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John Weidman

Playwright

 JOHN WEIDMAN wrote the new book for the 2011 revival of Anything Goes. He wrote the book for Pacific Overtures (Tony nominations, Best Book and Best Musical), score by Stephen Sondheim, produced and directed on Broadway by Harold Prince. He co-authored, with Timothy Crouse, the new book for Lincoln Center Theater’s revival of Cole Porter’s Anything Goes (Tony Award, Best Musical Revival; Olivier Award, Best Musical Production). He wrote the book forAssassins, score by Stephen Sondheim, directed Off-Broadway by Jerry Zaks and in London’s West End (Drama Critics Award for Best Musical) by Sam Mendes. Happiness, score by Scott Frankel and Michael Korie, direcred and choreographed by Susan Stroman; and Take Flight. He wrote the book for Big (Tony nomination, Best Book), score by Richard Maltby, Jr. and David Shire, directed on Broadway by Mike Ockrent, and co-created with choreographer/director Susan Stroman the musical Contact (Tony nomination, Best Book; Tony Award, Best Musical).Bounce/Road Show, score by Stephen Sondheim, direction by Harold Prince, premiered at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago. He is currently completing a screen adaptation of Contact for Miramax. Since 1986, he has written for Sesame Street, receiving more than a dozen Emmy Awards for Outstanding Writing for a Children’s Program. From 1999 to 2009 he served as president of the Dramatists Guild of America.

Appears in
Assassins