Person Place Thing Episode 75: Theresa Rebeck


Plays: 139

No one moves more gracefully between Hollywood and New York than Theresa Rebeck. Out west, she wrote for “NYPD Blue,” among many TV shows, before creating her own, “Smash.” Back east, her plays include Mauritius, Seminar, and the Pulitzer finalist Omnium Gatherum. She won the Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America, which isn’t really between Hollywood and New York, but we can’t be slaves to cartography or tired metaphor: she wouldn’t.

  • PERSON: Seward Johnson

  • PLACE: her bed (not this one)

  • THING: a small Mexican sculpture


  • RANDY’S THING: a Knicks game, Death of a Salesman