Posted January 19, 2011 at 12:10 pm
The marquees of the Broadway theatres will be dimmed Jan. 19 at 8 PM for one minute to pay tribute to Ellen Stewart and Romulus Linney.
Linney, the prolific playwright and father of actress Laura Linney, died Jan. 15 at age 80.
Charlotte St. Martin, executive director of The Broadway League, said in a statement, “Our thoughts go out to Laura Linney and her family for their loss. Romulus Linney’s words will continue to inspire audiences each time one of his 30 plays are performed on stage. His Broadway credit, The Love Suicide at Schofield Barracks, ran on Broadway in 1972. Mercedes McCambridge was nominated for 1972 Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play. He is considered by many to be a great teacher of theatre.”
Producer and presenter Ellen Stewart, who founded La MaMa, E.T.C., died Jan. 13 at age 91.
About Ms. Stewart, St. Martin stated, “Much of what we see on stage was developed at La MaMa, creating theatre history. For that, we are grateful to Ellen Stewart’s dedication and eye for talent, and her legacy will live on in our theatres.”