Play Catalogue

Library of America Collection

Nine of Kaufman's most popular and influential plays have been collected in Kaufman & Co.: Broadway Comedies, published by the esteemed Library of America in 2004. This collection, the most comprehensive edition of Kaufman's plays, is only the third volume of plays published by the Library of America, and the first devoted to stage comedies. The Boston Phoenix called the book "the best anthology of American plays that anyone's put out in years."

Click here to read detailed plot summaries, production histories, production details, rights information, and visuals on each of these nine plays.

Critics' Choice

Among Kaufman's successes are more than a dozen plays admired by critics and audiences alike but without extensive histories of revivals. The underappreciated gems are perfect candidates for revival and rediscovery-some of them have made theatrical history or inspired beloved musical or film versions.

Click here to read plot summaries, production histories and rights information and discover some of Kaufman's choicest comedies and musicals.

Extended Collection

Throughout his forty-year career, Kaufman worked with well-known collaborators as Moss Hart and Edna Ferber, but also with such literary figures as Alexander Woollcott and Herman J. Mankiwiecz, and such performers as Lynn Fontanne, Jack Benny, and Helen Hayes.

Click here to discover some of his little known collaborations, which include satires, murder mysteries, musicals, and historical