Lynne Meadow
(Courtesy Manhattan Theatre Club)
Lynne Meadow
(Courtesy Manhattan Theatre Club)
Manhattan Theatre Club will celebrate the 40th anniversary of Artistic Director Lynne Meadow's leadership of the organization with a special tribute on Monday, June 18. The event will begin at 6:30pm with a VIP cocktail reception, followed by a 7:30pm tribute event at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. A party will follow at Copacabana.

Under Meadow's artistic direction, MTC has garnered hundreds of awards. She 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, and more. In addition, she has directed dozens of new plays both on and off Broadway, including the 2001 Tony Award-nominated production of Charles Busch's The Tale of the Allergist's Wife.

This season alone, Meadow has produced four productions on Broadway, all of which have 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).

Proceeds from the tribute event will benefit Manhattan Theatre Club.

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