Memorial Service for Wardrobe Supervisor Laurino Set for Oct. 23

News   Memorial Service for Wardrobe Supervisor Laurino Set for Oct. 23 A memorial service will be held Oct. 23 for longtime wardrobe supervisor Adelaide Laurino, who died Sept. 20 age 74.

The service is being organized by Laurino's sister Mary Lightfoot and by director Richard Jay-Alexander, a longtime friend of the woman whose numerous theatre credits include A Little Night Music, Pacific Overtures, Annie, Sweeney Todd and Evita. Father Erno Diaz will offer blessings at the 3 PM service at St. Malachy's Church (The Actors' Chapel) in Manhattan. For producer Cameron Mackintosh, Laurino worked on Cats, Song & Dance and the Broadway and national companies of Les Miserables, The Phantom of the Opera and Miss Saigon. Mackintosh said in a statement last month, "The Great White Way is a little grayer today. Adelaide wasn't just an extraordinary costume supervisor of landmark musical productions…she was a unique and colorful presence. Wherever she decided to be backstage, she became the hub of the theatre. When I did Miss Saigon, most people thought I had the theatre remodeled for the helicopter. It wasn't true. The major work was rebuilding the understage of the Broadway Theatre as a kingdom where Adelaide could work her magic. We will all miss her greatly and love her forever."

St. Malachy's is located at 239 West 49th Street, between Broadway and Eighth Avenue.