Skylight Theatre Honors Terrence McNally
As the first of an annual series honoring America's great playwrights, the Skylight Theatre Company is honoring multi-award winning playwright Terrence McNally in a weekend star-studded event.
"The Skylight Salute is a perfect opportunity to bring the Los Angeles theater community together and to pay tribute to the men and women who create the plays that resonate with audiences for generations," says Suzi Dietz, Skylight Theatre Company Board President.
The 2013 Skylight Salute will include the following. (See the video below.)
On Sept. 27th at 8pm, Terrence McNally will be featured on an industry panel spotlighting his work and career. The event will be held at Skylight Theatre (located at 1816 1/2 N. Vermont, LA, 90027) and moderated by Dan Bucatinsky (Executive Producer of Web Therapy).
On Sept. 28th at 3pm and 8pm, audiences can attend a star-studded Premiere reading of Terrence's updated comedy classic, "It's Only A Play," at the Skylight Theatre.
On Sunday morning Sept. 29th, Terrence will teach a master class on writing.
And later that night he will be honored at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills with an All-Star celebration directed by Tony Award nominee Sheryl Kaller and featuring celebrities from stage, television, and screen. Performances will include excerpts from Terrence's wide body of work, including the musicals "Ragtime," "The Full Monty," and "Kiss of the Spider Woman" as well as his Tony Award winning plays" Master Class," "Love! Valor! Compassion!" and others. The evening is being produced by Andrew Carlberg, Suzi Dietz and Gary Grossman.
Attend one or all events.
Friday, Sept 27th - "Does it Take One to Know One?" at 8pm, Terrence McNally will join a panel of writers focusing on writing gay themes and characters. Other panelists will include Emmy Award Winner Max Mutchnick (Creator/Executive Producer "Will and Grace"), Mulit-Emmy Winner Jeffrey Richman ("Frasier"), Emmy Winner Dan Bucatinsky ("Scandals" and Executive Produver of "Web Therapy"), Emmy nominated Joan Rater ("Grey's Anatomy"), Don Roos (Writer/Director "The Opposite Sex"), Tony Award nominee Geoffrey Nauffts ("Next Fall" and writer on "Brothers and Sisters"), Peter Paige (actor "Queer as Folk" and creator of "The Foster's"), and Savannah Dooley ("Huge"). Event will be at the Skylight Theatre (located at 1816 1/2 N. Vermont, LA, 90027). Ticket $35 - $50
Saturday, Sept 28th -"It's Only A Play," at 3pm & 8pm. It's a star-studded premiere which includes Griffin Dunne, John Fleck, Barrett Foa, Lisa Kudrow, Mary McDonnell, Josh Radnor, and Thomas Sadoski, directed by Jack Cummings III. A reading of McNally''s updated comedy classic "It's Only A Play" (A hilarious send-up of show business and its often bizarre practitioners, set in the sumptuous penthouse apartment of a theatrical producer on the opening night of her first Broadway production). At the Skylight Theatre (located at 1816 1/2 N. Vermont, LA, 90027). Tickets $35 - $60
Sunday, Sept 29th: ALL-STAR CELEBRATION at 8pm will be held at the Saban Theatre (located at 8440 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, Ca 90211) with a VIP After-Party to follow. Tickets from $50.