What is a favorite memory from this season?
My favorite memory of the season was when my husband Ivan and I went to see Antoinette Nwandu’s wonderful Pass Over, the first play to open on Broadway after the long pandemic closure. When the voice of God on the intercom said, “Welcome back to the August Wilson Theatre,” the audience erupted in a sustained ovation, the explosive release of 500 dark nights of anxiety and hurt as we reaffirmed ourselves as a community.
received The Marc Blitzstein Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters for his lyrics in musicals and librettos in operas. Korie wrote the lyrics to composer Scott Frankel’s music for the Broadway productions of War Paint and Grey Gardens, with books by Doug Wright, and the off-Broadway productions of Far From Heaven and Happiness. For opera he adapted Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath with composer Ricky Ian Gordon. Korie’s original librettos to operas composed by Stewart Wallace include Harvey Milk, a new version of which premiered this season at Opera Theater of Saint Louis.