Tony Kushner

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Tony Kushner's plays include A Bright Room Called Day, Angels in America, Slavs!, and Homebody/Kabul. He has written adaptations of Corneille's The Illusion, S.Y. Ansky's The Dybbuk, and Brecht's The Good Person of Sezuan; as well as English-language libretti for the operas Brundibar by Hans Krasa, and The Comedy on the Bridge by Bohuslav Martinu. Caroline, or Change, a new musical with composer Jeanine Tesori, opens May 2 at the Eugene O'Neill Theater, under the direction of George C. Wolfe. His screen adaptation of Angels in America, directed by Mike Nichols, premiered in 2003 on HBO. Homebody/Kabul, directed by Frank Galati, is performing for three weeks at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, beginning May 11, and is being adapted for film by Mira Nair. Recent books include: Brundibar, a book for children with illustrations by Maurice Sendak; the text for The Art of Maurice Sendak, 1980 to the Present; and Wrestling With Zion: Progressive Jewish-American Responses to the Palestinian/Israeli Conflict, co-edited with Alisa Solomon. Mr. Kushner is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Pulitzer Prize for Drama; two Tony Awards for Best Play; two Obie Awards for Best Play; a Whiting Writer's Fellowship; an Arts Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters; the PEN/Laura Pels Award for a Mid- Career Playwright; a Spirit of Justice Award from the Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders; and a Cultural Achievement Award from The National Foundation for Jewish Culture.
 
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Credits

Author
Production Theatre Opened Credit
1 The Illusion Peter Norton Space 06/05/2011 Playwright
2 The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism With a Key to the Scriptures Joseph Papp Public Theater/Newman Theater 05/05/2011 Playwright
3 Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes / Part 1: Millennium Approaches Peter Norton Space 10/28/2010 Playwright
4 Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes / Part 2: Perestroika Peter Norton Space 10/28/2010 Playwright
5 Mother Courage and Her Children Delacorte Theater 08/21/2006 Translation
6 Caroline, or Change Joseph Papp Public Theater/Newman Theater 11/30/2003 Book
7 Caroline, or Change Joseph Papp Public Theater/Newman Theater 11/30/2003 Lyricist
8 Homebody/Kabul New York Theatre Workshop 12/19/2001 Playwright
9 Love's Fire: Fresh Numbers by Seven American Playwrights Joseph Papp Public Theater/Newman Theater 06/22/1998 Playwright
10 A Dybbuk, or Between Two Worlds Joseph Papp Public Theater/Newman Theater 10/28/1997 Adaptation
11 Slavs! New York Theatre Workshop 11/25/1994 Playwright
12 The Illusion East 13th Street/CSC Theatre 01/07/1994 Adaptation
13 A Bright Room Called Day Joseph Papp Public Theater/LuEsther Hall 12/13/1990 Playwright
14 L'Illusion Perry Street Theatre 10/27/1988 Adaptation

Producer
Production Theatre Opened Credit
1 The Big Love Perry Street Theatre 03/16/1988 Associate Artistic Director
2 The Love Suicides at Amijima Perry Street Theatre 12/15/1987 Associate Artistic Director
3 Coyote Ugly Perry Street Theatre 12/01/1987 Associate Artistic Director
4 Blood Sports Perry Street Theatre 11/17/1987 Associate Artistic Director
5 Stella Perry Street Theatre 11/03/1987 Associate Artistic Director

Director
Production Theatre Opened Credit
1 Helen Joseph Papp Public Theater/Martinson Theater 04/08/2002 Director
Awards
Award Production
1 WON 2011 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Revival Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes / Part 1: Millennium Approaches Playwright
2 WON 2011 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Revival Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes / Part 2: Perestroika Playwright
3 WON 2004 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Musical Caroline, or Change Book
4 WON 2004 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Musical Caroline, or Change Lyricist
5 WON 2001-2002 OBIE Award for Playwriting Homebody/Kabul Playwright
6 NOMINATED 2002 Lucille Lortel Award Nomination, Outstanding Play Homebody/Kabul Playwright
7 WON 1994-1995 OBIE Award for Playwriting Slavs! Playwright