Lighting Up Broadway

Broadway--who needs it? It's a mausoleum for foreigners and fogies. It's got no stars, no premier playwrights, no float-out-of-the-theater magic. Some days that may be true. But last Monday a few dozen eminences from movies, TV and even the stage convened at the Broadhurst Theatre for a little old-fashioned dazzle. The occasion was a benefit called "The Playwright's the Thing," an evening of skits and play excerpts by three superb American comic dramatists: Christopher Durang, Terrence McNally and Wendy Wasserstein. The event, of which TIME was the presenting sponsor, raised money for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, a charity that helps theater...

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