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Broadway dims its lights in memory of Stuart Thompson

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Stuart Thompson 1955 - 2017
Stuart Thompson 1955 - 2017

In accordance with The Broadway League, the Broadway theatres will dim their marquee lights tomorrow night in memory of Tony Award-winning Broadway producer and general manager Stuart Thompson.

Broadway League President Charlotte St. Martin commented:

“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. Our thoughts are with his family, friends, and colleagues.”
Mr. Thompson was born in Sydney, Australia, on July 8, 1955 and passed away on August 17, 2017, in New York City at the age of 62. The lights will be dimmed at exactly 7:45pm tomorrow night for one minute.

As a producer, Stuart Thompson won a total of six Tony Awards. His Tony-winning productions include 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time' (2015), 'Skylight' (2015), Arthur Miller’s 'Death of a Salesman' (2012), 'The Book of Mormon' (2011), 'God of Carnage' (2009), and 'Proof' (2001). In addition, over the course of his career, he also earned a further twenty Tony nominations. He is also credited for producing the three longest-running plays in the past 25 years of Broadway history and has over seventy Broadway credits to his name. He was also a member of the Board of Directors of both the Broadway League and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

- by Tom Millward

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