Playwright Matthew Lopez knows the exact moment he got the theater bug — and he's got the picture to prove it.
A faded snapshot from 1980 shows a nearly 4-year-old boy in the Broadway dressing room of his aunt, actress Priscilla Lopez who was starring in "A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine." His eyes are wide and wondrous as she puts on her makeup and transforms herself for the matinee show for her Tony Award-winning performance.
Click! Destiny set.
"The course of my life was set on that trip and on that particular day," says Lopez, 37, the writer of "The Whipping Man" and other plays. "From that day forward, there was...