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Mary McCarthy

 
Mary McCarthy Headshot
Date of Birth: June 21, 1912
Date of Death: October 25, 1989 (77)

Birth Place: Seattle, WA, USA

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
1920
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Writing

Playwright

Photos

Marcia Rodd (Mary McCarthy) and Dick Cavett (as himself) in Brian Richard Mori''s HEL Photo

Marcia Rodd (Mary McCarthy) and Dick Cavett (as himself) in Brian Richard Mori''s HELLMAN v. McCARTHY at Abingdon Theatre Company (312 West 36th Street) through April 13.

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03/20/2014
Roberta Maxwell (Lillian Hellman), Dick Cavett, Marcia Rodd (Mary McCarthy); (backgro Photo

Roberta Maxwell (Lillian Hellman), Dick Cavett, Marcia Rodd (Mary McCarthy); (background, l-r) Rowan Michael Meyer (Ryan), Peter Brouwer (Lester) and Jeff Woodman (Burt)

From: 
Date:
03/20/2014

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
1920
Jo

Writing
Playwright





Mary McCarthy News

THE FATAL WEAKNESS by George Kelly to Conclude Mint Theater's Silver Lining Streaming Photo THE FATAL WEAKNESS by George Kelly to Conclude Mint Theater's Silver Lining Streaming Series
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 14, 2021

Mint Theater Company will conclude the highly popular Silver Lining Streaming Series with the on-demand streaming of the three-camera archival recording (filmed in HD!) of The Fatal Weakness by George Kelly, beginning Monday May 17th, and continuing through June 27th.

The Broad Stage Announces An Evening With Fran Lebowitz Photo The Broad Stage Announces An Evening With Fran Lebowitz
by A.A. Cristi - May 10, 2021

The Broad Stage presents An Evening with Fran Lebowitz, star of the recent Netflix series Pretend it's a City directed by Martin Scorsese. Lebowitz will appear on stage for four performances only April 28 through May 1, 2022. A Q+A with the audience follows the performance.

Carol LaHines Promotes New Literary Novel SOMEDAY EVERYTHING WILL ALL MAKE SENSE Photo Carol LaHines Promotes New Literary Novel SOMEDAY EVERYTHING WILL ALL MAKE SENSE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 9, 2020

Author Carol LaHines has announced the promotion of her literary novel, Someday Everything Will All Make Sense. Someday Everything Will All Make Sense follows Luther van der Loon, an eccentric professor of early music, as he navigates the stages of grief after his mother chokes on a wonton.

Carol LaHines, Beverly Gologorsky, and David Dunbar Stop By Pen Parentis This Season Photo Carol LaHines, Beverly Gologorsky, and David Dunbar Stop By Pen Parentis This Season
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 18, 2020

Veteran NYC writers Carol LaHines, Beverly Gologorsky, and David Dunbar in lively discussion about New York, parenting, and literary writing, hosted by Pen Parentis. This livecast event is online Tuesday September 8th from 7 - 8:15pm, and open to the general public. RSVP is required at penparentis.org/calendar 

Roger Rosenblatt's LIVES IN THE BASEMENT, DOES NOTHING: A WRITING LIFE At Bay Street  Photo Roger Rosenblatt's LIVES IN THE BASEMENT, DOES NOTHING: A WRITING LIFE At Bay Street Theater
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 19, 2019

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to announce a new show by and starring Roger Rosenblatt entitled Lives in the Basement, Does Nothing: A Writing Life on Friday, April 26 and Saturday, April 27 at 8 pm. The show will also have "almost surprise appearances" by Amy Hempel (Friday 4/26) and Alice McDermott (Saturday 4/27). The production consultant for the show is Scott Schwartz, Bay Street Theater's Artistic Director.

Mint Theater's DAYS TO COME Opens Sunday Photo Mint Theater's DAYS TO COME Opens Sunday
by Julie Musbach - Aug 23, 2018

Mint Theater will open Days to Come by Lillian Hellman on Sunday August 26th. Performances have been extended through October 6th at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street). 

