April 30, 2020 at 2:13 pm #1203455974
Scenic designer Jun Maeda passed away from the coronavirus. https://deadline.com/2020/04/jun-maeda-dead-obituary-covid-19-theater-set-designer-obie-award-79-1202922161/May 2, 2020 at 8:52 am #1203458880
National Lampoon founder Matty Simmons, who in addition to producing many of the National Lampoon films, created an Off-Broadway stage adaptation in 1986 appropriately titled National Lampoon’s Class Of ’86, passed away. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/matty-simmons-dead-national-lampoon-founder-animal-house-producer-was-93-1292827May 4, 2020 at 10:29 am #1203462421
Opera singer Rosalind Elias, who made her Broadway debut at the age of 81 in the 2011 revival of Follies, has died at the age of 90.May 4, 2020 at 6:09 pm #1203463461
Three more passings:
Actor/director Michael Keenan. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/michael-keenan-dead-picket-fences-actor-longtime-usc-professor-was-80-1293179
Two-time Tony-winning producer Roger Horchow. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/roger-horchow-dead-two-time-tony-winning-producer-was-91-1293258May 11, 2020 at 5:45 am #1203475643
Actor/comedian Jerry Stiller, who had appeared on Broadway 15 times from 1954 all the way into 1997, has died at the age of 92.
Among his screen credits was Wilbur Turnblad in the original 1988 movie of Hairspray written & directed by John Waters. That role went on to win a Tony Award for Dick Latessa in 2003 for his performance in the stage musical adaptation. Stiller also made a cameo appearance in the 2007 movie musical adaptation as Mr. Pinky.May 11, 2020 at 4:35 pm #1203476990
And he also played Carmine Vespucci in both the stage and film versions of Terrence McNally’s The Ritz.May 11, 2020 at 5:08 pm #1203477030
Yes, he was one of 7 original Broadway cast members (along with Rita Moreno and F. Murray Abraham) who got to reprise their roles in Richard Lester’s 1976 film adaptation of The Ritz.May 15, 2020 at 7:49 pm #1203484288
Actress/dancer Norma Doggett passed away. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/norma-doggett-dead-seven-brides-seven-brothers-actress-was-94-1294872May 16, 2020 at 3:47 pm #1203485280
Actor Fred Willard, who appeared in several Off-Broadway productions in the 1960s, passed away. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/fred-willard-dead-fernwood-2-night-everybody-loves-raymond-waiting-huffman-actor-was-86-1129655May 17, 2020 at 7:48 pm #1203487083
Actor Geno Silva passed away. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/geno-silva-dead-scarface-actor-was-72-1294940May 18, 2020 at 5:26 pm #1203488893
Three more passings:
Actress Monique Mercure, who was the former head of Montreal’s National Theater School. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/monique-mercure-dead-palme-dor-winner-dies-at-89-1294967May 26, 2020 at 3:39 pm #1203502398
Actor Richard Herd passed away. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/richard-herd-dead-mr-wilhelm-seinfeld-was-87-1171494May 27, 2020 at 9:15 am #1203503456
Larry Kramer, who was the award-winning playwright behind The Normal Heart, has died at the age of 84.
https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Breaking-News-Larry-Kramer-Dies-at-84-20200527May 29, 2020 at 8:10 pm #1203508333
Two more passings:Not now
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