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24 March 2020 22:31

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Terrence McNally death: Tony-winning playwright dies aged 81 after coronavirus diagnosis

The four-time Tony award winning writer of Kiss of the Spider Woman and Frankie and Johnny was a survivor of lung cancer The Tony award-winning playwright Terrence McNally has died at 81. McNally's long career began in 1961 when John Steinbeck asked him to work together on a number of projects, including a musical version of East of Eden. Throughout the 60s, McNally wrote a number of plays, including Noon, Next directed by Elaine May and And Things That Go Bump in the Night, which drew criticism at the time for its gay content. "Heartbroken over the loss of Terrence McNally, a giant in our world, who straddled plays and musicals deftly," he tweeted. Actor Patrick Wilson, who starred in two shows written by McNally, including The Full Monty, also tweeted: "He had a monumental impact on my career and will be missed." Gov. Kay Ivey issued statewide shutdowns of all beaches, child care facilities, dine-in restaurants and other services effective 5pm March 19.

This extended previous rules closing day cares, senior centers and on-site restaurant dining across six counties and banning public gatherings of more than 25 people across the state. The mayor of Anchorage signed the order Monday closing gyms and entertainment venues and barring restaurants, bars and other establishments from offering dine-in service to the public through the rest of March. Gov. Doug Ducey ordered the shutdown of bars and dine-in options in counties affected by the coronavirus. Arkansas' schools will remain closed through April 17 and sit-down service at all restaurants and bars were banned from March 20. Gov Tom Wolf extended the shutdown to the entire state of Pennsylvania on Monday bar essential services.

A new list was released March 20 citing the 'life-sustaining' businesses that may continue operating during the shutdown: All sectors of the natural resource and mining industry, dry cleaning and laundromats, specialty food stores, insurance carriers, agencies, and brokerages, and accounting and tax preparation services. All bars, nightclubs, casinos, movie theaters, gyms and health clubs will be closed until April 13. Governor John Bel Edwards said the new restrictions take effect Tuesday and will last until April 13. Bars and restaurants shut indefinitely for dine-in customers. Gov. Phil Murphy ordered all non-essential retail businesses close their stores and all residents to stay home on March 21.

Curfew from 8pm – 5am; gatherings of more than 50 people banned; bars and restaurants shut indefinitely for dine-in customers, but can offer take-out. Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued a new order on March 20 that 100 percent of non-essential workers must stay home, upping the rule from 75 percent. New York City announced its public school district, the nation's largest, will be closed starting Monday, joining most of the rest of the country. The Governor of Illinois announced a stay at home order on March 20, ordering people to only go out for exercise, to the grocery store, to seek medical care or to pick up take-out from restaurants that have stayed open. Bars and restaurants shut to dine-in customers until March 30.

The Democratic governors of Connecticut, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Washington on Monday all ordered the full or partial closure of certain categories of businesses. Bars and restaurants shut to dine-in customers, but can offer take-out. Similar measures were also imposed in Stillwater and Norman, including orders that theaters, gyms and amusement facilities must also close. Whitmer issued a sweeping order Monday banning dine-in customers at restaurants and closing all bars, movie theaters, gyms and other sports facilities to curb the spread of the coronavirus. Restaurants and bars ordered to shut temporarily.

