The company’s 5-decade journey from Off-Off-Broadway outlier to Broadway powerhouse has been steered all along by the same 2 leaders.
The acclaimed dramatist was a generous, kind, humble, and beautiful soul whose youthful excitement for theatre lasted throughout his lengthy career.
We owe him a debt for the gay canon he began creating even before Stonewall, but he also carved paths through every form his writing could take.
In his 2019 Tony speech he looked back lovingly on a stage career, and reached forward to the work that will follow him.
From the birth of William Wells Brown and Ellen Stewart to the beginnings of Memphis’s Playhouse on the Square and McNally’s ‘Love! Valour! Compassion!,’ December was a noteworthy month.
Adapting the beloved animated musical film for the stage, Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty, and Terrence McNally make another journey to the past.
An award named for one musical theatre eminence, bestowed on another theatre giant (who has a few musicals under his belt, too).
L.A. Opera, Beth Morrison Projects, Gotham Chamber Opera, Opera Philadelphia and more show how opera is staying big by going small.