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Rachel Chavkin

 
Bio:
Chavkin is a director, writer and artistic director of the TEAM. Hadestown (NYTW, National Theatre, London) has been one of her greatest joys. Tony and Lortel nominations and Drama Desk Award for Dave Malloy's Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 (Broadway, Ars Nova, A.R.T.). London: Mission ... (read complete bio)
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Bio:
Chavkin is a director, writer and artistic director of the TEAM. Hadestown (NYTW, National Theatre, London) has been one of her greatest joys. Tony and Lortel nominations and Drama Desk Award for Dave Malloy's Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 (Broadway, Ars Nova, A.R.T.). London: Mission ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[US Tour, 2021]
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[Boston, 2019]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2019]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2019]
Director
 
[West End, 2019]
Director
 
[West End, 2018]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2018]
Director
 
[Canada, 2017]
Director
 
[US Tour, 2017]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2016]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2016]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2016]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2015]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2013]
Choreographer
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2008]
Assistant Director
 
[San Diego, CA (Regional), 2020]
Director

Writing

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Stage

Productions

[US Tour, 2021]
Director

[Boston, 2019]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 2019]
Director

[Broadway, 2019]
Director

[West End, 2019]
Director

[West End, 2018]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 2018]
Director

[Canada, 2017]
Director

[US Tour, 2017]
Director

[Broadway, 2016]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 2016]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 2016]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 2015]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 2013]
Choreographer

Director

[Off-Broadway, 2008]
Assistant Director

[San Diego, CA (Regional), 2020]
Director

Writing
Developed by

Rachel Chavkin Biography

Chavkin is a director, writer and artistic director of the TEAM. Hadestown (NYTW, National Theatre, London) has been one of her greatest joys. Tony and Lortel nominations and Drama Desk Award for Dave Malloy's Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 (Broadway, Ars Nova, A.R.T.). London: Mission Drift (National Theatre), American Clock (Old Vic). Select New York and regional: Marco Ramirez’s The Royale (LCT; Obie Award, Drama Desk and Lortel noms.), Malloy’s Preludes (LCT3), Bess Wohl’s Small Mouth Sounds (Ars Nova and national tour) and Continuity (MTC), Carson Kreitzer’s and Matt Gould’s Lempicka (Williamstown Theatre Festival), The Royal Family (Guthrie Theatre) and multiple collaborations with Taylor Mac.
Her first film, Remind Me, was an official selection of the Venice and Beverly Hills Film Festivals. 2017 Smithsonian Award for Ingenuity.
In 2019-2020, she will direct Malloy’s Moby Dick at A.R.T. She is a proud NYTW Usual Suspect and Member SDC. Chavkin earned her BFA at NYU where she now serves on the directing faculty at Playwrights Horizons Theater School, and earned her MFA at Columbia University.

Rachel Chavkin Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2019 - Outstanding Director of a Musical Gold Star
Rachel Chavkin, Hadestown
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2019 - Outstanding Director of a Musical Gold Star
Rachel Chavkin, Hadestown
 
Tony Awards - 2019 - Best Direction of a Musical Gold Star
Rachel Chavkin, Hadestown
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2017 - Outstanding Director of a Musical Gold Star
Rachel Chavkin, Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812
 
Tony Awards - 2017 - Best Direction of a Musical
Rachel Chavkin, Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2016 - Outstanding Director of a Play
Rachel Chavkin, The Royale
 
The Lortels - 2016 - Outstanding Director
Rachel Chavkin, The Royale
 
The Lortels - 2014 - Outstanding Director
Rachel Chavkin, Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2013 - Outstanding Director of a Musical
Rachel Chavkin, Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812
 
Obie Awards - 2013 - Special Citation Gold Star
Rachel Chavkin, Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812

Rachel Chavkin News

Listen: George Abud Sings 'Perfection' From New Musical LEMPICKA Photo Listen: George Abud Sings 'Perfection' From New Musical LEMPICKA
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 17, 2022

Lempicka, the sweeping new musical celebrating the gripping true story of renowned artist Tamara de Lempicka, has just released its second single, “Perfection” performed by George Abud with lyrics by Carson Kreitzer, music by Matt Gould, and orchestrations by Cian McCarthy. Listen here!

Red Bull Theater Announces SHORT NEW PLAY FESTIVAL 2022 Featuring Larissa FastHorse,  Photo Red Bull Theater Announces SHORT NEW PLAY FESTIVAL 2022 Featuring Larissa FastHorse, Stephen Adly Guirgis & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 16, 2022

Red Bull Theater today announced the eight world premieres in this year’s Short New Play Festival 2022. This in-person event is the latest installment of Red Bull’s renowned annual new play festival of classically inspired ten-minute plays.

