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Sinclair Lewis

 
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Date of Birth: February 07, 1885
Date of Death: January 10, 1951 (65)

Birth Place: Sauk Centre, MN, USA

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[Broadway, 1941]
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Alexis Standridge, Vic Prosak

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Doremus Jessup, Emma Sazio, Autumn Gonzales, Bianca Marconcini

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Sinclair Lewis News

L.A. Theatre Works Highlights 12½-Hour, Star-Studded, Unabridged Recording Of BABBIT Photo L.A. Theatre Works Highlights 12½-Hour, Star-Studded, Unabridged Recording Of BABBITT
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 7, 2022

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 Photo National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene, Pan Asian Repertory Theatre and More Join Forces To Present IT CAN'T HAPPEN HERE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 26, 2020

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 Photo Berkeley Rep's Radio Play IT CAN'T HAPPEN HERE Reaches 15,000 Households
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 21, 2020

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 Photo BWW Review: Syracuse Stage Presents Berkeley Rep's IT CAN'T HAPPEN HERE
by Natasha Ashley - Oct 18, 2020

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 Photo Nine NYC-Based Theatre Companies Join Forces to Present IT CAN'T BE HERE
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 13, 2020

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

Virtual Theatre Today: Tuesday, October 13- with Tiler Peck, AIN'T TOO PROUD, and Mor Photo Virtual Theatre Today: Tuesday, October 13- with Tiler Peck, AIN'T TOO PROUD, and More!
by Nicole Rosky - Oct 13, 2020

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

BWW Interview: Tim Bond of VOICES OF DEMOCRACY at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Harness Photo BWW Interview: Tim Bond of VOICES OF DEMOCRACY at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Harnesses the Power of Theater to Bring Us All Together
by Jim Munson - Oct 13, 2020

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.

Nine NYC-Based Theatre Companies Join Forces To Present  IT CAN'T HAPPEN HERE Photo Nine NYC-Based Theatre Companies Join Forces To Present IT CAN'T HAPPEN HERE
by Stephi Wild - Oct 13, 2020

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 Photo Syracuse Stage Presents Plays With Local And National Focus
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 9, 2020

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 Nat Photo Arden Theatre Company, People's Light and Philadelphia Theatre Co. Participate in Nationwide Broadcast Of IT CAN'T HAPPEN HERE
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 6, 2020

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.  

Sinclair Lewis Videos

BWW TV: Watch Highlights from Signature Theatre's ELMER GANTRY
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 24, 2014

ELMER GANTRY is a musical version of Sinclair Lewis' best-selling novel, directed by Signature's Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer (Broadway's Follies, Million Dollar Quartet). Schaeffer collaborated on the last production of Elmer Gantry at Marriott's Lincolnshire Theatre in Chicago with authors John Bishop (book), Mel Marvin (music) and Bob Satuloff (lyrics) in 1998; the show has not been produced since then. Signature Theatre's presentation will be the 5th production in the show's history. Running in the MAX Theatre now through November 9, Signature's production includes several brand new songs by Mel Marvin and Bob Satuloff and a reimagined script that John Bishop worked on until his death in 2006. BroadwayWorld brings you highlights from the production below!

STAGE TUBE: Signature Unveils ELMER GANTRY Music Videos - 'On The Road' and 'Between Trains'
by Stage Tube - Oct 1, 2014

Signature Theatre just released two ELMER GANTRY music videos: Elmer Gantry grows Sister Sharon's ministry into the hottest show on the road by adding the gospel voices of the Washington family, whose matriarch Mary (Nova Y. Payton, HAIRSPRAY, DREAMGIRLS) leads the choir in the praise-worthy 'On the Road', and Elmer Gantry (Charlie Pollock, Broadway's VIOLET) finds himself at a crossroads, ready to take on the next adventure, but only the Lord knows where he'll end up next - Sharon Falconer's tent revival - in 'Between Trains.' Check out both videos below!


Sinclair Lewis Frequently Asked Questions

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