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Thornton Wilder

Date of Death: December 07, 1975 (78)

Birth Place: Madison, WI, USA

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Thornton Wilder STAGE CREDITS

Stage Manager [Replacement]


Source Material
Source Material
Source Material

Thornton Wilder Movies

We Live Again
[ 1934 ] writer
Our Town
[ 1940 ] writer
Shadow of a Doubt
[ 1943 ] writer
The Matchmaker
[ 1958 ] writer
Gahim 2: Hurgada
[ 1990 ] writer
Our Town VCHS 2012
[ 2012 ] writer

Thornton Wilder Awards and Nominations

New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 1943 - Best American Play

Thornton WilderThe Skin of Our Teeth

The Pulitzer Prize - 1943 - The Pulitzer Prize for Drama

Thornton Wilder, The Skin of Our Teeth

The Pulitzer Prize - 1938 - The Pulitzer Prize for Drama

Thornton Wilder, Our Town

Thornton Wilder Videos

Thornton Wilder News

HELLO, DOLLY! & More Lead Orlando's Summer 2024 Top Theatre Shows

Orlando is never lacking outstanding theatre, whether epic Broadway shows, engrossing dramas or bold fringe offerings. BroadwayWorld is rounding up our top recommended theatre every month. Selections for May 2024 include Hello, Dolly!, Rent, and more.
Video: Rob Melrose and Kirk Lynn Talk Thornton Wilder's THE EMPORIUM at Alley Theatre

Artistic Director Rob Melrose and Playwright Kirk Lynn discuss their production of Thornton Wilder's THE EMPORIUM at Houston's Alley Theatre in the video here!
Mike Birbiglia's Titles, Including THE OLD MAN AND THE POOL, Acquired By Concord Theatricals

Concord Theatricals has acquired the titles of Mike Birbiglia, with five of his stage works soon to be available for publishing and licensing worldwide.
Awardees Revealed For the 2024 Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival Awards

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts hosted more than 125 outstanding theater students from colleges and universities across the nation as part of the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF).
Casts of HELL'S KITCHEN, THE NOTEBOOK & More to Perform at New Dramatists Spring Luncheon

New Dramatists will host its Annual Spring Luncheon Tribute on Tuesday, May 14 at the New York Marriott Marquis. See who is taking part and learn how to purchase tickets.
McCarter Announces 2024-2025 Dance Series, Returning This September

McCarter Theatre Center has announced its 2024-2025 Dance Series – featuring Ballet Hispánico, SW!NG OUT from superstar choreographer Caleb Teicher, Noli Timere – a new collaboration between Director/Choreographer/Princeton University Professor Rebecca Lazier and sculptor Janet Echelman, Seoul-based Bereishit Dance Company, and Twyla Tharp Dance. Also included as an optional season encore is the highly anticipated return of Pilobolus.
Review: MARJORIE PRIME at Prologue Theatre At The Atlas

What did our critic think of MARJORIE PRIME at Prologue Theatre At The Atlas?
A Noise Within Announces 2024-25 'True Grit' Season

Acclaimed theater company A Noise Within has announced six-plays for 2024-25 — a family-friendly modern classic; a play from August Wilson's “American Century Cycle”; a holiday show; a Shakespeare; a new adaptation; and a musical — each of which exhibits “True Grit.”
Lena Hall, Gabby Beans, Talia Ryder, and More Join Ethan Coen Comedy HONEY DON'T!

