- Long Wharf Theatre
Long Wharf Theatre started life in a warehouse alongside the harbor of
New Haven, Connecticut, in 1965, the brainchild of 2 alumni of Yale University, Jon Jory and Harlan Kleiman, intent on creating a resident professional theatre company.
The first production was a two-week engagement of
Arthur Miller's " The Crucible", and since then the theatre has become notable as a proving ground for pre-Broadway plays. More than twenty productions have transferred virtually intact to Broadway or off-Broadway, including " The Changing Room", "Wit", "Down the Garden Paths", "Red", "Mystery School", "Hughie", "Broken Glass", "American Buffalo", " Requiem for a Heavyweight", and " Quartermaine’s Terms".
The theatre also has seen awards bestowed upon its forwarded productions. "
The Shadow Box", " The Gin Game", and "Wit" all won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
"The Changing Room", "The Contractor" and "
Streamers" received New York Drama Critics' CircleAwards after transferring and Long Wharf received a Special Citation from the Outer Critics Circle.
Long Wharf often plays host to Broadway stars who like to appear close to New York, such as
Al Pacino, Lynn Redgrave, Sam Waterson, Anna Deveare Smith and Julie Harris. Joan Channickis the current Managing Director, and Gordon Edelsteinthe Artistic Director.
* [http://www.longwharf.org/ Long Wharf Theatre official website]
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