Byron Goldman, linked to 146 theatrical productions as an investor or a producer, most recently as a co-producer of Broadway's Copenhagen, died March 31 at his Manhattan home, according to The New York Times. The cause of death was cancer. Mr. Goldman was 78.
According to The Times, Mr. Goldman, a Manhattan native, was a former garment industry executive who began backing shows in 1946 when he put $1,000 into The Bench Warmer, a flop. He also put dough into the more successful Butterflies Are Free and the smash, Hello, Dolly!
Michael Frayn's drama of politics, physics and friendships, Copenhagen, opens April 11 at the Royale Theatre.
-- By Kenneth Jones