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In Memoriam: Louis Sica

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of retired press agent, Louis Sica, 78. Louis was especially proud of his membership in ATPAM and career at John Springer Associates; his love for theater was surpassed only by his devotion to his family.

Joining ATPAM in 1976, Louis’ first Broadway show was EQUUS, starring Anthony Hopkins, Peter Firth. His long list of Broadway credits include FIRST MONDAY IN OCTOBER starring Jane Alexander, HERZL, JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, OH, BROTHER!, THE LITTLE FOXES with Elizabeth Taylor, and A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE, to name a few. He was also the press agent for the road productions of EQUUS, DA!, CABARET, JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, and the pre-Broadway tour of ZORBA!

By the 1990’s, Louis embarked on a new career - restaurants - combining his prior experience of working at his father’s Brooklyn restaurant, with Broadway showmanship. He opened Dolce in Greenwich Village and later Sacco in Ridgefield, Ct. He then joined Pepperidge Farms as its Director of Restaurants. But New York City still called, and he returned to open the New Haven Pizza & Pasta Company in the Village, one of the first city restaurants to specialize in personal pies and an occasional gathering spot for Press Agent Apprentice get togethers. Later, he worked for a short time with The Merv Griffin Group in Miami, before being recruited to Charlotte, NC, to become the director of communications for the Charlotte Ballet (formerly North Carolina Dance Theater), working closely with friends Patricia McBride and Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux. After a long and successful career, he retired to the Atlanta, GA area.

Louis is survived by his two sons, Dr. Gabriel Sica, and Louis Emmett Sica, Dr. Sica’s wife Kwonyoung and their son Sebastian, and numerous devoted friends, including Louis’ ex-wife Themia Sica.

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