Magazine article American Theatre

In Memoriam

Magazine article American Theatre

In Memoriam

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* Donald Saddler, a Broadway dancer and choreographer, died at the Lillian Booth Actors Home in New Jersey on Nov. 4. He was 96. Saddler was an original member of the American Ballet Theater, and his Broadway credits included Leonard Bernstein's Wonderful Town in 1953 (earning him a Tony for choreography), the 1971 hit revival of the No, No, Nanette (for which he won his second Tony) and the 2001 revival of Stephen Sondheim's Follies.

* Gregory T. Row e, managing director of People's Light & Theatre of Malvern, Pa., from 1983 to 1997, died on Oct. 3. He was 63. One of the many projects with Rowe's fingerprints on it was the Cultural Data Project, an online fiscal-management tool that Rowe worked on from its inception in 2001 through 2011. The CDP is now used by thousands of cultural organizations and more than 100 funders throughout the country.

* Broadway critic Jerry Tallmer died at the age of 93 on Nov. 10. Tallmer established the Obie awards during his time at the Village Voice in the late 1950s, and also won the 1962 George Jean Nathan Award for theatre criticism. His theatre criticism also appeared in the New York Post, Playbill, The Villager, Gay City News, Newsday, New York Daily News and Backstage.

* Kenneth Washington, director of company development of Minneapolis's Guthrie Theater, succumbed on Nov. 26 to kidney disease. He was 68. Washington was with the Guthrie for 19 years, working as a director, choreographer and mentor. He was instrumental in the creation of the Guthrie's summer training program and its joint BFA program with the University of Minnesota. …

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