Bernadette Peters, Terrence McNally, Joanna Gleason Celebrate Lynne Meadow's 40th Anniversary With MTC June 18
By Michael Gioia
Manhattan Theatre Club celebrates artistic director Lynne Meadow's 40th anniversary as the visionary and artistic leader of the organization with a special tribute June 18.
The event begins at 6:30 PM with a VIP cocktail reception, followed by a tribute event at 7:30 PM at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. An after party will be held at Copacabana.
Scheduled to attend the event are Marlo Thomas and Phil Donahue, Bernadette Peters, Michele Lee, Linda Emond, Joanna Gleason, Tovah Feldshuh, JoBeth Williams, Peter Friedman, Jan Maxwell, Boyd Gaines, Amber Tamblyn, Lorenzo Pisoni, David Rasche, Brian J. Smith, Tom Mardirosian, David Lindsay-Abaire, Terrence McNally, David Ives, Charles Busch, Lynn Nottage, Donald Margulies, Alfred Uhry, Christopher Durang, Erica Jong, Doug Hughes and William Ivey Long, among others.
Under Meadow's artistic leadership, MTC has produced five David Lindsay-Abaire plays, including Rabbit Hole; six plays by Donald Margulies, including Time Stands Still and Sight Unseen; Lynn Nottage's Ruined; nine plays by John Patrick Shanley, including Doubt; two plays by David Auburn, including Proof; nine plays by Terrence McNally, including Love! Valour! Compassion! and Lisbon Traviata; five plays by Beth Henley, including Crimes of the Heart; seven plays by Alan Ayckbourn, including Woman in Mind and Absent Friends; Stephen Sondheim's Putting It Together; Ain't Misbehavin'; and Ashes by David Rudkin.
This season, Meadow has produced four productions on Broadway: Terrence McNally's Master Class (Tony nomination for Best Revival of a Play), David Ives' Venus in Fur (Tony nomination for Best Play and Tony Award for Best Actress), Margaret Edson's Wit, which Meadow directed (Tony nominations for Best Revival of a Play and Best Actress), and David Auburn's The Columnist (Tony nomination for Best Actor in a Play).
The Samuel J. Friedman is located at 261 West 47th Street. For more information and tickets, visit ManhattanTheatreClub.com.
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