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Mary Chase

 
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Bio:
Formerly a reporter for the Rocky Mountain News; first play produced was Me Third, written for the Federal Theatre Project in Denver Colorado, in 1936; Me Third was also her first Broadway production, produced at the Henry Miller’s, 5 Mar 1937, as Now You’ve Done It; since then has written A ... (read complete bio)
 
Mary Chase Headshot

Bio:
Formerly a reporter for the Rocky Mountain News; first play produced was Me Third, written for the Federal Theatre Project in Denver Colorado, in 1936; Me Third was also her first Broadway production, produced at the Henry Miller’s, 5 Mar 1937, as Now You’ve Done It; since then has written A ... (read complete bio)
 

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Mary Chase Biography

Formerly a reporter for the Rocky Mountain News; first play produced was Me Third, written for the Federal Theatre Project in Denver Colorado, in 1936; Me Third was also her first Broadway production, produced at the Henry Miller’s, 5 Mar 1937, as Now You’ve Done It; since then has written A Slip of a Girl, 1941; Harvey for which she received the Pulitzer Prize, 1944; The Next Half Hour, 1945; Mrs McThing, Bernardine, 1952; Lolita, produced at the Barter Theatre, Abingdon, Virginia, 1954; Midgie Purvis, 1961; Cocktails for Mimi, Barter Theatre, 1973; Harvey produced at The Prince of Wales’, London, 5 Jan 1949, and on various occasions and places since, most notably at the ANTA, NY, Feb 1970 and The Price of Wales’ Jan 1975; Harvey filmed in 1951, and Bernadine in 1975; also author of the children’s book Loretta Mason Potts, 1959.

Mary Chase Awards and Nominations

 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 1952 - Best American Play
Mary Chase, Mrs. McThing
 
The Pulitzer Prize - 1945 - The Pulitzer Prize for Drama Gold Star
Mary Chase, Harvey

Mary Chase News

Theatre Palisades Presents HARVEY By Mary Chase, June 3 - July 10 Photo Theatre Palisades Presents HARVEY By Mary Chase, June 3 - July 10
by A.A. Cristi - May 10, 2022

Theatre Palisades presents HARVEY By Mary Chase, June 3 - July 10, 2022.

FAT HAM Wins 2022 Pulitzer Prize for Drama Photo FAT HAM Wins 2022 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
by Team BWW - May 9, 2022

The Pulitzer Prize Board has just announced that Fat Ham has won the 2022 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Other finalists included: Selling Kabul, and Kristina Wong, Sweatshop Overlord.

VIDEO: Who Will Win the 2022 Pulitzer Prize for Drama? Live at 3pm! Photo VIDEO: Who Will Win the 2022 Pulitzer Prize for Drama? Live at 3pm!
by Nicole Rosky - May 9, 2022

The Pulitzer Prize Board today will present the 2022 award winners for Prizes in Journalism, Books, Drama and Music. Who will win this year? Tune in right here at 3pm to watch the announcement live!

World Premiere of DINNER AND CAKE & More Announced for Everyman Theatre's 2022/2023 S Photo World Premiere of DINNER AND CAKE & More Announced for Everyman Theatre's 2022/2023 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 4, 2022

The seven-play season marks the organization’s 32nd, with a varied roster featuring stories from a wide range of playwrights and perspectives. The distinctive, LIVE theatre experience for Everyman patrons offers more access through both in-person and digital opportunities. 

Maureen Taylor to Release 'Cosmic Connections: The Lyrics of Michael Colby' Photo Maureen Taylor to Release 'Cosmic Connections: The Lyrics of Michael Colby'
by Marissa Tomeo - Apr 5, 2022

Brainstorm Records announces the April 23rd release of Vocalist Maureen Taylor’s recording: Maureen Taylor: Cosmic Connections – The Lyrics of Michael Colby. The collaboration between Taylor and Colby will feature nineteen Colby songs. The album will be available for streaming and purchase on all the major music outlets (as well as a limited number of CDs for purchase at the release party).

