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Lights to Dim on Broadway in Memory of Alan Wasser

The Tony Honors for Excellence in Theatre recipient passed away on April 14 at age 70.

General manager and producer Alan Wasser has died.
(© Anita Shevett)

The Broadway community will mourn the loss of veteran general manager, producer, and 2017 Tony Honors for Excellence in Theatre recipient Alan Wasser, by dimming the lights of the Majestic, Marquis, and St. James Theatres in New York for one minute on Monday, May 20, at exactly 6:45pm. Each of the theaters dimming lights in his memory was significant to Wasser's career. Wasser died on April 14 at age 70.

Some of Wasser's Broadway credits include: It Shoulda Been You (2015), Gigi (2015 revival), Side Show (2014 revival), Disgraced (2014), On the Town (2014 revival), Les Misérables (2014 revival), Kinky Boots (2013), Follies (2011 revival), Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark (2011), Grey Gardens (2006), The Phantom of the Opera (1988), Les Misérables (1987), and more.

Wasser was also the founder and chairman of Alan Wasser Associates, specializing in theatrical general management, tour booking, and tour marketing. In 1985 he was appointed general manager of productions for the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. He went on to form Foresight Theatrical LLC, which offers executive producing, general managing, booking, press, and other theatrical resources for stage productions. Foresight Theatrical was the general manager for the Tony Awards from 2009-2012. He was also a longtime member of the executive committee at the Broadway League and served on the board of Playwrights Horizons.

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