Broadway will dim its lights in memory of Angela Lansbury, who died on Oct. 11, just five days shy of her 97th birthday.
The Broadway League’s committee of theater owners will dim its marquees for one minute at 7:45 p.m on Oct. 15.
Lansbury is the winner of five competitive Tony Awards, for “Mame,” “Dear World,” “Gypsy,” “Sweeney Todd” and “Blythe Spirit.” In 2022, she was presented with a Special Award for Lifetime Achievement.
“Angela Lansbury was without a doubt one of Broadway’s most endearing leading actresses and her influence in the world of musical theater will forever live on,” said Charlotte St. Martin, president of The Broadway League. “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.”