Playwright Terrence McNally Dead From Coronavirus Complications

Broadway playwright Terrence McNally has died from coronavirus complications

Broadway playwright Terrence McNally has died from coronavirus complications

"Valour! Compassion!", died on Tuesday from complications due to coronavirus at the age of 81, according to his publicist, Matt Polk. McNally was a lung cancer survivor with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. McNally, who wrote major works including Master Class, Ragtime, The Ritz, The Full Monty, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune, and Love!

McNally, who also received a Lifetime Achievement Tony in 2019 and was a 2004 finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for his play "A Perfect Ganesh", is arguably the highest-profile figure to succumb to coronavirus thus far.

Deadline reported that McNally is survived by his husband Tom Kirdahy, ro whom he has been married since 2003, as well as his brother Peter McNally. Valour! Compassion! and so many others.

Beginning with his first Broadway play, 1965's "And Things That Go Bump in the Night", McNally charted a multifaceted career that touched on his diverse interests in opera, history and gay culture of the late 20th century.

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He won Tony awards for the plays "Love!" He was the subject of the 2018 documentary Every Act of Life.

Along with the rest of the theatre community, BroadwayWorld is bereft at the passing of legendary Broadway playwright Terrence McNally.

McNally was born in St. Petersburg, Florida in 1938.

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