Jeffrey S. Wiesenfeld

CUNY Board Nixes Honorary Degree For Playwright Tony Kushner

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright’s Israel views presumably behind rare move.

05/03/2011
Special To The Jewish Week

Updated Wednesday, May 4, 5 p.m.: Today playwright Tony Kushner responded to the CUNY board of trustees. Read his letter here.

In what is believed to be a rare move, the City University of New York has turned down a request by one of its colleges to honor Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tony Kushner at its commencement ceremony this spring, The Jewish Week has learned.

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