Broadway Will Dim Its Lights for The Odd Couple Scribe Neil Simon
The Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright died on Sunday, August 26.
Broadway will dim its marquee lights in honor of Neil Simon on Thursday, August 30, at 6:45pm. Simon died yesterday at the age of 91.
On Broadway, Simon was known for his iconic works such as Lost in Yonkers, Brighton Beach Memoirs, Barefoot in the Park, The Odd Couple, Sweet Charity, and Promises, Promises, among many others.
Simon received three Tony Awards for his plays — for The Odd Couple, Biloxi Blues, and Lost in Yonkers, which also received the Pulitzer Prize. During his career, it was not unusual for Simon to have two Broadway shows running concurrently, sometimes three, and once, in 1966, he had four (Barefoot in the Park, The Odd Couple, Sweet Charity, and The Star-Spangled Girl).
In 1983, he became the only living playwright to have a Broadway theater named in his honor.