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Douglas Denoff is a five-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 is currently represented on Broadway by the hit new musical "Pretty Woman" which opened August 16, 2018. Pretty Woman continues to break box-office records at the Nederlander Theatre.
Denoff is the lead producer of the new Broadway musical entertainment, "Dance!" a celebration of Broadway's best choreography as recreated by the collaborators of American Dance Machine for the 21st Century. The show will play a limited engagement on Broadway in 2019-2020 followed by tours in North American and international markets.
Denoff and Larry Hirschhorn will produce the first revival on Broadway since 1982 of "The Pirates Of Penzance" in a star-studded production directed by John Rando and choreographed by Joshua Bergasse.
Denoff is co-producing the new musical "Diana" based on the life of Princess Diana of Wales. He is also co-producing the new musical "Marie: The Little Dancer" based on the iconic sculpture by Edgar Degas and the unknown ballerina who inspired it.
Denoff is co-producing the new musical "Marie, The Little Dancer" directed by five-time Tony-winner Susan Stroman written by Tony-winners Stephen Flaherty & Lynn Ahrens, which premieres March 22 at the Fifth Avenue Theatre starring Tiler Peck.
In the 2018-2019 season Denoff received his fifth Tony nomination for co-producing the critically-acclaimed revival of Harvey Fierstein's "Torch Song" on Broadway at the Second Stage Hayes Theatre which ran through January 6, 2019. The critically-acclaimed play starred Michael Urie and Mercedes Reuhl and was directed by Moises Kaufman.
Denoff also co-produced the new play "American Son" by Christopher Demos-Brown. The 16-week limited engagement starred Kerry Washington, Stephen Pasquale, Eugene Lee and Jeremy Jordan and was directed by Kenny Leon. "American Son" ran from November 4, 2018 through January 27, 2019 and is now being adapted for film by Netflix.
Denoff was represented on Broadway in 2017-2018 as a co-producer of "John Leguizamo's Latin History For Morons", for which he received his 4th Tony nomination and which recouped its investment in 14.5 weeks. Mr. Leguizamo was also awarded a Special Tony Award for his body of work.
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 2018-2019 season. 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 represented in the 2016-2016 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
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 have produced this play, since 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 ("Love, Loss, and What I Wore").
It 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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