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Lynn Nottage

 
Date Of Birth:
November 02, 1964 (57)
Bio:
Lynn Nottage is a Pulitzer Prize winning playwright and a screenwriter. Her plays have been produced widely in the United States and throughout the world. Plays include Sweat (Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Obie Award, Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, Evening Standard Award; Tony, Drama Desk award ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: November 02, 1964 (57)

Bio:
Lynn Nottage is a Pulitzer Prize winning playwright and a screenwriter. Her plays have been produced widely in the United States and throughout the world. Plays include Sweat (Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Obie Award, Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, Evening Standard Award; Tony, Drama Desk award ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[Broadway, 2023]
Book Writer
 
[Broadway, 2022]
Book
 
[Broadway, 2021] [Replacement]
Writer[Replacement]

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Lyricist
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Story
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Libretto

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Stage

Productions

[Broadway, 2023]
Book Writer

[Broadway, 2022]
Book

[Broadway, 2021] [Replacement]
Writer[Replacement]

Writing
Playwright
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Lyricist
Playwright
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Story
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Libretto

Lynn Nottage Biography

Lynn Nottage is a Pulitzer Prize winning playwright and a screenwriter. Her plays have been produced widely in the United States and throughout the world.

Plays include Sweat (Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Obie Award, Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, Evening Standard Award; Tony, Drama Desk award nominations); Ruined (Pulitzer Prize for Drama, New York Drama Critics Circle, DD, Outer Critics Circle, Lortel, Obie, and Audelco awards for Best Play); Floyd’s (Guthrie); Mlima’s Tale (The Public); By the Way, Meet Vera Stark (Lilly Award, DD nom); Fabulation, or The Re-Education of Undine (Obie Award; DD, Lortel award noms); Crumbs from the Table of Joy; Las Meninas; Mud, River, Stone; Por’knockers; and POOF!; as well as the book for the musical adaption of The Secret Life of Bees (Atlantic).

TV: She‚Äôs Gotta Have It (writer/producer). PEN/Laura Pels Master Dramatist Award, Doris Duke Artist Award, American Academy of Arts and Letters Award, MacArthur ‚ÄúGenius Grant‚ÄĚ Fellowship, a Guggenheim Grant, Lucille Lortel Fellowship, Visiting Research Fellowship at Princeton. Associate professor at Columbia. Member of the Dramatists Guild.

Lynn Nottage Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2022 - Outstanding Book of a Musical
Lynn Nottage, Intimate Apparel
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2022 - Outstanding Book of a Musical
Lynn Nottage, Intimate Apparel
 
Tony Awards - 2022 - Best Book of a Musical
Lynn Nottage, MJ the Musical
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2020 - Outstanding Book of a Musical
Lynn Nottage, The Secret Life of Bees
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2020 - Outstanding Book of a Musical Gold Star
Lynn Nottage, The Secret Life of Bees
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2017 - Outstanding Play
Lynn Nottage, Sweat
 
Obie Awards - 2017 - Playwrighting Gold Star
Lynn Nottage, Sweat
 
The Lortels - 2017 - Playwrights' Sidewalk Inductee Gold Star
Lynn Nottage, Lynn Nottage
 
The Pulitzer Prize - 2017 - The Pulitzer Prize for Drama Gold Star
Lynn Nottage, Sweat
 
Tony Awards - 2017 - Best Play
Lynn Nottage, Sweat
 
Evening Standard Awards - 2014 - Best Play
Lynn NottageIntimate Apparel
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2012 - Outstanding Play
Lynn Nottage, By the Way, Meet Vera Stark
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2009 - Outstanding Play Gold Star
Lynn Nottage, Ruined
 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 2009 - Best Play Gold Star
Lynn Nottage, Ruined
 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 2009 - Best Play Gold Star
Lynn Nottage , Ruined
 
The Pulitzer Prize - 2009 - The Pulitzer Prize for Drama Gold Star
Lynn Nottage, Ruined
 
Obie Awards - 2005 - Playwriting Gold Star
Lynn Nottage, Fabulation
 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 2004 - Best Play Gold Star
Lynn Nottage, Intimate Apparel
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2004 - John Gassner Playwriting Award Gold Star
Lynn Nottage, Intimate Apparel

Lynn Nottage News

Video: Watch a Sneak Peek of FABULATION OR, THE RE-EDUCATION OF UNDINE at Lyric Stage Photo Video: Watch a Sneak Peek of FABULATION OR, THE RE-EDUCATION OF UNDINE at Lyric Stage Company Of Boston
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 4, 2022

Fabulation or, The Re-Education of Undine by Lynn Nottage is playing at Lyric Stage Company Of Boston through Sunday, October 9. Watch a sneak peek here!

