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Bruce Norris

 
Birth Place:
Texas, USA
Bio:
Bruce Norris is the author of CLYBOURNE PARK, which won the Olivier and Evening Standard Awards (London) for Best Play, 2010, as well as the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, 2011. Other plays include The Infidel (2000), Purple Heart (2002), We All Went Down to Amsterdam (2003), The Pain and the Itch ... (read complete bio)
 

Birth Place: Texas, USA

Bio:
Bruce Norris is the author of CLYBOURNE PARK, which won the Olivier and Evening Standard Awards (London) for Best Play, 2010, as well as the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, 2011. Other plays include The Infidel (2000), Purple Heart (2002), We All Went Down to Amsterdam (2003), The Pain and the Itch ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
2001
Pete
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2000
Adam
  [Off-Broadway]
1999
Maurice
  [Off-Broadway]
1998
Stony McBride
  [Off-Broadway]
1997
Matty Bonham
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1997
Morrow McCarthy
  [Off-Broadway]
1995
Michael
  [Off-Broadway]
1994
Madman/Abu al-Hasan/Sage
  [Off-Broadway]
1991
Tommy
  [Off-Broadway]
1989
Nicolas Beckett
  [Off-Broadway]
1988
Brighton Parker
  [Off-Broadway]
1988
Dooley
  [Off-Broadway]
1987
Demetrius
  [Broadway]
1985
Eugene Morris Jerome [Replacement]
Eugene Morris Jerome (Standby) [Replacement]

Productions

 
[West End, 2022]
Writter
 
[Off-Broadway, 2018]
Playwright

Writing

Playwright
Playwright
Playwright
Playwright

Photos

Bruce Norris, Stephen Kunken, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Anita Gillette, Juan Castano, Caro Photo

Bruce Norris, Stephen Kunken, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Anita Gillette, Juan Castano, Carole Rothman and Michael Greif

From: 
Date:
08/03/2017
Bruce Norris, Stephen Kunken, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Anita Gillette, Juan Castano Photo

Bruce Norris, Stephen Kunken, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Anita Gillette, Juan Castano

From: 
Date:
08/03/2017
Michael Greif, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Stephen Kunken, Anita Gillette, Juan Castano and  Photo

Michael Greif, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Stephen Kunken, Anita Gillette, Juan Castano and Bruce Norris

From: 
Date:
06/29/2017

 

Stage

Performances
  [Off-Broadway]
2001
Pete

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2000
Adam

  [Off-Broadway]
1999
Maurice

  [Off-Broadway]
1998
Stony McBride

  [Off-Broadway]
1997
Matty Bonham

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1997
Morrow McCarthy

  [Off-Broadway]
1995
Michael

  [Off-Broadway]
1994
Madman/Abu al-Hasan/Sage

  [Off-Broadway]
1991
Tommy

  [Off-Broadway]
1989
Nicolas Beckett

  [Off-Broadway]
1988
Brighton Parker

  [Off-Broadway]
1988
Dooley

  [Off-Broadway]
1987
Demetrius

  [Broadway]
1985
Eugene Morris Jerome [Replacement]

Eugene Morris Jerome (Standby) [Replacement]

Productions

[West End, 2022]
Writter

[Off-Broadway, 2018]
Playwright

Writing
Playwright
Playwright
Playwright
Playwright

Bruce Norris Biography

Bruce Norris is the author of CLYBOURNE PARK, which won the Olivier and Evening Standard Awards (London) for Best Play, 2010, as well as the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, 2011. Other plays include The Infidel (2000), Purple Heart (2002), We All Went Down to Amsterdam (2003), The Pain and the Itch (2004), The Unmentionables (2006) and A Parallelogram (2010) all of which had their premieres at Steppenwolf Theatre, Chicago. His newest play, Domesticated, will be produced by Lincoln Center Theatre in 2013. His work has been seen at Playwrights Horizons (New York), Woolly Mammoth Theatre (Washington D.C.) n (Chicago), Philadelphia Theatre Company, and Staatstheater Mainz (Germany), among others. He is also the 2009 recipient of the Steinberg Playwright Award.

Bruce Norris Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2014 - Outstanding Play
Bruce Norris, Domesticated
 
The Lortels - 2014 - Outstanding Play
Bruce Norris, Domesticated
 
Tony Awards - 2012 - Best Play Gold Star
Bruce Norris , Clybourne Park
 
Olivier Awards - 2011 - Best New Play
Bruce Norris, Clybourne Park
 
Olivier Awards - 2011 - Master Card Best New Play Gold Star
Bruce Norris, Clybourne Park
 
The Pulitzer Prize - 2011 - The Pulitzer Prize for Drama Gold Star
Bruce Norris, Clybourne Park
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2010 - John Gassner Playwriting Award
Bruce Norris, Clybourne Park
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2007 - John Gassner Playwriting Award
Bruce Norris, The Pain and the Itch
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 1989 - Outstanding Supporting Performer, Non-Resident Production Gold Star
Bruce NorrisWenceslas Square

Bruce Norris News

Sarah Paulson, Uzo Aduba & More Join CLYBOURNE PARK Film Adaption Photo Sarah Paulson, Uzo Aduba & More Join CLYBOURNE PARK Film Adaption
by Michael Major - May 11, 2022

Sarah Paulson, Uzo Aduba, Anthony Mackie, Martin Freeman, Nick Robinson, and Hillary Baack will star in a new film adaption of Bruce Norris' Claybourne Park. Tony-nominee Pam MacKinnon is also set to direct the new film. The play premiered on Broadway in 2012, winning the Tony Award for Best Play.

