Broadway will dim its lights on Friday, July 18, in memory of stage icon Elaine Stritch, who died today at the age of 89. The marquees will be dimmed for exactly one minute at 7:45pm to honor the life and career of the four-time Tony Award nominee.
"Elaine Stritch's big personality was matched by her big talent. Collaborating with some of Broadway's greatest playwrights and composers throughout her lengthy career, her signature numbers and singular style created a memorable legacy," said Charlotte St. Martin, executive director of the Broadway League. "Elaine Stritch will always be remembered as an important part of Broadway's rich history, and she will be missed by her many fans."
Stritch made her Broadway debut in the comedy Loco in 1946. She is best known for her Tony-nominated roles in William Inge's play Bus Stop (1956), Noel Coward's musical Sail Away (1962), Stephen Sondheim's musical Company (1971), and the revival of the Edward Albee play A Delicate Balance (1996). She made her last Broadway appearance in 2010 as Madame Armfeldt in the revival of Stephen Sondheim's A Little Night Music.
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