December 13, 1998 |
When playwright Alfred Uhry first approached director Harold Prince with the idea of turning the notorious Leo Frank tragedy into a musical, Prince was immediately interested. "It was right up my alley," says the Tony-winning director of such musicals as "Kiss of the Spider Woman," "Sweeney Todd" and "Show Boat." "I feel so much more comfortable when I'm working on material which makes other people scratch their heads and ask, 'You're going to make a musical out of that?'
April 2, 1988 |
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.
February 28, 1997 |
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.
June 18, 2006
An opening-night soiree marks the premiere of Alfred Uhry's 'Without Walls' at the Mark Taper Forum.
March 19, 1990 |
'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.
January 20, 1992 |
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.