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  • Secret pieces of Wendy’s life found in bio ‘Lost Boys’

    By Tom Teicholz

    September 14, 2011 | 11:19 am

    When the Pulitzer- and Tony Award-winning playwright Wendy Wasserstein — beloved for her plays “The Heidi Chronicles,” “The Sisters Rosensweig” and “Isn’t it Romantic?” — died in 2006 at age 55, Broadway dimmed its lights in her honor. Five years later, Julie...

  • Chabad Telethon Sunday, ‘Shadow of Doubt’

    By Dikla Kadosh

    September 8, 2007 | 8:00 pm


    Only two more weeks until Yom Kippur ... are you mentally and emotionally prepared? Tackling the weighty topics of repentance and forgiveness can seem like a mighty task, but with the entertaining inspiration of "The Gates Are Closing" you can start thinking and discussing...
  • Wasserstein Chronicled Modern Women

    By Avigail Schwartz

    February 2, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Playwright Wendy Wasserstein, known for wry portrayals of strong, conflicted, contemporary women in prizewinning works such as "The Heidi Chronicles," died this week in New York.

    While not always overtly Jewish, her characters still bore the mark of the playwright's traditional...

  • The Art of Laziness

    By Amy Klein

    January 13, 2005 | 7:00 pm


    Here were my New Year's resolutions: Clean out my house, get in shape, finish my novel, yada yada -- the same ones I made last year. And if the first two weeks of 2005 are anything to go by, the next 50 are sure to bring about failure in this endeavor.

    But at least I'm...

  • Wendy Wasserstein to Give a Little Peek

    By Andrea Adelson

    January 2, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Fertility therapy, Jewish identity, pressure to marry, single parenting. All are themes that flow through both the personal life and creative work of playwright Wendy Wasserstein, who won a Pulitzer Prize and Tony in 1998 for "The Heidi Chronicles."

    In a rare peek behind the...