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Tony Kushner

 
Bio:
Tony Kushner's other plays include A Bright Room Called Day; Angels In America, Parts One and Two; Slavs!; Homebody/Kabul and Caroline, or Change. His adaptations include Corneille's The Illusion, S.Y. Ansky's The Dybbuk, and Brecht's The Good Person of Sezuan and Mother Courage and Her Children ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Tony Kushner's other plays include A Bright Room Called Day; Angels In America, Parts One and Two; Slavs!; Homebody/Kabul and Caroline, or Change. His adaptations include Corneille's The Illusion, S.Y. Ansky's The Dybbuk, and Brecht's The Good Person of Sezuan and Mother Courage and Her Children ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Special Benefit Production, 2002
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Productions

 
[Regional (US), 2018]
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[Off-Broadway, 2006]
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[Off-Broadway, 2002]
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[Off-Broadway, 1988]
Associate Artistic Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 1987]
Associate Artistic Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 1987]
Associate Artistic Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 1987]
Associate Artistic Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 1987]
Associate Artistic Director

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Tony Kushner Biography

Tony Kushner's other plays include A Bright Room Called Day; Angels In America, Parts One and Two; Slavs!; Homebody/Kabul and Caroline, or Change. His adaptations include Corneille's The Illusion, S.Y. Ansky's The Dybbuk, and Brecht's The Good Person of Sezuan and Mother Courage and Her Children (Public Theater). Kushner’s films include Angels In America, directed by Mike Nichols and Munich, directed by Steven Spielberg. His books include Brundibar, illustrations by Maurice Sendak; The Art of Maurice Sendak, 1980 to the Present; and Wrestling With Zion: Progressive Jewish-American Responses to the Palestinian/Israeli Conflict (co-edited with Alisa Solomon). Kushner has received the Pulitzer Prize, an Emmy Award, an Oscar nomination, two Tony Awards, three Obie Awards, an Olivier Award, two Evening Standard Awards, and is the first recipient of the Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award.

Tony Kushner Awards and Nominations

 
The Lortels - 2011 - Outstanding Revival Gold Star
Tony Kushner, Angels in America: Perestroika
 
The Lortels - 2011 - Outstanding Revival Gold Star
Tony Kushner, Angels in America: Millennium Approaches
 
Olivier Awards - 2007 - Best New Musical Gold Star
Tony KushnerCaroline, Or Change
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2004 - Outstanding Book of a Musical Gold Star
Tony Kushner, Caroline, or Change
 
Obie Awards - 2004 - Special Citations Gold Star
Tony Kushner, Caroline, or Change
 
The Lortels - 2004 - Playwrights’ Sidewalk Inductee(s) Gold Star
Tony Kushner
 
Tony Awards - 2004 - Best Book of a Musical
Tony Kushner, Caroline, or Change
 
Tony Awards - 2004 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Tony Kushner, Caroline, or Change
 
Obie Awards - 2002 - Playwriting Gold Star
Tony Kushner, Homebody/Kabul
 
Obie Awards - 1995 - Playwriting Gold Star
Tony Kushner, Slavs!
 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 1994 - Best Play
Tony Kushner, Angels in America: Perestroika
 
Olivier Awards - 1994 - BBC Award for the Play of the Year
Tony KushnerPerestroika
 
Tony Awards - 1994 - Best Play Gold Star
Tony Kushner, Angels in America: Perestroika
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1993 - Outstanding New Play
Tony Kushner, Angels in America
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1993 - Outstanding Play Gold Star
Tony Kushner, Angels in America: Perestroika
 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 1993 - Best Play Gold Star
Tony Kushner, Angels in America: Millennium Approaches
 
The Pulitzer Prize - 1993 - The Pulitzer Prize for Drama Gold Star
Tony Kushner, Angels in America: Millennium Approaches
 
Tony Awards - 1993 - Best Play Gold Star
Tony Kushner, Angels in America: Millennium Approaches
 
Evening Standard Awards - 1992 - Best Play Gold Star
Tony KushnerAngels in America
 
Olivier Awards - 1992 - BBC Award for the Play of the Year
Tony KushnerAngels In America

Tony Kushner News

VIDEO: Take 'A Look Inside' THE FABELMANS in New Featurette Photo VIDEO: Take 'A Look Inside' THE FABELMANS in New Featurette
by Michael Major - Nov 21, 2022

Directed by Steven Spielberg, The Fabelmans is written by Spielberg and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tony Kushner (Angels in America, Caroline, or Change), who has earned Oscar¬ģ nominations for his screenplays for Spielberg‚Äôs Lincoln and Munich. Watch the new video featurette now!

