In 1948, playwright A.R. Gurney, then a young boarding school student, traveled to New York where he attended a performance of Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra, and then met the great stage actress Katharine Cornell, dubbed "The First Lady of the American Stage" by the legendary critic Alexander Woollcott. A mix of remembrance and imagination, The Grand Manner is Gurney's love letter to this fabled actress and a heartfelt look back at Broadway's glorious heyday.
Said the Playwright to the Young Actor... (NY Times)
The actor Bobby Steggert talks with the playwright A. R. Gurney about his play The Grand Manner.
Kate Burton, Boyd Gaines, Bobby Steggert, Brenda Wehle
Author: A.R. Gurney
Director: Mark Lamos
Producer: Lincoln Center Theater
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