George S. Kaufman News

Date Of Birth:
November 16, 1889
Date Of Death:
June 02, 1961 (71)
Birth Place:
Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Gender:
Male
Lady Gaga Visits James Franco Backstage At OF MICE AND MEN
by Pat Cerasaro - Mar 30, 2014

Internationally recognized pop superstar Lady Gaga took some time off from her busy schedule on her birthday weekend and took in a performance of the new Broadway production of James Steinbeck's OF MICE & MEN, starring James Franco and Chris O'Dowd, and posed for a picture backstage with the starry cast. (more...)

Curtain Up! BroadwayWorld Shines a Spotlight on 2014's New Plays
by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 30, 2014

Only on Broadway it is normal to spot Walter White and Harry Potter within blocks of each other. That's right, this season's stunning slate of plays has brought with it a slew of stars from Bryan Cranston to Daniel Radcliffe, Audra McDonald to James Franco, Tyne Daly to Denzel Washington. In just weeks, a whole new group of productions will have officially opened- adding ten new plays to the Broadway roster. Ranging form literary classics to brand new works, this spring's new plays include: A Raisin in the Sun, Act One, All the Way, Casa Valentina, The Cripple of Inishmaan, Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill, Mothers and Sons, Of Mice and Men, The Realistic Joneses, and The Velocity of Autumn. Below, BroadwayWorld profiles all of the new plays from the 2014 season! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Denver - Week of 3/30/2014
by BWW - Mar 30, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/30/2014 for Denver (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Austin - Week of 3/30/2014
by BWW - Mar 30, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/30/2014 for Austin (more...)

Tickets to LCT's Annual Benefit Honoring Moss Hart, Featuring Kelli O'Hara & Stephen Colbert, Now On Sale
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

Performance-only tickets are now on sale to the general public for ACT TWO: A SWELL PARTY WITH MOSS HART AND FRIENDS, An Evening of Songs Sketches, Scenes and More Celebrating the Genius of Moss Hart, Monday April 21 at 8pm at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street). Performers scheduled to appear in the entertainment, which will serve as the centerpiece of Lincoln Center Theater's Annual Benefit and which will be directed by Bartlett Sher, are Victoria Clark, Stephen Colbert, David Garrison, Malcolm Gets, Renee Elise Goldsberry, Byron Jennings, Kelli O'Hara, Steven Pasquale, and Lewis J. Stadlen. (more...)

ANIMAL CRACKERS to Play The Stage Theatre, 4/4-5/11
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2014

ANIMAL CRACKERS, with Book by George S. Kaufman and Morrie Ryskind, Music & Lyrics by Bert Kalmar and Harry Ruby, and Adapted by Henry Wishcamper with Original Orchestrations by Doug Peck, will run April 4 - May 11 in The Stage Theatre. Press night is Thursday, April 10 at 6:30pm. (more...)

FOOL FOR LOVE with Chris Pine & Lauren Ambrose, A GREAT WILDERNESS & More Set for WTF's 2014 Nikos Stage Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2014

Williamstown Theatre Festival has announced the 2014 Nikos Stage offerings, completing the 60th Anniversary Season for the Tony Award-winning theatre company. The Nikos Stage season kicks off on July 9th with the East Coast premiere of Samuel D. Hunter's acclaimed play A Great Wilderness (July 9 - 20) and will also include a revival of Sam Shepard's Fool For Love, directed by Daniel Aukin with Lauren Ambrose (making her Festival debut) and Chris Pine (returning to Williamstown after 12 years), playing July 24 - August 3. The Nikos Stage season ends with the anticipated return of the PigPen Theatre Co.'s celebrated production of The Old Man and the Old Moon (August 6 - 17). (more...)

Laurel Mill Playhouse Presents YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU, Now thru 4/13
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2014

Laurel Mill Playhouse is proud to present Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman's You Can't Take It With You, directed by Patrick Pase and produced by Maureen Rogers. You Can't Take It With You is produced by special arrangement with Dramatist's Play Service, Inc. (more...)

Welcome Moss Hart Back to Broadway - Meet the Full Cast of Lincoln Center's ACT ONE, Beginning Tomorrow!
by Meet the Cast - Mar 19, 2014

Lincoln Center Theater presents Act One, a play written and directed by James Lapine from the autobiography by Moss Hart. The production is scheduled to begin previews tomorrow night, March 20 and will open on Thursday, April 17 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street). Scroll down to learn more about the full company, plus check out the latest TV spot for the production! (more...)

OF MICE AND MEN, Starring James Franco and Chris O'Dowd, Begins Tonight at the Longacre Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2014

Directed by Tony Award-winner Anna D. Shapiro, the new Broadway production of Of Mice and Men begins performances tonight, Wednesday, March 19, 2014, and will officially open on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street). (more...)

OF MICE AND MEN Announces Broadway Rush Policy!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2014

Directed by Tony Award-winner Anna D. Shapiro, the new Broadway production of Of Mice and Men begins performances tomorrow, Wednesday, March 19, 2014 and announces a student rush policy for the strictly limited engagement that will officially open on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street). A limited number of $35 student tickets (inclusive of a $2 facility fee) will be available for each performance when the box office opens for that day's performance(s) with student identification. Patrons are limited to one ticket per person. (more...)

