Stuart Thompson has died at the age of 62.
Stuart Thompson has died at the age of 62.
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The Broadway community will celebrate the life of prolific theatrical producer and manager Stuart Thompson with a dimming of the marquee lights on Tuesday, August 22, at 6:45pm. Thompson died at his home in New York on Thursday, August 17, after battling esophageal cancer. He was 62.

Winner of six Tony Awards, Thompson began his producing career on Broadway with David Mamet's The Old Neighborhood in 1997 and went on to coproduce Art, The Chairs, Not About Nightingales, The Play What I Wrote, The Retreat From Moscow, On Golden Pond, and the three longest-running plays on Broadway of the last 25 years: The Tale of the Allergist's Wife, Proof (2001 Pulitzer Prize for Drama), and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.

His most recent credits include Sweat (2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama), John Guare's Six Degrees of Separation, The Present, King Charles III, No Man's Land and Waiting for Godot (in rep), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (2013), Death of a Salesman (2012), Jerusalem, The Motherf**ker With the Hat, A View From the Bridge (2010), God of Carnage, and Exit the King. He also produced No Man's Land and King Charles III in London's West End.

Stuart Thompson Productions is a producer of the forthcoming Broadway musical Mean Girls.