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David Lindsay-Abaire

 
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David Lindsay-Abaire was most recently nominated for two Tony Awards for his work on Shrek The Musical: Best Book of a Musical and Best Score (with composer Jeanine Tesori). Prior to that he was awarded the 2008 Ed Kleban Award as America's most promising musical theatre lyricist and the 2007 ... (read complete bio)
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Bio:
David Lindsay-Abaire was most recently nominated for two Tony Awards for his work on Shrek The Musical: Best Book of a Musical and Best Score (with composer Jeanine Tesori). Prior to that he was awarded the 2008 Ed Kleban Award as America's most promising musical theatre lyricist and the 2007 ... (read complete bio)

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David Lindsay-Abaire Biography

David Lindsay-Abaire was most recently nominated for two Tony Awards for his work on Shrek The Musical: Best Book of a Musical and Best Score (with composer Jeanine Tesori). Prior to that he was awarded the 2008 Ed Kleban Award as America's most promising musical theatre lyricist and the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for his play Rabbit Hole, which premiered on Broadway at MTC. Rabbit Hole also received five Tony Award nominations, including Best Play, and the Spirit of America Award. His other shows include Fuddy Meers, Kimberly Akimbo, Wonder of the World, High Fidelity and A Devil Inside, among others. In addition to his work in theatre, David's screen adaptation of Rabbit Hole is scheduled for release this month. It stars Nicole Kidman and is directed by John Cameron Mitchell. David is a proud New Dramatists alum, a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College and the Juilliard School, as well as a member of the WGA and the Dramatists Guild Council.

David Lindsay-Abaire Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2022 - Outstanding Lyrics
David Lindsay-Abaire, Kimberly Akimbo
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2022 - Outstanding Book of a Musical
David Lindsay-Abaire, Kimberly Akimbo
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2022 - Outstanding Score
David Lindsay-AbaireKimberly Akimbo
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2011 - Outstanding Play
David Lindsay-Abaire, Good People
 
Tony Awards - 2011 - Best Play
David Lindsay-Abaire, Good People
 
Tony Awards - 2009 - Best Book of a Musical
David Lindsay-Abaire, Shrek The Musical
 
Tony Awards - 2009 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
David Lindsay-Abaire, Shrek The Musical
 
- 2008 - Most promising musical theatre lyricist Gold Star
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Drama Desk Awards - 2008 - Outstanding Book of a Musical
David Lindsay-Abaire, Shrek the Musical
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2008 - Outstanding Lyrics
David Lindsay-Abaire, Shrek the Musical
 
The Pulitzer Prize - 2007 - The Pulitzer Prize for Drama Gold Star
David Lindsay-Abaire, Rabbit Hole
 
Tony Awards - 2006 - Best Play
David Lindsay-Abaire, Rabbit Hole
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2001 - The Charles MacArthur Award for Outstanding New Play
David Lindsay-AbaireWonder of the World
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2000 - John Gassner Playwriting Award
David Lindsay-Abaire, Fuddy Meers

David Lindsay-Abaire News

AVENUE Q, THE PRODUCERS and More Announced for Music Theater Works 2023 Season Photo AVENUE Q, THE PRODUCERS and More Announced for Music Theater Works 2023 Season
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 12, 2022

Music Theater Works, currently presenting the regional premiere of Zorro: The Musical through August 21, is proud to announce its 2023 season of productions at the North Shore Center For The Performing Arts In Skokie, 9501 Skokie Blvd.

RIPCORD Comes to Laurel Little Theatre in October Photo RIPCORD Comes to Laurel Little Theatre in October
by Stephi Wild - Aug 8, 2022

Two ladies are thrown together as roommates in a retirement home, but they are NOT a perfect match! One is upbeat and cheerful and optimistic, while the other is very much the opposite and just wants to live alone.

What's Coming to Broadway in Fall 2022? Photo What's Coming to Broadway in Fall 2022?
by Team BWW - Aug 6, 2022

A new Broadway season has officially begun! Two Broadway shows (Into the Woods and The Kite Runner) have already kicked off the 2022/23 theatre season this summer and a whole lot more are on the way. As the weather starts to cool, get ready for 15 (and counting) new productions, which will take their first Broadway bows this autumn. What are the best shows on Broadway this fall...?

Gracie McGraw, Alexander Jon Flores, Itamar Moses & More to Join THE 24 HOUR PLAYS: V Photo Gracie McGraw, Alexander Jon Flores, Itamar Moses & More to Join THE 24 HOUR PLAYS: VIRAL MONOLOGUES
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 2, 2022

The 24 Hour Plays welcome new and returning artists alike for Season Three, Episode Five of The 24 Hour Plays: VIral Monologues tonight. From 6PM ET, these monologues will be published on Instagram and Twitter @24hourplays every 15 minutes.

