Frank Goodman

Press, Producer

Male

Born: November 30, 1916

Died: February 3, 2006
New York, New York, USA

Frank Goodman, the Broadway press agent who created fanfare for Gypsy, Irma La Douce, The Night of the Iguana and many shows by Rodgers and Hammerstein over a five-decade career, died at the NYU Medical Center on Feb. 3, 2006, his daughter Barbara Goodman said. He was 89. Mr. Goodman began his career with the Federal Theatre Project in the 1930s, working with Orson Welles and John Housman. He later worked under Richard Maney, the publicist famed for his independent nature, flair for the dramatic and the literary bent of his press releases. With Maney, he chased publicity for such shows as Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and Come Back, Little Sheba.

Obituary: He struck out on his own in the late '50s and handled press for such shows as The World of Suzie Wong, The Andersonville Trial, Luv, Do I Hear a Waltz?, The Lion in Winter, The Impossible Years, George M!, Funny Girl and Two by Two.

For his final Broadway show, Broadway, in 1987, he also took on the role of producer. The revival of the old Philip Dunning play lasted only seven performances. The legendary George Abbott directed.

A steady client was Richard Rodgers. The composer hired Mr. Goodman for The Sound of Music, No Strings, Two by Two and Do I Hear a Waltz?

A short, energetic man, Mr. Goodman was known for his somewhat bombastic personality and his habit of conducting business at the top of his lungs. These qualities frequently led to speedy turnover at the Goodman office.

"He was hugely creative," remembered one-time associate Susan L. Schulman. "He always had the fire in the belly and could come up with clever angles."

He is also survived by his wife Arlene Wolf.

 

Roles

Playbill Cover - Broadway Broadway
Jun. 25, 1987 - Jun. 27, 1987
Producer
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    Press Representative
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Playbill Cover - Mister Lincoln Mister Lincoln
Feb. 25, 1980 - Mar. 9, 1980
Press Representative
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Playbill Cover - Full Circle Full Circle
Nov. 7, 1973 - Nov. 24, 1973
Press Representative
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Playbill Cover - Nash at Nine Nash at Nine
May 17, 1973 - Jun. 2, 1973
Press Representative
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Playbill Cover - No Hard Feelings No Hard Feelings
Apr. 8, 1973 - Apr. 8, 1973
General Press Representative
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Playbill Cover - Tricks Tricks
Jan. 8, 1973 - Jan. 13, 1973
Press Representative
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Playbill Cover - Two by Two Two by Two
Nov. 10, 1970 - Sep. 11, 1971
Press Representative
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Playbill Cover - Candida Candida
Apr. 6, 1970 - Apr. 11, 1970
Press Representative
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Playbill Cover - Charles Aznavour Charles Aznavour
Feb. 3, 1970 - Feb. 28, 1970
General Press Representative
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Playbill Cover - La Strada La Strada
Dec. 14, 1969 - Dec. 14, 1969
General Press Representative
(Original)
 
Playbill Cover - Hamlet Hamlet
May 1, 1969 - Jun. 14, 1969
General Press Representative
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Playbill Cover - Cop-out Cop-out
Apr. 7, 1969 - Apr. 12, 1969
Press Representative
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    Press Representative
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Playbill Cover - The Dozens The Dozens
Mar. 13, 1969 - Mar. 15, 1969
Press Representative
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Playbill Cover - Zelda Zelda
Mar. 5, 1969 - Mar. 8, 1969
General Press Representative
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Playbill Cover - The Mother Lover The Mother Lover
Feb. 1, 1969 - Feb. 1, 1969
Press Representative
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Playbill Cover - Fire! Fire!
Jan. 28, 1969 - Feb. 1, 1969
General Press Representative
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Playbill Cover - Gilbert Becaud Sings Love Gilbert Becaud Sings Love
Oct. 6, 1968 - Oct. 26, 1968
Press Representative
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Playbill Cover - George M! George M!
Apr. 10, 1968 - Apr. 26, 1969
Press Representative
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Playbill Cover - Here's Where I Belong Here's Where I Belong
Mar. 3, 1968 - Mar. 3, 1968
Press Representative
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Playbill Cover - A Minor Adjustment A Minor Adjustment
Oct. 6, 1967 - Oct. 7, 1967
General Press Representative
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Playbill Cover - The Natural Look The Natural Look
Mar. 11, 1967 - Mar. 11, 1967
General Press Representative
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Playbill Cover - Those That Play the Clowns Those That Play the Clowns
Nov. 24, 1966 - Nov. 26, 1966
General Press Representative
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Playbill Cover - Under the Weather Under the Weather
Oct. 27, 1966 - Nov. 5, 1966
Press Representative
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Playbill Cover - The Lion in Winter The Lion in Winter
Mar. 3, 1966 - May 21, 1966
Press Representative
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Playbill Cover - The Impossible Years The Impossible Years
Oct. 13, 1965 - May 27, 1967
Press Representative
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Playbill Cover - Do I Hear a Waltz? Do I Hear a Waltz?
Mar. 18, 1965 - Sep. 25, 1965
Press Representative
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Playbill Cover - I Had a Ball I Had a Ball
Dec. 15, 1964 - Jun. 12, 1965
Press Representative
(Replacement)
 
