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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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Description
1 videocassette (VHS) (140 min.) : sd., col. SP; 1/2 in.
Series Statement
Playwright's the thing
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Drama.
  • Readings.
Note
  • Copy of program available.
  • 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
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.
Summary
Benefit performance featuring readings from plays by Christopher Durang, Terrence McNally, and Wendy Wasserstein.
Local Note
Gift of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
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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