Charlotte St. Martin
Friends, peers, family members and his countless fans were in grief after Hoffman was found dead in his Greenwich Village apartment Sunday.
The Tonys will be broadcast live Sunday on CBS 2 HD from the cavernous Radio City Music Hall, a homecoming of sorts after two years in a much smaller theater on Manhattan’s Upper West Side.
For the 2012-2013 Broadway season, shows yielded more than $1.1 billion, according to the Broadway League’s computing.
The stars of Broadway have stepped out of the theater and into the Great White Way.
Shows such as the runaway hit “The Book of Mormon,” longtime favorites “Wicked” and “The Lion King,” and even the troubled “Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark” helped lift Broadway to new heights.
In the aftermath of last week’s blizzard, theaters had their busiest week ever. Plus, attendance is up nearly 4 percent this season to date.