Ted Tulchin, New York Producer of New Sweeney Todd and Dinner With Friends, Has Died

Obituaries   Ted Tulchin, New York Producer of New Sweeney Todd and Dinner With Friends, Has Died
Stanley "Ted" Tulchin, the Broadway and London producer who was one of the producers of the current Sweeney Todd revival in New York City, died Dec. 18, according to notices in the New York Times.

Mr. Tulchin was 79. A banker, lecturer and an authority on business credit, Mr. Tulchin was founder and chairman of Stanley Tulchin Associates, which underwent a recent name change to STA International, with offices around the world.

His theatrical producing partnerships included Maidstone Productions and Tulchin/Bartner/Bagert.

Often working with producing partners (including Darren Bagert, Robert G. Bartner and brother Norman Tulchin) over the years, Mr. Tulchin's producing credits included the Pulitzer Prize-winning Dinner With Friends Off-Broadway, as well as two New York vehicles for Alan Bates — The Unexpected Man (Off-Broadway) and Fortune's Fool (on Broadway). Broadway's Taller Than a Dwarf was also on his resume. He also had a hand in London productions of Guys and Dolls, Whose Life Is It Anyway?, Hitchcock Blonde and Vincent in Brixton (also seen on Broadway).

Mr. Tulchin was instrumental in having I Just Stopped By to See the Man produced at Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago and at the Geffen in Los Angeles.

Over the years, Mr. Tulchin served on the board of New Dramatists; WLIW, the suburban New York City PBS station; Playwrights Horizons; and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts (also its treasurer). He was Drama Desk nominated for producing The Unexpected Man and Dinner With Friends, and was among Tony nominees in the category of Best Play for producing Fortune's Fool and Vincent in Brixton.

Other Off-Broadway producing credits include Thunder Knocking on the Door, Trying, Our Lady of Sligo, Rounding Third and Madame Melville. His resume also lists that he was owner of London's The Playhouse and The Savoy.

Mr. Tulchin was a valued member of the Jewish Community Center of Sherman, CT. In addition to his work as a theatre producer, he served on the board of The Topps Co. and New York Institute of Credit.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Patsy, sons Steven and Jeffrey, daughter Jill, brother Norman and three grandchildren. A sister, Gertrude, predeceased him.

Donations in his named can be made to New Dramatists.

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