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Garson Kanin

 
Garson Kanin Headshot
Date Of Birth:
November 24, 1912
Date Of Death:
March 13, 1999 (86)
Birth Place:
Rochester, NY, USA
 
Garson Kanin Headshot
Date of Birth: November 24, 1912
Date of Death: March 13, 1999 (86)

Birth Place: Rochester, NY, USA

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
1936
Vincent Chenevski
  [Broadway]
1935
Green
  [Broadway]
1935
Izzy Cohen
  [Broadway]
1935
Al
  [Broadway]
1934
Red
  [Broadway]
1934
Young Man
  [Broadway]
1933
Tommy Deal

Productions

 
[Broadway, 2015] [Replacement]
Based on PECCADILLO by[Replacement]
 
[Broadway, 1974]
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[Broadway, 1966]
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[Broadway, 1965]
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[Broadway, 1964]
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[Broadway, 1964]
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[Broadway, 1962]
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[Broadway, 1962]
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[US Tour, 1962]
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[Broadway, 1961]
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[West End, 1961]
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[Broadway, 1960]
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[Broadway, 1960]
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[Broadway, 1957]
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[Broadway, 1957]
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[Broadway, 1955]
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[Broadway, 1950]
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[Broadway, 1949]
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[Broadway, 1949]
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[Broadway, 1948]
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[Broadway, 1947]
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Producer
 
[Broadway, 1946]
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[Broadway, 1946]
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[Broadway, 1945]
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[Broadway, 1937]
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[Broadway, 1937]
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[Broadway, 1936]
Casting

Writing

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Photos

Cody Nickell (as Paul Verrall), Kimberly Gilbert (as Billie Dawn) and Edward Gero (as Photo

Cody Nickell (as Paul Verrall), Kimberly Gilbert (as Billie Dawn) and Edward Gero (as Harry Brock) in the Ford’s Theatre production of Garson Kanin’s â€"Born Yesterday,”

From: 
Date:
09/26/2018
Kimberly Gilbert (as Billie Dawn) and Cody Nickell (as Paul Verrall) in the Ford†Photo

Kimberly Gilbert (as Billie Dawn) and Cody Nickell (as Paul Verrall) in the Ford’s Theatre production of Garson Kanin’s â€"Born Yesterday,”

From: 
Date:
09/26/2018
Kimberly Gilbert (as Billie Dawn) in the Ford’s Theatre production of Garson K Photo

Kimberly Gilbert (as Billie Dawn) in the Ford’s Theatre production of Garson Kanin’s â€"Born Yesterday,”

From: 
Date:
09/26/2018
The cast of the Ford’s Theatre production of Garson Kanin’s â€"Born Photo

The cast of the Ford’s Theatre production of Garson Kanin’s â€"Born Yesterday,”

From: 
Date:
09/26/2018
Kimberly Gilbert (as Billie Dawn) and Cody Nickell (as Paul Verrall) in the Ford†Photo

Kimberly Gilbert (as Billie Dawn) and Cody Nickell (as Paul Verrall) in the Ford’s Theatre production of Garson Kanin’s â€"Born Yesterday,”

From: 
Date:
09/26/2018

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
1936
Vincent Chenevski

  [Broadway]
1935
Green

  [Broadway]
1935
Izzy Cohen

  [Broadway]
1935
Al

  [Broadway]
1934
Red

  [Broadway]
1934
Young Man

  [Broadway]
1933
Tommy Deal

Productions

[Broadway, 2015] [Replacement]
Based on PECCADILLO by[Replacement]

[Broadway, 1974]
Director

[Broadway, 1966]
Director

[Broadway, 1965]
Producer

Director

[Broadway, 1964]
Director

[Broadway, 1964]
Director

[Broadway, 1962]
Director

[Broadway, 1962]
Director

[US Tour, 1962]
Director

[Broadway, 1961]
Director

[West End, 1961]
Director

[Broadway, 1960]
Director

[Broadway, 1960]
Director

[Broadway, 1957]
Director

[Broadway, 1957]
Director

[Broadway, 1955]
Director

[Broadway, 1950]
Director

[Broadway, 1949]
Director

[Broadway, 1949]
Director

[Broadway, 1948]
Director

[Broadway, 1947]
Director

Producer

[Broadway, 1946]
Director

[Broadway, 1946]
Director

[Broadway, 1945]
Director

[Broadway, 1937]
Director

[Broadway, 1937]
Director

[Broadway, 1936]
Casting

Writing
Playwright
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Bookwriter

Garson Kanin Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 1961 - Best Direction of a Musical
Garson Kanin, Do Re Mi
 
Tony Awards - 1956 - Best Direction
Garson Kanin, The Diary of Anne Frank

Garson Kanin News

Joey Hoeber And Denise Tyrrell Present THE REALISTIC JONESES Photo Joey Hoeber And Denise Tyrrell Present THE REALISTIC JONESES
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 1, 2022

Joey Hoeber and Denise Tyrrell present Will Eno's THE REALISTIC JONESES. Running at September 9th - 25th running at The Playhouse in San Anselmo.

