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Robert Allan Ackerman

 
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Stage Credits

Productions

 
[Los Angeles, 2017]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1992]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1988]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1983]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1979]
Director

Writing

Sketches

 

Stage

Productions

[Los Angeles, 2017]
Director

[Broadway, 1992]
Director

[Broadway, 1988]
Director

[Broadway, 1983]
Director

[Broadway, 1979]
Director

Writing
Sketches

Robert Allan Ackerman Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 1983 - Outstanding Director of a Play
Robert Allan Ackerman, Extremities
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1983 - Best Director Gold Star
Robert Allan Ackerman, Extremities

Robert Allan Ackerman News

BWW Interview: Actress/Writer/Director/Producer Tomoko Karina Bringing Her JAPANESE L Photo BWW Interview: Actress/Writer/Director/Producer Tomoko Karina Bringing Her JAPANESE LOVE STORY To The Hollywood Fringe
by Gil Kaan - Aug 18, 2021

2020 Hollywood Fringe Scholarship Winner Tomoko Karina has just premiered her JAPANESE LOVE STORY ‚Äď SHIZUKA at The Broadwater, with performances running through August 29, 2021. Had the chance to chat with Tomoko on her path to her JAPANESE LOVE STORY.

BWW Spotlight Series: Meet Anzu Lawson - Asian-American Actress, Playwright, Stand-Up Photo BWW Spotlight Series: Meet Anzu Lawson - Asian-American Actress, Playwright, Stand-Up Comic, and Yoko Ono Doppelganger
by Shari Barrett - Mar 25, 2020

With the current theatre world on hiatus, I have created a Spotlight Series of interviews with some of am the many talented artists who make our Los Angeles theatre community so exciting and vibrant thanks to their ongoing contribution to keeping the arts alive in the City of the Angels. And like all of us, how are they dealing with the abrupt end of productions in which they were involved? This Spotlight focuses on Anzu Lawson, an Asian-American Actress, Playwright, Stand-Up Comic, and Yoko Ono doppelganger who I first met during the 2014 Hollywood Fringe Festival.

Photo Flash: Al Pacino Headlines Staged Reading Of THE BASIC TRAINING OF PAVLO HUMMEL Photo Photo Flash: Al Pacino Headlines Staged Reading Of THE BASIC TRAINING OF PAVLO HUMMEL
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 11, 2020

Al Pacino headlined the cast of a sold-out benefit staged reading of David Rabe's The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummer, at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, in Beverly Hills, CA.  In collaboration with The Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles, the Oscar, Emmy and Tony Award-winning Pacino reprised the title role of Pavlo Hummel

Al Pacino to Participate in Benefit Staged Reading of THE BASIC TRAINING OF PAVLO HUM Photo Al Pacino to Participate in Benefit Staged Reading of THE BASIC TRAINING OF PAVLO HUMMEL
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 27, 2020

Al Pacino (The Irishman, Scent of a Woman, The Godfather) will participate in a benefit staged reading of award-winning Vietnam veteran playwright David Rabe's The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummer, at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, in collaboration with The Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles, on Sunday, March 8, 2020, 7 pm, in The Wallis' Bram Goldsmith Theater.

Ron Sossi Re-Visits Obie Award-Winning THE SERPENT 50 Years Later Photo Ron Sossi Re-Visits Obie Award-Winning THE SERPENT 50 Years Later
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 31, 2020

Go ahead a?" take the apple. Founding artistic director Ron Sossi directs a revival of The Serpent by Jean-Claude van Itallie a?" winner of the 1969 Obie award and arguably the most successful ensemble work ever created a?" as part of the Odyssey Theatre Ensemble's 50th Anniversary a?oeCirca '69a?? Season. Sossi previously directed the West Coast premiere exactly 50 years ago, in the spring of 1970, as the second production ever at the then brand-new Odyssey Theatre. The Serpent opens on March 7 at the Odyssey's current home in West L.A., where performances will continue through May 3.

