George S. Kaufman News

 

George S. Kaufman News

Date of Birth: November 16, 1889
Date of Death: June 02, 1961 (71)
Birth Place: Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Gender: Male
ESP Announces Reading of GETTING MARRIED at Seattle Public Theatre, 5/16ESP Announces Reading of GETTING MARRIED at Seattle Public Theatre, 5/16
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2011

ESP announces, as its May reading, George Bernard Shaw's Getting Married. The family members of the Bishop of Chelsea come to his house on the day he is readying his youngest daughter for marriage, and all manner of romantic hell breaks loose. One of the Bishop's brothers is madly pursuing the Bishop's sister-in-law, who herself has definite ideas about not traipsing down the aisle; the other brother is getting divorced from a wife who is rather seriously interested in having two husbands. (more...)

MTC's Lynne Meadow Will Receive Lucille Lortel Lifetime Acheivement AwardMTC's Lynne Meadow Will Receive Lucille Lortel Lifetime Acheivement Award
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2011

It was announced today that Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director of Manhattan Theatre Club, will be honored with the Lucille Lortel Award for Lifetime Achievement. The award recognizes Meadow's extraordinary accomplishments and dedication to producing and directing new work Off-Broadway for over three decades. The Lucille Lortel Award ceremony will be held Sunday, May 1 at the Jack. H Skirball Center for the Performing Arts (566 Laguardia Place). (more...)

42nd St. Moon Announces Upcoming Season Including BABES IN ARMS & STRIKE UP THE BAND42nd St. Moon Announces Upcoming Season Including BABES IN ARMS & STRIKE UP THE BAND
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2011

Greg MacKellan, artistic director of 42nd Street Moon, and Stephanie Rhoads, producing director, today announced details of the upcoming 2010-11 season of uncommon musical theater. For its eighteenth season, merriment abounds in a season rife with Lovers, Liars and Clowns at the Eureka Theatre. The great American composers, lyricists, and librettists featured in 2010-11 are Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart, Jerome Kern, George and Ira Gershwin, Cole Porter, John Kander and Fred Ebb, George S. Kaufman, Stephen Sondheim and more. (more...)

Santa Barbara City College Auditions For THE SOLID GOLD CADILLAC 5/3Santa Barbara City College Auditions For THE SOLID GOLD CADILLAC 5/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2011

Santa Barbara City College Theatre Group announces auditions for The Solid Gold Cadillac by Howard Teichmann & George S. Kaufman. (more...)

CAMELOT, SUPERIOR DONUTS et al. to Play Pittsburgh Public Theater in '10-'11CAMELOT, SUPERIOR DONUTS et al. to Play Pittsburgh Public Theater in '10-'11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2011

Pittsburgh Public Theater Producing Artistic Director Ted Pappas, who is currently celebrating his 10th year as the company's leader, today announced the line-up of plays for 2010/2011. The season includes a six-play subscription series, running September 30, 2010 through June 26, 2011, plus two bonus events. (more...)

American Century Theatre Presents STAGE DOOR, 4/13American Century Theatre Presents STAGE DOOR, 4/13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2011

Dynamic writing duo Edna Ferber (the author of Show Boat) and George S. Kaufman (coauthor of The Man Who Came to Dinner, You Can't Take It with You, and other hit comedies) brought high comedy and laughter to American audiences in the 1930s with their witty, stylish hits Stage Door, The Royal Family, and Dinner at Eight. Stage Door was a huge Broadway success in 1936 at the Music Box Theatre (staged by Kaufman) and was made into a star-studded Hollywood movie featuring a young Katherine Hepburn. The play, however, is rarely done in modern times because of the large cast. A magnificent vehicle for theatre actresses, Stage Door is the kind of seldom-produced classic comedy that The American Century Theater was created to produce-and will be presenting in April of 2011. (more...)

