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Friday, January 19, 2024

Tanya Berezin, Behind-the-Scenes Off Broadway Force, Dies at 82 by Alex Williams

At the Circle Repertory Company, where she said her goal was to “confuse people,” she nurtured a new generation of writers and actors in the 1980s and ’90s.

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Thursday, January 4, 2024

Vinie Burrows, Acclaimed Actress Who Became an Activist, Dies at 99 by Alex Williams

She got her start on Broadway at 15. But after finding a dearth of roles for Black women, she ultimately turned to one-woman shows that addressed racism and sexism.

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Thursday, November 23, 2023

Suzanne Shepherd, Actress Known for Playing Mothers, Dies at 89 by Alex Williams

After establishing herself as a teacher, she started a prolific screen acting career in her 50s that included roles in “Goodfellas” and “The Sopranos.”

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Wednesday, October 18, 2023

Burt Young, ‘Rocky’ Actor Who Played Complex Tough Guys, Dies at 83 by Alex Williams

A former boxer from the streets of Queens, he became a scene stealer with his portrayals of mobsters, cops and working men with soul.

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Friday, August 25, 2023

Léa Garcia, Who Raised Black Actors’ Profile in Brazil, Dies at 90 by Alex Williams

Best known internationally for her breakout performance in the 1959 film “Black Orpheus,” she challenged racial stereotypes over a seven-decade career.

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Wednesday, June 7, 2023

John Beasley, Late-Blooming Actor Known for Playing Sages, Dies at 79 by Alex Williams

A former railroad clerk, he didn’t became a full-time actor until his 40s, but he made up for lost time in films like “Rudy” and TV shows like “Everwood.”

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Monday, June 5, 2023

Ama Ata Aidoo, Groundbreaking Ghanaian Writer, Dies at 81 by Alex Williams

A playwright, novelist and poet, she was a leading African writer who explored the complexities faced by modern women living in the shadow of colonialism.

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Sunday, February 5, 2023

Charles Kimbrough, Actor Best Known for ‘Murphy Brown,’ Dies at 86 by Alex Williams

In a career that included a Tony nomination for “Company,” he specialized in playing uptight characters, notably Candice Bergen’s stuffy straight man.

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Saturday, July 30, 2022

Mary Alice, Tony Winner for Her Role in ‘Fences,’ Dies at 85 by Alex Williams

A former Chicago schoolteacher, she appeared on TV in ‘A Different World’ and ‘I’ll Fly Away,’ winning an Emmy in 1993.

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All that Chat

May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards