Friday, November 4, 2016

Photo of the Day: Playwrights' Sidewalk, NYC

It might not have the mega-watt appeal of Hollywood’s “Walk of Fame,” but New York has its own commemoration of stage luminaries—or, more specifically, the playwrights whose work has enriched Off-Broadway. 

I stumbled across the Playwrights' Sidewalk earlier this year as I waited to get into Lucille Lortel Theatre on Christopher Street. The photo I took then—the one that accompanies this post—contains only a portion of all the playwrights, living and dead, honored in this space, which was dedicated in 1998.

Approximately 50 playwrights—many of whom have been performed at the Lucille Lortel--have their stars placed here, including Eugene O'Neill, Sean O’Casey, Edward Albee, Tennessee Williams, Wendy Wasserstein Tony Kushner, Terrence McNally, Paula Vogel, John Guare, and A.R. Gurney. It is a permanent monument to those who have created much of the most daring work in the American theater in the postwar era.

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