April 01, 2015

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News: Obituaries
Leonard Nimoy, "Star Trek" Pioneer With Lifelong Ties to the Stage, Dies at 83
27 Feb 2015
Actor Leonard Nimoy, the screen actor best-known for portraying Mr. Spock on the television series "Star Trek," who retained a passion for theatrical work throughout his decades-long career, died Feb. 27 at the age of 83, according to the New York Times.

Don Harron, Canadian Stage Actor and "Hee Haw" Star, Dies
04 Feb 2015
Don Harron, a Canadian stage and television actor who was perhaps best known as a cast member of the long-running rural comedy sketch show “Hee Haw,” died Jan. 17 at his home in Toronto. He was 90.



Geraldine McEwan, Leading Actress of London Stage and Television Miss Marple, Dies at 82
02 Feb 2015 -- Geraldine McEwan, a well-respected actress of the British stage who was adept at both comedy and drama, and who may be best known as the Agatha Christie detective Miss Marple in a series of BBC films, died Jan. 30 at Charing Cross Hospital in Hammersmith. She had suffered a stroke three months prior. She was 82.

Peter Neufeld, Broadway Producer and General Manager, Dies at 78
28 Jan 2015 -- Peter Neufeld, a prolific producer and general manager on Broadway with nearly three decades of credits, died Jan. 27 at The Lillian Booth Actors Home of The Actors Fund in Englewood, NJ. His death, after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease, was confirmed by a friend and health proxy, William Parry. He was 78.

Jean-Claude Baker, Owner of Celebrated Theatre District Bistro Chez Josephine and Adopted Son of Iconic Performer, Dies at 71 (15 Jan 2015)

Edward Herrmann, Dignified Actor of Stage and Film, Known for His FDR and "Gilmore Girls," Dies at 71 (31 Dec 2014)

Luise Rainer, Double Oscar Winner of Cinema’s Early Years, Dies at 104 (30 Dec 2014)

IN MEMORIAM: Playbill.com Remembers Those We Lost in 2014 (30 Dec 2014)

Andrea Testani Gordon, Stage Manager, Dies at 46 (04 Dec 2014)

Brian Macdonald, Tony-Nominated Choreographer, Dies at 86 (02 Dec 2014)

Updated: Mike Nichols, Visionary Director of Stage and Screen, Dead at 83 (20 Nov 2014)

Jerry Tallmer, Theatre Critic Who Founded the Obie Awards, Dies at 93 (10 Nov 2014)

Donald Saddler, Veteran Broadway Dancer and Choreographer, Dies at 94 (04 Nov 2014)

Herb Schapiro, Co-Author of The Me Nobody Knows, Dies at 85 (03 Nov 2014)

Steve Curry, Original Cast Member of Hair, Dies at 68 (08 Oct 2014)

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