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Caffe Cino
Joseph "Joe" Cino (November 16, 1931 – April 2, 1967), was an Italian-American
Italian-American
theatrical producer and café-owner. The beginning of the Off-Off-Broadway theatre movement is generally credited to have begun at Cino’s Caffe Cino. Joe Cino
Joe Cino
(L.) and Edward Albee
Edward Albee
at a benefit for the Caffe Cino
Caffe Cino
after a fire, 1965, Photo: James D
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Italian-American
Italian Americans
Americans
(Italian: italoamericani or italo-americani [ˌitalo.ameriˈkaːni]) are an ethnic group consisting of Americans who have ancestry from Italy
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True West (play)
True West is a play by American playwright Sam Shepard. Some critics consider it the third of a Family Trilogy which includes Curse of the Starving Class (1976) and Buried Child
Buried Child
(1979).[1] Others consider it part of a quintet which includes Fool for Love (1983) and A Lie of the Mind (1985).[2] True West was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama
Drama
in 1983.[3]Contents1 Characters 2 Plot2.1 Act One 2.2 Act Two3 Productions3.1 International and regional productions4 References 5 Texts 6 External linksCharacters[edit]Austin – A Hollywood
Hollywood
screenwriter
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Leonard Melfi
Leonard Melfi (February 21, 1932 – October 28, 2001) is an American playwright and actor whose work has been widely produced for the American stage.Contents1 Career 2 Life and Death 3 Notes and references 4 External linksCareer[edit] During the 1960s, when experimental theatre was generating enormous interest, Leonard Melfi was considered one of the most important artists working in the American theatre.[1] Melfi's best-known work for the stage, Birdbath, was first produced in 1965 at La MaMa ETC in New York City, under the direction of Tom O'Horgan.[2] When La MaMa's Ellen Stewart first collaborated with actor/producer Leslie Irons to found Corner Theatre ETC in Baltimore, that theatre's inaugural production was Melfi's Birdbath
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Paul Foster (playwright)
Paul Roose-Evans Foster (born October 15, 1931 in Penns Grove, New Jersey[1]) is an American playwright, theater director, and producer. He was a founding member and the first president of La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club.[2][3]Contents1 Early life 2 Career 3 Selected works and credits 4 References 5 External linksEarly life[edit] Foster studied journalism at Rutgers University then moved to Manhattan at the age of 21 to study law at New York University School of Law. After serving in the Navy for two years, Foster developed an interest in theatre. While living in New York, he met Ellen Stewart, a fashion designer planning to open her own boutique. In 1962, Foster agreed to help Stewart with her boutique in exchange for using the basement space as a theater in the evenings
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Doric Wilson
Wilson
Wilson
may refer to:Look up Wilson
Wilson
in Wiktionary, the free dictionary.Contents1 Name 2 Places2.1 Australia 2.2 Canada 2.3 Poland 2.4 United Kingdom 2.5 United States of America 2.6 Lists of places with
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William M. Hoffman
William M. Hoffman (April 12, 1939 – April 29, 2017) was an American playwright, editor and educator.Contents1 Life and career 2 Published plays 3 Other credits 4 Additional awards and acclaim 5 References 6 External linksLife and career[edit] Hoffman was born in New York City, New York, United States, the son of Johanna (Papiermeister), a jeweler, and Morton Hoffman, a caterer.[1] Hoffman's earliest works were mounted in small, experimental off-off-Broadway theaters in New York City. It was not until 1985 that he achieved critical acclaim and public recognition when the Broadway-theatre production of his play, As Is, one of the first plays to focus on AIDS, opened in New York City
New York City
at the Lyceum Theatre, where it ran for 285 performances
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Six Degrees Of Separation
Six degrees of separation
Six degrees of separation
is the idea that all living things and everything else in the world are six or fewer steps away from each other so that a chain of "a friend of a friend" statements can be made to connect any two people in a maximum of six steps. It was originally set out by Frigyes Karinthy
Frigyes Karinthy
in 1929 and popularized in an eponymous 1990 play written by John Guare.Contents1 Early conceptions1.1 Shrinking world 1.2 Small world 1.3 Continued research: Small World Project2 Research2.1 Computer networks 2.2 Find Satoshi 2.3 An optimal algorithm to calculate degrees of separation in social networks3 Popularization3.1 Popularization of offline practice3.1.1 John Guare's Six Degrees
Six Degrees
of Separation 3.1.2 Kevin Bacon
Kevin Bacon
game 3.1.3 Six Degrees
Six Degrees
of Der Kommissar 3.1.4 John L
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Dreamgirls (musical)
