Mark Bramble, a theater director, producer and writer, died on Wednesday, February 20. He was 68.
He was a member of the creative team of two Broadway musical hits of the early 1980s, 42nd Street and Barnum.
Mark's death was confirmed by his longtime friend and business manager, Richard Koenigsberg. Richard said his friend passed away at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore.
As for the cause of death, he revealed that Mark died following complications related to cardiovascular hypertension.
We are deeply saddened to report that Mark Bramble, celebrated author of 42ND STREET and BARNUM, has passed away at the age of 68. We know his joyful works will continue to delight and captivate theatre audiences for years to come.https://t.co/gdOrBmmvDX pic.twitter.com/GDPlrkzDaB
— Tams-Witmark (@tams_witmark) February 21, 2019
Mark began his theater career as an apprentice in the New York offices of storied producer David Merrick in 1971.
David, who died in 2000, was one of the most prolific Broadway producers; he was known for his unorthodox publicity stunts.
Mark was nominated for Tony Awards for three times, including for best direction of a musical for best book of a musical for Barnum (1980) and 42nd Street (2001), during his career.
A memorial service for the late theater director will be announced in the coming days. Rest In Peace Mark Bramble.
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