Douglas McGrath died suddenly November 3 at the age of 64. He was currently starring in his autobiographical solo show Everything's Fine at Off-Broadway's DR2 Theatre, which has closed following McGrath's passing. The production's final performance was November 2. Cause of death has not been announced.
Born in 1958 in Midland, Texas, McGrath got his start as a writer for Saturday Night Live before moving on to film and stage projects. For the stage, McGrath wrote the Tony-nominated book to Beautiful: The Carole King Musical; Checkers; and The Age of Innocence. He wrote and directed Emma, Company Man, Nicholas Nickleby, and Infamous for the screen, additionally directing His Way, I Don't Know How She Does It, and Becoming Mike Nichols. His 1994 screenplay to Bullets Over Broadway also served as the source material for a 2014 stage adaptation.
McGrath is survived by his wife, Jane Read Martin, and son, Henry.
Directed by John Lithgow, Everything's Fine featured set design by two-time Tony winner John Lee Beatty, costume design by Tony winner Linda Cho, lighting design by Caitlin Smith Rapoport, and sound design by Emma Wilk. Amy Rauchwerger was production stage manager. Tony winner Daryl Roth and Emmy winner Tom Werner produced.
Ticketholders for canceled performances can get refunds from their point of purchase.