Emanuel Azenberg
Emanuel Azenberg
Emanuel "Manny" Azenberg is an award-winning American theatre producer and general manager whose professional relationship with playwright Neil Simon spans thirty-three years. Azenburg was born in The Bronx and attended the Bronx High School of Science. He became interested in the theatre after seeing his uncle, former Yiddish theatre actor Wolfe Barzell, perform in the 1948 play Skipper Next to God by Jan de Hartog.
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Emanuel Azenberg on How to Succeed on Broadway
Wall Street Journal - over 4 years
Legendary Broadway producer Emanuel “Manny” Azenberg, who will be honored with a lifetime achievement Tony Award this weekend, spoke to the Journal about his career, and how producing has evolved.
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City Room: For Emanuel Azenberg, Broadway Producer, a Time to be Acknowledged
NYTimes - over 4 years
The Day: Emanuel Azenberg, a producer who will receive a Tony Award for lifetime achievement, said: "You have to live a lifetime to get a lifetime. But the acknowledgment is good."
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Complete List of 2012 Tony Award Nominees
TV Week - almost 5 years
Here’s the full list of nominees, from the Tony Awards website:Nominations for the 2012 American Theatre Wing’s Tony Awards, Presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre WingBest PlayClybourne Park Author: Bruce NorrisProducers: Jujamcyn Theaters, Jane Bergère, Roger Berlind/Quintet Productions, Eric Falkenstein/Dan Frishwasser, Ruth Hendel/Harris Karma Productions, JTG Theatricals, Daryl Roth, Jon B. Platt, Center Theatre Group, Lincoln Center Theater, Playwrights HorizonsOther Desert Cities Author: Jon Robin BaitzProducers: Lincoln Center Theater, André Bishop, Bernard Gersten, Bob BoyettPeter and the Starcatcher Author: Rick EliceProducers: Nancy Nagel Gibbs, Greg Schaffert, Eva Price, Tom Smedes, Disney Theatrical Productions, Suzan & Ken Wirth/DeBartolo Miggs, Catherine Schreiber/Daveed Frazier & Mark Thompson, Jack Lane, Jane Dubin, Allan S. Gordon/Adam S. Gordon, Baer & Casserly/Nathan Vernon, Rich Affanato/Peter Stern, Brunish & Trinchero/Laur ...
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2011-2012 Drama League Awards Nominations
The Faster Times - almost 5 years
The Drama League Awards bills itself as the oldest theatrical honors in America. They are also widely viewed as the least significant — chosen by audience members who have paid to become members of the Drama League — and the most eccentric. There is just one performance award, for which more than 50 performers are nominated. With those caveats in mind, here are the 2011-2012 nominations: DISTINGUISHED PRODUCTION OF A PLAY Clybourne Park Walter Kerr Theatre Jujamcyn Theatres, Jane Bergere, Roger Berlind/Quintet Productions, Eric Falkenstein/Dan Frishwasser, Ruth Hendel/Harris Karma Productions, JTG Theatricals, Daryl Roth, Jon B. Platt, Center Theatre Group, producers The Columinst Manhattan Theatre Club Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director; Barry Grove, Executive Producer The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures Signature Theatre Company and The Public Theater James Houghton, Founding Artistic Director, Signature Theatre ...
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ArtsBeat: Emanuel Azenberg, Neil Simon's Favorite Producer, Will Get Special Tony Award
NYTimes - almost 5 years
Mr. Azenberg, the producer of "Lost in Yonkers" and "Brighton Beach Memoirs," among many other plays, will get the lifetime achievement prize at the June ceremony.
