Thomas Ewing Noyes, a Broadway producer who later became a reporter and an editorial writer and a radio commentator, died of heart disease on Saturday at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington. He was 67 years old.
Mr. Noyes was a co-producer of several plays in New York in the 1950's, wrote for The Washington Star from 1964 to 1972 and was a commentator on National Public Radio, appearing regularly on its weekend evening program ''All Things Considered.''
He began his Broadway career as a supporting actor and then co-produced ''Take a Giant Step,'' a 1953 play that introduced the actor Louis Gossett, then 17 years old. His other productions included ''Portrait of a Lady,'' starring Jennifer Jones, ''Joyce Grenfell Requests the Pleasure'' and ''Copper and Brass,'' a musical starring Nancy Walker.
Mr. Noyes, a native of Washington, was a graduate of Yale University and a Navy flight instructor in World War II. In later years, he wrote for several publications and was a board member of the National Music Theater Network.
After college, World War II naval service and his years on Broadway, Mr. Noyes returned to his native Washington in 1964. For the next three years, he was a general assignment reporter for what was then the Washington Evening Star.
Attribution: NYTimes www.nytimes.com/1989/10/31/obituaries/thomas-noyes-67-broadway-producer-and-newspaperman.html