Vanguard University's Department of Theatre Arts to Present HARVEY Photo Vanguard University's Department of Theatre Arts to Present HARVEY
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 17, 2022

Vanguard University's department of Theatre Arts will present the comedy classic by Mary Chase, Harvey. The production is presented in the Lyceum Theater on the Vanguard University campus, beginning April 1st, 2022, and running two weekends through April 10th.

TCAN Players Return With the Heartwarming Tale HARVEY Photo TCAN Players Return With the Heartwarming Tale HARVEY
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 26, 2021

The TCAN Players present Harvey by Mary Chase, November 5-14, 2021 at The Center for Arts in Natick, 14 Summer Street, Natick.

MRS. MCTHING Will Hold Benefit Performances at TADA! Youth Theater This Month Photo MRS. MCTHING Will Hold Benefit Performances at TADA! Youth Theater This Month
by Stephi Wild - Oct 18, 2021

Jack Urbont and Michael Colby's bewitching musical Mrs. McThing, with a splendid cast of New York theater pros, is slated for two benefit performances at TADA! Youth Theater on Halloween, Sunday, October 31st at 2pm and 7pm. TADA! Youth Theater is located at 15 West 28th Street in Manhattan.

THE HOT WING KING Wins the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for Drama Photo THE HOT WING KING Wins the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - Jun 11, 2021

It was just announced by the Pulitzer Prize organization that Katori Hall's The Hot Wing King has officially won the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. This year's finalists included Circle Jerk by Michael Breslin and Patrick Foley and Stew by Zora Howard.

MCT Announces Next Production HARVEY By Mary Chase Photo MCT Announces Next Production HARVEY By Mary Chase
by A.A. Cristi - May 13, 2021

Melbourne Civic Theatre has announced its next production, HARVEY, a Pulitzer Prize-winning American classic by Mary Chase.

Mary Chase Videos

The Purple Rose & St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea to Place Mental Health in the Spotlight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2017

A panel of mental health experts will join Director Guy Sanville and members of the cast of The Purple Rose Theatre Company's "Harvey" following the 2 p.m. performance on July 16, 2017 for a special post-production talk back.

VIDEO: Jim Parsons Reveals He Wants to Play Villain in BATMAN Movie!
by Caryn Robbins - Mar 20, 2015

The Big Bang Theory's Jim Parsons stopped by MTV to reveal that he'd love to play a villain in a Batman movie! Find out which evildoer is his dream role below!

STAGE TUBE: First Look at New Trailer for HARVEY at Theatre Royal Haymarket
by Stage Tube - Feb 26, 2015

The new production of Mary Chase's Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy HARVEY directed by Lindsay Posner and starring James Dreyfus as Elwood P. Dowd and Maureen Lipman as Veta Louise Simmons, will play a limited season at London's Theatre Royal Haymarket from Tuesday 17 March until Saturday 2 May, with a Gala Night on Monday 23 March. The production will first open at Birmingham Repertory Theatre on 6 February, running until 21 February, with a national press night on Tuesday 17 February. After Birmingham, the production will play in Malvern from 24 to 28 February and Richmond from 3 to 7 March. Check out the trailer below!

BWW TV Exclusive: Backstage with Richard Ridge - SAG Foundation Conversations Series with Jim Parsons!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Apr 27, 2013

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for an inaugural filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the union actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. The most recent event was a two hour career conversation with Jim Parsons moderated by Broadway World's own Richard Ridge, and you can check out highlights from the discussion below!

BWW TV: Jim Parsons and the Cast of HARVEY Reflect on Opening Night!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 16, 2012

Harvey officially opened last night, June 14, 2012 for a limited engagement through August 5th, 2012, and BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there to celebrate with the cast. He spoke with Jim Parsons, who said opening night ws fun but he's glad the pressure is over, as well as Jessica Hecht, Charles Kimbrough, Morgan Spector, Holly Fain, Larry Bryggman, Peter Benson, Angela Paton, Tracee Chimo, Rich Sommer and Carol Kane. Watch the video below, which includes highlights from the production along with the interviews!

