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Simon Gray

 
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Date of Birth: October 21, 1936
Date of Death: August 07, 2008 (71)

Birth Place: Hayling Island, ENGLAND

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[Off-Broadway, 1992]
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[Off-Broadway, 1986]
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Productions

[Off-Broadway, 1992]
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[Off-Broadway, 1986]
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Simon Gray Awards and Nominations

 
Olivier Awards - 1988 - Comedy of the Year
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New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 1983 - Best Foreign Play
Simon Gray, Quartermaine's Terms
 
Olivier Awards - 1981 - Play of the Year
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Drama Desk Awards - 1977 - Best New Foreign Play
Simon Gray, Otherwise Engaged
 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 1977 - Best Play Gold Star
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Tony Awards - 1977 - Best Play
Simon Gray, Otherwise Engaged
 
Evening Standard Awards - 1975 - Best Play Gold Star
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Tony Awards - 1973 - Best Play
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Evening Standard Awards - 1971 - Best Play Gold Star
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Simon Gray News

Cast & Creative Team Announced for HERE THERE ARE BLUEBERRIES World Premiere at La Jo Photo Cast & Creative Team Announced for HERE THERE ARE BLUEBERRIES World Premiere at La Jolla Playhouse
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 27, 2022

 La Jolla Playhouse has announced the cast and creative team for its world-premiere production of Here There Are Blueberries, by Tony Award nominee Moisés Kaufman (Playhouse’s 33 Variations) and Amanda Gronich, conceived and directed by Moisés Kaufman.

Westport Country Playhouse Presents Reading Of THE SCREAM Photo Westport Country Playhouse Presents Reading Of THE SCREAM
by Stephi Wild - May 18, 2022

Westport Country Playhouse will present a Script in Hand playreading of ‚ÄúThe Scream: A Musical Comedy Fantasy,‚ÄĚ on Monday, June 13, at 7 p.m. The live performance will be captured on film for on-demand streaming, from Thursday, June 16 through Sunday, June 19. Script in Hand playreadings offer intimate storytelling as professional actors bring the words to life without sets or costumes.

BWW Interview: The Legendary Holland Taylor Talks West Coast Premiere of ANN Photo BWW Interview: The Legendary Holland Taylor Talks West Coast Premiere of ANN
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 21, 2022

Written by and starring Holland Taylor, Ann is an inspiring and hilarious look at the life of celebrated Texas Governor, Ann Richards. Taylor is now set to present the West Coast premiere of Ann at the Pasadena Playhouse. Ann, directed by Benjamin Endsley Klein, runs from March 22 through April 24.

French Riviera Film Festival 2021 to Honor George Chakiris, Caroline Lagerfelt and Er Photo French Riviera Film Festival 2021 to Honor George Chakiris, Caroline Lagerfelt and Eric Roberts
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 8, 2021

The third annual French Riviera Film Festival, will present a special Lifetime Achievement Award to Oscar-winning actor George Chakiris and Industry Excellence Awards to Caroline Lagerfelt and Eric Roberts, at an exclusive ceremony on July 14 at the iconic Beverly Hills Hotel, the announcement was made today by festival founders Gotham Chandna and Nicole Goesseringer Muj.

French Riviera Film Festival 2021 To Honor George Chakiris, Caroline Lagerfelt And Er Photo French Riviera Film Festival 2021 To Honor George Chakiris, Caroline Lagerfelt And Eric Roberts
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 8, 2021

The third annual French Riviera Film Festival will present a special Lifetime Achievement Award to Oscar-winning actor George Chakiris and Industry Excellence Awards to Caroline Lagerfelt and Eric Roberts, at an exclusive ceremony on July 14 at the iconic Beverly Hills Hotel.

THE GLORIOUS DEATH OF COMRADE WHAT'S-HIS-NAME Returns To Feinstein's/54 Below Photo THE GLORIOUS DEATH OF COMRADE WHAT'S-HIS-NAME Returns To Feinstein's/54 Below
by Stephi Wild - Jan 28, 2020

BWW Review: THE SCARLET LETTER at Theatre Harrisburg Photo BWW Review: THE SCARLET LETTER at Theatre Harrisburg
by Andrea Stephenson - Jan 25, 2020

The classic novel The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorn was first published in 1850. The musical is the creative collaboration of The Scarlet Letter Company - Stacey Mancine Koloski, Dan Koloski, Simon Gray, Michael Bahar and Eric Braverman. The Scarlet Letter musical was first fully produced for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and it can now be seen at Theatre Harrisburg for its first full-scale production in the United States. Under the direction of Kristi Ondo and musical direction by Aubrey Krepps, The Scarlet Letter takes the stage at Theatre Harrisburg's Krevsky Center through February 2.

Full Company Announced For The World Premiere Of Emily White's Debut Play PAVILION Photo Full Company Announced For The World Premiere Of Emily White's Debut Play PAVILION
by Stephi Wild - Aug 28, 2019

Theatr Clwyd today announce the full company for the world première of Emily White's debut play Pavilion. Artistic Director Tamara Harvey directs Ifan Huw Dafydd (Dewi), Carly-Sophia Davies (Jess), Caitlin Drake (Myfanwy), Ellis Duffy (Gary), Michael Geary (Evan), Lowri Hamer (Bethan), Victoria John (Big Nell), Kristian Phillips (Lloyd), Adam Redmore (Mark/Will), Rebecca Smith-Williams (Mary) and Tim Treloar (Dylan). The production opens at Theatr Clwyd on 2 October, with previews from 26 September, until 12 October.

