This week the theater community lost Marvin Hamlisch, a legendary songwriter who changed the Broadway landscape with A Chorus Line. As is tradition, Broadway theaters dimmed their lights to honor the award-winning composer. Many late stage luminaries have been given another more exclusive and longer-lasting memorial on Broadway: having theaters named in their honor. (Yes, we know Stephen Sondheim and Neil Simon are alive and have a theaters named after them, but that is generally the exception and not the rule.) This got us thinking about late, great American icons that merit having a Broadway marquee emblazoned with their name. Which deceased Broadway icon deserves a theater named in his or her honor? Vote below!
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Which Broadway icon deserves a theater named in his or her honor?