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Legendary Three-Time Pulitzer Prize-Winning Playwright Edward Albee Dead at 88

Legendary Three-Time Pulitzer Prize-Winning Playwright Edward Albee Dead at 88

Pulitzer Prize and Tony-winning playwright Edward Albee died at his home in Montauk on September 16 at the age of 88, according to his longtime personal assistant, Jakob Holder. He passed away peacefully following a short illness.

Albee wrote more than 30 plays, including Zoo StoryThe Death of Bessie Smith, The Sandbox, Fam and Yam, The American Dream, The Ballad ...

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Jack Hofsiss, Tony-Winning Director of The Elephant Man, Dies at 65

Jack Hofsiss, Tony-Winning Director of The Elephant Man, Dies at 65

Jack Hofsiss, a Tony Award winner for directing the original production of The Elephant Man, has died at the age of 65, according to Deadline. His death was confirmed by the New York City Medical Examiner’s Office.

Hofsiss was born in 1950 in Brooklyn, where he attended a Jesuit high school. It was there that Hofsiss learned to find a ...

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Signature Theatre's Founder James Houghton Dead at 57

Signature Theatre's Founder James Houghton Dead at 57

Signature Theatre's founder James Houghton passed away at his home in Manhattan on August 2 after a two year battle with stomach cancer. He was 57 years old.

Under Houghton’s leadership as Founding Artistic Director, Signature Theatre became one of the country’s preeminent theater companies. Signature was the first company to dedicate a full season to a living writer’s body ...

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Broadway Theater Legend Jimmy Nederlander Sr. is Dead at 94

Broadway Theater Legend Jimmy Nederlander Sr. is Dead at 94

Broadway is in mourning today. Theatrical titan James M. Nederlander, Chairman of the Nederlander Organization, died last night in New York. He was 94. Known as “Jimmy,” Nederlander was a visionary impresario who built one of the largest private live entertainment companies in the world, with his portfolio including nine Broadway theaters: the Brooks Atkinson, Gershwin, Lunt-Fontanne, Marquis, Minskoff ...

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Five-Time Tony Nominee John McMartin, Star of Follies, Sweet Charity & More, Dies at 86

Five-Time Tony Nominee John McMartin, Star of Follies, Sweet Charity & More, Dies at 86

John McMartin, Tony Award-nominated actor of stage and screen, has died at the age of 86 following a battle with cancer. A death notice for the performer appeared in the New York Times on July 7.

A Tony nominee for Sweet Charity, Don Juan, Show Boat, High Society and Into the Woods, McMartin is best known for creating the role ...

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Peter Shaffer, Tony & Oscar-Winning Writer of Equus & Amadeus, Dies at the Age of 90

Peter Shaffer, Tony & Oscar-Winning Writer of Equus & Amadeus, Dies at the Age of 90

Peter Shaffer, a Tony and Oscar winner whose works included Equus and Amadeus, died on June 6 at the age of 90. His death was confirmed to the Associated Press by his agent, Rupert Lord. Shaffer was visiting Ireland with his friends and family at the time of his passing.

Shaffer was born in Liverpool on May 15, 1926 to ...

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James P. Gatens, Veteran Broadway Box Office Treasurer, Dead at 71

James P. Gatens, Veteran Broadway Box Office Treasurer, Dead at 71

The Broadway community is mourning the passing of veteran Main Stem box office treasurer James P. Gatens, who died on April 19 at the age of 71. The marquee of the Ambassador Theatre will be dimmed in his memory on April 25 at approximately 7:45 PM prior to the evening performance of Chicago.

Gatens was a long-time box office ...

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Tony Nominee Anne Jackson, Frequent Co-Star of Husband Eli Wallach, Dies at 90

Tony Nominee Anne Jackson, Frequent Co-Star of Husband Eli Wallach, Dies at 90

Anne Jackson, a Tony nominee who celebrated an illustrious career with the late Eli Wallach—her partner on stage and off—died on April 12. She was 90 years old. Her death was confirmed to the New York Times by her daughter, Katherine Wallach.

Jackson, the youngest of three daughters, was born on September 3, 1926, in Millvale, Pennsylvania. Her family moved ...

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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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