William Jackson Harper & April Matthis to Star in PRIMARY TRUST World Premiere at Rou Photo William Jackson Harper & April Matthis to Star in PRIMARY TRUST World Premiere at Roundabout Theatre Company
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 29, 2022

Roundabout Theatre Company's world premiere of Primary Trust by playwright Eboni Booth, directed by Knud Adams, will star Emmy Award nominee William Jackson Harper (‚ÄúThe Underground Railroad‚ÄĚ) and Obie and Outer Critics Circle Award winner April Matthis (The Piano Lesson).

Casting Announced For Premiere Stages' CERTAIN ASPECTS OF CONFLICT IN THE NEGRO FAMIL Photo Casting Announced For Premiere Stages' CERTAIN ASPECTS OF CONFLICT IN THE NEGRO FAMILY, October 13-23
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 28, 2022

Premiere Stages at Kean University will present the premiere production of Certain Aspects of Conflict in the Negro Family by TyLie Shider, the recepient of the 2021/22 Liberty Live Commission, on October 13-23 under the tent at Kean University's Liberty Hall Museum (1003 Morris Avenue, Union, N.J.).

Fifteen Artists Selected for WP Theater 2022-2024 'PIPELINE' Lab Photo Fifteen Artists Selected for WP Theater 2022-2024 'PIPELINE' Lab
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 28, 2022

WP THEATER has announced the fifteen artists selected for the 2022-2024 WP Lab. The two-year residency begins now, and culminates with the biennial WP Pipeline Festival in 2024.

L.A. Theatre Works to Release ONCE UPON A TIME IN NAZI OCCUPIED TUNISIA Recording Photo L.A. Theatre Works to Release ONCE UPON A TIME IN NAZI OCCUPIED TUNISIA Recording
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 28, 2022

L.A. Theatre Works, the world’s leading producer of audio theater, is introducing American audiences to Once Upon A Time in Nazi Occupied Tunisia, a terrifying, yet surprisingly funny dark comedy by Josh Azouz that took London by storm in its 2021 world premiere at the Almeida Theatre.

The Opening Number of MJ Will Air Live on TikTok Tomorrow Night Photo The Opening Number of MJ Will Air Live on TikTok Tomorrow Night
by Stephi Wild - Sep 28, 2022

MJ the Musical is working with TikTok to share exclusive behind the scenes content and a live airing of the Tony Award-winning show's iconic opening number on Thursday, September 29th.

Theater J Presents INTIMATE APPAREL Next Month Photo Theater J Presents INTIMATE APPAREL Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Sep 28, 2022

Beginning on October 19 and running through November 13, 2022, Theater J brings Intimate Apparel to the stage. Written by two time Pulitzer Prize winner and MacArthur ‚ÄúGenius Grant‚ÄĚ awardee Lynn Nottage, this staging of Intimate Apparel will be directed by Paige Hernandez, a Baltimore native, featured by Washingtonian Magazine for their ‚Äú40 Under 40‚ÄĚ list of artists shaping the DC arts and theater scene.

Industry Pro Newsletter: Checking in on Industry Evolution, Gender Pay Gap in the UK  Photo Industry Pro Newsletter: Checking in on Industry Evolution, Gender Pay Gap in the UK Closing
by Alex Freeman - Sep 26, 2022

Stories of transformation highlight the newsletter this week - with two different stories below - one looking at the evolution of Broadway, the other how Regional Theatres are transforming. Both are asking questions in light of racial justice protests that have occured over the past few years, alongside a powerful moment for the labor movement.

