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Robert Ahrens

 
Bio:
Developed and produced Xanadu (Drama Desk Award Best Book of a Musical, Outer Critics Circle Award Best New Musical, 4 Tony nominations) on Broadway, National Tour, and in Japan. Presented Kathy Griffin Wants a Tony on Broadway, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons on Broadway as well as the revival ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Developed and produced Xanadu (Drama Desk Award Best Book of a Musical, Outer Critics Circle Award Best New Musical, 4 Tony nominations) on Broadway, National Tour, and in Japan. Presented Kathy Griffin Wants a Tony on Broadway, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons on Broadway as well as the revival ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[Broadway, 2021]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 2019]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 2016]
Producer, General Manager
 
[Broadway, 2012]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 2011]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 2007]
Producer

Photos

Tom Kirdahy, Hunter Arnold and Robert Ahrens Photo

Tom Kirdahy, Hunter Arnold and Robert Ahrens

From: 
Date:
09/03/2019
Tom Kirdahy, Hunter Arnold and Robert Ahrens Photo

Tom Kirdahy, Hunter Arnold and Robert Ahrens

From: 
Date:
09/03/2019
Artistic Director Molly Smith, Executive Producer Edgar Dobie, Producer Robert Ahrens Photo

Artistic Director Molly Smith, Executive Producer Edgar Dobie, Producer Robert Ahrens and Candy Buckley (White House Official)

From: 
Date:
01/28/2019

 

Stage

Productions

[Broadway, 2021]
Producer

[Broadway, 2019]
Producer

[Broadway, 2016]
Producer, General Manager

[Broadway, 2012]
Producer

[Broadway, 2011]
Producer

[Broadway, 2007]
Producer

Robert Ahrens Biography

Developed and produced Xanadu (Drama Desk Award Best Book of a Musical, Outer Critics Circle Award Best New Musical, 4 Tony nominations) on Broadway, National Tour, and in Japan. Presented Kathy Griffin Wants a Tony on Broadway, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons on Broadway as well as the revival of Evita and produced the feature films Book of Love (Sundance 2004) and WTC View.

Robert Ahrens Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 2012 - Best Revival of a Musical
Robert Ahrens, Evita
 
Tony Awards - 2012 - Best Revival of a Musical
Robert Ahrens , Evita
 
Tony Awards - 2008 - Best Musical
Robert Ahrens, Xanadu

Robert Ahrens News

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Postpones Block Party Due to Inclement Weather Photo LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Postpones Block Party Due to Inclement Weather
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 4, 2022

While painting the town green in honor of the 40th anniversary of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS’ world premiere in 1982, Tony Award-winning producers Tom Kirdahy, Robert Ahrens and Hunter Arnold have overfed the plants (with an abundance of rain) and will need to postpone the block party originally scheduled for Friday, May 6.

OKLAHOMA! to Open Starlight's 2022 AdventHealth Broadway Series Photo OKLAHOMA! to Open Starlight's 2022 AdventHealth Broadway Series
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 18, 2022

Starlight will present the Kansas City premiere of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s OKLAHOMA! at Starlight Theatre from May 13-15.

Skylar Astin to Take Over as Seymour in LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Photo Skylar Astin to Take Over as Seymour in LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 11, 2022

Award-winning film, television, and Broadway star Skylar Astin (Pitch Perfect, Spring Awakening, “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist”) will take on the lead role of Seymour in the three-time Best Musical Revival Award-winning production of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS. 

Dallas Premiere of OKLAHOMA! is Coming to the Winspear Opera House Photo Dallas Premiere of OKLAHOMA! is Coming to the Winspear Opera House
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 1, 2022

Broadway Dallas and Broadway Across America will present the Dallas premiere of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s OKLAHOMA! at the Winspear Opera House from May 31 – June 12, 2022 as part of the Germania Insurance Broadway Series presented by Broadway Dallas. 

OKLAHOMA! is Coming to the Kennedy Center's Eisenhower Theater in April Photo OKLAHOMA! is Coming to the Kennedy Center's Eisenhower Theater in April
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 22, 2022

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts will present the Washington, D.C. premiere of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s OKLAHOMA! at the Kennedy Center’s Eisenhower Theater April 5–10, 2022.

Kimmel Cultural Campus to Present Reimagined OKLAHOMA! Photo Kimmel Cultural Campus to Present Reimagined OKLAHOMA!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 24, 2022

The Kimmel Cultural Campus will present the Philadelphia premiere of the reimagined Rodgers & Hammerstein's OKLAHOMA!, running March 8 through March 20 at the Forrest Theatre. The 2021-22 national tour will mark the first time a First-Class Equity production of Oklahoma! has toured North America in more than 40 years.

