Sunday, May 23, 2010
Michael Kuchwara, Theater Critic for the AP, Dead at 63
The longstanding theater critic for the Associated Press, Michael Kuchwara, died on May 22nd at the age of 63 at Beth Israel Hospital in New York City from complications from idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, according to the AP. Kuchwara spent 40 years as a reporter and editor at the AP before being named their official drama critic in 1984. His last review, for the off-Broadway musical The Kid, was published on May 10th. Mr. Kuchwara died surrounded by his family listening to the score of his favorite musical -- Gypsy.