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A.R. Gurney

Also Credited As: A.R. Gurney
 
Date of Birth: November 01, 1930 (92)

Birth Place: Buffalo, NY, USA

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Stage Credits

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1989
Andrew Makepeace Ladd III [Replacement]

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[Off-Broadway, 2014]
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[Off-Broadway, 1983]
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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

Singer-Songwriter Judy Collins Will Join in Q&A at Food For Thought Productions Photo Singer-Songwriter Judy Collins Will Join in Q&A at Food For Thought Productions
by Stephi Wild - Jan 20, 2023

FOOD FOR THOUGHT PRODUCTIONS, now in its 22nd year, continues celebrating the oft-neglected one-act play and theatre at its best with Award-winning actors, writers and directors, with a unique production set for its 2023 Season Opener on January 23rd.

Anna Baryshnikov, Ignacio Diaz-Silverio & More to Star in A BRIGHT NEW BOISE Off-Broa Photo Anna Baryshnikov, Ignacio Diaz-Silverio & More to Star in A BRIGHT NEW BOISE Off-Broadway Premiere
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 12, 2023

Signature Theatre will present the Off-Broadway premiere of Samuel D. Hunter’s 2011 Obie Award-winning dark comedy A Bright New Boise, directed by Oliver Butler. See production dates and how to purchase tickets.

Manhattan Theatre Club Executive Producer Barry Grove to Step Down at End of 2022-202 Photo Manhattan Theatre Club Executive Producer Barry Grove to Step Down at End of 2022-2023 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 11, 2023

Barry Grove will step down as the Executive Producer of Manhattan Theatre Club at the conclusion of the 2022-2023 season.

Celebrate Love And Raise Hurricane Repair Funds for Florida Repertory Theatre Photo Celebrate Love And Raise Hurricane Repair Funds for Florida Repertory Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 4, 2023

Florida Repertory Theatre's will hold a special fundraising event featuring A.R. Gurney's beloved romantic comedy “Love Letters” on Monday, February 20, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. in the Historic Arcade Theatre. The special staged reading event stars real-life married couple Liz Abbott and Greg Longenhagen.

The Upstart Crow to Present LOVE LETTERS By A.R. Gurney in February Photo The Upstart Crow to Present LOVE LETTERS By A.R. Gurney in February
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 4, 2023

The Upstart Crow Theatre Company will continue its 42nd season with Love Letters by A.R. Gurney. Performance dates are February 2-5 and 9-12, 2023 at the Carsen Theater in the Dairy Arts Center.

Hedgerow Theatre Launches 100th Anniversary With Special One-Night Only Engagement Of Photo Hedgerow Theatre Launches 100th Anniversary With Special One-Night Only Engagement Of LOVE LETTERS
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 19, 2022

This January, Hedgerow Theatre Company kicks off its 100th Anniversary with a one-night only engagement performed by and directed by Hedgerow legends. Broadway favorite Austin Pendleton and Hedgerow's award-winning Artistic Director Emeritus Penelope Reed team up to perform a one-night only engagement of A.R. Gurney's Love Letters with celebrated director William Roudebush on Saturday, January 7 at 7 pm.

Square One Theatre to Hold Discussion of THE DINING ROOM at Stratford Library Photo Square One Theatre to Hold Discussion of THE DINING ROOM at Stratford Library
by Blair Ingenthron - Nov 27, 2022

The Friends of Square One Theatre, in conjunction with the Stratford Library, will continue the 17th season of its popular three-part series, “Play It Again, Square One,” on Monday, November 28 beginning at 12noon.

Square One Theatre Presents Final Performance of THE DINING ROOM This Weekend Photo Square One Theatre Presents Final Performance of THE DINING ROOM This Weekend
by Stephi Wild - Nov 17, 2022

Stratford's Square One Theatre Company, which had been closed since March 2020, due to the pandemic, reopened on Thursday, November 3 and this weekend will complete its final performances of The Dining Room by A.R. Gurney.

Square One Theatre Discusses its Production of AR Gurney's THE DINING ROOM Photo Square One Theatre Discusses its Production of AR Gurney's THE DINING ROOM
by Stephi Wild - Nov 16, 2022

The Friends of Square One Theatre, in conjunction with the Stratford Library, will continue the 17th season of its popular three-part series, “Play It Again, Square One”, on Tuesday, November 28 beginning at noon. 

Signature Theatre's SigSpace to Present Concert Response to MY BROKEN LANGUAGE & More Photo Signature Theatre's SigSpace to Present Concert Response to MY BROKEN LANGUAGE & More in November
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 4, 2022

Following HalfPint at Night, SigSpace will feature, on November 13 from 5:30-6:30pm, a concert response to Quiara Alegría Hudes’ memoir My Broken Language from Bushwick Book Club—the theatrical adaptation of which is currently being performed in the Signature Center’s Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre (through November 27).

A.R. Gurney Videos

VIDEO: On This Day, June 4 - Happy Birthday, Julie White! Videoplay
VIDEO: 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  Videoplay
VIDEO: 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! Videoplay
VIDEO: 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 Videoplay
BWW 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).