George S. Kaufman News

Date of Birth: November 16, 1889
Date of Death: June 02, 1961 (71)
Birth Place: Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Gender: Male
Sharon Playhouse's 2015 Season to Include MY FAIR LADY, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS & MoreSharon Playhouse's 2015 Season to Include MY FAIR LADY, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS & More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2015

Sharon Playhouse, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Simpkins and Managing Director Justin Ball, announces the 2015 summer season of musicals and plays My Fair Lady, Merrily We Roll Along, Little Shop of Horrors, Georgie: The Life and Death of George Rose, Peter and the Starcatcher, and the new musical, True Love. (more...)

VIDEO: YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU Cast Lends a Helping Hand for Local CharityVIDEO: YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU Cast Lends a Helping Hand for Local Charity
by Stage Tube - Feb 4, 2015

Cast members of the Broadway hit comedy YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU dropped by God's Love We Deliver this week to lend a helping hand! (more...)

APAC to Stage Sondheim's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG This SpringAPAC to Stage Sondheim's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2015

The Award-winning Astoria Performing Arts Center (APAC), has announced that their 14th season spring musical will be Merrily We Roll Along, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and a book by George Furth, based on the original play by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart, and directed by APAC's Artistic Director Dev Bondarin. The musical begins on Thursday, April 30, 2015 and continues through Saturday, May 23, 2015. APAC's performance venue is located at the Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, 30-44 Crescent St (@ 30th Rd), in Astoria, Queens. (more...)

THE ROYAL FAMILY, LOVE'S LABOURS LOST & More Set for Shakespeare Theatre's 2015 SeasonTHE ROYAL FAMILY, LOVE'S LABOURS LOST & More Set for Shakespeare Theatre's 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2015

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, just named 'Company of the Year' by the Wall Street Journal which also described the Theatre as 'one of America's half-dozen leading classical repertory companies,' proudly announces an ambitious 2015 Season of classic treasures and exceptional new work inspired by historic events and historic figures. Featuring works by Shakespeare, George Bernard Shaw, George S. Kaufman, Edna Ferber, and Ferenc Molnar, alongside a contemporary work by Bill Cain, the Theatre's line-up demonstrates an unwavering dedication to classic tales that inspire our present lives as well as future visions of the world. (more...)

BWW Interview: Richard Thomas Ignites in Broadway's YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOUBWW Interview: Richard Thomas Ignites in Broadway's YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU
by Naomi Serviss - Feb 1, 2015

The veteran actor joins the kooky Sycamore family and reunites with James Earl Jones in the play that's made audiences howl since the 1930s . (more...)

Minnesota Opera to Premiere THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE, 3/7Minnesota Opera to Premiere THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE, 3/7
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS (January 26, 2015) Minnesota Opera Music Director Michael Christie leads the world premiere performances of The Manchurian Candidate, March 715, 2015in the Ordway Music Theater. Christie is recognized as a top-notch conductor of new works by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Based on the novel by Richard Condon and directed by Kevin Newbury, The Manchurian Candidate traces the mysterious story of an American soldier decorated during the Korean War who is brainwashed into becoming an unwitting assassin in a conspiracy to overthrow the U.S. government. This taut and suspenseful thriller is the highly anticipated second opera by composer Kevin Puts and librettist Mark Campbell, creators of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Silent Night. (more...)

Photo Flash: YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU Cast Lends a Helping Hand at God's Love We DeliverPhoto Flash: YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU Cast Lends a Helping Hand at God's Love We Deliver
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

To carry over the holiday spirit into the new year, cast members from the You Can't Take It With You, Pulitzer Prize-winning revival by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman, volunteered their time and worked as a group at God's Love We Deliver. Anna Chlumsky, Julie Halston, Byron Jennings, Fran Kranz, Reg Rogers and Nick Corley helped to prepare meals in the kitchen yesterday, and you can check out photos from the special day below! (more...)

THE FABULOUS INVALID to Launch 'ReGroup Reads' Series, 1/26THE FABULOUS INVALID to Launch 'ReGroup Reads' Series, 1/26
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2015

There has always been something threatening to kill the theatre. Long before 49 producers were needed to mount a show, reality stars hit the boards, or 42nd Street became Disney-fied... And even long before Andrew Lloyd Webber, the same constant revivals, or premium ticket prices... It was a countless list of other events daring to put the theatre six feet under. The theatre community's constant fear of these other diabolical dilemmas: from the caustic critic, the invention of the automobile, burlesque, union strikes, the 'talkies' and more are cleverly skewered as only Moss Hart & George S. Kaufman could in The Fabulous Invalid. Their 1938 'valentine' to the theatre's resilience is the first reading in ReGroup Theatre's new monthly series 'ReGroup Reads: The Greatest American Playwrights.' (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: January 10-16THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: January 10-16
by Louisa Brady - Jan 16, 2015

Whether you've been living under a rock for the past week or you're just in the mood for a recap, BroadwayWorld's 'This Week in Pictures' is here to satisfy your end-of-the-week fix! Take a look below to catch up on the latest happenings from the Great White Way to The West End (and everywhere in between) with coverage of press events, rehearsals, opening nights and more. Highlights this week include coverage of new cast members of YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU and IT'S ONLY A PLAY, Cheyenne Jackson at Cafe Carlyle, opening nights of CONSTELLATIONS and HONEYMOON IN VEGAS, and more! (more...)

