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Rachel Sheinkin

 

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[Regional (US), 2018]
Book Writer
 
[Broadway, 2005] [Replacement]
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Writing

Bookwriter
Bookwriter/Lyricist
Bookwriter
Bookwriter
Lyricist
Bookwriter

Photos

The Royal Family: Chip Zien, A.J. Shively, Harriet Harris, John Rando, Arnie Burton,  Photo

The Royal Family: Chip Zien, A.J. Shively, Harriet Harris, John Rando, Arnie Burton, Kathy Fitzgerald, Hayley Podschun, Rachel Sheinkin, William Finn, Laura Michelle Kelly, Alan H. Green, Will Swenson, Vadim Feitchner, and Carmel Dean

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05/12/2018
The creative team of The Royal Family of Broadway: composer William Finn, artistic di Photo

The creative team of The Royal Family of Broadway: composer William Finn, artistic director Julianne Boyd, book writer Rachel Sheinkin, musical director Vadim Feitchner, and director John Rando

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Date:
05/12/2018

 

Stage

Productions

[Regional (US), 2018]
Book Writer

[Broadway, 2005] [Replacement]
Book[Replacement]

Writing
Bookwriter
Bookwriter/Lyricist
Bookwriter
Bookwriter
Lyricist
Bookwriter

Rachel Sheinkin Awards and Nominations

 
BroadwayWorld Awards - 2005 - Best Book of a Musical Gold Star
Rachel Sheinkin, 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
 
Tony Awards - 2005 - Best Book of a Musical Gold Star
Rachel Sheinkin, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2004 - Outstanding Book of a Musical Gold Star
Rachel Sheinkin, The 25 th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Rachel Sheinkin News

UCSB Department of Theater/Dance Presents THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE Photo UCSB Department of Theater/Dance Presents THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
by A.A. Cristi - May 5, 2022

The Department of Theater/Dance at UCSB continues our return to live performances with our Spring musical, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, with music and lyrics by William Finn, book by Rachel Sheinkin, and conceived by Rebecca Feldman. Winner of a Tony and a Drama Desk Award, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee has charmed audiences across the country with its effortless wit and humor. 'The Bee' comes to the Ballet Studio Theater on UCSB's campus May 11 ‚Äď 28, 2022.

Theatre444 Presents THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE. Photo Theatre444 Presents THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE.
by A.A. Cristi - May 4, 2022

Theatre444 presents the popular musical The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Winner of the Tony and the Drama Desk Awards for Best Book, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee has charmed audiences across the country with its effortless wit and humor.

Deeksha Gaur and Janet Lynne Knopf  Join Second Stage Theater's Board of Directors as Photo Deeksha Gaur and Janet Lynne Knopf Join Second Stage Theater's Board of Directors as Trustees
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 21, 2022

Second Stage Theater has announced that Deeksha Gaur has joined the Company’s Board of Directors as a Trustee. Additionally, the Board is announcing the appointment of Janet Lynne Knopf, who joined the Board as a Trustee during the pandemic shutdown.

Casts Announced for AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' and ANDY WARHOL IN IRAN at BSC Photo Casts Announced for AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' and ANDY WARHOL IN IRAN at BSC
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 13, 2022

Barrington Stage Company has announced casting for the first two shows of its 2022 season: the 1978 Tony Award-winning Best Musical Ain’t Misbehavin’: The Fats Waller Musical Show, and the world premiere play, Andy Warhol in Iran by Brent Askari (BSC’s American Underground) which opens the St. Germain Stage from June 2-25.

Cinnabar Theater Releases 50th Anniversary Season Lineup Photo Cinnabar Theater Releases 50th Anniversary Season Lineup
by Marissa Tomeo - Apr 9, 2022

Petaluma’s premier theater company, Cinnabar Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director Nathan Cummings and Executive Director Diane Dragone, is proud to announce their 2022/2023 season lineup, celebrating their 50th anniversary. 

