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Wendy Wasserstein

 
Date of Birth: October 18, 1950
Date of Death: January 30, 2006 (55)

Birth Place: Brooklyn, NY, USA

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[Broadway, 2015]
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[Off-Broadway, 2002]
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[Off-Broadway, 1983]
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Photos



Pamela's First Musical

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Date:
03/31/2007


Wendy Wasserstein and Betty Comden

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11/24/2006


Wendy Wasserstein presents Betty Comden with The Lifetime Achievement Award at The Theatre Museum's Awards for Excellence at the Historic Players Club of Gramercy Park in New York City, September 27, 2004

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11/24/2006

 

Stage

Productions

[Broadway, 2015]
Author

[Off-Broadway, 2002]
Adaptation

[Off-Broadway, 1983]
Dramaturg

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Bookwriter
Playwright
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Wendy Wasserstein Awards and Nominations

 
Drama League Awards - 2015 - Outstanding Revival of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play
Wendy Wasserstein, The Heidi Chronicles
 
The Lortels - 2006 - Lifetime Achievement Award
Wendy Wasserstein
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1993 - Outstanding New Play
Wendy Wasserstein, The Sisters Rosensweig
 
Tony Awards - 1993 - Best Play
Wendy Wasserstein, The Sisters Rosensweig
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1989 - Outstanding New Play
Wendy Wasserstein, The Heidi Chronicles
 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 1989 - Best Play Gold Star
Wendy Wasserstein, The Heidi Chronicles
 
The Pulitzer Prize - 1989 - The Pulitzer Prize for Drama Gold Star
Wendy Wasserstein, The Heidi Chronicles
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1984 - Outstanding Play
Wendy Wasserstein, Isn't It Romantic

Wendy Wasserstein News

H. Gwen Marcus Succeeds Earl D. Weiner as TDF's Chair of the Board of Trustees Photo H. Gwen Marcus Succeeds Earl D. Weiner as TDF's Chair of the Board of Trustees
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 3, 2022

TDF, the not-for-profit organization for the performing arts formerly known as Theatre Development Fund, has welcomed a new Chair of the Board of Trustees: H. Gwen Marcus. The announcement was made by TDF’s current Chair, Earl D. Weiner, who has held the position since November 2008.

THIRD Comes to Nutley Little Theatre Photo THIRD Comes to Nutley Little Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Sep 28, 2022

Nutley Little Theatre presents THIRD by Wendy Wasserstein, directed by Brendan Stackhouse. 

Sacred Heart University Community Theatre Presents Robert Klein in November Photo Sacred Heart University Community Theatre Presents Robert Klein in November
by Stephi Wild - Sep 14, 2022

For more than 40 years, Robert Klein has had an acclaimed career in comedy, on Broadway, on television and in film.

Langhorne Players Go Back To School With THIRD Photo Langhorne Players Go Back To School With THIRD
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 18, 2022

Langhorne Players in Newtown is ready to go back to school as they present Third, the final play completed by the late Pulitzer Prize and Tony winning author Wendy Wasserstein (The Heidi Chronicles).

The Acting Company Announces Casting For its 2022-23 Season Photo The Acting Company Announces Casting For its 2022-23 Season
by Stephi Wild - Aug 5, 2022

The Acting Company's Artistic Director Kent Gash and Managing Director Erik Schroeder have announced casting for the national tours of The Three Musketeers and Romeo and Juliet launching in New York City and playing over 27 engagements in 16 states.

Abingdon Theatre Company to Honor David Zippel at 30th Anniversary Gala Photo Abingdon Theatre Company to Honor David Zippel at 30th Anniversary Gala
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 21, 2022

Abingdon Theatre Company announced that they will honor Tony Award winner David Zippel (City of Angels, Hercules) with the first annual Legacy Award for Mr. Zippel’s contributions to the theatre community as the company celebrates its 30th anniversary season at a Benefit Gala to be held on Monday, October 24th, 2022 at Edison Ballroom.

Urban Stages Adds Performance of GRATITUDE by Oren Safdie Photo Urban Stages Adds Performance of GRATITUDE by Oren Safdie
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 22, 2022

Due to popular demand, the critically acclaimed play GRATITUDE written by playwright Oren Safdie, and directed by Maria Mileaf, will add an additional performance on Monday, June 27 at 7:30 PM.

