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William Goldman

 
Date of Birth: August 12, 1931 (91)

Birth Place: Highland Park, IL, USA
 

Writing

Playwright
Bookwriter/Composer/Lyricist
Lyricist
Writer
Source Material
Bookwriter
Source Material

William Goldman Awards and Nominations

 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 1971 - Best Musical Gold Star
William Goldman, Follies

William Goldman News

Bristol Valley Theater Announces 2023 Summer Season Photo Bristol Valley Theater Announces 2023 Summer Season
by Stephi Wild - Dec 19, 2022

Bristol Valley Theater, the Finger Lakes' award-winning live professional theater, will return this summer to live performances inside their theater venue at Main Street in Naples.

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre Presents MISERY Beginning This Week Photo Milwaukee Chamber Theatre Presents MISERY Beginning This Week
by Stephi Wild - Nov 15, 2022

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre has announced full casting and production details for MISERY adapted by William Goldman from the novel by Stephen King and directed by MCT's Artistic Director Brent Hazelton. 

Review: A Disturbing MISERY at Kavinoky Theatre Photo Review: A Disturbing MISERY at Kavinoky Theatre
by Michael Rabice - Oct 30, 2022

The Halloween season is upon us and the folks at Kavinoky Theatre have capitalized on the eerie and sometimes gruesome story that is Stephen King's MISERY. Thanks to the blockbuster 1990 movie adaptation featuring the fascinatingly devious Kathy Bates, the story has some name recognition. Bates went on to win the Academy Award for Best Actress , allowing no one to ever be comfortable with the thought of a sledge hammer by a bedside. High marks across the board can be given to all involved in this creepy tale that opened on Friday night.

Photos: First look at Bruce Jacklin & Company's MISERY Photo Photos: First look at Bruce Jacklin & Company's MISERY
by Jerri Shafer - Oct 27, 2022

Successful romance novelist Paul Sheldon is rescued from a car crash by his 'Number One Fan,' Annie Wilkes, and wakes up captive in her secluded home. While Paul is convalescing, Annie reads the manuscript to his newest novel and becomes enraged when she discovers the author has killed off her favorite character, Misery Chastain. Annie forces Paul to write a new 'Misery' novel, and he quickly realizes Annie has no intention of letting him go anywhere. By William Goldman based on the novel by Stephen King, Directed by Ben Viccellio, the Cast includes: Maureen Browning, Bruce Jacklin & Steve Jefferson. Performances are Oct. 21 - Nov. 12 , 2022, at The Alcove Dinner Theatre, 116 South Main St., Mount Vernon, OH 43050. For tickets or more information, visit: https://www.alcoverestaurant.com/dinner-theatre.html#/

Osceola Arts to Present Central Florida Premiere of William Goldman's MISERY Photo Osceola Arts to Present Central Florida Premiere of William Goldman's MISERY
by Blair Ingenthron - Oct 23, 2022

Osceola Arts will present the Central Florida premiere of William Goldman's Misery, a dramatic play based on the novel by Stephen King. Beginning Friday, October 28th this production will run only two weekends, closing on Sunday, November 6th.

Threshold Stage Company to Present MISERY at The Star Theatre in Kittery Beginning Th Photo Threshold Stage Company to Present MISERY at The Star Theatre in Kittery Beginning This Month
by Blair Ingenthron - Oct 9, 2022

Threshold Stage Company will present 'Misery' by William Goldman (adapted from Stephen King's best-selling novel). The show will be directed by Jack Neary at the Star Theatre at the Kittery Community Center from October 21st - November 6th, 2022.

MISERY Comes to Theatre Tallahassee Next Month Photo MISERY Comes to Theatre Tallahassee Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Sep 27, 2022

Misery comes to Theatre Tallahassee next month. Performances will run Oct 20 ‚Äď Nov 6, 2022. Written by William Goldman, the play is based on the novel by Stephen King.

Lone Star College North Harris & Cash Carpenter Productions to Present MISERY Based o Photo Lone Star College North Harris & Cash Carpenter Productions to Present MISERY Based on the Novel by Stephen King
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 26, 2022

Lone Star College North Harris in collaboration with Cash Carpenter Productions will present Misery by William Goldman, based on the novel by Stephen King, October 19-29.

The Ringwald Theatre to Present Stage Adaptation of MISERY by Stephen King in October Photo The Ringwald Theatre to Present Stage Adaptation of MISERY by Stephen King in October
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 22, 2022

The Ringwald Theatre will present the stage adaptation of Stephen King’s thriller Misery, playing at their Ferndale location inside Affirmations from October 7-31, 2022.

