January 4, 2021 at 1:54 pm #1203962324January 4, 2021 at 5:13 pm #1203962710
Three more passings:
Singer/songwriter Geoff Stephens, who wrote the 1983 West End musical Dear Anyone. https://variety.com/2021/music/global/geoff-stephens-dies-dead-1234878000/
Actor/singer/songwriter George Gerdes, whose credits included the Off-Broadway production of Fool For Love and the Broadway production of A Few Good Men. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/george-gerdes-singer-songwriter-and-character-actor-dies-at-72
Actor Taran Kootenhayoo, who was active in the western Canadian theater community. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/taran-kootenhayoo-dead-canadian-indigenous-actor-was-27January 6, 2021 at 5:09 pm #1203966561
That’s only an excerpt you’ve linked. Here’s the full essay. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/danny-burstein-on-the-devastating-loss-of-his-wife-fellow-broadway-star-rebecca-luker-guest-columnJanuary 7, 2021 at 5:23 pm #1203968407
Actress Marion Ramsey passed away. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/marion-ramsey-broadway-actress-and-police-academy-star-dies-at-73January 11, 2021 at 3:50 pm #1203977832
Two more passings:
Tony-winning producer Martin Markinson. https://deadline.com/2021/01/martin-markinson-dead-obituary-broadway-torch-song-trilogy-helen-hayes-theater-rescuer-was-89-1234671125/January 14, 2021 at 5:45 pm #1203984143
Actor/playwright Peter Mark Richman passed away. https://deadline.com/2021/01/peter-mark-richman-dies-versatile-actor-broadway-film-tv-was-93-obituary-1234674328/January 15, 2021 at 12:11 pm #1203985278January 15, 2021 at 3:30 pm #1203985557
Another big one lost to COVID-19; how sad.January 17, 2021 at 8:11 am #1203987926
Former record producer, musician, and songwriter Phil Spector, whose songs were utilized in several Broadway shows such as Smokey Joe’s Cafe, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, The Cher Show, and Tina: The Tina Turner Musical, has reportedly died of COVID-19 at the age of 81.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9157015/Phil-Spector-dead-81-Jailed-Wall-Sound-producer-dies-COVID.htmlJanuary 20, 2021 at 3:01 pm #1203993655
Acting coach Walter Raney, who also produced and directed several plays, passed away. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/walter-raney-dead-longtime-la-drama-coach-dies-at-79January 22, 2021 at 9:32 am #1203996104
Dancer-turned-choreographer Bob Avian has died of cardiac arrest at the age of 83.
After having performed on Broadway in several musicals in the 1960s such as West Side Story, Nowhere to Go But Up, Funny Girl, Cafe Crown, Henry, Sweet Henry, and Coco, he started working as an associate to choreographer Michael Bennett on the original productions of Promises, Promises, Company, Follies, and Seesaw. The further collaborations Bob Avian did with Bennett included co-choreographing A Chorus Line and Ballroom (both of which won the pair Tony Awards) as well as producing the original Broadway production of Dreamgirls. His other credits included providing musical staging to Miss Saigon, Sunset Boulevard, and Putting It Together.January 22, 2021 at 3:07 pm #1203996742
Actress Mira Furlan, who was a member of the Croatian National Theatre before becoming known for her roles on U.S. television shows like Babylon 5 and Lost, passed away. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/mira-furlan-actress-on-babylon-5-and-lost-dies-at-65January 22, 2021 at 7:09 pm #1203996974
Actor Gregory Sierra passed away. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/gregory-sierra-dead-barney-miller-sanford-son-actor-was-83-1215625January 23, 2021 at 6:30 pm #1203998181
Two more passings:
Composer Perry Botkin, Jr., whose songs were featured in the 2016 musical Disaster! https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/perry-botkin-jr-grammy-winning-arranger-of-nadias-theme-dies-at-87
Playwright Walter Bernstein, whose sole Broadway credit was the 1942 play All In Favor before embarking on a career as a Hollywood screenwriter. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/walter-bernstein-dead-oscar-nominated-screenwriter-front-blacklist-victim-was-101-1074748
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