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William Hauptman

 
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Writing

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Writing
Bookwriter

William Hauptman Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 1985 - Best Book of a Musical Gold Star
Big River, Big River

William Hauptman News

West 56th Street Between 6th & 7th Avenues to be Renamed 'Wynn Handman Way' Photo West 56th Street Between 6th & 7th Avenues to be Renamed 'Wynn Handman Way'
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 9, 2022

City Councilman Keith Powers, former Mayor Bill DeBlasio, former acting students of Wynn Handman and maybe a star or two will gather Monday, September 12 at 11:00 AM on the southeast corner of 7th Avenue and 56th Street for the naming of West 56th Street between Sixth and Seventh Avenues as Wynn Handman Way.

Previews: BIG RIVER at Roxy's Downtown Photo Previews: BIG RIVER at Roxy's Downtown
by Paula Makar - Aug 15, 2022

Roger Miller (KING OF THE ROAD) and William Hauptman’s musical adaptation about Mark Twain’s rebellious teenager Huck and a runaway slave named Jim, takes off, raft and all, on Roxy’s stage August 4, 2022. The limited engagement runs through August 20, 2022 for just 12 performances.

Wynn Handman, Producer and Acting Teacher, Has Passed Away at 97 Photo Wynn Handman, Producer and Acting Teacher, Has Passed Away at 97
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 14, 2020

Wynn Handman, the famed New York acting teacher and Artistic Director of The American Place Theatre, died at home April 11, 2020 of Covid-19 related pneumonia. He was 97.

Rubicon Theatre Company Announces Extension Of BIG RIVER: THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBE Photo Rubicon Theatre Company Announces Extension Of BIG RIVER: THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 7, 2019

Rubicon Theatre Company has just extended the company's acclaimed, sold-out production of Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, which now continues through November 17, 2019. Directed by Kirby Ward, with a company of 24, the production runs Wednesdays through Sundays in Ventura's Downtown Cultural District at the company's home at 1006 E. Main Street, Ventura, CA  93001.

BWW Review: BIG RIVER at Rubicon Theatre Company Photo BWW Review: BIG RIVER at Rubicon Theatre Company
by Cary Ginell - Nov 1, 2019

An innovative immersive production, in which orchestra musicians step on stage to perform with the cast and an in-the-round configuration, highlights Rubicon Theatre Company's evocative, atmospheric production of 'Big River.' With a score by country music's Roger Miller, 'Big River' won 7 Tonys in 1985. The cast features Broadway veterans Josey Montana McCoy, David Aron Damane, and, in a special appearance, Renn Woods as Alice.

BWW Interview: Beverly & Kirby Ward of BIG RIVER at Rubicon Theatre Company Photo BWW Interview: Beverly & Kirby Ward of BIG RIVER at Rubicon Theatre Company
by Cary Ginell - Oct 29, 2019

An interview with Beverly and Kirby Ward, producers and directors of the new production of 'Big River' at the Rubicon Theatre Company.

Rubicon Opens 22nd Season With Immersive BIG RIVER: THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FIN Photo Rubicon Opens 22nd Season With Immersive BIG RIVER: THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 16, 2019

Rubicon Theatre opens the company's 22nd Season with an environmental production of the musical Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, opening October 26 at 7pm and continuing through November 10, 2019. Directed by Kirby Ward, with a company of 23, the production runs Wednesdays through Sundays in Ventura's Downtown Cultural District at the company's home at 1006 E. Main Street, Ventura, CA  93001. 

Subscriptions For The 2020 Summer Mainstage Season On Sale Now At Bay Street Theater Photo Subscriptions For The 2020 Summer Mainstage Season On Sale Now At Bay Street Theater
by Stephi Wild - Sep 19, 2019

Bay Street Theater is pleased to announce that 3-play subscriptions for the 2020 Summer Mainstage Season are now on sale to buy or renew. Each subscription includes one ticket to each of the 3 Mainstage productions, and a special greatly reduced price for a 4th show during the summer season. Subscriptions are available for Tuesday through Sunday evenings as well as matiness and start at just $141 and go up depending upon day of the week. Subscription pricing is the least expensive way of seeing the Mainstage summer shows, except for students who can attend for free on Sunday matinees, and those under age 20 who can attend for $20, and those under age 30 who can pay just $30.

BIG RIVER Opens At Hale Centre Theatre Photo BIG RIVER Opens At Hale Centre Theatre
by Julie Musbach - Mar 27, 2019

Opening for it's first time at the Hale Centre Theatre in Gilbert is the acclaimed Broadway musical Big River! Playing April 4th, 2019 through May 11th, 2019. Directed by Tim Dietlein, Choreographed by Cambrian James, with Musical Direction by Elizabeth Spencer. Big River is a musical adventure with book by William Hauptman and music and lyrics by Roger Miller - Yes that Roger Miller. Based on Mark Twain's classic 1884 novel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, it features country and bluegrass music styles to keep with the rustic and adventurous setting of the novel.

BIG RIVER: THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN Comes To Milwaukee's First Stage Photo BIG RIVER: THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN Comes To Milwaukee's First Stage
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2019

Adapted for family audiences from the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, BIG RIVER: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn tells the story of Huck and his friend Jim, a slave, as they travel along the mighty Mississippi River. Huck tries to help Jim escape to freedom and reunite with his family.

William Hauptman Videos

VIDEO: Go Inside Rehearsal for Unquowa Repertory Theatre's BIG RIVER, Opening Tomorrow!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

American singer-songwriter and the winner of NBC TV's first season of The Voice, Javier Colon, will star in Unquowa Repertory Theatre's inaugural production of Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Big River in concert, led by theatre veterans Kirby and Beverly Ward, will hit Fairfield Theatre Company's StageOne for a limited run of four performances, June 15-17, 2017. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal in the videos below!


William Hauptman Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has William Hauptman written?
William Hauptman has written 1 shows including Big River (Bookwriter).

What awards has William Hauptman been nominated for?
Best Book of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Big River .

What awards has William Hauptman won?
Best Book of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Big River.