Photo Coverage: Broadway Pays Tribute to Edward Albee

By: Dec. 07, 2016
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Yesterday afternoon, friends and colleagues of the late Edward Albee paid tribute to the playwright at the August Wilson Theatre (245 W. 52 St.). Mr. Albee died at age 88 on September 16, 2016 at his home in Montauk, NY. Check out our complete photo coverage below.

Actors RoseMary Harris, Mercedes Ruehl, Maureen Anderman, Richard Thomas, Brian Murray, Jane Alexander and Peter Francis James were joined by playwrights Terrence McNally, Will Eno, Arthur Kopit and John Guare, along with producer Elizabeth Ireland McCann, directors David Esbjornson and Emily Mann, and Jakob Holder, Executive Director of the Edward F. Albee Foundation.

Widely-recognized as one of the greatest playwrights of his generation, whose work altered the landscape of world drama, Edward Albee wrote more than 30 plays, including The Zoo Story; The Death of Bessie Smith; The Sandbox; Fam and Yam; The American Dream; Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Tony Award); The Ballad of the Sad Café; Tiny Alice; A Delicate Balance (Pulitzer Prize); Box and Quotations from Chairman Mao Tse-Tung; All Over; Seascape (Pulitzer Prize); Listening; Counting the Ways; The Man Who Had Three Arms; Finding the Sun; Marriage Play; Three Tall Women (Pulitzer Prize); Fragments; The Play About the Baby; The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? (Tony); Occupant; At Home at the Zoo (Homelife/ The Zoo Story); and Me, Myself and I. He was a member of the Dramatist Guild Council and president of the Edward F. Albee Foundation. Mr. Albee was awarded the Gold Medal in Drama from the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1980 and in 1996 received the Kennedy Center Honors and the National Medal of Arts. In 2005 he was awarded a special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement.

One of Mr. Albee's most enduring legacies - The Edward F. Albee Foundation, which he created 50 years ago - will continue to provide residencies for writers and visual artists at the Foundation's headquarters in Montauk, NY.

Photo Credit: Walter McBride