In-Memoriam

JEFFREY ASH~Producer, mentor and friend. We were humbled and honored to have the great good fortune of Jeff’s support for this project. Jeff championed MOS from the beginning and amazed and inspired us with his unflagging good spirits and can-do attitude. He was a consummate gentleman but was not shy about his passion for theatre.  We will miss him always.
Jeff’s accomplishments were many. He presented Marc Salem’s Mind Games at the Westside Theatre in New York. Together with David Richenthal and Anita Waxman, he also co-produced the award-winning New York production and national tour of Mrs. Klein, starring Uta Hagen.   He produced Edward Albee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play Three Tall Women (in both New York and at London’s Wyndham Theatre, starring Maggie Smith); Jon Maran’s Old Wicked Songs in New York and at the Gielgud Theatre in London, starring Bob Hoskins; David Shiner and Bill Irwin’s Fool Moon (on Broadway and in Los Angeles); Lowell Ganz and Gary Marshall’s Wrong Turn at Lungfish starring George C. Scott, Tony Danza and Jami Gertz (in New York and Los Angeles); the Bock and Harnick musical The Rothschilds; and the award-winning Other People’s Money (Off-Broadway and on tour). From 1975 to 1985 he served as President of Ash/LeDonne, Inc., the agency which revolutionized theatre advertising with its television campaign for Pippin, and he was Director of Theatrical Accounts for Grey Advertising. He was on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of New Dramatists and was a Founding Member of the Board of Directors of Musical Theatre Works. His co-productions which gave him most pride are Nicole, Danielle and Heather.

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