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John Weidman

 

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Stephen Sondheim Tribute Benefit, 2005
Performer

Productions

 
[West End, 2002]
Book Revisions
 
[Off-Broadway, 2002]
Adaptation
 
[Broadway, 2002]
Book Revisions
 
[Off-Broadway, 2000]
Adaptation
 
[Off-Broadway, 1994]
Adaptation
 
[US Tour, 1988]
Book Revisions
 
[Broadway, 1987]
Book Revisions

Writing

Bookwriter
Bookwriter
Bookwriter
Bookwriter
Bookwriter
Bookwriter
Conceiver
Bookwriter
Bookwriter
Bookwriter

Photos

Mike Lew, Rehana Lew Mirza and Daniel Messe with the board of directors that includes Photo

Mike Lew, Rehana Lew Mirza and Daniel Messe with the board of directors that includes-Elliot Brown, Richard Maltby, Jr., Richard Terrano, John Weidman, Andre Bishop, Gerard Alessandrini, Maur Yeston and Sarah Douglas

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Date:
02/03/2020
John Weidman with the cast of Assassins Photo

John Weidman with the cast of Assassins

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Date:
09/25/2019
John Weidman, director Will Davis, Mary Beth Peil, Stephen Sondheim, Anne Kauffman Photo

John Weidman, director Will Davis, Mary Beth Peil, Stephen Sondheim, Anne Kauffman

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Date:
07/25/2019
Stephen Flaherty, Chad Beguelin, Matthew Sklar, John Weidman, Stephen Schwartz Photo

Stephen Flaherty, Chad Beguelin, Matthew Sklar, John Weidman, Stephen Schwartz

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Date:
05/23/2019
2019 Kleban Prize Winners for Musical Theatre-Sarah Hammond, Charlie Sohne and Shaina Photo

2019 Kleban Prize Winners for Musical Theatre-Sarah Hammond, Charlie Sohne and Shaina Taub with Members of the Kleban Foundation Board of Directors-Richard Maltby Jr., Maury Yeston, Elliott Brown, Sarah Douglas, John Weidman, Richard Terrano and Andre Bis

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Date:
02/04/2019

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Stephen Sondheim Tribute Benefit, 2005
Performer

Productions

[West End, 2002]
Book Revisions

[Off-Broadway, 2002]
Adaptation

[Broadway, 2002]
Book Revisions

[Off-Broadway, 2000]
Adaptation

[Off-Broadway, 1994]
Adaptation

[US Tour, 1988]
Book Revisions

[Broadway, 1987]
Book Revisions

Writing
Bookwriter
Bookwriter
Bookwriter
Bookwriter
Bookwriter
Bookwriter
Conceiver
Bookwriter
Bookwriter
Bookwriter

John Weidman Awards and Nominations

 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 2000 - Best Musical
John Weidman, Contact
 
Tony Awards - 2000 - Best Book of a Musical
John Weidman, Contact
 
- 1996 - Most promising musical theatre librettist Gold Star
John Weidman
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1996 - Outstanding Book of a Musical
John Weidman, Big
 
Tony Awards - 1996 - Best Book of a Musical
John Weidman, Big
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1990 - Outstanding Book of a Musical
John Weidman, Assassins
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1976 - Outstanding Book of a Musical
John Weidman, Pacific Overtures
 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 1976 - Best Musical Gold Star
John Weidman, Pacific Overtures
 
Tony Awards - 1976 - Best Book of a Musical
John Weidman, Pacific Overtures

John Weidman News

ANYTHING GOES se proyectar√° en 22 salas de Cine Yelmo en toda Espa√Īa a trav√©s de + Photo ANYTHING GOES se proyectar√° en 22 salas de Cine Yelmo en toda Espa√Īa a trav√©s de +Que Cine
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Jun 14, 2022

El próximo 30 de junio tendremos la oportunidad de disfrutar en cine de esta producción del musical de Cole Porter con Sutton Foster como protagonista.

The Next Chapter Actors to Present FALSETTOS at The Fox Cities Performing Arts Center Photo The Next Chapter Actors to Present FALSETTOS at The Fox Cities Performing Arts Center
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 2, 2022

 The Fox Cities Performing Arts Center has announced The Next Chapter Actors presents: Falsettos, June 23-25, 2022.

La producción de Londres de ANYTHING GOES con Sutton Foster se proyectará en Barcel Photo La producción de Londres de ANYTHING GOES con Sutton Foster se proyectará en Barcelona
by Elena Díaz-Guerra - May 31, 2022

El musical podr√° verse en el Arenas de Barcelona Multicines el 30 de junio.

