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Samuel Liff

Stage Manager, Producer, Production Staff, Production Crew
( b. Apr 14, 1919 Boston, Massachusetts, USA - d. Aug 10, 2015 Yorktown Heights, New York, USA ) Male
Also known as: Biff Liff
Relations: Uncle of Vincent G. Liff

Biography: Samuel "Biff" Liff was born on April 14, 1919 in Boston, Massachusetts to Morris Liff and Rose Liff. He studied theater at Carnegie Mellon University. He served as a captain in the United States Army in Chicago during World War II. He stage managed and was an associate producer on several Broadway shows. He then became the head of William Morris Agency's theater department in 1973. He managed many distinguished performers such as Julie Andrews, Chita Rivera, and Angela Lansbury. He served on the nominating committee of the Tony Awards. He married Arlene Liff.

TV Credit: "Personal Album"

Trivia:
The marquees of Broadway theaters were dimmed in his honor on August 14, 2015.



ProductionsDate of Productions
Tricks
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Associate Produced by Samuel Liff
Jan 08, 1973 - Jan 13, 1973
Sugar
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Production Associate: Samuel Liff
Apr 09, 1972 - Jun 23, 1973
Moonchildren
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Associate Produced by Samuel Liff
Feb 21, 1972 - Mar 04, 1972
Vivat! Vivat Regina!
[Play, Original]
  • Associate Produced by Samuel Liff
Jan 20, 1972 - Apr 29, 1972
The Philanthropist
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Associate Produced by Samuel Liff
Mar 15, 1971 - May 15, 1971
Four on a Garden
House of Dunkelmayer
[Play, One Act, Comedy, Original]
  • Associate Produced by Samuel Liff
Betty
[Play, One Act, Comedy, Original]
  • Associate Produced by Samuel Liff
Toreador
[Play, One Act, Comedy, Original]
  • Associate Produced by Samuel Liff
The Swingers
[Play, One Act, Comedy, Original]
  • Associate Produced by Samuel Liff
Jan 30, 1971 - Mar 20, 1971
A Midsummer Night's Dream
[Play, Comedy, Revival]
  • Production Supervisor: Samuel Liff
Jan 20, 1971 - Mar 13, 1971
Child's Play
[Play, Drama, Original]
  • Associate Produced by Samuel Liff
Feb 17, 1970 - Dec 12, 1970
Private Lives
[Play, Comedy, Romantic Comedy, Revival]
  • Associate Produced by Samuel Liff
Dec 04, 1969 - May 30, 1970
The Penny Wars
[Play, Original]
  • Associate Produced by Samuel Liff
Oct 15, 1969 - Oct 18, 1969
A Patriot for Me
[Play, Drama, Original]
  • Associate Produced by Samuel Liff
Oct 06, 1969 - Nov 15, 1969
Play It Again, Sam
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Associate Produced by Samuel Liff
Feb 12, 1969 - Mar 14, 1970
Forty Carats
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Associate Produced by Samuel Liff
Dec 26, 1968 - Nov 07, 1970
Promises, Promises
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Associate Produced by Samuel Liff
Dec 01, 1968 - Jan 01, 1972
Rockefeller and the Red Indians
[Play, Original]
  • Associate Produced by Samuel Liff
Oct 24, 1968 - Oct 26, 1968
The Seven Descents of Myrtle
[Play, Original]
  • Associate Produced by Samuel Liff
Mar 27, 1968 - Apr 20, 1968
The Happy Time
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Associate Produced by Samuel Liff
Jan 18, 1968 - Sep 28, 1968
How Now, Dow Jones
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Associate Produced by Samuel Liff
Dec 07, 1967 - Jun 15, 1968
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Associate Produced by Samuel Liff
Oct 16, 1967 - Oct 19, 1968
Keep It In the Family
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Associate Produced by Samuel Liff
