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Broadway theatres to dim lights in tribute to James Gandolfini

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Broadway theatres will tonight dim their lights in memory of actor James Gandolfini, who died last week.

All Broadway theatres will dim their lights for one minute at 8pm tonight.

Broadway League executive director Charlotte St Martin said: “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. Our thoughts go out to his family and friends, and certainly to all of his fans who felt as if they knew his characters.”

Perhaps best known for his role in the long-running television series The Sopranos, Gandolfini also had a long and diverse list of credits as a stage and film actor, including many character and supporting roles. He received a best actor Tony Award nomination in 2009 for his work in Yasmina Reza’s God of Carnage, and made his Broadway debut in a 1992 revival of A Streetcar Named Desire. Gandolfini also appeared in the short-lived 1995 stage version of On the Waterfront, based on the classic film of the same name.

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