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Terrence McNally Documentary

Jeff Kaufman

A personal documentary on the life, career, and remarkable creative energy of 4-time Tony winning playwright Terrence McNally (“The Rink,” “Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune,” “It’s Only a Play,” “Love! Valour! Compassion!,” “Andre's Mother,” “The Lisbon Traviata,” “Lips Together, Teeth Apart,” “Master Class,” “Kiss of the Spider Woman,” “Ragtime,” ).


“I love Terrence so much. He can get to the truth in a way that makes you laugh and cry, and turn on a dime, in all different areas - musical theatre and plays. I defy you to name another playwright who can do that. You cannot tell the history of American theatre without speaking of, and celebrating the work of, Terrence McNally. It's work that will live for centuries and centuries.”
- 6-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald

This will be the first documentary about one of the world’s most honored and risk-taking playwrights, and an immersive exploration of how to “make the third act of life as interesting as the first two.” Through his personal journey, the film will also be a portrait of the evolution of the American theatre; the struggle for LGBTQ rights; battles with alcohol and cancer; the cycle of passion, loss, and love; and the relentless pursuit of creative inspiration. 

With: Chita Rivera, Nathan Lane, Audra McDonald, Patrick Wilson, Matthew Broderick, Tyne Daly, F. Murray Abraham, Tony​ K​ushner, Angela Lansbury,  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, John Glover, Alan​ ​Cumming, Jon Robin Baitz, Lynn Ahrens & Stephen Flaherty, and others.  

“I don't know how you can be a bystander at the passionate game of life. The need to connect is everything.”
- Terrence McNally

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