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Stuart Ostrow

 
Stuart Ostrow Headshot
Birth Place:
New York, NY, USA
Bio:
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, ... (read complete bio)
 
Stuart Ostrow Headshot

Birth Place: New York, NY, USA

Bio:
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, ... (read complete bio)

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[Broadway, 1991]
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[Broadway, 1988]
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[Broadway, 1981]
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[Broadway, 1980]
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[Broadway, 1978]
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[Broadway, 1972]
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[Broadway, 1971]
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[West End, 1970]
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[Broadway, 1969]
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[Broadway, 1966]
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[Broadway, 1963]
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[Broadway, 1962]
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Productions

[Broadway, 0]
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[Broadway, 1991]
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[Broadway, 1988]
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[Broadway, 1981]
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[Broadway, 1980]
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Director

[Broadway, 1978]
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[Broadway, 1972]
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[Broadway, 1971]
Producer

[West End, 1970]
Producer

[Broadway, 1969]
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[Broadway, 1966]
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[Broadway, 1963]
Director

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[Broadway, 1962]
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Writing
Playwright

Stuart Ostrow Biography

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 Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 1988 - Best Play Gold Star
Stuart Ostrow , M. Butterfly
 
Tony Awards - 1973 - Best Musical
Stuart Ostrow, Pippin

Stuart Ostrow News

Review: Theatre Raleigh's YELLOW FACE Photo Review: Theatre Raleigh's YELLOW FACE
by Jeffrey Kare - Jul 1, 2022

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 Photo A.R.T. Announces 1776-Related Programming
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 19, 2022

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! Photo Photos: Broadway-Bound 1776 Kicks Off Rehearsals!
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 8, 2022

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 Photo Cast Announced for Broadway-Bound 1776 at American Repertory Theater
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 8, 2022

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 Lea Photo PIPPIN to be Presented By Nazareth College Theatre & Dance Department And Theatre League
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 14, 2021

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 Photo PIPPIN Announces Third and Final Extension at The Garden Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 29, 2020

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 Photo PIPPIN Opens At The Warsaw Federal Incline Theater
by Stephi Wild - Jun 27, 2019

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 Photo Press Agent And Broadway Executive Harvey Sabinson Dies
by Stephi Wild - Apr 20, 2019

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.

Amas's Rosetta Lenoire Musical Theatre Academy To Stage PIPPIN Photo Amas's Rosetta Lenoire Musical Theatre Academy To Stage PIPPIN
by Julie Musbach - Apr 9, 2019

Amas Musical Theatre's Rosetta LeNoire Musical Theatre Academy will present Pippin, the multiple Tony Award-winning musical (1972, original and 2013, revival) with book by Roger O. Hirson, music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz.

1776 The Musical Comes To The Soraya Next Month Photo 1776 The Musical Comes To The Soraya Next Month
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 28, 2019

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts and McCoy Rigby Entertainment present the award-winning and revolutionary 1776 THE MUSICAL at the Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts (The Soraya), February 8 through 10. 1776 THE MUSICAL, the Tony Award winner for Best Musical (1969) and has music and lyrics by Sherman Edwards and book by Peter Stone. It is directed by Glenn Casale with musical direction by Jeff Rizzo.


Stuart Ostrow Frequently Asked Questions

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

What awards has Stuart Ostrow been nominated for?
Best Play (Tony Awards) for M. Butterfly and Best Musical (Tony Awards) for Pippin .

What awards has Stuart Ostrow won?
Best Play (Tony Awards) for M. Butterfly .