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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Broadway theater power Gerald Schoenfeld dies

NEW YORK (Associated Press) — Gerald Schoenfeld, the head of the Shubert Organization which is Broadway's largest landlord, has died at 84.

Schoenfeld died early Tuesday at his Manhattan home, said Sam Rudy, a spokesman for the Shubert Organization. The cause of his death was not immediately known.

As the company's chairman since 1972, Schoenfeld helped bring numerous works to the stage on Broadway and beyond. The Shubert Organization owns or operates 17 Broadway theaters and one off-Broadway playhouse, as well as theaters in Boston, Philadelphia and Washington.

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