Broadway to Dim Its Lights May 19 in Honor of Former BC/EFA Director McFarlane

News   Broadway to Dim Its Lights May 19 in Honor of Former BC/EFA Director McFarlane The marquees of the Broadway theatres will be dimmed May 19 at 8 PM for one minute to pay tribute to the late Rodger McFarlane, the founding executive director of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, who died in New Mexico May 15 at the age of 54.

Mr. McFarlane was also a pioneer in the fight for gay and lesbian civil rights and the HIV/AIDS movements. In a statement Charlotte St. Martin, executive director of The Broadway League, said, "Rodger McFarlane was a hero to many for his work as a visionary AIDS and gay rights activist, both in the Broadway community and beyond. A brilliant strategist, he coordinated our community’s response to the tragedy of AIDS during the first days of the epidemic, and continued to provide leadership and inspiration in the years since."

To read Playbill.com's obituary about Mr. McFarlane, click here.