Marquees of New Amsterdam, Minskoff, Nederlander Theatres Will Be Dimmed in Memory of Robert B. Sherman

By Andrew Gans
06 Mar 2012

The marquees of Disney’s New Amsterdam Theatre, home of the musical Mary Poppins, along with the Minskoff and Nederlander Theatres, which house Disney Theatrical ProductionsThe Lion King and the forthcoming Newsies, will be dimmed March 6 at 7:01 PM in memory of songwriter Robert B. Sherman, who died March 5 in London at 86.



The same tribute will be paid March 6 at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center in Appleton, WI, where the Mary Poppins national tour is playing; the March 7 performance of Mary Poppins in Perth, Australia, will be dedicated to Sherman.

“The contribution of the Sherman Brothers to American popular culture cannot be overstated,” said Thomas Schumacher, producer and president Disney Theatrical Productions, in a statement. “Working with Robert and Richard bringing their masterpiece to the stage remains one of Cameron [Mackintosh]’s and my greatest pleasures and our hearts go out to his dear brother and their entire family. Like so many of my generation, I was raised with the wisdom and the heart of the Sherman Brothers through song.”

To read the Playbill.com obituary of Mr. Sherman, click here.