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Thurgood

George Stevens, Jr
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Description

THURGOOD depicts the life of Thurgood Marshall, the first African American Supreme Court justice, and his role in the historic decision on the Brown v. Board of Education case.

Production Info

Cast: 1 total (1 male)
Full Length Drama (about 105 minutes)
Minimal Set Requirements
Contemporary Costumes
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Reviews

Press Quotes

“Stirring and absorbing. THURGOOD may actually feel like a sweet escape to happier times, every bit as cheering (and a whole lot more edifying) than the giddiest of Broadway musicals. As I left, I found myself misty eyed.” —Charles Isherwood, The New York Times

“All bio dramas should be as vivid and entertaining as THURGOOD. A story rich in history, humanity and humor.” —Joe Dziemianowicz, New York Daily News

“A superb bravura performance! Compelling and engrossing.” —Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter

“Riveting and inspiring! This fine production does Thurgood Marshall supreme justice.” —Roma Torre, NY1

“A don’t miss event! As riveting as anything ever seen on the stage.” —Liz Smith, syndicated columnist

“The verdict on THURGOOD: Excellent!” —Elysa Gardner, USA Today

About the Author

Author

  • George Stevens, Jr

    George Stevens, Jr. has achieved an extraordinary creative legacy over a career spanning more than 60 years. His play THURGOOD opened in 2008 at the Booth Theater on Broadway. Laurence Fishburne was nominated for a Tony for his portrayal of Thurgood Marshall. The production went on to the Geffen Theater and the Kennedy Center and was filmed for broadcast on HBO. THURGOOD has since been produced in theaters across America. Stevens is the founder of the American Film Institute and a writer, director and producer. Film and television productions include AFI Life Achievement Awards (1973-98), The Kennedy Center Honors (1978-2014), George Stevens: A Filmmaker’s Journey, The Murder of Mary Phagan (Jack Lemmon, Peter Gallagher), Separate But Equal (Sidney Poitier, Burt Lancaster), The Thin Red Line, Herblock: The Black and the White and The Obama Inaugural Concert. Stevens has written three books. His memoir, My Place in the Sun, Life in the Golden Age of Hollywood and Washington was released in 2022. Awards include 15 Emmys, 2 Peabody Awards, 8 Writers Guild Awards and an Honorary Oscar presented in 2012 for "extraordinary distinction in lifetime achievement."

About the Book

Book Information

Publisher BPPI
Publication Date 4/30/2014
Pages 46
ISBN 9780881455922

Special Notes

Special Notes

Licensees are required to include the original stage producers credits in the following form on the title page in all programs distributed in connection with performances of the Play and in all advertising in which the full cast appears in size of type not less than ten percent (10%) of the size of the title of the Play:

First performed at Westport Country Playhouse and subsequently on Broadway

The following must appear within all programs distributed in connection with performances of the Play:
Thurgood is produced
by special arrangement with Broadway Play Publishing Inc, NYC
www.broadwayplaypublishing.com

