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STAGE TUBE: A Touching Tribute to Broadway Casting Director Barry Moss


Broadway, film and television casting director Barry Moss passed away in Manhattan on June 17, 2014. He was 74. A video tribute, created by Denise Pence and "Broadway: The Golden Age" film trilogy filmmaker Rick McKay, honored the legendary casting director at a Memorial Tribute held in Moss's honor in New York City today, September 29th. The 12-minute video tribute includes an interview with 50-year friend John Rubinstein, who is on the road in the new PIPPIN and could not attend, and some rare footage of Lucie Arnaz performing "They're Playing Our Song," both shot by McKay. Watch below!

Moss got his start as a director for Manhattan Theatre Club and MCC's Chamber Theatre series. He later met Julie Hughes, who was casting the national tour Hello, Dolly!, with whom he co-founded Hughes/Moss Casting in 1981.

Moss' extensive Broadway credits include: A Tale of Two Cities, Three Mo' Tenors, Souvenir, Little Women, King Hedley II, How to Succeed in Business, The Will Rogers Follies, Leader of the Pack, The Tap Dance Kid, Marilyn, Brothers, Oh, Brother!, My Fair Lady, Copperfield, Sophisticated Ladies, Onward Victoria, Brigadoon, The Suicide, Camelot, I Ought to Be in Pictures, Whose Life is it Anyway?, West Side Story, Filumena, Oklahoma! and many more. Moss was also a casting director on The Cosby Show for most of its run, from 1985 through 1992.

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