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Gore Vidal

 
Date Of Death:
July 31, 2012 (???)
Birth Place:
West Point, NY, USA
Bio:
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 ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: October 03, 1925
Date of Death: July 31, 2012 (86)

Birth Place: West Point, NY, USA

Bio:
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 ... (read complete bio)

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Phyllis Newman.attending 'Gore Vidal - A Celebration' at the Schoenfeld Theatre in Ne Photo

Phyllis Newman.attending 'Gore Vidal - A Celebration' at the Schoenfeld Theatre in New York City on August 23, 2012

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Phyllis Newman attending 'Gore Vidal - A Celebration' at the Schoenfeld Theatre in Ne Photo

Phyllis Newman attending 'Gore Vidal - A Celebration' at the Schoenfeld Theatre in New York City on August 23, 2012

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Edward Albee attinding the Broadway Opening Night Performance of.'Gore Vidal's The Best Man' at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre in New York City on 4/1/2012

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Gore Vidal Biography

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

Gore Vidal News

HBO Max to Debut Paul Newman And Joanne Woodward Documentary THE LAST MOVIE STARS Photo HBO Max to Debut Paul Newman And Joanne Woodward Documentary THE LAST MOVIE STARS
by Michael Major - Jun 21, 2022

Four-time Academy Award nominee Ethan Hawke, who previously directed the highly-acclaimed documentary, “Seymour: An Introduction,” directs the six-part documentary. Academy Award-winning director, writer and producer Martin Scorsese serves as executive producer. THE LAST MOVIE STARS premiered at SXSW followed by Cannes in May.

Angela Lansbury Will Receive Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement Photo Angela Lansbury Will Receive Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement
by Team BWW - May 23, 2022

The Tony Awards Administration Committee announced today that legendary actress and five-time Tony Award winner Angela Lansbury will receive the 2022 Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre.

Student Blog: “See You at the Parks!” Photo Student Blog: “See You at the Parks!”
by Student Blogger: Kat Mokrynski - May 4, 2022

Recently, I had the chance to speak with David about his experience in the theatre world, his off-Broadway directorial debut, and, of course, Disney! From Happy Meal toys to college professors, read on to learn more about how David became the person they are today and how he is contributing to both the theatre world and the Disney community.

CABARET Leads in Nominations for the 2022 Olivier Awards; View All the Nominees Here Photo CABARET Leads in Nominations for the 2022 Olivier Awards; View All the Nominees Here
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 8, 2022

Nominations have been announced for the Olivier Awards 2022 with Mastercard, British theatre’s most prestigious honours, which take place on Sunday 10 April at the Royal Albert Hall. View the full list.

Updated Cast Announced for Staged Reading of AimĂ© CĂ©saire's  A TEMPEST (UNE TEMPÊT Photo Updated Cast Announced for Staged Reading of AimĂ© CĂ©saire's A TEMPEST (UNE TEMPÊTE)
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 28, 2022

A Tempest (Une TempĂȘte) will take place LIVE in person on Monday February 28th at 7:30pm at FIAF Florence Gould Hall (55 East 59th Street) with simultaneous Livestream broadcast. Video-on-Demand will be available through Sunday March 6th until 11:59 PM EST.

Sutter Street Theatre Stages THE BEST MAN Photo Sutter Street Theatre Stages THE BEST MAN
by Marissa Tomeo - Feb 27, 2022

Sutter Street Theatre and Kauffmans’ Give Us A Hand Productions are set to present The Best Man by Gore Vidal from March 4th through March 20th. Performances will be held on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm and Sundays at 4:00pm.

Wake Up With BWW 2/21: Ariana Grande Visits WICKED on Broadway, and More! Photo Wake Up With BWW 2/21: Ariana Grande Visits WICKED on Broadway, and More!
by - Feb 21, 2022

Ariana Grande visited Wicked on Broadway yesterday, and shared praise for the show's leads, Lindsay Heather Pearce and Brittney Johnson, on her Instagram story. Plus, watch Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker discuss Plaza Suite on CBS Sunday Morning, and check out the premiere of new web series The Aging Ingenue, starring Sara Jean Ford, Vishal Vaidya, Ashley Blanchet, and Will Reynolds.

2021 Year in Review: Gary Naylor's Best of 2021 Photo 2021 Year in Review: Gary Naylor's Best of 2021
by Gary Naylor - Dec 23, 2021

Gary Naylor finds some magnificent productions in a difficult year for theatre

VIDEO: Chris Noth Talks AND JUST LIKE THAT... Character Plot Twist Photo VIDEO: Chris Noth Talks AND JUST LIKE THAT... Character Plot Twist
by Michael Major - Dec 14, 2021

Chris Noth spoke out about Mr. Big's plot twist in a new interview with Access TV. The first two episodes of And Just Like That... are now streaming on HBO Max. New episodes premiere every Thursday. The series is the next chapter of the groundbreaking series, Sex and the City, which also inspired two feature films.

