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  • Wrote the 1984 play, Blue Window. It features two lesbians (Alice and Boo), a song writer and his girlfriend (Tom, Emily), the hostess, and her boyfriend (Libby, Norbert), and the one needs who needs attention, (Griever). Play for Blue Window (1984)
  • (June 2002) : Directed "This Thing of Darkness", a play he co-wrote with David Schulner (Atlantic Theater Company, New York City, New York, USA).
  • (July 2002) : Directed "Play Yourself", a play by Harry Kondoleon (Century Center for the Performing Arts, New York City, New York, USA).
  • Wrote the plays "Prelude to a Kiss," "Reckless," the screenplay "Longtime Companion" and dramas "God's Heart" and "The Dying Gaul."
  • (1990) His play, "Reckless", was performed at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago, Illinois with Joan Allen in the cast.
  • The Light in the Piazza (2005). Musical. Book by Craig Lucas. Music by Adam Guettel. Lyrics by Adam Guettel Based on the novel by Elizabeth Spencer. Music orchestrated by Ted Sperling and Adam Guettel. Additional Orchestrations: Bruce Coughlin. Musical Director: Ted Sperling. Musical Staging by Jonathan Butterell. Assistant Director: Sarna Lapine. Directed by Bartlett Sher. Vivian Beaumont Theatre: 18 Apr 2005- 2 Jul 2006 (504 performances + 36 previews that began on 17 Mar 2005). Cast: Michael Berresse (as "Giuseppe Naccarelli, Fabrizio's brother"), David Bonanno (as "Ensemble"), David Burnham (as "Ensemble"), Victoria Clark (as "Margaret Johnson"), Patti Cohenour (as "Signora Naccarelli, Fabrizio's mother"), Beau Gravitte [Broadway debut](as "Roy Johnson, Margaret's husband"), Laura Griffith (as "Ensemble"), Mark Harelik [Broadway debut] (as "Signor Naccarelli, Fabrizio's father") [from 17 Mar 2005- 11 Sep 2005], Prudence Wright Holmes (as "Ensemble"), Jennifer Hughes (as "Ensemble"), Felicity LaFortune (as "Tour Guide/Ensemble"), Michel Moinot (as "Ensemble"), Matthew Morrison (as "Fabrizio Naccarelli [from 17 Mar 17, 2005- 1 Sep 2005], Kelli O'Hara (as "Clara Johnson, Margaret's daughter") [from 17 Mar 2005- 4 Dec 2005], Joseph Siravo (as "Priest/Ensemble"), Sarah Uriarte Berry (as "Franca Naccarelli, Giuseppe's wife"). Swings: Glenn Seven Allen, Catherine LaValle. Understudies: Glenn Seven Allen (as "Priest"), David Bonanno (as "Giuseppe Naccarelli"), David Burnham (as "Fabrizio Naccarelli"), Patti Cohenour (as "Margaret Johnson"), Laura Griffith (as "Franca Naccarelli"), Jennifer Hughes (as "Clara Johnson") [from 17 Mar 2005- 4 Dec 2005], Felicity LaFortune (Signora Naccarelli), Catherine LaValle (as" Tour Guide"), Joseph Siravo (Roy Johnson/Signor Naccarelli"). Replacement actors: Katie Clarke Clara Johnson [from 2005 - ?], Patti Cohenour (as "Margaret Johnson") [Fri. eve. & Sat. matinées only], Jennifer Hughes (as "Clara Johnson") [from 6 Dec 2005- 15 Dec 2005], Aaron Lazar (as "Fabrizio Naccarelli") [from 2 Sep 2005- ?], Chris Sarandon (as "Signor Naccarelli") [from 13 Sep 2005- ?]. Produced by Lincoln Center Theater (André Bishop: Artistic Director. Bernard Gersten: Executive Producer). LCT Musical Theater Associate Producer: Ira Weitzman. Produced by arrangement with Turner Entertainment Co. Note: Play based on the same novella from which the 1962 film of the same name was taken.
  • (2011-2012 Season) Adam Guettel and his musical, "The Light in the Piazza," was performed at the Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre Company in Chicago, Illinois with Kelli Harrington, Rachel Klippel, and Justin Adair in the cast. Fred Anzevino and Brenda Didier were directors. Jeremy Ramey was musical director. Aam Veness was scenic designer. Eve Breneman was dialect coach.
  • (December 28, 1989 to February 4, 1990) His play, "Reckless," was performed at the Public Theater in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
  • (March 5 to April 25, 2010) He wrote the book for the musical, "The Light in the Piazza," in The Arena Stage production at the Crystal City Theatre in Crystal City, Arlington, Virginia. Adam Guettel was composer and lyricist. Based on the novel by Elizabeth Spencer. Molly Smith was director.
  • (October 31 to December 10, 2006) He wrote the book for the musical, "The Light in the Piazza," at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, California with David Burnham in the cast. Adam Guettel was composer and lyricist. Bartlett Sher was director. Catherine Zuber was costume designer.
