Obituaries

Elaine Stritch, Beloved Actress Who Created Numerous Stage Roles, Has Died at the Age of 89
By Editorial Staff · Jul 17, 2014

The theater and television favorite is known most recently for her work on NBC's 30 Rock.

Three-Time Tony Nominee Rosemary Murphy Dies at 89
By Hayley Levitt · Jul 10, 2014

The stage and screen actress is best known for her portrayal of Maudie Atkinson in the 1962 classic film To Kill a Mockingbird.

Once Upon a Mattress Scribe Mary Rodgers Guettel Has Died
By David Gordon · Jun 26, 2014

Rodgers was also the author of the novel Freaky Friday.

Tony-Winning Stage and Screen Actor Eli Wallach Dies at 98
By Hayley Levitt · Jun 25, 2014

The Method actor studied with film legends including Marlon Brando, Montgomery Clift, and Marilyn Monroe.

Gerry Goffin, Musical Collaborator and Ex-Husband of Carole King, Dies at 75
By Hayley Levitt · Jun 19, 2014

Goffin's songwriting partnership with King is depicted in the current Broadway musical Beautiful.

Broadway Casting Director Barry Moss Has Died at 74
By Hayley Levitt · Jun 18, 2014

The cofounder of Moss/Hughes casting is credited with dozens of Broadway productions.

Ruby Dee, a Legend of Stage and Screen, Has Died at 91
By David Gordon · Jun 12, 2014

A two-time Drama Desk Award winner, Dee starred in the original Broadway production of A Raisin in the Sun.

Maya Angelou, American Poet, Activist, and Tony Nominee, Has Died at 86
By David Gordon · May 28, 2014

The author of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings had a prosperous career in theater.

Playwright and Drama Critic Charles Marowitz Dies at 80
By David Gordon · May 6, 2014

Marowitz had one play on Broadway, 1987's Sherlock's Last Case.

Tony-Nominated Director Nicholas Martin Dies at 75
By David Gordon · May 1, 2014

Martin's most recent stage triumph was Christopher Durang's Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike.