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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...

Nation: Duck!

One man's Mede is another man's Persian, as George S. Kaufman once remarked, and as Ronald Reagan discovered last week. Within a day after telling what his...

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