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John Logan

JOHN LOGAN

  (1961 - )

Nationality:    USA
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Literary Agent:    Creative Artists Agency CA  

John Logan's Victory Gardens premieres include Music From a Locked Room and Scorched earth; as well Never the Sinner and Hauptmann. His new play Red will premiere in London in 2009. Logan received academy award nominations for Best Original Screenplay for the aviator and Gladiator. Other screenwriting credits include Sweeney Todd, the Last Samurai, any Given Sunday, and RKO 281. Recently, he has just completed the first draft of a new play. He is currently working on a new movie about the modern media for Will Smith and director Michael Mann.

Research:    Member of the Dramatists Guild of America (as at 2015)

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below is a list of John Logan's plays - click on a Play Title for more information

        Grounded         Hauptmann         I'll Eat You Last: A Chat with Sue Mengers         Illusion, The         Jack Ruby, All-American Boy         John Wayne Movies         Music From A Locked Room         Never the Sinner         Peter And Alice         Red         Riverview: A MeloDrama With Music         Scorched Earth         Showbiz         Speaking In Tongues         View From Golgotha, The



Grounded

Grounded
No-one can forget the moment they heard the news. September 11th, 2001 sent shockwaves across the globe. It was a day that was supposed to change the world forever.Ten years on, a team of major writers and thinkers explore our responses to the defining event of our times in a new production from Headlong, creators of the multi award-winning eNRON. Rupert Goold's theatre company transforms a former trading hall into an immersive theatrical experience, taking you from the tranquil setting of St Katharine Docks on the River Thames to the bright blue skies of downtown Manhattan and beyond.

Notes:
part of Decade: Two towers. Ten years. Twenty plays. Ten years After 9/11, twenty international writers respond to the defining event of our times. Published here Are their individual plays, which woven together formed the basis of Decade, An immersive theatrical production from Headlong theatre company. the writers: Samuel Adamson, Mike Bartlett, Alecky Blythe, Adam Brace, Ben ellis, Ella Hickson, Samuel D. Hunter, John Logan, Matthew Lopez, Mona Mansour, DC Moore, Abi Morgan, Rory Mullarkey, Janine Nabers, Lynn Nottage, Harrison David Rivers, Simon Schama, Christopher Shinn, Beth Steel, Alexandra Wood.

1st Produced:
Commodity Quay, St Katharine Docks, London E1W 1Az     01 Sep 2011

Organisations:
Headlong

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Genre:
short piece

Parts:
Male:  7            Female:  5            Other:  extras

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Hauptmann

Synopsis:
This compelling Drama by the author of Never the Sinner begins just moments before the 1936 execution of Bruno Richard Hauptmann, the German immigrant who was convicted of murdering the Lindbergh's baby. With prison guards doubling as other characters in flashback, Hauptmann tells his gripping story.

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Genre:
Play/Drama

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Male:  5            Female:  2            Other:  -

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I'll Eat You Last: A Chat with Sue Mengers

I'll Eat You Last: A Chat with Sue Mengers
You want to be a thing? Make yourself that thing.' 1981. Hollywood. Sue Mengers, the first female superagent' at a time when women talent agents of any kind are almost unheard of, invites you into her Beverly Hills home for an evening of dish, secrets, and all the inside showbiz stories that only Sue could tell. . .Back in the 1970s, Sue Mengers represented almost every major star in Hollywood; her clients were the talk of the town and her glamorous dinner parties were legendary. But by 1981 the glory days were fading. Her time was passing as a sleek and corporate New Hollywood began to emerge. the phone's not ringing so much these days and Sue is forced to face the inevitable truth: the credits roll sooner than you think.

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1st Produced:
Booth theatre
222 West 45th Street, New York, NY 10036     23 Apr 2013

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1st Published:
Oberon Books (2013) >>>
Dramatists Play Service, Inc. NY (2015)   978-1849434140

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Genre:
90 min one act play

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Male:  -            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Illusion, The

Synopsis:
a young magician tries to discover how his Father also a magician died whilst performing a trick

Notes:
Written by John Henson; John Logan; Steven Mackenroth And Randolph Tallman

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Genre:
Musical

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Jack Ruby, All-American Boy

Synopsis:
The life of Jack Ruby from running a clip joint to shooting Lee Harvey Oswald to dying in prison from cancer

Notes:
By John Logan, In Association With Paul Baker

1st Produced:
Dallas Theater Center, TX, USA >>>     1973-1974 Season

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Genre:
Drama

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John Wayne Movies

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1st Produced:
-     1987

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Music From A Locked Room

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Never the Sinner

Never the Sinner
Chicago, May 21, 1924. Nathan Leopold Jr., age 18, and Robert Loeb, age 19, killed 14 year old Bobby Franks and were quickly apprehended when Leopold's glasses were found near the corpse. Clarence Darrow defended them, pleading eloquently against capital punishment. Why would wealthy young men murder an innocent boy? What demons lurked behind Leob's flashing good looks? Behind Leopold's saturnine intellect? This exquisite Off Broadway hit explores the complex relationship between these two who longed to create a private world of fevered intellect and romantic passion. the author suggests that, given twists of fate and character, Leopold or Loeb could be anyone who has loved too much, had a broken heart, wanted to prove everlasting devotion, or looked at a loved one and thought "I'd die for you . . . I'd kill for you." This is a love story set to themes of crime and punishment, the press, the times, humanism, Nietzsche's philosophy and the end of the jazz age.

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Guy Chapman Productions

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Genre:
Play/Drama. - - Gay/Lesbian, historical characters

Parts:
Male:  7            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Peter And Alice

Peter And Alice
When Alice Liddell Hargreaves met Peter Llewelyn Davies at the opening of a Lewis Carroll exhibition in 1932, the original Alice in Wonderland came face to face with the original Peter Pan. In John Logan's remarkable new play, enchantment and reality collide as this brief encounter lays bare the lives of these two extraordinary characters.

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Organisations:
MichaelGrandageCompany

1st Published:
Oberon Books (2013) >>>    978-1849434744

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Genre:
Play/Drama 90 min

Parts:
Male:  5            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Red

Red
Under the watchful gaze of his young assistant and the threatening presence of a new generation of artists, Mark Rothko takes on his greatest challenge yet: to create a definitive work for an extraordinary setting.

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Oberon Books, London >>>    978-1840029444

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Genre:
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Male:  2            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Riverview: A MeloDrama With Music

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1st Produced:
-     1991

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Scorched Earth

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Showbiz

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1st Produced:
-     1993

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Speaking In Tongues

Synopsis:
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1st Produced:
-     1988

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View From Golgotha, The

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1st Produced:
-     1996

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