Arthur Laurents

Arthur Laurents

Playwright


Biography


An American playwright, stage director and screenwriter


Shows by Arthur Laurents

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Anyone Can Whistle is a musical about political corruption and the vague definition of sanity. The hated mayor Cora Hoover Hooper, has led her small town into bankruptcy. To save the town, she creates a fake "miracle" to a... read more

After years of struggling as a poor New York secretary, Leona Samish has finally begun her dream vacation to Venice, Italy. While in Italy, she stays at the Pensione Fioria, run by the flirtatious Signora Fioria. At the Pensi... read more

Speculated by many to be the greatest of all American musicals, Gypsy tells the story of the dreams and efforts of one hungry, powerhouse of a woman to get her two daughters into show business. Gypsy is loosely based on the... read more

The story focuses on Georgina - a young African-American woman who is on a quest to follow her dreams to be a theatrical performer in an America that constantly discriminates against Black people. The show starts in the 1900s... read more

˜The Madwoman of Central Park West' tells the story of a successful actress struggling to find balance in her career, as a mother and as a wife.... read more

Inspired by the timeless story of Romeo and Juliet, West Side Story takes Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers, and places them in the vibrant battleground of New York City’s West Side in the 1950s. In the midst of the deep-seat... read more

Overview

Nationality
USA
Born
7/14/1917
Died
5/5/2011
Show Categories
Musical
Genres
Drama, Romance, Historical/Biographical

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