Warren Adams

Birth Place: South Africa

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Warren Adams is an award winning Director, Choreographer and an Adjunct Professor at NYU and Princeton University in the Theatre Department.

He is currently Choreographing the upcoming Broadway Show MOTOWN which premieres Spring 2013, produced by Berry Gordy (Motown Founder), Doug Morris (CEO Sony Music) and Kevin McCollum (Broadway's Rent, Avenue Q and In The Heights)

He Directed the upcoming Film Documentary "Africa Straight Up" which premieres Oct 2012.

Born and raised in South Africa, he won the Nelson Mandela/Sainsbury scholarship to study at the Rambert Ballet in London. He is a graduate of Brunel University in England and winner of the Rudolf Nureyev Award.

He recently choreographed the Pulitzer Prize winning Off Broadway plays "HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE" and "RUINED". The Opera "MAGDALENA" at the Teatre du Chatelet in Paris, "TOY STORY THE MUSICAL" for Disney, and Nora Ephron's last film "JULIE & JULIA" starring Meryl Streep.

Adams was also apart of the Disney Team that launched Hong Kong Disney in 2005. He was the Associate Choreographer for "THE LION KING and Created "THE WORLD DRUMMERS" show.

Other theatrical work has been presented at New York City Center, The Joyce, 2econd Stage, South Coast Rep, Teatro du Municipal Sao Paulo, Theatre for a New Audience, The Intiman, The Geffen, and several dance companies including the critically acclaimed "The Audacious One" for Phoenix Dance Theatre in England.

Film and TV: The View starring Ben Vereen (ABC), The Windrush Gala and The Sportsbank Documentary (BBC) and Top Billing (SABC). Bewitched, starring Nicole Kidman and Will Ferrell.

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New York City Opera Revival, 2005

Warren Adams Productions

[US Tour, 2017]
Original Choreography
[US Tour, 2017]
[Broadway, 2016]
[West End, 2016]
[Broadway, 2013]

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Photos: Inside Opening Night of THE APIARY at Second Stage Theater

Second Stage Theater’s world premiere production of Kate Douglas’ The Apiary, directed by Kate Whoriskey, officially opened last night, February 13. BroadwayWorld was there for the show's opening. Check out photos here!

Photos: Go Inside Black Theatre Coalition's BUILDING THE CHANGE Gala

Just last night, the Black Theatre Coalition hosted its Inaugural BTC Gala, celebrating entertainment professionals working in theater, film, television, cultural institutions, and music. Check out photos from inside the big night here!

Ava DuVernay to be Honored at Black Theatre Coalition's BUILDING THE CHANGE Gala

Black Theatre Coalition will honor Producer and Director Ava DuVernay with the first Poitier-Belafonte Award for Cultural Activism at its Inaugural “Building the Change” Gala.

Black Theatre Coalition To Host Inaugural BUILDING THE CHANGE Gala On February 12

Co-founders T. Oliver Reid, Warren Adams, and Reginald “Reggie” Van Lee, along with Board Members Aaliytha Stevens and Naila McKenzie, have announced that the Black Theatre Coalition will host its Inaugural Gala on Monday, February 12, 2024 in New York City at the Rainbow Room (30 Rockefeller Plaza, 65th Floor).

Apply Now for the Third Annual Black Theatre Coalition • Broadway Across America Fellowship Program

Don't miss your chance to be a part of the prestigious Third Annual Black Theatre Coalition • Broadway Across America Fellowship Program. Applications are now being accepted, but the deadline is approaching. Apply now and take your career in theater to new heights.

Houses on The Moon to Honor Rashad V. Chambers and Dr. Kate Cerulli at AMPLIFY 2023 Gala Celebration

Join in at the AMPLIFY 2023 Gala Celebration as Houses on The Moon recognizes the remarkable achievements of Rashad V. Chambers and Dr. Kate Cerulli. Don't miss this opportunity to celebrate and show your support.

