Broadway's Shubert Theatres Will Dim Lights for TV Musical Visionary Craig Zadan

Obituaries   Broadway's Shubert Theatres Will Dim Lights for TV Musical Visionary Craig Zadan
 
The producer died in August at the age of 69.
Craig Zadan
Craig Zadan

The Shubert Organization will pay tribute to the late Craig Zadan, who died earlier this summer at the age of 69. Shubert-owned Broadway theatres on 44th and 45th Streets (the Belasco, Jacobs, Booth, Broadhurst, Schoenfeld, Golden, Imperial, Lyceum, Majestic, Music Box, and Shubert) will dim their marquees September 25 at 6:45 PM.

Craig Zadan and Neil Meron
Craig Zadan and Neil Meron Joseph Marzullo/WENN

The beloved producer passed away August 20 following complications from shoulder surgery.

Mr. Zadan, along with his frequent partner Neil Meron, were instrumental in the revitalization of the live TV musical, beginning with 2013’s The Sound of Music Live! and continuing with Peter Pan, The Wiz, Hairspray, and, most recently, Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert, which earned him a posthumous Emmy Award.

Read: BROADWAY REMEMBERS CRAIG ZADAN

Additionally, the two collaborated on the Oscar-winning film adaptation of Chicago, CBS’ Bette Midler-led remake of Gypsy, the 1997 Disney remake of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, NBC’s cult favorite musical drama Smash, and the miniseries Life With Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows. They also produced the most recent Broadway revivals of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying and Promises, Promises.

In May, the Shubert Organization and the producing duo announced a partnership to develop a new musical adaptation of Some Like It Hot, slated for a 2020 Broadway premiere.

Read: MARC SHAIMAN AND SCOTT WITTMAN AT WORK ON A BROADWAY-AIMED SOME LIKE IT HOT MUSICAL

Mr. Zadan is survived by his partner, Elwood Hopkins.

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