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Maxwell Anderson

 
Maxwell Anderson Headshot
Date Of Birth:
December 15, 1888
Date Of Death:
February 28, 1959 (70)
Birth Place:
Atlantic, PA, USA
 
Maxwell Anderson Headshot
Date of Birth: December 15, 1888
Date of Death: February 28, 1959 (70)

Birth Place: Atlantic, PA, USA

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[Broadway, 1941]
Production Supervisor

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Maxwell Anderson Movies

What Price Glory
 
[1926]
writer
Saturday's Children
 
[1929]
writer
The Cock-Eyed World
 
[1929]
writer
Women of All Nations
 
[1931]
writer
Rain
 
[1932]
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Washington Merry-Go-Round
 
[1932]
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We Live Again
 
[1934]
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Death Takes a Holiday
 
[1934]
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So Red the Rose
 
[1935]
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Winterset
 
[1936]
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Journey to Jerusalem
 
[1941]
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Knickerbocker Holiday
 
[1944]
lyrics by
A la sombra del puente
 
[1948]
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Joan of Arc
 
[1948]
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The Bad Seed
 
[1956]
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The Wrong Man
 
[1956]
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Never Steal Anything Small
 
[1959]
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Lost in the Stars
 
[1974]
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Maxwell Anderson Awards and Nominations

 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 1937 - Best American Play Gold Star
Maxwell Anderson, High Tor
 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 1936 - Best American Play Gold Star
Maxwell Anderson, Winterset
 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 1936 - Best American Play Gold Star
Maxwell Anderson, Winterset
 
The Pulitzer Prize - 1933 - The Pulitzer Prize for Drama Gold Star
Maxwell Anderson, Both Your Houses

Maxwell Anderson News

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!

American Theatre Group to Hold Free Play Reading Series Photo American Theatre Group to Hold Free Play Reading Series
by Marissa Tomeo - Feb 13, 2022

The American Theater Group (ATG), Somerset County’s newest professional theater company, will present a series of free Monday night play readings in February and March at the Mitchell and Ann Sieminski Theater at the Fellowship Cultural Arts Center in Basking Ridge, NJ. All performances will begin at 7pm and are open to the public; tickets are not required.

BWW Review: Deon'te Goodman Fulfills Cabaret Fantasies With DREAM A LITTLE DREAM at F Photo BWW Review: Deon'te Goodman Fulfills Cabaret Fantasies With DREAM A LITTLE DREAM at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Stephen Mosher - Jul 11, 2021

Before he left the house to do his show Wednesday, Deon'te Goodman did all the work that builds a foundation for a good show. And it showed.

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.

Patti LuPone, Jake Gyllenhaal, Lea Salonga & More Will Take Part in SHOW OF TITLES fr Photo Patti LuPone, Jake Gyllenhaal, Lea Salonga & More Will Take Part in SHOW OF TITLES from Broadway's Best Shows
by Nicole Rosky - May 17, 2021

Broadway‚Äôs Best Shows has just announced¬†a musical extravaganza with dozens of Broadway stars performing the title songs from over 20 beloved musicals. ‚ÄúShow of Titles‚ÄĚ will be available on June 8, 2021 for a limited time only. All proceeds will benefit The Actors Fund.

Connecticut Chapter of the League of Professional Theatre Women Host PERIOD PIECE Cre Photo Connecticut Chapter of the League of Professional Theatre Women Host PERIOD PIECE Creators For Discussion
by Lauren Yarger - Mar 30, 2021

A discussion with Creator Susan Cinoman, Producers Tracey Knight Narang, Terry Nardozzi and Playwright Cheryl Davis in discussion about the upcoming Period Piece project.

Kritzerland Announces Virtual Concert ALL THE WEILL Photo Kritzerland Announces Virtual Concert ALL THE WEILL
by Stephi Wild - Mar 21, 2021

For the 112th Kritzerland show, it's All the Weill, a celebration of the brilliant music of Kurt Weill, along with his equally brilliant lyricists, Bertolt Brecht, Ogden Nash, Langston Hughes, Ira Gershwin, Alan Jay Lerner, and Maxwell Anderson.

Mainstage Irving-Las Colinas Reveals Updated Season Photo Mainstage Irving-Las Colinas Reveals Updated Season
by Stephi Wild - Jan 22, 2021

After a year of mayhem and redirection, MainStage Irving-Las Colinas has announced a new season specifically chosen with streaming in mind. 

BWW TV: Watch Audra McDonald Sing Sondheim and Weill in Sneak Peek of City Center Gal Photo BWW TV: Watch Audra McDonald Sing Sondheim and Weill in Sneak Peek of City Center Gala
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 8, 2020

Catch a sneak peek of the City Center 2020 Gala below as McDonald sings Maxwell Anderson and Kurt Weill's 'It Never Was You' and Stephen Sondheim's 'The Glamorous Life'.

