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Richard Bean

 
Bio:
Richard Bean’s plays include England People Very Nice for the National, The Heretic, Harvest (winner of the 2006 Critics’ Circle Award for Best New Play), Honeymoon Suite, Under the Whaleback and Toast for the Royal Court and The Big Fellah for Out of Joint at the Lyric Hammersmith and on tour. ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Richard Bean’s plays include England People Very Nice for the National, The Heretic, Harvest (winner of the 2006 Critics’ Circle Award for Best New Play), Honeymoon Suite, Under the Whaleback and Toast for the Royal Court and The Big Fellah for Out of Joint at the Lyric Hammersmith and on tour. ... (read complete bio)

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[West End, 2014]
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Lynne Meadow, Richard Bean, Barry Grove Photo

Lynne Meadow, Richard Bean, Barry Grove

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09/28/2018
Lynne Meadow, Richard Bean, Barry Grove Photo

Lynne Meadow, Richard Bean, Barry Grove

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09/28/2018
Theatre Marquee of Richard Bean's 'The Nap', directed by Daniel Sullivan at Manhattan Photo

Theatre Marquee of Richard Bean's 'The Nap', directed by Daniel Sullivan at Manhattan Theatre Club's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre on September 7, 2018 at the Shubert Theatre in New York City.

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Richard Bean Biography

Richard Bean’s plays include England People Very Nice for the National, The Heretic, Harvest (winner of the 2006 Critics’ Circle Award for Best New Play), Honeymoon Suite, Under the Whaleback and Toast for the Royal Court and The Big Fellah for Out of Joint at the Lyric Hammersmith and on tour. He adapted David Mamet’s House of Games and wrote a new version of The Hypochondriac for the Almeida Theatre.

Richard Bean Awards and Nominations

 
Evening Standard Awards - 2011 - Best Play Gold Star
Richard Bean, One Man, Two Guvnors
 
Evening Standard Awards - 2011 - Best Play Gold Star
Richard BeanThe Heretic
 
Olivier Awards - 2010 - Best New Comedy
Richard BeanEngland People Very Nice

Richard Bean News

Orange Tree Theatre Announces Full Cast For Pierre Marivaux's THE FALSE SERVANT Photo Orange Tree Theatre Announces Full Cast For Pierre Marivaux's THE FALSE SERVANT
by Stephi Wild - May 16, 2022

The Orange Tree Theatre today announces the full cast for Pierre Marivaux's The False Servant, translated by Martin Crimp, whose prolific international career began at the Orange Tree Theatre, including the recent hit revival of Dealing with Clair. Before his final season as Artistic Director of the OT, Paul Miller, directs Uzair Bhatti, Will Brown, Julian Moore-Cook, Phoebe Pryce, Lizzy Watts and Silas Wyatt-Barke.

Delaware Theatre Company Announces 2022/23 Season Photo Delaware Theatre Company Announces 2022/23 Season
by Stephi Wild - Apr 6, 2022

Delaware Theatre Company announces its 2022/23 Season. DTC will be returning for a full, five-show season—its 43rd—on September 14, with live performances inside the theatre, including world premiere Broadway-bound musicals, farcical satires and searing dramas.

The National Theatre Announces New Productions For All Three South Bank Stages This S Photo The National Theatre Announces New Productions For All Three South Bank Stages This Summer
by Stephi Wild - Feb 22, 2022

The National Theatre today announces new productions for all three South Bank stages this summer: Jack Absolute Flies Again in the Olivier theatre, Much Ado About Nothing in the Lyttelton theatre and All of Us in the Dorfman theatre with tickets on sale to the public from Thursday 10 March.  

Kevin Kline to Star in AMERICAN CLASSIC Theatre Drama on EPIX Photo Kevin Kline to Star in AMERICAN CLASSIC Theatre Drama on EPIX
by Michael Major - Feb 3, 2022

In this half-hour comedy, Broadway star and notorious narcissist Richard Bean (Kevin Kline) suffers a spectacular public meltdown, and returns to his tiny hometown and the family-run theater where he first became aware of his own brilliance. Michael Hoffman, Bob Martin, Leslie Urdang, Kevin Kline, and more are attached as executive producers.

George Devine Award 2021 Longlist Announced Photo George Devine Award 2021 Longlist Announced
by Stephi Wild - Nov 18, 2021

The George Devine Award today announces its 2021 Longlist of eight playwrights. Formed in 1966 in memory of the Royal Court's founding Artistic Director George Devine, the Award is recognised as one of the most prestigious in new writing and seeks to shine a light on a playwright of promise.

The Octagon Announce Programme For Their Spring/Summer 2022 Season Photo The Octagon Announce Programme For Their Spring/Summer 2022 Season
by Stephi Wild - Nov 4, 2021

As the Octagon gets ready to whisk audiences to Neverland in their upcoming festive production of Peter Pan, the venue are looking ahead to 2022 and have today announced the impressive line-up for their spring/summer season.

Buffalo Theatre Ensemble Announces 2021-2022 Season Photo Buffalo Theatre Ensemble Announces 2021-2022 Season
by Stephi Wild - Sep 10, 2021

The season continues with Mat Smart's “Naperville” directed by Naebig (Jan. 27-Feb. 27), and Richard Bean's “One Man Two Guvnors” an English adaptation of “The Servant of Two Masters (Italian: Il servitore di due padroni)” directed by Canaday Howard (April 28-May 29).

Co-Founder Blanka Zizka To Step Back From Wilma Theater Photo Co-Founder Blanka Zizka To Step Back From Wilma Theater
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 30, 2021

The Wilma Theater's Co-Artistic Director Blanka Zizka has announced that on July 31, 2021, she will step back from the theater she co-founded. During her 40 years of work at the Wilma, she has become one of the most renowned theater artists in Philadelphia and in the country.

