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Wendy Wasserstein

Date of Death: January 30, 2006 (55)

Birth Place: Brooklyn, NY, USA

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Wendy Wasserstein Productions

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

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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


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New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 1989 - Best Play

Wendy Wasserstein, The Heidi Chronicles


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The Pulitzer Prize - 1989 - The Pulitzer Prize for Drama

Wendy Wasserstein, The Heidi Chronicles

Drama Desk Awards - 1984 - Outstanding Play

Wendy Wasserstein, Isn't It Romantic

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Wendy Wasserstein News


Del Hughes Awards Honorees for Lifetime Achievement in the Art of Stage Management, The Founders Award & Special Recognition Award Revealed

The Stage Managers’ Association (SMA) has announced its annual Del Hughes Awards for Lifetime Achievement in the Art of Stage Management.
Lillias White to Perform at TDF's Wendy Wasserstein Project Year End Ceremony

TDF will host its annual Wendy Wasserstein Project ceremony at The Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College. Learn more and see how to attend.
JOB, Starring Peter Friedman and Sydney Lemmon, Will Open on Broadway This Summer

Following two sold-out runs Off-Broadway, JOB, the smash hit play by Max Wolf Friedlich, will open on Broadway this summer starring acclaimed original cast members Peter Friedman and Sydney Lemmon. We have all of the details!
Get an Advanced Look at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley's 21st Annual New Works Festival

Hundreds of lovers of new theatre will gather this August for an advance look at tomorrow’s hits at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley’s 21st Annual New Works Festival.
O'Neill Theater Center Chairman Tom Viertel to Step Down

Tom Viertel, who has been a member of the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center board for nearly three decades and its Chairman since 2000, will step down from his role at the end of the O'Neill's 2024 season in August. Learn more.
Lucille Lortel Theatre Presents JAIME LOZANO & THE FAMILIA: SONGS BY AN IMMIGRANT UNPLUGGED In May

Experience a one-night-only concert at Lucille Lortel Theatre featuring JAIME LOZANO & THE FAMILIA: SONGS BY AN IMMIGRANT UNPLUGGED on May 30. Don't miss this unique musical event.
Photos: Chip Zien Honored With Caricature at Sardi's

The stars came out at the iconic Sardi’s restaurant in Times Square on Thursday night to honor the legendary Chip Zien, star of the Barry Manilow & Bruce Sussman musical, “Harmony.” Check out photos here!
THE OFFICE Cast- From Screen to Stage

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Dan Lauria and Patty McCormack Will Lead the Off Broadway Premiere of JUST ANOTHER DAY at Theater555

Coming next month is the off-Broadway premiere of Just Another Day, a play by Dan Lauria about wonderful old friends who may not even know each other, but who relive and celebrate a life together…maybe. A limited engagement (through June 30), previews begin on Friday, May 3 at 7:00 p.m. with an official opening on Sunday, May 12 at 2:00 p.m. at off-Broadway's Theater555.
Lortel Theatre Announces Recipients of 5th Annual NYC Public High School Playwriting Fellowship

Lucille Lortel Theatre recognizes the recipients of its 5th Annual NYC Public High School Playwriting Fellowship, celebrating the city's young and talented playwrights.
Wake Up With BroadwayWorld March 20, 2024

Rise and shine, BroadwayWorld! It is March 20, 2024 and it's time to catch up on all of the theatrical happenings you may have missed in the last 24 hours.
Ethan Coen, Wendy Wasserstein, And Shel Silverstein Highlight Foster Cat Productions' Festival Of Jewish Playwrights

Experience the brilliance of Ethan Coen, Wendy Wasserstein, and Shel Silverstein at Foster Cat Productions' Festival of Jewish Playwrights in Hollywood. Join us for a celebration of theatrical excellence!
John Douglas Thompson & Nicole Ari Parker to Lead Red Bull Theater's ANTONY & CLEOPATRA

RED BULL THEATER has revealed updated casting for the next offering of a new season of OBIE Award-winning Revelation Readings: Antony & Cleopatra by William Shakespeare. See who is starring!
a.k. payne, Jasmine Naziha Jones & More Named as Finalists for 2024 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize

The 2024 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize has revealed the finalists for this prestigious international award honoring women+ playwrights.
Eugene O'Neill Theater Center Names Melia Bensussen Artistic Director of National Playwrights Conference

Eugene O’Neill Theater Center has revealed that Melia Bensussen will be taking the reins of its flagship program, the National Playwrights Conference.
Pam MacKinnon and Orlando Pabotoy to Receive 2022-2023 Joe A. Callaway Awards From SDCF

Pam MacKinnon and Orlando Pabotoy receive the 2022-2023 Joe A. Callaway Awards from Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation for excellence in directing and choreography.
Daphne Rubin-Vega, Kara Young, Reynaldo Piniella & More to Star in HAMLET Reading at The Acting Company 

The Acting Company has revealed the cast for their reading of Hamlet. See the full cast and learn how to purchase tickets!
Director Jon Royal Selected As The SDCF 2023 Lloyd Richards New Futures Resident Artist At St. Louis Black Repertory Theatre

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF) announces that Jon Royal, a director, teaching artist, and facilitator from Nashville, TN, has been selected as the 2023 Lloyd Richards New Futures Resident Artist at St. Louis Black Repertory Theatre, where he will work with Founder and Producing Director Ron Himes.
JOB, Starring Peter Friedman and Sydney Lemmon, Returns Off-Broadway Next Month

JOB, the critically acclaimed psychological thriller about the toll life on the internet takes on all of us, which played a sold-out, twice-extended Off Broadway run this fall, will return for an encore engagement next month.  Learn more about the show and how to get tickets here!
SpeakEasy Stage Company Presents the New England Premiere of Samuel D.Hunter's A CASE FOR THE EXISTENCE OF GOD

A Case for the Existence of God - SpeakEasy Stage presents a thought-provoking exploration of faith and doubt. Find out more about this compelling production.

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?

Wendy Wasserstein has been nominated for several awards throughout her career. These include the Outstanding Revival of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play at the Drama League Awards for "The Heidi Chronicles," the Lifetime Achievement Award at The Lortels, the Outstanding New Play at the Drama Desk Awards for "The Sisters Rosensweig," the Best Play at the Tony Awards for "The Sisters Rosensweig," the Outstanding New Play at the Drama Desk Awards for "The Heidi Chronicles," the Best Play at the New York Drama Critics Circle Awards for "The Heidi Chronicles," the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for "The Heidi Chronicles," and the Outstanding Play at the Drama Desk Awards for "Isn't It Romantic."

What awards has Wendy Wasserstein won?

Wendy Wasserstein has won several awards for her work in the theater industry. She received the Best Play award from the New York Drama Critics Circle Awards for her play "The Heidi Chronicles." Additionally, she was honored with the prestigious Pulitzer Prize for Drama for the same play, "The Heidi Chronicles." These accolades recognize the excellence and impact of Wendy Wasserstein's writing in the world of Broadway.

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