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Photo Coverage: Broadway Dims The Lights In Memory of the Late Barbara CookPhoto Coverage: Broadway Dims The Lights In Memory of the Late Barbara Cook
by Walter McBride - August 10, 2017

The Broadway community mourns the loss of legendary actress and recording artist Barbara Cook, who passed away on Tuesday, August 8th at age 89. The marquees of Broadway theatres in New York were dimmed in her memory on yesterday, August 9th at exactly 7:45pm for one minute. (more...)
Photo Flash: Remembering a Broadway Legend- Barbara CookPhoto Flash: Remembering a Broadway Legend- Barbara Cook
by Walter McBride - August 9, 2017

As BroadwayWorld sadly reported yesterday, Barbara Cook has passed away at 89. This is an enormous loss for Broadway, the golden age of television and the music world. (more...)
Broadway Will Dim Lights Tomorrow in Memory of Barbara CookBroadway Will Dim Lights Tomorrow in Memory of Barbara Cook
by BWW News Desk - August 8, 2017

The Broadway community mourns the loss of legendary actress and recording artist Barbara Cook, who passed away on Tuesday, August 8th at age 89. The marquees of Broadway theatres in New York will be dimmed in her memory on Wednesday, August 9th at exactly 7:45pm for one minute. (more...)
Social Roundup: Broadway Mourns the Passing of Barbara CookSocial Roundup: Broadway Mourns the Passing of Barbara Cook
by BWW News Desk - August 8, 2017

BroadwayWorld was deeply saddened to report the passing of legendary performer Barbara Cook. This is an enormous loss for Broadway, the golden age of television and the music world. (more...)
BWW Flashback: Remembering the Great Barbara CookBWW Flashback: Remembering the Great Barbara Cook
by BWW News Desk - August 8, 2017

Below, BroadwayWorld remembers the legend with some of her most iconic performances:  (more...)
Legendary Barbara Cook Has Passed Away at 89Legendary Barbara Cook Has Passed Away at 89
by BWW News Desk - August 8, 2017

BroadwayWorld has confirmed that Barbara Cook has passed away at 89. This is an enormous loss for Broadway, the golden age of television and the music world. According to her son, Adam LeGrant, the cause was respiratory failure. (more...)
HARRY POTTER Alum Robert Hardy Passes Away at 91HARRY POTTER Alum Robert Hardy Passes Away at 91
by Julie Musbach - August 3, 2017

BBC News is reporting that actor Robert Hardy, best known for his portrayal of Minister for Magic Cornelius Fudge in the Harry Potter film franchise, has passed away. He was 91. (more...)
Memorial for Actress Karen Walsh to be Held at Roundabout's American Airlines TheatreMemorial for Actress Karen Walsh to be Held at Roundabout's American Airlines Theatre
by BWW News Desk - August 3, 2017

The family, friends and colleagues of actress Karen Walsh will gather on Monday, August 14 at 2PM to celebrate the life of the extraordinary and beloved woman.  Directed by Sam Pinkleton, the event will take place at Roundabout Theatre Company's American Airlines Theatre (227 West 42nd Street). (more...)
Photo Coverage: Broadway Dims The Lights In Memory Of Sam ShepardPhoto Coverage: Broadway Dims The Lights In Memory Of Sam Shepard
by Walter McBride - August 3, 2017

The Broadway community mourns the loss of celebrated playwright, actor and novelist Sam Shepard, who, as BroadwayWorld sadly reported earlier this week, passed away on Thursday, July 27th at age 73. The marquees of Broadway theatres in New York were dimmed in his memory yesterday, at exactly 7:45pm for one minute. (more...)
Chicago Actress Mariann Mayberry Passes Away at 52Chicago Actress Mariann Mayberry Passes Away at 52
by BWW News Desk - August 1, 2017

Steppenwolf Theatre Company announced today that ensemble member of 24 years Mariann Mayberry passed away this morning after a long, private battle with cancer. She left the world peacefully in the company of family and friends who love her deeply. (more...)
Broadway Will Dim Lights Tomorrow in Memory of Playwright, Director and Actor Sam ShepardBroadway Will Dim Lights Tomorrow in Memory of Playwright, Director and Actor Sam Shepard
by BWW News Desk - August 1, 2017

The Broadway community mourns the loss of celebrated playwright, actor and novelist Sam Shepard, who passed away on Thursday, July 27th at age 73. The marquees of Broadway theatres in New York will be dimmed in his memory on Wednesday, August 2nd, at exactly 7:45pm for one minute. (more...)
Social Roundup: Broadway and Hollywood React to Sam Shepard's PassingSocial Roundup: Broadway and Hollywood React to Sam Shepard's Passing
by Alan Henry - July 31, 2017