Playbill Cover - Ready When You Are, C.B.! Ready When You Are, C.B.!
Dec. 7, 1964 - Feb. 13, 1965
Press Representative for David Black
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Playbill Cover - Luv Luv
Nov. 11, 1964 - Jan. 7, 1967
Press Representative
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Playbill Cover - Beekman Place Beekman Place
Oct. 7, 1964 - Oct. 31, 1964
Press Representative
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Playbill Cover - Funny Girl Funny Girl
Mar. 26, 1964 - Jul. 1, 1967
General Press Representative
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    Press Representative
(Replacement)
 
Playbill Cover - Danny Kaye Danny Kaye
Apr. 10, 1963 - May 11, 1963
Press Representative
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Playbill Cover - Photo Finish Photo Finish
Feb. 12, 1963 - Jun. 29, 1963
Press Representative
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Playbill Cover - Tchin-Tchin Tchin-Tchin
Oct. 25, 1962 - May 18, 1963
General Press Representative
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Playbill Cover - No Strings No Strings
Mar. 15, 1962 - Aug. 3, 1963
Press Representative
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Playbill Cover - The Night of the Iguana The Night of the Iguana
Dec. 28, 1961 - Sep. 29, 1962
Press Representative
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Playbill Cover - Daughter of Silence Daughter of Silence
Nov. 30, 1961 - Dec. 30, 1961
Press Representative
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Playbill Cover - Kwamina Kwamina
Oct. 23, 1961 - Nov. 18, 1961
Press Representative
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Playbill Cover - A Shot in the Dark A Shot in the Dark
Oct. 18, 1961 - Sep. 22, 1962
Press Representative
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Playbill Cover - Sail Away Sail Away
Oct. 3, 1961 - Feb. 24, 1962
Press Representative
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Playbill Cover - From the Second City From the Second City
Sep. 26, 1961 - Dec. 9, 1961
Press Representative
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Playbill Cover - Critic's Choice Critic's Choice
Dec. 14, 1960 - May 27, 1961
Press Representative
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Playbill Cover - Irma La Douce Irma La Douce
Sep. 29, 1960 - Dec. 31, 1961
Press Representative
(Original)
 
Playbill Cover - The World of Carl Sandburg The World of Carl Sandburg
Sep. 14, 1960 - Oct. 8, 1960
Press Representative
(Original)
 
Christine
Apr. 28, 1960 - May 8, 1960
Press Representative
(Original)
 
One More River
Mar. 18, 1960 - Mar. 19, 1960
Press Representative
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Playbill Cover - The Tumbler The Tumbler
Feb. 24, 1960 - Feb. 27, 1960
Press Representative
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Playbill Cover - Caligula Caligula
Feb. 16, 1960 - Mar. 19, 1960
Press Representative
(Original)
 
Roman Candle
Feb. 3, 1960 - Feb. 6, 1960
Press Representative
(Original)
 
Playbill Cover - The Andersonville Trial The Andersonville Trial
Dec. 29, 1959 - Jun. 1, 1960
Press Representative
(Original)
 
Playbill Cover - The Sound of Music The Sound of Music
Nov. 16, 1959 - Jun. 15, 1963
Press Representative
(Original)
 
Playbill Cover - Gypsy Gypsy
May 21, 1959 - Mar. 25, 1961
Press Representative
(Original)
 
Playbill Cover - La Plume de Ma Tante La Plume de Ma Tante
Nov. 11, 1958 - Dec. 17, 1960
Press Representative
(Original)
 
Playbill Cover - The World of Suzie Wong The World of Suzie Wong
Oct. 14, 1958 - Jan. 2, 1960
Press Representative
(Original)
 
Playbill Cover - The Body Beautiful The Body Beautiful
Jan. 23, 1958 - Mar. 15, 1958
Press Representative
(Original)
 
Playbill Cover - Romanoff and Juliet Romanoff and Juliet
Oct. 10, 1957 - Sep. 13, 1958
Press Representative
(Replacement)
 
The Taming of the Shrew
Feb. 20, 1957 - Mar. 10, 1957
Press Representative
(Original)
 
Measure for Measure
Jan. 22, 1957 - Feb. 17, 1957
Press Representative for The American Shakespeare Festival Theatre and Academy
(Original)
 
Playbill Cover - Middle of the Night Middle of the Night
Feb. 8, 1956 - May 25, 1957
Press Representative
(Replacement)
 