Productions

Upcoming and Recent Productions

Professional


4/24/2024 – 5/19/2024
North Carolina Stage Company
Asheville, NC

9/9/2023 – 10/1/2023
Cleveland Play House
Cleveland, OH

3/31/2023 – 4/16/2023
Irish Classical Theatre Company
Buffalo, NY

2/23/2023 – 3/19/2023
People's Light
Malvern, PA

9/16/2022 – 10/7/2022
Utah Shakespeare Festival
Cedar City, UT

8/22/2022 – 9/1/2022
White Heron Theatre Company
Nantucket, MA

3/10/2022 – 4/10/2022
Penumbra Theatre Company
St. Paul, MN

1/27/2022 – 2/27/2022
Portland Playhouse
Portland, OR

9/23/2021 – 10/10/2021
Detroit Public Theatre
Detroit, MI

8/13/2021 – 8/22/2021
Chautauqua Institution
Chautauqua, NY

1/14/2021 – 2/27/2021
The Public Theater Of San Antonio
San Antonio, TX

10/15/2020 – 10/18/2020
Cleveland Play House
Cleveland, OH

1/7/2020 – 2/9/2020
Walnut Street Theatre
Philadelphia, PA

2/26/2019 – 2/27/2019
New Repertory Theatre
Worcester, MA

2/15/2019 – 2/15/2019
New Repertory Theatre
Newton, MA

2/9/2019 – 2/8/2019
New Repertory Theatre
Eastern, MA

2/1/2019 – 2/1/2019
New Repertory Theatre
Wellseley, MA

1/22/2019 – 1/22/2019
New Repertory Theatre
Cambridge, MA

10/18/2018 – 10/18/2018
New Repertory Theatre
Newton, MA

10/16/2018 – 11/18/2018
Geva Theatre Center
Rochester, NY

9/8/2018 – 9/9/2018
New Repertory Theatre
Oak Park, IL

7/7/2018 – 7/15/2018
Maryland Humanities
Baltimore, MD

3/3/2018 – 3/3/2018
New Repertory Theatre
Medford, MA

2/28/2018 – 2/28/2018
New Repertory Theatre
Boston, MA

2/22/2018 – 2/22/2018
New Repertory Theatre
Framingham, MA

2/16/2018 – 2/16/2018
New Repertory Theatre
North Hampton, MA

2/8/2018 – 2/25/2018
Jubilee Theatre
Dallas, TX

2/7/2018 – 2/7/2018
New Repertory Theatre
Milton, MA

1/27/2018 – 1/27/2018
New Repertory Theatre
Natick, MA

1/24/2018 – 1/24/2018
New Repertory Theatre
Boston, MA

1/22/2018 – 1/22/2018
New Repertory Theatre
Dedham, MA

1/14/2018 – 1/14/2018
New Repertory Theatre
Roxbury, MA

1/9/2018 – 1/9/2018
New Repertory Theatre
Cambridge, MA

11/6/2017 – 11/6/2017
New Repertory Theatre
Brookline, MA

9/4/2017 – 9/4/2017
New Repertory Theatre
Boston, MA

7/19/2017 – 8/20/2017
Olney Theatre Center
Olney, MD

4/27/2017 – 5/14/2017
The Human Race Theatre Company
Dayton, OH

3/10/2017 – 3/19/2017
Illusion Theater
Minneapolis, MN

2/18/2017 – 2/18/2017
University Of The Pacific - Theatre Arts Department
Stockton, CA

1/27/2017 – 2/26/2017
Jubilee Players dba Jubilee Theatre
Fort Worth, TX

1/7/2017 – 2/11/2017
New Repertory Theatre
Watertown, MA

9/29/2016 – 10/16/2016
Theatrical Outfit
Atlanta, GA

Nonprofessional


1/31/2025 – 1/31/2025
Georgetown, TX

1/17/2025 – 2/1/2025
Beaumont Community Players
Beaumont, TX

2/24/2024 – 2/24/2024
In Living Colored
Fort Collins, CO

2/2/2024 – 2/18/2024
Georgetown Palace Theatre
Georgetown, TX

1/26/2024 – 1/26/2024
Celebration Arts
Sacramento, CA

1/20/2024 – 1/20/2024
Forest Hill Presbyterian Church & Ensemble Theatre
Cleveland Heights, OH

9/29/2023 – 10/22/2023
Celebration Arts
Sacramento, CA

2/9/2023 – 2/9/2023
Southern Utah University
Cedar City, UT

8/5/2022 – 8/13/2022
Hamilton College
Edinburgh, UK, United Kingdom

2/19/2021 – 2/28/2021
Las Vegas Little Theatr
Las Vegas, NV

2/18/2021 – 2/28/2021
Theatre Jacksonville
Jacksonville, FL

9/18/2020 – 9/20/2020
Central Square Theater
Cambridge, MA

2/26/2020 – 3/1/2020
Bdouglaswade Inc
Queens, NY

1/17/2020 – 1/19/2020
Steel Magic,inc
Birmingham, AL

9/27/2019 – 9/28/2019
Bdouglaswade Inc
Jamaica, NY

6/24/2019 – 6/26/2019
The Actors' Group
Honolulu, HI

5/7/2019 – 5/12/2019
Gss Pohai Nani
Kaneohe, HI

8/24/2018 – 8/26/2018
Wittenberg University
Springfield, OH

2/23/2018 – 3/3/2018
Broadway Center For The Performing Arts
Tacoma, WA

2/22/2018 – 2/22/2018
Oakwood University
Huntsville, AL

2/8/2018 – 2/8/2018
Ywca Spokane
Spokane, WA

8/16/2017 – 8/23/2017
City Of Seattle
Seattle, WA

2/16/2017 – 2/19/2017
Walla Walla University Drama
College place, WA