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Award-Winning Director and Choreographer Tony Charmoli Dies at Age 99 PhotoAward-Winning Director and Choreographer Tony Charmoli Dies at Age 99
by BWW News Desk - August 10, 2020

Tony Charmoli died peacefully on the evening of August 7th at his home in the Hollywood Hills. He was 99. Tony had a decades long, award-winning career as a director, a producer, and as a choreographer for television, film, and theater. 
Ben Vereen's Son, Ben Vereen Jr., Has Died PhotoBen Vereen's Son, Ben Vereen Jr., Has Died
by BWW News Desk - August 9, 2020

BroadwayWorld is saddened to hear of the passing of Benjamin Vereen Jr., the son of Tony-winning actor Ben Vereen.
Swiss Theatre Director Werner Düggelin Dies at Age 90 PhotoSwiss Theatre Director Werner Düggelin Dies at Age 90
by BWW News Desk - August 9, 2020

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that Swiss theatre director Werner Düggelin has died at age 90.
Jason Robert Brown, Carolee Carmello, Chita Rivera & More Pay Tribute to Brent Carver PhotoJason Robert Brown, Carolee Carmello, Chita Rivera & More Pay Tribute to Brent Carver
by BWW News Desk - August 7, 2020

As BroadwayWorld reported yesterday, Tony Award winning actor Brent Carver has passed away at age 68. This evening, Carver's Broadway colleagues took to social media to celebrate his life and legacy.
Tony Award Winner Brent Carver Has Passed Away At Age 68 PhotoTony Award Winner Brent Carver Has Passed Away At Age 68
by Alan Henry - August 6, 2020

BroadwayWorld has learned that Tony Award winning actor Brent Carver has passed away at age 68. Born in 1951, the Canadian actor Brent Carver was a star of both stage and screen.
Theatre Critic, Playwright, and Educator Eric Bentley Passes Away at 103 PhotoTheatre Critic, Playwright, and Educator Eric Bentley Passes Away at 103
by BWW News Desk - August 5, 2020

Eric Bentley, revered drama critic, translator, playwright, poet, educator and stage director, has passed away at age 103.
Classical Pianist and Conductor Leon Fleisher Dies at 92 PhotoClassical Pianist and Conductor Leon Fleisher Dies at 92
by BWW News Desk - August 4, 2020

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that Leon Fleisher, classical pianist and conductor, has died at age 92.
Stage and Screen Actor Patti Karr Dies at 88 PhotoStage and Screen Actor Patti Karr Dies at 88
by BWW News Desk - August 2, 2020

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that stage and screen actor Patti Karr has died at 88.
Actor and Singer Wilford Brimley Dies at Age 85 PhotoActor and Singer Wilford Brimley Dies at Age 85
by BWW News Desk - August 2, 2020

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that actor Wilford Brimley has died at age 85.
Andre Ptaszynski, Producer of British Theatre and Television, Dies at 66 PhotoAndre Ptaszynski, Producer of British Theatre and Television, Dies at 66
by BWW News Desk - July 31, 2020

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that André Ptaszynski, British theatre producer and board member at the National Theatre, has died at age 66.
Stage and Screen Actor Michael Mandell Has Died PhotoStage and Screen Actor Michael Mandell Has Died
by BWW News Desk - July 26, 2020

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that stage and screen actor Michael Mandell has died. His cause of death has not been confirmed.
Oscar Winning Actress Olivia De Havilland Dies at Age 104 PhotoOscar Winning Actress Olivia De Havilland Dies at Age 104
by BWW News Desk - July 26, 2020

Two-time Academy Award-winning actress, Dame Olivia de Havilland has died peacefully from natural causes on July 26 at her residence in Paris, France.  She was 104.
Singer Joanne Beretta Dies At 86 PhotoSinger Joanne Beretta Dies At 86
by BWW News Desk - July 26, 2020

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that Joanne Beretta died July 24, 2020 at New York City's Beth Israel-Mt. Sinai Hospital at age 86. Her death was due to complications from a recent fall. Her dear friend Kathleen Chalfant was at her side when she passed away.
Television Host Regis Philbin Dies at 88 PhotoTelevision Host Regis Philbin Dies at 88
by BWW News Desk - July 25, 2020

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that Regis Philbin, legendary television host, has died at age 88.
Jazz Icon and Actor Annie Ross Has Passed Away at 89 PhotoJazz Icon and Actor Annie Ross Has Passed Away at 89
by BWW News Desk - July 22, 2020

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that jazz icon and actor Annie Ross has passed away at age 89.
Theatre Critic and Director David Rosenberg Dies at Age 90 PhotoTheatre Critic and Director David Rosenberg Dies at Age 90
by BWW News Desk - July 19, 2020

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that theatre critic and director David Arlen Rosenberg has died at age 90.
Dancer, Actress, and Singer Zizi Jeanmaire Dies at Age 96 PhotoDancer, Actress, and Singer Zizi Jeanmaire Dies at Age 96
by BWW News Desk - July 19, 2020

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that ballet dancer, actress, and singer Zizi Jeanmaire has died at age 96.
Japanese Stage and Screen Actor Haruma Miura Dies at 30 PhotoJapanese Stage and Screen Actor Haruma Miura Dies at 30
by BWW News Desk - July 18, 2020

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that Haruma Miura, a Japanese singer and actor who has appeared on stage and screen, has died at 30.
Stage Designer Peter Docherty Dies at Age 75 PhotoStage Designer Peter Docherty Dies at Age 75
by BWW News Desk - July 18, 2020

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that stage designer Peter Docherty has died at age 75.
Phyllis Somerville Has Passed Away at Age 76 PhotoPhyllis Somerville Has Passed Away at Age 76
by BWW News Desk - July 17, 2020

Deadline has reported that Phyllis Somerville, known for To Kill a Mockingbird on Broadway, television's The Big C and more, has passed away at age 76. Somerville died of natural causes at her home in New York City. 
Bill Timms, Noted Broadway Talent Agent, Has Passed Away at 62 PhotoBill Timms, Noted Broadway Talent Agent, Has Passed Away at 62
by BWW News Desk - July 17, 2020

The Broadway community is mourning the loss of a man whose name may have never appeared on a credits page, but whose presence had a pronounced impact on a host of the industry's brightest names. Agent Bill Timms died this past weekend at age of 62.
Czech Actor and Director Pavel Fieber Dies at 79 PhotoCzech Actor and Director Pavel Fieber Dies at 79
by BWW News Desk - July 16, 2020

Czech actor and director Pavel Fieber has died at age 79.
Confirmed: GLEE Star Naya Rivera Found Dead at 33 Years Old PhotoConfirmed: GLEE Star Naya Rivera Found Dead at 33 Years Old
by TV News Desk - July 13, 2020

 Naya Rivera's body has been recovered from Lake Piru, according to the Ventura Country Sheriff's department. Rivera, best known for her role as Santana on Glee, was 33. 
Jujamcyn Team Member Danny Duran Has Passed Away PhotoJujamcyn Team Member Danny Duran Has Passed Away
by BWW News Desk - July 10, 2020

Jucjamcyn has shared that Danny Duran, a member of their team for over 30 years, has passed away.
Actors' Equity Association Mourns The Loss Of Member Nick Cordero PhotoActors' Equity Association Mourns The Loss Of Member Nick Cordero
by BWW News Desk - July 6, 2020

Actors' Equity Association mourns the loss of union member Nick Cordero, who lost his battle with COVID-19 on July 5.

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