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Wendy Wasserstein

Writer
( b. Oct 18, 1950 Brooklyn, New York, USA - d. Jan 30, 2006 New York, New York, USA ) Female
Relations: Mother of Lucy Jane (born September 1999)

Biography: Wendy Wasserstein was born on October 18, 1950 in Brooklyn, New York to Morris Wasserstein and Lola Schleifer. She attended at Mount Holyoke College, City College, and Yale University School of Drama. Her daughter, Lucy Jane, was born in 1999.

Film/TV Credits: Film credits include: "The Object of My Affection," "Life with Mikey," "Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There," and "Making Trouble." Television credits include: "Frasier," "Sesame Street," "Late Show with David Letterman," "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," "Ryan's Hope," and "Great Performances."

Other Awards: Received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for The Heidi Chronicles in 1989. Received the William Inge Award for Distinguished Achievement in American Theatre in 1993. Inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame in 2007.

Trivia:
Her other writing includes self-help literature spoof "Sloth" and two books of essays entitled "Bachelor Girls" and "Shiksa Goddess."
The marquees of Broadway theaters were dimmed in her honor on January 30, 2006.



ProductionsDate of Productions
The Heidi Chronicles
[Play, Revival]
  • Written by Wendy Wasserstein
Mar 19, 2015 - May 03, 2015
An American Daughter
[Play, Original]
  • Written by Wendy Wasserstein
Apr 13, 1997 - Jun 29, 1997
The Sisters Rosensweig
[Play, Original]
  • Written by Wendy Wasserstein
Mar 18, 1993 - Jul 16, 1994
The Heidi Chronicles
[Play, Original]
  • Written by Wendy Wasserstein
Mar 09, 1989 - Sep 01, 1990
Touring ProductionsDates of Touring Productions
The Sisters Rosensweig
[Play, Original]
  • Written by Wendy Wasserstein
Jan 07, 1994 - May 28, 1995
The Heidi Chronicles
[Play, Original]
  • Written by Wendy Wasserstein
Oct 10, 1990 - Apr 28, 1991
Special EventsDate of Special Events
Escape: 6 Ways to Get Away (2)
[Play, Benefit, One Act, Original]
  • Excerpt from "Miami" written by Wendy Wasserstein
Jan 31, 2005 - Jan 31, 2005
Escape: 6 Ways to Get Away (1)
[Play, Benefit, One Act, Original]
  • Excerpt from "Miami" written by Wendy Wasserstein
Dec 06, 2004 - Dec 06, 2004
1993 Tony Award® Best Play
The Sisters Rosensweig [nominee]
Written by Wendy Wasserstein
1993 Drama Desk Award Outstanding New Play
The Sisters Rosensweig [nominee]
Written by Wendy Wasserstein
1989 Tony Award® Best Play
winner The Heidi Chronicles [winner]
Written by Wendy Wasserstein
1989 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
winner The Heidi Chronicles [winner]
Written by Wendy Wasserstein
1989 Drama Desk Award Outstanding New Play
winner The Heidi Chronicles [winner]
Written by Wendy Wasserstein
1984 Drama Desk Award Outstanding New Play
Wendy Wasserstein (for "Isn't It Romantic") [nominee]
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