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Joan Rivers Loved Broadway Royalty As Much As Broadway Royalty Loved Joan Rivers

TheaterMania pays tribute to the late comedian with some of her best moments backstage at Broadway shows.

Katie Finneran bows down to Joan Rivers as Joan Rivers bows down to Katie Finneran at the opening night of Promises, Promises in 2010.
(© Tristan Fuge)

Joan Rivers loved Broadway. Aside from having a Tony nomination for her performance in 1994's Sally Marr...and her escorts', Rivers, who died September 4 at the age of 81, was a frequent presence at opening nights through the years and was often spotted going backstage to say hello to the casts. In the photo gallery below, TheaterMania looks back on some of Rivers' greatest moments with her Broadway star pals.