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Broadway Debut: Grand Horizons with Bess Wohl
Bess Wohl by Joanna Eldredge Morrissey
Bess Wohl by Joanna Eldredge Morrissey

What is one of your favorite memories from this season?

At the first preview of Grand Horizons, we had absolutely no idea if the play was funny or not. That very first laugh was magic. We could tell the audience was with us, and they stayed with us for the entire play. When it was over, Leigh and I couldn’t stop hugging. We couldn’t believe it.

Other than your own, which dramatist’s work do you jump at the chance to see?

I have children, so I rarely leave the house... But I always jump at the chance to see anything written, directed, or acted by my friends. Friends are everything in this business and I would do anything to support mine.

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Bess Wohl
Bess Wohl

plays include Grand Horizons (Tony Nominations for Best Play and Best Featured Actress, Broadway, Outer Critics Circle Honor, Drama League Award nom), Make Believe (NYTimes Critic Pick, Best of 2019, Outer Critics Circle Honor), Continuity, Small Mouth Sounds (John Gassner Outer Critics Circle Award, top ten lists in the New York Times, the New York Post, the Guardian, and others), American Hero, Barcelona, Touched, In, Cats Talk Back, and the musical Pretty Filthy with composer/lyricist Michael Friedman and The Civilians (Lucille Lortel and Drama Desk nominations for Outstanding Musical).