Award-winning director and playwright George C. Wolfe was reported recovering April 8 after recent kidney transplant surgery, The New York Times reported. Wolfe, who is artistic director of the New York Shakespeare Festival/Joseph Papp Public Theatre, received a kidney transplant from his brother William at New York Hospital, as scheduled, shortly after the opening of the Alec Baldwin Macbeth at the Greenwich Village theatre complex.
Wolfe, author of The Colored Museum, librettist of Jelly's Last Jam and director of Angels in America, suffered from a chronic kidney ailment.
Wolfe is scheduled to re-stage his 1997 Central Park revival of On the Town on Broadway this fall.
-- By Robert Viagas