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Born: February 5, 1938 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: Writer ...
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1948:
Wrote first play "Universe" at age 10; produced by neighbor in NYC in 1949
1962:
Short play "Did You Write My Name in the Snow?" produced at Yale School of Drama
1968:
Breakthrough stage production, "Muzeeka"
1969:
TV writing debut "Kissing Sweet" on PBS
1970:
Contributed to the screenplay for "Taking Off"
1971:
Provided the book and lyrics for the award-winning musical adaptation of Shakespeare's "Two Gentlemen of Verona"
1977:
Taught playwrighting at Yale School of Drama
1981:
First film with solo screen credit "Atlantic City"
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Had stage hit with the play "Six Degrees of Separation", based in part on a factual event wherein a hustler pretended to be the son of actor Sidney Poitier
1993:
Wrote screenplay version of play "Six Degrees of Separation"
:
Honored by the Signature Theater Company in NYC with a season devoted to his works
1999:
Did uncredited script doctoring with director Michael Blakemore on the hit revival of "Kiss Me, Kate"
1999:
Premiered play "Chaucer in Rome" at Williamstown Theatre Festival; reportedly Guare physically attacked a non-Equity actor in production during rehearsals; play produced Off-Broadway in 2002 at Lincoln Center
2000:
Wrote the book for the stage musical "Sweet Smell of Success"; performed in workshop then in 2001 in Chicago; opened on Broadway in 2002

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