Broadway dims its lights in memory of Margo Lion
The multiple Tony Award-winning producer died on January 24, 2020 at the age of 75.
In accordance with The Broadway League, the marquee lights of the Jujamcyn Theatres (Al Hirschfeld Theatre, August Wilson Theatre, Eugene O’Neill Theatre, St. James Theatre, and Walter Kerr Theatre), where multiple Tony Award-winning producer Margo Lion often collaborated and worked, will be dimmed to commemorate her life and career on Saturday evening, February 29 at 7:45pm. In addition, the marquee lights of the American Airlines Theatre, Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, The Hayes Theater, Lyric Theatre, Neil Simon Theatre, New Amsterdam Theatre, Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, and the Vivian Beaumont Theater will also be dimmed.
Thomas Schumacher, Chairman of the Broadway League commented: “Margo was a remarkable producer but an even more remarkable friend, both personally and professionally. Her success on Broadway speaks for itself, but perhaps less known was her passionate political activism which resulted in historic benefit events for both Presidents Clinton and Obama at the New Amsterdam Theatre. She was a big thinker with an even bigger heart. She will be missed.”
Ms. Lion was born in Baltimore, Maryland on October 13, 1944 and passed away in New York City on January 24, 2020 at the age of 75.
A longtime member of the Broadway League, Ms. Lion won Tony Awards as a producer on Hairspray (2003), Elaine Stritch At Liberty (2002), Angels in America: Perestroika (1994), and Angels in America: Millennium Approaches (1993). In addition, she also received Tony nominations for Catch Me If You Can (2011), Radio Golf (2007), The Wedding Singer (2006), Caroline, or Change (2004), The Crucible (2002), Seven Guitars (1996), and Jelly's Last Jam (1992).
(Photo courtesy of The Broadway League)