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John Guare

John Guare (pronounced gwâr; born February 5, 1938) is an American playwright. He is best known as the author of The House of Blue Leaves, Six Degrees of Separation, and Landscape of the Body.

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Edward Parone, theater director, writer and mentor to Edward Albee, LeRoi Jones, Sam Shepard, John Guare, more.
The ballet makes us look at those bodies, it makes us listen to that music,...
"What is success? Success is the play that gives the playwright enough oxygen to write the next one." John Guare at Theatre Lab
I think that every year that the New York City Ballet is alive is worthy of...
I mean New York City is the financial capital of the world. It's where all ...
One rule of playwriting: Character A: My life is perfect as long as I don't see Character B. Knock Knock. Enter Character B.~John Guare
It's amazing how a little tomorrow can make up for a whole lot of yesterday. -John Guare
Read on about the reading of the John Guare 's hilarious new play by the Playhouse Creatures Theatre Company!...
maybe they mean someone who is taught by Irish playwright John Guare?
Bravo to the outstanding cast of "More Star..." and John Guare for his beautiful play...We look forward to seeing...
I'm sure Amanda can dig up one signed by john guare himself!
Thank you for a glorious reception of the staged reading of "More Stars Than There Are In Heaven" by John Guare!
At the Tennessee Williams Festival premiering my original music for John Guare's new play, MORE STARS…
good morning Jonathan. Enjoying your fabulous show! Check an eMail John Guare sent you last week. Enjoy your Sunday.
Another new pre-show photo of in Provincetown for John Guare play, this evening. . Credit to:...
"The day we saw John Guare speak at the 92Y."- the romantic connection between Debra Messing (you *** & Jesse L Martin.
The Pope’s 1965 visit to NYC was dramatized in John Guare's The House of Blue Leaves
"post rehearsal pic with the cast, director and playwright of MORE STARS THAN THERE ARE IN HEAVEN by John Guare"...
♫ The day the Pope came to New York. The day the Pope came to New York ♬. THANKS, JOHN GUARE. IN MY HEAD ALL DAY.
The House of Blue Leaves and Chaucer in Rome by John Guare (2002, Paperback)
to Edward Albee speaking at Signature's 2009 Gala along side Romulus Linney, John Guare, and Lanford Wilson.
John Guare says there are Six Degrees of Separation well here are 3 of those 6 Michael Edwards (absent) makes 4.
DESIRE an evening of plays based on Tennessee Williams Beth Henley, John Guare and more
Drena De Niro joins the cast of "More Stars Than There Are in Heaven" by John Guare at Help us get there:
John Guare had a confession to make when he visited the House of SpeakEasy. And it involves Sophia Loren's panties. ht…
So very late to announce that MFA alum won the John Guare Writer's Fund Rome Prize from Amer Acad
“I believe that the imagination is the passport we create to take us into the real world.". ― John Guare
.next season expands to five plays, to include Horton Foote, William Inge and John Guare.
I could write 10 papers on John Guare's "The House of Blue Leaves." If there's a better work about failure in America please don't tell me.
"It is always Easter Sunday at the New York City Ballet. It is always coming back to life... it lives in the constant present." John Guare
Works by Neil Labute, John Guare and David Henry Hwang - TBTB's POWER PLAYS now thru 6/29
Alan Rudolph's sleeper TROUBLE IN MIND (1985) is a movie I link, chronologically and emotionally (for me, at least), with Louis Malle/John Guare's ATLANTIC CITY (1980); both resonated with and for me deeply in that five-year period of my life, and both were films I revisited in the theater as much as I possibly could, catching them in their initial runs and during their fleeting reappearances at local revival houses (Image in Williamstown, MA; Pleasant St. Theater in Northampton, MA). I find myself aching to share both with friends as time permits, and to spend time with each of them solo, to steep myself like an old teabag seeking long-lost and too-familiar-with-age flavors. TROUBLE IN MIND is a Seattle/Portland movie, so I'll likely share that with friends sooner than later. Rain City, and its timeless limbo (past? future? both?), is the setting for Rudolph's best-ever movie, where just-out-of-prison ex-policeman Kris Kristofferson and homeless couple Keith Carradine and Lori Singer (with baby) cross pa ...
