Murray Schisgal Biography (1926-)

Born November 25, 1926, in Brooklyn, NY; son of Abraham (a tailor) and Irene(Sperling) Schisgal; married Reene Schapiro, June 29, 1958; children: Jane, Zachary. Addresses: AGENT--c/o Audrey Wood, International Creative Management, 40 W. 57th Street, New York, NY 10019.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Birth Details
November 25, 1926
Brooklyn, New York, United States

Famous Works

  • Writings;PLAYS
  • The Typists, British Drama League Theatre, London, 1960, Orpheum Theatre,New York City, 1963, published by Coward McCann, 1963.
  • The Postman, A Simple Kind of Love Story, both British Drama League Theatre, 1960.
  • Ducks and Lovers, Arts Theatre, London, 1961, published by Dramatists Play Servuce, 1972.
  • The Tiger, Orpheum Theatre, New York City, 1963, published by Coward McCann, 1963.
  • Knit One, Purl Two, Poets Theatre, Boston, MA, 1963.
  • Luv, Arts Theatre, 1963, then Booth Theatre, New York City, 1964, published by Coward McCann, 1965, in The Best Plays of 1964-65, Dodd, Mead & Company, 1965, in Plays of Our Time, Random House, 1967, and in Luv and Other Plays, Dodd, Mead & Company, 1983.
  • Windows, produced in Los Angeles, CA, 1965, published in Fragments, Windows, and Other Plays, Coward McCann, 1965.
  • Fragments, Cherry Lane Theatre, New York City, 1965, and at the BerkshirePlayhouse, Stockbridge, MA, 1967, published in Fragments, Windows, and OtherPlays, Coward McCann, 1965.
  • The Basement, Cherry Lane Theatre, 1965.
  • Reverberations, The Old Jew, both Berkshire Playhouse, Stockbridge, MA, 1967.
  • Memorial Day, produced in Baltimore, MD, 1968.
  • Jimmy Shine, Brooks Atkinson Theatre, New York City, 1968, published by Atheneum, 1969, and Dramatists Play Service, 1969.
  • The Chinese, produced in Paris, France, 1968, then Ethel Barrymore Theatre, New York City, 1970, published by Dramatists Play Service, 1970, and in Best Short Plays of the World Theatre, 1968-73, Crown Publishers, 1974.
  • A Way of Life, produced in 1969.
  • Doctor Fish, Ethel Barrymore Theatre, 1970, published by Dramatists PlayService, 1970.
  • An American Millionaire, Circle in the Square, New York City, 1974, published by Dramatists Play Service, 1974.
  • All Over Town, produced in New York City, 1974, published by Dramatists Play Service, 1975, and in The Best Plays of 1974-75, Dodd, Mead & Company, 1975.
  • Popkins, Margo Jones Theatre, Dallas, TX, 1978, published by Dramatists Play Service, 1984.
  • The Pushcart Peddlers, produced in New York City, 1979, published in ThePushcart Peddlers, The Flatulist and Other Plays, Dramatists Play Service, 1980, and in Best Short Plays: 1981, Chilton Book Company, 1981.
  • Walter and the Flatulist, produced in New York City, 1980, produced in The Pushcart Peddlars, The Flatulist and Other Plays, Dramatists Play Service,1980.
  • The Downstairs Boys (previously A Way of Life), John Drew Theatre, East Hampton, NY, then Playhouse in the Park, Cincinnati, OH, both 1980.
  • An Original Jimmy Shine (musical), University of California, Los Angeles,Los Angeles, CA, 1981.
  • Writings; A Need for Brussels Sprouts, Cort Theatre, New York City, then Mayfair Theatre, Los Angeles, CA, both 1982, published in Twice Around thePark, Samuel French, Inc., 1983, and in Best Short Plays
  • 1983, Chilton Book Company, 1983.
  • A Need for Less Expertise, Cort Theatre, 1982, published in Twice Aroundthe Park, Samuel French, Inc., 1983.
  • The New Yorkers, Morse Center Trinity Theatre, New York City, 1984.
  • Jealousy, produced in New York City, 1984, published by Dramatists Play Service, 1985.
  • Old Wine in a New Bottle, Ranstadteater, Belgium, 1985, published by Dramatists Play Service, 1987.
  • Schneider, reading at the Berkshire Theatre Festival, 1986.
  • The Rabbi and the Toyota Dealer, Mayfair Theatre, 1987.
  • Road Show, Circle Repertory Theatre, New York City, 1987.
  • What about Luv? (musical), Lyric Hammersmith Theatre, London, 1987.
  • Also published Closet Madness and Other Plays, Samuel French, Inc., 1984;and There Are No Sacher Tortes in Our Society!, Dramatists Play Service, 1985.
  • Writings;SCREENPLAYS
  • Ducks and Lovers, ABP, 1962.
  • The Tiger Makes Out, Columbia, 1967.
  • (with Don McGuire and Larry Gelbart) Tootsie, Columbia, 1982.
  • Writings;TELEPLAYS
  • The Love Song of Barney Kempinski, ABC, 1966.
  • Natasha Kovolina Pipishinsky, ABC, 1976.
  • Writings;FICTION
  • Days and Nights of a French Horn Player, Little, Brown & Company, 1980.

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