Broadway Will Dim Its Lights in Memory of Stage and Screen Star Robin Williams

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13 Aug 2014

The marquees of Broadway theatres in New York will be dimmed Aug. 13 at 7:45 PM for one minute in memory of actor and comedy legend Robin Williams, who passed away Aug. 11 at age 63.



"Robin Williams was a comedic genius with limitless talent and stunning versatility who left this world far too early. He made an impact on everyone he met or entertained,” said Charlotte St. Martin, executive director of The Broadway League, in a statement. “Whether on screen or live on stage, his multi-faceted talent always created memorable performances. Robin Williams will be greatly missed and our thoughts are with his family, friends and fans.”

Mr. Williams starred in a number of theatrical productions, including Mike Nichols’ 1988 Off-Broadway version of Waiting for Godot, co-starring with Steve Martin; and his own one-man show, Robin Williams: Live on Broadway. In 2011 he made his acting debut on Broadway in the title role of Rajiv Joseph’s drama Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo.

Read Playbill.com's obituary for Mr. Williams here.