Photos: First Look at Conrad Ricamora as Seymour in LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Photo Photos: First Look at Conrad Ricamora as Seymour in LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 20, 2022

Production photos have been released of two-time Grammy nominee and Theater World Award winner Conrad Ricamora as Seymour in the three-time Best Musical Revival Award-winning production of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS. Ricamora began his run in the starring role on January 11, 2022 at the Westside Theatre (407 West 43rd Street).

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Cancels Saturday 12/18 Performance Photo LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Cancels Saturday 12/18 Performance
by Robert Diamond - Dec 18, 2021

According to the producers of The Off-Broadway production of Little Shop of Horrors 'Out of an abundance of caution, this evening’s performance of Little Shop of Horrors on Saturday, December 18 has been canceled.'

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Cancels Saturday, 12/11 & Sunday, 12/12 Performances Photo LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Cancels Saturday, 12/11 & Sunday, 12/12 Performances
by Robert Diamond - Dec 11, 2021

According to the producers of The Off-Broadway production of Little Shop of Horrors 'We have one positive case of COVID-19 in the company...

Tickets to go on Sale Next Week for OKLAHOMA! at the North Charleston Performing Arts Photo Tickets to go on Sale Next Week for OKLAHOMA! at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 6, 2021

The Best of Broadway will present the Lowcountry premiere of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s OKLAHOMA! at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center  May 21 & 22, 2022.  Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Monday, December 13 at 10AM.

Robert Ahrens Videos

VIDEO: Get A First Look At KLEPTOCRACY At Arena Stage VideoVIDEO: Get A First Look At KLEPTOCRACY At Arena Stage
by Alan Henry - Jan 17, 2019

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater presents the world premiere of Kenneth Lin's timely cautionary tale of capitalism run amok, Kleptocracy. Inspired by the power struggle between the richest of the Oligarchs and an ambitious Vladimir Putin after the collapse of the Soviet Union, Lin (House of Cards) explores U.S. - Russia relations then and now. Directed by Jackson Gay, and by special arrangement with Robert Ahrens, Mickey Liddell and Michael Mills, Kleptocracy runs January 18 - February 24, 2019 in the Kreeger Theater.

BWW TV: Seth Rudetsky, Adam Pascal, Kerry Butler, and More Talk DISASTER!
by TV - Press Previews - Dec 6, 2015

Get the inside scoop on the show right from the team themselves! Below, check out Richard Ridge's conversation with Seth Rudetsky, Adam Pascal, Kerry Butler, and more!

BWW TV: Randy Rainbow On the Scene at Opening Night of FRANKIE VALLI AND THE FOUR SEASONS
by Randy Rainbow - Oct 24, 2012

Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons: The One. The Only. The Original. opened on Broadway on Friday night, October 19th and runs through Saturday, October 27, 2012. BroadwayWorld's Randy Rainbow was on the scene, where he chatted with Valli about the big opening. Check out what he had to say below!

BWW TV: Frankie Valli Meets the Press Before Broadway Engagement!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 30, 2012

A Broadway Concert Event (Robert Ahrens, Eva Price and Manny Kladitis) and Live Nation (Jason Stone) will present for the first time in concert on the Great White Way, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons On Broadway. After years of playing thousands of venues from San Francisco to Savannah to Sydney, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons will celebrate the their 50th anniversary at the Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway) in an all new concert production for a limited 7 performance engagement from Friday, October 19 through Saturday, October 27, 2012. Valli himself spoke with BroadwayWorld's own Richard Ridge earlier today to chat about what to expect from the big concert event. Check out what he had to say below!

STAGE TUBE: ElizaBeth Stanley and Max Von Essen Talk XANADU Tour
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 18, 2009

The national tour of the musical adventure XANADU opens at the Orange County Performing Arts Center on December 15 and runs through December 27. This engagement is the only Southern California appearance scheduled on the national tour. XANADU is based on Universal Pictures' cult classic movie of the same title, which starred Olivia Newton-John and Gene Kelly. XANADU is being presented by producers Robert Ahrens, Dan Vickery, Mickey Liddell, Tara Smith/B. Swibel in association with Latitude Link.

BWW TV On The Spot: XANADU!
by Craig Brockman - May 9, 2007

Xanadu will be the first Broadway musical to open in the new season on Tuesday, June 26th, 2007 (with previews beginning May 23rd) at the Helen Hayes Theatre. Want to 'Find Your Xanadu' early? BroadwayWorld has this first look video sneak peek at the new musical inspired by the movie of the same name. Click to watch highlights from the press preview and interviews with the cast and creative now!


Robert Ahrens Frequently Asked Questions

What awards has Robert Ahrens been nominated for?
Best Revival of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Evita Best Revival of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Evita and Best Musical (Tony Awards) for Xanadu .