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Arthur Kopit

 
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Kopit was an American playwright. He was a two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist (Indians and Wings) and a three-time Tony Award nominee: Best Play, Indians (1970); Best Play, Wings (1979); and Best Book of a Musical, for Nine (1982). He won the Vernon Rice Award (now known as the Drama Desk Award) in ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: May 10, 1937 (85)

Birth Place: USA

Bio:
Kopit was an American playwright. He was a two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist (Indians and Wings) and a three-time Tony Award nominee: Best Play, Indians (1970); Best Play, Wings (1979); and Best Book of a Musical, for Nine (1982). He won the Vernon Rice Award (now known as the Drama Desk Award) in ... (read complete bio)

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Arthur Kopit Biography

Kopit was an American playwright. He was a two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist (Indians and Wings) and a three-time Tony Award nominee: Best Play, Indians (1970); Best Play, Wings (1979); and Best Book of a Musical, for Nine (1982). He won the Vernon Rice Award (now known as the Drama Desk Award) in 1962 for Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mamma's Hung You in the Closet and I'm Feelin' So Sad and was nominated for another Drama Desk Award in 1979 for Wings.

Arthur Kopit Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 1982 - Best Book of a Musical
Arthur Kopit, Nine
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1979 - Outstanding New Play
Arthur Kopit, Wings
 
Tony Awards - 1979 - Best Play
Arthur Kopit, Wings
 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 1970 - Best American Play
Arthur Kopit, Indians
 
Tony Awards - 1970 - Best Play
Arthur Kopit, Indians
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1962 - Best Playwright Gold Star
Arthur Kopit, Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mamma's Hung You in the Closet and I'm Feelin' So Sad

Arthur Kopit News

Exclusive Video: Get A First Look At Yeston/Kopit's PHANTOM Starring K-Pop Sensation  Photo Exclusive Video: Get A First Look At Yeston/Kopit's PHANTOM Starring K-Pop Sensation Kyuhyun
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 26, 2022

BroadwayWorld has an exclusive first look at highlights from the Korean production of Maury Yeston and Arthur Kopit's, Phantom, which is coming to cinemas across America.

VIDEO: Get A First Look At Yeston/Kopit's PHANTOM Starring K-Pop Sensation Kyuhyun Photo VIDEO: Get A First Look At Yeston/Kopit's PHANTOM Starring K-Pop Sensation Kyuhyun
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 20, 2022

BroadwayWorld has a first look at the Korean production of Maury Yeston and Arthur Kopit's, Phantom, which is coming to cinemas across America.

Wake Up With BWW 4/20: HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE Reviews, First Look at SPRING AWAKENING Photo Wake Up With BWW 4/20: HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE Reviews, First Look at SPRING AWAKENING Documentary, and More!
by - Apr 20, 2022

Today's top stories include the opening night of How I Learned to Drive on Broadway! Read the reviews here! Plus, Jeremy Jordan, Harriet Harris and André De Shields will lead the world premiere of When Playwrights Kill, get a first look at HBO's Spring Awakening: Those You've Known documentary, and more!

Filmed Production of South Korean Yeston/Kopit PHANTOM Starring K-Pop Sensation Kyuhy Photo Filmed Production of South Korean Yeston/Kopit PHANTOM Starring K-Pop Sensation Kyuhyun to be Released
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 19, 2022

The Art Seen, a US-based international Theater HD project, has announced it will be bringing a Korean production of Maury Yeston and Arthur Kopit's, 'Phantom' to cinemas across America.

The Playwrights Realm Presents Interactive Fundraiser PLAY ON WORDS Photo The Playwrights Realm Presents Interactive Fundraiser PLAY ON WORDS
by Stephi Wild - Mar 8, 2022

The Playwrights Realm (Founding Artistic Director, Katherine Kovner; Producing Director, Roberta Pereira) presents Play on Words, a one-night live-streamed festival of short new plays that culminates an initiative in which donors get to have a hand in writing and creating work (March 28 at 7pm ET).

BWW Interview: Playwright Lindsay Joelle Always Making Her Work TRAYF-ier Photo BWW Interview: Playwright Lindsay Joelle Always Making Her Work TRAYF-ier
by Gil Kaan - Mar 3, 2022

Geffen Playhouse‚Äôs next live production in their Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater, Lindsay Joelle‚Äôs TRAYF opens March 10th (with previews already in progress). Maggie Burrows¬†directs the cast of Ilan Eskenazi, Ben Hirschhorn, Louisa Jacobson and Garrett Young. For those unfamiliar with the term ‚Äútrayf,‚ÄĚ Oxford Language dictionary defines trayf as ‚Äúadjective: (of food) not satisfying the requirements of Jewish law.‚ÄĚ I had the opportunity to throw out a few questions to Lindsay amidst her final rehearsals.

