Michael Bennett


“At the first national display Joe Papp, producer of the New York Shakespeare Festival, ends with a tribute ‘to my dear friend and colleague Michael Bennett.’  Then in front of the photographers with his wife Gail at his side, Papp unties the satin ribbons of the red fabric roll under his arm and holds up a shimmering quilt panel emblazoned with Michael Bennett’s name and a metallic sunburst, the sign from the finale of Bennett’s stellar production, the longest-running Broadway musical, A Chorus Line.”