Israel Horovitz
American writer
Israel Horovitz
Israel Horovitz is an playwright, director, and actor.
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New York Theater's Admired Outlier
Wall Street Journal - 8 months
Playwright Israel Horovitz, who became a significant voice in contemporary drama mostly away from New York, has returned to the city with ‘Out of the Mouths of Babes,’ his first production at a major city venue in more than a decade.
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What I Love: Israel Horovitz at Home in Greenwich Village
NYTimes - 8 months
A playwright’s longtime home bears his stamp — and that of the odd errant baseball.
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Review: In ‘Out of the Mouths of Babes,’ Mourning a Departed Lothario
NYTimes - 8 months
Four women who have all been involved with the same man gather in his Paris apartment in this new play from Israel Horovitz.
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Toronto: Kristin Scott Thomas joins 'My Old Lady'; Cohen Media Group acquires North American rights
Yahoo News - over 3 years
By Josh Dickey LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - Cohen Media Group has acquired all North American rights to the film adaptation of Israel Horovitz's stage dramedy "My Old Lady,"and BBC Films has come on to co-finance, the New York-based specialty distributor announced Friday out of Toronto. Cohen also announced the addition of Kristin Scott Thomas to the caste, joining Maggie Smith and Kevin Kline. The actor leads the story of a man waiting for an elderly Parisian woman to die so he can sell the apartment he inherited. Thomas will play the woman's daughter. ...
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Jay Weston: Al Pacino Plays Phil Spector in HBO Film
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
Al Pacino at the Venice Film Festival On Sunday I attended a concert by musician Herb Alpert inaugurating the stunning Ann and Jerry Moss Theatre located in the Herb Alpert Educational Village in Santa Monica. It was an illustrious invited audience of people who had contributed to the creation of this astonishing educational complex dedicated to furthering the cause of education in America -- which is a roundabout way to get into this story of actor Al Pacino playing Phil Spector in that much-discussed (and very weird) HBO film. You see, I was coincidentally seated in the theatre next to legendary filmmakers Roger Corman and wife Julie... and remarked that Roger had produced a 1985 B-movie, Barbarian Queen, which has become a cult favorite; it starred the Amazonian 6 foot tall blond bombshell, Lana Clarkson... whose death was explored in the David Mamet-written and directed HBO film playing that very evening. I remarked to the Cormans that I had casually met Phil Spector man ...
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Playwright Israel Horovitz Center Stage as He Is Honored by France in New York
Forward - almost 5 years
“I parle Français like a Spanish cow,” playwright Israel Horovitz joked as he accepted the insignia of Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters, awarded to him on April 3 from the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, in New York. Click here for the rest of the article...
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You are viewing the archive: “The Gambler 1974” - Deadline.com
Google News - over 5 years
After graduating from Harvard in 1966 I taught literature and writing in a radical new program at CCNY whose additional faculty included Joseph Heller, John Hawks, William Burroughs, Donald Barthelme, Adrienne Rich, Mark Mirsky and Israel Horovitz
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Israel Horovitz tackles 9/11, senior years in plays at Gloucester - Boston Globe
Google News - over 5 years
11, Israel Horovitz will fly to New York and back. His one-man play about the aftermath of 9/11, “After Paradise,'' will be performed in New York and in Gloucester on the anniversary. He'll introduce the piece in New York in the afternoon and perform
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Senior Menu - Gloucester Daily Times
Google News - over 5 years
Award-winning playwright Israel Horovitz set out to write a romantic play as a Valentine for his British wife in the early 1990s. A decade later, that play — still romantic and humorous — has become a cautionary tale for his daughters
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Horovitz' work a romantic comedy with a message - Gloucester Daily Times
Google News - over 5 years
By Gail McCarthy Staff Writer Award-winning playwright Israel Horovitz set out to write a romantic play as a Valentine for his British wife in the early 1990s. A decade later, that play — still romantic and humorous — has become a cautionary tale for
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Worth The Ticket Price - WBUR
Google News - over 5 years
The Barrrington Stage Company and Gloucester Stage Company are reviving “The Game,” a musical version of “Les Liaisons Dangereuses,” and “Fighting Over Beverley,” a play by Gloucester Stage founder Israel Horovitz. I wasn't wowed by either when I saw
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RVCC theater class to put on Sept. 11 plays - MyCentralJersey.com
Google News - over 5 years
11 attacks, the students will put on two one-act plays — “Speaking Well of the Dead” by Israel Horovitz and “Land of the Dead” by Neil LaBute — and a monologue titled “Three Weeks After Paradise” by Horovitz. Horovitz and LaBute are renowned American
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Israel Horovitz to Participate in Gloucester Stage's Three Weeks After ... - TheaterMania.com
Google News - over 5 years
