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The playwright's the thing : a celebration of the works of Christopher Durang, Terrence McNally, & Wendy Wasserstein

Title
The playwright's the thing : a celebration of the works of Christopher Durang, Terrence McNally, & Wendy Wasserstein [videorecording] / Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS presents ; producer, Kevin Duncan ; associate producer, Janet Beroza ; director, Leonard Foglia ; [video prod. company] Broadway Beat.
Publication
New York, c1999.

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Additional Authors
  • Duncan, Kevin
  • Beroza, Janet
  • Durang, Christopher, 1949-
  • McNally, Terrence.
  • Wasserstein, Wendy.
  • Foglia, Leonard
  • Loquasto, Santo
  • Leone, Vivien
  • Gotwald, David
  • Alexander, Jane, 1939-
  • Baranski, Christine
  • Buckley, Betty
  • Caldwell, Zoe
  • Channing, Stockard
  • Dennehy, Brian
  • Franz, Elizabeth, 1941-
  • Goldberg, Whoopi, 1955-
  • Klein, Robert, 1942-
  • Kurtz, Swoosie
  • Lane, Nathan, 1956-
  • McDonald, Audra
  • Martin, Steve, 1945-
  • Monk, Debra, 1949-
  • Pierce, David Hyde
  • Plimpton, Martha, 1970-
  • Rudd, Paul
  • Sarandon, Susan, 1946-
  • Toussaint, Lorraine, 1960-
  • Wendt, George
  • Robbins, Tim, 1958-
  • Carr, Geneva
  • Cregg, Joanne
  • Ferver, Jack
  • Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS (Organization), producer.
  • Broadway Beat (Firm)
  • Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS (Organization), donor.
Description
1 videocassette (VHS) (140 min.) : sd., col. SP; 1/2 in.
Summary
Benefit performance featuring readings from plays by Christopher Durang, Terrence McNally, and Wendy Wasserstein.
Series Statement
Playwright's the thing
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Drama.
  • Readings.
Note
  • No credits on tape. Production information gathered from program.
  • A second benefit performance for AIDS charities entitled 'The playwright's the thing' was staged in June 2000, devoted to the work of Neil Simon. A videorecording of that show is available on NCOV 2650.
Access (note)
  • Restricted to qualified researchers.
Credits (note)
  • Set, Santo Loquasto ; lighting, Vivien Leone ; sound, David Gotwald.
Performer (note)
  • Mrs. Sorken (by Christopher Durang): Zoe Caldwell.
  • It's only a play (by Terrence McNally): Nathan Lane and Swoosie Kurtz.
  • Isn't it romantic (by Wendy Wasserstein): Paul Rudd and Martha Plimpton.
  • Beyond therapy (by Christopher Durang): Steve Marin and Stockard Channing.
  • A perfect Ganesh (by Terrence McNally): Elizabeth Franz and Audra McDonald.
  • For whom the Southern belle tolls (by Christopher Durang): Susan Sarandon and David Hyde Pierce.
  • The Heidi chronicles (by Wendy Wasserstein): Swoosie Kurtz.
  • Medea (by Christopher Durang and Wendy Wasserstein): Betty Buckley, Robert Klein, Whoopi Goldberg, George Wendt, Geneva Carr, Joanne Cregg, and Jack Ferver.
  • It's only a play (by Terrence McNally): Nathan Lane, David Hyde Pierce, Swoosie Kurtz, Stockard Channing, Whoopi Goldberg, Steve Martin, and Paul Rudd.
  • The sisters Rosensweig (by Wendy Wasserstein): Christine Baranski, Robert Klein, and Jane Alexander.
  • Botticelli (by Terrence McNally): George Wendt and Brian Dennehy.
  • An American daughter (by Wendy Wasserstein): Lorraine Toussaint.
  • Laughing wild (by Christopher Durang): Debra Monk.
  • Andre's mother (by Terrence McNally): Tim Robbins, Audra McDonald, Brian Dennehy, and Zoe Caldwell.
  • Dr. Gorgeous's radio show (by Christopher Durang, Terrence McNally, and Wendy Wasserstein): Christine Baranski, Elizabeth Franz, and Nathan Lane.
Event (note)
  • Videotaped at the Broadhurst Theatre, New York, N.Y., April 26, 1999.
