Mike Fleming

Arthur Laurents, one of the great Broadway writers and directors and best known for West Side Story, Gypsy and the film The Way We Were, has passed away. He was 93 and died in his sleep. Despite his age, he most recently was involved in making a deal with Universal and producer Joel Silver for a movie adaptation of Gypsy, with Barbra Streisand starring in her dream role. Laurents wrote the book, and Stephen Sondheim wrote the lyrics. We will provide more information as it comes in.