List of Jewish American playwrights

This is a list of famous Jewish American playwrights. For other famous Jewish Americans, see List of Jewish Americans.

See also


  2. 1 2 3 Jewish-Composed Musicals
  3. "Recognized as the best Jewish writer who ever lived in Russia and wrote in Yiddish..."
  4. "Motion Pictures". Encyclopaedia Judaica. Keter Publishing House. 1971–1972.
  5. JM Appel Phoning Home University of South Carolina Press 2014
  6. Notable Jewish deaths in 2003
  7. "He was the third child of Joseph and Zelda Behrman, Jewish immigrants living on Worcester's East Side."
  8. "It was staged by the young David Belasco, a Sephardic Jew..."
  9. Liukkonen, Petri. "Saul Bellow". Books and Writers ( Finland: Kuusankoski Public Library. Archived from the original on 10 February 2015.
  10. "as the 77-year-old Brooklyn-born Jewish comedian put it unrepentantly..."
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  12. "Corwin, who is Jewish, started his journalism career sans a high school..."
  13. Hebrew Melodies
  14. Edward Einhorn - Novelist, Playwright, Director
  15. "The celebrated actress-playwright, born to a Jewish father and non-Jewish mother, sees herself as “a Jewish being. My mother looked like Doris Day. I was a dead ringer for Anne Frank. I came out Jewish.”"
  16. "Harvey Fierstein, nice Jewish boy from Bensonhurst, dressed in holiday finery..."
  17. Edna Ferber
  18. "Besides writing the Oscar-nominated screenplay "Oh, God!" the Jewish comedy screenwriter is famous..."
  19. Peterson, Gary (November 4, 1982). "Donna Peckett: a tap dancing fool". The Capital Times. Madison, Wisconsin. pp. 6–7, Off Hours section.
  20. "He, Josh Greenfeld, was a Jewish writer from Greenwich Village."
  21. "When American Jewish songwriters Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II wrote Oklahoma!, they were, Felstiner argues, doing what all children of immigrant parents do: desiring to possess the new land."
  22. 1 2 (on Hart and George S. Kaufman) "Both were tall, dark and Jewish, and both had private demons..."
  23. "Ben Hecht was an American Jewish journalist, novelist, and playwright.
  24. "She is Jewish."
  25. National Foundation for Jewish Culture
  26. "Sidney Howard was of course Jewish having emigrated to the United States from Germany twenty years before.
  27. This article is unavailable - HighBeam Research
  28. "second-generation American Jewish writers: Miller, Odets, Sidney Kingsley"
  29. "The gay, Jewish socialist raised in Louisiana and educated at Columbia and NYU most enjoys addressing audiences that are receptive to ideas for change and progress."
  30. "finest Jewish playwrights, including Elizabeth Swados, William Finn and James Lapine, Herb Gardner..."
  31. "...the creation of Leonard Bernstein, Jerome Robbins, Arthur Laurents, and Stephen Sondheim: four gay Jewish men, all working at the very top of their craft." "Laurents also writes extensively on being gay, Jewish, left-wing..."
  32. MET's Past Productions: The Golem - Notes on the Play
  33. "Dickens wasn’t Jewish, in case you were wondering. But Bette just did a remake of The Stepford Wives, based on the novel by Ira Levin, who is."
  34. "Besides the mainstage premiere of a major new work by acclaimed Jewish playwright Craig Lucas..."
  35. "David Mamet is a Jewish writer, though until recently few accounts of his life or work suggested as much..."
  36. "he was Donald Margulies, the darling of regional theater, the state-sanctioned "Jewish American Playwright""
  37. "Let's have a look. Miller, like myself, (and like Ed Siegel) is a Jewish-American, meaning, simply..."
  38. Time Magazine "Best Theater 2000" #4
  39. "...introduced the work of Jewish playwrights Aaron Hoffman, Clifford Odets, and Paddy Chayefsky to contemporary audiences..."
  40. - The official website of playwright Jonathan Rand
  41. "But consider the milieu the show's Jewish creator, Carl Reiner, was trying to portray: the heavily Jewish New York comedy scene out of which came Your Show..."
  42. "Elmer Rice, nee Reizenstein, an American/Jewish writer of the ‘20s and ‘30s, did not necessarily focus on Jewish characters and issues..."
  43. "George and Ira Gershwin team up with another Jewish team—George S. Kaufman and Morrie Ryskind..."
  44. "Rod was Jewish and that doesn't necessarily mean that it should have meant more..."
  45. "Amis and I often talked about Jewish matters, such as novels by American Jews, like Irwin Shaw – that dates it."
  46. JUF : Tweens : Celebrities : Wallace Shawn
  47. Jewish Literature Month - Palm Beach County Library System
  48. ""Being Jewish and being gay are the most important parts of me," he explains, "and they’re the DNA in my bones.""
  49. "Broadway Bound is the least known play of prolific Jewish playwright Neil Simon’s trio of comical semi-autobiographical dramas."
  50. Isaac Bashevis Singer
  51. Soloway "One aspect of herself that Soloway reveals in her book, due out in paperback next month (published by Free Press), is that she, a self-described "Jewess," feels a sisterly solidarity with Monica Lewinsky, as well as Chandra Levy"
  52. Sorkin "...says the Jewish Sorkin..."
  53. 350th Play List
  54. "Deaf writer shines at RADAR festival". Hearing Times. Retrieved 26 September 2014.
  55. All About Jewish Theatre - The Sins of the Father, Another Holocaust Play
  56. "I’ve probably come late to the party accepting, and being proud of, the fact that I’m Jewish. But I’m here. Am I an observant Jew? No. Maybe I’ll get there."
  57. Wasserstein "“My father loved me dearly, but I’m not a Jewish American Princess,” playwright Wendy Wasserstein said. “I’m a Jewish mother, but I’m not Molly Goldberg.”"
  58. Contemporary Jewish-American Novelists —
  59. Liukkonen, Petri. "Franz Werfel". Books and Writers ( Finland: Kuusankoski Public Library. Archived from the original on 10 February 2015.
  60. "Survivor's Dictionary". 2003.
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