February 5, 2019 at 7:20 pm #1202762703
Composer Ken Welch passed away. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/ken-welch-dead-carol-burnetts-longtime-musical-collaborator-was-92-1182886February 8, 2019 at 6:33 am #1202765094
Five-time Oscar nominated actor Albert Finney has died at the age of 82.
His contributions to the theatre world include two appearances on Broadway in 1963’s Luther and 1968’s A Day in the Life of Joe Egg, both of which resulted in Tony nominations. He also played Oliver Warbucks in John Huston’s 1982 film adaptation of the 1977 Tony-winning musical, Annie.February 10, 2019 at 10:22 am #1202767514
Columnist Joseph Koennen, who wrote the column “Broadway Joe” for Newsday in the 1980s and 1990s, passed away. https://nypost.com/2019/02/07/cate-blanchetts-tortured-play-gets-dragged-by-critics/
Despite what the URL for the link says, it is indeed the right link. You just have to scroll down to the bottom to find the story.February 16, 2019 at 8:52 am #1202778260
Actor Bruno Ganz passed away. While he was best known for his film career, most famously for playing Adolf Hitler in Downfall, he did have a noted stage career in Europe as well. https://deadline.com/2019/02/bruno-ganz-dies-swiss-actor-in-downfall-was-77-1202558940/February 21, 2019 at 3:35 pm #1202784225
Three-time Tony-nominated book writer/director Mark Bramble passed away. http://www.playbill.com/article/mark-bramble-tony-nominee-for-42nd-street-and-barnum-dies-at-68February 23, 2019 at 6:08 am #1202785951
The legendary director/choreographer Stanley Donen has died at the age of 94.
After having started off on Broadway in the 1940’s as a performer in Pal Joey and Best Foot Forward (both directed by George Abbott), Stanley Donen went on to have a career in Hollywood first as a dancer, then as a choreographer. In 1949, he made his directorial debut with Gene Kelly with a film adaptation of the 1944 Broadway musical, On the Town. Since then, Donen got to direct more classic movie musicals such as Singin’ in the Rain, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Funny Face, The Pajama Game, and Damn Yankees. He eventually returned to Broadway in 1993 with a flop stage musical adaptation of The Red Shoes.February 23, 2019 at 7:18 am #1202786018
Actress Jean Aubuchon Cinader, who appeared on Broadway in the 1945 play Dream Girl, passed away. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/jean-cinader-dead-broadway-dream-girl-comedy-star-was-96-1189169February 28, 2019 at 10:02 am #1202798955
André Previn, who was the composer behind the 1970 Tony-winning musical, Coco, has died at the age of 89.
Previn had of course also worked a lot in film. He received 13 Oscar nominations for conducting various movie musicals such as Three Little Words, Kiss Me, Kate, It’s Always Fair Weather, Gigi*, Porgy & Bess, Bells are Ringing*, Irma la Douce*, My Fair Lady*, Thoroughly Modern Millie, and Jesus Christ Superstar.
*denotes a win.March 1, 2019 at 12:50 pm #1202800581
Two more passings:
Hugh Fordin, a producer of many Broadway cast recordings. http://www.playbill.com/article/cast-album-producer-and-theatre-writer-hugh-fordin-dies-at-85
Tony-nominated actress Katherine Helmond. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/katherine-helmond-dead-whos-the-boss-star-89-877766March 3, 2019 at 8:06 am #1202802096
Med Hondo passed away. While he was best known for his career as a film director, before that, he pursued a career as a stage actor, founding a black repertory theater troupe in France known as Shango. https://www.indiewire.com/2019/03/med-hondo-dead-african-cinema-1202048352/March 4, 2019 at 10:26 am #1202803495
Actor Luke Perry has died at the age of 52.
While he was best known for his role on TV’s Beverly Hills, 90210, he did make one Broadway appearance in 2001 as a replacement in the role of Brad Majors in The Rocky Horror Show.March 4, 2019 at 10:56 am #1202803551This post was found to be inappropriate by the moderators and has been removed.March 11, 2019 at 12:11 pm #1202812609
Actor Jed Allan, who appeared on Broadway in the 1960s in productions such as Oliver! and Barefoot In The Park, passed away. https://variety.com/2019/tv/news/jed-allan-dead-dies-soap-favorite-days-of-our-lives-beverly-hills-90210-1203159717/March 12, 2019 at 1:56 pm #1202814084
Actor George Morfogen passed away. http://www.playbill.com/article/actor-george-morfogen-dies-at-86March 14, 2019 at 6:59 pm #1202817005
Chico the chihuahua, who played Elle Woods’ dog Bruiser in the Broadway production of Legally Blonde, passed away. https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Chico-Canine-Co-Star-of-LEGALLY-BLONDE-Passes-Away-20190313
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