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Irving Ravetch, whose playwriting career stalled on the brink of Broadway but who became half of one of Hollywood’s most successful husband-and-wife screenwriting teams, creators of th…
Mr. Mantell was a character actor who, nearly 20 years apart, delivered two of movie history’s more memorable lines, one to Ernest Borgnine and one to Jack Nicholson.
Mr. Bosley played the reliably kind father on TV’s “Happy Days” and won a Tony onstage for “Fiorello!”
Shannon spent seven months performing in the show before receiving a diagnosis of leukemia in April.
Ed Schmidt’s personal farewell to the theater, “My Last Play,” takes place in his Brooklyn living room.
Marcia Lewis, an actress and singer known for bringing a comic brassiness to Broadway revivals of “Grease” and “Chicago,” died on Tuesday in Nashville. She was 72.
Ms. Stevenson, who appeared in a handful of movies and television shows, spent most of her career on the stage.
Mr. Linney roved along many intellectual paths, refashioning classical works for modern times and adapting contemporary novels for the stage.
Mr. McLure, who was best known for plays like “Lone Star” and “Pvt. Wars,” had a following in the West and in regional theaters.
Ms. Stoddard, after a long career onstage and in television roles, brought the works of Noël Coward, James Thurber and Harold Pinter to Broadway.
An obituary writer gets a role for a night in “Play Dead,” which milks entertainment from the universal human attraction to what repels us: most of all, death.
A man who writes about death for a living stepped into a stage coffin for a role in “Play Dead,” an Off Broadway show.
Author: Doug Wright
Producers: Delphi Productions, Playwrights Horizons
His 1962 family history “The Rothschilds” became a Broadway musical.
Ms. Malina, with her husband, Julian Beck, created a troupe that advanced the idea of political theater in America.
Mr. Saks, who switched from acting to directing in midcareer, won three Tony Awards and became the leading interpreter of the plays of Neil Simon.
Mr. Schambelan started the company Theater Breaking Through Barriers as a vehicle for vision-impaired actors to perform their craft.
Mr. Herrmann could be formidable or friendly and was often cast in movies and on television in affluent roles as a lawyer, judge or millionaire.
Ms. Whitelaw, an English actress, first encountered Samuel Beckett’s work at the National Theater in London in 1964.
Mr. Macdonald worked with classical, contemporary and regional material, from Bach to Gilbert and Sullivan and on to Leonard Cohen.
Mr. Briggs’s career bridged the history of tap from Bill (Bojangles) Robinson to Savion Glover.
Mike Nichols, one of America’s most celebrated directors, whose long, protean résumé of critic- and crowd-pleasing work earned him adulation both on Broadway and in Hollywood, died on We…
A soloist with Ballet Theater, Mr. Saddler made his Broadway musical theater debut in 1947, and he went on to win two Tonys as a Broadway choreographer.
Inspired by essays by urban children, Mr. Schapiro had the idea for what became a “dark and lovely” Broadway musical.
As a director at Second City and Steppenwolf and a department chairman at Columbia College, Mr. Patinkin helped to develop Chicago’s robust theatrical scene.
Ms. Goodwin became a theater producer at a time when few women were associated with finding sources of capital.
Shows Mr. Tahse produced included a revival of “Kukla, Fran and Ollie” for syndication.
Elaine Stritch, the brassy, tart-tongued Broadway actress and singer who became a living emblem of show business durability and perhaps the leading interpreter of Stephen Sondheim's wryly ac…
Ms. Stritch became a living emblem of show business durability and perhaps the leading interpreter of Stephen Sondheim’s wryly acrid musings on aging.
Ms. Rodgers, born into American musical theater royalty, wrote the music for “Once Upon a Mattress” and the novel “Freaky Friday.”