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Jim Parsons to lead a benefit reading of the play 'Merton of the Movies'

Jim Parsons to lead a benefit reading of the play 'Merton of the Movies'

NEW YORK, Oct. 11 (UPI) --Jim Parsons is to lead a one-night-only benefit reading of George S. Kaufman and Marc Connelly's stage comedy "Merton of the Movies."
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James Earl Jones to star in Broadway's 'You Can't Take It with You'

James Earl Jones to star in Broadway's 'You Can't Take It with You'

NEW YORK, May 6 (UPI) -- James Earl Jones will star in the Broadway revival of "You Can't Take It with You." This is the first time in 30 years that the play is performed on Broadway.
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Ana Gasteyer headed to Broadway

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NEW YORK, July 20 (UPI) -- Actress and comedienne Ana Gasteyer has joined the cast of the new Broadway production of "The Royal Family," the Manhattan Theatre Club said Monday.

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Critics dub 'Coast of Utopia' best play

NEW YORK, May 7 (UPI) -- The New York Drama Critics' Circle has named Tom Stoppard's play "The Coast of Utopia" the best of the 2006-07 season.

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Analysis: TV news for fun and profit

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George Simon Kaufman (November 16, 1889 – June 2, 1961) was an American playwright, theatre director and producer, humorist, and drama critic.

Born to a Jewish family in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania he graduated from high school in 1907 and "tried law school for three months" but grew disenchanted and took on a series of odd jobs, including "selling hatbands". Kaufman then began his career as a journalist and drama critic; he was the drama editor for The New York Times from 1917 through 1930. Nearly a decade later he achieved great success as a playwright. Kaufman took his editorial responsibilities very seriously. According to legend, on one occasion a press agent asked: "How do I get our leading lady’s name in the Times?" Kaufman: "Shoot her."

Kaufman's Broadway debut was September 4, 1918 at the Knickerbocker Theatre, with the premiere of the melodrama Someone in the House. Kaufman coauthored the play with Walter C. Percival, based on a magazine story written by Larry Evans. The play opened on Broadway (running for only 32 performances) during that year's serious flu epidemic, when people were being advised to avoid crowds. With "dour glee", Kaufman suggested that the best way to avoid crowds in New York City was to attend his play.

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