Obituaries

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.

Comedian John Pinette Found Dead in Pittsburgh Hotel at Age 50
By Hayley Levitt · Apr 7, 2014

The stand-up performer appeared as Edna Turnblad in Broadway's hit musical Hairspray in 2005.

American Film and Stage Legend Mickey Rooney Dies at 93
By Hayley Levitt · Apr 7, 2014

The Tony-nominated Hollywood film star leaves behind nine decades of film, television, and stage work.

Character Actor James Rebhorn Dies at 65
By Hayley Levitt · Mar 24, 2014

The seven-time Broadway veteran died after a 22-year battle with cancer.