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The Broadway Community Mourns The Passing of Marin Mazzie

The Broadway Community Mourns The Passing of Marin Mazzie

BroadwayWorld was saddened to report yesterday the passing of Marin Mazzie at age 57. Mazzie had previously suffered from and shared publicly her battle with ovarian cancer. The news was confirmed to BWW by her publicist.

VIDEO: Remembering Marin Mazzie's Greatest Performances - Watch Here!

Three-time Tony Award nominee Marin Mazzie was in many of the country's major symphony halls, cabaret and concert venues, and was seen starring in some of the most memorable musicals on the Broadway stage and in London's West End.

She most recently starred on Broadway as Anna Leonowens in Lincoln Center's acclaimed revival of THE KING AND I. Previous to that, Mazzie originated the role of Mother in the original Broadway production of RAGTIME, for which she received Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics nominations.

The Broadway community took to social media to share memories and condolences. See some of the tributes to Mazzie below.

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@MarinMazzie ?? ďI must say goodbye to you now Mrs. Anna. We shall never forget you Mrs. Anna. NeverĒ This video was taken on my phone on June 26, 2015. Our final performance of The King and I, Marinís final glorious turn on Broadway. I do not condone bootlegs of live theatre, but I had asked one of our swings to capture this moment during our closing night, just for me to have. Simply because 8 times a week, Iíd run off the stage after our scene together and always wished I could watch and take in the glory of Marin singing this reprise. Every lyric and note bore such passion and depth and vibrancy... qualities that everyone who loves Marin knows she embodies to an infinite degree. In this moment Mrs. Anna may have been singing to Tuptim and Lun Tha, but itĎs chilling how it felt each show that Marin was personally singing to any person who has ever loved. And boy, did we all love Marin. It feels selfish to keep this video to myself now. Iím shaking as I watch it in this moment. So I wanted to share this with all of you. Especially @jdanieley. All our hearts to you Jason. . Oh Marin, I will never forget your grace, your humor, your fighting spirit, your incomprehensible strength and work ethic. Witnessing this triumph for you right after your first battle, being held in your fierce embrace each night, our silly times backstage, was all one of the greatest honors of my life. There arenít enough words to express how much you mean to so many of us Marin. Utterly sad to the core, but I am glad you are in peace among the angels you beautiful goddess. ?? Thanks for making me laugh so so much, you will forever be one of my favorites. A legend #MarinMazzie

A post shared by Ashley Park (@ashleyparklady) on

Oh beautiful, powerful, brilliant, bold, magnificent Marin. You will always be. I am holding Jason close in my heart.

A post shared by Jordan Roth (@jordan_roth) on Sep 13, 2018 at 12:39pm PDT

I love you, Marin. ??

A post shared by Jennifer Simard (@thejennifersimard) on Sep 13, 2018 at 1:07pm PDT

I loved Marin Mazzie. So much. She was everything. She was a brilliant, strong, kind, inspiring, bright light in the Broadway community and the world. I couldn't believe it every time I was lucky enough to be in her orbit, at 54 Below or otherwise. This tragic loss is unfathomable. Just devastating. This is Marin and Jonathan Larson backstage while doing Carousel in summer stock in 1981 at the Barn Theatre in Michigan. She was 20 years old, he was 21. When I found this photo at The Library of Congress in 2016 and sent it to Marin, she wrote back: "Jennifer! This just put a huge smile on my face. I remember having this pic taken. I was playing Carrie and this was Jonathan's character from the opening waltz. I'll never forget the bell kicks he had to do at the end of the number!! Great memory!" Then a few minutes later, she took the time to email me again: "Just remembered he named that character "Mr Witherspoon"! You've sent me down memory lane!" Marin was everything you wanted a legend to be, and then some. The bravest, the most generous, the most one-of-a-kind. In her performances, in her life. "Measure in love." ??

A post shared by Jennifer Ashley Tepper (@jenashtep) on Sep 13, 2018 at 12:48pm PDT


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