American playwright who wrote I Hate Hamlet, Jeffrey, and The Naked eye, as well as the books Gorgeous and I Shudder.
He wrote a book jacket copy for costume designer William Ivey Long.
He was described by Ben Brantley of The New York Times as "the funniest writer for the stage in the United States today."
His mother Selma was a publicist and his father Norman was a physicist.
His first play, Poor Little Lambs, featured a young Kevin Bacon.