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Lynn Nottage

Lynn Nottage Is Theater’s Boldest Voice

The playwright debuts three productions on-and-off Broadway this season

Is anyone on Broadway busier than Lynn Nottage? This season, the two-time Pulitzer Prize winner for Ruined (2009) and Sweat (2017) introduced Broadway to her new play Clyde’s to ecstatic reviews; wrote the book for the jukebox musical MJ, about Michael Jackson, featuring a large selection of his songs; and will debut an opera based on her play Intimate Apparel at Lincoln Center Theater, with music by Ricky Ian Gordon. “I’m impossibly busy, but this has been a dream season,” says Nottage, who lives in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn. To keep up, she adds, “I bought a comfortable pair of Dansko shoes that are getting good use moving between rehearsals, tech and performances. I’ve inadvertently taken up speed walking.”