Floating World Pictures is currently in post-production for a documentary about Tony-winning playwright Terrence McNally, who will be represented on Broadway later this season with the book for the new musical Anastasia.
Entitled Terrence McNally: Every Act of Life, the film chronicles McNally's personal journey and is described as a "portrait of the evolution of the American theatre [and] the struggle for LGBTQ rights." It also spotlights the playwright's "battles with alcohol and cancer, the cycle of passion, loss, and love, and the relentless pursuit of creative inspiration." A release date has not been announced.
The documentary, directed by Jeff Kaufman, features interviews with a host of stage artists, including Chita Rivera, Nathan Lane, Audra McDonald, Patrick Wilson, Matthew Broderick, Tyne Daly, F. Murray Abraham, Angela Lansbury, Edie Falco, John Kander, Christine Baranski, Marin Mazzie, Joe Mantello, Doris Roberts, John Benjamin Hickey, Richard Thomas, Roberta Kaplan, Jack O’Brien, Edie Windsor, Paul Libin, Lynne Meadow, John Tillinger, Don Roos, John Glover, Anthony Heald, Jon Robin Baitz, Lynn Ahrens, and Stephen Flaherty.
An introduction for the film can be viewed above.
McNally earned Tony Awards for his plays Master Class and Love! Valour! Compassion! as well as the books to the musicals Kiss of the Spider Woman and Ragtime. His works also include The Ritz, Frankie and Johnny at the Claire de Lune, Lips Together, Teeth Apart, Deuce, Some Men, Corpus Christi, Dedication or the Stuff of Dreams, The Lisbon Traviata, The Rink, A Man of No Importance, Catch Me If You Can, It's Only a Play, The Visit, and The Full Monty.
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