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Quiara Alegría Hudes Book

Quiara Alegría Hudes received the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for her play Water By the Spoonful. Previously, her play Elliot, A Soldier’s Fugue was a Pulitzer Finalist, and her most recent work, The Happiest Song Plays Last premiered at The Goodman Theatre and then in New York at Second Stage. Hudes wrote the book to the Broadway musical In the Heights, which premiered off-Broadway and earned the Lucille Lortel Award and Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Musical. In the Heights transferred to Broadway where it received the Tony Award for Best Musical, a Tony Nomination for Best Book of a Musical, and was named a Pulitzer Finalist. Hudes is a resident playwright at New York’s Signature Theatre where her play Daphne’s Dive premieres this spring. Her upcoming musical Miss You Like Hell is commissioned by La Jolla Playhouse. She has been honored with official Quiara Hudes Days declared by both the City of Philadelphia and the City of Chicago. After graduating from public school in Philadelphia she received a B.A. in music composition from Yale and an M.F.A. in playwriting from Brown, where she studied with Paula Vogel. Hudes is the Shapiro Distinguished Professor of Writing and Theater at Wesleyan University.


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