Broadway to Dim the Lights for Late Producer Elliot Martin
Martin's career on the Great White Way spanned 70 years.
Broadway will dim its marquee lights for Elliot Martin, a Tony-winning Broadway producer whose career spanned 70 years. He died on May 21 at the age of 93. The lights will be dimmed for one minute on Friday, June 2, at exactly 7:45pm.
In the 1950s, Martin began working as a production manager at the Westport County Playhouse. He stage-managed 15 shows on Broadway, including The Unsinkable Molly Brown and Long Day's Journey Into Night. Martin later established himself as a producer, mounting productions including Dinner at Eight, A Moon for the Misbegotten, A Touch of the Poet, Joe Turner's Come and Gone, Mark Twain Tonight, Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All, and American Buffalo. For three seasons, he served as the first director of the Los Angeles-based Center Theatre Group.
Martin is survived by his sister Lois Dunbar, his son Richard Martin, his daughter Linda Martin Giannini, his grandsons Martin, Alexander, and Charles Giannini, and his great-granddaughter Luisa Giannini. A memorial service will be held at Marble Collegiate Church on Monday, June 26, at 3pm.