Broadway Will Dim Its Lights Aug. 3 in Memory of Gore Vidal

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01 Aug 2012

The marquees of Broadway theatres in New York will be dimmed Aug. 3 at 8 PM for one minute in memory of celebrated writer Gore Vidal, who died July 31 at age 86.

Charlotte St. Martin, executive director of The Broadway League, said in a statement, “For over six decades, Gore Vidal never stopped writing novels, memoirs, plays, essays and screenplays, and was a ubiquitous cultural commentator. His plays were timely and timeless, as evidenced by the current production of The Best Man now playing on Broadway. Our thoughts go out to his friends, family, and fans.”

Mr. Vidal was an American writer who wrote plays, television dramas and screenplays; and published some 25 novels, two memoirs and several volumes of essays.

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