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Stone, Peter

PETER STONE (1930-2003) was the first writer to win the Tony, the Oscar and the Emmy. With 15 Broadway productions to his credit, he received Tony Awards for his books to 1776, WOMAN OF THE YEAR, THE WILL ROGERS FOLLIES and TITANIC (all four also winning the Tony for Best Musical). His other Broadway credits include the musicals TWO BY TWO (written with composer Richard Rodgers and lyricist Martin Charnin), MY ONE AND ONLY and SUGAR. With Erich Maria Remarque he collaborated on the Broadway play, FULL CIRCLE and in 1999 he adapted the book for the Tony winning revival of ANNIE GET YOUR GUN. The author of more than two dozen feature films, he won an Academy Award for his screenplay, Father Goose, the Edgar (Mystery Writers of America Award) for his film Charade (remade in 2002) and the Christopher Award for the screen adaptation of his own musical, 1776. Among his other films are The Taking of Pelham 1-2-3, Mirage, Arabesque, Sweet Charity Skin Game, Who's Killing the Great Chefs of Europse? and Just Cause. His television credits included the acclaimed CBS series The Defenders (earning an Emmy Award) and the libretto adaptation of George Bernard Shaw's ANDROCLES AND THE LION, with songs by Richard Rodgers (NBC, 1967; stage premiere, 2002). From 1981-1999, Mr. Stone was President of The Dramatists Guild, the national society of playwrights, composers and lyricists.

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In 1970, TWO BY TWO opened on Broadway at the Imperial Theatre. Based on the play THE FLOWERING PEACH, it tells the story of Noah and his family preparing for the great flood. The show ran for ten months.
In 1971, TWO BY TWO closed on Broadway after a ten-month run.
The birthday of writer Peter Stone, who collaborated with Richard Rogers on the musical TWO BY TWO. His revised libretto for ANNIE GET YOUR GUN led to its Tony-winning revival in 1999.