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Sinclair Lewis

Date of Death: January 10, 1951 (65)

Birth Place: Sauk Centre, MN, USA

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Review: BABBITT at La Jolla Playhouse

BABBITT, the world premiere adaption by Joe DiPietro of the novel of the same name by Sinclair Lewis brings the satirical struggle of the modern, middle-class man to the stage through December 10th at the La Jolla Playhouse.

Matthew Broderick Will Lead BABBITT at La Jolla Playhouse

Matthew Broderick will lead the cast of the world-premiere production of Babbitt, by Tony Award winner Joe DiPietro (Memphis), adapted from the novel by Sinclair Lewis, choreographed by Stephen Buescher, directed by Tony Award winner Christopher Ashley.

TALK OF THE TOWN: James Thurber's Years with Ross to Present Two Industry Readings This Month

ALK OF THE TOWN: James Thurber's Years with Ross, a new comedy by Mike Bencivenga will present two industry readings on Tuesday, May 16 at 3pm and 7pm.

Idina Menzel Will Lead World Premiere Musical REDWOOD at La Jolla Playhouse Next Year

Idina Menzel is headed back to the stage! She will star in the world premiere musical Redwood, which Menzel began developing nearly 20 years ago. The production will premiere at La Jolla Playhouse in 2024.

La Jolla Playhouse Announces 2023/24 Season Featuring Five World Premieres

 La Jolla Playhouse has announced the first five productions of its 2023/2024 season, including the world-premiere musical The Untitled Unauthorized Hunter S. Thompson Musical, music and lyrics by Joe Iconis, book by Joe Iconis and Gregory S. Moss, directed by Tony Award winner Christopher Ashley.

Cast Announced for the World Premiere of THE RIPPLE, THE WAVE THAT CARRIED ME HOME at Berkeley Repertory Theatre

Berkeley Repertory Theatre has announced casting for the world premiere production of the ripple, the wave that carried me home by Christina Anderson, directed by Jackson Gay, and produced in association with Goodman Theatre. 

'PEN America at 100' Highlighting 100 Years of Writers' Activism to be Presented at New-York Historical Society

PEN America marks a century of work at the forefront of the ever-urgent fight for free expression with PEN America at 100: A Century of Defending the Written Word, which presents letters, photographs, posters, awards, and other artifacts dating from 1922 to the present.

L.A. Theatre Works Highlights 12½-Hour, Star-Studded, Unabridged Recording Of BABBITT

In 1987, L.A. Theatre Works took the audio world by storm with a word-by-word recording of “Babbitt,” the seminal novel by Sinclair Lewis, starring Edward Asner in the title role and with a 33-member star-studded ensemble playing all the remaining parts.

National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene, Pan Asian Repertory Theatre and More Join Forces To Present IT CAN'T HAPPEN HERE

Initiated & hosted by National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene, a number of theatre companies will come together at 1:00 PM (ET) this Wednesday, October 28 to present an unprecedented virtual play reading - in Yiddish, English, Spanish, Italian, Turkish and Hebrew - of 'It Can't Happen Here', a dramatization of the 1935 novel by Sinclair Lewis.

Berkeley Rep's Radio Play IT CAN'T HAPPEN HERE Reaches 15,000 Households

On Tuesday, October 13, Berkeley Repertory Theatre debuted their audio adaptation of the Sinclair Lewis classic It Can't Happen Here to great success. The production, streamed as a radio play via the theatre's YouTube Channel, attracted over 15,000 total households during a one-week period, surpassing expectations.

BWW Review: Syracuse Stage Presents Berkeley Rep's IT CAN'T HAPPEN HERE

This 2020/2021 season at Syracuse Stage is obviously starting out a little different than usual as theaters all over are adapting to how they present stories to their audiences. Syracuse Stage opens its season with two productions available online (both free of charge). Syracuse Stage has partnered with more than 75 theaters across the country to broadcast a radio adaptation, produced by Berkeley Repertory, of Sinclair Lewis’ 1930s politically charged novel It Can’t Happen Here.

