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William Friedkin

 
Date of Birth: August 29, 1939 (83)

Birth Place: Chicago, IL, USA

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[Broadway, 1981]
Director

Writing

Source Material






William Friedkin News

TheaterWorksUSA to Present THE LIGHTNING THIEF Theatre for Young Audiences Edition at Photo TheaterWorksUSA to Present THE LIGHTNING THIEF Theatre for Young Audiences Edition at Five Angels Theater
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 30, 2022

TheaterWorksUSA new, 60-minute production of The Lightning Thief: Theatre for Young Audiences Edition will perform in New York City before heading out on its quest around the country. Performing two shows only on October 1, 3 PM and 7 PM at Five Angels Theater.

The Academy Museum to Celebrate First Anniversary With THE WIZ Screening Photo The Academy Museum to Celebrate First Anniversary With THE WIZ Screening
by Michael Major - Sep 27, 2022

Director Sidney Lumet followed a string of Oscar¬ģ-winning 1970s classics with this lavish adaptation of the popular Broadway musical The Wiz, noted for its lively score and all-Black cast. ¬†The Academy Museum‚Äôs first anniversary screening of The Wiz will feature live dance performances by the Debbie Allen Dance Studio youth performers.

Beyond Fest Announces Complete 2022 Line Up Photo Beyond Fest Announces Complete 2022 Line Up
by Stephi Wild - Sep 14, 2022

Beyond Fest, the highest-attended genre film festival in the US, is excited to announce its complete slate of 2022 programming comprising 63 features, including 10 world premieres, 3 US premieres, and 25 West Coast Premieres.

Alison Pill, Tracy Letts, Judy Greer, Alexander Skarsgard & More to Star in Michael S Photo Alison Pill, Tracy Letts, Judy Greer, Alexander Skarsgard & More to Star in Michael Shannon-Directed ERIC LARUE Movie
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 29, 2022

Judy Greer, Paul Sparks, Alison Pill, Tracy Letts, Annie Parisse, Kate Arrington and Alexander Skarsgard will star in the movie adaptation of Eric Larue, directed by Michael Shannon. Michael Shannon is making his directorial debut with this film.

Michael Shannon to Make Directorial Debut With ERIC LARUE Movie, Based on Brett Neveu Photo Michael Shannon to Make Directorial Debut With ERIC LARUE Movie, Based on Brett Neveu's Play
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 5, 2022

Michael Shannon will be making his directorial debut with Eric Larue, a movie based on the Brett Neveu play that debuted in 2002 at A Red Orchid Theatre in Chicago. Neveu is also adapting the script.

Richard Tucker Music Foundation Announces 2022 Award Winner And Grant Recipients Photo Richard Tucker Music Foundation Announces 2022 Award Winner And Grant Recipients
by A.A. Cristi - May 6, 2022

The Richard Tucker Music Foundation today announces the 2022 recipients of its prestigious Richard Tucker Award, Richard Tucker Career Grant, and Sara Tucker Study Grant.

Meet the Cast of THE MINUTES Photo Meet the Cast of THE MINUTES
by Stephi Wild - Apr 2, 2022

Previews for THE MINUTES begin tonight, April 2, 2022. The play officially opens on Sunday, April 17, 2022 at Studio 54 (254 West 54th Street). Meet the cast here!

Leslie Odom Jr. to Lead Sequel to THE EXORCIST Photo Leslie Odom Jr. to Lead Sequel to THE EXORCIST
by TV News Desk - Jul 26, 2021

The sequel will serve as the first of three new films in the franchise, according to The Hollywood Reporter. It will be released in theaters on October 13, 2023.

Photos: THE BOYS IN THE BAND Opens at Madison Lyric Stage Photo Photos: THE BOYS IN THE BAND Opens at Madison Lyric Stage
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 15, 2021

Madison Lyric Stage, a professional theater company serving the Connecticut shoreline and the Connecticut River valley, will present Mart Crowley‚Äôs landmark play The Boys in the Band for eight performances July 22 ‚Äď August 1.¬† Both hilarious and poignant, the dark comedy will be presented outdoors under a large tent on the grounds of Madison‚Äôs Deacon John Grave House.

THE BOYS IN THE BAND Will Be Performed at Madison Lyric Stage This Summer Photo THE BOYS IN THE BAND Will Be Performed at Madison Lyric Stage This Summer
by Stephi Wild - Jun 21, 2021

Tickets are $50 and can be purchased online, or by calling 203-215-6329. 