World Premiere Musical TIME STOPS is Coming to the Kravis Center Photo World Premiere Musical TIME STOPS is Coming to the Kravis Center
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 26, 2022

A poignant and powerful story of love and loss will make its theatrical debut this summer when TIME STOPS – A World Premiere New Musical comes to the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts on July 15 – 17, 2022.

Academy Museum Announces 2022-2023 Exhibitions Photo Academy Museum Announces 2022-2023 Exhibitions
by Michael Major - Mar 21, 2022

The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures today announced the first round of exhibition rotations, which are scheduled for the 2022–2023 season. These rotations further the museum’s mission to advance the understanding, celebration, and preservation of cinema through dynamic and diverse exhibitions.

East Lynne Theater Company Announces 2022 Season Photo East Lynne Theater Company Announces 2022 Season
by Stephi Wild - Dec 17, 2021

The award-winning Equity professional East Lynne Theater Company  has announced its upcoming 2022 Season, both virtual and live.

BORN YESTERDAY Opens SSP's 40th Season Next Month Photo BORN YESTERDAY Opens SSP's 40th Season Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Sep 21, 2021

The Saint Sebastian Players (SSP) returns to live, in-person performances, opening its 40th anniversary season with the 1940s comedy Born Yesterday by Garson Kanin. Performances take place October 15–November 7, 2021 in the lower level of St. Bonaventure, 1625 W. Diversey, Chicago (enter on Marshfield).

SSP Celebrates 40 Years With Four-Show Season Photo SSP Celebrates 40 Years With Four-Show Season
by Stephi Wild - Sep 10, 2021

The Saint Sebastian Players (SSP) announce the company is resuming live, in-person production with an expanded 40th Anniversary Season. The four-play lineup celebrates genres that have been popular with SSP audiences throughout its history—a classic comedy, a mystery and a musical—and looks to the future with a world premiere comedy co-authored by a company member.

Elmwood Playhouse Elmwood Playhouse Reopens With BORN YESTERDAY Photo Elmwood Playhouse Elmwood Playhouse Reopens With BORN YESTERDAY
by Stephi Wild - Aug 23, 2021

This topical play centers around corrupt rich junk dealer Harry Brock, who brings his showgirl mistress Billie Dawn to Washington, D.C. Brock.  He then hires journalist Paul Verrall to educate and refine her. She realizes how corrupt Harry is and begins interfering with his plans of helping his business ventures by bribing a congressman.

Elmwood Playhouse to Resume Live Performances After Pandemic Shutdown Photo Elmwood Playhouse to Resume Live Performances After Pandemic Shutdown
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 17, 2021

Elmwood Playhouse is set to reopen its doors for live indoor performances once again. The community theatre has been in operation since 1948 but like all performance venues, has been dark since March 2020 due to the COVID-19 global pandemic. Elmwood Playhouse will be presenting two children's shows, new one-acts and the main stage show that was shuttered right before opening night in March 2020.

Tovah Feldshuh Discusses New Memoir On THEATER: ALL THE MOVING PARTS This Friday Photo Tovah Feldshuh Discusses New Memoir On THEATER: ALL THE MOVING PARTS This Friday
by Stephi Wild - Apr 15, 2021

TONY-nominated actor Tovah Feldshuh discusses her new memoir with host Patrick Pacheco on this episode of “THEATER: All the Moving Parts”, premiering Friday, April 16 at 9:30PM on CUNY TV and streaming at THEATER: All the Moving Parts starting April 19.   

UN DÍA COMO HOY: FUNNY GIRL se estrenaba en Broadway Photo UN DÍA COMO HOY: FUNNY GIRL se estrenaba en Broadway
by Cristina Martinez - Mar 26, 2021

Un 26 de marzo de 1964, el Winter Garden Theatre de Broadway acogía el estreno de FUNNY GIRL protagonizado por Barbra Streisand bajo la dirección de Garson Kanin.El elenco lo completaban Sydney Chaplin, Kay Medford, Danny Meehan, Jean Stapleton y Lainie Kazan.El espectáculo contaba con la coreografía de Carol Haney, supervisado por Jerome Robbins. 

