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A man of many talents, he led Freedom Theater, one of the nation’s top African-American companies, for more than a decade.
She was one of the first black women to make the transition, propelled by the musical “Sweet Charity.” She also broke ground playing a black lesbian on TV.
As a photographer and a playwright, she helped document the rise of a generation of theater artists who wanted to tell their own stories their own way.
He held high-profile positions at the Metropolitan Opera and the National Endowment for the Arts, battling critics who wanted to abolish the agency.
She and her husband fled Cuba under Castro, giving up their prominence in theater there. In the North, she had a steady diet of ethnic roles.
His novel of generational and cultural conflict among Chinese immigrants became a hit Broadway musical and then a film that earned five Oscar nominations.
He cut an unlikely figure in the 1960s milieu of “Hair,” not smoking pot and never having met a hippie. But his rock style and beat-driven sound fit right in.
In performances in Boston, Michael Mack talks about being sexually abused by a priest at the age of 11 and the effect it has had on his life.