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Unpublished Raymond Chandler Comic Operetta Discovered (2014-12-05): An L.A. author discovered an unpublished comic operetta by crime novelist Raymond Chandler.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): A report in Playbill says 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
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): A report in Playbill says Xanadu is being made into an Off-Broadway musical play.
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.
You've Finished Writing the Play: Now What? (Part II) (1998-03-01): Well, I know by now that all of you have taken my advice.