His play, "Angels in America: Millennium Approaches and Perestroika," was performed in Chicago, Illinois with Barbara Robertson and Jonathan Hadary in the cast. The crew included Michael Mayer (director), Brian MacDevitt (lighting designer), Michael Philip Ward (original incidental music), and Rob Milburn (sound designer).
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[on Meryl Streep's open-air performance in 'Mother Courage and Her Children'] The set was mostly dirt, so by the end of the evening it was mud, and Meryl incorporated it into her performance. Thinking of her slogging around in the mud singing 'The Song of the Great Capitulation' is one of my favorite memories of any theater that I've had anything to do with.
Brandeis University awarded him an honorary Doctorate in 2006. This decision was the source of some controversy among some conservative members of the Brandeis student body, faculty, staff, and alumni who objected to Kushner because they perceived his co-authorship of Munich
(2005) and some of his stated views to be anti-Israel and anti-Semitic. Kushner responded with a letter to the editor of ...