Broadway Will Dim Its Lights in Memory of Stuart Thompson

Industry News   Broadway Will Dim Its Lights in Memory of Stuart Thompson
Broadway marquees will go dark for one minute on August 22 in honor of the prolific producer and general manager.
Stuart Thompson
Stuart Thompson Marc Bryan-Brown

The Broadway League has announced that Broadway marquees will dim their lights in memory of prolific producer and general manager Stuart Thompson on August 22 at 6:45 PM for one minute. The six-time Tony-winning producer and manager, who worked on over 70 Broadway and West End productions, passed away on August 17 at age 62.


“Stuart Thompson was a committed industry leader and an extraordinary producer with a sincere passion for theatre. He championed work that made a difference to both artists and audiences. He was a gem and will be greatly missed,” commented Charlotte St. Martin, President of the Broadway League, in a press statement. “Our thoughts are with his family, friends, and colleagues.

Thompson received 20 Tony Award nominations throughout his career, and produced the three longest-running Broadway plays of the past 25 years: The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife, Proof (2001 Pulitzer Prize for Drama), and The Curious Incident of Dog in the Night-Time.

Thompson passed away at his home in New York from complications from esophageal cancer.

Donations can be made to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, on which he was on the Board of Directors, and the Medicare Rights Center. A memorial service will be planned for a future date.

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