Eyen, Tom

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Eyen, Tom Gender: M
born on 14 August 1940 at 12:40 (= 12:40 PM )
Place Cambridge, Ohio, 40n02, 81w35
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gauquelin
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 21°45' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 14°20 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 14°42'

Tom Eyen
photo: User:Eeyen, license gfdl


American playwright, lyricist, television writer and theatre director.

Eyen is best known for works at opposite ends of the theatrical spectrum. Mainstream theatergoers became acquainted with him in 1981 when he partnered with composer Henry Krieger and director Michael Bennett to write the book and lyrics for "Dreamgirls," the hit Broadway musical about an African American female singing trio. Eyen's career started, however, with avant garde plays and musicals that he wrote and directed off-off Broadway in the early 1960s, which eventually led to off-Broadway success in the 1970s with the controversial nudity-filled performance-art play "The Dirtiest Show in Town" and "Women Behind Bars," a camp parody of women's prison exploitation films.

Eyen died of AIDS-related complications in Palm Beach, Florida on 26 May 1991 at the age of 50.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Grazia Bordoni database, 'entertainment' file quotes Gauquelin.


  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Aids
  • Passions : Sexuality : Gay
  • Personal : Death : Illness/ Disease (AIDS)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Song writer (Lyricist)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Business : Director (Theatre director)
  • Vocation : Writers : Playwright/ script (Screenwriter and playwright)
  • Notable : Awards : Grammy
  • Notable : Awards : Tony