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Henry Fonda

Henry Jaynes Fonda was an American film and stage actor.
Fonda made his mark early as a Broadway actor. He also appeared in 1938 in plays performed in White Plains, New York, with Joan Tompkins. He made his Hollywood debut in 1935, and his career gained momentum after his Academy Award-nominated performance as Tom Joad in The Grapes of Wrath, a 1940 adaptation of John Steinbeck's novel about an Oklahoma family who moved west during the Dust Bowl. Throughout six decades in Hollywood, Fonda cultivated a strong, appealing screen image in such classics as The Ox-Bow Incident, Mister Roberts and 12 Angry Men. Later, Fonda moved both toward darker epics as Sergio Leone's Once Upon a Time in the West and lighter roles in family comedies like Yours, Mine and Ours with Lucille Ball.
Fonda was the patriarch of a family of famous actors, including daughter Jane Fonda, son Peter Fonda, granddaughter Bridget Fonda, and grandson Troy Garity. His family and close friends called him "Hank". In 1999, he was named the sixth-Greatest Male Star of All Time by the American Film Institute.

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Henry Fonda is currently involved with

The Seagull - Musical Director

20:15, Fri 11th June 2021 - Tue 15th June 2021 at Adelphi Theatre
17:15, Fri 18th June 2021 - Tue 22nd June 2021 at Adelphi Theatre
20:45, Fri 25th June 2021 - Tue 29th June 2021 at Adelphi Theatre

The Seagull is the first of what are generally considered to be the four major plays by the Russian dramatist Anton Chekhov. The Seagull was written in 1895 and first produced in 1896. It dramatises the romantic and artistic conflicts between four characters: the famous middlebrow story writer Boris Trigorin, the ingenue Nina, the fading actress Irina Arkadina, and her son the symbolist playwright Konstantin Tréplev.
The character of Trigorin is considered Chekhov's greatest male role, though as with the rest of Chekhov's full-length plays, The Seagull relies upon an ensemble cast of diverse, fully developed characters. In contrast to the melodrama of the mainstream theatre of the 19th century, lurid actions are not shown onstage. Characters tend to speak in ways that skirt around issues rather than addressing them directly; in other words, their lines are full of what is known in dramatic practice as subtext, or text that is not spoken aloud.
The opening night of the first production was a famous failure. Vera Komissarzhevskaya, playing Nina, was so intimidated by the hostility of the audience that she lost her voice. Chekhov left the audience and spent the last two acts behind the scenes. When supporters wrote to him that the production later became a success, he assumed that they were merely trying to be kind. When Constantin Stanislavski, the seminal Russian theatre practitioner of the time, directed it in 1898 for his Moscow Art Theatre, the play was a triumph. Stanislavski's production of The Seagull became "one of the greatest events in the history of Russian theatre and one of the greatest new developments in the history of world drama."

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Henry Fonda is preparing for

  • Funny Girl - Mrs. Strakosh

    20:45, Sat 2nd October 2021 at Liverpool Empire Theatre
    11:00, Sun 3rd October 2021 at Random Venue 81
    20:45, Wed 6th October 2021 at Crucible Theatre
    21:00, Fri 8th October 2021 at Crucible Theatre
    21:00, Sat 9th October 2021 at Almeida Theatre
    20:15, Mon 11th October 2021 at Sadler's Wells Theatre
    20:45, Thu 14th October 2021 at Gielgud Theatre
    20:30, Sun 17th October 2021 at Barbican Centre
    21:00, Wed 20th October 2021 at Royal Exchange, Manchester
    17:00, Fri 22nd October 2021 at Noël Coward Theatre

    Funny Girl is a musical with a book by Isobel Lennart, music by Jule Styne, and lyrics by Bob Merrill. The semi-biographical plot is based on the life and career of Broadway, film star and comedienne…

  • The Sound of Music - Choreographer

    19:45, Sat 4th December 2021 - Tue 7th December 2021 at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
    19:15, Sat 11th December 2021 - Tue 14th December 2021 at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
    11:30, Sat 18th December 2021 - Tue 21st December 2021 at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane

    The Sound of Music is a musical with music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II and a book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse. It is based on the memoir of Maria von Trapp, The Story of…

  • Titus Andronicus - Technical Director

    20:15, Sun 12th June 2022 - Thu 16th June 2022 at Chichester Festival Theatre

    Titus Andronicus is a tragedy by William Shakespeare, and possibly George Peele, believed to have been written between 1588 and 1593. It is thought to be Shakespeare's first tragedy, and is often seen…

  • Jesus Christ Superstar - Set Designer

    20:30, Sun 19th June 2022 - Thu 23rd June 2022 at Haymarket Theatre

    Jesus Christ Superstar is a rock opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber with lyrics by Tim Rice. The musical started as a rock opera concept recording before its first staging on Broadway in 1971. The musical…

  • Sister Act the Musical - Set Designer

    20:30, Sun 21st August 2022 - Thu 25th August 2022 at Globe Theatre, London

    Sister Act is a musical written by Cheri Steinkellner and Bill Steinkellner with additional book material by Douglas Carter Beane, with lyrics by Glenn Slater and music by Alan Menken. It is based on…

  • The Crucible - Costume Designer

    21:00, Fri 9th September 2022 - Tue 13th September 2022 at Savoy Theatre

    The Crucible is a 1953 play by the American playwright Arthur Miller. It was initially called "The Chronicles of Sarah Good". It is a dramatization of the Salem witch trials that took place in the Provi…

  • The King and I - Horn

    20:45, Wed 12th October 2022 at Globe Theatre, London

    The King and I is a musical, the fifth by the team of composer Richard Rodgers and dramatist Oscar Hammerstein II. It is based on the 1944 novel Anna and the King of Siam by Margaret Landon, which deriv…

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