Broadway Marquees Dimmed in Memory of Philip Seymour Hoffman Feb. 5
05 Feb 2014
Philip Seymour Hoffman
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The marquees of Broadway theatres in New York will be dimmed in memory of stage, screen and television actor and theatre director Philip Seymour Hoffman — who passed away Feb. 2 at age 46 — Feb. 5 at 7:45 PM for one minute.
Mr. Hoffman's performances in three Broadway plays led to three Tony Award nominations, most recently for portraying Willy Loman in the 2012 revival of Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman. He was also nominated for Best Leading Actor in Sam Shepard’s True West in 2000 and for Best Featured Actor in Eugene O’Neill’sLong Day's Journey Into Night in 2003.
"Philip Seymour Hoffman, a three-time Tony Award nominee, was a true artist who loved the theatre. His prolific body of work encompassed various mediums including theatre, film, and television, and we'll always be grateful for his boundless and profound talent that he shared with us on the Broadway stage. Our thoughts go out to his family, friends, and fans," said Charlotte St. Martin, executive director of the Broadway League, in a statement.
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