McNally has Phila. Premiere
By Toby Zinman For The Philadelphia Inquirer
'It's all talk until it's legal," Terrence McNally said recently about same-sex marriage. "It's the final civil right."
McNally takes up the issue in his new play, Some Men, which will have its world premiere next week at Philadelphia Theatre Company. His Tony-winning drama about Maria Callas, Master Class, also premiered at PTC, and it was partly on the strength of that experience that the theater company offered and McNally accepted this new invitation.
A strong presence in American theater for more than 40 years, McNally is prolific and varied. He writes about love, both gay (the Tony-winning Love! Valour! Compassion!) and straight (Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune). He writes serious drama like A Perfect Ganesh and the books for the musicals The Full Monty, Ragtime, and Kiss of the Spider Woman. He writes about artistic passion (Prelude and Liebestod) and sexual passion; his interest in music is deep and informs almost everything he writes.So it is no surprise when McNally says his new play will use ...continue