Broadway to Dim Its Lights May 7 in Honor of Late Talent Agent Sam Cohn

News   Broadway to Dim Its Lights May 7 in Honor of Late Talent Agent Sam Cohn
 
The marquees of the Broadway theatres will be dimmed May 7 at 8 PM for one minute to pay tribute to the late talent agent Sam Cohn, who died May 6 at the age of 79.

A co-founder of International Creative Management, Mr. Cohn was the talent agent for some of Hollywood and Broadway's top actors, writers, playwrights and directors. In a statement Charlotte St. Martin, executive director of The Broadway League, said, "Sam Cohn loved the theatre and truly cared about the quality of projects in which he was involved. His negotiations and creative deal making on behalf of his clients were legendary and enabled numerous Broadway productions to succeed. Our thoughts are with his family and friends."

A partial client roster during Mr. Cohn's career included Woody Allen, Bob Fosse, John Guare, Arthur Miller, Liza Minnelli, Paul Newman, Mike Nichols, Vanessa Redgrave, Susan Sarandon, Meryl Streep, Lily Tomlin, Kathleen Turner, Sigourney Weaver, John Kander and Fred Ebb.

He is survived by his wife, Jane Gelfman, two children and four grandchildren.

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