BWW Draws the Curtain on 2013: Those We've Lost this Year

As 2013 comes to a close, BroadwayWorld takes one last look at this season's brightest moments before the curtain comes down, showcasing what readers - and audiences - loved most. Over the next few days, we'll bring you a look back at what defined 2013 on Broadway, including this year's most-viewed news articles, interviews, production photos, highlights and more!

Today, we remember those within the entertainment industry that we lost in 2013.

Photos by Walter McBride


Sid Bernstein arriving for the Opening Night Performance of "RAIN - A Tribute to the BEATLES on BROADWAY" at the Neil Simon Theatre in New York City. October 26, 2010.


Sid Bernstein arriving for the Opening Night Performance of "RAIN - A Tribute to the BEATLES on BROADWAY" at the Neil Simon Theatre in New York City. October 26, 2010.


Karen Black attending a party at Halston's House in New York City. 9/1/1982


Karen Black attending a party at Halston's House in New York City. 9/1/1982


Karen Black on Broadway in 'Come Back To The 5 & Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean'


Karen Black in New York City. 9/18/1982


Eileen Brennan after a performance in 'A Coupla White Chicks Just Sitting Around Talking' at the Astor Place Theatre in New York City. 1981


Eileen Brennan in New York City, 1981


Jeanne Cooper attending the 32nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York City on 5/20/2005


Jeanne Cooper attending the 31st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards.at Radio City Music Hall in New York City on May 21, 2004.


Jeanne Cooper in New York City, May 19, 2004.


Charles Durning on the set of TOOTSIE, filming in New York City.1982.


Charles Durning on the set of TOOTSIE, filming in New York City.1982.


Roger Ebert dinning at the Brown Derby Restaurant, Walt Disney World, Florida in 1990


Roger Ebert.attending the Cocktail Reception at the Royal Ontario Museum for the "Precious" Red Carpet Premiere Screening at the 2009 tiff. Toronto International Film Festival on September 13, 2009 in Toronto, Canada.


Dennis Farina photographed in New York City in 1990.


Dennis Farina Attending the Opening Night Celebration for the New Broadway Musical JERSEY BOYS at the August Wilson Theatre in New York City. November 6, 2005


Joan Fontaine in New York City on October 2, 1981.


Joan Fontaine attending a Broadway Show in New York City. September 1979


Joan Fontaine attending a Broadway Show in New York City. November 1979


Joan Fontaine attending a Broadway Show in New York City. November 1979


David Frost in Los Angeles, California, 09/15/81


David Frost attending for the Opening Night after party for FROST NIXON at Tavern On The Green Restaurant in New York City. April 22, 2007


James Gandolfini after the Opening Night Performance After Party for GOD OF CARNAGE at ESPACE in New York City. March 22, 2009


James Gandolfini attending the Toronto International Film Festival ( TIFF ) ALL THE KING's MEN press conference on September 10, 2006 in Toronto, Canada.


Eydie Gorme attending a performance of 'Dreamgirls' at the Imperial Theatre in New York City on June 1, 1984.


Eydie Gorme pictured at an event in New York in 1990.


Richard Griffiths attending the Official Drama Desk Cocktail Reception honoring this year's Drama Desk Award Nominees at Arte Cafe in New York City on May 2, 2006.


Theatre Marquee for Daniel Radcliffe and Richard Griffiths star in Peter Shaffer's classic, controversial drama. at the Broadhurst Theatre in New York City. July 16, 2008.


Richard Griffiths during the Curtain Call for the Opening Night Performance of EQUUS at the Broadhurst Theatre in New York City on September 25, 2008.


Julie Harris 1997 Drama League Awards Luncheon Grand ballroom, NYC 5/9/97


Julie Harris in New York City, June 1, 1995


Julie Harris attending the Actors Company Theatre 15th Annual Crystal Gala Honoring Julie Harris at The Hudson Theatre in New York City. March 3, 2008


Julie Harris attending the Drama League Luncheon at the Plaza Hootel in New York City on 5/9/07


Richie Havens, 1982 in New York City.


