Late Producing Legend Cy Feuer Will Be Remembered at Lunt-Fontanne Sept. 21

News   Late Producing Legend Cy Feuer Will Be Remembered at Lunt-Fontanne Sept. 21
A memorial celebration of the life and career of Cy Feuer, legendary Broadway producer, director, composer, musician, and immediate past chairman and longtime president of The League of American Theatres and Producers, will be held 1 PM Sept. 21 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre.
Donna McKechnie
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The event is open to the public, but seating is limited. Doors will open at 12:30 PM.

The program will include remarks and performances by many of Feuer's past collaborators, lifelong friends and associates, and artists who performed in his productions.

Slated to appear are playwright Neil Simon (who worked with Feuer on Little Me); journalist Jimmy Breslin; press agent Merle Debuskey (Feuer's Walking Happy, Skyscraper, Little Me and How to Succeed…); performers Melissa Errico, Ellen Foley and Donna McKechnie; Gerald Schoenfeld, president of the Shubert Organization and chairman of The League of American Theatres and Producers; and Rocco Landesman, president of Jujamcyn Theaters.

Speakers will include Jed Bernstein, president of Above the Title Entertainment and past president of The League of American Theatres and Producers, Inc.; Alvin Colt, costume designer (Guys and Dolls); Herb Siegel, businessman, industrialist; Max Wilk, theatre historian and author, who worked with Feuer on the "Ford Television Theater Hour" and more.

Among performers will be son Jed Feuer and Bipolar (his jazz quintet), offering "Cy's Suite," featuring 18 songs from Feuer productions. Music Director will be Michael Dansiker (orchestrator, The Times They are A-Changin').

Feuer died May 17 at age 95 at his home in Manhattan.

With his partner, the late Ernest H. Martin, he produced such musicals as Where's Charley, Guys and Dolls, Can-Can, Whoop-Up, the Tony Award and Pulitzer-Prize winning How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Little Me, The Goodbye People and The Act.

He directed, as well as produced, The Boy Friend, Silk Stockings, Skyscraper, Whoop-Up, Little Me and Walking Happy, and he directed the play I Remember Mama.

Feuer was nominated for nine Tony Awards, winning three — one for Guys and Dolls and two for How To Succeed…

Feuer received a Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre in 2003. His feature film credits include the eight-time Academy Award-winning "Cabaret" and "A Chorus Line."

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