BWW TV: Jim Parsons Opens in Roundabout Theatre's HARVEY Tonight, 6/14!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 14, 2012

Roundabout Theatre Company in association with Don Gregory, is presenting the new Broadway production of Mary Chase's Harvey, starring Jim Parsons (Elwood P. Dowd), Jessica Hecht (Veta Louise Simmons), Charles Kimbrough (William R. Chumley, M.D.), Larry Bryggman (Judge Omar Gaffney), Carol Kane (Betty Chumley), Peter Benson (E.J. Lofgren), Tracee Chimo (Myrtle Mae Simmons), Holley Fain (Ruth Kelly, R.N.), Angela Paton (Mrs. Ethel Chauvenet), Rich Sommer (Duane Wilson), and Morgan Spector (Lyman Sanderson, M.D.). The production is directed by Scott Ellis. The production officially opens tonight, June 14, 2012 for a limited engagement through August 5th, 2012. Previews began May 18. Excited? Revisit the sneak peek photo and video coverage below!

BWW TV: First Look at Jim Parsons & More in HARVEY - Production Highlights!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 6, 2012

Roundabout Theatre Company in association with Don Gregory, is presenting the new Broadway production of Mary Chase's Harvey, starring Jim Parsons (Elwood P. Dowd), Jessica Hecht (Veta Louise Simmons), Charles Kimbrough (William R. Chumley, M.D.), Larry Bryggman (Judge Omar Gaffney), Carol Kane (Betty Chumley), Peter Benson (E.J. Lofgren), Tracee Chimo (Myrtle Mae Simmons), Holley Fain (Ruth Kelly, R.N.), Angela Paton (Mrs. Ethel Chauvenet), Rich Sommer (Duane Wilson), and Morgan Spector (Lyman Sanderson, M.D.). The production is directed by Scott Ellis. Production highlights have been released and below, BroadwayWorld brings you a first look!

BWW TV: Jim Parsons Talks Roundabout's HARVEY!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 3, 2012

Roundabout Theatre Company in association with Don Gregory will present the new Broadway production of Mary Chase's Harvey starring Jim Parsons (Elwood P. Dowd), Jessica Hecht (Veta Louise Simmons), Charles Kimbrough (William R. Chumley, M.D.), Larry Bryggman (Judge Omar Gaffney), Carol Kane (Betty Chumley), Peter Benson (E.J. Lofgren), Tracee Chimo (Myrtle Mae Simmons), Holley Fain (Ruth Kelly, R.N.), Angela Paton (Mrs. Ethel Chauvenet), Rich Sommer (Duane Wilson), and Morgan Spector (Lyman Sanderson, M.D.). The production is and directed by Scott Ellis. Today, BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge sat down with Jim Parsons to hear all about the new production. Click below to hear directly from the star!

STAGE TUBE: Ellen Helps Jim Parsons Prep for HARVEY!
by Stage Tube - Feb 7, 2012

Jim Parsons, who is starring in the upcoming Broadway production of Harvey, appeared on NBC's 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' on yesterday, February 6th. While he was there, Ellen decided to help him prepare for his return to Broadway my making him read a monologue while throwing a few distractions his way. Click below to check out the clip!

STAGE TUBE: All About HARVEY
by Stage Tube - Jan 7, 2012

Performances of Harvey will begin on May 18, 2012 on Broadway at Studio 54 (254 West 54th Street) with the official opening set for June 14, 2012. The limited engagement is scheduled to run through August 5th, 2012. Hear what the creative team had to say about the show below!


Mary Chase Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Mary Chase written?
Mary Chase has written 1 shows including Say Hello to Harvey (Source Material).

What awards has Mary Chase been nominated for?
Best American Play (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for Mrs. McThing and The Pulitzer Prize for Drama (The Pulitzer Prize) for Harvey .

What awards has Mary Chase won?
The Pulitzer Prize for Drama (The Pulitzer Prize) for Harvey.