By Kyle | November 19, 2008
Our gracious, witty and beloved colleague Clive Barnes died early this morning from cancer. Mary Huhn has a tribute to him here while Lou Lumenick contributes a personal memory here. As recently as a few weeks ago, Clive was still a jaunty presence at our staff’s Tuesday morning meetings, where he would tirelessly contribute his enthusiasm, the occasional polished quip and even ideas for stories that had nothing to do with the theater beat. Clive essentially had three careers, reviewing dance as well as theater for The Post and, before that, serving as a distinguished
film drama critic for many years at The New York Times. Clive was a true gentleman as well as an erudite observer of the culture, and the theater world will miss him as badly as we do.