Broadway Will Dim Its Lights in Memory of Late Publicist Shirley Herz

News   Broadway Will Dim Its Lights in Memory of Late Publicist Shirley Herz
 
The marquees of Broadway theatres in New York will be dimmed Aug. 14 at 8 PM ET for one minute in memory of theatrical publicist Shirley Herz, who died Aug. 11 at the age of 87.

Shirley Herz
Shirley Herz Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN

"Shirley Herz was a legendary theatrical publicist who was honored by many including the Tony Awards during her long and extraordinary career on Broadway," said Charlotte St. Martin, executive director of the Broadway League, in a statement. "In addition to publicizing many of Broadway's most iconic shows for nearly 65 years, she was a fascinating person who lived a fascinating life; always passionate about her chosen profession. A well-respected mentor and leader, she will be greatly missed. Our thoughts go out to her family, friends and colleagues."

Herz worked on nearly 100 Broadway plays, revivals, and musicals, including Do Re Me, 3 Penny Opera, Jerry’s Girls, Perfectly Frank, Legs Diamond, Gypsy starring Tyne DalyThe Royal Family, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Singin’ in the Rain, Fiddler on the Roof, On Golden Pond, Oh! Calcutta! and Dancing at Lughnasa.

Click here to read Playbill.com's obituary about Ms. Herz.

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