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Late Playwright, Activist Terrence McNally Celebrated in Doc Streaming on PBS

Thursday Mar 26, 2020
Terrence McNally in the 1960s in a still from "Terrence McNallly" Every Act of Life"
Terrence McNally in the 1960s in a still from "Terrence McNallly" Every Act of Life"  

To honor the life and legacy of the late playwright and activist Terrence McNally, American Masters and PBS are making the documentary, "Terrence McNally: Every Act of Life" available to stream.

Playwright, librettist, scriptwriter and outspoken LGBTQ activist Terrence McNally died of coronavirus complications on March 24. American Masters explored McNally's six-decade career in the documentary Terrence McNally: Every Act of Life, which premiered on PBS on June 14, 2019. To honor the life and legacy of the playwright and activist, American Masters and PBS are making the documentary available to stream.

"American Masters —Terrence McNally: Every Act of Life" is available on the PBS website and the PBS Video app until April 1, 2020.

F. Murray Abraham, Audra McDonald, Christine Baranski, Edie Falco, Nathan Lane, Angela Lansbury, Rita Moreno and others weigh in on the pioneering playwright's influential career, and speak frankly of his struggles as well as his monumental successes. The voices of Dan Bucatinsky, Bryan Cranston and Meryl Streep are also featured.

Intimate conversations with McNally complete this essential portrait of the four-time Tony winner and 2019 recipient of the Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre.

"American Masters — Terrence McNally: Every Act of Life" is a production of Floating World Pictures in association with Lakeview Productions and Talu Productions. Jeff Kaufman is producer, director and writer. Marcia S. Ross is producer. Jay Alix and Una Jackman, Suzi Dietz, Tom Kirdahy, Mark Lee, Ted Snowdon and Duffy Violante, and Buddy Steves and Rowena Young are executive producers. Marion Swaybill is consulting executive producer. Asher Bingham is editor with music by Laura Karpman and Nora Kroll-Rosenbaum. Jordan Black, Autumn Eakin and Anthony Lucido are cinematographers. Michael Kantor is executive producer for American Masters.

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