LaChiusa, whose musical Giant was staged last fall at the Public Theater Off-Broadway, penned the Medea-inspired musical Marie Christine for McDonald. That production premiered at Lincoln Center Theater in 1999. McDonald was also part of the Williamstown Theatre Festival production of LaChiusa's See What I Wanna See.
McDonald will moderate the 7:30 PM discussion that will feature vocalists to be announced.
LaChiusa is a five-time Tony Award nominee. His works also include Hello Again, Queen of the Mist, Bernarda Alba, The Wild Party, First Lady Suite and others.
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