Dreamgirls
Dreamgirls
is a Broadway musical, with music by Henry Krieger and lyrics and book by Tom Eyen. Based on the show business aspirations and successes of R&B acts such as The Supremes, The Shirelles, James Brown, Jackie Wilson, and others,[1] the musical follows the story of a young female singing trio from Chicago, Illinois called "The Dreams", who become music superstars. Staged with a mostly African-American
African-American
cast and originally starring Jennifer Holliday, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Loretta Devine, Ben Harney, Cleavant Derricks, Vondie Curtis-Hall, and Obba Babatundé, the musical opened on December 20, 1981, at the Imperial Theatre on Broadway. The musical was then nominated for 13 Tony Awards, including the Tony Award
Tony Award
for Best Musical, and won six
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Sam Shepard
Samuel Shepard Rogers III[1] (November 5, 1943 – July 27, 2017), known professionally as Sam Shepard, was an American playwright, actor, author, screenwriter, and director whose body of work spanned half a century. He won 10 Obie Awards for writing and directing, the most given to any writer or director. He wrote 44 plays as well as several books of short stories, essays, and memoirs. Shepard received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama
Pulitzer Prize for Drama
in 1979 for his play Buried Child. He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of pilot Chuck Yeager
Chuck Yeager
in The Right Stuff (1983)
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America Hurrah
America Hurrah
America Hurrah
is a satirical play by Jean-Claude van Itallie, which premiered at the Pocket Theatre in New York City
New York City
on November 7, 1966. Directed by Jacques Levy and Joseph Chaikin, the play was an early expression of the burgeoning 1960s counterculture, expressing discontent with American consumerism and involvement in the Vietnam War
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Rosalyn Drexler
Rosalyn Drexler (born 25 November, 1926) is an American artist, novelist, Obie Award-winning playwright, and Emmy Award-winning screenwriter, and former professional wrestler
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Burn This
Burn This is a play by Lanford Wilson. Like many of Wilson's plays, it deals with themes of gay identity and relationships. Contents1 Plot 2 Productions2.1 1990 London 2.2 2017 Broadway revival3 Awards 4 References 5 External linksPlot[edit] The play begins shortly after the funeral of Robbie, a young, gay dancer who drowned in a boating accident with his lover Dom. In attendance were Robbie's roommates: his sensitive dance partner and choreographer, Anna, and confident gay ad man Larry. Soon joining them in Robbie's lower-Manhattan loft are screenwriter Burton (Anna's longtime lover), and Pale (Robbie's coke-snorting, hyperactive restaurant manager brother). In the face of their shared tragedy, the quartet attempts to make sense of their lives and reconsider their own identities and relationships
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Hair (musical)
Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical is a rock musical with a book and lyrics by Gerome Ragni and James Rado
James Rado
and music by Galt MacDermot. A product of the hippie counterculture and sexual revolution of the late 1960s, several of its songs became anthems of the anti- Vietnam War
Vietnam War
peace movement
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Talley's Folly
Talley's Folly
Folly
is a 1980 play by American playwright Lanford Wilson, the second in his cycle, The Talley Trilogy between his plays Talley & Son and Fifth of July. Set in an old boathouse near rural Lebanon, Missouri
Lebanon, Missouri
in 1944, it is a romantic comedy following the characters Matt Friedman and Sally Talley as they once and for all settle their feelings for each other. Wilson received the 1980 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
Pulitzer Prize for Drama
for the work. The play is unique for Wilson in that it takes place in one act, with no intermission, set in ninety-seven minutes of real time. There is no set change.Contents1 Synopsis 2 Productions 3 Awards and nominations 4 References 5 Further reading 6 External linksSynopsis[edit] Talley's Folly
Folly
is the story of one night in the lives of two unlikely sweethearts, Matt Friedman and Sally Talley
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Al Pacino
Alfredo James Pacino (/pəˈtʃiːnoʊ/; born April 25, 1940) is an American actor and filmmaker. Pacino has had a career spanning over five decades, during which time he has received numerous accolades and honors both competitive and honorary, among them an Academy Award, two Tony Awards, two Primetime Emmy Awards, a British Academy Film Award, four Golden Globe
Golden Globe
Awards, the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Film Institute, the Golden Globe
Golden Globe
Cecil B. DeMille
Cecil B. DeMille
Award, and the National Medal of Arts
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