Broadway Stage Manager Anne Sullivan Passes Away at 81

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According to Variety, Broadway stage manager Anne Sullivan passed away from cancer on October 28, 2012. She was 81.

Sullivan, who began as a lighting assistant for Jean Rosenthal, made her break with Inherit the Wind, followed by productions of A Taste of Honey, The World of Susie Wong, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Barefoot in the Park, To Broadway With Love, Kismet, West Side Story, Annie, The Wiz, Company, Zorba, Cabaret, La Cage aux Folles, Equus and more.

Sullivan also worked as stage manager on Broadway for Martha Graham and for Lena Horne's international touring productions. Her Broadway credits included Fiddler on the Roof, Don Juan, The Great God Brown, Luv, The Chinese Prime Minister and Take Me Along.

Sullivan was awarded the Del Hughes Award for Lifetime Achievement and Excellence in the Art of Stage Management in 1987.

Image: Playbill from Luv on Broadway in 1964.

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