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Quiara Alegría Hudes

 
Bio:
Hudes is an American playwright, lyricist and essayist. She is best known for writing the book for the musical In the Heights. Her play Elliot, A Soldier's Fugue was a finalist for the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. She won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for her play Water by the Spoonful. (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Hudes is an American playwright, lyricist and essayist. She is best known for writing the book for the musical In the Heights. Her play Elliot, A Soldier's Fugue was a finalist for the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. She won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for her play Water by the Spoonful. (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[Off-Broadway, 2022]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2018]
Book Writer
Lyricist

Writing

Playwright
Playwright
Bookwriter

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Erin McKeown, John Leguizamo, Quiara Alegria Hudes,

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Danny Mefford, Erin McKeown, Quiara Alegria Hudes, Lear deBessonet

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Date:
04/11/2018
Erin McKeown, John Leguizamo, Quiara Alegria Hudes,  Photo

Erin McKeown, John Leguizamo, Quiara Alegria Hudes,

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Date:
04/11/2018
Danny Mefford, Erin McKeown, Quiara Alegria Hudes, Lear deBessonet Photo

Danny Mefford, Erin McKeown, Quiara Alegria Hudes, Lear deBessonet

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04/11/2018

 

Stage

Productions

[Off-Broadway, 2022]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 2018]
Book Writer

Lyricist

Writing
Playwright
Playwright
Bookwriter

Quiara Alegría Hudes Biography

Hudes is an American playwright, lyricist and essayist. She is best known for writing the book for the musical In the Heights. Her play Elliot, A Soldier's Fugue was a finalist for the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. She won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for her play Water by the Spoonful.

Quiara Alegría Hudes Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2018 - Outstanding Lyrics
Quiara Alegría Hudes, Miss You Like Hell
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2018 - Outstanding Book of a Musical
Quiara Alegría Hudes, Miss You Like Hell
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2018 - Outstanding New Score
Quiara Alegría HudesMiss You Like Hell
 
The Pulitzer Prize - 2012 - The Pulitzer Prize for Drama Gold Star
Quiara Alegría HudesWater by the Spoonful
 
The Pulitzer Prize - 2009 - The Pulitzer Prize for Drama
Quiara Alegría Hudes, In The Heights
 
Tony Awards - 2008 - Best Book of a Musical
Quiara Alegria Hudes, In The Heights
 
The Pulitzer Prize - 2007 - The Pulitzer Prize for Drama
Quiara Alegría HudesElliot, a Soldier's Fugue
 
The Pulitzer Prize - 2007 - The Pulitzer Prize for Drama
Quiara Alegria HudesElliot, a Soldier's Fugue

Quiara Alegría Hudes News

Daphne Rubin-Vega & More to Star in MY BROKEN LANGUAGE World Premiere at Signature Th Photo Daphne Rubin-Vega & More to Star in MY BROKEN LANGUAGE World Premiere at Signature Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 22, 2022

Signature Theatre will present Quiara Alegría Hudes’ My Broken Language, the acclaimed playwright’s stage adaptation of her eponymous memoir, and her return to Signature for the second play in her Premiere Residency. My Broken Language takes place Oct 18-Nov 27, 2022 in the Pershing Square Signature Center’s Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre.

Signature Theatre Announces Dates For 2022-2023 Season, Featuring Quiara Alegría Hud Photo Signature Theatre Announces Dates For 2022-2023 Season, Featuring Quiara Alegría Hudes, Samuel D. Hunter, Sarah Ruhl, and Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
by Stephi Wild - Aug 24, 2022

Signature Theatre has announced dates for its 2022-2023 season—from Resident playwrights Quiara Alegría Hudes, Samuel D. Hunter, Sarah Ruhl, and Branden Jacobs-Jenkins. While the structure of Signature's seasons—producing several plays by each resident writer—fundamentally brings audiences closer to playwrights, this season particularly offers a personal and profound view into each Resident writers' voice and vision.

The Ritz Theatre Company to Present IN THE HEIGHTS This Month Photo The Ritz Theatre Company to Present IN THE HEIGHTS This Month
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 7, 2022

Ready to fire up summer with the final show of its 'Grand Reopening' season, The Ritz Theatre Company will present In the Heights, the Tony Award-winning musical (and cultural phenomenon) by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Quiara Alegría Hudes. Directed by Edwin 'Rico' Santiago, the production runs at The Ritz from July 15th through July 31st.

