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Obituaries of theatre professionals who have enriched the stage.
Playwright Steve Carter Dies at 90
By Ryan McPhee | 09/17/2020
The writer premiered several of his works at the New York City-based Negro Ensemble Company and Chicago’s Victory Gardens Theater.
Tony Tanner, Tony-Nominated Director and Choreographer, Dies at 88
By Andrew Gans | 09/17/2020
Born in England, Mr. Tanner made his Broadway acting debut in
Half a Sixpence
Diana Rigg, Tony and Emmy Winner, Dies at 82
By Andrew Gans | 09/10/2020
Ms. Rigg won the Tony Award for her performance in the title role of the 1994 revival of
Playwright Ronald Harwood, Author of
, Dies at 85
By Dan Meyer | 09/09/2020
The writer also won an Oscar for his
Watch the Broadway Community Honor Nick Cordero With 'One of the Great Ones'
By Andrew Gans | 09/07/2020
The song was part of the September 6 tribute to the late, Tony-nominated actor that streamed on Broadway on Demand.
Watch a Sneak Peek of the Nick Cordero Tribute Memorial
By Dan Meyer | 09/04/2020
The special airs September 6 on Broadway on Demand.
Playwright Kenneth Bernard Dies at 90
By Dan Meyer | 08/20/2020
The writer pushed the envelope in the downtown theatre scene.
The Theatre Community Remembers the Life and Work of Howell Binkley
By Kerri Kearse | 08/15/2020
Broadway artists and more took to social media to share their memories of the Tony-winning lighting designer, known for his work on
Come From Away.
Howell Binkley, Tony- and Olivier-Winning Lighting Designer, Dies at 64
By Dan Meyer | 08/14/2020
The industry favorite created memorable moments in
Come From Away
, and dozens more.
Obie Award Winner Salome Bey Dies at 86
By Andrew Gans | 08/11/2020
Dubbed Canada's First Lady of the Blues, the singer toured the world with Andy & the Bey Sisters.
The Theatre Community Remembers the Life and Work of Brent Carver
By Kerri Kearse | 08/07/2020
Broadway artists and theatre professionals from around the globe took to social media to share their memories of the Tony winner, who died August 4 at 68.
Tony Winner Brent Carver Dies at 68
By Ryan McPhee | 08/06/2020
The performer is remembered for starring roles in Broadway’s
Kiss of the Spider Woman
Broadway Actor Patti Karr Dies at 88
By Andrew Gans | 08/03/2020
Ms. Karr appeared in over 20 Main Stem productions, including as an understudy for Chita Rivera, Gwen Verdon, and Michele Lee.
David Rosenberg, Co-Founder of Connecticut Critics Circle, Dies at 90
By Andrew Gans | 07/22/2020
Mr. Rosenberg was also a member of the Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and the American Theatre Critics Association.
Broadway Veteran Phyllis Somerville Dies at 76
By Ryan McPhee | 07/17/2020
The stage and screen regular last appeared on Broadway in
To Kill a Mockingbird.
The Theatre Community Remembers the Life and Work of Nick Cordero
By Kerri Kearse | 07/06/2020
Broadway artists and more took to social media to share their memories of the performer, who died July 5 after a battle with the coronavirus.
Nick Cordero Passes Away at Age 41
By Playbill Staff | 07/05/2020
The actor, who fought a long battle with the coronavirus, was Tony-nominated for creating the role of Cheech in
Bullets Over Broadway.
Tony and Olivier Award Winner Ian Holm Dies at 88
By Dan Meyer | 06/19/2020
The stage and screen star appeared on Broadway and in the West End, as well as in
The Lord of the Rings
Broadway Alum Chris Trousdale, Member of Boy Band Dream Street, Dies at 34
By Dan Meyer | 06/03/2020
The performer appeared in
The Sound of Music
Off-Broadway Industry Stalwart John McCormack Dies at 61
By Dan Meyer | 06/01/2020
The non-profit theatre advocate was the artistic director and co-founder of several companies.
The Theatre Community Remembers Larry Kramer
By Felicia Fitzpatrick | 05/27/2020
The playwright and AIDS activist died May 27 at the age of 84.
Playwright and Ardent AIDS Activist Larry Kramer Dies at 84
By Robert Viagas | 05/27/2020
Among his works were
The Normal Heart
and the Pulitzer finalist
The Destiny of Me.
Actor and Comedian Jerry Stiller Dies at Age 92
By Olivia Clement | 05/11/2020
star and Broadway alum passed away from natural causes.
Rosalind Elias, Opera Star Who Appeared in
on Broadway, Dies at 90
By Ryan McPhee | 05/04/2020
The mezzo-soprano played Heidi in the 2011 revival of the Stephen Sondheim-James Goldman musical.
Bernard Gersten, Major Player in New York Nonprofit Theatre World, Dies at Age 97
By Robert Simonson | 04/27/2020
As managing director of The Public Theater and then executive producer at Lincoln Center Theater, Mr. Gersten was at the forefront of two of the most significant non-profit theatre companies in New York City.
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