Michael Buckley, a longtime contributor to TheaterMania, died on Friday, October 16 in New York City.

Buckley wrote many features for this web site and was working on his annual "50 Years Ago," in which he looked back on the Broadway season of 50 years ago, at the time of his death. He also wrote Playbill.com's monthly "Stage to Screen" column, and had previously worked for TheatreWeek, Show Business Weekly, and TV Guide, among other publications.

He is survived by his wife, Marie, and daughter Rosemarie.