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Playwright Edward Albee dead at 88; winner of 3 Pulitzers and 2 Tonys

Edward Albee early in his career as one of America's most important playwrights.
Edward Albee early in his career as one of America’s most important playwrights.

Edward Albee, widely considered the foremost American playwright of his generation, whose psychologically astute and piercing dramas explored the contentiousness of intimacy, the gap between self-delusion and truth and the roiling desperation beneath the facade of contemporary life, died Friday at his home in Montauk, N.Y. He was 88. Continue reading Playwright Edward Albee dead at 88; winner of 3 Pulitzers and 2 Tonys

Gene Saks dead at 93, noted for directing works of Neil Simon

Director Gene Saks dies over the weekend. He was 98. (Photo courtesy of the Associated Press.)
Director Gene Saks dies over the weekend. He was 98. (Photo courtesy of the Associated Press.)

Gene Saks, the foremost interpreter of the works of Neil Simon, died over the weekend. He was 93. The former actor turned movie and stage director, owned three Tony Awards. He was an expert in “theater of repartee” says the New York Times in an obit today written by Bruce Weber.

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Broadway actress Marian Seldes dead at 86

Image of Marian Seldes (left) and Angela Lansbury star in Terrence McNally's "Deuce."/Photo courtesy of Playbill.com.
Marian Seldes (left) and Angela Lansbury starred in Terrence McNally’s “Deuce.”/Photo courtesy of Playbill.com.

Marian Seldes, who has a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records for never missing a single performances in her Tony Award-winning performance as the wife in “Deathtrap,” died Monday in Manhattan, the city she loved.

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