Founder of Roundabout Theatre Company Gene Feist Passed Away at 91
Gene Feist founded the Roundabout Theatre Company in 1965. Since then, the company has grown and now reaches over 700,000 individuals every year. Roundabout now has five stages both on and off Broadway. According to The New York Times, Gene Feist just passed away at the age of 91 due to complications with pneumonia.
Feist was born in 1923 in Brooklyn. He served during World War II early in his life and then went on to attend what is now Carnegie Mellon University. From there, Feist became a public school teacher in order to earn a living; however, he was also a rising playwright and director. Before long, he founded Roundabout with the help of his wife Irma Schneider, an actress who went by various pseudonyms.
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