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Larry Shue

 
Larry Shue Headshot
Date of Birth: July 23, 1946 (76)

Birth Place: New Orleans, LA, USA

Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1985
Rev. Mr. Crisparkle/Wilfred Barking-Smythe
Rev. Crisparkle (Wilfred Barking-Smythe)
  [Off-Broadway]
1984
"Froggy" LeSeur
Charlie Baker [Replacement]

Writing

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Performances
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1985
Rev. Mr. Crisparkle/Wilfred Barking-Smythe

Rev. Crisparkle (Wilfred Barking-Smythe)

  [Off-Broadway]
1984
"Froggy" LeSeur

Charlie Baker [Replacement]

Writing
Playwright
Playwright
Playwright

Larry Shue Awards and Nominations

 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1985 - John Gassner Playwriting Award Gold Star
Larry Shue, The Foreigner

Larry Shue News

Larry Shue's WENCESLAS SQUARE Announced At Cesear's Forum/Playhouse Square Photo Larry Shue's WENCESLAS SQUARE Announced At Cesear's Forum/Playhouse Square
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 1, 2022

There is both relevance and humor in Larry Shue's WENCESLAS SQUARE, the latest offering  of Cesear's Forum, being presented in a limited five week September/October engagement, at Kennedy's Theatre, Playhouse Square, Cleveland, Ohio.

BWW Review: THE NERD at Taproot Theatre Photo BWW Review: THE NERD at Taproot Theatre
by Jay Irwin - May 23, 2022

Larry Shue‚Äôs raucous comedy ‚ÄúThe Nerd‚ÄĚ was a staple of midrange to small theaters all over back in the 80‚Äôs and 90‚Äôs. It was zany, smart, and didn‚Äôt require too many outlandish elements. So, I was fairly excited to catch this new local production currently being offered at Taproot Theatre, especially with the people in the cast. However, I‚Äôm not sure if the show is just not that funny anymore or if this production missed the mark but, while still having some definite gut buster moments, much of it fell flat.

Fulton Theatre Presents JACOB MARLEY'S CHRISTMAS CAROL Photo Fulton Theatre Presents JACOB MARLEY'S CHRISTMAS CAROL
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 2, 2021

The nationally regarded Fulton Theatre is proud to present a wonderful story of redemption for the holidays, Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol, directed by Playwright Tom Mula, December 2 ‚Äď December 30, with previews November 30 and December 1.

Jenna Elser Wins The American Prize In ‚ÄčDirecting - The Charles Nelson Reilly Prize Photo Jenna Elser Wins The American Prize In ‚ÄčDirecting - The Charles Nelson Reilly Prize
by Stephi Wild - Oct 14, 2021

Jenna Elser, artistic director of Glow Lyric Theatre in Greenville SC,¬†is the winner of¬†The¬†American¬†Prize¬†in¬†DIRECTING‚ÄĒThe Charles Nelson Reilly Prize¬†(theater/musical theater division), 2021,¬†for 'West Side Story'.¬†Jenna¬†was selected from applications reviewed recently from across the United States.

Rescheduled Dates Announced For UK Tour of SOME MOTHERS DO 'AVE 'EM Photo Rescheduled Dates Announced For UK Tour of SOME MOTHERS DO 'AVE 'EM
by Stephi Wild - Apr 15, 2021

The producers of the highly acclaimed UK tour of Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em are delighted to announce rescheduled dates in 2022. This second UK tour was cut short when theatres were closed by the Government because of the Covid-19 pandemic in March 2020, but is due to recommence on Tuesday 29 March 2022 at The Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage.

New and Rescheduled Dates Announced For APRIL IN PARIS  UK Tour Photo New and Rescheduled Dates Announced For APRIL IN PARIS UK Tour
by Stephi Wild - Mar 25, 2021

The producers of John Godber's classic comedy, April in Paris, are delighted to announce new and rescheduled dates for the National tour, which will now open in Coventry on 17 May 2021.

Joe Pasquale and Sarah Earnshaw To Tour In John Godber's APRIL IN PARIS Photo Joe Pasquale and Sarah Earnshaw To Tour In John Godber's APRIL IN PARIS
by Stephi Wild - Dec 11, 2020

Joe Pasquale and Sarah Earnshaw will star as Al and Bet in John Godber's classic comedy, April in Paris, which will tour the country, opening in Wellingborough on 28 January 2021, and will be directed by Richard Lewis.  Audiences will be socially distanced.

Broadway Books: 10 Monologue Books to Help You Hone Your Acting Chops in Quarantine Photo Broadway Books: 10 Monologue Books to Help You Hone Your Acting Chops in Quarantine
by Stephi Wild - Jun 7, 2020

Looking to hone your acting chops while stuck inside? Preparing for your next big audition, whenever that may be? We've rounded up 10 monologue books that are sure to fit the bill to help you audition better!

Spotlighters Opens THE FOREIGNER Photo Spotlighters Opens THE FOREIGNER
by Stephi Wild - Dec 10, 2019

The Foreigner is a fun, two-act comedy by American playwright Larry Shue. The story takes place in a fishing lodge in rural Tilghman County, Georgia where two Englishmen, Froggy and Charlie, arrive as guests. The shy Charlie agreed to accompany Froggy on the trip after his sick wife begged him to go.

Hackmatack Announces Summer Season 2020 Photo Hackmatack Announces Summer Season 2020
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 9, 2019

a?oeIf, after the events of recent weeks you need any reason at all to embrace life again, the musical you've been waiting for has arrived.a??

Larry Shue Videos

VIDEO: First Look at THE NERD at Milwaukee Rep VideoVIDEO: First Look at THE NERD at Milwaukee Rep
by Stage Tube - Nov 20, 2019

Milwaukee Repertory Theater is revisiting a Rep classic November 12 a?" December 15, 2019 with The Nerd by Larry Shue.

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek - THE NERD at Arrow Rock Lyceum
by Stage Tube - Jul 31, 2013

Below, check out a preview of THE NERD by Larry Shue, currently playing at the Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre through August 3rd, 2013!


Larry Shue Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Larry Shue written?
Larry Shue has written 3 shows including The Foreigner (Playwright), The Nerd (Playwright), Wenceslas Square (Playwright).

What awards has Larry Shue been nominated for?
John Gassner Playwriting Award (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Foreigner .

What awards has Larry Shue won?
John Gassner Playwriting Award (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Foreigner.