Cover of The Dramatist Season in Review 2022-2023
Broadway Show: Good Night, Oscar with Doug Wright
Doug Wright by Bronwen Sharp for The Dramatist
Photo: Bronwen Sharp

What is a favorite memory from this season?

I hope it isn’t déclassé to cite my own play, Good Night, Oscar.  And I further hope it isn’t anticlimactic to choose a moment that didn’t occur onstage at all but happened instead in a humble rehearsal hall high over Times Square. In the play, Sean Hayes portrayed famed pianist and scabrous wit Oscar Levant. We’d been rehearsing for a couple of weeks, and we reached the critical moment in the play when it came time for Oscar to play Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” on the piano.

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Doug Wright
Doug Wright

Broadway: Good Night, Oscar (Joseph Jefferson Award for Best Play), I Am My Own Wife (Tony Award, Pulitzer Prize), War Paint, Hands on a Hardbody, The Little Mermaid, and Grey Gardens. Off-Broadway: Posterity (Atlantic); Unwrap Your Candy (Vineyard); Quills (NYTW); Standing on Ceremony (Minetta Lane); Buzzsaw Berkeley (WPA).