Stage Director Jack O’Brien is the Latest Broadway Name to Sign With CAA

CAA has signed Broadway director Jack O’Brien, the prolific helmer whose Tony-winning Main Stem work ranges from razzledazzle tuner “Hairspray” to Shakespeare’s “Henry IV” to Tom Stoppard’s epic “The Coast of Utopia.”

The tenpercentary has been on a tear recently with legit signings, with other additions to the stable including “Hairspray” and “Smash” composing duo Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman as well as  songsmith Jason Robert Brown, currently up for a Tony for his score to “The Bridges of Madison County.”

O’Brien, who was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame in 2008, has a long Broadway track record that includes “The Invention of Love,” “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,” “The Full Monty,” “The Piano Lesson” and “Porgy and Bess.” He was the a.d. of San Diego’s Old Globe Theater from 1981-2007.

Next up for O’Brien is the Shakespeare in the Park staging of “Much Ado About Nothing,” starring Lily Rabe and Hamish Linklater and starting previews in Central Park June 3. In the fall he’ll helm Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick in a Broadway production of Terrence McNally’s “It’s Only a Play.”

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