Death of Mark O'Donnell

August 6, 2012
New York, New York | Age 58

"Hairspray"' and "Cry-Baby" co-writer dies at 58
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MARK KENNEDY, The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Tony Award-winning writer Mark O'Donnell, behind such quirky and clever Broadway shows as "Hairspray and "Cry-Baby," has died. He was 58.

O'Donnell's agent at the Paradigm agency, Jack Tantleff, says the writer collapsed Monday in the lobby of his apartment complex on Manhattan's Upper West side.

O'Donnell won the 2003 Tony for best book of a musical for writing "Hairspray" with Thomas Meehan. The pair earned Tony nominations...

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