Sidney Kingsley
American writer
Sidney Kingsley
Sidney Kingsley was an American dramatist. He received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for his play Men in White in 1934.
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On This Day in History: August 31 He Made Millions Laugh - Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Google News - over 5 years
In 1954, playwright Sidney Kingsley offered him a role in Lunatics and Lovers, a farce about New York life. Hackett received favorable reviews but went back to the nightclub circuit. Other film appearances include parts in The Music Man (1962),
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Avi Hoffman Stars In Donald Margulies' BROOKLYN BOY - Broadway World
Google News - over 5 years
He was the recipient of the 2000 Sidney Kingsley Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Theatre by a playwright. In 2005 he was honored by the American Academy of Arts and Letters with an Award in Literature and by the National Foundation for Jewish
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New School For Drama Names Kathleen Chalfant '11-'12 Artist-In-Residence - Broadway World
Google News - over 5 years
In addition to her Drama Desk, OBIE, and Lucile Lortel honors, Chalfant has received the Drama League and Sidney Kingsley Awards for her body of work, as well as a 1996 OBIE Award for Sustained Excellence of Performance
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The Greatest Hollywood Director You May Never Have Heard Of - Huffington Post (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Before Homicide or Hill Street Blues came this gritty, hard-hitting cop drama based on Sidney Kingsley's play. Slightly stage-bound but still honed to tense perfection by Wyler, the film is a showcase for fine, colorful ensemble acting by William
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Sidney Lumet, movie craftsman - The Villager
Google News - almost 6 years
The play was “Dead End,” written and directed by another Sidney — the Group Theater's Pulitzer-winning, 29-year-old Sidney Kingsley. The year was 1935. I was 15 years old. Sidney Lumet was 11. Born in Philadelphia, hustled to New York by his actor
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The Front Page - Windy City Times
Google News - almost 6 years
So this is not hard-hitting social drama, like Sidney Kingsley's Detective Story or Elmer Rice's Street Scene. Audiences are advised to park their moral sensibilities at the entrance (accessed, appropriately, through the office latrine)
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A Temple Of Drama, Burnished
NYTimes - over 6 years
Fall in love with the Broadway theater, and sooner or later you will probably find yourself developing an ancillary ardor for Broadway theaters -- the grand old buildings themselves, I mean, irrespective of the hits and flops that inhabit them. The most beautiful are splendid representations of architecture styles in fashion in the early decades of
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CALENDAR; Connecticut
NYTimes - about 7 years
A guide to cultural and recreational goings-on in and around Connecticut. Items for the guide should be sent at least three weeks in advance to ctcal@nytimes.com, or by mail to Connecticut Calendar, Metropolitan, 620 Eighth Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10018-1405. Comedy NORFOLK Infinity Hall Joe Starr and Joe Bronzi. Dec. 13 at 7:30 p.m. $12 and $25.
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CALENDAR | CONNECTICUT; Events in Connecticut
NYTimes - about 7 years
Comedy HARTFORD Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts ''An Evening with Garrison Keillor.'' Thursday at 7:30 p.m. $25 to $45. Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts, 166 Capitol Avenue. (860) 987-5900; bushnell.org. NORFOLK Infinity Hall Joe Starr and Joe Bronzi. Dec. 13 at 7:30 p.m. $12 and $25. Infinity Hall, 20 Greenwoods Road West. (866)
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CALENDAR CONNECTICUT
NYTimes - about 7 years
Comedy HARTFORD Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts ''An Evening with Garrison Keillor.'' Dec. 10 at 7:30 p.m. $25 to $45. Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts, 166 Capitol Avenue. (860) 987-5900; bushnell.org. NORFOLK Infinity Hall Tim Gage and Chris Monty. Friday at 9 p.m. $15 and $25. Joe Starr and Joe Bronzi. Dec. 13 at 7:30 p.m. $12 and
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CALENDAR; Connecticut
NYTimes - over 7 years
Comedy HARTFORD Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts ''Luna's Kings vs. Queens of Comedy,'' stand-up. Wednesday at 8 p.m. $18.50 to $35. Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts, 166 Capitol Avenue. (860) 987-5900; bushnell.org. WALLINGFORD Oakdale Theater Chelsea Handler. Dec. 5 at 7:30 p.m. $38 and $48. Oakdale Theater, 95 South Turnpike Road.
