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John Guare

Salinger: The Documentary on PBS

Regina Weinreich | Posted 03.23.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

It's fitting that the 200th episode of American Masters on PBS features writer J. D. Salinger, an author so influential it is hard to imagine the course of 20th century American literature without his imprint of lost innocence in the novel The Catcher in the Rye.

Neil LaBute and John Guare Off Broadway

Regina Weinreich | Posted 08.13.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

New plays by the eminent American playwrights Neil LaBute and John Guare are an event. In Reasons to be Happy at the Lucille Lortel Theater, LaBute, w...

First Nighter: John Guare, J. B. Priestley, N. C. Hunter at Your Disposal

David Finkle | Posted 08.11.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

Give thanks to the gods of talent for John Guare. They've conferred on him an inquiring mind that finds inspiration in what to others would be obscur...

Famous Playwright's Acting Debut At 75

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 06.16.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK — John Guare isn't merely ready to unveil his new play – he'll also be onstage in it. The Tony Award-winning playwright said he ...

The Playwright at Work: Talking Shop, Success, and Spectacular Failure with America's Top Playwrights

Stacy Parker Le Melle | Posted 11.04.2012 | Arts
Stacy Parker Le Melle

I gained rich insight into the playwright's way by reading The Playwright at Work, by Rosemarie Tichler and Barry Jay Kaplan, a collection of 13 interviews with top playwrights including John Guare, Lynn Nottage and Tony Kushner.

Theater: Ben Stiller Returns to Broadway

Michael Giltz | Posted 07.10.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

History is repeating itself on Broadway. Ben Stiller made an auspicious Broadway debut in a revival of The House Of Blue Leaves 15 years ago. Almost to the day, he stars in a new mounting of John Guare's blackly comic play.

House of Blue Leaves on Broadway: No Kindness From Stranger

Regina Weinreich | Posted 07.04.2011 | Arts
Regina Weinreich

Bananas may be bananas in the revival of John Guare's play The House of Blue Leaves directed by David Cromer at the Walter Kerr Theater, but in the sc...

Stage Door: A Free Man of Color, The Break of Noon

Fern Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Fern Siegel

Playwright John Guare takes audiences on a wild ride in A Free Man of Color, a lively epic set in 1801 New Orleans.

THEATRE: Americans Take To The London Stage

nytimes.com | MATT WOLF | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

LONDON -- Here's a truism about the London theater that gets voiced infrequently: its indebtedness to American titles -- and talent -- has increased e...

Con Games: Shocking Ideas for Writers in Aspen

Michael Conniff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Michael Conniff

After decamping to the Aspen Ideas Festival, I came away thinking that no one is more terrified of the future than the writer of fiction.

What Nurtures Leaders Who Have Bold Ideas? A Report from the Aspen Institute Ideas Festival

Ellen Galinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Ellen Galinsky

Let's assume that the people invited to present at the 2010 Aspen Institute Ideas Festival have important ideas to share. There are important things we can learn from their own career paths: how did they become people with "bold ideas?"