Following the loss of three-time Tony Award and three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, producer and director Edward Albee, Off-Broadway theatres across NYC will dim their lights Wednesday, September 21 at 7:45 PM for exactly one minute, the Off-Broadway League announced.
Widely considered one of the greatest American playwrights of his generation and of the 20th century, Mr. Albee passed away at age 88 on September 16.
“Edward's work and talent epitomized the spirit of Off-Broadway,” says Adam Hess, president of the Off Broadway League, in a statement. “He challenged artists and audiences alike and through that process created some of the greatest theatrical pieces of the last century. In his honor, the Broadway and Off-Broadway League will join together to dim their lights.”
Among the participating Off-Broadway theatres are The Theatre Center, New World Stages, A.R.T./New York, La Mama, Barrow Street, Vineyard Theatre, Atlantic Theater, Classic Stage Company, Lucille Lortel Theatre, Cherry Lane Theatre, Daryl Roth Theatre, DR2, Westside Theatre and New York Theatre Workshop.