Jan Maxwell

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Jan Maxwell#1
Posted: 2/11/18 at 5:00pm

Such a sad loss.  So sad for Jan's family.

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Jan Maxwell#2
Posted: 2/11/18 at 5:03pm

What????? What are you referring to?

"It’s the fractured quality in [Bernadette Peters'] singing voice and line readings that puts across the character as someone for whom resentment is sliding into madness." - NYtimes on Follies (2011).
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Posted: 2/11/18 at 5:04pm
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Jan Maxwell#4
Posted: 2/11/18 at 5:08pm

Her performance in The City Of Conversation was one of the best things I ever saw.

Twice.

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Jan Maxwell#5
Posted: 2/11/18 at 5:14pm
We truly lost a legend and an artist today. I certainly hope they dim the lights for her.
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Jan Maxwell#6
Posted: 2/11/18 at 5:14pm
I am heartbroken.
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Jan Maxwell#7
Posted: 2/11/18 at 5:20pm

How tragic. Got to see her amazing performance in Follies.

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Jan Maxwell#8
Posted: 2/11/18 at 5:21pm
NOOO!!! That hurt. She was incredible in Follies. I always wanted to see her in something else, but never got a chance.

My condolences to her friends and family. Such a tragedy.
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Jan Maxwell#9
Posted: 2/11/18 at 5:23pm

Such sad news , she really was remarkable in Follies 

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Jan Maxwell#10
Posted: 2/11/18 at 5:24pm

This is such a hard loss

Updated On: 2/11/18 at 05:24 PM
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R.I.P. Jan Maxwell#11
Posted: 2/11/18 at 5:24pm

Too bad she never did prevail at the Tonys despite five nominations.

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R.I.P. Jan Maxwell#12
Posted: 2/11/18 at 5:29pm

Devastating loss for the theatre community.

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R.I.P. Jan Maxwell#13
Posted: 2/11/18 at 5:36pm

I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw the news. This is a horrible loss for the theatre community.

On a personal note, Miss Maxwell's performance on the 2011 cast recording of Follies is one of the reasons I fell in love with the show. I remember listening to it every morning on the long drive to school. It's one of greatest regrets not to have seen that production live. Her Phyllis certainly was one to behold - she, along with Alexis Smith, really understood what the role was and had the ability to knock it out of the park. She will be missed. Sending lots of love to the family.

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Jan Maxwell#14
Posted: 2/11/18 at 5:40pm

I'm shocked and truly devastated! I adored Jan's performance in Follies (Lend Me a Tenor, too). I'm so sorry for her family, friends, and colleagues.

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R.I.P. Jan Maxwell#15
Posted: 2/11/18 at 5:40pm
Wow. This really caught me off guard. She was a truly magnificent artist. This is a very, very hard loss.

My heart goes out to her friends and family. Hopefully, they'll be diming the lights for her.
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R.I.P. Jan Maxwell#16
Posted: 2/11/18 at 5:40pm

sigh.   

If we're not having fun, then why are we doing it? These are DISCUSSION boards, not mutual admiration boards. Discussion only occurs when we are willing to hear what others are thinking, regardless of whether it is alignment to our own thoughts.
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R.I.P. Jan Maxwell#17
Posted: 2/11/18 at 5:51pm
Devastating news. Rest In Peace.
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R.I.P. Jan Maxwell#18
Posted: 2/11/18 at 5:51pm

Her performance in Follies was one of my favorite performances by a leading actress. An amazing talent, and I wish one of those five Tony nominations resulted in a win. Such a loss.

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R.I.P. Jan Maxwell#19
Posted: 2/11/18 at 5:54pm

Truly devastating, she was a legend.

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R.I.P. Jan Maxwell#20
Posted: 2/11/18 at 6:06pm
Heartbreaking. Love to her family and friends.
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R.I.P. Jan Maxwell#21
Posted: 2/11/18 at 6:11pm
I am heartbroken.
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R.I.P. Jan Maxwell#22
Posted: 2/11/18 at 6:13pm

Her passing has been confirmed to Playbill by her son William:

http://www.playbill.com/article/jan-maxwell-a-five-time-tony-award-nominee-dies-at-61

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R.I.P. Jan Maxwell#23
Posted: 2/11/18 at 6:17pm

So she has packed her bag and left us all crying.

Sleep well Beautiful Lady.

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R.I.P. Jan Maxwell#24
Posted: 2/11/18 at 6:19pm
In matters like this, I appreciate somewhat responsible journalism and confirming something instead of just posting in order to be "first".
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R.I.P. Jan Maxwell#25
Posted: 2/11/18 at 6:20pm
This one hit me when I saw the news... such a sad loss. Heartbroken.
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