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  • Pulitzer Prize Winning Playwright Edward Albee is Dead at 88 (2016-09-17): Pulitzer Prize winning American playwright Edward Albee has died at the age of 88.

  • Hamilton Author Lin-Manuel Miranda's Inspiring Commencement Speech at University of Pennsylvania (2016-05-18): Hamilton writer Lin-Manuel Miranda gave an excellent commencement speech at the University of Pennsylvania. He discusses the power of story and its link to creativity.

  • Aaron Sorkin to Adapt To Kill a Mockingbird for Broadway (2016-02-12): Aaron Sorkin is penning the script to bring Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird to Broadway. The show will debut in the 2017-2018 season.

  • Powerball Winner Funds Theater Production of Roberto Bolano's 2666 (2015-03-16): Former monk Roy Cockrum won $153 million lottery jackpot. He's funding a five hour production of Roberto Bolano's award winning novel 2666.

  • Unpublished Raymond Chandler Comic Operetta Discovered (2014-12-05): An L.A. author discovered an unpublished comic operetta by crime novelist Raymond Chandler. The libretto has been tucked away in the Library of Congress all these years.

  • National Enquirer Forced to Fund New Playwriting Foundation in Honor of Philip Seymour Hoffman (2014-02-25): National Equirer is forced to fund a new foundation and annual award for playwrights after running libelous story about Philip Seymour Hoffman and his friend David Katz.

  • Julie Taymor Settles Royalty Claims Lawsuit Over Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark (2013-04-10): Entertainment Weekly reports that the big lawsuit over Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark has finally be settled.

  • Val Kilmer to Play Mark Twain in One Man Citizen Twain Play (2012-03-17): Playbill reports that Val Kilmer will play Mark Twain in a one man play, Citizen Twain.

  • Trial Date Set in Lawsuit Over Writing Royalties for Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark (2012-02-18): Director Julie Taymor's lawsuit against the producers of the Broadway show Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark is going to trial.

  • Sir David Hare Wins Pen/Pinter Prize (2011-09-05): British playwright Sir David Hare has won this year's Pinter literary prize.

  • Where Have All the Playwrights Gone? Cable TV (2010-11-22): Jason Zinoman has an interesting article about how rare playwrights are.

  • Joseph Stein, Author of Fiddler on the Roof, Dead at 98 (2010-10-26): Joseph Stein, the Tony Award-winning author of Fiddler on the Roof and many other Broadway hits has died after a bad fall at his home.

  • Ian McEwan's Atonement to Become Opera (2010-03-20): The BBC reports that an opera version of Ian McEwan's novel Atonement is in the works.

  • Screenwriter and Playwright Judi Ann Mason Dead at 54 (2009-07-15): Pioneering writer and playwright has died of a ruptured aorta.

  • Stephen King and John Mellencamp Write a Musical (2008-02-28): Stephen King has written a musical with John Mellencamp that they'll be trying out in Atlanta, with an eye towards a Broadway run.

  • Film Critics and Flagrant Elision of Ellipses (2006-06-19): New York Times theater critic Charles Isherwood examines the growing trend of quoting film and theater critics' reviews wildly out of context.

  • Xanadu Now an Off-Broadway Play (2006-04-09): Playbill reports that Xanadu is being made into an Off-Broadway musical play directed by Christopher Ashley and written by playwright Douglas Carter Beane.

  • Mary Higgins Clark Sued by Playwright (2006-02-22): Lloyd Grove reports on the latest bestselling author to get hit with a copyright infringement suit, but this one really sounds fishy to us.

  • Bill Murray Considers the Writer's Life (2005-02-15): Bill Murray, 54, the Oscar-nominated star of Lost in Translation and The Life Aquatic and celebrity golfer at the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, is considering a career change.