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Called “the Susan Sontag of Soviet aesthetic thought,” she wrote about film and theater and helped make a film that drew parallels between Nazism and Stalin.
She was best known for wildly different roles, in a frat house comedy and in the 1960s drama “Medium Cool.” She was also in films by Clint Eastwood and Martin Scorsese.
Mr. Masterson helped turn a magazine article about a bordello into a hit Broadway musical. He later directed the movie “The Trip to Bountiful.”
As a founder of the Compass Players in Chicago, he helped create the world of improvisational comedy that is best known in the work of Second City
Mr. Frankel, a former dress manufacturer, produced more than 50 plays and musicals with various partners and won nine Tony Awards.
Using unorthodox methods (walk around a room, speak it together), she helped actors find their voices by feeling the weight and rhythms of the words.
Mr. Donat acted often on the screen and had a recurring role on “The X Files.” But he said he was most gratified by theatrical work.
A showman who helped put “The Sound of Music” on television, “Chicago” on movie screens and “How to Succeed in Business” back on Broadway.
Ms. Harris got her start with the Second City and went on to win a Tony Award and to appear in films like “A Thousand Clowns” and “Nashville.”
After a Broadway run, Mr. Ntshona was jailed in his home country for performing in a play he had written with Athol Fugard and the actor John Kani.
A former dancer, Mr. Johnson collaborated with Mel Brooks on several movies and once asked him, “‘Oh my God, are we allowed to show this?”
After a long and successful career as a ballerina, Ms. Lynne found greater fame creating dances for Andrew Lloyd Webber and others.
Mr. Campanella found his stride on television as a frequent guest star, playing doctors, lawyers, criminals, cops and judges.
Find the character in the words on the page, he instructed Kevin Kline, Glenn Close, James Gandolfini, Rachel Weisz and others.
An insatiable curiosity led him to contemplate Jewish superheroes, bad acting, the sexualized worlds of Weimer Berlin and Risqué Paris, and more.
He wrote the music. A former college friend, Tom Jones, wrote the words. What resulted was the world’s longest-running musical (and a lasting partnership).
An actress whose face was more familiar than her name, Ms. Nelson was seen onstage, in movies and on television for a half-century.
After Ms. Headly‘s career took shape with the Steppenwolf theater group, she appeared in Hollywood films like “Dick Tracy” and “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.”
“The central focus for you is to help the composer say what he wants to say,” Mr. Brohn said of his work as an orchestrator.
Mr. Bogdanov also directed plays by Molière, Goethe, Chekhov, Gogol and Dylan Thomas, as well as musicals and operas. But a contemporary play nearly put him in jail.
The Cuban-born Mr. Ferrá was the first artistic director of the Intar Hispanic American Arts Center, an Off Broadway theater company that nurtures Latino playwrights.
The actor appeared in many musicals and plays, and was a spokesman for White Owl cigars.
Mr. Latessa appeared in several Broadway shows — like “Follies,” “Brighton Beach Memoirs” and “Damn Yankees” — as well as on television and in films.
Mr. George’s turn as Billy Flynn is a major step in his second act far from pro football.
Family members Jerry, Amy and Ben Stiller recall Anne Meara, who died in May.
Dan Lauria plays a legendary football coach in “Lombardi,” a play coming to Broadway. The N.F.L. is one of its producers.
"Lombardi" producers aim to create a play about rivalry between Magic Johnson and Larry Bird.
Harry H. Frazee, the Broadway producer and Boston Red Sox owner who sold Babe Ruth to the Yankees in 1919, might have appreciated this: a play about the Yankees is headed to Broadway, perhap…
Onstage at the Longacre Theater, Peter Scolari is in “Magic/Bird,” slipping in and out of characters, changing in and out of blazers, pullovers, warm-up suits and sneakers, and moving in…
Peter Scolari, the actor known for “Bosom Buddies,” plays Red Auerbach, Pat Riley and Jerry Buss in the Broadway show about Magic Johnson and Larry Bird.