Rialto Chatter: Kaufman & Hart's ONCE IN A LIFETIME Coming Back to Broadway?Rialto Chatter: Kaufman & Hart's ONCE IN A LIFETIME Coming Back to Broadway?
by Rialto Chatter - Jan 14, 2015

Once in a Lifetime, the first of eight collaborations from Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman, might be heading back to the stage, according to the New York Post. MIchael Riedel writes that he 'hears rumblings of a possible revival.' The duo is currently represented on Broadway with their 1936 play, You Can't Take It With You. (more...)

YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU Cast Will Volunteer at God's Love We DeliverYOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU Cast Will Volunteer at God's Love We Deliver
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2015

To carry over the holiday spirit into the new year, cast members from the You Can't Take It With You Pulitzer Prize-winning revival by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman will be volunteering their time and working as a group at God's Love We Deliver. The cast will be helping prepare meals in the kitchen on Tuesday, January 20th for a three-hour afternoon shift. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Anna Chlumsky and Richard Thomas in YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOUPhoto Flash: First Look at Anna Chlumsky and Richard Thomas in YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2015

Anna Chlumsky and Richard Thomas just joined the hit Broadway revival of YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU on January 6, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at them onstage below! (more...)

Final 6 Weeks to see 'the Best Broadway Comedy of the Year!'Final 6 Weeks to see 'the Best Broadway Comedy of the Year!'
by Contests - Broadway - Jan 8, 2015

Welcome the new additions to the family! Anna Chlumsky & Richard Thomas. Now through February 22! (more...)

Anna Chlumsky, Richard Thomas Join the Cast of YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU TonightAnna Chlumsky, Richard Thomas Join the Cast of YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU Tonight
by TV News Desk - Jan 6, 2015

Anna Chlumsky will take over for Rose Byrne in the hit Broadway revival of YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU. The two-time Emmy nominated actress will be joined by Richard Thomas, who will replace Mark Linn-Baker. Both actors will join the production tonight, January 6th. (more...)

In Performance Video: YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU's James Earl JonesIn Performance Video: YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU's James Earl Jones
by TV News Desk - Dec 30, 2014

Today's New York Times In Performance video features James Earl Jones in the Broadway revival of Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman's 1936 comedy YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU. (more...)

BWW Jr: YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOUBWW Jr: YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU
by Erin Leigh Peck - Dec 22, 2014

There's something refreshing about bringing your family to see Broadway shows that inherently and organically appeal to modern day kids. Not that I'm not a huge supporter of bringing your kids to see ALADDIN or LION KING! It's natural to reserve our precious ticket-buying dollars for musicals that are designed for families, and any junior Broadway fan would be lucky to enjoy those kinds of shows. But rarely do parents have an opportunity to bring their kids to a classic American comedy that brings to the stage a bit of theatrical history and a story that can entertain kids and parents alike without pandering to the family market. (more...)

MN Opera's Michael Christie Leads World Premiere of THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE at The Ordway, 3/7-15MN Opera's Michael Christie Leads World Premiere of THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE at The Ordway, 3/7-15
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

Minnesota Opera Music Director Michael Christie leads the world premiere performances of The Manchurian Candidate, March 7-15, 2015 in the Music Theater at Ordway. (more...)

CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE Opens Tonight at Chicago TheatreCIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE Opens Tonight at Chicago Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

Cirque Dreams triumphantly returns to Chicago with its critically acclaimed holiday stage extravaganza, Cirque Dreams Holidaze, tonight, December 17- 21 at the Chicago Theatre (175 North State St.) (more...)

CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE to Return to Chicago, 12/17-21; Tickets on Sale NowCIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE to Return to Chicago, 12/17-21; Tickets on Sale Now
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2014

Cirque Dreams triumphantly returns to Chicago with its critically acclaimed holiday stage extravaganza, Cirque Dreams Holidaze, December 17- 21 at the Chicago Theatre (175 North State St.) (more...)

CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE to Open 12/17 at Chicago TheatreCIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE to Open 12/17 at Chicago Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2014

Cirque Dreams triumphantly returns to Chicago with its critically acclaimed holiday stage extravaganza, Cirque Dreams Holidaze, December 17- 21 at the Chicago Theatre (175 North State St.) (more...)

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