The Lark Announces Re-Homing of Fellowships & Programs Photo The Lark Announces Re-Homing of Fellowships & Programs
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 14, 2022

 The Lark, founded as an international play development laboratory dedicated to amplifying the voices of playwrights, which earlier this year announced its closing, has announced the re-homing of its current Fellowships and key Core Artistic Programs.

BREAKING: Penélope Cruz y Javier Bardem inaugurarán el Teatro de la Moraleja Photo BREAKING: Penélope Cruz y Javier Bardem inaugurarán el Teatro de la Moraleja
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Dec 28, 2021

Siguiendo el √©xito del Teatro del Soho de Antonio Banderas en M√°laga, la pareja de estrellas internacionales abrir√° en 2022 un nuevo teatro en Alcobendas, ciudad natal de Pen√©lope Cruz, con el m√ļsical NINE.

PROJECT 9 Starring Robert Cuccioli & Glory Crampton Premieres in NYC Tonight Photo PROJECT 9 Starring Robert Cuccioli & Glory Crampton Premieres in NYC Tonight
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 4, 2021

Multi award-winning Project 9 music video will have its New York premiere as an official selection of the New York Shorts International Film Festival tonight, Thursday, November 4th at 10 pm at Cinema Village (22 East 12th Street, NYC), starring director, producer and Broadway musical theater actress Glory Crampton and Broadway’s Robert Cuccioli.

Broadway Streaming Guide: November 2021- Where to Watch tick, tick... BOOM! & More Ne Photo Broadway Streaming Guide: November 2021- Where to Watch tick, tick... BOOM! & More New Releases!
by Michael Major - Nov 1, 2021

From new releases to the return of some classics, this month features highly-anticipated new projects, including back-to-back Lin Manuel Miranda releases with his tick, tick...BOOM! film on Netflix and the Encanto soundtrack, to several new albums released by Broadway favorites, and new additions to Seth Rudetsky's online concert series.

Arthur Kopit Videos

Exclusive Video: Get A First Look At Yeston/Kopit's PHANTOM Starring K-Pop Sensation  VideoExclusive Video: Get A First Look At Yeston/Kopit's PHANTOM Starring K-Pop Sensation Kyuhyun
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 26, 2022

BroadwayWorld has an exclusive first look at highlights from the Korean production of Maury Yeston and Arthur Kopit's, Phantom, which is coming to cinemas across America.

VIDEO: Get A First Look At Yeston/Kopit's PHANTOM Starring K-Pop Sensation Kyuhyun VideoVIDEO: Get A First Look At Yeston/Kopit's PHANTOM Starring K-Pop Sensation Kyuhyun
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 20, 2022

BroadwayWorld has a first look at the Korean production of Maury Yeston and Arthur Kopit's, Phantom, which is coming to cinemas across America.

VIDEO: On This Day, April 10- Ti Voglio Bene! Antonio Banderas Leads A Revival of NINE to Broadway
by Stage Tube - Apr 10, 2017

Nine is a musical with a book by Arthur Kopit and music and lyrics by Maury Yeston and is based off of Fredrico Fellini's movie 8 1/2. The play tells the story of a highly stressed director living in VenIce Trying to juggle all of the women in his life.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 4/10/16- NINE
by Stage Tube - Apr 10, 2016

Today in 2003, the first Broadway revival of Nine opened at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre, where it ran for 283 performances. Nine is a musical with a book by Arthur Kopit, music and lyrics by Maury Yeston. The story is based on Federico Fellini's semi-autobiographical film 8¬Ĺ. It focuses on film director Guido Contini, who is dreading his imminent 40th birthday and is facing a midlife crisis, which is blocking his creative impulses and entangling him in a web of romantic difficulties in early-1960s Venice. The original Broadway production opened in 1982 and ran for 729 performances, starring Raul Julia. The musical won five Tony Awards, including best musical, and has enjoyed a number of revivals.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 4/10/15- NINE
by Stage Tube - Apr 10, 2015

