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Wendy Wasserstein

NYMF: Presenting Tomorrow's Musicals, Today

Cara Joy David | Posted 08.03.2014 | 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.