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George Bernard Shaw

Also Credited As: Bernard Shaw
 
Date Of Death:
November 02, 1950 (???)
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George Bernard Shaw was born in Dublin and moved to London in 1876, where he established himself as a leading music and theater critic, novelist and playwright. An ardent socialist, he fought for equal rights for men and women and against the exploitation of the working class. Most of his writings ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: July 26, 1856
Date of Death: November 02, 1950 (94)

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George Bernard Shaw was born in Dublin and moved to London in 1876, where he established himself as a leading music and theater critic, novelist and playwright. An ardent socialist, he fought for equal rights for men and women and against the exploitation of the working class. Most of his writings ... (read complete bio)

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[Broadway, 1913]
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(L-R) Danny Beason as Lexy Mill and Danielle Scott as Prosperpine Garnett in Candida  Photo

(L-R) Danny Beason as Lexy Mill and Danielle Scott as Prosperpine Garnett in Candida by George Bernard Shaw at Washington Stage Guild through October 20. Photo by Ryan Maxwell Photography.

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(L-R) Ben Ribler as Eugene Marchbanks and David Bryan Jackson as Mr. Burgess in Candi Photo

(L-R) Ben Ribler as Eugene Marchbanks and David Bryan Jackson as Mr. Burgess in Candida by George Bernard Shaw at Washington Stage Guild through October 20. Photo by Ryan Maxwell Photography.

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(L-R) Nathan Whitmer as James Morell and David Bryan Jackson as Mr. Burgess in Candid Photo

(L-R) Nathan Whitmer as James Morell and David Bryan Jackson as Mr. Burgess in Candida by George Bernard Shaw at Washington Stage Guild through October 20. Photo by Ryan Maxwell Photography.

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Alyce Stark, David Staller, George Bernard Shaw and Liam Prendergast Photo

Alyce Stark, David Staller, George Bernard Shaw and Liam Prendergast

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Alyce Stark, David Staller, George Bernard Shaw and Liam Prendergast Photo

Alyce Stark, David Staller, George Bernard Shaw and Liam Prendergast

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George Bernard Shaw Biography

George Bernard Shaw was born in Dublin and moved to London in 1876, where he established himself as a leading music and theater critic, novelist and playwright. An ardent socialist, he fought for equal rights for men and women and against the exploitation of the working class. Most of his writings examine these injustices. In addition to Candida, his major plays (he wrote over 50) include The Doctor's Dilemma, You Never Can Tell, Mrs. Warren's Profession, The Devil's Disciple, Caesar and Cleopatra, Misalliance, Man and Superman, Major Barbara, Androcles and the Lion, Pygmalion, Heartbreak House and Saint Joan. Shaw received the 1925 Nobel Prize for Literature and an Academy Award for the screenplay of Pygmalion in l938. The most comprehensive current biography of Shaw is Michael Holroyd's four-volume biography Bernard Shaw.

George Bernard Shaw Awards and Nominations

 
Olivier Awards - 2008 - Best Revival Gold Star
Bernard ShawSaint Joan
 
Olivier Awards - 1993 - Best Revival of a Play or Comedy
George Bernard ShawHeartbreak House
 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 1952 - Special Citation Gold Star
George Bernard Shaw, Don Juan in Hell

George Bernard Shaw News

BWW Review: MY FAIR LADY The Licoln Center Theater Production at Proctors Photo BWW Review: MY FAIR LADY The Licoln Center Theater Production at Proctors
by Marc Savitt - May 19, 2022

Directed by Bartlett Sher this production remains true to the original, but some updates have been made including some refreshing of the book and dialogue some of which shine a brighter light on the equality of the sexes despite social norms of the time.  Much of which was notably popular with the audience.

BWW Review: MY FAIR LADY, London Coliseum Photo BWW Review: MY FAIR LADY, London Coliseum
by Aliya Al-Hassan - May 19, 2022

Expectations have been high for My Fair Lady. It is easy to see why it was such a hit on Broadway; brimming with English period tropes of top hats, Ascot races, lovable cockneys and snobbish toffs. Bartlett Sher's revival now comes to the West End. It looks stunning, but does not always hit the high notes.

Gingold Theatrical Group to Present SPEAKERS' CORNER New Play Development Workshops Photo Gingold Theatrical Group to Present SPEAKERS' CORNER New Play Development Workshops
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 18, 2022

Gingold Theatrical Group is presenting SPEAKER'S CORNER Writers Group. This season, writers Aeneas Sagar Hemphill, Divya Mangwani, Marcus Scott and Mallory Jane Weiss are developing works in response to prompts from the revolutionary activist humanitarian writings and precepts of George Bernard Shaw.

VIDEO: First Look at MY FAIR LADY in the West End Photo VIDEO: First Look at MY FAIR LADY in the West End
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 18, 2022

New production footage has been released today of the company of My Fair Lady. The company features Harry Hadden-Paton as Henry Higgins, Amara Okereke as Eliza Doolittle, Stephen K Amos as Alfred P Doolittle, Dame Vanessa Redgrave as Mrs Higgins, Malcolm Sinclair as Colonel Pickering, Maureen Beattie as Mrs Pearce, and Sharif Afifi as Freddy Eynsford-Hill.