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Scott Rudin's $9 Million 'Mormon' Gamble Returns Cash, Creative Dividends - Bloomberg
Google News - over 5 years
“This show is going to run an extremely long time,” said Emanuel Azenberg, a producer who isn't affiliated with the show, about freshly minted Mormon elders on a thankless mission to convert impoverished villagers in remote Uganda
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The Arts on TV: Jackie Evancho; 'Rembrandt'; 'Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark' - Los Angeles Times
Google News - over 5 years
“Theater Talk” 6 pm Sunday, KLCS: Broadway producer Emanuel Azenberg and Michael David discuss “Spider-Man" Turn Off the Dark.” Movie: “Guys and Dolls” (1955) 2:15 pm Monday, TCM: Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons. In a film version of Frank Loesser's
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'Spider-Man' Producers Say Delay Is Justified
NYTimes - about 6 years
The producers and director of ''Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark'' defended on Friday their decision to postpone the musical's opening by another five weeks, saying that a show of this unprecedented complexity could not unfold according to Broadway tradition. New productions usually have four weeks of preview performances to work out kinks and not the
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David Cromer Isn't Giving Up
NYTimes - about 7 years
It was a Monday in late October, a week before Neil Simon's ''Brighton Beach Memoirs'' was to open in its first Broadway revival since the original 1983 production. David Cromer, the play's director, stood near the entrance to Barneys New York. He looked partly excited, because this was his big break, his Broadway debut, coming on the heels of his
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Roundabout Feels Pinch After Period Of Growth
NYTimes - about 7 years
Roundabout Theater Company, the biggest not-for-profit player on Broadway, began the fall with high aspirations, hoping that its revival of the musical ''Bye Bye Birdie'' would be a hit running well into 2010 at its newest Broadway house. Instead ''Birdie'' drew harsh reviews and is making a quick exit, in January, while Roundabout is expecting to
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THEATER REVIEW | 'RAGTIME'; I Hear America Singing, in Syncopation
NYTimes - over 7 years
''Ragtime'' has lost weight since it was last on Broadway. The judiciously pared-down production that opened Sunday night at the Neil Simon Theater is a sprinting sylph compared to the opulence-bloated show that went under the same name a decade ago. True, the songs in this musical, adapted from E. L. Doctorow's 1975 novel about the reshaping of
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'Brighton Beach Memoirs' to Close After Poor Ticket Sales
NYTimes - over 7 years
The Broadway revival of Neil Simon's ''Brighton Beach Memoirs'' will close on Sunday, and the companion production of Mr. Simon's ''Broadway Bound'' will not open as planned, because of weak ticket sales, according to an executive involved with the production. ''Brighton Beach Memoirs'' opened last Sunday to a mix of modest and positive reviews,
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THEATER REVIEW | 'BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS'; Eavesdropping on Two Teenage Brothers in 1937 Brooklyn
NYTimes - over 7 years
There are many rooms, impeccably kept and waxed with nostalgia, in the wooden-frame Brooklyn house that has been built on the stage of the Nederlander Theater, where David Cromer's soft-spoken revival of Neil Simon's ''Brighton Beach Memoirs'' opened on Sunday night. But the spot that you really want to focus on is the second-floor bedroom on the
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Are They Laughing? Are They Moved?
NYTimes - over 7 years
NEIL SIMON is nervous. For all the success of his 82 years -- a Pulitzer Prize for drama, three Tony Awards, many commercial hits on Broadway -- a part of him still judges his self-worth by how much audiences laugh during his plays. Now the most personal of his works, the autobiographical ''Brighton Beach Memoirs'' and ''Broadway Bound,'' are being
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A Few Star-Studded Hits Obscure Broadway's Problems
NYTimes - over 7 years
While Broadway is having one of its strongest fall seasons in overall ticket sales in recent years, that unusual financial success is being driven by the star-studded productions of three plays, obscuring challenges facing several other shows. Two of the hits, ''A Steady Rain'' and ''God of Carnage,'' have broken box office records and last week
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Emanuel Azenberg
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2009
    Age 75
    Azenberg also has taught theatre at Duke University for two decades. He was elected to the American Theatre Hall of Fame in 2009.
    More Details Hide Details He is married to Lani Sundsten, a one-time dancer and the original stage manager for Cats, and he is the father of five children: Karen, Lisa, Rebecca, Jessica, and Joshua.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1966
    Age 32
    He worked for David Merrick and Alexander H. Cohen before earning his first producing credit with The Lion in Winter in 1966.
    More Details Hide Details Azenburg first met Neil Simon in 1963 when the two played softball with Robert Redford, who was appearing in Simon's play Barefoot in the Park at the time. Their professional association began with The Sunshine Boys in 1972 and continued with The Good Doctor, God's Favorite, Chapter Two, They're Playing Our Song, I Ought to Be in Pictures, Brighton Beach Memoirs, Biloxi Blues, Broadway Bound, Lost in Yonkers, Jake's Women, The Goodbye Girl, and Laughter on the 23rd Floor, among others. Additional Azenberg credits include Mark Twain Tonight! George M!, The Rothschilds, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Ain't Supposed to Die a Natural Death, Sticks and Bones, That Championship Season, The Wiz, Ain't Misbehavin', Whose Life is it Anyway? Master Harold and the Boys, The Real Thing, Sunday in the Park with George, A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, Jerome Robbins' Broadway, The Iceman Cometh, Rent, Movin' Out, Stones in His Pockets, and Baz Luhrmann's adaptation of La Bohème.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1959
    Age 25
    After studying at New York University and serving time in the United States Army, he became the assistant company manager for The Legend of Lizzie, an ill-fated 1959 play that closed after two performances.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1948
    Age 14
    Azenberg was born in The Bronx, the son of Hannah (née Kleiman) and Joshua Charles Azenberg. He attended the Bronx High School of Science. He became interested in the theatre after seeing his uncle, former Yiddish theatre actor Wolfe Barzell, perform in the 1948 play Skipper Next to God by Jan de Hartog.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1934
    Age 0
    Born in 1934.
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