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British Stage & Screen Favorite Alan Rickman Dead at 69

British Stage & Screen Favorite Alan Rickman Dead at 69

Alan Rickman, the much-loved British star of stage and screen, died in London on January 14, surrounded by family and friends. The two-time Tony nominee was 69 years old. According to the BBC, Rickman had been suffering from cancer.

Rickman’s breakthrough role occurred in the theater, with Christopher Hampton’s Les Liaisons Dangereuses, and he was nominated for a 1987 Tony ...

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Tony Winner Brian Bedford Dead at 80

Tony Winner Brian Bedford Dead at 80

Tony winner Brian Bedford, who last appeared on the Broadway stage as Lady Bracknell in The Importance of Being Earnest, died on January 13 at the age of 80. The cause was cancer, according to the New York Times.

Born on February 16, 1935 in West Riding of Yorkshire, Bedford grew up in a home with no hot water, where ...

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Broadway Vet & Ghostbusters Mayor David Margulies Dead at 78

Broadway Vet & Ghostbusters Mayor David Margulies Dead at 78

Broadway vet and Ghostbusters mayor David Margulies died on January 11, reports the New York Daily News. He was 78 years old.

Margulies was born in Brooklyn, New York, the son of Runya and Harry David Margulies, a nurse and lawyer, respectively. Soon after graduating from the City College of New York, Margulies made his stage debut in 1958’s Golden 6 ...

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Elizabeth Swados, Musical Theater Progressive & Composer of Runaways, Dies at 64

Elizabeth Swados, Musical Theater Progressive & Composer of Runaways, Dies at 64

Elizabeth Swados, a prolific musical theater artist whose works included the socially charged Runaways, died on January 5 in New York. She was 64. Her death, caused by surgery complications after battling esophageal cancer, was confirmed to the New York Times by her wife, Roz Lichter.

Runaways premiered as a cabaret in February 1978 at the Public Theater before moving ...

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Tony Winner Patricia Elliott Dead at 77

Tony Winner Patricia Elliott Dead at 77

Patricia Elliott, the Tony Award-winning stage and television actress, died on December 20 at her home in Manhattan. She was 77 years old. The cause of death was a rare cancer, Leimyloma sarcoma, said her niece, Sally Fay.

Born in Gunnison, Colorado, on July 21, 1938, to Clyde Porterfield Elliott and the former Lavon Lucille Gibson, she was a direct ...

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Alan Weeks, Known for Ain't Misbehavin', Funny Girl & More, Dies at 67

Alan Weeks, Known for Ain't Misbehavin', Funny Girl & More, Dies at 67

Broadway veteran Alan Weeks died at the age of 67 on October 10, his family announced. Among his numerous theatrical credits were Ain’t Misbehavin', The Wiz and Funny Girl.

Weeks was born in 1948 in Brooklyn. He made his Broadway debut just 10 years later in The Body Beautiful. He then performed in the 1961 revival of The Octoroon and ...

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Tony-Winning Playwright Brian Friel Dead at 86

Tony-Winning Playwright Brian Friel Dead at 86

Dancing at Lughnasa Tony winner Brian Friel died on October 2 at the age of 86. According to The New York Times, no cause of death was given for the playwright sometimes called "the Irish Chekhov." Friel lived in County Donegal, Ireland.

Friel was born on January 9 (or possibly January 10), 1929 in Killyclogher, County Tyrone. After initially ...

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Dean Jones, Original Bobby in Company & The Love Bug Star, Dies at 84

Dean Jones, Original Bobby in Company & The Love Bug Star, Dies at 84

Dean Jones, a Broadway alum who created the role of Bobby in Company, died on September 1, Variety reports. His death at his Los Angeles home, following copmlications from Parkinson’s disease, was confirmed by Richard Hoffmann. Jones was 84.

Jones was born on January 25, 1931 in Decatur, Alabama to Andrew and Nolia Jones. Following his service in the navy ...

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Stage & Screen Alum Joshua Park, Broadway's Tom Sawyer, Dies at 38

Stage & Screen Alum Joshua Park, Broadway's Tom Sawyer, Dies at 38

Joshua Park, a stage and screen alum who starred in the title role of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer on Broadway, has died following a brief illness. He was 38 years old.

Soon after graduating from North Carolina School of the Arts, Park made his Broadway debut in 2001 in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. It was the first Great ...

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Les Miserables' Kyle Jean-Baptiste, the First African-American to Play Jean Valjean on Broadway, Dead at 21

Les Miserables' Kyle Jean-Baptiste, the First African-American to Play Jean Valjean on Broadway, Dead at 21

Broadway.com has confirmed that Les Miserables cast member Kyle Jean-Baptiste died in the early hours of August 29 after accidentally falling from a fire escape. He was making his Great White Way debut in the production and was just 21 years old.

Baptiste made history this summer when he became the youngest person ever on Broadway to play the ...

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