Dyanne Early, a celebrated member of Chicago’s theater community, has died. According to the Chicago Sun-Times:
“The Chicago theater community has lost one of its stars.
Dyanne Earley, the former Artistic Director for Marriott Lincolnshire Theatre, died Thursday night at the age of 76 after a long battle with a chronic illness.
In a statement, her son, veteran Chicago actor Kevin Earley said: ‘My mother passed away at home last night surrounded by her loving family. She had a passion for theatre that she instilled in me and I will carry that passion for the rest of my life. I have always been so proud of her accomplishments as a Director and Artistic Director. My brothers and I will miss her deeply.’”