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Walter Kerr

 
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Date of Birth: July 08, 1913
Date of Death: October 09, 1996 (0)

Birth Place: Evanston, IL, USA

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[Broadway, 1958]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1954]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1949]
Director
Director
 
[Broadway, 1946]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1944]
Director

Writing

Bookwriter
Playwright
Bookwriter
Lyricist
Conceiver
Bookwriter
Sketches/Composer/Lyricist
Sketches/Lyricist
Bookwriter
Lyricist

Photos

Zoe Caldwell arriving for the Opening Night Performance for THE SEAGULL at the Walter Photo

Zoe Caldwell arriving for the Opening Night Performance for THE SEAGULL at the Walter Kerr Theatre in New York City. October 2, 2008

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02/19/2020
Zoe Caldwell arriving for the Opening Night Performance for THE SEAGULL at the Walter Photo

Zoe Caldwell arriving for the Opening Night Performance for THE SEAGULL at the Walter Kerr Theatre in New York City. October 2, 2008

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02/19/2020
Reeve Carney and Eva Noblezada during the Broadway Press Performance Preview of "Hade Photo

Reeve Carney and Eva Noblezada during the Broadway Press Performance Preview of "Hadestown" at the Walter Kerr Theatre on March 18, 2019 in New York City.

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12/28/2019
Reeve Carney during the Broadway Press Performance Preview of "Hadestown"  at the Wal Photo

Reeve Carney during the Broadway Press Performance Preview of "Hadestown" at the Walter Kerr Theatre on March 18, 2019 in New York City.

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12/28/2019
Andre De Shields during the Broadway Press Performance Preview of "Hadestown"  at the Photo

Andre De Shields during the Broadway Press Performance Preview of "Hadestown" at the Walter Kerr Theatre on March 18, 2019 in New York City.

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12/28/2019

 

Stage

Productions

[Broadway, 1958]
Director

[Broadway, 1954]
Director

[Broadway, 1949]
Director

Director

[Broadway, 1946]
Director

[Broadway, 1944]
Director

Writing
Bookwriter
Playwright
Bookwriter
Lyricist
Conceiver
Bookwriter
Sketches/Composer/Lyricist
Sketches/Lyricist
Bookwriter
Lyricist





Walter Kerr News

Complete Cast and Creative Team Announced For THE PIANO LESSON, Starring Samuel L Jac Photo Complete Cast and Creative Team Announced For THE PIANO LESSON, Starring Samuel L Jackson, Danielle Brooks and More
by Stephi Wild - Aug 2, 2022

The complete cast and creative team have been announced for the first Broadway revival of August Wilson's The Piano Lesson at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre. Joining the cast are Nadia Daniel and Jurnee Elizabeth Swan, who will alternate the role of Maretha. Rounding out the company are Shirine Babb, Charles Browning, Peter Jay Fernandez, Sharina Martin, Warner Miller, Doron JePaul Mitchell and Kim Sullivan.

HADESTOWN At The Fox Announces Single Ticket On Sale Date Photo HADESTOWN At The Fox Announces Single Ticket On Sale Date
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 26, 2022

The Fabulous Fox Theatre has announced that single tickets for the winner of eight 2019 Tony Awards including Best New Musical and the 2020 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, HADESTOWN, will go on sale on Monday, August 8.

August Wilson's THE PIANO LESSON Will Now Open at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre Rather  Photo August Wilson's THE PIANO LESSON Will Now Open at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre Rather Than the St. James
by Stephi Wild - Jul 26, 2022

The first Broadway revival of August Wilson's The Piano Lesson will now play the Ethel Barrymore Theatre for its 17-week engagement. The production was originally supposed to come to the St. James Theatre, current home of Into The Woods, which is rumored to be extending.

Get A First Look At Sunday Morning With Sandy Duncan - Star of PETER PAN and So Much  Photo Get A First Look At Sunday Morning With Sandy Duncan - Star of PETER PAN and So Much More
by Grace Cutler - Jul 24, 2022

This morning's CBS Sunday Morning highlighted famous icon Sandy Duncan. She shared key details about her rise to fame as well as her struggles with loss of vision and public rumors of her glass eye. 

