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Wendy Wasserstein

Cool Things You Don't Know About Bryce Pinkham, Co-star of 'The Heidi Chronicles'

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 04.17.2015 | Arts
Jeryl Brunner

Last season on Broadway, actor Bryce Pinkham dazzled audiences in the musical A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder. The murderous role earned him a Tony nomination (along with a Tony award for the show).

On the Culture Front: Bjork With Orchestra, Small Mouth Sounds and More

Chris Kompanek | Posted 04.10.2015 | New York
Chris Kompanek

Backed by the fifteen-piece modern classical orchestra, Alarm Will Sound, her voice resonated with chilling clarity.

Elisabeth Moss as Feminist Heidi Holland in Wendy Wasserstein's The Heidi Chronicles

Regina Weinreich | Posted 03.28.2015 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Elisabeth Moss, now more famous for Mad Men than when I first saw her onstage in David Mamet's Speed the Plow opposite Jeremy Piven and Raul Esparza, gives Heidi the requisite intelligence, as she did in the Mamet play.

The Heidi Chronicles: Pursuing It All

Danny Groner | Posted 03.27.2015 | New York
Danny Groner

Give Wendy Wasserstein credit: Her play The Heidi Chronicles brilliantly toes the line between remaining relevant to new, contemporary audiences while simultaneously exemplifying how far we've come from tumultuous years of inequality for women.

The Heidi Chronicles on Broadway; First World Problems

Monica Bauer | Posted 03.27.2015 | Arts
Monica Bauer

This is supposed to be a great feminist play. But what does Heidi want? She wants to get married and have babies but also be an art historian. She wants to "have it all." Only we don't see her struggle to get, or keep, a career. We only see her struggle to find a man.

Heidi: Then, Now and Forever

Rob Taub | Posted 03.23.2015 | Arts
Rob Taub

Wendy Wasserstein's plays are always smart and funny and she writes about nostalgia, friends and change as well as any playwright. MacKinnon has assembled an impressive group of actors who deliver Wasserstein's message with ease and charm and the material still resonates as much now as it did in 1989.

CultureZohn: Women, Where Are We Going? I Thought We Were All in This Together!

Patricia Zohn | Posted 03.09.2015 | Arts
Patricia Zohn

Wendy Wasserstein's Pulitzer Prize Winning Play reopening on Broadway has renewed resonance on the day after International Women's Day.

'The Heidi Chronicles': Playing It Forward

Barry Singer | Posted 03.03.2015 | Arts
Barry Singer

Yes, the Heidi Chronicles always has been held up as a play about women -- which it is. For me, though, it has always also been about looking back, in sadness and in laughter, in order to keep moving forward. Whatever your gender.

NYMF: Presenting Tomorrow's Musicals, Today

Cara Joy David | Posted 10.02.2014 | New York
Cara Joy David

I've always been happy that musicals can have a chance to be heard by paying audiences at various festivals. Therefore I was thrilled in 2004 when the first New York Musical Theater Festival (NYMF) got off the ground.

Aisle View: Ivy League Daughter Speaks Out

Steven Suskin | Posted 08.17.2014 | Arts
Steven Suskin

While The Who and the What does not displace Disgraced from its perch near the top of the most important new American plays of the decade, it suggests that Mr. Akhtar has plenty to say and knows how to say it.

A Special "Free To Be" Tribute From Melissa Levis

Posted 06.17.2012 | Women

The following essay was written by my friend Melissa Levis, Wendy Wasserstein's niece. Wendy brought her to meet me when she was 5 years old because s...

Lost And Found: What Wendy Wassertein Hid, A New Bio Reveals

Tom Teicholz | Posted 02.27.2012 | Arts
Tom Teicholz

After her death, New York Times theater critic and columnist Frank Rich wrote: "How could the most public artist in New York keep so much locked up?"

They Are Women, Hear Them Roar

George Heymont | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

I was intrigued by Symmetry Theatre's claim that fewer good roles are written for women, I found myself wondering if people might not be aware of the variety of plays that do indeed have meaty roles for female characters.

Remembrance of Sublets Past

Chris Durang | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Chris Durang

To be a playwright, it seemed a given that one had to eventually move to New York City.