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Stafford Arima

 

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Stage Credits

Productions

 
[Canada, 2018]
Director
 
[Regional (US), 2017]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2016]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2015]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2012]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2012]
Director
 
[San Diego, CA (Regional), 2007]
Director
 
[New York, 2006]
Director
 
[St. Louis, MO (Regional), 2006]
Director
 
[Philadelphia, PA (Regional), 2006]
Director
 
[New York, 2005]
Director
 
[US Tour, 2005]
Director
 
[Regional (US), 2005]
Director
 
[Milburn, NJ (Regional), 2005]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2005]
Director
 
[New York, 2004]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2004]
Director
 
[Milburn, NJ (Regional), 2004]
Director
 
[West End, 2003]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2001]
Associate Director

Stafford Arima Awards and Nominations

 
Olivier Awards - 2004 - Best Director
Stafford Arima, Ragtime

Stafford Arima News

Video: Brian Stokes Mitchell Talks RAGTIME Reunion Concert Decades In the Making Photo Video: Brian Stokes Mitchell Talks RAGTIME Reunion Concert Decades In the Making
by Michael Major - Mar 22, 2023

Following his performance with Audra McDonald on the TODAY Show this morning, Brian Stokes Mitchell revealed what part of the upcoming Ragtime reunion concert he is most looking forward to. Watch the complete video, in which Mitchell speaks about the Ragtime reunion concert and how more people can help the Entertainment Community Fund, now!

Video: Audra McDonald & Brian Stokes Mitchell Perform 'Wheels of a Dream' From RAGTIM Photo Video: Audra McDonald & Brian Stokes Mitchell Perform 'Wheels of a Dream' From RAGTIME on THE TODAY SHOW
by Michael Major - Mar 22, 2023

Audra McDonald and Brian Stokes Mitchell reunited to perform 'Wheels of a Dream' from Ragtime ahead of The Entertainment Community Fund's one-night-only benefit reunion concert of the classic musical. The concert will also feature Peter Friedman, Kelli O'Hara, Lea Michele, and more. Watch the new video performance now!

Lea Michele Joins The Entertainment Community Fund's RAGTIME Benefit Concert Photo Lea Michele Joins The Entertainment Community Fund's RAGTIME Benefit Concert
by Stephi Wild - Mar 13, 2023

Lea Michele will make a special appearance in¬†The¬†Entertainment Community Fund's one-night-only benefit reunion concert of¬†Ragtime. Michele¬†originated the role of ‚ÄúLittle Girl‚ÄĚ in Ragtime on Broadway. Learn more about the concert here!

Theatre Calgary Opens World Premiere of FORGIVENESS Photo Theatre Calgary Opens World Premiere of FORGIVENESS
by Stephi Wild - Mar 10, 2023

On Friday, March 10, Theatre Calgary in a joint presentation with the Arts Club Theatre Company (Vancouver) is thrilled to open the world premiere of the heartfelt and true story of Forgiveness by Mark Sakamoto, stage adaptation by Hiro Kanagawa, and directed by Theatre Calgary's Artistic Director Stafford Arima in Calgary. 

Audra McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell & Kelli O'Hara to Star in RAGTIME Reunion Conce Photo Audra McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell & Kelli O'Hara to Star in RAGTIME Reunion Concert
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 31, 2023

The Entertainment Community Fund's one-night-only benefit reunion concert of Ragtime, originally scheduled for 2020, will take place on Monday, March 27, 2023 at the Minskoff Theatre. Learn who is starring in the concert, and how to purchase tickets!

Flashback: Celebrate 25 Years of RAGTIME Photo Flashback: Celebrate 25 Years of RAGTIME
by Nicole Rosky - Jan 18, 2023

25 years ago, on January 18, 1998, Ragtime opened on Broadway at the Ford Center for the Performing Arts (now the Lyric Theatre). We're looking back on the beloved musical with video clips from its Broadway past!

12 Days Left To Vote For The 2022 BroadwayWorld San Diego Awards; Teatro San Diego Le Photo 12 Days Left To Vote For The 2022 BroadwayWorld San Diego Awards; Teatro San Diego Leads Favorite Local Theatre!
by BWW - Dec 19, 2022

The latest standings as of Monday, December 19th, have been released for the 2022 BroadwayWorld San Diego Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.

Latest Stats Released For The 2022 BroadwayWorld San Diego Awards;  at Steele Canyon  Photo Latest Stats Released For The 2022 BroadwayWorld San Diego Awards; at Steele Canyon High School Leads Best Ensemble Performance!
by BWW - Dec 12, 2022

The latest standings as of Monday, December 12th, have been released for the 2022 BroadwayWorld San Diego Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.

Latest Standings Released For The 2022 BroadwayWorld San Diego Awards; Moonlight Stag Photo Latest Standings Released For The 2022 BroadwayWorld San Diego Awards; Moonlight Stage Productions Leads Favorite Local Theatre!
by BWW - Dec 5, 2022

The latest standings as of Monday, December 5th, have been released for the 2022 BroadwayWorld San Diego Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.

Leaders Of Canadian Theatre Unite To Found A New Arts Organization, THE CANADIAN GUIL Photo Leaders Of Canadian Theatre Unite To Found A New Arts Organization, THE CANADIAN GUILD OF STAGE DIRECTORS AND CHOREOGRAPHERS
by Stephi Wild - Sep 6, 2022

 A veritable 'who's who' of respected Canadian theatre leaders have come together to found the Canadian Guild of Stage Directors and Choreographers (CGDC).

