Arthur Laurents

American playwright, theatre director, screenwriter (1917-2011)

Arthur Laurents (July 14, 1917 – May 5, 2011) was an American playwright, stage director and screenwriter.[3]

Arthur Laurents
Laurents in 2009
Laurents in 2009
BornArthur Levine
(1917-07-14)July 14, 1917
Brooklyn, New York City, U.S.
DiedMay 5, 2011(2011-05-05) (aged 93)
Manhattan, New York City, U.S.,[1] U.S.
Resting placeunder a memorial bench in Quogue, New York[2]
Stage director
Alma materCornell University
Notable awards1968 Tony Award for Best MusicalHallelujah, Baby!
1975 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Director of a MusicalGypsy
1977 Writers Guild of America Award for Best Original ScreenplayThe Turning Point
1984 Tony Award for Best Direction of a MusicalLa Cage aux Folles
PartnerTom Hatcher (c. 1954; d. 2006)

His best known works were West Side Story (1957), Gypsy (1959), and Hallelujah, Baby! (1967), and directing some of his own shows and other Broadway productions.

His early movie scripts include Rope (1948) for Alfred Hitchcock, followed by Anastasia (1956), Bonjour Tristesse (1958), The Way We Were (1973), and The Turning Point (1977).

References change

  1. "Legendary Writer & Director Arthur Laurents Dies at 93". Broadway World. Retrieved May 6, 2011.
  2. John M. Clum. The Works of Arthur Laurents: Politics, Love, and Betrayal. Amherst, NY: Cambria Press, 2014.
  3. "Obituaries: Arthur Laurents". The Daily Telegraph. May 6, 2011.

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