Published: Jan. 16, 2014

Tony Kushner to speak at Wharton Center

Contact(s): Bob Hoffman Wharton Center office: (517) 884-3115

Pulitzer Prize-and Tony Award-winning playwright and screenwriter Tony Kushner comes to Wharton Center Feb. 10 as part of the World View Lecture series, in partnership with MSU’s College of Arts and Letters “Leading Voice” Series.

Kushner became one of few writers who have transitioned successfully from playwright to screenwriter with his two joint Stephen Spielberg projects, “Munich” and “Lincoln.” Kushner recently added to his growing accolades when, for his contribution to the arts, he received a National Medal of Arts from President Barack Obama.

Hailed by The New York Times as a playwright who can both revolutionize theater and change the world, Tony Kushner has had a celebrated career that spans decades. Much of his writing and film work shed light on and dissect the societal treatment of social outcasts. His screenwriting for “Munich” and “Lincoln” follow in this theme by confronting an audience with real life tragedy and historical fact, which earned Kushner Golden Globe and Academy Award nominations.

Tickets to see Tony Kushner are on sale now for $20 (free for MSU students and faculty) and are available online at, at the Auto-Owners Insurance Ticket Office at Wharton Center or by calling 1-800-WHARTON.

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