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Venerable British Playwright Peter Nichols, Known for A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, Dies at Age 92

Venerable British Playwright Peter Nichols, Known for A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, Dies at Age 92

British playwright Peter Nichols, who is best known for his play A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, has died at the age of 92, according to his agent, Alan Brodie. He died on Saturday, September 7 in Oxford.

Nichols’ career was launched in 1959 when he won a BBC Bristol television playwright contest for his work A Walk ...

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Gillian Lynne, Tony-Nominated Cats and The Phantom of the Opera Choreographer, Dies at 92

Gillian Lynne, Tony-Nominated Cats and The Phantom of the Opera Choreographer, Dies at 92

Gillian Lynne, two-time Tony nominee and renowned choreographer of Cats and The Phantom of the Opera, died on July 1 at the age of 92.

Lynne's husband, Peter Land, tweeted the news from his late wife's account later that day saying, "Rest In Peace my darling Gillie. I am heartbroken to write that Dame Gillian Lynne DBE & my dearest wife ...

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Olivier-Winning Director Howard Davies Dies at 71

Olivier-Winning Director Howard Davies Dies at 71

Olivier Award-winning director Howard Davies died on October 25 at the age of 71. His death, which followed a brief battle with cancer, was confirmed to BBC News by his family.

Davies won Olivier Awards for directing The Iceman Cometh, All My Sons and The White Guard. On Broadway, he received Tony nominations for his work helming Les Liaisons Dangereuses ...

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Five-Time Tony Nominee John McMartin, Star of Follies, Sweet Charity & More, Dies at 86

Five-Time Tony Nominee John McMartin, Star of Follies, Sweet Charity & More, Dies at 86

John McMartin, Tony Award-nominated actor of stage and screen, has died at the age of 86 following a battle with cancer. A death notice for the performer appeared in the New York Times on July 7.

A Tony nominee for Sweet Charity, Don Juan, Show Boat, High Society and Into the Woods, McMartin is best known for creating the role ...

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Sophiya Haque, Who Had Been Appearing in the West End's Privates on Parade, Dies at Age 41

Actress Sophiya Haque, who had been appearing in Michael Grandage's West End production of Privates on Parade, died on January 16 at age 41. The cause was cancer.

Haque left Privates on Parade shortly before Christmas. Her other stage credits included Bombay Dreams, Wah Wah Girls, Britain's Got Bhangra, The Vagina Monologues and The Far Pavilions.

Haque began her career ...

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Two-Time Tony-Nominated Actor Nicol Williamson Dead at 75

Revered British actor and two-time Tony nominee Nicol Williamson passed away from esophageal cancer on December 16 in Amsterdam. He was 75 years old.

Born in 1936 in Hamilton, Scotland, Williamson was considered by some critics to be among the finest actors of his generation in the late 1960s and '70s, along with contemporaries like Albert Finney and Richard Burton ...

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Tony-Nominated Piaf Playwright Pam Gems Dies at Age 85

Tony-nominated playwright Pam Gems passed away on May 13 at age 85 in England.

Gems received Tony Award nominations for her 1997 play Stanley and for the book of 1999 musical Marlene. Her work was also seen on Broadway with the 1981 production of Piaf, a play with music that earned star Jane Lapotaire a Tony for her portrayal of ...

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