Joe DiPietro’s comedies are laugh-out-loud, but they’re far from empty entertainment. Joe’s plays are hilarious, intelligent and moving and that is why he has been a staple of the New York theater scene for almost twenty-five years. This fall, his play Clever Little Lies is playing at the Westside Theatre, the same venue where his hit I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change ran for twelve years. On Broadway, he won two Tony Awards – Best Book and Best Score – for the hit musical Memphis and was nominated for his work on Nice Work If You Can Get It. We are delighted Joe DiPietro is represented this season and thrilled to have him On the Couch!
What do you consider to be your best asset?
I think I have deep empathy for people, which is probably why I'm a writer.
What was your proudest moment?
The moment I realized I could make a living writing for the theatre.
What is your favorite drink?
A martini, extra dirty.
What is your favorite food?
Grilled brussels sprouts.
What is your favorite condiment?
Whipped cream, which probably isn't really a condiment, but it is when you put it on a waffle.
What is your current obsession?
If you could give up one of your vices, what would it be?
I sleep way too late.
What is the one professional accomplishment you long for most?
The next hit.
What is the one thing you waste too much money on?
Flying anything but coach.