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William Saroyan

 
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Date of Birth: August 31, 1908
Date of Death: May 18, 1981 (72)

Birth Place: Fresno, CA, USA

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[Broadway, 1941]
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[Broadway, 1940]
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[Broadway, 1939]
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Productions

[Broadway, 1941]
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[Broadway, 1940]
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[Broadway, 1940]
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[Broadway, 1939]
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William Saroyan Awards and Nominations

 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 1941 - Best American Play
William Saroyan, The Beautiful People
 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 1940 - Best American Play Gold Star
William Saroyan, The Time of Your Life
 
The Pulitzer Prize - 1940 - The Pulitzer Prize for Drama Gold Star
William Saroyan, The Time of Your Life

William Saroyan News

Diversionary Theatre Announces 2022/2023 Season Featuring the American Premiere of TH Photo Diversionary Theatre Announces 2022/2023 Season Featuring the American Premiere of THE HIGH TABLE and More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 8, 2022

Diversionary Theatre has announced its 2022/2023 season: the legacy revival The Mystery of Irma Vep (December 2022), by Charles Ludlam and directed by Matt M. Morrow; the American Premiere of The High Table (February/March 2023), by Temi Wilkey, directed by Bibi Mama; and more.

Al Pacino to Discuss His Career at AL PACINO LIVE ON STAGE Benefit at Gindi Auditoriu Photo Al Pacino to Discuss His Career at AL PACINO LIVE ON STAGE Benefit at Gindi Auditorium
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 14, 2022

The storied career of actor Al Pacino is to be celebrated in a one night only fundraiser Al Pacino Live on Stage, presented on Thursday, June 23 at 8:00 pm at Gindi Auditorium American Jewish University. 

David Willinger's Takes A Journey Into The Mind And Spirit with EXISTENCE Photo David Willinger's Takes A Journey Into The Mind And Spirit with EXISTENCE
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 3, 2022

Theater for the New City & Ananim Productions present a new play by David Willinger: EXISTENCE A Theatre and Video Hybrid.

FAT HAM Wins 2022 Pulitzer Prize for Drama Photo FAT HAM Wins 2022 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
by Team BWW - May 9, 2022

The Pulitzer Prize Board has just announced that Fat Ham has won the 2022 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Other finalists included: Selling Kabul, and Kristina Wong, Sweatshop Overlord.

VIDEO: Who Will Win the 2022 Pulitzer Prize for Drama? Live at 3pm! Photo VIDEO: Who Will Win the 2022 Pulitzer Prize for Drama? Live at 3pm!
by Nicole Rosky - May 9, 2022

The Pulitzer Prize Board today will present the 2022 award winners for Prizes in Journalism, Books, Drama and Music. Who will win this year? Tune in right here at 3pm to watch the announcement live!

New Play by David Willinger EXISTENCE Comes to Theater for the New City Photo New Play by David Willinger EXISTENCE Comes to Theater for the New City
by Stephi Wild - Apr 15, 2022

Theatre veteran David Willinger helms an exciting hybrid showcase of live theatre experience coupled with video featuring Espirito Domingo, Sharendelle Murga, Robert Striker, and Hanna Ventura.

Apollo Chamber Players Releases With 'Malice Toward None' On Azica Records Photo Apollo Chamber Players Releases With 'Malice Toward None' On Azica Records
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 20, 2021

Apollo Chamber Players today releases their fifth studio album, With Malice Toward None, on Azica Records. The album is a breathtaking collection of globally-inspired compositions and collaborations, with each composer sharing their own personal interpretations of folk music.

Cherry Lane Theatre Sold to Lucille Lortel Theatre Foundation Photo Cherry Lane Theatre Sold to Lucille Lortel Theatre Foundation
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 19, 2021

Cherry Lane Theatre, the oldest continuously running Off-Broadway theatre in New York City, has a new owner, it has been announced by Angelina Fiordellisi, the theatre’s Executive Director since having acquired the building in 1996.  Cherry Lane is located at 38 Commerce Street in Greenwich Village.

National Alliance for Musical Theatre Announces Lineup for 33rd   Annual FESTIVAL OF  Photo National Alliance for Musical Theatre Announces Lineup for 33rd Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 9, 2021

National Alliance for Musical Theatre has announced the line-up of new musicals for their 33rd Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS on Thursday October 20 and Friday, October 21, 2021. This year, NAMT ‚Äės Festival of New Musicals will be presented as a unique digital and in-person hybrid, allowing wider accessibility for attendees.

Apollo Chamber Players Releases 'With Malice Toward None' Photo Apollo Chamber Players Releases 'With Malice Toward None'
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Jul 7, 2021

The Pamela Z, Theofanidis and Wingate, and Beglarian pieces are part of Apollo’s 20x2020 project, launched in 2014 with a mission to commission 20 new multicultural works before the end of the decade.

William Saroyan Videos

VIDEO: First Look - Tom Hanks & Meg Ryan Reunite in New Film ITHACA
by Caryn Robbins - Jul 28, 2016

Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan reunite in the new film ITACA, set for limited release on September 9th. The duo co-starred in such classics as 'You've Got Mail' and 'Sleepless In Seattle.'


William Saroyan Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has William Saroyan written?
William Saroyan has written 13 shows including My Heart's in the Highlands (Playwright), The Time of Your Life (Playwright), Love's Old Sweet Song (Playwright), The Beautiful People (Playwright), Get Away Old Man (Playwright), The Beautiful People (Playwright), The Cave Dwellers (Playwright), The Cave Dwellers (Playwright), Love's Old Sweet Song (Playwright), Two by Saroyan (Playwright), Hello Out There (Libretto), With Love and Laughter (Material), The Human Comedy (Source Material).

What awards has William Saroyan been nominated for?
Best American Play (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for The Beautiful People Best American Play (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for The Time of Your Life and The Pulitzer Prize for Drama (The Pulitzer Prize) for The Time of Your Life .

What awards has William Saroyan won?
Best American Play (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for The Time of Your Lifeand The Pulitzer Prize for Drama (The Pulitzer Prize) for The Time of Your Life.