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Obituaries of theatre professionals who have enriched the stage.
Theatre Director and Writer Gerald Freedman Dies at 91
By Dan Meyer | 04/03/2020
The artist helmed several productions on Broadway, in addition to operas, Off-Broadway, and regional work.
The Theatre Community Remembers Adam Schlesinger on Social Media
By Felicia Fitzpatrick | 04/02/2020
Members of the theatre community have taken to social media to share their thoughts and memories of the Tony-nominated composer.
Tony-Nominated and Emmy-Winning Composer Adam Schlesinger Has Passed Away at Age 52
By Olivia Clement | 04/02/2020
The composer of
and the upcoming
musicals, died April 1 of COVID-19 related causes.
Broadway Actor David Schramm Has Passed Away at Age 73
By Olivia Clement | 03/29/2020
Schramm, who was seen in
Finian's Rainbow, Bedroom Farce,
was a founding member of The Acting Company.
Mark Blum, Obie-Winning Star of Stage and Screen, Dies at 69
By Andrew Gans | 03/26/2020
His Broadway career spanned nearly 40 years.
Look Back at the Shows Terrence McNally Brought to Broadway
By Marc J. Franklin | 03/25/2020
In honor of the prolific, Tony Award-winning writer, Playbill takes a look back at the shows he brought to Broadway throughout his six decade career.
The Theatre Community Remembers Terrence McNally on Social Media
By Felicia Fitzpatrick | 03/24/2020
Members of the theatre community have taken to social media to share their thoughts and memories of the Tony-winning playwright.
Tony Award-Winning Playwright Terrence McNally Dies at 81
By Ryan McPhee | 03/24/2020
Among his celebrated works were
Love! Valour! Compassion!, Master Class,
and the books to
Kiss of the Spider Woman.
Julia Miles, Founder of WP Theater, Passes Away
By Olivia Clement | 03/23/2020
The trailblazing advocate and theatre maker died March 18 following a long illness.
Prolific Broadway Standby Merwin Foard Dies at 59
By Logan Culwell-Block | 03/13/2020
The actor understudied major roles in such Broadway productions as
The Addams Family
The Boys in the Band
Playwright Mart Crowley Dies at 84
By Dan Meyer | 03/09/2020
His other works included
A Breeze from the Gulf
The Men From the Boys
James Lipton, Master Interviewer, Dies at Age 93
By Mark Peikert | 03/02/2020
Inside the Actors Studio
host was also a writer and actor who ushered two musicals to Broadway.
Actor Claudette Nevins Dies at Age 82
By Olivia Clement | 03/02/2020
The film and television actor performed extensively in Los Angeles, New York, and regionally.
Broadway Dims Its Lights for Tony-Winning Producer Margo Lion February 29
By Andrew Gans | 02/29/2020
The producer of
Hairspray, Angels in America,
and more died January 24 at age 75.
Peter Saide, NYC-Based Australian Actor, Dies at Age 36
By Olivia Clement | 02/28/2020
Mr. Saide was recently seen in
Last Days of Summer
at George Street Playhouse
and Off-Broadway in
Broadway Theatres to Dim Marquee Lights February 28 in Memory of Zoe Caldwell
By Playbill Staff | 02/24/2020
The four-time Tony Award winner died at 86 on February 16.
Zoe Caldwell, 4-Time Tony-Winning Actor, Dies at Age 86
By Mark Peikert | 02/18/2020
Ms. Caldwell earned Tony Awards for
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
Lynn Cohen, Veteran of Stage and Screen, Dies at 86
By Andrew Gans | 02/18/2020
The Richard Seff Award winner was well-known for her work as Magda in the
Sex and the City
Tony Nominee Orson Bean Dies at 91
By Olivia Clement | 02/10/2020
The stage and screen actor, author, and television personality was struck by a car in Los Angeles.
Remembering the Lyricism and Drama of Soprano Mirella Freni
By Ryan McPhee | 02/10/2020
The Italian opera singer died February 9 at 84.
Kevin Conway, Star of
The Elephant Man
Of Mice and Men
on Broadway, Dies at 77
By Dan Meyer | 02/10/2020
The performer—and sometimes director—also appeared in several films and TV shows.
Kirk Douglas, 3-Time Oscar-Nominated Actor, Dies at 103
By Ruthie Fierberg | 02/06/2020
The beloved star of stage and screen launched his career on Broadway.
British Theatre Director Terry Hands Dies at 79
By Logan Culwell-Block | 02/04/2020
The Olivier winner, who helmed the cult musical adaptation of
was a longtime artistic director of the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Broadway Pays Tribute to Master Hit Maker Jerry Herman
By Andrew Gans | 02/04/2020
What you missed when a bevy of musical theatre greats turned out February 3 to honor the late composer of
Mame, La Cage aux Folles, Hello, Dolly!,
Bernadette Peters, Kristin Chenoweth, Sutton Foster, More to Perform at Jerry Herman Tribute
By Ryan McPhee | 02/03/2020
The memorial service will take place at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, where two separate revivals of
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