Signature Theatre's SigSpace to Present Quiara Alegría Hudes and Sean Ortiz's EMANCI Photo Signature Theatre's SigSpace to Present Quiara Alegría Hudes and Sean Ortiz's EMANCIPATED STORIES
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 23, 2022

signature Theatre’s SigSpace will present the first-ever installation from Quiara Alegría Hudes and Sean Ortiz’s Emancipated Stories project, designed by Yazmany Arboleda with Emmanuel Oni and featuring letter-writing sessions and pop-up performances produced in collaboration with The Fortune Society.

VIDEO: Get A First Look At La Mirada Theatre's IN THE HEIGHTS Photo VIDEO: Get A First Look At La Mirada Theatre's IN THE HEIGHTS
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 9, 2022

Get a first look at all new footage of  La Mirada Theatre & McCoy Rigby Entertainment's IN THE HEIGHTS: music & lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, book by Quiara Alegría Hudes, conceived by Lin-Manuel Miranda, musical direction by Brent Crayon, co-directed & choreographed by Marissa Herrera, and directed by Benjamin Perez.

Photos: First Look at IN THE HEIGHTS at La Mirada Theatre Photo Photos: First Look at IN THE HEIGHTS at La Mirada Theatre
by Nicole Rosky - Jun 5, 2022

From the songwriting genius behind Hamilton, Encanto, and Moana, Lin Manuel-Miranda, LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & McCOY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT  present his first acclaimed celebration of family and community, IN THE HEIGHTS:  music & lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, book by Quiara Alegría Hudes, conceived by Lin-Manuel Miranda, musical direction by Brent Crayon, co-directed & choreographed by Marissa Herrera, and directed by Benjamin Perez. 

Raleigh Little Theatre's IN THE HEIGHTS Opens Friday Photo Raleigh Little Theatre's IN THE HEIGHTS Opens Friday
by Stephi Wild - Jun 1, 2022

In partnership with El Pueblo, Raleigh Little Theatre presents “In the Heights,” June 3-19 in RLT's Cantey V. Sutton Theatre. “In the Heights” won the Tony Award for Best Musical in 2008 and features concept, music, and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda and a book by Quiara Alegría Hudes.

Premieres by Quiara Alegría Hudes, Sarah Ruhl & More Announced for Signature Theatre Photo Premieres by Quiara Alegría Hudes, Sarah Ruhl & More Announced for Signature Theatre's 2022-2023 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 19, 2022

Signature Theatre announced its 2022-2023 season—from Resident playwrights Quiara Alegría Hudes, Samuel D. Hunter, Sarah Ruhl, and Branden Jacobs-Jenkins—alongside the inauguration of Launchpad, a new residency supporting early-career playwrights that expands the organization’s singular mission of producing a body of work by each resident writer.

Photos: Inside Look at Tacoma Little Theatre's THE HAPPIEST SONG PLAYS LAST Photo Photos: Inside Look at Tacoma Little Theatre's THE HAPPIEST SONG PLAYS LAST
by Marissa Tomeo - Apr 30, 2022

Tacoma Little Theatre in partnership with University of Washington-Tacoma and Toy Boat Theatre, present The Happiest Song Plays Last, by Quiara Alegría Hudes, and directed by Marilyn Bennett.  

Photos: THE HAPPIEST SONG PLAYS LAST At Tacoma Little Theatre Photo Photos: THE HAPPIEST SONG PLAYS LAST At Tacoma Little Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 22, 2022

Tacoma Little Theatre in partnership with University of Washington-Tacoma and Toy Boat Theatre, present The Happiest Song Plays Last, by Quiara Alegría Hudes, and directed by Marilyn Bennett.  

Quiara Alegría Hudes Videos

VIDEO: Get A First Look At La Mirada Theatre's IN THE HEIGHTS VideoVIDEO: Get A First Look At La Mirada Theatre's IN THE HEIGHTS
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 9, 2022

Get a first look at all new footage of  La Mirada Theatre & McCoy Rigby Entertainment's IN THE HEIGHTS: music & lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, book by Quiara Alegría Hudes, conceived by Lin-Manuel Miranda, musical direction by Brent Crayon, co-directed & choreographed by Marissa Herrera, and directed by Benjamin Perez.

