Obituaries Articles
Broadway Playwright and SAVED BY THE BELL Creator Sam Bobrick Passes Away at 87Broadway Playwright and SAVED BY THE BELL Creator Sam Bobrick Passes Away at 87
by BWW News Desk - October 14, 2019

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that author, playwright, television writer, and lyricist, Sam Bobrick, best known for creating the television series Saved By the Bell, has passed away after suffering a stoke. He was 87 years old. (more...)
Broadway Theatres to Dim for Diahann Carroll 10/16Broadway Theatres to Dim for Diahann Carroll 10/16
by TV News Desk - October 11, 2019

Tony winning singer and actress Diahann Carroll has died Friday at the age of 84.The Broadway community mourns the loss of beloved performer, pioneer, and Tony Award winner Diahann Carroll, who passed away on October 4, 2019 at age 84. To commemorate her life and work, the Committee of Theatre Owners will dim the lights of the American Airlines, Broadhurst, Helen Hayes, Hudson, Marquis, New Amsterdam, Samuel J. Friedman, St. James, and Vivian Beaumont Theatres in New York for one minute on Wednesday, October 16th at exactly 7:45pm.  (more...)
Broadway Veteran Dancer Bruce Anthony Davis, Sr. Has Passed At Age 60Broadway Veteran Dancer Bruce Anthony Davis, Sr. Has Passed At Age 60
by BWW News Desk - October 10, 2019

Broadway veteran Bruce Anthony Davis, Sr. passed away on October 3, 2019. He was very well known for his successful career as a Broadway star, singer, dancer and actor. David was born on March 4, 1959 in Dayton, Ohio. (more...)
Tenor Marcello Giordani Dies At Age 56Tenor Marcello Giordani Dies At Age 56
by BWW News Desk - October 7, 2019

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that passing of Marcello Giordani. (more...)
Video Roundup: A Look Back on Rip Taylor's Television AppearancesVideo Roundup: A Look Back on Rip Taylor's Television Appearances
by BWW News Desk - October 7, 2019

BroadwayWorld recently reported that Rip Taylor, known for his appearances on both stage and screen died on Sunday, October 6, 2019 at 84 in Beverly Hills CA. We're taking a look back on Taylor's career with a flashback to some of his moments on television. (more...)
Star of Stage and Screen Rip Taylor DiesStar of Stage and Screen Rip Taylor Dies
by BWW News Desk - October 6, 2019

BroadwayWorld is sad to report that Rip Taylor, known for his appearances on both stage and screen died on Sunday, October 6, 2019 at 84 in Beverly Hills CA. (more...)
VIDEO: The Late Diahann Carroll Joins Judy Garland For A Medley!VIDEO: The Late Diahann Carroll Joins Judy Garland For A Medley!
by Stage Tube - October 4, 2019

Tony winning singer and actress Diahann Carroll passed away today at the age of 84. See a rare video below of Carroll below performing a medley of standards and showtunes from Rodgers and Arlen with none other than Judy Garland. (more...)
Broadway Lyricist & Playwright Herbert Martin Passes AwayBroadway Lyricist & Playwright Herbert Martin Passes Away
by BWW News Desk - October 4, 2019

Herbert Martin, born in Stamford in 1926, passed away peacefully at The Actor's Home in NJ, on September 27. (more...)
Tony Winner Diahann Carroll Passes Away at 84Tony Winner Diahann Carroll Passes Away at 84
by TV News Desk - October 4, 2019

Tony winning singer and actress Diahann Carroll has died Friday at the age of 84. (more...)
Tony Winner Anna Quayle Passes Away Age 86Tony Winner Anna Quayle Passes Away Age 86
by BWW News Desk - October 3, 2019

Tony Award winning actress and comedienne Anna Quayle has passed away at age 86. (more...)
Renowned Songwriter, Producer, And Arranger Bob Esty Passes AwayRenowned Songwriter, Producer, And Arranger Bob Esty Passes Away
by BWW News Desk - October 1, 2019

Renowned songwriter, producer, and arranger Bob Esty died on September 27, 2019 in Los Angeles, after a short battle with metastatic cancer. He was 72. (more...)
Russian Mezzo-Soprano Irina Bogacheva Dies At 80Russian Mezzo-Soprano Irina Bogacheva Dies At 80
by BWW News Desk - September 30, 2019

The Rimsky-Korsakov Saint Petersburg State Conservatory has announced that Irina Bogacheva died on Sept. 19, 2019 at the age of 80. (more...)
French Horn Player Myron Bloom Dead at 93French Horn Player Myron Bloom Dead at 93
by BWW News Desk - September 30, 2019

Renowned french horn played Myron Bloom has passed away at age 93. He died on September 26 in Bloomington, Ind. (more...)
Rob Garrison, Best Known For THE KARATE KID, Dies at 59Rob Garrison, Best Known For THE KARATE KID, Dies at 59
by BWW News Desk - September 28, 2019