World Premiere of Jessica Goldberg's BABE to be Presented at Echo Theater in Septembe Photo World Premiere of Jessica Goldberg's BABE to be Presented at Echo Theater in September
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 2, 2022

Old habits die hard. The Echo Theater Company will present a dark comedy about cultural evolution and the selves we thought we knew. Chris Fields directs the world premiere of Babe by Jessica Goldberg, running September 17 through October 24 at the Echo’s home at Atwater Village Theatre.

BRIGHT HALF LIFE Will Make UK Premiere at The King's Head Theatre in September Photo BRIGHT HALF LIFE Will Make UK Premiere at The King's Head Theatre in September
by Stephi Wild - Jul 28, 2022

What if life came with a rewind button? Jumping across time, Bright Half Life, by award-winning American playwright Tanya Barfield, tells the four-and-a-half-decade story of Vicky and Erica, who meet, fall in love, start a family, and traverse the highs, lows, joys, and fears that come from sharing your life with someone else.

Cast Announced for RIPCORD at Peninsula Players Theatre Photo Cast Announced for RIPCORD at Peninsula Players Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 21, 2022

Peninsula Players Theatre has announced the cast and creative team for David Lindsay-Abaire‚Äôs comedy, 'Ripcord.'¬†‚ÄúRipcord,‚ÄĚ which contains some adult language, runs July 27 through August 14 at the theater-in-a-garden and is generously sponsored by¬†Tim & Jackie Danis.¬†¬†

World Premiere Musical CORNELIA STREET & Five World Premiere Plays Announced for Atla Photo World Premiere Musical CORNELIA STREET & Five World Premiere Plays Announced for Atlantic Theater Company 2022-2023 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 21, 2022

Atlantic Theater Company has announced productions for its 2022-2023 season. Atlantic’s 2022-2023 season will include the world premiere musical Cornelia Street, with a book by Tony Award winner Simon Stephens, music and lyrics by Mark Eitzel, directed by Tony Award nominee Neil Pepe and more.

Sanaz Toossi, Jeanine Tesori, Alice Childress and More To Receive Dramatists Guild Aw Photo Sanaz Toossi, Jeanine Tesori, Alice Childress and More To Receive Dramatists Guild Awards
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 19, 2022

The Dramatists Guild of America has announced further recipients for their 2022 Awards. The Awards for both 2021 and 2022 recipients will be presented at Joe’s Pub on Monday, July 25, 2022.

Review: SHREK! THE MUSICAL at Murry's Dinner Playhouse is Fun for The Entire Family Photo Review: SHREK! THE MUSICAL at Murry's Dinner Playhouse is Fun for The Entire Family
by Theresa Bertram - Jul 19, 2022

What did our critic think of SHREK! THE MUSICAL at Murry's Dinner Playhouse? The critic couldn't stop laughing, and loved every minute of it.

David Lindsay-Abaire Videos

VIDEO: Sutton Foster Reveals Her 'Dream Role Goals' on COLBERT VideoVIDEO: Sutton Foster Reveals Her 'Dream Role Goals' on COLBERT
by Michael Major - Apr 7, 2022

On a new episode of Stephen Colbert's 'Dream Role Goals,' Sutton Foster revealed her musical theatre dream roles. Foster discusses which Broadway roles she'd like to take one, including parts in Gypsy, Hello, Dolly!, and Funny Girl.

VIDEO: Sutton Foster Talks THE MUSIC MAN, Hugh Jackman, and More on THE LATE SHOW VideoVIDEO: Sutton Foster Talks THE MUSIC MAN, Hugh Jackman, and More on THE LATE SHOW
by Stephi Wild - Mar 8, 2022

Two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster returned to The Late Show last night to share stories about working with her The Music Man co-star Hugh Jackman, and to give Stephen Colbert something special she made by hand in her dressing room.

VIDEO: Watch a Sneak Peek at Sutton Foster in the Final Season of YOUNGER on Paramoun VideoVIDEO: Watch a Sneak Peek at Sutton Foster in the Final Season of YOUNGER on Paramount Plus
by Stage Tube - Feb 25, 2021

From the prolific creator of 'Sex and the City' and 'Beverly Hills, 90210,' 'Younger' stars two-time Tony¬ģ¬†winner Sutton Foster,¬†Hilary Duff, Debi Mazar, Miriam Shor, Nico Tortorella, Peter Hermann, Molly Bernard and Charles Michael Davis.

