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April 7, 2006
On stage: Laurence Fishburne, who has appeared in such films as "The Matrix," "What's Love Got to Do With It" and "Boyz in the Hood" and who won a Tony Award for "Two Trains Running," will star in a new play by Alfred Uhry, "Without Walls," running at the Mark Taper Forum in downtown L.A. from June 1 to July 16. More news: KCOP-TV Channel 13 will expand its late-night newscast to a full hour, beginning Monday. "The Channel 13 News" will run nightly from 11 to midnight.
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April 7, 2006
On stage: Laurence Fishburne, who has appeared in such films as "The Matrix," "What's Love Got to Do With It" and "Boyz in the Hood" and who won a Tony Award for "Two Trains Running," will star in a new play by Alfred Uhry, "Without Walls," running at the Mark Taper Forum in downtown L.A. from June 1 to July 16. More news: KCOP-TV Channel 13 will expand its late-night newscast to a full hour, beginning Monday. "The Channel 13 News" will run nightly from 11 to midnight.
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April 2, 1988 | PAT H. BROESKE
A hot Hollywood property got hotter Thursday when playwright Alfred Uhry won the Pulitzer Prize for best drama for "Driving Miss Daisy." "I've got a (congratulatory) call in to his hotel--and to the theater," said producer David Brown, who'll team with Richard D. Zanuck and Lili F. Zanuck to produce the film version of "Miss Daisy" for MGM.
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October 11, 1998 | Barbara Isenberg, Barbara Isenberg is a frequent contributor to Calendar
When playwright Alfred Uhry's mother was a junior at Wellesley, she spent New Year's Eve back home in Atlanta with a young man who worked for her father. They had a quarrel, after which she returned to school and ignored his persistent pursuit. When he wrote her a note trying to apologize, she tore it up. She did, however, keep the torn letter. That souvenir of his parents' courtship, augmented by memory and imagination, is at the heart of Uhry's romantic comedy, "The Last Night of Ballyhoo."
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February 28, 1997 | LAURIE WINER, TIMES THEATER CRITIC
At the start of Alfred Uhry's achingly beautiful play "The Last Night of Ballyhoo," a young woman announces she is working on a novel. According to dramatic convention, that would make her the play's heroine. She's not. However conventional this essentially one-set Southern family drama may look on the surface, the play, set in 1939 Atlanta, is in fact surprising, luminous and powerful.
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October 11, 1998 | Barbara Isenberg, Barbara Isenberg is a frequent contributor to Calendar
When playwright Alfred Uhry's mother was a junior at Wellesley, she spent New Year's Eve back home in Atlanta with a young man who worked for her father. They had a quarrel, after which she returned to school and ignored his persistent pursuit. When he wrote her a note trying to apologize, she tore it up. She did, however, keep the torn letter. That souvenir of his parents' courtship, augmented by memory and imagination, is at the heart of Uhry's romantic comedy, "The Last Night of Ballyhoo."
ENTERTAINMENT
June 18, 2006
An opening-night soiree marks the premiere of Alfred Uhry's 'Without Walls' at the Mark Taper Forum.
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March 19, 1990 | CLAUDIA PUIG, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
'Daisy,' 'Misdemeanors' Win Writing Awards: Woody Allen's original script for "Crimes and Misdemeanors" and Alfred Uhry's adaptation for "Driving Miss Daisy" took the Writers Guild of America's top film prizes. In the television categories, T. S. Cook was honored for "Nightbreaker" as best original long-form script. Bill Wittliff's "Lonesome Dove" (Part I), based on the Larry McMurtry novel, was best long-form adaptation.
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January 20, 1992 | BETH KLEID, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Driving Miss Angela: CBS is developing a pilot for a series based on the film "Driving Miss Daisy" for Angela Lansbury. She would re-create the title role, an elderly Atlanta Jewish woman. The pilot is by Alfred Uhry, who wrote the play and screenplay. If the new series is a go, it's expected to run in Lansbury's Sunday "Murder, She Wrote" time slot.
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June 23, 2009 | Lisa Fung
T.R. Knight, who announced his departure from "Grey's Anatomy" last week, will star in a revival of the 1998 musical "Parade" at the Mark Taper Forum in downtown L.A. Previews start Sept. 24. Knight will portray Leo Frank in the production, which features a book by Alfred Uhry ("Driving Miss Daisy") and music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown ("13"). Tony winner Rob Ashford will direct and choreograph the show, which tells the true story of the arrest, conviction and lynching of Frank in Atlanta in 1915.
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February 28, 1997 | LAURIE WINER, TIMES THEATER CRITIC
At the start of Alfred Uhry's achingly beautiful play "The Last Night of Ballyhoo," a young woman announces she is working on a novel. According to dramatic convention, that would make her the play's heroine. She's not. However conventional this essentially one-set Southern family drama may look on the surface, the play, set in 1939 Atlanta, is in fact surprising, luminous and powerful.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 2, 1988 | PAT H. BROESKE
A hot Hollywood property got hotter Thursday when playwright Alfred Uhry won the Pulitzer Prize for best drama for "Driving Miss Daisy." "I've got a (congratulatory) call in to his hotel--and to the theater," said producer David Brown, who'll team with Richard D. Zanuck and Lili F. Zanuck to produce the film version of "Miss Daisy" for MGM.
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November 22, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Harold Prince has directed some of Broadway's biggest musical hits including "The Phantom of the Opera," "Cabaret," "Sweeney Todd" and "Evita." Now he is returning with "LoveMusik," a look at the life of composer Kurt Weill and the woman who became his leading lady and wife, Lotte Lenya. The Manhattan Theatre Club production opens May 3 at the Biltmore Theatre with preview performances beginning April 12. It will star Michael Cerveris and Donna Murphy.
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June 8, 2006
Laurence Fishburne, perhaps most widely known as "The Matrix" trilogy's enigmatic Morpheus, heads the cast in Alfred Uhry's drama "Without Walls." The Tony-winning, Oscar-nominated stage and screen veteran plays a charismatic, idealistic teacher in a nontraditional Manhattan high school, circa 1977, whose bond with a confused transfer student and the school's star student-actress leads the three down a perilous path of misperceptions and complex emotions. Presented by Center Theatre Group.
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