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John Guare

 
Date of Birth: February 05, 1938 (84)

Birth Place: New York, NY, USA

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[Broadway, 1999]
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[Off-Broadway, 1999]
Script Consultant
 
[Off-Broadway, 1981]
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[Off-Broadway, 1977]
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[West End, 1973]
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Francine Horn, John Guare, Ayad Akhtar and Andre Bishop  Photo

Francine Horn, John Guare, Ayad Akhtar and Andre Bishop

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03/06/2020
playwright John Guare and director Jerry Zaks Photo

playwright John Guare and director Jerry Zaks

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03/19/2019
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playwright John Guare

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John Guare and Danny Burstein

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Stage

Productions

[Broadway, 1999]
Additional Material

[Off-Broadway, 1999]
Script Consultant

[Off-Broadway, 1981]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 1977]
Costume Designer

[West End, 1973]
Adaptation

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John Guare Awards and Nominations

 
The Pulitzer Prize - 2011 - The Pulitzer Prize for Drama
John Guare, A Free Man of Color
 
The Pulitzer Prize - 2011 - The Pulitzer Prize for Drama
John Guare, A Free Man of Color
 
Tony Awards - 2002 - Best Book of a Musical
John Guare, Sweet Smell of Success
 
Olivier Awards - 1993 - BBC Award for the Play of the Year Gold Star
John GuareSix Degrees Of Separation
 
Tony Awards - 1992 - Best Play
John Guare, Four Baboons Adoring the Sun
 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 1991 - Best Play Gold Star
John Guare, Six Degrees of Separation
 
The Pulitzer Prize - 1991 - The Pulitzer Prize for Drama
John Guare, Six Degrees of Separation
 
Tony Awards - 1991 - Best Play
John Guare, Six Degrees of Separation
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1990 - Outstanding New Play
John Guare, Six Degrees of Separation
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1978 - Best New Play
John Guare, Landscape of the Body
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1972 - Outstanding Book Gold Star
John Guare, Two Gentlemen of Verona
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1972 - Outstanding Lyrics Gold Star
John Guare, Two Gentlemen of Verona
 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 1972 - Best Musical Gold Star
John Guare, Two Gentlemen of Verona
 
Tony Awards - 1972 - Best Book of a Musical Gold Star
John Guare, Two Gentlemen of Verona
 
Tony Awards - 1972 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
John Guare, Two Gentlemen of Verona
 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 1971 - Best American Play Gold Star
John Guare, The House of Blue Leaves
 
Obie Awards - 1971 - Best New American Play Gold Star
John Guare, House of Blue Leaves
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1971 - Other Awards Gold Star
John Guare, The House of Blue Leaves
 
Obie Awards - 1968 - Distinguished Plays Gold Star
John GuareMuzzeha

John Guare News

Photos: Clive Davis and More Turn Out for The Acting Company's 50th Anniversary Gala Photo Photos: Clive Davis and More Turn Out for The Acting Company's 50th Anniversary Gala
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 17, 2022

The Acting Company’s 50th Anniversary Gala celebrated the company’s impact across America and new artistic vision for the future on Monday, June 13, 2022 at Capitale in New York City.

Red Bull Theater Announces SHORT NEW PLAY FESTIVAL 2022 Featuring Larissa FastHorse,  Photo Red Bull Theater Announces SHORT NEW PLAY FESTIVAL 2022 Featuring Larissa FastHorse, Stephen Adly Guirgis & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 16, 2022

Red Bull Theater today announced the eight world premieres in this year’s Short New Play Festival 2022. This in-person event is the latest installment of Red Bull’s renowned annual new play festival of classically inspired ten-minute plays.

TOPDOG/UNDERDOG Will Return to Broadway This Fall with Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Core Photo TOPDOG/UNDERDOG Will Return to Broadway This Fall with Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Corey Hawkins
by Team BWW - Jun 14, 2022

SUZAN-LORI PARKS’ Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece, TOPDOG/UNDERDOG, will return to Broadway this Fall in a 20th Anniversary Production, directed by Tony Award-winner KENNY LEON and starring Tony Award-nominee COREY HAWKINS (In the Heights, The Tragedy of Macbeth) and Emmy Award-winner YAHYA ABDUL-MATEEN II (Watchmen, Candyman) as brothers Lincoln and Booth.

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation Announces Mentor and Host Theatre for 2 Photo Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation Announces Mentor and Host Theatre for 2022 Lloyd Richards New Futures Residency Program
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 7, 2022

SDCF announces the host theatre for its 2022 Lloyd Richards New Futures Residency program: Actors Theatre of Louisville in Louisville, KY. Applications are being accepted now for a Resident Artist, who will be mentored by Actors Theatre of Louisville's Executive Artistic Director Robert Barry Fleming for one year while also undertaking their own artistic projects at the host theatre.

