The marquees of all Broadway theatres went dark at 6:45 PM Sept. 9 to honor the Tony Award-nominated actress and comedian Joan Rivers, who died Sept. 4 at the age of 81. Here was the scene outside of the Helen Hayes Theatre, where Rivers earned a Best Actress Tony Award nomination for her 1994 play Sally Marr...and Her Escorts.
Broadway Marquees Go Dark in Memory of Joan Rivers
She made her Broadway debut in Fun City in 1972 (a play she also co-wrote) and took over the role of Kate in the Broadway production of Neil Simon's Broadway Bound.
In addition to her stage work, Rivers was a fixture at Broadway and Off-Broadway shows, regularly seen in the audience and posing for photos with cast members backstage. Rivers also championed the work of many in the theatre community.