HADESTOWN Releases Exclusive Content On Limited-Edition Clear Vinyl Box Set of The Or Photo HADESTOWN Releases Exclusive Content On Limited-Edition Clear Vinyl Box Set of The Original Broadway Cast Recording Today
by Grace Cutler - Jul 1, 2022

A limited-edition clear vinyl box set of the Grammy Award-winning Original Broadway Cast Recording of HADESTOWN is now available. Learn more about the recording, booklet and more.

HADESTOWN Comes to To Portland Next Month Photo HADESTOWN Comes to To Portland Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Jun 30, 2022

Hadestown, the winner of eight 2019 Tony Awards including Best New Musical and the 2020 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, comes to Portland's Keller Auditorium from July 19 ‚Äď 24.

A Guide to Broadway's Long-Running Hits Photo A Guide to Broadway's Long-Running Hits
by Team BWW - Jun 28, 2022

Summer is here and there has never been a better time to revisit Broadway's record-breaking, history-making hits. Which long-running show should you check out this summer? Recap on what's running on Broadway below!

Tony Award-Winning Musical HADESTOWN Comes To Seattle, July 12-17 Photo Tony Award-Winning Musical HADESTOWN Comes To Seattle, July 12-17
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 23, 2022

Hadestown, the winner of eight 2019 Tony Awards including Best New Musical and the 2020 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, will come to Seattle as part of the Premera Blue Cross Broadway at The Paramount Series.¬† The show will play The Paramount Theatre from July 12 ‚Äď 17, 2022.

Bob Gunton, John Rubinstein, & Carolyn McCormick to Star in THE SOAP MYTH in The Hamp Photo Bob Gunton, John Rubinstein, & Carolyn McCormick to Star in THE SOAP MYTH in The Hamptons This Summer
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 23, 2022

Bob Gunton, a two-time Tony nominee, Drama Desk and Obie winner (Sweeney Todd, Evita, How I Got That Story) will return to the New York area stage after a thirty-year hiatus to star in the acclaimed drama The Soap Myth by Drama Desk winner Jeff Cohen Aug 10-28 at Southampton Cultural Center.

Robert Cuccioli & Edward James Hyland to Star in UNCLE TED: SCENES FROM THE MCCARRICK Photo Robert Cuccioli & Edward James Hyland to Star in UNCLE TED: SCENES FROM THE MCCARRICK REPORT Reading
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 14, 2022

The Peccadillo Theater Company will present Edward James Hyland and Robert Cuccioli in  Uncle Ted: Scenes from the McCarrick Report, a new play by Dan Wackerman, directed by Michael Parva with John Fitzgibbon, Daren Kelly, Robert Verlaque, Kersti Bryan, Jonathan Brody, Jim Schubin, Michael Castillejos, and more.

Walter Kerr Videos

VIDEO: HADESTOWN National Tour Cast Performs 'Way Down Hadestown' on THE LATE LATE SH VideoVIDEO: HADESTOWN National Tour Cast Performs 'Way Down Hadestown' on THE LATE LATE SHOW
by Michael Major - May 18, 2022

Watch the Hadestown Tour Cast TV performance which featured Nicholas Barasch as Orpheus, Morgan Siobhan Green as Eurydice, Levi Kreis as Hermes, Kimberly Marable as Persephone, and Kevyn Morrow as Hades. The Fates are played by Belén Moyano, Bex Odorisio, and Shea Renne.

VIDEO: Stars Eva Noblezada and Aaron Tveit Talk Broadway's Return on TODAY VideoVIDEO: Stars Eva Noblezada and Aaron Tveit Talk Broadway's Return on TODAY
by Stage Tube - Sep 2, 2021

Two of Broadway's brightest stars, Aaron Tveit (Moulin Rouge!) and Eva Noblezada (Hadestown), joined NBC News Now anchor Joe Fryer for a segment celebrating Broadway's return!