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.

TheaterWorks Hartford Shares 2022-2023 Season Lineup Photo TheaterWorks Hartford Shares 2022-2023 Season Lineup
by Marissa Tomeo - May 29, 2022

TheaterWorks Hartford, under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Rob Ruggiero, is excited to announce its upcoming 2022–2023 season. Rob said 'This season, we’re focusing on plays that we hope inspire our audiences to come see LIVE theater. Great music, captivating stories, and world-class writing – these stories are uplifting, powerful … and will engage us all in important conversations. We’re particularly excited that they are written by four female playwrights representing the best and most important voices in American theater. These plays tell our stories.'

Jenn Colella, Gavin Creel, Marilyn Maye & More to be Featured in Eugene O'Neill Theat Photo Jenn Colella, Gavin Creel, Marilyn Maye & More to be Featured in Eugene O'Neill Theater Center 58th Summer Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 19, 2022

The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center has announced its 2022 summer season, which features the return of some beloved in-person public events put on pause during the virtual and hybrid seasons of 2020 and 2021. 

Premieres by Quiara AlegrĂ­a Hudes, Sarah Ruhl & More Announced for Signature Theatre Photo Premieres by Quiara AlegrĂ­a Hudes, Sarah Ruhl & More Announced for Signature Theatre's 2022-2023 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 19, 2022

Signature Theatre announced its 2022-2023 season—from Resident playwrights Quiara Alegría Hudes, Samuel D. Hunter, Sarah Ruhl, and Branden Jacobs-Jenkins—alongside the inauguration of Launchpad, a new residency supporting early-career playwrights that expands the organization’s singular mission of producing a body of work by each resident writer.

A CASE FOR THE EXISTENCE OF GOD Extends Again at Signature Theatre Photo A CASE FOR THE EXISTENCE OF GOD Extends Again at Signature Theatre
by Stephi Wild - May 12, 2022

Signature Theatre has extended the world premiere of Samuel D. Hunter’s A Case for the Existence of God, directed by David Cromer (Tony Award-winner, The Band’s Visit) to May 29. The production, which opened on May 2, is running on The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 W 42nd St).

Jeremy O. Harris Announced as Next Presiding Playwright for 2023 Yale Drama Series Pr Photo Jeremy O. Harris Announced as Next Presiding Playwright for 2023 Yale Drama Series Prize
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 10, 2022

The 2023 Yale Drama Series Prize has chosen Jeremy O. Harris, the Yale alum and Tony-nominated author of Slave Play, as the presiding playwright for its landmark 15th anniversary year. As his first order of business, Harris is assembling an international group of readers to help evaluate submissions as part of a larger effort to infuse the process with a more global point-of-view.

John Guare Videos

VIDEO: Courtney B. Vance Gushes Over Aretha Franklin on THE TONIGHT SHOW VideoVIDEO: Courtney B. Vance Gushes Over Aretha Franklin on THE TONIGHT SHOW
by Stage Tube - Mar 9, 2021

Courtney B. Vance talks about the pandemic ruining his 60th birthday and shares what he learned about Aretha Franklin while filming his show Genius: Aretha.

VIDEO: Kate Burton Performs From THE HOUSE OF BLUE LEAVES, THE PRICE, and ARCADIA VideoVIDEO: Kate Burton Performs From THE HOUSE OF BLUE LEAVES, THE PRICE, and ARCADIA
by Stage Tube - May 14, 2020

Kate Burton performs monologues from John Guare's 'The House of Blue Leaves' (2008), Arthur Miller's 'The Price' (2015), and Tom Stoppard's 'Arcadia' (1997).

VIDEO: Christopher Fairbank Talks AGES OF THE MOON VideoVIDEO: Christopher Fairbank Talks AGES OF THE MOON
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 14, 2019

Joseph Marcell - best known as laconic British butler 'Geoffrey' in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air - and Christopher Fairbank - best known for his role as 'Moxey' in the iconic British series Auf Wiedersehen, Pet - will star as 'Byron' and 'Ames' in the long-awaited UK premiere of Sam Shepard's play AGES OF THE MOON, directed by Alexander Lass, playing from Thursday 17 October - Sunday 24 November at the Vaults Theatre in London's Waterloo, with a press night on Wednesday 23 October.

BWW TV: Watch Highlights of John Larroquette, Will Swenson & More in NANTUCKET SLEIGH VideoBWW TV: Watch Highlights of John Larroquette, Will Swenson & More in NANTUCKET SLEIGH RIDE
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 18, 2019

Lincoln Center Theater presents Nantucket Sleigh Ride, a new play by John Guare. Nantucket Sleigh Ride, directed by Jerry Zaks, opening tonight, March 18 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65 Street). Check out highlights of the cast in action below!