Hartt Theatre Division Presents STAGE DOOR 4/9-10Hartt Theatre Division Presents STAGE DOOR 4/9-10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2011

The Hartt Theatre Division presents Stage Door Thursday, April 7, through Friday, April 9, at 7:30 PM, and Sunday, April 10, at 3:00 PM, in The Edward C. and Ann T. Roberts Foundation Theater, at the Mort and Irma Handel Performing Arts Center, 35 Westbourne Parkway, Hartford. (more...)

Hartt Theatre Division Presents STAGE DOOR 4/9-10Hartt Theatre Division Presents STAGE DOOR 4/9-10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2011

The Hartt Theatre Division presents Stage Door Thursday, April 7, through Friday, April 9, at 7:30 PM, and Sunday, April 10, at 3:00 PM, in The Edward C. and Ann T. Roberts Foundation Theater, at the Mort and Irma Handel Performing Arts Center, 35 Westbourne Parkway, Hartford. (more...)

42nd Street Moon Presents STRIKE UP THE BAND, 4/9-2442nd Street Moon Presents STRIKE UP THE BAND, 4/9-24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2011

42nd Street Moon's Ira Gershwin celebration continues in April with STRIKE UP THE BAND, to be presented at the Eureka Theatre in low-priced previews on April 6, 7 and 8, opening on Saturday, April 9, and running through April 24. Heading the cast will be Carson Church as Horace Fletcher with Michael Scott Wells as Jim Townsend, Samantha Bruce as Joan Fletcher and Moon's Producing Director Stephanie Rhoads as Mrs. Draper. (more...)

Hartt Theatre Division Presents STAGE DOOR 4/9-10Hartt Theatre Division Presents STAGE DOOR 4/9-10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2011

The Hartt Theatre Division presents Stage Door Thursday, April 7, through Friday, April 9, at 7:30 PM, and Sunday, April 10, at 3:00 PM, in The Edward C. and Ann T. Roberts Foundation Theater, at the Mort and Irma Handel Performing Arts Center, 35 Westbourne Parkway, Hartford. (more...)

MTC's Lynne Meadow Will Receive Lucille Lortel Lifetime Acheivement AwardMTC's Lynne Meadow Will Receive Lucille Lortel Lifetime Acheivement Award
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2011

It was announced today that Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director of Manhattan Theatre Club, will be honored with the Lucille Lortel Award for Lifetime Achievement. The award recognizes Meadow's extraordinary accomplishments and dedication to producing and directing new work Off-Broadway for over three decades. The Lucille Lortel Award ceremony will be held Sunday, May 1 at the Jack. H Skirball Center for the Performing Arts (566 Laguardia Place). (more...)

42nd Street Moon Presents SILK STOCKINGS, 5/4-2242nd Street Moon Presents SILK STOCKINGS, 5/4-22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2011

The Cold War turns hot in Cole Porter's final Broadway musical SILK STOCKINGS, a sly and sophisticated musical version of the classic film Ninotchka, to be presented by 42nd Street Moon. Low-priced previews run May 4, 5 and 6, with the opening on Saturday May 7. The show will run through May 22 at the Eureka Theatre. (more...)

East Lynne Theatre Company Holds Auditions for 2011 Season, 3/19East Lynne Theatre Company Holds Auditions for 2011 Season, 3/19
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2011

East Lynne Theater Company will have two audition days of open calls for Equity actors: the full-day of auditions in NYC is an AEA required call and the four-hour day in Cape May, NJ is a non-required call. On Saturday, March 19 from noon to 4:00 PM, the call will be at the theater's venue, The First Presbyterian Church, 500 Hughes St., Cape May, NJ. Sign-up for this non-required audition begins at 11:30 AM and continues through 3:55 PM. On Friday, April 15, from 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM, the required call will be at the Actors' Equity Audition Center, 165 West 46th St., 2nd Floor, NYC. Sign-up for this audition begins at 8:30 AM, and continues through 5:25 PM. Lunch break is from 1:00-2:00 PM. At both auditions, non-union actors will be seen as long as no Equity actors are kept waiting. (more...)