Today in 2003, the first Broadway revival of Nine opened at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre, where it ran for 283 performances. Nine is a musical with a book by Arthur Kopit, music and lyrics by Maury Yeston. The story is based on Federico Fellini's semi-autobiographical film 8¬Ĺ. It focuses on film director Guido Contini, who is dreading his imminent 40th birthday and is facing a midlife crisis, which is blocking his creative impulses and entangling him in a web of romantic difficulties in early-1960s Venice. The original Broadway production opened in 1982 and ran for 729 performances, starring Raul Julia. The musical won five Tony Awards, including best musical, and has enjoyed a number of revivals.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 4/10- NINE
by Stage Tube - Apr 10, 2014

Today in 2003, the first Broadway revival of Nine opened at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre, where it ran for 283 performances. Nine is a musical with a book by Arthur Kopit, music and lyrics by Maury Yeston. The story is based on Federico Fellini's semi-autobiographical film 8¬Ĺ. It focuses on film director Guido Contini, who is dreading his imminent 40th birthday and is facing a midlife crisis, which is blocking his creative impulses and entangling him in a web of romantic difficulties in early-1960s Venice. The original Broadway production opened in 1982 and ran for 729 performances, starring Raul Julia. The musical won five Tony Awards, including best musical, and has enjoyed a number of revivals.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 4/10- NINE
by Stage Tube - Apr 10, 2013

Today in 2003, the first Broadway revival of Nine opened at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre, where it ran for 283 performances. Nine is a musical with a book by Arthur Kopit, music and lyrics by Maury Yeston. The story is based on Federico Fellini's semi-autobiographical film 8¬Ĺ. It focuses on film director Guido Contini, who is dreading his imminent 40th birthday and is facing a midlife crisis, which is blocking his creative impulses and entangling him in a web of romantic difficulties in early-1960s Venice. The original Broadway production opened in 1982 and ran for 729 performances, starring Raul Julia. The musical won five Tony Awards, including best musical, and has enjoyed a number of revivals.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 4/10- NINE
by Stage Tube - Apr 10, 2012

Today in 2003, the first Broadway revival of Nine opened at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre, where it ran for 283 performances. Nine is a musical with a book by Arthur Kopit, music and lyrics by Maury Yeston. The story is based on Federico Fellini's semi-autobiographical film 8¬Ĺ. It focuses on film director Guido Contini, who is dreading his imminent 40th birthday and is facing a midlife crisis, which is blocking his creative impulses and entangling him in a web of romantic difficulties in early-1960s Venice. The original Broadway production opened in 1982 and ran for 729 performances, starring Raul Julia. The musical won five Tony Awards, including best musical, and has enjoyed a number of revivals.

STAGE TUBE: First Look at La Jolla Playhouse's A DRAM OF DRUMMHICIT!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 23, 2011

La Jolla Playhouse presents A Dram of Drummhicit, by Arthur Kopit and Anton Dudley, directed by Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley, running in the Mandell Weiss Theatre May 17 - June 12 (media night: Sunday, May 22 at 7:00 pm). Tickets for A Dram of Drummhicit are available at The Playhouse Box Office: (858) 550-1010 or online at LaJollaPlayhouse.org. Get a first look at the show below!

STAGE TUBE: The Music Video For NINE's Cinema Italiano
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 24, 2009

Kate Hudson sings Cinema Italiano from the film NINE. The big screen adaptation of Nine the Musical stars Daniel Day-Lewis, Penelope Cruz and Nicole Kidman.


Arthur Kopit Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Arthur Kopit written?
Arthur Kopit has written 13 shows including Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mamma's Hung You in the Closet and I'm Feelin' So Sad (Playwright), Asylum (Playwright), The Day the Whores Came Out to Play Tennis/ Sing to Me Through Open Windows (Playwright), Indians (Playwright), Wings (Playwright), Wings (Playwright), Nine (Bookwriter), End of the World (Playwright), High Society (Bookwriter), Road to Nirvana (Playwright), Wings (Source Material), Phantom (Bookwriter), Y2K (Playwright).

What awards has Arthur Kopit been nominated for?
Best Book of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Nine , Outstanding New Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Wings , Best Play (Tony Awards) for Wings , Best American Play (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for Indians Best Play (Tony Awards) for Indians and Best Playwright (Drama Desk Awards) for Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mamma's Hung You in the Closet and I'm Feelin' So Sad .

What awards has Arthur Kopit won?
Best Playwright (Drama Desk Awards) for Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mamma's Hung You in the Closet and I'm Feelin' So Sad.