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A.R. Gurney

Also Credited As: A.R. Gurney
 
Date of Birth: November 01, 1930 (91)

Birth Place: Buffalo, NY, USA

Stage Credits

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1989
Andrew Makepeace Ladd III [Replacement]

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[Off-Broadway, 2014]
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Fred Gurney and Amy Gurney Nicholas; Kelli O'Hara; Molly Gurney, Alec Baldwin; George Photo

Fred Gurney and Amy Gurney Nicholas; Kelli O'Hara; Molly Gurney, Alec Baldwin; George Gurney and Connie Gurney

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Playwright A. R. Gurney attends the 'Love Letters' Broadway Opening Night after party Photo

Playwright A. R. Gurney attends the 'Love Letters' Broadway Opening Night after party at Brasserie 8 1/2 on September 18, 2014 in New York City.

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Kate Burton, A.R. Gurney Photo

Kate Burton, A.R. Gurney

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Performances
  [Off-Broadway]
1989
Andrew Makepeace Ladd III [Replacement]

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[Off-Broadway, 2014]
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A.R. Gurney Awards and Nominations

 
- 2013 - Legend of Off Broadway Honoree Gold Star
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Drama Desk Awards - 2011 - Special Award Gold Star
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The Lortels - 1994 - Outstanding Body of Work Gold Star
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The Pulitzer Prize - 1990 - The Pulitzer Prize for Drama
A.R. Gurney, Love Letters
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1988 - Outstanding New Play
A.R. Gurney, The Cocktail Hour
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1982 - Outstanding Play
A.R. Gurney, The Dining Room

A.R. Gurney News

Graffiti Artist Drama HIT THE WALL Premieres Photo Graffiti Artist Drama HIT THE WALL Premieres
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 16, 2022

Spin Cycle, Frigid & JCS Theater Company present the World Premiere of HIT THE WALL, a new play by Jake Shore, directed by Timothy Haskell.

BWW Feature: The Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts celebrates Thirty Years of A Photo BWW Feature: The Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts celebrates Thirty Years of Arts Education Excellence
by Elliot Lanes - Jun 16, 2022

This week marks a very important event for DC area arts education. On June thirteenth, The Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts (TTL) held its very first class and co-founders Deb Gottesman, Buzz Mauro and Michael Rodgers never looked back. The organization has changed locations a few times over the years but the quality of the work that Theatre Lab’s instructors and administration have given to hundreds and hundreds of students has always remained at the top of its game.

Signature Theatre's SigSpace to Present DEJA VU Featuring World Premiere by Samuel D. Photo Signature Theatre's SigSpace to Present DEJA VU Featuring World Premiere by Samuel D. Hunter & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 3, 2022

Signature Theatre’s SigSpace will reteam this June with Theatre For One to present six one-on-one, five-to-six minute theater experiences. Titled Déjà Vu (referencing a featured work by the same name), this iteration of Theatre For One revisits five selected works from the visionary and unconventional organization.

Mercedes Ruehl & Harris Yulin to Star in Suffolk Theater's LOVE LETTERS By A.R. Gurne Photo Mercedes Ruehl & Harris Yulin to Star in Suffolk Theater's LOVE LETTERS By A.R. Gurney
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 23, 2022

Suffolk Theater will present Academy Award winner Mercedes Ruehl and Harris Yulin starring in a production of Love Letters, written by A.R. Gurney, directed by Harris Yulin, and produced by Josh Gladstone on Saturday, July 9 at 8PM and Sunday, July 10 at 3PM.

Premieres by Quiara AlegrĂ­a Hudes, Sarah Ruhl & More Announced for Signature Theatre Photo Premieres by Quiara AlegrĂ­a Hudes, Sarah Ruhl & More Announced for Signature Theatre's 2022-2023 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 19, 2022

Signature Theatre announced its 2022-2023 season—from Resident playwrights Quiara Alegría Hudes, Samuel D. Hunter, Sarah Ruhl, and Branden Jacobs-Jenkins—alongside the inauguration of Launchpad, a new residency supporting early-career playwrights that expands the organization’s singular mission of producing a body of work by each resident writer.