Israel Horovitz's film Three Weeks After Paradise, and a companion stage piece, Ten Years After Paradise, will be offered as a special event at Gloucester Stage on Sunday, September 11 at 8pm. The evening will begin with the film, based on work that
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Around Cape Ann: Rocky Neck tradition kicks off busy weekend - Gloucester Daily Times
Google News - over 5 years
11 with the New England premiere of Israel Horovitz's "Three Weeks After Paradise." For information, visit www.gloucesterstage.org, A special concert to benefit soldiers overseas will be held on Friday, Aug. 19, at the Gloucester House at the Seven
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Bio: Behr, Ira Steven - AllYourTV.com
Google News - over 5 years
Later Behr met and assisted playwright Israel Horovitz and was offered a playwriting scholarship to Brandeis University. Instead, he elected to move to Los Angeles to pursue a career in writing comedy. However, it was in dramatic television that Behr
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“O Primeiro” apresentado pela ACTA no Centro Cultural de Vila do Bispo - Região Sul
Google News - over 5 years
O texto desta peça é de Israel Horovitz ea encenação de Elisabete Martins. Durante o espetáculo os atores formam uma fila a partir de uma linha colocada no chão. O confronto divertido mas contundente que então acontece consiste em cada uma das
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ACTA apresenta “O Primeiro” em Vila do Bispo - Jornal do Algarve
Google News - over 5 years
A Companhia de Teatro do Algarve (ACTA), apresenta o espetáculo “O Primeiro”, com texto de Israel Horovitz e encenação de Elisabete Martins, no próximo sábado, 9 de julho, às 21h30, no Centro Cultural de Vila do Bispo
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Israel Horovitz
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2014
    Age 74
    In 2014 he published a collection of poems Heaven and Other Poems through Three Rooms Press.
    More Details Hide Details Horovitz has written more than 70 produced plays, many of which have been translated and performed in more than 30 languages worldwide. Among Horovitz's best-known plays are Line (a revival of which opened in 1974 and is NYC's longest-running play, now in its 40th year of continuous performance at Off-Off-Broadway's 13th Street Repertory Theatre), Park Your Car in Harvard Yard, The Primary English Class, The Widow's Blind Date, What Strong Fences Make, and The Indian Wants the Bronx, for which he won the Obie Award for Best Play, and which featured two yet-undiscovered future film stars: John Cazale and Al Pacino. Horovitz divides his time between the USA and France, where he often directs French-language productions of his plays. On his 70th birthday, Horovitz was decorated by the French government as Commandeur dans l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. The 70/70 Horovitz Project was created by NYC Barefoot Theatre Company to celebrate Horovitz's 70th birthday. During the year following March 31, 2009, 70 of Horovitz's plays had productions and/or reading by theatre companies around the globe, including the national theatres of Nigeria, Benin, Greece and Ghana. He is the most-produced American playwright in French theatre history.
  • 2013
    Age 73
    Horovitz adapted his stage-play My Old Lady for the screen, which he directed in summer, 2013, starring Maggie Smith, Kevin Kline, Kristin Scott-Thomas and Dominique Pinon.
    More Details Hide Details The film was released in cinemas worldwide in fall of 2014. He has won numerous awards for his work, including two Obies, the Drama Desk Award, The European Academy Award - Best Screenplay (for Sunshine),The Sony Radio Academy Award (for Man In Snow on BBC-Radio 4). He also won an Award in Literature from The American Academy of Arts and Letters; The Governor of Massachusetts' Leadership Award; The Prix de Plaisir du Theatre; The Prix Italia (for radio plays); The Writers Guild of Canada Best Screenwriter Award; The Christopher Award; the Elliot Norton Prize; a Lifetime Achievement Award from B'nai B'rith; the Literature Prize of Washington College; an honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters from Salem State College; Boston Public Library's Literary Lights Award; the Walker Hancock Prize, and many others. He has been married three times:
  • FORTIES
  • 1982
    Age 42
    His screenplay for the 1982 film Author!
    More Details Hide Details Author!, starring Al Pacino, is a largely autobiographical account of a playwright dealing with the stress of having his play produced on Broadway while trying to raise a large family. Other Horovitz-penned films include the award-winning Sunshine, co-written with Istvan Szabo (European Academy Award - Best Screenplay), 3 Weeks After Paradise (which he directed and in which he starred), James Dean, an award-winning biography of the actor, and The Strawberry Statement (Prix du Jury, Cannes Film festival, 1970), a movie adapted from a journalistic novel by James Simon Kunen that deals with the student political unrest of the 1960s.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1975
    Age 35
    He also founded The New York Playwrights Lab in 1975, and still serves as the NYPL's Artistic Director.
    More Details Hide Details He is co-director of Compagnia Horovitz-Paciotto, an Italian theatre-company that produces Horovitz's plays, exclusively. In addition, Horovitz is one of a select group of non-actors awarded membership in The Actors Studio. Horovitz had a long-term friendship with Irish playwright Samuel Beckett and often found in Beckett a thematic and stylistic model and inspiration for his own work. Horovitz has recently been working with The Byre Theatre of St Andrews, Scotland.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1939
    Born
    Born on March 31, 1939.
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