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Ken Ludwig

Ken Ludwig

Ken Ludwig has had six shows on Broadway and seven in London’s West End, and his plays and musicals have been performed in more than 30 countries in over 20 languages. Lend Me a Tenor, which the Washington Post called “one of the classic comedies of the 20th century,” won two Tony Awards and was nominated for seven. He has also won two Laurence Olivier Awards, the Charles MacArthur Award, two Helen Hayes Awards, and the Edgar Award for Best Mystery of the Year. His plays have been commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Old Globe and the Bristol Old Vic. His 24 plays and musicals include Moon Over Buffalo (with Carol Burnett), Twentieth Century (with Alec Baldwin), The Game’s Afoot, Leading Ladies, The Fox on the Fairway, Baskerville and A Comedy of Tenors. His adaptation of Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express premiered in 2017 at the McCarter Theatre and Sherwood: The Adventures of Robin Hood opened the same year at the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego. His book How To Teach Your Children Shakespeare (Random House) won the Falstaff Award for Best Shakespeare Book of 2014. He holds degrees from Harvard, where he studied with Leonard Bernstein, Haverford College and Cambridge University. For more information please visit www.kenludwig.com.

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