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In Memoriam: Joel Wyman

It is with sadness ATPAM announces the death on December 22 of Gold Card Member Joel Wyman in New York City. Brother Wyman was 97 years old and had been a member of ATPAM since 1976.

Joel began his career in the theater working for Alexander Cohen. In 1973, he worked on Good Evening, starring Peter Cook and Dudley Moore. He was Company Manager on the Broadway productions of: We Interrupt This Program… (1975), Comedians(1976) and A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine (1980).

Brother Wyman was also a playwright. He authored the ‘Melodrama’ Dinosaur Wharf, produced at the National Theater on Broadway in 1951 with Barnard Hughes and a 12 year old Sal Mineo as ‘Boy.’ Other works produced were: On the Way to Cape Town, High Bridge – Low Bridge and The Jameson Affair.

He worked at the Theatre Guild from 1957 through 1962 and with Cohen on the Tony Awards for over 40 years. From 1986 until his retirement in 2010 he oversaw the production of the Tony Awards Playbill.

Joel is survived by his wife of 62 years, Doris.

A memorial service is planned for later this spring.

He will be missed.

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