Broadway Marquees Will Dim Tonight in Remembrance of Roger Rees

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The lights of Broadway will dim July 15 in memory of late Tony Award-winning actor Roger Rees, who died July 10 at the age of 71.

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All of Broadway's theatres will dim their marquees for one minute at 7:45 PM. Rees, a veteran of stage and screen, worked virtually to the last weeks of his life, appearing in the Broadway musical The Visit earlier this season until he was forced to withdrawal due to declining health.

"We are so fortunate that Roger Rees has graced our stages through the years and inspired us with his brilliant talent. In addition to his acting and directing accomplishments, his generous heart and warm, giving spirit will be greatly missed by his family, friends and fans," said Charlotte St. Martin, president of the Broadway League, in a statement.

In 1982, Rees won the Tony Award for The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby. He was Tony-nominated for his work in Indiscretions and for co-directing Peter and the Starcatcher.

Read Playbill.com's obituary for Mr. Rees here.

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