Shirley Herz attending The Soho Rep Spring Gala at the PARK in New York City. May 4, 2009


Shirley Herz arriving at the 63rd Annual Antoinette Perry Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York City on June 7, 2009.


Shirley Herz in the Press Room at the 63rd Annual Antoinette Perry Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York City on June 7, 2009.


Ed Koch attending the N.A.T.P.E. TV Convention in New Oleans on 1/25/99


Ed Koch attending the N.A.T.P.E. TV Convention in New Oleans on 1/25/99


Abigail Van Buren in Los Angeles 1986.


Snow builds on the Nelson Mandela Memorial outside the South African Embassy on December 8, 2013 in Washington, D.C.. At the base of the recently dedicated statue to Nelson Mandela, there are dozens of flowers and messages that have been placed in tribute since his death.


Snow builds on the Nelson Mandela Memorial outside the South African Embassy on December 8, 2013 in Washington, D.C.. At the base of the recently dedicated statue to Nelson Mandela, there are dozens of flowers and messages that have been placed in tribute since his death.


Snow builds on the Nelson Mandela Memorial outside the South African Embassy on December 8, 2013 in Washington, D.C.. At the base of the recently dedicated statue to Nelson Mandela, there are dozens of flowers and messages that have been placed in tribute since his death.


Cory Monteith celebrating the release of the smash hit CD, glee - the music season one with an appearance at Borders Columbus Circle in New York City on November 3, 2009


Cory Monteith celebrating the release of the smash hit CD, glee - the music season one with an appearance at Borders Columbus Circle in New York City on November 3, 2009


Milo O'Shea attends the Opening Night of the Roundabout Theatre .Company's TARTUFFE .American Airlines Theatre.New York City on January 9, 2003..


Theatre Marquee Poster for Milo O'Shea and Michael O'Keefe Opening Night of 'MASS APPEAL' at the Booth Theatre in New York City on 11/12/1981


Peter O'Toole on the set of 'MY FAVORITE YEAR' in New York City. October 1981


Peter O'Toole on the set of 'MY FAVORITE YEAR' in New York City. October 1981


Phil Ramone attending the Celebration of Quincy Jones' 50th Year in Music at Roseland in New York City. 11/7/1995


Lou Reed attends HAIRSPRAY The Broadway Musical Opening Night at the Neil Simon Theatre Party at Roseland New York City August 15,2002


Lou Reed arriving for the Opening Night Performance of the MTC's Production of TIME STANDS STILL at The Cort Theatre in New York City. October 7, 2010


David Frost attends the Opening Night after party for FROST NIXON at Tavern On The Green Restaurant in New York City. April 22, 2007


Jean Stapleton attends a performance of "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" Opening Night at the Minskoff Theatre in New York City on 4/26/2001


Helen Thomas attends a book signing for her Childrens Book THE GREAT WHITE HOUSE BREAKOUT at the Museum of American History in Washington DC. on December 6, 2008


Helen Thomas arriving for the 2010 White House Correspondents Dinner May 1, 2010 at the Washington Hilton Hotel in Washington, DC. on May 1, 2010


Marcia Wallace attending a performance of An Evening with Brett Somers at Danny's Cabaret on West 46th Street in New York City on July 28, 2003


Christopher Evan Welch attending the Opening Night Performance of the Manhattan Theatre Club's 'The Other Side' at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre in New York City on 1/10/2013


Christopher Evan Welch arriving for the Broadway Opening Night Performance of 'Seminar' at the Golden Theatre in New York City on 11/20/2011.


Christopher Evan Welch attending the Opening Night After Party for the Manhattan Theatre Club's Production of 'The Madrid' at Red Eye Grill in New York City on 2/26/2013


Christopher Evan Welch attending the Opening Night for the Playwrights Horizons World Premiere Production of 'The Great God Pan' at Playwrights Horizons Theatre in New York City on December 18, 2012


Esther Williams in New York City in Febuary 1985.


Esther Williams in New York City in Febuary 1985.


Esther Williams in New York City in Febuary 1985.



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