Listen to the 2023 Grammy Nominees for Best Musical Theater Album Photo Listen to the 2023 Grammy Nominees for Best Musical Theater Album
by Nicole Rosky - Nov 20, 2022

Six new recordings have earned nominations for Best Musical Theatre Album at the 2023 Grammy Awards, including Caroline, Or Change, Into The Woods, MJ The Musical, Mr. Saturday Night, Six: Live On Opening Night, and A Strange Loop. Before the 2022 winner is announced, take a listen to all six of the nominated albums.

THE INHERITANCE is Now Playing in Sweden Photo THE INHERITANCE is Now Playing in Sweden
by Stephi Wild - Nov 18, 2022

At last, the multiple award-winning play The Inheritance is coming to Sweden, after successful runs in London and on Broadway.

Jeannette Bayardelle, Shawn Bowers & More to Star in THE HARDER THEY COME World Premi Photo Jeannette Bayardelle, Shawn Bowers & More to Star in THE HARDER THEY COME World Premiere at The Public Theater
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 17, 2022

The Public Theater has announced casting for the world premiere of THE HARDER THEY COME, a musical adaptation of the classic Jamaican film produced and directed by Perry Henzell and co-written with Trevor Rhone.

Barbara Warner Howard, Founding Member of New York Theatre Workshop, Passes Away Photo Barbara Warner Howard, Founding Member of New York Theatre Workshop, Passes Away
by Team BWW - Nov 15, 2022

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that Barbara Leah Warner Howard died on November 9, 2022, peacefully at home while listening to Ella Fitzgerald, surrounded by family and friends. 

SIX, INTO THE WOODS & More Nominated For GRAMMY For Best Musical Theatre Album Photo SIX, INTO THE WOODS & More Nominated For GRAMMY For Best Musical Theatre Album
by Michael Major - Nov 15, 2022

The nominations for the 2023 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theatre Album are out! Nominees this year include Into the Woods, A Strange Loop, SIX, and more. Check out who has been nominated this year.

Samuel L. Jackson and LaTanya Richardson Jackson to be Honored at Theatre Communicati Photo Samuel L. Jackson and LaTanya Richardson Jackson to be Honored at Theatre Communications Group 2023 Gala
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 14, 2022

Theatre Communications Group has announced that the 2023 TCG Gala: Our Stories will be held on Monday, January 9, 2023, at The Edison Ballroom in New York City. The Gala will honor Samuel L. Jackson and LaTanya Richardson Jackson and will include festive performances, inspiring speakers, and a celebratory dinner.

Jill Sobule's F*CK7THGRADE Extends at Wild Project Photo Jill Sobule's F*CK7THGRADE Extends at Wild Project
by Stephi Wild - Nov 14, 2022

wild project's F*ck7thGrade, with music, lyrics, and concept by Jill Sobule, book by Liza Birkenmeier and directed by Lisa Peterson with music direction by Julie Wolf, has extended through November 19. F*ck7thGrade began performances on Wednesday, October 12.

STORY/TELLER ARTS: Martyna Majok on Cost of Living to be Presented by The Center for  Photo STORY/TELLER ARTS: Martyna Majok on Cost of Living to be Presented by The Center for Fiction & TCG
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 11, 2022

The Center for Fiction and Theatre Communications Group will co-present Story/Teller Arts: Martyna Majok on Cost of Living with Naveen Kumar and David Zayas on November 16 at 7pm ET at The Center for Fiction, 15 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217, and via livestream.

