Sad news: Burry Fredrik, a Tony Award--winning producer and director over five decades died in her home in Weston May 22. Cause of death was complications from a stroke she suffered two years ago, She was 86.
She co-produced Tom Stoppard’s “Travesties” on Broadway
Fredrik made her Broadway debut in stage in 1950 managing “The Relapse,” which had transferred from the Brattle Theatre in Boston. She was also a production stage manager for Broadway shows such as “Inherit the Wind,” “Milk and Honey” “The Dark at the Top of the Stairs” and “Loss of Roses.”
She co-produced George Bernard Shaw’s “Too True to Be Good: with Lilian Gish, Eileen Heckart, Cyril Ritchard and Glynis Johns. Other of her shows were the 1975 revival of “The Royal Family,” “An Almost Perfect Person” and “To Grandmother’s House We Go.”
She was also on the board of the Boston Post Road Stage Company where she eventually became artistic director in the ‘80s. She was active in the Theatre Artists Workshop in Westport and directed productions at Lucille Lorrtel’s White Barn Theatre in Westport and at the Westport Country Playhouse.
A memorial service will be held Sunday, July 1 at 3 p.m. at the Westport Country Playhouse,