Charles Grippo

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Dramatists Fund Gala

October 30, 2014

Tags: Stephen Sondheim, Matthew Broderick, Charles Strouse, Dramatists Fund, Dramatists Guild, Sheldon Harnick, Terrence McNally, Hotel Edison, Times Square

Dramatists Fund Gala, Oct. 27, 2014
As always, the Dramatists Fund Gala was a fabulous evening of excellent food and great entertainment, not to mention the chance to catch up with old friends. Held in the Grand Ballroom of the Hotel Edison, in the middle of Times Square, on Oct 27, 2014, it was nice to see so many luminaries of the (more…)

Sad Good-Bye to WHEN ANGELS WEPT Fall 2013

October 29, 2013

Tags: New Lincoln Theatre, When Angels Wept

WHEN ANGELS WEPT Fall 2013 Company
Well, New Lincoln's Fall 2013 production of my play WHEN ANGELS WEPT closed the other day. Even though we knew all along we had to close Oct 27, to make way for a previously booked show in our performing space, it seems like our seven weeks flew right by.

I was extremely pleased with the production, (more…)

September 19, 2013

September 19, 2013

Tags: WHEN ANGELS WEPT, Press Opening, Script, Our Lady of the Angels School fire, Burns

Monday night's press opening for WHEN ANGELS WEPT was a huge success. Audiences laughed in all the right places and cried in all the right places. I am very proud of this production, which is bigger (because we have a larger performing space) and better than the March production. We have a great cast, too, who have really gotten into their characters, adding important shadings. And Gerald H. Bailey, who directed the March production (as well as the staged reading last year), did a really fine job bringing my script to life.
One important difference from March: (more…)

Selected Works

Plays
Semi fictitious drama based on the 1958 fire at the Our Lady of the Angels Roman Catholic School on the west side of Chicago, in which 92 children and three nuns died.
Farce - Two Acts Single set 5 males, 3 females Performance time: 110 minutes (not counting intermission)
Nonfiction
The first legal survival kit for anyone in the business of presenting live entertainment.
Comprehensive, ready to use collection of 33 model business and legal forms for the performing arts, with accompanying CD-ROM. Expanded contents include many hard to find contracts.