Obituaries Articles
Roundabout Theatres Will Dim Lights for Joe Masteroff on WednesdayRoundabout Theatres Will Dim Lights for Joe Masteroff on Wednesday
by BWW News Desk - October 15, 2018

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director/CEO) and the entire Broadway community mourn the loss of Tony Award-winning writer Joe Masteroff, who passed away on Friday, September 28, 2018 at age 98. Roundabout will celebrate Masteroff's memory and longstanding history with the company by dimming the lights of the American Airlines Theatre (227 West 42nd Street), Studio 54 (254 West 54th Street), and the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 West 46th Street) on Wednesday, October 17 at 5:45pm for one minute. (more...)
Broadway's Carol Hall Passes Away at Age 82Broadway's Carol Hall Passes Away at Age 82
by BWW News Desk - October 12, 2018

BroadwayWorld is sad to report that composer/lyricist/actress Carol Hall has passed away at age 82. (more...)
Tony-Nominated Lyricist Ira Gasman Passes Away at 76Tony-Nominated Lyricist Ira Gasman Passes Away at 76
by BWW News Desk - October 10, 2018

BroadwayWorld has just learned that Broadway writer and lyricist and Tony nominee Ira Gasman passed away on Saturday, October 6, in Norfolk, Virginia. He was 76 years old. (more...)
Educational Tony Award Honorable Mention Erica Heilmann Passes Away at 43Educational Tony Award Honorable Mention Erica Heilmann Passes Away at 43
by BWW News Desk - October 3, 2018

The Chicago Tribune is reporting that Excellence in Theatre Education Award honorable mention Erica Heilmann has passed away at age 43. She was taken following a seven year battle with a cancer known as thymoma. (more...)
French Singer and Broadway Veteran Charles Aznavour Passes Away at 94French Singer and Broadway Veteran Charles Aznavour Passes Away at 94
by BWW News Desk - October 1, 2018

According to the Guardian, French singer Charles Aznavour passed away today, October 1. He was 94 years old. (more...)
Tony Award-Winner Roger Robinson Passes Away Age 78Tony Award-Winner Roger Robinson Passes Away Age 78
by BWW News Desk - September 28, 2018

Ebony Repertory Theatre announced today that Tony Award-winning actor Roger Robinson died Wednesday, September 26, 2018 in Escondido, California from a complicated heart condition. He was 78. (more...)
Tony-Winning Librettist Joseph Masteroff Passes Away at 98Tony-Winning Librettist Joseph Masteroff Passes Away at 98
by BWW News Desk - September 28, 2018

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that Joseph Masteroff, the Tony-winning librettist of the international musical classics, Cabaret and She Loves Me, died on September 28th 2018 at the Actors Fund Home in Engelwood, New Jersey. He was 98 years old. (more...)
Jason Danieley Pens Touching Tribute to Marin Mazzie: 'She Got Out of Life All That She Could'Jason Danieley Pens Touching Tribute to Marin Mazzie: 'She Got Out of Life All That She Could'
by BWW News Desk - September 18, 2018

Mazzie's husband, fellow Broadway veteran Jason Danieley, has just penned an emotional tribute to his wife of almost 21 years.  (more...)
UPDATE: Broadway Theatres Will Dim Lights For Marin Mazzie Tomorrow, September 19UPDATE: Broadway Theatres Will Dim Lights For Marin Mazzie Tomorrow, September 19
by BWW News Desk - September 18, 2018

UPDATE: The Broadway League has just announced that the dimming will now take place on Wednesday, September 19 at 6:45pm, to 'support and accommodate her family who are unable to attend on Friday.' (more...)
All Broadway Theatres To Dim Lights For Marin Mazzie September 19All Broadway Theatres To Dim Lights For Marin Mazzie September 19
by BWW News Desk - September 17, 2018

The Broadway community mourns the loss of Tony Award nominee and Theater Hall of Fame inductee Marin Mazzie, who passed away last Thursday, September 13 at age 57. (more...)
Video Flashback: Take a Look Back on the Career of Marin MazzieVideo Flashback: Take a Look Back on the Career of Marin Mazzie
by Stage Tube - September 16, 2018

The Broadway community is mourning the loss of Marin Mazzie, who passed away on Thursday, September 13. Today, BroadwayWorld remembers Mazzie with a look back on highlights from her career. (more...)
Six Broadway Theatres To Dim Lights For Marin Mazzie September 19thSix Broadway Theatres To Dim Lights For Marin Mazzie September 19th
by Alan Henry - September 14, 2018

