The Broadway community will honor Robin Williams in its traditional fashion Wednesday, by dimming its marquee lights for one minute, at 7:45 p.m. ET.
Williams, who died in his San Francisco Bay-area home this week, had appeared most recently on Broadway in 2011, in Rajiv Joseph’s A Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo. His one-man show Robin Williams: Live on Broadway was staged in 2002, and he shared the stage with Steve Martin in Mike Nichols’ 1988 off-Broadway production of Waiting for Godot.
In a statement, Broadway League executive director Charlotte St. Martin described Williams as “a comedic genius with limitless talent and stunning versatility who left this world far too early. He made an impact on everyone he met or entertained.”
by Elysa Gardner