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Scott Elliott is a renowned American theater director, who has directed over 70 productions in his career. He is the founder and artistic director of The New Group, a critically acclaimed Off-Broadway theater company.

Elliott was born in 1960 in Ohio and grew up in a small town. He attended Ohio University where he studied theater and graduated in 1982. After graduation, he moved to New York City to pursue his passion for theater.

In 1987, Elliott founded The New Group, which quickly became known for its edgy and provocative productions. The company has produced many successful plays including "Hurlyburly," "The Starry Messenger," and "The Kid."

Elliott has also directed several Broadway productions, including "Three Sisters," "Present Laughter," and "The Threepenny Opera." He has received critical acclaim for his work on these productions and has been nominated for several Tony Awards.

In addition to his work in theater, Elliott has also directed for television and film. He directed the film "A Map of the World," starring Sigourney Weaver and Julianne Moore, and has directed episodes of the television series "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" and "The Good Wife."

Elliott is known for his ability to bring out the best in his actors and for his innovative staging. He often takes risks with his productions, pushing boundaries and challenging audiences.

One of Elliott's most notable productions was the 2018 revival of "Angels in America" at The National Theatre in London. The production received rave reviews and was praised for its powerful performances and inventive staging.

Elliott has also worked with many notable actors throughout his career. He has directed Ethan Hawke in several productions, including "Blood from a Stone" and "Clive." He has also worked with Cynthia Nixon, Jesse Eisenberg, and Edie Falco, among others.

In addition to his directing work, Elliott is also a teacher. He has taught at several universities, including New York University and The New School. He is known for his passion for teaching and for inspiring his students to pursue their own creative visions.

Elliott has received numerous awards and honors for his work in theater. In 2015, he was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame, and in 2019, he received the Mr. Abbott Award for lifetime achievement in directing.

Despite his many accomplishments, Elliott remains humble and dedicated to his craft. He continues to push the boundaries of theater and inspire audiences with his innovative productions.

In conclusion, Scott Elliott is a visionary theater director who has made a significant impact on the world of theater. His innovative productions and dedication to his craft have earned him critical acclaim and numerous awards. He continues to inspire audiences and actors alike with his passion for theater and his commitment to pushing boundaries.

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Scott Elliott Awards and Nominations

Drama Desk Awards - 2011 - Special Award

Scott Elliott, The New Group

The Lortels - 2006 - Outstanding Director

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The Lortels - 1996 - Outstanding Director

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THE SEVEN YEAR DISAPPEAR Starring Cynthia Nixon and Taylor Trensch Extends Off-Broadway

The New Group will present an additional week for The Seven Year Disappear by Jordan Seavey, featuring Emmy and Tony Award-winner Cynthia Nixon and Taylor Trensch.

2024 Mike Ockrent Fellowship Recipient To Serve As Fellow On SUFFS On Broadway

The Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF) announces the recipient of the 2024 Mike Ockrent Fellowship.

Photos: First Look at Cynthia Nixon and Taylor Trensch in THE SEVEN YEAR DISAPPEAR

All new photos have been released from The New Group's world premiere production of The Seven Year Disappear, starring Cynthia Nixon and Taylor Trensch. Check out the photos here!

A SIGN OF THE TIMES, BROOKLYN LAUNDRY & More Lead Top Off-Broadway Shows February

What's happening off-Broadway? BroadwayWorld is helping you pick what to see next by rounding up our top recommended theatre each month. Coming up off-Broadway this February are world premieres, new musicals and more.

The New Group Off Stage to Stream LYPSINKA: TOXIC FEMININITY Directed by Chloë Sevigny

THE NEW GROUP OFF STAGE presents 'Lypsinka: Toxic Femininity,' a new short film written and performed by John Epperson and directed by Chloë Sevigny.

Tickets on Sale Now for THE SEVEN YEAR DISAPPEAR Starring Cynthia Nixon and Taylor Trensch

Tickets are on sale now for the world premiere production of The Seven Year Disappear by Jordan Seavey. Learn how to purchase tickets!

Photos: Go Inside The New Group's SABBATH'S THEATER Opening Night Celebration

See photos from opening night of The New Group's Sabbath's Theater!

SABBATH'S THEATER Extended Through Mid December

Due to demand, The New Group has added two weeks for Sabbath’s Theater, adapted from the novel by Philip Roth by Ariel Levy and John Turturro.

