Wednesday, March 22nd | 29 Adar 5783

The Top 100 People Positively Influencing Jewish Life, 2022


Alfred Uhry

Playwright and Screenwriter

Atlanta-born Alfred Uhry is one of the most storied playwrights and screenwriters in the US today, having won an Academy Award, two Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize. The author of the “Atlanta” trilogy of plays, which includes 1987’s “Driving Miss Daisy,” Uhry’s latest stage offering, a revival of his 1998 musical “Parade,” tells the story of Leo Frank, an American Jew falsely convicted of rape by a court in Georgia in 1913 who was then brutally lynched two years later. Frank’s story is “set to what was then an astonishing score by a 20-something newcomer and which, 25 years later, comes across as not only astonishing but pretty much perfectly wrought,” the New York Stage Review wrote of the musical’s current outing. (Photo: Wikimedia / Creative Commons License)


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