MISERY Begins Performances Tonight At The Barn Theatre Photo MISERY Begins Performances Tonight At The Barn Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 8, 2022

MISERY loves company! Join us for the stage version of Stephen King's novel starring Kim Zimmer and Eric Parker. Playing at the Barn Theatre September 8 through 11 ‚Äď just one long weekend.

William Goldman Videos

Video: Highlights from NO WAY TO TREAT A LADY Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below Videoplay
Video: Highlights from NO WAY TO TREAT A LADY Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below

by A.A. Cristi - Nov 1, 2017

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presented the 30th Anniversary of No Way to Treat a Lady. A laugh-filled evening featuring songs from the Richard Rodgers Award winning musical by Douglas J. Cohen, based on the novel by William Goldman (The Princess Bride). MAC Award winner KLea Blackhurst (Hello, Dolly!, Goodspeed) and author Cohen co-host the event which will feature many of the performers from past productions, both off-Broadway at the York Theatre and Hudson Guild, and regionally (Florida Studio Theatre, Village Theater, Barrington Stage, TheaterWorks in Hartford, Coconut Grove in Florida, Colony Theater in L.A.), as well as photographs and footage from over a dozen international productions. Cohen will also reveal some of the show's unique history behind the scenes.

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Discusses William Goldman's 'The Season' and SCTV
by Behind the Curtain - Jun 21, 2017

Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and under appreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business. This Week: A spirited discussion about the Portland WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? and the role of diversity in casting, the power of imagination, an exploration of William Goldman's great book, and a celebration of the brilliance of Canadian comedy!

VIDEO: Rob Reiner Talks Prospect of 'The Princess Bride: The Musical' on LATE LATE SHOW
by Caryn Robbins - May 11, 2016

On last night's LATE LATE SHOW, James asked guest Rob Reiner about the prospect of 'The Princess Bride' as a new musical.

BWW TV: Stephen King MISERY on Broadway's Biggest Fan
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 1, 2016

Renowned author Stephen King stopped by the Broadhurst Theatre last week to see the currently-running Broadway production of Misery, an adaptation of his celebrated 1987 horror novel. King went backstage to surprise stars Bruce Willis and Laurie Metcalf, and you can check out what went down below!

VIDEO: Aaron Tveit & Laurie Metcalf Visit the Bravo Clubhouse; Watch Clips!
by Caryn Robbins - Jan 22, 2016

Laurie Metcalf, currently starring opposite Bruce Willis in MISERY on Broadway, and Aaron Tveit, star of FOX's upcoming broadcast of GREASE: LIVE! stopped by THE WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE clubhouse last night.

VIDEO: MISERY's Bruce Willis on Working with Laurie Metcalf: 'I Have to Find Ways to Not Start Cracking Up'
by Caryn Robbins - Dec 21, 2015

Bruce Willis stopped by today's LIVE to talk about making his Broadway debut opposite Laurie Metcalf in MISERY.

VIDEO: Bruce Willis & Laurie Metcalf Go Behind-the-Scenes of MISERY on 'GMA'
by Caryn Robbins - Dec 18, 2015

Bruce Willis and Laurie Metcalf star in the Broadway stage adaptation of the Stephen King novel MISERY. 'There's no stopping, it's all live,' says Willis of his Broadway debut.

AUDIO: Listen to MISERY's Score by Michael Feldman
by Sally Henry - Dec 13, 2015

The official soundtrack of the new suspense thriller Broadway play, MISERY, is now available to stream from SoundCloud in its entirety. Composed by Michael Feldman, the track list includes nine songs.

VIDEO: Stephen Colbert Calls MISERY's Bruce Willis a Liar & All Hell Breaks Loose!
by Caryn Robbins - Dec 11, 2015

When LATE SHOW guest Bruce Willis claimed he does his own stunts, host Stephen Colbert wasn't buying it but quickly learns you don't call the action star a liar!

BWW TV Exclusive: MISERY MANUSCRIPT SERIES: Scenic Design with David Korins
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 16, 2015

From adaptation, to scenic design, music and interpretation, the MISERY MANUSCRIPT SERIES takes audiences behind the scenes for an inside look at how the thriller was brought to life (and death) on stage. From best-selling novel to award-winning movie and now Broadway, watch as scenic designer David Korins discusses creating the world of Misery.


William Goldman Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has William Goldman written?
William Goldman has written 4 shows including Blood, Sweat and Stanley Poole (Playwright), A Family Affair (Bookwriter/Composer/Lyricist), No Way to Treat a Lady (Source Material), Misery (Writer).

What awards has William Goldman been nominated for?
Best Musical (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for Follies .

What awards has William Goldman won?
Best Musical (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for Follies.