“Theatre Actress, Educator, and Director Nancy Tribush Hillman Has Passed Away”
“Tribush Hillman held multiple credits on the Broadway stage. She won the role of Kim in the final Broadway company of Bye Bye Birdie, appeared in the 1966 Broadway play, Happily Never After, and directed and co-conceived the Broadway production of A Reel American Hero, in 1981. But she is perhaps best known as a brave, and fearless original cast member, both Off-Broadway and throughout its original Broadway run, in Oh! Calcutta!, a controversial revue that challenged the role of sexual honesty on stage. She later served as Jacques Levy‘s assistant director on the production until its closing, and the early run of the 1976 revival. Through Oh! Calcutta! Tribush Hillman created a lifelong family; the remaining cast members still gather for yearly reunions, organized zealously by Tribush Hillman herself, (who was adamant about keeping family, especially theatre families, together). Tribush Hillman was also involved with the original inception team of A Chorus Line,” by Broadway World. Read more
Click here for The New York Times story of June 17, 2019 on Nancy’s return to New York for the 50th anniversary of the debut of Oh! Calcutta!
“Nancy Hillman – Iconic Leader of Yelm’s Theater Community – Dies”
“Nancy Hillman was the grand architect of a rich and vibrant theatrical community centered in Yelm – first at the Drew Harvey Theater, and then later for her private production companies, Standing Room Only (SRO) and Stage Struck Productions. These used the renamed Triad Theater as their home base, and besides numerous community theatrical productions that seemed to run year-round, Nancy also ran acting and dance classes for young kids and teens. At its height in the late 1990’s, the Drew Harvey was filled on a near-daily basis with hundreds of children receiving instructions and performing routines,” by Bruce A. Smith, The Mountain News, Eatonville. Read more
The Yelm Community Blog remembers Nancy Tribush Hillman.