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Memorial Service to Be Held for Alan Wasser, Legendary Broadway General Manager

Wasser, who managed Les Misérables, The Phantom of the Opera, and Miss Saigon, recently passed away at 70.

Alan Wasser died recently at age 70 as a result of complications from Parkinson's disease.
(© Anita Shevett)

A memorial service will be held for Alan Wasser, the veteran Broadway manager, producer, and 2017 Tony Honors for Excellence in Theatre recipient who recently died at the age of 70 due to complications from Parkinson's disease. The memorial will be held at the Majestic Theatre and is open to the public, with doors opening at 2pm. As previously announced, the Majestic, the Marquis, and the St. James — three Broadway theaters that were significant in Wasser's career — will dim their lights that evening at 6:45pm.

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).

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 to 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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