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Horton Foote

 
Date of Birth: March 14, 1916 (106)

Birth Place: Wharton, TX, USA
 
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Horton Foote Awards and Nominations

 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 2010 - Best Play Gold Star
Horton FooteThe Orphans’ Home Cycle
 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 2010 - Best Play Gold Star
Horton FooteThe Orphans’ Home Cycle
 
Tony Awards - 2009 - Best Play
Horton Foote, Dividing the Estate
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2008 - Outstanding Play
Horton Foote, Dividing the Estate
 
Tony Awards - 1997 - Best Play
Horton Foote, The Young Man From Atlanta
 
The Lortels - 1995 - Outstanding Body of Work Gold Star
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The Pulitzer Prize - 1995 - The Pulitzer Prize for Drama Gold Star
Horton Foote, The Young Man From Atlant

Horton Foote News

Primary Stages Announces Cast for ON THAT DAY IN AMSTERDAM Photo Primary Stages Announces Cast for ON THAT DAY IN AMSTERDAM
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 28, 2022

PRIMARY STAGES announced casting for On That Day in Amsterdam by Clarence Coo (People Sitting in Darkness) and directed by Zi Alikhan (The Boy Who Danced on Air). On That Day in Amsterdam will begin previews at 59E59’s Theater A on July 23, 2022, with opening night set for August 11 for a limited run through September 4, 2022.

Signature Theatre's SigSpace to Present Quiara AlegrĂ­a Hudes and Sean Ortiz's EMANCI Photo Signature Theatre's SigSpace to Present Quiara AlegrĂ­a Hudes and Sean Ortiz's EMANCIPATED STORIES
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 23, 2022

signature Theatre’s SigSpace will present the first-ever installation from Quiara Alegría Hudes and Sean Ortiz’s Emancipated Stories project, designed by Yazmany Arboleda with Emmanuel Oni and featuring letter-writing sessions and pop-up performances produced in collaboration with The Fortune Society.

Production Starts on DAUGHTER OF THE BRIDE Starring Marcia Gay Harden Photo Production Starts on DAUGHTER OF THE BRIDE Starring Marcia Gay Harden
by Michael Major - Jun 23, 2022

The film also stars Halston Sage (“Paper Towns,” “Neighbors,” “Before I Fall,” “X-Men: Dark Phoenix,” “The Last Summer”), Andrew Richardson (“The Independent,” “Killer Among Us,” “A Call to Spy”) and Emmy Award nominee Aidan Quinn (“Practical Magic,”  “Legends of the Fall,” “Elementary,” “Law& Order: SVU,” “The American Guest”).

Cast Announced for A MEDUSA THREAD Presented by NY Classical Theatre and the West Har Photo Cast Announced for A MEDUSA THREAD Presented by NY Classical Theatre and the West Harlem Art Fund
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 12, 2022

The cast has been announced for A Medusa Thread. A partnership with NY Classical Theatre and the West Harlem Art Fund on Governors Island in Nolan Park (Building 10B) for FREE -- Saturday, June 25th at noon.

Aurora Theatre Company Presents WIVES By Jaclyn Backhaus Photo Aurora Theatre Company Presents WIVES By Jaclyn Backhaus
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 9, 2022

Aurora Theatre Company concludes its 30th season with the West Coast Premiere of Jaclyn Backhaus’ Wives.

​​​​​​Berkshire Theatre Group Announces Casting For Late Summer 2022 Seas Photo ​​​​​​Berkshire Theatre Group Announces Casting For Late Summer 2022 Season
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 9, 2022

​​​​​​Berkshire Theatre Group has announced casting for shows in BTG’s Late Summer 2022 Season. The full season will feature B.R.O.K.E.N code B.I.R.D switching, a world premiere play and an award recipient of the GRANTS FOR ARTS PROJECTS from the National Endowment for the Arts; Once, a Tony Award-winning musical; Songs For a New World, the first musical by a Tony Award winner; Dracula, a classic gothic tale of horrors; and Edward Albee's Seascape, a Pulitzer Prize-winning play. 