Arlington's Signature Theatre Announces 2022/2023 Season Featuring Three Sondheim Pro Photo Arlington's Signature Theatre Announces 2022/2023 Season Featuring Three Sondheim Productions
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 24, 2022

Signature Theatre has¬†announced¬†its 33rd¬†season today, which highlights the organization‚Äôs long-time relationship with the legendary Stephen Sondheim. Signature has produced 31 Sondheim productions in its 32 season history ‚Äď more than any other theater in North America.

A STRANGE LOOP, COMPANY, TAKE ME OUT & More Win 2022 Drama League Awards Photo A STRANGE LOOP, COMPANY, TAKE ME OUT & More Win 2022 Drama League Awards
by Team BWW - May 20, 2022

Find out this year's nominees and winners for Drama League Awards. The 2022 Awards will recognize eligible Broadway and Off-Broadway (non-virtual only) productions that began preview performances between March 16, 2021, and April 23, 2022.

Wake Up With BWW 5/11: Stephanie J. Block in SUNSET BOULEVARD, and More! Photo Wake Up With BWW 5/11: Stephanie J. Block in SUNSET BOULEVARD, and More!
by - May 11, 2022

Today's top stories include Stephanie J. Block starring in Sunset Boulevard as part of the Kennedy Center's 2022-23 season! Plus, Girl From the North Country has announced a North American Tour, and more!

Photos: ASSASSINS Concert Cast Takes Their Bows Photo Photos: ASSASSINS Concert Cast Takes Their Bows
by Jennifer Broski - May 10, 2022

Last night, Classic Stage Company held a one-night-only concert performance of Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's Assassins on Broadway to benefit CSC. Featuring the complete cast of CSC's hit 2021 production, the performance of Assassins took place on Monday, May 9 at 7pm at The Stephen Sondheim Theatre.

BWW Review: ASSASSINS at Stray Cat Theatre Photo BWW Review: ASSASSINS at Stray Cat Theatre
by Herbert Paine - May 10, 2022

Guest contributor David Appleford's review of Stray Cat Theatre's production of Stephen Sondheim's ASSASSINS, directed by Ron May. Runs through May 21st at Tempe Center for the Arts. A stunning reminder about the kind of emotional power that only a live theatrical experience can create.

KIMBERLY AKIMBO, ORATORIO FOR LIVING THINGS, and More Take Home 2022 Lucille Lortel A Photo KIMBERLY AKIMBO, ORATORIO FOR LIVING THINGS, and More Take Home 2022 Lucille Lortel Awards; Full List!
by Nicole Rosky - May 1, 2022

The 37th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway was presented on Sunday, May 1, 2022 and we have the full list of winners and nominees!

IN THE HEIGHTS, ANYTHING GOES & More Announced for City Springs Theatre Company 2022- Photo IN THE HEIGHTS, ANYTHING GOES & More Announced for City Springs Theatre Company 2022-2023 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 28, 2022

City Springs Theatre Company, Atlanta‚Äôs home for professional musical theatre, has announced¬†its 2022-23 PNC Bank Season, featuring four crowd favorites, including¬†three Best Musical Tony¬ģ¬†Award winners, and a 2-time¬†winner of Tony¬ģ Awards for Best Revival!

John Weidman Videos

VIDEO: Watch the Official Trailer For ANYTHING GOES Coming to Cinemas Next Week VideoVIDEO: Watch the Official Trailer For ANYTHING GOES Coming to Cinemas Next Week
by Stephi Wild - Nov 24, 2021

Anything Goes will sail into over 450 cinema screens nationwide for two nights only on Sunday 28 November and Wednesday 1 December in a live recording filmed at London's renowned Barbican Theatre.

VIDEO: Watch 'Friendship' and 'Blow, Gabriel, Blow' From ANYTHING GOES VideoVIDEO: Watch 'Friendship' and 'Blow, Gabriel, Blow' From ANYTHING GOES
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 19, 2021

 Anything Goes starring Sutton Foster will sail into over 450 cinema screens nationwide for two nights only on Sunday 28 November and Wednesday 1 December in a live recording filmed at London's renowned Barbican Theatre.

VIDEO: Watch Julia Murney, Drew Gehling & More in Scenes from ASSASSINS VideoVIDEO: Watch Julia Murney, Drew Gehling & More in Scenes from ASSASSINS
by Stage Tube - Nov 2, 2020

With Election Day just hours away, the country's attention is on the future of America's political landscape, but some of Broadway's best are looking to its past. Watch below as¬†Will Blum gathers an all star lineup to perform¬†‚ÄúWhat Does a Man Do?‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúHave It Your Way‚ÄĚ and ‚ÄúAnother National Anthem‚ÄĚ from ASSASSINS.

