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About the Author

Playwright Tony Kushner was born in New York City and raised in Louisiana. In addition to his plays, Kushner teaches at New York University and has co-written an opera with Bobby McFerrin. Kushner is best known for Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes, a two-part seven-hour play show more that has won many awards (two Tony Awards, a Pulitzer Prize, two Drama Desk Awards, the Evening Standard Award, the New York Critics Circle Award, and the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award). It was also selected one of the ten best plays of the 20th century by London's Royal National Theatre. (Bowker Author Biography) show less
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Works by Tony Kushner

Brundibar (2003) — Author — 544 copies
Lincoln [2012 film] (2012) — Screenwriter — 394 copies
Munich [2005 film] (2005) — Screenwriter — 276 copies
Homebody/Kabul (2002) 182 copies
A Bright Room Called Day (1994) 166 copies
Angels in America [2003 TV mini series] (2004) — Screenwriter — 157 copies
Caroline, or Change (2004) 98 copies
A Dybbuk and Other Tales of the Supernatural (1997) — Editor — 79 copies
West Side Story {2021 film} — Screenwriter — 63 copies
Lincoln: The Screenplay (2013) 40 copies
The Illusion (2003) 29 copies
Plays by Tony Kushner (1992) 24 copies
Slavs! (1996) 19 copies
Tiny Kushner (2015) 4 copies
TDR #157 1 copy

Associated Works

The Glass Menagerie (1945) — Introduction, some editions — 6,629 copies
Stuck Rubber Baby (1995) — Introduction, some editions — 516 copies
Arthur Miller: Collected Plays 1944-1961 (Library of America) (2000) — Editor, some editions — 300 copies
Take Ten: New 10-Minute Plays (1997) — Contributor — 168 copies
Wandering Stars (1952) — Foreword, some editions — 167 copies
Collected Plays 1964-1982 (2012) — Editor — 98 copies
The Creative Spirit: An Introduction to Theatre (1632) — Contributor — 76 copies
The Jewish Writer (1998) — Contributor — 52 copies
The Greek Plays (2004) 40 copies
OutWrite: The Speeches that Shaped LGBTQ Literary Culture (2022) — Contributor — 19 copies
Peter's Pixie (2003) — Introduction, some editions — 6 copies


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Brundibar is based on a 1938 Czech opera for children that was performed fifty-five times by the children of Terezin, the Nazi concentration camp. When Aninku and Pepicek discover one morning that their mother is sick, they rush to town for milk to make her better. Their attempt to earn money by singing is thwarted by a bullying, bellowing hurdy-gurdy grinder, Brundibar, who tyrannizes the town square and chases all other street musicians away. Befriended by three intelligent talking animals and three hundred helpful schoolkids, brother and sister sing for the money to buy the milk, defeat the bully, and triumphantly return home.… (more)
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