ROBERT BRUSTEIN Biography - Theater, Opera and Movie personalities


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Name: Robert Brustein                                                               
Born: 21 April 1927 New York City                                                   
Robert Sanford Brustein (born April 21, 1927 in New York City) is an American       
theatrical critic, producer, playwright and educator. He founded both Yale           
Repertory Theatre in New Haven, and the American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge,     
Massachusetts, where he remains a Creative Consultant, and has been the theatre     
critic for The New Republic since 1959. He comments on politics for the             
Huffington Post.                                                                     
Brustein is a Senior Research Fellow at Harvard University and a Distinguished       
Scholar in Residence at Suffolk University in Boston. He was elected to the         
American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1999 and in 2002 was inducted into           
the American Theatre Hall of Fame. In 2003 he served as a Senior Fellow with         
the National Arts Journalism Program at Columbia University, and in 2004 and         
2005 was a senior fellow at the National Endowment for the Arts Arts Journalism     
Institute in Theatre and Musical Theatre at the University of Southern               
Robert Brustein is married to Doreen Beinart, and has one son, Daniel Brustein,     
and two stepchildren, Peter Beinart and Jean Beinart Stern.