Tony Kushner

Tony Kushner

Tony Kushner is an American playwright, screenwriter and essayist. His seven-hour epic play, Angels in America, explores the AIDS epidemic in Reagan-era New York City, and has won numerous awards, including the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the 1993 and 1994 Tony Awards for Best Play. His other plays include A Bright Room Called Day, Homebody/Kabul, and the book for the musical Caroline, or Change. His new translation of Bertolt Brecht’s Mother Courage and Her Children was performed at the Delacorte Theater in the summer of 2006 starring Meryl Streep and directed by George C. Wolfe. Kushner has also adapted Brecht’s The Good Person of Szechwan, Corneille’s The Illusion, and S. Ansky’s play The Dybbuk. Kushner is known to continue revising his work long after is has already been published. His newest play, The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures, began as a novel more than a decade ago.

The Glass Menagerie (Centennial Edition)

Theater by Tennessee Williams

With a contribution by Tony Kushner

The Glass Menagerie marked a crucial turning point in American theater, and forever changed the life of its then unknown author. Williams’s elegiac masterpiece brought a radical new lyricism to Broadway — the tragedy, fragility, and tenderness of this “memory play” have made it one of America’s most powerful, timeless, and compelling plays. The introduction by Tony Kushner sparkles with the kind of rich, unique insight that only a fellow playwright could convery.…
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