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Rob Roth

 
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Rob Roth is a multidisciplinary artist and director based in New York City, and received his BFA from Pratt Institute. Roth has continually combined a variety of media in his distinctive works of art–using theater, film, audio, and performance–to create the richly textured work showcased at such ... (read complete bio)
 
Rob Roth Headshot

Bio:
Rob Roth is a multidisciplinary artist and director based in New York City, and received his BFA from Pratt Institute. Roth has continually combined a variety of media in his distinctive works of art–using theater, film, audio, and performance–to create the richly textured work showcased at such ... (read complete bio)
 

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Rob Roth Biography

Rob Roth is a multidisciplinary artist and director based in New York City, and received his BFA from Pratt Institute. Roth has continually combined a variety of media in his distinctive works of art–using theater, film, audio, and performance–to create the richly textured work showcased at such venues as the New Museum for Contemporary Art, PS122, Abrons Art Center, Here Arts, Museum of Arts and Design, Deitch Projects, and the Whitney Museum of American Art, among others.

Roth’s poetic visual language springs from his initial training as a painter. As an artist and believer in theater as ritual, he creates lyrical and mysterious works within a deconstructed narrative. His explorations of cinematic language and form within live performance and installation, result in creations of haunting imagery influenced by renaissance painting, classic Hollywood films, and mystical chemistry, that combined, plumb the depths of eroticism, sexuality and death.

In 2018 Rob premiered the highly praised haunting theater piece, Soundstage, featuring actor Rebecca Hall which the New York Times described as “deftly evokes the fleeting transition from wakefulness to dreaming”. Roth also directed the music video “Doom or Destiny” by Blondie featuring Joan Jett which appeared on several “Best of 2017” lists as well as performing in Atlas Obscura’s site specific Into the Veil event at Green-Wood Cemetery. Additionally Roth also just finished creative direction for Debbie Harry’s long awaited memoir ‘Face It’ becoming an instant New York Times bestseller.




Rob Roth News

Wake Up With BWW 4/20: Rob Roth Steps Down After Email in Support of Rudin Goes Publi Photo Wake Up With BWW 4/20: Rob Roth Steps Down After Email in Support of Rudin Goes Public, and More
by Stephi Wild - Apr 20, 2021

Today's top stories: director Rob Roth is stepping down from the Beauty and the Beast UK tour after an email he wrote in support of Scott Rudin went public.

Rob Roth Steps Down as Director of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST UK Tour After Email to Scott  Photo Rob Roth Steps Down as Director of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST UK Tour After Email to Scott Rudin Goes Public
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 19, 2021

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, following a recent story by the Hollywood Reporter about Scott Rudin's abusive workplace behavior, the producer has announced that he will 'step back' from Broadway productions. Since then, UK director Rob Roth has come under heat as an email that he wrote in support of Rudin was made public.

Virtual Theatre Today: Wednesday, June 24- Darren Criss, Jelani Alladin, Matt Doyle a Photo Virtual Theatre Today: Wednesday, June 24- Darren Criss, Jelani Alladin, Matt Doyle and More!
by Nicole Rosky - Jun 24, 2020

Today (June 24) in live streaming: Darren Criss visits Backstage Live, Matt Doyle & Jelani Alladin bring back R&H Goes Live! and so much more!

Virtual Theatre Today: Wednesday, June 17- with CHAOS TWINS, Josh Gad, and More! Photo Virtual Theatre Today: Wednesday, June 17- with CHAOS TWINS, Josh Gad, and More!
by Nicole Rosky - Jun 17, 2020

Today (June 17) in live streaming:The premiere of CHAOS TWINS, Josh Gad visits Backstage LIVE and so much more!

New York Virtual Opera Fest Continues This Summer Photo New York Virtual Opera Fest Continues This Summer
by A.A. Cristi - May 26, 2020

Presented by the New York Opera Alliance, with support from OPERA America, the 2020 New York Opera Fest has become the 2020 New York Virtual Opera Fest due to the social distancing restrictions put into place by the state government.

