All Broadway theaters will dim their lights for one minute Wednesday in commemoration of producer and director Hal Prince.
Prince died Wednesday at the age of 91, following a brief illness. The prolific director and producer was behind such shows as “Cabaret,” “Company,” “Phantom of the Opera,” “Evita” and “West Side Story.”
The lights will dim at 7:45 p.m. Wednesday.
In addition to dimming the marquee lights, the Broadway company of “Phantom of the Opera,” directed by Prince, will dedicate Wednesday night’s performance to their late director.
“To be a both a genius and a gentleman is rare and extraordinary,” said Thomas Schumacher, Chairman of The Broadway League, in a press release. “Hal Prince’s genius was matched by his generosity of spirit, particularly with those building a career. Sitting on the T .Edward Hambleton Fellowship panel of Mentors alongside Hal was both a lesson in producing and a lesson in humanity. He was a giant.”
“Harold Prince, a former Chairman of the Board of the Broadway League, was devoted to the theatre and cared deeply about all aspects of the business. His passion, creativity, and unparalleled standards gave life to so many of the shows we now consider Broadway classics,” said Charlotte St. Martin, president of The Broadway League. “He was famous for his remarkable artistic collaborations, but what some may not realize was his extraordinary commitment to mentoring the next generation of industry professionals and ensuring the future of Broadway.”