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Stuart Ostrow

Birth Place: New York, NY, USA

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Stuart Ostrow was Frank Loesser's apprentice and became the Vice President and General Manager of Frank Music Corp., and Frank Productions, Inc., the Broadway co-producers of: The Most Happy Fella, The Music Man, Greenwillow, and How To Succeed In Business With Really Trying.

As a solo producer, his many original award-winning Broadway and West End productions include: M. Butterfly, which won the Tony Award for Best Play, Pippin, and 1776, which received both the New York and London Drama Critics Awards as well as the Tony Award for Best Musical. He also produced, The Apple Tree, produced and directed Here's Love, was the associate director of Chicago, and the author of Stages, on Broadway.

Mr. Ostrow established the Stuart Ostrow Foundation's Musical Theatre Lab in 1973; a non-profit, professional workshop for original musical theatre, the first of its kind. Since its inception the MTLab has presented 32 experimental new works, including The Robber Bridegroom, by Alfred Uhry and Robert Waldman, Really Rosie, by Maurice Sendak and Carole King, Up From Paradise, by Arthur Miller and Stanley Silverman, and Medea by Robert Wilson.

Stuart Ostrow is a trained musician, choral conductor-arranger, and clarinetist. He has served on the Board of Governors of The League of New York Theatres, the Advisory Committee of The New York Public Library, and the Board of Directors of the American National Theatre and Academy. He has also served on The Overseer's Committee to visit Harvard's Loeb Drama Center, and was a founding panel member of the Opera-Musical Theatre Program of the National Endowment for the Arts.

He produced the original Broadway production of La Bête, which also won the Olivier Award for Best Comedy, and was honored as Producer of the Year, by the National Alliance for Musical Theatre. He is the Distinguished University Professor of Theatre at the University of Houston, and the author of A Producer's Broadway Journey and Thank You Very Much (The Little Guide To Auditioning For The Musical Theatre.) His new book is Present At The Creation, Leaping In The Dark and Going Against The Grain: 1776, Pippin, M. Butterfly, La Bête & Other Broadway Adventures.

Stuart Ostrow Productions

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Stuart Ostrow Awards and Nominations

Tony Awards - 1988 - Best Play

Stuart Ostrow , M. Butterfly

Tony Awards - 1973 - Best Musical

Stuart Ostrow, Pippin

Stuart Ostrow News

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, PIPPIN & More Set for Garden Theatre's 2024-2025 Season

The Garden Theatre has revealed the 2024-2025 Broadway on Plant Theatre Season, running from July 2024 - June 2025. See which shows are being presented, and learn how to purchase tickets.

CATS, SPRING AWAKENING & More Set for Algonquin Arts Theatre 2024-25 Broadway Series

Algonquin Arts Theatre in Manasquan, NJ has revealed the titles for their 2024-25 Broadway Series.

PEAK Performances to Present Opera-in-Concert Performances of BLIND INJUSTICE

PEAK Performances at Montclair State University is producing two opera-in-concert performances of Blind Injustice, composed by Montclair State University College of the Arts faculty member Scott Davenport Richards (A Star Across the Ocean, Charlie Crosses the Nation) with a libretto by David Cote (Three Way, The Scarlet Ibis).

Interview: Theatre Life with Francis Jue

Today’s subject Francis Jue is currently living his theatre life performing the role of Duch in Cambodian Rock Band at Arena Stage. The production continues through August 27th in Arena’s Kreeger Theater space. The production will then continue without Jue on to Seattle’s ACT Contemporary Theatre as a co- production with 5th Avenue Theatre.

NTPA Announces Cast And Crew Of NTPA Repertory's PIPPIN

Witness the magic of Pippin the musical on stage at NTPA's Willow Bend Center of the Arts July 28-August 6. From triumph to tragedy, follow this privileged man's struggle to believe in his own authenticity. Enjoy the unforgettable songs, breathtaking choreography, and don't miss your opportunity to dream big!

GREASE & PIPPIN Set for NTPA 2023 Plano Summer Musicals Series

The award-winning North Texas Performing Arts Repertory Theatre has announced their lineup for the 2023 Plano Summer Musicals Series, including two exciting Broadway musicals sure to entice audiences. Learn how to purchase tickets!

Review: 1776 MUSICAL SHINES A LIGHT ON THE PRESENT at Broadway San Jose

What did our critic think of 1776 MUSICAL SHINES A LIGHT ON THE PRESENT at Broadway San Jose?

