As the founder and artistic director of La MaMa Experimental Theater Club in 1961, Ellen Stewart launched Off Off Broadway and provided a stage for such playwrights as Harvey Fierstein -- whose Torch Song Trilogy started there -- and such actors as Harvey Keitel and Olympia Dukakis. Godspell also began at La MaMa. Stewart died this week at the age of 91.
Remembering Ellen Stewart, Giant Of N.Y. Theater
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