Allan Knee is the author of the New York hit play SCHMULNIK’S WALTZ, as well as SHOLOM ALEICHEM LIVES, LATE NITE COMIC, SECOND AVENUE RAG and the book to the Broadway musical, LITTLE WOMEN. SYNCOPATION has been produced by regional theatres around the USA and won an American Theatre Critics Best New Play award. His most recent play, THE JAZZ AGE, about Hemingway, Zelda and F. Scott Fitzgerald has been produced at 5 E. 55th Street Theatre in New York and at The Blank Theatre in LA to excellent reviews, with a Broadway production planned. His play, THE MAN WHO WAS PETER PAN, became the basis of the award-winning movie FINDING NEVERLAND. Allan is now writing the book for the upcoming Broadway musical of the movie for the The Weinstein Company.
A graduate of the Yale School of Drama, he won a Richard Rodgers Musical Theater Award as well as a Cine Eagle Award from the Washington Film Festival. His plays have been produced at Jewish Repertory Theatre, American Repertory Theatre, Milwaukee Rep, Long Wharf Theater, Manhattan Punchline, Theatreworks/USA among many others. (As of 1974)