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William Inge

 
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Date of Birth: May 03, 1913
Date of Death: June 10, 1973 (60)

Birth Place: Independence, KS, USA
 

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William Inge Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 1958 - Best Play
William Inge, The Dark at the Top of the Stairs
 
Tony Awards - 1956 - Best Play
William Inge, Bus Stop
 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 1955 - Best American Play
William Inge, Bus Stop
 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 1953 - Best American Play Gold Star
William Inge, Picnic
 
The Pulitzer Prize - 1953 - The Pulitzer Prize for Drama Gold Star
William Inge, Picnic

William Inge News

Theresa Rebeck Joins Broadway-Aimed Musical WORKING GIRL as New Book Writer Photo Theresa Rebeck Joins Broadway-Aimed Musical WORKING GIRL as New Book Writer
by Stephi Wild - Aug 9, 2022

Award-winning Broadway playwright Theresa Rebeck will write the book for the Broadway-aimed Working Girl. While she's had more plays produced on Broadway than any female playwright of our time, Working Girl would mark Rebeck's Broadway debut as a book writer for a musical.

San Francisco Playhouse and Yiddish Theatre Ensemble Announce Casting for INDECENT Photo San Francisco Playhouse and Yiddish Theatre Ensemble Announce Casting for INDECENT
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 5, 2022

San Francisco Playhouse has announced casting for Indecent by Paula Vogel, the first production in the Playhouse's 20th Anniversary Season.

TV Legends Hal Linden And Bernie Kopell Team Up For TWO JEWS, TALKING Off Broadway Th Photo TV Legends Hal Linden And Bernie Kopell Team Up For TWO JEWS, TALKING Off Broadway This Summer
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 19, 2022

Tony & Emmy Award Winner Hal Linden (The Rothschilds, Barney Miller) and legendary television star Bernie Kopell (The Love Boat, Get Smart, That Girl) will pair up for the world premiere of the new comedy Two Jews, Talking.

Review: A MOMENT WITH MARK ST. GERMAIN at Great Barrington Public Theater Photo Review: A MOMENT WITH MARK ST. GERMAIN at Great Barrington Public Theater
by Adam Cohen - Jul 8, 2022

Mark St. Germain is a prolific playwright whose works have been performed in New York City, the Berkshires and beyond. He has written the plays CAMPING WITH HENRY AND TOM (Outer Critics Circle Award and Lucille Lortel Award), OUT OF GAS ON LOVER'S LEAP and FORGIVING TYPHOID MARY (Time Magazine's 'Year's Ten Best') , EARS ON A BEATLE and THE GOD COMMITTEE, all published by Samuel French and Dramatist Play Service. With Randy Courts, he has written the musicals THE GIFTS OF THE MAGI, JOHNNY PYE AND THE FOOLKILLER, winner of an AT&T 'New Plays For The Nineties Award' and JACK'S HOLIDAY at Playwrights Horizons. Mark's musical, STAND BY YOUR MAN, The Tammy Wynette Story was created for Nashville's Ryman Theater.

The Latiné Musical Theatre Lab Presents The Julia De Burgos Cohort Photo The Latiné Musical Theatre Lab Presents The Julia De Burgos Cohort
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 30, 2022

The Latiné Musical Theatre Lab, an organization that develops and advocates for new Latiné-written works of musical theatre in order to radically change who gets to tell musical stories on stages across the country, is presenting its inaugural Julia de Burgos Cohort.

Tovah Feldshuh Will Lead Virtual Presentation Of BECOMING Dr. RUTH Next Week Photo Tovah Feldshuh Will Lead Virtual Presentation Of BECOMING Dr. RUTH Next Week
by Stephi Wild - Jun 3, 2022

Beloved psychologist Dr. Ruth Westheimer celebrates her 94th birthday this June, and in celebration, six-time Tony- and Emmy-nominated actor Tovah Feldshuh and the Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust will present a special virtual broadcast of the one-woman Off-Broadway show, Becoming Dr. Ruth.

Photos: Inside Look at Theatre NOVA's Production of RELATIVITY Photo Photos: Inside Look at Theatre NOVA's Production of RELATIVITY
by Marissa Tomeo - May 28, 2022

Theatre NOVA, Ann Arbor‚Äôs resident nonprofit professional theatre, continues in-person productions with ‚ÄúRelativity‚ÄĚ by Mark St. Germain, which runs May 27 through June 19, 2022.

The Best of Live Theatre High-School Style: International Thespian Festival 2022 Anno Photo The Best of Live Theatre High-School Style: International Thespian Festival 2022 Announced
by A.A. Cristi - May 26, 2022

The Educational Theatre Association (EdTA) has announced three of Broadway's bright stars are joining us to encourage and entertain attendees at this year's International Thespian Festival (ITF). They'll also join in celebrating the best in high school theatre as multiple productions are performed on the Main Stage daily.

EXPOSED by Beth Henley Extended at BBPAC in Englewood Photo EXPOSED by Beth Henley Extended at BBPAC in Englewood
by Stephi Wild - May 26, 2022

Following a sold-out Q&A session with Beth Henley and Craig Lucas, Black Box PAC's world premiere production of Exposed by Beth Henley has been extended! Originally set to close Saturday May 28, the show will return after Labor Day Weekend for an extra four performances: June 2, 3, 4, and 5 at 8pm.

