Manhattan Theatre Club has created a special short film in celebration of Lynne Meadow's 40th anniversary as the visionary and artistic leader of the organization. The film premiered on Monday, June 18 during a special tribute event honoring Meadow at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre - now view the video below!
MTC made this film to commemorate the first 40 years of Meadow's service to MTC with the participation of the following artists and individuals: David Auburn, Christine Baranski, John Lee Beatty, Andre Bishop, Michael Bush, Margaret Edson, Mandy Greenfield, Barry Grove, Beth Henley, Doug Hughes, Donna Isaacson, Nathan Lane, Linda Lavin, David Lindsay-Abaire, Laura Linney, Richard Maltby, Donald Margulies, Terrence McNally, Brian Murray, Cynthia Nixon, David Hyde Pierce, Ann Roth, Jonathan Schectman, Ron Schectman, John Patrick Shanley, Daniel Sullivan, Sam Waterston, and Richard Wesley. The film was created by Jon Huberth and edited by Michael Chomet.
Under Meadow's artistic direction, Manhattan Theatre Club has garnered hundreds of awards and the artists nurtured by her and the company have made MTC a world class theatre. Meadow has been MTC's Artistic Director since 1972 and with Barry Grove, MTC's Executive Producer and her producing partner of 37 years, she has accepted every major theatrical award on behalf of the company including Tonys, Obies, Lortels, Drama Desk Awards, etc. Meadow has directed dozens of new plays both on and off Broadway. Her Broadway directing credits include Margaret Edson's Wit; Donald Margulies' Collected Stories; the 2001 Tony Award-nominated production of Charles Busch's The Tale of the Allergist's Wife; Alan Ayckbourn's A Small Family Business; and Donald Margulies' The Loman Family Picnic. Her Off-Broadway directing credits include Alan Ayckbourn's award-winning Woman in Mind and Absent Friends; the Obie Award-winning Ashes by David Rudkin; Busch's Our Leading Lady; David Greig's The American Pilot; Ron Hutchinson's Moonlight and Magnolias; Marsha Norman's Last Dance; David Edgar's The Jail Diary of Albie Sachs; Principia Scriptoriae; Lee Blessing's Eleemosynary; Biography; Simon Gray's Close of Play; and Sally and Marsha.
Under her artistic leadership for the last three decades, MTC has produced five David Lindsay-Abaire plays including Rabbit Hole; six plays by Donald Margulies including Time Stands Still and Sight Unseen; Lynn Nottage's Ruined; nine plays by John Patrick Shanley including Doubt; two plays by David Auburn including Proof; nine plays by Terrence McNally including Love! Valour! Compassion! and Lisbon Traviata; five plays by Beth Henley including Crimes of the Heart; seven plays by Alan Ayckbourn including Woman in Mind and Absent Friends; Stephen Sondheim's Putting It Together; Ain't Misbehavin'; and Ashes by David Rudkin.