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Arthur Penn

Director
( b. Sep 27, 1922 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - d. Sep 28, 2010 New York, New York, USA ) Male
Relations: Husband of Peggy Maurer (1955-Sept. 28, 2010) his death
Arthur Penn was a serious minded director who, rare among his colleagues and despite a sporadic output, left a significant mark in both film and theatre. By the time Mr. Penn directed the 1967 movie "Bonnie and Clyde", an iconic film that ushered in an era of counterculture-inflected excellence in Hollywood, he had long established himself in the live television and stage worlds of New York City. In the late 1950's and early 60's, he staged back to back hit productions of two plays by William Gibson, Two for the Seesaw and The Miracle Worker, and the Pulitzer Prize winning dramatic adaptation of James Agee's "A Death in the Family", All the Way Home. Mr. Penn was nominated for a Tony Award for all three plays. He also directed, in 1960, the highly influential and sophisticated comedy performance, An Evening With Mike Nichols and Elaine May, which made stars of its two featured players.

After many years in film, Mr. Penn made a triumphant return to Broadway in 2002 with Fortune's Fool, an adaptation of the Turgenev novel. It won favor for its expert story telling, fluid staging and ensemble acting. The cast included Alan Bates in his last Broadway appearance, and Frank Langella, who won a Tony Award.

Source: Playbill.com



Productions Date of Productions
Sly Fox
[Play, Comedy, Revival]
  • Directed by Arthur Penn
Apr 01, 2004 - Aug 29, 2004
Fortune's Fool
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Directed by Arthur Penn
Apr 02, 2002 - Jul 21, 2002
Monday After the Miracle
[Play, Original]
  • Directed by Arthur Penn
Dec 14, 1982 - Dec 18, 1982
Golda
[Play, Drama, Original]
  • Directed by Arthur Penn
Nov 14, 1977 - Feb 16, 1978
Sly Fox
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Directed by Arthur Penn
Dec 14, 1976 - Feb 19, 1978
Wait Until Dark
[Play, Drama, Original]
  • Directed by Arthur Penn
Feb 02, 1966 - Dec 31, 1966
Golden Boy
[Musical, Original]
  • Directed by Arthur Penn
Oct 20, 1964 - Mar 05, 1966
Lorenzo
[Play, Original]
  • Staged by Arthur Penn
Feb 14, 1963 - Feb 16, 1963
In the Counting House
[Play, Original]
  • Staged by Arthur Penn
Dec 13, 1962 - Dec 15, 1962
All the Way Home
[Play, Drama, Original]
  • Directed by Arthur Penn
Nov 30, 1960 - Sep 16, 1961
An Evening With Mike Nichols and Elaine May
[Special, Comedy, Original]
  • Directed by Arthur Penn
Oct 08, 1960 - Jul 01, 1961
Toys in the Attic
[Play, Drama, Original]
  • Directed by Arthur Penn
Feb 25, 1960 - Apr 08, 1961
The Miracle Worker
[Play, Drama, Original]
  • Directed by Arthur Penn
Oct 19, 1959 - Jul 01, 1961
Two for the Seesaw
[Play, Drama, Original]
  • Directed by Arthur Penn
Jan 16, 1958 - Oct 31, 1959
The Lovers
[Play, Original]
  • Directed by Arthur Penn
May 10, 1956 - May 12, 1956
1961 Tony Award® Best Direction of a Play
 All the Way Home [nominee]
Directed by Arthur Penn
1960 Tony Award® Best Direction of a Play
winnerThe Miracle Worker [winner]
Directed by Arthur Penn
1958 Tony Award® Best Director
 Two for the Seesaw [nominee]
Directed by Arthur Penn
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