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Brian Dennehy, Tony-winning stage, screen actor, dies at 81 by Mark Kennedy / Associated Press

Known for his broad frame, booming voice and ability to play good guys and bad guys with equal aplomb, Dennehy won two Tony Awards, a Golden Globe

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 04:00PM
Friday, December 27, 2019

‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88 by Mark Kennedy / Associated Press

Tributes are pouring in from across Broadway in honor of Tony Award-winning composer Jerry Herman

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 02:17PM
Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Towering Broadway director and producer Hal Prince has died by Mark Kennedy / Associated Press

Towering Broadway figure Harold Prince, who won 21 Tony Awards as director and producer, has died at 91

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 11:57AM
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Thursday, October 25, 2018

Broadway musical 'Wicked' turns 15 with a party by Mark Kennedy / Associated Press

"Wicked" celebrates its 15th anniversary with a Halloween-themed TV special starring original stars Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Menzel.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 07:00PM
Sunday, August 26, 2018

Playwright Neil Simon, Broadway's master of comedy, dies at 91 by Mark Kennedy / Associated Press

He died early Sunday of complications from pneumonia surrounded by family at New York Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 12:26PM
Monday, December 26, 2016

Lin-Manuel Miranda named AP Entertainer of the year by Mark Kennedy / Associated Press

NEW YORK — Winning a Pulitzer Prize and a clutch of Tony Awards in a single year would be enough for anyone. Not Lin-Manuel Miranda.  Not in 2016.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 09:22PM
Monday, November 28, 2016

Pittsburgh native and Tony-winning actor Fritz Weaver dies at 90 by Mark Kennedy / Associated Press

NEW YORK — The Tony Award-winning character actor Fritz Weaver, who was born in East Liberty and went on to play Sherlock Holmes and Shakespearian kings on Broadway, has died at age 9…

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 01:21PM
Saturday, November 19, 2016

Debate over 'Hamilton' speech exposes post-election cracks by Mark Kennedy / Associated Press

NEW YORK  — President-elect Donald Trump demanded an apology from the cast of the Broadway musical “Hamilton” a day after an actor in the hit show delivered a pointed message abou…

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 11:07PM
Saturday, July 9, 2016

Obituary: John McMartin / Versatile, gentlemanly Tony Award-nominated Broadway actor by Mark Kennedy / Associated Press

John McMartin, the versatile, gentlemanly Tony Award-nominated actor who starred on Broadway in such shows as “Follies” and “Sweet Charity,” has died, according to his manager. McMar…

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 12:36AM

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