A CASE FOR THE EXISTENCE OF GOD Extends Again at Signature Theatre Photo A CASE FOR THE EXISTENCE OF GOD Extends Again at Signature Theatre
by Stephi Wild - May 12, 2022

Signature Theatre has extended the world premiere of Samuel D. Hunter’s A Case for the Existence of God, directed by David Cromer (Tony Award-winner, The Band’s Visit) to May 29. The production, which opened on May 2, is running on The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 W 42nd St).

World Premiere of A CASE FOR THE EXISTENCE OF GOD Extended at Signature Theatre Photo World Premiere of A CASE FOR THE EXISTENCE OF GOD Extended at Signature Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 4, 2022

Signature Theatre has extended the world premiere of Samuel D. Hunter’s A Case for the Existence of God, directed by David Cromer (Tony Award-winner, The Band’s Visit) to May 22. The production, which opened on May 2, is running on The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 W 42nd St).

Westport Country Playhouse Commissions Three Playwrights to Develop New Works Photo Westport Country Playhouse Commissions Three Playwrights to Develop New Works
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 29, 2022

Westport Country Playhouse has announced the first formal group of commissioned playwrights in the theater’s 91-year history: Matthew Greene, Monet Hurst-Mendoza, and Johnny G. Lloyd.

Pasadena Playhouse to Present 'In Conversation: Cecile Richards & Holland Taylor' Photo Pasadena Playhouse to Present 'In Conversation: Cecile Richards & Holland Taylor'
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 21, 2022

Pasadena Playhouse begins performances of the West Coast premiere of Ann – written by and starring Holland Taylor and directed by Benjamin Endsley Klein March 22, with performances continuing through April 24. 

BWW Interview: The Legendary Holland Taylor Talks West Coast Premiere of ANN Photo BWW Interview: The Legendary Holland Taylor Talks West Coast Premiere of ANN
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 21, 2022

Written by and starring Holland Taylor, Ann is an inspiring and hilarious look at the life of celebrated Texas Governor, Ann Richards. Taylor is now set to present the West Coast premiere of Ann at the Pasadena Playhouse. Ann, directed by Benjamin Endsley Klein, runs from March 22 through April 24.

A.R. Gurney Videos

VIDEO: On This Day, June 4 - Happy Birthday, Julie White! VideoVIDEO: On This Day, June 4 - Happy Birthday, Julie White!
by Stage Tube - Jun 4, 2020

Today we're celebrating the birthday of Tony Award-winner, Julie White!

VIDEO: Jerry Zaks Shares Updates on Future of THE MUSIC MAN, MRS. DOUBTFIRE, and His  VideoVIDEO: Jerry Zaks Shares Updates on Future of THE MUSIC MAN, MRS. DOUBTFIRE, and His Latest Project- LOVE LETTERS!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - May 21, 2020

Jerry Zaks knew he had a busy year ahead when 2020 began. The four-time Tony winner started the year in rehearsals for Mrs. Doubtfire, which began previews at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre on March 9. Of course, plans changed when Broadway shut down on March 13, leaving an unsure future for the musical, as well as Zaks' next project, the fall revival of The Music Man.

VIDEO: On This Day, January 28- Happy Birthday, Alan Alda! VideoVIDEO: On This Day, January 28- Happy Birthday, Alan Alda!
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 28, 2019

Alan Alda is best known for playing Hawkeye Pierce and writing many of the episodes on the classic TV series M*A*S*H, the final episode of which was seen by more than 105 million people, still a record audience.

BWW TV: North Carolina Theatre's LOVE LETTERS VideoBWW TV: North Carolina Theatre's LOVE LETTERS
by Jeffrey Kare - Jan 12, 2018

From January 12th-21st, North Carolina Theatre will be presenting A.R. Gurney's LOVE LETTERS at the A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater. I recently had the great pleasure of stopping by rehearsal to interview the stars of this production, two-time Emmy nominee Sandy Duncan and Ira David Wood III.

