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Actor Eddie Jones passed away. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/eddie-jones-dead-pa-kent-lois-clark-stage-veteran-was-84-1222901July 9, 2019 at 9:16 am #1202967812
Actor/mime/director/theater critic Richmond Shepard passed away. https://variety.com/2019/legit/obituaries-people-news/richmond-shepard-mime-dies-1203261922/July 9, 2019 at 7:51 pm #1202968725
Rip Torn, who received a Tony nomination in 1960 for his performance in the original Broadway production of Tennessee Williams’ Sweet Bird of Youth, has died at the age of 88.
https://deadline.com/2019/07/rip-torn-dead-larry-sanders-show-broadway-emmy-tony-winner-1202644048/July 10, 2019 at 7:02 am #1202969249
Actor Freddie Jones, who made his sole Broadway appearance in the play Marat/Sade, passed away. https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/freddie-jones-death-emmerdale-sandy-thomas-actor-age-cause-tributes-a8998781.htmlJuly 11, 2019 at 7:36 am #1202970646
Actress Denise Nickerson passed away. Before she became known for playing Violet Beauregarde in Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory, she appeared on Broadway twice, as an ensemble member of the 1967 musical Sherry!, and as Rebecca Gibbs in the 1969 revival of Our Town. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/denise-nickerson-dead-willy-wonka-chocolate-factory-violet-actress-was-62-1223701July 15, 2019 at 11:53 am #1202976013
Actor Charles Levin, who appeared on Broadway as a replacement Irwin S. Irving/Buddy Fidler in City Of Angels, passed away. https://deadline.com/2019/07/remains-seinfeld-night-court-charles-levin-oregon-1202646193/July 17, 2019 at 6:44 am #1202981079
Actress and playwright E. Katherine Kerr has died at the age of 82.
https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Actress-and-Playwright-E-Katherine-Kerr-Dies-at-82-20190717July 17, 2019 at 12:07 pm #1202981663
Actress Mona Malden, whose sole Broadway credit was the 1943 play I’ll Take The High Road, passed away. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/mona-malden-dead-actress-widow-karl-malden-was-102-1224614July 22, 2019 at 2:49 pm #1202990390
Two more passings:
Former Theatre Development Fund executive Hugh Southern. http://www.playbill.com/article/hugh-southern-former-executive-director-of-tdf-and-tkts-booth-co-conceiver-dies-at-87July 31, 2019 at 8:34 am #1203003785
The legendary 21-time Tony-winning director/producer Hal Prince has died at the age of 91.
After having started out as a stage manager on Tickets, Please!, Call Me Madam, and Wonderful Town, Hal Prince started to climb up the ladder when he produced the original Broadway productions of The Pajama Game, Damn Yankees, New Girl in Town, West Side Story, Fiorello!, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Fiddler on the Roof, and Flora, The Red Menace. In 1963, he made his Broadway directorial debut with the original production of She Loves Me. Prince’s future directing credits would include the original Broadway productions of Cabaret, Zorba, Company, Follies, A Little Night Music, Pacific Overtures, On the Twentieth Century, Sweeney Todd, Evita, Merrily We Roll Along, The Phantom of the Opera, Kiss of the Spider Woman, and Parade. He also directed Broadway revivals of Candide and Show Boat. I had the great pleasure of being in the audience for the 2013 Tony Awards, where Hal Prince made an appearance (to a well deserved standing ovation) to introduce a special 25th anniversary performance from The Phantom of the Opera.July 31, 2019 at 8:55 am #1203003811
So sad. He truly was one of a kind. RIP.July 31, 2019 at 9:56 am #1203003880
Just imagine what the American theater would be without him.
Then stop imagining it, because it’s frightening.July 31, 2019 at 10:11 am #1203003896
He’ll probably get his own special tribute at the Tonys next year.July 31, 2019 at 10:32 am #1203003950
Hal Prince actually did get his own tribute at the 2006 Tonys when he received his Lifetime Achievement Award.
I won’t be surprised if he ends up being the centerpiece of next year’s In Memoriam segment like Marin Mazzie was this year.
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