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George S. Kaufman

 
George S. Kaufman Headshot
Date of Birth: November 16, 1889
Date of Death: June 02, 1961 (71)

Birth Place: Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Stage Credits

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1930
Lawrence Vail

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Photos

The Grand Duchess Olga Katrina (Leigh Trifari) requests the pleasure of your company  Photo

The Grand Duchess Olga Katrina (Leigh Trifari) requests the pleasure of your company for Brewster Theater Company's production of You Can't Take it With You (Moss Hart/George S. Kaufman). Remaining shows November 2,3,4 at 7:30 PM. Tickets and info

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10/30/2017

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
1930
Lawrence Vail

Productions

[Broadway, 2009]
Producer

[Broadway, 1957]
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[Broadway, 1953]
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[West End, 1953]
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[Broadway, 1952]
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[Broadway, 1948]
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[Broadway, 1948]
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[Broadway, 1946]
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[Broadway, 1945]
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George S. Kaufman Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 1951 - Best Direction Gold Star
George S. Kaufman, Guys and Dolls
 
The Pulitzer Prize - 1932 - The Pulitzer Prize for Drama Gold Star
George S. Kaufman, Of Thee I Sing

George S. Kaufman News

Jonathan Groff and Lindsay Mendez Join Daniel Radcliffe in MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG at N Photo Jonathan Groff and Lindsay Mendez Join Daniel Radcliffe in MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG at New York Theatre Workshop
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 17, 2022

Jonathan Groff will star as ‚ÄúFranklin‚ÄĚ and Lindsay Mendez will star as ‚ÄúMary‚ÄĚ in Merrily We Roll Along at¬†New York Theatre Workshop. Merrily We Roll Along features music & lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and a book by George Furth. They join the previously announced Daniel Radcliffe, who will star as ‚ÄúCharley‚ÄĚ.

Al Hirschfeld Foundation Launches Online Exhibition 'CALL HER MADAM' Photo Al Hirschfeld Foundation Launches Online Exhibition 'CALL HER MADAM'
by Stephi Wild - Aug 15, 2022

The Al Hirschfeld Foundation has launched its latest online exhibition ‚ÄúCall Her Madam: Sex. Crime & Fun in Polly Adler's New York.‚ÄĚ

New York Theatre Workshop Announces Full Cast & Creative Team For AMERICAN (TELE)VISI Photo New York Theatre Workshop Announces Full Cast & Creative Team For AMERICAN (TELE)VISIONS
by Stephi Wild - Aug 10, 2022

New York Theatre Workshop and Theater Mitu  announced  the full cast and creative team for the World Premiere of american (tele)visions by NYTW Tow Playwright-in-Residence Victor I. Cazares (Pinching Pennies with Penny Marshall), directed by NYTW Usual Suspect Rubén Polendo ().

Oscar Hammerstein Museum Gala Featuring Christy Altomare, Derek Klena and Justin Guar Photo Oscar Hammerstein Museum Gala Featuring Christy Altomare, Derek Klena and Justin Guarini Raises $165,000
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 3, 2022

Nearly $165,000 was netted from ‚ÄúBroadway Sings The Sound of Hammerstein,‚ÄĚ an exclusive gala held on July 11, 2022 at The Inn at Barley Sheaf Farm, the former estate of George S. Kaufman, a contemporary of Hammerstein‚Äôs.

East Lynne Theater Company Presents its 33rd Year of TALES OF THE VICTORIANS Photo East Lynne Theater Company Presents its 33rd Year of TALES OF THE VICTORIANS
by Stephi Wild - Jun 10, 2022

The award-winning Equity professional East Lynne Theater Company's popular 'Tales of the Victorians' returns for its thirty-third year.  Take tea at a unique Cape May venue, indulge in tantalizing treats, and listen to stories by famous American authors like O. Henry, Zora Neale Hurston, and Mark Twain read by ELTC performers for only $12.00. Children are always welcome, and ages 12 and under are free. 

Nicholas Hytner to Direct Immersive GUYS AND DOLLS In London Photo Nicholas Hytner to Direct Immersive GUYS AND DOLLS In London
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 9, 2022

The classic Broadway musical Guys & Dolls is set to be revived in London next year in an immersive production from Tony and Olivier Award-winning director, Nicholas Hytner.