Cinnabar Theater Announces 50th Anniversary Season Lineup Photo Cinnabar Theater Announces 50th Anniversary Season Lineup
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 8, 2022

Petaluma's premier theater company, Cinnabar Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director Nathan Cummings and Executive Director Diane Dragone, is proud to has announced the lineup, celebrating their 50th anniversary.

Theatre Harrisburg Announces 2022-2023 Season Photo Theatre Harrisburg Announces 2022-2023 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 31, 2022

Theatre Harrisburg, one of the oldest community theatres in the United States, has announced its 2022-2023 season.

Twelfth Night Productions Presents THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE Photo Twelfth Night Productions Presents THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 30, 2022

Twelfth Night Productions has announced the return of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, playing at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center. 

BWW Review: THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE at Titusville Playhouse Photo BWW Review: THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE at Titusville Playhouse
by Joseph Harrison - Mar 15, 2022

A county spelling bee may not sound like a likely setting for a musical, but THE 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE defies convention and delivers laughs and a heartwarming story that is sure to please. In the latest production on its Shuler Stage, Titusville Playhouse‚Äôs production of this hit musical is filled with quirky characters, fun staging and great music ‚Äď while also illustrating some of the stresses impacting the children of today ‚Äď pressure to succeed, parental involvement and the pros (and cons) of standing out from the crowd.

The Saint Sebastian Players Presents THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE Photo The Saint Sebastian Players Presents THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 25, 2022

The Saint Sebastian Players continues its 40th anniversary season with the musical The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee with book by Rachel Sheinkin and music and lyrics by William Finn, conceived by Rebecca Feldman.

Rachel Sheinkin Videos

VIDEO: On This Day, July 8 - THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE Has Its World VideoVIDEO: On This Day, July 8 - THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE Has Its World Premiere At Barrington Stage
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 8, 2019

On this day in 2004, the beloved cult-hit musical, THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE had its world premiere at Barrington Stage!

VIDEO: Cast and Creative of Barrington Stage's THE GLASS MENAGERIE Talk Bringing The  VideoVIDEO: Cast and Creative of Barrington Stage's THE GLASS MENAGERIE Talk Bringing The Show To The Berkshires
by Alan Henry - Oct 2, 2018

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in the Berkshires under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd, presents Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie. Previews for The Glass Menagerie begin October 3, with an official opening on October 7 and performances through October 21 on the Boyd-Quinson Mainstage (30 Union Street).

VIDEO: WEST SIDE STORY Dances Into Barrington Stage VideoVIDEO: WEST SIDE STORY Dances Into Barrington Stage
by Stage Tube - Aug 1, 2018

The world's greatest love story takes to the streets in this landmark Broadway musical. Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet is transported to modern day New York City as two young lovers find themselves caught between warring street gangs. Their struggle to survive in a world of hate, violence and prejudice is one of the most innovative, relevant and deeply moving musicals of our time.

VIDEO: First Look at Barrington Stage's THE ROYAL FAMILY OF BROADWAY With Music and L VideoVIDEO: First Look at Barrington Stage's THE ROYAL FAMILY OF BROADWAY With Music and Lyrics by William Finn
by Alan Henry - Jun 13, 2018

BroadwayWorld has a first look at Barrington Stage Company's The Royal Family of Broadway. The show is now on stage through July 7 on the Boyd-Quinson Mainstage. Get a first look at the show in the video below!

VIDEO: William Finn Chats About His New Musical THE ROYAL FAMILY OF BROADWAY VideoVIDEO: William Finn Chats About His New Musical THE ROYAL FAMILY OF BROADWAY
by Stage Tube - Jun 7, 2018

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in downtown Pittsfield, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd, is proud to present the world premiere musical, The Royal Family of Broadway. Check out the show's composer William Finn discussing his new work below!

BWW TV: Meet the Royal Family... of Broadway! Go Inside Rehearsals with Harriet Harri VideoBWW TV: Meet the Royal Family... of Broadway! Go Inside Rehearsals with Harriet Harris, Laura Michelle Kelly & More!
by TV - Press Previews - Jun 3, 2018

From the creators of the Tony-Award winning The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and creative team behind the Tony-nominated 2014 Broadway revival of On The Town comes the World Premiere of The Royal Family of Broadway, a masterful musical comedy love letter to the Great White Way. Check out a behind the scenes look at the cast in rehearsal below!

