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Internationally award-winning writer Tom Stoppard’s plays include Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, The Real Inspector Hound, After Magritte, Jumpers, New Found Land, Dogg’s Hamlet, Cahoot’s Macbeth, Travesties, Every Good Boy Deserves Favour (a play for actors and orchestra written with André Previn), Night and Day, The Real Thing, Hapgood, Arcadia, Indian Ink, The Invention of Love, The Coast of Utopia, Rock ‘n’ Roll and, most recently, The Hard Problem. His radio plays include Albert’s Bridge, Artist Descending a Staircase, The Dog It Was That Died, If You’re Glad I’ll Be Frank, and most recently, Darkside. As well as for the stage and radio, Stoppard is an award-winning writer for film and television.

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Tom Stoppard Awards and Nominations

Tony Awards - 2008 - Best Play

Tom Stoppard, Rock 'n' Roll

BroadwayWorld Awards - 2007 - Best Play

Tom Stoppard, The Coast of Utopia

Drama Desk Awards - 2007 - Outstanding Play

Tom Stoppard, The Coast of Utopia

Olivier Awards - 2007 - Best New Play

Tom Stoppard, Rock 'N' Roll

Tony Awards - 2007 - Best Play

Tom Stoppard, The Coast of Utopia

Evening Standard Awards - 2006 - Best Play

Tom Stoppard, Rock 'n' Roll

Olivier Awards - 2003 - The BBC Award for Best New Play

Tom StoppardThe Coast Of Utopia - Voyage, Shipwreck, Salvage

Drama Desk Awards - 2001 - Outstanding Play

Tom Stoppard, The Invention of Love

Tony Awards - 2001 - Best Play

Tom Stoppard, The Invention of Love

Evening Standard Awards - 1997 - Best Play

Tom StoppardThe Invention of Love

Tony Awards - 1995 - Best Play

Tom Stoppard, Arcadia

Drama Desk Awards - 1984 - Outstanding Play

Tom Stoppard, The Real Thing

Tony Awards - 1984 - Best Play

Tom Stoppard, The Real Thing

Tony Awards - 1976 - Best Play

Tom Stoppard, Travesties

New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 1968 - Best Play

Tom Stoppard, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

Tony Awards - 1968 - Best Play

Tom Stoppard, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

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Miller Theatre To Presents 3-Part Bach Concert Series Curated By Simone Dinnerstein

Miller Theatre at Columbia University School of the Arts will present a series of three BACH concerts with pianist/curator Simone Dinnerstein. Concerts will take place at Miller Theatre (2960 Broadway at 116th Street). Tickets starting at $30.

a.k. payne, Jasmine Naziha Jones & More Named as Finalists for 2024 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize

The 2024 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize has revealed the finalists for this prestigious international award honoring women+ playwrights.

Video: New Trailer For THIS MUCH I KNOW at Theatre J

Get a first look at an all new trailer for Theatre J's This Much I Know. Written by the highly acclaimed playwright Jonathan Spector, This Much I Know will be directed by Theater J Artistic Director, Hayley Finn, making her directorial debut for the company. 

Michael Stuhlbarg Will Return to Broadway in Peter Morgan's PATRIOTS

Award-winning theatre, film, and television actor Michael Stuhlbarg will return to Broadway for the first time in almost 20 years to star in Patriots, the Almeida Theatre production of the timely new play by Peter Morgan. Learn more about the play here!

Full Cast Set for PLAYER KINGS Starring Ian McKellen, Toheeb Jimoh & Richard Coyle

IAN MCKELLEN, TOHEEB JIMOH & RICHARD COYLE star in Robert Icke's production of PLAYER KINGS, adapted from Shakespeare's Henry IV, Parts 1 & 2.

Hayley Finn Makes Theater J Directoral Debut With THIS MUCH I KNOW

Hayley Finn makes her directorial debut with Theater J's production of 'This Much I Know'. Inspired by the research of Daniel Kahneman, the play explores the fracture of a marriage and the search for self-discovery. Starring Firdous Bamji.

Lantern Theater Company to Continue 30th Anniversary Season With FAITH HEALER By Brian Friel

Lantern Theater Company continues its 30th anniversary season with Brian Friel's masterpiece play, Faith Healer. Directed by Peter DeLaurier and featuring Anthony Lawton, Ian Merrill Peakes, and Geneviève Perrier, Faith Healer explores memory, belief, and the stories we tell ourselves.

BEDLAM Announces 2024 Season Including THE ASSASSINATION OF JULIUS CAESAR AS TOLD BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE AND GEORGE BERNARD SHAW and More

Hot off their critically acclaimed run of Tom Stoppard's, ARCADIA, New York Theatre Company BEDLAM, led by Artistic Director Eric Tucker, has announced its upcoming shows for 2024.

ROSENCRANTZ & GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD Starring Billy Boyd & Dominic Monaghan Extended at Toronto's CAA Theatre

Regardless of the title of Tom Stoppard’s brilliant debut play, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern will live to play another week of performances in Toronto.

Bay Street Theater Announces An Exciting And Diverse Line-up Of Winter Classes

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts has announced its Winter 2024 line-up of classes and workshops offering something for everyone in the community.

Review: ROCK 'N' ROLL, Hampstead Theatre

During its original run, real life happenings threatened to overshadow the fictional: Pink Floyd's Syd Barrett - whose presence and music is felt throughout Tom Stoppard’s Rock ‘n’ Roll - sadly died in Cambridge where he was born and where this epochal play of cultural and political revolution is set over several decades. 