Photo Flash: First Look At HANNAH AND THE DREAD GAZEBO, Opening Tomorrow Photo Photo Flash: First Look At HANNAH AND THE DREAD GAZEBO, Opening Tomorrow
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 16, 2019

Creation myths and family histories meld in a wildly theatrical, startling new comedy that explores what it means to walk the edge between cultures.The Fountain Theatre, in association with East West Players and with generous support form the S. Mark Taper Foundation, presents the California premiere of Hannah and the Dread Gazebo by Jiehae Park. Los Angeles Drama Critic's Circle Award-winner Jennifer Chang (Vietgone) directs for an Aug. 17 opening at the Fountain Theatre in East Hollywood, near Koreatown, where performances continue through Sept. 22.

Fountain Theatre and East West Players Present HANNAH AND THE DREAD GAZEBO Photo Fountain Theatre and East West Players Present HANNAH AND THE DREAD GAZEBO
by Julie Musbach - Jun 26, 2019

Creation myths and family histories meld in a wildly theatrical, startling new comedy that explores what it means to walk the edge between cultures. 

BWW Interview: The Hard Working Garrett Clayton On Friends, Giving His Heart & Doing  Photo BWW Interview: The Hard Working Garrett Clayton On Friends, Giving His Heart & Doing What He Loves
by Gil Kaan - Jun 11, 2019

Television, film and theatre triple-threat Garrett Clayton will debut his headlining cabaret show IT TAKES THREE at the Catalina Jazz Club June 18, 2019. Teaming up with his BFFs - fellow triple threats themselves - Ashley Argota and Desi Dennis-Dylan, Garrett plans to entertain and wow you with their harmonic vocals, jazz hands and lots of heart. Garrett managed to spare a little time for me on the phone Tony Awards weekend.

Ramin Karimloo to Tour Australia with Special Guest, Anna O'Byrne Photo Ramin Karimloo to Tour Australia with Special Guest, Anna O'Byrne
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 19, 2018

Ramin Karimloo, Broadway & West End music theatre star, will tour Australia for the first time in June 2018 for a strictly limited season, with special guest Anna O'Byrne, star of Australia's My Fair Lady. 

BWW Review: TOLSTOY IN SUFFOLK - Smartly Written & Brilliantly Acted Photo BWW Review: TOLSTOY IN SUFFOLK - Smartly Written & Brilliantly Acted
by Gil Kaan - Oct 28, 2017

The world premiere of Robert Allan Ackerman's two-hander TOLSTOY IN SUFFOLK receives a strong mounting from Studio C Artists and Combined Artform. Ackerman's intricate, smart and very descriptive script depicts the meeting of theatre producer Greg and playwright Brendan at Brendan's remote cottage in Suffolk. Stephen Caffrey wows as Brendan. JD Cullum embodies his role of Greg.

Robert Allan Ackerman Videos

BWW TV: Sneak Peek at West End's STRANGERS ON A TRAIN
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 31, 2013

Laurence Fox, Jack Huston, ChristIan McKay, Miranda Raison, Imogen Stubbs and MyAnna Buring will star in Strangers on a Train by Craig Warner, which will be presented at the Gielgud Theatre in London's West End by Barbara Broccoli, Colleen Camp, Michael G Wilson, Lucky VIII/Lou Spisto, Frederick Zollo and Michael Rose Limited for Strangers (UK) Limited. The production, directed by Robert Allan Ackerman, will preview from Saturday 2 November. This gripping thriller is based on Patricia Highsmith's acclaimed novel, which was the inspiration for Alfred Hitchcock's legendary movie. Check out a sneak peek below!


Robert Allan Ackerman Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Robert Allan Ackerman written?
Robert Allan Ackerman has written 1 shows including Ionescopade (Sketches).

What awards has Robert Allan Ackerman been nominated for?
Outstanding Director of a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Extremities and Best Director (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Extremities .

What awards has Robert Allan Ackerman won?
Best Director (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Extremities.