BWW TV: First Look at THE ROYAL FAMILY OF BROADWAY Before Its World Premiere VideoBWW TV: First Look at THE ROYAL FAMILY OF BROADWAY Before Its World Premiere
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 13, 2018

From the creators of the Tony-Award winning The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and creative team behind the Tony-nominated 2014 Broadway revival of On The Town comes the World Premiere of The Royal Family of Broadway, a masterful musical comedy love letter to the Great White Way. Check out a behind the scenes look at the cast in rehearsal below!

VIDEO: Ali Stroker And More Lead Cleveland Playhouse's THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY  VideoVIDEO: Ali Stroker And More Lead Cleveland Playhouse's THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 18, 2018

BroadwayWorld has a first look at Cleveland Play House's high-spirited, interactive musical comedy The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Check out the cast in action in the video below!

VIDEO: Check Out Aaron Tveit in Rehearsal for Barrington Stage's COMPANY VideoVIDEO: Check Out Aaron Tveit in Rehearsal for Barrington Stage's COMPANY
by Alan Henry - Aug 7, 2017

Aaron Tveit (Broadway's Catch Me If You Can, Next to Normal), who returns to BSC after previously playing 'Matt' in the 2007 production of Calvin Berger, will star as 'Bobby' in Company, along with Ellen Harvey (Broadway's Present Laughter) as 'Joanne,'Lawrence Street (Broadway's Urinetown) as 'Harry,' Jeanette Bayardelle (Broadway's The Color Purple) as 'Sarah,' Kate Loprest(Broadway's First Date) as 'Susan,' Paul A. Schaefer(Broadway's The Phantom of the Opera) as 'Peter,' Jane Pfitsch (Broadway'sCabaret) as 'Jenny,' James Ludwig (Broadway's Spamalot) as 'David,' Lauren Marcus (Little Shop of Horrors, Sharon Playhouse) as 'Amy,' Joseph Spieldenner (Broadway's Les Miserables) as 'Paul,' Peter Reardon (BSC's All My Sons) as 'Larry,' Nora Schell(Spamilton, Triad Theater) as 'Marta,' and Rebecca Kuznick (BSC's Fiddler on the Roof) as 'Kathy.' Featuring a book by George Furth, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, with choreography by Jeffrey Page, music supervision by Darren Cohen, music direction by Alex Shields, and direction by JuliAnne Boyd, Company will begin previews on August 10 and is set to open August 13 for a run through September 2.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 5/2/16- THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
by Stage Tube - May 2, 2016

Today in 2005, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee opened at the Circle in the Square Theatre, where it ran for 1136 performances. The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a one act musical comedy conceived by Rebecca Feldman with music and lyrics by William Finn, a book by Rachel Sheinkin and additional material by Jay Reiss. The show centers on a fictional spelling bee set in a geographically ambiguous Putnam Valley Middle School. Six quirky adolescents compete in the Bee, run by three equally-quirky grown-ups. The 2005 Broadway production, directed by James Lapine, was nominated for six Tony Awards, winning two, including Best Book. The show has spawned various other productions in the U.S., including a national tour with performances in Canada, and Australian productions.


Rachel Sheinkin Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Rachel Sheinkin written?
Rachel Sheinkin has written 4 shows including Little House on the Prairie (Bookwriter), Blood Drive (Bookwriter/Lyricist), Striking 12 (Bookwriter), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Bookwriter).

What awards has Rachel Sheinkin been nominated for?
Best Book of a Musical (BroadwayWorld Awards) for 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee Best Book of a Musical (Tony Awards) for The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and Outstanding Book of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for The 25 th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee .

What awards has Rachel Sheinkin won?
Best Book of a Musical (BroadwayWorld Awards) for 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee Best Book of a Musical (Tony Awards) for The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Beeand Outstanding Book of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for The 25 th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.