Obituaries

Broadway Mourns The Passing Of Hal Prince

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, the legendary theatrical producer and director Hal Prince has passed away at the age of 91. Prince, whose career spanned over seven decades, impacted the Broadway musical as we know it today, and members of the theatre community took to social media to mourn the loss and speak on the impact of the legend. Check out posts from Andrew Lloyd-Webber, Kristin Chenoweth, Joe Iconis, and more below!

"Hal Prince was not only a legendary director of musicals but also a brilliant producer As the curtain finally falls on his phenomenal career it is fitting that his greatest success as a director, The Phantom of The Opera, is still both the longest running musical on Broadway and continues playing to packed houses at its original London theatre Her Majesty's, where he also enjoyed two of his most enduring hits as the original producer of Fiddler on the Roof and West Side Story. The Gods of the theatre salute you Hal." - Cameron Mackintosh

"We at the American Theatre Wing mourn with the rest of the theatre community, as today, we have lost a giant. Hal was our most Tony-winning artist as well as an exceptional mentor and thought leader for our industry. His legacy lives on in all the life changing theatre and artists he helped foster and shape. Rest well, friend!" - Heather Hitchens, CEO & President of the American Theatre Wing

"This news hits me hard. Hal was a true icon, a true innovator and a true gentleman. I am indebted to him, and will be forever grateful for the gifts of his talent and friendship. - Len Cariou - Actor, A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd



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