'One Public' Book On New York's Public Theater Will Be Released Next Week Photo 'One Public' Book On New York's Public Theater Will Be Released Next Week
by Stephi Wild - Nov 8, 2022

A new book about the Public Theater, titled One Public: New York's Public Theater in the Era of Oskar Eustis, by Kevin Landis, will be released on November 17, 2022.

Tony Kushner Videos

VIDEO: Take 'A Look Inside' THE FABELMANS in New Featurette Videoplay
VIDEO: Take 'A Look Inside' THE FABELMANS in New Featurette

by Michael Major - Nov 21, 2022

Directed by Steven Spielberg, The Fabelmans is written by Spielberg and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tony Kushner (Angels in America, Caroline, or Change), who has earned Oscar¬ģ nominations for his screenplays for Spielberg‚Äôs Lincoln and Munich. Watch the new video featurette now!

VIDEO: First Look at The Acting Company's THE THREE MUSKETEERS and ROMEO AND JULIET i Videoplay
VIDEO: First Look at The Acting Company's THE THREE MUSKETEERS and ROMEO AND JULIET in Repertory

by Blair Ingenthron - Nov 5, 2022

Watch footage of @TheActingCo's The Three Musketeers and Romeo and Juliet playing in repertory at theatres across the country.

VIDEO: Rachel Zegler Sings PHANTOM, FUNNY GIRL & More For 'Song Association' Videoplay
VIDEO: Rachel Zegler Sings PHANTOM, FUNNY GIRL & More For 'Song Association'

by Michael Major - Apr 22, 2022

Rachel Zegler put her musical knowledge to the test while playing a game of Song Association with ELLE Magazine, including tracks from Chicago, Wicked, Waitress, Great Showman, Shrek, Funny Girl, Rent, West Side Story, and more. Plus, see how Andrew Lloyd Webber responded to her rendition of songs from Phantom and Cats!

VIDEO: Paul Tazewell Talks WEST SIDE STORY Costumes on TODAY Videoplay
VIDEO: Paul Tazewell Talks WEST SIDE STORY Costumes on TODAY

by Michael Major - Mar 24, 2022

Paul Tazewell appeared on the TODAY Show this morning to discuss his Oscar-nominated costumes for West Side Story. Tazewell discussed the role that costumes played in the film, working with Steven Spielberg on staying true to the costumes from the original film, and more. Watch the new interview now!

VIDEO: Watch Ariana DeBose Perform 'America' in New WEST SIDE STORY Music Video Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch Ariana DeBose Perform 'America' in New WEST SIDE STORY Music Video

by Michael Major - Mar 2, 2022

Disney has released a new music video of Academy Award-nominee Ariana DeBose perform 'America' as Anita in Steven Spielberg's award-winning, critically-acclaimed 'West Side Story'. The film also stars Rachel Zegler, Ansel Elgort, Rita Moreno, David Alvarez, and more.

VIDEO: Ariana DeBose Discusses WEST SIDE STORY Oscar Nomination on THE VIEW Videoplay
VIDEO: Ariana DeBose Discusses WEST SIDE STORY Oscar Nomination on THE VIEW

by Michael Major - Feb 21, 2022

Ariana DeBose appeared on The View this morning to discuss her Oscar-nominated performance in West Side Story. DeBose also discusses the advice she received from Rita Moreno, hosting Saturday Night Live, and where she was when she found out she was nominated for an Oscar. Watch the new interview now!

VIDEO: WEST SIDE STORY Cast Sings 'America' in Scoring Session Featurette Videoplay
VIDEO: WEST SIDE STORY Cast Sings 'America' in Scoring Session Featurette

by Michael Major - Feb 1, 2022

A new West Side Story featurette has revealed a look inside a scoring session for the film, featuring Ariana DeBose and the cast of the film singing 'America.' The the new video also features appearances from Rita Moreno, Steven Spielberg, Rachel Zegler, David Alvarez, and more. Watch the new featurette now!

VIDEO: Rachel Zegler & Andrew Garfield Interview Each Other for Variety's Actors on A Videoplay
VIDEO: Rachel Zegler & Andrew Garfield Interview Each Other for Variety's Actors on Actors Series

by Michael Major - Jan 31, 2022

On the latest episode of Variety's Actors on Actors series, Rachel Zegler and Andrew Garfield sat down to discuss their performances in West Side Story and tick, tick...BOOM! The pair also discussed Garfield's appearace in the recent Spider-Man film, Zegler being cast as Snow White in Disney's upcoming remake, their beginnings in theatre, and more.