Jordan E. Cooper, Michael R. Jackson, Christine Toy Johnson & More Named to 2023-2024 Tony Awards Nominating Committee

The Tony Awards Administration Committee has revealed the Nominating Committee for the 2023-2024 Broadway season.

Photos: Go Inside THE THANKSGIVING PLAY Opening Night After-Party

Check out photos from the opening night after-party at The Thanksgiving Play!

Video: Celebrate 10 Years of MOTOWN

On April 14, 2013, Motown opened on Broadway at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. The musical ran for 738 performances before before returning to Broadway in 2016 for another 24 performances. Watch videos from throughout its run!

Review: WHAT'S GOING ON?: SONGS OF CHANGE Hits All the Right Notes at 92nd St. Y

A dynamic concert graced the stage of 92NY this past weekend.

Industry Pro Newsletter: Six Recoups, Government Funding Shifts in Australia and Canada

Governmental funding shifts continue around the globe as governments reveal their latest budget proposals - often with some form of a decrease of support for the creative economy as these countries wind down the support they offered at the height of the pandemic.

Black Theatre Coalition Names Tom Andre Bardwell as New Program Director

Black Theatre Coalition has announced their new Program Director Tom Andre Bardwell who will continue the work of Nik Whitcomb, previous Program Director.

Get to Know the Tony Nominators

This time of year, most know the most important people in the industry are sadly not anyone putting on a show, but rather the Tony nominators. Usually, this is the time that many selected nominators start dropping out, typically because of involvement in an eligible production or failure to see all eligible productions. This season, we’ve so far had very few recusals, so as of now there is a pretty full slate.

Crystal Monee Hall to Debut Original Music at 54 Below This Month

Black Theatre Coalition fellow Crystal Monee Hall will debut her original music in a solo show titled The Music of Crystal Monee Hall at 54 Below on Sunday, March 19th at 9:30PM.

LETTERS FROM MAX World Premiere Extended at Signature Theatre

Signature Theatre has announced the one-week extension of its world premiere of MacArthur Fellow Sarah Ruhl’s Letters from Max, a ritual, directed by Kate Whoriskey, based on the book by Sarah Ruhl and Max Ritvo.

Photos: André De Shields Reprises his Role of The Wiz at Ode to Black Broadway with the Brooklyn Nets

See photos of Tony Award winner André De Shields reprising his role as The Wiz at the Brooklyn Nets vs. Milwaukee Bucs game at Barclays Center, Brooklyn.

Black Theatre Coalition Announces Recipient Of The 2023 American Express Directing Fellowship

Black Theatre Coalition co-founders T. Oliver Reid, Warren Adams, and Reginald “Reggie” Van Lee, along with Executive Director Olivia Jones, and Program Director Nik Whitcomb, has announced that Lanise Antoine Shelley has been chosen as the recipient of the 2023 American Express Directing Fellowship.

Lyrics & Lyricists Presents WHAT'S GOING ON: SONGS OF CHANGE This March

Lyrics and Lyricists presents What's Going On?: Songs of Change on March 25, 26 and 27. What's Going On was created and conceived by Warren Adams (Motown: The Musical) and Michael O. Mitchell (MJ: The Musical ) as a theatrical concert exploring the work of Black songwriters and artists whose music is an essential part of the American Songbook and has played an integral role in the country's culture.

Black Theatre Coalition Announces New Developments in Year Two

Co-founders T. Oliver Reid, Warren Adams, and Reginald “Reggie” Van Lee, have announced new developments within the Black Theatre Coalition, as the program enters it’s second year.

Jessica Hecht, Ben Edelman & Zane Pais to Star in World Premiere of Sarah Ruhl's LETTERS FROM MAX

Signature Theatre will present the world premiere production of MacArthur Fellow Sarah Ruhl’s Letters from Max, directed by Kate Whoriskey, based on the book by Ruhl and Max Ritvo, February 7–March 19, 2023.

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