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Steve Kluger

 
Bio:
STEVE KLUGER shook hands with Lucille Ball when he was 12. He's since lived a few more decades, but nothing much registered after that. He is a novelist and playwright who grew up during the Sixties with only two heroes: Tom Seaver and Ethel Merman. Few were able to grasp the concept. A veteran ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
STEVE KLUGER shook hands with Lucille Ball when he was 12. He's since lived a few more decades, but nothing much registered after that. He is a novelist and playwright who grew up during the Sixties with only two heroes: Tom Seaver and Ethel Merman. Few were able to grasp the concept. A veteran ... (read complete bio)
 

Writing

Book and Lyrics

 
Writing
Book and Lyrics

Steve Kluger Biography

STEVE KLUGER shook hands with Lucille Ball when he was 12. He's since lived a few more decades, but nothing much registered after that. He is a novelist and playwright who grew up during the Sixties with only two heroes: Tom Seaver and Ethel Merman. Few were able to grasp the concept. A veteran of "Casablanca" and a graduate of "The Graduate," he has written extensively on subjects as far-ranging as World War II, rock and roll, and the Titanic, and as close to the heart as baseball and the Boston Red Sox (which frequently have nothing to do with one another). Novels include "Changing Pitches," "Last Days of Summer," "Almost Like Being in Love" and "My Most Excellent Year." Plays include "Bullpen," "Caf" "50s," "Pilots of the Purple Twilight," "After Dark" and the book and lyrics to the musical adaptation of "Last Days of Summer," with music by Jason Howland. Doubtless due to the fact that he?s a card-carrying Baby Boomer whose entire existence was shaped by the lyrics to "Abbey Road," "Workingman's Dead," and "Annie Get Your Gun" (his first spoken words, in fact, were actually stolen from "The Pajama Game"), he's also forged a path as a civil rights advocate, campaigning for a "Save Fenway Park" initiative (which qualifies as a civil right if you're a Red Sox fan), counseling gay teenagers, and on behalf of Japanese American internment redress lobbying the Department of the Interior to restore the baseball diamond at the Manzanar National Historic Site. Meanwhile, he's donated half of his spare time to organizations such as Lambda Legal, GLSEN, and Models of Pride, and gives the rest of it to his nephews and nieces: Emily, Noah, Bridgette, Audrey, Elisa, Paloma, Logan, Evan, and Robbie the nine kids who own his heart. He lives in Boston, Massachusetts the only city in the world.




Steve Kluger News

Daryl Roth, Jodi Picoult and Steve Kluger are Coming to 92Y Photo Daryl Roth, Jodi Picoult and Steve Kluger are Coming to 92Y
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 2, 2019

How does a musical based on a book go from a dream to reality? 92Y presents Tony Award-winning producer Daryl Roth, and authors Jodi Picoult and Steve Kluger in an illuminating panel moderated by Gordon Cox.

Global Roundup 11/1 - DEAR EVAN HANSEN in the UK, MRS. DOUBTFIRE in Seattle and More! Photo Global Roundup 11/1 - DEAR EVAN HANSEN in the UK, MRS. DOUBTFIRE in Seattle and More!
by BWW Special - Nov 1, 2019

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature Dear Evan Hansen West End, Mrs. Doubtfire in Seattle and More!

Photo Flash: Marlo Thomas, Joe DiPietro and More Celebrate Opening of LAST DAYS OF SU Photo Photo Flash: Marlo Thomas, Joe DiPietro and More Celebrate Opening of LAST DAYS OF SUMMER
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 30, 2019

The new musical LAST DAYS OF SUMMER opened this past Friday, October 25th to unanimous rave reviews at George Street Playhouse. Under the direction of Jeff Calhoun (NEWSIES, GREASE, BIG RIVER), LAST DAYS OF SUMMER features book & lyrics by Steve Kluger (based on his best-selling novel) and music by Grammy Award winner Jason Howland (LITTLE WOMEN).

BWW Review: LAST DAYS OF SUMMER ‚Ä" The New Musical at George Street Playhouse is a S Photo BWW Review: LAST DAYS OF SUMMER ‚Ä" The New Musical at George Street Playhouse is a Sure-Fire Hit
by Marina Kennedy - Oct 29, 2019

George Street Playhouse (GSP) is kicking off their 2019/2020 Season with a new musical that is a sure-fire hit. 'Last Days of Summer' has everything going for it. The show presents a captivating story, stellar cast, a memorable score, and spirited dance numbers. Directed by Jeff Calhoun, it features a book and lyrics by Steve Kluger with music by Jason Howland.

VIDEO: Bobby Conte Thornton and Teal Wicks in LAST DAYS OF SUMMER Photo VIDEO: Bobby Conte Thornton and Teal Wicks in LAST DAYS OF SUMMER
by Stage Tube - Oct 25, 2019

Performances kicked off last night for the new musical LAST DAYS OF SUMMER, presented by George Street Playhouse and directed by Jeff Calhoun (NEWSIES, GREASE, BIG RIVER). Opening Night is October 25th. LAST DAYS OF SUMMER features book & lyrics by Steve Kluger (based on his best-selling novel) and music by Grammy Award winner Jason Howland (LITTLE WOMEN). Get a first look at cast members Teal Wicks and Bobby Conte Thornton and more in action!

Exclusive: Get A First Look At Teal Wicks, Bobby Conte Thornton, And More In LAST DAY Photo Exclusive: Get A First Look At Teal Wicks, Bobby Conte Thornton, And More In LAST DAYS OF SUMMER
by Alan Henry - Oct 18, 2019

BroadwayWorld has a first look at the new musical LAST DAYS OF SUMMER, presented by George Street Playhouse and directed by Jeff Calhoun (NEWSIES, GREASE, BIG RIVER). LAST DAYS OF SUMMER features book & lyrics by Steve Kluger (based on his best-selling novel) and music by Grammy Award winner Jason Howland (LITTLE WOMEN).

