February 23, 2018 at 8:09 pm #1202499862
Tony-winning actress Nanette Fabray passed away. http://deadline.com/2018/02/nanette-fabray-dies-stage-tv-comic-actress-was-97-1202301558/#comment-list-wrapperMarch 3, 2018 at 5:17 pm #1202505130
Actor David Ogden Stiers has passed away…
While he may be best remembered as Major Charles Winchester on M*A*S*H or as the voice of Cogsworth in Beauty & the Beast, he also had 8 (official) Broadway credits to his name. He made his Broadway debut in a 1973 revival of Anton Chekhov’s The Three Sisters which played in repertory with four other productions, which were The Beggar’s Opera, Measure for Measure, Scapin, and Next Time I’ll Sing to You. He even got to appear in all of them opposite Kevin Kline & Patti LuPone. Stiers was last seen on Broadway in the 2009 mounting of Irving Berlin’s White Christmas. Not to mention that he got to reprise his narrations from the animated film in the original Broadway production of Beauty & the Beast.March 4, 2018 at 8:05 am #1202505529
Composer Harvey Schmidt has passed away at 88. Best known for co-creating the scores for The Fantastiks, 110 In the Shade, I Do! I Do!, and Celebration, he was a legend of the broadway musical stage. My favorite score is 110 In The Shade, particularly Inga Swenson’s vocal performances on the original broadway cast show album – “Raunchy”, “Love Don’t Look away”, “Simple Little Things” – so beautiful! (:March 12, 2018 at 1:18 pm #1202512096
Robert Scheerer, who appeared on Broadway alongside Julie Andrews in The Boy Friend and then went on to direct several live TV musicals, has passed away. http://deadline.com/2018/03/director-robert-scheerer-director-known-for-live-musical-tv-specials-dies-at-89-1202335612/
March 17, 2018 at 6:43 am #1202514832
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Sammy Williams, who won a Tony for his performance as Paul in the original Broadway production of A Chorus Line, died at the age of 69…
https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Sammy-Williams-Tony-Winning-A-CHORUS-LINE-Star-Dies-at-69-20180317March 23, 2018 at 4:15 pm #1202518369
Actress Louise Latham passed away. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/louise-latham-dead-tippi-hedrens-mother-hitchcocks-marnie-was-95-1096599March 24, 2018 at 10:28 am #1202518548
DuShon Monique Brown, who was a well-known theater actress in Chicago before landing the role of Connie on NBC’s Chicago Fire, passed away. http://deadline.com/2018/03/dushon-monique-brown-dies-chicago-fire-actress-was-49-1202352668/April 5, 2018 at 7:29 pm #1202524912
Actress Susan Anspach, who appeared on Broadway in the plays And Things That Go Bump In The Night and Lovers, passed away.
http://variety.com/2018/film/news/susan-anspach-dead-dies-five-easy-pieces-1202745568/April 7, 2018 at 2:32 pm #1202525664
Actor Soon-Tek Oh, who appeared in the original Broadway cast of Pacific Overtures, passed away. http://deadline.com/2018/04/soon-tek-oh-dead-mulan-man-with-the-golden-gun-asian-american-actor-1202360439/#comment-list-wrapperApril 9, 2018 at 11:00 am #1202526658
Actress Mary Hatcher, who was one of many actresses to play Laurey Williams during the original Broadway run of Oklahoma!, passed away. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/mary-hatcher-dead-mickey-rooneys-star-big-wheel-was-88-1100941April 12, 2018 at 1:17 pm #1202528638
Welsh actor Alex Beckett, who had been appearing in Donmar Warehouse’s production of The Way Of The World, suddenly passed away at the age of 36. http://www.playbill.com/article/the-way-of-the-world-and-w1as-alex-beckett-dies-at-36April 14, 2018 at 7:06 am #1202529403
Two-time Oscar-winning filmmaker Miloš Forman has passed away…
While he was best known as a filmmaker, Forman actually directed a Broadway production once, which was a play titled The Little Black Book, which was also a huge flop. In the film world, he directed a couple adaptations of celebrated stage works. In 1979, he brought the groundbreaking rock musical, Hair, to the big screen. While the film did receive favorable reviews from critics at the time of its release, the creators of the stage musical were very unhappy with the end results given how much it deviated from its source material. In 1984, Forman achieved greater success when he brought Peter Shaffer’s play, Amadeus, to the big screen. That film won 8 Academy Awards (including Best Picture).
In 1981, Forman directed a film adaptation of E.L. Doctorow’s novel, Ragtime. Similar to his experience on Hair (as well as his other films), Forman left the creator of the original source material unhappy with the end result. So when producer Garth Drabinsky expressed interest in adapting the novel into a Broadway musical, Doctorow agreed only on the condition that he had approval over the creative team.
April 14, 2018 at 8:20 am #1202529431
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Actor Tim O’Connor passed away. Before becoming a star on the 1960s soap opera Peyton Place, where he played the father of Mia Farrow, he appeared on Broadway in the plays First Love and General Seeger. http://deadline.com/2018/04/timothy-oconnor-dies-character-actor-best-known-for-role-on-peyton-place-was-90-1202363609/April 14, 2018 at 8:42 am #1202529441
Actor/writer Eugene Francis passed away. At age 12, he was a member of the repertory company of Eva LaGallienne, and in 1934, at the age of 17, he made his Broadway debut opposite Ethel Barrymore in L’Aiglon. He also appeared in the 1936 production of Hamlet as well as Glorious Morning and The American Way. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/eugene-francis-dead-actor-4-east-side-kids-movies-was-100-1102664April 27, 2018 at 11:56 am #1202536496
Gertrude Jeanette, a pioneering African-American actress, playwright, director and producer, passed away. http://www.playbill.com/article/gertrude-jeanette-pioneering-african-american-playwright-actor-and-activist-dies-at-103
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