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Costume Designer Jeanne Button Dies at 86
By Olivia Clement | 05/19/2017
The designer worked on several Broadway and Off-Broadway productions.
Powers Boothe, Star of Stage and Screen, Dies at 68
By Andrew Gans | 05/15/2017
Mr. Boothe was an Emmy winner for his portrayal of Jim Jones in
Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones.
Orchestrator William David Brohn Dead at 84
By Robert Viagas | 05/12/2017
He helped imagine how Oz, Vietnam, and turn-of-the-century New York should sound.
Edwin Sherin, Stage and Screen Director, Dies at 87
By Andrew Gans | 05/08/2017
The director received a 1974 Tony nomination for his work on
Find Your Way Home.
Tony-Nominated Playwright William M. Hoffman Dies at 78
By Ryan McPhee | 05/01/2017
Hoffman's 1985 work
was one of the first plays to explore the early stages of the AIDS crisis.
Martha Lavey, Former Artistic Director of Chicago’s Steppenwolf, Dies at 60
By Ryan McPhee | 04/26/2017
Ms. Lavey was the theatre company’s first female artistic leader.
Tony Award Winner Linda Hopkins Dead at 92
By Robert Viagas | 04/11/2017
She starred in
Me and Bessie
Black and Blue
Tim Pigott-Smith, a Tony Nominee for
King Charles III
, Dies at 70
By Ryan McPhee | 04/07/2017
The British actor was due to star in a U.K. tour of
Death of a Salesman
beginning April 10.
Sheila Bond, Tony-Winning Actor, Dies at 90
By Andrew Gans | 04/03/2017
The singer, actor, and dancer won a Tony for her performance in the 1952 musical
Wish You Were Here.
David Storey, a Tony-Nominated Playwright and Novelist, Dies at 83
By Andrew Gans | 03/28/2017
Storey was represented on Broadway with his plays
The Changing Room.
Derek Walcott, a Nobel Laureate with an Illustrious Theatre Background, Dies at 87
By Adam Hetrick | 03/17/2017
The poet was the founder of Boston Playwrights’ Theatre and collaborated with Paul Simon on the musical
Max Ferrá, Founder of INTAR Hispanic American Arts Center, Dies at 79
By Andrew Gans | 02/15/2017
He helped nurture the works of Latino playwrights.
Harvey Lichtenstein, Who Gave BAM a Second Life, Has Died at 87
By Robert Viagas | 02/14/2017
He oversaw the renovation of the Fort Greene landmark in the 1970s.
Barbara Carroll, Jazz Pianist, Is Dead at 92
By Andrew Gans | 02/13/2017
The acclaimed artist made her Broadway bow in 1953.
Comedian Prof. Irwin Corey Dies at 102
By Robert Viagas | 02/08/2017
“The World’s Foremost Authority” was the master of double-talk.
John Hurt, Two-Time Oscar Nominee, Is Dead at 77
By Andrew Gans | 01/28/2017
The stage and screen star was the winner of a Golden Globe Award for his performance in
Bob Holiday, Broadway's First Superman, Is Dead at 84
By Andrew Gans | 01/28/2017
The actor starred in
It's a Bird…It's a Plane…It's Superman.
Tony and Emmy Winner Mary Tyler Moore Dies at 80
By Robert Simonson | 01/25/2017
Through two iconic sitcoms, Moore achieved television immortality.
Tony Nominee Dick Gautier Dies
By Playbill Staff | 01/16/2017
He was Tony-nominated for his Broadway performance in
Bye Bye Birdie
Martha Swope, Master Broadway Photographer, Dies at 88
By Robert Viagas | 01/12/2017
She captured official images for hundreds of shows from the 1950s to the 1990s.
Buddy Bregman, Composer and Arranger for Film Musicals and Pop Stars, Dies at 86
By Robert Viagas | 01/10/2017
The multi-talented artist arranged films of
The Pajama Game
Broadway Producer Jerry Arrow Has Died at 78
By Playbill Staff | 01/09/2017
His projects included original productions of
The Fifth of July.
Frank Evans, Artistic Director of Manhattan Musical Theatre Lab, Dies at 70
By Playbill Staff | 01/05/2017
He served on the Steering Committee of the BMI-Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop.
Obie-Winning Actor Laurie Carlos Dies at 67
By Ruthie Fierberg | 01/04/2017
The performer, director, and poet has passed away.
Barbara Tarbuck of
Brighton Beach Memoirs
Dies at 74
By Robert Viagas | 12/30/2016
The actor worked extensively on TV.
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