Beverley Randolph: lights dimmed in memory

The Broadway community mourns the loss of veteran production stage manager, Beverley Randolph, who passed away from cancer yesterday at age 59. The marquees of Broadway theatres in New York will be dimmed in her memory on 16 Mar 2011 at exactly 8pm for one minute.

The highly respected Randolph, 59, stage managed more than 20 Broadway productions over the course of a 30-plus year career. At the time of her death and since 2009, she was Production Supervisor for the musical 'The Addams Family.' Her credits include the Kander & Ebb musical 'Curtains,' the musical 'Little Women,' the 2002 revival of 'Into the Woods,' the 1998 revival of 'The Sound of Music,' Stephen Sondheim's Tony Award-winning best musical 'Passion,' Kander & Ebb's 'The Kiss of the Spider Woman,' William Finn's 'Falsettos,' the Tony Award-winning best musical 'Jerome Robbins' Broadway,' 'Follies in Concert' at Avery Fisher Hall, the 1987 revival of Kander & Ebb's 'Cabaret' and Neil Simon's 'Chapter Two.' In the 1980's, she stage managed eight Broadway productions for producer/director Hal Prince.

Paul Libin, Chairman of The Broadway League and Executive Vice President of Jujamcyn Theaters, said, "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."

Randolph was born in Norristown, PA and attended Ithaca College. She is survived by her husband James Eisner, a theatrical production electrician. She is also survived 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 will be held Mon 23 May at 2 pm at Christ Episcopal Church in Pompton Lakes, NJ. Additionally, a memorial for the Broadway community will be held at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre at a date to be announced.

Donations can be made to The Actors' Fund in the name of Beverley Randolph.

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