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Eric Concklin, First Director of
Torch Song Trilogy
Plays, Dies in NYC
By Robert Viagas | 12/06/2017
He had a long career staging experimental plays Off-Off-Broadway.
Cast Member Steve Elmore Dies at 84
By Robert Viagas | 12/05/2017
Elmore's three-decade career also included musicals with Carol Burnett, Mary Martin, and Bernadette Peters.
Star With Broadway Roots, Dies at 67
By Adam Hetrick | 11/22/2017
The pop-culture icon made a celebrated 1993 Broadway return, co-starring with half-brother Shaun Cassidy in
Tony Nominee Earle Hyman, Known for TV’s
The Cosby Show
, Dies at 91
By Adam Hetrick | 11/20/2017
His interpretations of classic roles broke down racial barriers for black actors in a career that spanned seven decades.
Tony Winner Ann Wedgeworth Dies at 83
By Olivia Clement | 11/18/2017
The stage and screen actor won a Tony for her performance in Neil Simon’s 1977 comedy
Night of the Iguana
Director Frank Corsaro Is Dead at 92
By Robert Viagas | 11/14/2017
Known mainly for his work with New York City Opera and other companies, Corsaro also staged the original Broadway productions of
A Hatful of Rain
Night of the Iguana.
Robert Guillaume, First African-American Actor to Play Phantom, Dies at 89
By Olivia Clement | 10/24/2017
star passed away following a battle with cancer and a long career on the stage and screen.
Michael Friedman's Loved Ones, Collaborators, Fans, Celebrate the Composer Through ‘Radical Inclusion’
By Ryan McPhee | 10/24/2017
A tribute to the late artist and leader brought memories, songs, and more to the halls of the Public Theater.
French Film Star Danielle Darrieux, Who Replaced Katharine Hepburn in
, Dies at 100
By Robert Viagas | 10/19/2017
She appeared in more than 100 films on both sides of the Atlantic in a career that spanned nine decades.
British Actor Roy Dotrice Dead at 94
By Robert Viagas | 10/16/2017
He won the 2000 Tony Award as Best Featured Actor in a Play for
A Moon for the Misbegotten.
Tony-Nominated Lyricist and Translator Richard Wilbur Dies at 96
By Olivia Clement | 10/15/2017
co-lyricist, literary translator, and Pulitzer Prize-winning poet passed away on October 14.
Best Little Whorehouse
Actor Gerry Burkhardt Dead at 71
By Robert Viagas | 10/05/2017
He appeared in both the 1978 original production and its 1994 sequel.
Anne Jeffreys, Star of Sondheim’s
TV Series, Is Dead at 94
By Robert Viagas | 09/28/2017
Her Broadway credits including replacing the lead role in the original production of
Kiss Me, Kate
Playwright Albert Innaurato Is Dead at 70
By Robert Viagas | 09/28/2017
His comedy was the longest-running Broadway play of the post-World War II era.
Theatre Under the Stars Founder Frank M. Young Dead at 77
By Robert Viagas | 09/25/2017
As founder of the 5th Avenue Theatre Association, he was also instrumental in the development of
Jekyll & Hyde
Playwright Myrna Lamb Dies at 87
By Olivia Clement | 09/25/2017
The feminist writer was produced by the Public Theater in the 1970s.
Judy Parker Gaudio, Co-Writer of
’ Songs, Is Dead at 79
By Robert Viagas | 09/22/2017
She co-wrote several Four Seasons hits featured in the Broadway musical.
Brenda Lewis, Star Soprano of the Broadway and Met Opera Stages, Dies at 96
By Ruthie Fierberg | 09/17/2017
The actor and singer was famous for her portrayal of Birdie in the opera adaptation of
The Little Foxes
Shirley Callaway, Celebrated Broadway Voice Teacher, Dies at 84
By Ruthie Fierberg | 09/16/2017
Callaway, mother of Liz Callaway and Ann Hampton Callaway, passed away after a battle with cancer.
Sir Peter Hall, Groundbreaking British Director, Dies at 86
By Robert Viagas | 09/12/2017
The founder of the Royal Shakespeare Company and director of
was described as "the great theatrical buccaneer of the 20th century."
Michael Friedman, Composer of
Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson,
Dies at 41
By Ryan McPhee | 09/09/2017
Friedman, a founding member of The Civilians, also held positions at the Public Theater and City Center's
Shelley Berman, Star of John Kander’s First Broadway Musical, Dies at 92
By Robert Viagas | 09/01/2017
The comic actor was a favorite on stage and screen.
Playwright Bernard Pomerance Dies at 76
By Adam Hetrick | 08/29/2017
His profoundly moving account based on the life of Joseph “John” Merrick earned him the 1979 Tony Award for Best Play.
Broadway to Dim Its Marquees in Honor of
Writer Thomas Meehan
By Mark Peikert | 08/25/2017
The three-time Tony-winning book writer of
, and others died August 22 at the age of 88.
Stage Manager Dan Zittel Dies at 66
By Ryan McPhee | 08/23/2017
Mr. Zittel had worked extensivley Off-Broadway and with national tours.
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