September 20, 2015

Memorial for Roger Rees, Husband of Rick Elice, at New Amsterdam Theatre Tomorrow (9/21)

September 20th, 2015
Rick Elice and Roger Rees

Rick Elice and Roger Rees

A memorial for late Tony Award-winning actor Roger Rees and husband of JERSEY BOYS co-author Rick Elice will be held tomorrow, September 21, 2015 at Broadway’s New Amsterdam Theatre, home of Disney’s Aladdin.

Doors will open at 12:30 pm under the marquee for Aladdin on West 42nd Street.

We send our love and thoughts to Rick and know tomorrow’s memorial will be a wonderful celebration of Roger’s life.

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  1. So many memories sent with so much love to today’s service from names throughout the world of the performing arts. Heartfelt and utterly sincere.

    Some of the stories that stood out to me … in all his many decades of performing, Roger never missed a single performance. Quite a feat, but even more so after I learned that The Life & Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, for which Roger won a Tony and Laurence Olivier Award was some EIGHT hours long! Such a work ethic was evident in each story including his creation of a garden full of flowers and vegetables at Marshall Brickman’s home on a weekend visit.

    As Rick shared, this actor, writer and director left for his next appearance at 8 pm on Friday, July 10 – just in time for opening curtain AND just as the Jewish Sabbath day of rest began. To which I’d say, for a man who did everything with class and thoughtfulness, is that style or what…

    Comment by Audrey Rockman — September 21, 2015 @ 11:50 pm

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