Regional Premiere THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT Opens In Gloucester Photo Regional Premiere THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT Opens In Gloucester
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 23, 2019

Gloucester Stage Company continues its 40th Anniversary Season of professional theater with the regional premiere of The Lifespan of a Fact from August 30 through September 22 at Gloucester Stage Company, 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. Gloucester Stage is the first theater in the country to produce the critically-acclaimed The Lifespan of a Fact since the play's SRO smash hit world premiere Broadway run featuring Daniel Radcliffe, Cherry Jones, and Bobby Cannavale closed in January 2019.

BWW Interview: Linda Alznauer Talks OTHERWISE ENGAGED Photo BWW Interview: Linda Alznauer Talks OTHERWISE ENGAGED
by Don Grigware - Aug 16, 2019

Director/actress Linda Alznauer directed Trapped at Tea Time at the 2018 Hollywood Fringe Festival and Arthur Miller's All My Sons at Upstairs-at-the-Group-Rep (2018). Also Upstairs at the Group Rep, she directed and appeared in And Miss Reardon Drinks a Little by Paul Zindel (2017) and Another Antigone by A.R. Gurney (2016). Other LA credits include Tom Stoppard's The Real Thing at Two Roads Theater in Studio City (2014) and Visiting Oliver at JET Studios in NoHo (2014). NY credits include Blind Date at Open Pulse One Act Festival on Theater Row. Linda is a graduate of the USC Film School. She has recently opened Otherwise Engaged at Upstairs at the Group Rep.

Simon Gray Videos

BWW TV EXCLUSIVE: The Cast of THE COMMON PURSUIT on Working with Moises Kaufman, Channeling Their Inner Brits, and More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 11, 2012

Check out Richard Ridge chatting with the cast of Roundabout Theatre Company's The Common Pursuit, by Simon Gray, directed by Moises Kaufman- playing at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre / Laura Pels Theatre (111 West 46th Street) through July 29, 2012. The cast features Kristen Bush as 'Marigold,' Kieran Campion as 'Peter,' Josh Cooke as 'Stuart,' Jacob Fishel as 'Martin,' Tim McGeever as 'Humphry,' Lucas Near-Verbrugghe as 'Nick.'

STAGE TUBE: MTC Celebrates Lynne Meadow With Nathan Lane, Christine Baranski and More
by Stage Tube - Jun 25, 2012

Manhattan Theatre Club has created a special short film in celebration of Lynne Meadow's 40th anniversary as the visionary and artistic leader of the organization. The film premiered on Monday, June 18 during a special tribute event honoring Meadow at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre - now view the video below!

BWW TV: Inside Opening Night of Roundabout's COMMON PURSUIT!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 25, 2012

Last night, May 24, Roundabout Theatre Company opened Simon Gray's The Common Pursuit, directed by Moises Kaufman at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre / Laura Pels Theatre. The Common Pursuit features Kristen Bush as 'Marigold,' Kieran Campion as 'Peter,' Josh Cooke as 'Stuart,' Jacob Fishel as 'Martin,' Tim McGeever as 'Humphry,' Lucas Near-Verbrugghe as 'Nick.' The production will play a limited engagement through July 29, 2012. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the opening and brings you interviews with the cast and creative team below!

BWW TV: Roundabout's THE COMMON PURSUIT- Performance Highlights!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 23, 2012

Roundabout Theatre Company's The Common Pursuit, by Simon Gray, directed by Moises Kaufman is currently in previews. The cast features Kristen Bush as 'Marigold,' Kieran Campion as 'Peter,' Josh Cooke as 'Stuart,' Jacob Fishel as 'Martin,' Tim McGeever as 'Humphry,' Lucas Near-Verbrugghe as 'Nick.' The Common Pursuit will open officially tomorrow, May 24, 2012 at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre / Laura Pels Theatre (111 West 46th Street). This is a limited engagement through July 29, 2012. BroadwayWorld brings you highlights from the show below!


Simon Gray Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Simon Gray written?
Simon Gray has written 8 shows including Maggie May (Playwright), Wise Child (Playwright), Otherwise Engaged (Playwright), The Rear Column (Playwright), Quartermaine's Terms (Playwright), The Common Pursuit (Playwright), The Holy Terror (Playwright), Butley (Playwright).

What awards has Simon Gray been nominated for?
Comedy of the Year (Olivier Awards) for The Common Pursuit , Best Foreign Play (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for Quartermaine's Terms , Play of the Year (Olivier Awards) for Quartermaine's Terms , Best New Foreign Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Otherwise Engaged , Best Play (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for Otherwise Engaged , Best Play (Tony Awards) for Otherwise Engaged , Best Play (Evening Standard Awards) for Otherwise Engaged Best Play (Tony Awards) for Butley and Best Play (Evening Standard Awards) for Butley .

What awards has Simon Gray won?
Best Play (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for Otherwise Engaged Best Play (Evening Standard Awards) for Otherwise Engagedand Best Play (Evening Standard Awards) for Butley.