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Arthur Storch

Director, Performer
( b. Jun 29, 1925 Brooklyn, New York, USA - d. Mar 05, 2013 ) Male
Mr. Storch came to Syracuse Stage in 1974 after a long year career as a Broadway performer and director. He made his Broadway debut in 1953 as an actor, performing in End As a Man, Calder Willingham's stage adaptation of his own military-set novel. (He later appeared in the film version, "The Strange One.") He went on to take roles in "Time Limit!", and "Girls of Summer".

In the early '60s, Mr. Storch switched gears, cutting his teeth as a director, staging Off-Broadway productions of plays by William Saroyan, Murray Schisgal and Elaine May, including Schisgal's 1963 The ,Typists and the Tiger, which starred Eli Wallach and Anne Jackson and won numerous awards.

He returned to Broadway as the director of the hit 1964 romantic comedy The Owl and the Pussycat, produced by Philip Rose, starring Alan Alda and Diana Sands. It was a success. He followed this up with a second hit, the Alan King domestic comedy The Impossible Years, which ran for nearly two years.

As the producing artistic director for Syracuse Stage, Mr. Storch directed 30 plays ranging from Shakespeare to Beckett and supervised the productions of more than 100 others—everything from Shaw and Shakespeare to Shepard and Beckett. He directed the world premieres of Olwen Wymark’s Loved, Arnold Wesker’s Love Letters on Blue Paper, Roma Greth’s A Quality of Mercy and William Gibson’s The Butterfingers Angel. He also directed Cyrano de Bergerac starring John Cullum, which later went on national tour; and Twice Around the Park starring Eli Wallach and Anne Jackson, which transferred to Broadway in 1982.

In addition to serving almost 20 years as producing artistic director of Syracuse Stage, he served three years as artistic director of the Berkshire Theatre Festival.

Mr. Storch's best-known film credit was as the psychiatrist in the 1973 film "The Exorcist."

At the time of his retirement in 1991, Mr. Storch said, "I think what I am most proud of, as far as Syracuse Stage is concerned, is that we created a standard of quality that does not cater to the lowest common denominator. The bottom line has always been: This is the best play and these are the best people, not this play will sell the most tickets."

He ended his career at Syracuse by returning to his first love, acting in a production of A.R. Gurney's Love Letters. The director was a close colleague: himself.

Source: Playbill.com




Productions Date of Productions
Twice Around the Park
A Need for Brussels Sprouts
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Directed by Arthur Storch
A Need for Less Expertise
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Directed by Arthur Storch
Nov 04, 1982 - Feb 20, 1983
Tribute
[Play, Original]
  • Directed by Arthur Storch
Jun 01, 1978 - Dec 02, 1978
42 Seconds from Broadway
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Directed by Arthur Storch
Mar 11, 1973 - Mar 11, 1973
The Enemy Is Dead
[Play, Original]
  • Performer: Arthur Storch [Emmett]
Jan 14, 1973 - Jan 14, 1973
Promenade, All!
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Directed by Arthur Storch
Apr 16, 1972 - May 27, 1972
The Chinese and Dr. Fish
The Chinese
[Play, Comedy, One Act, Original]
  • Directed by Arthur Storch
Dr. Fish
[Play, Comedy, One Act, Original]
  • Directed by Arthur Storch
Mar 10, 1970 - Mar 21, 1970
Golden Rainbow
[Musical, Original]
  • Directed by Arthur Storch
Feb 04, 1968 - Jan 11, 1969
Under the Weather
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Directed by Arthur Storch
Oct 27, 1966 - Nov 05, 1966
The Best Laid Plans
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Directed by Arthur Storch
Mar 25, 1966 - Mar 26, 1966
The Impossible Years
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Directed by Arthur Storch
Oct 13, 1965 - May 27, 1967
The Owl and the Pussycat
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Directed by Arthur Storch
Nov 18, 1964 - Nov 27, 1965
The Best Man
[Play, Original]
  • Understudy: Arthur Storch
    • Joseph Cantwell - Replacement
    • Bill Blades - Replacement
Mar 31, 1960 - Jul 08, 1961
The Long Dream
[Play, Original]
  • Performer: Arthur Storch [Mr. McWilliams]
Feb 17, 1960 - Feb 20, 1960
The Night Circus
[Play, Drama, Original]
  • Performer: Arthur Storch [Businessman]
Dec 02, 1958 - Dec 06, 1958
Look Homeward, Angel
[Play, Drama, Original]
  • Performer: Arthur Storch [Luke Gant]
Nov 28, 1957 - Apr 04, 1959
Girls of Summer
[Play, Original]
  • Also Starring: Arthur Storch [Gene Mitchell]
Nov 19, 1956 - Jan 05, 1957
Time Limit!
[Play, Drama, Original]
  • Performer: Arthur Storch [1st Lt. Mike Livingston]
Jan 24, 1956 - May 12, 1956
End as a Man
[Play, Original]
  • Performer: Arthur Storch [Maurice Maynall Simmons]
Oct 14, 1953 - Jan 16, 1954
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