Memorial for Bradshaw Smith Set for July 9

News   Memorial for Bradshaw Smith Set for July 9 A memorial celebration to honor the life and career of Bradshaw Smith, who was the founder and executive producer of "Broadway Beat," will be held July 9.

The 4 PM memorial will take place at The Pershing Square Signature Center, 480 West 42nd Street (between 9th and 10th Avenues). A reception will follow in the Signature Theatre’s Café and Bar.

Bradshaw Smith died Jan. 16, 2012, at age 57, following a sudden and severe stroke. A native of Ansonia, CT, Mr. Smith moved to New York City in the mid 70’s. As a cabaret performer, he won the first Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs (MAC) Award for Best Male Vocalist and later also won a Back Stage Bistro Award. In 1990, he received the MAC Board of Directors Award for his cable television show "Cabaret Beat."

To read Playbill.com's obituary about Mr. Smith, click here.

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Mr. Smith's brother, Robert Smith, stated that donations in Bradshaw Smith’s name may be sent to Broadway Cares in his brother’s honor. The address for BC/EFA is 165 West 46th Street, Suite 1600, New York, NY, 10036.

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