George S. Kaufman News

Date Of Birth:
November 16, 1889
Date Of Death:
June 02, 1961 (71)
Birth Place:
Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Gender:
Male
The Players to Celebrate 125th Anniversary with NYE Gala
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2013

One Hundred and Twenty-Five years ago this New Year's Eve, America's most celebrated actor, Edwin Booth gave the Deed of 16 Gramercy Park South to The Players. The Players tradition has been to read the deed in front of the Great Hall fire place echoing back to Edwin Booth and the Founding Members. This year, this tradition continues along with live music, dancing, and more festivities as The Players kicks off a new era, sharing a toast to its founders and celebrating 125 years at 'A Certain Club.' (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: GUYS & DOLLS Gets Dolled Up For Carnegie Hall With A High Stakes Cast
by Pat Cerasaro - Nov 08, 2013

Featuring a classic score overflowing with standards and a certain rat-a-tat syncopation and sassy style all its own, Frank Loesser's indelible musical comedy GUYS & DOLLS is one of the greatest musicals of all time and the incredibly exciting cast just announced for the upcoming Carnegie Hall concert is icing on the cake insofar as an ideal presentation of it - Nathan Lane as Nathan Detroit, Megan Mullally as Adelaide, Patrick Wilson as Sky Masterson and Sierra Boggess as Sarah Brown. (more...)

OSF Wraps 2013 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 06, 2013

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival wrapped up its 78th season Sunday night with the final performances of The Taming of the Shrew and King Lear. Preparations for the 2014 season are well under way; member ticket sales start this week and previews begin February 14. (more...)

Palm Beach Dramaworks Extends OF MICE AND MEN Through 11/17
by BWW News Desk - Nov 04, 2013

After receiving critical acclaim and overwhelming demand by South Florida audiences, Of Mice and Men, a searing work by John Steinbeck about friendship and responsibility set against the backdrop of the Great Depression, will extend its performance schedule through November 17th at Palm Beach Dramaworks' Don & Ann Brown Theatre (201 Clematis Street). The production will play the following additional performances: Friday 11/15 at 8pm, Saturday 11/16 at 8pm and Sunday 11/17 at 2pm. (more...)

LIGHTS, CAMERA, ASTORIA! Exhibition Opens Today at Moving Image
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2013

Museum of the Moving Image pays tribute to the legacy of filmmaking in Astoria with an exhibition that traces the history of the Astoria studio, a local landmark with deep roots in the culture of New York City. Lights, Camera, Astoria!, on view from today, October 26, 2013, through February 9, 2014, explores each phase of the site from its start as Paramount Pictures's East Coast production facility in the 1920s, a center for independent filmmaking in the 1930s, the U.S. Army Pictorial Center from World War II into the Cold War, the site's rebirth in the late 1970s, to the present day Kaufman Astoria Studios, a thriving motion picture and television studio, and a vibrant cultural hub that includes Museum of the Moving Image, Frank Sinatra School of the Arts, and restaurants and cafes. (more...)

James Franco Confirms Chris O'Dowd to Costar in OF MICE AND MEN on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2013

As BroadwayWorld reported last week, John Steinbeck's OF MICE AND MEN will be heading to Broadway beginning (tentatively) Saturday, March 22, 2014, with an opening night slated for Thursday, April 17, 2014. The show is set to run through Sunday, July 27, 2014. The play will be directed by Anna D. Shapiro. James Franco has just confirmed in an interview with US Weekly that he will lead the production as 'George', and Chris O'Dowd (Bridesmaids, Girls) will costar as 'Lennie.' Additional casting has not yet been announced. (more...)

Chris O'Dowd to Star Opposite James Franco in OF MICE AND MEN Revival?
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2013

Now according to the New York Times, the production will be led by James Franco as 'George', who has been long rumored to be involved with the revival. Though no one has signed on to play 'Lennie', Chris O'Dowd (Bridesmaids, Girls) is in talks to make his Broadway debut in the role. Additional casting has not yet been announced. (more...)

