Friday, July 10, 2020

In Memoriam

Actors’ Equity, Broadway community mourn death of Nick Cordero

Actors' Equity issued a statement Monday mourning the death of actor Nick Cordero. Cordero passed away July 5 after contracting COVID-19 and spending 95 days...

PRG executive Darren DeVerna dies at age 60

Darren DeVerna, chief executive of global theatre for Production Resource Group, died May 21 at the age of 60.  DeVerna passed away after a battle...

Bernard Gersten, a leader of nonprofit theater, dies at age 97

Bernard Gersten, former executive producer of Lincoln Center Theater and a leader of the New York Shakespeare Festival, died Monday at the age of...

Wynn Handman, co-founder of the American Place Theatre, dies at 97

Wynn Handman, a revered acting teacher whose Off-Broadway company, The American Place Theatre, defied Broadway commercialism while providing early support to many of the...

Playwright Terrence McNally dies at age 81

Four-time Tony Award winner Terrence McNally died Tuesday at the age of 81 due to complications from COVID-19. McNally, who was a lung cancer survivor...

Broadway theaters to dim lights in memory of Zoe Caldwell

All Broadway theaters will dim their lights Friday to commemorate the life of the late actor Zoe Caldwell.  Caldwell, a four-time Tony Award winner, passed...

Broadway theaters to dim lights for producer Margo Lion

Several Broadway theaters will dim their lights on Feb. 29 to commemorate the life and work of late producer Margo Lion. Lion, the producer behind...

Four-time Tony Award winner Zoe Caldwell dies at age 86

Four-time Tony Award-winning actress Zoe Caldwell passed away Feb. 16, at the age of 86. She died due to complications from Parkison’s disease, her son,...

Broadway community pays tribute to composer Jerry Herman

“Kid, the show is yours.” The words were recalled, not sung at Monday afternoon’s tribute to the late Jerry Herman. And while they may...

‘Hairspray’ producer Margo Lion dies at age 75

Margo Lion, the Tony-Award winning producer of “Hairspray,” died on Friday evening at the age of 75, according to media reports.  Lion, who also brought...

Broadway pays tribute to Hal Prince

“I live for the next musical. I live in the future. I’m totally mindful that nobody will ever have the life I’ve had in...

Celebration of Hal Prince’s life to be held in December

A celebration of the late Hal Prince will be held Dec. 16 at the Majestic Theatre. The tribute, which will feature performances and speeches, is...

Broadway theaters to dim lights for Diahann Carroll

Several Broadway theaters will dim their lights Wednesday in memory of actor Diahann Carroll. Carroll, a Tony Award winner and star of television shows "Julia"...

Broadway theaters to dim lights for Phyllis Newman

Nine Broadway theaters will dim their lights Friday in memory of Phyllis Newman. Newman, an actor who was also the founder of a women's health...

Broadway theaters to dim lights in memory of Arthur ‘Artie’ Gaffin

Several theaters will dim their lights Wednesday evening in memory of production stage manager Arthur “Artie” Gaffin, who passed away on Sept. 13.  The American...

Opinion: The indomitable legacy of Hal Prince

The Prince is dead, long live the King. Is that too glib? Perhaps, yet it is no overstatement. Hal Prince is gone, and with...

Broadway theaters to dim lights in memory of Hal Prince

All Broadway theaters will dim their lights for one minute Wednesday in commemoration of producer and director Hal Prince. Prince died Wednesday at the age...

Broadway producer and director Hal Prince dies at age 91

Veteran Broadway producer and director Hal Prince has died at age 91. Over his long career in the theater, Prince received 21 Tony Awards, including...

Broadway theaters to dim lights for the late Alan Wasser

Three Broadway theaters will dim their lights on May 20 in memory of the late general manager Alan Wasser. The Majestic, Marquis and St. James...

Alan Wasser, a veteran Broadway general manager, dies at age 70

Alan Wasser, a veteran Broadway general manager and founder of Foresight Theatrical, passed away on April 14 at the age of 70. Wasser died due...

Broadway pays tribute to Carol Channing

The Broadway community spoke out with remembrances and words of gratitude about Carol Channing, the original star of “Hello, Dolly!” after news of her...

Broadway Producer Jerry Frankel dies

Broadway producer Jerry Frankel passed away Saturday morning. Frankel, the recipient of nine Tony Awards, produced more than 50 Broadway productions since he began his...

Librettist Joe Masteroff dies at age 98

Librettist Joseph Masteroff, known for writing the books of musicals “Cabaret” and “She Loves Me,” died on Sept. 28 at the age of 98. Masteroff...

All Broadway theaters to dim lights in memory of Marin Mazzie

All Broadway theaters will dim their lights Wednesday evening to honor Marin Mazzie, who passed away Sept. 13 at the age of 57. The decision...

Tony Award-nominated actor Marin Mazzie passes away at age 57

Actor Marin Mazzie passed away Thursday morning at the age of 57, her publicist Kim Correro confirmed. Mazzie, who had been battling Stage IV ovarian...

Opinion: Craig Zadan’s legacy will live on through Broadway, TV projects

As he accepted the fifth, and most important, Creative Emmy award for “Jesus Christ Superstar” last Sunday, executive producer Neil Meron said, “This is...

Four Broadway theaters to dim lights in memory of actor Carole Shelley

Four Broadway theaters will dim their lights Wednesday evening in memory of actor Carole Shelley, who passed away on Aug. 31 at the age...

Broadway to dim its lights in memory of Neil Simon

Broadway theaters will dim their lights on Thursday evening to honor playwright Neil Simon, who passed away on Sunday at age 91. The lights will...

Playwright Neil Simon dies at age 91

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Neil Simon died Saturday night at the age of 91. The cause of death was complications from pneumonia. Across four decades, Simon wrote...

Producer Craig Zadan dies at age 69

Producer Craig Zadan, known for bringing musicals to the screen, has passed away at age 69 after complications following shoulder replacement surgery, NBC confirmed...

All Broadway theaters will dim lights in memory of choreographer Gillian Lynne

All 41 Broadway theaters will dim their lights Monday night in memory of Dame Gillian Lynne, choreographer for “Cats” and “Phantom of the Opera,”...