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CITF Mourns the Death of M. Edgar Rosenblum

April 23, 2010

From the release:

M. Edgar Rosenblum, the Executive Director of the California International Theatre Festival, died of a heart attack on Sunday, April 18. He was 78. Rosenblum had been the Executive Director of the Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven for 26 years.  Under his leadership he brought the theatre to a position of international prominence, helping to develop work that won Pulitzer Prizes and Tony Awards. Many Long Wharf productions extended their lives to other stages on Broadway, Off-Broadway, television and as National and International tours. As an Arts Management Consultant Edgar worked with many arts councils and theatres across the country and he served as Executive Director for the Rubicon International Theatre Festival in 2008 and this would have been his second season with International Theatre Festival, which will be held in Calabasas this July. “His depth of knowledge and passion for the theatre were both a guiding force and inspiration to all of us.” Says CITF Festival Director, Linda Purl. Rosenblum is survived by his wife of 50 years, his brother and his daughter.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. April 25, 2010 10:39 pm

    Edgar Rosenblum will be missed.

  2. judi davidson permalink
    April 26, 2010 10:28 am

    Thank you Steve,
    Edgar was very dear to all of us – especially my husband, Gordon, and me. He was a friend and colleague of over 25 years

  3. April 29, 2010 5:46 pm

    Thank you, Steve. We were so deeply privileged to have had Edgar as our esteemed Executive Director. His passion for theatre and integrity was a guiding inspiration to all of us. He is sorely missed. Our 2010 Season is dedicated to his memory.


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