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Broadway Mourns the Passing of Tony Winner Dick Latessa

Yesterday BroadwayWorld was saddened to report the passing of Tony Award Winner Dick Latessa, who is fondly remembered for his timeless Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning performance as Wilbur Turnblad in the original Broadway production of Hairspray. Latessa was a veteran of the stage and screen. He was most recently seen on Broadway in the revival of Promises, Promises and The Lyons.

The theatre community has taken to Twitter to share their condolences and remember Latessa. See some of the messages from his peers below.



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