Broadway to dim lights for Philip Seymour Hoffman

Philip Seymour Hoffman will be remembered this week on the Great White Way.

Broadway theaters will dim their marquee lights on Wednesday night in memory of the actor, who died Sunday at age 46. According to the Broadway League, lights will be dimmed for one minute at 7:45 p.m. ET.

 A three-time Tony Award nominee, Hoffman first hit Broadway in Sam Shepard's "True West" with John C. Reilly in 2000. In 2003, he joined Eugene O'Neill's "Long Day's Journey Into Night" with Brian Dennehy and Vanessa Redgrave. And just two years ago, Hoffman stepped into the role of Willy Loman in Arthur Miller’s "Death of a Salesman” opposite Andrew Garfield and Linda Emond.

Hoffman also a one-time artistic director of Off Broadway’s LAByrinth Theater Company. 


 “Philip Seymour Hoffman, a three-time Tony Award nominee, was a true artist who loved the theatre,” Charlotte St. Martin of the Broadway League said in a statement. “His prolific body of work encompassed various mediums including theatre, film, and television, and we’ll always be grateful for his boundless and profound talent that he shared with us on the Broadway stage. Our thoughts go out to his family, friends, and fans.” 


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