BROADWAY IN CHICAGO Theatres To Dim Lights In Memory Of Hal Prince
Broadway In Chicago will honor Tony-winning director and producer Harold Prince by dimming the marquee lights and observing a moment of silence, tonight - Wednesday, July 31 at 7:15 PM
Broadway In Chicago theatres located in the loop CIBC Theatre, 18 W. Monroe, Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph, James M. Nederlander Theatre, 24 W. Randolph
Harold Prince is a 21-time Tony-winning director and producer and passed away today, July 31, at age 91 in Reykjavik, Iceland. The director and producer garnered a total of 21 Tony Awards for his work-the most of any individual in multiple categories. He was also a 1994 Kennedy Center Honoree. He is currently represented by Broadway's longest-running musical, The Phantom of the Opera; the musical opened at New York City's Majestic Theatre in 1988-a decade after Mr. Prince and Andrew Lloyd Webber presented another title, Evita.
His credits marked collaborations with myriad additional composers, from John Kander and Fred Ebb (Cabaret, Kiss of the Spider Woman) to Jason Robert Brown (Parade) to Leonard Bernstein (Candide, West Side Story), and, most notably, Stephen Sondheim. His string of Sondheim premieres in the 1970s-Company, Follies, A Little Night Music, Pacific Overtures, and Sweeney Todd-were considered gamechangers in both form and presentation, defining an evolving landscape of modern American musical theatre.