"I learned it’s just as hard to get a musical on stage as it is a movie in a theater."
"I can have fun being tortured and torturing another."
Rita Wilson: “We’ve known Patti Scialfa and Bruce Springsteen since before Philadelphia.”
Yuval Sharon on Invisible Cities: "My first thought was, ''This can’t work.'"
“I’ve always wanted to play Sally Bowles in Cabaret.”
“It’s inevitable that you will get hurt. I’m covered in bruises. That’s just the state of affairs.”
“I have seen in the last 30 years a tremendous change happening in Los Angeles.”
“I’m not a clown. I’m portraying one in the play, but I don’t really consider myself a clown.”
Curtain Call: Playwright Terrence McNally Talks about Taking Risks, L.A. Theater, and the State of Broadway
The artist Michaelangelo said, “The greatest risk to man is not that he aims too high and misses, but that he aims too low and hits.” That's never been a problem for Terrence McNally (Master Class, Ragtime); taking risks has been his primary motivation throughout a more than four-decade career.
"If I conduct the 'Torreador Song' during Tallis, we’ve got problems."