Lloyd Richards
Lloyd Richards
A memorial service for the acclaimed director Lloyd Richards will be held on Tuesday, October 3 at Broadway's Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 West 45th Street), beginning at 1pm. The event is open to the public.

Richards, who died on June 29 at age 87, directed the original Broadway production of Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin In The Sun and the premieres of such August Wilson works as Seven Guitars, Fences, The Piano Lesson, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, and Two Trains Running.

Brian Stokes Mitchell, Charles Dutton, Mary Alice, Cicely Tyson, Ming Cho Lee, Ruby Dee, Avery Brooks, Courtney Vance, and Frankie Faison are scheduled to speak at the memorial. Angela Bassett and Lawrence Fishburne will also be in attendance; they have recorded a special tribute to Richards, as has Sidney Poitier.

To access TheaterMania's obituary for Richards, click here.