Nine NYC-Based Theatre Companies Join Forces to Present IT CAN'T BE HERE

National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene, Israeli Artists Project, Kairos Italy Theater, New Heritage Theatre Group/Impact Repertory Theatre, New York Classical Theatre, Pan Asian Repertory Theatre, Repertorio Español, and Turkish American Repertory Theater & Entertainment

BWW Interview: Tim Bond of VOICES OF DEMOCRACY at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Harnesses the Power of Theater to Bring Us All Together

Under Artistic Director Tim Bonda??s leadership, TheatreWorks Silicon Valley has just launched an ambitious new online initiative entitled Voices of Democracy, with the intention of encouraging audiences to get out the vote and stand up for racial justice. Leading up to the 2020 election, Voices of Democracy offers digital theatrical experiences that celebrate diverse voices and build a bridge from empathy to action, including plays, poetry, and curated quotes that shine a light on pressing issues during this election year. It will also feature an interview with Tony Award winner & TheatreWorks alum James Monroe Iglehart (Broadwaya??s Aladdin and Hamilton). BroadwayWorld recently caught up with Tim Bond to learn more about Voices of Democracy and his own history before coming to TheatreWorks. Bond is a fascinating guy to talk to so our conversation took all kinds of interesting twists and turns. A true people person, he is especially committed to using theater to build community and effect change. In conversation, he often takes his time to respond to questions and is apt to speak in complex sentences that show a great deal of thought. He is not someone who needs to shout to make his voice heard and frequently leavens his responses with gentle laughter. At once brainy and comfortable expressing his emotions, Bond is clearly a person of heart and mind.

Virtual Theatre Today: Tuesday, October 13- with Tiler Peck, AIN'T TOO PROUD, and More!

Today (October 13) in live streaming: the cast of Ain't Too Proud reunites, Tiler Peck visits Backstage Live, and so much more!

Nine NYC-Based Theatre Companies Join Forces To Present IT CAN'T HAPPEN HERE

Initiated and hosted by National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene, nine prestigious theatre companies will come together on Wednesday, October 28 to present an unprecedented virtual play reading.

Syracuse Stage Presents Plays With Local And National Focus

Syracuse Stage doubles down on the 2020/2021 season with two productions available online beginning next week.

Arden Theatre Company, People's Light and Philadelphia Theatre Co. Participate in Nationwide Broadcast Of IT CAN'T HAPPEN HERE

On Tuesday, October 13 a radio production of Sinclair Lewis' novel It Can't Happen Here will broadcast at 5PM PDT/8PM EDT via YouTube. Written in 1935 during the rise of fascism in Europe, Lewis' darkly satirical It Can't Happen Here follows the ascent of a demagogue who becomes president of the United States by promising to return the country to greatness.  

Nearly 100 Broadcast Partners Join Berkeley Repertory Theatre For Audio Broadcast of OF IT CAN'T HAPPEN HERE

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today has announced that nearly 100 organizations nationwide are onboard to share the free radio play, It Can't Happen Here. The new audio adaptation will premiere on Tuesday, October 13 at 5pm PT/8pm ET, followed by a live Q&A with the creative team, director Lisa Peterson & co-adaptors Tony Taccone & Bennett S. Cohen.

Pittsburgh Public Theater to Present Radio Play IT CAN'T HAPPEN HERE From Berkeley Rep

Pittsburgh Public Theater will join theaters across the nation to help spread the word about Berkeley Rep's YouTube radio production of Sinclair Lewis' novel It Can't Happen Here on Tuesday, October 13 at 8pm ET.

Center Theatre Group Launches Digital Stage, Announces Casey Nicholaw, Phylicia Rashad & Paula Vogel as Associate Artists

Center Theatre Group has announced the immediate launch of their newest venue, the Digital Stage, currently housing its ever-expanding library of education, community outreach and Art Goes On videos. Center Theatre Group has welcomed Casey Nicholaw, Phylicia Rashad and Paula Vogel, as its latest Associate Artists.


Sinclair Lewis has written 4 shows including Hobohemia (Playwright), Jayhawker (Playwright), It Can't Happen Here (Playwright), Gantry (Source Material).

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