Shirley Herz

Shirley Herz (December 30, 1925 – August 11, 2013) was an American Broadway theatre production press representative.[1]

Herz had publicized Broadway, Off-Broadway and Off-Off Broadway productions, ballet companies, circuses, worlds fairs, films and television programs, beginning in 1954, aged 28, when she was the press assistant for the Truman Capote and Harold Arlen musical, House of Flowers.[1][2] She worked with many notables, including Tallulah Bankhead, Rosalind Russell, Eva Le Gallienne, Jerry Herman, and Julie Harris, as well as with many off-Broadway (such as Manhattan Theatre Club) and off-off-Broadway companies.

The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing presented Herz with a special Tony Award for Excellence in Theatre at the 63rd Tony Awards ceremony on June 7, 2009.[3]


Herz suffered a stroke on July 18, 2013 and died on August 11, aged 87. Her sole immediate survivor is her widower, Herbert Boley, to whom she was married from 1948 until her death.[1]


Broadway productions for which she acted as press agent or representative include:[2]


  1. ^ a b c "Shirley Herz profile at". Biography. September 2007. Archived from the original on February 23, 2013. Retrieved October 3, 2011.
  2. ^ a b Shirley Herz at the Internet Broadway Database.
  3. ^ "Shirley Herz, Tony-Winning Theatrical Press Agent, Dies at Age 87". Broadway. Retrieved 6 November 2017.

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