Playbill Cover - The Vamp The Vamp
Nov. 10, 1955 - Dec. 31, 1955
Press Representative
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Playbill Cover - The Wooden Dish The Wooden Dish
Oct. 6, 1955 - Oct. 15, 1955
Press Representative
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Playbill Cover - Witness for the Prosecution Witness for the Prosecution
Dec. 16, 1954 - Jun. 30, 1956
Press Representative
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Playbill Cover - Lunatics and Lovers Lunatics and Lovers
Dec. 13, 1954 - Oct. 1, 1955
Press Representative
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Playbill Cover - Reclining Figure Reclining Figure
Oct. 7, 1954 - Jan. 15, 1955
Press Representative
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Playbill Cover - The Magic and the Loss The Magic and the Loss
Apr. 9, 1954 - May 1, 1954
Press Representative
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Playbill Cover - In the Summer House In the Summer House
Dec. 29, 1953 - Feb. 13, 1954
Press Representative
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Playbill Cover - A Girl Can Tell A Girl Can Tell
Oct. 29, 1953 - Dec. 19, 1953
Press Representative
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Playbill Cover - Me and Juliet Me and Juliet
May 28, 1953 - Apr. 3, 1954
Press Representative
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Playbill Cover - Men of Distinction Men of Distinction
Apr. 30, 1953 - May 2, 1953
Press Representative
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Playbill Cover - The Children's Hour The Children's Hour
Dec. 18, 1952 - May 30, 1953
Press Representative
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Playbill Cover - Dial Dial "M" for Murder
Oct. 29, 1952 - Feb. 27, 1954
Press Representative
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Playbill Cover - Caesar and Cleopatra Caesar and Cleopatra
Dec. 19, 1951 - Apr. 12, 1952
Press Representative
(Original)
 
Playbill Cover - Gigi Gigi
Nov. 24, 1951 - May 31, 1952
Press Representative
(Original)
 
Playbill Cover - Seventeen Seventeen
Jun. 21, 1951 - Nov. 24, 1951
Press Representative
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Playbill Cover - A Tree Grows in Brooklyn A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Apr. 19, 1951 - Dec. 8, 1951
Press Representative
(Original)
 
Playbill Cover - The Moon is Blue The Moon is Blue
Mar. 8, 1951 - May 30, 1953
Press Representative
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Playbill Cover - Bless You All Bless You All
Dec. 13, 1950 - Feb. 24, 1951
Press Representative
(Original)
 
Playbill Cover - Ring Round the Moon Ring Round the Moon
Nov. 23, 1950 - Jan. 13, 1951
Press Representative
(Original)
 
The Relapse
Nov. 22, 1950 - Dec. 16, 1950
Press Representative
(Original)
 
Playbill Cover - Come Back, Little Sheba Come Back, Little Sheba
Feb. 15, 1950 - Jul. 29, 1950
Press Representative
(Original)
 
Playbill Cover - The Cocktail Party The Cocktail Party
Jan. 21, 1950 - Jan. 13, 1951
Press Representative
(Original)
 
Playbill Cover - Gentlemen Prefer Blondes Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
Dec. 8, 1949 - Sep. 15, 1951
Press Representative
(Original)
 
Playbill Cover - Clutterbuck Clutterbuck
Dec. 3, 1949 - Jun. 10, 1950
Press Representative
(Original)
 
Concerto for Fun
May 9, 1949 - May 9, 1949
Press Representative
(Original)
 
Playbill Cover - Richard III Richard III
Feb. 8, 1949 - Feb. 26, 1949
Press Representative
(Original)
 
Playbill Cover - Along Fifth Avenue Along Fifth Avenue
Jan. 13, 1949 - Jun. 18, 1949
Press Representative
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Playbill Cover - Private Lives Private Lives
Oct. 4, 1948 - May 7, 1949
Press Representative
(Original)
 
Playbill Cover - Edward, My Son Edward, My Son
Sep. 30, 1948 - May 14, 1949
Press Representative
(Original)
 
Look, Ma, I'm Dancin'!
Jan. 29, 1948 - Jul. 10, 1948
Press Representative
(Original)
 
Playbill Cover - Music in My Heart Music in My Heart
Oct. 2, 1947 - Jan. 24, 1948
Press Representative
(Original)
 
Playbill Cover - Command Decision Command Decision
Oct. 1, 1947 - Sep. 18, 1948
Press Representative
(Original)
 
Playbill Cover - A Young Man's Fancy A Young Man's Fancy
Apr. 29, 1947 - Feb. 14, 1948
Press Representative
(Original)
 
Playbill Cover - Around the World Around the World
May 31, 1946 - Aug. 3, 1946
Press Representative
(Original)
 
Playbill Cover - The Naked Genius The Naked Genius
Oct. 21, 1943 - Nov. 20, 1943
Press Representative
(Original)
 
Playbill Cover - Something for the Boys Something for the Boys
Jan. 7, 1943 - Jan. 8, 1944
Press Representative
(Original)
 
Playbill Cover - Charley's Aunt Charley's Aunt
Oct. 17, 1940 - May 3, 1941
Associate Press Representative
(Original)
 
My Dear Children
Jan. 31, 1940 - May 18, 1940
Associate Press Representative
(Original)
 
Playbill Cover - Margin for Error Margin for Error
Nov. 3, 1939 - Jun. 15, 1940
Associate Press Representative
(Original)
 
 
 
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