The Center for Fiction and Theatre Communications Group Present  Story/Teller Arts: A Photo The Center for Fiction and Theatre Communications Group Present Story/Teller Arts: Aleshea Harris with Nissy Aya
by Stephi Wild - Jun 6, 2022

The Center for Fiction, a 200-year-old literary nonprofit that has created an immersive home for readers and writers in downtown Brooklyn, and Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, will co-present Story/Teller Arts: Aleshea Harris with Nissy Aya on June 8 at 7pm ET at The Center for Fiction, 15 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217, and via livestream.

Signature Theatre's SigSpace to Present DEJA VU Featuring World Premiere by Samuel D. Photo Signature Theatre's SigSpace to Present DEJA VU Featuring World Premiere by Samuel D. Hunter & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 3, 2022

Signature Theatre’s SigSpace will reteam this June with Theatre For One to present six one-on-one, five-to-six minute theater experiences. Titled Déjà Vu (referencing a featured work by the same name), this iteration of Theatre For One revisits five selected works from the visionary and unconventional organization.

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Starring Richard Thomas to Begin Performances at the Kennedy Ce Photo TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Starring Richard Thomas to Begin Performances at the Kennedy Center in June
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 25, 2022

The Kennedy Center engagement of To Kill a Mockingbird, Academy Award® winner Aaron Sorkin’s new play, directed by Tony® winner Bartlett Sher and based on Harper Lee’s classic novel, will play the Kennedy Center’s Opera House, June 21–July 10, 2022. Find out how to get tickets, who is in the cast and more.

Mercedes Ruehl & Harris Yulin to Star in Suffolk Theater's LOVE LETTERS By A.R. Gurne Photo Mercedes Ruehl & Harris Yulin to Star in Suffolk Theater's LOVE LETTERS By A.R. Gurney
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 23, 2022

Suffolk Theater will present Academy Award winner Mercedes Ruehl and Harris Yulin starring in a production of Love Letters, written by A.R. Gurney, directed by Harris Yulin, and produced by Josh Gladstone on Saturday, July 9 at 8PM and Sunday, July 10 at 3PM.

Horton Foote Videos

VIDEO: Betty Buckley Talks BETTY BUCKLEY SINGS STEPHEN SONDHEIM and More with Richard VideoVIDEO: Betty Buckley Talks BETTY BUCKLEY SINGS STEPHEN SONDHEIM and More with Richard Ridge
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 11, 2022

Today Tony Award-winning stage icon Betty Buckley sat down with BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge to for a chat about the release of her latest album, Betty Buckley Sings Stephen Sondheim!

Flashback Video: Cicely Tyson and Blair Underwood in Center Theatre Group's THE TRIP  VideoFlashback Video: Cicely Tyson and Blair Underwood in Center Theatre Group's THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL
by Stage Tube - Feb 13, 2021

In recognizing the recent passing of legendary actress Cicely Tyson, Blair Underwood joins Center Theatre Group to reflect on his performing alongside her and Vanessa Williams at the Ahmanson Theatre in 2014 in “The Trip to Bountiful” by Horton Foote.

VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for HORTON FOOTE: THE ROAD TO HOME VideoVIDEO: Watch the Trailer for HORTON FOOTE: THE ROAD TO HOME
by Stage Tube - Oct 5, 2020

'Horton Foote: The Road to Home' will premiere at the Austin Film Festival.

Video Flashback: Cicely Tyson in a Clip From THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL at the Ahmanson in VideoVideo Flashback: Cicely Tyson in a Clip From THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL at the Ahmanson in 2014
by Stage Tube - Apr 25, 2020

Center Theatre Group is curating a collection of scenes from some of their most beloved productions for your viewing pleasure.

Broadway Rewind: GUYS AND DOLLS Is Back to Rock the Boat on Broadway! VideoBroadway Rewind: GUYS AND DOLLS Is Back to Rock the Boat on Broadway!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 7, 2020

We then close out the show at the opening night of director Des McAnuff's revival of the classic Frank Loesser musical Guys and Dolls. Des said, 'I wanted to go back to Damon Runyon's time. He wrote the Broadway stories between '29 and '37 so, we set it very loosely in '35, it's a mythic landscape anyway, and I asked Jo Loesser about this idea and she thought Frank would like it, so that was good enough for me.'