Drury Lane's MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS & More Top BroadwayWorld Chicago's Fall The Photo Drury Lane's MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS & More Top BroadwayWorld Chicago's Fall Theatre Preview
by Team BWW - Sep 23, 2022

Chicago is never lacking outstanding theatre, whether epic Broadway shows, engrossing dramas or bold fringe offerings. BroadwayWorld is rounding up our top recommended theatre coming up in the city this fall. Check out our editor's picks!

Review: SWEAT at Iowa Stage: A Story that was going to be told in 2020, is just as ti Photo Review: SWEAT at Iowa Stage: A Story that was going to be told in 2020, is just as timely two and a half years later.
by DC Felton - Sep 23, 2022

Before the Pandemic, one of the shows I was looking forward to seeing was Iowa Stage's production of 'Sweat' by Lynn Nottage. At that time, the excitement for me was being able to see a Pulitzer Prize-winning play. I didn't realize how powerful and impactful the play would be for me. I didn't realize how I would see my family members on stage in words being said by each of the characters. While the play was delayed multiple times due to Covid, it couldn't be more timely today.

Lynn Nottage Videos

Exclusive: Watch 'No One Does It For Us' From PBS' INTIMATE APPAREL Live Capture VideoExclusive: Watch 'No One Does It For Us' From PBS' INTIMATE APPAREL Live Capture
by Michael Major - Sep 20, 2022

BroadwayWorld has exclusively shared a video clip of Great Performances' upcoming live capture of the recent Off-Broadway production of Intimate Apparel. In 'No One Does It For Us,' Esther (Kearstin Piper Brown) and Mayme (Krysty Swann) imagine a world in which they can achieve their dreams for the future. 

VIDEO: PBS Shares First Look at Filmed INTIMATE APPAREL VideoVIDEO: PBS Shares First Look at Filmed INTIMATE APPAREL
by Michael Major - Aug 24, 2022

PBS has shared a first look video of the filmed capture of the Lincoln Center Theater production of Intimate Apparel. Set in turn of the century New York, GREAT PERFORMANCES 'Intimate Apparel' tells the story of Esther (Kearstin Piper Brown), a lonely, single African American woman who makes her living sewing corsets and ladies' undergarments.

VIDEO: Myles Frost Teaches TODAY Hosts How to Dance Like Michael Jackson VideoVIDEO: Myles Frost Teaches TODAY Hosts How to Dance Like Michael Jackson
by Michael Major - Jul 5, 2022

Tony Award-winner Myles Frost appeared on the TODAY Show this morning to discuss starring as Michael Jackson in MJ on Broadway. Frost joined Hoda Kotb and guest co-host Stephen 'tWitch' Boss, revealing how he taught himself how to dance. Frost discussed when he got the call that he would be starring in MJ and joined tWitch for a dance-off.

VIDEO: History-Making MJ Star Myles Frost Celebrates His Big Win! VideoVIDEO: History-Making MJ Star Myles Frost Celebrates His Big Win!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 13, 2022

Myles Frost made history, becoming the youngest individual actor to win a Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical at only 22- years old. He took home the award for his critically acclaimed performance as Michael Jackson in the smash Broadway hit, MJ. watch his celebration with his MJ family!

VIDEO: Myles Frost and the Cast of MJ the Musical Perform 'Smooth Criminal' VideoVIDEO: Myles Frost and the Cast of MJ the Musical Perform 'Smooth Criminal'
by Stephi Wild - Jun 13, 2022

MJ the Musical has released a full clip of the song 'Smooth Criminal' performed on stage at the Neil Simon Theatre. The cast is led by Myles Frost as Michael Jackson. Check out the full performance here!

Meet the 2022 Tony Nominees: CLYDE'S' Uzo Aduba VideoMeet the 2022 Tony Nominees: CLYDE'S' Uzo Aduba
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 2, 2022

The countdown to the Tony Awards continues! On June 12, the brightest stars of the 2021-22 season will shine even brighter as they gather at the iconic Radio City Music Hall to celebrate Broadway's biggest night. Leading up to the 75th Annual Tony Awards, BroadwayWorld is getting up close and personal with the nominees. Today we're studying up on Uzo Aduba!

