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Elaine May to Direct Mike Nichols Doc

Elaine May to Direct Mike Nichols Doc

Elaine May has signed on to helm a PBS documentary about Mike Nichols, the Oscar-winning director of “The Graduate” and her old comedy partner.

May will revisit Nichols’ career — which also includes directing credits for the films “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?,” “Silkwood,” “Working Girl,” “The Birdcage” and “Closer” — in the first episode of “American Masters'” 30th season, to air on January 29, 2016. Nichols was also a celebrated theater director and won his ninth directing Tony in 2012 for a revival of “Death of a Salesman” starring Philip Seymour Hoffman. 

He died last fall at age 83. 

The prolific director first became famous in the ’50s as one half of the comedy team Nichols & May, which released three albums, the first of which won a Grammy. 

May’s last directing credit is 1985’s “Ishtar.” She has also helmed the features “A New Leaf,” “The Heartbreak Kid” and “Mikey and Nicky.”

[via NY Times]

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