Now Hiring: Production Supervisor, Sound Designer / Engineer, and More - BroadwayWorl Photo Now Hiring: Production Supervisor, Sound Designer / Engineer, and More - BroadwayWorld Classifieds
by - Jun 16, 2022

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld for 6/16/2022 include new jobs for those looking to work in the theatre industry.

THREE MEN AND A BABY GRAND to Return to the Laurie Beechman Photo THREE MEN AND A BABY GRAND to Return to the Laurie Beechman
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 10, 2022

Richard Rodgers Award Winner Brandon James Gwinn (TL;DR: Thelma Louise;Dyke Remix, Trixie Mattel’s Moving Parts), Dylan Hartwell (NEWSical, A Musical About Star Wars) and Greg Sullivan (Seussical, Naked Boys Singing) will bring encore performances of their hilarious show Three Men and a Baby Grand to The Laurie Beechman. 

T. Oliver Reid Will Take Over the Role of Hermes in HADESTOWN Photo T. Oliver Reid Will Take Over the Role of Hermes in HADESTOWN
by Stephi Wild - Jun 10, 2022

Original Broadway cast member and one of the show's celebrated understudies T. Oliver Reid will assume the role of Hermes at the Walter Kerr Theatre starting Tuesday, June 14.

BWW Review: HADESTOWN at Orpheum Theatre Photo BWW Review: HADESTOWN at Orpheum Theatre
by Steve Murray - Jun 9, 2022

What did our critic think of HADESTOWN at Orpheum Theatre?

BWW Review: HADESTOWN Is Out-Of-This-World Spectacular at BroadwaySF's Orpheum Theatr Photo BWW Review: HADESTOWN Is Out-Of-This-World Spectacular at BroadwaySF's Orpheum Theatre
by Linda Hodges - Jun 9, 2022

What did our critic Linda Hodges think of HADESTOWN at Orpheum Theatre? Right now, before reading the rest of this review, go online and buy your BroadwaySF tickets for Hadestown before the show sells out. It is that good. Playing now through July 3, 2022, Hadestown is song and story woven together then ripped apart and put back together again, all conspiring to grip your heart. And grip your heart it will.

The 2022/23 Mirvish Theatre Season Will Include HAMILTON, MEAN GIRLS, HADESTOWN, and  Photo The 2022/23 Mirvish Theatre Season Will Include HAMILTON, MEAN GIRLS, HADESTOWN, and More
by Stephi Wild - Jun 8, 2022

The 2022/23 Mirvish Theatre Season features 14 shows – 6 Main Season shows; 3 Off-Mirvish Season shows, and 5 Bonus shows. See the complete schedule and find out how to get tickets.

Second Stage Announces Two New Plays, Featuring First Female Native American Playwrig Photo Second Stage Announces Two New Plays, Featuring First Female Native American Playwright Produced on Broadway
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 2, 2022

Second Stage Theater has announced two new productions for its upcoming 2022-23 Season. Tony Award-nominee Bess Wohl will return to the Tony Kiser Theater (305 West 43rd Street) this Fall with the New York premiere of CAMP SIEGFRIED. Spring 2023 will see the Broadway premiere of Larissa FastHorse's THE THANKSGIVING PLAY,

BWW Interview: American Theatre Wing Shares Details on Free Summer Theatre Program Photo BWW Interview: American Theatre Wing Shares Details on Free Summer Theatre Program
by Carian Lynée Parker - May 27, 2022

The American Theatre Wing is a nonprofit organization, founded on the eve of America's entry into WWI by seven suffragists and theater-makers who came together to support the nation by harnessing the power of theater. Through a powerful suite of programs that address all aspects of the national theater ecology, ATW encourages the discovery of theater by people of all ages, nurtures talent on stage and off, creates pathways for success for students and young professionals, and encourages the development of the art form itself by recognizing and supporting innovative and excellent work with awards and grants.

Rachel Chavkin Videos

LISTEN: Eden Espinosa Sings 'Woman Is' From the Original Cast Recording of LEMPICKA VideoLISTEN: Eden Espinosa Sings 'Woman Is' From the Original Cast Recording of LEMPICKA
by Stephi Wild - May 24, 2022

The first song from the upcoming Original Cast Recording of the musical Lempicka has been released. Listen as Eden Espinosa sings 'Woman Is'!

