facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Playwright Arnold Weinstein dead at 78

Sept. 6, 2005 at 12:46 PM   |   Comments

NEW YORK, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Playwright, poet and librettist Arnold Weinstein has died of liver cancer in New York at age 78.

Weinstein's niece said her uncle died Sunday at Cabrini Hospital, the New York Times reported Tuesday.

Weinstein collaborated with William Bolcom on four volumes of cabaret songs as well as the operas "McTeague," "A View From the Bridge" with Arthur Miller and "A Wedding" with Robert Altman, the Times said.

He counted poet John Ashberry and painter Larry Rivers among his close friends and worked with Rivers in 1999 on "What Did I Do? The Unauthorized Autobiography."

A playwriting teacher at Yale and Columbia, his satire "The Red Eye of Love" had a long Off Broadway run and his adaptation of "Ovid's Metamorphoses" opened on Broadway in 1971.

He was married and divorced three times. Weinstein is survived by a sister, Gloria, in Greenlawn, N.Y., and four nieces.

© 2005 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Featured UPI Collection
trending
Notable deaths of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Notable deaths of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Most Popular
1
Nick Cannon confirms split from Mariah Carey
2
George Clooney to marry Amal Alamuddin next month in Italy
3
Chris Pratt visits Children's Hospital in 'Guardians' costume
4
Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon reportedly separated, will divorce
5
Mickey Rourke vital to 'Sin City: A Dame to Kill For,' says Frank Miller
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback