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Worley, who wrote Omaha the Cat Dancer, about a feline stripper, “injected a woman’s point of view” that helped the comic stand out from others in the 1980s.
An influential art historian, he called out racism in the museum world, and in the broader culture as well.
Audra McDonald, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Joe Mantello on a versatile collaborator who came to know “he didn’t have to repeat himself.”
“I also admire the ones who are taking a break and not working.”
His books on Kennedy, Nixon, Clinton and others could be as unsparing as his syndicated column. He was also a familiar face on PBS public-affairs programs.
Concerned that female directors and playwrights were underrepresented in New York theaters, she founded Women’s Project in 1978 to cultivate their work.
He shepherded more than 300 books into print, including James Baldwin’s “If Beale Street Could Talk” and Robert Ludlum’s “The Bourne Identity.”
Mr. McNally, who died of coronavirus complications, introduced audiences to characters and situations that most mainstream theater had previously shunted into comic asides.