O'Neill won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1936. By then he had written "Mourning Becomes Electra," "Strange Interlude," "Desire Under the Elms," "Anna Christie," "The Emperor Jones" and "Beyond…
Sondheim's career on Broadway began as a lyricist in the late 1950s with "West Side Story" and "Gypsy."
The theater's intellectual, Clurman served on both sides of the aisles, first as director, then as critic. He was taken to the Yiddish theater by his parents when he was 6, and "it was a transforming…
Legit Icons of the Century: His heart belonged to Tin Pan Alley, and no wonder: George M. Cohan was the son of vaudevillians.
A traveling-salesman father, a puritanical mother and a mentally disturbed sister informed Williams' best plays, from "The Glass Menagerie" and "A Streetcar Named Desire" to "Summer and Smoke" and…
Film has its auteurs, the theater has Michael Bennett. He took the rare "conceived by" credit on that paean to the Broadway gypsy, "A Chorus Line." "Seesaw," "Ballroom" and "Dreamgirls" were also…
Legit Icons of the Century: As showmen go, Florenz Ziegfeld remains the most famous, even 75 years after his death.
Legit Icons of the Century: After toiling as general manager for Lillian Hellman's favorite producer, Herman Shumlin, Bloomgarden -- known for his impeccable taste -- proceeded to bring Arthur…
Albee's three-act debut with "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" in 1962 stormed the Tonys with five awards, including best play, and established him as one of America's premier playwrights when…
Beginning with a revolutionary "The Skin of Our Teeth" production in 1942, Kazan brought a raw theatricality to Arthur Miller and Tennessee Williams' classics: "All My Songs," "A Streetcar Named…
Legit Icons of the Century: A class act separately or together, Stevens and Whitehead were top Broadway movers and shakers for nearly 60 years.
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