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Abe Burrows

 
Abe Burrows Headshot
Date of Birth: December 18, 1910
Date of Death: May 17, 1985 (74)

Birth Place: New York, NY, USA

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[Broadway, 1981]
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[Broadway, 1976] [Replacement]
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[Broadway, 1974]
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[Broadway, 1968]
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[Broadway, 1965]
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[Broadway, 1964]
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[West End, 1963]
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[Broadway, 1961]
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[Broadway, 1959]
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[Broadway, 1958]
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[Broadway, 1956]
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[US Tour, 1955]
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[West End, 1954]
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[Broadway, 1954]
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[Broadway, 1953]
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[Broadway, 1952]
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[Broadway, 1951]
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[Broadway, 1966] [Replacement]
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Director[Replacement]

Writing

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Photos

Matt Bauman and Todd Buonopane Photo

Matt Bauman and Todd Buonopane

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07/07/2017
Veronica J. Kuehn and J. Bernard Calloway  Photo

Veronica J. Kuehn and J. Bernard Calloway

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07/07/2017
Audrey Cardwell Photo

Audrey Cardwell

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07/07/2017
The cast of Guys and Dolls, with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser, book by Abe Burro Photo

The cast of Guys and Dolls, with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser, book by Abe Burrows and Jo Swerling, directed and choreographed by Josh Rhodes, runs July 2 - August 13, 2017 at The Old Globe. Photo by Jim Cox.

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07/07/2017
Matt Bauman, Todd Buonopane, and Richard Gatta with Ricky Bulda Photo

Matt Bauman, Todd Buonopane, and Richard Gatta with Ricky Bulda

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07/07/2017

 

Stage

Productions

[Broadway, 1981]
Director

Director

[Broadway, 1976] [Replacement]
Director[Replacement]

[Broadway, 1976]
Production Supervisor

[Broadway, 1974]
Director

Director

[Broadway, 1973]
Director

[Broadway, 1968]
Director

[Broadway, 1965]
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[Broadway, 1964]
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[West End, 1963]
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[Broadway, 1961]
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[Broadway, 1959]
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[Broadway, 1959]
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[Broadway, 1958]
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[Broadway, 1956]
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[US Tour, 1955]
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[West End, 1954]
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[Broadway, 1954]
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[Broadway, 1953]
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[Broadway, 1952]
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[Broadway, 1951]
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[Broadway, 1966] [Replacement]
Director[Replacement]

Director[Replacement]

Writing
Playwright
Bookwriter
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Abe Burrows Awards and Nominations

 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 1962 - Best Musical Gold Star
Abe Burrows, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
 
The Pulitzer Prize - 1962 - The Pulitzer Prize for Drama
Abe Burrows, How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying
 
Tony Awards - 1962 - Best Direction of a Musical Gold Star
Abe Burrows , How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
 
Tony Awards - 1962 - Best Musical Gold Star
Abe Burrows, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 1951 - Best Musical Gold Star
Abe Burrows, Guys and Dolls
 
Tony Awards - 1951 - Best Musical Gold Star
Abe Burrows, Guys and Dolls

Abe Burrows News

A Contemporary Theatre of Connecticut Announces 2022-2023 Season Photo A Contemporary Theatre of Connecticut Announces 2022-2023 Season
by Stephi Wild - May 10, 2022

ACT (A Contemporary Theatre) of Connecticut has announced their 2022-2023 line up of shows. The season will mark the theater's fifth season and will include the Golden-Age classic comedy GUYS AND DOLLS, the smash hit jukebox musical ROCK OF AGES, and the breathtaking Tony Award winning THE SECRET GARDEN!

FAT HAM Wins 2022 Pulitzer Prize for Drama Photo FAT HAM Wins 2022 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
by Team BWW - May 9, 2022

The Pulitzer Prize Board has just announced that Fat Ham has won the 2022 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Other finalists included: Selling Kabul, and Kristina Wong, Sweatshop Overlord.

VIDEO: Who Will Win the 2022 Pulitzer Prize for Drama? Live at 3pm! Photo VIDEO: Who Will Win the 2022 Pulitzer Prize for Drama? Live at 3pm!
by Nicole Rosky - May 9, 2022

The Pulitzer Prize Board today will present the 2022 award winners for Prizes in Journalism, Books, Drama and Music. Who will win this year? Tune in right here at 3pm to watch the announcement live!

BWW Review: GUYS & DOLLS at Magnolia Performing Arts Center Photo BWW Review: GUYS & DOLLS at Magnolia Performing Arts Center
by Theresa Bertram - May 2, 2022

As luck would have it for this lady, I had the privilege to review GUYS & DOLLS at Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia Sunday, April 24, and let me tell you, hearing those performers sing was well worth the three-hour drive. The Musical Theatre program at SAU is thriving, and the future of those actors is bright!

