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Ashton Springer

Producer, Theatre Owner/Operator, General Manager, House Manager
( b. Nov 01, 1930 New York, New York, USA - d. Jul 15, 2013 Mamaroneck, New York, USA ) Male

Biography: Ashton Springer Jr. was born in Manhattan. He attended Ohio State University and became a social worker in the Bronx. He was a producer or co-producer of nearly a dozen Broadway shows in the 1970s and early 1980s. He is widely credited with helping to bring theater by and about African-Americans to Broadway stages, and helping to bring late-20th-century African-American audiences to Broadway. He married Myra Burns, with whom he had his son, Caz.

Trivia:
He owned a laundry business in Jackson Heights, Queens.
The marquees of Broadway theaters were dimmed in his honor on July 24, 2013.



ProductionsDate of Productions
Inacent Black
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Executive Producer: Ashton Springer
May 06, 1981 - May 17, 1981
A Lesson From Aloes
[Play, Original]
  • Executive Producer: Ashton Springer
Nov 17, 1980 - Feb 08, 1981
Whoopee!
[Musical, Comedy, Revival]
  • Produced by Ashton Springer
Feb 14, 1979 - Aug 12, 1979
Eubie!
[Musical, Revue, Original]
  • Produced by Ashton Springer
Sep 20, 1978 - Oct 07, 1979
Cold Storage
[Play, Original]
  • Produced by Ashton Springer
Dec 29, 1977 - Jun 04, 1978
Unexpected Guests
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • House Manager: Ashton Springer
Mar 02, 1977 - Mar 06, 1977
Going Up
[Musical, Comedy, Revival]
  • Produced by Ashton Springer
Sep 19, 1976 - Oct 31, 1976
Guys and Dolls
[Musical, Comedy, All Black Cast, Revival]
  • Associate Produced by Ashton Springer
Jul 21, 1976 - Feb 13, 1977
Bubbling Brown Sugar
[Musical, Revue, Original]
  • Produced by Ashton Springer
  • General Manager: Ashton Springer
Mar 02, 1976 - Dec 31, 1977
Lamppost Reunion
[Play, Original]
  • The Little Theatre is Managed by Ashton Springer
  • General Manager: Ashton Springer
Oct 16, 1975 - Dec 21, 1975
No Place to Be Somebody
[Play, Revival]
  • Produced by Ashton Springer
Sep 09, 1971 - Oct 10, 1971
1979 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Musical
Eubie! [nominee]
Produced by Ashton Springer
1977 Tony Award® Most Innovative Production of a Revival
Guys and Dolls [nominee]
Produced by Ashton Springer
1976 Tony Award® Best Musical
Bubbling Brown Sugar [nominee]
Produced by Ashton Springer
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