Playwrights & Performers: Donald Margulies

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Opened Feb 25, 2005
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Pulitzer Prize-winning author Donald Margulies will discuss his new play Brooklyn Boy. The event will be moderated by David Finkle, Chief Drama Critic for TheaterMania, and will be followed by a book signing. Free and open to the public, seating for the discussion is limited and reservations are recommended. Brooklyn Boy, currently enjoying its world premiere at Manhattan Theatre Club's Biltmore Theatre, is a marvelously rich, wonderfully funny and deeply moving new work about a novelist who's finally hit the big time, with a bestselling book primed for a Hollywood adaptation. But when his father's health brings him back to the Brooklyn of his childhood, he is forced to reconcile the boy he was with the successful man he has become. DONALD MARGULIES (Playwright) was awarded the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for Dinner with Friends, which also won the Outer Critics', Lucille Lortel, and Dramatists Guild/Hull-Warriner awards and was nominated for the Drama Desk Award. His other plays include God of Vengeance (based on Sholem Asch's 1906 Yiddish classic; A Contemporary Theatre, Seattle); Collected Stories (HB Studio/Lucille Lortel Theatre, Manhattan Theatre Club, South Coast Repertory, Los Angeles Drama Critics' Circle Award, L.A. Ovation Award, Drama Desk nominee, Dramatists Guild/Hull-Warriner finalist, Pulitzer Prize finalist); The Model Apartment (Primary Stages, Obie Award, Drama Desk nominee, Hull-Warriner finalist); Sight Unseen (MTC/Orpheum Theatre, SCR, Obie and Hull-Warriner Awards, Drama Desk nominee, Pulitzer Prize finalist); The Loman Family Picnic (MTC, Drama Desk nominee); What's Wrong With This Picture? (MTC, Jewish Rep, Brooks Atkinson Theatre); Found a Peanut (New York Shakespeare Festival/Public Theatre); Broken Sleep: Three Plays (Williamstown Theatre Festival); July 7, 1994 (Actors Theatre of Louisville/Humana Festival); Pitching to the Star (West Bank Cafe). He received the 2000 Sidney Kingsley Award for outstanding achievement in the theatre by a playwright. Grants: CAPS, New York Foundation of the Arts, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts. Instructor, Yale University. Council member, Dramatists Guild of America. Part of the Playwrights & Performers Series, presented by TheaterMania and the Drama Book Shop.

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