NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — In honor of Robin Williams, Broadway went dark Wednesday night.
Theatergoers paused as the marquee lights of the theaters on the Great White Way were dimmed for one minute at 7:45 p.m.
Williams’ picture also appeared on the marquee screen at the Imperial Theatre, 249 W. 45th St.
Williams is best known for his roles in the TV sitcom “Mork & Mindy” and in films such as “Good Will Hunting,” “Mrs. Doubtfire” and “Dead Poets Society.”
He also starred in a number of theatrical productions, including Mike Nichols’ 1988 off-Broadway version of “Waiting for Godot” alongside Steve Martin, and his one-man show “Robin Williams: Live on Broadway.” He also appeared in Broadway’s “Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo” in 2011.
“Robin Williams was a comedic genius with limitless talent and stunning versatility who left this world far too early,” Charlotte St. Martin, executive director of The Broadway League, said in a news release. “He made an impact on everyone he met or entertained. Whether on screen or live on stage, his multi-faceted talent always created memorable performances. Robin Williams will be greatly missed and our thoughts are with his family, friends and fans.”
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