Michael John LaChiusa Lyrics & Lyricists Event to Feature Audra McDonald, Mary Testa, Natalie Cortez and More
By Adam Hetrick
Tony Award nominee Mary Testa, Natalie Cortez and Chris Fenwick will join Tony-winning actress Audra McDonald and five-time Tony-nominated writer Michael John LaChiusa for an April 15 presentation of Lyrics & Lyricists Downtown at the 92YTribeca.
As previously reported, LaChiusa will be joined by his Marie Christine star McDonald for the 7:30 PM discussion and performance.
LaChiusa, whose musical Giant was staged last fall at the Public Theater Off-Broadway, penned the Medea-inspired musical Marie Christine for McDonald. That production premiered at Lincoln Center Theater in 1999. McDonald was also part of the Williamstown Theatre Festival production of LaChiusa's See What I Wanna See.
The evening will also feature Testa (42nd Street, A New Brain), who starred Off-Broadway in LaChiusa's Queen of the Mist; as well as Giant cast member Cortez (Here Lies Love); and musical director-conductor Fenwick, who has worked on LaChiusa's Giant, Queen of the Mist and See What I Wanna See.
LaChiusa is a five-time Tony Award nominee. His works also include Hello Again, Queen of the Mist, Bernarda Alba, The Wild Party, First Lady Suite and others.
For tickets visit 92YTribeca. The 92YTribeca is located at 200 Hudson Street in Manhattan.
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