Harty Condolence! Alan Wasser, a Tony Award-winning veteran Broadway general manager, died on Sunday, April 17, in New York. He was 70.
As for the cause of death, sources reported that Wasser passed away from complications from Parkinson’s disease.
Wasser founded Alan Wasser Associates and worked on most successful productions such as Les Misérables, Miss Saigon and The Phantom of the Opera.
All three musicals and their tours were produced by Cameron Mackintosh, who was Wasser's collaborator. He helped him revolutionized Broadway show production.
His production company also worked on Cameron's Swan Lake, Putting It Together, Five Guys Named Moe, Martin Guerre and Oklahoma!.
His movie credits also include Seussical, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Sweet Smell of Success.
Wasser won a Tony Award after 50 years of Broadway career in 2017.
He also founded a leading management company, Foresight Theatrical. He served as a member of "The Broadway League and Playwrights Horizons."
Shortly after his death news emerged, multiple companies took to Twitter to pay tribute to him.
Here're the tweets, check them out.
Broadway general manager Alan Wasser, who passed away Sunday, left a legacy that touched generations of theatregoers and made daily life better for countless more.
— Broadway Cares (@BCEFA) April 15, 2019
RIP Alan Wasser, we will miss you. https://t.co/8fEQnkRiZt
— AmericanTheatreWing (@TheWing) April 15, 2019
Rest In Peace Alan Wasser!