New work by Neil LaBute, reg e gaines, John Guare, Sarah Jones and more at Nuyorican Poets Cafe!
Dear scholar, artist, critic, student, or fan of American theatre and drama, I am writing to invite you to join The Edward Albee Society, a new nonprofit, 501C3 organization, incorporated in June 2013, whose mission is to promote the study of the life and works of Edward Albee, and the drama and theatre for which his work was in large part the instigator and model. As we approach the one-year anniversary of the birth of the Edward Albee Society we would like to tell you what we have been up to and encourage you to join us in promoting the works and legacy of one of the great American playwrights. It has been an exciting few months since our incorporation, and we’re gearing up for many more events over the next several months. We have just added Emily Mann, John Guare, and Angelina Fiordellisi to our board of honorary of directors, and we hope to add more soon. Please contact luminaries you might know and have them contact me if they would like to serve in this capacity. Below are just a few of our upc . ...
A GREAT PARTY AT THE LARK! I am delighted to invite you to the Lark Play Development Center's 20th Anniversary Benefit, A TRANSFORMATIVE MOMENT. The event will take place on Monday, March 10 from 7-9:30pm at the Lark (311 West 43rd Street, NYC). For this special evening, Katori Hall, Rajiv Joseph, Theresa Rebeck and Doug Wright are each writing original scenes on the theme of "a transformative moment" and t he one and only *** Cavett will be the emcee! Plus, original songs are being composed/written by duos Douglas J. Cohen & Zoe Samuel and Julian Fleisher & Kirsten Guenter. Lark's honoree for the night will be Edward Albee for what he has done in his career to inspire original thinking by playwrights, including his support of the Lark. Our tribute will include a Lark-commissioned short documentary with interviews of artists influenced by him and his work, including Mercedes Ruehl, Pam McKinnon, Bill Irwin, David Henry Hwang, Terrence McNally, David Esbjornsen and John Guare. A full cocktail and hor ...
John Guare's 1970 play The House of Blue Leaves is enduring classic about how in our drive to "be somebody" we often loose our humanity. The practically single set show, filled with delicious character actor parts (4m, 6f) will set the audience laughing with it's fast-paced humor and surprised, and possibly confused and frightened by its closing scene. Audiences may be familiar with the 1986 PBS presentation with John Mahoney (Frazier) in the lead or know that Ben Stiller played opposite Edie Falco in 2011, peaking interest in ticket sales. Again we are unfortunately trapped in NYC (Queens to be exact). As a NYC/East Coast ex-pat and Midwestern small town resident I am constantly on the lookout for plays set anywhere but the Northeast. The rest of the country is rife with settings for the human drama to unfold (thank you Tracy Letts, Lanford Wilson, etc.). However this play centers on an actual event, the visit of Pope Paul VI to New York in 1965 and how the draw of celebrity poisons simple life. Popes d ...
Jonathan, Tierney Sutton, Jessica Molaskey and John Guare are standing about a foot away from me. It doesn't get any better than this.
BD Wong, John Guare and More Set for THE DAY BEFORE Tonight at Symphony Space: Symphony Space, in...
the wonderful Roe Green was honored on Monday 10/21 in NYC by the Dramatists Guild Fund as their "Patron of the Year." The gala included Stephen Schwartz, Ben Vereen, Alan Menken, Jason Robert Brown, Sherie Rene Scott, Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty, Marin Mazzie, Jason Robert Brown, Adam Guettel, Kelli O'Hara, Theresa Rebeck, Julie White, Andrew Lippa, Norbert Leo Butz, Kate Baldwin, George C. Wolfe, Tonya Pinkins, John Guare, and -- as if that wasn't enough –- Stephen Sondheim introduced Bernadette Peters. Musical Theatre heaven right there in the Edison Ballroom (yes, this is where "Oh! Calcutta!" ran for years). The evening's wonderful host was actor Michael Urie (star of "Buyer & Cellar"). Thank you, Roe Green, for supporting the American Theatre by investing in the work of living playwrights.
