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B'way dims its lights in memory of Elliot Martin tonight

Tom Millward
Tom Millward

In accordance with The Broadway League, the Broadway theatres will dim their marquee lights tonight in memory of Tony Award recipient and Broadway producer Elliot Martin.

President Charlotte St. Martin commented:

"For 70 years Elliot Martin brought entertaining, relevant and powerful stories to the Broadway stage including memorable productions that are now considered classics. His credits as an actor, stage manager and producer include almost 50 productions which clearly show how dedicated he was to the industry and how important his contribution was to theatre. He will be greatly missed. Our thoughts are with his family, friends and colleagues."

Mr. Martin was born in Denver, Colorado, on February 25, 1924 and passed away on May 21, 2017, in Norwalk, Connecticut, at the age of 93. The lights will be dimmed at exactly 7:45pm tonight for one minute.

Elliot Martin received a Special Tony Award in 1974 for his production of A Moon for the Misbegotten. As a producer, he also earned Tony nominations for A Touch of the Poet (1978), Angels Fall (1983), American Buffalo (1984), Glengarry Glen Ross (1984), Joe Turner's Come and Gone (1988), The Circle (1990), Shadowlands (1991), She Loves Me (1994) and A Moon for the Misbegotten (2000). Over the course of his illustrious career, he has worked as a performer (making his Broadway debut in Texas, Li'l Darlin' in 1949), a production assistant, a stage manager and eventually a Broadway producer.

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