Broadway Rewind: Steven Pasquale, Victoria Clark & More Bring Back ASSASSINS VideoBroadway Rewind: Steven Pasquale, Victoria Clark & More Bring Back ASSASSINS
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 10, 2020

Today we rewind to 2017 for the Encores! Off-Center production of Assassins- Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's carnival ride through the history of political violence.

Broadway Rewind: ROAD SHOW Bounces Its Way to the Public Theater! VideoBroadway Rewind: ROAD SHOW Bounces Its Way to the Public Theater!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 5, 2020

With Stephen Sondheim celebrating his 90th birthday, this episode of Broadway Rewind is very special for BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge because it us to the opening night of the Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman tuner Road Show at The Public Theater. It was directed and designed by John Doyle and starred Michael Cerveris and Alexander Gemignani. Cerveris told Ridge about this new version of the material,  'I saw Bounce in Washington so that was my first exposure to the material, but this really isn't a reexamination of that source material, it's an entirely new musical. So, when I saw the new draft that Stephen and John had done, it was really exciting.'

Broadway Rewind: Get ALL SHOOK UP in Rehearsals with Cheyenne Jackson & More in 2005! VideoBroadway Rewind: Get ALL SHOOK UP in Rehearsals with Cheyenne Jackson & More in 2005!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 25, 2020

BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge and Broadway Rewind continues with a look at two offerings of the 2004- 2005 theatre season. A sneak peek at the new musical All Shook Up, which featured a breakout performance by Cheyenne Jackson, and we start things off at the opening night of Roundabout Theatre Company's production of Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's musical Pacific Overtures. This bold and underrated 1976 musical spans over 150 years. It starred two original members from the 1976 Broadway production, Sab Shimono and Alvin Ing. Tony award winner BD Wong who joined them, told me how exciting it was to be a part of this glorious musical. 'We have gone on this journey as a company. Just an incredible amount of very stimulating and creative work with an incredible director. I mean world class, no pun intended. Fantastic, loving, caring, passionate, creative person. And to have that experience is so rare, and to be in a Sondheim, Weidman musical, when Sondheim and Weidman are there in the room, taking notes and telling you what they think and why they wrote something, is unbelievable.'

BWW TV: Watch Jay McGuiness and Kimberley Walsh Sing 'We're Gonna Be Fine' from BIG VideoBWW TV: Watch Jay McGuiness and Kimberley Walsh Sing 'We're Gonna Be Fine' from BIG
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 10, 2019

Based on the smash-hit movie starring Tom Hanks, BIG The Musical is only on for three more weeks at the Dominion Theatre, closing on 2 November 2019. Below, watch as Jay McGuiness (Josh Baskin) and Kimberley Walsh (Susan Lawrence) sing 'We're Gonna Be Fine'.

VIDEO: BIG THE MUSICAL Celebrates Opening Night At the Dominion Theatre VideoVIDEO: BIG THE MUSICAL Celebrates Opening Night At the Dominion Theatre
by Stage Tube - Sep 25, 2019

Based on the smash-hit movie starring Tom Hanks, BIG The Musical makes its West End premiere at the Dominion Theatre for a strictly limited eight-week season from 10 September to 2 November 2019, with a Gala Night in aid of Make-A-Wish on Tuesday 17 September.

VIDEO: On This Day, September 15 - Henry Miller's Theater Renamed For Stephen Sondhei VideoVIDEO: On This Day, September 15 - Henry Miller's Theater Renamed For Stephen Sondheim
by Stage Tube - Sep 15, 2019

The renaming of the theatre was dedicated to Stephen Sondheim, the greatest and best known artist in American musical theatre on his 80th birthday. 

VIDEO: Get a Look Inside Signature's ASSASSINS VideoVIDEO: Get a Look Inside Signature's ASSASSINS
by Stage Tube - Aug 20, 2019

Signature Theatre presents Assassins with music & lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by John Weidman and directed by Signature Theatre Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer (Broadway's Gigi, Follies).


John Weidman Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has John Weidman been in?
John Weidman has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has John Weidman been in?
John Weidman has not appeared in the West End

What awards has John Weidman been nominated for?
Best Musical (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for Contact , Best Book of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Contact , Most promising musical theatre librettist () for , Outstanding Book of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Big , Best Book of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Big , Outstanding Book of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Assassins , Outstanding Book of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Pacific Overtures Best Musical (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for Pacific Overtures and Best Book of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Pacific Overtures .

What awards has John Weidman won?
Most promising musical theatre librettist () for and Best Musical (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for Pacific Overtures.

How many shows has John Weidman written?
John Weidman has written 9 shows including Anything Goes (Bookwriter), Pacific Overtures (Bookwriter), Assassins (Bookwriter), Big (Bookwriter), Contact (Conceiver), Patti LuPone: Matters of the Heart (Bookwriter), Bounce (Bookwriter), Road Show (Bookwriter), Happiness (Bookwriter).