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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.
Thomas Meehan, Tony-Winning Writer of
, Dies at 88
By Adam Hetrick, Ryan McPhee | 08/22/2017
The three-time Tony Award winner authored the book to the Broadway hits
Annie, The Producers
Playwright, Novelist, and Screenwriter Janusz Glowacki Dies at 78
By Andrew Gans | 08/21/2017
Mr. Glowacki was the author of
Antigone in New York.
Jerry Lewis Passes Away at Age 91
By Olivia Clement | 08/20/2017
The star of the screen and stage died August 20 at his home in Las Vegas.
Broadway Producer Stuart Thompson Passes Away at Age 62
By Olivia Clement | 08/18/2017
The six-time Tony-winning producer and manager worked on over 70 Broadway and West End productions.
Writer, Director, and Actor Joseph Bologna Dies at 82
By Olivia Clement | 08/14/2017
The stage and screen star is survived by his wife and longtime collaborator, Renée Taylor.
Annette Garceau, Last Surviving Guthrie Theater Founder, Dies at 103
By Robert Viagas | 08/11/2017
The British-born master costume builder was recruited by Tyrone Guthrie.
Broadway Will Dim Its Lights for the Late Barbara Cook
By Ryan McPhee | 08/08/2017
The theatre and cabaret icon died at the age of 89 August 8.
Legendary Performer Barbara Cook Dead at 89
By Robert Simonson | 08/08/2017
Barbara Cook, the musical theatre ingénue who became cabaret and concert royalty, has passed away.
Mariann Mayberry, Chicago-Based Actor Who Appeared on Broadway in
August: Osage County
, Dies at Age 52
By Robert Viagas | 08/01/2017
Steppenwolf Theatre cancels August 1 performance of
in her memory.
Broadway Marquees Will Dim Lights to Honor Sam Shepard
By Ryan McPhee | 08/01/2017
The Pulitzer-winning playwright died July 27 at the age of 73.
Pulitzer Prize-Winning Playwright Sam Shepard Dies at 73
By Ryan McPhee | 07/31/2017
The Off-Broadway pioneer's works included
Fool for Love
Tony- and Emmy-Winning Broadway Choreographer Danny Daniels Dies at 92
By Robert Viagas | 07/24/2017
His Tony-winning Broadway career lasted from 1941 to 2001.
Tony-Winning Producer Libby Adler Mages Dies at 93
By Ryan McPhee | 07/03/2017
As a theatre producer, Ms. Mages brought myriad titles to the Broadway and Chicago stages.
Cabaret & Concert News
Theatre Community Will Remember
The Phantom of the Opera
's Joe Gustern in Tribute Concert
By Andrew Gans | 06/16/2017
Mr. Gustern spent over eight years in productions of the long-running musical
Playwright A.R. Gurney, Poet of a Vanishing America, Dead at 86
By Robert Viagas | 06/14/2017
The prolific author gave audiences
Love Letters, Sylvia,
The Dining Room.
Stage and Screen Veteran Glenne Headly Dies at 62
By Ryan McPhee | 06/09/2017
Ms. Headly was a long-time member of Steppenwolf Theatre Company and last appeared on Broadway in
Fish in the Dark.
Broadway’s American Airlines Theatre Will Dim Lights in Honor of Actor Karen Walsh
By Ruthie Fierberg | 06/06/2017
The Broadway actor who inspired a social media movement will be honored June 8.
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