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||February 5, 1938
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||New York City, New York, USA
RATE AND COMMENT
Wrote first play "Universe" at age 10; produced by neighbor in NYC in 1949
Short play "Did You Write My Name in the Snow?" produced at Yale School of Drama
Breakthrough stage production, "Muzeeka"
TV writing debut "Kissing Sweet" on PBS
Contributed to the screenplay for "Taking Off"
Provided the book and lyrics for the award-winning musical adaptation of Shakespeare's "Two Gentlemen of Verona"
Taught playwrighting at Yale School of Drama
First film with solo screen credit "Atlantic City"
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
Wrote screenplay version of play "Six Degrees of Separation"
Honored by the Signature Theater Company in NYC with a season devoted to his works
Did uncredited script doctoring with director Michael Blakemore on the hit revival of "Kiss Me, Kate"
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
Wrote the book for the stage musical "Sweet Smell of Success"; performed in workshop then in 2001 in Chicago; opened on Broadway in 2002