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Remembering The Great Hal Prince

August 8, 2019

The enormity and brilliance of Hal Prince’s body of work is truly astounding.

Mr. Prince, who died last week at the age of 91, had a hand in as producer or director, in so many smash hit/meaningful/great theatrical productions. Awards are “apples vs oranges” in most cases, however 21 Tony Awards (nobody else has that many), is a reminder of Hal Prince’s greatness.

Those tremendous shows include “The Pajama Game,” “Fiddler on the Roof,” “The Phantom of the Opera,” “Cabaret” and “West Side Story” and believe me, that is a short list.

Words, at least mine do, fail in recapping all Mr. Prince did and the work he brought out. It is a truly daunting task to do so.

National Public Radio host, Scott Simon does succeed in this nice, relatively brief tribute to Mr. Prince, on ‘Weekend Saturday Morning,” which aired on August 3rd. Click below to listen.

Opinion: The Prince Of Broadway’s Legacy Lives On Through His Music

 

Left to right, two iconic figures we lost within a week, Hal Prince and Toni Morrison. Need I say more?!

I do add, I did not look for a photo of Ms. Morrison and Mr. Prince together. As with their great work, it was/is there.

 

 

 

 

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