Broadway Lights Will Be Dimmed in Memory of Stage and Screen Star Elaine Stritch
17 Jul 2014
Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN
The marquees of Broadway theatres in New York will be dimmed July 18 at 7:45 PM for one minute in memory of Tony and Emmy Award winner Elaine Stritch, who passed away July 17 at age 89.
“Elaine Stritch’s big personality was matched by her big talent. Collaborating with some of Broadway’s greatest playwrights and composers throughout her lengthy career, her signature numbers and singular style created a memorable legacy,” said Charlotte St. Martin, executive director of the Broadway League, in a statement. “Elaine Stritch will always be remembered as an important part of Broadway’s rich history, and she will be missed by her many fans.”
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.