Broadway Lights Will Dim May 6 in Memory of Arthur Laurents
06 May 2011
The marquees of Broadway theatres will be dimmed at 8 PM May 6 for one minute in memory of Tony Award-winning director and librettist Arthur Laurents, who died May 5 at the age of 93.
Charlotte St. Martin, executive director of The Broadway League, said, "The legendary works of Arthur Laurents are responsible for creating many generations of star-struck individuals, myself included! His name is synonymous with the great Broadway musicals and plays of our time. We have been enjoying his shows for over 50 years — including the very recent revivals of West Side Story and Gypsy, which he directed — and thankfully his talent will live on in future productions. Our thoughts go out to his friends, family and fans."
Featuring the Broadway classics “To Life (L’Chaim!),” “If I Were A Rich Man,” “Sunrise Sunset,” “Matchmaker, Matchmaker,” and “Tradition,” Fiddler on the Roof will introduce a new generation to this uplifting celebration that raises its cup to joy! To love! To life!