Arthur Laurents' NYC Townhouse on the Market for $12M

Playwright Arthur Laurents lived in a beautiful townhouse on Saint Luke's Place until 2006. According to Curbed, his former home has been on and off the market since the middle of 2012, upon first entering the market it was asking $35000 a month and then it drastically reduced its price to $18,000 a month. According to StreetEasy, the owners are not ready to give up landlording and sell the house. The 4,368 square-foot, 4 bedroom, 5 bathroom home is asking $12 million.

This American playwright, stage director, and screenwriter began his career with writing scripts for radio shows after college and then went on to make training films for the U.S army during WWII.Later, Laurents decided to start writing for Broadway and produced things like West Side Story (1957), Gypsy (1959), Hallelujah, Baby! (1967), La Cage Aux Falles (1983). Along with all of those, Laurents also directed some of his own and other Broadway productions.

Arthur Laurents built up his theatrical career to a point where he was the recipient of five awards. In 1968 he won the Tony Award for Best Musical for Hallelujah, Baby!, in 1975 he won the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Director of a Musical for Gypsy. He won his second Tony Award in 1984 for Best Direction of a Musical in La Cage Aux Falles. Later, he won the Writers Guild of America Award for Best Original Screenplay for The Way We Were, he also won the National Board of Review Award for Career Achievement.

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