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Social: Broadway Reacts to the Passing of Terrence McNally

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Social: Broadway Reacts to the Passing of Terrence McNally

Along with the rest of the theatre community, BroadwayWorld is bereft at the passing of legendary Broadway playwright Terrence McNally.

McNally was a four-time Tony Award winner, and recipient of the 2019 Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre. His career has spanned six decades, and his plays, musicals, and operas are routinely performed all over the world.

He celebrated his 80th birthday last year (2019) with his 25th Broadway production since 1965, following such highlights as: Anastasia (2017), Mothers and Sons (2014), Master Class (2011, 1995), Ragtime (2009, 1998), The Ritz (2007, 1983, 1975), Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune (2002), The Full Monty (2000), Love! Valour! Compassion! (1995), Kiss of the Spider Woman (1993), The Rink (1984) and And Things That Go Bump in the Night (1965).

See how the Broadway community is reacting to the passing of this legendary artist.


A gut-wrenching, body blow personally and for the world. Terrence McNally. My dear friend, colleague, the giver to me of my Broadway debut, the writer of words so profound and funny and piercing and tender for all the world. You will live forever in my own heart and memory, and in your peerless work. I'll miss you. Please take this virus seriously. "Well. That's that."

A post shared by Alexandra Silber (@alsilbs) on Mar 24, 2020 at 12:13pm PDT


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