Road Show


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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