Douglas McGrath, the Oscar-nominated screenwriter of “Bullets Over Broadway,” died Thursday in New York. He was 64 years old.
Her Wednesday performance of her solo play “Everything’s Fine” took place Wednesday, Nov. 2, at the DR2 Theater in New York City, Broadway World reported. The play was billed as “a 90-minute number of a memoir by turns funny, touching, and shocking for the stage”.
“We are devastated by the sudden death of Douglas McGrath. The company of ‘Everything’s Fine’ was honored to present his autobiographical solo exhibition. We send our deepest condolences to Jane and her family. May his memory be a blessing.” the company, which includes director John Lithgow, tweeted Friday.
The Midland, Texas native began his career as a writer for “Saturday Night Live” and later earned an Oscar nomination for co-writing “Bullets Over Broadway” with director Woody Allen. He also wrote and directed the 1996 adaptation of “Emma,” as well as “Nicholas Nickleby” and Truman Capote’s 2006 biopic “InFamous.”
His two HBO documentaries, “His Way,” about producer Jerry Weintraub, and “Becoming Mike Nichols,” both received Emmy nominations.
McGrath was nominated for a Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for writing “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical” in 2013. He also wrote “Checkers” and “The Age of Innocence” for the stage.
McGrath’s cause of death was not known. He is survived by his wife, Jane Read Martin, and son, Henry.
Holders of “Everything is Fine” tickets must return to their place of purchase for a refund.