VIDEO: Jujamcyn Theaters Spreads Holiday Love VideoVIDEO: Jujamcyn Theaters Spreads Holiday Love
by Stage Tube - Dec 21, 2020

Jujamcyn Theaters is celebrating the holidays with a special tribute to all of their shows and artists of the past and present with the simple message: 'We are apart. We are together.' Watch the touching video below!

Broadway Rewind: The D'Ysquiths Arrive on Broadway with A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE A VideoBroadway Rewind: The D'Ysquiths Arrive on Broadway with A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 22, 2020

Today we rewind to 2013, when A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder was getting ready for Broadway. The musical premiered at Hartford Stage before arriving at the Walter Kerr Theatre, where it played for 905 performances.

Broadway Rewind: THE HEIRESS Arrives on Broadway with Jessica Chastain and Dan Steven VideoBroadway Rewind: THE HEIRESS Arrives on Broadway with Jessica Chastain and Dan Stevens in 2012
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 25, 2020

Today we rewind to 2012 for the fourth Broadway revival of The Heiress. Written by Ruth Goetz and Augustus Goetz, it played for 117 performances at the Walter Kerr Theatre, led by Jessica Chastain and Dan Stevens in their Broadway debuts.

BWW TV: HADESTOWN and the MLB Team Up for A Quarantine-Inspired 'Wait For Me' VideoBWW TV: HADESTOWN and the MLB Team Up for A Quarantine-Inspired 'Wait For Me'
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 30, 2020

Hadestown and past and present Major League Baseball players have come together and released two exclusive videos in celebration of the start of Spring Training and Broadway's eventual and inevitable return.

BWW TV: HADESTOWN Teams Up with the MLB for 'Take Me Out to the Ballgame' VideoBWW TV: HADESTOWN Teams Up with the MLB for 'Take Me Out to the Ballgame'
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 30, 2020

Hadestown and past and present Major League Baseball players have come together and released two exclusive videos in celebration of the start of Spring Training and Broadway's eventual and inevitable return.

Broadway Rewind: FALSETTOS Sings Out on Broadway in 2016! VideoBroadway Rewind: FALSETTOS Sings Out on Broadway in 2016!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 23, 2020

Today we rewind to 2016 for the first revival of Falsettos, which starred Stephanie J. Block, Christian Borle, Andrew Rannells, Anthony Rosenthal, Tracie Thoms, Brandon Uranowitz and Betsy Wolfe. The musical, written by William Finn and James Lapine, played for 84 performances at the Walter Kerr Theatre and was nominated for five Tony Awards. 

Broadway Rewind: Pulitzer Prize-Winning CLYBOURNE PARK Opens on Broadway in 2012 VideoBroadway Rewind: Pulitzer Prize-Winning CLYBOURNE PARK Opens on Broadway in 2012
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 20, 2020

Today we rewind to 2012 when Bruce Norris' Pulitzer Prize-winning Clybourne Park opened on Broadway.

Broadway Rewind: Watch Scenes from A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC with Angela Lansbury and Cath VideoBroadway Rewind: Watch Scenes from A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC with Angela Lansbury and Catherine Zeta-Jones!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 23, 2020

Today we rewind to 2009, when A Little Night Music returned to Broadway for the first Time. The revival, which played at the Walter Kerr Theatre for 425 performances, starred Angela Lansbury, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Erin Davie, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka, and Aaron Lazar. With music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Hugh Wheeler, the musical is inspired by the Ingmar Bergman film Smiles of a Summer Night, it involves the romantic lives of several couples. 


Walter Kerr Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Walter Kerr written?
Walter Kerr has written 6 shows including Count Me In (Bookwriter), Sing Out, Sweet Land! (Conceiver), The Song of Bernadette (Playwright), Touch and Go (Sketches/Lyricist), Goldilocks (Bookwriter), Stairway to Paradise (Sketches/Composer/Lyricist).