Meet the 2022 Tony Nominees: CLYDE's & MJ's Lynn Nottage VideoMeet the 2022 Tony Nominees: CLYDE's & MJ's Lynn Nottage
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 30, 2022

The countdown to the Tony Awards has a officially begun! On June 12, the brightest stars of the 2021-22 season will shine even brighter as they gather at the iconic Radio City Music Hall to celebrate Broadway's biggest night. Leading up to the 75th Annual Tony Awards, BroadwayWorld is getting up close and personal with the nominees. Today we're studying up on Lynn Nottage!

WATCH: See New Video Confessionals From the Cast of HAND TO GOD at the Copley Theatre VideoWATCH: See New Video Confessionals From the Cast of HAND TO GOD at the Copley Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 23, 2022

Avenue Q meets Little Shop of Horrors  in Hand to God, the Tony-nominated, darkly humorous horror shocker, puppets included, running May 25-July 10, 2022, at the new Copley Theatre, 8 E. Galena Blvd., right across the street from Paramount Theatre in downtown Aurora.

VIDEO: Watch the Cast of MJ THE MUSICAL Give Stevie Wonder a Birthday Serenade VideoVIDEO: Watch the Cast of MJ THE MUSICAL Give Stevie Wonder a Birthday Serenade
by Marissa Tomeo - May 21, 2022

On Thursday night, MJ the Musical had a very special guest in the audience. Stevie Wonder attended the musical in celebration of his 72nd birthday, which was on May 13th. The cast of the Tony nominated musical serenaded the legend by singing, 'Happy Birthday.' Wonder also went backstage to meet and greet the cast. Watch the CBS New York video below!

VIDEO: MJ Cast Hits the Red Carpet to Celebrate Opening Night! VideoVIDEO: MJ Cast Hits the Red Carpet to Celebrate Opening Night!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 2, 2022

The curtain was raised last night for the opening night of one of the most anticipated musicals in recent Broadway history: MJ. The cast, including 12 Broadway debuts, took their first opening night bows at the Neil Simon Theatre. Newcomer Myles Frost, of Washington, D.C., made his Broadway debut as Michael Jackson and received multiple standing ovations. Watch below as the company hits the red carpet right before the curtain went up!


Lynn Nottage Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Lynn Nottage written?
Lynn Nottage has written 12 shows including MJ (Bookwriter), Crumbs from the Table of Joy (Playwright), Por'Knockers (Playwright), Mud, River, Stone (Playwright), Intimate Apparel (Playwright), Fabulation, or the Re-Education of Undine (Playwright), The Antigone Project (Playwright), Ruined (Lyricist), By the Way, Meet Vera Stark (Playwright), In Your Arms (Story), Sweat (Playwright), Intimate Apparel (Libretto).

What awards has Lynn Nottage been nominated for?
Outstanding Book of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Intimate Apparel , Outstanding Book of a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Intimate Apparel , Best Book of a Musical (Tony Awards) for MJ the Musical , Outstanding Book of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for The Secret Life of Bees , Outstanding Book of a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Secret Life of Bees , Outstanding Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Sweat , Playwrighting (Obie Awards) for Sweat , Playwrights' Sidewalk Inductee (The Lortels) for Lynn Nottage , The Pulitzer Prize for Drama (The Pulitzer Prize) for Sweat , Best Play (Tony Awards) for Sweat , Best Play (Evening Standard Awards) for Intimate Apparel , Outstanding Play (Drama Desk Awards) for By the Way, Meet Vera Stark , Outstanding Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Ruined , Best Play (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for Ruined , Best Play (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for Ruined , The Pulitzer Prize for Drama (The Pulitzer Prize) for Ruined , Playwriting (Obie Awards) for Fabulation Best Play (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for Intimate Apparel and John Gassner Playwriting Award (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Intimate Apparel .

What awards has Lynn Nottage won?
Outstanding Book of a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Secret Life of Bees, Playwrighting (Obie Awards) for Sweat, Playwrights' Sidewalk Inductee (The Lortels) for Lynn Nottage, The Pulitzer Prize for Drama (The Pulitzer Prize) for Sweat, Outstanding Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Ruined, Best Play (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for Ruined, Best Play (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for Ruined, The Pulitzer Prize for Drama (The Pulitzer Prize) for Ruined, Playwriting (Obie Awards) for Fabulation Best Play (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for Intimate Appareland John Gassner Playwriting Award (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Intimate Apparel .