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Clifford Odets

 
Clifford Odets Headshot
Date of Birth: July 18, 1906
Date of Death: August 18, 1963 (57)

Birth Place: Philadelphia, PA, USA

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
1935
Dr. Benjamin
  [Broadway]
1934
Burns
Jolais
  [Broadway]
1933
Mr. Houghton
  [Broadway]
1933
Andrey Brikin
  [Broadway]
1933
Eugene
  [Broadway]
1932
Mateo
  [Broadway]
1931
Performer
  [Broadway]
1930
Arthur Weldon
  [Broadway]
1930
Sbirri

Productions

 
[Off-Broadway, 2015]
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[Broadway, 1954]
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[Broadway, 1952]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1950]
Director
Producer
 
[Broadway, 1935]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1935]
Director

Writing

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Source Material
Bookwriter
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Clifford Odets Awards and Nominations

 
Drama League Awards - 2016 - Outstanding Revival of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play
Clifford Odets, Awake and Sing!
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2006 - Outstanding Revival of a Play Gold Star
Clifford Odets, Awake and Sing

Clifford Odets News

The Actors Studio Hosts Three Special 75th Anniversary Events This December Photo The Actors Studio Hosts Three Special 75th Anniversary Events This December
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 21, 2022

This December, The Actors Studio continues its 75th Anniversary celebration as the world's most celebrated and influential membership association for professional actors, directors and playwrights. The legendary studio, located at 432 West 44th Street, will open its doors to the public for with three special events, each free and open to the public.

TWO JEWS, TALKING Sets Off-Broadway Closing Date Photo TWO JEWS, TALKING Sets Off-Broadway Closing Date
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 15, 2022

The Off-Broadway comedy Two Jews, Talking, by Ed. Weinberger, directed by Dan Wackerman, starring Josh Mostel and Richard Masur will play its final performance at Theatre at St. Clement’s on Sunday, November 27 at 3pm.

Cast and Creative Team Announced For Porchlight Music Theatre's THE APPLE TREE Photo Cast and Creative Team Announced For Porchlight Music Theatre's THE APPLE TREE
by Stephi Wild - Nov 11, 2022

Porchlight Music Theatre begins its ninth season of Chicago's “lost” musicals series with Porchlight Revisits The Apple Tree, book and lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, book and music by Jerry Bock with additional material by James Coopersmith.

TWO JEWS, TALKING Announces Holiday Schedule Through 2022 Photo TWO JEWS, TALKING Announces Holiday Schedule Through 2022
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 7, 2022

Josh Mostel and Richard Masur who recently joined the cast of Ed. Weinberger’s critically acclaimed Off-Broadway comedy Two Jews, Talking, directed by Dan Wackerman at Theatre at St. Clement’s (423 West 46th Street – between 9th & 10th Avenues) will keep talking through 2022 with an expanded holiday performance schedule.

The Actors Studio to Welcome the Public Inside its Doors for ACTORS STUDIO IN PROCESS Photo The Actors Studio to Welcome the Public Inside its Doors for ACTORS STUDIO IN PROCESS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 4, 2022

The Actors Studio, now celebrating 75 years as the world’s most celebrated and influential membership association for professional actors, directors & playwrights, will open its doors to the public to observe “Actors Studio In Process” on Friday, November 11 and Saturday, November 12 at 7PM.

The Butterfingers Angel Kicks Off Holiday Season in Chester County Next Month Photo The Butterfingers Angel Kicks Off Holiday Season in Chester County Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Oct 28, 2022

Uptown Knauer Performing Arts Center presents the gift of theatre and celebrates a major new beginning. The West Chester performing arts organization kicks off its new regional theatre program with a smart, original and heartfelt retelling of the greatest story ever told.

Interview: PRT Artistic Director Marilyn Fox on Directing ALBEE/PINTER Photo Interview: PRT Artistic Director Marilyn Fox on Directing ALBEE/PINTER
by Shari Barrett - Oct 27, 2022

Tony Award winning playwrights Edward Albee and Harold Pinter, who have left indelible marks in world theatre, both give voice to the outlandish and amusing behavior of humans in many of their dark comedies. Pacific Resident Theatre is offering a retrospective of two of their early one acts in tandem, both first produced in 1960. Albee's Fam and Yam, set in an upper Eastside penthouse, examines an encounter between two unnamed playwrights, one famous, one not, offering Albee's biting wit and incisive satire at its best. In Pinter's The Dumb Waiter, two working-class hitmen wait in a basement for their next assignment. I decided to speak with Pacific Resident Theatre's Artistic Director, Marilyn Fox, about the production.

The Tank to Present Free Performance of Crystal Skillman's OPEN in November Photo The Tank to Present Free Performance of Crystal Skillman's OPEN in November
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 25, 2022

The Tank, in partnership with The Flying Carpet Theatre Company, announced the return of a special production of Crystal Skillman’s magical play OPEN, featuring the original direction of Jessi D. Hill and starring Lily Ali-Oshatz. The production will play a free preview performance on Monday November 14, 2022 at 4pm at The Tank.

The Actors Studio to Present Conversation With Al Pacino & DOG DAY AFTERNOON Screenin Photo The Actors Studio to Present Conversation With Al Pacino & DOG DAY AFTERNOON Screening for 75th Anniversary
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 14, 2022

The Actors Studio will host a 75th Anniversary benefit screening of the Academy Award-winning film Dog Day Afternoon, followed by a live interview with the film’s star and The Actors Studio co-president Al Pacino. The Gala event will take place Thursday, October 27 at 7PM, the United Palace.

