Producer was ‘Guys’ guy

Feuer's B'way career spanned 50 years

Cy Feuer, the Broadway producer behind “Guys and Dolls” and “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying,” died Wednesday at his home in Manhattan. He was 95.

During a career on the Rialto that spanned more than 50 years, he produced (“Where’s Charley,” “Can-Can,” “The Boy Friend,” among others, with Ernest H. Martin) and directed (including “Little Me” and “I Remember Mama”).

From 1989-2003, he was president and then chairman of the national producers and presenters union, the League of American Theaters & Producers.

In his honor, the marquee lights on Broadway, and at many theaters across the country, will be dimmed tonight at 8 for one minute.

Born in Brooklyn, Feuer studied music at Juilliard and played the trumpet at venues including Radio City Music Hall. Also a composer, he was head of the music department at Republic Pictures in the 1930s and ’40s, serving as musical director and composer on hundreds of Westerns and other titles. After serving as a captain in the Air Force in WWII, he returned to New York in 1947 to begin his career as a producer.

He also produced films, including versions of tuners “Cabaret” in 1972 and “A Chorus Line” in 1985.

Feuer won three Tonys — one for “Guys and Dolls” (1950) and two for “How to Succeed” (1961) — and was given another for lifetime achievement in 2003. That year he wrote a memoir, “I Got the Show Right Here.”

He is survived by two sons, Bob and Jed, a composer.

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