Mint Theater Presents Lillian Hellman's DAYS TO COME Photo Mint Theater Presents Lillian Hellman's DAYS TO COME
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2018

Mint Theater (Jonathan Bank, Producing Artistic Director) will present a rare revival of Days to Come by Lillian Hellman, "one of the most important playwrights of the American theater" (New York Times). Performances will begin this Today, August 2nd, and continue through September 30th at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street). Opening Night is set for August 26th.

Mint Theater Presents Lillian Hellman's DAYS TO COME Photo Mint Theater Presents Lillian Hellman's DAYS TO COME
by Stephi Wild - Jul 30, 2018

Mint Theater (Jonathan Bank, Producing Artistic Director) will present a rare revival of Days to Come by Lillian Hellman, "one of the most important playwrights of the American theater" (New York Times). Performances will begin this Thursday, August 2nd, and continue through September 30th at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street). Opening Night is set for August 26th.

Mint Theater Company Presents Rarely Revived DAYS TO COME Photo Mint Theater Company Presents Rarely Revived DAYS TO COME
by Julie Musbach - Jun 25, 2018

Mint Theater (Jonathan Bank, Producing Artistic Director) will present a rare revival of Days to Come by Lillian Hellman, 'one of the most important playwrights of the American theater' (New York Times). Performances will begin August 2nd and continue through September 30th at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street). Opening Night is set for August 26th.

BWW REVIEW: Jonathan Leaf's DECONSTRUCTION Bravely and Brilliantly Delves Into The Difficulties of Truth
by Victoria Ordin - Apr 4, 2017

Over halfway through DECONSTRUCTION, Jonathan Leaf's remarkable play about Paul De Man, Mary McCarthy (Fleur Alys Dobbins) tells Hannah Arendt (Karoline Fischer) that she sees no morality 'worthy of the name' in the philosophy of Martin Heidegger. 'There's a need to find authenticity,' McCarthy concedes, 'But it seems to me that you can be genuinely and perfectly evil.' However one feels about deconstruction as a method of reading--I happen to be a fan--we should all agree that De Man was a bad guy: a thoroughgoing liar, a bigamist, a swindler, a manipulator, and the author of some 200 pieces for the Nazi publication in Belgium, Le Soir. I've lingered over this literary-historical context (ironic, given that deconstruction deemphasizes extra-textual material, including authorial intent) because while Leaf's play works beautifully as a story about the (alleged) affair between De Man and McCarthy, the play's real triumph is how deftly it evokes the intellectual minefields on which these personal relationships developed. DECONSTRUCTION is far better, to say nothing of smarter, than most of the ideologically-driven caricatures of the play suggest. This is all the more remarkable given the play runs a mere 75 minutes.

Mary McCarthy Videos

STAGE TUBE: Clips from Abingdon's HELLMAN v. MCCARTHY Off-Broadway
by Stage Tube - Mar 31, 2014

HELLMAN v.McCARTHY by Brian Richard Mori continues through April 13 in Abingdon Theatre Arts Complex's June Havoc Theatre (312 West 36th Street). Jan Buttram, Artistic Director of Abingdon Theatre Company directs this world-premiere production, starring Dick Cavett, Roberta HELLMAN v.McCARTHY by Brian Richard Mori continues through April 13 in Abingdon Theatre Arts Complex's June Havoc Theatre (312 West 36th Street). Jan Buttram, Artistic Director of Abingdon Theatre Company directs this world-premiere production, starring Dick Cavett, Roberta Maxwell and Marcia Rodd. Click below to watch clips from the show!


Mary McCarthy Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Mary McCarthy been in?
Mary McCarthy has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has Mary McCarthy been in?
Mary McCarthy has not appeared in the West End

How many shows has Mary McCarthy written?
Mary McCarthy has written 1 shows including Please, Mrs. Garibaldi (Playwright).