Playwrights and their stage works 

Jerome Weidman

Born New York City 4 April, 1913 Died San Francisco - 6 October,1998. He made his debut as a novelist at 22 with I Can Get It For You Wholesale . He went on to publish more than 30 novels and volumes of short stories, among them The Enemy Camp , The Sound of Bow Bells and The Forth Street East . Many were published in the magazines: Story, American Mercury and The New Yorker.

He made his debut in the theater with Fiorello! (1959--co-authored with George Abbott, Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick), which won the NY Drama Critics Circle Award, the Pulitzer Prize and tied with The Sound of Music for a Tony for Best Musical on the 1959-60 season.

He teamed with Abbott, Bock and Harnick again on the musical tale, Tenderloin (1960). In 1951, his first novel became a film and in 1962, it was made into a musical starring Elliott Gould and Barbra Streisand.

Awards and nominations:

1960 Tony Award® - Best Musical - Fiorello! [winner]
1960 Pulitzer Prize for Drama - Fiorello! [winner]

Stage Works

  1. Fiorello! - with George Abbott; music & lyrics by Sheldon Harnick and

  2. Tenderloin - with George Abbott; music & lyrics by Sheldon Harnick and Jerry Bock. An adaptation of the work by Samual Hopkin Adams

  3. I Can Get It For You Wholesale. adaptation of his novel of the same name: Music by Harold Rome (produced

  4. Cool Off! Music by Howard Blackman (produced 1964)

  5. Pousse-Café: Music by Duke Ellington, lyrics by Marshall Barer and Frank Tobias; (produced 1966)

  6. Ivory Tower - with James Yaffe (produced 1968)

  7. The Mother Lover - produced 1969

  8. Asterisk! A Comedy of Terrors - produced 1969