• June 25, 2013

NEW YORK (AP) Broadway theaters will dim their marquee lights Wednesday night in memory of James Gandolfini, "The Sopranos" star who earned a Tony Award nomination in 2009.

The Broadway League said Tuesday the lights will be dimmed for one minute at exactly 8 p.m. EDT. The 51-year-old actor died Wednesday in Rome and a funeral will be held Thursday at the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine in New York City.Gandolfini received a Tony nomination for his role in the award-winning "God of Carnage." He also appeared on Broadway in "On the Waterfront" in 1995 and "A Streetcar Named Desire" in 1992.Said Charlotte St. Martin, executive director of the League: "Gandolfini was a consummate actor who brought individuality to each role and inspired a true connection with the audience."


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