VIDEO: Quiara Alegría Hudes Explains How She Took the Story of IN THE HEIGHTS from S VideoVIDEO: Quiara Alegría Hudes Explains How She Took the Story of IN THE HEIGHTS from Stage to Screen!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 9, 2021

It won't be long now! In the Heights hits the big screen in a matter of hours, and when it does,  the world will get to celebrate the joy of Lin-Manuel's first big musical. But Broadway fans remember that long before the film, In the Heights took the New York theatre scene by storm. Quiara Alegría Hudes was a part of that original team as the musical's book writer, and she returned this time to adapt the screenplay.

VIDEO: Get A First Look At IN THE HEIGHTS At Music Theatre Wichita VideoVIDEO: Get A First Look At IN THE HEIGHTS At Music Theatre Wichita
by Stage Tube - Aug 8, 2019

Music Theatre Wichita concludes its 2019 Season with In the Heights August 7-11, the Tony Award-winning Best Musical which introduced Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda to Broadway. With book written by Quiara Alegría Hudes, the high-energy story unfolds during a tumultuous three-day period which dramatically affects the residents of a close-knit Washington Heights neighborhood.

BWW TV: Sneak Peek of Second Stage's WATER BY THE SPOONFUL- Highlights!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 17, 2013

The Second Stage Theatre's production of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize-Winning drama Water by the Spoonful, written by Quiara Alegría Hudes and directed by Davis McCallum, will extend two weeks through February 10th at Second Stage Theatre (305 W 43rd Street). Second Stage's next production, Jason Robert Brown's THE LAST FIVE YEARS, will begin previews on March 7. BroadwayWorld brings you highlights from the show below!

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 1/9- IN THE HEIGHTS
by Stage Tube - Jan 9, 2013

Today in 2011, In the Heights closed at the Richard Rodgers Theatre, where it ran for 1184 performances. In the Heights is a musical with music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda and a book by Quiara Alegría Hudes. The story explores three days in the characters' lives in the New York City Dominican-American neighborhood of Washington Heights. The Broadway production was nominated for thirteen Tony Awards, winning four: Best Musical, Best Original Score, Best Choreography (Andy Blankenbuehler), and Best Orchestrations (Alex Lacamoire and Bill Sherman). It was also a finalist for the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 3/9- IN THE HEIGHTS
by Stage Tube - Mar 9, 2012

Today in 2008, In the Heights opened at the Richard Rogers Theatre, where it ran for 1184 performances. In the Heights is a musical with music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda and a book by Quiara Alegría Hudes. The story explores three days in the characters' lives in the New York City Dominican-American neighborhood of Washington Heights. The Broadway production was nominated for thirteen Tony Awards, winning four: Best Musical, Best Original Score, Best Choreography (Andy Blankenbuehler), and Best Orchestrations (Alex Lacamoire and Bill Sherman). It was also a finalist for the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

BWW Video Show Preview: In The Heights
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 12, 2008

With music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, book by Quiara Alegría Hudes, and conceived by Lin-Manuel Miranda, In The Heights is directed by Thomas Kail and choreographed by Andy Blankenbuehler.


Quiara Alegría Hudes Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Quiara Alegría Hudes written?
Quiara Alegría Hudes has written 3 shows including In the Heights (Bookwriter), Daphne's Dive (Playwright), My Broken Language (Playwright).

What awards has Quiara Alegría Hudes been nominated for?
Outstanding Lyrics (Drama Desk Awards) for Miss You Like Hell , Outstanding Book of a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Miss You Like Hell , Outstanding New Score (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Miss You Like Hell , The Pulitzer Prize for Drama (The Pulitzer Prize) for Water by the Spoonful , The Pulitzer Prize for Drama (The Pulitzer Prize) for In The Heights , Best Book of a Musical (Tony Awards) for In The Heights The Pulitzer Prize for Drama (The Pulitzer Prize) for Elliot, a Soldier's Fugue and The Pulitzer Prize for Drama (The Pulitzer Prize) for Elliot, a Soldier's Fugue .

What awards has Quiara Alegría Hudes won?
The Pulitzer Prize for Drama (The Pulitzer Prize) for Water by the Spoonful.