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21:07

Honoring Playwright Neil Simon

Neil Simon is this year's recipient of the Kennedy Center's Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. (The award ceremony will be broadcast this week on many PBS stations). His plays and movies include Barefoot in the Park, The Odd Couple, The Goodbye Girl, The Out-of-Towners and The Sunshine Boys. He won a Pulitzer Prize for his play Lost in Yonkers and is the author of Rewrites, a memoir. This interview originally aired on Oct. 17, 1996.

20:52

Playwright Neil Simon

His plays and movies include Barefoot in the Park, The Odd Couple, The Goodbye Girl, The Out-of-Towners, and The Sunshine Boys. He won a Pulitzer Prize for his play Lost in Yonkers. A remake of The Goodbye Girl, starring Jeff Daniels, airs this weekend on TCM. This interview first aired October 17, 1996.

14:58

Adam and Steve in the Garden of Eden.

Playwright, novelist, and screenwriter Paul Rudnick. His new play "The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told" looks at God and Creation from a gay perspective. (It's playing at the Minetta Lane Theatre in Greenwich Village in New York City). Rudnick also wrote the plays as "I Hate Hamlet," "The Naked Eye," and "Jeffrey." And he wrote the screenplays for "Addams Family Values" and "In & Out."

04:45

From the Archives: Arthur Miller Writes His Memoirs.

Playwright, novelist and essayist Arthur Miller. His plays include "All My Sons," "The Crucible," "After the Fall" and "Death of a Salesman," for which he won the 1949 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and lasting fame in American theater. "Death of a Salesman" is celebrating it's 50th anniversary this year. (REBROADCAST from 11/25/87).

04:15

From the Archives: Arthur Miller Writes His Memoirs.

Playwright, novelist and essayist Arthur Miller. His plays include "All My Sons," "The Crucible," "After the Fall" and "Death of a Salesman," for which he won the 1949 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and lasting fame in American theater. He has written an autobiography titled Timebends. (Rebroadcast of 11/25/1987)

15:59

Actor and Playwright David Drake.

Actor and playwright David Drake. In 1985, Drake saw the play "The Normal Heart" by playwright Larry Kramer. It was a turning point for Drake. Kramer went on to become a founder of ACT UP--the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power. Drake a gay man, started on a path of self discovery and activism that has led to his writing a series of vignettes called "The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me" (Anchor Books). (Interview by Marty Moss-Coane)

18:17

Wallace Shawn's Shocking Plays.

Character actor and screenwriter Wallace Shawn. Shawn was an obscure playwright until 1981, when his movie, "My Dinner With Andre" appeared. That movie opened things up for Shawn, he's since continued to write, and he's appeared in the movies "Manhattan," "All That Jazz," "The Hotel New Hampshire," and "The Princes Bride." (Originally broadcast nationally as part of the Weekly half hour "Fresh Air" series on 11/05/1985.)

27:42

Arthur Miller Writes His Memoirs.

Playwright, novelist and essayist Arthur Miller. His plays include "All My Sons," "The Crucible," "After the Fall" and "Death of a Salesman," for which he won the 1949 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and lasting fame in American theater. He has written an autobiography titled Timebends.

24:23

Ralph Allen's "Sugar Babies."

Producer, writer, and composer Ralph Allen is one of the writers of the book for "Sugar Babies," the latest hit musical on Broadway. Allen joins the show to discuss musical theater, burlesque, vaudeville, and music.

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