On Wednesday, June 26 at 8pm, Broadway houses will dim their lights for one minute in honor of the late film, stage, and television actor James Gandolfini, who passed away on June 19 at the age of 51.
"James Gandolfini was a consummate actor who brought individuality to each role and inspired a true connection with the audience. Whether on screen or on a Broadway stage, he made every role believable and seemingly effortless," said Charlotte St. Martin, executive director of The Broadway League. "Our thoughts go out to his family and friends, and certainly to all of his fans who felt as if they knew his characters."
While Gandolfini is probably most widely known for his role as mob boss Tony Soprano on the HBO series The Sopranos, he was a valued member of the Broadway community as well, having appeared in A Streetcar Named Desire in 1992, On the Waterfront in 1995, and God of Carnage in 2009, a performance for which he earned a Tony nomination.