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Charles MacArthur

 
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Date of Birth: November 05, 1895
Date of Death: April 21, 1956 (60)

Birth Place: Scranton, PA, USA

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[Broadway, 1946]
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[Broadway, 1942]
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[Broadway, 1939]
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Writing

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Source Material
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Charles MacArthur Movies

The Front Page
 
[1931]
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Rasputin and the Empress
 
[1932]
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Crime Without Passion
 
[1934]
producer
Twentieth Century
 
[1934]
writer
Upperworld
 
[1934]
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Once in a Blue Moon
 
[1935]
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Barbary Coast
 
[1935]
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Spring Tonic
 
[1935]
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The Scoundrel
 
[1935]
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Soak the Rich
 
[1936]
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Wuthering Heights
 
[1939]
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Gunga Din
 
[1939]
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The Senator Was Indiscreet
 
[1947]
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Lulu Belle
 
[1948]
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Perfect Strangers
 
[1950]
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Billy Rose's Jumbo
 
[1962]
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Switching Channels
 
[1988]
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Charles MacArthur News

Phillipa Soo, Steven Pasquale, Ali Ewoldt And More Nominated for Helen Hayes Awards Photo Phillipa Soo, Steven Pasquale, Ali Ewoldt And More Nominated for Helen Hayes Awards
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 30, 2023

Nominations have been announced for the 37th Helen Hayes Awards, which will be presented on Monday, May 22. Nominees include productions from Arena Stage, Signature Theatre, GALA Hispanic Theatre and more.

Red Bull Theater's ARDEN OF FAVERSHAM & THE KNIGHT OF THE BURNING PESTLE to Open Off- Photo Red Bull Theater's ARDEN OF FAVERSHAM & THE KNIGHT OF THE BURNING PESTLE to Open Off-Broadway This Spring
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 24, 2023

RED BULL THEATER has announced details of its two Off-Broadway productions, Arden of Faversham and The Knight of the Burning Pestle opening this Spring at the newly renovated Lucille Lortel Theatre.

Phoenix Festival: Live Arts Hudson Valley Awarded State Grant to Support 2023 Event Photo Phoenix Festival: Live Arts Hudson Valley Awarded State Grant to Support 2023 Event
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 12, 2023

On the heels of a successful 2022 launch, the Phoenix Festival: Live Arts Hudson Valley has been awarded an $86,000 grant from Empire State Development's Division of Tourism, through the state's Regional Economic Development Council initiative.

American Stage To Present Touring Holiday Show WONDERFUL LIFE This December Photo American Stage To Present Touring Holiday Show WONDERFUL LIFE This December
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 28, 2022

Released as a bona fide surprise, American Stage is announcing a pop-up holiday show, Wonderful Life, co-adapted by American Stage Producing Artistic Director Helen Murray and Jason Lott from the classic 'It's a Wonderful Life' film. It's running at four Pinellas locations Dec. 15-24. 

Photos: First Look at SANCTUARY CITY by Martyna Majok at Theatre NOVA Photo Photos: First Look at SANCTUARY CITY by Martyna Majok at Theatre NOVA
by Blair Ingenthron - Nov 6, 2022

Theatre NOVA, Ann Arbor‚Äôs resident nonprofit professional theatre, has released production photos for their production of ‚ÄúSanctuary City‚ÄĚ by Martyna Majok, which runs through November 27, 2022. Check out the photos here!

Pasadena Playhouse Announces Free Ticket Initiative for SANCTUARY CITY Photo Pasadena Playhouse Announces Free Ticket Initiative for SANCTUARY CITY
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 28, 2022

Pasadena Playhouse has announced a Free Ticket Initiative for its critically acclaimed production of Sanctuary City by Pulitzer Prize-winner Martyna Majok (Cost of Living) which is now in its last two weeks through October 9 only.

2022 Idea Awards for Theatre Recipients Announced Photo 2022 Idea Awards for Theatre Recipients Announced
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 20, 2022

The Bret Adams and Paul Reisch Foundation has announced the recipients of their 2022 Idea Awards for Theatre; three categories of grants awarded to adventurous new voices in playwriting and musical theatre, as well as the visionary playwrights who have inspired and blazed trails before them.

LEND ME A TENOR to Close Out International City Theatre 2022 Season Photo LEND ME A TENOR to Close Out International City Theatre 2022 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 15, 2022

International City Theatre will present Lend Me A Tenor, the Tony-nominated screwball comedy by Ken Ludwig that’s guaranteed to leave audiences rolling in the aisles with laughter. The production runs October 21 through November 6.

Cast Announced for the Los Angeles Premiere of SANCTUARY CITY at Pasadena Playhouse Photo Cast Announced for the Los Angeles Premiere of SANCTUARY CITY at Pasadena Playhouse
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 2, 2022

Pasadena Playhouse will present the Los Angeles premiere of Sanctuary City by Pulitzer Prize-winner Martyna Majok (Cost of Living). Performances are scheduled from September 14 through October 9. The production stars Ana Nicolle Chavez (Apple TV +‚Äôs Truth Be Told) as ‚ÄúG,‚ÄĚ and Miles Fowler (HBO‚ÄôsWinning Time) as ‚ÄúB.‚ÄĚ

Kara Young and David Zayas Join COST OF LIVING Broadway Premiere; Performance Dates A Photo Kara Young and David Zayas Join COST OF LIVING Broadway Premiere; Performance Dates Announced
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 25, 2022

Manhattan Theatre Club has announced full casting and performance dates for the Broadway premiere of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Cost of Living, written by Martyna Majok (Sanctuary City, Ironbound) and directed by Obie Award winner Jo Bonney (72 Miles to Go..., By The Way, Meet Vera Stark).

