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Terrence Mcnally

When a Body Needs a Body

George Heymont | Posted 12.01.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

"Have we got a corpse?" I suppose that's the first question asked in certain types of police procedurals. And, of corpse, if there is one, the next question is "Whodunit?" These questions and many more lie at the core of two recent Bay area premieres.

First Nighter: Stoppard's 'Real Thing,' McNally's 'Lips Together, Teeth Apart'

David Finkle | Posted 11.03.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

This week we get the revivals of Tom Stoppard's somewhat autobiographical The Real Thing (1982), at the American Airlines Theatre, and Terrence McNally's Lips Together, Teeth Apart (1991), at Second Stage's Tony Kiser Theatre.

Countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo -- A Stunning Debut in 'Partenope' at San Francisco Opera

Sean Martinfield | Posted 10.24.2014 | San Francisco
Sean Martinfield

San Francisco Opera's current production of Handel's 1730 comedy, Partenope -- now transported to a high-toned Parisian salon in the 1920s -- is an intoxicating whirlwind of fresh air.

The Nathan Lane Show

Steven Suskin | Posted 12.09.2014 | Arts
Steven Suskin

You will not likely find anything funnier onstage, just now, than Nathan Lane in the opening scene of Terrence McNally's It's Only a Play. Lane, as a humble off-Broadway actor turned top-tier sitcom star, is given a barrage of robustly funny jokes to launch at us, mostly of the lacerating variety.

The 'Controversy' of Corpus Christi

James Brandon | Posted 12.09.2014 | Gay Voices
James Brandon

In 1998 when Terrence McNally wrote a play about a young gay Jesus, you might have thought the world was coming to an end.

First Nighter: The Visit Overstays Its Welcome, Henry IV Stumbles

David Finkle | Posted 10.19.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

This time of year, things are so beehive-hectic in these parts that it's easy to drive around on a single Saturday and see, say, The Visit at the Williamstown Theatre Festival and the compacted-into-one Henry IV Part I and IIat Shakespeare and Company.

Chita Rivera Chats 'The Visit' at Williamstown Theatre Festival

Steve Schonberg | Posted 09.30.2014 | Arts
Steve Schonberg

Be it a cliché, the adage "if at first you don't succeed, try, try again" may be the best way to describe the latest production of "The Visit" opening this week at the Williamstown Theatre Festival.

It's Personal for Both Mothers and Sons

Steve Schonberg | Posted 07.07.2014 | Gay Voices
Steve Schonberg

What struck me most is that Mothers and Sons reminds us HIV/AIDS is not "then," it is "now." In fact, it may arguably be as much "now," as it has been for the last decade and more, its appearance has just changed.

WATCH: Tyne Daly Will Break Your Heart In Her Tony-Nominated Role

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.02.2014 | Gay Voices

It's easy to see why Tyne Daly nabbed a Tony Award nomination for her role in Terrence McNally's "Mothers and Sons" after watching this powerful New Y...

'He Has Questions'

Terrence McNally | Posted 06.24.2014 | Gay Voices
Terrence McNally

We were good, dutiful visitors -- except when there were too many of us in his hospital room and the mood could become joyful, almost raucous. Zero to 60 in 10 seconds flat. AIDS soon put an end to that. The mood got somber again and then he was gone.

In Support of New Plays... on Broadway

Cara Joy David | Posted 06.21.2014 | Arts
Cara Joy David

My friends are never very excited about new plays. What is The Realistic Joneses and why did celebrities want to be in it? Is Casa Valentina an atmospheric production where they treat us like we're in a resort?

Being Gay Is a Religious Right

James Brandon | Posted 06.20.2014 | Gay Voices
James Brandon

Living from a place of fully loving every part of yourself, especially when confronted head-on with the haters, is not only the path to a deep spiritual awakening; it is exactly what Jesus faced on His own prophesied path.

Holding on to the Hope for Evolution

Sarah Lucie | Posted 06.17.2014 | Gay Voices
Sarah Lucie

To be perfectly honest, sometimes I'm concerned that I don't have the right to discuss the issue: A heterosexual female invested in a world not her own. But the crisis has affected all of us.

Mothers and Sons and a Father and Me

Dan Bucatinsky | Posted 06.10.2014 | Gay Voices
Dan Bucatinsky

Last week I went to see Terrence McNally's beautifully realized portrait of the "new normal" American family in his touching play Mothers and Sons. By the way, I went with my mother. And as I sat in my seat before the lights dimmed, my thoughts took me back over 30 years, to 1983.

Terrence McNally's Generations of Gay Americans

Roberta Kaplan | Posted 05.27.2014 | Gay Voices
Roberta Kaplan

Mothers and Sons is the story of four generations coming to grips with the fundamental concept that gay people should be treated with the same dignity as everyone else.

Mothers and Sons at the Golden: Terrence McNally Makes History

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.25.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Strident, a woman with whom to reckon, Tyne Daly's Katharine Gerard is a force of nature. Encased in fur, she's the refrigerator-sized iceberg in Terr...

The Definitions of Family

Tom Kirdahy | Posted 05.20.2014 | Gay Voices
Tom Kirdahy

I remember a time when the first thing anyone in the LGBT community did in the morning was read the obituaries to find out who we had lost the day before. Today, we go straight to the Styles Section to see who got hitched.

Curtis M. Wong

A Radical Look At Gay Men's 'New Reality' On Broadway

HuffingtonPost.com | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 03.19.2014 | Gay Voices

Much of the buzz surrounding Terrence McNally’s “Mothers and Sons” focuses on the show’s portrayal of a legally married gay couple with a chil...

Aisle View: 18 (Plays) in 16 (Days)

Steven Suskin | Posted 02.03.2014 | Arts
Steven Suskin

In busy spells -- which in the Broadway arena typically include the two weeks before Thanksgiving and the month before the various award deadlines in the spring -- it is not uncommon for critics and award nominators to find themselves at five or six a week. Eighteen in 16, though, is overdoing it.

Terrence McNally's Valentine to The Pearl Theater Company

Regina Weinreich | Posted 01.30.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Onstage backstage, at the Pearl Theater's production of "And Away We Go," six actors celebrate theater history. Set in the detritus of years of costum...

Aisle View: Backstage Crises Through the Centuries

Steven Suskin | Posted 01.27.2014 | Arts
Steven Suskin

Mr. McNally knows how to write funny, and has provided us with much laughter over the years. But not here.

Welcome To The Golden Age

Wilborn Hampton | Posted 02.04.2013 | Arts
Wilborn Hampton

At its heart, Golden Age, Terrence McNally's charming new play at the Manhattan Theater Club, is a passionate love story. Actually, it's several love stories, but what makes the play so appealing is the one between the playwright and the world of opera.

First Nighter: Terrence McNally's Opera-Loving Golden Age, Paula Vogel's Civil War Christmas

David Finkle | Posted 02.03.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

Will Bellini explaining he no longer writes because "I ran out of things to say" sate the on-lookers? How about the will-he-or-won't-he-do-it suspense of tenor Rubini's hitting that ground-breaking "Credeasi misera" high F?

The More They Rehearse, the Better They Fall

George Heymont | Posted 10.08.2012 | Arts
George Heymont

Most creative talents have a professional bag of tricks they like to employ in the course of creating art. From alliteration to asymmetry, from pointilism to pizzicato, these gimmicks help startle an audience and add to an artist's personal style.

Edie Falco Goes Off-Broadway

AP | Posted 07.30.2012 | Home

NEW YORK — Edie Falco, Boyd Gaines and Richard Thomas will star in Manhattan Theatre Club's upcoming 2012-2013 season. The nonprofit Wednesday ...