: Directed "This Thing of Darkness", a play he co-wrote with David Schulner
(Atlantic Theater Company, New York City, New York, USA).
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When Alec Baldwin kissed the old man onstage [in "Prelude to a Kiss"], the audience in the theater went, "Awww." When he kissed him in the film, you would have thought I brought a Rwandan child out and cut his head off. [Laughs] The studio said: Let's make it a hug instead. And I said: Well, then we'd have to call it "Prelude to a Hug." I didn't come to the film with the adventuresome spirit that...
Though primarily known as a writer (and more recently, director), he started out as an actor, in the chorus of Stephen Sondheim
's "Sweeney Todd". While in "ST", he wrote a musical ("Marry Me a Little") utilizing Sondheim's songs, in which Lucas co-starred. The legendary Sondheim frankly told him he should be a writer instead of a performer, and Lucas has gone on to become one of the most prolific...