Actor Rob Garrison, best known for his roles on The Karate Kid and the YouTube sequel series Cobra Kai, has died, according to EW. He was 59. (more...)
Veteran Actress Libi Staiger Passes Away At Age 91Veteran Actress Libi Staiger Passes Away At Age 91
by BWW News Desk - September 27, 2019

Veteran actress Libi Staiger passed away this week at the age of 91. (more...)
Tenor Francisco Casanova Dies At 61Tenor Francisco Casanova Dies At 61
by BWW News Desk - September 27, 2019

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that Dominican tenor Francisco Casanova has died at the age of 61. (more...)
Broadway Theatres to Dim Lights for Phyllis Newman Friday, 9/27Broadway Theatres to Dim Lights for Phyllis Newman Friday, 9/27
by BWW News Desk - September 26, 2019

The Broadway community mourns the loss of beloved performer, lyricist and women's healthcare advocate Phyllis Newman, who passed away on September 15, 2019 at age 86. To commemorate her life and work, the Committee of Theatre Owners will dim the lights of the American Airlines, Broadhurst, Helen Hayes, Lunt-Fontanne, Lyric, New Amsterdam, Samuel J. Friedman, St. James, and Vivian Beaumont Theatres in New York for one minute on Friday, September 27 at exactly 7:45pm.  (more...)
Christopher Rouse, Pulitzer- and Grammy-Winning Composer, Dies at Age 70Christopher Rouse, Pulitzer- and Grammy-Winning Composer, Dies at Age 70
by BWW News Desk - September 24, 2019

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report the passing of Christopher Rouse, a composer most known for writing Rage and Delicacy. (more...)
Composer Christopher Rouse Dies At Age 70Composer Christopher Rouse Dies At Age 70
by BWW News Desk - September 21, 2019

Boosey & Hawkes is sad to announce the death of American composer Christopher Rouse, who passed away on Saturday, September 21, at age 70 in Baltimore, Maryland. (more...)
Broadway Theatres to Dim Lights for Arthur 'Artie' Gaffin 9/18Broadway Theatres to Dim Lights for Arthur 'Artie' Gaffin 9/18
by BWW News Desk - September 17, 2019

The Broadway community mourns the loss of beloved Production Stage Manager, Arthur a?oeArtiea?? Gaffin, who passed away on September 13, 2019. To commemorate his life and work, the Committee of Theatre Owners will dim the lights of the American Airlines, Marquis, New Amsterdam, St. James, and Broadhurst Theatres in New York for one minute on Wednesday, September 18 at exactly 7:45pm. (more...)
Photo Flashback: Remembering Phyllis NewmanPhoto Flashback: Remembering Phyllis Newman
by Walter McBride - September 16, 2019

As BroadwayWorld sadly reported yesterday, stage star Phyllis Newman passed away yesterday, September 15, at the age of 86. Newman got her start in show business at 4 years old imitating Carmen Miranda in theatres and clubs. Her portrayal of Martha Vail in the Jule Styne/Comden and Green musical Subways Are For Sleeping - costumed only in a bath towel - earned her a Tony Award. Her other Broadway credits include Bells Are Ringing, The Apple Tree, On the Town, The Prisoner of Second Avenue, Awake and Sing, Wish You Were Here, First Impressions, and her one-woman musical The Madwoman of Central Park West, which she co-authored with Arthur Laurents. She garnered a Tony Award nomination for her highly-acclaimed performance in Neil Simon's Broadway Bound. (more...)
Canadian Actors Equity Removes Member Bob BakerCanadian Actors Equity Removes Member Bob Baker
by BWW News Desk - September 16, 2019

The Globe and Mail reports that Bob Baker, the former longtime artistic director of The Citadel Theatre in Edmonton who also directed at theatres across the country, has been expelled from the Canadian Actors' Equity Association. (more...)
BWW Roundup: Broadway Remembers Phyllis NewmanBWW Roundup: Broadway Remembers Phyllis Newman
by Linnae Medeiros - September 16, 2019

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, the legendary Phyllis Newman just passed away at the age of 86. Many of Broadway's best have taken to social media to share their fond memories of the Tony-winning actress, who was also known for raising awareness of women's health issues and needs in the entertainment industry. Check out responses from Bernadette Peters, Kristin Chenoweth, Barbara Streisand, and more! (more...)
BWW Flashback: Remembering the Great Phyllis NewmanBWW Flashback: Remembering the Great Phyllis Newman
by BWW News Desk - September 16, 2019

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report the passing of Phyllis Newman. The news was shared on social media by her daughter, Amanda Green. Newman was 86 years old. (more...)
Phyllis Newman Has Passed Away at 86Phyllis Newman Has Passed Away at 86
by BWW News Desk - September 15, 2019

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report the passing of Phyllis Newman. The news was shared on social media by her daughter, Amanda Green. Newman was 86 years old. (more...)

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