Douglas Carter Beane

Screenwriter, Playwright, Producer
When openly gay New York playwright Douglas Cater Beane got the news that his first screenplay, "Too Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything, Julie Newmar" (1995), had been sold, he was earning a living as a baby-sitter for ... Read more »
Born: 07/12/1959 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USA

Filmography

Writer (3)

Advice From A Caterpillar 2001 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Fathers' Day 1997 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Biography

When openly gay New York playwright Douglas Cater Beane got the news that his first screenplay, "Too Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything, Julie Newmar" (1995), had been sold, he was earning a living as a baby-sitter for friends. He trained at ASCAP's Musical Theatre Workshop where he wrote the book and score for the musical revue "White Lies" which was based on the tabloid THE NATIONAL ENQUIRER. Shortly thereafter, he enjoyed a brief success with his first produced full-length play, "Advice From a Caterpillar" (1991), co-starring Dennis Christopher and Ally Sheedy.

EDUCATION

ASCAP Musical Theatre Workshop

New York, New York

Milestones

2011

Co-wrote the stage adaptation of the 1992 film, "Sister Act"; earned a Tony nomination for Best Book of a Musical

2007

Wrote the book for a stage musical adaptation of the 1980 film, "Xanadu"; earned a Tony award nomination for Best Book of a Musical

2006

Helmed the Broadway play, "The Little Dog Laughed"; earned a Tony nomination for Best Play

2002

Directed stage adaptation of "Free to Be ... You and Me"

2001

Wrote the play "Music From a Sparkling Planet"

2000

Penned screen version of his play "Advice From a Caterpillar"

1998

His play "The Country Club" was produced at Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven, CT

1997

Scored a hit off-Broadway with the play "As Bees in Honey Drown"

1995

Co-founded Drama Dept., Inc., a New York theater company; served as first artistic director

1995

First produced screenplay, "To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar"

1991

First full-length play produced Off-Broadway, "Advice From a Caterpillar"

Bonus Trivia

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The Drama Dept. has a website located at www.dramadept.com

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