Arthur Laurents

Director, Writer, Creative Consultant, Source Material
( b. Jul 14, 1917 Brooklyn, New York, USA - d. May 05, 2011 New York, New York, USA ) Male
Relations:Godfather of Adam Guettel
Partner of Tom Hatcher ( -his death c. 2006)
Biography: Arthur Laurents was born Arthur Levine on July 14, 1917 in Brooklyn, New York. He attended Cornell University.

Film/TV Credits: Film credits include: "Rope," "Caught," "Home of the Brave," "Anna Lucasta," "Summertime," "Anastasia," "Bonjour Tristesse," "West Side Story," "Gypsy," "Invitation to a March," "The Way We Were," and "The Turning Point." Television credits include: "ITV Play of the Week," "Startime," "Festival," and "ABC Stage 67."

Trivia:
The marquees of Broadway theatres were dimmed in his honor on May 6, 2011.  

Broadway Production Credits

Prince of Broadway
Musical, Revue, Original
Aug 24, 2017 - Oct 29, 2017
Book for "West Side Story" by Arthur Laurents

West Side Story
Musical, Drama, Revival
Mar 19, 2009 - Jan 02, 2011
Directed by Arthur Laurents
Book by Arthur Laurents

Gypsy
Musical, Drama, Revival
Mar 27, 2008 - Jan 11, 2009
Directed by Arthur Laurents
Book by Arthur Laurents

Gypsy
Musical, Drama, Revival
May 01, 2003 - May 30, 2004
Book by Arthur Laurents

Nick & Nora
Musical, Original
Dec 08, 1991 - Dec 15, 1991
Directed by Arthur Laurents
Book by Arthur Laurents

Gypsy
Musical, Drama, Revival
Nov 16, 1989 - Jul 28, 1991
Directed by Arthur Laurents
Book by Arthur Laurents

Jerome Robbins' Broadway
Musical, Revue, Dance, Original
Feb 26, 1989 - Sep 01, 1990
Additional text by Arthur Laurents

La Cage aux Folles
Musical, Comedy, Original
Aug 21, 1983 - Nov 15, 1987
Directed by Arthur Laurents

West Side Story
Musical, Drama, Revival
Feb 14, 1980 - Nov 30, 1980
Book by Arthur Laurents

The Madwoman of Central Park West
Musical, Comedy, Original
Jun 13, 1979 - Aug 25, 1979
Directed by Arthur Laurents
Book by Arthur Laurents

Gypsy
Musical, Drama, Revival
Sep 23, 1974 - Jan 04, 1975
Directed by Arthur Laurents
Book by Arthur Laurents

Hallelujah, Baby!
Musical, Original
Apr 26, 1967 - Jan 13, 1968
Book by Arthur Laurents

Do I Hear a Waltz?
Musical, Original
Mar 18, 1965 - Sep 25, 1965
Book by Arthur Laurents
Based on the play "The Time of the Cuckoo" by Arthur Laurents

West Side Story
Musical, Drama, Revival
Apr 08, 1964 - May 03, 1964
Book by Arthur Laurents

Anyone Can Whistle
Musical, Original
Apr 04, 1964 - Apr 11, 1964
Directed by Arthur Laurents
Book by Arthur Laurents

I Can Get It for You Wholesale
Musical, Comedy, Original
Mar 22, 1962 - Dec 08, 1962
Directed by Arthur Laurents

Invitation to a March
Play, Comedy, Original
Oct 29, 1960 - Feb 04, 1961
Directed by Arthur Laurents
Written by Arthur Laurents

West Side Story
Musical, Drama, Revival
Apr 27, 1960 - Dec 10, 1960
Book by Arthur Laurents

Gypsy
Musical, Drama, Original
May 21, 1959 - Mar 25, 1961
Book by Arthur Laurents

West Side Story
Musical, Drama, Original
Sep 26, 1957 - Jun 27, 1959
Book by Arthur Laurents

A Clearing in the Woods
Play, Original
Jan 10, 1957 - Feb 09, 1957
Written by Arthur Laurents

The Time of the Cuckoo
Play, Comedy, Original
Oct 15, 1952 - May 30, 1953
Written by Arthur Laurents

The Bird Cage
Play, Original
Feb 22, 1950 - Mar 11, 1950
Written by Arthur Laurents

Home of the Brave
Play, Drama, Original
Dec 27, 1945 - Feb 23, 1946
Written by Arthur Laurents

Benefits and Special Events

Angela Lansbury - A Celebration
Nov 17, 1996 - Nov 17, 1996
Special, Benefit, Original
Written by Arthur Laurents
Creative Consultant: Arthur Laurents

Jule's Friends at the Palace
May 19, 1974 - May 19, 1974
Special, Benefit, Original
Performer: Arthur Laurents [Introduction]

Awards and Nominations

2008 Tony Award® Best Direction of a Musical

Gypsy [nominee]
Directed by Arthur Laurents

1984 Tony Award® Best Direction of a Musical

nomineeLa Cage aux Folles [winner]
Directed by Arthur Laurents

1975 Tony Award® Best Direction of a Musical

Gypsy [nominee]
Directed by Arthur Laurents

1975 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Director of a Musical

nomineeGypsy [winner]
Directed by Arthur Laurents

1968 Tony Award® Best Musical

nomineeHallelujah, Baby! [winner]
Book by Arthur Laurents

1960 Tony Award® Best Musical

Gypsy [nominee]
Book by Arthur Laurents

1958 Tony Award® Best Musical

West Side Story [nominee]
Book by Arthur Laurents

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