Beane’s adaptation of “Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella” ran on Broadway for two years and was also nominated for Tony’s for both Best Book of a Musical and Best Musical Revival. His musical stage version of the film “Xanadu” also ran on Broadway for two years and was nominated for a Tony for Best Book of a Musical and Best Musical. It received the Drama Desk Award for best book of a musical and the Outer Critics Circle Best Musical award. Beane’s new book for the musical “Sister Act” ran on Broadway for two years and was nominated for the Tony for Best Book of a Musical and Best Musical. It opens in London this summer. He wrote the book for the Broadway musical, “Lysistrata Jones” and received both the Drama Desk and Tony nomination for Best Book of a musical. He wrote the book to the stage adaptation of MGM’s “The Bandwagon” which was produced at Encores and the summer show for the Rockettes and Radio City Music Hall. His libretto for “Die Fledermaus” debuted at the Metropolitan Opera.
He wrote the film, “To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything, Julie Newmar” which starred Patrick Swayze, John Leguizamo, Wesley Snipes, Robin Williams and Stockard Channing.
Primarily a playwright Beane’s play “The Little Dog Laughed” opened on Broadway where it was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Play and starring Julie White. It then opened in the West End at the Garrick Theater where it starred Tamsin Grieg and Rupert Friend and Gemma Arterton and was nominated for the Olivier for Best New Play.
Beane’s play “The Nance” opened on Broadway starring Nathan Lane, where it received five Tony nominations and won three. It was filmed for PBS “Live from Lincoln Center” ... [FULL BIO]
October 8, 2021
The playwright Douglas Carter Beane, whose zinger-filled œuvre includes “The Little Dog Laughed” and the musical “Xanadu,” combines an acid wit with a gushy love of show biz. In his new play “Fairycakes,” which he directs Off Broadway, starting Oct. 14, at Greenwich House Theatre, Beane borrows from “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” as well as bits of “Cinderella” and “Pinocchio.” The cast of world-class hams includes... [READ the article at The New Yorker]