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, 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.
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.