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!

Dirt Dogs Theatre Co. to Present CLYBOURNE PARK Photo Dirt Dogs Theatre Co. to Present CLYBOURNE PARK
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 6, 2022

Dirt Dogs Theatre Co. will present the award-winning Clybourne Park by Bruce Norris, directed by Ron Jones.

Buffalo Theatre Ensemble Announces 2022-2023 Season Photo Buffalo Theatre Ensemble Announces 2022-2023 Season
by Stephi Wild - Apr 29, 2022

The season will open with Bruce Norris’ Tony, Olivier and Pulitzer Prize-winning “Clybourne Park,” directed by Kurt Naebig (Sept. 8 – Oct. 9).  It will be followed by Alan Ayckbourn’s feisty holiday comedy, “Season’s Greetings,” directed by Connie Canaday Howard (Nov. 17 – Dec. 18). With a nod to the Cleve Carney Museum of Art/MAC summer 2023 exhibition “Warhol,” BTE will complete the season with Vince Melocchi’s fictional play “Andy Warhol’s Tomato” directed by Steve Scott (Feb. 2 – March 5).

THE 24 HOUR PLAYS: NATIONALS Opens 2022 Applications Today Photo THE 24 HOUR PLAYS: NATIONALS Opens 2022 Applications Today
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 13, 2022

Today, The 24 Hour Plays announced that the 11th annual application for The 24 Hour Plays: Nationals are now open and will run through April 18, 2022. The 24 Hour Plays: Nationals will take place in person in NYC for the first time since 2019.

Playwrights Horizons Announces 2022-23 Season Photo Playwrights Horizons Announces 2022-23 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 4, 2022

Playwrights Horizons today announced its 2022–2023 season. Brought together amidst the easing of a reality-altering pandemic —during which desire for a “return to normal” began to feel at once futile and shortsighted—the lineup consists of five works that consider and radically challenge the very idea of normalcy.

BWW Review: CLYBOURNE PARK, Park Theatre Photo BWW Review: CLYBOURNE PARK, Park Theatre
by Louise Penn - Mar 25, 2022

A revival of Bruce Norris’s biting satire Clybourne Park still feels relevant today to questions of racial tension and gentrification. 

Works & Process to Present FEDERAL HALL: THE DEMOCRACY PROJECT Photo Works & Process to Present FEDERAL HALL: THE DEMOCRACY PROJECT
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 22, 2022

Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, has announced Federal Hall: The Democracy Project with Larissa FastHorse, Michael R. Jackson, and Bruce Norris on April 4, 2022 at 7:30pm at the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Peter B. Lewis Theater at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.

Michael R. Jackson's A STRANGE LOOP Event Announced at Works & Process at the Guggenh Photo Michael R. Jackson's A STRANGE LOOP Event Announced at Works & Process at the Guggenheim
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 18, 2022

Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, has announced an addition to the 21/22 season with Michael R. Jackson's A Strange Loop, featuring Raja Feather Kelly, Stephen Brackett, and Rona Siddiqui on April 3, 2022 at 7:30 pm.

Bruce Norris Videos

Broadway Rewind: Pulitzer Prize-Winning CLYBOURNE PARK Opens on Broadway in 2012 VideoBroadway Rewind: Pulitzer Prize-Winning CLYBOURNE PARK Opens on Broadway in 2012
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 20, 2020

Today we rewind to 2012 when Bruce Norris' Pulitzer Prize-winning Clybourne Park opened on Broadway.

BWW TV: What Is A PARALLELOGRAM All About? The Company Explains!
by TV - Press Previews - Jul 3, 2017

Second Stage Theater will present the New York premiere production of Pulitzer Prize, Tony Award and Olivier Award winner Bruce Norris' play, A Parallelogram, directed by current Tony nominee Michael Greif. The cast includes Juan Castano, Tony nominee Anita Gillette (Chapter Two), Celia Keenan-Bolger (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee), and Stephen Kunken (Enron).

VIDEO: Laurie Metcalf Warms Up for Broadway with Tongue Twister Competition on LATE SHOW
by Caryn Robbins - May 26, 2017

On last night's LATE SHOW, Broadway star and Tony nominee Laurie Metcalf got a vocal warmup ahead of her performance in A DOLL'S HOUSE: PART 2 with a tongue twister competition.