L.A. Theatre Works' Audio Theater Adaption Of THE SUN ALSO RISES Launches This Month Photo L.A. Theatre Works' Audio Theater Adaption Of THE SUN ALSO RISES Launches This Month
by A.A. Cristi - May 16, 2022

L.A. Theatre Works, the world's leading producer of audio theater, has commissioned and recorded an audio adaptation by the BBC's Kate McAll of The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway.

MY FAIR LADY to Play Detroit Opera House This July Photo MY FAIR LADY to Play Detroit Opera House This July
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 16, 2022

The North American tour of Lincoln Center Theater’s production of Lerner & Loewe’s MY FAIR LADY, directed by Bartlett Sher, will play the Detroit Opera House, July 12-24, 2022.

 L.A. Theatre Works to Present Audio Theater Adaption of THE SUN ALSO RISES Photo L.A. Theatre Works to Present Audio Theater Adaption of THE SUN ALSO RISES
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 16, 2022

L.A. Theatre Works has commissioned and recorded an audio adaptation by the BBC’s Kate McAll of The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway.

Photos: First Look at the Cast of MY FAIR LADY at the London Coliseum Photo Photos: First Look at the Cast of MY FAIR LADY at the London Coliseum
by Stephi Wild - May 16, 2022

Bartlett Sher’s glorious multi award-winning production of Lerner & Loewe’s much loved My Fair Lady which will transfer to the London Coliseum for a limited summer engagement in what will be the first major West End revival of the show for 21 years.

 Photo Free Classical Theatre Takes Over The Battery's Historical Castle Clinton In Shaw's “Saint Joan”
by Marissa Tomeo - May 15, 2022

Lower Manhattan's Shakespeare Downtown presents eight free performances of George Bernard Shaw's masterpiece, 'Saint Joan,' from June 16-26, 2022 inside the historic walls of Castle Clinton National Monument at The Battery. This timely play, directed by Geoffrey Horne, is based on historical records of the 1431 trial of French military icon and religious martyr Joan of Arc.

BWW Review: MY FAIR LADY at Providence Performing Arts Center Photo BWW Review: MY FAIR LADY at Providence Performing Arts Center
by Barb Burke - May 13, 2022

This production has a mega-talented color-blind cast that turns every song into a showstopper.

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VIDEO: First Look at MY FAIR LADY in the West End VideoVIDEO: First Look at MY FAIR LADY in the West End
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 18, 2022

New production footage has been released today of the company of My Fair Lady. The company features Harry Hadden-Paton as Henry Higgins, Amara Okereke as Eliza Doolittle, Stephen K Amos as Alfred P Doolittle, Dame Vanessa Redgrave as Mrs Higgins, Malcolm Sinclair as Colonel Pickering, Maureen Beattie as Mrs Pearce, and Sharif Afifi as Freddy Eynsford-Hill.

Broadway Rewind: Watch Scenes from Claire Danes' Broadway Debut in PYGMALION VideoBroadway Rewind: Watch Scenes from Claire Danes' Broadway Debut in PYGMALION
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 30, 2020

Today we rewind to 2007, when Claire Danes made her Broadway debut in George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion. Danes starred opposite Boyd Gaines, Jefferson Mays and Jay O. Sanders in the revival, which played at the American Airlines Theatre for just over two months in the fall season.

Broadway Rewind: XANADU Cast Hits the Recording Studio in  2007! VideoBroadway Rewind: XANADU Cast Hits the Recording Studio in 2007!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 25, 2020

This episode of Broadway Rewind takes Richard Ridge to the opening night of the off- Broadway musical Frankenstein, which starred Hunter Foster, Steve Blanchard and Christiane Noll. We also drop by the CD recording of the hit musical Xanadu, where Cheyenne Jackson told Ridge, 'Xanadu lifts you up. It's 90 minutes but you are onstage the entire time. I'm loving it.'

PHOTO/VIDEO: Get A First Look At Shereen Ahmed, Laird Mackintosh & More In MY FAIR LA VideoPHOTO/VIDEO: Get A First Look At Shereen Ahmed, Laird Mackintosh & More In MY FAIR LADY
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 18, 2019

The North American tour of Lincoln Center Theater's critically-acclaimed production of Lerner & Loewe's My Fair Lady will open tomorrow, Thursday, December 19, at The Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the production! Check out all new photos and video!

VIDEO: On This Day, March 15- MY FAIR LADY Celebrates A Loverly Opening Night On Broa VideoVIDEO: On This Day, March 15- MY FAIR LADY Celebrates A Loverly Opening Night On Broadway
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 15, 2019

On this day in 1956, Broadway audiences fell in love with Julie Andrews and Rex Harrisonas they opened in My Fair Lady at the Mark Hellinger Theater.