The New Group Reveals 2023-24 Season, Featuring Cynthia Nixon, Taylor Trensch and More

The New Group has announced its complete 2023-2024 Season.  As previously announced, the season launches with Sabbath’s Theater. Learn more about the full season lineup here!

Industry Pro Newsletter: UK Audiences are Seeing Fewer Shows, BroadwayWorld Launches New Marketing Hub

This week, we’re pleased to introduce the new BroadwayWorld Marketing Hub - a comprehensive platform designed to maximize event visibility. Also, we look at the financial challenges faced by Lighthouse Immersive, creators of 'Immersive Van Gogh,' as they file for bankruptcy protection.

Who is NYC Theater's Highest Paid Artistic Director?

Ever since Under the Radar was canceled, there have been grumblings about Oskar Eustis’ compensation. They only got louder after a July 14 New York Times article announced the Public was laying off 19% of its staff. Who is the highest-paid NYC theater artistic director?

The New Group to Present World Premiere of SABBATH'S THEATER Adapted from Philip Roth's Novel by John Turturro & Ariel Levy

Immerse yourself in the world of 'Sabbath's Theater', a world premiere play adapted from Philip Roth's novel by John Turturro and Ariel Levy. Don't miss this provocative and profound exploration of mortality and celebration of life.

Marchánt Davis, Gizel Jimenez & More to be Featured in The New Group's FREEFEST

The New Group will present the debut of FreeFest, a weeklong festival of FREE play readings and panel discussions, featuring new works that embrace radical expression.

Photos: Debra Messing, Steve Buscemi, Crystal Lucas-Perry and More Turn Out For THE FEARS Opening Night

Academy Award and Emmy Award winner Steven Soderbergh (sex, lies, and videotape, Traffic, Erin Brockovich), makes his New York City theatrical producing debut with the World Premiere of The Fears, a new play by Emma Sheanshang. See photos from opening night!

BERNARDA'S DAUGHTERS Celebrates Haitian Flag Day With Special Event This Week

Bernarda's Daughters celebrates Haitian Flag Day with a post-show panel and reception following the 7:30pm performance on Thursday, May 18, when The New Group and National Black Theatre host “Tout Moun Se Moun,” a panel featuring Haitian-American artists and cultural workers in discussion about the presence of Haitian art and culture in New York City and elsewhere in the diaspora. 

Pascale Armand, Tamara Tunie & More to Star in BERNARDA'S DAUGHTERS World Premiere Off-Broadway

The New Group and National Black Theatre have announced complete casting for the world premiere of Bernarda’s Daughters, by Diane Exavier, directed by Dominique Rider. See who is starring, and learn how to purchase tickets!

Photos: See Ethan Hawke, Cynthia Nixon, Ephraim Sykes & More at The New Group Gala

See photos of Ethan Hawke, Cynthia Nixon, Ephraim Sykes and more at The New Group's annual gala!

The New Group To Present Annual Gala WOODSTOCK At Edison Ballroom This Weekend

The New Group's Annual Gala, “Woodstock,” is set to take place Monday, March 13, from 6:00-10:00pm, at The Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street).  

Review Roundup: THE SEAGULL/WOODSTOCK, NY at The New Group

Read the reviews for The Seagull/Woodstock, NY at The New Group.

Photos: On the Red Carpet for THE SEAGULL/WOODSTOCK, NY at The New Group

Check out photos from the red carpet of The New Group's world premiere production of The Seagull/Woodstock, NY!

Scott Elliott FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Scott Elliott has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

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Scott Elliott, the director of The New Group, has been nominated for several awards throughout his career. He received a Special Award from the Drama Desk Awards for his work with The New Group. Additionally, he was nominated for Outstanding Director at The Lortels for both Abigail's Party and Hurlyburly. Elliott also received nominations for Outstanding Director - Play at the Drama Desk Awards for Goose Pimples. He was recognized with Special Citations at the Obie Awards for Curtains and was nominated for Outstanding Director at The Lortels for The Monogamist.

Scott Elliott, the director of The New Group, has won several awards for his work in the theater industry. He received a Special Award from the Drama Desk Awards for his contributions to The New Group. Additionally, he was recognized as an Outstanding Director - Play by the Drama Desk Awards for his work on Goose Pimples. The Obie Awards also honored Elliott with Special Citations for his work on Curtains. Furthermore, he received the Outstanding Director award from The Lortels for his work on The Monogamist. These accolades highlight Elliott's talent and success in the Broadway community.

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