Broadway Will Dim Its Lights for Playwright Peter Shaffer Tonight

News   Broadway Will Dim Its Lights for Playwright Peter Shaffer Tonight The salute to the author of Amadeus and Equus is scheduled for 6:45 PM.
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Broadway marquees are being dimmed for one minute starting at 6:45 PM June 16 to mourn the passing of two-time Tony Award-winning playwright Peter Shaffer, who died June 6 in Ireland at age 90.

Shaffer wrote more than a dozen plays, two of which won the Tony Award as Best Play, Equus in 1975 and Amadeus in 1981. His other plays include Black Comedy/White Lies, Lettice and Lovage, The Royal Hunt of the Sun and Five Finger Exercise. His last Broadway production was a revival of Equus in 2008.

Charlotte St. Martin, president of the Broadway League, stated, “The acclaimed British dramatist Peter Shaffer who wrote Amadeus and Equus leaves behind a legacy of words through his notable body of critically and commercially successful works. He will be missed, and our thoughts are with his family and friends.”

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