Memorial Service for Ira Gasman

Ira Gasman

A memorial service will be held for Ira Gasman at Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square South in New York City on Sunday, July 21 with doors opening at 2:15 p.m. and music and remembrances at 2:45 p.m. A lyricist, Mr. Gasman lived in Sag Harbor prior to his death on October 6. Mr. Gasman’s original story and lyrics about pre-Disney 42nd Street set to music by the late Cy Coleman, “The Life” was nominated for 12 Tony awards and won two awards for Best Featured Actor and Actress, as well as the “1997 Best Musical” Drama Desk Award, Outer Critics Circle Award, and Drama League Award, plus praise from Stephen Sondheim, which friends and family said Mr. Gasman treasured, and a 2017 London revival. Among those expected at Mr. Gasman’s service are composer/singer Cary Hoffman, one of Mr. Gasman’s first collaborators, and Liza Minnelli, who either by video or in person is expected to perform “You’ve Got to Use What You’ve Got” from “The Life.”