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Alan Weeks, Star of Broadway's AIN'T MISBEHAVIN', THE WIZ and More, Passes Away

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BroadwayWorld is saddened to report the passing of Alan Weeks, who took over for Andre De Shields in Broadway's AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' as part of a lengthy career on the New York stage. He died on October 10, 2015 at the age of 67.

"Very sad to hear of the passing of ALAN WEEKS," fellow Broadway star Ken Page wrote on his Facebook profile. "A great performer and showman and a wonderful partner to work with. ... R.I.P my friend....your work is done. Enjoy that new production."

Weeks made his Broadway debut in 1958's THE BODY BEAUTIFUL. His most recent appearance on Broadway was in 1986's BIG DEAL, but he also directed and choreographed 1992's THE HIGH ROLLERS SOCIAL AND PLEASURE CLUB.

Among his other credits on the Great White Way are THE TAP DANCE KID, OH, BROTHER!, A BROADWAY MUSICAL, AIN'T MISBEHAVIN', ROCKABYE HAMLET, THE WIZ, THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT, BILLY, THE FIG LEAVES ARE FALLING, GEORGE M!, HALLELUJAH, BABY! (for which he also served as Dance Captain), FUNNY GIRL and THE OCTOROON.

Pictured: Alan Weeks performing "The Viper's Drag" in a scene from the Broadway production of the musical AIN'T MISBHEAVIN'. Photo by Martha Swope from the New York Public Library's Digital Collections.


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