Photo Coverage: Manhattan Theatre Club Artistic Director Lynne Meadow Receives Sardi's Caricature
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by Walter McBride
Tonight, October 24, 2012, Sardi's unveiled a caricature for Manhattan Theatre Club's artistic director Lynn Meadow. BroadwayWorld was there for the festivities, and we bring you photos from the event below!
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.
Last season, Meadow produced four productions on Broadway, all of which received Tony nominations: Terrence McNally’s Master Class (Best Revival of a Play), David Ives’ Venus in Fur (Best Play, Best Actress – Nina Arianda), Margaret Edson’s Wit which Meadow directed (Best Revival of a Play, Best Actress – Cynthia Nixon), and David Auburn’s The Columnist (Best Actor in a Play – John Lithgow).
Meadow has been the artistic visionary and leader of Manhattan Theatre Club since 1972. Some of the theatres where she has worked in addition to MTC include The New York Shakespeare Festival, The Phoenix Theatre, the Spoleto Festival and the O’Neill Theatre Center.
Meadow has twice been nominated for Best Director at the Drama Desk Awards: in 1996 for Leslie Ayvazian’s Nine Armenians and in 1988 for Alan Ayckbourn’s Woman in Mind (with Stockard Channing). She is also the recipient of the Lee Reynolds Award from the League of Professional Theatre Women, the Manhattan Award from Manhattan Magazine, the Person of the Year from National Theatre Conference, the Margo Jones Award, the 2003 Mr. Abbott Award, The 2011 Lucille Lortel Award for Lifetime Achievement and The 2011 Lilly Award for Lifetime Achievement.Photo Credit: Walter McBride/Retna Ltd.