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CALENDAR; Events in Connecticut
NYTimes - over 7 years
Comedy FAIRFIELD Quick Center for the Arts, Fairfield University Paula Poundstone. Friday at 8 p.m. $35 to $45. Quick Center for the Arts, Fairfield University, 1073 North Benson Road. (203) 254-4010; quickcenter.com. UNCASVILLE Mohegan Sun Robin Williams. Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. $85 to $135. Mohegan Sun, 1 Mohegan Sun Boulevard. mohegansun.com;
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CALENDAR; Connecticut
NYTimes - over 7 years
Comedy FAIRFIELD Quick Center for the Arts, Fairfield University Paula Poundstone. Nov. 20 at 8 p.m. $35 to $45. Quick Center for the Arts, Fairfield University, 1073 North Benson Road. (203) 254-4010; quickcenter.com. RIDGEFIELD Ridgefield Playhouse Bob Saget. Tuesday at 8 p.m. $70. Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Road. (203) 438-5795;
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ON LANGUAGE; Dead End
NYTimes - over 8 years
Sutton Place in the 1930s was a Manhattan neighborhood of lush apartments and townhouses with unobstructed views of the East River. Bands of young toughs from nearby tenements, however, roamed the local streets. The stark juxtaposition of rich and poor gave the playwright Sidney Kingsley the setting for a Broadway play soon made into a memorable
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Splashing in the Waters Of an Onstage Slum
NYTimes - over 11 years
At a recent rehearsal in the cavernous auditorium of the Ahmanson Theater here, four teenage boys clambered out of the orchestra pit, all of them dripping, slithering and making a holy ruckus. That's because the musicians had been replaced with 10,000 gallons of chlorinated water. ''I wanted something big, bold, theatrical, distinct, exciting'' for
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Theater Chief in Los Angeles Looks Forward From Past
NYTimes - almost 12 years
First impressions can be telling. So what to make of the decision by Michael Ritchie to begin his inaugural season as artistic director of the Center Theater Group in Los Angeles with ''Dead End'' by Sidney Kingsley, a rarely seen epic tale from the Great Depression with as many as 50 actors? Dramas with large, expensive casts are rarely produced,
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Sidney Kingsley
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1995
    Age 88
    Died in 1995.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1951
    Age 44
    Kingsley continued writing for the theater late into his career, adapting Arthur Koestler's novel Darkness at Noon for the stage in 1951, and writing Lunatics and Lovers in 1954 and Night Life in 1962.
    More Details Hide Details In addition to his work for the stage, Kingsley wrote a number of scripts for Hollywood productions, mostly based on his own work.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1943
    Age 36
    But in 1943 Kingsley returned to his previous success with the historical drama The Patriots.
    More Details Hide Details This play, which told the story of Thomas Jefferson and his activities in the young American republic, won the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play.
  • 1939
    Age 32
    His marriage to actress Madge Evans in 1939 lasted until her death in 1981.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1935
    Age 28
    Kingsley followed this success with the play Dead End in 1935.
    More Details Hide Details A story about slum housing and its connection to crime, the piece was also fairly successful, eventually spawning the Dead End Kids. The two plays which followed, the anti-war Ten Million Ghosts of 1936 and The World We Make of 1939, were flops and had short runs.
  • 1933
    Age 26
    In 1933 the company performed his play Men in White.
    More Details Hide Details Set in a hospital, the play dealt with the issue of illegal abortion, 1930s medical and surgical practices and the struggle of one promising physician who must choose to dedicate his life to medicine or devote himself to his fiancee. The play was a box-office smash.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1906
    Born
    Born in 1906.
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