A Memorial Service for Alan C. Wasser will be held at the Majestic Theatre (245 West 44th Street in NYC) on Monday, May 20 beginning at 2:30pm.
It is with sadness ATPAM announces the death on April 14 of Manager Member Alan C. Wasser in New York from complications from Parkinson’s disease. Brother Wasser was 70 years old and had been a member of ATPAM since 1977.
Hailing from Portland, Oregon, Alan began his career in the late 1970’s working as assistant to Managing Director Paul Libin at Circle in the Square. He quickly graduated to company management at that organization and soon made the leap to a big Broadway hit, Sugar Babies, starring Ann Miller and Mickey Rooney.
In 1985, while working as general manager of productions at the Kennedy Center he met producer Cameron Mackintosh, which led to one of the most fruitful relationships on Broadway. Alan opened his own general management firm, achieving huge success with Mackintosh’s Broadway and touring productions of Les Miserables in 1987, Phantom of the Opera in 1988 and Miss Saigon in 1991.
Among the numerous other Broadway productions he oversaw were: Swan Lake, Oklahoma! (2002 revival), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, A Chorus Line (2006 revival), Mary Poppins, Festen, Grey Gardens, Cry-Baby, Thurgood and Cirque Dreams. In 2012 he, along with associates Allan Williams, Aaron Lustbader and Mark Shacket formed Foresight Theatricals; among the productions they have general managed have been It Shoulda Been You, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Band’s Visit, the currently playing King Kong and The Prom, and the upcoming Moulin Rouge
Alan was the General Manager of the Tony Awards from 2009 – 2012; in 2017 he was awarded a Special Tony Awards Honor.
Alan is survived by sisters Rosalie and Carolyn, and by nine nieces and nephews.
He will be missed.
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