Stafford Arima Videos

Video: Brian Stokes Mitchell Talks RAGTIME Reunion Concert Decades In the Making Videoplay
Video: Brian Stokes Mitchell Talks RAGTIME Reunion Concert Decades In the Making

by Michael Major - Mar 22, 2023

Following his performance with Audra McDonald on the TODAY Show this morning, Brian Stokes Mitchell revealed what part of the upcoming Ragtime reunion concert he is most looking forward to. Watch the complete video, in which Mitchell speaks about the Ragtime reunion concert and how more people can help the Entertainment Community Fund, now!

Video: Audra McDonald & Brian Stokes Mitchell Perform 'Wheels of a Dream' From RAGTIM Videoplay
Video: Audra McDonald & Brian Stokes Mitchell Perform 'Wheels of a Dream' From RAGTIME on THE TODAY SHOW

by Michael Major - Mar 22, 2023

Audra McDonald and Brian Stokes Mitchell reunited to perform 'Wheels of a Dream' from Ragtime ahead of The Entertainment Community Fund's one-night-only benefit reunion concert of the classic musical. The concert will also feature Peter Friedman, Kelli O'Hara, Lea Michele, and more. Watch the new video performance now!

VIDEO: First Look at the World Premiere of BHANGIN' IT at La Jolla Playhouse Videoplay
VIDEO: First Look at the World Premiere of BHANGIN' IT at La Jolla Playhouse

by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 6, 2022

La Jolla Playhouse is presenting its world-premiere production of Bhangin' It: A Bangin' New Musical, featuring book by Mike Lew and Rehana Lew Mirza, music and lyrics by Sam Willmott, with additional music by Grammy Award nominee Deep Singh, running in the Mandell Weiss Theatre through April 17, 2022.

Broadway Rewind: BARE Returns with Taylor Trensch, Barrett Wilbert Weed & More! Videoplay
Broadway Rewind: BARE Returns with Taylor Trensch, Barrett Wilbert Weed & More!

by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 12, 2020

Today we rewind to 2012 for the off-Broadway revival of Bare. Featuring music by Damon Intrabartolo and book & lyrics by Jon Hartmere, the revival was directed by Stafford Arima, choreographed by Travis Wall  and starred Jason Hite, Taylor Trensch, Elizabeth Judd, with Gerard Canonico, Jerold E. Solomon, Barrett Wilbert Weed and Missi Pyle. 

Broadway Rewind: THE SECRET GARDEN Blooms Again 25 Years Later Videoplay
Broadway Rewind: THE SECRET GARDEN Blooms Again 25 Years Later

by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 7, 2020

Today we rewind to 2016 for the Manhattan Concert Productions 25th Anniversary presentation of The Secret Garden. 

Broadway Rewind: CARRIE Raises Her Blood-Curdling Voice Off-Broadway Videoplay
Broadway Rewind: CARRIE Raises Her Blood-Curdling Voice Off-Broadway

by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 15, 2020

Today we rewind to 2011, when Carrie returned to the off-Broadway stage with MCC. The reworked production opened March 1, 2011, with a book by Lawrence D. Cohen, music by Academy Award winning composer Michael Gore, and lyrics by Academy Award winning lyricist Dean Pitchford.

VIDEO: Watch ALTAR BOYZ Casts Reunite to Sing a Heavenly 'I Believe' Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch ALTAR BOYZ Casts Reunite to Sing a Heavenly 'I Believe'

by Stage Tube - Jul 2, 2020

Tony Award-winning Broadway Producer, Ken Davenport, announced a virtual reunion with the cast and creatives of Altar Boyz on July 9th at 8pm EDT on The Producer's Perspective Live. Susan Blackwell ([title of show], a?oeSide By Side By Susan Blackwella??, a?oeNow Here Thisa??) is set to host the virtual event.

VIDEO: First Look at the World Premiere of MARY AND MAX: THE MUSICAL Videoplay
VIDEO: First Look at the World Premiere of MARY AND MAX: THE MUSICAL

by Alan Henry - Oct 23, 2018

Theatre Calgary presents the world premiere of MARY AND MAX - A NEW MUSICAL, with music & lyrics by Bobby Cronin, book by Crystal Skillman, directed by the organization's new artistic director, Stafford Arima, and orchestrations and music supervision by Anna Ebbesen.

VIDEO: Watch Nick Adams, Lauren Elder & More in Rehearsals for Theatre Calgary's MARY Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch Nick Adams, Lauren Elder & More in Rehearsals for Theatre Calgary's MARY AND MAX

by Stage Tube - Oct 15, 2018

Theatre Calgary is preparing to open Mary and Max - A New Musical, the second world premiere of the 2018-19 season, with music and lyrics by Bobby Cronin, book by Crystal Skillman, directed by Theatre Calgary's Artistic Director Stafford Arima, choreography by Jenn Rapp, and orchestrations and music supervision by Anna Ebbesen.

VIDEO: Ann Harada, Ginna LeVine and Julius Thomas III Preview Two Songs from THE NEW  Videoplay
VIDEO: Ann Harada, Ginna LeVine and Julius Thomas III Preview Two Songs from THE NEW WORLD at Bucks County Playhouse

by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2017

Pilgrims wash ashore in Massachusetts - turning North American life on its ear - in Bucks County Playhouse's world premiere production of the new musical comedy, 'The New World.' Performances begin November 7 and run through December 2, with an official opening on November 11. The show's company just met the press and previewed two musical numbers from the show - 'Natural' and 'Massachusetts' - check them out below!


Stafford Arima Frequently Asked Questions

What awards has Stafford Arima been nominated for?
Best Director (Olivier Awards) for Ragtime .