Stage Tube: Fan & Friends to Present THE KINDNESS PROJECT at Flamboyan Theater
by Stage Tube - May 31, 2016

Fan & Friends presents THE KINDNESS PROJECT, a work-in-progress presentation by Mabou Mines' 2015-2016 Resident Artist Chongren Fan, at the Flamboyan Theater at Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center (107 Suffolk St, New York, New York 10002), on Thursday, June 2nd at 5:30pm and Friday, June 3rd at 8:30pm. Check out the video preview from rehearsal below.

Backstage with Richard Ridge: From BLACKBIRD to THE NEWSROOM - Tony Nominee Jeff Daniels Shares Advice for Actors!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 22, 2016

It's undeniable that Jeff Daniels' career has been a varied one. From his Emmy-winning role on Aaron Sorkin's THE NEWSROOM to one half of the comedy duo behind DUMB AND DUMBER, the stage and screen star has proven his versatility time and time again. Now he's back on Broadway in a role that has proven to be his most grueling yet.

Tony Awards Close-Up: How Does Jeff Daniels Make It Through the Brutality of BLACKBIRD? Find Out!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 9, 2016

Jeff Daniels has done it all. The actor is well known for his performances on TV and the big screen as well as his work as a musician and playwright. This season he has picked up his second Tony nomination (Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play) for his portrayal of Ray in BLACKBIRD, opposite Michelle WIlliams. Below watch as Daniels admits that the news might make playing the brutal role every night a little less difficult.

BWW TV: What's On at Barrington Stage Company This Summer? Will Swenson, Scarlett Strallen & More Preview the Season!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 17, 2016

Some of the casts just previewed the season at Feinsetin's/54 Below and BroadwayWorld brings you highlights from inside the special event below!

VIDEO: Carol Burnett Talks Upcoming SAG Honor: 'I Was Absolutely Gobsmacked'
by Caryn Robbins - Jan 28, 2016

Entertainment icon Carol Burnett stopped by CBS's THE TALK to chat about her upcoming SAG Life Achievement Award honor, with Carol saying, 'when I heard about it… I was absolutely gobsmacked. I'm thrilled.'

VIDEO: First Look - Matthew Broderick Stars in New Drama THE AMERICAN SIDE
by Caryn Robbins - Nov 18, 2015

The new film THE AMERICAN SIDE is set to hit theaters in liminted release in the spring of 2016. The film stars Matthew Broderick, Alicja Bachleda, Camilla Belle, Robert Forster, Greg Stuhr, , Janeane Garofalo and Robert Vaughn.


A.R. Gurney Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has A.R. Gurney written?
A.R. Gurney has written 30 shows including Grace (Bookwriter), The David Show (Playwright), Tonight in Living Color (Playwright), Who Killed Richard Cory? (Playwright), The Dining Room (Playwright), What I Did Last Summer (Playwright), The Middle Ages (Playwright), The Perfect Party (Playwright), Another Antigone (Playwright), Urban Blight (Bookwriter), The Cocktail Hour (Playwright), Love Letters (Playwright), Love Letters (Playwright), Later Life (Playwright), A Cheever Evening (Playwright), Sylvia (Playwright), Overtime (Playwright), Labor Day (Playwright), Far East (Playwright), Richard Cory (Source Material), The Fourth Wall (Playwright), Big Bill (Playwright), Indian Blood (Playwright), Crazy Mary (Playwright), Buffalo Gal (Playwright), The Grand Manner (Playwright), Black Tie (Playwright), Heresy (Plawyright), The Old Boy (Playwright), Love & Money (Author).

What awards has A.R. Gurney been nominated for?
Legend of Off Broadway Honoree () for , Special Award (Drama Desk Awards) for A.R. Gurney , Outstanding Body of Work (The Lortels) , The Pulitzer Prize for Drama (The Pulitzer Prize) for Love Letters Outstanding New Play (Drama Desk Awards) for The Cocktail Hour and Outstanding Play (Drama Desk Awards) for The Dining Room .

What awards has A.R. Gurney won?
Legend of Off Broadway Honoree () for Special Award (Drama Desk Awards) for A.R. Gurneyand Outstanding Body of Work (The Lortels).