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Uncommon Women… and Others
June 20, 1979 | PBS Television | 90 minutes
“Uncommon Women and Others” is the first play by noted 20th century American playwright Wendy Wasserstein. It premiered Off-Broadway in a Phoenix Theatre production on November 21, 1977. Wasserstein also wrote the teleplay for the 1978 televised production. It was shown in May 1978 as part of the Great Performances series on PBS. All actresses of the play reprised their roles in the made-for-television PBS film with the exception of Glenn Close, who originally played Leilah. She was replaced by Meryl Streep, who became friends with Wasserstein while both studied at Yale.