Road Show

March 13

May 4, 2014

Upstairs at Chicago Shakespeare

music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
book by John Weidman
directed by Gary Griffin

John Weidman


John Weidman has written the books for a wide variety of musicals, including: Pacific Overtures (Tony Award nomination – Best Book), Assassins (Tony Award – Best Musical Revival), and Road Show (Lucille Lortel Award nomination – Best Musical), all with scores by Stephen Sondheim; Contact (Tony Award nomination – Best Book; Tony Award – Best Musical), co-created with director/choreographer Susan Stroman; Happiness, score by Scott Frankel and Michael Korie, directed and choreographed by Susan Stroman; Take Flight and Big (Tony Award nomination – Best Book), scores by Richard Maltby Jr. and David Shire; and the new book, co-authored with Timothy Crouse, for the Lincoln Center Theater/Roundabout Theatre revivals of Cole Porter’s Anything Goes (Tony Award – Best Musical Revival; Olivier Award – Best Musical Production). Since his children were pre-schoolers, Mr. Weidman 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.

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