VIDEO: Bobby Conte Thornton and Teal Wicks in Rehearsal For LAST DAYS OF SUMMER Photo VIDEO: Bobby Conte Thornton and Teal Wicks in Rehearsal For LAST DAYS OF SUMMER
by Stage Tube - Oct 16, 2019

Performances kicked off last night for the new musical LAST DAYS OF SUMMER, presented by George Street Playhouse and directed by Jeff Calhoun (NEWSIES, GREASE, BIG RIVER). Opening Night is October 25th. LAST DAYS OF SUMMER features book & lyrics by Steve Kluger (based on his best-selling novel) and music by Grammy Award winner Jason Howland (LITTLE WOMEN).

Performances Begin Tuesday For New Musical LAST DAYS OF SUMMER Photo Performances Begin Tuesday For New Musical LAST DAYS OF SUMMER
by Julie Musbach - Oct 10, 2019

Performances are set to begin this Tuesday, October 15th, with the official Opening Night on October 25th, for the new musical LAST DAYS OF SUMMER, presented by George Street Playhouse and directed by Jeff Calhoun (NEWSIES, GREASE, BIG RIVER). LAST DAYS OF SUMMER features book & lyrics by Steve Kluger (based on his best-selling novel) and music by Grammy Award winner Jason Howland (LITTLE WOMEN).

BWW Interview: Julian Emile Lerner in LAST DAYS OF SUMMER at George Street Playhouse  Photo BWW Interview: Julian Emile Lerner in LAST DAYS OF SUMMER at George Street Playhouse 10/15 to 11/10
by Marina Kennedy - Oct 10, 2019

George Street Playhouse opens their inaugural season at the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center (NBPAC) with 'Last Days of Summer.' It is based on the contemporary novel by Steve Kluger and directed by two-time Tony Award nominee Jeff Calhoun with music by Grammy winner Jason Howland. Broadwayworld.com had the pleasure of interviewing Julian Emile Lerner who plays Joey Margolis in the show.

Revised KCRep World Premieres Make Off-Broadway And East Coast Debut Photo Revised KCRep World Premieres Make Off-Broadway And East Coast Debut
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 4, 2019

Kansas City Repertory Theatre announced today that two shows which received their world premiere productions at Spencer Theatre are going on to new life on the East Coast. New York's Second Stage Theater announced this week that Between the Lines, which premiered in 2017 at KCRep in association with Daryl Roth Productions, will be produced Off-Broadway. Performances begin April 21, 2020, and it officially opens in May 2020. Between the Lines is based on The New York Times Best-Seller Book by Jodi Picoult & Samantha Van Leer with Book by Timothy Allen McDonald and Music & Lyrics by Elyssa Samsel & Kate Anderson.

Steve Kluger Videos

VIDEO: Bobby Conte Thornton and Teal Wicks in LAST DAYS OF SUMMER VideoVIDEO: Bobby Conte Thornton and Teal Wicks in LAST DAYS OF SUMMER
by Stage Tube - Oct 25, 2019

Performances kicked off last night for the new musical LAST DAYS OF SUMMER, presented by George Street Playhouse and directed by Jeff Calhoun (NEWSIES, GREASE, BIG RIVER). Opening Night is October 25th. LAST DAYS OF SUMMER features book & lyrics by Steve Kluger (based on his best-selling novel) and music by Grammy Award winner Jason Howland (LITTLE WOMEN). Get a first look at cast members Teal Wicks and Bobby Conte Thornton and more in action!

VIDEO: Bobby Conte Thornton and Teal Wicks in Rehearsal For LAST DAYS OF SUMMER VideoVIDEO: Bobby Conte Thornton and Teal Wicks in Rehearsal For LAST DAYS OF SUMMER
by Stage Tube - Oct 16, 2019

Performances kicked off last night for the new musical LAST DAYS OF SUMMER, presented by George Street Playhouse and directed by Jeff Calhoun (NEWSIES, GREASE, BIG RIVER). Opening Night is October 25th. LAST DAYS OF SUMMER features book & lyrics by Steve Kluger (based on his best-selling novel) and music by Grammy Award winner Jason Howland (LITTLE WOMEN).

VIDEO: Making A "Big" Impact With LAST DAYS OF SUMMER, a New Musical Directed by Jef VideoVIDEO: Making A "Big" Impact With LAST DAYS OF SUMMER, a New Musical Directed by Jeff Calhoun
by Stage Tube - Oct 4, 2019

A new video debuted on YouTube this week featuring LAST DAYS OF SUMMER cast members Danny Binstock and Julian Lerner paying homage to a classic 1980s film.

VIDEO: Get A First Look At LAST DAYS OF SUMMER at Kansas City Rep VideoVIDEO: Get A First Look At LAST DAYS OF SUMMER at Kansas City Rep
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 17, 2018

BroadwayWorld has a first look at Kansas City Repertory Theatre first show of its 20182019 season - the World Premiere musical, LAST DAYS OF SUMMER, now on stage through September 30, 2018. Check out video of the cast in action below!

VIDEO: Corey Cott & More Star in New Musical LAST DAYS OF SUMMER at Kansas City Rep VideoVIDEO: Corey Cott & More Star in New Musical LAST DAYS OF SUMMER at Kansas City Rep
by Alan Henry - Sep 14, 2018

BroadwayWorld has a first look at Kansas City Repertory Theatre first show of its 20182019 season - the World Premiere musical, LAST DAYS OF SUMMER, now on stage through September 30, 2018.


Steve Kluger Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Steve Kluger written?
Steve Kluger has written 1 shows including Last Days of Summer (Book and Lyrics).