The Girls Upstairs: Stories of 1998's Ill-Fated FOLLIES

What is it about juicy backstage drama that so intrigues audiences? For decades, people have flocked to films and plays portraying the exciting events that happen behind the curtain. Arguably, the most famous musical on this topic was written by the God of musical theatre: Stephen Sondheim. It’s title: Follies.

CAMBODIAN ROCK BAND, SPRING AWAKENING & More Set for The 5th Avenue Theatre 2023/24 Season

The 5th Avenue Theatre has announced its 2023/24 season, which features an eclectic collection of shows that will combine for an alluring year of theater that explores the power of dreams.

John Rubenstein Celebrates Pippin's 50th Anniversary On MUSICAL THEATRE MELODIES Next Week

The next broadcast of Rob Morrison's Musical Theatre Melodies will pay tribute to the 50th Anniversary of Steven Schwartz and Roger O. Hirson's Tony Award winning musical PIPPIN, featuring interviews with Tony Award winner John Rubenstein and songs from the original Broadway cast recording with special narration by Tony Award nominee Walter Willison.

Interview: John Rubinstein Adds EISENHOWER To his Lengthy Resume of Impressive Portrayals

Tony Award-winning Broadway veteran John Rubinstein performs in his first one-man show Eisenhower: This Piece of Ground at Theatre West opening October 22, 2022. This world premiere (co-produced in association with New Los Angeles Repertory Company) is directed by Peter Ellenstein. John carved out some time to answer a few of my queries.

Review: Theatre Raleigh's YELLOW FACE

What did our critic think? Yellow Face follows Asian-American playwright DHH. Fresh off his Tony Award win for M. Butterfly, he leads a protest against the casting of Jonathan Pryce as the Eurasian pimp in the original Broadway production of Miss Saigon, condemning the practice as 'yellowface.' His position soon comes back to haunt him when he mistakes a Caucasian actor, Marcus G. Dahlman, for mixed-race, and casts him as the lead Asian role of his own Broadway-bound comedy, Face Value. When DHH discovers the truth of Marcus' ethnicity, he tries to conceal his blunder to protect his reputation as an Asian-American role model by passing the actor off as a 'Siberian Jew.'

A.R.T. Announces 1776-Related Programming

American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University announced today additional programming associated with its upcoming production of 1776 directed by Jeffrey L. Page and A.R.T. Terrie and Bradley Bloom Artistic Director Diane Paulus.

Photos: Broadway-Bound 1776 Kicks Off Rehearsals!

American Repertory Theater at Harvard University announced today the full cast and creative team of its upcoming revival of 1776 directed by Jeffrey L. Page and Diane Paulus. Go inside the first day of rehearsals!

Cast Announced for Broadway-Bound 1776 at American Repertory Theater

American Repertory Theater at Harvard University announced the full cast and creative team of its upcoming revival of 1776 directed by Jeffrey L. Page and Diane Paulus. 

PIPPIN to be Presented By Nazareth College Theatre & Dance Department And Theatre League

For its first post-pandemic production open to the public, the Nazareth College Theatre and Dance Department will present Pippin, with the unforgettable score from four-time Grammy winner and three-time Oscar winner Stephen Schwartz.

PIPPIN Announces Third and Final Extension at The Garden Theatre

Therea??s more magic to do... critically acclaimed a??Pippina?? has announced a final weeka??s extension at Londona??s exciting new outdoor theatre venue, The Garden Theatre.

PIPPIN Opens At The Warsaw Federal Incline Theater

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz Book by Roger O. Hirson Originally Produced on the Broadway Stage by Stuart Ostrow Directed on the Broadway Stage by Bob Fosse 2013 Broadway Revival Directed by Diane Paulus Orchestrations for 2013 Revival by Larry Hochman

Press Agent And Broadway Executive Harvey Sabinson Dies

Harvey Sabinson, one of Broadway's legendary press agents, and former long-time executive director of The Broadway League, died on April 18, 2019 of natural causes at his residence in Sarasota, Florida. He was 94 years old.


Stuart Ostrow has written 1 shows including Stages (Playwright).

Stuart Ostrow has been nominated for several awards throughout his career. He was nominated for Best Play at the Tony Awards for "M. Butterfly" and Best Musical for "Pippin". These nominations showcase the recognition and acclaim that Ostrow's productions have received in the Broadway community.

Stuart Ostrow has won the Tony Award for Best Play for "M. Butterfly."

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