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Doug's plays include I Am My Own Wife (Tony Award, Pulitzer Prize), Posterity and Quills (Obie Award), as well as books for the musicals Grey Gardens (Tony nomination), The Little Mermaid and Hands on a Hardbody (Drama Desk nomination). Films include the screen adaptation of Quills (Paul Selvin Award, WGA). He is president of The Dramatists Guild and on the board of New York Theatre Workshop. He has received grants from United States Artists and the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He lives in New York with his husband, singer-songwriter David Clement, and cats Glynis and Murray.

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BroadwayWorld Awards - 2004 - Best Play

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Tony Awards - 2004 - Best Play

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Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID Opens at Centenary Stage Company

Centenary Stage Company continues their run of Disney’s The Little Mermaid. Performances will continue to run November 29 – December 10 in the Sitnik Theatre of the Lackland Performing Arts Center of the Centenary University campus at 715 Grand Avenue, Hackettstown, NJ.

Dramatists Guild Foundation To Present Work Of 2022-2023 Playwriting Fellows

The Dramatists Guild Foundation will showcase the work of its 2022-2023 Playwriting Fellows in an upcoming event.

Full Cast Set for the Broadway Premiere of PRAYER FOR THE FRENCH REPUBLIC

The complete cast has been revealed for the Broadway premiere of Prayer for the French Republic. See who is starring and learn how to purchase tickets!

Marceline Hugot and Peter Frechette Star in A CHRISTMAS MEMORY at Park Theater

After a sold-out run in 2022, a new holiday tradition will continue when The Whale Theater, in association with Tectonic Theater Project will present the second annual production of Truman Capote’s A Christmas Memory & The Thanksgiving Visitor at Hudson, New York’s Park Theater.

The Hermitage Presents New Play Commissions From Hermitage Major Theater Award Winners

The Hermitage presents new play commissions by Madeleine George and Shariffa Ali, featuring a talented cast including Adam Chanler-Berat, Greg Hildreth, James Jackson Jr., and Allison Guinn.

First Look at DISNEY'S THE LITTLE MERMAID in Rehearsal at Centenary Stage Company

This holiday season, Centenary Stage Company will present Disney’s The Little Mermaid. Performances will run November 24 – December 10 in the Sitnik Theatre of the Lackland Performing Arts Center of the Centenary University campus.

Hermitage Unveils New January And February Programs

The Hermitage Artist Retreat has revealed new programs throughout the months of January and February.

Two World Premiere Musicals & More Set for La Jolla Playhouse 2024/2025 Season

La Jolla Playhouse has unveiled its 2024/2025 season, featuring two world-premiere musicals. Learn more and see how to purchase tickets!

 David Henry Hwang and James Ijames Join Dramatists Guild Foundation's Board of Directors

 Dramatists Guild Foundation has announced that acclaimed, Award-winning playwrights David Henry Hwang and James Ijames join the Board of Directors to help shape and guide the organization’s mission to support theater writers at all stages of their careers.

Coalition Of Immigrant Artists Launches Initiative To Combat Xenophobia In The Theater Industry

COALITION OF IMMIGRANT ARTISTS is launching an initiative to combat xenophobia in the theater industry. The Immigrant Theatermakers Advocacy initiative works with institutions to reverse xenophobic policies and support immigrant artists.

USC Lab Theatre Hosts 10 MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL, November 3-6

Expect the unexpected as the USC theatre program presents the 10 Minute Play Festival, featuring an eclectic selection of stories and styles, November 3-6 at the Lab Theatre.

Interview: Happy McPartlin of MOM'S NIGHT OUT: THE CONCERT SERIES at 54 Below October 14th

Broadway working mother Happy McPartlin prepares to participate in a concert with her fellow acting Mommies.

