singer in the world) has also enjoyed considerable international success, playing to over a million people in theatres across five continents. His other plays include The Morning After, Celebrity, Boyband, The Nightingales and the 2-actor comedy Duets.

Peter Quilter Awards and Nominations

 
Olivier Awards - 2011 - Master Card Best New Play
Peter QuilterEnd Of The Rainbow
 
Olivier Awards - 2006 - Best New Comedy
Peter QuilterGlorious!

Peter Quilter News

Chicago Premiere Of Frances Poet's ADAM To Complete PrideArts 2021-22 Season Photo Chicago Premiere Of Frances Poet's ADAM To Complete PrideArts 2021-22 Season
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 2, 2021

PrideArts today announced the final show of its upcoming five-show season – ADAM, by Scottish playwright Frances Poet.

PrideArts 2021-22 Season To Explore “The Search For Identity Among Queer Communitie Photo PrideArts 2021-22 Season To Explore “The Search For Identity Among Queer Communities”
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 26, 2021

An Australian musical, a comedy-drama from the writer whose play was adapted as the hit movie JUDY, an Uptown holiday celebration, a new Ruth Bader Ginsberg bio, and a fifth play to be announced, will comprise PrideArts' first season under newly appointed Artistic Director Jay Españo.

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS and More Announced for The Carnegie 2021-22 Theatre Season Photo LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS and More Announced for The Carnegie 2021-22 Theatre Season
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 15, 2021

The Theatre Series is back! The Carnegie's 2021-22 season features a fast-talking plant; an intimate glimpse into the complicated life of a Hollywood icon; a heartwarming, family musical that will have everyone humming “Do-Re-Mi”; and the debut of a new script by a local arts leader.

Dozens of New Theater Jobs Posted in This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 5/20/2021 Photo Dozens of New Theater Jobs Posted in This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 5/20/2021
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2021

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld for 5/20/2021 include new jobs for those looking to work in the theatre industry.

BWW Review: 4000 DAYS at Richmond Triangle Players Photo BWW Review: 4000 DAYS at Richmond Triangle Players
by Susan Haubenstock - May 3, 2021

Richmond Triangle Players has had occasional live productions going through the pandemic, but its new '4000 Days' is the first in-person show for many newly vaccinated theatergoers. The socially distanced, masked patrons in the audience seemed happy to be in a theater at all, but '4000 Days' is only a mild inducement to come back.

4000 DAYS Continues Triangle Players' Season Onstage And Online Beginning April 29 Photo 4000 DAYS Continues Triangle Players' Season Onstage And Online Beginning April 29
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 29, 2021

Richmond Triangle Players continues its 28th season with the Virginia premiere of Peter Quilter's 4000 Days, an acclaimed play that has earned rave reviews around the world. The production will open Friday, April 30, 2021 after a low-priced preview on Thursday April 29. The production will run through May 15, and will have an online option available as well.

THE ACTRESS Comes to Stirling Theatre Photo THE ACTRESS Comes to Stirling Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Jan 10, 2020

Stirling Theatre is starting its 50th year with a farewell performance, as seen in the play The Actress, with a famous stage performer deciding to retire.

Tacoma Little Theatre Presents 4000 DAYS - An Off The Shelf Reading Photo Tacoma Little Theatre Presents 4000 DAYS - An Off The Shelf Reading
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 22, 2019

Tacoma Little Theatre's Off the Shelf program is excited to present Peter Quilter's heartfelt story, 4000 Days, directed by Jeffery Swiney-Weaver and featuring some of the Pacific Northwest's finest actors.  This production will play Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 7:30pm.

BWW Interview: Playwright Peter Quilter On His Global Paths To World Premiering His L Photo BWW Interview: Playwright Peter Quilter On His Global Paths To World Premiering His Latest BESTSELLER
by Gil Kaan - Jun 6, 2019

Internationally renowned playwright Peter Quilter will have his latest theatrical accomplishment BESTSELLER world premiering at the International City Theatre (ICT) in Long Beach beginning June 12, 2019. Writer of such successful shows as END OF THE RAINBOW on Judy Garland and GLORIOUS! on Florence Foster Jenkins, amongst others, BESTSELLER centers on a writers retreat housing an eclectic bunch of writers with writers block. Peter agreed to correspond with me from his home in the Canary Islands.

