WME Entertainment Theatre Department Acquires Estates of Jerome Robbins and August Wilson

By Michael Gioia
05 Dec 2013

The theatre department of talent agency WME Entertainment has signed the estates of Tony Award winners and theatrical legends Jerome Robbins and August Wilson, according to

WME now represents the estates of Robbins (previously handled by attorneys at Fitelson, Lasky, Asland, Couture and Garmise) and Wilson (previously handled by his widow, Constanza Romero).

Wilson was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for his plays The Piano Lesson and Fences (which also took home the 1987 and 2010 Tony Awards). His ten-play American Century Cycle — which chronicles the African American experience in the 20th century, with each play set in a different decade, and includes Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, Fences, Joe Turner's Come and Gone, The Piano Lesson, Two Trains Running, Seven Guitars, Jitney, King Headley II, Gem of the Ocean and Radio Golf — was recently presented and recorded this summer at The Greene Space in Manhattan.

Robbins is a five-time Tony Award winner for his direction of Jerome Robbins' Broadway and Fiddler on the Roof and his choreography of Fiddler on the Roof, West Side Story and High Button Shoes. A revival of the musical On the Town, conceived by Robbins, is aiming for a Broadway bow in 2014. He has also worked on hit productions such as Gypsy, Peter Pan and The King and I, among many others.