Theatre NOVA Presents RELATIVITY This Month Photo Theatre NOVA Presents RELATIVITY This Month
by Stephi Wild - May 12, 2022

Theatre NOVA, Ann Arbor's resident nonprofit professional theatre, continues in-person productions with ‚ÄúRelativity‚ÄĚ by Mark St. Germain, which runs May 27 through June 19, 2022.¬†

William Inge Videos

Broadway Rewind: Sebastian Stan & Maggie Grace Bring PICNIC Back to Broadway VideoBroadway Rewind: Sebastian Stan & Maggie Grace Bring PICNIC Back to Broadway
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 24, 2020

Today we rewind to 2013, for the second Broadway revival of William Inge's Picnic. Directed by Sam Gold, Picnic opened on January 13 at the American Airlines Theatre, where it ran for 49 performances

Video Flashback: Hilarious One-Liners From Elaine Stritch VideoVideo Flashback: Hilarious One-Liners From Elaine Stritch
by Stage Tube - Mar 29, 2020

In an interview with 92Y, the one and only Elaine Stritch had some hilarious one-liners, that made the audience laugh and cheer.

VIDEO: Jimmy Fallon Was Offered a Cameo in ALMOST FAMOUS on Broadway VideoVIDEO: Jimmy Fallon Was Offered a Cameo in ALMOST FAMOUS on Broadway
by Stage Tube - Oct 23, 2019

Jimmy Fallon teases Billy Crudup about a restaurant's terrible caricature of him and being offered a cameo in the Almost Famous Broadway musical over the Golden God himself.

VIDEO: First Look at La Femme Theatre Productions A LOVELY SUNDAY FOR CREVE COEUR VideoVIDEO: First Look at La Femme Theatre Productions A LOVELY SUNDAY FOR CREVE COEUR
by Stage Tube - Oct 11, 2018

La Femme Theatre Productions presents Tennessee William'sA Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur, directed by Austin Pendleton.

Video: First Look at THE UNDERSTUDY at Westport Country Playhouse VideoVideo: First Look at THE UNDERSTUDY at Westport Country Playhouse
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 20, 2018

Westport Country Playhouse will stage the recent Off-Broadway hit, 'The Understudy,' a backstage comedy about a Hollywood action star rehearsing for a role on Broadway amid tensions with his understudy.  The cast includes Eric Bryant, Connecticut Critics Circle Award winner; Brett Dalton of ABC's 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'; and Andrea Syglowski, award-winning actress. Running August 14 through September 1, the comedy is written by Theresa Rebeck, creator of NBC's show business drama, 'Smash,' and directed by David Kennedy, Westport Country Playhouse associate artistic director.

VIDEO: On This Day, February 2- Here's to Elaine Stritch! VideoVIDEO: On This Day, February 2- Here's to Elaine Stritch!
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 2, 2018

Today we celebrate the life and career of the late legend Elaine Stritch, who would have been 93 year-old today. 

STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes of TACT's ABUNDANCE at Theatre Row
by Stage Tube - Feb 24, 2015

TACT/The Actors Company Theatre presents Abundance, the 1990 play by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Beth Henley (Crimes of the Heart). An epic tale of friendship set against the backdrop of the sweeping American West, Abundance will be directed by TACT Co-Artistic Director Jenn Thompson, who directed last season's production ofWilliam Inge's Natural Affection. Performances began at Theatre Row's Beckett Theatre (410 West 42nd Street - between 9th & 10th Avenues) on February 17. Opening night is set for this Sunday, March 1, 2015. Performances will continue through March 28, 2015. Go behind the scenes and see highlights from the production in the trailer below!

STAGE TUBE: Flashback - Elaine Stritch Sings 'Broadway Baby' to P.S. 212 First Graders
by Stage Tube - Jul 17, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com has confirmed the sad news today that Broadway legend Elaine Stritch died this morning, at home in Birmingham, MI. The star was 89 years old. As part of P.S. 212's First Grady Theatre Study focusing on the works of Stephen Sondheim, Elaine Stritch visited the Manhattan school's 'theatre babies' and performed 'Broadway Baby' for the rapt crowd of kiddos. Watch her charm them below!

STAGE TUBE: Elaine Stritch Attends 'SHOOT ME' Screening at Chicago International Film Festival
by Stage Tube - Oct 21, 2013

Last night, Oct. 20, Broadway vet Elaine Stritch attended the Chicago International Film Festival, taking in a screening of her film Elaine Stritch: SHOOT ME - afterwards, she partook in a Q&A with audience members. Check out Stritch's appearance, courtesy of Chicago Tribune's Theater Loop, below!

BWW TV Exclusive: Kathryn Erbe & John Pankow Talk TACT's NATURAL AFFECTION
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 15, 2013

TACT/The Actors Company Theatre presents Natural Affection by William Inge, the first production of the company's 21st Season. Directed by TACT Co-Artistic Director Jenn Thompson. BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge just chatted with cast members Kathryn Erbe and John Pankow about the productionand you can check out what they had to say below!


William Inge Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has William Inge written?
William Inge has written 13 shows including Sheba (Source Material), Picnic (Playwright), Bus Stop (Playwright), The Dark at the Top of the Stairs (Playwright), A Loss of Roses (Playwright), Glory in the Flower (Playwright), Natural Affection (Playwright), Hot September (Source Material), Where's Daddy? (Playwright), Cherry (Source Material), Summer Brave (Playwright), The Dark at the Top of the Stairs (Playwright), Come Back, Little Sheba (Playwright).

What awards has William Inge been nominated for?
Best Play (Tony Awards) for The Dark at the Top of the Stairs , Best Play (Tony Awards) for Bus Stop , Best American Play (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for Bus Stop Best American Play (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for Picnic and The Pulitzer Prize for Drama (The Pulitzer Prize) for Picnic .

What awards has William Inge won?
Best American Play (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for Picnicand The Pulitzer Prize for Drama (The Pulitzer Prize) for Picnic.