MINI-REVIEW OF "SALINGER": If you have any pretense about being well educated -- if not literate -- you should catch this amazing film. I and a party or three thoroughly enjoyed this newly released documentary, which not surprisingly received very low ratings from Rotten Tomatoes: Critics rated it 34% while audiences gave it 57%. We all liked it because exposed the genius and anti-social, reclusive behavior, of one of the country's greatest authors. Rotten Tomatoes summarizes the film: " 'SALINGER' features interviews with 150 subjects including Salinger's friends, colleagues and members of his inner circle who have never spoken on the record before as well as film footage, photographs and other material that has never been seen. Additionally, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Edward Norton, John Cusack, Danny DeVito, John Guare, Martin Sheen, David Milch, Robert Towne, Tom Wolfe, E.L. Doctorow, Gore Vidal and Pulitzer Prize winners A. Scott Berg and Elizabeth Frank talk about Salinger's influence on their ...
Congratulations to Chris Flores BFA '09 on the opening of John Guare's 3 KINDS OF EXILE at New York's Atlantic Theatre Company. Chris is on the stage management team at the theatre founded by David Mamet and William H. Macy.
Thought you may like to read reviews of three plays I have seen in the last week. Enjoy! His Girl Friday LJ Playhouse 6/2/13 It’s 1939 and the night before Germany will strike Poland in WWII. The guys in the Chicago pressroom are far more interested in their card game and the potential hanging of a murderer. They light up when the sounds of the gallows being tested next door detonate in the room. But when editor Walter Burns (played by a ruthless, debonair, unrestrained Douglas Sills) storms into the room, the guys pay even more attention. There’s a story here for each of them to scoop. Director Christopher Ashley has assembled a terrific ensemble (23) for this high energy, fast-paced and funny version of His Girl Friday, adapted by John Guare from the Ben Hecht/Charles McArthur play The Front Page. Robert Brill, Designer-in-Residence at La Jolla Playhouse has created a realistic, weathered newsroom complete with clacking typewriters and a roll-top desk. The newsies ensemble comprises some San Dieg .. ...
Six degrees of separation is the theory that everyone and everything is six or fewer steps away, by way of introduction, from any other person in the world, so that a chain of "a friend of a friend" statements can be made to connect any two people in a maximum of six steps. It was originally set out by Frigyes Karinthy and popularized by a play written by John Guare. Ok, so tonight I'm sitting at my computer and decide to check out the past few friend requests I've gotten. Some people I didn't recognize, so I asked Scottie Moore about Joshua Revel Wilson, he said "That's Wendy Taylor Wilson's kid. I met him once about 10 years ago. So I checked out his page. And there was his brother's page. Jeff Wilson, aka "Skeeterbug", that we used to ride around with in my EXP, in a baby seat, my little buddie! OMG! He's like totally grown up now. I looked at his friends and I can't believe how many people I know that know him, and their friends are people I know, too. Some of his friends-of-friends I taught, s ...
Ready for another weekend of Star Wars Awesomness in Romford this weekend.Need quite a few signs this week so expensive Sat lol going for Pam Rose,Ted Western,Harry Fielder,John Simpkin,Paul Markham,Ron Hone and who can resist another Femi.Also will be giving Geoff the Gammo an outing as well
The fruit dosen't fall far from the tree. MY SON THE FARMER! When most of you hear my farm is a three hour ride away, you gasp. It is far, that's near Vermont etc. For me, when my mind is racing at 100 miles and hour, three hours is not long enough. I drove home yesterday and for a bit I was stuck behind a bus that had "constitution" written on the back. After a while I realized and started thinking about that piece of paper and what the people who wrote it, sacrificed everything for it and then came together to find a common ground by which we all should be guided by. Maybe I am getting old but the meaning of that couldn't be more important now than ever in our history. Bad week for Monsanto last week, and our country and our farmers as well. Gmo wheat was found growing out west prompting and investigation by the USDA (what a laugh). More than anything is going to be funny to see how they help Monsanto sweep this one under the rug. Just watch, you will see corruption at it's peak. That has prompted fore ...
