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Stephen Adly Guirgis wins Steinberg Playwright Award
Stephen Adly Guirgis wins Steinberg Playwright Award

With their abrasive characters and often profane language, the plays of Stephen Adly Guirgis aren't crowd-pleasers in the conventional sense. The New York playwright specializes in chronicling the rougher side of city life, and has earned critical raves and a Tony Award nomination for his work. On Tuesday, Guirgis received another accolade when he was named the recipient of the biennial Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award, an honor that comes with a monetary prize of $200,000. Guirgis is expected to pick up the award, which honors a playwright's body of work, at a ceremony in New York on Nov. 17. ------------ FOR THE RECORD A previous version of this post misspelled...

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