SEX & THE CITY Stars Who Have Bowed on Broadway Photo SEX & THE CITY Stars Who Have Bowed on Broadway
by Michael Major - Dec 12, 2021

Sex and the City has returned for a new spin-off series, starring Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon, and Kristin Davis. Read about the many Broadway appearances from the casts of different incarnations of the beloved franchise, including Chris Noth, David Eigenberg, Mario Cantone, and Kim Cattrall.

Gore Vidal Videos

BWW Flashback: The Cast of WILL AND GRACE on Stage! VideoBWW Flashback: The Cast of WILL AND GRACE on Stage!
by Abigail Charpentier - Oct 24, 2019

Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Megan Mullally and Sean Hayes are reprising their celebrated roles as Will, Grace, Karen and Jack for one last time in the farewell season of beloved NBC sitcom.

BWW Flashback: Celebrate Angela Lansbury's Birthday With a Look Back at BLITHE SPIRIT VideoBWW Flashback: Celebrate Angela Lansbury's Birthday With a Look Back at BLITHE SPIRIT's Opening!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 16, 2019

It's time to celebrate because today is the birthday of legendary stage and screen actress Angela Lansbury! In honor of the occasion, we're looking back at the opening night of her Tony-winning performance in Blithe Spirit on Broadway! Check out the video to see Lansbury alongside her co-stars Christine Ebersole, Rupert Everett, and more on this special night!

BWW Review: THE BEST MAN at Madison Theatre Guild VideoBWW Review: THE BEST MAN at Madison Theatre Guild
by Scott Rawson - Nov 3, 2018

While Gore Vidal's The Best Man is nearly 60 years old, the piece remains as validly significant as it did when it was first performed in 1960.

BWW TV: Martin Shaw, Maureen Lipman & Cast Talk THE BEST MAN VideoBWW TV: Martin Shaw, Maureen Lipman & Cast Talk THE BEST MAN
by Jamie Body - Mar 5, 2018

Gore Vidal's political drama THE BEST MAN is enjoying its belated West End debut, with a press night tonight at London's Playhouse Theatre. Watch the cast discuss the play in our video interview below!

Have Mercy! John Stamos & Fiancee Caitlin McHugh Expecting First Child VideoHave Mercy! John Stamos & Fiancee Caitlin McHugh Expecting First Child
by Caryn Robbins - Dec 13, 2017

Broadway alum John Stamos is expecting his first child with fianc e Caitlin McHugh. In the magazine's latest issue, the FULL HOUSE star shares his excitement over the news.

Broadway Alum John Stamos to Tie the Knot with Girlfriend Caitlin McHugh VideoBroadway Alum John Stamos to Tie the Knot with Girlfriend Caitlin McHugh
by Caryn Robbins - Oct 23, 2017

John Stamos took to Instagram yesterday to share the joyous news that he will tie the knot with girlfriend Caitlin McHugh.

ITVS Wins Five News & Documentary Emmys VideoITVS Wins Five News & Documentary Emmys
by Caryn Robbins - Oct 6, 2017

Five ITVS documentaries, four for Independent Lens and one for POV, received News & Documentary Emmy Awards, it was announced today at the 38th Annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 7/27/16- A CATERED AFFAIR
by Stage Tube - Jul 27, 2016

Today in 2008, A Catered Affair closed at the Walter Kerr Theatre, where it ran for 116 performances. A Catered Affair is a musical with a book by Harvey Fierstein and music and lyrics by John Bucchino. It is based on both the 1956 film The Catered Affair written by Gore Vidal and the original 1955 teleplay by Paddy Chayefsky, set in 1953 in the Bronx. John Doyle directed the production, which starred Fierstein, Faith Prince and Tom Wopat.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 4/17- A CATERED AFFAIR
by Stage Tube - Apr 17, 2016

Today in 2008, A Catered Affair opened at the Walter Kerr Theatre, where it ran for 116 performances. A Catered Affair is a musical with a book by Harvey Fierstein and music and lyrics by John Bucchino. It is based on both the 1956 film The Catered Affair written by Gore Vidal and the original 1955 teleplay by Paddy Chayefsky, set in 1953 in the Bronx. John Doyle directed the production, which starred Fierstein, Faith Prince and Tom Wopat.

STAGE TUBE: DISASTER!'s Kerry Butler Performs 'I'm Here, What Can I Do?' on TODAY
by Stage Tube - Dec 17, 2015

Kathie Lee Gifford and David Friedman wrote 'Everyone Has A Story' honoree Stacey Louidice an original song to celebrate how Stacey stepped in to help a stranger in need, and ended up becoming a great friend. Below, watch star of Broadway's upcoming DISASTER!, Kerry Butler, perform 'I'm Here, What Can I Do?'!


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?
Best Play (Tony Awards) for The Best Man .