One of the most highly anticipated documentaries for 2018 is Every Act of Life a profile of the groundbreaking life and work of 4-time Tony-winning playwright Terrence McNally. This iconic hero of the LGBT community was the very first proudly open major American gay playwright who has been a powerhouse in the fight for equal rights for decades, and has also endeared himself for his continual search for love ad inspiration for all ages.
The film funded via Kickstarter is directed by Jeff Kauffman (The State of Marriage) quite rightly features interviews and performances from a veritable who’s of America theater that includes F. Murray Abraham, Lynn Ahrens, Jon Robin Baitz, Christine Baranski, Zoe Caldwell, Dominic Cuskern, Tyne Daly, Edie Falco, Stephen Flaherty, John Glover, Anthony Heald, John Benjamin Hickey, Sheryl Kaller, John Kander, Roberta Kaplan, Tom Kirdahy, Larry Kramer, Nathan Lane, Angela Lansbury, Paul Libin, Joe Mantello, Marin Mazzie, Audra McDonald, Terrence McNally, Peter McNally, Lynne Meadow, Rita Moreno, Jack O’Brien, Billy Porter, Chita Rivera, Doris Roberts, Don Roos, John Slattery, Micah Stock, Richard Thomas, John Tillinger, Stanley Tucci, and Patrick Wilson, plus the voices of Dan Bucatinsky, Bryan Cranston and Meryl Streep.
No date has been set for the documentary’s release yet but we are tracking it closely, so watch this space. Meanwhile here is a sneak preview to whet your appetite.