CAROUSEL, THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT & More Announced for Good Theater 2022/2023 Season Photo CAROUSEL, THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT & More Announced for Good Theater 2022/2023 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 16, 2022

Following a successful return to live theater in 2021 after the COVID-19 crisis darkened stages around the world, Good Theater has announced the schedule for the 2022/2023 season. This season marks Good Theater’s 20th anniversary, and promises to be a yearlong celebration with plenty of laughter, music, and, of course, good theater.

The Rehearsal Club to Present ANNUAL RISING STAR COMPETITION and Carol Burnett Tribut Photo The Rehearsal Club to Present ANNUAL RISING STAR COMPETITION and Carol Burnett Tribute at Symphony Space
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 13, 2022

The Rehearsal Club, a legendary rooming house for aspiring actresses will host on Monday, May 16 at 7:00 PM, its annual Rising Star Event at Symphony Space (2537 Broadway at 95th St.). Tickets: $50 (TRC Members $40). 

FAT HAM Wins 2022 Pulitzer Prize for Drama Photo FAT HAM Wins 2022 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
by Team BWW - May 9, 2022

The Pulitzer Prize Board has just announced that Fat Ham has won the 2022 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Other finalists included: Selling Kabul, and Kristina Wong, Sweatshop Overlord.

VIDEO: Who Will Win the 2022 Pulitzer Prize for Drama? Live at 3pm! Photo VIDEO: Who Will Win the 2022 Pulitzer Prize for Drama? Live at 3pm!
by Nicole Rosky - May 9, 2022

The Pulitzer Prize Board today will present the 2022 award winners for Prizes in Journalism, Books, Drama and Music. Who will win this year? Tune in right here at 3pm to watch the announcement live!

George S. Kaufman Videos

VIDEO: Ben Platt Talks Getting Cast in Richard Linklater's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG VideoVIDEO: Ben Platt Talks Getting Cast in Richard Linklater's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG
by Stage Tube - Nov 13, 2019

Ben Platt was a guest on Tuesday's episode of Live with Kelly and Ryan. During the interview, Platt talks about getting cast in Richard Linklater's adaptation of 'Merrily We Roll Along' which will be filmed over the next 18 years.

April 1: Stephen Sondheim Announces Reworking Of Roundabout's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG VideoApril 1: Stephen Sondheim Announces Reworking Of Roundabout's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG
by Alan Henry - Apr 1, 2019

'It was 1981, we were stoned out of our mind...' said Sondheim. For the first time, instead of being presented backward, the show will be re-worked to be staged in chronological order. Check out the video below for more information!

VIDEO: On This Day, September 28- Broadway Revival of YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU Cele VideoVIDEO: On This Day, September 28- Broadway Revival of YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU Celebrates Opening Night
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 28, 2018

Today we celebrate the Broadway revival of Kaufman and Hart's You Can't Take It with You, which opened on this day in 2014.

VIDEO: First Look at Barrington Stage's THE ROYAL FAMILY OF BROADWAY With Music and L VideoVIDEO: First Look at Barrington Stage's THE ROYAL FAMILY OF BROADWAY With Music and Lyrics by William Finn
by Alan Henry - Jun 13, 2018

BroadwayWorld has a first look at Barrington Stage Company's The Royal Family of Broadway. The show is now on stage through July 7 on the Boyd-Quinson Mainstage. Get a first look at the show in the video below!

VIDEO: William Finn Chats About His New Musical THE ROYAL FAMILY OF BROADWAY VideoVIDEO: William Finn Chats About His New Musical THE ROYAL FAMILY OF BROADWAY
by Stage Tube - Jun 7, 2018

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in downtown Pittsfield, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd, is proud to present the world premiere musical, The Royal Family of Broadway. Check out the show's composer William Finn discussing his new work below!

VIDEO: On This Day, September 28- The Revival of YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU Celebrate VideoVIDEO: On This Day, September 28- The Revival of YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU Celebrates Opening Night
by Stage Tube - Sep 28, 2017

Today we celebrate the Broadway revival of Kaufman and Hart's You Can't Take It with You, which opened on this day in 2014.

