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FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2006 file photo, Tony Award-winning choreographer Bob Avian poses in front of the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, home of the revival of

Tony Award-winning choreographer Bob Avian dies at 83

Jan. 22, 2021 2:20 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Bob Avian, a Tony Award-winning choreographer who had a role in some of the most beloved and influential shows on Broadway, including “Dreamgirls,” “A Chorus Line,” “Follies” and “Miss Saigon,” has died. He was 83. Avian died Thursday...

This 2018 image released by Jeremy Daniel shows Philip J. Smith at the 30th anniversary celebration for

Philip J. Smith, who led Shubert Organization, dies at 89

Jan. 15, 2021 5:40 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Philip J. Smith, who rose from box office treasurer at the Imperial Theatre on Broadway to chairman and co-CEO of the theatrical giant Shubert Organization, has died from complications from COVID-19, according to his daughters. He was 89. In a career that spanned 63 years, Smith worked in...

FILE - In this June 6, 2000 file photo, Roger Berlind, producer of

Roger Berlind, Tony-winning Broadway producer, dies at 90

Dec. 27, 2020 1:47 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Roger Berlind, a producer of more than 100 Broadway plays and musicals and the winner of 25 Tony Awards, has died. He was 90. He died Dec. 18 at his home in New York City. His family said cardiopulmonary arrest was to blame, The New York Times reported. The Brooklyn-born Berlind enjoyed a...

FILE - Rebecca Luker, left, and her husband Danny Burstein arrive at the 73rd annual Tony Awards in New York on June 9, 2019. Luker, 59, a three-time Tony nominated actor who starred in some of the biggest Broadway hits of the past three decades, died Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020, said Sarah Fargo, her agent. The actor went public in 2020 saying he had been diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, known as A.L.S. or Lou Gehrig’s disease. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Tony-nominated Broadway star Rebecca Luker dies at 59

Dec. 23, 2020 10:13 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Soprano Rebecca Luker, a three-time Tony nominated actor who starred in some of the biggest Broadway hits of the past three decades, died Wednesday. She was 59. Her death was announced by her husband, veteran Broadway actor Danny Burstein, who said in a statement “our family is...

FILE - Ann Reinking holds her Tony Award for best choreography for the musical

Tony-winning choreographer, actress Ann Reinking dies at 71

Dec. 14, 2020 8:48 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Ann Reinking, the Tony Award-winning choreographer, actress and Bob Fosse collaborator who helped spread a cool, muscular hybrid of jazz and burlesque movement to Broadway and beyond, has died. She was 71. Reinking died Saturday while visiting family in Seattle, said her manager, Lee Gross....

Tony Award-winner Jefferson Mays performs during a one-man high-tech “A Christmas Carol Live” that is being filmed for streaming this month at the empty 3,000-seat United Palace. The one-man show is an example of how many who work in the theater are increasingly defying COVID-19 by refusing to let it stop their art. (Courtesy of A Christmas Carol Live via AP)

Theater uses its creativity to defy pandemic and stage shows

Dec. 3, 2020 11:21 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — There's theater on Broadway. You just have to adjust your sights. More than a hundred blocks north of Manhattan's shuttered theater district but on that same famed thoroughfare, an actor recently read his lines from a huge stage. But there was no applause. Instead, all that was heard was a...