B'way mourns beloved stage manager

March 17, 2011 at 3:15 AM
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NEW YORK, March 17 (UPI) -- Marquee lights were dimmed on Broadway in honor of veteran production stage manager Beverley Randolph, who died of cancer this week at age 59.

The Norristown, Pa., native stage managed more than 20 Broadway productions during her 30-plus year career. She had been production supervisor for the musical "The Addams Family" since 2009 when she died Tuesday.

Her credits include "Curtains," "Little Women," the 2002 revival of "Into the Woods," the 1998 revival of "The Sound of Music," "The Kiss of the Spider Woman," "Falsettos" and "Jerome Robbins' Broadway."

"Beloved and talented stage manager, Beverley Randolph, was one of the many unsung heroes whose tireless efforts make Broadway magic happen every performance. Our hearts go out to her friends and family -- backstage, on stage and off stage," Paul Libin, chairman of The Broadway League and executive vice president of Jujamcyn Theaters, said in a statement Wednesday.

Randolph is survived by her husband James Eisner, a theatrical production electrician, and by her mother, Sarah DaCosta; sister, Carolyn Borlo; brother-in-law Joseph Borlo; and niece, Sarah Randolph Borlo.

A memorial service for family and friends is scheduled for May 23 at Christ Episcopal Church in Pompton Lakes, N.J. A memorial for the Broadway community will be held at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre at a date to be announced.

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