Broadway tribute to Friel

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The bright lights of New York’s Broadway were dimmed on Tuesday for one minute in memory of playwright Brian Friel.

The Tony Award-winning playwright taught in Derry and co-founded the Field Day Theatre Company. He lived in Greencastle and passed away in October at the age of 86.

Charlotte St. Martin, President of the Broadway League said:“Known as a gifted storyteller whose work achieved international acclaim for over four decades, Brian Friel’s writing explored social and political life in Ireland through lyrical dramas which played notably on the Broadway stage. Our thoughts are with his family, friends, and many fans.” Friel’s plays performed on Broadway include Philadelphia, Here I Come; The Loves of Cass McGuire; Lovers; The Mundy Scheme; The Freedom of the City; Faith Healer; Translations; Dancing at Lughnasa; and Wonderful Tennessee.