Revamped! BWW Rounds Up This Season's Broadway Adaptations
by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 16, 2014

From the magical romances of ALADDIN and THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY to the perils of showbiz in CABARET, BULLETS OVER BROADWAY and ACT ONE; from the gripping physicality of ROCKY to the revolutionary tune of LES MISERABLES and the friendship and loss of OF MICE AND MEN, this season runs the gamut when it comes to captivating tales. BroadwayWorld has rounded up this season's musical adaptations and the plays, books and films that inspired them. Scroll down for the list, and be sure to let us know your favorites! (more...)

New York Philharmonic to Present 11th Season of SUMMERTIME CLASSICS, 7/2-6
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2014

The New York Philharmonic will present its 11th season of Summertime Classics, July 2-6, 2014, featuring five themed concerts with Bramwell Tovey, who has been the host and conductor of the series since its founding in 2004. On the first program, July 2-3, 2014, titled "Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovsky, and Friends," the New York Philharmonic will perform Shostakovich's Festive Overture; Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 1, with pianist Joyce Yang as soloist; Musorgsky's Night on Bald Mountain; Rachmaninoff's arrangement of his own Vocalise; and Tchaikovsky's Waltz of the Flowers from The Nutcracker, and Marche slave. The second program, July 4-6, 2014, titled "Star-Spangled Celebration," will feature the New York Philharmonic and United States Marine Drum & Bugle Corps - "The Commandant's Own," which is celebrating its 80th-anniversary year - in a program that includes Copland's Clarinet Concerto, with Associate Principal Clarinet Mark Nuccio as soloist, and Fanfare for the Common Man; Gershwin's "Strike Up the Band" from Strike Up the Band; Sousa marches; and more. In these performances Major Brian Dix, director and commanding officer of "The Commandant's Own," will share conducting duties with Bramwell Tovey. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Tony Shalhoub, Santino Fontana & Andrea Martin in ACT ONE TV Spot!
by Stage Tube - Mar 12, 2014

Lincoln Center Theater will soon present Act One, a play written and directed by James Lapine from the autobiography by Moss Hart. The production is scheduled to begin previews Thursday, March 20 and open on Thursday, April 17 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street). The play will feature Bill Army, Will Brill, Laurel Casillo, Chuck Cooper, Steven Kaplan, Will LeBow, Mimi Lieber,Charlotte Maier, Andrea Martin, Deborah Offner, Matthew Saldivar, Matthew Schechter, Bob Stillman,Amy Warren, Santino Fontana and Tony Shalhoub. BroadwayWorld brings you the just-released television spot, featuring Shalhoub, Fontana & Martin, below! (more...)

Laurel Mill Playhouse to Present YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU, 3/21-4/13
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2014

Laurel Mill Playhouse is proud to present Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman's You Can't Take It With You, directed by Patrick Pase and produced by Maureen Rogers. You Can't Take It With You is produced by special arrangement with Dramatist's Play Service, Inc. (more...)

Mary Moody Northern Theatre to Present MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG, 4/3-13
by BWW News Desk - Mar 05, 2014

Mary Moody Northen Theatre, the award-winning producing arm of the St. Edward's University professional theatre training program, continues its 41st anniversary season with the hilarious and touching musical Merrily We Roll Along, book by George Furth, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, based on the play by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart. This delightful production runs April 3 - 13, 2014. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Company of Broadway's ACT ONE- Santino Fontana, Tony Shalhoub, Andrea Martin & More!
by Walter McBride - Mar 05, 2014

Lincoln Center Theater will soon present Act One, a play written and directed by James Lapine from the autobiography by Moss Hart. The production is scheduled to begin previews Thursday, March 20 and open on Thursday, April 17 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street). The play will feature Bill Army, Will Brill, Laurel Casillo, Chuck Cooper, Steven Kaplan, Will LeBow, Mimi Lieber, Charlotte Maier, Andrea Martin, Deborah Offner, Matthew Saldivar, Matthew Schechter, Bob Stillman,Amy Warren, Santino Fontana and Tony Shalhoub. The company met the press yesterday and BroadwayWorld was on hand for the big event. Check out complete photo coverage below! (more...)

FREEZE FRAME: Tony Shalhoub, Santino Fontana & Cast of ACT ONE Meets the Press
by Walter McBride - Mar 04, 2014

The company met the press earlier today and BroadwayWorld was on hand for the big event. Check out a photo preview from the festivities below, and be sure to check back later for complete coverage! (more...)

'VANYA AND SONIA,' COMPANY, THE SOUND OF MUSIC & More Set for Bay City Players' 97th Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2014

Bay City Players, Michigan's oldest continuously operating community theatre, will open its 97th season with Stephen Sondheim's Company next autumn, and close with family favorite The Sound of Music in spring 2015. In between, playgoers will be entertained with a unique interpretation of the holiday favorite Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, the classic American comedy You Can't Take It With You, and the 2013 Tony Award winning comedy Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, written originally for David Hyde Pierce and Sigourney Weaver. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 2/24- SILK STOCKINGS
by Stage Tube - Feb 24, 2014

Today in 1955, Silk Stockings opened at the Imperial Theatre, where it ran for 478 performances. Silk Stockings is a musical with a book by George S. Kaufman, Leueen MacGrath, and Abe Burrows and music and lyrics by Cole Porter. The musical is loosely based on the Melchior Lengyel story Ninotchka and the 1939 film adaptation it inspired. It ran on Broadway in 1955. This was the last musical that Porter wrote for the stage. (more...)

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