VIDEO: John Gallagher Jr. & Gillian Jacobs Play 'Sorry, Bye' VideoVIDEO: John Gallagher Jr. & Gillian Jacobs Play 'Sorry, Bye'
by Stage Tube - Nov 2, 2020

The stars of the new horror film, Come Play, play the new game, 'Sorry, Bye,' where they have to pick one item out of a grouping to get rid of forever.

VIDEO: Manhattan Theatre Club Explores Dramatic Openings VideoVIDEO: Manhattan Theatre Club Explores Dramatic Openings
by Stage Tube - Apr 27, 2020

You have to create an attention getting and intriguing opening to your play in order to get your audience to invest in your story.

VIDEO: Georgia Stitt Releases New Song 'STOP' Featuring Sutton Foster VideoVIDEO: Georgia Stitt Releases New Song 'STOP' Featuring Sutton Foster
by Stage Tube - Apr 1, 2020

Sutton Foster is featured on Georgia Stitt's new song, STOP, which has just been released from her album A Quiet Revolution. 

Broadway Rewind: SHREK Celebrates a Fairytale Opening in 2008 VideoBroadway Rewind: SHREK Celebrates a Fairytale Opening in 2008
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 13, 2020

As Broadway braces for a month of darkness, BroadwayWorld wants to make sure that you still get your theatre fix each and every day until April 13. In our daily series Broadway Rewind, we're uncovering footage from the depths of our archives so that you can relive magical moments of Broadway past!

VIDEO: Watch a New TV Spot for UNDERWATER, Starring Kristen Stewart & John Gallagher  VideoVIDEO: Watch a New TV Spot for UNDERWATER, Starring Kristen Stewart & John Gallagher Jr.
by Stage Tube - Dec 20, 2019

UNDERWATER is a film that follows a crew of underwater researchers who must scramble to safety after an earthquake devastates their subterranean laboratory. Directed by William Eubank, UNDERWATER stars Kristen Stewart, T.J. Miller, Vincent Cassel and John Gallagher Jr..

VIDEO: Get A First Look At SHREK The Musical At 3-D Theatricals VideoVIDEO: Get A First Look At SHREK The Musical At 3-D Theatricals
by Alan Henry - Aug 19, 2019

3-D Theatricals concludes its 10th Anniversary season with SHREK The Musical, directed and choreographed by David F.M. Vaughn. SHREK The Musical, featuring music by Tony Award-winner Jeanine Tesori, and book and lyrics by Pulitzer Prize-winner David Lindsay-Abaire, plays August 9-25, 2019 at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts (18000 Park Plaza Drive, Cerritos, CA). Opening night was Saturday, August 10.

VIDEO: Sutton Foster Gives Boston Conservatory's Commencement Address VideoVIDEO: Sutton Foster Gives Boston Conservatory's Commencement Address
by Stage Tube - May 15, 2019

This past week, two-time Tony Award winner and Broadway's next Marian the Librarian, Sutton Foster, received an honorary doctorate of music from the Boston Conservatory at Berklee and spoke at the school's commencement ceremony for the graduating class of 2019. Check out the full video below!


David Lindsay-Abaire Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has David Lindsay-Abaire written?
David Lindsay-Abaire has written 14 shows including Betty Boop Project (Bookwriter), My Man Godfrey (Bookwriter), Fuddy Meers (Playwright), Wonder of the World (Author), Kimberly Akimbo (Playwright), The 24 Hour Plays 2003 (Playwright), The 24 Hour Plays 2004 (Playwright), The 24 Hour Plays 2005 (Playwright), Rabbit Hole (Playwright), High Fidelity (Bookwriter), The 24 Hour Plays 2007 (Playwright), Good People (Playwright), Ripcord (Author), Shrek the Musical (Bookwriter).

What awards has David Lindsay-Abaire been nominated for?
Outstanding Lyrics (Drama Desk Awards) for Kimberly Akimbo , Outstanding Book of a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Kimberly Akimbo , Outstanding Score (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Kimberly Akimbo , Outstanding Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Good People , Best Play (Tony Awards) for Good People , Best Book of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Shrek The Musical , Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for Shrek The Musical , Most promising musical theatre lyricist () for , Outstanding Book of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Shrek the Musical , Outstanding Lyrics (Drama Desk Awards) for Shrek the Musical , The Pulitzer Prize for Drama (The Pulitzer Prize) for Rabbit Hole , Best Play (Tony Awards) for Rabbit Hole The Charles MacArthur Award for Outstanding New Play (Helen Hayes Awards) for Wonder of the World and John Gassner Playwriting Award (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Fuddy Meers .

What awards has David Lindsay-Abaire won?
Most promising musical theatre lyricist () for and The Pulitzer Prize for Drama (The Pulitzer Prize) for Rabbit Hole.