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Gore Vidal

 
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)
 
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 Be Photo

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

John Stamos to Write Memoir for Henry Holt Photo John Stamos to Write Memoir for Henry Holt
by Michael Major - Sep 14, 2022

Henry Holt, a division of Macmillan Publishers, has acquired actor John Stamos’s memoir, If You Would Have Told Me. Stamos is the critically acclaimed, Emmy-nominated actor whose multifaceted career spans four decades. Executive Editor James Melia acquired the book from Esther Newberg and Kristyn Keene Benton at CAA.

24 Actors Will Make Their Broadway Debuts in LEOPOLDSTADT; Meet the Full Cast! Photo 24 Actors Will Make Their Broadway Debuts in LEOPOLDSTADT; Meet the Full Cast!
by Stephi Wild - Sep 14, 2022

Leopoldstadt officially begins previews on Broadway tonight, September 14. Get to know the cast bringing this play to the stage!

Photos: First Look at Brandon Uranowitz, Caissie Levy, David Krumholtz & More in Rehe Photo Photos: First Look at Brandon Uranowitz, Caissie Levy, David Krumholtz & More in Rehearsals for LEOPOLDSTADT
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 7, 2022

Check out rehearsal photos here for Leopoldstadt, the Olivier Award-winning Best New Play by Sir Tom Stoppard, directed by two-time Tony Award nominee Patrick Marber!

Zachary Quinto Sets West End Debut in BEST OF ENEMIES Photo Zachary Quinto Sets West End Debut in BEST OF ENEMIES
by Robert Diamond - Sep 5, 2022

Best of Enemies will begin previews at the No√ęl¬†Coward Theatre on 14 November with an opening night on 28 November. Find out how to get tickets to Zachary Quito's West End Debut

The Public Theatre Opens 32nd Season with MORNING AFTER GRACE in September Photo The Public Theatre Opens 32nd Season with MORNING AFTER GRACE in September
by Blair Ingenthron - Sep 3, 2022

The Public Theatre will open its 32nd season on September 16 with Morning After Grace. Morning After Grace is playing at The Public Theatre, Lewiston/Auburn’s Professional Theatre, Sept 16 - 25. Thurs-Sat at 7:30pm, Sun at 2pm with an added matinee on Sat, Sept 24th at 3pm. 

The Public Theatre Opens Its 32nd Season With MORNING AFTER GRACE, September 16 Photo The Public Theatre Opens Its 32nd Season With MORNING AFTER GRACE, September 16
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 31, 2022

The Public Theatre opens its 32nd season on September 16 with Morning After Grace. a wonderful new comedy that every baby boomer on the planet is going to want to see! See photos from the production!

Review: THE OUTSIDER at Keegan Theatre Photo Review: THE OUTSIDER at Keegan Theatre
by David Friscic - Aug 30, 2022

The Outsider by Paul Slade Smith, now playing at the Keegan Theatre, is a skewering send-up of all the shenanigans that polls, pollsters, and the media are involved in.¬† Laughs aplenty ensue as a governor must resign and a decidedly ‚Äúoutsider‚ÄĚ type of candidate, Ned Newley (played by a perfectly cast Zach Brewster-Geisz), is thrust into the spotlight without any of the political and media-savvy intuition that politicos believe are so necessary to appeal to the voters.¬† Soon the tables are turned, and the outsider becomes the darling of the media due to his unerring honesty and complete lack of guile.

Christine Ebersole and Billy Stritch to Kick Off 2022-23 BROADWAY IN NEW ORLEANS Seas Photo Christine Ebersole and Billy Stritch to Kick Off 2022-23 BROADWAY IN NEW ORLEANS Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 25, 2022

Producer Mark Cortale's Broadway in New Orleans concert series will present Christine Ebersole, two-time Tony Award-winner for Grey Gardens and 42nd Street and star of Oscar-winning films such as Amadeus and Tootsie, on Saturday, October 15 at 7:30 PM with renowned entertainer Billy Stritch at the piano. 

Tom Stoppard to Discuss LEOPOLDSTADT at 92NY in September Photo Tom Stoppard to Discuss LEOPOLDSTADT at 92NY in September
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 10, 2022

The 92nd Street Y, New York (92NY) will present a conversation with Tom Stoppard on Sunday, September 18 at 4:30pm at the 92nd Street Y.

Tom Stoppard's LEOPOLDSTADT Begins Broadway Rehearsals Photo Tom Stoppard's LEOPOLDSTADT Begins Broadway Rehearsals
by Stephi Wild - Aug 8, 2022

Broadway rehearsals have begun for Leopoldstadt, Tom Stoppard's Olivier Award-winning Best New Play, directed by two-time Tony Award nominee Patrick Marber and produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, Roy Furman, and Lorne Michaels.

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 .