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In Memoriam: Broadway Director and Producer Hal Prince


Great Performances: “Harold Prince: The Director’s Life,” United Palace Theater, New York City, December 19, 2017

GREAT PERFORMANCES mourns the passing of pioneering producer and director Harold Prince, whose seven decades in the theater spanned from Broadway’s mid-century Golden Age to the contemporary blockbusters of today.

Prince’s publicist Rick Miramontez confirmed Prince died Wednesday, after a brief illness in Reykjavik, Iceland. He was 91.

Honored with 21 Tony Awards, the most of any individual, Prince’s peerless résumé includes such iconic shows as “She Loves Me,” “West Side Story,” “Fiddler on the Roof,” “Cabaret,” “Company,” “Follies,” “Sweeney Todd,” “Evita,” “The Phantom of the Opera” and many more.

Prince’s groundbreaking career was celebrated in the GREAT PERFORMANCES documentary Harold Prince: The Director’s Life which premiered on PBS in November 2018. THIRTEEN will air an encore this Friday, August 2 at 10 p.m. and is streaming until February 2020.


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