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Photo Coverage: Cy Feuer Memorial

A memorial celebration of the life and career of Cy Feuer, legendary Broadway producer, director, composer, musician, and immediate past chairman and longtime president of The League of American Theatres and Producers, was held on Thursday, September 21st at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th Street).

The program included remarks and performances by many of Feuer's past collaborators, lifelong friends and associates, and artists who performed in his productions.  
Neil SimonNeil Simon; journalist Jimmy Breslin; performers Michele LeeJoel GreyEllen FoleyEllen Foley, and Donna McKechnieDonna McKechnie; Gerald SchoenfeldGerald Schoenfeld, President, Shubert Organization, and Chairman, The League of American Theatres and Producers; and Rocco LandesmanRocco Landesman, President, Jujamcyn Theaters, were among those who appeared.

Feuer passed away on May 17 at age 95 at his home in Manhattan.  During his more than 50-year career spanning from Broadway to motion pictures, he brought to life many of America's most enduring musicals.  With his partner, the late Ernest H. Martin, he produced such musicals as Where's Charley, Guys and Dolls, Can-Can, Whoop-Up, the Tony Award and Pulitzer-Prize winning How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Little Me, The Goodbye People , and The Act.  He directed, as well as produced, The Boy Friend, Silk Stockings, Skyscraper, Whoop-Up, Little Me, and Walking Happy, and he directed the play I Remember Mama.

Feuer was nominated for nine Tony Awards, winning three - one for Guys and Dolls and two for How To Succeed… Feuer received a Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre in 2003.  His feature film credits include the eight-time Academy Award-winning Cabaret and A Chorus Line.   From 1989-2003, he was President and later Chairman of The League of American Theatres and Producers, Inc., the national trade association for Broadway producers, presenters and theatre owner/operators.


Joel Grey singing "Wilkommen" from Cabaret


Joel Grey


Joel Grey


Gerald Schoenfeld


Eden Espinosa sings "I'll Know" from Guys and Dolls


Eden Espinosa


Alvin Colt (original costume designer of Guys and Dolls)


Jimmy Breslin


Marian Seldes reading a letter from Julie Andrews


Marian Seldes


Rocco Landesman (co-producer, Guys and Dolls)


Donna McKechnie sings "I Love Paris" and "It's Alright with Me" from Can-Can


Donna McKechnie


Donna McKechnie


Steve Ross sings "Can-Can"


Michele Lee sings "I Believe in You," a capella, from How to Succeed...


Michele Lee


Neil Simon


Neil Simon


Ellen Foley sings "On the Other Side of the Tracks" from Little Me


Ellen Foley


Jed Bernstein reads remarks from John Kander


Jed Feuer (Cy's son) welcomes Joe Wilder (first African-American trumpet player on Broadway)


Joe Wilder


Jed's band Bipolar plays songs from Cy's shows


Donna McKechnie


Michele Lee


Abba Bogin (music director, How to Succeed, Guys and Dolls), Joe Wilder, and Ira Bernstein (retired Broadway General Manager/Producer)


Joe Wilder, Ralph Alterbaum (trumpet), Joe Gianono (Guitar), Abba Bogin and Ira Bernstein


Kate Feuer (granddaughter), Max Feuer (grandson), and Fiona Breslin


Christine Pedi and Peter Bogyo (General Manager)


Christine Pedi and Michael Duling

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Ben Strothmann Ben Strothmann has been a portrait and theatrical photographer since 1995. Since building his first darkroom in his hometown of Milwaukee WI, his portrait studio now looks out over Manhattan where he shoots headshots and production photos. Born to a famous cheesecake lady (Suzy Strothmann of Suzy's Cream Cheesecakes), Ben is also an actor and pianist. Currently he lives in Astoria and studies guitar and Icelandic. Ben is also a volunteer for The Heart Gallery (heartgallerynyc.org) and helps NYC foster children find permanent, loving families. Ben is proud to be a part of the world famous singing waitstaff at Ellen's Stardust Diner. See www.benstrothmann.com for more info.