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Critic’s Appreciation: The Rapture and Relevance of Stephen Sondheim

The hugely influential composer and lyricist behind such landmark shows as ‘Sweeney Todd,’ ‘Company’ and ‘Sunday in the Park With George’ leaves a monumental legacy that will live on and continue to bloom afresh.

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s ‘In the Heights’: Film Review

The musical that put 'Hamilton' creator Lin-Manuel Miranda on the map gets splashy big-screen treatment from director Jon M. Chu, with an ensemble cast led by Anthony Ramos and Corey Hawkins.

G.W. Mercier, Tony-Nominated Set and Costume Designer, Dies at 66

His stage credits included 'Fences,' 'Lemon Sky' and 'Juan Darién: A Carnival Mass.'

Bill C. Davis, ‘Mass Appeal’ Playwright and Screenwriter, Dies at 69

He adapted his Broadway drama into a 1984 movie that starred Jack Lemmon.

Artios Awards: Casting Directors for ‘The Boys,’ ‘Pose,’ ‘Watchmen’ Among TV Nominees

The Casting Society of America also announced its theater, short film and short-form series nominees.

Mitch Douglas, Longtime ICM Literary Agent, Dies at 78

Mitch Douglas, a literary agent who spent three decades at ICM and represented the likes of Tennessee Williams, Graham Greene, Arthur Miller, Lanford Wilson and Howard Koch, has died. He was 78.

Murray Schisgal, ‘Luv’ Playwright and Oscar-Nominated ‘Tootsie’ Screenwriter, Dies at 93

Murray Schisgal, the comedy writer who received two Tony nominations for his work on the 1960s Broadway hit Luv and an Oscar nomination for his contribution to the screenplay for Tootsie, has died. He was 93.

John McCormack, Longtime Off-Broadway Artistic Director, Dies at 61

John McCormack, who nurtured emerging writers, directors, actors and designers on the New York not-for-profit theater scene for nearly four decades, has died. He was 61.

Bernard Gersten, Pivotal Figure of New York’s Public Theater and Lincoln Center Theater, Dies at 97

Bernard Gersten, one of the most significant behind-the-scenes figures of nonprofit theater in New York over a career spanning more than 50 years, has died. He was 97.

Shakespeare in the Park Canceled for the First Time in Almost Six Decades

A beloved rite of every New York summer since 1962, The Public Theater's free season this year was to have included 'Richard II' and 'As You Like It.'

Brian Dennehy, Burly Actor in ‘First Blood,’ ‘Cocoon’ and ‘Death of a Salesman,’ Dies at 81

Brian Dennehy, the regular-guy actor whose bulldog build, good-guy demeanor and no-nonsense approach meshed in an array of memorable roles for film, television and the theater, has died. He was 81.

Wynn Handman, Revered New York Acting Teacher and Theater Producer, Dies at 97

Wynn Handman, the longtime New York acting teacher and artistic director of the American Place Theatre, has died. He was 97.