Charles MacArthur Videos

VIDEO: Behind-the-Scenes of THE ORIGINALIST at Pasadena Playhouse
by Stage Tube - Apr 27, 2017

THE ORIGINALIST, by John Strand (Charles MacArthur Award-winning Lovers and Executioners), directed by Molly Smith (Camp David and Artistic Director of Arena Stage), and starring four-time Helen Hayes Award-winner Edward Gero (Goodman Theatre's Red), tells the story about a liberal law student's nerve-wracking clerkship with Justice Antonin Scalia. THE ORIGINALIST, a co-production with Asolo Repertory Theatre, is now playing through May 7, 2017.

VIDEO: Kristin Chenoweth Talks Broadway's ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY on 'Today'
by Caryn Robbins - Mar 31, 2015

Kristin Chenoweth stopped by this morning's TODAY to talk about starring in the Broadway revival of ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY in which she portrays glamorous Hollywood starlet Lilly Garland.

BWW TV: The Train Has Arrived! Watch Highlights from ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 13, 2015

All Aboard! BroadwayWorld is excited to bring you a first look at highlights from ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY below! Check them out and then join us on Sunday night for our LIVE Review Roundup as the show officially opens for critics.

BWW TV: In Rehearsal with the Cast of ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY- Peter Gallagher, Kristin Chenoweth & More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 29, 2015

Roundabout Theatre Company presents the classic musical On the Twentieth Century, which will play a 20-week limited engagement through July 5, 2015, beginning previews on February 12, 2015 and opening officially on March 12, 2015 at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42nd Street). Starring Tony & Emmy Award winner Chenoweth, Golden Globe & SAG Award winner & Tony nominee Gallagher, Tony nominee Andy Karl, Mark Linn-Baker, Tony winner Michael McGrath and Tony winner Mary Louise Wilson, On the Twentieth Century will be choreographed by Tony winner Warren Carlyle and directed by six-time Tony nomineeScott Ellis, and features music by Cy Coleman and book & lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green. On the Twentieth Century is based on plays by Ben Hecht, Charles MacArthur & Bruce Millholland. The company just met the press and BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was on hand to chat with the full gang. Check out interviews with Chenoweth, Gallagher, Ellis and more below!

BWW TV: Cleavant Derricks, Larry Marshall and More in Highlights of Goodman Theatre's PULLMAN PORTER BLUES
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 19, 2013

Goodman Theatre Resident Director Chuck Smith presents the Chicago premiere production of Cheryl L. West's Pullman Porter Blues-a 2013 Helen Hayes/Charles MacArthur Award nominee for Outstanding New Play/Musical. BroadwayWorld has a first look at highlights of the show below!

STAGE TUBE: Interview with Brooke Bloom and Ryan King of LUNGS - Opens Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2012

Barrington Stage Company will present the New England premiere of British playwright's Duncan Macmillan's acclaimed new drama Lungs. Lungs opens the newly named St. Germain Stage (formerly Stage 2) from May 23 through June 10, and the press opening is Sunday, May 27 at 3pm. St. Germain Stage is located on the upper level of the Sydelle and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center, 36 Linden Street, Pittsfield.

STAGE TUBE: I AM THEATRE Project - Marcus Gardley
by Stage Tube - Apr 26, 2012

Marcus Gardley is a poet-playwright whose most recent play every tongue confess premiered at Arena Stage starring Phylicia Rashad and directed by Kenny Leon. It was nominated for the Steinberg New Play Award and the Charles MacArthur Award for outstanding new play. His musical, ON THE LEVEE premiered last summer at Lincoln Center and was nominated for 11 Audelco Awards including outstanding playwright. Last Spring, his play AND JESUS MOONWALKS THE MISSISSIPPI was produced at the Cutting Ball Theater and received the SF Bay Area Theater Critics circle Award nomination for outstanding new play. He has had six plays produced including: DANCE OF THE HOLY GHOST at Yale Repertory Theatre (now under a Broadway option,) (L)IMITATIONS OF LIFE, at the Empty Space and LIKE SUN FALLIN' IN THE MOUTH at the National Black Theatre Festival. He is the recipient of the Hellen Merrill Award, a Kellsering Honoree, the Gerbode Emerging Playwright Award, the National Alliance for Musical Theatre Award, the Eugene O'Neill Memorial Scholarship, and the ASCAP Cole Porter Prize. He holds an MFA in Playwriting from the Yale Drama School and is a member of New Dramatists, The Dramatists Guild and the Lark Play Development Center.


Charles MacArthur Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Charles MacArthur written?
Charles MacArthur has written 11 shows including Lulu Belle (Playwright), Salvation (Playwright), The Front Page (Playwright), Jumbo (Bookwriter), Ladies and Gentlemen (Playwright), Johnny on a Spot (Playwright), Swan Song (Playwright), On the Twentieth Century (Source Material), Windy City (Source Material), On the 20th Century (Source Material), Twentieth Century (Playwright).