VIDEO: Watch Lauren Ambrose & Company Sing 'The Rain in Spain' from MY FAIR LADY! VideoVIDEO: Watch Lauren Ambrose & Company Sing 'The Rain in Spain' from MY FAIR LADY!
by Stage Tube - Jul 2, 2018

On a hot summer day, when New Yorkers are hoping for a little bit of rain, Lincoln Center Theater  just released a video from the recording session of "The Rain in Spain.' Watch below as Lauren Ambrose, Harry Hadden-Paton, and Allan Corduner sing the famous tune!

VIDEO: Tony and Oscar Winner Tony Walton Talks Directing MY FAIR LADY in Oklahoma VideoVIDEO: Tony and Oscar Winner Tony Walton Talks Directing MY FAIR LADY in Oklahoma
by Stage Tube - May 27, 2018

Tony and Oscar winner Tony Walton is directing a production of My Fair Lady in Edmond, Oklahoma. The set and costume designer sat down for an interview with NewsOK.com to talk about his experience thus far.

VIDEO: Diana Rigg Talks MY FAIR LADY, Game of Thrones, and More on CBS Sunday Morning VideoVIDEO: Diana Rigg Talks MY FAIR LADY, Game of Thrones, and More on CBS Sunday Morning
by Stage Tube - May 20, 2018

In the rousing revival of the musical 'My Fair Lady' at New York's Lincoln Center, one of Britain's most acclaimed actresses, Dame Diana Rigg, makes her return to Broadway as Mrs. Higgins.

BWW TV: Get Me to the Theater On Time! Check Out a Preview of MY FAIR LADY VideoBWW TV: Get Me to the Theater On Time! Check Out a Preview of MY FAIR LADY
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 13, 2018

Lincoln Center Theater presents its new production of Lerner & Loewe's My Fair Lady, currently in previews at the Vivian Beaumont Theater. Check out the new video of the cast in action below!

VIDEO: Go Inside Rehearsals for MY FAIR LADY on Broadway! VideoVIDEO: Go Inside Rehearsals for MY FAIR LADY on Broadway!
by Stage Tube - Apr 3, 2018

The lovely cast of My Fair Lady is officially in rehearsals -- and they've posted video to let you in on the fun! 'Our main goal is to get people talking about how this piece relates to what's happening in our society and culture right now,' Hamilton alum Jordan Donica, who plays Freddy, said. Norbert Leo Butz, who plays Mr. Doolittle, added, 'It's kind of a miraculous thing that something that is so entertaining sounds so beautiful and is so funny is about something so deep.


George Bernard Shaw Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has George Bernard Shaw written?
George Bernard Shaw has written 58 shows including The Man of Destiny (Playwright), John Bull's Other Island (Playwright), Caesar and Cleopatra (Playwright), Widower's Houses (Playwright), The Chocolate Soldier (Source Material), The Showing-up of Blanco Posnet (Playwright), Fanny's First Play (Playwright), Man and Superman (Playwright), The Philanderer (Playwright), Androcles and the Lion (Playwright), The Doctor's Dilemma (Playwright), You Never Can Tell (Playwright), Candida (Playwright), Captain Brassbound's Conversion (Playwright), How He Lied to Her Husband (Playwright), Overruled (Playwright), Misalliance (Playwright), Augustus Does His Bit (Playwright), Mrs. Warren's Profession (Playwright), Back to Methuselah (Playwright), The Apple Cart (Playwright), Getting Married (Playwright), Too True to Be Good (Playwright), The Simpleton of the Unexpected Isles (Playwright), Saint Joan (Playwright), On the Rocks (Playwright), Geneva (Playwright), The Millionairess (Playwright), Excerpts from Shaw/ Village Wooing (Playwright), The Dark Lady of the Sonnets/ The Admirable Bashville (Playwright), My Fair Lady (Source Material), In Good King Charles's Golden Days (Playwright), Androcles the Lion/ /The Policeman (Playwright), Don Juan in Hell (Playwright), The Devil's Disciple (Playwright), A Wilde Evening With Shaw (Material), The G.B. Essence of Women (Source Material), Her First Roman (Source Material), The Millionairess (Playwright), Don Juan in Hell (Playwright), With Love and Laughter (Material), Bashville (Source Material), The Yellow Methuselah (Source Material), Arms and the Man (Playwright), Man and Superman (Playwright), The Doctor's Dilemma (Playwright), My Astonishing Self (Source Material), Misalliance (Playwright), Major Barbara (Playwright), You Never Can Tell (Playwright), Major Barbara (Playwright), A Celtic Christmas (Material), Widowers' Houses (Playwright), Heartbreak House (Playwright), Pygmalion (Playwright), The Devil's Disciple (Playwright), A Minister's Wife (Source Material), Super Shaw Women (Playwright).

What awards has George Bernard Shaw been nominated for?
Best Revival (Olivier Awards) for Saint Joan Best Revival of a Play or Comedy (Olivier Awards) for Heartbreak House and Special Citation (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for Don Juan in Hell .

What awards has George Bernard Shaw won?
Best Revival (Olivier Awards) for Saint Joanand Special Citation (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for Don Juan in Hell.