Broadway to Dim Its Lights Dec. 30 in Honor of Late Playwright Harold Pinter

News   Broadway to Dim Its Lights Dec. 30 in Honor of Late Playwright Harold Pinter
 
The marquees of the Broadway theatres will be dimmed Dec. 30 at 7 PM for one minute to pay tribute to the late Harold Pinter, the dramatist, actor, essayist, novelist, screenwriter, poet and director who died Dec. 24 at age 78.
The late Harold Pinter
The late Harold Pinter Photo by Rune Hellestad/Corbis

In a statement Charlotte St. Martin, executive director of The Broadway League, said, "Harold Pinter has been called one of the most influential and imitated playwrights of his generation. He repeated on several occasions that he had 'written 29 damn plays, isn't that enough?' We are so grateful for his genius and distinct contributions to modern theatre." Mr. Pinter won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2005.

Pinter's The Homecoming won the Tony Award for Best Play in 1967. The Caretaker was nominated for Best Play in 1962, and Old Times was nominated for Best Play in 1972. In 1969 Mr. Pinter received a nomination for Best Direction of a Play for staging Robert Shaw's The Man in the Glass Booth.

To read Playbill.com's complete obituary about the legendary playwright, click here.

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