Call Number
NCOV 2791
OCLC
NYPG04-F208
Title
The playwright's the thing : a celebration of the works of Christopher Durang, Terrence McNally, & Wendy Wasserstein [videorecording] / Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS presents ; producer, Kevin Duncan ; associate producer, Janet Beroza ; director, Leonard Foglia ; [video prod. company] Broadway Beat.
Imprint
New York, c1999.
Series
Playwright's the thing
Access
Restricted to qualified researchers.
Credits
Set, Santo Loquasto ; lighting, Vivien Leone ; sound, David Gotwald.
Cast
Mrs. Sorken (by Christopher Durang): Zoe Caldwell.
It's only a play (by Terrence McNally): Nathan Lane and Swoosie Kurtz.
Isn't it romantic (by Wendy Wasserstein): Paul Rudd and Martha Plimpton.
Beyond therapy (by Christopher Durang): Steve Marin and Stockard Channing.
A perfect Ganesh (by Terrence McNally): Elizabeth Franz and Audra McDonald.
For whom the Southern belle tolls (by Christopher Durang): Susan Sarandon and David Hyde Pierce.
The Heidi chronicles (by Wendy Wasserstein): Swoosie Kurtz.
Medea (by Christopher Durang and Wendy Wasserstein): Betty Buckley, Robert Klein, Whoopi Goldberg, George Wendt, Geneva Carr, Joanne Cregg, and Jack Ferver.
It's only a play (by Terrence McNally): Nathan Lane, David Hyde Pierce, Swoosie Kurtz, Stockard Channing, Whoopi Goldberg, Steve Martin, and Paul Rudd.
The sisters Rosensweig (by Wendy Wasserstein): Christine Baranski, Robert Klein, and Jane Alexander.
Botticelli (by Terrence McNally): George Wendt and Brian Dennehy.
An American daughter (by Wendy Wasserstein): Lorraine Toussaint.
Laughing wild (by Christopher Durang): Debra Monk.
Andre's mother (by Terrence McNally): Tim Robbins, Audra McDonald, Brian Dennehy, and Zoe Caldwell.
Dr. Gorgeous's radio show (by Christopher Durang, Terrence McNally, and Wendy Wasserstein): Christine Baranski, Elizabeth Franz, and Nathan Lane.
Event
Videotaped at the Broadhurst Theatre, New York, N.Y., April 26, 1999.
Local Note
Gift of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
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Added Author
Duncan, Kevin, producer.
Beroza, Janet, producer.
Durang, Christopher, 1949- Mrs. Sorkin.
McNally, Terrence. It's only a play.
Wasserstein, Wendy. Isn't it romantic.
Durang, Christopher, 1949- Beyond therapy.
McNally, Terrence. Perfect Ganesh.
Durang, Christopher, 1949- For whom the Southern belle tolls.
Wasserstein, Wendy. Heidi chronicles.
Durang, Christopher, 1949- Medea.
Wasserstein, Wendy. Sisters Rosensweig.
McNally, Terrence. Botticelli.
Wasserstein, Wendy. American daughter.
Durang, Christopher, 1949- Laughing wild.
McNally, Terrence. Andre's mother.
Durang, Christopher, 1949- Dr. Gorgeous' Radio Show.
Foglia, Leonard, director.
Loquasto, Santo, set designer.
Leone, Vivien, lighting designer.
Gotwald, David, sound designer.
Alexander, Jane, 1939- actor.
Baranski, Christine, actor.
Buckley, Betty, actor.
Caldwell, Zoe, actor.
Channing, Stockard, actor.
Dennehy, Brian, actor.
Franz, Elizabeth, 1941- actor.
Goldberg, Whoopi, 1955- actor.
Klein, Robert, 1942- actor.
Kurtz, Swoosie, actor.
Lane, Nathan, 1956- actor.
McDonald, Audra, actor.
Martin, Steve, 1945- actor.
Monk, Debra, 1949- actor.
Pierce, David Hyde, actor.
Plimpton, Martha, 1970- actor.
Rudd, Paul, actor.
Sarandon, Susan, 1946- actor.
Toussaint, Lorraine, 1960- actor.
Wendt, George, actor.
Robbins, Tim, 1958- actor.
Carr, Geneva, actor.
Cregg, Joanne, actor.
Ferver, Jack, actor.
Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS (Organization), producer.
Broadway Beat (Firm)
Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS (Organization), donor.
Research Call Number
NCOV 2791
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