Photos: Clive Davis and More Turn Out for The Acting Company's 50th Anniversary Gala Photo Photos: Clive Davis and More Turn Out for The Acting Company's 50th Anniversary Gala
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 17, 2022

The Acting Company’s 50th Anniversary Gala celebrated the company’s impact across America and new artistic vision for the future on Monday, June 13, 2022 at Capitale in New York City.

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation Announces Mentor and Host Theatre for 2 Photo Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation Announces Mentor and Host Theatre for 2022 Lloyd Richards New Futures Residency Program
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 7, 2022

SDCF announces the host theatre for its 2022 Lloyd Richards New Futures Residency program: Actors Theatre of Louisville in Louisville, KY. Applications are being accepted now for a Resident Artist, who will be mentored by Actors Theatre of Louisville's Executive Artistic Director Robert Barry Fleming for one year while also undertaking their own artistic projects at the host theatre.

JAMIE DEROY & FRIENDS to Present Benefit for The Entertainment Community Fund Photo JAMIE DEROY & FRIENDS to Present Benefit for The Entertainment Community Fund
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 6, 2022

Show business tour de force and eight-time Tony Award-winning producer Jamie deRoy will bring her acclaimed Jamie deRoy & friends cabaret show back to New York’s famed Birdland, Monday, July 11th, at 7:00 p.m.  

Wendy Wasserstein Videos

TDF Open Doors Program Renamed TDF Wendy Wasserstein Project In Honor Of Its Founder VideoTDF Open Doors Program Renamed TDF Wendy Wasserstein Project In Honor Of Its Founder
by Julie Musbach - Jun 13, 2019

TDF, the not-for-profit service organization for the performing arts has just completed its 23rd year of school programs with the end of the 2018-19 school year.

VIDEO: Carolee Carmello, Andrea Burns and More in Two River's PAMELA'S FIRST MUSICAL VideoVIDEO: Carolee Carmello, Andrea Burns and More in Two River's PAMELA'S FIRST MUSICAL
by Alan Henry - Sep 18, 2018

BroadwayWorld has an inside look at Pamela's First Musical, a world premiere with a book by Wendy Wasserstein and Christopher Durang, music by Cy Coleman and lyrics by David Zippel, directed and choreographed by Graciela Daniele at Two River Theatre. Performances continue through Sunday, October 7 in Two River's Rechnitz Theater, 21 Bridge Avenue, Red Bank, NJ. Tickets are available from 732.345.1400 or tworivertheater.org.

VIDEO: Andrea Burns, Carolee Carmello, and the Cast of PAMELA's FIRST MUSICAL Reveal  VideoVIDEO: Andrea Burns, Carolee Carmello, and the Cast of PAMELA's FIRST MUSICAL Reveal Their First Musicals
by Alan Henry - Sep 7, 2018

More than 20 years after 'it started with a dream,' Pamela's First Musical will have its world premiere this fall at Two River Theater. The theater launches its 25th Anniversary Season with this long-awaited show, a valentine to the musical theater and a testament to its enduring power.

VIDEO: Glenn Close Talks THE WIFE, Working with Her Daughter, & More on TODAY VideoVIDEO: Glenn Close Talks THE WIFE, Working with Her Daughter, & More on TODAY
by Macon Prickett - Jul 27, 2018

Hollywood legend Glenn Close joins Hoda Kotb the TODAY studio to discuss her new film, ‚ÄúThe Wife,‚ÄĚ which is already gaining early Oscar buzz. Close opens about working with her daughter, actress Annie Starke, who portrays a young version of Close's character. Close says she left purposely left the set on days Starke was shooting. ‚ÄúShe's naturally talented and I thought it's between her and the director,‚ÄĚ Close said. ‚ÄúYou don't want your Mom around!‚ÄĚ

VIDEO: Watch the Official Trailer for THE WIFE Starring Three-Time Tony Winner Glenn  VideoVIDEO: Watch the Official Trailer for THE WIFE Starring Three-Time Tony Winner Glenn Close
by Macon Prickett - Apr 10, 2018

Joan Castleman (Glenn Close) is a highly intelligent and still-striking beauty - the perfect devoted wife. Forty years spent sacrificing her own talent, dreams and ambitions to fan the flames of her charismatic husband Joe (Jonathan Pryce) and his skyrocketing literary career. Ignoring his infidelities and excuses because of his 'art' with grace and humor. Their fateful pact has built a marriage upon uneven compromises and Joan's reached her breaking point. On the eve of Joe's Nobel Prize for Literature, the crown jewel in a spectacular body of work, Joan's coup de grace is to confront the biggest sacrifice of her life and secret of his career.?THE WIFE is a poignant, funny and emotional journey; a celebration of womanhood, self-discovery and liberation.