  • (1984-1985 season) His play, "Blue Window," was performed at the Long Wharf Theatre (Stage II) in New Haven, Connecticut. Norman Rene was director. Loy Arcenas was set designer. Walker Hicklin was costume designer. Debra J. Kettler was lighting designer.
  • (2004-2005 season) His play, "Singing Forest," was performed at the Long Wharf Theatre (Mainstage) in New Haven, Connecticut. Bartlett Sher was director. John McDermott was set designer. Caitlin Ward was costume designer. Stephen Strawbridge was lighting designer. Peter John Still was sound designer.
  • (September 12 to October 14, 2007) His play, "Prayer for My Enemy," was performed at the Long Wharf Theatre (Stage II) in New Haven, Connecticut. Bartlett Sher was director. John McDermott was scenic designer. Catherine Zuber was costume designer. Stephen Strawbridge was lighting designer. Stephen LeGrand was sound designer.
  • (January 8 to 26, 1992) His play, "Prelude to a Kiss," was performed at the Actors Theatre of Louisville (Mainstage) in Louisville, Kentucky with Gus Rogerson (Peter); V Craig Heidenreich (Taylor/Tom); Laren Lane (Rita); Sonja Lanzener (Mrs. Boyle); Fred Major (Dr. Boyle); William McNulty (Minister/Uncle Fred); Mara Swanson (Aunt Dorothy/Leah); Ray Fry (Old Man); Percy Metcalf (Jamaican Waiter); Leslie Beatty (Party Guest); Alison Michel (Party Guest); S. Scott Shina (Party Guest) and Daryl Swanson (Party Guest) in the cast. Bob Krakower was director.
  • (March 29 to 31, 1996) His play, "What I Meant Was," was performed in a Ten Minute Plays Humana Festival production (An evening of ten-minute plays) at the Actors Theatre of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky with Allen Jeffrey Rein (Fritzie); Bob Burrus (J. Fred); Peggy Cowles (Helen) and Adale O'Brian (Nana) in the cast. Jon Jory was director.
  • (June 10 to 14, 1997) His play, "Blue Window," was performed in Festival of Shorts (A collection of ten-minute plays) Apprentice/Intern Company production at the Actors Theatre of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky with the 1996-1997 Acting Apprentice Company in the cast. Jonathan B. Summey was director.
  • (June 4 to 7, 1998) His play, "Reckless," was performed in a Festival of Shorts (The 1997-1998 Apprentice Acting Company Spring Showcase) Apprentice/Intern Company production at the Actors Theatre of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky. Sullivan Canaday White was director.
  • (November 15, 1999) His play, "Blue Window," was performed in an Apprentice/Intern Company production at the Actors Theatre of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky with the 1999-2000 Acting Apprentice Company in the cast. Aimée Hayes was director.
  • (March 25 to April 2, 2000) He was a writer for "Back Story," (an anthology in Humana Festival production) at the Actors Theatre of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky with the 1999-2000 Apprentice Company in the cast. The writers were Joan Ackermann, Courtney Baron, Neena Beber, Constance Congdon, Jon Klein, Shirley Lauro, Eduardo Machado, Donald Margulies, Jane Martin, Susan Miller, John Olive, Tanya Palmer, David Rambo, Edwin Sanchez, Adele Edling Shank, Mayo Simon and Val Smith. Joan Ackermann also developed characters.
  • (1990 to 1991 season) His play, "Reckless," was performed at the Trinity Repertory Company Theatre in Providence, Rhode Island with Lindsay Crouse, Jonathan Fried, Fred Sullivan Jr., Nanette Van Wright, Marc Carver, Linda Amendola and Anne Scurria in the cast. Leonard Foglia was director. Robert D. Soule was set designer. Michael Giannitti was lighting designer. William Lane was costume designer. Anthony PM Ricci was audio designer.
  • (1991 to 1992 season) His play, "Prelude to a Kiss," was performed at the Trinity Repertory Company Theatre in Providence, Rhode Island with Dan Welch, Nance Williamson, Ed Shea, Jay Blakemore, Barbara Blossom, Jack Willis, Paul Buxton, Katherine Freedman, Howard Londno and Richard Kneeland in the cast. Adrian Hall was director. Eugene Lee was set designer. Natasha Katz was lighting designer. William Lane was costume designer.
  • (1994 to 1995 season) His play, "God's Heart," was performed in a world premiere production at the Trinity Repertory Company Theatre in Providence, Rhode Island with Ray Ford, Phyllis Kay, Ed Shea, Harriet Harris, Janice Duclos, Brienin Bryant, Avaan Patel, Rosalyn Coleman and Barbara Orson in the cast. Norman Rene was director. Eugene Lee was set designer. Walker Hicklin was costume designer. Debra J. Kletter was lighting designer. David E. Smith was sound designer. Tom Sgouros Jr. was video designer. Tori Haring-Smith was Dramaturge.

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