Tony Kushner, the playwright and screenwriter of “Angels in America” and “Lincoln,” has found himself at the center of an unexpected scandal in Toronto. In the city for a talk hosted by the Koffler Center for the Art, he’ll be discussing his career with theatre director Philip Akin. But Kushner’s appearance has been obscured by a political kerfuffle.
The local Jewish federation has dissociated itself from an event taking place in May at one its beneficiary agencies, the Koffler Centre of the Arts, featuring controversial American playwright Tony Kushner.
Theater J has come under attack by some of the biggest names in the business for the abrupt departure of its director. Was Ari Roth axed for ‘blatantly political reasons’?
Carole King, Tony Kushner and Alan Dershowitz are the subjects of this week’s episode of ‘Finding Your Roots.’ As usual, the show packs a heavy emotional punch.
The next episode of the PBS series ‘Finding Your Roots’ is all Jewish, as we learn about the ancestors of three celebrated Americans: Carole KIng, Alan Dershowitz and Tony Kushner.
Tony Kushner talked about everything from Israel to ‘Lincoln’ and Obama one recent night in the friendly liberal bastion of Park Slope. He also admitted he ‘hates’ writing.
Maurice Sendak’s final work, ‘My Brother’s Book,’ is an almost unbearably poignant love song. It pays tribute to all the beauty he would soon be leaving behind.
Playwright Tony Kushner had a busy year. He won an honorary degree from CUNY and a $100,000 prize. Now, he’s working with Steven Spielberg on the epic ‘Lincoln.’