STAGE TUBE: Stephen Sondheim & Hal Prince Discuss the Creation of MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG in Lonny Price's New Documentary
by Stage Tube - Aug 31, 2016

Lonny Price's 'Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened' is set to screen as part of the Special Events of the 54th New York Film Festival (September 30 - October 16).  Below, check out a clip from the documentary, in which Hal Prince and Stephen Sondheim discuss their new 'show about kids.'

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 2/24/16- SILK STOCKINGS
by Stage Tube - Feb 24, 2016

Today in 1955, Silk Stockings opened at the Imperial Theatre, where it ran for 478 performances. Silk Stockings is a musical with a book by George S. Kaufman, Leueen MacGrath, and Abe Burrows and music and lyrics by Cole Porter. The musical is loosely based on the Melchior Lengyel story Ninotchka and the 1939 film adaptation it inspired. It ran on Broadway in 1955. This was the last musical that Porter wrote for the stage.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 11/28/15- MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG
by Stage Tube - Nov 28, 2015

Today in 1981, Merrily We Roll Along closed at the Alvin Theatre (now the Neil Simon Theatre), where it ran for 16 performances. Merrily We Roll Along is a musical with a book by George Furth and lyrics and music by Stephen Sondheim. It is based on the 1934 play of the same name by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart. Furth and Sondheim retained the basic structure and overall theme of the play but updated it to encompass the period from 1957 to 1976. The story revolves around Franklin Shepard who, having once been a talented composer of Broadway musicals, has now abandoned his friends and his songwriting career to become a producer of Hollywood flicks. Like the play, the musical begins at the height of his Hollywood fame and moves backwards in time, showing snapshots of the most important moments in Frank's life that shaped the man that he is today.

VIDEO: YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU Cast Lends a Helping Hand for Local Charity
by Stage Tube - Feb 4, 2015

Cast members of the Broadway hit comedy YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU dropped by God's Love We Deliver this week to lend a helping hand!


George S. Kaufman Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has George S. Kaufman been in?
George S. Kaufman has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has George S. Kaufman been in?
George S. Kaufman has not appeared in the West End

What awards has George S. Kaufman been nominated for?
Best Direction (Tony Awards) for Guys and Dolls and The Pulitzer Prize for Drama (The Pulitzer Prize) for Of Thee I Sing .

What awards has George S. Kaufman won?
Best Direction (Tony Awards) for Guys and Dollsand The Pulitzer Prize for Drama (The Pulitzer Prize) for Of Thee I Sing.

How many shows has George S. Kaufman written?
George S. Kaufman has written 50 shows including The New Meet the People (Additional Material), Some One in the House (Playwright), Dulcy (Playwright), To the Ladies (Playwright), Merton of the Movies (Playwright), Helen of Troy, New York (Bookwriter), Music Box Revue [1923] (Sketches), The Deep Tangled Wildwood (Playwright), Be Yourself (Bookwriter), Minick (Playwright), Beggar on Horseback (Playwright), The Butter and Egg Man (Playwright), The Good Fellow (Playwright), The Cocoanuts (Bookwriter), Strike Up the Band (Bookwriter), The Royal Family (Playwright), Animal Crackers (Bookwriter), The Channel Road (Playwright), Once in a Lifetime (Playwright), The Band Wagon (Bookwriter), Of Thee I Sing (Bookwriter), June Moon (Playwright), Let 'Em Eat Cake (Bookwriter), The Dark Tower (Playwright), Merrily We Roll Along (Playwright), Stage Door (Playwright), I'd Rather Be Right (Bookwriter), Sing Out the News (Sketches), The Fabulous Invalid (Playwright), The American Way (Playwright), The Land Is Bright (Playwright), The Late George Apley (Playwright), Seven Lively Arts (Bookwriter), Hollywood Pinafore (Lyricist), Park Avenue (Bookwriter), Bravo! (Playwright), The Small Hours (Playwright), Fancy Meeting You Again (Playwright), First Lady (Playwright), The Solid Gold Cadillac (Playwright), Silk Stockings (Bookwriter), You Can't Take It With You (Playwright), Sherry! (Source Material), Merrily We Roll Along (Source Material), The Cocoanuts (Bookwriter), June Moon (Playwright), Once in a Lifetime (Playwright), The Man Who Came to Dinner (Playwright), The Butter and Egg Man (Playwright), Dinner At Eight (Playwright).