Ethan Coen's new comedy is set to feature a strong ensemble, with several Broadway alums. According to Deadline, Jacnier, Gabby Beans, Talia Ryder, Lena Hall, and more will appear in Honey Don't, the upcoming comedy from Ethan Coen. These actors join the previously announced Margaret Qualley, Aubrey Plaza and Chris Evans, who will lead the film.
McCarter Announces New Leadership Team Members

McCarter Theatre Center has announced two significant appointments to its leadership team: Donya K. Washington as the new BOLD Associate Artistic Director and Joe Peacock as Director of Development.
Cape Rep Theatre Opens 2024 Season With OUR TOWN

Cape Rep Theatre will open its 2024 with a fresh take on the American classic Our Town by Thornton Wilder, directed by Maura Hanlon.
OUR TOWN To Be Presented At Grossmont College Stagehouse Theatre

Experience the timeless classic OUR TOWN at the Grossmont College Stagehouse Theatre.
Photos: First Look at HELLO, DOLLY! Now Playing at LPAC

All new photos have been released from Hello, Dolly! now playing at the Lauderhill Performing Arts Center (LPAC).  The show will run through April 21st. 
Concord Theatricals Titles Now Available on BroadwayWorld Stage Mag With New Partnership

BroadwayWorld and Concord Theatricals announced today a new partnership extending BroadwayWorld’s Stage Mag online show program technology to their entire catalog of titles, including the Andrew Lloyd Webber collection, The Rodgers and Hammerstein collection, Samuel French titles, and the Tams-Witmark collection.
Broadway Buying Guide: April 8, 2024- HAMILTON Rises to the Top

Looking for the best deals on Broadway shows? Welcome to our new weekly guide to the most popular shows listed on BroadwayWorld. Check out which shows are selling this week, April 8, 2024.
Tampa's Stageworks Theatre to Present OUR TOWN This Spring

Explore the multicultural makeover of Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer Prize-winning classic, OUR TOWN, by Stageworks Theatre. Learn how to purchase tickets.
Hershey Area Playhouse Presents Thornton Wilder's OUR TOWN

Experience the timeless classic, OUR TOWN, presented by Hershey Area Playhouse. This Pulitzer Prize-winning play explores life, love, and the human experience through the residents of a small New England town. Directed by Tom Blaisse, it's an emotionally resonant experience for all ages.
Wake Up With BroadwayWorld April 4, 2024

Rise and shine, BroadwayWorld! It is April 4, 2024 and it's time to catch up on all of the theatrical happenings you may have missed in the last 24 hours.
Jim Parsons, Katie Holmes and More Will Lead Kenny Leon's OUR TOWN Revival

Grover's Corners, here they come! The new Broadway production of Thornton Wilder’s Our Town directed by Tony Award-winner Kenny Leon, just announced that the play will feature 28 actors. We have all of the details!
Cast Set for Alley Theatre's World Premiere of Thornton Wilder's Unfinished Play THE EMPORIUM

Alley Theatre has revealed the cast of Thornton Wilder’s The Emporium. Learn more about the show and see how to purchase tickets.


How many Broadway shows has Thornton Wilder been in?

Thornton Wilder has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has Thornton Wilder been in?

Thornton Wilder has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Thornton Wilder been nominated for?

Thornton Wilder has been nominated for several awards throughout his career. He was nominated for the Best American Play award by the New York Drama Critics Circle Awards for his plays "The Skin of Our Teeth." Additionally, he received nominations for the prestigious Pulitzer Prize for Drama for both "The Skin of Our Teeth" and "Our Town."

What awards has Thornton Wilder won?

Thornton Wilder has won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama twice. He won the award for his plays "The Skin of Our Teeth" and "Our Town". Both plays were recognized by the Pulitzer Prize committee for their excellence in the field of drama.

How many shows has Thornton Wilder written?

Thornton Wilder has written 13 shows including The Trumpet Shall Sound (Playwright), The Merchant of Yonkers (Playwright), The Skin of Our Teeth (Playwright), The Matchmaker (Playwright), Plays For Bleecker Street (Playwright), Hello, Dolly! (Source Material), The Matchmaker (Playwright), Wilder, Wilder, Wilder (Playwright), The Skin of Our Teeth (Playwright), Over and Over (Source Material), Our Town (Playwright), The Skin of Our Teeth (Playwright), The Skin of Our Teeth (Source Material).

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