American Century Theatre Presents STAGE DOOR, 4/13American Century Theatre Presents STAGE DOOR, 4/13
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2011

Dynamic writing duo Edna Ferber (the author of Show Boat) and George S. Kaufman (coauthor of The Man Who Came to Dinner, You Can't Take It with You, and other hit comedies) brought high comedy and laughter to American audiences in the 1930s with their witty, stylish hits Stage Door, The Royal Family, and Dinner at Eight. Stage Door was a huge Broadway success in 1936 at the Music Box Theatre (staged by Kaufman) and was made into a star-studded Hollywood movie featuring a young Katherine Hepburn. The play, however, is rarely done in modern times because of the large cast. A magnificent vehicle for theatre actresses, Stage Door is the kind of seldom-produced classic comedy that The American Century Theater was created to produce-and will be presenting in April of 2011. (more...)

Asolo Rep Announces 2011-12 Season: MY FAIR LADY, GOD OF CARNAGE, & More!Asolo Rep Announces 2011-12 Season: MY FAIR LADY, GOD OF CARNAGE, & More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2011

Michael Donald Edwards, Asolo Rep producing artistic director, and Greg Leaming, Asolo Rep associate artistic director and director of The FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training, announced today their selections for the 2011-2012 season (more...)

Musicals Tonight Closes I'D RATHER BE RIGHT 2/20Musicals Tonight Closes I'D RATHER BE RIGHT 2/20
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2011

Musicals Tonight presents I'D RATHER BE RIGHT February 8 through 20 2011. (more...)

East Lynne Theatre Company Holds Auditions for 2011 Season, 3/19East Lynne Theatre Company Holds Auditions for 2011 Season, 3/19
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2011

East Lynne Theater Company will have two audition days of open calls for Equity actors: the full-day of auditions in NYC is an AEA required call and the four-hour day in Cape May, NJ is a non-required call. On Saturday, March 19 from noon to 4:00 PM, the call will be at the theater's venue, The First Presbyterian Church, 500 Hughes St., Cape May, NJ. Sign-up for this non-required audition begins at 11:30 AM and continues through 3:55 PM. On Friday, April 15, from 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM, the required call will be at the Actors' Equity Audition Center, 165 West 46th St., 2nd Floor, NYC. Sign-up for this audition begins at 8:30 AM, and continues through 5:25 PM. Lunch break is from 1:00-2:00 PM. At both auditions, non-union actors will be seen as long as no Equity actors are kept waiting. (more...)

42nd Street Moon Presents STRIKE UP THE BAND, 4/9-2442nd Street Moon Presents STRIKE UP THE BAND, 4/9-24
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2011

42nd Street Moon's Ira Gershwin celebration continues in April with STRIKE UP THE BAND, to be presented at the Eureka Theatre in low-priced previews on April 6, 7 and 8, opening on Saturday, April 9, and running through April 24. Heading the cast will be Carson Church as Horace Fletcher with Michael Scott Wells as Jim Townsend, Samantha Bruce as Joan Fletcher and Moon's Producing Director Stephanie Rhoads as Mrs. Draper. (more...)

Broadway-Bound YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU Et al. Set For WTF Summer SeasonBroadway-Bound YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU Et al. Set For WTF Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2011

Artistic Director Jenny Gersten announced today the Main Stage line-up for the 2011 Williamstown Theatre Festival (WTF), the company's 57th season and the first under Ms. Gersten's leadership. (more...)

Review - I'd Rather Be Obama?Review - I'd Rather Be Obama?
by Ben Peltz - Feb 10, 2011

The biggest Broadway event of 1937 was undoubtedly the gala opening night of I'd Rather Be Right.  Not only did the new musical boast a score by Richard Rodger and Lorenz Hart and a book by George S. Kaufman (who also directed) and Moss Hart (the pair had just won that year's Pulitzer for You Can't Take It With You), but the star was no less than the grand old man of Broadway - who many will argue invented the book song and dance musical comedy as we know it today - George M. Cohan, playing the role of then-President of the United States, Franklin Delano Roosevelt.  Never before and never since has a sitting U.S. president been the leading character in a Broadway musical. (more...)

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