Norman E. Rothstein, theatrical-entertainment producer, general manager and consultant for more than 40 years, died Dec. 23 of cancer at his home in New York City. He was 63.
Rothstein produced or managed more than 300 productions on and off Broadway, throughout Europe and in Asia. He also held sway over numerous U.S./Canadian national tours and served as a governor of the League of American Theaters and Producers.
Among the productions on which Rothstein served as general manager or exec producer are the Broadway, national and international touring productions of “Tango Argentino,” “Flamenco Puro,” “Torch Song Trilogy,” “On Your Toes,” “The Tap Dance Kid,” “The Pirates of Penzance,” “Grease,” “Pippin” and the Broadway and touring revivals of “The Little Foxes,” “Filumena,” “The King and I,” “Peter Pan” and multiple productions of “Hello Dolly!”
In the U.K., he co-produced the revival of “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” as well as “Torch Song Trilogy.”
Recently, he served as executive producer of “Hello Dolly!” at the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris.
Rothstein is survived by his wife, Julie Hughes, a casting director with Hughes Moss, as well as a son, daughter and granddaughter.