Broadway to Dim Its Lights March 30 in Honor of Playwright Lanford Wilson

By Andrew Gans
29 Mar 2011

The marquees of the Broadway theatres will be dimmed March 30 at 8 PM for one minute to pay tribute to Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lanford Wilson, who passed away March 24 at age 73.



Paul Libin, Chairman of The Broadway League and Executive Vice President of Jujamcyn Theaters, said in a statement, "Prolific playwright Lanford Wilson's notable contributions to the American theatre will live on through his words, his characters, and his lyrical vision. Whether his productions were first mounted off off Broadway, off Broadway, or on Broadway, his voice resonated with audiences nationwide and laid the foundation for magical and profound theatrical experiences. Our thoughts are with everyone whose lives he touched."

Wilson wrote and/or produced over a dozen plays on Broadway spanning four decades. He won the Pulitzer Prize in 1980 for Talley's Folly, the central and most famous play in his "Talley Trilogy," and he was nominated for Tony Awards for Angels Fall, Fifth of July and Talley's Folly.

To read Playbill.com's obituary for Mr. Wilson, click here.