Playwrights Horizons Announces Commissions of New Work by Dave Harris, Mia Chung & Mo Photo Playwrights Horizons Announces Commissions of New Work by Dave Harris, Mia Chung & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 22, 2022

Playwrights Horizons has announced its most recent slate of commissioned artists, providing crucial support to today’s most imaginative writers, and to the realization of works that will shape the future of the American theater.

Clifford Odets Videos

VIDEO: First Look at La Femme Theatre Productions A LOVELY SUNDAY FOR CREVE COEUR Videoplay
VIDEO: First Look at La Femme Theatre Productions A LOVELY SUNDAY FOR CREVE COEUR

by Stage Tube - Oct 11, 2018

La Femme Theatre Productions presents Tennessee William'sA Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur, directed by Austin Pendleton.

VIDEO: Get A First Look At The Riveting & Timely New Play SKELETON CREW at Huntington Videoplay
VIDEO: Get A First Look At The Riveting & Timely New Play SKELETON CREW at Huntington Theatre Company

by Alan Henry - Mar 27, 2018

The Huntington Theatre Company presents the powerful drama Skeleton Crew, by Dominique Morriseau (Detroit '67 and Paradise Blue) and directed by Megan Sandberg-Zakian (Nat Turner in Jerusalem at New York Theatre Workshop and The Convert at Underground Railway Theater). Skeleton Crew runs from March 2 through March 31, 2018 at the South End / Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA.

BWW TV Exclusive: Meet the 2013 Tony Nominees- Bartlett Sher on Bringing GOLDEN BOY to Life
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 3, 2013

BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was thrilled to sit down and speak with nearly all of this year's Tony Award nominees at the official Tonys Meet & Greet on May 1, 2013, and we will be bringing you special coverage on all of them throughout the awards season. Today we bring you Bartlett Sher, a nominee for Best Direction of a Play for Golden Boy. Check out what he had to say below!

BWW TV: Bobby Cannavale, Marin Ireland, Richard Kind and THE BIG KNIFE Cast Celebrate Opening Night!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 21, 2013

Roundabout Theatre Company's new Broadway production of The Big Knife, by Clifford Odets, opened on April 16, at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42nd Street). This will be a limited engagement through June 2, 2013. BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there for the opening night celebration to chat with the cast and creative team. Check out what Bobby Cannavale and the rest of the gang had to say below!

BWW TV: Sneak Peek of Bobby Cannavale, Marin Ireland, Chip Zien and More in THE BIG KNIFE!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 3, 2013

Roundabout Theatre Company's new Broadway production of The Big Knife, by Clifford Odets, is currently in previews and officially opens on April 16, 2013 at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42nd Street). The cast of The Big Knife features Rachel Brosnahan, Bobby Cannavale, Marin Ireland, Billy Eugene, Richard Kind, Ana Reeder, Reg Rogers, Joey Slotnick, Brenda Wehle, C.J. Wilson, Chip Zien, and directed by Tony Award winner Doug Hughes. BroadwayWorld brings you just-released show highlights below!

BWW TV: Behind the Scenes With THE BIG KNIFE's Bobby Cannavale and Doug Hughes!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 7, 2013

The cast and creative team met the press earlier today, and BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there for the festivities. Check out what director Doug Hughes and Bobby Cannavale had to say about the play below!

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek of Mint Theatre's KATIE ROCHE!
by Stage Tube - Jan 30, 2013

Mint Theater (Jonathan Bank, Artistic Director) is presenting the first-ever American Production of Katie Roche by Teresa Deevy. The Mint production will run through March 24th only at their home (311 West 43rd Street). Opening Night is set for Monday, February 25th. Check out a sneak peek of the production below!

STAGE TUBE: 'Stewie' Writes for Roundabout on FAMILY GUY!
by Stage Tube - Jan 14, 2013

Roundabout Theatre Company got a special shoutout in a recent episode of Family Guy, in which Brian discouraged Stewie from pursuing his play any further out of fear that it will marginalize his own recent success. Check out the clip below!

BWW TV: Chatting with the Cast of GOLDEN BOY on Opening Night- Danny Burstein, Tony Shaloub, and More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 7, 2012

Lincoln Center Theater's 75th Anniversary production of the Clifford Odets classic Golden Boy, directed by Bartlett Sher, opened last night at the Belasco Theatre (111 West 44 Street), the same theatre where the play premiered in 1937. BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there to chat with the cast and you can check out what they had to say below!

VIDEO: Tony Shalhoub Talks JOURNEYS IN FILM Educational Project
by - Dec 7, 2012

Tony Shalhoub, currently starring in Lincoln Center Theater's 75th Anniversary production of the Clifford Odets classic Golden Boy, sat down to speak about the Journeys in Film project and share what he loves most about the educational impact of film.


Clifford Odets Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Clifford Odets been in?
Clifford Odets has appeared on Broadway in 9 shows.

How many West End shows has Clifford Odets been in?
Clifford Odets has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Clifford Odets been nominated for?
Outstanding Revival of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play (Drama League Awards) for Awake and Sing! and Outstanding Revival of a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Awake and Sing .

What awards has Clifford Odets won?
Outstanding Revival of a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Awake and Sing.

How many shows has Clifford Odets written?
Clifford Odets has written 15 shows including Till the Day I Die (Playwright), Waiting For Lefty (Playwright), Paradise Lost (Playwright), Golden Boy (Playwright), Rocket to the Moon (Playwright), Night Music (Playwright), Clash by Night (Playwright), The Big Knife (Playwright), The Flowering Peach (Playwright), Golden Boy (Source Material), Winter Journey (Playwright), Two By Two (Source Material), Sweet Smell of Success (Source Material), Awake and Sing! (Playwright), The Country Girl (Playwright).