Playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis (Between Riverside and Crazy) was honored with the Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award during a November 17 ceremony at Lincoln Center Theater. Honoring Guirgis' body of work, which also includes The Motherf**ker With the Hat, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, and Our Lady of 121st Street, the prize from the Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust comes with a cash award of $200,000.
The Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award is presented biennially to honor and encourage the artistic excellence and achievement of an American playwright whose body of work has made significant contributions to the American theater. Past recipients of the honor include David Henry Hwang, Lynn Nottage, and Tony Kushner.
After an acclaimed run at Atlantic Theater Company last summer, Between Riverside and Crazy, Guirgis' latest play, returns to New York for a run beginning January 16 at Second Stage Theatre. The drama stars Stephen McKinley Henderson as Walter "Pops" Washington, a retired ex-cop struggling to maintain one of the last great rent-stabilized apartments on Riverside Drive, while dealing with a house full of boarders.
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