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Stephen Sondheim, one of Broadway history’s songwriting titans, whose music and lyrics raised and reset the artistic standard for the American stage musical, died early Friday at his home …
He was the theater’s most revered and influential composer-lyricist of the last half of the 20th century and the driving force behind some of Broadway’s most beloved and celebrated shows.
Best remembered for his role in “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” but later memorable for his comedic work.
His performance as Captain von Trapp in one of the most popular movies of all time propelled a steady half-century parade of television and film roles.
He helped run Joseph Papp’s Public Theater (shepherding “A Chorus Line”) and the New York Shakespeare Festival, then helped revive Lincoln Center Theater.
Mr. Prince helped bring to life a stunning lineup of shows: “Cabaret,” “Sweeney Todd,” and Broadway’s longest-running spectacle — “The Phantom of the Opera.”
María Irene Fornés, a Cuban-born American playwright whose spare, poetic and emotionally forceful works were hallmarks of experimental theater for four decades, died on Tuesday in Manhatta…
Ms. Fornés won acclaim and awards for her experimental works. But her fellow playwrights often said her achievements far outstripped her fame.
Mr. Hurt was nominated for an Academy Award for his portrayal of the title role in the 1980 film “The Elephant Man.”
Mr. Albee, who wrote “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf,” “The Zoo Story” and “Three Tall Women” among other plays, charted the gap between self-delusion and truth in contemporary…
Mr. Vaccaro created so-called ridiculous works that sought to reveal the uncensored chaos that exists in people’s minds.
Mr. Houghton also served as artistic director of the troupe, which presents season-long programs featuring the work of just one playwright.
Ms. Fichandler was a founder of the Arena Stage in Washington in 1950, building it into a professional force that helped spur the growth of theater companies around the country.
The man who built a theater empire was frequently a producer of shows as well.
Those who worked with Mr. Heeley often described him as an alchemist or magician who could see with the eyes of the audience.
In the play “Incognito,” Mr. Cox, best known as Daredevil on Netflix, plays a man who has no memories.
Movie versions of Mr. Shaffer’s ambitious plays helped elevate his status at home in Britain and in the United States.
Ms. Bolin played Meg Boyd in both the Broadway and film version of the 1950s musical.
Mr. White could depart from the mainstream to produce “The Rocky Horror Show,” “Oh! Calcutta!” and “Monty Python and the Holy Grail.”
Ms. Wright replaced Mary Martin in “South Pacific” and “The Sound of Music,” logging more than 1,200 performances, yet not becoming a household name.
The versatile Mr. Bedford gained renown at Stratford in Canada and on Broadway portraying dozens of characters, most notably in works by Shakespeare, Molière and Chekhov.
Ms. Allen appeared on and off Broadway when New York theater was not especially welcoming to black performers, and she helped integrate network television.
After his release from prison, Mr. Cluchey spent time in Europe with Samuel Beckett.
Mr. Gregory worked with Richard Burton as King Arthur, Rex Harrison as Henry Higgins and many others.
Mr. Kass was nominated for a Tony for the 1978 musical “Ballroom,” based on his Emmy-nominated teleplay about a Bronx widow who visits a dance hall.
After his years in New York, Mr. Seawell led The Denver Post and was a major force behind Denver’s performing arts center.
Known for his astute casting and skillful work with actors, Mr. Bernhardt directed many leading stage performers on Broadway and won a Tony for “Da.”
Mrs. Brecht-Schall managed the works of Bertolt Brecht and performed with the Berliner Ensemble, the troupe founded by him.
Mr. Phillips, a British theater director, added productions and brought in stars like Maggie Smith during his tenure as artistic director in the ’70s.
Mr. Moody, a British character actor, flared to prominence in the role of Dickens’s guru of thievery, in the stage and screen adaptation of “Oliver!”.