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Gore Vidal

Date of Death: July 31, 2012 (86)

Birth Place: West Point, NY, USA

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Gore Vidal is recognized as one of our foremost authors and essayists of the last seven decades. In addition to a major sequence of novels about American history and satirical novels, Vidal has written dozens of television plays, film scripts and even three mystery novels under a pseudonym. He has also written over a hundred essays, gathered in several volumes published between 1962 and 2001. Vidal's career as an essayist culminated in 1993 when he won the National Book Award for United States: Essays, 1952-1992. His credits include the following as a Novelist: The City and the Pillar, Burr, 1876, Lincoln, Hollywood, The Golden Age, The Judgement of Paris, Messiah, Julian, Washington, D.C., Myra Breckinridge and Duluth . Essayist: United States. Memoirist: Screening History, Palimpsest. Playwright: Visit to a Small Planet, Romulus, Weekend, An Evening with Richard Nixon. Screenwriter: Suddenly, Last Summer, The Best Man, Is Paris Burning? Film actor: Gattaca, Bob Roberts. Vidal is also a Congressional Candidate both in New York and California.

Gore Vidal Awards and Nominations

Tony Awards - 1960 - Best Play

Gore Vidal, The Best Man

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Christine Ebersole Joins Hallmark Movie HOLIDAY TOUCHDOWN: A CHIEFS LOVE STORY

Tony Award winner Christine Ebersole is one of the latest names to join the cast of the upcoming original Hallmark movie centering on the Kansas City Chiefs football team. In Holiday Touchdown: A Chiefs Love Story, Ebersole will appear alongside Diedrich Bader, Megyn Price, and Richard Riehle.
Interview: Chatting with Michael Wilson Director of CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF in St. Louis

Acclaimed theatre director Michael Wilson will be spending the summer in St. Louis to helm the Tennessee Williams Festival St. Louis’ production of CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF. Wilson, who has long examined the works of Tennessee Williams could not pass up the opportunity to work in St. Louis.  
TENNESSEE WILLIAMS FESTIVAL St. Louis Returns to Year-Round Programming with 9th Annual Festival In August

The Tennessee Williams Festival St. Louis has announced the cast for their upcoming production of CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF, featuring a talented ensemble set to bring the classic play to life.
92NY Launches The Humanities Audio Collection Featuring Over 400 Archival Recordings

92NY unveils The Humanities Audio Collection, featuring over 400 archival recordings of notable figures and events.
Video: Watch Trailer for Reimagined CALIGULA: THE ULTIMATE CUT

Drafthouse films has released the trailer for CALIGULA: THE ULTIMATE CUT, a complete reconstruction of one of cinema’s most lavish-yet-notorious productions in a glorious 4K Ultra High Definition restoration. The film was written by the esteemed Gore Vidal and headed by the stellar cast of Malcolm McDowell, Dame Helen Mirren, Peter O'Toole, and Sir John Gielgud. Watch the trailer now!
Theater Resources Unlimited Hosts Upcoming TRU Community Gathering Via Zoom 'From Big Broadway To A Small West Coast Non-profit'

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) is now in its fourth year of non-stop weekly Community Gatherings this Friday, having offered to date over 200 conversations and unlimited camaraderie since April 17, 2020. TRU hosts their Community Gatherings every Friday at 5pm ET via Zoom, originally presented to explore the creation of art and theater in the time of COVID-19, and now to ensure that these crucial conversations continue going forward as theater reopens.
Theater Resources Unlimited Community To Gather Via Zoom With 'Theater In A Box: Yes, You Can Do It!'

Join Theater Resources Unlimited on June 14 for a Zoom event, 'Theater in a Box: Yes, You Can Do It!'
Theater Resources Unlimited to Present A Cross Cultural Exchange: Diversity In Translation

Theater Resources Unlimited will present A Cross Cultural Exchange: Diversity In Translation.
TRU to Present Duet: A Conversation About Musical Theater Development, For Two Voices

Theater Resources Unlimited will continue its weekly Community Gatherings via Zoom, offering valuable conversations about musical theater development with industry leaders like James Morgan and Michael Unger.
Elizabeth Marvel to Star in US Premiere of MEDEA at Red Bull Theater

Join Elizabeth Marvel in MEDEA, a unique adaptation by Ben Power, directed by Daniel Fish, as part of Red Bull Theater's 20th Anniversary Festival. Learn how to purchase tickets.
Theater Resources Unlimited Meet The Coaches 2024 Virtual Workshop

Join Theater Resources Unlimited's Meet the Coaches 2024, a virtual workshop for actors preparing for the TRU Audition.
Tennessee Williams St. Louis Returns With 9th Annual Festival This August

Tennessee Williams St. Louis will return to year-round programming with its 9th Annual Festival, running August 8-18.
Drafthouse Films Acquires NA Rights To CALIGULA: THE ULTIMATE CUT

Drafthouse Films has announced their acquisition of Caligula: The Ultimate Cut, a complete reconstruction of one of cinema's most lavish-yet-notorious productions in a glorious 4K Ultra High Definition restoration.
Full Cast Revealed For the UK Première of SAPPHO at Southwark Playhouse Elephant

Casting has been announced for the UK and English language première of Wendy Beckett's Sappho. Sappho premières at Southwark Playhouse Elephant on 8 May, with previews from 3 May, and runs until 25 May.
Cast Set For ANTONY & CLEOPATRA From Red Bull Theater

RED BULL THEATER has announced the complete cast for the next offering of a new season of OBIE Award-winning Revelation Readings: Antony & Cleopatra.
Westport Country Playhouse to Present Michael Wilson-Helmed THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL Reading

Westport Country Playhouse will present a Script in Hand playreading of “The Trip to Bountiful'. Learn more about the reading!
Wendy Beckett's SAPPHO Will Make Its UK Premiere At Southwark Playhouse Elephant

The UK and English Language première of Wendy Beckett's Sappho,  a new play inspired by the famous Greek poet integrating the original poetry with contemporary music and dance, will première at Southwark Playhouse Elephant on 8 May, with previews from 3 May and run to 25 May.
John Douglas Thompson & Nicole Ari Parker to Lead Red Bull Theater's ANTONY & CLEOPATRA

RED BULL THEATER has revealed updated casting for the next offering of a new season of OBIE Award-winning Revelation Readings: Antony & Cleopatra by William Shakespeare. See who is starring!
Jamie Muscato to Join Eric McCormack, Rachel Tucker, and More In WILD ABOUT YOU Concert

Jamie Muscato will be joining Eric McCormack, Rachel Tucker, Oliver Tompsett, and Tori Allen-Martin in the new musical in concert Wild About You, which is making its World Premiere at Theatre Royal Drury Lane.
TRU Community Gathering Via Zoom Hosts Why Theater Needs Cast Recordings, And The Introduction Of A Brand New Label

A dependable haven for artists in isolation, Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) is now in its fourth year of non-stop weekly Community Gatherings this Friday, having offered to date nearly 200 conversations and unlimited camaraderie since April 17, 2020.

Gore Vidal FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How many shows has Gore Vidal written?

Gore Vidal has written 5 shows including A Visit to a Small Planet (Playwright), Weekend (Playwright), An Evening With Richard Nixon and... (Playwright), Gore Vidal's The Best Man (Playwright), A Catered Affair (Source Material).

What awards has Gore Vidal been nominated for?

Gore Vidal has been nominated for the Best Play category at the Tony Awards for his work on "The Best Man".

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