How Many Musicals Have Won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama? See the List Here! Photo How Many Musicals Have Won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama? See the List Here!
by BWW Features - Apr 30, 2022

Michael R. Jackson's A Strange Loop, the most recent musical to take home the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, has just opened on Broadway! Only 10 musicals in history have been honored with the coveted award. 

MNM Theatre Stages GUYS AND DOLLS Now Through April 16th Photo MNM Theatre Stages GUYS AND DOLLS Now Through April 16th
by Marissa Tomeo - Apr 2, 2022

Sky Masterson, Nathan Detroit, Sarah Brown, and of course Miss Adelaide… these names are often familiar to Broadway aficionados of all ages. Guys and Dolls, the third joint production to be presented by MNM Theatre Company, the City of Lauderhill, and North End Theater Company will bring these iconic characters (along with Nicely Nicely Johnson, Harry the Horse, Angie the Ox, and others) to life on the Lauderhill Performing Arts Center (LPAC) stage from April 1st through April 16th. 

Photos: First look at Performing Arts Creative Ensemble's CACTUS FLOWER Photo Photos: First look at Performing Arts Creative Ensemble's CACTUS FLOWER
by Jerri Shafer - Mar 15, 2022

The comedy focuses on the relationship between young, wild Toni and her older, married lover Julian, a dentist. Convinced the two have no future together, Toni attempts suicide, and a guilt-ridden Julian rashly proposes he leave his wife so the couple can be together. However, Julian has never revealed to Toni that his 'marriage' is actually an elaborate lie concocted to keep Toni at arm's length. Toni refuses to break up his household without first meeting and talking with Julian's soon-to-be-ex, so Julian enlists the aid of his shy spinster assistant Stephanie to pose as his non-existent wife. Complications arise when Toni decides the two must find her a new beau so everyone concerned can live happily ever after. Take a trip back to the groovy 60s! Performances are March 17th thru the 20th at the Columbus Dance Theatre, 592 E. Main St., Columbus, OH 43215. For tickets or more information, visit: https://pacecolumbus.com

GUYS AND DOLLS: A Sure Bet For a Fun Show! Photo GUYS AND DOLLS: A Sure Bet For a Fun Show!
by - Mar 10, 2022

Special Offer - Guys and Dolls: a sure bet for a fun show!

GUYS AND DOLLS Opens At The Lauderhill Performing Arts Center,  April 1 Photo GUYS AND DOLLS Opens At The Lauderhill Performing Arts Center, April 1
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 9, 2022

Sky Masterson, Nathan Detroit, Sarah Brown, and of course Miss Adelaide...these are names that are often familiar to Broadway aficionados of all ages.  Guys and Dolls, the third joint production to be presented by MNM Theatre Company, the City of Lauderhill, and North End Theater Company will bring these iconic characters (along with Nicely Nicely Johnson, Harry the Horse, Angie the Ox, and others) to life on the Lauderhill Performing Arts Center (LPAC) stage from April 1st through April 16th. 

GUYS AND DOLLS Opens April 1st at Lauderhill Performing Arts Center Photo GUYS AND DOLLS Opens April 1st at Lauderhill Performing Arts Center
by Carol Kassie - Mar 9, 2022

MNM Theatre Company, North End Theatre Company, and the City of Lauderhill present what is often called 'the perfect musical comedy! Set in Damon Runyon’s mythical New York City, with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and book by Abe Burrows and Jo Swerling, Guys and Dolls is a classic beloved by theatre goers of all ages.

Abe Burrows Videos

VIDEO: Michael Longoria Has Released Music Video For 'Kiss Me (Like They Do In The Mo VideoVIDEO: Michael Longoria Has Released Music Video For 'Kiss Me (Like They Do In The Movies)'
by Stage Tube - Nov 6, 2019

Michael Longoria has released a sultry music video for 'Kiss Me (Like They Do In The Movies)', an original song written by Michael Longoria and arranged by James Dobinson. The music video is directed by Matt Simpkins and stars Longoria and Anthony Crouchelli. 'Kiss Me (Like They Do In The Movies)' is the first single from Longoria's new studio album, Michael Longoria: Like They Do In The Movies, available now at www.BroadwayRecords.com, www.Amazon.com, in stores and across digital platforms. Michael Longoria: Like They Do In The Movies was released by Broadway Records on October 11, 2019 and reached #5 on the iTunes Vocal Albums Chart.