What is Chewing Gum made of though..?
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Soon-to-open John Guare adaptation reconceives classic news-biz play, movie.
The Country Playhouse will present Six Degrees of Separation by John Guare, on our Cerwinske Stage for three weekends only, May 10 – 25.
His Girl FridayFebruary 28 - March 10, 2013Adapted by John Guare From The Front Page By Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur and the Columbia Pictures FilmNafe Katter TheatreHis Girl Friday is an all American rat-a-tat comedy adapted from the film to the stage by acclaimed playwright John Guare. It’s Aug...
Chris Nelson will present an excerpt from "Gifted" at New Plays by Brooklyn Playwrights on February 28th at 8PM. Chris Nelson earned her MFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, where she studied playwriting with Tony Kushner, John Guare and Arthur Miller. She has a BA in both English and Drama and a Film Certificate from Duke University. Her writing has been recognized with an NEA grant, two Benenson Awards in the Arts, the Reynolds Price Award, and residency grants from the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation of New Mexico in Taos, NM, the Jentel Artist Residency Program in Banner, WY, and the Julia and David White Artists’ Colony in Ciudad Colón, Costa Rica. Chris lives with her husband and daughter in Brooklyn.
Our Annual Gala is in full swing -- so many beautiful folks here to help us celebrate David Henry Hwang! Members of our current shows The Dance and the Railroad, Old Hats and The Mound Builders, plus John Guare, Edward Albee, Billy Porter, cast members from Golden Child, BD Wong, Bill Heck and Maggie Lacey, Brandon Dirden and Crystal Dickinson and many more!
HIS GIRL FRIDAY By John Guare (adapted from THE FRONT PAGE, a play by Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur, and HIS GIRL FRIDAY, an Howard Hawks film with screenplay by Charles Lederer) Directed by Christopher Ashley About the Show: A major story is brewing in a 1939 Chicago press room when ace reporter Hildy Johnson stops by for one last visit before leaving the newspaper game for good. But when her former editor and ex-husband entices her with the promise of the scoop that could break the story, the lure of fame and rekindled romance prove more than she can resist. Renowned playwright John Guare (Six Degrees of Separation) and Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley (Memphis) team up to deliver a fast-talking comedy that exposes the unsavory politics of tabloid journalism. Type of Actor(s): Equity (AEA) and non-Equity, San Diego LOCAL (must live or have housing and transportation within 50 miles of La Jolla). All ethnicities encouraged to submit. Roles Available: (MCCUE) Male, 25-45, a Chicago newspap ...
Everyone in the theatre gets excited by new work. Fresh dramatic ink, after all, is the lifeblood of the theatre. And we're going to get plenty of that this coming winter and spring Off-Broadway, with new titles by the likes of John Guare, Regina Taylor, Terrence McNally, Craig Lucas, Annie Baker, T...
December 13 -19 MASTER ACTING WORKSHOP -- Cite des Arts, Lafayette, La. 'Tis the "12 Days of Christmas" season...a perfect time for the 8 classic comic characters to take over Cite des Arts for a master acting workshop for actors of all ages and levels of experience. NYU professor Caroline McGee will develop your personal "clown" using commedia dell' arte, classic sitcom genres, & dramatists John Patrick Shanley, Christopher Durang, Neil Simon, John Guare, Oscar Wilde, Anton Chekhov, and more ...are you the smart one, the lovable loser, the neurotic, the dumb one, the witch *** the womanizer/manizer, the material one, or "in their own universe" type? **Also available, coaching for auditions for BFA and MFA applications, as well as finding the right school and the financial aid to pay for it!** For more info: mcgeec50
November 8 In History 1990 - John Guare's "Six Degrees of Separation" opens on Broadway 1895 - While experimenting with electricity, Wilhelm Rontgen discovers the X-ray. 1889 - Montana admitted as 41st US state 1793 - The Louvre is opened as a public museum in Paris. 1602 - Bodleian Library at Oxford University is opened to the public. dks
John Guare: How do you know so much? Stephen Sondheim: I listen.
