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's obituary about Mr. Smith, click here.


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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