BWW Review: THE RESISTIBLE RISE OF ARTURO UI, Donmar Warehouse
by Rona Kelly - May 7, 2017

Written by Bertolt Brecht during World War II, The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui serves as a parable for Adolf Hitler. Germany becomes Chicago, Hitler becomes gangster Arturo Ui, as we witness his sociopathic rise. Today, this play proves 'all too current'. Immersive, Simon Evans' production breaks down the fourth wall as the titular character endeavours to build one up.

VIDEO: Josh Radnor Calls New Broadway Play DISGRACED 'Everything You Shouldn't Say at a Dinner Party'
by Caryn Robbins - Oct 9, 2014

'How I Met Your Mother' star Josh Radnor appeared on this morning's TODAY to talk about his new Broadway play 'Disgraced,'

BWW TV: Sneak Peek of Laurie Metcalf, Jeff Goldblum & More in Lincoln Center Theater's DOMESTICATED
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 4, 2013

DOMESTICATED will play at the Lincoln Center Theater (under the direction of Producing Artistic Director Andre Bishop) production of Domesticated, a new play by Bruce Norris, directed by Anna D. Shapiro. The cast features Vanessa Aspillaga, Mia Barron, Robin De Jesus, Jeff Goldblum, Lizbeth MacKay, Emily Meade, Laurie Metcalf, Mary Beth Peil, Karen Pittman, Aleque Reid and Misha Seo. Domesticated will run through Sunday, January 5 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65th Street). Opening night is Monday, November 4. BroadwayWorld brings you highlights of the cast in action below!

STAGE TUBE: 'Would You Change the Past?' and More Questions Asked of Celebrities at Opening Night of CTG's A PARALLELOGRAM
by Stage Tube - Aug 1, 2013

Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning Bruce Norris' new play "A Parallelogram," directed by the Tony Award-winning Anna D. Shapiro, opens Sunday, July 21 at 7 p.m. at the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum. The darkly comic new play continues through August 18, 2013. (Preview performances started July 10.)

STAGE TUBE: Jeff Goldblum, Jimmy Smits, James Franco and More at Opening Night of CTG's A PARALLELOGRAM
by Stage Tube - Jul 26, 2013

A Parallelogram celebrated its opening night Sunday, July 21, at the Mark Taper Forum. The play, by Bruce Norris, is directed by Anna D. Shapiro. Along with the director Anna D. Shapiro and the cast (Carlo Alban, Marylouise Burke, Marin Ireland and Tom Irwin), check out the video with Michael Chernus, Judy Reyes, Ana Ortiz, Jeff Goldblum, Jimmy Smits and James Franco at the opening night party for 'A Parallelogram.'

STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes with Bruce Norris' A PARALLELOGRAM at CTG - Marin Ireland, Carlo Alban and More!
by Stage Tube - Jul 19, 2013

Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning Bruce Norris' new play "A Parallelogram," directed by the Tony Award-winning Anna D. Shapiro, opens Sunday, July 21 at 7 p.m. at the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum. The darkly comic new play continues through August 18, 2013. (Preview performances started July 10.) Click below to go behind the scenes with the cast and creative team!

BWW TV Exclusive: Talking to the 2013 Tony Winners - Pam MacKinnon
by Robert Diamond - Jun 17, 2013

BroadwayWorld.com's Richie Ridge sat with all of the 2013 Tony Winners right after they came off stage from their big wins. The winners were filled with joy, memories and excitement and we've got it ALL! Here's WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?s Pam MacKinnon who won for Best Direction of a Play.


Bruce Norris Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Bruce Norris been in?
Bruce Norris has appeared on Broadway in 3 shows.

How many West End shows has Bruce Norris been in?
Bruce Norris has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Bruce Norris been nominated for?
Outstanding Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Domesticated , Outstanding Play (The Lortels) for Domesticated , Best Play (Tony Awards) for Clybourne Park , Best New Play (Olivier Awards) for Clybourne Park , Master Card Best New Play (Olivier Awards) for Clybourne Park , The Pulitzer Prize for Drama (The Pulitzer Prize) for Clybourne Park , John Gassner Playwriting Award (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Clybourne Park John Gassner Playwriting Award (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Pain and the Itch and Outstanding Supporting Performer, Non-Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for Wenceslas Square .

What awards has Bruce Norris won?
Best Play (Tony Awards) for Clybourne Park , Master Card Best New Play (Olivier Awards) for Clybourne Park The Pulitzer Prize for Drama (The Pulitzer Prize) for Clybourne Parkand Outstanding Supporting Performer, Non-Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for Wenceslas Square.

How many shows has Bruce Norris written?
Bruce Norris has written 4 shows including The Pain and the Itch (Playwright), Clybourne Park (Playwright), Domesticated (Playwright), A Parallelogram (Playwright).