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Toronto: Mirvish Productions will dim marquee lights in honor of Hal Prince on July 31

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Mirvish Productions is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of director and producer Harold Prince, who died at the age of 91 on Wednesday July 31, 2019. 

In the tradition of Broadway, the Princess of Wales Theatre, Ed Mirvish Theatre, CAA Theatre and Elgin Theatre will dim their marquee lights this evening  - Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at 7:45PM to honour this Broadway legend.

 "We lost a giant of the theatre.  He was not only a director and a producer but a creative force whose impact on Toronto was enormous.   The Phantom of the Opera played the Pantages Theatre (now the Ed Mirvish Theatre) for over 10 years, which is the record for the longest-running show in the history of this city," said producer David Mirvish.

 Mirvish Productions had the pleasure of presenting many Hal Prince shows at the historic Royal Alexandra Theatre including: Company - 1971, A Little Night Music - 1974, The Visit - 1974, Sweeney Todd - 1982.   In addition, Mirvish presented Evita - 2005, Sweeney Todd - 2007 and three engagements of The Phantom of the Opera - 2007, 2015, 2018 at the Princess of Wales Theatre.

Photo: Hal Prince. © Richard Drew.