Alec Baldwin, John Guare and Shirley Knight will take part in an Oct. 17 benefit reading of Peter Shaffer's Five Finger Exercise, celebrating the work of the acclaimed playwright and screenwriter, at the Players.
Arcola Theatre to Present U.K. Premiere of Marvin Hamlisch, John Guare and Craig Carnelia's Sweet Smell of...
John Guare [who wrote play & screenplay of Six Degrees of Separation] also wrote play Moon Over Miami, which Oliver Platt was in at YRT.
The imagination is God's gift to make the act of self examination bearable-John Guare, Six Degrees of Seperation.LOVE THIS QUOTE!!!
"Everybody on this planet is separated by only six other people. Six degrees of separation. Between us and everybody else on this planet. The president of the United States. A gondolier in Venice. It's not just the big names. It's anyone. A native in a rain forest. A Tierra del Fuegan. An Eskimo. I am bound to everyone on this planet by a trail of six people. It's a profound thought. How every person is a new door, opening up into other worlds." John Guare = Six Degrees of Separation =
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Tony Kushner, David Mamet, John Guare, Paula Vogel, Sam Shepard, Beth Henley, and Sarah Ruhl. - What Productions they do...
John Guare once asked Stephen Sondheim, "How do you know so much?" Sondheim replied, "I listen."
True West by Sam Shepard and Six Degrees of Separation by John Guare
social networking from an intelligence gathering perspective... THE SMALL WORLD PROBLEM 'Social structure becomes actually visible in an anthill; the movements and contacts one sees are not random but patterned. We should also be able to see structure in the life of an American community if we had a sufficiently remote vantage point, a point from which persons would appear to be small moving dots... We should see that these dots do not randomly approach one another, that some are usually together, some meet often, some never... If one could get far enough away from it, human life would become pure pattern.' -- Roger Brown, INSNA website. SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION Many people first heard of this idea from the movie (based on the Broadway play by John Guare) of this name. But the original concept came from work in the 1960s by Stanley Milgram (yes, the 'electric shock research' guy!) on what's called the small world problem': how long a chain of people would it take to deliver a message from anyone in the w ...
The most popular show that first season was The House of Blue Leaves by John Guare. A black comedy that had won the 1971 Drama Critics' Circle Award, it examines the lengths people will go for celebrity. It was directed by Marion André and featured Jennifer Phipps, James B. Douglas and Marilyn Lightstone.
John Guare: A Research and Production Sourcebook: Best known for his plays Six Degrees of Separation and The Hou...
"The imagination is the noon voice that sees clearly and says yes, this is what I want for my life . . . If we don't listen to that voice, it dies. It shrivels. It vanishes" (John Guare, -Six Degrees of Separation).
Mater Thespians will be performing a play by Brain Way named Crossroads with an additional short piece by John Guare named The Loveliest Afternoon Of The Year. There will be spacial guests by the band and the glee club. It will be held in the Cafeteria of Mater Academy tomorrow night at 7PM. $5 at the door. The tickets will be sold at the door and only at the door
Theater Review: ‘Are You There, McPhee?’ by John Guare, at Berlind Theater: “Are You There, McPhee?,” the new Jo...
John Guare's Are You There, McPhee? opens tonight starring the great Paul Gross of Slings & Arrows and Private Lives
Don't miss “Six Degrees of Separation”, by John Guare, May 11-13 and 18-20 at the Hylton. Friday and Saturday...
Eddie Kaye Thomas, Actor: American Pie. Began acting at the age of seven in his hometown of New York City. By 10, he had appeared in "Richard III" with the Brooklyn Shakespeare Company. He made his Broadway debut at 12 as an understudy in John Guare's Lincoln Center Production of "Four Baboons Adoring The Sun". He has numerous other theater credits as well as his many film roles. He divides his time between Los Angeles and New York.
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