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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 Lee, Joel Grey, Ellen 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.

Photos: Cy Feuer Memorial
Joel Grey singing "Wilkommen" from Cabaret

Photos: Cy Feuer Memorial
Joel Grey

Photos: Cy Feuer Memorial
Joel Grey

Photos: Cy Feuer Memorial
Gerald Schoenfeld

Photos: Cy Feuer Memorial
Eden Espinosa sings "I'll Know" from Guys and Dolls

Photos: Cy Feuer Memorial
Eden Espinosa

Photos: Cy Feuer Memorial
Alvin Colt (original costume designer of Guys and Dolls)

Photos: Cy Feuer Memorial
Jimmy Breslin

Photos: Cy Feuer Memorial
Marian Seldes reading a letter from Julie Andrews

Photos: Cy Feuer Memorial
Marian Seldes

Photos: Cy Feuer Memorial
Rocco Landesman (co-producer, Guys and Dolls)

Photos: Cy Feuer Memorial
Donna McKechnie sings "I Love Paris" and "It's Alright with Me" from Can-Can

Photos: Cy Feuer Memorial
Donna McKechnie

Photos: Cy Feuer Memorial
Donna McKechnie

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Steve Ross sings "Can-Can"

Photos: Cy Feuer Memorial
Michele Lee sings "I Believe in You," a capella, from How to Succeed...

Photos: Cy Feuer Memorial
Michele Lee

Photos: Cy Feuer Memorial
Neil Simon

Photos: Cy Feuer Memorial
Neil Simon

Photos: Cy Feuer Memorial
Ellen Foley sings "On the Other Side of the Tracks" from Little Me

Photos: Cy Feuer Memorial
Ellen Foley

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Jed Bernstein reads remarks from John Kander

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

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Joe Wilder

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

Photos: Cy Feuer Memorial

Photos: Cy Feuer Memorial

Photos: Cy Feuer Memorial

Photos: Cy Feuer Memorial

Photos: Cy Feuer Memorial
Donna McKechnie

Photos: Cy Feuer Memorial
Michele Lee

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

Photos: Cy Feuer Memorial
Joe Wilder, Ralph Alterbaum (trumpet), Joe Gianono (Guitar), Abba Bogin and Ira Bernstein

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Christine Pedi and Peter Bogyo (General Manager)

Photos: Cy Feuer Memorial
Christine Pedi and Michael Duling


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