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A Sondheim Musical Rolls Back to Life

“It’s a hit, it’s a hit, it’s a palpable hit!” sang the two Broadway songwriters and their producer about a fictitious musical within the actual 1981 Broadway...

Winning Ticket

TITLE: OF THEE I SING AUTHOR: MUSIC BY GEORGE GERSHWIN; LYRICS BY IRA GERSHWIN; BOOK BY GEORGE S. KAUFMAN AND MORRIE RYSKIND WHERE: ARENA STAGE, WASHINGTON THE...

Books: The Late George Aptly

GEORGE S. KAUFMAN: AN INTIMATE PORTRAIT by HOWARD TEICHMANN 371 pages. Atheneum. $10. The large-caliber wisecrack, like the horse pistol, is part of America's...

Broadway: One Man's Mede

An influenza epidemic and George S. Kaufman's first play opened in Manhattan in 1918, and the play was vastly less contagious. With dour glee, the 28-year-old...

Theater: Tower of Babble

ONCE IN A LIFETIME by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman Abandon sanity, all ye who enter Manhattan's Circle in the Square Theater for the revival of George S...

People: Jan. 31, 1983

Gentlemen's Quarterly asked him to pose doing a buck-and-wing. But it's his new megabuck-and-change contract that really has St. Louis Cardinals Shortstop...

Radio: The Troubled Air

On the air four days before Christmas, Playwright George S. Kaufman said: "Let's make this one program on which nobody sings Silent Night." Most of the estimated...

Theater: The Reign of Good Old Nick

THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart Alexander Woollcott, critic, lecturer, radio raconteur, died in 1943 but he has never passed...

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