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THEATRE QUIZ by Andrew Gans

PLAYING ON BROADWAY Last month, Neil Simon's latest play, Proposals, opened on Broadway, but Simon is not the only acclaimed playwright who is offering a new work this season. Pictured below are some past productions whose playwrights have new works on the boards. Can you name the authors? Clues are provided, and answers are at the bottom of the page. 

1 The author of Coastal Disturbances (left with Tim Daly and Annette Bening) has also penned this season's Pride's Crossing, which opens at the Mitzi E. Newhouse this month.
2 He wrote Bent (below with - fr. left - James Remar, Richard Here and David Marshall Grant), which comes to the screen this month. His newest work, A Madhouse in Goa, kicked off the Second Stage season in November. 
3 Madonna, Joe Mantegna and Ron Silver starred in Speed-the-Plow (above left), which was written by the author of this season's The Old Neighborhood, now at the Booth Theatre.
4 Last season, Signature Theatre honored his body of work, which includes 1982's True West (above right, with John Malkovich and Gary Sinise). This season, MTC presents his Eyes for Consuela. 
5 His Three Days of Rain opened at MTC last month, and he was represented on Broadway in 1989 with Eastern Standard (right with Barbara Garrick, Peter Frechette and Kevin Conroy). 

Answers: 1 Tina Howe 2 Martin Sherman 3 David Mamet 4 Sam Shepard 5 Richard Greenberg

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