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Kline, Linda

Linda Kline received a 2001 Tony nomination for Best Book for a Musical for A CLASS ACT. Ms. Kline wrote the book for MY HEART IS IN THE EAST, produced by The Jewish Repertory Theatre, and for CUT THE RIBBONS, produced at Eighty Eight's (1992 MAC nomination). She co-wrote the book for Theatreworks/U.S.A.'s musical, THE SECRET GARDEN. Her play, THE LAUNDRY WORKERS PRESENT HATPIN BASSIE, was produced the Westbeth Playwrights Feminist Collective. She was Head Writer of ABC-TV's FYI starring Hal Linden (Emmy nomination) and she was a staff writer for Captain Kangaroo. Ms. Kline is a graduate of The High School of Performing Arts and Barnard College. She was a member of Lehman Engel's libretto class at The BMI Musical Theatre Workshop.

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      In 2001 A CLASS ACT closed on Broadway after a run of 105 performances and five Tony nominations, including Best Musical, Book, and Original Score.
      In 2001, A CLASS ACT, the musical memorializing the life and work of songwriter Edward Kleban, had its Broadway premiere at the Ambassador Theatre where it ran for 105 performances.