It is with a very heavy heart that I write that Wendi Kaufman, friend and author of the beautiful short story upon which our musical is based, lost her battle with cancer on August 27th. Wendi was more than just the author of the story we were adapting, she was a friend, a cheerleader, a muse, and a mentor. She will be deeply missed, but we are honored to have created a musical that carries her story forward, and know her spirit will be close by at each and every production of Helen that hits the stages.
We send our love and thoughts to her husband David, and her sons Alex and Eli during this difficult time.
To support and keep the memory of Wendi alive, consider purchasing her book, Helen on 86th Street and Other Stories, now available for pre-sale here. In addition, memorial contributions can be made to Inova's Life With Cancer Program.
Here's a small dedication we made for her last year. Thank you, Wendi, for helping us fly.