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Entertainment CAA Signs David Henry Hwang, Tony Award-Winning ‘M. Butterfly’ Playwright

00:35  08 january  2021
00:35  08 january  2021 Source:   deadline.com

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Exclusive: Paradigm has signed Tony Award - winning playwright David Henry Hwang , in all areas. He had been a longtime client of the agency’s Theater On the theater front, Hwang , best known for M . Butterfly , is currently adapting the Tsai Chen autobiography Daughter Of Shanghai to be the first

M . Butterfly is a play written by David Henry Hwang . The drama won the Tony Award for Best Play in 1988. In the playwright notes at the beginning of the published edition of M . Butterfly , it explains that the story was initially inspired by real events: a French diplomat named Bernard Bouriscot fell in

David Henry Hwang smiling for the camera © Courtesy of Gregory Costanzo

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EXCLUSIVE: David Henry Hwang, the Tony Award-winning M. Butterfly playwright currently writing the script for a live-action musical film adaptation of Disney’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame, has signed with CAA.

Hwang, the first and to-date only Asian American playwright to win the Tony Award for Best Play, is a three-time Pulitzer Prize finalist. His most recent show, Soft Power, written with composer Jeanine Tesori and directed by Leigh Silverman, premiered at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles and opened in New York at the Public Theater. A finalist for the 2020 Pulitzer Prize in Drama, Soft Power won six Ovation Awards for the Los Angeles production. The cast album was recently nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album.

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By David Henry Hwang , directed by Julie Taymor. Court Theatre, New York. 15 October 2017. The 2017 Broadway revival of M . Butterfly is not just a restaging of the play , but the product of a close collaboration between playwright David Henry Hwang and director Julie Taymor to rethink this tale

David Henry Hwang ’s “Face Value” arrived on Broadway on March 9, 1993. “Face Value,” Hwang ’s follow-up to the Tony Award - winning “ M . Butterfly ,” was a farce — and not entirely in the Hwang took the loss as only a playwright can. He went to work on “Face Value,” a comedy of mistaken racial

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His other play credits include the Obie Award winning Golden Child, Chinglish and, his third Pulitzer finalist, Yellow Face. Hwang wrote a new book for for the 2002 revival of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Flower Drum Song, and the book for Disney’s 2006 Broadway musical Tarzan.

Hwang was a co-writer on the 2000 Elton John and Tim Rice musical Aida (a revival, to be directed by Schele Williams, is in the works). He’s written the librettos for four operas composed by Philip Glass.

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Which often looks like crazy.” ― David Henry Hwang , M . Butterfly . And being an Oriental, I could never be completely a man.” ― David Henry Hwang , M . Butterfly . “We must conserve our strengths for the battles we can win .” ― David Henry Hwang , M . Butterfly .

A Tony award - winning playwright was slashed in the neck in an apparently random attack near his Brooklyn home, police said Wednesday. David Henry Hwang , who brought home the trophy for his 1988 play " M . Butterfly ," was walking on S. Oxford Ave. near Lafayette Ave. in Fort Greene when an

In addition to writing the screenplay for the 1993 film adaptation of M. Butterfly, Hwang was a writer and consulting producer for four seasons of Showtime’s The Affair.

Awards and honors include the William Inge Award for Distinguished Achievement in the American Theatre, the Asia Society Cultural Achievement Award, the PEN/Laura Pels Award for a Master American Dramatist, and the Steinberg Award for playwriting. In 2014, he was named Head of the MFA playwriting program at Columbia University School of the Arts, and he currently serves as Co-Chair of the American Theater Wing, which founded and co-presents the Tony Awards. He was inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame in 2018.

Hwang’s attorneys are David Berlin and Carolyn Conrad at Schreck, Rose, Dapello, Adams, Berlin & Dunham.


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