Angela Lansbury in Mame

Broadway to dim lights in memory of Angela Lansbury

The Broadway League has announced that Broadway theatres will dim their lights this Saturday, 15 October 2022, at 7.45pm in memory of Broadway legend Angela Lansbury.

The six-time Tony Award winning actress passed away on 11 October 2022 at the age of 96.

The Committee of Theatre Owners have agreed to dim the lights of Broadway theatres in New York for one minute at exactly 7:45 pm in her honour.

West End Theatres dimmed their lights to honour Ms Lansbury on 12 October.

Tributes have continued to pour in for the stage and screen icon, whose long career encompassed movies, including an Oscar nod for her first film – Gaslight, TV – most notably long-running crime drama Murder She Wrote, and on stage.

Charlotte St. Martin, President of The Broadway League said: “Angela Lansbury was without a doubt one of Broadway’s most endearing leading actresses and her influence in the world of musical theatre will forever live on. It is impossible to think of Broadway and not be reminded of Ms. Lansbury and some of her most iconic roles from Mame and Gypsy to Sweeney Todd — just to name a few. We think of her as Broadway royalty and a member of our family, while recognizing that Hollywood thinks of her the same way. We’re just proud she’s ours too! Along with her legendary career and outstanding talent, it will be her grace, charisma, and kindness that we will fondly remember of the great Angela Lansbury.”

Angela Lansbury first performed on Broadway in 1957’s Hotel Paradiso and was nominated for seven Tony Awards during her career, winning six for Mame (1966); Dear World (1969); Gypsy (1975); Sweeney Todd (1979); Blithe Spirit (2009); and was the recipient of the 2022 Special Award for Lifetime Achievement. She also hosted or co-hosted The Tony Awards five times, more than any other individual.

👤 📅13 October 2022
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