New York's Signature Theatre will unveil the newly co-named Jim Houghton Way October 4 at 2PM, celebrating the company’s late founder, James Houghton, who passed away in 2016.
A host of artists and other luminaries will gather beneath the new city street sign, Jim Houghton Way, located on the corner of 42nd Street and Dyer Avenue. Currently scheduled to attend are Becky Ann Baker and Dylan Baker, Jo Bonney, Hon. Erik Bottcher, Martha Clarke, Will Eno, Paige Evans, David Henry Hwang, Marin Ireland, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Timothy J. McClimon, Charles Mee, Sahr Ngaujah, Edward Norton, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Lois Smith, and Harris Yulin.
Mr. Houghton formed the Signature in 1991 with a mission to support playwrights through a multi-play residency model designed to invest in a body of work and provide a supportive artistic home. Among the playwrights he championed: Edward Albee, Will Eno, Horton Foote, Athol Fugard, John Guare, Katori Hall, David Henry Hwang, Bill Irwin, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Adrienne Kennedy, and Sam Shepard.
The Pershing Square Signature Center is located at 480 West 42nd Street.