Several theaters will dim their lights Wednesday evening in memory of production stage manager Arthur “Artie” Gaffin, who passed away on Sept. 13.
The American Airlines, Marquis, New Amsterdam, St. James and Broadhurst theaters will all dim their lights for one minute on Sept. 18 at 7:45 p.m.
A longtime stage manager with more than 30 Broadway credits, Gaffin’s most recent Broadway credit was on the production of “1984.” His career includes “Oh, Hello” in 2016, “An Act of God” in 2015, “Cabaret” in 2014, “Pacific Overtures” in 2004 and “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” in 1996.
“As the backbone of any production, a good stage manager must be a reliable leader, a creative problem solver, and a wise counselor. A great stage manager also has a generous spirit, a big heart, and an unshakeable commitment to the theatre. The outpouring of tributes makes it unanimous: Artie Gaffin was one of the greats,” Charlotte St. Martin, president of The Broadway League, said in a press release. “His influence and mentorship touched so many in the industry. He will be missed.”