NEW YORK - Martin Richards, the Tony Award-winning producer behind such Broadway hits as "On the Twentieth Century," "Sweeney Todd," and "The Will Rogers Follies," as well as an Academy Award-winning producer of the film "Chicago," has died after battling cancer, his publicist said Tuesday. He was 80.
Publicist Judy Jacksina said Richards died Monday. Richards' shows won 36 Tonys during his five decades producing plays and musicals.
"The popularity of his shows has brought many generations to Broadway. He was an admirer of talent, and we were an admirer of his," Charlotte St. Martin, the executive director of The Broadway League, said in a statement.