The Committee of Theatre Owners honors the memory of Tony-winning producer and general manager Elizabeth Ireland McCann, who passed away September 9, 2021, at the age of 90, by dimming the lights of Broadway theatres March 29 for one minute at 6:30 PM. March 29 would have marked Ms. McCann's 91st birthday.
In a career that spanned six decades and included more than 60 Broadway productions, Ms. McCann was nominated for 20 Tony Awards, winning nine for the productions of Hair (2009 revival), The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? (2002), Copenhagen (2000), A View from the Bridge (1997 revival), The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (1981), Amadeus (1988), Morning’s at Seven (1980 revival), The Elephant Man (1979), and Dracula (1977 revival).
“It is a touching tribute to honor the memory of Liz McCann on her actual birthday as the Broadway community joins together to remember her incredible contributions to theatre,” said Charlotte St. Martin, president of The Broadway League, in a recent statement. “Liz loved every aspect of theatre and formed genuine connections that would last a lifetime. It is fitting that as Women's History Month comes to a close, we celebrate Liz and her career on Broadway. May her work continue to inspire generations of women who dream of being a part of this great community.”
Read Playbill's complete obituary for Ms. McCann here.