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About

Jonathan

Jonathan Hogue is a Tony Award-nominated Broadway producer and two-time Drama Desk-nominated writer, with speciality in new work development and creative branding from many years of experience in Executive, Administrative, and Marketing positions for Broadway & regional theatre, advertising, and NYC live events. He holds a MFA in Theatre Management & Producing from Columbia University, and is a proud member of the Broadway League. 

His productions reflect an interest in stories that challenge, surprise, and invigorate. He is excited by new and underrepresented voices, and is passionate about presenting stories that subvert cultural ideas. While his works vary in tone and scope (from broad satire to naturalistic drama), all of his productions demonstrate an interest in wrestling with complex topics in dynamic and unexpected ways. His comedic works are greatly inspired by the satirical stylings of Saturday Night Live, Monty Python, The Simpsons, and Starkid, and his dramatic works pair quiet humanity with a surreal playfulness akin to the works of Lucas Hnath, Annie Baker, and Branden Jacobs-Jenkins.  He has been featured in the New York Times, Forbes, The New Yorker, The Huffington Post, and Time Out New York (among others), and has received numerous rave reviews and awards for his various productions in NYC and around the world. 

Current/Recent Projects
include:

  • Stranger Sings! The Parody Musical (Book, Music, Lyrics; Lead Producer) - a parody of the hit Netflix series "Stranger Things", which completed a hit nine-month off-Broadway run in 2022, and launched international runs in the UK, Australia, Spain, Brazil, Canada, and across the US. Drama Desk 2023 Nominee for Outstanding Book, Lyrics, and Scenic Design of a Musical. Off-Broadway Alliance 2023 Nominee for Best New Musical. Winner of Seven BroadwayWorld 2021 Off-Broadway Awards including Best New Musical.

  • Illinoise (Co-Producer) - a stirring and sweeping new Broadway musical based on Sufjan Steven's groundbreaking album, featuring choreography by NYC Ballet's Justin Peck and book by Peck and Jackie Sibblies-Drury. Nominated for 4 Tony Awards including Best Musical

  • How To Dance In Ohio (Co-Producer) - the groundbreaking Broadway musical based on the Peabody-Award winning documentary of the same name, which tells the story of seven autistic teens preparing for their first-ever Spring formal dance. The first musical in Broadway history to feature seven lead performers on the spectrum.

  • Golem Owned A Tropical Smoothie (Lead Producer) - an irreverent musical comedy imagining a Tropical Smoothie shop in Panama City Beach, FL where, you know, Golem is the owner.

  • Camp Nightmare (Book & Concept) - an 80's slasher parody featuring many hit songs from the 1980's. Think "Friday the 13th" meets “Theatre Camp”... it's a bloody fun time.

  • The Nations (Writer) - a drama based on his experiences as an international aid worker across three continents. Virtual world premiere in March 2021, currently in development. Clive Awards 2023 Finalist. 

Other producing credits include: the NY premiere of Jay Stull's The Singularity Play, the world premieres of Darius M. Buckley's The Bridge and Fernando Segall's The World's Most Boring Murder and a series of virtual one-acts for Theatrical Resources Unlimited’s 2021 TRUSpeak Benefit (featuring Ann Harada, Brenda Braxton, and Robert Cuccioli).

As a multi-hyphenate theatre artist, Jonathan is also passionate about guiding the development process of new works with creativity and efficiency, and loves supporting writers and producers in the process of bringing their artistic vision to full life. In addition to his work in General Management with 101 Productions for many Broadway productions (An Enemy of the People, Appropriate, Smash, Cabaret, among others), he is a Self-Producing Coach for the Theatermakers Studio, where he is currently coaching over a dozen writer clients through the process of early work development. He has also served as a reader for the TRU Voices and Williamstown Theatre Festival Weissberger New Play awards. 

AWARDS

Stranger Sings - Winner of 7 Broadway World Awards (2021) including Best New Musical
Stranger Sings - Nominated for 3 Drama Desk Awards (2023) including Outstanding Book of a Musical, Outstanding Lyrics of A Musical, and Outstanding Scenic Design of a Musical. 
Stranger Sings - Nominated for Off-Broadway Alliance Award (2023) for Best New Musical
The Nations - Clive Awards 2023 Finalist

PRESS

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“If Stranger Things Twitter, theatre Twitter, and '80s kids all created a show together, it would look something like Stranger Sings! the Parody Musical. Jonathan Hogue, who wrote the show's book, music, and lyrics, seems to represent all those culture niches in one. Stranger Sings! is not only stuffed to the brim with nostalgic jokes, but it is also perfectly on the pulse with fan conversations around the show (speaking from personal experience, as a Stranger Things fan).”

- New York Theatre Guide

“A savvy creator and vibrant, youthful cast bring the creepy Netlfix series to the stage, buoyantly… you don’t have to be an ardent follower of the Netflix series on which it’s based to be thoroughly entertained by Jonathan Hogue’s sprightly, savvy book, music and lyrics, all of which reveal a budding theater-maker—Hogue is also a director, and is pursuing an MFA in management and producing uptown at Columbia—with a joyful affinity for fusing musical theater with broader pop culture influences.”

- New York Stage Review

“Writer Jonathan Hogue has done a fine job compressing eight episodes of television into a film-length narrative, poking fun at the 1980s while revelling in the nostalgic joy of it all…. Hogue’s show is a hoot, a cunning pastiche that hits just the right note."

- The Reviews Hub

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“The score is undeniably pleasant – the show is strongest when it swerves our expectations… genuinely side-splitting.

- The Stage

“The comedy… hits the right notes, with a smart book by Jonathan Hogue…. brilliant and hilarious.

- Theaterly

“But even if you’ve never seen the television series, you’ll still be wildly entertained by this sidesplitting send-up from the inspired mind of Jonathan Hogue (book, music, and lyrics), now pursuing his MFA at Columbia University.”

- DC Theatre Arts

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