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Paddy Chayefsky

 
Paddy Chayefsky Headshot
Date of Birth: January 29, 1923
Date of Death: August 01, 1981 (58)

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[Broadway, 1964]
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Norbert Leo Butz as Paddy Chayefsky Photo

Norbert Leo Butz as Paddy Chayefsky

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04/29/2019
Ahmad Simmons as Ben Vereen, Norbert Leo Butz as Paddy Chayefsky. Photo

Ahmad Simmons as Ben Vereen, Norbert Leo Butz as Paddy Chayefsky.

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04/29/2019

 

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Paddy Chayefsky Awards and Nominations

 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 1962 - Best American Play
Paddy Chayefsky, Gideon
 
Tony Awards - 1962 - Best Play
Paddy Chayefsky, Gideon
 
Tony Awards - 1960 - Best Play
Paddy Chayefsky, The Tenth Man

Paddy Chayefsky News

Florida Studio Theatre Announces Lineup For Its 49th Winter Season Photo Florida Studio Theatre Announces Lineup For Its 49th Winter Season
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 13, 2022

Florida Studio Theatre has announced the lineup for its 49th Winter Season, featuring a four-show Mainstage Series and a three-show Cabaret Series.

Photos: Disney Unionization Drama BURBANK Opens At The Wild Project Photo Photos: Disney Unionization Drama BURBANK Opens At The Wild Project
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 8, 2022

Thirdwing, an innovative new hybrid theater company that has been presenting bold new works both live and streaming under a subscription model (like Hulu or Netflix) since January 2020, presents the World Premiere of BURBANK by Cameron Darwin Bossert at the wild project. See photos from the production!

NETWORK Comes To The Citadel Theatre, September 17 ‚Ä" October 9 Photo NETWORK Comes To The Citadel Theatre, September 17 ‚Ä" October 9
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 23, 2022

Rehearsals are underway at the Citadel for Network, based on the Academy Award-winning screenplay by Paddy Chayefsky.

World Premiere of Disney Unionization Drama BURBANK to Begin Performances at The Wild Photo World Premiere of Disney Unionization Drama BURBANK to Begin Performances at The Wild Project in September
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 11, 2022

Thirdwing, an innovative new hybrid theater company that has been presenting bold new works both live and streaming under a subscription model (like Hulu or Netflix) since January 2020, will present the World Premiere of BURBANK by Cameron Darwin Bossert beginning September 6 at the wild project.

The Citadel Announces 2022/23 Season Photo The Citadel Announces 2022/23 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 29, 2022

After two years of closures, extensions and a shortened season program, The Citadel is announcing a season complete with six Mainstage productions, three productions in the Highwire Series, two seasonal shows, and a special presentation. 

Where Are They Now? Catch Up on the Careers of the Original Cast of WICKED Photo Where Are They Now? Catch Up on the Careers of the Original Cast of WICKED
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 3, 2021

In our new series, 'Where Are They Now?' we're taking a look back at some of our favorite original Broadway casts, and catching up with their careers! Next up, the original cast of Wicked! Find out what everyone's been up to since they starred in the hit show.

BWW Review: NORBERT LEO BUTZ SINGS TORCH SONGS FOR A PANDEMIC Is a Tonic For the Soul Photo BWW Review: NORBERT LEO BUTZ SINGS TORCH SONGS FOR A PANDEMIC Is a Tonic For the Soul at 54 Below
by Ricky Pope - Aug 22, 2021

Norbert Leo But is an actor who is hard to pin a label on. It’s hard to believe that Jamie Wellerstein, Alfie Doolittle, Paddy Chayefsky, Agent Carl Hanratty, Freddy Benson Edward Bloom, and Fiyero all came out of the same brain space. And yet, that very chameleon-like versatility has been the hallmark of his Broadway career. Tonight, at 54 Below, in his show NORBERT LEO BUTZ SINGS TORCH SONGS FOR A PANDEMIC, he had only one character to play, a charming, if sometimes complicated actor called Norbert. It was the music itself that displayed chameleon-like versatility tonight. It was mostly rock, but it ran the gamut from Bruce Springsteen to Neil Young, Ron Sexsmith, Joni Mitchell, Dolly Parton, Fleetwood Mac, and Neil Diamond.

Stage and Screen Star George Segal Passes Away at 87 Photo Stage and Screen Star George Segal Passes Away at 87
by Nicole Rosky - Mar 24, 2021

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that stage and screen star George Segal passed away yesterday following complications during surgery. He was 87 years old. 

Theater Stories: WICKED, STARLIGHT EXPRESS, SWEENEY TODD, The Theater Hall of Fame &  Photo Theater Stories: WICKED, STARLIGHT EXPRESS, SWEENEY TODD, The Theater Hall of Fame & More About The Gershwin Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 28, 2021

Today's Theater Stories features the Gershwin Theatre! Learn about the theatre's longest running show, Wicked; the extravagant production of Starlight Express; the Theater Hall of fame featuring theater's biggest names, and more!

