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Anthony Dodge

ANTHONY DODGE

  (1953 - )

Nationality:    USA
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Literary Agent:    Bret Adams Ltd  represented by Mark Orsini

Tony wrote his first play with his partner-in-crime onstage and off, MarciA. SHeRLOCK HOLMeS & the WeST eND HORROR premiered at Bay Street Theatre in 2002 and received an Edgar award nomination from the Mystery Writers of America for Best Play. Tony is a long-time member of actor's equity, the Screen actor's Guild, aFTRA. and, most recently, the Dramatists Guild. Dodge & Dodge wrote the libretto for HaTS! the ReD HaT SOCIeTY MUSICaL and LOOK HOMeWaRD HONKY TONK aNGeL with Country Music legend Larry Gatlin. Tony & Marcia have also written a "femme noir" mystery called VeNUS FLYTRaP. Originally from Detroit, Tony and Marcia have been married since 1980--and they said it would never last! --and reside in NYC with their beautiful daughter, NatashA.

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below is a list of Anthony Dodge's plays - click on a Play Title for more information

        Free Burt Lancaster!         Hats! A Musical For the Rest Of Your Life         Look Homeward Honky Tonk Angel         Quanah         Sherlock Holmes & the West End Horror         Venus Flytrap



Free Burt Lancaster!

Synopsis:
It's Fall, 1963. Sidney Bernstein, a brash cub Reporter resents his routine assignment and steals a lead on the deathwatch on the notorious Robert Stroud, the Birdman of alcatraz. Through legwork and pluck, Sidney discovers that the legend of the Birdman is fiction and resolves to find and print the Truth. along his journey he encounters the author of the book the Birdman of alcatraz, the last Warden on the Rock, the prison Chaplin, the Head of the Parole Board and many others including Hollywood star Burt Lancaster and the real Robert Stroud. Stroud is an unrepentant killer, as interested in his notoriety as he is his fame, and gloats how he will be remembered the world over. Through his stubborn determination Sidney discovers surprising things about the ugly side of this legend-and himself.

Notes:
written by Anthony Dodge & Marcia Milgrom Dodge.

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Hats! A Musical For the Rest Of Your Life

Hats! A Musical For the Rest Of Your Life
Hats! concerns a 49.999-year-old woman, Maryanne, who reluctantly faces the inevitable 50th birthday. In the production, Maryanne warms up to her 50th once she meets several remarkable women who show her about fun and friendship after 50.Hats! is based on the ideas of the Red Hat Society" and features songs by Doug Besterman, Susan Birkenhead, Michele Brourman, Pat Bunch, Gretchen Cryer, Anthony Dodge, Marcia Milgrom Dodge, Beth Falcone, David Friedman, Kathie Lee Gifford, Carol Hall, Henry Krieger, Stephen Lawrence, Melissa Manchester, amanda McBroom, Pam Tillis and Sharon Vaughn.

Notes:
written by Anthony Dodge & Marcia Milgrom Dodge. Additional Material by Rob Bartlett, Lynne Taylor-Corbett & Sharon Vaugh. For licensing, contact Victoria Maxwell by email At DivaVM@aol.com.

1st Produced:
Denver Civic Theatre, Denver, Co     2006

Organisations:
Sibling entertainment & the Red Hat Society

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Genre:
Musical

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  7            Other:  -

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Look Homeward Honky Tonk Angel

Synopsis:
On the eve of Country music legend Jimmy John angel's Reunion Concert with his ex-wife and even bigger star, Dixie Diamond, Jimmy John's life of unscrupulous trickery--on stage and off --is exposed in this cross between KISS Me KaTe and the GRaND OLD OPRY. Featuring a dozen Gatlin hits plus 4 more written exclusively for the musical-this brand new musical comedy is sure to delight fans of both Country Music and the classic Broadway musical!

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written by Anthony Dodge & Marcia Milgrom Dodge. A 2008 National Tour is being planned. For licensing, contact Authors directly.

1st Produced:
Lyric Stage, Irving, Texas     2007

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Genre:
Musical

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Male:  4            Female:  4            Other:  -

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Quanah

Synopsis:
Pace University undergraduate musical theater students will present the world premiere staged reading of Quanah. Quanah is the musical journey of Comanche chief Quanah Parker and his mother, Cynthia ann Parker, who was kidnapped as a girl and raised by the Comanches as one of their own. It is about Christians, Comanches, and Texas Rangers; killing and heartbreak and heroes; and how Quanah came to lead his people from the prairie to the White Man's Road.
- nytheatre.com

Notes:
Book by Antony Dodge; music And lyrics by Larry Gatlin.

1st Produced:
Schaeberle Studio Theater, 41 Park Row (Pace University)     19 Jan 2010

Organisations:
Pace University's Musical Theater Program

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Genre:
Musical

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  large cast

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Sherlock Holmes & the West End Horror

Synopsis:
a despicable theatre critic has been murdered, and Holmes and Watson are soon visited by George Bernard Shaw, an aspiring Irish playwright who entices Holmes to take the case. as they cross swords with the most famous literary luminaries of the day -- Oscar Wilde, Gilbert & Sullivan, Henry Irving, Bram Stoker, and a young H.G. Wells, Holmes and Watson come face to face with their own celebrity as they pursue the killer in this rollickingly funny whodunit.

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1st Produced:
Bay Street Theatre (Sag Harbor, NY, United States)     2002

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Playscripts, Inc - New York   -

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Genre:
100 min Mystery

Parts:
Male:  6            Female:  1            Other:  6 males, 1 female, 1 either (7-30 actors possible: 6-20 males, 1-10 females)

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Venus Flytrap

Synopsis:
Done in the snappy-patter style of the great mystery writer, Raymond Chandler, Dodge & Dodge explore a genre usually reserved for male dominated stories and male dominated heroes. In VeNUS FLYTRaP, a woman manages to get ahead in a male dominated field by the fact that all the able bodied boys were called to war, and detective work had to be done by somebody left back home; it's a tough job but somebody had to do it. So-- Butch Diamond, a lesbian detective, is hired by a young soldier who's looking for his missing twin. amidst the background of New York during World War Two, Butch uncovers a myriad of lies and secrets among the disenfranchised and 4F's who've stayed back from the front. a wild post-modernist look at sexual politics through closed doors. and closets.

Notes:
written by Anthony Dodge & Marcia Milgrom Dodge. A finalist for the 2007 O'Neill Playwrights Conference. Has had one staged reading At Bay Street theatre, Sag Harbor, NY in 2006.

1st Produced:
WorkShop theater
312 West 36th Street, 4th floor, New York, NY 10018     04 Nov 2010

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Genre:
Femme Noir Mystery Mystery. - - Gay/Lesbian, of interest

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  3            Other:  -

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