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Academy Award Winner and Three-Time Tony Award Nominee Philip Seymour Hoffman Dead at 46

Academy Award Winner and Three-Time Tony Award Nominee Philip Seymour Hoffman Dead at 46

Academy Award winner and three-time Tony Award nominee Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead in his New York City apartment on February 2. According to The New York Times, the cause of death was an apparent drug overdose. He was 46 years old.

Hoffman was last seen on Broadway in 2012 playing Willy Loman in Death of a Salesman, a ...

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Broadway and TV Actor Christopher Evan Welch Dies in Los Angeles

Broadway and TV Actor Christopher Evan Welch Dies in Los Angeles

Christopher Evan Welch, an actor known for sly comic performances as well as Shakespearean roles, died on December 2 at a Los Angeles hospital. He had been shooting Mike Judge's upcoming HBO series Silicon Valley. He had been diagnosed with lung cancer. 

Welch most recently appeared on the New York stage opposite Edie Falco in Manhattan Theatre Club's ...

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Former Broadway.com Creative Director Jeremy Yuricek Dies at 35

Former Broadway.com Creative Director Jeremy Yuricek Dies at 35

Jeremy Yuricek, one of the creative forces who launched and shaped Broadway.com, died on November 5 after a brief hospital stay. He was 35.

Yuricek joined the Broadway.com team in 2000, shortly after graduating from Florida Atlantic University, first working as a designer in the company’s Boca Raton office. He eventually moved to New York City to ...

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Paul Rogers, Tony-Winning Star of Harold Pinter's The Homecoming, Dies at 96

Paul Rogers, Tony-Winning Star of Harold Pinter's The Homecoming, Dies at 96

British classical actor Paul Rogers, who won a 1967 Best Actor Tony Award for Harold Pinter’s The Homecoming, died in London on October 6, according to The New York Times. He was 96.

After serving in the Royal Navy in World War II, Rogers worked his way through the plays of Shakespeare as a member of the Old Vic ...

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Original Mame Star and Tony-Nominated Broadway Actress Jane Connell Dies at 87

Original Mame Star and Tony-Nominated Broadway Actress Jane Connell Dies at 87

Tony nominee Jane Connell, who originated the role of secretary Agnes Gooch in the Broadway musical Mame, passed away on September 22, according to The Hollywood Reporter. She was 87. 

Connell is best known for her role opposite Angela Lansbury in the original 1966 Broadway production of Mame, which she reprised in the 1974 film adaptation (starring Lucille Ball) and ...

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Stage Great Julie Harris, Winner of Five Tony Awards, Dead at 87

Stage Great Julie Harris, Winner of Five Tony Awards, Dead at 87

Virtuosic acting legend Julie Harris, who won a record-breaking five Tony Awards (in addition to a Special Lifetime Achievement Award), three Emmys and a Grammy Award and was nominated for an Oscar, died at her home in West Chatham, Massachusetts on August 24. The cause was congestive heart failure, according to the Associated Press. She was 87.

Harris’ career spanned ...

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Shirley Herz, Tony-Winning Theatrical Press Agent, Dies at Age 87

Shirley Herz, Tony-Winning Theatrical Press Agent, Dies at Age 87

Shirley Herz, a veteran theater publicist who received an honorary Tony Award in 2009, died on August 11 at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. The cause was complications from a stroke suffered on July 18. She had recently undergone brain surgery for a blood clot. Herz was 87.

During her almost 65-year theater career, Herz publicized hundreds of Broadway ...

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Eileen Brennan, Oscar-Nominated Original Hello, Dolly! Star, Dies at 80

Eileen Brennan, Oscar-Nominated Original Hello, Dolly! Star, Dies at 80

Eileen Brennan, an enduringly popular character actress who created the role of Irene Molloy in Hello, Dolly!, died on July 28 at her home in Burbank, CA, of bladder cancer. She was 80 years old.

Daughter of silent film actress Regina Manahan, Verla Eileen Regina Brennan was born in Los Angeles and attended Georgetown University and the American Academy of ...

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Broadway Theaters to Dim Lights in Honor of Late Producer Ashton Springer on July 24

Broadway Theaters to Dim Lights in Honor of Late Producer Ashton Springer on July 24

Broadway theaters will dim their lights this week to pay tribute to the passing of producer Ashton Springer, who died on July 15 at the age of 82. Theater marquees will go dark for one minute at 8PM on July 24 in honor of the late producer.

"A producer or co-producer of numerous Broadway shows in the 1970s and early ...

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Tony Nominee and Emmy-Winning Sopranos Star James Gandolfini Dead at 51

Tony Nominee and Emmy-Winning Sopranos Star James Gandolfini Dead at 51

Tony nominee and three-time Emmy winner James Gandolfini, best known for his long run as mobster Tony Soprano on The Sopranos has died, according to The New York Daily News. The actor reportedly suffered a heart attack in Rome. He was 51.

Gandolfini garnered a 2009 Best Actor in Play Tony nomination his performance in Yasmina Reza’s Tony-winning play ...

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