World-Premiere of FRANKLIN Opens Nov. 30 at Perseverance Theatre VideoWorld-Premiere of FRANKLIN Opens Nov. 30 at Perseverance Theatre
by Julie Musbach - Nov 26, 2018

A scientist and a songwriter hunt for answers in Franklin, a world-premiere play by Samantha Noble, launching Nov. 30-Dec. 16 at Perseverance Theatre, Alaska's professional regional theatre company. The production, directed by Hannah Wolf (Juneau bred, a 2018 O'Neill Center National Directing Fellow), features original music by Juneau-based indie composer Marian Call.

VIDEO: Watch a Preview of HOW TO SUCCEED... at Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre Starri VideoVIDEO: Watch a Preview of HOW TO SUCCEED... at Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre Starring Frankie J. Grande
by Stage Tube - Jul 17, 2018

Big business means big laughs in 'How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying,' Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre's delightful sendup of corporate life playing in Muhlenberg's Baker Theatre, July 11-29.

VIDEO: Get a First Look at Skylar Astin, Betsy Wolfe, and More in HOW TO SUCCEED IN B VideoVIDEO: Get a First Look at Skylar Astin, Betsy Wolfe, and More in HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING
by Stage Tube - Jun 18, 2018

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts presentsHow to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, produced as a part of Broadway Center Stage-a Kennedy Center-produced series of musicals in semi-staged concerts, conceived and executive produced by Jeffrey Finn. Get a first look at the cast in action in the video below!

VIDEO: Get A First Look At TUTS' Latin-Inspired GUYS AND DOLLS VideoVIDEO: Get A First Look At TUTS' Latin-Inspired GUYS AND DOLLS
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 12, 2018

BroadwayWorld has a first look at Theatre Under The Stars' (TUTS) final Mainstage show of the 49th Season, Guys & Dolls!

BWW TV: Go Inside Rehearsals for Kennedy Center's HOW TO SUCCEED... with Skylar Astin VideoBWW TV: Go Inside Rehearsals for Kennedy Center's HOW TO SUCCEED... with Skylar Astin, Betsy Wolfe & More!
by TV - Press Previews - May 30, 2018

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts will present How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying as a semi-staged concert beginning June 6th. Get a preview of Sklyar Astin, Betsy Wolfe, and the rest of the all-star cast below!

BWW TV: Skylar Astin, Betsy Wolfe, and Cast Are Learning HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS W VideoBWW TV: Skylar Astin, Betsy Wolfe, and Cast Are Learning HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 24, 2018

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts will present How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying as a semi-staged concert beginning June 6th. Get a preview of Sklyar Astin, Betsy Wolfe, and the rest of the all-star cast below!

VIDEO: Lesli Margherita Performs 'Adelaide's Lament' and More Highlights from Bucks' GUYS AND DOLLS
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 13, 2017

BroadwayWorld got a special preview of the upcoming production of GUYS AND DOLLS at the Bucks County Playhouse! Check out the rehearsal highlights below!

VIDEO: Watch Terence Archie and Company Roll the Dice in 'Luck Be A Lady' in The Old Globe's GUYS AND DOLLS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

The Old Globe presents Guys and Dolls, a musical fable of Broadway. This classic musical, the first production of the Globe's 2017 Summer Season, running now through August 13, 2017, presented in association with Asolo Repertory Theatre. Watch Terence Archie and the cast perform the iconic 'Luck Be A Lady' below!

VIDEO: Director Josh Rhodes Goes Behind the Scenes of 'Havana' from GUYS AND DOLLS at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

The Old Globe presents Guys and Dolls, a musical fable of Broadway. This classic musical, the first production of the Globe's 2017 Summer Season, will run July 2 - August 13, 2017, with opening night on Friday, July 7, presented in association with Asolo Repertory Theatre. Get a sneak peek behind the scenes as the cast rehearses 'Havana' from the show in the video below!


Abe Burrows Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Abe Burrows written?
Abe Burrows has written 11 shows including Breakfast at Tiffany's (Bookwriter), Guys and Dolls (Bookwriter), Make a Wish (Bookwriter), Three Wishes for Jamie (Bookwriter), Can-Can (Bookwriter), Silk Stockings (Bookwriter), Say, Darling (Bookwriter), First Impressions (Bookwriter), How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (Bookwriter), Cactus Flower (Playwright), Hellzapoppin (Bookwriter).

What awards has Abe Burrows been nominated for?
Best Musical (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying , The Pulitzer Prize for Drama (The Pulitzer Prize) for How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying , Best Direction of a Musical (Tony Awards) for How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying , Best Musical (Tony Awards) for How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying Best Musical (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for Guys and Dolls and Best Musical (Tony Awards) for Guys and Dolls .

What awards has Abe Burrows won?
Best Musical (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Best Direction of a Musical (Tony Awards) for How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Best Musical (Tony Awards) for How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying Best Musical (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for Guys and Dollsand Best Musical (Tony Awards) for Guys and Dolls.