GUYS AND DOLLS, THE LITTLE MERMAID & More Set for Drury Lane Theatre 2024-2025 Season

Drury Lane Theatre has just announced their highly anticipated 2024-2025 season, featuring beloved musicals like Guys and Dolls, The Little Mermaid, and more. Don't miss out on this exciting lineup of live performances!

Franklin Performing Arts Company To Go Under the Sea with Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID

FPAC's production of 'The Little Mermaid' brings Broadway to the MetroWest Region. Franklin Performing Arts Company opens their 2023-24 Season with Disney's beloved musical.

THE CHER SHOW, COME FROM AWAY, and More Set For Starlight's 2024 AdventHealth Broadway Series

Starlight Theatre has announced its 2024 AdventHealth Broadway Series. Learn more about The Cher Show, STOMP, The Little Mermaid, Shrek - The Musical, Come From Away, West Side Story, and Peter Pan.

Dramatists Guild Copyright Management Unveils Complete Programming for 2023 Estate Planning Week

DG Copyright Management, Inc. has revealed the complete schedule for their week-long programming in honor of National Estate Planning Awareness Week.

New Book 'Beyond Ridiculous' Chronicles Gay Theatre in the 80s in New York

The rise of the legendary, groundbreaking troupe THEATRE IN LIMBO – co-founded Off-Broadway by Charles Busch and Kenneth Elliott in the 1980's – is chronicled in the new book “BEYOND RIDICULOUS: Making Gay Theatre with Charles Busch in 1980s New York.' Learn more about the book and find out when you can purchase it here!

Cynthia Nixon & Kevin Jennings to be Honored at A TECTONIC CABARET Featuring Jane Krakowski & More

Hosted by Tony Award-winner Jane Krakowski, Tectonic Theater Project’s annual benefit, A Tectonic Cabaret, will take place on Monday, October 2, 2023 with a cocktail hour at 6:30 PM and performances at 7:30 PM at Sony Hall. Learn how to purchase tickets!

MEDEA: RE-VERSED World Premiere, THE COUNTRY WIFE & More Set for Red Bull Theater 2023-24 Season

RED BULL THEATER has unveiled its 2023-’24 season, including a world premiere opening Off-Broadway and much more. See full programing and learn how to purchase tickets!

Oceanside Theatre Company and Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside to Offer Free After-School Youth Outreach Theatre Program

Discover how the Oceanside Theatre Company and Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside are providing a free after-school theatre program for youth ages 9-19. Learn more about the program and how to register your child today!


Doug Wright has written 14 shows including Maggie May (Bookwriter), Ubu (Adaptation), Buzzsaw Berkeley (Bookwriter), Wantabanaland (Playwright), Quills (Playwright), Unwrap Your Candy (Author), I Am My Own Wife (Playwright), I Am My Own Wife (Playwright), Grey Gardens (Bookwriter), The Little Mermaid (Bookwriter), Standing On Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays (Playwright), Hands on a Hardbody (Bookwriter), War Paint (Book), Good Night, Oscar (Playwright).

Doug Wright has been nominated for several prestigious awards throughout his career. He was nominated for Outstanding Book of a Musical at the Drama Desk Awards for "Hands on a Hardbody," Best Book of a Musical at the Tony Awards for "Grey Gardens," and Best Play at the BroadwayWorld Awards for "I Am My Own Wife." Additionally, he received a nomination for The Pulitzer Prize for Drama for "I Am My Own Wife" and Best Play at the Tony Awards for the same production. He also received a Playwriting nomination at the Obie Awards for "Quills."

Doug Wright has won several awards for his work in the Broadway industry. Some of his notable achievements include winning the Best Play category at the BroadwayWorld Awards for "I Am My Own Wife." He also received the prestigious Pulitzer Prize for Drama for the same play. Additionally, Wright won the Best Play category at the Tony Awards for "I Am My Own Wife." Another notable recognition is his Playwriting award at the Obie Awards for "Quills." These accolades highlight Wright's talent and contributions to the theater world.

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