Arthur Laurents, author of West Side Story, Gypsy, and others, dead at 93


I know he was 93 years old, but somehow this is still shocking news. His contributions to the theatre were immense, but sometimes overshadowed by his temper. When he died, he was in negotiations with Barbra Streisand to do a remake of Gypsy. I wonder if that will go through now…


When are they dimming the lights?