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Broadway Theaters to Dim Lights in Memory of Stage and Screen Great Philip Seymour Hoffman

Broadway Theaters to Dim Lights in Memory of Stage and Screen Great Philip Seymour Hoffman
Philip Seymour Hoffman
Broadway lights will dim on February 5 for Philip Seymour Hoffman.

The marquees of Broadway theaters will be dimmed in memory of Oscar winner and three-time Tony nominee Philip Seymour Hoffman, who died on February 2 at the age of 46. The event will take place on February 5 at 7:45PM for one minute.

Hoffman was nominated for his three appearances on the Great White Way—for his portrayal of Willy Loman in Death of a Salesman in 2012, for playing James Tyrone Jr. in Long Day’s Journey into Night in 2003, and for alternating in the roles of Austin and Lee (with John C. Reilly) in True West in 2000.  In addition to his stage work, which also included guiding off-Broadway’s LAByrinth Theater Company, Hoffman appeared in more than 50 films. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor in 2005 for Capote and received another three Oscar nominations for Best Supporting Actor in Charlie Wilson’s War in 2007, Doubt in 2008 and The Master in 2012.

"We'll always be grateful for his boundless and profound talent that he shared with us on the Broadway stage." Broadway League executive director Charlotte St. Martin said in a statement. 

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