VIDEO: Matthew Broderick Plays Mike Pompeo in SNL Cold Open VideoVIDEO: Matthew Broderick Plays Mike Pompeo in SNL Cold Open
by Stage Tube - Oct 6, 2019

During last night's episode of Saturday Night Live, Matthew Broderick made an appearance as Mike Pompeo in the impeachment-themed Cold Open.

HOOKMAN Opens At CalRep This Week VideoHOOKMAN Opens At CalRep This Week
by Stephi Wild - Sep 25, 2019

Lauren Yee's Hookman is a horror fairytale brought to life by the trauma of sexual assault. a?oeYee is one of the most important new voices in American playwriting today; her recent LA productions of Cambodian Rock Band and King of the Yees showcase her brilliance in telling family dramas in virtuosic and comedic waysa??, says Artistic Director Jeff Janisheski.

Video: Get A First Look At Goodspeed Musicals' BILLY ELLIOT VideoVideo: Get A First Look At Goodspeed Musicals' BILLY ELLIOT
by Alan Henry - Sep 17, 2019

Sometimes being brave means being yourself! This fall Goodspeed Musicals' production of Billy Elliot The Musical will spark with infectious energy. This tour-de-force of dance based on the British movie of the same name, will run September 13 a?' November 24 at The Goodspeed in East Haddam, Conn. [Official Press Opening will be October 2, 2019].

VIDEO: Matthew Broderick Stars in Jimmy Kimmel's Parody Musical of 'Sully' VideoVIDEO: Matthew Broderick Stars in Jimmy Kimmel's Parody Musical of 'Sully'
by Stage Tube - Oct 17, 2018

New York is the home of Broadway and there are lots of new musical adaptations happening right now. Jimmy Kimmel decided to have some fun with that, so he and his team came up with a fake musical based on a real local event, the Miracle on the Hudson which is the story of flight 1549 and the heroic work of Captain "Sully" Sullenberger.

Video: The Cast of 5-Star Theatricals SHREK THE MUSICAL Covers The Monkees, 'I'm A Be VideoVideo: The Cast of 5-Star Theatricals SHREK THE MUSICAL Covers The Monkees, 'I'm A Believer'
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 15, 2018

5-STAR THEATRICALS opens its 2018-2019 season with the Thousand Oaks premiere of SHREK THE MUSICAL


Horton Foote Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Horton Foote written?
Horton Foote has written 15 shows including Only the Heart (Playwright), The Chase (Playwright), Two's Company (Sketches), The Trip to Bountiful (Playwright), The Traveling Lady (Playwright), Gone with the Wind (Bookwriter), The Young Man from Atlanta (Playwright), Dividing The Estate (Playwright), The Orphans' Home Cycle: Part 1 - The Story of a Childhood (Playwright), The Orphans' Home Cycle: Part 2 - The Story of a Marriage (Playwright), The Orphans' Home Cycle: Part 3 - The Story of a Family (Playwright), The Orphans' Home Cycle (Playwright), Harrison, TX: Three Plays (Playwright), The Old Friends (Playwright), Inactive (Playwright).

What awards has Horton Foote been nominated for?
Best Play (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for The Orphans’ Home Cycle , Best Play (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for The Orphans’ Home Cycle , Best Play (Tony Awards) for Dividing the Estate , Outstanding Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Dividing the Estate , Best Play (Tony Awards) for The Young Man From Atlanta Outstanding Body of Work (The Lortels) and The Pulitzer Prize for Drama (The Pulitzer Prize) for The Young Man From Atlant .

What awards has Horton Foote won?
Best Play (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for The Orphans’ Home Cycle, Best Play (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for The Orphans’ Home Cycle Outstanding Body of Work (The Lortels)and The Pulitzer Prize for Drama (The Pulitzer Prize) for The Young Man From Atlant.