Beth Henley

Personal Information
Beth Henley won the Pulitzer Prize and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best American Play for Crimes of The Heart. Her other plays include The Wake of Jamey Foster (Hartford Stage, Broadway), The Miss Firecracker Contest (Manhattan Theatre Club), Am I Blue, The Debutante Ball, The Lucky Spot, Abundance, Signature, Control Freaks, Revelers, L-PLAY, Impossible Marriage, and Family Week. Ms. Henley wrote the screenplays for the acclaimed film version of Crimes of The Heart (Academy Award nomination), Miss Firecracker, and Nobody’s Fool, and co-wrote the screenplay for True Stories. She also wrote a teleplay for PBS’ series “Trying Times.” Ms. Henley was born and raised in Mississippi and graduated from Southern Methodist University. She is currently writing and directing “Broken Glass” for CBS.

Production Theatre Opened Credit
1 The Jacksonian Theatre Row / Theatre Three (previously Acorn Theater) 11/07/2013 Playwright
2 Motherhood Out Loud 59E59 Theaters/ Theater A 10/04/2011 Author
3 Family Week Lucille Lortel Theatre 05/04/2010 Playwright
4 Crimes of the Heart Laura Pels Theatre (Current) 02/14/2008 Playwright
5 Crimes of the Heart Second Stage Theatre 04/16/2001 Playwright
6 Family Week Century Center For The Performing Arts 04/10/2000 Playwright
7 Impossible Marriage Laura Pels Theatre (Former) 10/15/1998 Playwright
8 Abundance New York City Center/ Stage I 10/04/1990 Playwright
9 The Debutante Ball New York City Center/ Stage II 04/26/1988 Playwright
10 The Lucky Spot New York City Center/ Stage I 04/28/1987 Playwright
11 The Miss Firecracker Contest Stage 73 05/01/1984 Playwright
12 Confluence Circle Repertory Theatre 01/10/1982 Playwright
13 Crimes of the Heart Stage 73 12/09/1980 Playwright
Award Production Function
1 NOMINATED 2002 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Revival Crimes of the Heart Playwright