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Douglas Denoff is a three-time Tony Nominated Broadway producer, writer and entrepreneur. He has won the Drama Desk Award as a producer and television's Emmy Award, and, in 2012 received his first Grammy nomination. Through his company Sutton Square Entertainment, his passion is to develop and produce original new musicals and plays that can be successful on Broadway, and in regional theatres and touring companies for decades; shows that can become new classics in the world of theatre.
Denoff was represented last season on Broadway as a co-producer of the hit Tony-nominated Best Revival of “Fiddler On The Roof” at the Broadway Theatre and also co-produced David Mamet’s “China Doll” starring Al Pacino which recouped its full investment before the end of its 15-week limited run this season.
Denoff is lead producer of the new musical “Peggy Sue Got Married” based on the iconic 1986 Francis Ford Coppola film. The musical features an original score by “Jersey Boys” composer Bob Gaudio and will come to Broadway in the 2017-2018 season.
He is the lead producer of the 2017 production of “Abigail’s Party,” Mike Leigh’s beloved 1977 comedy of manners that sold out its’ limited run in November 2016 in a production conceived and produced by The Barrow Group in partnership with The Pond Theatre Company. Denoff has joined with these producers to transfer the production to an Off-Broadway theatre in Spring, 2017.
In addition to “Abigail’s Party,” Denoff is also producing two original plays for Broadway; “Haven’t We Met Somewhere Before” a comedy by Ed. Weinberger the Emmy-winning writer and creator of “Taxi” and “The Cosby Show”, and “Some Parts Missing”, by Ernest Thompson, the Oscar-winning author of “On Golden Pond.
Denoff received his first Tony nomination in 2008 as a producer of "39 Steps", the hit comedy which ran over three years and 1135 performances on Broadway; the longest-running play in over 7 years. Denoff was lead producer on the hit revival of “39 Steps” which began performances at the Union Square Theatre on April 1, 2015 and ran until the theatres’ closing on January 3, 2016.
Denoff plans to move the show back to Broadway in 2017-1028. The production is a Critic’s Pick from both Time Out New York, and the New York Times, whose Ben Brantley calls the play “This century’s most tireless and high-profile example of the little show that could…” and says it’s “Delightfully Dizzy…virtuosic…gallant and giggly.” Entertainment Weekly calls “39 Steps” “A unique piece of screwball comedy” and NBC New York calls this production “A welcome revival!” The production also created the wildly successful red #nosie campaign.
Denoff was a lead producer of the critically-acclaimed play “Clever Little Lies” by two-time Tony winner Joe DiPietro, which played an extended run from September 18, 2015 through January 24, 2016 at the Westside Theatre upstairs following sold-out runs at New Jersey’s George Street Playhouse and Guild Hall in East Hampton. The play, directed by David Saint, starred Emmy, Grammy and Golden Globe winner Marlo Thomas, Greg Mullavey, Kate Weatherhead, and George Merrick and was called “A Comedy Gem” and “A Clever Big Hit” by critics. Denoff is particularly proud to be producing this play as his father Sam Denoff created Marlo Thomas’ series “That Girl.”
Denoff supported the 2013 Tony-Award winning Best Play, “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” and received his second Tony nomination as a co-producer of the 2012 hit musical "Nice Work If You Can Get It."
He was lead producer of "Handle With Care", the romantic comedy by Emmy®-nominated author Jason Odell Williams, starring the legendary Tony®-nominee Carol Lawrence, directed by Karen Carpenter. "Handle With Care" is a Critics’ Pick by the New York Times which calls it "a hilarious and heartwarming romantic comedy" that 'exudes gobs of comic energy and insight!" “Handle With Care” had an extended run at the Westside Theatre in 2012-2013 and is now being licensed worldwide and being made into a theatrical motion picture. In addition to producing Karen Carpenter’s production of “Handle With Care”, Denoff also produced her production of the new play “Witnessed By The World” at 59E59.
He is also producing “Latin Roots” – a musical celebration of Desi Arnaz and his orchestra, starring Lucie Arnaz and the New Desi Arnaz Orchestra.
In 2012 Denoff co-produced the Grammy-nominated Original Cast Album of "Nice Work If You Can Get It " as the launch release of his new record label Shout! Broadway in partnership with Shout! Factory. In 2013 they produced the 2012 Broadway Cast Album of “Annie” along with 12-time Grammy-winning Album Producer Thomas Z. Shepard, and have released the Cast Recording of “Scandalous” and several notable solo albums.
Mr. Denoff resides in New York City. He is a Member of The Broadway League (www.broadwayleague.com ), The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences ( www.emmys.org ), and The Recording Academy (www.grammys.org).
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