Nebraska Authors

Donald C. Farber

Born ≈ 1924 Columbus, NE (USA)

Died 2016-07-29
New York, NY (USA)

Died following a long battle with cancer.

Well-known Theatrical Attorney

Places Lived

Columbus, NE
Lincoln, NE
New York, NY

Author Of

  • Nonfiction
  • Play/Screenplay


Theater law; Performing Arts Production; Memoir


Bachelor of Science in Law Degree, 1948, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
Juris Doctor in Law Degree, 1950, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE


Theatrical Attorney, New York, NY
Business Consultant and Adviser
Professor of Law

Places Worked

Kuh, Shapiro, Goldman, Cooperman and Leavitt Law Firm, New York, NY
New School for Social Research, New York, NY
Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY
York University, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA
Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, NY
New York University, New York, NY
Iowa Arts Council Seminar


Had his portrait added to the walls of Sardi's theatrical restaurant in Times Square, New York, NY


Order of the Coif, Member


From Option to Opening: A Guide to Producing Plays Off Broadway. 1968.
Producing on Broadway: A Comprehensive Guide. 1969.
Actor's Guide: What You Should Know About the Contracts You Sign. 1971.
Producing, Financing and Distributing Film: A Comprehensive Legal and Business Guide and Common Sense Negotiations. 1973.
Producing Theater: A Comprehensive Legal and Business Guide. 1981.
Entertainment Industry Contracts: Negotiating and Drafting Guide. 1986.
The Amazing Story of the Fantasticks, America's Longest Running Play. 1991.
Common Sense Negotiation. 1996.
I Hated to Do it: Stories of a Life. 2014.

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