The National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene's Chanukah Spectacular Entertains Global Audi Photo The National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene's Chanukah Spectacular Entertains Global Audience Of More Than 22K
by Stephi Wild - Dec 9, 2020

More than 22,000 people from across the globe tuned in to the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene's star-studded celebration, the Folksbiene Chanukah Spectacular, an evening filled with song, dance, comedy and cameo celebrity appearances - all highlighting the vibrancy and joy of Yiddish theater.

Paddy Chayefsky Videos

VIDEO: Norbert Leo Butz Sings 'Fight the Dragons' From BIG FISH VideoVIDEO: Norbert Leo Butz Sings 'Fight the Dragons' From BIG FISH
by Stage Tube - Mar 22, 2020

As part of Feinstein's/54 Below's 54 Below at Home series, they are debuting previously unreleased videos from their vault. Their most recent video is of Norbert Leo Butz singing 'Fight the Dragons' from Big Fish.

VIDEO: Bryan Cranston Talks Breaking the Fourth Wall in NETWORK VideoVIDEO: Bryan Cranston Talks Breaking the Fourth Wall in NETWORK
by Stage Tube - May 22, 2019

Bryan Cranston was a guest on Tuesday night's episode of 'Late Night with Seth Meyers' to talk about his Tony-nominated performance in the Broadway play 'Network.'

VIDEO: Bryan Cranston and Stephen Colbert Take THE LATE SHOW's Studio Audience Throug VideoVIDEO: Bryan Cranston and Stephen Colbert Take THE LATE SHOW's Studio Audience Through Times Square
by Stage Tube - May 11, 2019

During last night's episode of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Stephen and Bryan Cranston take the Late Show's studio audience of 400+ people through Times Square.

BWW TV: Walk Through NETWORK's Complex Opening Scene! VideoBWW TV: Walk Through NETWORK's Complex Opening Scene!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 9, 2019

What goes into making a technically heavy Broadway scene happen? Watch below as the Production Stage Manager from Network walks us through the opening sequence!

VIDEO: Bryan Cranston Rewrote a Part of NETWORK During One Performance VideoVIDEO: Bryan Cranston Rewrote a Part of NETWORK During One Performance
by Stage Tube - May 9, 2019

Bryan Cranston stopped by 'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert' to talk about his Tony-nominated role in Broadway's 'Network.' During the interview, Cranston brings up his unorthodox method to smooth over a botched line during a recent performance of the play. 

VIDEO:  Tony Goldwyn Talks Kissing NETWORK Co-Star Tatiana Maslany in Times Square VideoVIDEO: Tony Goldwyn Talks Kissing NETWORK Co-Star Tatiana Maslany in Times Square
by Stage Tube - Apr 24, 2019

On today's episode of 'Live with Kelly and Ryan,' Tony Goldwyn stopped by to talk about starring on Broadway in 'Network.' During the interview, Goldwyn talks about kissing his co-star Tatiana Maslany on the street in Times Square for a scene in the show and the reactions they got from people passing by.

VIDEO: NY1 Goes Behind the Scenes of NETWORK with Bryan Cranston VideoVIDEO: NY1 Goes Behind the Scenes of NETWORK with Bryan Cranston
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 13, 2019

On this week's episode of Spectrum News NY1's On Stage, host Frank DiLella will get an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the Broadway smash hit 'Network.' 

VIDEO: Tatiana Maslany Reveals She Had a Wardrobe Malfunction During NETWORK VideoVIDEO: Tatiana Maslany Reveals She Had a Wardrobe Malfunction During NETWORK
by Stage Tube - Feb 19, 2019

On last night's episode of 'Late Night With Seth Meyers,' Tatiana Maslany was a guest on the show. During her interview, Maslany talks about the plot of her Broadway show, 'Network,' sharing a stage with audience members, and shooting live scenes for the play every night.

VIDEO: See Michelle Williams and Sam Rockwell in the First FOSSE/VERDON Teaser VideoVIDEO: See Michelle Williams and Sam Rockwell in the First FOSSE/VERDON Teaser
by Stage Tube - Jan 6, 2019

FX has released the first teaser of its upcoming limited series, 'Fosse/Verdon,' starring Sam Rockwell as Bob Fosse and Michelle Williams as Gwen Verdon.

VIDEO: Tatiana Maslany Talks Finding Empathy for Her Character in NETWORK VideoVIDEO: Tatiana Maslany Talks Finding Empathy for Her Character in NETWORK
by Stage Tube - Dec 19, 2018

Tatiana Maslany was a guest on last night's episode of 'The Daily Show with Trevor Noah.' During her interview, Maslany talks about the joy of playing an intense role in "Destroyer" and describes how "Network" reflects the way news and entertainment have fused.


Paddy Chayefsky Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Paddy Chayefsky written?
Paddy Chayefsky has written 6 shows including Middle of the Night (Playwright), The Tenth Man (Playwright), Gideon (Playwright), The Passion of Josef D. (Playwright), The Tenth Man (Playwright), A Catered Affair (Source Material).

What awards has Paddy Chayefsky been nominated for?
Best American Play (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for Gideon Best Play (Tony Awards) for Gideon and Best Play (Tony Awards) for The Tenth Man .