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Derek Walcott, Who Collaborated with Paul Simon on Broadway’s The Capeman, Has Died

Derek Walcott, Who Collaborated with Paul Simon on Broadway’s The Capeman, Has Died

Poet and playwright Derek Walcott, who earned a 1992 Nobel Prize for Literature and worked with Paul Simon on the short-lived Broadway musical The Capeman, died today in St. Lucia at age 87.

Walcott was born and grew up in Castries, Saint Lucia with a twin brother, future playwright Roderick Walcott, and his sister, Pamela Walcott. His mother was a teacher ...

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Stage and Screen Legend Mary Tyler Moore Dies at 80

Stage and Screen Legend Mary Tyler Moore Dies at 80

Beloved stage and screen icon Mary Tyler Moore has died at the age of 80. Her death was confirmed to the Associated Press by her publicist. Though Moore is most known for her Emmy and Golden Globe-winning performances on The Mary Tyler Moore Show—the first series to center around a single career woman—and The Dick Van Dyke Show, she ...

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Star Wars Icon Carrie Fisher, Who Headlined on Broadway, is Dead at 60

Star Wars Icon Carrie Fisher, Who Headlined on Broadway, is Dead at 60

Stage and screen icon Carrie Fisher died on December 27 at UCLA Medical Center. She was just 60 years old. The Star Wars actress went into cardiac arrest on a flight from London to Los Angeles, before being taken to the hospital upon landing. Publicist Simon Halls confirmed the news to People.

Last seen on Broadway in 2009-10 with her ...

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Tony-Winning Broadway Vet George S. Irving is Dead at 94

Tony-Winning Broadway Vet George S. Irving is Dead at 94

Broadway vet George S. Irving died on December 26. He was 94. Best known for his character roles on the Main Stem, he won a Tony in 1973 for Irene.

The son of Abraham and Rebecca Shelasky, Irving was born George Irving Shelasky in Springfield, Massachusetts on November 1, 1922. A boy soprano in his youth, Irving made his Broadway ...

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Dick Latessa, a Broadway Veteran & Tony Winner for Hairspray, Dies at 87

Dick Latessa, a Broadway Veteran & Tony Winner for Hairspray,  Dies at 87

Dick Latessa, who won a Tony Award in 2003 for his performance in Hairspray, has died at the age of 87. Hairspray composer and co-lyricist Marc Shaiman shared the news on Facebook, writing “Hairspray (and Broadway) has lost a huge piece of its heart. We were lucky to have him in our lives, he was, truly, timeless.” 

Born ...

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Alice Drummond, Tony-Nominated Stage & Screen Actress, Dies at 88

Alice Drummond, Tony-Nominated Stage & Screen Actress, Dies at 88

Alice Drummond, a stage and screen character actress who received a Tony nomination in 1970, has died at the age of 88. Her death, caused by complications from a fall earlier this year, was confirmed to The New York Times by her friend June Gable.

Drummond made her Broadway debut in the 1959 revival of Lysistrata. She went on to ...

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Tony Winner & Emmy Nominee Fritz Weaver Dies at the Age of 90

Tony Winner & Emmy Nominee Fritz Weaver Dies at the Age of 90

Fritz Weaver, the stage and screen performer who won a Tony Award in 1970, has died at the age of 90. His death was confirmed to The New York Times by his son-in-law, Bruce Ostler.

Weaver earned a Tony in 1970 for his leading performance in Robert Marasco’s Catholic school-set Child’s Play; his co-star Ken Howard also won for Featured ...

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Tony Winner Tammy Grimes, Original Star of The Unsinkable Molly Brown, Dies at 82

Tony Winner Tammy Grimes, Original Star of The Unsinkable Molly Brown, Dies at 82

Tammy Grimes, a two-time Tony winner whose raspy timbre captivated audiences in performances such as The Unsinkable Molly Brown, died on October 30 at the age of 82. Her death was confirmed to the New York Times by her nephew Duncan MacArthur.

Prior to winning a Tony Award in 1961 for headlining The Unsinkable Molly Brown, Grimes appeared off-Broadway in ...

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Olivier-Winning Director Howard Davies Dies at 71

Olivier-Winning Director Howard Davies Dies at 71

Olivier Award-winning director Howard Davies died on October 25 at the age of 71. His death, which followed a brief battle with cancer, was confirmed to BBC News by his family.

Davies won Olivier Awards for directing The Iceman Cometh, All My Sons and The White Guard. On Broadway, he received Tony nominations for his work helming Les Liaisons Dangereuses ...

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Dario Fo, Nobel Prize-Winning & Controversial Playwright & Satirist, Dies at 90

Dario Fo, Nobel Prize-Winning & Controversial Playwright & Satirist, Dies at 90

Dario Fo, the Nobel Prize-winning Italian playwright whose frequent collaborations with his wife Franca Rame drew universal dissension, died on October 13. His death, which followed two weeks of hospitalization in Milan for back pain, was confirmed to the New York Times by his Italian publisher, Chiarelettere. He was 90 years old.

In 1984, Fo’s play Accidental Death of an ...

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