Multiple Tony-Winning Playwright Terrence McNally Dies at 81

The playwright of "Ragtime" and "Kiss of the Spider Woman" died of complications from the coronavirus.

  • Published 24 March 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — Terrence McNally, one of America’s great playwrights whose prolific career included winning Tony Awards for the plays "Love! Valour! Compassion!" and "Master Class" and the musicals "Ragtime" and "Kiss of the Spider Woman," has died of complications from the coronavirus. He was 81. McNally died Tuesday at Sarasota Memorial Hospital in Sarasota, Florida, according to representative Matt Polk. McNally was a lung cancer survivor who lived with chronic inflammatory lung disease.… Read at AP News