Sunday, October 25, 2009

Critic’s Notebook - Two Tonys and Their ‘Tiny’ Five-Act Play -

Their partnership began more than 25 years ago, when Mr. Taccone was artistic director of the Eureka Theater in San Francisco, now defunct, and Mr. Kushner, a struggling playwright, was recommended to him by a Stanford professor who had once taught him. The Eureka’s dramaturg, Oskar Eustis (now artistic director of the Public Theater in Manhattan), found him in New York, and brought back a script, “A Bright Room Called Day,” Mr. Kushner’s first produced play. The Eureka commissioned his next work, a play about Roy Cohn and two Mormons. Thus was “Angels in America” born. It was given its world premiere by the Eureka in 1991.