VIDEO: Watch a Costume Featurette From WEST SIDE STORY Featuring Paul Tazewell Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch a Costume Featurette From WEST SIDE STORY Featuring Paul Tazewell

by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 20, 2022

A Costume Featurette from¬†Steven Spielberg‚Äôs ‚ÄúWest Side Story‚Ä̬†featuring 2022 Critics Choice Nominee and Tony Award¬ģ¬†and Emmy Award¬ģ¬†winning costume designer,¬†Paul Tazewell,¬†has been released.

VIDEO: Tony Kushner Talks WEST SIDE STORY, Working With Steven Spielberg, and More Videoplay
VIDEO: Tony Kushner Talks WEST SIDE STORY, Working With Steven Spielberg, and More

by Stephi Wild - Jan 12, 2022

Tony Kushner recently chatted with Gold Derby editor Christopher Rosen about the film adaptation of West Side Story in an all new interview.


Tony Kushner Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Tony Kushner been in?
Tony Kushner has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has Tony Kushner been in?
Tony Kushner has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Tony Kushner been nominated for?
Outstanding Revival (The Lortels) for Angels in America: Perestroika , Outstanding Revival (The Lortels) for Angels in America: Millennium Approaches , Best New Musical (Olivier Awards) for Caroline, Or Change , Outstanding Book of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Caroline, or Change , Special Citations (Obie Awards) for Caroline, or Change , Playwrights’ Sidewalk Inductee(s) (The Lortels) , Best Book of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Caroline, or Change , Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for Caroline, or Change , Playwriting (Obie Awards) for Homebody/Kabul , Playwriting (Obie Awards) for Slavs! , Best Play (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for Angels in America: Perestroika , BBC Award for the Play of the Year (Olivier Awards) for Perestroika , Best Play (Tony Awards) for Angels in America: Perestroika , Outstanding New Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Angels in America , Outstanding Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Angels in America: Perestroika , Best Play (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for Angels in America: Millennium Approaches , The Pulitzer Prize for Drama (The Pulitzer Prize) for Angels in America: Millennium Approaches , Best Play (Tony Awards) for Angels in America: Millennium Approaches Best Play (Evening Standard Awards) for Angels in America and BBC Award for the Play of the Year (Olivier Awards) for Angels In America .

What awards has Tony Kushner won?
Outstanding Revival (The Lortels) for Angels in America: Millennium Approaches, Outstanding Revival (The Lortels) for Angels in America: Perestroika, Best New Musical (Olivier Awards) for Caroline, Or Change, Outstanding Book of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Caroline, or Change, Special Citations (Obie Awards) for Caroline, or Change, Playwrights’ Sidewalk Inductee(s) (The Lortels), Playwriting (Obie Awards) for Homebody/Kabul, Playwriting (Obie Awards) for Slavs!, Best Play (Tony Awards) for Angels in America: Perestroika, Outstanding Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Angels in America: Perestroika, Best Play (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for Angels in America: Millennium Approaches, The Pulitzer Prize for Drama (The Pulitzer Prize) for Angels in America: Millennium Approaches Best Play (Tony Awards) for Angels in America: Millennium Approachesand Best Play (Evening Standard Awards) for Angels in America.

How many shows has Tony Kushner written?
Tony Kushner has written 15 shows including Don Juan de Marco (Lyricist), L'Illusion (Adaptation), A Bright Room Called Day (Playwright), Angels in America: Millennium Approaches (Playwright), Angels in America (Playwright), Angels in America: Perestroika (Playwright), The Illusion (Adaptation), Slavs! (Playwright), A Dybbuk, or Between Two Worlds (Adaptation), Love's Fire: Fresh Numbers by Seven American Playwrights (Playwright), Homebody/Kabul (Playwright), Caroline, or Change (Bookwriter), Short Talks on the Universe (Playwright), Brundibar (Libretto), The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures (Playwright).