Broadway to Dim Its Lights Nov. 20 in Honor of Late Clive Barnes

By Andrew Gans
and Robert Simonson
20 Nov 2008

Clive Barnes
Clive Barnes

The marquees of the Broadway theatres will be dimmed Nov. 20 at 8 PM for one minute to pay tribute to the late theatre and dance critic Clive Barnes, who died Nov. 19 at the age of 81.

In a statement Charlotte St. Martin, executive director of The Broadway League, said, "A true lover of the arts, Clive Barnes wrote his way into our hearts and popular culture. The Broadway community will miss his great style and talent."

As a writer, Mr. Barnes was known for an erudite, breezy and at times playfully sassy style. Col Allan, editor-in-chief of the New York Post, said in a statement, "Clive Barnes was a genuine legend. For 30 years as a critic for the New York Post he wrote with honesty and a delightful whimsy. Clive's colleagues and the readers he served for so long are impoverished by his passing."

To read the Playbill.com obituary about Mr. Barnes, click here.