Today, we're remembering some of Marin's greatest performances. Re-live her performances of these iconic songs in the videos below. (more...)
The Broadway Community Mourns The Passing of Marin MazzieThe Broadway Community Mourns The Passing of Marin Mazzie
by Jeffrey Vizcaino - September 14, 2018

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. The Broadway community took to social media to share memories and condolences. See some of the tributes to Maxwell below. (more...)
VIDEO: Remembering Marin Mazzie's Greatest PerformancesVIDEO: Remembering Marin Mazzie's Greatest Performances
by Alan Henry - September 13, 2018

Today, we're remembering some of Marin's greatest performances. Re-live her performances of these iconic songs in the videos below. (more...)
Marin Mazzie Has Passed Away at Age 57Marin Mazzie Has Passed Away at Age 57
by Alan Henry - September 13, 2018

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report the passing of Marin Mazzie at age 57. Mazzie had previously suffered from and shared publicly her battle with ovarian cancer. (more...)
Actor Reno Roop Passes Away at Age 80Actor Reno Roop Passes Away at Age 80
by BWW News Desk - September 5, 2018

Prolific actor Reno Roop passed away Friday morning August 31 at his home in New York. He was 80. The cause of death was Parkinson's disease and Lewy body dementia. (more...)
Carole Shelley Passes Away at 79Carole Shelley Passes Away at 79
by BWW News Desk - September 1, 2018

BroadwayWorld has learned that Carole Shelley, best known for originating the role of Madame Morrible in Wicked, has passed away at age 79. (more...)
TV: Remembering the Works of the Late, Great Neil SimonTV: Remembering the Works of the Late, Great Neil Simon
by BWW News Desk - August 27, 2018

As BroadwayWorld reported over the weekend, legendary playwright Neil Simon has died at 91.  (more...)
NBC Entertainment President Bob Greenblatt Remembers Craig ZadanNBC Entertainment President Bob Greenblatt Remembers Craig Zadan
by BWW News Desk - August 27, 2018

On August 21, the entertainment industry lost one of its brightest producers Craig Zadan. Today Bob Greenblatt published a guest column for The Hollywood Reporter sharing memories of his friend and colleague. (more...)
Broadway Will Dim Lights This Week in Honor of Neil SimonBroadway Will Dim Lights This Week in Honor of Neil Simon
by BWW News Desk - August 27, 2018

The Broadway community mourns the loss of Neil Simon, who passed away on August 26 at age 91. The Committee of Theatre Owners has decided to dim the lights of Broadway theatres in his memory on Thursday, August 30 at exactly 6:45pm for one minute. (more...)
Michael Crawford, Betty Buckley, and Many More Stage and Screen Stars Remember Neil SimonMichael Crawford, Betty Buckley, and Many More Stage and Screen Stars Remember Neil Simon
by BWW News Desk - August 26, 2018

As BroadwayWorld has sadly reported, legendary playwright Neil Simon has died at 91. He passed away last night at New York-Presbyterian Hospital in New York City due to complications from pneumonia. Stars of stage and screen have taken to social media to pay their respects and remember the legendary playwright. Read a sampling of the posts below. (more...)
Legendary Playwright Neil Simon Dies at 91Legendary Playwright Neil Simon Dies at 91
by BWW News Desk - August 26, 2018

BroadwayWorld is sad to report that legendary playwright Neil Simon has died at 91.  (more...)
BWW Flashback: Remembering Award-Winning Producer Craig ZadanBWW Flashback: Remembering Award-Winning Producer Craig Zadan
by Walter McBride - August 25, 2018

Today, BroadwayWorld remembers Zadan with a look into our archives. Check out the photos below. (more...)
Stage and Screen Stars Honor Craig Zadan on Social MediaStage and Screen Stars Honor Craig Zadan on Social Media
by BWW News Desk - August 22, 2018

Award-winning theatre, television, and film producer Craig Zadan passed away yesterday, August 21. Celebrities of stage and screen have taken to social media to pay tribute to Zadan. Read a selection of the posts below. (more...)
Award-Winning Theatre, Television, and Film Producer Craig Zadan Passes Away at Age 69Award-Winning Theatre, Television, and Film Producer Craig Zadan Passes Away at Age 69
by Alexa Criscitiello - August 21, 2018

Award-winning producer, Craig Zadan, best known for his work on musicals of stage and screen (helping bring both back to the mainstream), has passed away at age 69. (more...)

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