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Charles MacArthur

Date of Death: April 21, 1956 (60)

Birth Place: Scranton, PA, USA

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Charles MacArthur Productions

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


Source Material
Source Material

Charles MacArthur Movies

[1931]The Front Page writer

[1932]Rasputin and the Empress writer

[1934]Crime Without Passion producer

[1934]Twentieth Century writer

[1934]Upperworld writer

[1935]Once in a Blue Moon producer

[1935]Barbary Coast writer

[1935]Spring Tonic writer

[1935]The Scoundrel producer

[1936]Soak the Rich producer

[1939]Wuthering Heights writer

[1939]Gunga Din writer

[1947]The Senator Was Indiscreet writer

[1948]Lulu Belle writer

[1950]Perfect Strangers writer

[1962]Billy Rose's Jumbo writer

[1988]Switching Channels writer

Charles MacArthur Videos

Charles MacArthur News

Reading of SANCTUARY CITY Comes to Boise Next Month

A reading of Sanctuary City by Martyna Majok will be performed at Boise Contemporary Theatre as part of the 5X5 Reading Series. The reading is set for March 11.

Asolo Repertory Theatre and Playwright Ken Ludwig Team Up for New Play LADY MOLLY OF SCOTLAND YARD

Asolo Repertory Theatre is teaming with one of the world’s most produced playwrights, Ken Ludwig, for his newest play Lady Molly of Scotland Yard. Learn more about the partnership and about the new play!

SANCTUARY CITY By Martyna Majok Opens At Third Rail In March

Third Rail Repertory Theatre presents Sanctuary City by Martyna Majok and directed by Cristi Miles, running March 1 - March 17, 2024 at CoHo Theatre.

Len Cariou to Star in TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE at Sea Dog Theater

The award-winning Sea Dog Theater will present Mitch Albom’s Tuesdays with Morrie, by Jeffrey Hatcher and Mitch Albom, based on the book by Mitch Albom, directed by Erwin Maas. Learn how to purchase tickets!

Annaleigh Ashford, Mark Linn-Baker & More to Star in Red Bull Theater's IMAGINARY INVALID

RED BULL THEATER has revealed the cast for the next offering of a new season of OBIE Award-winning Revelation Readings: The Imaginary Invalid by Molière.

SPAMALOT, SWEPT AWAY And More Nominated for 2024 Helen Hayes Awards

Tonight, at a celebration honoring outstanding theatre on stages across the Washington area, theatre artists, administrators, patrons, and special guests gathered at the ATLAS Performing Arts Center for Theatre Washington's announcement of nominees for the 40th Helen Hayes Awards.

Blank Theatre Company Announces Their 2024 Season & New Company Members

Blank Theatre Company announces their 2024 season featuring two full-length productions and new additions to the company.

Cast & Creative Team Set for DIAL M FOR MURDER at The Guthrie Theater

The Guthrie Theater has revealed the cast and creative team for Dial M for Murder, adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher from the original play by Frederick Knott.

Janelle Lawrence to Host MAPPING OUT YOUR MUSICAL Workshop

Facilitator Janelle Lawrence will host a Mapping Out Your Musical workshop on Monday and Wednesdays from December 4th through 23rd from 5pm to 6:30pm EST. Check out all the details here!

DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE to Play North Coast Repertory Theatre Beginning This Month

Experience the Halloween spirit with North Coast Repertory Theatre's production of 'DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE,' adapted from Robert Louis Stevenson's novella. Directed by Shana Wride, performances run from Oct. 18 to Nov. 12, 2023.

Leslie Odom Jr. and Kara Young to Host Arthur Miller Foundation Honors

Don't miss out on the Arthur Miller Foundation Honors event hosted by Leslie Odom Jr. and Kara Young on November 6. Join the stars and celebrate the achievements of this iconic foundation.

George Mason University's School of Theater and College of Visual and Performing Arts' Office of Diversity and Inclusion Host Networking Event

George Mason University’s School of Theater and College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA)’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion will present Cultivating 21st-Century Audiences, a networking event and panel discussion on October 2, 2023 from 4 to 6 p.m. Learn more about the event here!

Alexandra Silber, Jack DiFalco & More to Star in OUR CLASS at BAM

OUR CLASS, the award-winning play by Polish writer Tadeusz Słobodzianek, will be performed for the first time in New York at Brooklyn Academy of Music. See who is starring and learn how to purchase tickets!

Theater Alliance Reveals Lineup For 21st Season

The upcoming 2023-2024 Season from Theater Alliance will explore movements — both how we move through space and how we change the world. Learn more about the full season lineup here!

Westport Country Playhouse To Present Reading Of Romantic Comedy MAYTAG VIRGIN, August 21

Westport Country Playhouse will present a Script in Hand playreading of the romantic comedy, “Maytag Virgin,” written and directed by southern regionalist Audrey Cefaly, on Monday, August 21, at 7 p.m. The play was voted “Best Comedy” in Atlanta by in 2018.

Janelle Lawrence Presents INTIMATES A Soul-Stirring Evening Of Music And Art Exhibition

jei / Janelle, has announced 'intimates,' a one-of-a-kind concert and art exhibition that captivates hearts and souls alike. This multi-sensory event will take place at WOW Cafe Theatre on August 26th starting at 7pm, offering an unforgettable experience that blends the power of soulful melodies with the visual allure of contemporary art.

Town Hall Theatre to Present THE TURN OF THE SCREW as First Production of 2023-2024 Season

Get ready to be on the edge of your seat with Jeffrey Hatcher's thrilling adaptation of the classic horror novella, “The Turn of the Screw”. Presented by two powerhouse actors, this spine-tingling play will take you on an unforgettable journey into the unknown. Follow the gripping story of a young governess who is hired to care for two orphaned children in a remote estate. 

Jordan Donica and Awa Sal Secka Join the Cast of RENT at the Kennedy Center

Additional casting has been revealed for the symphonic world premiere of RENT in Concert at the Kennedy Center, taking place next month. Jordan Donica will play Collins with Awa Sal Secka as Joanne.

Guthrie Theater Presents SHANE, In Co-Production With Cincinnati Playhouse In The Park

The Guthrie Theater in co-production with Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, presents the world premiere of Shane by Karen Zacarías, adapted from the novel by Jack Schaefer and directed by Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park Artistic Director Blake Robison. Co-commissioned by the Guthrie and Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park in 2021, Shane will play July 15 – August 27, 2023, on the McGuire Proscenium Stage.

Kennedy Center GUYS AND DOLLS, Kevin Chamberlin, And More Win Helen Hayes Awards

This evening, the 2023 Helen Hayes Awards took place at The Anthem on the District Wharf, with over 1,600 theatre-makers and theatre supporters in attendance. Esteemed Washington theatre artists Naomi Jacobson, Erika Rose, Holly Twyford, and Christopher Michael Richardson hosted an evening showcasing the vibrant and diverse community of professional theatre artists in the Washington region.


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).

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