Edgerton Foundation Funds Works by Steven Sater, Burt Bacharach, Stephen King, John Mellencamp, Alan Alda

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The Steven Sater-Burt Bacharach musical Some Lovers, the Stephen King-John Mellencamp musical The Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, Alan Alda's Radiance: The Passion of Marie Curie and the Broadway production of David Auburn's The Columnist are among the recipients of the 2011 Edgerton Foundation New American Play Awards.

Alan Alda
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Theatre Communications Group administers the awards, totaling $762,000, which allow theatre companies and writers additional time to rehearse and develop new works. TCG announced 22 new plays and musicals that received funding as part of the second round of grants, which range from $5,000-$75,000.

The recipients follow:

Ghost Brothers of Darkland County
By Stephen King and John Mellencamp
Alliance Theatre, Atlanta, GA

Wild Swans
Adapted by Alexandra Wood
From the memoir by Jung Chang
American Repertory Theatre, Cambridge, MA

By Gabe McKinley
Atlantic Theater Company, New York, NY How to Write a New Book for the Bible
By Bill Cain
Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Berkeley, CA

The Kid Thing
By Sarah Gubbins
Chicago Dramatists & About Face, Chicago, IL

Two Things You Don't Talk About at Dinner
By Lisa Loomer
The Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Denver, CO

Radiance: The Passion of Marie Curie
By Alan Alda
Geffen Playhouse, Los Angeles, CA

Fish Men
By Cándido Tirado
Goodman Theatre, Chicago, IL

Water By the Spoonful
By Quiara Alegría Hudes
Hartford Stage, Hartford, CT

Waffle Chronicles
By Larry Larson and Eddie Levi Lee
Horizon Theatre Company, Atlanta, GA

The Columnist
By David Auburn
Manhattan Theatre Club, New York, NY

The Convert
By Danai Gurira
McCarter Theatre Center, Princeton, NJ

Some Lovers
By Burt Bacharach and Steven Sater
The Old Globe, San Diego, CA

All the Way
By Robert Schenkkan
Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Ashland, OR

Rapture, Blister, Burn
By Gina Gionfriddo
Playwrights Horizons, New York, NY

Trouble is My Business
Adapted by James Glossman
From short stories by Raymond Chandler
Portland Stage, Portland, ME

Twenty-Seventh Man
By Nathan Englander
The Public Theater, New York, NY

Brother Russia
By John Dempsey and Dana Rowe
Signature Theatre, Arlington, VA

Hurt Village
By Katori Hall
Signature Theatre Company, New York, NY

Prince of Atlantis
By Steven Druckman
South Cost Repertory, Costa Mesa, CA

Clementine in the Lower 9
By Dan Dietz
TheatreWorks, Palo Alto, CA

How the World Began
By Catherine Trieschmann
Women's Project, New York, NY

Previous Edgerton recipients include Curtains, 13, Next To Normal, 33 Variations, In the Next Room (or the vibrator play), Time Stands Still, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, A Free Man of Color, Good People and Chinglish.

For a list of all 2011 Edgerton Award recipients visit TCG.org.

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