Maxwell Anderson Videos

BWW TV: Watch Audra McDonald Sing Sondheim and Weill in Sneak Peek of City Center Gal Videoplay
BWW TV: Watch Audra McDonald Sing Sondheim and Weill in Sneak Peek of City Center Gala

by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 8, 2020

Catch a sneak peek of the City Center 2020 Gala below as McDonald sings Maxwell Anderson and Kurt Weill's 'It Never Was You' and Stephen Sondheim's 'The Glamorous Life'.

STAGE TUBE: Columbia University MFA Students Talk JOAN OF ARC: VOICES IN THE FIRE Thesis Production
by Stage Tube - Nov 6, 2012

Columbia Stages presents JOAN OF ARC: VOICES IN THE FIRE, the 2012/13 MFA Actors' Thesis Production conceived and directed by Kristin Linklater and Rebecca Wright. JOAN OF ARC: VOICES IN THE FIRE will open at The Riverside Theatre this Thursday, November 8, 2012 and run through November 17. Students from Columbia University's 2013 MFA Actors program talk about the production in the video below!

TV Broadway Beat Exclusive: LOST IN THE STARS Preview!
by Robert Diamond - Feb 3, 2011

Lost in the Stars, the second Encores! production of the New York City Center season, running February 3 - 6 at City Center, will feature Chuck Cooper, Daniel Breaker, Patina Miller, Sharon Washington, Daniel Gerroll, John Douglas Thompson and Sherry Boone. Lost in the Stars has music by Kurt Weill and book and lyrics by Maxwell Anderson. It will be directed by Gary Griffin and choreographed by Chase Brock, with music direction by Rob Berman. Broadway Beat got an exclusive sneak peek!

BWW TV: Broadway Beat at LOST IN THE STARS in Rehearsal!
by Robert Diamond - Jan 26, 2011

Chuck Cooper, Daniel Breaker, Patina Miller, Sharon Washington,Daniel Gerroll, John Douglas Thompson and Sherry Boone will star in in Lost in the Stars, the second Encores! production of the New York City Center season, running February 3 - 6 at City Center. Lost in the Stars has music by Kurt Weill and book and lyrics by Maxwell Anderson. It will be directed by Gary Griffin and choreographed by Chase Brock, with music direction by Rob Berman. Broadway Beat went behind the scenes in rehearsal to capture a first look!

BWW Video Show Preview: LoveMusik
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2007

BroadwayWorld.com takes you from Berlin to Hollywood with these highlights from LoveMusik!

BWW TV: Hal Prince and Alfred Uhry on LoveMusik
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2007

BroadwayWorld is pleased to bring you this special video interview with LoveMusik's Book writer Alfred Uhry (Pulitzer Prizer winner for Driving Miss Daisy, Tony Award winner for Parade & The Last Night of Ballyhoo) and Director Harold Prince (21-time Tony Award winner; Cabaret, Company, The Phantom of The Opera).


Maxwell Anderson Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Maxwell Anderson written?
Maxwell Anderson has written 37 shows including White Desert (Playwright), What Price Glory (Playwright), Outside Looking In (Playwright), First Flight (Playwright), The Buccaneer (Playwright), Saturday's Children (Playwright), Gods of the Lightning (Playwright), Gypsy (Playwright), Elizabeth the Queen (Playwright), Night Over Taos (Playwright), Both Your Houses (Playwright), Mary of Scotland (Playwright), Valley Forge (Playwright), Winterset (Playwright), The Wingless Victory (Playwright), High Tor (Playwright), The Star-Wagon (Playwright), Knickerbocker Holiday (Bookwriter/Lyricist), Key Largo (Playwright), Journey to Jerusalem (Playwright), Candle in the Wind (Playwright), The Eve of St. Mark (Playwright), Storm Operation (Playwright), Truckline Cafe (Playwright), Joan of Lorraine (Playwright), Anne Of The Thousand Days (Playwright), Lost in the Stars (Bookwriter), Barefoot in Athens (Playwright), The Bad Seed (Playwright), The Day the Money Stopped (Playwright), Gods of the Lightning (Playwright), Elizabeth the Queen (Playwright), Winterset (Playwright), Berlin to Broadway with Kurt Weill (Lyricist), A Kurt Weill Cabaret (Lyricist), Elizabeth and Essex (Source Material), LoveMusik (Lyricist).

What awards has Maxwell Anderson been nominated for?
Best American Play (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for High Tor , Best American Play (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for Winterset Best American Play (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for Winterset and The Pulitzer Prize for Drama (The Pulitzer Prize) for Both Your Houses .

What awards has Maxwell Anderson won?
Best American Play (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for High Tor, Best American Play (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for Winterset Best American Play (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for Wintersetand The Pulitzer Prize for Drama (The Pulitzer Prize) for Both Your Houses.