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Arthur Laurents

Director, Performer, Writer, Creative Consultant, Source Material
( b. Jul 14, 1917 Brooklyn, New York, USA - d. May 05, 2011 New York, New York, USA ) Male
Relations: Godfather of Adam Guettel
Partner of Tom Hatcher ( -his death c. 2006)

Biography: Arthur Laurents was born Arthur Levine on July 14, 1917 in Brooklyn, New York. He attended Cornell University.

Film/TV Credits: Film credits include: "Rope," "Caught," "Home of the Brave," "Anna Lucasta," "Summertime," "Anastasia," "Bonjour Tristesse," "West Side Story," "Gypsy," "Invitation to a March," "The Way We Were," and "The Turning Point." Television credits include: "ITV Play of the Week," "Startime," "Festival," and "ABC Stage 67."

Trivia:
The marquees of Broadway theatres were dimmed in his honor on May 6, 2011.



ProductionsDate of Productions
Prince of Broadway
[Musical, Revue, Original]
  • Book for "West Side Story" by Arthur Laurents
Aug 24, 2017 - Oct 29, 2017
West Side Story
[Musical, Drama, Revival]
  • Directed by Arthur Laurents
  • Book by Arthur Laurents
Mar 19, 2009 - Jan 02, 2011
Gypsy
[Musical, Drama, Revival]
  • Directed by Arthur Laurents
  • Book by Arthur Laurents
Mar 27, 2008 - Jan 11, 2009
Gypsy
[Musical, Drama, Revival]
  • Book by Arthur Laurents
May 01, 2003 - May 30, 2004
Nick & Nora
[Musical, Original]
  • Directed by Arthur Laurents
  • Book by Arthur Laurents
Dec 08, 1991 - Dec 15, 1991
Gypsy
[Musical, Drama, Revival]
  • Directed by Arthur Laurents
  • Book by Arthur Laurents
Nov 16, 1989 - Jul 28, 1991
Jerome Robbins' Broadway
[Musical, Revue, Dance, Original]
  • Additional text by Arthur Laurents
Feb 26, 1989 - Sep 01, 1990
La Cage aux Folles
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Directed by Arthur Laurents
Aug 21, 1983 - Nov 15, 1987
West Side Story
[Musical, Drama, Revival]
  • Book by Arthur Laurents
Feb 14, 1980 - Nov 30, 1980
The Madwoman of Central Park West
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Directed by Arthur Laurents
  • Book by Arthur Laurents
Jun 13, 1979 - Aug 25, 1979
Gypsy
[Musical, Drama, Revival]
  • Directed by Arthur Laurents
  • Book by Arthur Laurents
Sep 23, 1974 - Jan 04, 1975
Hallelujah, Baby!
[Musical, Original]
  • Book by Arthur Laurents
Apr 26, 1967 - Jan 13, 1968
Do I Hear a Waltz?
[Musical, Original]
  • Book by Arthur Laurents
  • Based on the play "The Time of the Cuckoo" by Arthur Laurents
Mar 18, 1965 - Sep 25, 1965
West Side Story
[Musical, Drama, Revival]
  • Book by Arthur Laurents
Apr 08, 1964 - May 03, 1964
Anyone Can Whistle
[Musical, Original]
  • Directed by Arthur Laurents
  • Book by Arthur Laurents
Apr 04, 1964 - Apr 11, 1964
I Can Get It for You Wholesale
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Directed by Arthur Laurents
Mar 22, 1962 - Dec 08, 1962
Invitation to a March
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Directed by Arthur Laurents
  • Written by Arthur Laurents
Oct 29, 1960 - Feb 04, 1961
West Side Story
[Musical, Drama, Revival]
  • Book by Arthur Laurents
Apr 27, 1960 - Dec 10, 1960
Gypsy
[Musical, Drama, Original]
  • Book by Arthur Laurents
May 21, 1959 - Mar 25, 1961
West Side Story
[Musical, Drama, Original]
  • Book by Arthur Laurents
Sep 26, 1957 - Jun 27, 1959
A Clearing in the Woods
[Play, Original]
  • Written by Arthur Laurents
Jan 10, 1957 - Feb 09, 1957
The Time of the Cuckoo
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Written by Arthur Laurents
Oct 15, 1952 - May 30, 1953
The Bird Cage
[Play, Original]
  • Written by Arthur Laurents
Feb 22, 1950 - Mar 11, 1950
Home of the Brave
[Play, Drama, Original]
  • Written by Arthur Laurents
Dec 27, 1945 - Feb 23, 1946
Touring ProductionsDates of Touring Productions
West Side Story
[Musical, Drama, Revival]
  • Broadway Production Directed by Arthur Laurents
  • Book by Arthur Laurents
Sep 30, 2010 - Jun 10, 2012
West Side Story
[Musical, Drama, Revival]
  • Book by Arthur Laurents
Sep 26, 1995 - Jun 15, 1997
Gypsy
[Musical, Drama, Revival]
  • Directed by Arthur Laurents
  • Book by Arthur Laurents
May 09, 1989 - Oct 22, 1989
Special EventsDate of Special Events
Angela Lansbury - A Celebration
[Special, Benefit, Original]
  • Written by Arthur Laurents
  • Creative Consultant: Arthur Laurents
Nov 17, 1996 - Nov 17, 1996
Jule's Friends at the Palace
[Special, Benefit, Original]
  • Performer: Arthur Laurents [Opening Remarks, Introduction]
May 19, 1974 - May 19, 1974
2008 Tony Award® Best Direction of a Musical
Gypsy [nominee]
Directed by Arthur Laurents
1984 Tony Award® Best Direction of a Musical
winner La Cage aux Folles [winner]
Directed by Arthur Laurents
1975 Tony Award® Best Direction of a Musical
Gypsy [nominee]
Directed by Arthur Laurents
1975 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Director of a Musical
winner Gypsy [winner]
Directed by Arthur Laurents
1968 Tony Award® Best Musical
winner Hallelujah, Baby! [winner]
Book by Arthur Laurents
1960 Tony Award® Best Musical
Gypsy [nominee]
Book by Arthur Laurents
1958 Tony Award® Best Musical
West Side Story [nominee]
Book by Arthur Laurents
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