THE TWO CHARACTER PLAY and BIG BIG SKY Will Be Performed This Year at Hampstead Theat Photo THE TWO CHARACTER PLAY and BIG BIG SKY Will Be Performed This Year at Hampstead Theatre
by Stephi Wild - May 13, 2021

Hampstead Theatre has announced further live productions for 2021. 

Alan Moore, Mark Gatiss, Maxine Peake, Toby Jones and More to be Featured on VOICE OF Photo Alan Moore, Mark Gatiss, Maxine Peake, Toby Jones and More to be Featured on VOICE OF THE FIRE Audiobook
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 5, 2021

New Perspectives will be releasing a debut audiobook of the first novel from celebrated comic book writer Alan Moore to mark the publication’s 25th anniversary year. Set in the writers’ hometown of Northampton, the twelve chapters will each be read by a stellar cast including Mark Gatiss, Maxine Peake, Toby Jones, Pamela Nomvete, and more.

Richard Bean Videos

Broadway Rewind: James Corden Returns to Broadway in ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS VideoBroadway Rewind: James Corden Returns to Broadway in ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 31, 2020

Today we rewind to 2012, when One Man, Two Guvnors opened on Broadway. The play opened on April 18 at the Music Box Theatre, where it ran for 159 performances.

VIDEO: National Theatre's ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS Starring James Corden, Streaming Now! VideoVIDEO: National Theatre's ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS Starring James Corden, Streaming Now!
by Stage Tube - Apr 2, 2020

The National Theatre has announced its new initiative, NATIONAL THEATRE AT HOME providing access to content online to serve audiences in their homes. Audiences around the world can stream NT Live productions for free via YouTube, and students and teachers have access to The National Theatre Collection at home.

BWW TV: THE NAP Company Takes Its Shot! Go Inside Opening Night VideoBWW TV: THE NAP Company Takes Its Shot! Go Inside Opening Night
by TV - Opening Night Special - Sep 29, 2018

Manhattan Theatre Club's 2018-2019 season officially kicked off last night with the American premiere of The Nap, written by Olivier Award nominee Richard Bean and directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan.

BWW TV: What is Richard Bean's THE NAP All About? The Broadway-Bound Company Explains VideoBWW TV: What is Richard Bean's THE NAP All About? The Broadway-Bound Company Explains!
by TV - Press Previews - Aug 5, 2018

MTC will soon present the American premiere of The Nap, written by Olivier Award nominee Richard Bean, the author of the rollicking, award-winning Broadway comedy One Man, Two Guvnors, and directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan. Opening MTC's 2018-2019 Broadway season at the Samuel J. FriedmanTheatre The Nap will now begin previews Wednesday, September 5, 2018 ahead of a Thursday, September 27, 2018 opening night.

BWW TV: Inside Opening Night of West End's GREAT BRITAIN!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 30, 2014

Richard Bean's new play Great Britain opened in the West End on September 26,following a sell-out run at the National Theatre. With a cast led by Lucy Punch andRobert Glenister, Nicholas Hytner's production now continues at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in a strictly limited season to 10 January 2015. Designs are by Tim Hatley, with video design by 59 Productions, lighting by Neil Austin, music by Grant Olding and sound by Paul Arditti. Go inside opening night in the video below!

STAGE TUBE: James Corden on Getting Engaged, David Beckham and More!
by Stage Tube - Jun 20, 2012

Tony Award winning ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS star James Corden just appeared on CNN's "Piers Morgan Tonight" on Sunday, June 17th. For his starring role as "Francis Henshall" in ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS, Corden won the Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critic Circle Award for Best Actor. Click below to watch Corden chat about his recent engagement, his relationship with David Beckham, and more!

BWW TV: James Corden - 'Winning a Tony is a Lovely Thing'
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 11, 2012

James Corden is this year's recipient of the 2012 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play for ONE MAN TWO GUVNORS. The funny-man got serious with BroadwayWorld in the Tony press room following his win, showing us just how genuinely humbled he is by the honor.

STAGE TUBE: ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS' James Corden Talks His NY Experience
by Stage Tube - Jun 1, 2012

On May 21, ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS' star James Corden visited BBC America in midtown Manhattan for a Q&A with WNYC's Kurt Andersen. A sneak peak at their conversation can be seen in the video clips below! Corden discusses his journey back to Broadway from The History Boys to now, how came to star in One Man, Two Guvnors and his experience on Broadway.

STAGE TUBE: New TV Spot for ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS
by Stage Tube - May 24, 2012

ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS, by Richard Bean, based on Carlo Goldoni's The Servant of Two Masters, began preview performances on Broadway at the Music Box Theatre on Friday, April 6, and opened April 18. Get a sneak peek at a new TV spot for the show which received 7 Tony Award nominations!

BWW TV: Inside Opening Night of ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 21, 2012

The National Theatre of Great Britain's acclaimed comedy One Man, Two Guvnors opened at the Music Box Theatre on, Wednesday April 18. BroadwayWorld was on hand inside the after party to speak with the company and brings you coverage below!


Richard Bean Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Richard Bean written?
Richard Bean has written 4 shows including One Man, Two Guvnors (Playwright), Toast (Playwright), Young Marx (Playwright), The Nap (Playwright).

What awards has Richard Bean been nominated for?
Best Play (Evening Standard Awards) for One Man, Two Guvnors Best Play (Evening Standard Awards) for The Heretic and Best New Comedy (Olivier Awards) for England People Very Nice .

What awards has Richard Bean won?
Best Play (Evening Standard Awards) for One Man, Two Guvnorsand Best Play (Evening Standard Awards) for The Heretic.