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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

Photos

Andy Mientus, Marin Mazzie, Dean Pitchford, Stafford Arima,Molly Ranson & Jen Sese.du Photo

Andy Mientus, Marin Mazzie, Dean Pitchford, Stafford Arima,Molly Ranson & Jen Sese.during the Opening Night Curtain Call for the MCC Theater's Production of 'CARRIE' at The Lucille Lortel Theatre on March 1, 2012 in New York City.

From: 
Date:
09/17/2018
The cast of RED VELVET with director Stafford Arima Photo

The cast of RED VELVET with director Stafford Arima

From: 
Date:
03/13/2017
Derek Klena, Stafford Arima, Christy Altomare Photo

Derek Klena, Stafford Arima, Christy Altomare

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Date:
11/21/2016

 

Stage

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

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).

Review: DIAL M FOR MURDER brings modern touches to a midcentury murder mystery at The Photo Review: DIAL M FOR MURDER brings modern touches to a midcentury murder mystery at The Old Globe
by E.H. Reiter - Jul 30, 2022

DIAL M FOR MURDER brings some modern touches, and a sly intelligence to this adaption, commissioned by The Old Globe.  A smart script, skillful and subtle performances, and some twists bring a new life to this classic murder mystery through August 28th.  

Interview: Nathan Darrow Talks About Bringing an Adaption of A Classic Murder Mystery Photo Interview: Nathan Darrow Talks About Bringing an Adaption of A Classic Murder Mystery to the Old Globe in DIAL M FOR MURDER
by E.H. Reiter - Jul 27, 2022

 Nathan Darrow stars as Tony Wendice, the married man who is convinced that his wife had an affair, and as his jealousy and obsession escalate so does the danger in The Old Globe'sworld premiere adaption of DIAL M FOR MURDER - playing through August 28th.

Photos: First Look at DIAL M FOR MURDER, Now Playing at the Old Globe Photo Photos: First Look at DIAL M FOR MURDER, Now Playing at the Old Globe
by Stephi Wild - Jul 27, 2022

Dial M for Murder is now playing at the Old Globe, set to open on July 28. The play, by Frederick Knott, was adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher, and directed by Stafford Arima. Check out an exclusive first look at the production in these photos.

VIDEO: Sneak Peek at Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra and Theatre Calgary's RAGTIME Photo VIDEO: Sneak Peek at Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra and Theatre Calgary's RAGTIME
by Stephi Wild - Jun 10, 2022

For the first time, three of Calgary‚Äôs largest arts organizations ‚Äď Arts Commons, Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, and Theatre Calgary ‚Äď are joining forces for a special musical presentation with an important message for the world. Watch the video here! ¬†

 Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra and Theatre Calgary Present RAGTIME This Weekend Photo Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra and Theatre Calgary Present RAGTIME This Weekend
by Stephi Wild - Jun 6, 2022

For the first time, three of Calgary‚Äôs largest arts organizations ‚Äď Arts Commons, Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, and Theatre Calgary ‚Äď are joining forces for a special musical presentation with an important message for the world.¬†

Piano Prodigy Kevin Chen Will Perform With The Calgary Philharmonic in June Photo Piano Prodigy Kevin Chen Will Perform With The Calgary Philharmonic in June
by Stephi Wild - May 31, 2022

June 2022 with the Calgary Philharmonic is a celebration of youth and of the spirit of collaboration, beginning with Kevin Chen in Concert (June 3 & 4). The 17-year-old Calgary pianist ‚Äď a MacLachlan/Ridge Emerging Artist ‚Äď is the youngest musician ever to win the prestigious Franz Liszt International Piano Competition.

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by Stephi Wild - May 20, 2022

SING STREET, BHANGIN' IT & More Announced for The Huntington's 2022-2023 Season Photo SING STREET, BHANGIN' IT & More Announced for The Huntington's 2022-2023 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 13, 2022

The Huntington has announced its 2022-2023 season, featuring 8 shows including 2 jubilant new musicals, 3 world premiere plays, one recent Broadway hit, and an outstanding revival of an August Wilson classic.   

BWW Interview: Brandon Contreras Discusses the World Premiere of BHANGIN' IT: A BANGI Photo BWW Interview: Brandon Contreras Discusses the World Premiere of BHANGIN' IT: A BANGIN' NEW MUSICAL
by E.H. Reiter - Apr 7, 2022

BHANGIN’ IT: A BANGIN’ NEW MUSICAL is bringing a new perspective on culture, identity, and dance to the La Jolla Playhouse stage.  Brandon Contreras, who plays Billy in this show, his favorite part of playing Billy, and what it’s like working on a world premiere musical. BHANGIN’ IT: A BANGIN’ NEW MUSICAL is playing at the La Jolla Playhouse through April 17th, 2022

Stafford Arima Videos

VIDEO: First Look at the World Premiere of BHANGIN' IT at La Jolla Playhouse VideoVIDEO: 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! VideoBroadway 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 VideoBroadway 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 VideoBroadway 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' VideoVIDEO: 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 VideoVIDEO: 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 VideoVIDEO: 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  VideoVIDEO: 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!

Throwback Thursday: ANASTASIA Stars Derek Klena and Christy Altomare Sing from CARRIE
by Alan Henry - Mar 10, 2016

Anastasia will be led by Christy Altomare and Derek Klena. Klena and Altomare have worked together before in the revised production of CARRIE off-Broadway, directed by ALLEGIANCE's Stafford Arima. Today we're looking back on that production with a video of Altomare and Klena singing 'You Shine' from the CARRIE cast recording release event.

STAGE TUBE: ALLEGIANCE's Lea Salonga, George Takei, Telly Leung, and Katie Rose Clarke Perform at Barnes and Noble
by Stage Tube - Feb 6, 2016

The original cast album of the new musical Allegiance, with music & lyrics by Jay Kuo, was recorded at MSR Studios last month. The show's stars gathered at Barnes & Noble today to celebrate the recording, and BroadwayWorld brings you performance footage from the event!


Stafford Arima Frequently Asked Questions

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