Peter Quilter's BESTSELLER Gets World Premiere at ICT Photo Peter Quilter's BESTSELLER Gets World Premiere at ICT
by Julie Musbach - May 22, 2019

 International City Theatre presents a zany comic romp about writers, how they write, the stories they tell and the secrets they keep. Jane Page directs the world premiere of Bestseller by internationally renowned playwright Peter Quilter (End of the Rainbow, Glorious!) for a three-week run, June 14through June 30, atInternational City Theatre in the Long Beach Performing Arts Center. Two low-priced previews are set for June 12 and June 13.

Peter Quilter Videos

STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes with END OF THE RAINBOW at the Arvada Center
by Stage Tube - Mar 31, 2014

The Arvada Center is making a bold move with its current main-stage production. The regional premiere of END OF THE RAINBOW follows Judy Garland during a six week run in London six months before her tragic death. While it includes many of Judy's actual arrangements of some of her most loved songs, it isn't a musical. It is a play with music. This week, 'In Focus' host Eden Lane takes viewers behind the scenes for some of the early rehearsals to meet the creative team and the cast. Click below!

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Tracie Bennett, Michael Cumpsty and More in Highlights of END OF THE RAINBOW
by Stage Tube - Mar 15, 2013

'End of the Rainbow' opens March 20 and performances run through April 21, 2013. 'End of the Rainbow', written by Peter Quilter and directed by Terry Johnson, features Tracie Bennett reprising her Tony Award-nominated performance as Judy Garland, Michael Cumpsty (also Tony Award-nominated for his role), Erik Heger and Miles Anderson. BroadwayWorld has a first look at highlights of the production below.

STAGE TUBE: Commercial - END OF THE RAINBOW, Starring Tracie Bennett, at the Ahmanson
by Stage Tube - Mar 9, 2013

'End of the Rainbow' begins previews March 12 at the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre at the Los Angeles Music Center. Opening night is March 20 and performances run through April 21, 2013. 'End of the Rainbow', written by Peter Quilter and directed by Terry Johnson, features Tracie Bennett reprising her Tony Award-nominated performance as Judy Garland, Michael Cumpsty (also Tony Award-nominated for his role), Erik Heger and Miles Anderson. A commercial for the show has just been released - watch it below!

BWW TV: Inside Opening Night of END OF THE RAINBOW!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 3, 2012

END OF THE RAINBOW made its Broadway premiere last night, April 2, at the Belasco Theatre. Two-time Oliver Award-winner Tracie Bennett shines in Peter Quilter's acclaimed play about the legendary Judy Garland, directed by the Tony® Award winning Terry Johnson. Bennett is joined onstage by Michael Cumpsty, Tom Pelphrey and Jay Russell. BroadwayWorld was on hand at the Plaza hotel to speak with Bennett and company at the celebratory after party and brings you full coverage below!

BWW TV: First Look at Tracie Bennett in END OF THE RAINBOW; Opens on Broadway Tonight!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 2, 2012

The Broadway premiere of End of the Rainbow is tonight, April 2, at the Belasco Theatre. Two-time Oliver Award-winner Tracie Bennett shines in Peter Quilter's acclaimed play about the legendary Judy Garland, directed by the Tony® Award winning Terry Johnson. The first production highlights have been released and BroadwayWorld brings you a look below!

STAGE TUBE: Natalia Dicenta en 'Al Final Del ArcoĂ­ris'
by Roberto Rodriguez - Jan 5, 2011

Te ofrecemos las primeras imágenes de 'Al Final Del Arcoíris', que se estrenará el próximo 25 de Enero en el Teatro Marquina de Madrid, con Natalia Dicenta en el papel de Judy Garland.


Peter Quilter Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Peter Quilter written?
Peter Quilter has written 1 shows including End of the Rainbow (Playwright).

What awards has Peter Quilter been nominated for?
Master Card Best New Play (Olivier Awards) for End Of The Rainbow and Best New Comedy (Olivier Awards) for Glorious! .