Terrence McNally

Terrance McNally
Terrence McNally (born November 3, 1939) is an American playwright, librettist, and screenwriter.wikipedia
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Love! Valour! Compassion!

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He has received the Tony Award for Best Play for Love! Valour! Compassion! and Master Class, as well as the Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical for Kiss of the Spider Woman and Ragtime.
Compassion!' is a play by Terrence McNally.

Master Class

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He has received the Tony Award for Best Play for Love! Valour! Compassion! and Master Class, as well as the Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical for Kiss of the Spider Woman and Ragtime.
Master Class is a 1995 play by American playwright Terrence McNally, presented as a fictional master class by opera singer Maria Callas near the end of her life, in the 1970s.

Ragtime (musical)

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He has received the Tony Award for Best Play for Love! Valour! Compassion! and Master Class, as well as the Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical for Kiss of the Spider Woman and Ragtime.
Ragtime is a musical with music by Stephen Flaherty, lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, and a book by Terrence McNally.

Kiss of the Spider Woman (musical)

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He has received the Tony Award for Best Play for Love! Valour! Compassion! and Master Class, as well as the Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical for Kiss of the Spider Woman and Ragtime.
Kiss of the Spider Woman is a musical with music by John Kander and Fred Ebb, with the book by Terrence McNally.

Edward Kleban

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He joined the Boar's Head Society and wrote Columbia's annual Varsity Show, which featured music by fellow student Edward L. Kleban and directed by Michael P. Kahn.
Kleban was born in the Bronx, New York in 1939 and graduated from New York's High School of Music & Art and Columbia University, where he attended with future playwright Terrence McNally.

And Things That Go Bump in the Night

The voyage would prove influential as McNally completed a draft of what would become the opening act of And Things That Go Bump in the Night.
And Things That Go Bump in the Night is a play by Terrence McNally.

Next (play)

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Next (1968), which brought him his greatest early acclaim and was directed by Elaine May and starred James Coco, follows a married, middle-aged, businessman who has been mistakenly called for the draft and must contend with a career officer determined to sign him up.
Next is a one-act play by Terrence McNally.

Hull-Warriner Award

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His other accolades include an Emmy Award, two Guggenheim Fellowships, a Rockefeller Grant, four Drama Desk Awards, two Lucille Lortel Awards, two Obie Awards, and three Hull-Warriner Awards.

Obie Award

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His other accolades include an Emmy Award, two Guggenheim Fellowships, a Rockefeller Grant, four Drama Desk Awards, two Lucille Lortel Awards, two Obie Awards, and three Hull-Warriner Awards.

Whiskey (play)

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Collectively, his early plays, which also include Tour (1967), Witness (1968), and Bringing It All Back Home (1970), and Whiskey (1973) form a dark satire on American moral complacency.
Whiskey is a one-act play by Terrence McNally.

Where Has Tommy Flowers Gone?

In Where Has Tommy Flowers Gone? (1971) he celebrates while mourning the ineffectiveness of the American youth movement's conviction to "blow this country up so we can start all over again."
Where Has Tommy Flowers Gone? is a play by Terrence McNally.

Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical

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He has received the Tony Award for Best Play for Love! Valour! Compassion! and Master Class, as well as the Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical for Kiss of the Spider Woman and Ragtime.

Bad Habits (play)

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Bad Habits satirizes American reliance upon psychotherapy and first premiered at the John Drew Theatre in East Hampton, New York, in 1971 starring Linda Lavin.
Bad Habits is play by Terrence McNally.

The Ritz (play)

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The Ritz is a farce centering around a straight man who inadvertently takes refuge in a Mafia-owned gay bathhouse.
The Ritz is a comedic farce by Terrence McNally.

Noon (play)

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Beginning with Noon (1968), a sexual farce revolving around five strangers who are lured to an apartment in lower Manhattan by a personal advertisement, he would go on to write multiple plays that put his comedic talent on display.
Noon is a one-act play by Terrence McNally.

Botticelli (play)

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Botticelli (1968) centers on two American soldiers standing guard against the enemy in the jungle while making a game of the great names in Western Civilization.
Botticelli is a one-act play written by Terrence McNally, initially broadcast on television in 1968.

It's Only a Play

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In 1978, McNally wrote Broadway, Broadway, which failed in its Philadelphia try-out which starred Geraldine Page, but he would eventually re-write the play under the title It's Only a Play which premiered in 1985 off-Broadway at Manhattan Theatre Club directed by John Tillinger and starring Christine Baranski, Joanna Gleason, and James Coco.
It's Only a Play is a play by Terrence McNally.

Bringing It All Back Home (play)

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Collectively, his early plays, which also include Tour (1967), Witness (1968), and Bringing It All Back Home (1970), and Whiskey (1973) form a dark satire on American moral complacency.
Bringing It All Back Home is a one-act play by Terrence McNally.

Sweet Eros

Sweet Eros (1968) is about a young man who professes his love to a naked woman he has gagged and bound to a chair.
Sweet Eros is a one-act, two-character play by Terrence McNally, which premiered Off-Broadway in 1968.

Witness (play)

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Collectively, his early plays, which also include Tour (1967), Witness (1968), and Bringing It All Back Home (1970), and Whiskey (1973) form a dark satire on American moral complacency.
Witness is a one-act play by Terrence McNally which opened Off-Broadway at the Gramercy Arts Theatre on November 21, 1968, and closed on January 26, 1969.

James Coco

Next (1968), which brought him his greatest early acclaim and was directed by Elaine May and starred James Coco, follows a married, middle-aged, businessman who has been mistakenly called for the draft and must contend with a career officer determined to sign him up. In 1978, McNally wrote Broadway, Broadway, which failed in its Philadelphia try-out which starred Geraldine Page, but he would eventually re-write the play under the title It's Only a Play which premiered in 1985 off-Broadway at Manhattan Theatre Club directed by John Tillinger and starring Christine Baranski, Joanna Gleason, and James Coco.
Coco's first modern collaboration with playwright Terrence McNally was a 1968 off Broadway double-bill of the one-act plays Sweet Eros and Witness, followed by Here's Where I Belong, a disastrous Broadway musical adaptation of East of Eden that closed on opening night.

Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune

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McNally only became truly successful with works such as the off-Broadway production of Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune and its screen adaptation with stars Al Pacino and Michelle Pfeiffer.
Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune is a two-character play by Terrence McNally that was first performed off-Broadway in 1987.

The Rink (musical)

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His first credited Broadway musical was The Rink in 1984, a project he entered after the score by composer John Kander and lyricist Fred Ebb had been written.
The Rink is a musical with a book by Terrence McNally, lyrics by Fred Ebb, and music by John Kander, the tenth Kander and Ebb collaboration.

Tony Award for Best Play

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He has received the Tony Award for Best Play for Love! Valour! Compassion! and Master Class, as well as the Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical for Kiss of the Spider Woman and Ragtime.
Terrence McNally repeated this feat the following two years with his plays Love! Valour! Compassion! and Master Class.

The Lisbon Traviata

It was written specifically for Christine Baranski, Anthony Heald, Swoosie Kurtz (taking the place of Kathy Bates), and frequent McNally collaborator, Nathan Lane, who had also starred in The Lisbon Traviata.
The Lisbon Traviata is a play by Terrence McNally.