15 Facts About John Guare


John Guare is an American playwright and screenwriter.


John Guare is best known as the author of The House of Blue Leaves and Six Degrees of Separation.


In 1960, the Mask and Bauble presented The Thirties Girl, a musical for which John Guare did the book, much of the music and the lyrics, again under Murphy's tutelage.


John Guare's early plays, mostly comic one-acts exhibiting a flair for the absurd, include To Wally Pantoni, We Leave a Credenza, produced at Caffe Cino in 1965 and Muzeeka.


John Guare's libretto with Mel Shapiro for the musical Two Gentlemen of Verona was a success when it premiered in 1971 and was revived in 2005 at the Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park.


John Guare wrote the songs for Landscape of the Body.


John Guare wrote narration for Psyche, a tone poem by Cesar Franck, which premiered at Avery Fisher Hall in October 1997, conducted by Kurt Masur with the New York Philharmonic.


John Guare revised the book of the Cole Porter musical comedy Kiss Me, Kate for its 1999 Broadway revival.


John Guare wrote the book for the musical Sweet Smell of Success, which premiered on Broadway in 2002, for which he received a 2002 Tony Award nomination, Book of a Musical.


John Guare's play A Free Man of Color was a finalist for the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.


John Guare wrote the screenplay for Louis Malle's film Atlantic City, for which he was nominated for an Oscar.


John Guare was an original member in 1965 of the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center in Waterford, Connecticut and Resident Playwright at the New York Shakespeare Festival, during which time he wrote Landscape of the Body, Rich and Famous, and Marco Polo Sings a Solo.


John Guare is a council member of the Dramatists Guild.


John Guare is Co-Executive Editor of the Lincoln Center Theater Review, which he founded in 1987.


John Guare is married to Adele Chatfield-Taylor, an historic preservationist; she was President and CEO of the American Academy in Rome.