Broadway and West End Theaters to Dim Lights for James M. Nederlander Sr.
Nederlander died earlier this week.
Theaters on Broadway and in London will dim their lights on August 3 in honor of James M. Nederlander Sr., the chairman of the Nederlander Organization, who died earlier this week at the age of 94. Broadway's marquees will be dimmed at 7:45pm, while West End venues will lower their lights at 7pm.
The Nederlander Organization currently operates nine Broadway houses, the Brooks Atkinson, Gershwin, Lunt-Fontanne, Marquis, Minskoff, Nederlander, Neil Simon, Richard Rodgers, and the Palace, as well as the Adelphi, Aldwych, and Dominion Theatres in London.
Nederlander was the recipient of many distinguished honors including the Tony Award Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement (2004), The Actors' Fund Medal of Honor (2002), United Jewish Appeal-New York Federations' Bernard B. Jacobs Excellence in the Theatre Award (1997), and the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, located outside the Pantages Theatre, which the Nederlanders own. In 2009, the National High School Musical Theater Award was established and nicknamed "The Jimmy," in his honor.