Sep 27, 1967 - Sep 30, 1967
The Astrakhan Coat
[Play, Original]
  • Associate Produced by Samuel Liff
Jan 12, 1967 - Jan 28, 1967
Breakfast at Tiffany's
[Musical, Original]
  • Associate Produced by Samuel Liff
Never Officially Opened - Dec 14, 1966
Don't Drink the Water
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Associate Produced by Samuel Liff
Nov 17, 1966 - Apr 20, 1968
We Have Always Lived in the Castle
[Play, Original]
  • Associate Produced by Samuel Liff
Oct 19, 1966 - Oct 26, 1966
The Loves of Cass McGuire
[Play, Original]
  • Associate Produced by Samuel Liff
Oct 06, 1966 - Oct 22, 1966
Philadelphia, Here I Come!
[Play, Original]
  • Associate Produced by Samuel Liff
Feb 16, 1966 - Oct 01, 1966
The Persecution and Assassination of Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton Under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade
[Play, Drama, Play with music, Original]
  • Production Supervisor: Samuel Liff
Dec 27, 1965 - Apr 30, 1966
Cactus Flower
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Associate Produced by Samuel Liff
Dec 08, 1965 - Nov 23, 1968
Inadmissible Evidence
[Play, Original]
  • Associate Produced by Samuel Liff
Nov 30, 1965 - Apr 23, 1966
Oliver!
[Musical, Comedy, Drama, Original]
  • Production Supervisor: Samuel Liff
Aug 02, 1965 - Sep 25, 1965
The Roar of the Greasepaint - The Smell of the Crowd
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Associate Produced by Samuel Liff
May 16, 1965 - Dec 04, 1965
I Was Dancing
[Play, Original]
  • Associate Produced by Samuel Liff
Nov 08, 1964 - Nov 21, 1964
A Severed Head
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Production Supervisor: Samuel Liff
Oct 28, 1964 - Nov 21, 1964
Hello, Dolly!
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Production Supervisor: Samuel Liff
         - Replacement
Jan 16, 1964 - Dec 27, 1970
The Girl Who Came to Supper
[Musical, Original]
  • Production Stage Manager: Samuel Liff
Dec 08, 1963 - Mar 14, 1964
The Lady of the Camellias
[Play, Original]
  • Production Stage Manager: Samuel Liff
Mar 20, 1963 - Mar 30, 1963
Moby Dick
[Play, Drama, Original]
  • Produced by Samuel Liff
Nov 28, 1962 - Dec 08, 1962
Bravo Giovanni
[Musical, Original]
  • Production Stage Manager: Samuel Liff
May 19, 1962 - Sep 15, 1962
My Fair Lady
[Musical, Comedy, Romantic Comedy, Original]
  • Production Stage Manager: Samuel Liff
Mar 15, 1956 - Sep 29, 1962
The Matchmaker
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Production Stage Manager: Samuel Liff [August]
Dec 05, 1955 - Feb 02, 1957
Lunatics and Lovers
[Play, Farce, Original]
  • Production Stage Manager: Samuel Liff
Dec 13, 1954 - Oct 01, 1955
By the Beautiful Sea
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Production Stage Manager: Samuel Liff
Apr 08, 1954 - Nov 27, 1954
The Little Hut
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Stage Manager: Samuel Liff
Oct 07, 1953 - Oct 31, 1953
My Darlin' Aida
[Musical, Original]
  • Stage Manager: Samuel Liff
Oct 27, 1952 - Jan 10, 1953
Dear Barbarians
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Stage Manager: Samuel Liff
Feb 21, 1952 - Feb 24, 1952
Nina
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Stage Manager: Samuel Liff
Dec 05, 1951 - Jan 12, 1952
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Stage Manager: Samuel Liff
Dec 08, 1949 - Sep 15, 1951
Along Fifth Avenue
[Musical, Revue, Original]
  • Stage Manager: Samuel Liff
Jan 13, 1949 - Jun 18, 1949
2006 Tony Award® Tony Honor for Excellence in Theatre
winner Samuel Liff [recipient]
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