VIDEO: HADESTOWN National Tour Cast Performs 'Way Down Hadestown' on THE LATE LATE SH VideoVIDEO: HADESTOWN National Tour Cast Performs 'Way Down Hadestown' on THE LATE LATE SHOW
by Michael Major - May 18, 2022

Watch the Hadestown Tour Cast TV performance which featured Nicholas Barasch as Orpheus, Morgan Siobhan Green as Eurydice, Levi Kreis as Hermes, Kimberly Marable as Persephone, and Kevyn Morrow as Hades. The Fates are played by Belén Moyano, Bex Odorisio, and Shea Renne.

VIDEO: All New Clips of the South Korean Production of HADESTOWN VideoVIDEO: All New Clips of the South Korean Production of HADESTOWN
by Stephi Wild - Nov 10, 2021

All new clips have been released of the South Korean cast of Hadestown! The cast notably features Xiumin of K-Pop group EXO, alternating in the role of Orpheus. The production opened on September 7.

VIDEO: Get A First Look At HADESTOWN In South Korea VideoVIDEO: Get A First Look At HADESTOWN In South Korea
by Stage Tube - Oct 6, 2021

BroadwayWorld has a first look at the South Korean cast of Hadestown! The cast notably features Xiumin of K-Pop group EXO, alternating in the role of Orpheus. The production opened on September 7.

VIDEO: Watch James Jackson's Obie Award Acceptance Speech For the Creative Team of A  VideoVIDEO: Watch James Jackson's Obie Award Acceptance Speech For the Creative Team of A STRANGE LOOP
by Stage Tube - Aug 13, 2020

For their astounding work the judges have awarded a Special Obie Citation to the Creative Team and Ensemble of A STRANGE LOOP.

VIDEO: Watch Antwayn Hopper's Obie Award Acceptance Speech For the Creative Team of A VideoVIDEO: Watch Antwayn Hopper's Obie Award Acceptance Speech For the Creative Team of A STRANGE LOOP
by Stage Tube - Aug 6, 2020

For their astounding work the judges have awarded a Special Obie Citation to the Creative Team and Ensemble of A STRANGE LOOP.

BWW TV: HADESTOWN and the MLB Team Up for A Quarantine-Inspired 'Wait For Me' VideoBWW TV: HADESTOWN and the MLB Team Up for A Quarantine-Inspired 'Wait For Me'
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 30, 2020

Hadestown and past and present Major League Baseball players have come together and released two exclusive videos in celebration of the start of Spring Training and Broadway's eventual and inevitable return.

BWW TV: HADESTOWN Teams Up with the MLB for 'Take Me Out to the Ballgame' VideoBWW TV: HADESTOWN Teams Up with the MLB for 'Take Me Out to the Ballgame'
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 30, 2020

Hadestown and past and present Major League Baseball players have come together and released two exclusive videos in celebration of the start of Spring Training and Broadway's eventual and inevitable return.

VIDEO: Dave Malloy Announces NATASHA, PIERRE, AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 Will Make W VideoVIDEO: Dave Malloy Announces NATASHA, PIERRE, AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 Will Make West Coast Premiere With the Shotgun Players
by Stage Tube - Jun 2, 2020

Dave Malloy made an exciting announcement on Shotgun Players' 2020 Sassafras Virtual Gala! He announced that Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812 will have its West Coast premiere as part of Shotgun's spring 2021 season.

VIDEO: Tony Awards Tributes! HADESTOWN Takes the Tonys Way Down VideoVIDEO: Tony Awards Tributes! HADESTOWN Takes the Tonys Way Down
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 1, 2020

Check out Tony-winner Andre De Shields, Tony-nominees Patrick Page, Eva Noblezada, and Amber Grey, and star Reeve Carney bringing the 2019 Tonys way down to Rachel Chavkin's Tony Award-winning world of Anais Mitchell's Hadestown!


Rachel Chavkin Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Rachel Chavkin written?
Rachel Chavkin has written 1 shows including Hadestown (Developed by).

What awards has Rachel Chavkin been nominated for?
Outstanding Director of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Hadestown , Outstanding Director of a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Hadestown , Best Direction of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Hadestown , Outstanding Director of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 , Best Direction of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 , Outstanding Director of a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for The Royale , Outstanding Director (The Lortels) for The Royale , Outstanding Director (The Lortels) for Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 Outstanding Director of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 and Special Citation (Obie Awards) for Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 .

What awards has Rachel Chavkin won?
Outstanding Director of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Hadestown, Outstanding Director of a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Hadestown, Best Direction of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Hadestown Outstanding Director of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812and Special Citation (Obie Awards) for Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812.