The JCCSF To Welcome Debbie Harry, October 3 Photo The JCCSF To Welcome Debbie Harry, October 3
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 12, 2019

The JCCSF will present a one-night-only event with Debbie Harry on Thursday, October 3, 2019 at 7 p.m., as part of its Arts & Ideas 2019a?"20 season.

NTPA Repertory Theatre Announces Cast Of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Photo NTPA Repertory Theatre Announces Cast Of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by A.A. Cristi - May 22, 2019

North Texas Performing Arts Repertory Theatre is pleased to announce its cast for Disney's Beauty and the Beast to perform at Willow Bend Center of the Arts June 20-July 7, 2019. Making their NTPA Repertory Theatre debut, Alexis Bruza (Belle) and Kris Allen (Beast) will lead the all-star cast.

Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Opens Plano Summer Musicals Photo Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Opens Plano Summer Musicals
by A.A. Cristi - May 3, 2019

North Texas Performing Arts Repertory Theatre opens its Plano Summer Musicals series with the Disney musical 'Beauty and the Beast' June 20-July 7 at the Willow Bend Center of the Arts. Step into the enchanted world of Broadway's modern classic, Disney's Beauty and the Beast, an international sensation that played a remarkable 13-year run on Broadway and has been produced in 37 countries worldwide.

Performance Space New York Presents Wet Noise 12-hour Dance-a-thon Photo Performance Space New York Presents Wet Noise 12-hour Dance-a-thon
by Stephi Wild - Apr 17, 2019

Performance Space New York partners with East Village-based queer funk dance party WET NOISE for a celebratory 12-Hour DANCE-A-THON (May 5, 12pm-12am), a fundraising event that couldn't be further from expectations of what a "fundraising event" entails. The DANCE-A-THON revels in filthy funk music, endless dancing, community building, and inclusivity across age, race, gender, sexuality, and class. DJs tag team in sets as a dynamic give-and-take, throughout the night; they include founding DJ Amber Martin along with Patrick Johnson, Ana Matronic (Scissor Sisters), Seth Kirby (Joshua Light Show), Thomas Campbell, and DatKat (O.E.A.).

HERE Presents SOUNDSTAGE With Rob Roth Live And Rebecca Hall On-Screen Photo HERE Presents SOUNDSTAGE With Rob Roth Live And Rebecca Hall On-Screen
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2018

HERE opens its 2018-2019 season with the commissioned world premiere of Soundstage, a live theater and film hybrid created and performed by HERE resident artist Rob Roth alongside his on-film counterpart, actor Rebecca Hall.

Rob Roth Videos

STAGE TUBE: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Tour Cast Performs 'Silver Belles'
by Stage Tube - Dec 16, 2013

The company of NETworks Presentations' national tour of Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, the award-winning worldwide smash hit Broadway musical, created their own version of the Christmas classic 'Silver Belles'. Watch below!

BWW TV: First Look at Highlights of NETworks' BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 20, 2013

The Award-winning worldwide smash hit Broadway musical NETworks presents Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST returns by popular demand to the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood for a limited 2 week engagement March 26 - April 7, 2013. This production is produced by NETworks Presentations. BroadwayWorld has a first look at highlights from the show below.

STAGE TUBE: National Tour of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Creates Christmas Greeting!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 19, 2011

See the touring cast's holiday greeting by clicking below!

BWW TV: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Tour Special Tijuana Orphans Event
by Robert Diamond - Nov 8, 2010

During the BEAUTY AND THE BEAST tour's recent stop in San Diego, 21 deserving Tijuana orphans were given the opportunity to see the show and meet with the cast.

BWW TV: Backstage at BEAUTY AND THE BEAST in San Diego!
by Audra Stafford - Oct 28, 2010

Disney's Beauty and the Beast, the award-winning worldwide smash hit Broadway musical, comes to life onstage at the San Diego Civic Theatre from October 26 - 31. Click below for a peek backstage with BroadwayWorld correspondent Audra Stafford!


Rob Roth Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Rob Roth written?
Rob Roth has written 1 shows including WarholCapote (Adaptor).