John Weidman Biography (1946-)

Full name, John Whitney Weidman; born September 25, 1946, in New York, NY; son of Jerome (a writer) and Elizabeth (a writer; maiden name, Payne) Weidman;married Lila Coleburn (a therapist), May 27, 1978; children: Laura, Jonathan.

Birth Details
September 25, 1946
New York, New York, United States

Famous Works

  • Stage Musicals
  • Pacific Overtures, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, producedat Winter Garden Theatre, New York City, 1976; published by Dodd (New York City), 1976
  • (With Alfred Uhry) America's Sweetheart, music by Robert Waldman,lyrics by Uhry, 1979
  • Revised version (with Timothy Crouse), Anything Goes, produced atVivian Beaumont Theatre, New York City, 1987-1989
  • (With Charles S. Gilbert, Jr.) Assassins, music and lyrics by Sondheim, produced at Playwrights Horizons Theatre, New York City, 1990-1991, then Donmar Warehouse Theatre, London, 1992; published by Theatre CommunicationsGroup, 1991
  • Adaptor, Fiorello!, produced at City Center Theatre, New York City, 1994
  • Big, music by David Shire, lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr., producedat Sam S. Shubert Theatre, New York City, 1996
  • Wise Guys (workshop presentation), produced at New York Theatre Workshop, New York City, 1999
  • (With Susan Stroman) A Dance Play, produced at Mitzi E. Newhouse Theatre, New York City, 1999, then produced as Contact, Vivian BeaumontTheatre, 2000
  • Additional dialogue, Matters of the Heart (solo concert performance), produced at Vivian Beaumont Theatre, 2000
  • Adaptor, South Pacific (concert performance), produced at Vivian Beaumont Theatre, 2000
  • Television Series
  • (With others) Sesame Street (also known as Canadian Sesame Street, Open Sesame, and Sesame Park), PBS, c. 1986-2001

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