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Playwright Terrence McNally

McNally is best known for the script he wrote for "Kiss of the Spider Woman," based on the Manuel Puig novel which was made into a movie and has recently been made into a Broadway musical. His newest play is, "A Perfect Ganesh." McNally helped develop Off- and Off-Off Broadway in the early 70s. His off-Broadway hits include "The Lisbon Traviata," about a Callas-worshipping opera fanatic, "Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune," (which was made into a movie starring Michelle Pfeiffer and Al Pacino), and "Lips Together, Teeth Apart," and others.


Other segments from the episode on June 22, 1993

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, June 22, 1993: Interview with Barnett Rubin; Interview with Terrence McNally; Review of the television show "Late Night with David Letterman."


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