Garson Kanin Videos

VIDEO: Watch Highlights of Andrea Burns in BORN YESTERDAY in Florida VideoVIDEO: Watch Highlights of Andrea Burns in BORN YESTERDAY in Florida
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 2, 2017

BroadwayWorld has a first look at the Andrea Burns led production of Born Yesterday, on stage October 29 November 12 at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre in Florida.

BWW TV Exclusive: Sam Gold on Taking Home a Tony for FUN HOME!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 8, 2015

Sam Gold has won the 2015 Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical for FUN HOME. Check out what he had to say about his win after he stepped off the Radio City stage below!

STAGE TUBE: FUN HOME's Sam Gold Gives Best Director Tonys Speech
by Stage Tube - Jun 8, 2015

FUN HOME helmer Sam Gold just received the 2015 Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical, and you can click below to hear his full acceptance speech!

BWW TV: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of LIVING ON LOVE!
by TV - Red Carpets - Apr 21, 2015

BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was on the red carpet before the curatin went up, and below, you can check out interviews with James Snyder, Montego Glover, Matthew James Thomas, Laura Michelle Kelly and more!

BWW TV: Chatting with the Company of LIVING ON LOVE on Opening Night!
by TV - Opening Night Special - Apr 26, 2015

Four time Grammy Award winner Renee Fleming just made her Broadway debut alongside Tony Award nominee Douglas Sills, two-time Emmy Award nominee Anna Chlumsky, Jerry O'Connell,Blake Hammond and Scott Robertson in Living on Love by two-time Tony Award winner Joe DiPietro, based on the play Peccadillo by Garson Kanin, and directed by three-time Tony Award winnerKathleen Marshall. Living on Love opened last night, April 20, 2015 at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street). BroadwayWorld was there for the big night and below, you can check out interviews with the full company after they took their first official bows!

BWW TV: Watch Highlights from Broadway's LIVING ON LOVE, Starring Renee Fleming!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 13, 2015

Living on Love is currently in previews and opens on Monday, April 20, 2015 at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street). The production will play an 18-week engagement through Sunday, August 2, 2015. BroadwayWorld brings you highlights from the musical below!

VIDEO: Jerry O'Connell Talks New Broadway Comedy LIVING ON LOVE on 'Live'
by Caryn Robbins - Mar 16, 2015

Jerry O'Connell stopped by today's "LIVE' to chat with Michael Strahan and co-host Taraji P. Henson about the Broadway play LIVING ON LOVE

BWW TV: Broadway's LIVING ON LOVE Preps for Previews- Meet the Company!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 12, 2015

Broadway's newest comedy Living on Love, written by two-time Tony Award winner Joe DiPietro, based on the play Peccadillo by Garson Kanin, and directed by three-time Tony Award winnerKathleen Marshall, begins previews on Wednesday, April 1, 2015. Opening night is Monday, April 20, 2015 at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street). The cast just met the press and BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was on hand to chat with the full gang. Check out what they had to say about the new musical below!

BWW TV Exclusive: Renee Fleming & More Get into Character for LIVING ON LOVE; Go Inside the Cast Photo Shoot!
by TV - Press Previews - Mar 6, 2015

BroadwayWorld.com is excited to bring you an exclusive behind the scenes look at the cast of Broadway's (soon to be) newest comedy, LIVING ON LOVE from the show's fun new photo shoot. The show is written by Tony Award winner Joe DiPietro, based on the play Peccadillo by Garson Kanin, and directed by three-time Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall, Living on Love begins performances on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 and opens on Monday, April 20, 2015 at the Longacre Theatre. Until then, go inside the special day by clicking below!

STAGE TUBE: Justin Long & Renee Fleming Talk LIVING ON LOVE at Williamstown Theatre Festival
by Stage Tube - Jul 14, 2014

Williamstown Theatre Festival has released an extended video interview between Justin Long and Renee Fleming about the upcoming production, LIVING ON LOVE, which opens at the Williamstown Theatre Festival this Thursday, July 17. Check it out below!


Garson Kanin Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Garson Kanin been in?
Garson Kanin has appeared on Broadway in 7 shows.

How many West End shows has Garson Kanin been in?
Garson Kanin has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Garson Kanin been nominated for?
Best Direction of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Do Re Mi and Best Direction (Tony Awards) for The Diary of Anne Frank .

How many shows has Garson Kanin written?
Garson Kanin has written 7 shows including Born Yesterday (Playwright), The Smile of the World (Playwright), The Rat Race (Playwright), The Live Wire (Playwright), Do Re Mi (Bookwriter), A Gift of Time (Playwright), Come on Strong (Playwright).