Dine-in restaurants and bars ordered to shut through March 27 beginning Tuesday evening. Gov. Tim Walz ordered bars and restaurants across Minnesota to temporarily close to customers who dine in. Gov. Kate Brown on Monday banned on-site consumption at bars and restaurants around the state for at least four weeks in a bid to slow the spread of the new coronavirus and said gatherings will be limited to 25 people or fewer. Restaurants can still offer takeout or delivery, she said at a news conference. Gov. Kate Brown announced an extension of her previous statewide school closure order to combat the spread of coronavirus, saying now schools will be shuttered until at least April 28. Los Angeles extended its citywide ban on restaurants until at least April 19, from the previous order until March 31. Restaurants, bars and clubs to shut down by 10pm Monday, with take-out and delivery still available until April 1. Officials recommended that all 'non-essential mass gatherings, including conferences and conventions,' be postponed or canceled through the end of March. Bars and restaurants shut indefinitely for dine-in customers, but can offer take-out. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed an order limiting parties on beaches to 10 people per group, but after Spring Breakers flouted the rules, said stricter control will be rolled out. All restaurant dining areas and gyms in the state shut March 20 with immediate effect. Casinos throughout Nevada were closed Wednesday, along with other nonessential businesses, under an order from Gov. Steve Sisolak. All public, private and charter K-12 schools in the state will be closed Monday until at least April 6 in an effort to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Colorado's 12,000 bars and restaurants are limited to takeout and delivery orders under a 30-day ban on gatherings of 50 people as the state expands testing to try to brake the spread of the coronavirus, Gov. Jared Polis said Monday. Bars, nightclubs and restaurants closed for dine-in with and takeout allowed until the end of March. All restaurants, bars, coffee shops shut down for dine in until March 30. Bars and restaurants can only serve takeout from Tuesday night. Gov. John Carney directed that restaurants and bars in Delaware restrict their operations to take-out, drive-thru and delivery services. Directive that all bars and clubs close and that restaurants shift to serving food through drive-through, takeout and delivery service. Gov. Brad Little said state is adopting federal guidelines that include avoiding social gatherings of more than 10 people. Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds ordered restaurants, bars, fitness centers, theaters and casinos to close for two weeks. In Kansas, Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly on Monday banned public gatherings of 50 or more people for the next two months. L.L. Bean is closing all of its retail stores across the country, including its flagship store in Freeport, Maine, to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus. Restaurants, bars and movie theaters ordered shut for 15 days in Kansas City metro from Tuesday Public schools closed for two weeks. The Douglas County Board of Health issued an order limiting gatherings within the county, which includes Omaha, to no more than 10 people. Restaurants will be restricted to take-out, schools are shut down and large public gatherings are being banned in an effort to contain the coronavirus in New Hampshire. New Hampshire's directive, which extends until April 7, also will ban public gatherings of 50 people or more. North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper is ordering all restaurants and bars be closed to dine-in patrons. Cooper's office announced he would issue a new executive order directing the closings effective at 5 p.m. Tuesday. No mandated closing of restaurants and bars. North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum issued an executive order closing schools across the state for one week beginning Monday. No current plans to close restaurants or bars. The governor signed a state of emergency order last week, requesting public schools to close and ordering non-essential state employees to work from home. South Dakota public universities announced on Monday that all classes will move online next week after an extended spring break. Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee on Monday asked schools to close, exhorted people to avoid crowded bars Austin joined other major cities statewide in closing bars and restaurant dining rooms to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. El Paso closed its bars and ordered restaurant capacities cut in half. Galveston Mayor Jim Yarbrough ordered the island city's bars and restaurants to close, as well as all public amusement venues, including museums, the Pleasure Pier and Moody Gardens. All public schools closed for at least three weeks from Wednesday Salt Lake City shuts restaurants to dine in customers and bars; take out continues. Utah Gov. Gary Herbert ordered statewide dine-in closures at restaurants, bars and other eateries while health officials in the national parks hot spot of Moab halted new overnight tourists. Authorities also closed restaurants, except for takeout, and other public places like theaters and gyms in Grand, Carbon and Emery Counties. Gov. Ralph Northam bans public gatherings of more than 100 people. Bans on 50 people or more gatherings; bars and restaurants limiting customers. Dine in customers banned at restaurants and bars. McNally collected four Tonys throughout his career, including two Best Play awards for Love! His other works include Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune, The Full Monty, The Ritz and Lips Together, Teeth Apart. In recent years, McNally wrote the book for the musical theatre adaption of Anastasia (2016) and authored the play Mothers and Sons (2014). Award-winning playwright Terrence McNally has died of coronavirus aged 81. Terrence had scooped four Tony Awards in his high-flying career including for his work on Love! Acclaimed playwright Terrence McNally has died of complications due to coronavirus. He wrote landmark and popular plays and musicals including Master Class, Ragtime, The Ritz, Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune, The Full Monty, Love! McNally would go on to win four Tonys, including for plays Love! McNally's roster of credits, featuring many developed at the Manhattan Theater Club, include Anastasia (2017), Mothers and Sons (2014), It's Only A Play (2014), Catch Me If You Can (2011), Master Class (2011, 1995), Ragtime (2009, 1998), The Ritz (2007, 1983, 1975), The Stuff of Dreams (2005), Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune (2002), The Full Monty (2000), Corpus Christi (1997) Love!