Producer Paul Libin Honored By O'Neill Foundation

News   Producer Paul Libin Honored By O'Neill Foundation
Paul Libin, whose long career in the New York theatre has included extended stints at Circle in the Square and Jujamcyn Theatres, was honored Jan. 21 by Tao House, the Danville, CA, home of the O'Neill Foundation.

The foundation's choice of honoree was well-founded. Few producers have presented more O'Neill plays on American stages. His tenure as first managing director and then producing director of Circle in the Square saw stagings of Mourning Becomes Electra (1972), The Iceman Cometh (1973), All God's Chillun Got Wings (1975), Ah, Wilderness! (1975) and Hughie (1996). He continued his devotion to the playwright while producing director of Jujamcyn Theatres, with a Broadway mounting of A Moon for the Misbegotten in 2000. He also backed productions of O'Neill Off-Broadway, and in Washington, D.C., and New Haven, CT. Libin's fellow nominees included Virginia Denison, an O'Neill scholar, and J.R.K. Kantor, who helped catalogue O'Neills books and papers at the Tao House research library.

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