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  • Is an accomplished playwright, best known for his collaborations with Stephen Sondheim on two musicals: Company (1970) -- for which his script won a Tony Award, and Merrily We Roll Along (1981).
  • In 1969, he co-starred in an unsold sitcom pilot for ABC called "Holly Golighty." The pilot was based on the lead female character in the 1961 film "Breakfast at Tiffany's" and starred Stefanie Powers.
  • Playwright of "The Supporting Cast" and "Precious Sons".
  • He wrote the book for the Kander-Ebb musical "The Act".
  • (1987) His play, "The Supporting Cast," was performed at the Pegasus Players Theatre in Chicago, Illinois. Robert G. Smith was scenic designer.
  • (1971) Stage Play: Twigs. Production composed of the following shows: "Emily", "Celia", "Dorothy", and "Ma". All shows written by George Furth, with incidental music by Stephen Sondheim. Directed by Michael Bennett. Broadhurst Theatre (moved to The Plymouth Theatre from 5 Jan 1972 - close): 14 Nov 1971- 23 Jul 1972 (289 performances + 7 previews).
  • (1996) Stage Play: Getting Away With Murder. Comedy/thriller. Written by Stephen Sondheim and George Furth. Directed by Jack O'Brien. Broadhurst Theatre: 17 Mar 1996- 31 Mar 1996 (17 performances + 29 previews that began on 20 Feb 1996). Cast: Christine Ebersole (as "Dossie Lustig"), Terrence Mann (as "Gregory Reed"), John Rubinstein (as "Martin Chisholm"), Kandis Chappell (as "Pamela Prideaux"), Al Espinosa (as "Roberto"), Frankie Faison (as "Dan Gerard'), Mia Farrow (as "Voice of Doctor Bering's Wife") [Recorded voice only/Uncredited], Herb Foster (as "Dr. Conrad Bering"), George Furth (as "Voice of Other Doctor") [Recorded voice only/Uncredited], Michelle Hurd (as "Charmaine"), Jodi Long (as "Nam-Jun Vuong"), Josh Mostel (as "Vassili Laimorgos"), William Ragsdale (as "Young Man"). Produced by Roger Berlind.
  • Precious Sons (1986). Written by George Furth. Assistant Director: Diane Camp. Directed by Norman René. Longacre Theatre: 20 Mar 1986- 10 May 1986 (60 performances + 28 previews that began on 24 Feb 1986). Cast: Ed Harris (as "Fred"), Judith Ivey (as "Bea"), Anne Marie Bobby (as "Sandra"), William O'Leary (as "Art") [Broadway debut], Anthony Rapp (as "Freddy"). Standbys: George Bamford (as "Fred"), Kelly Bishop (as "Bea"). Understudies: Christopher Gartin (as "Art/Freddy"), Mary B. Ward (as "Sandra"). Produced by Roger Berlind and Marty Bell. Associate Producer: Michael Sanders.
  • (1981) Stage Play: The Supporting Cast. Comedy. Written by George Furth. Scenic Design by William Ritman. Directed by Gene Saks. Biltmore Theatre: 6 Aug 1981- 5 Sep 1981 (36 performances + 8 previews that began on 3 Aug 1981). Cast: Sandy Dennis (as "Sally"), Betty Garrett (as "Mae"), Jack Gilford (as "Arnold"), Hope Lange (as "Ellen"), Joyce Van Patten (as "Florrie"). Standbys: Claiborne Cary (as "Ellen/Sally") and Chevi Colton (as "Florrie/Mae"). Produced by Terry Allen Kramer, James M. Nederlander and 20th Century Fox.
  • (2000) George S. Kaufman, Moss Hart, and his musical, "Merrily We Roll Along," was performed at the Donmar Theatre in London, England with Julian Ovenden, Grant Russell, Daniel Evans, Samantha Spiro, Anna Francolini, James Millard, and Mary Stockley in the cast. Michael Grandage was director.
  • (1973) His play, "Twigs," was performed at the Cape Playhouse in Dennis, Massachusetts with Sada Thompson and Herbert Nelson in the cast.
  • (1995) His play ,"The Supporting Cast," was performed at the Cape Playhouse in Dennis, Massachusetts with Rosemary Prinz, Marcia Wallace, Alexandra O'Karma, Laura Esterman, and Ralston Hill in the cast.
  • (1982) His play, "The Supporting Cast," was performed at the Cape Playhouse in Dennis, Massachusetts with Sandy Dennis and Barbara Rush in the cast.
  • (January 23, 2014 - February 2014) His book, "Company," was performed at the Public Theater in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with Nancy Anderson (Sarah); Courtney Balan (Amy); Paul Binotto (Peter); Judy Blazer (Joanne); Elizabeth Broadhurst (Susan); Darren Eliker (Larry); Daina Michelle Griffith (Jenny); Lee Harrington (Kathy); Lara Hayhurst (April); Billy Hepfinger (Paul); Benjamin Howes (Harry); Daniel Krell (David); Hannah Shankman (Marta) and Jim Stanek (Robert) in the cast. Stephen Sondheim wrote the music and lyrics. Ted Pappas was director and choreographer. F. Wade Russo was music director and conductor. James Noone was scenic designer. Martha Bromelmeier was costume designer. Phil Monat was lighting designer. Larry Shea was projection designer. Zach Moore was sound designer. Jonathan Tunick was orchestra director. Randy Kovitz was fight director. Carol Schuberg was assistant choreographer. Cindi Rush was casting director. Ruth E. Kramer was production stage manager. Fredric H. Orner was assistant stage manager.
  • (November 22, 1971) He wrote the book for the musical, "Company," at the Hanna Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio with George Chakiris (Robert); Elaine Stritch (Joanne), Louisa Flanigam, Robert Goss, Marian Hailey, Del Hinkley, Ann Johnson, Jane A. Johnston, Bobbi Jordan, Carolyn Kirsch, Gary Krawford, Bernie McInerney, Marti Stevens, and George Wallace in the cast. Stephen Sondheim wrote the music and lyrics. Boris Aronson was set designer. D.D. Ryan was costume designer. Michael Bennett was choreographer. Harold Prince was director.
  • (April 26, 1970) He wrote the book for the musical, "Company," at the Alvin Theatre in New York City for 706 performances. Stephen Sondheim wrote the music and lyrics.
  • (1973) His play, "Twigs," was performed at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, New Jersey with Sada Thompson in the cast. Bud Coffey was director.
  • (July 1973) His play, "Twigs," was performed at the Ogunquit Playhouse in Ogunquit, Maine with Sada Thompson in the cast.
  • (August 1982) His play, "The Supporting Cast," was performed at the Ogunquit Playhouse in Ogunquit, Maine with Sandy Dennis and Barbara Rush in the cast.
  • (July 23 to August 5, 1995) His play, "The Supporting Cast," was performed at the Ogunquit Playhouse in Ogunquit, Maine.
  • (January 30 to April 8, 1990) He wrote the book for the musical, "Merrily We Roll Along," in The Arena Stage Theatre production at the Kreeger Theater in Washington D.C. George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart wrote the original play. Douglas C. Wager was director. Stephen Sondheim was composer and lyricist.
  • (1992) Stephen Sondheim and his play, "Getting Away with Murder," was performed in a Gordon Davidson and Mark Taper Forum production at the Sundays at the Itchey Foot Theatre in Los Angeles, California with Steve Rankin in the cast. Mitchell Greenhill was original music composer.

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