Ira Gasman

Ira Gasman

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Ira Gasman, a two-time Tony Award nominee who wrote the book and lyrics to the Cy Coleman-scored 1997 musical The Life, died October 6 in Norfolk, Virginia, at age 76. The news was confirmed by his friend, David Alpern.

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  • Death: Oct 6, 2018 in Norfolk, VA

Roles (3)

The Life Playbill - April 1997 The Life (1997)
Opened Apr 26, 1997
  • Book
  • Lyrics
  • Based on an original idea by
The Life - Opening Night


New York Drama Critics' Circle
1997 Best Musical The Life Nominee
Tony Award
1997 Best Book of a Musical The Life Nominee
1997 Best Original Score The Life Nominee