BWW TV: She's a Shining Light! O'Neill Theatre Center Honors Judith Light with Monte Cristo Award!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 28, 2017

It was a night full of Broadway and TV reunions for beloved stage and screen star Judith Light at the 2017 Monte Cristo Award ceremony earlier this week, presented by the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center and held for the first time at 583 Park Avenue. Light's LOMBARDI co-star Dan Lauria and 'Ugly Betty' co-star Michael Urie joined in on the celebrations, and Director Thomas Kail presented Light with her honor. 

STAGE TUBE: Rick McKay Interviews Wendy Wasserstein on BROADWAY: BEYOND THE GOLDEN AGE
by Stage Tube - Apr 17, 2015

In his new film, Broadway: Beyond the Golden Age, which will be out next year, Rick McKay interviews Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Wendy Wasserstein in 1999. Known for her award-winning play THE HEIDI CHRONICLES, he put this short piece together for his film/tv producing partner, Jamie deRoy, who is part of the producing team of the new revival of THE HEIDI CHRONICLES on Broadway, starring Elizabeth 'Mad Men' Moss. Check out the interview below!

BWW TV: On the Red Carpet for THE HEIDI CHRONICLES with Lea DeLaria, Jessie Mueller & More!
by TV - Red Carpets - Mar 20, 2015

The first Broadway revival of the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning Wendy Wasserstein play The Heidi Chronicles officially opened last night, March 19, 2015, at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street). BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was on the red carpet to chat with the big guests before the curtain went up. Below, check out interviews with Lea DeLaria, Jessie Muller, Raul Esparza, Tovah Feldshuh and more!

BWW TV: Chatting with Elisabeth Moss, Jason Biggs, Bryce Pinkham & the Cast of THE HEIDI CHRONICLES on Opening Night!
by TV - Opening Night Special - Mar 21, 2015

The first Broadway revival of the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning Wendy Wasserstein play The Heidi Chronicles officially opened Thursday night, March 19, 2015, at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street). BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there for all the festivities and you can check out interviews with the whole gang below!

BWW TV: Watch Highlights of Elisabeth Moss, Jason Biggs & Bryce Pinkham in THE HEIDI CHRONICLES!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 19, 2015

The first Broadway revival of the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning Wendy Wasserstein play The Heidi Chronicles officially opens tonight, March 19, 2015, at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street). Check out highlights of the cast in action below!


Wendy Wasserstein Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Wendy Wasserstein written?
Wendy Wasserstein has written 15 shows including Isn't It Romantic (Playwright), Miami (Bookwriter), Orchards (Adaptation), Urban Blight (Bookwriter), The Heidi Chronicles (Playwright), The Sisters Rosenweig (Playwright), The Sisters Rosensweig (Playwright), Uncommon Women and Others (Playwright), An American Daughter (Playwright), Love's Fire: Fresh Numbers by Seven American Playwrights (Playwright), Old Money (Playwright), Escape: 6 Ways to Get Away (1) (Bookwriter), Escape: 6 Ways to Get Away (2) (Bookwriter), Third (Playwright), Pamela's First Musical (Bookwriter).

What awards has Wendy Wasserstein been nominated for?
Outstanding Revival of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play (Drama League Awards) for The Heidi Chronicles , Lifetime Achievement Award (The Lortels) , Outstanding New Play (Drama Desk Awards) for The Sisters Rosensweig , Best Play (Tony Awards) for The Sisters Rosensweig , Outstanding New Play (Drama Desk Awards) for The Heidi Chronicles , Best Play (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for The Heidi Chronicles The Pulitzer Prize for Drama (The Pulitzer Prize) for The Heidi Chronicles and Outstanding Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Isn't It Romantic .

What awards has Wendy Wasserstein won?
Best Play (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for The Heidi Chroniclesand The Pulitzer Prize for Drama (The Pulitzer Prize) for The Heidi Chronicles.