OF MICE AND MEN, Helmed by Anna D. Shapiro, Headed to Broadway in Spring 2014!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2013

BroadwayWorld received an Equity auditions notice today for John Steinbeck's OF MICE AND MEN, which will be heading to Broadway beginning (tentatively) Saturday, March 22, 2014, with an opening night slated for Thursday, April 17, 2014. The show is set to run through Sunday, July 27, 2014. The play will be directed by Anna D. Shapiro. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Houston - Week of 10/13/2013
by BWW - Oct 13, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/13/2013 for Houston (more...)

Palm Beach Dramaworks' OF MICE AND MEN Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2013

Of Mice and Men, a searing work by John Steinbeck about friendship and responsibility set against the backdrop of the Great Depression, launches Palm Beach Dramaworks' 2013-2014 season tonight, October 11 (8pm) at the Don & Ann Brown Theatre (201 Clematis Street). Performances continue through November 10, 2013. (more...)

Waukesha Civic Theatre to Present YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU, 10/18-11/3
by BWW News Desk - Oct 08, 2013

The Waukesha Civic Theatre presents You Can't Take It With You, running weekends from October 18th to November 3rd. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Baltimore - Week of 10/06/2013
by BWW - Oct 06, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/06/2013 for Baltimore (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Houston - Week of 10/06/2013
by BWW - Oct 06, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/06/2013 for Houston (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Baltimore - Week of 9/29/2013
by BWW - Sep 29, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 9/29/2013 for Baltimore (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Houston - Week of 9/29/2013
by BWW - Sep 29, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 9/29/2013 for Houston (more...)

BWW Reviews: The Alley Theatre's YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU is Amusing, Spirited, and Relevant
by David Clarke - Sep 26, 2013

When it comes to American Theatre from the 1930s, one of the leading writing duos was George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart. This pair is integral in the development of Modern American Theatre. They are often studied in survey courses that chart the progression of the art form, as most agree that together they wrote some of America's favorite comedies. Their hilarious and heartwarming 1936 play YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU premiered at the Booth Theater on December 14, 1936 and ran for 837 performances. It also won the 1937 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. When it was adapted for film by Frank Capra and Robert Riskin in 1938, it won Oscars for Best Picture and Best Director. Now, in 2013, The Alley Theatre is reviving the classic and hysterical masterpiece about an eccentric family that is happily surviving the Great Depression. It's 1936, and their key to bliss is embrace the love they have for one another, their hobbies, and to find ways to simply enjoy the life they've got. (more...)

Photo Flash: Alley Theatre's YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2013

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd presents You Can't Take It With You. Sanford Robbins returns to direct this new production after directing last season's November. Robbins also directed the Alley Theatre's 2003 production of You Can't Take It with You. You Can't Take It With You, by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman, directed by Sanford Robbins, opens tonight, September 25, and runs through October 20, 2013 on the Hubbard Stage. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Alley Theatre Reveals Cast & Creative Team for YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU, Begin. Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2013

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announces the cast and creative team for You Can't Take It With You. Sanford Robbins returns to direct this new production after directing last season's November. Robbins also directed the Alley Theatre's 2003 production of You Can't Take It with You. (more...)

New Promo For MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Fathom Presentation
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 24, 2013

A jaunty new trailer for the upcoming eagerly anticipated nationwide screening of the highly acclaimed West End revival of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's showbiz musical MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG is now available to view. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Alley Theatre's YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2013

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd presents You Can't Take It With You. Sanford Robbins returns to direct this new production after directing last season's November. Robbins also directed the Alley Theatre's 2003 production of You Can't Take It with You. You Can't Take It With You, by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman, directed by Sanford Robbins, began performances Friday, September 20 opens officially Wednesday, September 25, and runs through October 20, 2013 on the Hubbard Stage. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

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