The Broadway League
The organization's change of heart comes after social media outcry in the theater community.
The Broadway League had decided not to dim Broadway's marquees for the pioneering comedian.
Nominations will be announced in late April.
The iconic actor died earlier this week at the age of 63.
The Broadway League has released end-of-season statistics for 2013-2014.
The book giveaway will celebrate William Shakespeare's 450th birthday.
The Broadway League has awarded the shows $5,000 New York education grants to aid the development of theater education in the five boroughs.
The weeklong event allows children aged 6 to 18 to see Broadway shows for free.