EXCLUSIVE: The Theatre Department of WME Entertainment has signed two estates of Broadway hitmakers. The agency now reps the estates of Jerome Robbins and August Wilson. This is significant since their works continue to be revived. Major hits that Robbins either directed or choreographed include The King And I, Fiddler On The Roof, West Side Story (which Robbins conceived as well as directed and choreographed), The Pajama Game, Peter Pan, Gypsy and On The Town. The latter has been the subject of speculation about a revival coming for next season or the one after, and one of the others is also going to be revived. Robbins won two Oscars and five Tony Awards. His estate had previously been handled by attorneys at Fitelson, Lasky, Asland, Couture & Garmise.
Wilson’s works include the Pulitzer Prize-winning Fences and The Piano Lesson, Joe Turner’s Come And Gone, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Two Trains Running, Seven Guitars, Jitney, Seven Guitars, King Hedley II, Gem Of The Ocean and Radio Golf. How I Learned What I Learned, a play about Wilson’s formative years as poet and writer, is currently playing off-Broadway. Wilson’s estate had been handled by his widow, Constanza Romero, the theater designer who met Wilson in 1990 when her Yale School of Drama profs sent her to design costumes for The Piano Lesson. They married four years later.
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