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

VIDEO: John Benjamin Hickey Talks Emotional Final Performance of SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION
by Caryn Robbins - Jun 22, 2017

On last night's LATE SHOW, guest John Benjamin Hickey discussed the final performances of Broadway's SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION. 'In the last few shows I was trying not to cry,' he explained.

VIDEO: Allison Janney Talks 'SIX DEGREES'; Sings Musical Theater Classics
by Caryn Robbins - May 11, 2017

Allison Janney stopped by 'Popcorn With Peter Travers' to talk about her new Broadway show, SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION and sing a few bars of 'I'll Know' from GUYS AND DOLLS and 'Almost Like Being In Love' from BRIGADOON.

VIDEO: 'SIX DEGREES' Stars Allison Janney & John Benjamin Hickey Dish on Broadway Life
by Caryn Robbins - Apr 28, 2017

On last night's WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE on Bravo, Allison Janney and John Benjamin Hickey, currently starring in the revival of SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION, talk to host Andy Cohen about what it's like working together on Broadway

BWW TV: John Benjamin Hickey, Allison Janney & Corey Hawkins Celebrate SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION Opening Night!
by TV - Opening Night Special - Apr 26, 2017

John Guare's Six Degrees of Separation found its way home to Broadway last night, in its first revival since opening in 1990. After the curtain came down at the Barrymore Theatre, Allison Janney, John Benjamin Hickey, Corey Hawkins and the rest of the company celebrated at Brasserie 8½. BroadwayWorld is taking you inside the after party below!

VIDEO: Broadway's Allison Janney Tries Out Stephen Colbert's 'Vocal Warm-Up' Routine
by Caryn Robbins - Apr 25, 2017

While guesting on 'The Late Show' yesterday, the star of Broadway's SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION, Allison Janney, missed her nightly warm up routine for her play. So Stephen invited her to try his!


John Guare Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has John Guare written?
John Guare has written 25 shows including Muzeeka/ Red Cross (Playwright), Two Gentlemen of Verona (Adaptation), Two Gentlemen of Verona (Bookwriter), Rich and Famous (Bookwriter), Landscape of the Body (Composer), Bosoms and Neglect (Playwright), Sophisticated Ladies (Lyricist), The One Act Play Festival (Playwright), Lydie Breeze (Playwright), Orchards (Adaptation), The House of Blue Leaves (Playwright), Six Degrees Of Separation (Playwright), Four Baboons Adoring the Sun (Playwright), Love's Fire: Fresh Numbers by Seven American Playwrights (Playwright), Marco Polo Sings a Solo (Playwright), Lake Hollywood (Playwright), Lydie Breeze, Parts I & II (Playwright), Chaucer in Rome (Playwright), Sweet Smell of Success (Bookwriter), A Few Stout Individuals (Playwright), Escape: 6 Ways to Get Away (1) (Playwright), Escape: 6 Ways to Get Away (2) (Playwright), A Free Man Of Color (Playwright), Three Kinds of Exile (Playwright), Desire (Writer).

What awards has John Guare been nominated for?
The Pulitzer Prize for Drama (The Pulitzer Prize) for A Free Man of Color , The Pulitzer Prize for Drama (The Pulitzer Prize) for A Free Man of Color , Best Book of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Sweet Smell of Success , BBC Award for the Play of the Year (Olivier Awards) for Six Degrees Of Separation , Best Play (Tony Awards) for Four Baboons Adoring the Sun , Best Play (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for Six Degrees of Separation , The Pulitzer Prize for Drama (The Pulitzer Prize) for Six Degrees of Separation , Best Play (Tony Awards) for Six Degrees of Separation , Outstanding New Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Six Degrees of Separation , Best New Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Landscape of the Body , Outstanding Book (Drama Desk Awards) for Two Gentlemen of Verona , Outstanding Lyrics (Drama Desk Awards) for Two Gentlemen of Verona , Best Musical (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for Two Gentlemen of Verona , Best Book of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Two Gentlemen of Verona , Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for Two Gentlemen of Verona , Best American Play (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for The House of Blue Leaves , Best New American Play (Obie Awards) for House of Blue Leaves Other Awards (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The House of Blue Leaves and Distinguished Plays (Obie Awards) for Muzzeha .

What awards has John Guare won?
BBC Award for the Play of the Year (Olivier Awards) for Six Degrees Of Separation, Best Play (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for Six Degrees of Separation, Outstanding Book (Drama Desk Awards) for Two Gentlemen of Verona, Outstanding Lyrics (Drama Desk Awards) for Two Gentlemen of Verona, Best Musical (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for Two Gentlemen of Verona, Best Book of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Two Gentlemen of Verona , Best American Play (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for The House of Blue Leaves, Best New American Play (Obie Awards) for House of Blue Leaves Other Awards (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The House of Blue Leavesand Distinguished Plays (Obie Awards) for Muzzeha.