BroadwayWorld has just learned that playwright, actor, author, screenwriter, and director Sam Shepard has passed away. He was 73 years old. (more...)
Playwright, Director and Actor Sam Shepard Passes Away at 73Playwright, Director and Actor Sam Shepard Passes Away at 73
by BWW News Desk - July 31, 2017

BroadwayWorld has just learned that playwright, actor, author, screenwriter, and director Sam Shepard has passed away. He was 73 years old. (more...)
Emmy and Tony-Award Winner Danny Daniels Dies at 92Emmy and Tony-Award Winner Danny Daniels Dies at 92
by BWW News Desk - July 24, 2017

BroadwayWorld has learned that Emmy and Tony-award winning choreographer, dancer, and director Danny Daniels passed away at the age of 92 on July 7. (more...)
Actor John Heard Dead at 71Actor John Heard Dead at 71
by BWW News Desk - July 22, 2017

Page Six has announced that actor John Heard was pronounced dead on Friday, July 21. The actor was 71. His death comes shortly after a minor back surgery, but the cause is not yet determined. (more...)
Star of TRUE BLOOD Nelsan Ellis Dies Age 39Star of TRUE BLOOD Nelsan Ellis Dies Age 39
by BWW News Desk - July 8, 2017

The Hollywood Reporter has announced that screen star Nelsan Ellis passed away at age 39. The cause of death is reported to be complications from heart failure. (more...)
Actress and Philanthropist Dina Merrill Passes Away at Age 93Actress and Philanthropist Dina Merrill Passes Away at Age 93
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Dina Merrill Hartley (born Nedenia Marjorie Hutton; December 29, 1923-May 22, 2017) was an American actress, businesswoman and philanthropist.  She died peacefully at home surrounded by her family. (more...)
German Sculptor Alf Lechner Passes AwayGerman Sculptor Alf Lechner Passes Away
by BWW News Desk - March 16, 2017

Alf Lechner, one of Germany's most important contemporary sculptors, died suddenly at his home in Bavaria on February 25th, 2017. Lechner was 91 years old. (more...)
Veteran British Actor, John Hurt, Passes Away at 77Veteran British Actor, John Hurt, Passes Away at 77
by BWW News Desk - January 27, 2017

Veteran British screen actor, Sir John Hurt, has passed away at aged 77. His diverse career included turns on screen on film, television, and as a voice actor. He is best known for roles in a number of blockbuster films including Alien, the Harry Potter series, and as the title character in the film, The Elephant Man. (more...)
Photo Coverage: BroadwayWorld Remembers Kevin GeerPhoto Coverage: BroadwayWorld Remembers Kevin Geer
by Walter McBride - January 27, 2017

Geer made his Broadway debut in the 1988 revival of A Street Car Named Desire. Additional Broadway credits included: The Rose Tattoo, Side Man, and Twelve Angry Men. (more...)
Television Icon Mary Tyler Moore Has Passed Away at Age 80Television Icon Mary Tyler Moore Has Passed Away at Age 80
by Alan Henry - January 25, 2017

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report the passing of Mary Tyler Moore - best known as a television icon for The Mary Tyler Moore Show. (more...)
Legendary Arts Photographer, Martha Swope, Passes Away at 88Legendary Arts Photographer, Martha Swope, Passes Away at 88
by BWW News Desk - January 12, 2017

It was reported Thursday evening that Martha Swope, the legendary arts photographer who work captured half a century of history on the stage, passed away at the age of 88. (more...)
VIDEO: Carrie Fisher & Debbie Reynolds Honored with Moving Tribute at GOLDEN GLOBESVIDEO: Carrie Fisher & Debbie Reynolds Honored with Moving Tribute at GOLDEN GLOBES
by TV News Desk - January 9, 2017

During last night's GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS on NBC, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association paid tribute to late mother-daughter duo Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher, who passed away within a day of each other late last month. (more...)
Meryl Streep Performs Carrie Fisher's Favorite Song at Intimate MemorialMeryl Streep Performs Carrie Fisher's Favorite Song at Intimate Memorial
by Caryn Robbins - January 6, 2017

Close friends and family members of Carrie Fisher gathered together yesterday at the star's home in Beverly Hills, CA. Fisher passed away on December 27th at the age of 60 following a heart attack. (more...)
VIDEO: HBO Releases Full Trailer for Carrie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds Doc BRIGHT LIGHTSVIDEO: HBO Releases Full Trailer for Carrie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds Doc BRIGHT LIGHTS
by TV News Desk - January 4, 2017

In light of the recent and unexpected deaths of both Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds, HBO announced last week that the documentary BRIGHT LIGHTS: STARRING CARRIE FISHER AND DEBBIE REYNOLDS will debut this week. Watch the trailer! (more...)

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