William Friedkin Videos

VIDEO: On This Day, May 31 - THE BOYS IN THE BAND Opens On Broadway Videoplay
VIDEO: On This Day, May 31 - THE BOYS IN THE BAND Opens On Broadway

by Stage Tube - May 31, 2020

On this day in 2018, Mart Crowley's groundbreaking 1968 play, The Boys in the Band returned to Broadway, directed by Joe Mantello and produced by Ryan Murphy and David Stone, 

VIDEO: Zachary Quinto Talks THE BOYS IN THE BAND Audience Heckling and Leonard Nimoy  Videoplay
VIDEO: Zachary Quinto Talks THE BOYS IN THE BAND Audience Heckling and Leonard Nimoy On TONIGHT SHOW

by Stage Tube - Jul 31, 2018

Zachary Quinto talks about rolling with intense heckling during his Broadway show, The Boys in the Band, and paying tribute to Leonard Nimoy by hosting a reboot of the classic series In Search Of for the History channel.

VIDEO: Andrew Rannells Reveals How the Cast of THE BOYS IN THE BAND Remain Profession Videoplay
VIDEO: Andrew Rannells Reveals How the Cast of THE BOYS IN THE BAND Remain Professional & More on THE LATE SHOW

by Macon Prickett - Jul 10, 2018

THE BOYS IN THE BAND star Andrew Rannells tells Stephen Colbert how he and co-star Jim Parsons are finding ways to keep the run interesting, on and off the stage on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Watch the clip below! 

VIDEO: Matt Bomer and Andrew Rannells Talk Theatre Etiquette, Awkward Headshots, & Mo Videoplay
VIDEO: Matt Bomer and Andrew Rannells Talk Theatre Etiquette, Awkward Headshots, & More on WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE

by Macon Prickett - Jun 15, 2018

The Boys in the Band stars Matt Bomer and Andrew Rannells share their dislike for theatre audience members who let their cell phones ring during a live performance, and more on Watch What Happens Live! Check out the clip below!

VIDEO: Jim Parsons of THE BOYS IN THE BAND Talks Breaking His Foot During Curtain Cal Videoplay
VIDEO: Jim Parsons of THE BOYS IN THE BAND Talks Breaking His Foot During Curtain Call and More on The Tonight Show

by Stage Tube - Jun 12, 2018

Jim Parsons, currently starring in The Boys in the Band on Broadway, visited The Tonight Show last night. Watch as Parsons chats with Jimmy about his lovely rained out wedding day at 30 Rockefeller Plaza and why he thanked Britney Spears in his GLAAD Media Awards speech. Parsons also explains how he broke his foot during a curtain call for The Boys in the Band, and gets a functional candy cane from Jimmy and chats about his film A Kid Like Jake.

VIDEO: THE BOYS IN THE BAND STAR Jim Parsons Chats A KID LIKE JAKE, His Pets, & More  Videoplay
VIDEO: THE BOYS IN THE BAND STAR Jim Parsons Chats A KID LIKE JAKE, His Pets, & More on THE ELLEN SHOW

by Macon Prickett - Jun 5, 2018

Emmy winner Jim Parsons explained to Ellen what it was like to celebrate his first wedding anniversary with his partner of 16 years, his new movie 'A Kid Like Jake,' and being apprehensive about having a judgmental pussycat in the house on The Ellen Show!

VIDEO: Zachary Quinto Talks History of BOYS IN THE BAND, Calls It 'Gay Summer Camp' O Videoplay
VIDEO: Zachary Quinto Talks History of BOYS IN THE BAND, Calls It 'Gay Summer Camp' On LIVE WITH KELLY AND RYAN

by Stage Tube - May 30, 2018

Zachary Quinto, currently starring in The Boys in the Band on Broadway, appeared this morning on LIVE WITH KELLY AND RYAN. Quinto talked about his current Broadway role. Watch the clips below!

VIDEO: Jim Parsons Discusses His Foot Injury, THE BOYS IN THE BAND, & More on LIVE wi Videoplay
VIDEO: Jim Parsons Discusses His Foot Injury, THE BOYS IN THE BAND, & More on LIVE with Kelly and Ryan

by Macon Prickett - May 29, 2018

Jim Parsons visits Kelly and Ryan to discuss 'The Boys in the Band', how he injured his leg after one of the shows, the Big Bang Theory, & more!

VIDEO: Matt Bomer Plays Charades With Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show Videoplay
VIDEO: Matt Bomer Plays Charades With Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show

by Stage Tube - May 22, 2018

Matt Bomer, currently starring in The Boys in the Band, appeared on last night's Tonight Show. During the show, Jimmy Fallon and Emilia Clarke have a showdown with Matt and The Roots' Tarik Trotter in a competitive game of charades. Watch the clip below!

VIDEO: Zachary Quinto Talks THE BOYS IN THE BAND, Star Trek 4, and More on The Late S Videoplay
VIDEO: Zachary Quinto Talks THE BOYS IN THE BAND, Star Trek 4, and More on The Late Show

by Stage Tube - May 22, 2018

Zachary Quinto, currently starring in The Boys in the Band on Broadway, appeared last night on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Quinto talked about his current Broadway role, the rumored Star Trek 4 film, and his thoughts on if there is life on other planets. Watch the clip below!


William Friedkin Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has William Friedkin written?
William Friedkin has written 1 shows including The Night They Raided Minsky's (Source Material).