Broadway Marquees Will Be Dimmed in Memory of Philip Seymour Hoffman
03 Feb 2014
Philip Seymour Hoffman
Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN
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.
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.