Musicals / Plays William Finn Plays List

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List of William Finn plays with descriptions, including any musicals by William Finn, playwright. This William Finn plays list includes promotional photos when available, as well as information about co-writers and William Finn characters. This list of plays by William Finn is listed alphabetically and includes art of the play's posters when available. These items, like The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and A New Brain include images when available. What plays did William Finn write? All these, one-acts, musicals, or full-length plays are by William Finn and can help you decide, "What are the best William Finn plays?" (6 items)
A New Brain is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list William Finn Plays List
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A New Brain is a musical with music and lyrics by William Finn and book by Finn and James Lapine. Though many of Finn's previous musicals were to some extent autobiographical, A New Brain dealt directly with his own harrowing experience with arteriovenous malformation and the healing power of art. The hero of the musical, Gordon Schwinn, worries that he may not live to complete his work. Finn wrote many of the songs soon after his release from the hospital. The musical premiered Off-Broadway in 1998 and has been revived in the U.S., England and elsewhere. ...more on Wikipedia

Authors / Creators: James Lapine , William Finn , Jason Robert Brown

Characters: Mr. Bungee, Lisa, Richard, Dr. Jafar Berensteiner, Nancy D., + more

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Falsettoland is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list William Finn Plays List
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Falsettoland

Falsettoland is a musical with a book by James Lapine and music and lyrics by William Finn. Following In Trousers and March of the Falsettos, it is the third in a trio of one-act musicals centering on Marvin, his wife Trina, his psychiatrist Mendel, his son Jason, and his gay lover Whizzer Brown. In this chapter of Marvin's life, Jason is preparing for his bar mitzvah and Whizzer is suffering from a mysterious, life-threatening, as yet undefined illness, which the audience recognizes is AIDS. Falsettoland opened on June 28, 1990 at Playwrights Horizons in New York City. Three months later, it transferred to the Lucille Lortel Theatre, where it ran for 176 performances. The cast included ...more on Wikipedia

Authors / Creators: James Lapine , William Finn

Characters: Marvin, Trina, Whizzer Brown, Mendel, Jason

Falsettos is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list William Finn Plays List
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Falsettos is a musical with a book by James Lapine and William Finn and music and lyrics by Finn. The musical consists of March of the Falsettos and Falsettoland, the last two in a trio of one-act Off-Broadway plays. The story involves Marvin, his ex-wife Trina, his psychiatrist Mendel, his son Jason, and his gay lover Whizzer Brown. The musical premiered on Broadway in 1992. ...more on Wikipedia

Authors / Creators: James Lapine , William Finn

Characters: Marvin, Trina, Whizzer Brown, Mendel, Jason

Also Ranked

#27 on The Greatest Musicals That Started Off-Broadway

#18 on The Best Broadway Musicals of the 90s

#6 on The Very Best Sung-Through Musicals

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Infinite Joy

Infinite Joy is a musical revue consisting of songs by Broadway composer William Finn. The songs are mostly material cut from Finn's earlier shows and material from works Finn was then working on. Several of the songs were included in the composer's song cycle Elegies. ...more on Wikipedia

Authors / Creators: William Finn