THE GARDENS OF ANUNCIA Original Cast Recording to be Released in 2024

GHOSTLIGHT RECORDS will release an original cast recording for 'THE GARDENS OF ANUNCIA' from LINCOLN CENTER THEATER.

Tom Stoppard's ROSENCRANTZ & GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD to Play Toronto's CAA Theatre in March

Tom Stoppard's ROSENCRANTZ & GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD is coming to Toronto's CAA Theatre this winter. Learn how to purchase tickets!

Ethan Hawke Will Host Brandon Victor Dixon's HERE FOR THE HOLIDAYS Perforamnce

Classical Theatre of Harlem has announcedthat board member Ethan Hawke will host the upcoming Brandon Victor Dixon’s intimate holiday concert.

Ethan Hawke to Host Brandon Victor Dixon's HERE FOR THE HOLIDAYS Concert at Ginny's Supper Club

CTH announces Ethan Hawke as host of Brandon Victor Dixon’s ‘Here for the Holidays’ concert at Red Rooster. Join CTH and Brandon Victor Dixon for an intimate holiday concert on December 18th at Ginny's Supper Club. Limited standing room tickets available.

Review: SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE at Star Theatre 1, Star Theatres

The opening night performance was a big hit with the audience.

Hampstead Theatre Launches £1.25m Fundraising Appeal

Hampstead Theatre has launched the #HampsteadAhead campaign, a £1.25m philanthropic appeal, to propel Hampstead Theatre as it continues to nurture and commission writers, produce new plays and offer significant ticket subsidies to thousands of young people.

Caissie Levy to Reunite With NEXT TO NORMAL Co-Star Jack Wolfe for 154 Cabaret Series

Grammy Award nominee Caissie Levy will reunite with Jack Wolfe, her acclaimed co-star of London’s Next to Normal, for the launch of Out of the Box Theatrics’ Broadway at the 154 Cabaret Series.

BEDLAM's ARCADIA Extended Through December

Due to popular demand, BEDLAM's critically acclaimed production of Tom Stoppard's ARCADIA is extending its run at the West End Theater. Don't miss this captivating play exploring truth, time, and the influence of sex.

Every Broadway Actor in THE GILDED AGE Season Two

The Gilded Age has returned for season two with a fresh lineup of Broadway stars! The first season of Julian Fellowes' series featured over 60 Broadway alums, including Audra McDonald, Nathan Lane, Cynthia Nixon, and more. Check out which faces you recognize from the theatre, including new additions like Laura Benanti and Jeremy Shamos.

Tom Stoppard FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Tom Stoppard has written 21 shows including Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead (Playwright), Travesties (Playwright), Dirty Linen & New-Found-Land (Playwright), Every Good Boy Deserves Favour (Bookwriter), Dogg's Hamlet, Cahoot's Macbeth (Playwright), Night and Day (Playwright), Artist Descending a Staircase (Playwright), The Real Inspector Hound and The Fifteen Minute Hamlet (Playwright), Hapgood (Playwright), Arcadia (Playwright), The Real Thing (Playwright), Night and Day (Playwright), The Invention Of Love (Playwright), Jumpers (Playwright), The Coast of Utopia: Part 1 - Voyage (Playwright), The Coast of Utopia: Part 2 - Shipwreck (Playwright), The Coast of Utopia (Playwright), The Coast of Utopia: Part 3 - Salvage (Playwright), Rock 'n' Roll (Playwright), Shakespeare in Love (Based on the Screenplay), Leopoldstadt (Playwright).

Tom Stoppard has been nominated for several awards throughout his career. Some of his notable nominations include Outstanding Play at the Drama Desk Awards for "Leopoldstadt," Best Play at the New York Drama Critics Circle Awards for "Leopoldstadt," Lebedev Award at the Evening Standard Awards, Moscow Art Theatre's Golden Seagull at the Evening Standard Awards, Best Play at the Tony Awards for "Rock 'n' Roll," Best Play at the BroadwayWorld Awards for "The Coast of Utopia," Outstanding Play at the Drama Desk Awards for "The Coast of Utopia," and many more. He has also received nominations for Best New Play at the Olivier Awards, BBC Award for Best New Play at the Olivier Awards, and Play of the Year at the Olivier Awards for various plays including "Rock 'n' Roll," "The Coast of Utopia," "The Invention of Love," "Arcadia," and more. Additionally, he has been nominated for Best Comedy at the Olivier Awards for "On The Razzle" and has won the Charles Wintour Award for Most Promising Playwright at the Evening Standard Awards for "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead."

Tom Stoppard has won several awards throughout his career. These include the Outstanding Play (Drama Desk Awards) and Best Play (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for "Leopoldstadt." He also received the Lebedev Award (Evening Standard Awards) and Moscow Art Theatre's Golden Seagull (Evening Standard Awards). For "The Coast of Utopia," Stoppard won the Best Play (BroadwayWorld Awards), Outstanding Play (Drama Desk Awards), Best Play (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards), and Best Play (Tony Awards). He also won Best Play (Evening Standard Awards) for "Rock 'n' Roll." Other notable wins include Outstanding Play (Drama Desk Awards) and Best Play (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for "The Invention of Love," Outstanding Revival - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for "The Real Thing," Best Play (Evening Standard Awards) for "Arcadia," and Best Comedy (Evening Standard Awards) for "Travesties." Stoppard also won Best Play (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) and Best Play (Tony Awards) for "Travesties," Best Play (Evening Standard Awards) for "Jumpers," and Best Play (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) and Best Play (Tony Awards) for "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead." Additionally, he received the Charles Wintour Award for Most Promising Playwright (Evening Standard Awards) for "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead."

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