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Edward Albee

Director, Producer, Writer
( b. Mar 12, 1928 Washington, District of Columbia, USA - d. Sep 16, 2016 Montauk, New York, USA ) Male
Also known as: Edward Franklin Albee
Edward Harvey [Birthname]

Biography: Edward Albee was born on March 12, 1928 in Virginia. His adoptive father was Reed Albee, an heir to the Keith-Albee chain of vaudeville theaters. He wrote short stories and poems before writing "The Zoo Story." His longtime partner was sculptor Jonathan Thomas.

Other Awards: Pulitzer Prize for drama for "A Delicate Balance" in 1967. Pulitzer Prize for drama for "Seascape" in 1975. Pulitzer Prize for drama for "Three Tall Women" in 1994. Inducted into the American Theatre Hall of Fame in 1985. Received the PEN/Laura Pels International Foundation for Theater Award as a Master American Dramatist in 1999. Received a Kennedy Center Honor in 1996. Received the National Medal of Arts in 1996.

Trivia:
He wrote "The Zoo Story" in two and a half weeks.
A jury awarded his play "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" the Pulitzer Prize for drama, but the advisory board rejected the recommendation.



ProductionsDate of Productions
A Delicate Balance
[Play, Drama, Revival]
  • Written by Edward Albee
Nov 20, 2014 - Feb 22, 2015
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
[Play, Drama, Revival]
  • Written by Edward Albee
Oct 13, 2012 - Mar 03, 2013
Seascape
[Play, Drama, Revival]
  • Written by Edward Albee
Nov 21, 2005 - Jan 08, 2006
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
[Play, Drama, Revival]
  • Written by Edward Albee
Mar 20, 2005 - Sep 04, 2005
The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?
[Play, Drama, Original]
  • Written by Edward Albee
Mar 10, 2002 - Dec 15, 2002
A Delicate Balance
[Play, Drama, Revival]
  • Written by Edward Albee
Apr 21, 1996 - Sep 29, 1996
The Man Who Had Three Arms
[Play, Original]
  • Directed by Edward Albee
  • Written by Edward Albee
Apr 05, 1983 - Apr 17, 1983
Lolita
[Play, Drama, Original]
  • Written by Edward Albee
Mar 19, 1981 - Mar 28, 1981
The Lady from Dubuque
[Play, Original]
  • Written by Edward Albee
Jan 31, 1980 - Feb 09, 1980
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
[Play, Drama, Revival]
  • Directed by Edward Albee
  • Written by Edward Albee
Apr 01, 1976 - Jul 11, 1976
Seascape
[Play, Original]
  • Directed by Edward Albee
  • Written by Edward Albee
Jan 26, 1975 - Mar 22, 1975
All Over
[Play, Drama, Original]
  • Produced by Theater 1971 (Edward Albee, Richard Barr, Clinton Wilder)
  • Written by Edward Albee
Mar 28, 1971 - May 01, 1971
Watercolor & Criss-Crossing
Watercolor
[Play, Original]
  • Originally produced by Edward Albee
Criss-Crossing
[Play, Original]
  • Originally produced by Edward Albee
Jan 21, 1970 - Jan 24, 1970
Tiny Alice
[Play, Revival]
  • Written by Edward Albee
Sep 29, 1969 - Oct 25, 1969
The Front Page
[Play, Comedy, Revival]
  • Produced by Theater 1969 (Edward Albee, Richard Barr, Charles Woodward)
May 10, 1969 - Jul 05, 1969
Happy Days
[Play, Original]
  • Produced by Theater 1969
Oct 12, 1968 - Oct 26, 1968
Krapp's Last Tape / The Zoo Story
The Zoo Story
[Play, One Act, Original]
  • Produced by Theater 1969
  • Written by Edward Albee
Krapp's Last Tape
[Play, One Act, Original]
  • Produced by Theater 1969
Oct 09, 1968 - Oct 26, 1968
The Death of Bessie Smith / The American Dream
The Death of Bessie Smith
[Play, One Act, Original]
  • Produced by Theater 1969
  • Written by Edward Albee
The American Dream
[Play, One Act, Original]
  • Directed by Edward Albee
  • Produced by Theater 1969
  • Written by Edward Albee
Oct 02, 1968 - Oct 26, 1968
Box / Quotations From Chairman Mao Tse-Tung
Box
[Play, Original]
  • Produced by Theater 1969
  • Written by Edward Albee
Quotations From Chairman Mao Tse-Tung
[Play, Original]
  • Produced by Theater 1969
  • Written by Edward Albee
Sep 30, 1968 - Oct 26, 1968
Everything in the Garden
[Play, Original]
  • Written by Edward Albee
Nov 29, 1967 - Feb 10, 1968
Breakfast at Tiffany's
[Musical, Original]
  • Book adapted by Edward Albee
Never Officially Opened - Dec 14, 1966
A Delicate Balance
[Play, Drama, Original]
  • Written by Edward Albee
Sep 22, 1966 - Jan 14, 1967
Malcolm
[Play, Original]
  • Written by Edward Albee
Jan 11, 1966 - Jan 15, 1966
Tiny Alice
[Play, Original]
  • Written by Edward Albee
Dec 29, 1964 - May 22, 1965
The Ballad of the Sad Cafe
[Play, Original]
  • Written by Edward Albee
Oct 30, 1963 - Feb 15, 1964
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
[Play, Drama, Original]
  • Written by Edward Albee
Oct 13, 1962 - May 16, 1964
Touring ProductionsDates of Touring Productions
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
[Play, Drama, Revival]
  • Written by Edward Albee
Jan 04, 2007 - May 20, 2007
Three Tall Women
[Play, Drama, Original]
  • Written by Edward Albee
Oct 24, 1995 - May 25, 1996
2008 Drama Desk Award Special Award
winner Edward Albee ("whose provocative plays, including this season's Peter and Jerry, enrich the American theater.") [recipient]
2005 Tony Award® Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement
winner Edward Albee [recipient]
2003 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? [nominee]
Written by Edward Albee
2002 Tony Award® Best Play
winner The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? [winner]
Written by Edward Albee
2002 Drama Desk Award Outstanding New Play
winner The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? [winner]
Written by Edward Albee
2001 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
Edward Albee (for "The Play About the Baby") [nominee]
1994 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Play
Edward Albee (for "Three Tall Women") [nominee]
1994 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
winner Edward Albee (for "Three Tall Women") [winner]
1976 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Director of a Play
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? [nominee]
Directed by Edward Albee
1975 Tony Award® Best Play
Seascape [nominee]
Written by Edward Albee
1975 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
winner Seascape [winner]
Written by Edward Albee
1975 Drama Desk Award Outstanding New Play (American)
Seascape [nominee]
Written by Edward Albee
1967 Tony Award® Best Play
A Delicate Balance [nominee]
Written by Edward Albee
1967 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
winner A Delicate Balance [winner]
Written by Edward Albee
1965 Tony Award® Best Author (Play)
Tiny Alice [nominee]
Written by Edward Albee
1965 Tony Award® Best Play
Tiny Alice [nominee]
Written by Edward Albee
1964 Tony Award® Best Play
The Ballad of the Sad Cafe [nominee]
Written by Edward Albee
1963 Tony Award® Best Play
winner Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? [winner]
Written by Edward Albee
1960 Drama Desk Award Vernon Rice Award
winner Edward Albee (Author, "The Zoo Story") [winner]
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